Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dystopian August - Midpoint Recap + Bonus Giveaway

Wow - August is more than half over. Where has the time gone? Here's what went on during Dystopian August so far. (See details of the bonus giveaway below - copies of Unwind and Unwholly by Neal Shusterman!)

Stay tuned the next two weeks for more reviews, previews and giveaways!


Receiving the Zombie Chicken Badge for Action were:

Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Feedback by Robison Wells

Receiving the Zombie Chicken Badge for Romance was:

Promised by Caragh O'Brien

Receiving the Zombie Chicken Badge for Twists were:

Skylark by Meagan Spooner

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Yesterday by CK Kelly Martin

Once by Anna Carey

Receiving the Zombie Chicken Badge for World building were:

Insignia by SJ Kincaid

Beta by Rachel Cohn

Receiving the Zombie Chicken Badge for Writing were:

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

No badge:

Living Proof by Kira Peikoff

Preview Interviews:

J. Gabriel Gates previews Blood Zero Sky (HCI/October 2012)

Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim preview Wasteland (HarperCollins/March 2013)

Bethany Wiggins preview Stung (Walker/April 2, 2013)

T. Michael Martin previews The End Games (HarperCollins/Summer 2013)

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner preview These Broken Stars (Hyperion/Fall 2013)

Alexandra Duncan previews Salvage (HarperCollins/Fall 2013)


Winner of the Apocalypsies Summer Starter Pack is: Sophia L. of The Book Basement

Winner of Eve & Once by Anna Carey is: #16 Stephanie O. in WI

Winner of Beta by Rachel Cohn is: #49 Alyssa S. in MD

3 Winners of Prodigy by Marie Lu + posters are:

#3 Catherine C in PA
#11 Amanda T in Alberta
#82 Emilia S in CO

Winner of Insignia by SJ Kincaid is:

#12 Lauren G in NC

Winner of Skylark by Meagan Spooner is: #59 Kimberly F. in TX

Still open contests:

Win 5 marked up novels including Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans, Prodigy by Marie Lu, Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund &Starters by Lissa Price

Win the entire Birthmarked series by Caragh O'Brien

Win The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Win one of 5 copies of Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

And now for the bonus giveaway!! Tell me in the comments what you think of Dystopian August to be entered to win a paperback of Unwind and an ARC of Unwholly by Neal Shusterman!  (My review of Unwind) (More about Unwholly at Goodreads) Enter by August 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. Open internationally. Prize provided by publisher. Remember to leave some way for me to get in touch with you if you win!

Also, for more dystopian goodness, check out A Reader of Fiction's Dystopian August recaps so far here and here.


Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

Ack!! Lenore, thank you for this post! I haven't been able to spend a lot of time with my blog feeder for the last few weeks, so I didn't even know this was going on! I have to check all this out now :) read REQUIEM? *dies*

alicia marie said...

I LOVE Dystopian August!! I've loved reading all the interviews and have even been introduced to some books I didn't know about yet : ) Also, I love the zombie chicken badges, they're so much fun! Thanks for doing Dystopian August!! I can't wait to read more!

Evie said...

I loved all the reviews, interviews and giveaways! It was fun :)

prettybooks said...

I've not participated this year as I wanted a little break from dystopia, but I've still really enjoyed reading the reviews and discovering more upcoming books!

I can't wait to read Unwholly as Unwind is one of my favourites!

Book Sp(l)ot said...

I really love Dystopian August - and this year, your link-up posts, especially because of how hectic/annoying my month has been. It not only introduces me to new books, but also gives me a better idea on which of them I need to try to read first. And which of the books I already knew about need to get bumped up my TBR list!

Thanks for dedicating so much time to this again :-)

jpetroroy said...

I love getting these previews--it's nice to see there are still some unique dystopians out there!

brookea_2006 said...

I've loved all the interviews and reviews in Dystopian August, plus all the giveaways! I'm a big fan of dystopians, so it's fun to learn about new books :)

brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Addie R. said...

I lovveee dystopian August! I haven't been able to post and dystopian reviews lately though because turns out most of my review books aren't dystopian. :[ Hopefully I'll be able to post one soon to participate! x]

Anubha said...

