Free Book Friday!

Congratulations to Caitlin Hayes and Catherine Barnett! They are the winners of last week’s Free Book Friday and are the proud new owners of Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson! Caitlin and Catherine, please send your mailing addresses to

Moving on to a new giveaway, this week three lucky winners will receive copies of Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson. I’ll let this starred review from Kirkus speak for itself:

“Once upon a time ‘science fiction’ was not invariably preceded by ‘dystopian,’ nor was it just a handy synonym for ‘paranormal.’ This breath of fresh air reintroduces readers to traditional science fiction, with the bonus of a strong heroine. Alison, 16, has been hospitalized ever since her beautiful, popular classmate, Tori, disappeared. Her claim that she disintegrated Tori landed her in the psychiatric ward and soon gets her transferred to a residential treatment facility for seriously disturbed teen patients. Confused, conflicted, fighting the deadening effects of medication, Alison is desperate to leave the hospital yet fearful of what she might do if freed. These worries are complicated by her long-held secret: She has synesthesia. This sensory cross-wiring causes Alison to experience numbers as colors; she hears stars and tastes lies. She’s long obeyed her mother’s warning to tell no one. Now a mysterious, attractive young doctor has nosed out her secret. Anderson, a Canadian author of fantasy, is an assured storyteller with a knack for creating memorable characters. The barren, northern Ontario setting—where NASA astronauts once trained for moon landings—slyly accents a twisty plot refreshingly free of YA cliché. In bracing contrast to her passive, vampire-fodder counterparts, Alison steers her own course throughout her multi-layered journey—a thoroughly enjoyable ride.” –starred, Kirkus Reviews

To win a copy of Ultraviolet, please leave a comment below or Tweet the following line: “Win a free copy of Ultraviolet by @rj_anderson from @lernerbooks! RT to win!” The winners will be announced here on the blog on Free Book Friday, December 2.

We’re taking a week off from giveaways during Thanksgiving, but please know that we are extremely thankful for wonderful teachers, librarians, parents, students, and readers of all ages!

Good luck!

6 thoughts on “Free Book Friday!

  1. Willynate

    What an intriguing setup for a book – I'm interested to see if the author uses the moon landing practice area as a plot device.

    Sign me up – I'd love to find out.

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