Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Giveaway: Skylark--You'll Want This One!


Skylark
By Meagan Spooner
Carolrhoda Lab
2012
333 pages

I have FIVE FREE copies of this fantastic new YA title up for grabs! It is book one in a trilogy. Be sure and grab your chance to win a free copy.

Simply post a comment to the blog. Include your first name, city, state and email address. Deadline for posts is October 31 at noon MST. Winners will be chosen randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be contacted by email. Be sure and check your email on the 31st. Books will ship from Lerner Publishing Group.

Here is a brief summary of the book. Scroll down for the full review.

Dystopian and downright disturbing, multi-layered and darkly fascinating, bizarrely novel and breathtakingly beautiful, dangerous yet grotesquely compelling, Skylark hits all the right notes. This is one YA novel that readers will never forget.

Set in a disturbing dystopian world where the City “harvests” the lifesource of its own children, stripping them of their magic and well being when they come of age, the city uses the children’s magic powers for the good of all. Lark Ainsley knew that someday would be her day to help her city. She had no idea that the city intends to use ALL of her.



Highly, highly recommended grades 7-up. The harvest requires the person to remove his/her clothing, but it’s not in the least bit sexual. Similar to a werewolf obviously can’t wear clothing when he/she changes forms. No language. No sex. Violence and disturbing dystopia. Think The Hunger Games mixed with A Long Long Sleep and a bit of disturbing science fiction/medical/ethical dilemmas similar to Coma.

Don't miss a chance to win a copy of this must read title in a new to-die-for series!

Start posting and good luck! Pamela

65 comments:

  1. Pick me! I tried to read this on NetGalley, but my nook kept freezing.

    Debbie
    Central Falls, RI
    fisherd@cfschools.net

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  2. oooo, oooo, pick me. : ) Your review makes it sound really good.
    Marlene
    Greenfield, NH
    mdamery@crotchedmountain.org

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  3. Pick me too. Sounds very interesting.
    Kate
    Fort Wayne, IN

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  4. Sounds great, would love to have it!
    Sandi
    Arapahoe, NC
    sandi.prescott@arapahoecharter.org

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  5. Are any of the others published yet? Sounds like a good one.
    CRHS
    Lynette
    Crystal River, FL
    mitchelll@citrus.k12.fl.us

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    1. The other books are soon to be available

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  6. Your review has me salivating in anticipation. Thanks for all the work you put into your blog.
    Heidi Lewis
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    779 Allen Street
    Barnwell SC 29812

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    1. It's a labor of love, truly. Love YA lit! Pamela

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  7. I would love to read this book and pass it on to our students!! <3

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  8. Sounds like a great addition for our collection...would love to receive.

    Cheri Anderson

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  9. want want want!!!

    Sarah
    Tahlequah, OK
    slochATgrandviewDOTk12DOTokDOTus

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  10. Your reviews are always so good. I am so jealous.My students thought Pamela Thompson was the librarian here before me. I have so much stuff that says Created by Pamela Thompson.
    This book sounds awesome.
    Thanks for all the reviews.
    Kathy Spielman
    Yorba Linda Middle School
    4777 Casa Loma Ave.
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    kspielman@pylusd.org

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    1. Kathy, that is funny and great! Good luck! Pamela

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  11. We LOVE dystopian masterpieces! This fits that bill!
    Terrie
    Pasadena, TX
    thinojosa@pasadenaisd.org

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  12. We love dystopian masterpieces! This one fits the bill!
    Terrie
    Pasadena, TX
    thinojosa@pasadenaisd.org

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  13. Sounds wonderful
    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury Public Schools
    Sudbury, MA
    barbara_gogan@sudbury.k12.ma.us

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  14. You certainly sold me!

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

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  15. Our students can't get enough of the dystopian genre! I am sure they will love this one!

    Lisa Ligo
    Middletown Twp. Public Schools
    Leonardo,NJ
    ligol@middletownk12.org

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  16. Sounds like a winner! Can't wait to read it


    Katherine Steiger
    Needham MA
    katherine.steiger@gmail.com

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  17. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'm sure my students will love this one!

    Melissa
    Suffolk, VA
    melissaaglover (at) gmail

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  18. I'd love to read it and share it with others.

    Jana Flippin
    Clinton, MO
    jana_flippin@gmail.com

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  19. Sounds Great!

    Michelle
    Charleston, SC
    michellecbing@gmail.com

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  20. Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it!
    Whitney
    Boise,ID
    lewis.whitney@meridianschools.org

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  21. I would love to read it.
    Brenda
    Oklahoma City
    byoung20@cox.net

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  22. My daughter and I are both fervent dystopian readers -
    if I get lucky & win this one (oh, pretty please with cupcake sprinkles on top lol), I'll set it aside to go in her Christmas stocking!! <3
    Thank you for all the sweet giveaways :)
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    Sullivan, IL
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

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  23. I have been looking for a good new dystopian novel to share with my middle school students! Thanks, Katy

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  24. I am sold on this title from all great reviews. I would love to be selected.


