Simon & Schuster UK’s Big Fat YA Giveaway – The Fall Edition

Hello everybody!

Kathryn McKenna, Children’s Marketing & Publicity Assistant for Simon and Schuster UK is back with another fabulous swag of upcoming titles to giveaway.

Please give it up for Kat!

That’s right… we’re back! The Book Smugglers have very kindly agreed to have us (us being Simon & Schuster UK – or rather, me, Kat – publicist for the children’s team) back for another round-up of what to expect from Simon & Schuster UK in the coming six months. in December we brought you the highlights for Jan-June 2010, and now we’re going to cover July-December 2010. I may have snuck in something for January 2011 that I just can’t keep to myself too…!

As many of you know by now, I love our list – I think we’ve got some really exciting titles coming up. We do serious quality control here on every title, making sure that we’re publishing the best reads, for all genres and age ranges, because we love reading as much as you do! I think the proof is in the pudding, as my desk is piled high with… 16 books – because they don’t fit on my bookshelves at home! I’m sure you all know the feeling.

Anyway, onto the books – read on for just a few of the highlights that we think will suit YA fanatics in 2010… and if you get to the end, once again we have a tantalising competition to entice you further!

Passing Strange by Daniel Waters (July)

Many of you probably already know Daniel Waters – he was way ahead of his time when he wrote his first book, Generation Dead, back in 2008 – the paranormal, “black and purple covers” saga was just barely starting, and Daniel was already tapping away about (alive) funky goth heroine Phoebe and her slightly… dead high school colleagues. The premise of the series is fairly simple: teenagers in the tri-state area just don’t stay dead. They come back to life, but they come back different – they stutter and their reactions are slower – affectively they are zombies. Termed ‘living impaired’ or ‘differently biotic’ by the ever politically correct government, there are lots of conspiracy theories to explain this new phenomenon. But as their numbers keep on growing, so does the discomfort of the living people in the community.

Passing Strange is the newest instalment (following Kiss Of Life last summer), told from the point of view of Karen – a dead, cool (and dead cool) teenager who becomes mixed up in a high profile murder… These books are not only as fun as they sound, they hold an underlying message that never stops being relevant – difference comes in all shapes and sizes, and so does prejudice. The way that prejudices against the ‘living impaired’ is illustrated in this series is smart and subtle, but makes it perfect and relevant for almost all teenagers.

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (August)

The premise of The Chosen One is fairly simple – a story set around a polygamist cult. But while it is simple in its premise, it is complex, thought provoking and moving it its delivery. Kyra is a thirteen year old girl, raised in a polygamist community in which men have many wives, wives have many children, and the freedom of the residents is constantly restricted. Kyra begins to question her feelings towards her life as the novel continues – growing closer to fellow peer Joshua, who she is not allowed to have a relationship with, and discovering a library bus nearby the community – books are banned, but when Kyra turns the first page of an illicit read, her eyes are opened wide to a forbidden joy…

When Kyra is told that she must marry her 65 year old uncle, Hyrem, by decree of The Prophet, things take a sinister turn. There are scenes that will shock, and it is not a wholly pleasant read, but don’t let that put you off at all. The Chosen One is un-put-down-able despite the at-times hard reality of it. It’s the kind of book that you want to tell every single person you know about, and is reminiscent of Meg Rosoff, Laurie Halse Andersen, Margo Lanagan. This is my ‘passion plea’ of the second half of 2010 – Kyra’s story is full of moving nuances, the writing is gorgeous, and the book will stay with you longer after you close the back page.

Night of the Solstice by L.J. Smith (September)

Let’s be honest, L.J. Smith has had a pretty good year. With The Vampire Diaries storming onto television and exciting teen girls (and the rest of us!) all over the globe, publishers have been rejacketing, republishing and rediscovering the wonderful writing of L.J., and we’re no exception. While our teen issues of Dark Visions and The Forbidden Game (coming this July) have been flying off the shelves, we’re honoured and hugely excited to be publishing her first ever books – Night Of The Solstice, and Heart Of Valour (January 2012). Not only are they imaginative and brilliantly enchanting, the jacket looks for these are absolutely gorgeous. Bewitching, sparkling and bright, the books are a treat even before you open the pages – and once you do, you’ll find that L.J. Smith’s talent started many, many years ago… and now you can rediscover it for yourselves!

