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The Elite/The Selection SIGNED Giveaway! + “Dark Days” YA Author Tour

Dark Days YA Author Tour

Selection and Elite Giveaway

That’s right ya’ll! I was lucky enough to be able to attend the “Dark Days” tour as it rolled through my town. This panel included Kiera Cass (author of The Selection/The Elite), Elizabeth Norris (author of Unbreakable), Aprilynne Pike (author of Life After Theft), and Amy Tintera (author Reboot). Such an awesome panel right?? The good news for you: I have snippets from the Q & A section and a giveaway for SIGNED copies of The Selection and The Elite!!! First the random fun facts :D.

The Selection ARC Giveaway

Amy Tintera, a hedgehog plushie, and I: the best combination

Q&A Fun Facts

  • Amy Tintera was asked why only teens can reboot in her book. She explained that the reboot virus only works to cause a reboot on a still-developing brain; since teens’ brains haven’t quite finished forming, the reboot virus causes them to reboot.
  • Kiera Cass said that the story of The Selection was inspired by Cinderella and Esther from the Bible. She wondered what would happen if a girl had the attention of a prince, but wasn’t actually all that interested.
  • Many of the authors said they like writing YA that doesn’t have anything more than kissing because their moms might read it!
  • Amy Tintera said Reboot needed to have the Buffy/Xander relationship, with the girl being the tough one and the guy being just fine with that.
  • Many authors have theme songs that they listened to while writing their books, but Amy Tintera says she needs absolute silence while writing, so that’s her theme song.
  • Kiera Cass explains the pennies that Aspen gives to America as being the only thing he can give to her. Even just pennies are a huge sacrifice for him because he needs every one of them.
  • Amy Tintera has a Battlestar Galactica themed engagement ring with Cylon heads on the sides!
  • Kiera Cass says she pictures Maxim as Zac Effron in a suit.

The Elite Giveaway

The Elite GiveawayGiveaway!

And now what I’m sure you’re all here for: the giveaway. I’m super pumped for this one. We haaaave:

  • and a flipping SIGNED ARC of The Selection (lightly used, it had to be read!)

Isn’t that amazing?? As you can see the signatures are also color-coded to the books :D. Yes, you’re series won’t match since one is a paperback and one is a hardcover, but it’s totally worth it for signed copies, am I right? Now since I will be mailing this out myself, it’s going to be a US ONLY giveaway. It’s going to run for a while since it’s so freaking awesome. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, otherwise I’ll have to pick someone else.

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  1. Is it okay if my “blogging” about it is putting it up on facebook? I think it’ll reach more people. This is a terrific post and giveaway, thanks!!!

  2. Hannah @ Once Upon A Time says:

    Fun Q&A! And I need to get reading The Selection. It’s popping up everywhere with The Elite on its’ way out and I’m hearing it’s a must read. Hoping my library gets The Elite in soon.

    • I’m planning on borrowing my friend’s signed copy of The Selection sometime soon so that I know what everyone is talking about haha. Unfortunately my friend didn’t like it much, but I always prefer to give books a chance first hand ;-)

  3. I am SO jealous! I need to move to a bigger city so I have some hope of attending events like this.

    I can’t imagine doing anything in complete silence; I’d go stir-crazy!

    • I was so excited when I realized that my local bookstore hosted lots of author events! I subscribed to their newsletter just so I wouldn’t miss out on any more signings since I missed it when Kim Harrison visited *dies again*

  4. Jenn @ A Glo-Worm Reads says:

    Excuse me while I cry in the corner because this is US only and I NEED these! lol I love these books but haven’t gotten to buy them yet (don’t worry, I’m not really crying. I totally understand the postage thing!)

    • Oh no, I’m so sorry! What country are you in? >.> Media mail in the US is just so cheap so that I can ship lots of books around, haha

      • Jenn @ A Glo-Worm Reads says:

        Oh, I know. I’m in Canada, it’s ridiculous how expensive our postage is! It’s actually cheaper to send a book to the US for me than to the next province, actually, even within my It’s dumb!

        • Wow! That’s ridiculous! I remember sending a package to Canada once and it hurt a little too much, haha

  5. How fun!!! Love book signings! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Angela’s Anxious Life


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