hi lovely readers! i’ve been reading rad arcs up the
wazoo this past weekend, including Variant by robison wells
and You Against Me by jenny downham. and i’m excited to
be giving away these two arcs today!

nova’s Imaginary Girls is gorgeously written, haunting,
and a true original. laini’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone includes
fascinating mythos as well as star crossed lovers who not
only have an intense passionate chemistry but a history as well.

sounds radical, right? right!


Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.

With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.


Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

you know the drill!

tweet, fb status, lj, blog, etc and mention this
contest and link to this post. then comment with
that link in this post!

contest closes some time on friday, 6/10, when
i’ll select a random winner. open to US addresses only.

good luck!!

46 thoughts on “tgifbm! Imaginary Girls and Daughter of Smoke & Bone”

  1. So, I tweeted under @lindsaycwrites.
    I cant figure out how to get a direct link to it, but I promise I did!!

  2. Dying to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Imaginary Girls sounds like awesome sauce!

    I’m following you with google reader, contest in blog post and side bar!

    thanks for the chance to win

    cavernem AT gmail Dot come

  3. I can’t wait to read either of these books! I read the excerpt to IMAGINARY GIRLS, and it was amazing. Anxious to read the rest. I tweeted to your post: twitter.com/jeniw.

    Thank you! Jeni

  4. I have been wanting to read Daughter of S&B! So happy to see it up there.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  5. *O* Imaginary Girls! You’re awesome!!:


    I seriously linked this to everywhere I had an account on LOL!

  6. These books look really awesome!! Thanks for the contest :) I posted this link on my Facebook

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