Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: The Country of Ice Cream Star

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you July's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing The Country of Ice Cream Star
with author Sandra Newman

Sandra's publisher Ecco has generously made 10 print copies available for US residents 
(sorry international folks!)

Here's a little bit about the book:

In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a fearless young heroine embarks on a dangerous and surprising journey to save her world in this brilliantly inventive thriller

In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is a world of children; before reaching the age of twenty, they all die of a strange disease they call Posies--a plague that has killed for generations. There is no medicine, no treatment; only the mysterious rumor of a cure.

When her brother begins showing signs of the disease, Ice Cream Star sets off on a bold journey to find this cure. Led by a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who becomes her devoted protector and friend, Ice Cream Star plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and ultimately her life. Traveling hundreds of miles across treacherous, unfamiliar territory, she will experience love, heartbreak, cruelty, terror, and betrayal, fighting to protect the only world she has ever known.

A postapocalyptic literary epic as imaginative as The Passage and as linguistically ambitious as Cloud Atlas, The Country of Ice Cream Star is a breathtaking work from a writer of rare and unconventional talent.

This giveaway will run through June 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on June 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads.

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from July 27th through August 1st . Sandra has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. I can't see my comment, so if it shows up twice, forgive me- you'll be glad you did if the world ends and we end up in a post apocalyptic world... I've never joined TNBBC, so I'm sitting quietly and raising my hand in hopes of being chosen...

  2. Omg, I have been dying to read this since you first reviewed it, Lori. Love, love post-apocalyptic fiction, Above All Men is still with me. Would be thrilled to participate in the discussion next month if I won.

  3. Ahhh this book looks so good! I'd love to participate in a discussion about it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    spectralcountry [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Hi all,

    Thanks for commenting to win! Congrats to Julianne! She will be receiving a copy of TCoICS as a precursor to our discussion with its author in July. Julianna, please check your email, further details are required in order to get the copy out to you!

    Lori and Dorothy, thank you for your interest in our giveaway. We host these monthly, so do swing back around again at the beginning of the month for more opportunities to win, and remember to leave a way to contact you in your comment!!