Tuesday, August 7, 2012

YOUNG ADULT GIVEAWAY HOP: SIGNED COPY OF DIVERGENT



A couple weeks ago I got a paperback copy of Divergent signed to give away to one lucky reader. I am giving it away this week!

Veronica Roth gave the best advice about writing. She said you should do it because you enjoy it and have a love for writing, not because you want to get a book published. I am paraphrasing here (hence the absence of quotes), but I thought that she shared the most obvious yet most overlooked answer to the question: "What advice would you give aspiring authors?"


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54 comments:

  1. Of Poseidon! I loved that book but I didn't care for the cover at all. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I am glad I didn't judge Sword of the Rightful King. It was a lot better then the cover would suggest.

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  3. honestly...the hunger games. it just didn't look like all the other books i've read. well it completely changed my mind with regards to what type of books i like, because i loved it. :-)

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  4. Ranger's Apprentice (the first one). I really hated the cover but it became one of my most favorite books.

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  5. yeah, the original hunger games cover isn't all that impressive, but the book itself was good. :)

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  6. The Dairy Queen series had covers that didn't sell me but thanks to you I read them anyways and loved them! :)

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  7. The Hunger Games, it took me about a year to read it because I just passed right over the cover

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  8. Hmm... A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It looks like a horror book, but it's so inspirational and is one of my favorite books now

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  9. I loved reading Something Like Normal by Trish Doller.

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  10. Beautiful Disaster and Gabriel's Inferno.

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  11. Kelley Armstrong's Bitten (the original covers)

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  12. Ashfall. I was very wary about the cover bc it was black and white and looked like something that should be in the guys book section of the library.
    But after reading it a third of the way through, I was really into it. It was captivating on so many levels. I really hope I win this!!!!!

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  13. I'm glad I didn't judge Emily Giffins' novels by their covers. Turns out I love them! :)

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  14. Ready Player One :) Although I guess I do like the cover...

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  15. I have to agree with the Hunger Games. Those were awful but great books!

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  16. Bound by the Prince, LOVED that book!

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  17. Remembrance by Michelle Madow! i thought it wouldn't be good and them i'm like "HOLY SMOKES!" Thanks for the give away! :)

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  18. I really liked Valor and Dare from the Greystone series by Taylor Longford. I was skeptical because the covers look like they came from the 70's, but the books are really good. Why they don't have hot young gargoyles on the covers I'll never know.

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  19. Tell the Wolves I'm Home. I wasn't thrilled with the cover, but it's one of my favorite books now :)

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  20. The Crusade series by Nancy Holder, I love it the final book releases this month both happy and sad!

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  21. I'm so glad that I read Numbers! The cover was creepy so I didn't really want to read it, but now I'm glad I did.

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  22. Perfect Chemistry if I had to pick one but it is hard to pick. Usually I really do love the cover designs:)

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  23. Octavia Butler's Lilith Brood trilogy - questionably-dressed ladies on the cover in compromising positions - yet one of the best scifi stories I have ever read.

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  24. Ender's Game. So veeeerrry glad I opened that book and started reading. That would have been a tragedy to miss!

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  25. Vampire Academy just because the title is so lame!

    --Markella

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  26. I agree with The Hunger Games. So glad I read them!!! Even with bad covers :)

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  27. The Twenty by Claudia Carozza. She has since changed the cover though and now it rocks and fits right ith the story!

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  28. The Hunger Games series, because my cousin recommended it and for what it said in the back cover

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  29. I loved The Giver by Lois Lowry but the cover is kind of boring with just a picture of an old man! Thanks for this amazing giveaway. I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  30. I would have to say hunger games

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  31. The Forsaken by Lisa Stasse. The cover is slighly odd and doesn't make any sense until you read the book, then you realize that it has symbolic meaning in relation to the story. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McQuire. The first cover with the mouth with the tongue sticking out and all the weird Dante like art. I hated that cover. I wm glad they changed it.

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  33. The Hunger Games covers were pretty blah

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  34. A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata

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  35. I can't really think of any books I read where I thought the covers were ugly. :/ I think the Twilight covers were pretty meh, but I actually liked the books.

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  36. The Muirwood Series turned out to be a lot better than the covers. I ended up liking the books a lot! There are pictures of buildings on the cover and it doesn't show all of the action that is inside of the covers.

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  37. There really aren't any. I'll read just about anything if I'm intrigued by the story line.

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  38. I read this book called P.U.R.E. by Claire Gilian and it didn't have the best cover but the contents inside is amazing!! I was so happy I read it! :D

    Thanks for this awesome GA! New follower :D

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  39. The Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles, those covers are awful but I love the books!

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  40. Definitely Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover.

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  41. OMG OMG OMG!! What an awesome giveaway. Sorry. *breaths*

    I LOVED Kain and Able. By Jeffrey Archer.

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  42. The Hunger Games! I had never read books like that before and I was hesitant to pick them up. Once I started I opened my eyes to a new genre that I LOVE!

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  43. I would also have to agree with hunger games. Thx for giveaway.

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  44. One of my all-time favorite books is The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel but the cover had an hour-glass on it which I didn't get. Most of her older covers were blah but they're getting better. Another favorite is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult but, again, the cover could have been better.

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  45. The City Of Bones series, I really didn't like those covers >.< Loved the books though!

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  46. The Hunger Games was definitely one of those :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I wasn't a huge fan of the Hunger Games cover, but I'm glad I read it anyway because it's AWESOME! :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  48. The The Hunger Games I didn't read them for so long because of the covers!

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  49. Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop. The covers looked like old-school 80s fantasy, but the books were phenomenal!

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  50. Dare I say ... Divergent? lol

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