Back in October, Pamela Keyes‘ novel, The Jumbee, which I just loved. There were a number of things about his novel that really worked for me, but the connections to and reverence for Shakespearean language were my favorite part. (I have always been a person who loved reading his iambic pentameter; I was the girl who excited when the high school English teacher told us that we were reading Julius Caesar or Romeo & Juliet.) I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to send the love from my bookshelf to someone else’s.
That’s why today I’m really glad that I had the chance to set up a date with Random.org to find out which one of my lucky readers is going to be the owner of an ARC copy of this great book.
Ready to see if this fun book will be making it’s way to your home in the near future? Thought so! Therefore, without further ado, the winner of Keyes’ ARC is:
Congratulations! Thanks so much for everyone who took the time to enter!
I just read and reviewed Elizabeth Eulberg‘s YA novel, Prom & Prejudice. While I love the original novel that Eulberg’s story is based on, the classic Pride And Prejudice, I normally would have passed on this new book because I don’t usually read novels that modernize an oft-told tale, but I ended up liking it quite a bit. Does that mean that I’m about to become an all-out convert to light, fun, romantic reads? Not sure, the jury is definitely still out on that one, but I, nevertheless, believe teen and adult readers of YA fiction will get a kick out of this book.
Today, I’m happy to announce that I have not one, but two hardcover copies to give away to two lucky readers of YABookShelf.com. Have you been looking at this new novel with curiosity? Do you love PrideAndPrejudice and devour all the sequels, rewrites, and adaptations that you can get your hands on? Or possibly you think that reading this book will be a small, baby step toward checking out Austen’s writing? No matter what reason you have for hoping to get a copy of PromAndPrejudice, I recommend that you enter early to make sure you have a chance.
Sorry, but this giveaway is limited to residents of the US and Canada at the request of the publisher, and it ends on January 28, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.
Anyone from Canada and the US can enter, but there are extra entries for those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, who share the giveaway, and who comment on my review of this novel. As usual, I’ll use Random.org to select the winners.
To enter, simply fill out this FORM. Good luck!
Yesterday, I posted the winner of my Out With A Bang Mini Challenge. And today, just as one giveaway is over, a new one has begun! I’m participating in the Reading Resolutions Giveaway Hop, which is being hosted by Candace’s Book Blog.
The giveaway on this site is open to US and Canadian residents only and there will only be one winner. The winner will get an ARC copy of The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes, which I read and enjoyed back in November. It’s a great paranormal YA novel that I’m sure you’ll love.
To enter, it is required that you leave a comment below stating what your reading resolution is for 2011. If you want to get an extra entry or two, please add an additional comment stating the Twitter handle and Facebook name that you follow YA Book Shelf with for a maximum of two additional entries. Finally, if you share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, please add an additional comment stating the link where you shared the contest for a maximum of 1 additional entry. If you don’t leave multiple comments, then you won’t get the extra entries.
Enter anytime between now and January 9, 2011 to get your chance at The Jumbee. Don’t forget to check out Candace’s blog to find a list of all the other participating blogs!
While participating in a great readathon hosted by TheBookishType and BookSavvy, I was thrilled to have the chance to host a mini challenge and giveaway on my site in conjunction with the larger event. I was really excited to hear about books that had surprised other book bloggers and thought there would be a few chances to increase the size of my to be read pile slightly based on the recommendations of others.
One participant in particular really loved The Book Thief, and since I do actually like that sort of novel in general (unlike the commenter), it may be just one of many additions I make. Getting my hands on a copy might just have to be my next challenge.
However, more than anything, I’m really pleased to be able to share my love of Erin Downing’s 2010 release – Kiss It, which was one of the books that turned out to be so much more than I’d originally anticipated in 2010. And of course, the huge pile of book swag, which I haven’t even had the chance to see yet, was definitely a big draw for some of my readers as their comments can attest.
