It’s been a while since I’ve done a Twofer Tuesday shout-out to some of my favorite reads, so this week’s includes a giveaway of both books!
This summer, I read two YA debuts that I loved and want to share with other readers.
ONE, TWO, THREE by Elodie Nowadazkij is a contemporary novel with equal parts of ballet, romance, and friendship. I first read a draft of this novel when it was a wee baby, and I can’t even begin to express how impressed I am with the final product. Elodie decided to self-publish this book, and spent so much time and effort making it shine. Natalya has to deal with the dark side of dance when she’s plagued by an injury–every dancer’s worst nightmare. This struggle is the perfect counterpoint to Nata’s budding–and difficult–romance with Tonio, a passionate soccer player trying to break free from alcohol. Fans of the performing arts will love this story!
ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O’Kane was published by Strange Chemistry right before they made the decision to shut down operations. I for one was thrilled to be able to at least get the chance to read Autumn’s gripping story as she navigated her futuristic post-cult world by falling into another cult. Mental and physical challenges await Autumn as she learns to slackline (you’ll want to read about this!) and decides whom to trust. A great read for armchair thrill-seekers!
Just comment below to win one of these incredible books. US only, please! Also, these stories are quite different, so if you have a preference, please note which one you’d like in the comments, and I’ll put your name in the appropriate hat. If you’re excited by both, that’s cool, too. Into both hats you go!
As always, happy reading!
18 thoughts on “Twofer Tuesday: Giveaway Edition!”
Ooh, these both sound great!! Can you put me in the Essence hat (although now I’m definitely going to have to read both!)?
You’ve got it! 🙂
Oooh! I have ESSENCE but not the other!
YAY!! You are in the hat!!
I do not have either, love a good read either way. Went to school with Lisa so would prefer her book!
Yay! You are in both hats!
I loved ESSENCE and would love a physical copy! ONE, TWO, THREE sounds really great too!
Excellent! You’re in both hats!
Would love Essence! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the description of One Two Three. I’d love to be in the hat for that. Nice blog! I followed your link from the SCBWI site.
Ooo, these both sound fantastic! I can’t decide which one I want more…Can I be in both hats? *looks hopeful*
Aaaaah, so happy to see all the recent entries! I will pick the winners on Friday and will gladly put people in whichever hat(s) they desire!! 🙂
These both look great! I’d take either 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!
Both sound great! I’d love to win either one. Thanks!
Just drew the names! Kay won ONE, TWO, THREE and Ashley won ESSENCE! Psyched for you both!
Yay!! Thank you!!! 🙂
Yay! Thank you so much! 🙂
Congratulations to the winners. Both books sound great!