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (September)

I love Shade. Love love love. I can’t think of anybody who doesn’t enjoy a good ghost story, and Shade is just that. Shade is set in a world in which those aged 16 and under are able to see ghosts, at least until they ‘pass on’. Leading character Aura is one of these 16 year olds – in fact she is the first 16 year old born into the shift, and as a result her ability has some slightly scarier repercussions. Shade takes a dark turn when Aura’s boyfriend Logan is killed on his birthday, and while half of his siblings are in mourning and half are happy to be able to see him still, Aura is torn between clinging to Logan, or letting him go – a matter made even more complicated by the arrival of the kind, funny and mysterious Zachary…

Shade is, in all seriousness, not just another dark, paranormal read. It’s incredibly convincing, heartfelt and page turning – I loved the creativeness that Jeri Smith-Ready applies, and the attention to detail on all sorts of little things, such as the ‘British-isms’ of Zachary, the compelling and often upsetting reactions to the death of someone you love, and the confusion brought from the fact that they are, in certain terms, still alive. A must read!!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that when I was a teenager, I loved Buffy. Looooved it. It was probably my first real ‘obsession’ – I was even dragged into the fandom (warts and all) which was where my initiation into the internet world began. Unsurprisingly, I’m completely thrilled that we’re reissuing two bind ups (and one more in 2011) of some classic Buffy stories. Not only do they feature our favourite vampire slayer, the covers are absolutely awesome, and are sure to entice new fans whilst pleasing adoring old timers such as myself. We’re planning to really promote these via the internet – blogs, fansites, and other show fansites such as True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. So if this catches anyone’s eye and they’d like to take part – let me know!

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (October)

I don’t think I can talk about our last half of 2010 without talking about Crescendo. Hush, Hush was a HUGE book for us in autumn 2009, and has sold over 80,000 copies in hardback in the UK alone so far. Hush, Hush was a whirlwind of excitement, from independent heroine Nora Grey to the mysterious super sexy Patch – exciting teens, young adults, and adults who probably ought to know better, this has become a brand that the YA market can’t imagine being without – and Crescendo is going to make an explosive entry into the market in October!

We’re thrilled in the UK to be having Becca Fitzpatrick over for a tour – including a signing at the Massive Events Eternal Twilight convention on the 23rd October! You can see more about that here. Keep an eye on for listings of Becca’s public events too! We can’t wait, and we also can’t wait to get our hands on a finished copy of Crescendo – but luckily I’ve been able to get a sneaky peek of the manuscript… and while I’m keeping my lips sealed on the details, I can promise you won’t be disappointed!

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (January 2011)

I have to admit, I’ve snuck this one in… it’s not actually publishing until January 2011, but it is just such an amazing book that I couldn’t risk leaving it out! The Replacement is another of the dark paranormal genre, but much like Shade, it is the quality and depth and thought that has gone into this book that left me slightly in love. The Replacement is told from the point of view of male protagonist, Mackie. Having a male protagonist is a surprising breath of fresh air in the world of black-and-purple, and perhaps plays a contributing factor to the change in the emotional level of the book. Mackie is a changeling, only known to his parents and his sister – or rather the parents and sister of the young boy he was swapped with as a faery toddler. Mackie cannot be exposed to iron (difficult when you want to kiss the girl with the tongue piercing) or holy ground (again, difficult when your father is a minister), but otherwise is very much ensconced in the human world – until his friend Tate’s sister is kidnapped into the faery realm and he is forced to save her…

The Replacement sits well alongside other dark faery fantasy (such as Tithe by Holly Black) – but it excels in so many areas. The relationship that Mackie shares with his ‘sister’ Emma is beautiful, her fierce protectiveness and love for him is subtlety written but artfully felt by the reader. Mackie’s frustration with little parts of integrating into the human world, his growing relationship with Tate, the horrific bad guy in the form of The Cutter – all of these details are engrossing and bewitching, scary but enchanting. As you can tell, I loved this on first read, and I urge you all to hold on for the beginning of 2011!

As with last time, we’re really pleased to announce that if you comment on this post and tell us what’s got you excited, you’ll be entered into a draw to win all eight books (Passing Strange, The Chosen One, Night Of The Solstice, Shade, Buffy #1 & #2, Crescendo, and The Replacement), as and when they’re published! Post about it on your blog and drop us a link in the comments and we’ll count your entry twice… that means twice as many chances to get a bucket-load of books! Thanks all for handing your time over to me once again, and I hope I’ve managed to fill you all to the brim with anticipation!

