Y’all, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a giveaway ’round these parts. So I’m super excited that we have not one but two books to give away, and even better, they’re both by award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith.
Harvest House takes place in the same world as Hearts Unbroken, which followed Louise Wolfe, a Native teen navigating the treacherous waters of high school and first love. (Now you can see why we obviously had to offer two books!)
Here’s the dish on Harvest House:
Deftly leading readers to the literary crossroads of contemporary realism and haunting mystery, Cynthia Leitich Smith revisits the world of her American Indian Youth Literature Award winner Hearts Unbroken. Halloween is near, and Hughie Wolfe is volunteering at a new rural attraction: Harvest House. He’s excited to take part in the fun, spooky show—until he learns that an actor playing the vengeful spirit of an “Indian maiden,” a ghost inspired by local legend, will headline. Folklore aside, unusual things have been happening at night at the crossroads near Harvest House. A creepy man is stalking teenage girls and young women, particularly Indigenous women; dogs are fretful and on edge; and wild animals are behaving strangely. While Hughie weighs how and when to speak up about the bigoted legend, he and his friends begin to investigate the crossroads and whether it might be haunted after all. As Moon rises on All Hallow’s Eve, will they be able to protect themselves and their community? Gripping and evocative, Harvest House showcases a versatile storyteller at her spooky, unsettling best.
Um, yes please?!! I can already tell that Hughie’s gonna get a BFF charm from us. Also, is it weird that now I want to get all of my Halloween decorations back out?
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and let us know how you feel about haunted houses in general.
Please note this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
And thanks to Candlewick Press for sponsoring this giveaway!
11 thoughts on “Giveaway: Harvest House by Cynthia Leitich Smith”
I believe that there are haunted houses, though I like to believe that whatever is haunting them isn’t evil. That said, I wouldn’t want to be in a haunted house by myself. Lol.
Haunted houses are 100% a no for me but Hughie is 100% a yes! This premise has all my attention!
Never been in a haunted house, but I love to read about them. (And I’ve seen two ghosts, one human, one . . . not.”
I will not enter a haunted house but love reading about them.
I like haunted houses in theory!! But in actuality, no thank you 🤣
I love reading about haunted houses and hate going in them!
A haunted house is definitely a hard pass – I’m more of a cozy Halloween girlie. But everything by Cynthia Leitich Smith is a definite yes!
I feel that all houses are haunted. The echoes of kindnesses and cruelties reverberate. I’ve never attended a formal haunted house, but I imagine the experience to run the potential gamut from cheesetastic to genuinely chilling. I’m also fond of the MCR song, “Baby, You’re a Haunted House.”
I mean depends on who’s doing the haunting!! I’d love to help a nice ghost fulfill their final wish and move on :’)
I love the idea of haunted houses, and I have been in a house with activity before! Thank you for the giveaway chance!
Not entering the contest, but damn, I’d love me a good haunted house. Spent a lot of my college time poking around ruined buildings. Read entirely too much Lovecraft.