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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Giveaway: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

One of the few YA contemporary books I'm really excited to read this year, we're putting on the spotlight to debut author Emily Murdoch's novel, If You Find Me.

Title: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Release Date: March 26th 2013
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin

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There are some things you can’t leave behind…

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go…

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch has already received amazing early reviews! Here's what they have to say about the book:

“Murdoch’s debut is beautifully written. The deep bond between the sisters is almost physically palpable, as is their intense longing for love and acceptance; they will quickly endear themselves to readers.”

-School Library Journal Starred Review

“This deeply affecting story is made all the more so by Carey’s haunting first-person narration… A compelling narrative that is both unflinching about life’s pain and hopeful about its possibilities.”

–Kirkus Starred Review

“Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity. Her narrative is full of unique yet breathtaking similes, detailed descriptions, and unflinching dialogue... she validates the courage and ingenuity of young people the world over for whom survival is instinctive; protection of siblings is nonnegotiable; and love both a right and a gift bestowed upon those fortunate enough to find it.”

–Booklist Starred Review

VOYA MAGAZINE also gave IF YOU FIND ME a rave review. Check it out below:

“The book is a page-turner. Murdoch has created a moving, riveting read that will have teens staying up late to finish the novel.”

The folks over at St. Martins are generously offering ONE finished copy of If You Find Me we can giveaway to one lucky reader of our blog. I don't know about you, but if I can only enter this contest myself, I probably would because this novel just sounds SO amazing!


Open to US/Canada only
Must be at least 13 years old to enter
Ends March 15th
No cheating! We were pretty lax with giveaway entries before, but this time we will check!
Winner must respond within 48 hours


  1. I'm really excited to read Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan because it sounds really good and I'll read anything that David Levithan's a part of : )

  2. I'm ready to read Sever. I hate to see the Chemical Garden Trilogy end.

  3. Nobody but Us by Kristen Halbrook. I've heard such mixed reviews. I tend to gravitate towards those.

  4. I think the one I most want to see is Dare You To by Katie McGarry. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I'm very psyched for ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Also, having read and loved IF YOU FIND ME, this giveaway is fabulous. Thank you for hosting it!

  6. I am very excited for this book! Also, THE DREAM THIEF (Raven Boys, Book 2) and FAULT LINE by Christa Desir.

  7. I`m really excited for Dare You To!

  8. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West looks interesting!

  9. I'm most excited for Dare You To. I loved Pushing the Limits so much, it was my favorite contemp book of last year, I can't wait to read more :)


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