About the Blogger Reviews-- I'm trying not to leave anyone out, but there have been so many lately that I'm afraid I may be missing some. If you don't see yours here and you want it posted please let me know and I will gladly add it on.
This concludes my Public Service Announcement... (annoying beep) .
This one is from Kristina at My World Of Books.
Thanks, Kristina! :)
This one is from Amber at Me, My Shelf, and I, and perhaps, one of the most satisfying reviews I've received so far. I especially like the part where she almost didn't read it, because... well, see for yourself.
A very special thanks, Amber! :)
I'm so excited! This site has close to 20 million fans-- it's like its own city, for Pete's sake!
This one is from the fabulous Trisha Wolfe at YA Bound.
And this one is from Do Not Disturb My Books.
Thank you ladies! :)
This one is from Usagi at Birth Of A New Witch.
Thanks, Usagi! :)
This one is from Michelle at Never Gonna Grow Up.
Thanks, Michelle! :)
And this one is from Heidi at I Read That 2.
Thanks, Lauren! :)
Watch me be completely uncomfortable as I talk about my novel!!
My editor just sent me this. I thought I would share it with you all. (Hee-Hee!)
Issue: April 1, 2011
Advanced Review – Uncorrected Proof
Angelini, Josephine (Author) Jun 2011. 496 p. HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99. (9780062011992).
The first time Helen sees Lucas Delos in her Nantucket high-school hallway, she wants to kill him—literally. The Three Furies that have haunted her dreams harass her until she attacks this gorgeous new guy on campus, an act that introduces her to the rest of the Delos family and gradually serves to unveil her multiple talents—superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and an electrical charge that packs a wallop—as well as an unknown enemy determined to kill her. In Angelini’s debut, based on the Greek myth of Helen of Troy, Helen’s true heritage and Lucas’ large, boisterous, and very dangerous extended family both come into play. Angelini weaves mythology and everyday high-school life into a tangled fantasy of star-crossed lovers. The riveting plot twists and turns as the myth’s destiny translates into present-day terrors, dreams, and hopelessness, and its execution is seamless. An intentionally less-than- satisfying ending will only prompt readers to hope for a sequel that reunites Helen, Lucas, and their bizarre yet fascinating families.
— Frances Bradburn
This one is from Liz over at the cleverly named That's What Liz Read.
Thanks, Liz! :)
Another review... de España. Ole! ;)
This one is from Natalia over at Arte Literario.
Gracias, Natalia! :)
Okay, I know everyone just wants to know who won so I won't make this longer than it has to be.
Without further ado... the winners are:
Please send me your mailing addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get the ARCs to you ASAP.
Once again, thank you SO much to everyone who entered. I was really touched that so many of you showed interest in winning one of my ARCs. :)
For those who didn't win, never fear, I will be holding another contest in the next couple of weeks once I receive more ARCs from Harper Collins... so stay tuned!
Wow. I am at a loss for words.
Thank you SO much to everyone who has entered. I cannot believe the amount of entries I've received.
I wish I could give every single one of you a copy of my book. Except for maybe two or three of you. You know who you are. (Just kidding!)
I will be receiving more ARCs in the coming weeks so never fear, as long as Harper Collins keeps sending me books, I will be giving books away.
I am going to have to stop collecting entries as of 5pm PST on Monday the 14th, otherwise I may not be able to get the contest done in a timely fashion... and I don't want to keep you waiting.
Once again, thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.
The winners will be announced at 12pm on Tuesday the 15th on my site.
Good luck to you all!
Here's another Spanish review from Eva over at Juvenil Romantica (doesn't everything sound sexier in Spanish?).
Gracias, Eva! :)
This one is from Bungle at Midnight Reads.
Thanks, Bungle! :)
This one is by Sherry Salach over at Flipping Pages for all Ages.
Time for another giveaway!
This contest is called Participation Nation. (Exciting, huh?)
It will run through March 14, 2011. Each participant will get 1 ENTRY for each of the following:
1. Follow me on Twitter. (@josieangelini) + 1 entry
2. Tweet about the contest. (e.g. Win a signed ARC of STARCROSSED @josieangelini. Details at http://bit.ly/hFCDYF) + 1 entry per tweet
3. "Like" my Facebook page. (because I need validation!) www.facebook.com/josephineangelini + 1 entry
4. Tag me in a Facebook update about the contest. (for help with tagging check here http://on.fb.me/3bYwv) + 1 entry per update
5. Follow this blog. + 1 entry
I will be giving away 3 signed ARCs. The winners will be selected at random. (There more entries, the greater your chances!)
Winners will be announced March 15th, 2011 after 12pm PST.
So, I've had a few Bloggers send me their reviews of Starcrossed. I thought I would post them for you.
This one is by Kreag at I Devour Books.
This one is by Erin at Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic.
And this one is by Maria Teresa at Libros de Ensueño (in Spain)
Gracias Maria Teresa!
I will post more as they are sent to me.
For those of you who don’t know what a blurb is, it’s the quote on the jacket of a book that says things like “Astounding… so-and-so has really delivered!” or “At the end, I just had to call my mother and tell her I love her!” And so forth.
Blurbs are usually written by well-known authors who have best selling books, and they are usually written for either less-well-known or entirely unknown authors who are trying to break out.
Authors like me.
Blurbs are a big deal, and they can attract a lot of readers to a book. Personally, I know that I’m more willing to buy a book if one of my favorite authors gave it a great blurb.
If it’s an author I really love, I don’t even have to read the summary on the back. I just buy it and dig in. When you think about it, every blurb is really a huge act of generosity.
That’s why I’m so grateful to Kiersten White, Sophie Jordan, and Lauren Kate. Without ever having met me, these three amazing writers went out on a limb and recommended my book to the world.
I can’t thank them enough.
This pic on the left is one of my favorite ancient sculptures of Nike, the goddess of victory. I sent it to my editor when we were brainstorming on cover ideas. I think they did an amazing job interpreting what I wanted. Don't you?
4 down - 16 to go! :)
For those of you who habla Espanol. here's the first Spanish review. The book is called PREDESTINADOS in Spain, which means, predestined.
Check it out.
Es muy bueno.
It's been to St. Croix and I haven't!
Hope you had fun Martha!!
Okay, so you guys are way too smart. I think almost everyone got it right. The answer was Apollo. I was completely overwhelmed by the number of responses, both emotionally and technically, and although there were only two winners this time, I will be giving away more ARCs in the coming weeks. So, stay tuned!
Drum roll please...
The winners are:
Lauren M @365daysreading
Both took a minute to solve it! I couldn't tell who had posted first, so the fair thing was to give out two ARCs.
Alyssa and Lauren, please e-mail me your addresses at email@example.com and I'll get the two ARCs out ASAP.
Again, thank you so much to everyone that participated. I am truly touched by your enthusiasm.
Think you have solved the riddle?
Then e-mail me the answer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be announced here on Wed March 2nd at 12pm PST.