What makes me even me excited today is the fact that my first truly international giveaway has come to an end, and I happen to know which one of my readers had walked away a winner after they were randomly selected from Random.org. Ready to be let in on the secret? The lucky winner today is:
Kristie, as usual, you have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address before I have to select another winner. Thanks again to everyone who entered and a big congratulations go out to the winner. Hope you enjoy the novel, the sway and most of all the armband you were so curious about.
As many of you already know, it’s Suicide Awareness Week on YABookShelf.com. When I announced it a couple of days ago, I mentioned that there would be reviews, commentaries, guest posts and giveaways, and so far, I’ve posted content that fits two of those aspects. Today I’m going to announce a giveaway in conjunction with the Holiday #Readathon that runs from today until December 5, 2010. Excited? Wondering what the mini-challenge could be? Read on to find out what you need to do to get your very own hardcover copy of Hold Still and a zine inspired by the book that Nina LaCour created before it was published.
Sound good? Well, there is one main thing that you need to do to win this book: You need to spread the word about Suicide Awareness Week, this giveaway, and other related organizations and videos. To enter, you must tweet about this giveaway or share it on Facebook and leave me a link in the ENTRY FORM, but if you want to get extra entries, there are a few things you can do:
- Enter the readathon because if we get over 50 entries, then an author is going to donate to a local library.
- Sign the It Gets Better Pledge.
- Follow YABookShelf on Twitter or Facebook
- Promote the HoldStill book trailer by tweeting or sharing on FB
- Add this giveaway or Suicide Awareness Week to your sidebar
- Blog about either the HoldStill book trailer or why you want today’s youth to know It Gets Better
- Blog about Suicide Awareness Week and link to the first post
This giveaway ends on December 5, 2010 at 11:59pm, and there will be one winner from either the US or Canada.
On Tuesday, my YA giveaway featuring two critically acclaimed books by Rick Yancey came to an end. Many of the entrants took the time to participate in a conversation comparing the book trailers made for The Monstrumologist and Katie Alender‘s book Bad Girls Don’t Die. Some people were clearly loving the latter’s trailer, while others preferred the one for Yancey’s Michael L. Printz Honor Book. One thing is for sure, the debate, at times, was getting a little heated, but this only made it all the more interesting for me and (hopefully) for you too. If you gave your two cents, then thanks very much for taking the time.
Like many of you, I’m really looking forward to reading both TheMonstrumologist and TheCurseOfTheWendigo. I’ve heard many great things about these books, especially the first one in the series, from trusted book bloggers, and I have a pretty good feeling that those of you who took the time to enter and pass on their excitement about these books are looking forward to checking them out too. With this sense in mind, here are the two lucky winners:
Thanks again for everyone who took the time to enter this contest, and a big congratulations to the two winners. Remember you have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address, so I can get those books sent your way. If you didn’t win this time, then check out my Prisoners In The Palace Giveaway and some fun upcoming contests on my site.
If you happened to stop by my blog at all last week, then very likely you would have seen my review of Michaela MacColl‘s debut novel, Prisoners In The Palace very likely. At time same time, you might have also caught my interview with her and a guest post that she wrote about the experimental medicine that Queen Victoria received before it because common practice. Now, I can’t say for sure what you thought about these posts, but personally, I found both the novel, the interview and gust post to be quite fascinating. In fact, if I’d happen to come upon them, I might very well have wanted to get my hands on this book.
Today, I’m excited to have the chance to offer two copies of this book to my readers. One is a finished copy and the other is an ARC – to avoid any confusion, the first person to win will get the hardcover version sent their way. Either way, I’m sure that you’ll love this book as much as I did. US and Canada only as per publishers request.
To enter, you must follow YABookShelf.com either on Twitter or the Facebook fan page, but if you follow on both platforms, you’ll get some extra entries as usual (just sayin’). If you’re interested in winning a fast-paced story with a bit of romance, intrigue, and treachery, then fill out the ENTRY FORM now. You won’t regret it! This giveaway closes on December 4, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.
