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Across the Worlds Event: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

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Today for Across the Worlds Event we get to visit the dark and treacherous world of Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis! This is the first book in a new YA fantasy series and I seriously can’t wait to read it!  The amazing Mindy has put together a wonderful post full of all the do’s and dont’s of the world that you can check out below!

*Enter to win a signed copy of Given to the Sea at the end of this post!*

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 Do’s & Don’ts 

When visiting our island kingdom there are certain dangers that every traveler must be aware of, and definite places (and people) that you might want to avoid. Likewise, there are some can’t-miss events!

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– make sure to spend some time hanging out on the beaches of Stille. The newest Given has arrived, and since we only have a young girl to sacrifice to the waves once every generation, you’re not going to want to miss this! The Given dances willingly into the sea, her body overtaken by paroxysms she can’t control. The Given is kept safe until she gives birth to the next female of the line – then we let her dance into the sea, which we believe keeps tidal waves from occurring.

– come to a coronation! Typically Stillean royals live long, happy lives, but lately things have been in a bit of a turmoil. With the Pietra sure to attack again any day, we’re crowning more kings than we have in centuries.

– visit Madda, our Seer. She’s been telling us odd things about the lines in our palms lately, but she’s still good for a laugh.

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– pet the cats. The Tangata might be beautiful, but those big cats are wild! One swipe of those claws will leave your bowels on the ground, so steer clear of any felines you see!

– get too close to the trees on the Pietra shore. The serrated leaves of the Hadundun tree can open your skin faster than a well-honed blade, and you’ll bleed out before you know what happened, the roots of the tree happily drinking your blood.

– get in the water. The Lusca patrol the seas, especially on the Pietra shore, where the elderly and ill are sent out in boats without oars to feed the sea monsters. These creatures like meat, and have been known to come on land to get it if they can’t find what they want in the waves.

– insult the Indiri. There are only two of the tribe left – the twins Donil and Dara – and they will gladly open your throat over an insult (especially the girl.) They are easy to spot due to their bright eyes and heavily freckled skin. It’s best to stay away, even if Donil does have an easy smile.

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About Mindy:

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.

You can visit Mindy around the web here: Website | Pinterest | Twitter

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Want to read more from Mindy McGinnis?

Not a Drop to Drink In a Handful of DustGiven to the SeaThe Female of the SpeciesA Madness So Discreet

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This contest is provided by Mindy McGinnis!

One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Given to the Sea!!!
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GivenToTheSea

Available April 11, 2017 by Penguin Teen

About this Book:

Everyone has a place.

Khosa was born to be fed to the sea, to prevent the kind of wave that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille. She can’t be sacrificed until she produces an heir, but human touch repulses her…except for the touch of the Indiri.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race with magic that’s seductive—a force of nature—but dwindling since the Pietra slaughtered their people.

Witt leads the Pietra, the fierce warriors who are now marching on the Kingdom of Stille. The stone shores of Witt’s kingdom harbor a secret threat, and to ensure the survival of his people, he’s prepared to conquer every speck of Stille’s soil.

Vincent stands to inherit the throne of Stille, but has no wife to share it with. When the beautiful and mysterious Khosa arrives without an heir, Vincent knows that his father will stop at nothing to make sure she fulfills her duty. Torn between protecting his kingdom and protecting the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is soon at odds with his heart.

While royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the Indiri struggle to survive, the rising sea calls for its Given, and Khosa is destined to answer.

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18 Responses to “Across the Worlds Event: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

  1. DNo Gravatar
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    I’m not sure! It sounds both amazing, and very dangerous.
    Maybe, but I think I’d need to know more first, lol.

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  2. Penny OlsonNo Gravatar
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    I would love to visit such an ocean world, but would not be into being fed to the sea! Perhaps I’d visit as a fly on the wall.

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  3. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    No way! Though fascinating, it sounds way too dangerous.

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  4. LaraNo Gravatar
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    Nope. Too risky!

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  5. Melinda AbelNo Gravatar
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    I think I would be intrigued to be in this world.

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  6. Jenna DeTrapaniNo Gravatar
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    Probably not. I’m not really a fan of large bodies of water, to be honest. But reading about it? That’s fine with me!

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  7. Nancy HernandezNo Gravatar
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    I’m not sure, i would need some reviews from people who have visited.

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  8. AliseNo Gravatar
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    YES! Fantasy worlds!

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  9. ChristinaNo Gravatar
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    I’d definitely go for a visit! It sounds like quite the adventure, and anything with a beach is worth looking into

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  10. StephanieMNo Gravatar
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    Hm, maybe on a boat hehehe. The story seems very interesting tho, I’d love to read and immerse myself in this book!:)

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  11. MilenaNo Gravatar
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    I wouldn’t want to visit for fear of being sacrificed to the sea but I would love to read about it ;)

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  12. bethNo Gravatar
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    No, it sounds terrifying!

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  13. The Book Filled DayNo Gravatar
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    Visit-maybe, but definitely not stay.

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  14. Kate I.No Gravatar
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    Having had a near drowning incident as a tot, I’d visit this world only via the pages of the book. I’d be too afraid to become chum!

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  15. Kimberly VanderbloomNo Gravatar
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    I would want to hesitantly visit it

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  16. John SmithNo Gravatar
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    “Would you want to visit this world?” But I’m already in this world, what do you mean? Regarding *that* world–maybe, maybe not.

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  17. NatashaNo Gravatar
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    I would like to visit!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Kester (from LILbooKlovers)No Gravatar
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    Nope! Too dangerous and scary to go to!

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