It’s here! It’s finally here!!!
Typically, the first galley giveaway happens in late December or early January, so you guys have been tremendously patient for this first chance to read Of Enemies and Endings. Thank you! It doesn’t seem fair that you would have to wait so long just for one shot to win one book, so over the past few months, I have been collecting other titles for an EPIC blog giveaway.
What does that mean?
It means I’m giving away not one, but NINE (9) prizes—as in a total of 23 BOOKS!!! (That’s my favorite number!!!!!)
Can you tell I’m excited about this?
Very quickly, here are the rules:
1) I’m only giving away ONE copy of the Of Enemies and Endings galley this month. Don’t worry though. I’ve set aside enough of them to do one ARC giveaway EVERY MONTH until the book’s release. (I am also VERY excited about this.)
2) Because there are so many prizes, I’m going to tweak the usual rules: you can win up to two prizes. In other other words, you could win the Of Enemies and Endings galley AND the Awardwinners prize pack, or you might win the Of Enemies and Endings galley AND the signed set of The Lunar Chronicles. But you wouldn’t be able to win Of Enemies and Endings, the Awardwinners prize pack, AND the signed set of The Lunar Chronicles, because that would be three prizes for one person and thus unfair,
3) You don’t have to use a real name when you enter, but you DO have to use a real email address (which no one will see but me). Otherwise, I won’t be able to contact you if you win.
4) I’m afraid that just leaving a comment on this page doesn’t automatically enter you in the contest, so please make sure you enter your information into the rafflecopter widget for each prize you would like to win!
For detailed instructions, check out this video, and if all else fails, please ask your parents or a tech-savvy sibling for help!
5) International entries are encouraged, as long as you know it’ll probably take slightly longer for your prize to reach you.
6) I usually ask you guys a question about books or fairy tales to answer in the comments (if you want), but this time, I’m going to do something a little different. I wanna know if there’s a question that you really want to ask me. I can’t promise I’ll answer every single one in the comments, BUT I’m working on a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. Plus, for some questions (like ones about writing), I may even dedicate a whole blog post to answering it!
(Disclaimer: If you’re wondering what is going on with Chase and Rory in OE&E, I’ll answer that right now with what I usually say about those two: their relationship changes A LOT over the course of the series. Revealing any more than that would involve huge spoilers. :-P)
[Edited to Add:] Also, you don’t HAVE to ask a question. You can just leave a comment if you want!
7) Contest ends on Friday, February 27 at 9PM PST/12AM EST! Winners will be posted on this blog and also emailed the following day.
Without further ado, here are the prizes! Hopefully, there’s something for everyone!!
(Disclaimer: Some are signed, and some are not. Check out the descriptions on the rafflecopter widgets to see which is which.)
The first Of Enemies and Endings galley
In case you would like to read the description of this book, check out this page. If you want to more spoiler-y version of that description, you can also visit this blog post, but WARNING: read at your own risk!
The Awardwinners Prize Pack
Two of my Faves of 2014 won the Newbery and a Newbery Medal this year, which made me VERY excited. Excited enough to give them away on this blog, in fact. I’m also throwing in an older title, A MONSTER CALLS, which was a Fave of 2012 and won some awards in the U.K. Please note: I think they’re having to reprint THE CROSSOVER, so I’ll either have to email you an e-copy or I’ll have to send you your prizes in separate packages. 🙂
The Delirium Trilogy Prize Pack
This is one of my favorite dystopians ever. It takes place in a society that has outlawed love, BUT it’s really about emotion and choice.
The Heather Vogel Frederick Prize Pack
I think the covers and titles give you a pretty good idea of what these books are about. I just wanted to add that I was on a panel with Heather Vogel Frederick in November, and one of my favorite moments was when several of Ms. Frederick’s fans came up to her with huge stacks of her books, wearing fan t-shirts and carrying thank you cards they had made themselves. They almost made Ms. Frederick cry!
The I-Went-Back-To-North-Carolina-and-Picked-Up-Some-Southern-Gothic-Novels Prize Pack
Gothic novels are fun! They typically involve creepy houses, secrets, and sometimes ghosts…or witches. This is a mix of young adult and middle grade titles.
Disclaimer: technically, The Scorpio Races isn’t a Southern Gothic novel, but I bought it at the same store as the others–it seemed right to throw it in too!
The I-Attended-This-Signing-Just-Last Week Prize Pack
These are mysteries! Gayle Forman was another Fave of 2014, and I loved her new book too. I haven’t gotten a chance to read Blake Nelson’s latest, but it’s in my TBR bookcase. Also, this is probably for older readers (in other words, rated PG-13–cursing and stuff).
The Lunar Chronicles Prize Pack
Another Fave of 2014, and one originally recommended by you guys! One reason I was so excited to meet Marissa Meyer last fall was that I planned to get a full set of her books and ask them to sign them for this giveaway!
The Recommended by Sherman Alexie Prize Pack
On Small Business Saturday, Sherman Alexie was recommending books at University Bookstore, and I asked him for some middle grade book titles. That initially stumped him (he typically writes YA and adult), but he thought long and hard on it. These are the two he came up with!
The So-You-Like-Middle-Grade-Fantasy?-Me-Too! Prize Pack
I felt like I was neglecting my favorite genre, so I picked up a few more titles this week. They may not be strictly categorized as middle grade fantasy, but I think they’ll appeal to MG fantasy readers:
The False Prince is sometimes pitched as young adult high fantasy (LOTS of intrigue, not so much actual magic), but the main character is about the same age as Rory in Of Enemies and Endings. Steelheart is definitely YA scifi, but still, SUPERHEROES! Except the Supers in this book are also the villains! I haven’t read Story Thieves yet. I just know that many of you readers have recommended this author to me (James Riley also wrote Half Upon A Time).
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