    Amy
    Hinsdale, NH
    aposner@hnhsd.org

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  25. Your review made this sound like the next hot thing. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for offering a freebie.

    Kim in Williamsport, PA

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    1. Kim, this book is the next hot thing! I'm sure of it. Pamela

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  26. I'm starting a new job as a continuation high school librarian next week so need to really get up to speed on YA (I've been doing elementary for the past 4 years). This one sounds great!

    Cathe
    Nipomo, CA
    cathe@simplynaturalbooks.com

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  27. Sounds great!
    Nili Resnick
    New Hyde Park, NY
    nresnick@sewanhaka.k12.ny.us

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  28. Will be a great addition to my HS Library!

    Lisa Just
    Portland, OR
    lisajust820@gmail.com

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  29. Dystopian is still going strong in my school, I would love to have this for my collection.

    Maureen Squier
    New Lebanon, NY
    msquier@newlebanoncsd.org

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  30. I just know my students will love this book and series. They have completed the Hunger Games series and are looking for a new similar series.

    D.B. Cooper
    cooperd@hargrave.edu
    Chatham, VA 24531

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  31. You've always got the best books for giveaways. I'm always jealous of you. I get to read plenty of ARCs but none for giveaway. They're mostly eARCs anyway.

    Stephanie Lott
    bibliophile@lifeisbetterwithbooks.com
    Lancaster, TX 75146
    www.lifeisbetterwithbooks.com

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    1. Stephanie, all you need to do is request what you want. You go, girl! Pamela

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  32. Missed out on this title on NetGalley but IO am still dying to read it.

    Susan Light
    books4susie@aol.com
    Christiansburg VA
    Christiansburg High School

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  33. Your review makes it sound like a winner!
    Jo
    houstonvalleyfalls@yahoo.com
    Houston, TX 77020

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  34. Looks soooo good!
    Cassie
    cassiehileman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Houston, TX

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  35. Lark sounds like a wonderful protaganist!

    David Bilmes
    New Milford, CT
    bilmesd@newmilfordps.org

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  36. Sounds so good!
    Cassi
    Middletown, NJ
    cassinz10 at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  37. I've seen this book everywhere on the blogs! Can't wait to read it.
    ATL, GA
    cordfitz[At]gmail[dot]com

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  38. This sounds like a really cool book-- I can't wait to read it.

    Patti Kurtz
    Minot, ND
    kurtpatt13@gmail.com

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  39. Looks good!

    Kathy
    Troy, NY
    krmyn@aim.com

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  40. I love getting FREE books. Thanks for all you do.

    Lisa Hicks
    lhicks@gunterisd.org
    Gunter, TX

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  41. Awesome!
    Vivien
    Wichita, KS
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  42. This book is on my wish list. Thanks so much for the giveaway!:)

    Heather
    Colorado Springs, CO
    javalotta at yahoo dot com

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  43. I just read a review of this title yesterday and thought I needed to read it. Hope I win!

    Terri Street, School Librarian
    Longfellow Middle School
    Norman, OK

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  44. I've been wanting to read this book for so long! It sounds really good!

    Sara
    Atlanta, Georgia
    fullbloomx@hotmail.com

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  45. Sounds great!

    Cari Weems
    Clemens High School
    1001 Elbel Road
    Schertz, TX 78154

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  46. Wendy
    Fort Worth, TX
    wendy.dunn@fortworthlibrary.org

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  47. My students would love it!

    Melissa
    Ephrata, PA
    mzawaski@ptd.net

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  48. Oh, Me Please! Dystopian fiction is a fave here!

    Lynne McHale
    Ventura, CA
    lynnemchale@gmail.com

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  49. Sounds like a great story for middle school readers. Might even hook some usually uninterested readers.
    Janice Gumerman
    Janice_Gumerman@isdschools.org
    Independence,MO

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  50. Skylark looks like an excellent addition to any HS library. Thank you for the opportunity to have it in mine

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  51. Amanda Galliton
    Wichita Falls, TX
    agalliton@wfisd.net

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  52. This book is at the top of my list. Fingers crossed!
    Sindy
    Rochester, NY
    scunningham@normanhoward.org

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  53. This sounds soo good.
    Brenda Young
    Oklahoma City, OK
    bkyoung@okcps.org

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  54. Awesome!
    Anna Montgomery
    Chicago, IL
    acmullendore@cps.edu

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  55. My students can't get enough dystopian!

    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY
    mzdrojewski@scio.wnyric.org

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  56. Jaclyn
    Dallas, TX
    jmorrison@uplifteducation.org

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  57. Sounds great!

    Ellen
    Oklahoma City, OK
    edefehr@putnamcityschools.org

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  58. Love Dystopias!

    Wendi
    Northwood, NH
    wcolby@coebrown.org

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  59. This one sounds like it might go along with Shusterman's Unwind and Unwholly.

    Heidi Lewis
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    779 Allen Street
    Barnwell, SC 29812
    hlewis@barnwell45.k12.sc.us

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  60. I love dystopian fiction!!!!

    Mindy Linthicum
    mlinthicum@skiatookschools.org
    355 S Osage
    Skiatook, OK 74070

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