A Big Shout Out for WHITE ASSASSIN - with a GIVEAWAY!

Time for another fabulous Bookanista Thursday! Today I get to talk about an amazing MG book - WHITE ASSASSIN. But first, A special CONGRATS goes out to Bookanistas Bethany Wiggins for her debut SHIFTING, and Bookanista Michelle Hodkin for THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER - both books launched today and I am thrilled for them.

And here are the other great Bookanista reviews:

Elana Johnson interviews Elle Strauss, author of Clockwise
Lisa and Laura Roecker discusses S R Johannes' e-book experiment
Shelli Johannes-Wells falls for Fracture
Shannon Messenger loves Lola & the Boy Next Door – with giveaway
Carolina Valdez Miller adores Ashfall – with giveaway
Beth Revis delights in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – with giveaway
Jessi Kirby marvels at The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Shana Silver steps up to Audition
Kimberley Griffiths Little
Corrine Jackson is crazy about Cracked
Stasia Ward Kehoe swoons for Swan and To Dance

On to my Bookanista Shout out for Hilary Wagner's WHITE ASSASSIN (plus a giveaway)

Release Date: October 2, 2011

Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles begins three years after Juniper and his rebel band liberated the Catacombs from Billycan's vicious control and established the democratic Nightshade City. A sense of peace has settled over Nightshade, but it is a false one. Billycan, the White Assassin, has been found deep in the southern swamps, where he now rules a horde of savage swamp rats eager to overrun Nightshade City. With the help of an ancient colony of bats and an uneasy alliance with the swamp snakes, Juniper and his council set out to thwart Billycan's plans. When a shocking secret is revealed everything changes. The fate of Nightshade City and the life of Juniper's only son depend on Juniper's decision: should he help his mortal enemy? The past resurfaces with devastating impact in this sequel toNightshade City, a dark tale of intrigue, deception, and betrayal.
Why I liked it: 

I was really excited to read Book 2 of this series. I thoroughly enjoyed Nightshade City, likening it to Watership Down and the Warriors series. WHITE ASSASSIN was NOT a disappointment. Ms Wagner did a great job taking us on another adventure and deepening our relationship with the characters. The story is richer, deeper, and darker than the first - and I LOVED it! The characters are so well rounded and complete, you will forget that they are rats. And yet, she uses the behavioral characteristics of the animals to bring her characters to life!

WELL DONE HILARY! This is one sequel you do NOT want to miss.
 But, don't take my word for it....read it yourself. OR maybe you will win a copy of the ARC here. That's right, I am giving away the ARC to one lucky commenter.

Entering is easy:

  1. Follow my blog in some way
  2. Leave a comment.
That's it! Contest ends Sat, 10/1.

Happy reading! What is your most anticipated read for the end of this year?


  1. Oh, this book sounds great :D Would love an ARC of it. <3 Thank you so much :)
    Hmm, well, I am looking forward to a whole lot of books this year, but mostly Clockwork Prince in December :)
    Love, Carina

  2. Christine, thanks so much for you super awesome post on The White Assassin! You are the best and I loved your post on Why Write! :)

    Three days until the release! :):):)

  3. Plus: bats! Yay!

    Hilary is AWESOME. I haven't gotten around to this one yet, but I loved Nightshade City, and I'm sure I'll love this one just as much.

    Consider yourself tweeted.

  4. This sounds great! Thanks :)
    GFC follower

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  5. As usual, you've posted a wonderful review. I haven't had a chance to embrace these books but I'm tsking myself for falling behind on this one. Goodreads list just updated!

    GFC follower cuz the blog is awesome!

  6. Ohhh, sounds great! Some of this year's most anticipated books I wanted to read have already come out or are coming out by the end of the month, but I'm also waiting for clockwork prince!

    gfc follower

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  7. This looks awesome! And oh my gosh, how was I not following your blog?! *smacks forehead* Remedied!

  8. I really liked this book, especially Billycan. And I don't really enjoy books with animals as main characters in general.

    Don't enter me in the contest as I'll be interviewing Hilary and giving away an ARC at Literary Rambles on Monday.


  9. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    I follow by e-mail and GFC: Deranged Pegasus


  10. Thank you for the giveaway! This looks like a good book, I'll have to get the first one today.

    gfc - jbronderblogs
    email - jbronderblogs at aol dot com

  11. Hi Christine:)

    I'm a GFC follower: Identity Seeker

    Thanks for the great giveaway:) This sounds like an entertaining read.

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts



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