Well, that's just the kind of world in which Gabrielle Zevin's new book, All These Things I've Done, is set.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidentally poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.Intrigued? I hope so!
I've got a copy of All These Things I've Done to giveaway to one lucky blog reader.
For this giveaway, I'm going to be giving Rafflecopter a try. In case you don't know what Rafflecopter is, it's a cool new website for hosting giveaways. Seeing as this is my first time using it, I don't know too much about it, but it does seem to be pretty handy. Hopefully all goes well! (If not, bear with me.) Good luck, everyone!