Monday, September 14, 2009

Announcing This Week's Giveaway!!

Tracy has a crazy week this week, and since it's my week to give something away in our month-long blogoversary I offered to step in and announce the weekly prize! I'm going to be giving away an Advanced Reader's Copy of my upcoming release, THE LIFE OF GLASS. Here's the jacket description:

Before he died, Melissa’s father told her about stars. He told her that the brightest stars weren’t always the most beautiful—that if people took the time to look at the smaller stars, if they looked with a telescope at the true essence of the star, they would find real beauty. But even though Melissa knows that beauty isn’t only skin deep, the people around her don’t seem to feel that way. There’s her gorgeous sister Ashley who will barely acknowledge Melissa at school, there's her best friend Ryan, who may be falling in love with the sophisticated Courtney, and there’s Melissa’s mother who’s dating someone new, someone who Melissa knows will never be able to replace her father.

To make sure she doesn’t lose her father completely, Melissa spends her time trying to piece together the last of his secrets and completing a journal her father began—one about love and relationships and the remarkable ways people find one another. But when tragedy strikes, Melissa has to start living and loving in the present, as she realizes that being beautiful on the outside doesn't mean you can't be beautiful on the inside.

This is a lyrical tale of love, loss and self-discovery from the author of THE SEPTEMBER SISTERS.

And here's what a few fabulous authors have said about the book so far:

“The hardest tests of adolescence don’t come in English, Algebra, or Biology. They come in those defining moments, when we are asked to know ourselves and to follow our true hearts. In THE LIFE OF GLASS, the supremely engaging Melissa McAllister has reached her crucible moment. She’s sweet. She’s confused. She’s believable. She’s the right kind of soul for our times."--Beth Kephart, author of Undercover and the National Book Award finalist The Slant of Sun

"THE LIFE OF GLASS is a beautifully rendered novel. Cantor is pitch-perfect, capturing the thoughts and mind-set of her characters with a precise familiarity that will have teenagers nodding their head in recognition and adults wistfully looking back. A must read."--Cecilia Galante, author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies

Because the book has a lot to do with beauty, we'll be blogging about that topic all week! To enter to win, all you have to do is comment on this post or any of the others this week, and/or do any of the other things listed over on the sidebar. >>>>>> You'll also be entered to win $100 to Amazon that we'll be giving away at the end of the month!


Erica said...

The Life of Glass sounds like such a fantastic read!

Wrighty said...

From the description it does sound lyrical. I would love a chance to read it. Please include me too and thanks for your giveaway!


Sena said...

Sounds like a lovely read

Thao said...

I'd love to read this book ;D

Lexie said...

I hadn't heard about Life of Glass before now actually, so thank you!

The cover is briilant looking though!


Anonymous said...

I am so excited for this book!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Emilee said...

Count me in!

I'm a new follower, I tweeted the contest (, and I posted about it on my blog (

I am eagerly awaiting the release of this book, thanks for the opportunity Jillian!

Kristen said...

I just got a copy of this book, but I still would love to win the gift card. :)

2 points for being a new follower of TNG

2 points for tweeting about this contest:

cait045 said...

This book sounds amazing

+1 commenting
+2 already a follower


xox friends said...

Oooh, this is my Waiting on Wednesday book! :)

+1 commenting
+2 new follower


audrey said...

First, that cover is GORGEOUS! And the book sounds wonderful!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

That cover is awesome! Love staring at it online would love it even more in my hand!

brainlair AT gmail DOT com

californiameaghan said...

this sounds like a beautiful story. i would love to win a copy.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fantastic! please enter me!

Rebecca N. said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

I am also follower of your blog

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Iroquois Girl said...

wow, this book's writing sound's like reflective inner thought, almost private. thanks 4 the giveaway opp :)


Brodie said...

I read about this book a couple of weeks ago and have been wanting to read it ever since! I love the cover too, pretty please enter me! :)


Lauren said...

I would love to have the chance to read, The Life of Glass, since I just know it'll be as fantastic as The September Sisters, if not better. =)

Paradox said...

The Life of Glass sounds sad, but beautiful!

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Casey said...

Great contest! Can't wait to read this book.


Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

I've seen this book on a few other blogs, and everytime I see it I'm more sure I want to read it!