Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Giveaway – ARC of Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Yesterday I posted a review for My Soul To Take (releasing August 1), the first book in the new Harlequin Teen line of urban fantasy books for young adults. For dark and mysterious reasons, I happen to have an extra ARC of the next book, Intertwined (releasing September 1) by Gena Showalter, so I am going to have a giveaway.

Just leave a comment about your favourite YA books or series to enter. Contest runs until next Monday at Midnight (May 26). I’m happy to ship anywhere. One last qualifier. If you win, I ask that you do a review of the book and post it on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I would be happy to have the winner do a Guest Review here at SciFiGuy.ca. Linking to this post from your blog earns an extra entry (don't forget to leave a note in the comments with the link). Good luck!


  1. Again with the singular! :)

    A few series: Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires, Justin Somper's Vampirates.

    A few books: Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier, Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry, and, actually, I really enjoyed Showalter's Red Handed.

  2. Chelle I changed it to plural just for you! The more the merrier :)

  3. Doug,

    I have to say Harry Potter, Morganville Vampires, Twilight, Marked....LOL

    I also love Artemis Fowl and Charlie Bone but I think they are considered childrens books. :)


  4. I haven't read a lot of YA stuff (beyond your basic Harry Potter), although I do have the first book of Rachel Caine's Outcast Season sitting on my shelf...

  5. OH! I <3 Gena Showalter's books!

    A favorite YA book of recent would be Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Manchev. I also adore the Evernight series by Claudia Gray too.

    There really are too many to chose from but they are the first two that came to mind.

    I SOOO can not wait for this book or Rachel Vincent's YA book either. I <3 both authors with a passion.

  6. Sounds cool, I would sure love to give it a try :)

    I did like Harry Potter, and this old series by Meredith Ann Pierce

  7. Hi Doug!

    Well, where to start?

    I loved the Blue Blood Series, The House of Night Series, and of course The Twilight Saga. What YA list would be complete without adding the Harry Potter Series to the pile. I can't hardly wait for Kim Harrison's Once Dead, Twice Shy, Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Take, Gena Showalter's Interwined, and Chloe Neill's Firespell.

    I just received an ARC of Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow that I can't wait to read.

    Would you call this an addiction?

    Dottie :)

  8. Oh, I SO want this book. MY fave YA series? at the moment is the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. But before that was Harry Potter.

  9. Harry Potter, Graceling, Hunger Games, Twilight... and so many more.

    Will be happy to review!


  10. I could go on forever about my favorite YA books:
    THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak, ELSEWHERE by Gabrielle Zevin, GONE by Michael Grant, SKINNED by Robin Wasserman, GENERATION DEAD by Daniel Walters, HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins, THE FETCH by Laura Whitcomb, THE FOREST OF HANDS & TEETH by Carrie Ryan, and lots more.

    I like most of the series stuff too: Morganville Vamps by Rachel Caine, Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz, House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast, WICKED LOVELY series by Melissa Marr, GREAT & TERRIBLE BEAUTY series by Libba Bray, EVERNIGHT series by Claudia Grey & on and on.

    Can you tell I love YA fantasy/paranormal books?!? :)

  11. oh wow there are so many to pick just one......It would have to be Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire Series.
    But I also like House of Night,evernight,nightworld,vampire diary,Vampire Academy,Evermore,Wake(which I just read and is fantastic, on to book 2 now,Fade).

    Thanks for this chance to win this arc..crossing my fingers.


  12. Oh, and I forgot another one of my all-time favorites: GHOST GIRL by Tonya Hurley. I try to recommend it every chance I get. :)

  13. I am all for a guest review! BTW in a few hours I will be posting my review of Strange Angels on my blog :D

  14. L. J. Smith's Vampire Diaries. : ) I've been reading them since elementary school and in a few years my son will be old enough to start them!

  15. My favourite always depends on which one I am reading at the time *LOL*

    But if I had to choose only one to buy I would buy The House of Night series by P.C. and Kristine Cast.

    Although the Soul Screamers series coming up from Rachel Vincent looks really good. And I just bought Strange Angels from Lili St. Crow and it is going to be a series.

