Congratulations to Cristin Caruso! She is the winner of Jennifer Lawrence: Star of The Hunger Games!
This week, we’re celebrating the success of one of our first Carolrhoda Lab rats, Ilsa J. Bick! Ilsa’s first Carolrhoda Lab novel, Draw the Dark , received this starred review from School Library Journal:
“Bick has created a likable teen protagonist whose unique ability is completely believable in the author’s skilled hands. The novel brilliantly strikes a compelling balance between fantasy and contemporary fiction. Readers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to find out what happens next and will clamor for a sequel to follow Christian into the sideways place.” –starred, School Library Journal
There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)
Jenna Lord’s first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.
There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)
Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain…magnetism.
And there are stories where it’s hard to be sure who’s a prince and who’s a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)
Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.
To enter to win please leave a comment below or Tweet the following line: “RT to win DRAW THE DARK and DROWNING INSTINCT by @ilsajbick from @CarolrhodaLab & @LernerBooks! http://bit.ly/1OrSN #FreeBookFriday.” The winners will be announced during Free Book Friday on March 9 so make sure to check the blog to see if you’ve won!