Snacks and food are some of my favorite things so I am THRILLED when books include them. For some reason I can only think of very few books that have any emphasis on food (The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Heartless and The Wrath and the Dawn). I am pleased to share with you a fun snack box Katie Nelson sent me and some other fun facts about the book!
The Duke of Bannerman Prep is a contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby! So, Gatsby fans, your book has arrived! And even for those of you who haven’t read Gatsby, you’ll enjoy it as well!
Katie sent me the most amazing package in the mail! She included a few of the snacks talked about in the book with their page numbers! How fun!
Interview about Snacks with Katie!
I got to ask Katie a little bit about her snack box and why she included snacks in her book!
As for my favorite snacks, I have tons! When I’m writing, I like mint M&M’s when I want something sweet, and salted almonds when I want something salty. I love to bake and so I’m always trying new cookie or brownie recipes. And my beverages of choice is Diet Pepsi, from the fountain, with ice and a straw!
The Duke of Bannerman Prep
by Katie Nelson
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Published: May 9th 2017
Words are weapons. Facts can be manipulated. And nothing is absolute—especially right and wrong.
Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for one reason: to win. The elite school recruited him after he argued his public school’s debate team to victory last year, and now Bannerman wants that championship trophy. Debate is Tanner’s life—his ticket out of scrimping and saving and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and a new, better future. When he’s paired with the prep school playboy everyone calls the Duke, Tanner’s straightforward plans seem as if they’re going off the rails. The Duke is Bannerman royalty, beloved for his laissez-faire attitude, crazy parties, and the strings he so easily pulls. And a total no-show when it comes to putting in the work to win.
As Tanner gets sucked into the Duke’s flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of the edge become addictive. A small favor here and there seems like nothing in exchange for getting everything he ever dreamed of.
But the Duke’s castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple.
A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, Katie A. Nelson’s taut debut is perfect for anyone who’s struggled to survive the cut-throat world of competitive high school.
Email proof of purchase and your address to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8th to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark.
Katie Nelson has always loved words and stories. Formerly a high school English and Debate teacher, she now lives in Northern California with her husband, four children, and hyperactive dog.
(1) Signed finished copy of The Duke of Bannerman Prep and Gatsby related swag. U.S. Only. Ends May 8th 11:59pm.
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