Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

As I mentioned in my recent review, FOREVER belongs to the character of Cole St. Clair.  That's why I am thrilled to be the official Cole blog stop on Maggie's tour.  Which means I get to share Cole's playlist with you.

Cole (Playlist by Maggie Stiefvater)

1. Party - Clint Mansell
2. You’ll Find a Way - Santogold
3. Technologicque - Orbital
4. Brooklyn is Burning - Head Automatica
5. Show Me How To Live - Audioslave
6. Get Out Alive - Three Days Grace
7. Anyway You Choose to Give It - The Black Ghosts
8. Coming Undone - Korn
9. Bother - Stone Sour
10. Duke - Booka Shade
11. You Fight Me - Breaking Benjamin
12. You Know You’re Right - Nirvana
13. Talk Amongst Yourselves - Grand National

And I also get to share a sketch of Cole drawn by Maggie herself.

Pretty yummy right?  (Though I did expect him to have more of a smirk on his face). Oh and guess what? One lucky winner gets the framed original sketch!  If you want a chance to win, fill out this form.

I also wanted to share a couple of my favorite Cole moments from FOREVER.

Here's a passage from Isabel's point of view: 

Cole sat back up, slowly, and I opened my eyes.  His expression, as ever, was blank, the face he wore when something mattered.
He said, "That's how I would kiss you, if I loved you."
He stood up, looking un-famous, and retrieved the car keys from where they'd slid out onto the bed.  He didn't look at me when he left, shutting the door behind him.

And Cole's:

The road flew by beneath the car; my hand was cold from being in the wind. For the first time in a long time, I felt powerful. The woods had taken that void that was me, the thing I thought that could never be full, never be satisfied, and they'd made me lose everything - things I never knew I wanted to keep.
And in the end, I was Cole St. Clair, cut from a new skin. The world lay at my feet and the day stretched out for miles.

Oh and the scene under the counter in Isabel's mother's lab with the die-cast Mustang ... but I'll let you read that for yourself...

Some tour info:

Scholastic recently launched an online community called This Is Teen to connect readers with their favorite YA authors and books. Visit their page on Facebook for all the latest news on Maggie Stiefvater and Forever:

Check out the next stop on the tour: Friday, July 22 –  The Compulsive Reader - Beck


bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!!

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Love this play list! Cole's one of my favorites, especially into the last book. Very cool.

latishajean said...

Thank you for sharing great post! What a great giveaway can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance.

Beth S. said...

Cole is my absolute favorite character of the whole series. I was all giddy with glee when I went to the author even in MI on Monday and Maggie said that Cole was her favorite too.

Cara said...

This is, quite possibly, my favorite blog post ever. Love love love Cole. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :)

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Nice article, thanks for the information.

Ammy Belle said...

So love Cole over all the other characters - cannot wait to see him and Isabel and how that works out! They're bith just so awesome!

Thanks for the playlist and the contest! :)

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Zibilee said...

I can't wait to read this one! I have both of the others, and have heard that this final installment blends seamlessly with the rest of the series. Great playlist, Lenore! A few of those songs are new to me. Will have to check them out!

Cialina at said...

Oh this is TOO awesome! I'd LOVE to win this one. :) Cole is my favorite a well.

The Book Heist said...

AHHHHH! COLE! Cole St. Clair has to be one of the cool/smartest/BA Werewolves ever!

Imo said...

Ooh..I'm so jealous you've already read Forever, it hasn't come out in my local book store yet :( i would love chance to read such an anticipated book!

Thanks for the giveaway, and btw, great choice in teasers, you just increased my need-to-read level by ten :D
Have an awesome day,
Imo (

lulilut said...

Thanks for sharing the playlist and for the giveaway. The last book is the only one I haven't read yet and I enjoyed the teasers you picked.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

I love me some Cole. I'll be checking out his fav tunes to be sure.!

Candi said...

I love the shiver series. This is an awesome giveaway.

K R Weinert said...

Super blogpost. I really envy that you got the sketch of Cole! Have linked to this through my site. Thanks for the read.