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Hello lovelies! As promised, it is time for another book giveaway. I'm currently reading (and giving away two copies of) A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. I haven't quite finished it myself, so I have no full review to offer. I can say that I'm enjoying this original, creative, and lovely story so far. Each time I pick up A Corner of White, I'm transported over the pond to Cambridge, England as well as the fantastical kingdom of Cello. Since I read so much historical fiction, this modern-meets-fantasy novel is a refreshing switch of genres.
A Corner of White is Jaclyn's first book in a new series entitled The Colours of Madeleine.
About the Book (from the Website)
Book One: The Colours of Madeleine
She knew this. That philematology is the science of kissing. That Samuel Langhorne Clemens is better known as Mark Twain. That, originally, gold comes from the stars.
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie's Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours. They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
Elliot begins to write to Madeleine, the Girl-in-the-World – a most dangerous thing to do for suspected cracks must be reported and closed. But Elliot's father has disappeared and Madeleine's mother is sick. Can a stranger from another world help to unravel the mysteries in your own? Can Madeleine and Elliot find the missing pieces of themselves before it is too late?
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.
What others said about A Corner of White
'Perfectly strange, and absolutely comical and heartfelt ... Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have.' - Markus Zusak
'Supremely original, smart, and delightful, this treasure of a book will appeal to readers of both realistic fiction and fantasy.' -Rachel Cohn
'An absolute delight of a novel: strange yet familiar, whimsical yet real, beautifully written and completely captivating. I can't wait for the sequel!' -Garth Nix
About the Author
Jaclyn Moriarty is the prize-winning, best-selling author of novels for young adults and adults including Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in England, the US, and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, and sleep.
Scholastic is generously giving 2 lucky The Lovely Side readers a copy of A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty!
How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name and a valid email address. Plus, tell me what place (real or fantasy) you would run off to if you could go anywhere or recommend a good book you recently read. (Email address is required. Without an email address, I won't be able to reach you. If you're worried about spam, please use (at) or [dotcom] tactics instead of @ and .com. Entries without an email address will not be entered.) Enter via the Facebook comment form and I'll double your comment entry so that you're twice as likely to win! ;)
2. You can also enter by tweeting about this giveaway. Be sure to mention @TheLovelySide and tag #ACornerofWhite so that I see your tweet. (Be sure that private messages are allowed on your Twitter privacy settings so that I can reach you if you're selected as a winner.)
3. Two winners will be chosen: one comment and one tweet. Feel free to both comment and tweet. (But you can only comment once and tweet once.)
4. All comments and tweets must be posted by NOON on Friday, April 12th. The 2 winners will be selected and notified that afternoon. Check your private messages on Twitter and your email inbox as I'll be getting in touch that afternoon. :)
5. Giveaway limited to residents of the United States.
6. This isn't required, but if you win... I'd love to hear what you think of the book after you read it!
Good luck, bookworms! While you anxiously await the winner announcement, visit Scholastic's This is Teen site and Jaclyn Moriarty's official site for more great books.
If I could go anywhere, real or fantasy, it would probably be The Shire... the literary one AND the real one in New Zealand! I think a nice warm hobbit hole sounds just right :)
As for a good book, PLEASE read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. Whimsical and endearing characters and storyline - it sucked me right in.
The best book I've ready lately is Gone Girl - weird, but very good!
Someday, I'd definitely want to travel to France! :)
I'm sad that I can't enter the giveaway, but nevertheless thanks for the tip. it looks like a book I might enjoy :) will have to see if I can get it over here in Czech Republic :)
Oh my goodness, I think if I could go absolutely anywhere. I would go to Amsterdam. (real world). Fictional? Hogwarts. Definitely.
Also, I finally broke down and read The Girl Who Chased the Moon after passing it in the bookstores for months, and I ended up loving it! It wasn't quite what I expected.
I think I would go to England!
The last great book I read was the Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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