  16. My favorite YA book right now is Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols. It's lovely and that's surprising coming from me because I so rarely read YA books.

    I also like Tithe and Valiant by Holly Black. Two of the first YA books I ever read.

    And I have read Red Handed and Blacklisted, which are YA and admittedly really good.

    AND I just got Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow in the mail, too!

    (Okay, so MAYBE I read more YA than I thought.)

  17. YA Series would be the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers. I'm just now getting into Patricia Briggs, Mercy Thompson Series - Moon Called, Blood Bound and Iron Kissed.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo


  18. My Favorite YA series is The House Night. I just started reading the series (Had been meaning too) so now I'm reading them back to back (lol)
    I'm almost finishing book 3 Chosen (I can't get enough of this series..Loving it!

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  20. oooh! I love Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, Kelley Armstrong's Chloe Saunders series, and cannot miss a single one of the Cast's House of Night series!!!!

  21. My step kids loved Twilight...... I most admit I have not read it yet but think they would love this book as well

  22. Michelle Charlie Bone don't know that one will have to look it up.

    Chris lots of great YA. Hope you get a chance to sample a taste.

    Jessica I'll need to check out that Manchev title.

    Good luck Blodeuedd!

    Dottie if you have to have an addiction books would be it! I hope there's no cure.

    Ana the most recent Marr is on my TBR - I really need to get to that.

    Thanks NotNessie!

    Ouch Karen a whole bunch of titles I'm not familiar with. Need to rush off and check them out!

    Elaing8 Hmmm Wake/Fade are new to me - thanks!

    KB I really want to read your take on Strange Angels. I would love to have you as a guest review or maybe even we could do a team review together!

    Jackie what do you think about the TV series coming out?

    Digital Diva HoN is always a popular choice :)

    Hah Wendy you are a closet YA reader :) I love the Holly Black books and you've given me a couple of new titles to check out too. Thanks!

    Indigo - good luck!

    Tanya another HoN fan :)

    MBC Youth good luck!

    LOL kathy55439 I thought EVERYBODY had read Twilight. You are resistant to the force...

  23. I have really enjoyed the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristen Cast. I also like The Vampire Acadamey series by R. Meade. I also enjoyed Gena's YA Alien Huntress books. Count me in for the contest.

  24. I would say Harry Potter!

    Thanks for the contest!


  25. My latest YA series I read was Twilight ooooh it is worth the hype!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

  26. I just started reading some YA books but I can't say I have a favorite series yet. But I will say I love Gena Showalter's work. I have read the Vampire Diaries and the Twilight Saga, also EVERMORE and THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH are waiting for me to read on my shelf.

  27. My favorite YA books were Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time series. I also very much enjoy Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series.

    The characters are so likeable, honest and witty. The plots are so engaging and that I find myself cheering for the kids as they battle with their enemies and crying as they win.

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  28. harry potter and the lord of the rings trilogy to name a few

  29. Tamora Pierce's books, I like the Trickster's the most.

  30. Here are a few of my favorite YA series:
    Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy
    Melissa Marr's World of Faerie
    Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires
    Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers
    Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments

    Can't wait for Intertwined and My Soul to Take!

    P.S. I linked to the contest on my blog. Just click my name.

  31. Melissa Marr, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Dianne Wynn Jones

  32. I love Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires, Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, P.C. and Kristin Cast's series, and Cassandra Clare's. Just to name a few.

  33. I think my favourite YA series would be the Wrinkle in Time series.


  34. I like Harry Potter, of course. And Fear Street, especially the three part origins series.


  35. Only one favorite? Eek - it can't be done! I'm torn between Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires. Very different but equally wonderful series. Oh, and of course Meyers' Twilight Saga.

  36. I've read Gena Showalter's, The Nymph King, and I have avoided Showalter's work like the plague ever since. If this ARC is as bad as The Nymph King, it is probably best if I do not win it. Because I might give this author a crying review. However, I would like to think that I am an optimistic kind of girl. I'm hoping that Showalter has now improved.

  37. would love to read this, loved the twilight series.

  38. My fave YA series would have to be the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. It has an interesting concept and the action scenes are not bad either (when played in my head, I mean).

