Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen), Plus Giveaway!

MercyRule

Today we're excited to share the trailer for Mercy Rule!

Read on for more about author Tom Leveen, and his book, plus the trailer & giveaway!

 

 

Meet Tom Leveen!

Tom Leveen is the author of nine teen novels, including his most recent titles Hellworld and Shackled; Zero, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013; and Sick, a YALSA Quick Pick 2014. He is a former high school teacher, a rocking and frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and an advocate against teen bullying and suicide. Tom lives and writes full-time in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter 

 

 

 

Meet Mercy Rule!

Danny’s parents yanked him out of art school, his real school. Now he’s starting sophomore year at the public high school. The only good thing about this school is Cadence, a cute freshman who loves punk rock. But even meeting her can’t make up for all the crap he gets from the meat-head athleaders.

Brady just wants to get out. Go to college, play football, maybe reach the NFL. He definitely wants to stop waiting for his deadbeat mother to get it together. It all adds up to a lot of stress. So who can really blame him when he and the football team turn their aggressions on the new freak?

Coach turns a blind eye to his players’ infractions—because this year, they’re going to States. But maybe if Coach had paid more attention, he could have caught it before it all happened. Maybe it could have been avoided.

Maybe.

With quick cuts between a large cast of unforgettable characters, and razor-sharp plotting, Tom Leveen takes readers on a countdown to an inevitable, horrifying act. This gripping novel offers an intense, smart perspective on the tragic, toxic mindsets behind the celebrated American sport and the monsters it creates.

 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

~ Exclusive Trailer Reveal ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercy Rule

By: Tom Leveen

Publishing Date: February 20th, 2018 

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

 Three winners will receive a copy of Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen) US Only

 

*Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*

  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

Rate this blog entry:
What's New In YA ~ January 16th, 2018
Featured Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oel...

Related Posts

 

Comments 13

Dianna G. on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:15

The cover didn't stand out to me until I read the synopsis. When I realized it was supposed to be a scoreboard, it made sense. The book sounds like it's a very current topic that needs to be addressed, and I applaud the author for speaking out.

0
The cover didn't stand out to me until I read the synopsis. When I realized it was supposed to be a scoreboard, it made sense. The book sounds like it's a very current topic that needs to be addressed, and I applaud the author for speaking out.
Hannah Ens on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:02

Looks pretty interesting, I like the dark/light contrast of the cover and the subtle sports/scoreboard look.

0
Looks pretty interesting, I like the dark/light contrast of the cover and the subtle sports/scoreboard look.
Precious J Hernandez on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:09

Based on the synopsis, I can tell we’re in for an intense read. Definitely seems like a book worth reading with some important themes among it.

0
Based on the synopsis, I can tell we’re in for an intense read. Definitely seems like a book worth reading with some important themes among it.
Kara S on Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:01

The cover, synopsis, and everything else provided serve to develop a compelling sense of suspense and desire to read (for me at least). Thanks! --Kara S

0
The cover, synopsis, and everything else provided serve to develop a compelling sense of suspense and desire to read (for me at least). Thanks! --Kara S
Marisa Fort on Friday, 26 January 2018 18:03

The cover is really not all that exciting which is too bad since the synopsis is just the opposite!

0
The cover is really not all that exciting which is too bad since the synopsis is just the opposite!
wendy rinebold on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:47

I hope this is super dark. I love that in a YA read. It sounds like it really could be and that makes it more appealing.

0
I hope this is super dark. I love that in a YA read. It sounds like it really could be and that makes it more appealing.
Nicole Baker on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:32

I like the simplicity of the cover. The synopsis seems interesting and intriguing.

0
I like the simplicity of the cover. The synopsis seems interesting and intriguing.
Kelly G on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:50

The cover is interesting and the synopsis makes it sound like a really deep, dark story. I can't wait to read it.

0
The cover is interesting and the synopsis makes it sound like a really deep, dark story. I can't wait to read it.
Danielle Hammelef on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:35

The cover is okay, but the synopsis is exciting and scary and suspenseful.

0
The cover is okay, but the synopsis is exciting and scary and suspenseful.
Penny Olson on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:58

The cover looks really serious. The synopsis makes you want to find out what happens.

0
The cover looks really serious. The synopsis makes you want to find out what happens.
Dan Denman on Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:37

I like the title as if it is a scoreboard. This book sounds like it will have good characters and a compelling story.

0
I like the title as if it is a scoreboard. This book sounds like it will have good characters and a compelling story.
Erin on Friday, 16 February 2018 16:54

Thats exactly what i felt! I totallly picked up on the scoreboard too! Love the vibe that gives off!

