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blog hopping #6

i’m going to be drafting like mad for the next little while. in the meantime, i’m over at the lucky 13s today blogging about this week’s topic: series vs standalones. come say hi!

some writing music for the day: david guetta feat. sia’s titanium.

the lyrics are cool, the video’s cool. the theme is very much like the one in m83’s midnight city: very anti-establishment, kids with special powers, fear of what’s different. it also brings to mind an old classic (i loved this book as a kid), the girl with the silver eyes by willo davis roberts. this somewhat echoes what we’ve been seeing the last couple of years in YA lit “trends” (which will eventually cycle back), if you follow an arc of paranormal to zombies to dystopia and now sci-fi starting to happen again.

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ARC giveaway STARTERS by lissa price

in anticipation of my upcoming interview with author lissa price, i was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of her YA debut, STARTERS. fast-paced and a thrilling ride of a read from start to finish, STARTERS will be released march 13th (random house).

In a world ravaged by war and genocide, becoming someone else is now possible. Sixteen-year-old Callie discovers the Body Bank where teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. When her neurochip malfunctions, she wakes up in the mansion of her rich renter and finds she is going out with a senator’s grandson. It’s a fairy-tale new life, until she discovers her renter’s deadly plan.

as much as i’d love to hoard any ARCs coming my way, it’s only right to share the love. so up for grabs is an ARC of the fabulous STARTERS! all you have to do is 1) post a comment on this post with your name and twitter handle; and 2) follow me* on twitter. contest open within north america and closes noon pst friday, march 2nd. a winner will be chosen using random.org and will then be contacted via twitter.

good luck! and be sure to visit the lucky 13s blog on march 13th for my interview with lissa!

*if you already follow me, you’re automatically entered, so just leave a comment here!

contest is now closed, and if you’re the winner, you’ve been contacted via twitter! thanks for entering, you guys!

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