Welcome readers! :)
I'm happy to be participating in the YA DASH this year! I had a blast putting together my mood board for THE ROW and it only made me more excited for it's release. So, here it is along with the description:
A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl’s hunt for the truth.
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent.
Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she cannot forget what he’s told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she’s believed about the family she loves.
Here are some quotes from a stellar review from School Library Journal:
"Johansson has established herself as a go-to writer of emotionally resonant teen thrillers."
"Amid the high-stakes plot twists, the author keeps Riley and Jordan grounded in the dark reality of their lives, showing Riley’s despair and fear as well as her admirable tenacity."
"VERDICT This timely story, evocative of the Serial podcast and Netflix’s Making a Murderer, will also appeal to reluctant readers and fans of April Henry and Barry Lyga."
THE ROW releases on October 11, 2016. It's available for pre-order now. If you'd like to pre-order it, you can follow the links on Macmillan's page.
You'll have two possibilities to win a copy of THE ROW as part of YA DASH.
1- Fill out the Rafflecopter entry below.
2- Follow the rules listed below to enter the awesome YA DASH Prize Pack Giveaway.
YA DASH RULES:
Participants in the DASH need to visit all fourteen authors and tally the answers to the featured question. Simply put, you need to count how many authors chose A, B, C, D, E or F as their answer to the featured question. The most popular answer will ‘unlock’ the rafflecopter and enter participants into the prize pack draw. Please note, only those participants indicating the correct answer will be eligible for the prize draw. Participants can find the rafflecopter for the YA DASH prize pack draw at https://theyadash.wordpress.com/
Here is the YA DASH Featured Question:
What’s your favorite way to kill a character?
C. Buried Alive
My answer is -- E. Strangled
Here is the link to the next stop on the YA DASH: Lee Kelly!