Just 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...