    I'd love to review this, even if I don't win! :D


  39. I am a crazy Harry Potter Fan & Twilight Series, but I have also just started with Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely and I am hooked on her. Also PC Cast is one of my fav's


  40. For YA series, gosh, how do you even pick? Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy is excellent. I'd be nuts not to include Harry Potter and Twilight. The Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, Rick Riordons' series, too.

  41. I loved the Twilight series. Count me in.

  42. I love Gena Showalter's books and can't wait to read her new YA series.

    I think my favorite YA books would be House of Night series by PC & Kristen Cast.

  43. I hate to sound boring but I really liked Twilight.

    I also enjoyed Cave of Terror by Amber Dawn Bell; and Peeps and The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

  44. I love Gena's YA's, Oh My Goth is my favorite of hers.

    A couple other favorite YA's are Kelly McClymer's witch series and Julie Kenner's ghouls.

    Hugs, Danette

  45. I liked Harry Potter and Twilight.

  46. The Twilight series was my favorite.

  47. Doug, maybe I am! Cool, both blacklisted and red handed are by Gena. :)

  48. Thanks Barb, I guess I should check out Gena's other YA books.

    Thanks Hillary!

    Abby go team Edward :)

    Fantasy Dreamer I've seen lots of great reviews for Forest...

    Gaby Wrinkle in Time is a fav of mine from my scifi days.

    Thanks Jemscout!

    Michelle in CS I reviewed a Pierce book here awhile ago. Good stuff.

    Sara those are all winning series. Thanks for the blog link!

    Kimi I haven't read much of Diana Wynne Jones although I know she has been around for ages.

    Lori those are all on my list too!

    Jake another vote for L'Engle.

    Valorie except for the Potter those are new to me. Nice.

    Popular choices Nicole!

    Cheery I've not read that title by Gena but given how good Rachel Vincent's My Soul To Take was I have confidence that second title will be good.

    Thanks Susan!

    Liyana good luck!

    Book Junkie good luck and thanks for the linkage!

    Carolyn some new choices for me to check out - thanks!

    Thanks I Heart!

    Heather HoN is always a favourite.

    Hey Patricia I liked Westerfield's Pretties series and hey I read Twilight when it first came out before the craze and liked it then and still do.

    Thanks Danette I'll look into the Kelly McClymer books.

    Thanks Mallie and Suzie!

    No 12 step programs for you Wendy. Thanks for identifying those. I need to study up on Gena's backlist.

  49. My favorite YA series? Thats hard as there are so many out there. But some of my favorites are L J Smith's Night World series, Kelley Armstrong's Darest Powers, Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires.
    Thanks for the great contest! Posted it up on my blog also.

  50. I loved the Harry Potter series.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

  51. Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers and Harry Potter

  52. My favorites would be Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Twilight, Lisa McMann's Wake/Fade series. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

  53. YA UF: Darkest Powers- Melissa Marr
    YA: His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman

  54. My favorite is Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  55. I didn't know about the YA Urban Fantasy line coming from Harlequin! I haven't read much of them but want to read more YA along with all I enjoy reading! I love the Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires. I do want to try Melissa Marr's I believe they are fantasy YA! This of Gena Showalker sounds like one I'd enjoy as well as my two YA I have here! I'd love to be in for it. Thanks


  56. LadyVampire2u T thanks for the awesome links on your blog!

    Thanks Belinda!

    Two big favourites Deedles

    Debbiesworld I quite like the Mortal Instruments although I haven’t read the most recent.

    Suzana I’ve never read Pullman, hadn’t heard of him until the movie last year.

    Donnas one of my fav’s too!

    Good luck Caffey and the Marr’s count for sure.

  57. Thanks for the giveaway! Most recently my favorite YA series is The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia. She's working on the 4th one right now. Unbelievably awesome fantasy with spot-on characterization and excellent world building.

  58. Harry Potter and Twiglight saga (except fot the last book- I really didn't like it),
    There's a "strange" (so NOT UF) YA series from Sharon Shinn
    I can't think of anything else

  59. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    HARRY POTTER in my book :)
    PS - got any great anthologies up for grabs? LUV 'em!

