Thursday, August 26, 2010

PARANORMALCY Giveaway

Okay, first off, I know I've been throwing a new book at you every week. Admit it, you like it. Anyway, today's book is PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White. It comes out on Tuesday next, so make sure you pre-order it or go out and buy it. You so won't be sorry.

But to sweeten the deal this time, I'm going to be giving away a copy. Dear Kiersten is coming to Salt Lake in early September (the 11th), and I'm going to her signing!! You can't see how my hands are shaking with excitement right now, but try to imagine it.

So if you leave a comment on this post, you'll be entered to win a signed copy of Paranormalcy!

1. Cover. Dude, if my cover is half as gorgeous as this one, I will cry with relief. And pure joy. I love this cover. Love isn't even a strong enough word for how I feel about this cover.

2. But books aren't all about covers. They're about people. Evie is a such a brilliantly written character. She has flaws. She has emotions. She has power. She has brains. She has it all. If you like compelling characters, you'll like Paranormalcy.

3. Plot. While this book has vampires and faeries and stuff, it's unlike anything else you've read. Trust me. The reason is because it's not about vampires and faeries and stuff. It's about a normal girl who can do something paranormal. And she's not a vampire. Or a faery. Or anything other than a girl who likes a boy. And who hasn't been that person? (Except for all you guys out there. But seriously.) If you like a plot that is fresh and well-paced, you'll like Paranormalcy.


So there. Buy it. Order it. Read it. Love it. I did.

Giveaway winners won't be posted until, IDK, say September 10, and then I'll go to the signing on the 11th. Leave a comment to enter!

And be sure to check out the other Bookanistas and what they've got going down!
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Shannon Messenger gushes about MATCHED
Christine Fonseca highly recommends GUARDIAN OF THE GATE
Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton dish about EXTRAORDINARY
Shelli Johannes Wells shares all the BOOKANISTA'S BOOK BUZZ
Myra McEntire shouts out some cover love for CLARITY

117 comments:

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

I'm intrigued by the new, fresh plot. Martina won it, read it, and loved it. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive, as my lovely younger sister pre-ordered it for a birthday gift weeks ago. Can't wait! Thanks for sharing your impressions, Elana.

Marissa

Emily White said...

I'm *really* excited about this book. Tuesday seems too far away.

However, I could definitely wait for a SIGNED copy of the book! Awesome giveaway, Elana!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I can't wait to read this. I'd love to win. You are so lucky to get to meet Kristen. I love her blog.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Oooh, I hope I win. This looks like a great read. Nice giveaway!

Izzy said...

I need to get my hands on this book!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I cannot WAIT to read Paranormalcy! :) It sounds so amazing.

Vicki Rocho said...

Pre-ordered this one months ago and trying to find a way to get to her event in Naperville...but I'm going to New York about that time so it's not looking good...

sRy_ said...

please enter me if it's international, thanks :)

lynnrush said...

I'm stoked for this book. Sounds fantastic!! Woo-Hoo!

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I've been looking forward to Paranormalcy for a while now. Like most books that I find lately, I've seen it featured on numerous blogs and on Good Reads. My interest is well stoked, and I can't wait for the release!

Awesome giveaway! And you'll be getting it signed, too? Thanks, Elana!

Renae said...

Ditto to everything you just said Elana! This cover is super gorgeous and the story is a new twist on everything I love. I read the first seventy pages when we were able to download it and now I am dying to read the rest!

Lucky you for going to her booksigning!

Christine Fonseca said...

LOVE THIS BOOK!

Jamie Grey said...

I have been dying for this book to come out!!! I *love* the cover and it sounds fantastic. Plus Kiersten seems so nice on her blog! I can't wait!

Tore said...

I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Matthew Rush said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks Elana, and I know covers shouldn't really matter, but I LOVE the cat-tails/pussy-willows on the front of this book. You can almost see them swaying.

Penelope said...

I would love to win this book!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Nice comments, Elana. I like the way you do reviews, short, sweet, and to the point.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

I soooo have been waiting for this one!!! It is safe to say please count me in lol! The cover is gorgeous.

Jen said...

I think this book looks fantastic and would love to snag a copy!!! However if I don't win at least I know it will be available soon!!!

PS: I have an awesome interview with a new author... it's about zombies... well hot guys, like super hot hunks who turn into zombies... Carrie Harris rocks :) Stop by if you like :)

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

I've been reading so much about Paranormalcy - I'm dying to read the real thing!

Jaydee Morgan said...

It really is a beautiful cover - and the story itself sounds great!

Theresa Milstein said...

I have this on my list of books, so I hope I win.

Jessie said...

I'm in! thanks for hosting the give-away. I can't wait to read this book.

Jessica said...

Please, enter me! I'd love to win an autographed copy of this book.

Ishta Mercurio said...

A normal girl who happens to be paranormal? I like the sound of that. This sounds like a good read!

