Thursday, January 17, 2013


Once again, I'm taking part in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop (this is the third annual hop.) It's a great way to liven up the middle of January! (It starts on Friday, January 18th.)

The hop is co-hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Martha's Bookshelf.

The books I'm giving away are both YA historical fiction. The first book is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. My review is here.  The goodreads blurb is:

I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

And the second book is my novel The Queen's Daughter.

Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both—so what is she to do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn.

When her parents marry her off to the king of Sicily, Joan finds herself stuck with a man ten years her senior. She doesn’t love her husband, and she can’t quite forget her childhood crush, the handsome Lord Raymond.

As Joan grows up, she begins to understand that her parents’ worldview is warped by their political ambitions, and hers, in turn, has been warped by theirs. Is it too late to figure out whom to trust? And, more importantly, whom to love?

This giveaway will be for US readers only this time. To enter, just leave a comment below with an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. If you're a follower of Reading World (GFC or email subscriber) mention that also in the comments section and you'll get an extra entry. 

As per the blog hop instructions, the hop runs from the 18th through the 24th. Be sure to visit all the participating blogs!