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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"All These Things I've Done" by Gabrielle Zevin --Giveaway

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (9/6/11)
  • ISBN-10: 0374302103

"In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family."

Gabrielle Zevin introduces readers to an unforgettable teenage heroine in a groundbreaking new series, starting with "All These Things I've Done".

The wonderful people at Zeitghost Media have offered me the chance to give you a copy. 

“The talented Zevin writes Anya and Win’s high-wire romance as jolting for both the participants and readers.” --Booklist, starred review
“…the achingly realistic romance between this latter-day Romeo and Juliet, told in Anya’s earnest voice, will attract readers as surely as chocolate attracts…mobsters.” --Horn Book Magazine
In Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, we fast-forward to 2083. Chocolate and coffee are contraband (can you imagine?!), paper and water are scarce, and New York is crawling with crime and poverty. But this is normal for sixteen-year-old Anya Balachine, daughter of the city's late crime boss. Until, that is, the chocolate her family manufactures accidentally poisons her ex and all fingers are pointed at her.” –“The love story’s to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page.” –Kirkus Reviews“Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers.” –Publishers Weekly

For your chance at what sounds like an awesome futuristic YA romantic suspense fill out the Rafflecopter form by Sept 17th and answer this question in the comment section of the post.
"As a young adult, what was one thing you did, that you regret."

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Ricki said...

Not taking my best guy friend to prom because he was only a sophomore.

Lieder Madchen said...

I am still a young adult, so this is a weird question for me. The thing I regret most, though, is that I only got to know my grandfather while he was dying. I would have loved to spend more time with him.

Sophia said...

The thing I regret doing as a young adult is probably trusting so many people easily. It's ended up hurting me rather than helping and I hope to break out of the habit soon.

Bookish in a Box said...

I regret not taking more chances. I did everything right. And, yeah, I guess it's paid off professionally, but I think I missed out on a lot of fun times. Surely there's a better balance out there?

Amber Elise said...

I regret crawling into myself during high school. I would never take chances with making new friends because I always assumed that they wouldn't like me. I don't know why I was so self-conscious back then. My high school experience could have been so much better if I just let people get to know me.

ebaker said...

Not doing everything I wanted to do...Not taking as many chances as I should have.

Chen Yan Chang said...

Looking back, I regretted not having a social life as a young adult. I stayed at home all the time.

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Not standing up for myself more and being more outspoken!

Jolene and Family said...

I don't have many regrets, I just think I am the way I am because of the experiences I've been through. The only thing I could think of is letting certain friendships fade as I grew up, settle down and started a family

Patricia's Particularity said...

I regret not making as many friends as I could have

Janae said...

I dont really regret anything that ive done.. Everything ive done or havent done has made me the person I am today. I only want to become a better person than i already am.

Misusedinnocence said...

Shoplifting at Kmart. lol. Only time I ever did, and was peer pressured. I got caught, and feel guilty every time I think about it.

Katie said...

i don't really have any regrets. I always try to think of the consequences to my decisions so with whatever i decide im happy

Kelly said...

I regret choosing boys over my best friend, school, and family. The boys were always in trouble. I also wish that I would have gotten involved with school functions.