Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Giveaway: The Hunger Games Trilogy
Synopsis of The Hunger Games (by Goodreads):
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
This is one of my absolute favorite series. It's a young adult series, but much in the way of Harry Potter and Twilight, I feel it transcends the age gap and is a must-have for anyone that loves a gut-wrenching story, beautiful characters, and a haunting message.
Since we're just 4 short weeks away from the much-anticipated release of Mockingjay, I thought I would offer up the entire trilogy (in hardback) to one lucky winner. I don't have an advance copy of Mockingjay, so all three books will be shipped on release day (August 24th). This contest is open to US residents only (sorry international friends, I hope in the future to do another contest open to everyone).
I'm just going to keep things simple. To enter, leave a comment saying you want to be eligible for the contest. Be sure and leave your email address in your comment if it's not included in your profile so I can contact you (if you're not comfortable leaving your email, you can email it to me, just put GIVEAWAY in the subject line). If for some reason you are unable to leave a comment (Blogger can be tricky when it wants) just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your entry. You don't have to follow the blog to enter, but I would love it if you did, it's always fun to meet new followers!
For one extra entry each you may do the following:
1. Follow the blog (if you're already a follower, you'll automatically get an extra entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter (@sprntrlsnark) - please leave your screename as well!
3. Tweet about the contest - leave the link in your comment.
The contest will run for three weeks, a random winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 17th (one week prior to release day). Hope you love the series as much as I do!