Monday, September 10, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Seconds Away

 * sequel to Shelter *

Mickey and his friends barely survived the last week. This week after a conversation with Bet Lady, he questions his past. How could what he saw be possible?
During a phone conversation with his friend Rachel, she hears something and hangs up the phone in a hurry. The next day, Mickey opens the door to the police. They want him to come down to the station for some questions.
Right after Rachel hung up the phone, a bullet grazed her head and her mother died. Rachel doesn't remember anything, but people are acting strange around her.
Mickey can't leave it alone. He, Ema, and Spoon dig deeper into their friend's mystery. Could it be connected in some way with Mickey's past?

My Thoughts: I really like these books - they have lots of action. I liked watching Mickey play basketball. I love the banter between him and his friends.  I like the interaction between Mickey and his uncle. I love the layers in this series. Just when I think I have anything figured out, immediately something happens that tells me I have no idea what's really going on. This book ends with more questions ensuring more novels coming. I'll be waiting for those.

Cover Thoughts: Interesting and creepy
Source: Big Honcho Media

Contest: WIN A PRIZE PACKAGE!

1 winner will receive:
·  Mickey Bolitar book bag
·   Copy of Seconds Away
·  Copy of Shelter



  

Seconds Away- Watch the trailer! / Shelter - Watch the trailer!

About the author
Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of numerous adult novels, and the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award – the first author to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages with over 47 million copies in print worldwide – and have been #1 Bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.

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Contest Rules:
Leave a comment and add your email address before Friday 9/14 at 5 pm EST

42 comments:

susan259 said...

I would LOVE to win this prize!

smithsussanL at gmail dot com


I really enjoyed Shelter and I love Coben's books in general.

Skye Townsend said...

I never knew that Harlan Coben wrote a YA series, but now that I do I'll definitely be reading it!

Celia Bandelier said...

My patrons love Harlan Coben. Hope he keeps them coming!!!

Celia Bandelier said...

I love reading too although you wouldn't know it since I left a comment about my patrons loving Harlan Coben and forgot to say I'm a small public library's director and my email address is cband13@gmail.com or work email address is director@roanoke.lib.in.us.

naomibates said...

The trailer for Shelter was FAB!! Coban is one of those adult authors who successfully transitioned to YA with a pause.
Thanks for the review! Naomi Bates
nbates@nisdtx.org

bookiekat said...

Coben's books are great, and we could always use more good YA mysteries.

teenlibn at hotmail dot com

Kirsten Wood said...

I read the first one without putting it down. This prize package would be so cool to win!

Marisa said...

This book never stays on my shelves... also I'm always on the lookout for prizes for Teen programs :)

marisaf@salinecountylibrary.org

TeenLibrarian said...

Loved the first one and booktalk it to my library teens all the time. Would love to win to give away at a teen program! teenlibrarian AT smfpl dot org

Sue said...

This would be a great prize for my teens! porlibteen@gmail.com

Allyson B. said...

ooh, I would really like these books for my library. My work address is abogie@wccusd.net.
Thanks!!
The trailer was very cool.

Young Adult Advisory Council said...

I have enjoyed other Harlan Coben novels and when the Mickey Bolitar books came out I knew they would be great for the teens in our library!

youngadult@leavenworth.lib.ks.us

Sue Barnum said...

I enjoyed Reich's YA books, so I'm eager to give Coban's a chance. Thanks for the contest!

megalibrarygirl AT gmail DOT com

Teen Zone said...

I'd love to win

Jenn Beckstead
jbeckstead (at) natronacountylibrary(dot) org

occtpl said...

Our patrons that read the adult Coben books even loved his YA line. Great that he has a line to introduce young adults to his works too!

Skye Townsend said...

Forgot to leave my email address! Stownsend@slol.lib.la.us

jpetroroy said...

I really liked the first book in this series.
Jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Megan said...

There are some mystery fans in my student book club who would love this!
mearley1979 at gmail dot com

Megan said...

there are some mystery fans in my student book club who would love this!

mearley1979 at gmail dot com

Linda S said...

This would make a great prize for teen read week. I'd love to win! Llsmik@hotmail.com

Linda S said...

This would make a great prize for teen read week! I hope I win. Linda.smik@gmail.com

ELK said...

Read the first one and reserved a copy of the second one. Can't wait. famous99 at gmail.com

ELK said...

Read the first one! Can't wait for the second. famous99 @ gmail . com

rebel reader said...

This would be an awesome incentive. Also, your night stand must be HUGE!
rgross@mcpld.org

Patrice said...

Have read all of Coben's novels for adults. Would love to win these to share with my Teens at my Library

patrice.gottfried@gmail.com

PCHS Library said...

I have read many Coben books. I am a school librarian and would love to win so my students can enjoy Coben books as well.
Yvonne

PCHS Library said...

I am a school librarian and have enjoyed many of the Coben books. Having Coben YA books in the library would create a huge boost in circulation.

Ang Kopang said...

Great YA books! akopang@gmail.com

julia said...

I just finished reading Coben's first YA book...pretty good. Would love to win this for a TRW prize!

julia said...

Would love to win this for a TRW prize. Just finished his first YA novel and enjoyed it!

ace12b10-fc1f-11e1-8242-000bcdcb5194 said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I just saw the post on YALSA-BK and have bookmarked your blog.

Smiles...
Sharon

danielka said...

We have many readers who read Harlan Coben's books and would love to read this one. Thank you for this offer.

CStanczak said...

OMG! This would go like a landslide for a SRC prize!

MontgomeryCounty BookFestival said...

Would LOVE to win! tcat625@gmail.com

MontgomeryCounty BookFestival said...

would love to win for a prize! mocobookfest@gmail.com

Jessica H. said...

I'd love to win these for my library!

covingtonoutdoor said...

I would love to win this prize for my library. I can not talk up Shelter enough to my kids. I have an ongoing mystery passive program and this would be a great prize.
Amanda
dcpl1993@gmail.com

Donnaquilt said...

I didn't realize Harlan Coben wrote YA! How cool!

Mrs. G said...

I loved Shelter and can't wait to find out what happens next. mrsgteach@yahoo.com I can't wait to show the trailer to my class of 9th graders.

Laura Rodriguez-Irwin said...

I would love to win this prize!!!! laurarirwin0375@gmail.com

Laura Rodriguez-Irwin said...

I would love to win this

Youth Librarian said...

He has always been a favorite and the teens seem to enjoy him as well. Thank you for sharing! I love to do giveaways for the kids at my programs! Annie Curtis
gplyas@gmail.com