Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Cleaning Giveaway: Day 2

Tip of the Day: don't forget to comment every day this week for a chance to win books, books, and more books!

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When most eight-year olds were watching My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake, my brother was on a mission to make me "less girly" and "more tough." His training regime consisted of making me watch as many Bruce Lee, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme movies as humanly possible. Followed by reenacting fight scenes from the movies and jumping off buildings.

So it's no wonder I've grown up to appreciate kick-butt females in movies and books.

I love them even more when the female heroes are the underdog. Excatly like my eight-year old self was when my brother told me I couldn't jump off the roof of our house because I was "too chicken" or "not brave enough." I loved proving him wrong!

So when I heard about The Squad books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes that feature cheerleaders that are actually undercover government operatives, I knew I'd love them. I wasn't disappointed and I know you won't be either! Even if you don't love kick-butt female underdogs quite as much as me, there's still something in these books for everyone.

For your chance to win The Squad: Killer Spirit--along with Project 17--all you have to do is leave a comment.

Everyday you leave a comment this week, you'll get an extra entry. If you are a blog follower (and let us know) you'll get another bonus entry. And if that wasn't enough (I'm totally feeling like an infomercial announcer at this point--but the ways of winning just keep coming) for an additional bonus entry if you want to follow my brand new Twitter account @writeremily. It's really new (as in I just literally started it seconds ago, so I really need friends!).

Super easy way to win FIVE BOOKS!

--Emily, Miss Querylicious


Brooke Reviews said...

I've wanted to read these books ever since I went to a Q&A/Signing where JLB was there! As a former cheerleader, they sound way fun. :)

Andrea said...

These sound like great books for my daughter, who really doesn't like the typical teen girl books. Have to look for The Squad series.

Christa said...

I can't lie. I'm interested in this book because it will be kind of nice to see the cheerleader not constantly portrayed as the "mean girl"... I wasn't a cheerleader, but the cheerleaders at my HS were very friendly so it makes me a little sad sometimes when I never see non-mean cheerleaders in popular fiction.

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DeenaML said...

Christa -- YES! I loved these books bc they had non-stereotypical teenagers. I don't think I can read another YA book where the villain is a "mean cheerleader." :-p

Alissa said...

I love strong female characters as well. I think girls with older brother have a leg up over the rest of the females in this area. My 4 year old niece has already decided she hates pink and is obsessed with the movie Cars. I can't help but feel her big brother played a part in this.

jpetroroy said...

What fun books. I'd love to win!
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Shanise said...

Sounds like an interesting series. Love to win.

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Christina Farley said...

Such a great contest! I was a cheerleader in high school and college, so I always get slightly annoyed when books bash cheerleaders or make them seem clueless or perfect. I played soccer and ran cross country too, but it was cheerleading that kicked my butt every year.

Serenissima said...

Kick-butt girls rock! I watched those Bruce Lee movies with my brother too. And we took Tae-Kwon-Do together, both earning our black belts.

Lena said...

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Sounds like a good read.
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