For What It's Worth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy book birthday to THIS SIDE OF SALVATION & Giveaway!


Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else's-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David's still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there's one thing he does know for sure:  The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven...and they want David to do the same. David's torn. There's a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey--especially Bailey--in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined….

I love Jeri Smith-Ready. I LOVE this book. To celebrate it’s release into the big wide world today I’m having a giveaway!

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

International entries OK as long as The Book Depository ships to your country
Winner announced on Sunday.

*Jeri is having a fun Suprfan giveaway as well. Check it out!

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  1. Thanks for the chance to win!! I love Jeri, and I'm so curious about this one!!

  2. Woop, thank you for the chance, fingers crossed! :P

  3. I can't believe it...I mean, the required entry...that easy?!? You're very generous :).

    I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Because I'm curious about yet another incarnation of Jeri's. Because it sounds different and awesome. Because I read the first pages on Amazon and it is, indeed, different and awesome. Because it features a male character with a gay best friend - in the face of all the stereotypes. Because...*goes on and on*

  4. I am SO excited to read this! I'm not entering as I already preordered. Actually, I'm hoping it's sitting my mail box right now!

  5. This sounds like it would make me cry! I hope not... or at least not too much. :) Nice giveaway!

    1. It's a tough subject matter but it's handled in a somewhat lighter way. It made me think more than cry.

  6. What an awesome premise!
    We have some neighbors who got sucked into a religious cult. They "purged" their belongings, visited all their neighbors to say good-bye (we were being purged, too), and vanished. It really happens!

  7. Yay - I'm entering. I really want to read this!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. This sounds so unique and thought-provoking. Love that cloudy cover, too!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  9. Great premise! I have yet to read this author...this sounds like it might be a great place to start!

  10. What an interesting premise! I love JSR's books and can't wait to give TSoS a try!