Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Alliterati Giveaway Extravaganza!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of the desire to write must be a reader. Not necessarily a reader of Jane Austen or Pride and Prejudice for sure, but we have to be readers nonetheless, right?

So instead of chatting about writing this week, I'm indulging in one of my favorite things in the world: GIVING AWAY BOOKS! Anyone who comes over to my house knows that they will often walk away with a book whether they like it or not. Heck, I bought three copies of Scott Westerfeld's LEVIATHAN the other day just because I knew I'd be having 12 year old nephews visiting soon. I'm prepared, people!

And because the people in the blogosphere which I inhabit are some of the greatest people I know, I'm giving away some of my favorite reads this year. Are you ready for this wad of awesomeness, people?

In a fit of YA dystopian love, I'm giving away tasty ARCs of:

WITHER by Lauren DeStefano
POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz
DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

(click on the titles for Amazon page)

I KNOW, RIGHT? How much cooler could this list get??

So if you're hankering for a great YA dystopian read this spring, leave a comment on this post (with your email or twitter address, please! Tracking down winners iz HAWD) and I'll pick a winner on Saturday, April 24th.

However, I'm going to be out of country and away from internet for the next week, so I can't promote the contest. That's where you come in! Want to win TWO books? Three? Holy crap, all FOUR?! (Although to be honest, if you win all four, I'll assume you're making illegal sacrifices to the Random Number gods and you will be questioned.)

You know the drill, people!

+1 entry for a comment!
+1 for following the blog! (either new or old, no matter)
+1 for a tweet!
+3 for a blog mention!
+5 for taking a picture of yourself outside on a street corner with a giant sandwich board that says "Read ALLITERATIARCHIVES.BLOGSPOT.COM" (+5 extra for "THE END IS NEAR" on the back.)

Add up your points (I'm down with the honor system, no need to prove it. Except the sandwich board. I want pictures) and leave your name, email and number of entries in a comment below. YA dystopian love awaits you!

You guys rock. Happy Contesting! Happy Reading! Happy Spring! Happy Kitten Season! Happy Birthday James Franco (April 19th)!


The Random Number Gods have spoken! Congratulations to:

Gem, J, JJ and AprilX!
(Yes, J...your sandwich board totally paid off!)

I'll be emailing you guys for your book preference...hopefully you can all get either your first or second choices. Thank you all for participating, reading the blog and following. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!



We Heart YA said...

Woot! We have POSSESSION already, but we are dying to get our hands on DIVERGENT and WITHER.

Also gonna tweet in a second here, and add to our blog's Contests & Giveaways list.

Thanks!! (And have a fun, safe trip!)

Dawn said...

Yay for book giveaways! I follow your blog (new) and while I don't tweet, I'm posting this on my FB. :) So 2 points for me! I adored Wither but am anxiously awaiting reading the other three!

Cory said...

I have wither, but I'd like to read Divergent and Possession.

I might do a blog mention next week, but until then 1+ Follow and 1+Comment.

coryarchie at gmail dot com

I have no twitter.

Unknown said...

I would love any and all of these :) I have tweeted about your blog at @yawesome85 and started following you (which I meant to do a while ago). Also, if I do get one, I'll blog about it and let everyone know about the lovely people who gave me an ARC. Thanks!

abby mumford said...

hey, two abby's in a row. that's so much awesome!

speaking of awesome, this contest is made of it. as was your tweet, so i all i had to do was RT it. (evidence, here:

DIVERGENT is my number one TBR. WITHER looks like something i might not enjoy, but there's been a lot of buzziness around it, so i have to admit, i'm intrigued.

acmumford (at) yahoo (dot) com

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

You rock for spreading the Westerfeld awesomeness - have you seen his post on YAlit dystopias?

I would love any of these - I've retweeted, but that's it (so +2 for me). :)

AudryT said...

What a great lineup! I'd love to get a copy of WITHER; I've heard great things about it.