In the meantime for any other news you can follow us on twitter (@simonkids_UK) or drop us a line with queries and requests at childrensbooks@simonandschuster.couk. We’re always looking for hidden gems in the blogging world, too… Until next time, friends, happy reading!

You heard the lady, comment away – if you blog about it, it is ok to comment again with a link! The contest is open to everyone and will run till Saturday 19th 11:59 P.M. (PST). Good luck!


  • Meghan
    June 12, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I’m thrilled to see that The Chosen One is finally making it over here! That’s one I’ll be buying regardless. Fantastic contest; I’m looking forward to seeing some of these books when they come out. =)

  • Cate Gardner
    June 12, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Having already loved Generation Dead and Kiss of Life, I can’t wait to read Passing Strange.

  • IsabeLeeta
    June 12, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I think Shade is going to be quite special and mesmerizing. Ghost stories always have this quality, but since this is about a choosing to let go or hold on, I hope it will be a poignant, while spooky, love story. I can’t wait for it to come out!

  • Catherine
    June 12, 2010 at 1:48 am

    I am really looking forward to reading the L.J. Smith reprints featured here. I’ve been a fan of hers for years now, but by the time I discovered her her stuff was out of print here and the libraries didn’t have her earliest stuff.

  • Caroline
    June 12, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I really like the look of ‘Shade’ but am very excited by the prospect of the ‘Hush Hush’ sequel ‘Crescendo’! David Water’s ‘Generation Dead’ was great but wasn’t so taken with ‘Kiss of Life’, hopefully ‘Passing Strange’ is back on form…basically I want to read everything on this list so fingers crossed!

  • Emma/Asamum
    June 12, 2010 at 2:19 am

    OMG I sooo want these books *drowls* Thanks for the oppurtunity 😀

  • Lyndsey
    June 12, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Wow that is an impressive prize! Crescendo and The Replacement are the two that Im most excited about!!

  • Mel u
    June 12, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Shade sounds very interesting as I love ghost stories-please enter me in this very generous contest

  • blodeuedd
    June 12, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Looks like an awesome fall lineup 😀

    I am so looking forward this year to the last Hunger Games book, Mockingjay

  • Clover
    June 12, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Lots of interesting titles there. Crescendo, Passing Strange (even though I still have Kiss of Life to read), Shade. You’ve kind of sold me on The Chosen One.

    Do you mind if I ask how come PC Cast’s name is larger than Jeri Smith-Ready’s? (hopefully that doesn’t come across in any way other than how I meant it, I am just curious!)

  • laarni lopez
    June 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

    waaaaaah! this give away is enough to make me sooo excited! plus, the fact that it’s for everyone! but aside from this, out of town trips, specially to the beach makes me very excited! woohoo! among these books, all of them makes me excited, but the buffy books and the chosen one made me a little more excited! weeee! thanks for the chance to win this..

    if i would be blogging about this, should i put in another comment to be counted twice or i should have already placed the link here?!? 😕

  • The Sweet Bookshelf
    June 12, 2010 at 2:40 am

    WOW!!! JACKPOT!!!!!

    I’m so excited about Crescendo!

    My fingers are crossed!!

  • Ana
    June 12, 2010 at 2:56 am

    if i would be blogging about this, should i put in another comment to be counted twice or i should have already placed the link here?!?

    Thanks for pointing that out! I will amend the rules, you can post another comment with a link and will be entered twice! cheers!

  • Jacqueline C.
    June 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Great selection! I enjoyed Hush, Hush, Generation Dead and Jeri Smith-Ready’s adult series, so I’m really excited about those books. The others I’ve heard so much buzz about that they’ve been added to my wishlist as well.

  • Sorrelle
    June 12, 2010 at 3:22 am

    ooooh I’ve been eagerly waiting for ‘The Replacement’ , ‘Crescendo’ and ‘the Chosen One’ .Definately count me in……fingers crossed xxxxxx

  • phyllis ellett
    June 12, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Just love the look of some of these titles, getting back to reading again after a long break, need good books to stimulate the old and i mean old grey cells. 😆

  • OmNe
    June 12, 2010 at 3:23 am

    The Chosen One and The Replacement both sound great! I’m definitely in the mood for some more realistic stories as well as stories written from a guy’s perspective. Creshendo’s cover looks awesome!

  • Sabrina @ about happy books
    June 12, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Wow, so many great new books!
    Especially “Shade” and Crescendo” sound awesome!