Loved Dystopian August very much... because of this i am introduced to many new and interesting books in the genre... and yes the giveaways were totally rocking.... :)

M.A.D. said...

<3 Honestly Lenore, I don't know which I love best ... Dystopian August or that freaking AWESOME chicken zombie badge?!? lol

Just in the past year I've discovered the wonderful, edgy, exciting world of dystopian fiction ... now it's my favorite genre.

I really appreciate all the work you've gone to putting this fun event together, and it's nice finding new authors/books :D

True story: I recently convinced my daughter that she needed to read The Hunger Games. No sooner had she finished reading the book, than she called me eager to read the next in the series lol

So, if I do happen to get lucky & win one of your sweet giveaways, I'll be sharing with her <3 :)

Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Vivien said...

I absolutely LOVE Dystopian August...definitely keep doing it!!

Dystopian is my favorite genre. I love how it can mirror our world so realistically and be utterly terrifying.

SO looking forward to Unwholly :D

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Dystopian August has been all kinds of fun! So many good books coming out. Now I just need more time to read them all! Thanks for the chance to win Unwind & Unwholly. I've been waiting for the sequel for a long time.

I'm on twitter @Dani_Nguyen

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Dystopian novels so I was so excited to find your blog and see there was a whole month devoted to it!! I havn't read Unwind yet...I'm kind of waiting for the sequel so I don't have to deal with a cliff hanger for a couple weeks, but I've heard good things. I should be working on my thesis more often but these type of books beg my attention! Thanks for your recommendations!


Emily said...

I love it! I've participated in the past and plan to do so well into the future :)

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your dystopian features because I appreciate your Zombie Chicken Badges and previews of what's upcoming. (extemter at hotmail dot com)

Carina Olsen said...

I LOVE Dystopian August :D I love reading all your posts. <3 and I am trying to read Dystopian books, but, well, August have been very busy for me :p but, hopefully I will get to read a few more before the month is over :D Thank you for this awesome giveaway. <3 *Fingers crossed.*
Love, Carina ~

Christina said...

You know how I feel about Dystopian August, because I am a creepy stalker copy cat. lol. It's THE BEST EVER.

Stephanie said...

I love that you are still doing Dystopian August as I love the reviews, previews, and especially the giveaways!

Chenise Jones said...

I absolutely love these dystopian months! These previews are only making me more desperate to get my hands on these books!

Jill the OWL said...

I love it!!! Seeing a lot I didn't know about and that's great. I also love the badges. Great way to get a snapshot of the books :)

Jessy said...
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Jessy said...

I think it's great. I love dystopian's and I think this is a good way to find out more about them.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Megan Earley said...

I love Dystopia August! My students are always hungry for new dystopian lit., and your blog gives me great ideas!

mearley1979 at gmail dot com

Jasmine Rose said...

I love Dystopian August! I can always use more dystopian in my life ;]


megan04quatroh said...

I love Dystopian August!

I came across your blog a few months ago and absolutely loved it. I love how you are so devoted to your readers that you would do giveaways and fun stuff for us. :) I hope you continue your work because we really appreciate all of this. Thank you so much.

P.S. Unwind and Unwholly in one giveaway = I LOVE YOU FOREVER <3

Kailana said...

Congrats to all the winners! It looks like you are having a lot of fun with this month so far!

I always enjoy your Dystopian months. In February I talked it up on my blog. I am disappointed that August has been too overwhelming to get much done... I am catching-up right now!

Tiffany Drew said...

I *LOVE* Dystopian August! Dystopian is one of my favorite genres and I love finding all the new reads you spotlight. And I'm not going to lie, the giveaways are pretty sweet too!


Sarena said...

I loved it; it gave me a lot of books to add to my to-read list. Also, I ADORE Unwind and would love to read UnWholly!

Kayla Beck said...

I am loving all of the posts by you and other people that are taking part in it! I've found a lot of great books that I have not heard of before - not that it is necessarily a good thing with my embarrassingly crowded shelves. Keep the dystopians coming! ;-)

Unknown said...

Amazing as usual--the interviews, the review discussions, and of course, the giveaways were a lot of fun!

Kimberly F. said...

Hey I won something! Unless there is another Kimberly F in Texas, which is certainly possible...