May 02, 2011

Winner, lunch, & who wants an ARC of POSSESSION?!

Happy Monday! Many great things are going on right now, so I'm excited to serve up several awesome items on the bloggy menu:

Numero uno

The winner of a signed copy of Christina Mandelski's THE SWEETEST THING is...

Kathryn Packer Roberts, who loves angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.

(Me, too, Kathryn! Me, too!)

Numero dos

I had lunch (pizza, at that!) with fellow YA authors Pam Harris and Marquita Hockaday on Saturday, and wow are they awesome. So grateful they live nearby, and can't wait to get together with them again!

Numero tres

Who wants to win an ARC of Elana Johnson's POSSESSION?


Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

To enter, follow this blog and leave a comment telling me the one book I MUST read in 2011. You may also tweet/post this contest on your sidebar for an additional entry. If you'd like to spread the word, here is a ready-made tweet for your convenience:

Dying to read @elanaj's POSSESSION? @thetabbycatt is sharing the love & giving away her ARC of POSSESSION:
Contest ends Saturday, May 14th.


Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Yeah! Thanks, I won!

I think you should read MY FAIR GODMOTHER. If you want a good laugh, it's a great feel-good type of book. And very well written.

I also tweeted about your contest (@brykateemma).

Marquita Hockaday said...

YAY! We had so much fun, too- thanks for showing us where TJ Maxx is :D Anyway, I think you should def. read XVI or The Liar Society this year if you have not read them, yet.

I am dying to read Possession :D I tweeted:!/KeeKeeHockaday/status/65070137396559872

And I put your contest on our sidebar. Fingers crossed that I win!

Vivien said...

Since you didn't specify YA or not I'll tell you you MUST read Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. It's such a lovely book. Really, a must read if you like anything about the French Revolution (you may not lol, might just be me) but it really was a good one for me ;)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Alicia Gregoire said...

You need to read Divergent.

I tweeted ( and I threw you up on my sidebar (

The book girl said...

Definitely Wither by Lauren DeStefano.

Pam Harris said...

It was awesome meeting you, darling! :) And I think I gushed to you over lunch about how incredible Divergent is.

Quita put you on our sidebar and I tweeted:!/pamharriswrites/status/65120327050596353

Chanelle said...

I really really enjoyed Die For Me by Amy Plum. That was great.

I tweeted too:!/ChanelleGray/status/65123780124622848


Carrie said...

I think you should read Plain Kate by Erin Bow if you haven't already.

I tweeted about this contest as well.!/KiwisLife

Alyssa said...

I think you need to read either The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter or Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton.

I also tweeted.!/lyssad87/status/65176805438533632


Lisa R/alterlisa said...

You must read The Shifters by Ami Blackwelder

I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

TheGirlOnFire said...

I know it has already been said so I will come up with another, but you should read Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. I loved it. Another book I have really fallen for this year is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Kulsuma said...

Please count me in if this is international.
You should read Memento Nora by Angie Smibert. It may look too short, but it's gripping stuff.


Holly Dodson said...

My absolute MUST for you is VIRTUOSITY. It comes out in October, and you definitely want to read it!!! ;)

FloeticFlo said...

Have you read Divergent yet? If not, you must! It's definitely my favorite book of 2011 so far.

TweetyB99 at aol dot com

FloeticFlo said...

Oh! And I tweeted:

Valerie said...

So you must read Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Claire, which comes out in December. But in order to read it you must have also read Clockwork Angel, which is already out. :D



Miss Page-Turner said...

Awesome you are giving away your ARC! How did you like Possession?
Already you might be already bored by it, I'd say you need to read DIVERGENT (LOVED it!)and don't miss FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater:)


mfay2 said...

If you like summer-ish contemporary romace, I'll recommend Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler. And one dystopian I haven't heard a lot about, Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien.It has a sequel coming out in November, too.

GFC: Marynellie

marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

Miss Page-Turner said...

My tweet:!/Dazzlamb/status/65833507993288704

Yahong said...

READ The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica! It's a YA fantasy series with adults for main characters, real live dragonships and CRAZY WICKED time & spatial travelling.

It's really, really good. :D

yahongchi @ gmail . com

Paige said...

I think that if you haven't already read it , you should read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver!

Jordyn said...

If you haven't read it yet, you MUST MUST MUST read Where She Went, by Gayle Forman. Hopefully you've already read If I Stay. :)

Ashley said...

I think you should read XVI By Julie Karr. Awesome book.

GFC: Ash

Claire Dawn said...

YOu should check out Fairy Tale Fail by Mina Esguerra.

It's about a woman who still believes in Fairy Tales and is waiting for her Prince Charming. :)

Jess said...

I am reading Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series and LOVING it. The last book (Goliath) comes out this September and I cannot wait. Like seriously. I'm inventing a time machine so that I can flash forward and read the book.

And now that I've officially revealed my weirdness, I tweeted (!/JessWritesBooks/status/67719747403382784) and I'll go post a link in my sidebar.

*Crosses fingers*

Krispy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! As for book you must read this year, I'd say Demon's Surrender. It's the 3rd book in the Demon's Lexicon trilogy and it's coming out in June. So if you haven't read the first, Demon's Lexicon, I totes recommend it! :)


Rachel Bateman said...

Just one that you must read? hmmmm....that's tough.

I think I'll go away from my normal answers (C&P, Sarah Dessen) and say: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

And I tweeted. :)

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