Saturday, February 27, 2010

Three Rivers Rising Give Away!

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
Remember when I went to Boston for ALA Midwinter?  I met Jame Richards whose debut novel, Three Rivers Rising, is coming out on April 13th.   Before I went, I was lucky enough to get an ARC of the novel.  I was eager to read it because of its beautiful cover, because Jame is a Class of 2k10 member, and because she is published by Random House, like me.

So, as soon as it came in the mail, I opened it.  I'll admit, then I kind of groaned, discovering it is a novel in verse.  And, it is historical fiction.  Which, to me, is two strikes against it.

But reading it was entirely groan-free.  In fact, it had be me gasping.  At one point, I read a beautiful line that had me picturing a moment that I held my breath until it passed.  Then when I tried to read on, I had to stop and share that moment with someone, anyone.  I walked into the next room and read it aloud to my husband who nodded solemnly in the wake of the power.

Three Rivers Rising gives you that and much more.  But don't take my word.  Enter here for my giveaway!  That's right.  A signed ARC of Three Rivers Rising in your hands before the book is released.  

You've got until March 13th to enter.  (One month before the release.)  Enter by leaving a comment.  +1 entry for tweeting in your right. +2 entries for blogging about it.  +3 for following my blog.  Increase your chances, people; it's worth it.


  1. Amazing how we can go for different things in a book -- when I knew Three Rivers Rising was historical fiction AND a novel in verse, I was jumping up and down with excitement! And the book was everything I expected and dreamed it would be. I've read it twice now, and CAN NOT WAIT to own my own copy. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  2. Irene, I know!! As Split gets ready to come out and as I curate this reading series, I'm learning more and more how there is a book for every person and not every book is for everyone. However, Three Rivers is making me a convert! You're entered, BTW.

  3. Always interested in new YA literature. I even have a few young readers in my circle who might be great targets for the book as they make the jump from the Newberry's (which are heavy in historical fiction) to the YA room. I'll have to check it out when it officially hits print.

  4. Swati, I hear your book is pretty amazing too! I tried to swipe it from Jame's house, but she kept my keys until I gave her the book back. She also wouldn't let me take the ARC of her book--one of her children, yes; her ARC, no. So please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway! Thanks!

  5. Must. Have. This. Book.

    Choose me!


  6. This book sounds awesome ;)

  7. Thanks Kindred-Spririt Irene---I feel the same way about Leaving Gee's Bend!

    Hi Penny and Mara, too! Thanks to everybody who enters.

    Thank you for doing the giveaway, Swati--- congrats on your release!

  8. OOoh this book sounds brilliant - please add me to the draw. I'm following your blog.

  9. I'm going to trust you judgement here! (I usually groan at verse too :P) The cover is very pretty xD

    +1 tweet:
    +3 blog follower

    Thank you!
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  10. This is a gorgeous book that I can't wait to read again - and own!!

  11. I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. If this is international please enter me! :)

    I'm a follower of your blog now.


    Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. I have my own historical novel-in-verse on submission right now. A friend shared Jame's story with me, and I've been following her ever since. She's been kind enough to answer my questions about submission and verse novels, which is golden.

    SO want to read this one.

    I am adding you to my Blogger account, though I don't see a follower button.


  14. I would love to enter!


  15. I am so looking forward to seeing this book in print! I hear it's AMAZING!

  16. This book sounds amazing! Enter me, please.

    I added your blog, too :-)

  17. The book sounds great... Please enter me...I RT the comp on my Twitter which is @written__word

  18. How exciting! This has been in my Wishlist for a while now.
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  19. YA!!!! I subscribed to your feed +3

  20. I Want it!!!! I retweet it and i will be posting it on my Blog! Please enter me!

  21. ooh,this is amazing, i would love to read and review this for my music meets urban fantasy site :

    enter me! :)

  22. This sounds like a wonderful book so please enter me for the contest! I follow the blog and have tweeted (

    Thanks for the contest. Fingers crossed!

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