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Giveaway: Girl Parts & The Candidates

This giveaway is over.

As many of you know, I picked up a whole bunch of ARCs at BookExpo America. Some I'm giving away. And some, the authors were kind enough to sign for giveaway.

Inara Scott and John Cusick are two of those awesome authors! Both of their books sound faaaaantastic; I can't wait to dive into them myself.

I have two signed ARCs of their books, both of which come out in August, up for giveaway. And one lucky winner will win both!

What happens when a robot designed to be a boy’s ideal “companion” develops a will of her own?

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world.

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome. And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

Are you ready? All you have to do to win is to comment, telling me which book you think you'll enjoy more and leaving your email. Simple, right?

Quick Glance:
[1] signed ARC of Girl Parts by John Cusick up for grabs
[1] signed ARC of The Candidates by Inara Scott up for grabs
[1] winner in the U.S.
ends July 10

How To Win:
[mandatory] comment on this post with your email
[mandatory] comment on this post with what book you think you'll like better
[+2] follow WORD
[+2] follow John on Twitter (@johnmcusick)

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