I have something to admit.Â I really like Young Adult (YA) Fiction.Â And though most ‘young adults’ would probably consider me ancient, I have no problem what so ever reading ‘their’ books!Â Golden Compass – Loved it!Â Harry PotterÂ – BIG fan!Â Just finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – fantastic!Â So, needless to say, I have been seriously looking forward to the release of Across The Universe, by Beth Revis.
I met Beth a few months ago at a writer’s schmooze.Â She spoke about the journey she went on to get her book published.Â She is such a sweet, honest, and funny lady! (And her story gives me hope that maybe my book will be out there on the shelves one day.)
Here’s an interview with Beth about the book and the ship that carries her heroes.
And if you check here at io9 between 11:11 am and 11:11 pm on 1/11/11 you will get an exclusive peak at an 111 page excerpt from the book!
Very soon you should be able to explore the ship.
Well, the day is finally here and the (local!) book release party is supposed to be tonight!Â Unfortunately, it’s been canceled as it looks like this outside:
Well over a foot of snow and it’s still falling.Â Ack!!Â I really want to curl up with the book and read it while the snow falls!Â So, since I’m stuck inside the house, animals and kids going crazy, for who knows how many more days, I thought I’d liven up my time with a little giveaway!Â Would you like a copy of this book???Â Yes?Â How would you feel if that book was signed just for you, by Beth???
Here’s how you can win:
- Leave a comment here and tell me your favorite YA book.
- For another entry, post about this giveaway on your own blog.
- Facebook this giveaway for a third entry!
Please make sure to leave me a comment for each entry (and don’t forget your email so I can contact you if you win).Â The giveaway will close on Thursday 1/13/11 at noon.Â So get your entries in quick!
You can also purchase the book at Amazon (and probably through your local book store!)
Here’s some info about the publisher, Penguin: