Summer is a great time for reading–be it of the required or beach-type reads–and in light of the sunny afternoons ahead, Smart Pop is kicking off summer vacation with Nyx in the House of Night and The Girl Who Was on Fire giveaways!
Starting with the June 2011 House of Night anthology:
This is a great page turner for those of the vampire persuasion (or just vamp lit fans!). Nyx in the House of Night covers all the myths, historical facts, personal details, and religious traditions that make up the Zoey Redbird’s magical world. If that’s not enough, this anthology has new writing from Kristin & P.C. Cast PLUS sapphire blue illustrations that really bring the House of Night to life.
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If you didn’t win a copy of The Girl Who Was on Fire during the 13 District reaping on the Smart Pop blog, then don’t miss your chance to grab one of two copies we’re giving away on Goodreads.com right now! Just click here, scroll down, and click on the “enter to win” button before May 24 and you could be snuggling up with your very own copy of The Girl Who Was on Fire.
May the odds ever be in your favor!…
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One of the rebellion’s most important weapons was, well, advertising. Propoganda. Propos. Those videos of Katniss mid-battle in District 8, of the tributes who died in the Hunger Games, of Finnick being interviewed about the Capitol’s secrets. They’re yet another extension of the way what we see on television, like the Hunger Games themselves, has power.
We’re not trying to stage a rebellion, but we’ve still put together our own take on propos, for The Girl Who Was on Fire. These aren’t the slickly produced work of folks like Plutarch Heavensbee and Cressida (except, maybe, for Adrienne Kress’–she’s clearly a professional). They’re just a couple of our authors, reading excerpts from their essays, to give you an extra taste of the anthology. (And, …
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Thank you to everyone for commenting for a chance to win a copy of The Girl Who Was on Fire from one of the participating districts during The Reaping. Here’s a full list of winners. If you see your name on this list, you should be getting an email from me or the district leader (a.k.a. blog owner) shortly for your address.
Enjoy the book!
The Cribbs Family
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Big thanks to everyone who’s been a part of our 13-day Panem-style reaping–both our other districts* around the web and those of you who’ve been following and commenting to win. We’re bringing things to a close today by giving away two last copies of our Hunger Games anthology.
(For those of you just tuning in–greetings, Shelf Awareness readers!–that’s The Girl Who Was on Fire, a collection of some very brilliant, seriously funny YA authors writing on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. You can see the full list of contributors and read excerpts of every essay at our book page. Or take a look at some advance reviews.)
Today is not just the final reaping; it’s also The Girl Who …
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Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.
In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more.
- How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
- What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
- Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
- What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history–and what can
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As if Lili Wilkinson’s newest release wasn’t giveaway enough, we’re also giving away two copies of our upcoming Smart Pop YA title The Girl Who Was on Fire today on the main Smart Pop blog–the first of 13 giveaways over the next 13 days (excluding weekends!) at 13 different “districts” around the web to celebrate the book’s upcoming April 5 release.
We’re calling it The Girl Who Was on Fire: The Reaping. You can read all about it (and get updates on the daily giveaways), and enter to win one of today’s giveaway copies, here.
As they say in Panem: May the odds be ever in your favor!…
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We’re counting down the days to the upcoming release of The Girl Who Was on Fire, our Hunger Games anthology. We’re not only proud of this book, we’re also fans of it, and so we’ve lined up something pretty cool to give you all a chance to count down with us.
Every day for the next thirteen days (excluding weekends) there will be two copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire up for grabs at various places around the web. You can find out where daily at this post, or make sure you’re following us on Twitter or have liked our Facebook page; we’ll keep you updated!
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April 5 is the official release of The Girl Who Was on Fire, and we’re celebrating by holding our own version of the Hunger Games’ reaping–one with much less threat of death and way less perilous prizes.
For the 13 days (excluding weekends) leading up to the release, we’ve arranged to give away 2 copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire at 13 different “districts” around the web.
Yes, we know, technically there are only 12 districts in which reapings took place in the Hunger Games trilogy. But we wanted an excuse to give away two extra books. (Also, just to be clear, we aren’t going to teach you to shoot a bow and arrow or give you a makeover if you win, …
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Today we’re excited to share an interview with you from one of our upcoming Hunger Games anthology authors, Lili Wilkinson.
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of Scatterheart, Angel Fish and The Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend. When she’s not reading, writing, or working on her PhD, she can usually be found watching something awesome on DVD, riding her bicycle or making monsters out of wool. Pink is her first US release. You can find her at http://liliwilkinson.com.au or @twitofalili.
Q. In your latest American release, Pink, teen Ava trades in her super-cool persona, girlfriend, and black clothes for conformity, a boyfriend, and a pink sweater–the typical high school experience at a private school. What do you hope teen …
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