Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dystopian August Kick-Off

It's here! A whole month of dystopian fun at Presenting Lenore. Grab the button below for your sidebar if you plan to participate!


Reviews of over 20 dystopian novels, past, present and future - complete with my infamous Zombie Chicken Ratings. (Refer to my index of dystopian reviews for latest updates and past reads)

Interviews with authors of dystopian fiction.

Dystopian Reader Views - I surveyed a ton of readers on fascinating dystopian related topics and I'll be sharing the results in a series of posts. You are invited to join in my posting your own response to the topic, either in the comments or on your own blog.

Previews of dystopian fiction coming out in 2011 and 2012.

Contests and book giveaways and more!

Speaking of contests, I have a fun one to start us off! Macmillan US has generously donated a 6 book dystopian YA prize pack of books I've either reviewed during Dystopian February or will review this month. All you have to do to enter to win is read and review at least one dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel during the month of August and then link to your review via Mr. Linky (if you review it on your blog) or via the comments (if you review it on a review site such as GoodReads because you don't have a blog). Challenge and contest is open worldwide, so get reading!

Here are the books you could win (one winner takes all):

Nomansland by Lesley Hauge (Hardcover) (Publisher info)
The Gardener by SA Bodeen (Hardcover) (Publisher info)
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (Hardcover) (My review)
Escape from Furnace: Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith (Paperback) (My review)
Escape from Furnace: Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith (ARC) (Publisher info)
Razorland by Ann Aguirre (ARC) (Info on author's website)




Please link your reviews to any dystopian novel you review from August 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010. Please format your link as follows: Book Title (Blog Name). One link per review please. Make sure to link to this post from your review for it to count as an entry to the Prize Pack giveaway. The more dystopian books you read and review this month, the more chances you have to win!


58 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing all your Dystopian stuff this month!!

elizabeth said...

I am excited for this month! Thanks for hosting this.

Iris on Books said...

I have never read any dystopian fiction, maybe this month will inspire me :)

bermudaonion said...

This should be a fun month!

Trisha said...

Too fun! I love the idea of a dystopian-focused month of posts. I can't wait to read them.

S. Krishna said...

I just realized I still have a reply the dystopian email you sent sitting in my "drafts", argh! I really wanted to get that in on time :-( Oh well, I'm still looking forward to what you have planned!!

Amy said...

I'm really looking forward to all of the dystopian reviews! I have Birth Marked on my tbr but unfortunately I left it at home! I'll have to read it end of the month when I return :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Whoa. Totally awesome. Can't wait!

Liviania said...

I need two books for the pack, but have the other four! Oh no.

Lenore said...

Livi - Gifts!

Sandy Nawrot said...

You are the bomb! I don't have time right now to pee, but if I did I would join. Love that button!

Kaya said...

I am excited for this! My favourite genre.

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

Yay, prizes! I have my eyes set on Nomansland. Yeah, I do :)

linz said...

I love Dystopian novels, so I can't wait to read both the books and your reviews.

Dawn Embers said...

ooo fun!

I read one in June that I could review or I plan to read Uglies this month. I've liked the dystopian books I've read in the past so I really should read more. It's gonna be a good month.

Lauren said...

I am *so* psyched about this, and frankly can't wait to check out your posts this month. Dystopian is my favourite. :D

Ladytink_534 said...

Well if I can get these few books reviewed then I will definitely participate. I've been meaning to finish the Ugly series and a few others anyway.

Chary Johnson said...

I came over from Becky's Book Review. Interesting theme. I look forward to reading some of the books listed.

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Ahhh! I loved Dystopian February, so now you've got me all super excited!! I really need to read more dystopic fiction, so this will be the perfect oppertunity to introduce me to some!
And I've got an upcoming review of Matched, so I guess I'm all set - plus the prizes are super awesomesauce!!

Zibilee said...

Yay! This is the excuse I need to start reading more dystopian lit!

Jacqueline C. said...

So excited! It sounds like you've put a lot into it. I'll definitely be participating.

Ashley said...

I'm so excited! I love dystopian lit and can't wait for the excuse to read lots more! :)

Jenny N. said...

Nice contest! I have a few on my bookshelf maybe I will read them this month.

AHS said...

I'm looking forward to this! :)

Staci said...

This should be a fun month!!!

Chris said...

Love dystopian novels!

Stephanie said...

I am so excited for Dystopian August! You've inspired me to read Catching Fire next, as I need to get my butt in gear before Mockingjay is released!

Andi said...

Yay! I'm excited! And I still love that zombie chicken. Makes me giggle every time.

Rosaline said...

I'm so excited to follow your reviews this month -- I <3 dystopian lit, and I'm hoping to discover some new ones to pick up!

Alyce said...

Yay! I've got a review going up tomorrow for a dystopian book. :)

Miss K said...

I'm not sure I filled out the form correctly! OOPS!

Em said...

I must say, zombie chicken ratings are awesome.

Kare said...

I love dystopian books, they are my favorite!

Sara Kankowski said...

Thanks for doing a whole month dedicated to Dystopia--I'm always on the look out for books like these!

Kare said...

no prob it was an amazing book! I can't wait for the second one!!! outside in :D

Nayuleska said...

Oh yay! I love dystopian books :)

Miss K said...

I also love the zombie chicken ranking!

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

After The Hunger Games/ Catching Fire- I've been looking for another like it with a little bit of romance!=) I will have to shift through your reviews!!!

Emily Nora said...

we love dystopian august. and zombie chickens.

Cass said...

MY REVIEW OF UGLIES BY SCOTT WESTERFELD:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/104187348

Thanks for the great contest!

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Smash Attack! said...

I just posted a review of an older book (written 1984) called The Edict. I consider it dystopian, but it's a bit different from the main lot of them. Check it out!

Heather (Book-Savvy) said...

Dystopians are the books I hate to love! There have been a few really great ones I've read recently, but my favorite was The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell, if you haven't read it yet, you're missing out.

Michelle said...

I'm a little behind on my blog reading but I'm specifically setting aside time this weekend to read all of the dystopian August posts. YAY!

Serena said...

I'm finally catching up on blogs and can't wait to see what other posts you've had up!

Kaya said...

Hey, just wanted to say that I'm really enjoying this!

J. P. Wickwire said...

What a great excuse to read some good dystopias. :D

E.J. Stevens said...

I am *so* excited for this. I have been reading some fabulous dystopian reviews through your links and my review of A Canticle for Leibowitz will post tomorrow. :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Janicu said...

I've been following along this month (lurker mode) and loving it. Finally have a review I think counts! :)

Jacqueline C. said...

Please discount my first entry into Mr. Linky.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Fun. I am going to tweet it out.

Jennifer
(also from 5MinutesforBooks.com)

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

Thank you for hosting this event. I love dystopian fiction and it is great to see all the great stuff out there.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Thanks for the awesome contest! I <3 dystopian novels, and I <3 all these reviews!

Christina said...

I absolutely love dystopias, so I am so glad you did this. It has helped me find even more to add to my plan to read shelf on Shelfari!

Anonymous said...

Some of these reviews haven't even been linked back to this page so shouldn't be counted.

Clover said...

Phew, that's me finished :) Thanks for hosting such an awesome event!

Em said...

It has been a really lovely dystopian end of summer. Thanks!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

Wish my August hadn't been so busy this year, I would have read and reviewed a lot more! I've enjoyed what you've done though.

kjovus said...

This has been a fun month of Dystopian books on your blog.

Thanks for your hard work!
kjovus