Shiver Contest

I rarely enter contests, but I want in on this one!

Someone out there in internet-land bought on an ARC of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater on eBay for $71.00

$71.00!

Seeing as not all of us can afford to (illegally) purchase the ARC on eBay, Maggie is running an awesome contest.   You should all go and enter! 

Make sure to blog about this contest and then comment on this post and tell her I sent you!Because the $51 ARC has inspired me to do a contest thingy. Here’s the deal. It’s running from May 8-15th. The idea is to convince as many of your LJ or blogger or wordpress friends to post about Shiver (you don’t have to pay them, although it might help). Winner is whoever manages to get as many of their friends to post and comment back here by 8 p.m. EST on the 15th.

And the reward? Okay. Here it is. First of all, you have to get at least 5 friends to blog about it to be eligible. Winner gets:

- a signed ARC of SHIVER
– 4 signed copies of LAMENT
– and for each of the friends that you got to comment, a critique of the first 5 pages of any of their manuscripts

 

And if any single person manages to get over 50 friends to comment, I’ll make it 3 ARCs of SHIVER and 8 copies of LAMENT. 

What is Shiver about?

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Pre-order this one now…..because I think it’s going to be huge. I already have a group of girls in my class clamoring to read it!  And once they start reading it I can foresee copy after copy being passed around.  :)

 

So go!  And tell Maggie I sent you on this post.  

Megan McCafferty News!

Megan McCafferty’s “Jessica Darling” series (Sloppy Firsts: A Novel is the first book in the series) is one of my favorites. I was so sad when the final book came out last month, even though I loved, loved, loved the resolution to the series. I was mostly sad that I didn’t have anything else to look forward to from McCafferty. And then I read this announcement from HarperCollins:

Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books acquired World English rights to New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty’s new novel in a two-book deal from Heather Schroder at ICM. Bumped is a sharply funny and provocative dystopian novel set in a world where only teens are able to have babies, and are contracted by adults to carry them to term. Megan is best known for her Jessica Darling series, which started with Sloppy Firsts and most recently ended with Perfect Fifths.

YAY YAY YAY!!!!  I literally did a little happy-dance when I read the announcement.  Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that dystopian fiction is my favorite genre.  So dystopian fiction, written by one of my favorite authors?  Where do I sign up?! 

The only downside?  I apparently have to wait awhile to read it!  :)

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