Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Harper Summer 2016 Tour: Traitor Angels (+ Giveaways)

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I'm so thrilled to be a part of this massive tour featuring books coming out from Harper Collins this summer! There are a lot of great teen titles included on the tour, and for my post today, I'm going to be talking about Traitor Angels. I'm really excited for another novel from author Anne Blankman, who has also written the Prisoner of Night and Fog duology. Her knack for writing compelling historical fiction that will appeal to a YA audience is undeniable, and I love that this one is (sort of) about a literary figure. Here's a little more about the book itself:

Traitor Angels book cover
Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects. 

Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom. 

Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart? 

When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.


Of course, our generous tour organizers have some amazing giveaways to share with all of you. Please feel free to enter the giveaways below after you check out the requirements listed! (There's some mighty exciting stuff up for grabs.) (Also, check out the HARPER SUMMER 2016 TOUR Facebook page There's a chat on 3/16 at 8PM EST with authors Julie Eshbaugh, Lindsey Klingele, Paula Stokes, Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott!)

#1 – A Harper Teen Summer 2016 Catalog prizepack of 45 books*. (US ONLY)
*Titles not included: The Crown by Kiera Cass, Escape from Asylum by Madeline Roux, Sing by Vivi Greene, The Countdown by Kimberly Derting, & United As One by Pittacus Lore 
In addition to the one massive prize winner, we will also have 4 winners who will be able to select 3 titles they want from the Summer 2016 Catalog. 



#2 – 5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog (US ONLY)
5 books are: Front Lines by Michael Grant, Revenge & the Wild by Michelle Modesto, The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, & The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig 

How to enter:
Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Summer 2016 Tour (a total of 50). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to: HarperTeenTour@gmail.com

Prize Rules:
1.) Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize
2.) Winner must be over 13
3.) Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted. 
4.) Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.
5.) All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 3/31/2016. 
6.) Winners will be selected 4/1/2016 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.
7.) Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.

#3 – Leap Year Giveaway - 4 of the most anticipated ARCs from Summer 2016 (US ONLY)
Books are: My Lady Jane, Ivory & Bone, The Crown's Game and This Savage Song 

How to enter: This giveaway will only run on February 29, 2016. The rafflecopter form will work for 24 hours and a winner will be chosen on March 1, 2016.

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