Over at The Contemps, we’ve declared June Contemporary YA month (it also happens to be the birthday month of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman and yours truly–yay!), and other bloggers are joining in to create a whole summer of real-life reading. I’m so into it.
So to make up for this blog’s long absence, and to celebrate June Contemps, I’m giving away these four books:
That’s Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye (advanced reader copy), Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why (new paperback!), Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls (hardcover) and Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens (advanced reader copy).
I have read them, I heart them, and you will too. (And okay, I know a couple of these skirt contemp lines, but all are rooted in contemp spirit, which basically means that they’re realistic fiction–as opposed to otherworldly stuff.)
To win this set of awesome, answer this question in the comments: What’s the best Contemporary YA novel you’ve read in the past year? If you’re a strictly paranormal/dystopian/fantasy reader, name a Contemp you’d like to read soon (and then go get it!). You can get some ideas from The Contemps list of members’ books.
I’ll post a randomly chosen winner next Wednesday. Happy June!
PS-Every Thursday this month, Claire June is giving away a Contemp novel too, so check her out.
PPS-I forgot to announce a winner for the last Win-It Wednesday, pre-blog outage! The randomly chosen winner of Morgan Matson’s fabulous Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is… Jessica! Send me your address, J.