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Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Giveaway Time!

So I thought to myself, what better to do on a Thursday than hold a giveaway? Right? Yeah, I thought so, too!

Today I'm giving away a signed ARC of a really great YA dystopian that is scheduled to release on Tuesday, so maybe you'll be lucky enough to win a copy! And what, you ask, is this elusive ARC? Why, it's none other than...

By Ilsa J. Bick
pub date Tuesday!!

product description from goodreads.com

It could happen tomorrow...

A cataclysmic event. An army of "The Changed."
Can one teen really survive on her own?

An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it's a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human...

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom---a young army veteran---and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive.

I absolutely loved this book! Such amazing writing and a really cool premise that I urge you all to read (my review of Ashes is here, in case you wanna read it). And what better time to read it than when you can read it for FREE!

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the ALA Convention in New Orleans this year (you know, since N'awlins is a mere 3 hours from home. Yeah, I know you're jealous) and got to meet Ilsa and pick up a signed copy of Ashes (I actually got 2 copies...hence the giveaway. Also, I use the term "meet" loosely, since I did nothing more than smile and snag the book and walk away because I was too nervous to speak to her!). So you, dear blogging buds, get to reap the benefits of my labor (and yes, walking around the extremely long convention hall all day was labor!)...in the form of a signed copy of Ashes!

To enter? Super-simple, as always. Simply comment on this post and tell me a great YA dystopian you've read (but please avoid The Hunger Games, Delirium and Divergent. I've read those and they're awesome!) and you're entered! And unfortunately, this is US only (since I'm covering shipping costs and it can get pricey out of the country!)...sorry my international peeps!

Be sure to comment on this post by Sunday at 12:00 noon CST, and I will announce the winner on Monday. I don't do the whole extra points thing, but feel free to Tweet or spread the word! And even though you don't have to be a follower, it's greatly appreciated!

So, comment away and tell me all those awesome YA dystopians that I just have to read!!


  1. My favorite YA dystopian so far has been Matched. I really enjoy that series. I also LOVED The Postmortal by Drew Magary, which is NOT YA but is probably my favorite read of this year.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Ashes!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  2. My favorite YA dystopian books would have to be Divergent by Verionica Roth, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Legend by Marie Lu, Enclave by Ann Aguirre, and Birthmarked by Carrie O'Brien. They're all so good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    browneyedcutie95 at gmail dot com

  3. Does THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH trilogy count as dystopian?? I always thought it was more post-apocalyptic, but it's by far my fave.

    I've been looking forward to this book. Looks awesome!

  4. Hollowland, across the universe, wither, the uglies.

  5. You know I haven't really read that many dystopian novels. I know you said it, but Hunger Games was really my first into that genre. I've seen movies that I really like, but novels, not so much. Oh! But I will be forced to read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep" for school!

    I would love to be entered to win. I don't remember if it was your blog, or another, but I have heard good things about this story. So winning an ARC would be awesome. Thanks!

  6. I absolutely love dystopian books. One of my favorites is Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien, and I can't wait for the second book to come out in November.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  7. Wither by Lauren Destefano was absolutely gorgeous.

    angelidgcruz at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway! The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy was really good. And Enclave was amazing. However I'm sorry, but I have to say it, The Hunger Games trilogy was one of my favorite reads last year and I still remember it with swoony thoughts.

  9. I would recommend Matched by Ally Condie. The second one is due out any moment. I will also agree that the Forest of Hands and Teeth is good too as was Withered.
    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

  10. I don't read much dystopian fiction, but I will read everything of Ilsa Bick's I can get my grubby little hands on. She's a great storyteller.

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  12. My favorite dystopian books would be XVI by Julia kar ad legend by Marie Lu

    Thanks for this giveaway this was my last waiting on wends book
    Email: thereadingnook123@gmail.com

  13. I really liked Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi. The part where Nailor was trapped in the hold of the ship was just gripping. Thanks for the giveaway!
    email amy.swihart@gmail.com

  14. Giveaway is closed...winner announced tomorrow!