Random Catch Up

checklistJust before Thanksgiving, my editor emailed to let me know Booklist (one of the industry review publications) had given The Mark a "lovely" review, saying in part: "First-time author Nadol has interwoven an absorbing and thoughtful philosophical dilemma with a YA romance.  There are moments of predictability and [spoiler omitted], but characters grapple convincingly with the moral question and nothing is oversentimentalized.  A great book for discussion groups, this will engender plenty of conversation."

So, yay, and thank you, Booklist! 

The Goodreads ARC giveaway ended 11/24 and was won by Mariah L. from Texas.  Thanks to everyone who entered, all 1222 of you! 

For slightly better odds...The Book Resort's giveaway is open to entries through 12/31, deets at her site

I'll be giving away the LAST(!) of my ARCs on the Tenners this week.  However, I know The Book Butterfly, Fantastic Book Review and C.J. Omololu all have copies they're planning to give away in coming weeks so check their sites.  I'll post/tweet the links and any others I hear of. 

I'm reading Life As We Knew It which is truly impossible to put down - loving it!  Edited to add: had nightmares about this book last night.  Perhaps it's a bit too vivid and scary for me...