Friday, January 31, 2014

New Year, New Books Day 31: Anne Blankman + Prisoner of Night and Fog

Welcome to Day 31 of New Year, New Books!! Oh my gosh, GUYS! It's the last day! I still cannot believe it! It's been a completely amazing month and I am so honored to be able to feature...

Anne Blankman
-author of Prisoner of Night and Fog (April 22nd, 2014)

Yes, I AM SO EXCITED TO CLOSE OFF NEW YEAR, NEW BOOKS WITH ANNE!! Prisoner of Night and Fog has been on so many of you bookster's MUST-READS of 2014 lists, so Anne stops by today to tell you a little bit more about her and to give away an ARC of Prisoner of Night and Fog!! 

Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Shelves: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins


Summary from Goodreads: In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.

The Genius Behind the Masterpiece

--I was named for a fictional children's book character.
--I was 5'8 by age 13.

--I used to fence competitively.
--I've lived in New York, Maine. Virginia, and England.
--I'm married to my college sweetheart

--My favorite smell is vanilla. Mmm. Now I want cookies.
--I'm also a librarian, so the bookshelves in my house are freakishly well-organized.

--I rowed varsity crew in high school and college, which means I suffered the indignity of wearing full-body unisuits. 

Do not even try to lie. I know y'all are dying to read Prisoner of Night and Fog, SOO Anne is giving away 1 ARC of Prisoner of Night and Fog, open to US and Canadian residents!

Rules of entry:
1) US + Canada ONLY
2) No cheating with the entries, I always check!
3) The ARC will be sent out at the author's discretion.
4) Take the time to read this post with Anne, not just enter the giveaway. All the authors featured in New Year, New Books are crazy busy, and deserve as much love and attention as any giveaway you enter.
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***Grand Prize Giveaway***
2 Surprise 2014 ARCs + swag
Yep, these will be from my own shelf. Yep, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. Yep, it is a surprise and I am not telling you what the ARCs will be but here's an idea of what MIGHT be in it:

Any of these books are fair game! But in the end, the winner will only get 2. And I promise that the surprise ARCs will be good:)

Here are the rules of entry:
2) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If not, I will have to pick a new winner. 
3) The prize will be sent out at my discretion, so I might take me a little longer than a week to get it to you.
4) In order to earn the maximum amount of entries, you can comment on EVERY SINGLE DAY of New Year, New Books!
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  1. AHHHH I WANT THIS BOOK SO BADLY. I love historical fiction, and I'm so interested in the book!

    (Also, I'd love to be even close 5'8")

  2. This is one of my most anticipated books! You made me want cookies now.....

  3. First time a book with such a touchy theme, the Nazi, gets my attention! I think it will be interesting

  4. 1930s?! I love historical fiction. Adding this to TBR-list! :-)

  5. *fangirls* This is one of my most-anticipated reads of 2014. The concept is so interesting. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  6. I've had my eye on this book for quite a while. I'm surprised that I didn't have this on my 'to-read' list yet. D: Remedied!

  7. I am so excited about this book! It made it on my list for 2014 debuts I'm most excited about!

  8. I can't believe I haven't seen this book before. It looks fantastic :)

  9. This is one of my most anticipated of the year!!

  10. Yum! I want some cookies now, too! Those look delicious! I love that she was a competitive rower. I have always wanted to try my hand at it, and the people who have accomplished it have always intrigued me. I mean, can you imagine those muscles?! Anyway, this book is going to be a huge hit, I have a feeling. It sounds phenomenal, and the cover matches. Thanks for another great one!!

  11. I'm drooling over this story. CAN'T WAIT!!!

  12. This one sounds so good! I've been getting really into historical YA lately, so I'm excited to read this. Thanks for featuring it!

  13. Ooh I am SO excited for Prisoner! Not only is Anne awesome, but this book sounds like it was made for me. Seriously. PoNaF and I should be sweethearts ;)

  14. I have been dying to get my hands on this book! I love historical fiction and this one sounds perfect!

  15. cookies are my favorite snack/vanilla is my favorite scent :D dyingggg to read prisoner though!

  16. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! I'm honored that PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG is on so many of your most anticipated lists, and I can't wait to hear what you guys think of it.

    Jayne, thanks so much for having me! And Jess R, you and PRISONER would be amazing sweethearts. :) I should probably apologize for making everyone want cookies, though--I confess, after seeing this post, my four-year-old and I had to bake a batch!

  17. Crap!!! I put in the wrong tweet link into the raffle for Prisoner of Night and Fog.

    So sorry!


  19. I love historical fiction set during the time period and just can't wait to read this! I saw the gals on Tea Time talking about this book, and it sounds fabulous! I just can't wait until April when it comes out and look forward to reviewing it!

  20. I've wanted to read this for so long, it sounds absolutely amazing! Btw, when I put the name I commented under I accidentally put Megan @ Unearthly Reviews, not Megan Blackwell. Sorry!

  21. I'm so excited to read this book! I absolutely love a good historical book, and I have a thing for books set around the world war II/Nazi Germany era.

  22. I want this book so bad. I've always had a thing for WW2 and the Holocaust. It's so depressing but it fascinates me (as awful as this sounds). *grabby hands*