0
Thats exactly what i felt! I totallly picked up on the scoreboard too! Love the vibe that gives off!
Erin on Friday, 16 February 2018 16:52

I think this sounds intriguing! I love the way they used a scoreboard for the title... definitely gives off the vibe that its goi g to take place in a highschool type setting. So you totally know you are getting a YA book... and knowing what your getting is suoer important when it comes to covers. I cant waot ro read it! Thanks for the chance!

0
I think this sounds intriguing! I love the way they used a scoreboard for the title... definitely gives off the vibe that its goi g to take place in a highschool type setting. So you totally know you are getting a YA book... and knowing what your getting is suoer important when it comes to covers. I cant waot ro read it! Thanks for the chance!

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

What the Night Sings
For fans of The Book Thief and The Boy in...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In the first book of this new series, Sage Stone...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Bright Burns the Night
Ten years ago, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Edge of Juniper
Malcolm Dearing is sweet, gorgeous, persistent...and off-limits. Fay is...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Marked Beauty
Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . ....
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Listen to Your Heart
Kasie West brings us another compelling read with “Listen...
 
5.0
 
5.0 (1)
Screenshot
Skye's social media game is always on point. Until...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
And She Was
Dara’s lived a sheltered life with her single mom,...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
The God Gene Chronicles: The Secret of the Gods
Legend and lore lay the foundation for this exciting new...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Big Water
Seventeen-year-old Christina McBurney has led a sheltered life. But when...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Two schools: One of magic and science, the other focused...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Kidult Handbook: From Blanket Forts to Capture the Flag, a Grownup's Guide to Playing Like a Kid
Adulting is hard! But “kidulting”— engaging in nostalgic childhood activities...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Science: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World
Did you know that the blue whale could blow up...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Meant To Be Broken
Rayne Davidson is perfectly happy fading into the background. Her...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (3)
Switching Gears
Still mourning the loss of Lucas Nelson, the boy she...
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Finding-Elora.jpg
High school’s a whole new ballgame. Elora used...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

What the Night Sings
 
5.0
"Gerta Rausch didn’t know she was Jewish until she and her father were taken from their home in the middle..."
The Last First Daughter
 
3.5
"Intriguing and action packed. The Story: The country has been in a silent age for a decade after terrorists..."
Zombie Queen of Newbury High
 
4.3
"This book was probably the best book I have ever read. I loved the end so much I wished there..."
Meant To Be Broken
 
5.0
"*I was given an e-galley.* Brandy Woods Snow is a wonderfully talented writer and plotter! This story has a..."
Meant To Be Broken
 
5.0
"Aw yes, transparency. I’m but one of her brutal critique partners and friends. Will this book capture you..."
Meant To Be Broken
 
5.0
"I COULD NOT STOP READING THIS BOOK! I fell in love with all the characters and secretly plotted the death..."
The Kidult Handbook: From Blanket Forts to Capture the Flag, a Grownup's Guide to Playing Like a Kid
 
5.0
"THE KIDULT HANDBOOK is the perfect book to pull out on a boring day. It is packed with fun activities..."
Science: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World
 
4.7
"Insightful, engaging, and downright fun! LEGO hits on all the learning styles in this brilliantly interactive science primer. ..."
Switching Gears
 
3.7
"Lucas Nelson loved Emmy Martin, but he waited until a week before he died of cancer to tell her that...."
Sky in the Deep
 
4.7
"What worked: This is a highly engaging historical tale of a teen warrior who is taken by a rival clan..."
We Are All That's Left
 
5.0
" Zara feels shut off from her Bosnian born mother. She knows that her mother survived some..."
The Fault In Our Stars
 
5.0
"Seriously, is it possible to read this book without crying? Asking for allllllll offffff myyyyyyy friiiiiiiiiends."
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3)
 
4.0
"In this story, Chris joins Sunny and Rue for a few friendly rounds of Rabbit Racers. (He’s never played before,..."
Frat Girl
 
4.0
"The writing style is what really stands out in this book-- SO easy to read, conversational, believable character interactions. It..."
Original Syn
 
5.0
"Got an ARC of this one and flew through it. So so good."
What I Leave Behind
 
5.0
"Will’s dad commits suicide. His childhood friend, Playa, is raped at a party. His mom works long over-night shifts as..."
When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel
 
4.5
"'When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel' by G. Neri, illustrated by David Litchfield, is an artistic..."
Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries
 
4.0
"'Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries' by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson is a fun read, chock..."
Watcher
 
4.3
"The story: Sawyer is an orphaned girl who lives in a world not unlike that of the Terminator movies,..."
Savage Beauty
 
5.0
"SAVAGE BEAUTY is a dark twist on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Aura and Luna are sisters, but they're the..."