Welcome to my first contest!
I am offering two books - if you want to try to win both, you need to enter twice. If you are just interested in one, tell me which.
First is an ARC of the paperback edition of THE GOD OF ANIMALS by Aryn Kyle.
Kyle's debut novel features Alice, a yound girl trying to grow up in the wake of her sister leaving and getting married and a classmate's tragic death. Her mother suffers from severe depression and her father thinks he can save their farm by catering to rich women. Kyle's characters express real human emotion, and she captures the problem of being the younger and less-talented sister so well it's hard to believe she's an only child.
The second offering is one of this season's "it" books for young adults: WAKE by Lisa McMann.
Janie falls into the dreams of others against her will. Sexual fantasies, tormented pasts, she's seen it all. But perhaps there is a way for her to use her power to help others? I found the beginning of the novel slow compared to the second half, but it's still a nice, easy read. McMann uses language to create a dreamlike flow that matches the content.
How do you enter? Just leave a comment on this post or e-mail me at inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com. If you blog about the contest and send me a link, I'll give you two extra entries to be put toward the book of your choice (two for WAKE, two for THE GOD OF ANIMALS, or one for each). I'll announce the winners on May 1st.