Thursday, June 30, 2016

Two years ago, a group of book bloggers got together with a simple, powerful mission:

Mindfully seek out diverse YA literature to read, discuss, and highlight.

We named ourselves the YA Diversity Book Club -- simple and straightforward -- and we've had such a great time finding new books to chat about each month.

To celebrate our 2-year anniversary, we would like to encourage others to read diversely too. So we're doing a 3-book giveaway, of forthcoming books from authors whose work we have featured and enjoyed in the past. We each chose one of the books personally. Here's mine -- the sequel to AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, which captivated me:

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

To learn more about the other books in the giveaway, please visit The Reading Date and Teen Lit Rocks!

To enter the giveaway, see below:

Enter to win three YA Fall 2016 preorder books
Prizes provided by the YADBC
Giveaway open to US residents age 13 and up
Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter

Now the YADBC will be taking a summer hiatus, but you can always check out the past 2 years of YA Diversity Book Club posts on Tumblr!

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On a personal note: I will be taking a step back from YADBC, due to a big responsibility coming in a little package this November. I will forever and always read diversely, though! I hope you will too.


The Reading Date said...

I'm glad we don't have to wait too much longer to read A Torch Against the Night. Ember was such a thrilling read and I can't wait to read what happens next!

I'm so excited for you and your new parenting adventures, Kristan, but will miss you tons in the YADBC. I know you'll be reading diversely with your baby and I hope you blog about your new favorite books :)

Sandie said...

I have to say I'm so excited about your upcoming adventures in motherhood. You have been a wonderful and necessary addition to our group, but I know how overwhelming first-time motherhood is, and I completely understand your need to step back. We'll miss you!

Emma A. said...

I am hoping to win A Torch Against the Night. I read an Ember in the Ashes last summer and it was one of my favorite reads last year. I am really looking forward to reading A Torch Against the Night this year! Hopefully it will live up to Ember in the Ashes.

Kristan said...

Thanks so much, you guys! <3

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