Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Giveaway: Yesterday (Martin)

Since I reviewed it for School Library Journal, I cannot post my review of Sanctum just yet. I will say that I LOVED this book, even though I really didn't expect to at all. The world-building is incredible, and the romance builds nice and slow without all that insta-love crap so prevalent in the YA paranormal genre. Tons of action and a crazy-unique premise really help top off a book I consider one of 2012's best.

In a nutshell, Sanctum follows Lela, an abused victim of the foster care system who has managed, despite all the odds, to turn her life around over the past year. Lela's best friend Nadia, however, hasn't been so lucky, and Lela is devastated when Nadia takes her own life. Soon after Nadia's death, Lela has an accident of her own and dies. Yep, you read that right--she dies. Stuck in the afterlife, Lela knows her friend is hurting and terrified, and Lela fights her way into the Suicide Gates--Hell, for those who committed suicide--in order to save Nadia's soul.

Sanctum, Guards of the Shadowlands, Book One (Sarah Fine)

(summary from Goodreads)

"My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple."

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos's best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn't just anyone – she's determined to save her best friend's soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she's captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city's endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn't – the dark city isn't the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.

So you know you want this book, but you'll have to wait until the release date of October 16, 2012...OR...You can enter my ARC giveaway below. Trust me, you won't be disappointed--this book is sooo good!

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  1. Eee! I'm so excited for this giveaway because I think Sarah's awesome and I'd love to get to read her book earlier than October. :)

  2. I so want to read this book. Great giveaway...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Oh, this looks awesome! Can't wait to read it. :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  4. I'm feeling L.U.C.K.Y.

    Fingers crossed.

  5. Looks awesome! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  6. So excited for this one! Would love to win it.

  7. Wow, I just read the synopsis. I will now go put this book on my TBR list.

  8. Thank you very much for the giveaway :-)

  9. Oh, yay! I love Sarah, and I can't WAIT to read SANCTUM! Thanks, RP :D

  10. Hope I can win!!! :) Can't wait to read this book!


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