Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birthday Contest!

So, at book camp, guess who I met?

Our closing speaker was KELLEY ARMSTRONG and she signed my books. So in honor of my birthday, I've decided to have a contest for The Summoning and The Awakening, both signed!

The Rules:

1. Open to US/Canada
2. Please leave your email in the comments.
3. Contest ends August 26 at 12 am EST
4: How to get extra entries:

+2 If you've read The Summoning, what did you like about it? If you haven't, why do you want to read it?
+2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year?
+3 For following me.
+2 For following me on twitter.
+3 How can I improve my blog? Constructive criticism is always welcome!
+4 For commenting on my reviews HERE and HERE.
+2 For every time you advertise this contest. Sidebar, twitter, blog etc. (Please leave a link!)

Emma Out!


  1. Happy Biiiiirthday! :D

    +2 I Love Kelley Armstrongs writing, so when I found out she was doing YA I got really excited. Her characters are my favorite part.
    +2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year? Fade by Lisa McMann
    +3 For following
    +2 For following on twitter (@BrookeReviews)

  2. +2 The Darkest Powers is the best series...ever.
    +2 The Hunger Games would have to be the best one...I kind of dreading the movie though.
    +3 I'm now following you.
    +2 I'm already following you on Twitter, which is how I heard about the contest.
    +3 I like your blog a lot but I'm not too crazy about the look.
    +4 Commented on the reviews.
    +2 Tweeted about the contest
    +2 Posted about it on my contests page

  3. Happy Birthday, Emma!

    I haven't read either book but I've heard amazing things about this series and I'm looking forward to reading it. Plus, I"ve been meaning to read more YA lately! :)

    (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

  4. This isn't really fantasy but I read Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols and LOVED IT, fabulous.

    I'm following you here (+3) and on twitter (+2) and (+4) commented on both reviews.

    (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

  5. Happy Birthdayy!!

    +2 I want to read because of the pretty covers and because of the awesome reviews/tweets about this series.
    +2 my favorite YA fantasy this year has been The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, the realms are magic, therefore, fantasy, plus <3 KARTIK!
    +3 for following
    +2 for following you on Twitter I'm (@pseudolollipop)
    +3 I really enjoy your blog, maybe it would be more awesome if it had more author interviews!
    +4 I commented on the reviews
    +2 Tweeted about the contest
    +2 linked your contest in my sidebar (


  6. +2 I've never read it, but I've heard so many good things about it. It's on my to-read list.
    +2 Prophecy of the Sisters
    +3 following you
    +2 following on twitter (reader_meg, obviously =P )
    +2 linked on twitter:

  7. +2 I read The Summoning and I liked the new concept of letting everybody know about the wackiness.
    +2 Favorite YA book: Eyes Like Stars!
    +3 For following you.

  8. +1 I haven't read it, but it sounds really good and I've heard a lot of great things about it. Plus, the covers are really pretty!
    +2 Hmm. Toughie. Graceling, maybe.
    +3 Following you
    +2 Following on Twitter
    +4 Your blog is awesome as it is, but maybe more author interviews and guest posts to have more variety?
    +2 Linked in sidebar: (
    +2 Linked on twitter:

    Alex (& Lauren) at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. +2 I read it! I love Derek. I loved the story, a lot of supernatural characters. I always love books where fantasy meets reality..
    +2 I Think Wings, I dont know if Wake series cualifies as "fantasy"
    +3 New follower!
    +2 Follower on twit (SabriHorande)
    +2 Link on sidebar:
    +2 Twited!
    +4 commented on reviews!


  10. +2 If you've read The Summoning, what did you like about it? I loved the characters, the setting and the evil cliffhanger ending...
    +2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year? Fire by Kristin Cashore (reading right now and LOVING it)
    +3 For following you.
    +2 For following you on twitter (bookgoil)
    +3 How can I improve my blog? Um... stop getting so behind! And start posting MORE. And start reading a book a day darnit! haha. You know you love me.
    +4 Commented!

    20 points total! Woot!

  11. +2 I have not gotten the change to read The Summoning yet. It is currently on my TBR pile. I want to read it because it looks good and I have heard some great things about it.
    +2 My favorite of the year is Avielle of Rhia.
    +3 for following you
    +2 following on Twitter (@neshelf)
    +3 my only suggestion would be to take off word verification. Please!
    +4 commented on reviews
    +2 tweeted
    +2 added to sidebar


  12. Thanks for this lovely contest. How nice you got to meet her!

    +2 I want to read THE SUMMONING because I've read so many stellar reviews of it and because I enjoyed BITTEN by Armstrong.
    +2 Favorite YA Fantasy of this year has got to be FIRE by Kristin Cashore. So freaking good.
    +3 I follow you

    Total: 7

    angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Unfortunately, I cannot enter since I don't live in the US/Canada, but this looks like a great giveaway, and whoever wins will surely enjoy these books!

