Potato Chip Cats: "I Heart YA" Giveaway: Procession of the Dead

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"I Heart YA" Giveaway: Procession of the Dead



Welcome to the "I Heart YA" Giveaway Hop, hosted by For Those About to ReadFictional Distraction and Michelle Madow. Be sure to check the linky list below the entry form to enter the rest of the giveaways! 


For this giveaway, I just happen to have a new, paperback copy of Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan, the first novel in his series The City. Shan is well-known as the best-selling author of Hell's Horizon.



This is a twisted, mysterious, gritty coming-of-age story about a power-hungry protagonist, Capac Raimi, who "arrives in the City determined to make his mark in a world of sweet, sinister sin. He finds the City is a place of exotic dangers: a legendary assassin with snakes tattooed on his face who moves like smoke, blind Incan priests whom no one seems to see, a kingpin who plays with puppets, and friends who mysteriously disappear as though they never existed. Then Capac crosses paths with The Cardinal, and his life changes forever."(Description from Barnes and Noble).  

School Library Journal deems this a "crossover" novel: an adult book with teen appeal, or a book from an author who is known for YA fiction. From the article there: "Older teens who feared they had outgrown Darren Shan can breathe easy again: he knows how to spin a brilliant story for more sophisticated readers just as much as he knows how to enthrall legions of middle-school horror fans." I would still categorize this as young adult, but mature young adult.


So enter to win below, if you dare! Only entries received in the Rafflecopter form will be counted. 



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29 comments:

  1. I have seen this book around the blogs and it really looks good. I have never read anything by this author,so this would be my chance.

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  2. I want it because it sounds interesting

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  3. sounds interesting.

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  4. Because it sounds like a very good book.

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  5. I want to win because I'm a huge fan of Darren Shan's books!!!

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  6. I love Darren Shan books. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Tiff Pull

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  7. I want to win this because it sounds like a book I would not be able to put down!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  8. I would love to win this because it looks like an amazing read!

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  9. :) because i've read other darran shan books and am super excited!
    tristazmail yahoo com

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  10. Twisted and mysterious tales are right up my alley. It sounds very interesting.

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  11. Sounds like a great story. Thanks for the chance!

    Mary

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  12. Darren Shan is a great author!

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  13. i want to win because i am always looking for new books to read

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  14. I'd love to win this book because I love to read.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I think the book sounds interesting, and I have yet to read any of Darren Shan's books. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  16. I would love a chance to win this book! It sounds like it will be a great read!

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  17. i want to read this book because i love how the cover grabs your attention and the story sounds like it could be very different from what i usually read. : )

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  18. I like Darren Shan.His books are always great.

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  19. I ADORE Darren Shan! I just love love love love his works!

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  20. I love Darren shan since Cirque de Freak. I hope I win this.

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  21. I'd love to read this because the synopsis sounds awesome. Thank you!

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  22. I want it cause I have not read it and it sounds good...

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  23. Great choice for the giveaway.

    soklad82@hotmail.com

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  24. I'm actually not familiar with the author, but I am always looking for a new book to read. I love a good coming-of-age story.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  25. I haven't read this book before, and the synopsis really intrigues me.

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  26. I've never heard of this book or even the author. A book is always a favorite prize, though! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Dede

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Thanks for your input!