Claire Dawn said...

This is my most anticipated book of the year!!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Compelling is a perfect word for Evie! Man, I loved this book. And In agree--it's like nothing else. It takes paranormal to a whole new level.

Sarah N Fisk said...

SOO many people have been raving about this book so I'm excited for it!

GABY said...

Please enter me if it's international!!

magabygc(@)gmail.com

Kelly said...

I'm excited about this book release! Very cool, intriguing cover!

Summer Ross said...

I ordered my copy already, and she has a sweet contest on her site about her book too!

Pam Torres said...

Love your book reviews! Winning a copy of Paranormalcy would be awesome!

Liz said...

I like checking in to see what y'all are reading and this one looks cool.

Kara Mustafa said...

I'm sure your cover will be gorgeous too. I can't wait to read Paranormalcy :)

Peggy said...

I've been so excited for this book to come out! (And for going to the signing, of course.)

Juliana Piovani said...

I want sooo much to read this book!And yes,this cover is one of the most beautiful ever!But I'm sure your book cover will be just as beautiful!!
And thank you for another great giveaway!!!

Shallee said...

Ooh, I so want to read this! Thanks Elana. :)

Avily Jerome said...

Super fantastic!!! Please enter me in the drawing!

Patti said...

I'm definitely buying this book whether I win or not and looking forward to reading it during the first week my kids are back to school.

Tere Kirkland said...

Already preordered on my nook, but a signed copy? WOW!

Great contest, Elana!

Connie said...

Please enter me in the contest, the book sounds great and the cover is gorgeous!

Lisa_Gibson said...

This book sounds so fantabulous! (Know your love of moodging words together.) ;) I'm gonna' have to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the great review.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

This is on my to-read list. Throw my name into the mix.

meradeth said...

This book sounds awesome (and I love the cover too!). Please put my name in the hat.

Michelle McLean said...

Ooo I've been wanting to read this book :D Count me in! And the cover really is gorgeous! :D

Bish Denham said...

Cool. And you're right the cover is awesome!

Deni Krueger said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Tiffani said...

I've been going crazy looking for this book!!!!! Please put my name in the hat! :)

Lisa said...

Sounds cool - count me in!

Michaele Stoughton said...

Yeah, it's almost here! Love the cover, and the story sounds awesome.

Krispy said...

Enter me please. I've been hearing about this book for so long! Definitely will check it out when it's out. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is one I've been counting down. I can't wait to read it! :-)

Tracy said...

I love the cover too, and after reading the first pages, can't wait to finish it!

Enter my blog contest to win The Hunger Games Trilogy here!

A Canadian Girl said...

The cover was what made me check out the story's description and after reading it, I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

LOVED this book. Don't enter me in the contest, cause I'm going to Kiersten's launch on Tuesday and I'm gonna get my own. Can't WAIT!!!! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

It sounds like such a great book! :)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

I am dying to get my fingers on this one!!!

Great giveaway - I just love her blog! Her personality is infectious! ;o)

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Jai Joshi said...

Enter me! Enter me!

Jai

John Sankovich said...

I'm down for some Paranormalcy. Sounds intriguing.

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I can't wait for this book! Thanks for the contest :)

kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

Jessy said...

Wow, this release date snuck up on me quick. Thanks for holding a contest, count me in.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Riv Re said...

Yay Paranormalcy! I want to read this, everyone's been raving about it!
rivkarno1(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Taffy said...

WOOT! I am now ready to read this book! Bring it on.

i'm erin. said...

I'm super excited for this one. I hope I win.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I so can't wait to read this book.

donnas said...

Really looking forward to this book. It sounds like a great new release.

bookaholic said...

This is a book that I am super-excited about!I love the plot...I just LOVE the cover of the book!I love the fact that Evie's character is flawed yet powerful!Really looking forward to Paranormalcy...

Cheree said...

this book has been at the top of my to read pile since I heard about it. Really looking forward to reading it.

Kailia Sage said...

This book sounds really great! I have heard a lot about it and I am really looking forward to it!

Christauna Asay said...

Pick me! Urm . . . pretty please . . .

Jenilyn Tolley said...

I can't wait to read this book!!

Deb Salisbury said...

I've read great things about this book. I'd love to read it!

Helen H. David said...

I follow Kiersten on Twitter, and I can't wait to read this book! Count me in!

Kristi said...

I have this one on my To-Read list and plan on buying it soon! BUT I'd gladly give away my own copy if I won an autographed one so count me in!

Onge said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I've heard great things about this book. I can't wait to read it!

Larissa said...

I've been waiting for this one! I read the first 70 pages online and can't wait to read more. Thanks for the great giveaway, and please please take a picture with Kiersten! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Okay, I'm sold. I'll place Paralnormalcy on my TBR list. I'll be honest, I have a few in the qeue, but I'll get to it in about 4-6 weeks. Have agreat weekend.

