In honor of Children’s Book Week, I am pleased to be participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. Young Adult and Children’s literature has a special place in my heart. I devoured books as a child, starting with Sweet Valley Kids, The Boxcar Children, Bunnicula, and other favorites like Ella Enchanted. As I grew older I found books by L.J Smith, R.L Stine, and Christopher Pike to pass the time. When I close my eyes, those are the favorites I see lining the shelves of the very small middle grade and young adult reader section of the bookstore.
Wow how times have changed. The children’s literature, YA, and middle grade genres have exploded in my lifetime, and I’m so thrilled that my daughter is going to benefit from shelf after shelf of awesome adventures like How to Train Your Dragon, Rise of the Guardians, and so many more. And I’m pleased to have added to the genre with my Daughters of Zeus series.
Persephone is definitely on the older end of children’s lit (firmly planted in YA), but it never would have come to be were it on for the books I read when I was younger. Reading was a massive part of my identity, my absolute favorite hobby, and almost all my friends and I ever talked about. I owe those books and those writers a debt for inspiring me and entertaining me.
So in honor of Children’s Book Week, I am giving away either an e-copy or an audiobook of Persephone (described below). Winner’s choice. All you have to earn a chance to win is to respond in the comments below with the name of your favorite children’s book and explain why it was your favorite. Winner will be chosen at random on the 19th.
There are worse things than death, worse people too.
The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.
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Are you a children’s book or teen literature blogger, an author, a publisher, or a publicist looking to share copies of a fabulous book? Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews are joining forces to provide you with the opportunity to take part in the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014, featuring links to giveaways for fabulous children/teen’s books, gift cards, cash, or other prizes. What better way to celebrate Children’s Book Week?