Sorry, just a little tease. The contest isn't mine, but if you go to Christine's Journey you could sign up to win a copy of Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon! Tell her I said hi!
Contest deadline is September 17/10.
Jen over at Unedited posted last week about some fun things to blog about. One of her ideas that caught my fancy was Twisty Tuesday. But I think Teaser Tuesday fits better, for me, anyway. That's what jacket flaps do, right? Tease?
The idea of T- Tuesday is that I post the book jacket flaps of three YA books, and you decide which book you would choose to read first, without my telling you the title or who wrote it. Let's give it a whirl!
1) Prentisstown isn't like other towns.
Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
2) When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered in strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
3) It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding it's breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it's her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.
But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.
What is your first pick?