Saturday, December 31, 2011

December- Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway.

December- Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway.

PRIZED Giveaway ends tonight at Midnight!!

December is coming to an end and so is the year of 2011.   So it is time for me to wrap-up the special month of December with a treat by highlighting Minnesota author Caragh O'Brien and her young adult novels.

Today is the last day to enter the contest to win a copy of Prized.  The contest ends at midnight tonight.  The contest is open to people living in the U.S. that are current Booksnob followers.  Good Luck and as always thanks for following Booksnob!

Click here to enter:  Prized Contest

Please check out my book reviews of Birthmarked and Prized below.  They are the beginning of a young adult dystopian trilogy and the third novel Promised is set to be released in the fall of 2012.  I heartily enjoyed living in the inventive, alternative world that O'Brien creates.  The lead character is Gaia, a strong, 16 year old midwife who faces many trials and tribulations in the unequal societies she lives in.  I highly recommend these two books and am excited to add them to my classroom bookshelf for my students to borrow.

Birthmarked Book Review
Prized Book Review

I was also lucky to be able to interview Caragh.  Caragh grew up in St. Paul and eventually became a high school English teacher.  She has since quit her teaching job to keep up with her writing schedule.  Caragh currently lives in Connecticut with her immediate family.  Check out the interview for more specific information on her books.

Caragh O'Brien Author Interview

As December comes to a close I would like to thank Caragh for being the December Minnesota Author in the Spotlight here on Booksnob.  She is a talented writer and I look forward to reading her next book, Promised and working with her in the near future.  Please visit Caragh's website at and support her by reading one of her books. 

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