Friday, August 22, 2014

YA Book Giveaway: Contaminated

Get your hands on a new copy of Em Garner's newest title and score a copy of the first book! Win Contaminate 2: Mercy Mode and a copy of Contaminated. Simply post a comment to the blog. Please include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is August 27 at noon MST. Please check your email on that date. The winner will be chosen randomly by Randomizer. The winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond to claim her/his prize. Good luck and start posting!



Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode
By Em Garner
Ages 12+
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
“Volume 2 of this smart series builds momentum and suspense, raises stakes and expands narrative scope—in short, plan on a marathon, up-all-night read.”—Kirkus Reviews
A gripping survival story, the second in a series by a best-selling author, of a strong girl rebuilding her life in a post-apocalyptic society where a contaminated drink makes victims act like zombies; just right for fans of James Dashner, Carrie Ryan, and The Walking Dead.
Seventeen-year-old Velvet, her little sister, Opal, their mom, who is recovering from the Contamination, and Velvet's sweet boyfriend, Dillon, are attempting to build a new life amid the rationing and regulations of the post-outbreak nation. But the outbreak isn't over: more people turning into “Connies,” more madness erupting, more killings occurring. And what they are being told is not the truth; the truth is far darker and more threatening.

Reviews of Contaminated
“Suspenseful...this dystopia speaks to a wide range of readers, including reluctant ones.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This has plenty of suspense--it's not a book to read at bedtime.”—Booklist

“Velvet may have a softer name than her literary predecessors Katniss, Cassie, and Kaelyn, but like them she has been forced to take on adult-sized responsibilities within her repressive society.... the plot moves quickly...more of a relation-based book than many other teen dystopian novels.”—The Horn Book

15 comments:

  1. It sounds so good. I love the cover.
    Kathy
    Yorba Linda, CA
    kspielman@pylusd.org

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  2. I loved Contaminated and would love to read Mercy Mode!

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

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  3. thanks for the chance to win.
    Maggie
    Fort Worth, TX
    Maggie.knapp@gmail.com

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  4. Can see my students loving these!

    Joleen
    Aberdeen, ID
    waltmaj@aberdeen58.org

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  5. Cool stuff!

    Joel
    Peoria, il
    Joel.shoemaker@psd150.org

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  6. Need these titles!

    Delana
    Martin, TN
    smithd81@k12tn.net

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  7. I've had Contaminated on top of my stack of books to read all summer long. This is movitating me to start reading it, so I'll be ready for the sequel!

    David
    New Milford, CT
    dbilmes@sbcglobal.net

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  8. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle
    Charleston, MO
    manthuis@gmail.com
    or
    manthuis@charleston.k12.mo.us

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  9. This would make an excellent addition to my classroom library!

    Amy
    San Antonio, TX
    ojedalibrary@gmail.com

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  10. This seems to be the new trend for YA, the contamination, biological outbreak, etc.
    Suzanne
    Maryville, TN
    suzannercostner@gmail.com

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  11. Our high school has an infectious diseases class--this is a great pairing!
    Barb
    Sudbury, MA
    barb gogan @ gmail . com

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  12. Lori
    Knoxville, TN
    vikingprincess1976@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh yeah...I would LOVE to read this. I am a zombie maniac!

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  13. My middle school students loved the first one and are looking forward to reading this one.
    Kate
    Fort Wayne, IN
    khouser@stjudefw.org

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  14. I know my students will love this novel.

    Donna
    Chatham, VA
    cooperd@hargrave.edu

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