  14. count me in please!

    +2 If you've read The Summoning, what did you like about it? I LOVE this book! The story draws you in and the characters are interesting.

    +2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year? My favorite is Graceling (I cant wait to read Fire!!)

    +3 Follower

    +2 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. Been meaning to read this series, please count me in!
    +3 follower
    +2 following on Twitter: @Lilixtreme
    +2 linked to contest sidebar:
    +2 tweeted about contest:

  16. Nikola, I'm very sorry, but right now I can't afford international shipping. Maybe my next contest! I know I hate it when contests are only for the US.

    Thanks so much for your entries, everyone!

  17. Enter me please :)

    +1 I've read so many great reviews of these books and have been wanting to read them for a while - right up my alley
    +1 Best YA Fantasy book so far this year - Hunger Games
    +3 Following you
    +2 On my blog sidebar (



  18. I've never read The Summoning but would like to because I've never read anything by Kelley Armstrong before.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I just became a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Yay for contests!

    +2 If you haven't, why do you want to read it?
    I've read some really good reviews of this book that make me want to read it. Plus, I'll read anything that you tell me to!

    +2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year?
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    +3 For following me.
    +2 For following me on twitter+2 For every time you advertise this contest. Sidebar, twitter, blog etc. My sidebar:


  21. +2 I liked this (and this may be a weird reason) because it was exactly what I would have expected from a YA book from Kelley Armstrong. I have read her adult fic, and I was wondering what she'd have to offer the YA world, and I like what she did. Only real difference: less risque (ie no smut ;D)

    +2 fave YA fantasy this year I think would have to be Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede.

    +3 follower

    +2 twitter follower (@DarlingMisty)

    +3 The only thing I would really suggest is a little more space or a dividing line between the main post and sidebars. They can seem a little cramped and distracting to the eye. (but just a little)

    +4 commented on both (nice reviews)

    +4 tweet and sidebar on my blog (

    ~Misty (

  22. +2 I read everything Kelley Armstrong writes!
    +2 Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Evermore by Alyson Noel and Ash by Malinda Lo


    I would love to win these books!


  23. I'd love to win this! Thanks.

    +2 Why do you want to read it? I have read awesome reviews about the series and it looks fantastic. I really want to read it.
    +2 What's your favorite YA fantasy book that you've read this year? Wings
    +3 For following you.
    +2 For following you on twitter @booksobsession
    +4 For commenting on both reviews.
    +2 For posting this on my sidebar at

  24. +1 commenting
    +2 I am currently reading The Summoning, and want to get The Awakening. I love Summoning so far
    +2 My favorite YA fantasy book so far would have to be Chosen - P.C. & Kristin Cast
    +3 I am following this blog
    +2 following on twitter
    +3 i think the only to change about the blog is that the sidebars are kinda cluttered
    +4 commented on reviews
    +2 linked in sidebar
    +2 twittered about it
    +2 blogged about it
    +2 talked about it on myspace, its in my mood/status


  25. Shawna Lewis

    Thanks for this amazing chance to win!!!

    +1 For commenting

    +2 I have looked at these book for so long and have never picked them up Why? I'm not sure I guess I didn't want them to be to High-schoolie but after reading your reviews I NOW HAVE TO READ The Summoning & The Awakening!!!

    +2 My favorite YA fantasy book so far this year would have to be The Graceling

    +2 following on twitter (theblindcupid)

    +3 May be change the color of the writing so it matches your background & put the buttons more to the bottom of the page. You could add a bookshelf so we could see what you are reading that would be neat also!!!

    +4 commented on reviews

    +2 twittered about it

    +2 Posted it on Facebook,


  26. This is a spectacular contest!

    +2 I want to read The Summoning because I've heard awesome things about it and it sounds great!

    +2 My favorite fantasy book read this year is Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

    +3 follow you

    +2 requested to follow you on twitter @thebookpixie

    +3 I totally love your header but the bg is a little....bland. Laina makes some great custom layouts. She could probably help you. Keep the header.

    +4 commented on reviews

    +2 Tweeted:

    +2 sidebar:


  27. +2 I want to read it because I've been hearing so much great stuff about it!
    +2 I'd say... probably Ash, by Malinda Lo.

    Thanks for the great contest!


  28. +2 I really want to read them because I have nothing but wonderful things about the books, because they sound exactly like the type of book I love, and most of all it just sounds great.
    +2 My favorite YA book I read this year is Poison Study and Hugar Games. Oops I guess that's 2.
    +3 For following me.
    +3 Add a section of your top favorite books and the ones you are anticipating to come out.
    +4 For commenting on the reviews

    Thanks for the contest. allie_dot_casady_at_me_dot_com