Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dystopian August Week 3 Recap + News

Another full week of Dystopian August comes to a close.  Have you been keeping up? (recap week 1) (recap week 2) Also, don't forget to link up your own dystopian reviews for a chance at one of the fab S&S mega prize packs! (More info here).

This week in reviews (click on book name to go to review)

THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer (5 Zombie Chickens/New Favorite)

SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

EVE by Anna Carey

VARIANT by Robison Wells (discussion with Michelle of Galleysmith)

PRIZED by Caragh O'Brien (4 Zombie Chickens/Highly Recommended)

This week in author interviews (click on book name to interview)

Susanne Winnacker previews THE OTHER LIFE (Usborne/Feb 2012 & Marshall Cavendish/May 2012)

Bethany Griffin previews MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (HarperCollins/2012)

CJ Redwine previews DEFIANCE (HarperCollins/2012)

Kiera Cass previews THE SELECTION (HarperCollins/Summer 2012)

Jodi Meadows previews INCARNATE (HarperCollins/January 31, 2012)

Erin Bowman previews THE LAICOS PROJECT (HarperCollins/2013)

Jordana Frankel previews THE WARD (HarperCollins/2013)

This week in still open giveaways:

INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows (international)

VARIANT by Robison Wells (international)

EVE by Anna Carey (international)

Prize pack including BIRTHMARKED & PRIZED by Caragh O'Brien

This week in winners:

POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
Amy S from NC
Emily C from UT
HD T from TX
Jenna W from OR
Madeline R from MN

THE OTHER LIFE by Susanne Winnacker
Stacey C from London, UK

Random commenter prize (a hardcover of Ann Aguirre's ENCLAVE) goes to Pam (Iwriteinbooks)

Congrats! I'll pass your addresses on the publishers + Pam should contact me with her address.

This week in dystopian resources:

Dystopian Divas guest blog

News and Links:

Interview with me over at Dystopian Divas with some new tidbits about LEVEL TWO.

Author Angie Smibert talks about dystopian landscapes at the League of Extraordinary Writers.

Donna at Bites has THE BLENDING TIME by Michael Kinch up for grabs.

S Krishna reviews AMERICA PACIFICA by Anna North.

Kay at the Infinite Shelf reviews AFTERTIME by Sophie Littlefield.

Coming up next week:
Even more reviews, previews, and giveaways.  Michelle and I discuss ASHES by Ilsa Bick. Plus -  5 random commenters will win a copy of TRUTH by Julia Karr (the sequel to XVI) - so comment away (and by that I mean on any Dystopian August post anytime this week)!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the The Other Life giveaway - I won the ARC! Hooray! I'm looking forward to reading it :)

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Woops! I totally didn't see this! I'll email you, right now!

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Hmmm, ok, I can't find a place to email you so here's my email address: iwriteinbooks at gmail dot com

Charmaine Clancy said...

Hadn't heard of this Dystopian-fest, but I'd like to read the zombie chicken novel! in the meantime, I'll check out some of those great links :)
Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

TerryLynnJohnson said...

love dystopian! Can't wait for Julia's new book.
thanks for the other titles!

Anonymous said...

Dystopian is my favourite Genre and you've brought loads more titles to my attention. I'm certainly not going to run out of reading material soon. Thanks for the great giveaways too.

Anonymous said...

Your review are always a great way to read through and prioritize the current HUGE spate of dysoptians.


lulilut said...

Enclave made me so claustrophobic while reading it. I thought the way their names were picked was interesting.

candice (thecrjreviews) said...

Already on week 3, can't believe it's almost over. :( Thanks for all the great previews and reviews.

Donna (Bites) said...

Thanks for the plug! :)

Lauren said...

The sequel to XVI? Holy moly. That is the motherload of giveaways for me!