Breathless Reads: THE INNOCENTS Contest!
Hi! Today we’re celebrating the release of THE INNOCENTS by Lili Peloquin! It’s the second of this fall’s Breathless Reads, and Penguin has generously offered a giveaway! But first – what’s this book about?
Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they got to Serenity Point.
THE INNOCENTS is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.
You all know I adore books about sisters, and I also happen to enjoy stories about messed-up rich people (ala REVENGE or, more aptly in this case, GOSSIP GIRL). Mix in the ghostly presence of Alice and Charlie’s stepsister Camilla and a boy who makes Chuck Bass look stable, and THE INNOCENTS is an awfully fun, twisty read!
Now for the interview with Lili:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
I’ve got two main characters, so you have to give me some leeway here.
Alice is a smart, thoughtful, protective sister.
Charlie is an impulsive, headstrong, loyal sister.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
A haunting, smoldering, seductive mystery.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
An impatient, bookish, bad-tempered human being. (I’m no fun at all, basically.)
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
I like to talk and I only speak English so: England, Canada and Australia. (Plus Canada and Australian seem to produce a disproportionate number of great-looking male actors.)
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Two literature classes and a cooking class.
6. If you could have 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Professional tennis player. Starlet. That’s it. I can only come up with two.
7. What are 3 of your favorite flowers?
Lilies, Lilies, Lilies. For obvious reasons. (JS: ha!)
8. What are 3 of your favorite foods?
String cheese, shrimp cocktail, Pop-Tarts. (JS: S’mores Pop-Tarts are the best. Breakfast of champions!)
9. What are 3 of your favorite books?
THE MAGUS by John Fowles. LULU INCOGNITO by Raymond Kennedy. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens.
Thanks, Lili! And now for our giveaway, which is a finished copy of THE INNOCENTS from Penguin and a BORN WICKED swag pack from me. Open US only until Saturday at midnight.
Fun interview! The 3 adjectives + a noun answer has me even more excited about this Breathless Reads title. Ah! I can't wait to read this. Side notes… Dying to go to Canada one day! Also, I haven't eaten a poptart in a few years. I really do feel terrible about that.
I love books about sisters too (and I trust your taste, Jessica!;) It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!:)
I am excited to read it cause it sounds very interesting. I want to see all about the ghost and see just what goes on.
This sounds like an interesting book, I'll definitely add this to my must-read list. Thank you for the interview and for sharing….very interested in a Born Wicked Swag pack!!! 🙂
Don't forget New Zealand, Lili. Hottest. Accents. Ever 🙂
Great giveaway, thanks! I've heard so much great hype about this book!
I'm excited for the innocents because it sounds intriguing. And who doesn't love those wardrobes?
I absolutely love mysteries!!! so i am really excited to read this one!!
I've been wanting to read The Innocents for a while. And, yes, I've always loved Chuck Bass. He's too wicked not to love.
Breathless romance, count me in !!!
I love books that have sisters in them.
THE INNOCENTS – not so innocent I'd say. Yes please!!!
I love mysteries and books about sisters! The Innocents has been on my TBR list for a while and it sounds amazing!
I’ve heard such great hpe about this book on Tumblr and I can’t wait to pick it up the next time I am at the bookstore.
I’m excited for the innocents because it sounds intriguing. ((:
Gothic Mystery! Love it.
CHUCK BASS!!! I pretty much adore him and all his meanness! lol 🙂
Sounds like a great book! I love all of your posts about books because they get me so psyched to read them!
I love Chuck Bass so much, it's almost unhealthy 😀 Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
I love the idea behind this book. YAY! thanks!
The Innocents sounds like my type of book. I love dramas mixed with romance. Plus, I'm game for anything with sibling rivalry, especially among sister. As only growing up with brothers, three to be exact, I find reading about sister relationships intriguing and fun. =D
Great interview! I'm still not exactly sure what it's about, but with two sisters it's bound to be full of drama and awesomeness. Thanks for the giveaway Jessica 🙂
I love Chuck and Blair! They are the highlight of the show… I don't really care much about the other characters.
This book looks so good, I've been waiting for it to come out for a while now……..