ARC Giveaway!

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I went to BEA and BookCon at the beginning of June, and was lucky enough to pick up some *highly* anticipated ARCs! And now I’m looking to get some of these ARCs to a few lucky readers… where they belong! This contest is now closed (winners announced below), but please do check out these three amazing upcoming releases!

That’s right, I’m giving away one copy each of–

  • All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater [signed!]
  • The Girl with the Red Balloon, by Katherine Locke [signed!]
  • Daughter of the Burning City, by Amanda Foody

(Please note that the Stiefvater ARC is not queer lit. I’m including it because the author’s previous series, The Raven Cycle, does have two queer characters in it.)

Curious to know more about these books? Check ’em out:

All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater
Out October 10, 2017

Here is a thing everyone wants:
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Please note that this ARC is signed by the author!

The Girl with the Red Balloon, by Katherine Locke
Out September 1, 2017

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Please note that this ARC is signed by the author!

Daughter of the Burning City, by Amanda Foody
Out July 25, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca. Their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.

Now the important question: how to enter to win?

It’s easy! All you have to do is comment on this post. Let us know what book(s) you’re most excited to read in the second half of 2017. Is it one of the books listed here, or something else? We’ll randomly select three winners, who will each get one of the ARCs above.

Contest closes at the end of the day on July 5, 2017.

This contest is now closed! Congrats to our winners:

  • cyborgcinderella – Daughter of the Burning City
  • Catherine – Girl with the Red Balloon
  • Tess – All the Crooked Saints

(All entries were chosen via

Legal fun stuff: must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to people in the US only (or anyone with a US mailing address, because we don’t make money on our blog and shipping overseas is very expensive, sorry!). Please leave your email address (or a twitter handle) with your comment so we can contact you! 

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