Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Book Giveaway: YA Thriller: Quarantine

I have 5 FREE copies of this cool and gritty new ya read: Quarantine. If you loved  BZRK and ASHES, this new uber-cool ya novel is a great pick. It got a starred review in Booklist and was an Indie Next Pick. Kami Garcia, the author of Beautiful Creatures trilogy, says, “As original as The Hunger Games, set within the walls of a high school exactly like yours.” It’s super gritty and intense!

From the publisher:




"It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.



A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.



In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive."

Post a comment to the blog and include your first name, city, and state. Please include your email. I need your email to notify you in case your win! Winners chosen at random by Randomizer.

Deadline for posts is 12:00 noon on July 18. Winners will be notified by email on July 19 and have 24 hours to respond. Books will ship to winners from New York.

Good luck and start posting! Pamela





42 comments:

  1. Marcy
    Topeka KS
    Marcy.warren@gmail.com

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  2. Dystopia to a Lord of the Flies extent--creepy!
    Sounds so appealing to the teen crowd.
    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury, MA
    barbara_gogan@sudbury .k12 . ma. us

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  3. Sounds like a winner!
    David
    New Milford, CT
    bilmesd@newmilfordps.org

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  4. I can't wait to read it! I bet my 15 year old son will fight me for it first though....
    Liz Philippi
    Houston ISD
    Houston, TX
    ephilipp@houstonisd.org

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  5. This sounds like how some kids feel like school is already.
    Kathy
    Paris. TN
    kjj422@gmail.com

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  6. Just made my TBR list. Man, that sucker is getting impossibly long. Good thing I like it that way.

    Stephanie
    Lancaster, TX
    bibliophile@lifeisbetterwithbooks.com

    www.lifeisbetterwithbooks.com

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  7. Sounds intriguing, and I love the cover!

    Patt
    Hopewell, VA
    pscanlan@hopewell.k12.va.us

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Melissa
    Suffolk, VA
    melissaaglover [at] gmail

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  9. I so want to read this one!! It's been ages since I last sank my
    teeth into a gritty dystopian [the Hunt!!] ... thank you very much Pamela, for all these sweet giveaways <3

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    Sullivan, IL
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

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  10. Sounds like a great read! :)

    Carrie
    Honolulu, HI
    petalbypetal11 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Excited to read this one.
    Renita Irvin
    Stewartville, MN
    rirvin@ssd.k12.mn.us

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  12. I read about this one somewhere else today and was intrigued. :)
    Gina Beirne
    Elmira, NY
    beirne.gina (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I'd be very interested in checking this book out.
    Elena
    Painesville, OH
    elenalentz@gmail.com

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  14. Nothing better than a good give-away unless it is winning one :) Thanks for the opportunity!
    Norma O'Keefe
    Limestone Community School
    Limestone, Maine
    normaokeefe@gmail.com

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  15. Count me in please!

    Britt
    Rochelle, GA

    brtucker89(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. This sounds like exactly the kind of book we need to sustain the buzz and enthusiasm that the Hunger Games has kickstarted. A welcome move away from all things vampire and a positive move towards exploring the dystopian world.
    Charlotte Stock
    Berkhamsted
    UK
    cstock@ashlyns.herts.sch.uk

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  17. Sounds great.

    Katherine
    Needham MA
    Katherine.steiger@gmail.com

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  18. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Kim
    Mebane, NC
    deweydecimaldiva@gmail.com

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  19. Wow! This would be a great pick for those reluctant readers! I can really see the boys getting in to this read.
    Gwen
    Larned, KS

    gwen.lehman@usd495.net

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  20. I can actually get this book at my library, so I wasn't going to enter the drawing, but I did want to ask about the content of this book. I understand that it is probably very dark, but how about profanity and sex?
    It does sound like a very interesting book, but I wanted to know a little more about the content, before I decided to read it.

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  21. I have heard a lot of good things about this book, and I love that it was written by two authors. Would love to have a copy for my HS library!

    Lisa Just
    Portland, OR
    lisajust820@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the great review! I would love to win this one :} - Audrey Geddes, Bothell, WA ageddes70@gmail.com. Just finished a similar read by J. Thomas Shaw entitled, The Rx Factor, which is a medical thriller with a hint of romance. I couldn't put this one down! http://www.therxfactor.com/

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  23. I am so excited about this book! Thanks for always helping us find the best stuff, Pamela. :)

    Gregory Taylor
    Hillside JHS - Boise, Idaho
    gregorytaylor@cableone.net

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  24. Thanks for the review. I hadn't heard of this one befpre!

    Susan Light
    Riner VA
    books4susie@aol.com

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  25. What is your take on the appropriateness for middle schoolers? I always value your judgement.

    Ruth Ann
    Perryton, TX
    ranoe@perrytonisd.com

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    1. Hi, Ruth Ann,

      It's "super gritty and intense" so if you have BZRK and Ashes in your library, you can add this one. I would say grades 8-up. Pamela

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  26. Thanks so much! This book looks great I would love to read it!

    chelle2006@aolDOTcom
    Tallahassee, fl

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  27. The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway !
    Samantha
    Mckinney,Tx
    Sam_cb98@hotmail.com

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  28. My students will love this!

    Bill
    Newark, NJ
    wkriegsman@bhsec.bard.edu

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  29. Looks like a must-read!
    Cassie
    Houston, TX
    cassiehileman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I still love dystopian lit! I've read them all and my students and I are still eating them up- not the zombies, though ;)
    Thanks, Pamela!

    Debbie
    Central Falls High School, RI
    callalacey@yahoo.com

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  31. This looks great! Thanks!
    Erika
    Palatine, IL
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  32. Actually, I decided I'll enter! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Bekah
    Bristol, VA
    thewouldbelibrarian@gmail.com

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  33. Sounds like a new twist on an old theme. Count me in!

    Lisa Hicks
    lisah@netexas.net
    Gunter ISD
    Gunter, Tx

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  34. This looks interesting...Meagan Towle
    Hyde Park, VT
    meagan.e.towle@enc.edu

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  35. Would love to add this to my library!
    Sandi Prescott
    sandi.prescott@arapahoecharter.org
    Arapahoe, NC

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  36. Oops!
    Ventura ca
    lynnemchale@gmail.com

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  37. Count me in. My daughter, in her words, has no interesting books. What???? Then she'll pass it along to her library.

    Analine
    Laredo, Texas
    analine.johnson@gmail.com

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  38. Sounds like an interesting read! I loved The Hunger Games, so this is probably right up my alley!
    Tamra
    Austin, Texas
    tamra.snell@gmail.com

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  39. Sounds great!
    Michelle L.
    Oak Park, MI
    rylor4@gmail.com

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