Thursday, October 20, 2011

The White Assassin Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles
October 2nd, 2011
We are absolutely honored to help spread the love for Hilary Wagner's latest book, THE WHITE ASSASSIN, book 2 in the Nightshade Chronicles, on the blog today. If you're anything like me, you struggle with gift ideas for those tricky tweens--especially tricky, male tweens. Struggle no more, my friends, struggle no more. This book along with NIGHTSHADE CITY (which is now out in paperback, although it's definitely the kind of classic book you want in hardcover on your shelves) make a fabulous gift that is sure to keep kids entertained for hours.

Book II in the Nightshade Chronicles begins three years after Juniper and his rebel band of rats liberate the Catacombs and defeat their oppressors.
A sense of peace has settled over Nightshade City, but it is a false one. Billycan, the white assassin, has been found. Deep in the southern swamps, he now rules a primitive horde of savage swamp rats eager to overrun Nightshade City and claim it for their king. With the help of an ancient colony of bats and an uneasy alliance with the swamp snakes, Juniper and his Council set out to thwart Billycan’s plans. When an old secret is revealed—one so shocking it shakes both Billycan and Juniper to the core—the fate of Nightshade City and the life of Juniper’s only son depend on Juniper’s decision: should he help his mortal enemy? The past resurfaces with devastating impact in this exciting sequel to Nightshade City, a dark tale of intrigue, deception, and betrayal.
Nightshade City, Book I of the Nightshade Chronicles is a CBC Best Book of 2011 and a Crystal Kite finalist.
About the Author:

Hilary Wagner was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in fine art. Her paintings have appeared in galleries and exhibitions in New York City and in the Chicago area, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her first book, Nightshade City, launched the Nightshade Chronicles and received wide critical acclaim. Nightshade City is a CBC Best Book of 2011 and a Crystal Kite Finalist. Hilary also writes for National Geographic School Publishing and has just finished Goblin Shark Rising, a new adventure novel, set for publication in fall of 2012. You can find Hilary on Twitter and Facebook, and keep up with all her latest news by following her blog.

If you're still not convinced, check out this incredible review from Kirkus. Oh...and Hilary's already racking up five star reviews. And we're not at all surprised. These books are unique, entertaining, well-written and loads of fun. Happy reading!

PS: One lucky commenter will win a copy of THE WHITE ASSASSIN. Good luck!

Check out what the Bookanistas are up to this week:

Christine Fonseca  celebrates How to Save a Life
Shana Silver shivers for Shatter Me
Stasia Ward Kehoe applauds Virtuosity
Veronica Rossi  is ensnared by Girl of Fire and Thorns
Shelli Johannes-Wells delves into Ditched


Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved The White Assassin and how Hilary developed Billycan. Don't include me in the contest because she gave me an ARC that I just gave away at Literary Rambles.

BTW, you need to re-add your links at the end of your post.

Matthew MacNish said...

I haven't read it yet, but I loved Nightshade City, and I love Hilary! Great book to feature, thanks, ladies.

Paul Greci said...

Don't include me in the contest...I read and loved both Nightshade City and The White Assassin!! :-)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Both books made a huge impact on my writing and reading! I love them! Go Billycan! :P

Corey Schwartz said...

I can't wait to read it!

Hilary Wagner said...

You guys are dolls! Thanks so much for posting about TWA! You are the best! I can't wait to see who wins!!

xoxo -- Hilary

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations to Hilary! I haven't read these yet, but I've heard so many wonderful things.

I need to mend my ways. :)

Carrie said...

The kids I babysit for want a rat so I recommended these books to them.

Kelly Polark said...

I love Hilary and the cool underground world or rats that she created!

Alicia0605 said...

Sounds like a great story!


Jared Larson said...

Thanks ladies!

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