Monday, October 21, 2013

Whispering Minds YA Giveaway: Want To Go Private?

Want To Go Private?

Day One of the Whispering Minds YA Giveaway

 
I've loved and hated this book since the moment I read it. Loved because Sarah Darer Littman is an amazing author whose characters pop off the page in an unforgettable way. And hated because those characters pop off the page so realistically that it breaks my heart. They truly are unforgettable.
 

I yelled at the stupidity of Abby's vulnerability the first third of the book, sobbed my way through the second third and sniffled pitifully to the end. Want to Go Private? is a grim reminder that not everyone is who they appear to be..
 

From the back cover: "When Abby meets Luke online, she can't believe her luck. He's nice. He's funny. He thinks she's pretty.... Abby knows she's not supposed to chat with random guys online. But Luke's not a stranger."
 
And here, my friends is where Want to Go Private? intersects with Whispering Minds in a terrifying way. Both Abby and Gemi get sucked into a world of falsehoods by the very cyber friends they trust.
 
If this sounds cautionary, it is. I am a firm believer that anybody who is a girl, loves a girl or knows a girl should read Want to Go Private? I also believe that those who care for the elderly or the mentally or physically vulnerable should read it. In this day and age where an avatar can be anyone and pretty words can ring true to those yearning for more, everyone should understand just how easy it is to become a victim. 
 
And so I give you Want to Go Private?.
 
Literally.
 
Day One's prize is a copy of Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman (along with a bit o' my authorly swag).
 
Want to win either of these prize packages, just follow the directions below. Interested in spreading the word on your blog? Shoot me an email and I'll send you a link. Any bloggers who post a link to this giveaway or my Goodreads giveaway will have their names entered into a separate drawing for a bonus gift.
 
 
 
 
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And don't forget to hop over to Goodreads for your chance to win one of ten free copies of Whispering Minds.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Whispering Minds by A.T. O'Connor

Whispering Minds

by A.T. O'Connor

Giveaway ends November 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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7 comments:

Kelly said...

Ohh my goodness, a Splintered prize pack. Jittery with excitement over here!

Kelly said...

Oops, neglected to fit my favorite beverage in there. I'm gonna go with coffee. The jitters aren't all from excitement...

Alexandra Tys O'Connor said...

LOL, Kelly. I was never a coffee drinker until a few years ago. It tops my list now, as well.

Splintered is such a great novel!

Flo said...

Chai tea latte. Delish!

Alexandra Tys O'Connor said...

Chai tea is my favorite. Vanilla or pumpkin to be exact. Thanks for sharing!

kelly g. said...

Chai is awesome, but green tea will always be my favorite!

Book and Cat Librarian said...

Boring, but I think my favorite beverage is just juice.