  60. Twilight or Marked are my favs!!

  61. Wow Angiegirl not familiar with those and will check them out.

    Hi Teresa I agree on 4th Meyer book and I love Shinn but haven’t read any of her YA.

    Hey Mary there are some good anthologies coming out in June and later in the year as well. Hey if I can get some giveaways I will!

    Two big favourites Jamie . Thanks!

  62. I love Twilight, The House of the Night series, and The Night World books.

  63. I loved Twilight and Harry Potter but my most recent favorite is The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Chosen One. Please include me in your giveaway.


  64. YA series I love to re-read:
    Zahn - Dragon and ..
    Doyle/McDonald - Bad Blood trilogy
    Westerfeld - Midnighters
    Caine - Morganville
    Wrede - Dragons
    Davidson/Alongi - Jennifer Scales
    And of course -
    Rowling - Harry Potter

    Just found your blog - got a lot of new titles on my To Buy list now - thanks so much!!


  65. The House of Night Series by PC Cast... although the last one was kinda disappointing.. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

  66. It's been a while since I last read a YA book. This one looks interesting. I think I'll make it a point to start reading more YA books . . .

  67. I would love to be entered for this one, as it looks amazing.

    Favorite YA book or series? Oh gosh, I can't really say. Harry Potter for sure...but singular YA books I've loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  68. My favorite YA books are the Bartimaeus trilogy and City of Bones.


  69. Twilight Saga, The House of Night, Secret Circle, The Immortal Instruments......

    I'd LOVE to win this book! :D

  70. At the moment my favorite YA series is the House of Night books by P.C. and Kristin Cast. Thanks again for recommending them to me!!!

  71. Thanks Mishia!

    Carlene good luck!

    Wow Kykuch a few new titles there for me to check out.

    Thanks Brooke

    Good luck Jacqueline

    Another couple new ones to me Lauren although from the titles I suspect they are contemporaries

    Delitealex good choices

    Letter Garden not familiar with the Secret Circle *goes to look it up*

    Good luck Ladytink and you are most welcome!

  72. At the moment my favorite YA book is Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    I have read about Intertwined on the authors homepage, sounds like an exiting book!

  73. I have to say that the only YA series that I have read are Harry Potter and Twilight. But With all the listings I just saw in the comments it gives me alot of books to choose from now. I can't wait to read this new book from Gena Showalter.

  74. Melissa Marr and the house of night series are the two that I am currently reading and enjoying.

  75. I love the blue bloods series, vampire academy series, twilight series, house of night series, and evernight series and a whole lot more.


  76. Am I too late? It's still the 26th.

    I love all things YA! I'm obsessed. My top three from 2008 were:

    - Gone by Michael Grant
    - Unwind by Neal Schusterman
    - Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

    I love the Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman, anything by Philip Reeve or Scott Westerfeld, and pretty much any YA sf/fantasy/paranormal.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

  77. Ohhh count me in.

    The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
    The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare

    Just making it in by the skin on my teeth..

  78. ************************
    The contest is now officially closed. Thank you to everyone that participated. I will announce the winner this morning.

  79. My favorite YA series has to be the Leven Thumps stuff by Overt Skye. Either that or Harry Potter, but I've never been a super uber fan of the latter, just really liked them.

    I blogged about this contest here: http://wisb.blogspot.com/2009/05/sff-links-end-of-may-book-giveaways.html

    Email in profile. Thanks!

  80. I am really obsessed with the House of Night novels as of recently--I can't wait for Tempted to come out! Another one is "My Soul to Take" by Rachel Vincent and the 4th installment of the Blue Bloods series. Thanks :)


  81. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
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  82. من خلال اختيار المجموعة ، يتم التعرف على أعمالنا من خلال الأخلاق العالية والساهرة لإعطاء الصنعة والدقة في إكمال الإدارة التي يقدمونها فى مجال تنظيف المنازل نحن نستخدم أحدث الأجهزة التي تؤثر على التنظيف لمعالجة بسيطة وأساسية. نحن نستخدم منظفات من الدرجة الأولى لإعطاء لمعان ولمعان للأثاث ليعود إلى ما كنت فيه
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