No surprise there, it's Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games, a book I wrested from Michael Bourret in hand to hand combat last year at an AAR meeting.
Galleys for Catching Fire were handed out on a very limited basis. Several pals rose at ungodly hours to get in line early. My strategy was slightly different: steal one.
Sadly, Jenn Laughran did not fall for my ploy (Hey! Look over there, it's Daniel Pinkwater!)
I tried plying Holly Root with vast quantities of mai-tais so I could steal hers, but sadly, I succumbed to the ravages of strong drink before she did (I may have been outsmarted there!)
I guess I may be reduced to begging. Tiffany! Ohhhh Tiffany!!!