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Did you resolve to read more in 2015? Well, The A.V. Club and Penguin Books want to help you out. We’re giving away a copy of Sally Green’s YA fantasy novel, Half Bad, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2014. And, in addition to the book, one lucky winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card, which you could use to update your book collection. But, hey, it’s your resolution. For your chance to win, send an email to avcontests@theonion.com with subject line “Half Bad” and be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. The winner, chosen at random from eligible entries, will be selected on Friday, January 16 and notified via email. Estimated retail value of Half Bad on paperback is $9.99. An official synopsis and trailer for the novel can be found below.

“In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?”

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