15 January 2013

Today's Read & Giveaway: What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard

What would you do if you couldn't go outside when it was light out? No, you're not a vampire, you're an ordinary teenager who was born with a rare genetic disorder that makes you essentially allergic to the sun. Now let's say you and your friends were out one night and saw something you shouldn't have . . . and the bad guy knows you were a witness.

Allie Kim isn't exactly sure what she saw, but she knows it wasn't good, and she's starting to get paranoid. Here she is talking to her best friend, who was one of the witnesses.

"I want to talk to your dad [a policeman]. We could call in a sketch artist. Someone could draw her, from what I saw."

"But my dad was actually in [the apartment], Allie. He didn't see anything."

I stared at her, pleading with my eyes, my belly filled with rage, my heart breaking. "You don't believe me. You really don't."

She shook her head. At the time, I was certain she truly doubted me. But she didn't doubt me at all.
What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Soho Press / Soho Teen, 2013, p. 72; uncorrected proof)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: Iron Harbor, Minnesota, and surrounding area
  • Circumstances: three teens with xeroderma pigmentosum witness something strange through the windows of a penthouse
  • Characters: Allie, Rob, and Juliet; their parents and siblings; doctors & nurses at the clinic; the bad man with the blond streak in his hair
  • Genre: mystery, thriller, adventure  
  • Interesting extra: the teens are learning parkour, an extreme sport made more extreme by their nighttime participation
  • Miscellaneous: the initial publication of a new imprint from Soho Press; Jacquelyn Mitchard also wrote The Deep End of the Ocean (a book I loved)
For more on the imprint and the first season of Soho Teen books, watch the following short video.


The Giveaway

Thanks to Soho Teen, I am pleased to be able to offer one of my readers a copy of Jacquelyn Mitchard's new novel, What We Saw at Night. Here's how to enter for a chance to win: Just fill out the following form, and I will pick a winner, using a random number generator, on January 25. Because the publishing company will be mailing out the book, the giveaway is limited to readers with a U.S./Canada mailing address. I'll delete the data in this form once a winner has been selected and confirmed. Good luck.



Buy What We Saw at Night at an indie or at a bookstore near you. (Link leads to an affiliate program.)
Published by Soho Press / Soho Teen, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781616951412

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17 comments:

Kara 1/15/13, 1:01 AM  

Quite intriguing! You've certainly sparked my interest. :)

Here's my teaser: http://flowersofquiethappiness.blogspot.com/2013/01/teaser-tuesdays-cinder.html

Tash M 1/15/13, 1:07 AM  

Ohh you perk my interest
Here’s mine
http://confessionsfromromaholics.com/teaser-tuesday-1-brides-choice-by-karly-lane/

Vonnie Rivera 1/15/13, 1:15 AM  

This one sounds good and there's a giveaway!!!!

My TT

C.M.Brown 1/15/13, 4:44 AM  

An interesting teaser, thanks for sharing.

CarolynBrown-Books

Sandy Nawrot 1/15/13, 6:47 AM  

She writes a good book, but I've been hot and cold with her. I'm interested though! Going to see how the reviews come in on this one.

rhapsodyinbooks 1/15/13, 7:00 AM  

This sounds like the first book by her I actually want to read. But what is the best is your opening: "What would you do if you couldn't go outside when it was light out? No, you're not a vampire...." LOLOL

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 1/15/13, 7:51 AM  

I love this author, although I've enjoyed some of her books more than others. This one sounds great!

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Zibilee 1/15/13, 11:20 AM  

I have never read anything by this author, and this one sounds intriguing to me. Lots of mystery in that little snippet today. I need to see if I can get my hands on this one!!

Sandy Nachlinger 1/15/13, 12:18 PM  

I love books where I learn about something new--in this case, parkour and xeroderma pigmentosum--while enjoying the story. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
My Teaser is from THE STORYTELLER.

Heather 1/15/13, 12:58 PM  

Sounds like another great read from Jacquelyn Mitchard. My teaser: The First Prophet by Kay Hooper

Nise' 1/15/13, 2:21 PM  

This book sounds very good!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 1/15/13, 5:21 PM  

A few times I have seen that this is a "teen" book and each time I forget, and then I'm surprise all over when I see it again. This caught my eye.

Beth Hoffman 1/15/13, 6:24 PM  

The cover really draws me in!

Anita 1/15/13, 8:48 PM  

Sounds very interesting. I can't add another thing to my reading list for now. I'm drowning...someone should write a book about book addiction!!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes 1/16/13, 1:55 AM  

What a great premise! Sort of has a "rear window" vibe. Thanks for sharing!

Julie P. 1/17/13, 6:59 PM  

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather 1/17/13, 11:29 PM  

This sounds excellent. Thanks you have me intrigued.

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