I'm at gmail with the front half being: atmanga

I'm on Twitter as AudryT

I guess my point total is 2, as I'm about to RT the contest on Twitter.

Good luck to everyone! :-)

April X said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :D I'm a new follower!

I tweeted:!/ramen_addict/status/59033355576016896

total: 3

KelseyAnne said...

That is pretty awesome!! I soo want to read theses books!

+1 for the comment =D

KelseyAnne said...

+1 for being a blog follower =] under @KelseyAnnesBookBlog

KelseyAnne said...

+1 I tweeted the contest!/KelseysBookBlog/status/59035749399527424

Z. Taco said...

OMG, I can't wait to get my hands on these, especially Divergent and Wither!

+1 Comment
+1 GFC Follower
+1 Tweet

Brielle said...



Brielle said...

I'm following the blog!


Brielle said...

I tweeted:!/BrielleBookworm/status/59038208800985088


~Enamored Soul~ said...

Wow, What an amazing giveaway! I am a new follower, and am so glad I discovered your blog --

+1 for Commenting.
+1 New Follower.
+1 for Tweeting.!/inluvwithbookz/status/59072167039598593

+5 for taking a picture of yourself outside on a street corner with a giant sandwich board that says "Read ALLITERATIARCHIVES.BLOGSPOT.COM" (+5 extra for "THE END IS NEAR" on the back.)

YEP. Here's PROOF!

Okay, so I cheated. It's not me, I just edited it. I don't deserve the +5 haha...but I tried! ;)


Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

Adam Heine said...

I call +6 (comment, follower, tweet, and I promise I'm going to put it in a blog next week (disqualify me if I don't!)).

jjdebenedictis said...

Me, me, me! **bounces around, flailing arms**

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Ooh, pick me! I will try to tweet it if I can figure out how to share a link on my phone. @Keri_726

Iris St. Clair said...

Oh, enter me, please! My Twitter name is Iris_St_Clair.

+1 for a comment!
+1 for following the blog! (new)
+1 for a tweet!
+3 for a blog mention!

for a total of 6.

J said...
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J said...

I'm so excited for this contest! I hardly ever win anything, and I really want to read all of these books, so I went all out this weekend.

+1 for comment
+1 for following (new)
+1 for tweet (@jadencoal)
+3 for blog mention (read it at
+5 for sandwich board (and another +5 for "The end is near" on the in the blog mention)

Total: +16

Good luck everyone! :)

Sage said...

I followed and tweeted. I so want these books

Gemma Cooper said...
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Gemma Cooper said...

Great contest! All those covers look so pretty together and all are on my want list.
Followed and commented and tweeted (+3) @gemma_cooper

Anki said...

Yayy! Awesome reads! Awesome giveaway!!

Followed and tweeted - +2

Eliza Tilton said...

ooo I want all of those!


3 points!

Peggy said...

You totally crack me up. I might just do the sandwich board thing, because how cool is that?

In the mean time, I follow, but I don't tweet (someday, maybe...).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest!

GFC follower

2 points!

Lori M. Lee said...

Follower, comment and tweeted. +3?

How exciting!

jayjay said...

I honestly want to win Wither! Been hearing lot of good reviews about it! Thanks for the chance!

+1 Comment
+1 Blog follower
+1 Tweet!/TheJay2xA/status/60922398534410240

Total of 3 entries!

*cross fingers*

Thanks again ^^

Yiota said...

You almost convinced me to do the photo entry but it's too cold outside right now! XD

+1 for comment ( email: )
+1 For new follower (yay!)

+1 for tweet:

Entries: 3

And i want all of them so please make me win XD

Queen 'Bina said...

Hi. It's me.
I'm a little late in the game. But I heart books. And free stuff, too.

That is all.

kaye said...

What a wonderful haul! I'm excited and hopeful. Can't wait to read them all, regardless (especially Divergent)!

I've subscribed, tweeted* and commented so by my lousy math that equals 3!


- kaye