Do you know what's six months from today?
That's right! 2013-- the year that holds a special place in my heart *cue cheesy grin*. ANYWAY, as a Lucky 13s group, since that's when our books start coming out, we decided to have a giveaway! We have each chosen a book that has influenced us, and we are giving them ALL away to one lucky winner!! We'll each ship the book we've chosen off ourselves, so you'll get 20 different packages in the mail! Can you even imagine how fun it will be to get your mail each day? *cue jealousy for not being able to enter myself*
Seriously. Feast your eyes on the awesomeness:
I know you're dying to go enter right now. But first, a little on why I chose the book I chose.
I read a ton of MG to my kids. If you asked any of my kids what their favorite book I've read to them is, they'd say without hesitation GREGOR THE OVERLANDER.
Why? A few things, I think. First and foremost-- THE CONFLICT!! Yeah. I think we can all agree that Suzanne Collins is pretty darn good at conflict. It meant that my kids were glued to the books! Nothing like a little mortal danger to keep you wanting to know what happens! She made likeable, flawed characters. An incredible setting. Unique and unforgettable secondary characters. An interesting and gripping plot. And a tag-along two-year old you can't help but love. I guess why I picked this book as being one of the most influential to me, is that it really showed that when you don't coddle your characters, your book gets so much more interesting.
Thanks for sticking around long enough to read that, when I know what you really want to do is get on over to the Lucky 13s giveaway! I'm so excited for this giveaway! Best of luck!!