Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Giveaway!

This contest has ended.

With the end of BEDA upon us, and our return to sporadic posting being inevitable, we figured, hey, what a better way to thank you guys for keeping up with us than with our third YAthenaum Book Giveaway!

This time around, we will be giving a copy of
The Demon's Lexicon and The Rose of Sebastopol.

Here's some insight on these upcoming novels (Note:
The Rose of Sebastopol is already out for publication.)

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan :

"Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all."

The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon :

"In 1854, beautiful, adventurous Rosa Barr travels to the Crimean battlefield with Florence Nightingale’s nursing corps. A headstrong idealist, longing to break out of the rigid confines of life as a young lady, Rosa is determined to make a difference in the world.

For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa’s cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, in her London sewing circle, and in the letters she receives from her fiancĂ©, Henry—a celebrated surgeon who has also volunteered to work within the shadow of the guns. When Henry falls ill and is sent to recuperate in Italy, Mariella impulsively decides she must go to him. But upon her arrival at his lodgings, she makes a heartbreaking discovery: Rosa has disappeared without a trace. Following the trail of her elusive cousin, Mariella’s epic journey takes her from the domestic restraint of Victorian London to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol, where she encounters Rosa’s dashing stepbrother, a reckless cavalry officer whose complex past —and future—is inextricably bound up with her own. As Mariella’s quest leads her deeper into the dark heart of the conflict, her ordered world begins to crumble and she finds she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness, and love."

  • Send an e-mail to (Only 1 e-mail per person)
  • Please include your name and a shipping address.
  • Entry deadline is Monday, May 18th 7:00 p.m. Eastern
  • A 2nd entry can be earned by posting about this contest on your blog or site. E-mail or comment with the link in order to receive credit.
1 contestant will receive:
  • 1: Advanced Reader Copy of The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
1 contestant will receive:
  • 1: Advanced Reader Copy of The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon

Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, and probably announced shortly after that. First picked gets first choice.

Good luck to all entrants!

-The YAthenaeum Team

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