Sunday, September 16, 2012

Giveaway: Breathe and Guest Post by Sarah Crossan

Breathe (Breathe, #1)
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .
The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.
has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.
And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?
Publishes in US: Oct 2nd 2012
1st in Breathe series, 2nd releases in 2013

This is part of the Vacation Extravaganza. I go to Disney and you still win!
Make sure to leave a comment, and get an extra entry at the giveaway on the 17th
Scroll through or go through the vacation extravaganza label because I couldn't figure out another way to keep my posts up to date.

Blkosiner's Book Blog Giveaway
- 2 copies, open to US only
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-Ends on 10/15/2012 11:59 pm EST
-If you win a review on your blog and/or amazon is appreciated but not required.
-Giveaway is provided by Harper Collins
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More about the book:

My review HERE

To pre-order 'Breathe' in the US click here. For a UK purchase, click here. Alternatively, visit your local bookshop where a smiling bookseller will be happy to help you!

More about Sarah:
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Sarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated from Warwick University in 1999 with a degree in Philosophy and Literature.
She went on to train as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University and since then has been working to promote creative writing in schools. She currently teaches high school English at a small private school in Hoboken, New Jersey.
As well as teaching, Sarah has worked as a freelance magazine writer and book reviewer and educational writer. She completed her Masters in Creative Writing at The University of Warwick in 2003 and at this time began to write fiction seriously.
In 2010 she was the recipient of an Edward Albee Fellowship and spent the summer in Montauk, New York, working to complete THE WEIGHT OF WATER.

Guest post with Blkosiner's Book Blog

-       Ten of my favorite fictional characters
-       Okonkwo, Things Fall Apart by Achebe
-       Conor, A Monster Calls by Ness
-       Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice by Austen
-       Thomas Peaceful, Private Peaceful by Morpurgo
-       Orlando, Orlando by Woolf
-       Lady Macbeth, Macbeth by Shakespeare
-       Miss Haversham, Great Expectations by Dickens
-       Villanelle, The Passion by Winterson
-       Lyra, The Golden Compass by Pullman
-       Mr and Mrs Twit, The Twits by Dahl

-       Ten of my favorite places in the world
-       Co. Dongeal, Ireland
-       Co. Meath, Ireland
-       Inis Mor, Co. Galway, Ireland
-       New York City
-       London, UK
-       Dublin, Ireland
-       Wanaka, New Zealand
-       Kauai, Hawaii
-       Bainbridge Island, Washington State
-       Cephalonia, Greece

- Ten of my favorite movies
-       Dirty Dancing
-       Napoleon Dynamite
-       The Commitments
-       The Goonies
-       The Shining
-       Romeo and Juliet (by Baz Luhrmann)
-       Submarine
-       The Wind that Shakes the Barley
-       Drive
-       Never Let Me Go

-       Ten non-book ambitions
-       Continue to reduce, reuse, and recycle
-       Own a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
-       Learn to bake great cakes
-       Becoming fluent in Greek
-       Own a home in Ireland
-       Travel around Scandinavia  
-       Run ten miles (6 is currently my max)
-       Meet Oprah Winfrey
-       Learn more about gemology
-       Take a drip to Chicago

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  1. Oh this book is on my to-read list! I love Never Let Me Go both movie and the book! and Mr Darcy should be up on that list, IMO! :D

  2. This book has been on my TBR list (: I want to say that this author and I have a lot in common when it comes to our top ten favorite places in the world. I've been to quite a few of those places and I'm dying to go to Hawaii and New Zealand and such. Then I'm sure they'd make my list. But at this very moment my list is full of destinations like NYC, Ireland, London England, Rome Italy, Greece, Malta, etc. <3


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