shelter & seconds away giveaway

Monday, October 1, 2012 |
Here’s a fun story: I didn’t know anything about Harlan Coben before I picked up his YA debut, Shelter.  Turns out he’s a bestselling author (of adult books), and he’s now bringing his talents to the world of young adult fiction.  His YA series is fast-paced, dark, mysterious, and with a little bit of an edge that will work for anyone who likes horror, thrillers and mystery.  I’ll be buying them for the guys on my reading list this holiday season.  If you’d like to win both books in the Mickey Bolitar series, read to the end of this post – Penguin has generously provided copies for giveaway.

shelter by harlan coben book cover
Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he's met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

seconds away by harlan coben book cover
When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter, the Butcher of Lodz and the mysterious death of his father, he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes. 

Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But with danger just seconds away, how can he protect them when he’s not even sure who—or what—he’s protecting them from?

In addition to those summaries, I suggest you check out the Seconds Away book trailer, the official Mickey Bolitar website, and Coben’s author website.  Or, you know, just enter the giveaway and find some dark storytelling for yourself!

Want to win copies of Harlan Coben's YA novels Shelter and its sequel Seconds Away?  Simply fill out the FORM.  Two winners will receive both books.  Giveaway open to US addresses only, and will end on October 15th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be selected randomly and notified via email.  All prizes provided by Penguin.  Good luck!

Fine print: giveaway prizes provided by Penguin via Big Honcho Media. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway (although I did get copies of both books!).


Gretchen said...

I love Myron Bolitar novels and I accidentally ran into the YA version. Mickey does not have the hilarious dry wit of his father, but he might grow into it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love Harlan and want to read Shelter!

rhonda said...

Huge Harlan fan want to read Shelter.

Liviania said...

Yeah, I want to read the Myron Bolitar novels now, since I read the Mickey books first.

Chinoiseries said...

Great list! I had to look up most of them though, making me wonder what I DID read when I was a wee reader. Pearl S. Buck is still on my tbr pile, but somehow I keep reading other books about China first. I've got Howl's Moving Castle planned for this winter, am really looking forward to it.

I confess that I gave up posting this weeks Top Ten because it was so difficult to create a list at all! Well done you for succeeding :)

Tahleen said...

I've never read any Harlan Coben, but I know he is a very popular adult author. I hope he's just as successful with his YA books! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to read them for free :)

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