Ah Christmas! It’s a time of food, family and friends, sparkling tinsel and twinkling lights … and buying presents. I always give books for Christmas and I have the perfect system – one for this person, one for me, one for that person, one for me.
It can be hard to buy gifts for teenagers … so here are a few paranormal YA recommendations you might consider. In each I’ve listed the lastest book released, but these are a part of a series – each one well written and engrossing. And because we’re running a competition with Bookworld (details at the end) there are links throughout to both Fang and to Bookworld.
When Ali read Allegiant by Veronica Roth her comment was, ‘I cried buckets, I smiled, I laughed, I held my breath… I adored Allegiant. I’m left with that intensely satisfying feeling of a book well read.’ (read her entire review, Mind Blowing YA, here.)
Lauren Kate has also released the first book in her new series, Teardrop, and it sounds AMAZING!
And sticking with Julie Kagawa, if you know someone with a taste for well written post-apocalypse/dystopian romantic thrillers, with vampires, then you’ll be blown away by her Blood of Eden books (The Eternity Cure is out as a Trade, or large size, Paperback or you could arrange a gift voucher for the regular sized paperback coming out in February 2014).
Time for some Victoriana Steampunk. We all fell in love with Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate, and she is also writing a YA series in the same world. Book one was Etiquette and Espionage (read our review here) and book two is just released, Curtsies And Conspiracies.
Bookworld Special Offer
The Bookworld I used to wander through in my local shopping centre actually has a really good online store. It’s an Australian company and was named as one of the Top 50 online retailers in Australia in the 2013 Power Retail Top 50 list. Its prices are good and it guarantees to beat Amazon’s prices (inc. delivery) by 10%.
When you create an account with Bookworld and become a Bookworld Citizen you get a discount of 10% (sometimes a LOT more) off all books and calendars and 5% off CDs. AND THERE IS FREE DELIVERY!!!
Fangtastic Twitter Competition
Bookworld has given us a discount code for an additional 5% off from now to 31 January 2014. Just apply the code BW-SEO14 at the checkout.
And to make it even better Bookworld are offering a $20 gift card to the winner of our competition.
Join us on twitter at @fangbooks, use the hashtag #fangbookworld and tell us a YA book you would recommend for a Christmas present. The competition will run for two days from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th December. Entries will be tracked by the hashtag and a winner announced on Thursday night!