Monday, August 22, 2011

Book Giveaway: Dystopian Pick: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick



I have five copies of this hot new ya title to give away. The book is set to hit the shelves on September 6. Be the first to read this teen dystopian novel. It's the best of the year! I think this one will likely make it to the Tayshas (Texas high school best of the best list) and YALSA's Top Ten for 2011. This is book one of a planned trilogy. I can't wait for books two and three!

Simply post a comment here and include your email contact and your city and state. Deadline for posts is August 31 at noon MST. Copies will ship from New York on September 1. Good luck! See my review of the novel below...

43 comments:

  1. Just read the review and cannot wait to read the book. Thanks for all you do Pamela. I have selected some great books for my school based on your reviews.

    Heidi Lewis
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    779 Allen Street
    Barnwell, SC 29812

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  2. Looks interesting- I am considering it for my Book Group.

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  3. Ooh, I've seen ads for this one -- looks REALLY GOOD.

    Carly Bullock
    Region 14
    Woodbury, CT
    06798

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  4. Been waiting for a really good one since Hunger Games. Hopefully, this is it. Thanks for the review.

    Belann Earley
    Union Middle School
    615 E. 8000 S.
    Sandy, UT 84070

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  5. Oooh, something for The Hunger Games readers! I just ordered a copy based on your review, but this sounds like a book I'll need to purchase in multiples. Thanks for the review, as always!

    Mary Clark
    San Marcos, CA
    mary.clark@smusd.org

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  6. Can't wait to read this one. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy and have not found a book to suggest with such universal appeal since. This sounds like it may be just what I am looking for.

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  7. Awesomeness! My 8th Graders Rock!
    Thank you!
    Lynne McHale
    Ventura, CA

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  8. My freshmen will love this book--so many of them are into survival stuff. Thanks! I buy lots of book based on your recommendations. I wouldn't mind getting a free copy.

    Jennifer Segner
    jsegner@cloverdale.k12.in.us

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  9. My firt time posting to someone else's blog :)! My students would LOVE to get this book this early!
    lm
    mitchelll@citrus.k12.fl.us
    Crystal River, Florida

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  10. Thanks again!
    Amanda G
    agalliton@wfisd.net
    Wichita Falls, TX

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  11. Thanks, it looks really good! :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com
    Vista, CA

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  12. Can't wait to read this; sounds right up my alley! Thanks for making this opportunity available.

    sloch(at)grandview(dot)k12(dot)ok(dot)us
    Tahlequah, OK

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  13. I have heard a lot about this book already. I would love to have it for my high school library.

    Julie Dahlhauser
    juldahl@gmail.com

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  14. Looks good!

    Analisa Lawhon
    analisa.lawhon@ccisd.us
    Corpus Christi, TX

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  15. Sounds like an interesting book, especially for teens!

    Lisa Hicks
    lhicks@gunterisd.org
    District Librarian
    Gunter ISD
    Gunter Texas

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  16. I love dystopias!!

    Lizanell Boman
    lboman@bslw.com
    Provo, Utah

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  17. Cannot wait to read this and I think my HS students would love it.
    Beth Ebenstein Mulch
    bsem80@gmail.com
    Washington, DC

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  18. Loved Hunger Games hoping this will be as well received by my middle school students.
    Judith Haberman
    Media Specialist
    schoolibrary230@gmail.com
    Hawthorne, NJ

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  19. Just read the review. I also think my students who loved Hunger Games will want this one! Can't wait to read it myself.
    Patsy McLaughlin
    Media Specialist
    patsym@springisd.org
    Dekaney High School
    Houston, TX

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  20. I love dystopian . . . and so do my kids.

    cathe@simplynaturalbooks.com
    Nipomo, CA

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  21. Would love to receive this for me and my students! Just finished reading The Enemy by Charles Higson. He wrote it in 2008, but what a great, fun dystopian read!

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  22. :) Looking forward to reading ASHES. Our fingers are crossed,hoping we'll win one of your give-aways to add to our library. Thanks for keeping us up on the latest YA titles.
    Debbie White
    dwhite@usd263.org
    Mulvane, KS

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  23. Love books that suck you in from the first p[age! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Susan Light
    books4susie@aol.com
    Virginia

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  24. Nice!

    valerie(at)stuckinbooks.com

    Denver, Colorado

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  25. After reading your review I'm eager to see how Ashes compares to Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth. Hope I'm one of the lucky winners!

    Terri Street
    Longfellow Middle School
    Norman, OK

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  26. Sorry, forgot to leave mail email contact above. Let's try again!

    Terri Street
    Tstreet@Norman.k12.ok.us
    Longfellow Middle School
    Norman, OK

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  27. Would like to have this for my library.
    Letty Moncivais
    lmoncivais@unitedisd.org
    Laredo, TX

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  28. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com
    Sullivan, IL

    Ashes is one book that caught my attention right away! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!!

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  29. I'd love to preview it for my jh library.

    Sandra Carswell
    sandracarswell@hotmail.com

    Copperas Cove, TX

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  30. Sounds like I'd hate it but so many of the high schoolers would love it!

    Barb Gogan
    barbgogan@ g m a i l . c o m

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  31. I can't wait to read this book. I love to read dystopian titles!

    Michelle Levy
    mlevy@etonacademy.org

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  32. I am really wanting to read this one - it sounds great -

    Faith
    faith.miller@reg5.k12.ct.us

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  33. It's so refreshing to have reviews one can rely on. This sounds like a very, very interesting book. Thanks for offering us all the chance to win a copy.

    Pat Kahn
    patakdoc@yahoo.com

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  34. I would love to be the winner!

    Mari Ferguson
    marivferguson@yahoo.com

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  35. Sounds Excellent! I would love a copy for my library at Ithaca Schools, Wisconsin.

    Joy Walker
    joywalker@centurytel.net

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  36. Since I love YA, I use your reviews not only for my school but for myself! You help us decide if a book will be appropriate for our middle school.
    LYMellen@gmail.com
    Easton, CT

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  37. You're right, it looks like a good dystopian title that should appeal to older readers. It's already gotten a 5-star review on Amazon.

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  38. I really enjoy your reviews and insights! Thanks for the LM_Net reminder about this giveaway. :)
    gregorytaylor@cableone.net
    Boise, Idaho

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  39. This is my first time commenting in a "real" blog. I've been reading your reviews and enjoy the depth you go into the books without giving too much away. I look forward to reading more. I'm a K-6 librarian but enjoy reading YA myself and sharing finds with friends and colleagues.

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  40. Thanks for the reviews and the contests. This book looks great.
    librarian_deb (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Monroe, NC

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  41. I've been hooked on fantasy and dystopian fiction lately, but I have yet to read one like this--with zombies that is! Thanks for the review!

    manthuis@gmail.com
    charleston, MO

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  43. I love dystopian, and this book sounds incredible! Thanks for the givaway!

    ruheshah@yahoo.com
    Fairfax, VA

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