Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Now Available in Paperback! #Giveaway

Last February, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Andrew Smith's Grasshopper Jungle. Here's a excerpt from my review:
"Grasshopper Jungle ... is pretty gross, but definitely unique. How it began was most certainly strange, and the taking over of the bugs was a little more graphic than what I've seen in YA before. (Not a bad thing.) It made me think of a really campy B movie, which is a compliment. I was never tense or scared, but it was a fun ickfest.

Grasshopper Jungle is gross, weird, unique, and something that I think both teens and adults will love. I enjoyed the book thoroughly, and I will be reading Andrew Winger's past works.

In celebration of Grasshopper Jungle's paperback release yesterday (and in anticipation of their really fun upcoming campaign), our friends at Penguin has provided me with a copy to give away. You can read more about the book below, and be sure to come back next month for more giveaways and a review of Smith's newest novel, The Alex Crow!

About the Book

Title: Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
Publisher: Speak (Penguin)
Paperback Release Date: February 17, 2015

“Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling.” –Rolling Stone

Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in 'Slaughterhouse Five,' in the best sense.” –New York Times Book Review

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.

This is the truth. This is history.
It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.
You know what I mean.

Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.

Buy Links
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM | Book Depository | Indiebound

About the Author

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed Winger (Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness—an Amazon “Best of the Year,” and an ALA Top 10 for 2014) and The Marbury Lens (A YALSA BFYA, and Starred reviews and Best of the Year in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist).

He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism, and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles. Grasshopper Jungle, a starred novel by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness, is his seventh novel.

He lives in Southern California.

Find Andrew Online
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Enter to win a finished, newly released paperback copy of Grasshopper Jungle!
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  1. Creep is The Ruins. I find creepy unique. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. I'll have to look that one up! Good luck, my friend!

  2. I guess it depends on what you mean by weird. For weird-creepy, I'd have to go with The Troop by Nick Cutter (instead of grasshoppers, think worm-like parasites. ew!).

  3. Hey I'm not sure if the giveaway is international, please remove me if it's not, I'm sorry for the inconvenience. My favourite weird book is Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz. It was amazing and surreal and I loved it.


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