Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Sunday Surprise

So normally I don't blog on Sundays, but today is special. The Lucky 13s are celebrating the six month countdown to 2013 with a huge book giveaway. Quite a few of us volunteered to pick a YA title that inspires us to use as a giveaway. To see the other authors participating, and what titles they chose, and how to win, hit up The Lucky 13's blog.

I'll be giving away a copy of THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness. Why? Beyond the fact that the writing is awesome and the plot is razor sharp, the first novel in the Chaos Walking trilogy showed me that you don't have to talk down to write teen. You can write about difficult topics, you can cover the hard stuff and throw complex themes at them - and they'll love you for it. If you haven't tried out Ness, make this your first stop. Amazing.


Leslie S. Rose said...

I ADORED this series. Amazing voice and fascinating world. Perfect choice.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thank you! I agree - I picked up KNIFE and was immediately lost to it. I think I read it in one sitting.