Yay Scholastic! They’re giving 3 of my US readers a copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. You can read my rave review here.
To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 19th. Tweet this contest & leave a trackback below for an extra entry. Open to US residents only.
Check out the trailer:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capital is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capital wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rules. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Bestselling writer Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59EST on Tuesday April 27th. You can earn extra entries by blogging or tweeting this contest and leaving a trackback (as a separate comment) below.
I had a chance to take a look at Morpheus Road: The Light and it’s testosterone-laced and filled with thrilling horror of the action-y variety.
About the book:
#1 NYT bestselling author D.J. MacHale’s Morpheus Road trilogy brings readers down an ethereal pathway between the worlds of the living and dead.
Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In The Light, the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it’s clear whatever this is–it’s huge.
Marshall has no idea what’s happening to him, but he’s soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who’s been missing for over a week. Together with Coop’s sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.
D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people including ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK. His work has been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
The kind folks at Scholastic want to give 1 of my lucky readers a complete set of the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling!
To enter, please leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on Monday, April 26th. You can get additional entries by blogging or tweeting this giveaway and leaving a trackback below. This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if you have a friend in the States who can accept the prizes by mail.)
The good folks at Harper Collins have provided me with 2 copies of Bite Me by Christopher Moore for 2 winners (US residents only).
To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, April 14th. You can get a second entry by blogging or tweeting the event and leaving a trackback below.
If you’re unfamiliar with Christopher Moore’s vampire series, think edgy hipster with truly inventive prose that makes Diablo Cody look generic and tame. From the publisher:
BITE ME: A Love Story (On Sale March 23, 2010) wraps up the outrageous adventures begun in You Suck: A Love Story (2007) and Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (1995). In it, Jody and Tommy live the undead life in San Francisco with their sidekick, Goth girl Abby Normal, otherwise known as Allison Green, and her bio-chem Ph.D candidate boyfriend, Steve “Foo Dog” Wong. The thing is, Jody and Tommy are imprisoned in a bronze shell in the pose of Rodin’s The Kiss.
Meanwhile, Chet, a giant shaved vampire cat and his recently turned meowing minions are on the prowl. As Abby says, “There’s nefarious shit afoot, Foo. Bring portable sun and fry these nosferatu kitties before they nom everyone in the hood.”
BITE ME: A Love Story is an inventive, hysterically funny, sophisticated comic horror novel with flamboyantly original (and endearing) characters, pitch-perfect postmodern dialogue, break-neck pacing, and utterly entertaining vignettes. BITE ME readers have a lot to sink their teeth into.
Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But, one day, Nina disappeared. Two years later, everyone has given up home that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look. Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she’s got a chance—her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn’t planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.
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The good folks at Harlequin Teen have offered up copies of Rachel Vincent’s My Soul To Save for me to give away to 3 of my lucky readers!
To enter, just leave a comment below. Win an extra entry by blogging about the contest and leaving a trackback below. Open to US residents only. Entries close at 11:59EST on 2/8/10 and 3 winners will be selected using random.org.
My Soul to Save is the second book in the SoulScreamers series and it has a killer tagline: “When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.” In the first book she discovered why she screams bloody murder when someone’s about to die, but now, in book 2, she’s about to find that the rules are changing. Check out the trailer:
When teen pop star Eden croaks on stage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk…
You can learn more about Kaylee by downloading the free Soul Screamers prequel My Soul to Losehere.