As some of you know – those who entered them – I had four Halloween giveaways for which I hadn’t yet announced the winners. Two of those giveaways ended last night while the others finished while I was on vacation in Florida, so I thought that rather than come up with big post to announce all the winners, rather than four smaller ones. Thanks so much for everyone who took the time to enter each of these YA contests. So many of you took the time to leave comments on my contest posts, reviews, and guest posts that I certainly had my hands full answering each of them.
For those of you who haven’t didn’t win one of the prizes this time around, I want you to know that there is another scary book giveaway ongoing on YABookShelf.com for when you could win a copy of both The Monstrumologist and its sequel The Curse Of The Wendigo. Check out the Rick Yancey giveaway post to learn more and enter – it closes on November 23, 2010. I will also have a few more contests coming up in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes on my site, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for the announcements.
Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here are the winners!
The Night Wanderer Giveaway Winners are:
- Jennifer Rayment
- Kay Fraser
The Ghost Ride and Lure Giveaway Winners are:
- Alicia Argenti
- Erin W.
- Jennelle S.
The Replacement ARC and Nightshade Swag Giveaway Winners are:
- Lindsay, who receives The Replacement ARC
- Tammy Weisensel, who receives the one-of-a-kind Nightshade swag
Last, but not least, the Final Blowout Giveaway Winners are:
- jmspettoli, who receives Unraveled by Gena Showalter
- Krystal Van Eyk, who receives The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
- Beth, who receives Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
- Raissa Lopes, who receives Manifest by Artist Arthur
As you probably remember, I had everyone select the name of the book they wanted in order of preference for the last giveaway, and I’m happy to report that all of the winners received their first or second choices, except for the fourth winner. Even she got her third choice, meaning that I believe everyone will be happy with their prizes.
Congratulations once again to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered one or more of these giveaways!
Now, as I said in my book trailer post earlier today, I’ve heard a lot of great things about Rick Yancey‘s The Monstrumologist from a bunch of people in the YA book blog community. With that in mind, I’m really excited to be able to present my readers with a spectacular giveaway: two of my readers will receive a copy of both TheMonstrumologist and the terrifying sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, as well. This series, about a carnivorous monster that starves even as it feeds on human flesh, is sure to creep and gross you out with it’s gory and horrific plot, or so I’ve been told. Sound good? Then keep reading to find out what you need to do to enter!
Every one who enters must be a follower of YABookShelf.com, either on Twitter or Facebook. Of course, if you want to follow this site through both social media platforms, you’ll get extra entries in this giveaway (but in case you’re wondering, yes there will be a few other ways to get an extra shot at winning). Winners must be in either the US or Canada and you have between now and Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:59pm to enter. If that sounds great, then take this moment to fill out the ENTRY FORM and cross your fingers. Good luck!
Want to learn more about these books? Check out the official website of this series.
Last week I posted a bunch of Halloween-themed giveaways, including one featuring a signed copy of Romeo & Juliet & Vampires, a vampire chocolate bar (they do really exist), a tube of bright red lipstick, and a bottle of matching red nail polish. Yesterday, the giveaway I just mentioned closed. And as usual, today, I’m posting the giveaway winner’s name. Excited?
Before I get to the big reveal, however, I want to do a couple of things. First, I want to thank everyone who entered and participated in this giveaway. Your comments and participation make giveaways not only a possibility, but also a consistent reality on my site. Second, I want to thank Claudia Gabel, the author of this fun mashup novel for giving me the chance not only to read and review her novel, but also to giveaway one of the goodie bags on my site. Finally, if you didn’t win, but are still intrigued by this novel, then take the time to find it online, at your local bookstore, or even at the library if that makes it easier for you. And if you have a blog, then write a review about it.
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the winner of the Romeo & Juliet & Vampires goodiebag giveaway is:
Congratulations, Melanie! I hope you enjoy this novel and the rest of your prizes.