I got some extra ARCs at ALA, so I thought I'd offer them up. There are three sets of ARCs: one middle-grade and two YA.
ARC Pack #1 (Middle-Grade)
Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Girl Vs. Superstar
Publication Date: May 2010
When Lucy B. Parker was friend-dumped right before school starts, she figures things can't get much worse. But then her mom announces that she's dating Laurel Moses's dad. THE Laurel Moses--the TV-movie-music star whose face is on the cover of every magazine. Suddenly, Lucy's life is turned sideways! Up until now, her main goal has been to just get through the day without totally embarrassing herself. And now she's going to be the less-pretty, less-talented stepsister of the most famous girl in the world!
Sarah deFord Williams
Publication Date: April 2010
Everyone dreams of finding a secret room in their house that they can escape to, and Sadie is thrilled when she finds one in her new house. It has a sign that says "Palace Beautiful," and she finds a journal written over sixty years ago by a girl her age. But Sadie never imagined her own life could get almost as dramatic as the one she reads about in the journal!
ARC Pack #2 (YA)
This World We Live In
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publication Date: April 2010
It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
The Eternal Ones
Publication Date: August 2010
Everyone has experienced deja vu. And love at first sight? Most of us believe it's possible. Maybe it's happened to you already--or maybe it's about to. The Eternal Ones is a novel about discovering that someone you are meant to be with, and knowing in an instant--even if everything else seems set against you. It's a novel that will make you experience for yourself the chilling, tantalizing sensation of having lived many times, of knowing that more awaits you than just this life. That you are a part of something bigger. That you are part of forever.
ARC Pack #3 (YA)
Publication Date: February 2010
Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped. Finn believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He's going to escape, because he's found a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia. Claudia claims to live outside--her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she's doomed to an arranged marriage. But they don't realize that escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know. Because Incarceron is alive.
The Sky is Everywhere
Publication Date: March 2010
When her fiery older sister Bailey dies abruptly, seventeen-year-old Lennie, bookworm and band geek, is catapulted to center stage of her own life--and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.
Rules for Entry
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