Friday, December 10, 2010

#BIR2010 - Book Spotlights & Giveaway: My Double Life, Extraordinary ARC, Rot & Ruin & Shadow Hills

We hope you are enjoying Day 5 of the Best I've Read Event. If you are new to the event be sure to check out our the BIR2010 Home Site for more information and to enter the amazing grand prize there - there's an international grand prize too if you live outside the U.S. 

Also, check our Current Contests & Giveaways page for the complete list of giveaways we have going on right now. You wont' want to miss any of them. :-) 

Right now we'd like to highlight four awesome books that came out this year. My Double Life by Janette Rallison, Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin, Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry and Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus. Read below for information on the books and fill out the form to enter the giveaway. 

My Double Life Book Info: 

My Double Life
By: Janette Rallison
Published by: Putnam Juvenile

Book Summary: (from Goodreads) Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia's photo filters through the Internet, she's offered a job to be Kari's double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia's mother has always warned her against celebrities. Rebelliously, Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!

Extraordinary Book Info

By Nancy Werlin
Released September 7, 2010
Published by Dial

Book Summary: Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?

Rot & Ruin Book Info
Rot & Ruin
By Jonathan Maberry
Published by Simon & Schuster
Released: October 5, 2010

Book Summary (from Simon & Schuster): In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Shadow Hills Book Info: 

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Publisher: Egmont USA
Released: July 13, 2010

Book SummaryAfter her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA — a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died. 

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach — the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after — seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.

 Giveaway Rules:
  • U.S. Mailing Addresses Only.
  • You are not required to follow BCM to enter this giveaway BUT if you are a BCM blog follower we would like to thank you by automatically entering you into our Grand Prize Giveaway that will be posted later this week. That prize pack will include 10 of this years most sought after books. If you are a follower you will be entered once for each giveaway you enter on our blog during the BIR2010 event. 
  • Last day to enter is December 15th. 


  1. Thanks for offering up another chance to win some great reads.

  2. Wow so many great books! Thanks!

  3. What great titles! Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways!

  4. Thanks for another GREAT giveaway!!!

  5. I really hope I didn't mess up and enter twice because I would really, really, really live to win :)

  6. What awesome books! I want to read them all! Thanks for the great giveaway!



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