Sunday, September 27, 2009

75 Followers Contest- Your Choice!

Hey everyone! It's Banned Books Week!
My next contest is going to be slightly different because I reached 75 followers. Thank you so much everyone! In celebration of that, I'm going to let you pick which book (out of 3) you want to win.
Here are the options:

Wake by Lisa McMann (paperback)

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (hardback)

Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.

A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell (hardback)

Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one girl's journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.

There will be just one winner of one book. I'll also throw in a few Dust of 100 Dogs bookmarks.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with your email address and your choice of book. Or you can email me at

For extra entries:
+3 current followers
+2 new followers
+1 follow me on twitter
+3 link to this contest somewhere (leave a link)
+1 tell me what (banned) books you are going to read in support of Banned Books Week.

Be sure to tell me if you do anything for extra entries.
The contest will end October 10 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada.

Good luck!

Thanks everyone! The contest is closed now. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ash Winner

The winner, chosen by is....


Congratulations! I'm about to email you.

My next contest probably will not be up next weekend. I'm extremely busy this week.
I also reached 75 followers! Thanks everyone! I'd like to do something special for the next contest, but I have no idea what to do. If you have any ideas, let me know.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ash Contest

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

One winner will receive an ARC of Ash my Malinda Lo. The book just came out in hardback on September 1st, but ARCs are always awesome, right?

To enter:
Leave a comment with your email address. If you would prefer, you can email me at mdondero(at)sprynet(dot)com.

For extra entries:
+1 new followers
+2 current followers
+1 follow me on twitter
+3 link to this contest somewhere (blog, twitter, etc.)
+3 subscribe to FiveAwesomeYAFans

Try to put all of your entries in one comment if you can, and please let me know if you did anything for extra entries by giving me a link or telling me your username.

The contest will end at 11:59 pm EST, September 18th. Open to US and Canada.

Thanks and good luck!

Closed! Thanks everyone. I'll announce the winner tomorrow. :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Impossible Winner

And the winner iiiisss *drumroll*


Congrats! There is an email coming your way.

The next contest will be up later this weekend for an ARC of Ash by Malinda Lo!