Stephen Tremp

Sharli said...

I've been waiting for this book for a long time! And it's not just about the pretty cover :P

Pokadots1121 said...

I read the excerpt from Paranormalcy and it is so good! Evie is so funny, and I'm really intrigued by Lend.
I knew quickly that is a one of a kind book that I just have to get.

Myrna Foster said...

I want this book. I love Kiersten's blog, and I keep hearing how great the book is.

Precious said...

I've heard great things about Paranormalcy. Everyone is talking about this! I'd love to read it!Please include me if this is open internationally. Thanks!

Precious

Hannah Kincade said...

I of course would love a copy!!

Danielle said...

I can't wait to read this book! I've seen so many awesome comments about it - it would rock to get it early, but even if I don't, I'll still go buy a copy. :)

Sena said...

Oh, me please!! I would love to read this! Thanks so much for sweetening the deal, Elana!

Cynde L. Hammond said...

I totally LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cover! When MY book gets published, I pray that it has any equally amazing one. Wow.

Thanks for the cool contest and I really hope I win this one. Don't you wish everyone could win it--just one time? That would be so neat.

Cynde

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Alexander Bennett (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Thanks for the great contest! I SO want to read this book!

Linda Kage said...

That is an amazing cover! Sign me up to win a copy. And good luck at the book signing.

Jocelyn said...

I've read a few reviews of this, and it sounds great. Plus, I agree, the cover is gorgeous. Sign me up. :)

Crystal Cook said...

Oooh great contest! I've heard so many great things about this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Jennie Englund said...

This beautiful book has so much buzz, I thought it had already been out forever!

Have a great time at the signing!

Aleeza said...

I've been dying to read this book. The reviews are all so amazing, and the cover too. Plus the author is hilarious and adorable. :)

CaioMeloW said...

Awesome! I just NEED to read this book, looks amazing!

Nicole said...

I've read such great things about this book! I'm so looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie Ipson said...

I would love to win this book!

(And besides the things you mentioned, such a cool title, too.)

Kristal Shaff said...

Sounds great, Elana.

:o)

(Bookish)InABox said...

Thanks so much for the chance! I've heard amazing things about Paranormalcy (and I love the cover too!).

Jamie Burch said...

Can't wait for this one!

mariska said...

I've been seeing this book in all over blogs, and i've been entering so many giveaways for it. But still no lucky enough for international readers :(

Hope you can make my dreams come true Elana, by winning it here on your blog :D

Enter me in !

uniquas at ymail dot com

Krista said...

The more I hear about this book, the more I want to read it. And it is a GORGEOUS cover. Thanks for the link to this contest. How did I miss it?

rabbithigh said...

I keep hearing how good this book is and I can't wait to get my hands on one!!
Thanks for the contest :)

anbi14 at hotmail dot com

Pink Panther said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! The cover is simply breathtakingly gorgeous! Count me in! :D You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

shellie said...

Count me in! Sounds like a great book.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'd love a copy of Kriersten's book! I'm going to cross my eyes, fingers and toes until you do you announce your winner. :)

Serenissima said...

This book looks sooo pretty--and I keep hearing how great its innards are too!

Malak said...

I've heard so meany good reviews for this to read it me book and now i can't wait to read it myself!

Kelly M. Olsen said...

I hope you ship to Canada...I would love to have that copy of Paranormalcy that you're giving away. I'll take 1 please!

Pamala Knight said...

I've been waiting a LONG time for this book to debut after reading a snippet back in the spring. Within the last few weeks, Kierstin and her publishers made the first seventy pages available to read online. Now, I'm joined by my fourteen year old son in the waiting. He loved it and asked if we could go buy it that day and was sad when I told him no.

So excited for Tuesday!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I'm always fascinated by a new approach to vampirism so this book has been a must on my list for quite a while.


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EVA SB said...

If this is international please count me in. I'd love to read this book.

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

Heather Kephart said...

I vant zee book. Vant eet! VANTeet!

Angela M. said...

Can't wait to read this. The reviews have been great. Definitely enter me. Thanks for the giveaway and have fun at the signing, shaking hands and all!

Yamile said...

I didn't know Kirsten was coming. I really want to meet her!

Holly said...

I've been so excited about reading Paranormalcy!

scatteredpaper said...

Not only is it great that you're offering this book as a giveaway, but to go to the lengths to have it signed is really quite a treat! A friend of mine just finished this yesterday and said that no matter how hyped the paranormal genre can sometimes get, this one is a definite winner. Thanks for offering the chance to win it!

Brooke said...

I'm SO excited for Paranormalcy! I can't wait to read it.

arceli said...

That really is a gorgeous cover. it really makes me want to read the book.

a (dot) long (at) tcu (dot) edu

Christine Tyler said...

Can't wait to read this book! I've heard such good things!

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