  • sRy_
    June 12, 2010 at 3:43 am

    All the titles sounds very interesting and Shade for esample with ghost stories is ok; please enter me in this grat contest :))))

  • Kimberly B.
    June 12, 2010 at 3:51 am

    What a terrific giveaway! I am super-excited about The Replacement–I love reading Brenna’s short stories at the Merry Sisters of Fate!!!
    Thanks so much!!

  • Chachic
    June 12, 2010 at 4:09 am

    I’m really curious about Shade and The Replacement! They both look good. 🙂

  • Tina
    June 12, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Oh wow. I am excited about The Replacement! Bring on the male protagonist! 🙂

  • SG
    June 12, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Wow, these look awesome. I’m especially excited to see Buffy and it’s great to know that the fabulous world of the Buffster is alive in 2010!

  • Anonymous
    June 12, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Being English, I love the sound of Shade. There are a lot of great supernatural YA novels, but not so many really gritty British ones. Looking forward to getting engrossed!
    Sha xx

  • Sha Boland
    June 12, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Being English, I love the sound of Shade. There are a lot of great supernatural YA novels, but not so many really gritty British ones. Looking forward to getting engrossed!
    Sha xx

  • Kate
    June 12, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Crescendo def. has me excited!!

  • Gerd D.
    June 12, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Buffyyyyy. *squees*

    And “Crescendo” looks great.
    “The Chosen One” looks tempting, if only the topic didn’t sound so disturbing.

  • Pagecrawler
    June 12, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Wow what a selection – I have to say the one thats got me most excited is the one I’d never heard of until now and thats The Replacement Maybe its because I’m waiting to start The Iron King and have read a couple of other faery books The idea of this type of story being told from a male point of view has really caught my interest and made me want it all the more! This one is definitely on my wishlist

  • Lynsey Newton
    June 12, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Oh my word, I’m DYING to read Crescendo but I’m also looking forward to Shade and The Replacement as I’ve heard a lot of good things about these books!

    Would love to be entered in this contest please and thank you!

  • Megan
    June 12, 2010 at 5:36 am

    The Chosen One sounds like a really intense read, and I mean that in the best possible way. I’m definitely looking forward to that one.

  • Kristen
    June 12, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Wow!!!! I’m super excited about Crescendo coming out so soon! I need me some more Patch! Seriously.. hehe.

  • Rylie
    June 12, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I’m a huge Buffy fan, so I’m excited to see those reissues.

  • Natasha A.
    June 12, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Buffy!! LOL
    and LJ’s looks great too!
    What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Amanda Isabel
    June 12, 2010 at 6:29 am

    This is an exciting list!
    I don’t which has me more excited – LJ Smith is a childhood favourite (I wish she would finish the night World series, past the millennium or not – I need to finish that!) and so is Buffy (Obsession from the 2nd grade to now, still standing!), but After Hush Hush and Generation Dead – I am really excited about those, too! I love the emergence of literature in the Young Adult genre! It has me bursting with energy for what is to come!
    The Chosen One, however, is probably what snagged my attention the strongest – That looks so good! Granted, I am a fan of Big Love and I just finished Effigy by Alice York, so I may be on a polygamy kick, but through the eyes of a teenaged girl – that world will be so interesting!
    I cannot wait for this selection! Thanks Ana and Thea! And Thanks Kathryn for this opportunity!\
    Amanda 🙂

  • Amanda Isabel
    June 12, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Thanks again! 😀

  • I Heart Book Gossip
    June 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I am looking forward to Crecendo by Becca Fitzpatrick.

  • Cait H.
    June 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    This is such a great contest, and a great list of books! I’m really excited about The Replacement, and I’m such a fan of Buffy – it’s awesome to see the stories coming back in full force =)

  • Jenn C.
    June 12, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I am most excited for The Replacement, as the L.J. Smith reprints are already available here in Canada.

  • Etta
    June 12, 2010 at 7:04 am

    I had read something about Shade a few weeks back, and I think it’s sounds really interesting. This was the first time I’d read anything about The Replacement, and I’m very excited for it.

  • The Book Vixen
    June 12, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I can’t wait for Crescendo to come out!

  • Emily
    June 12, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I have to say, I’m most excited about the Buffy books. I’ve never tried out the Buffy lit – have watched the series and followed the Season 8 comics. I think Buffy Summers is one of the best characters ever written for TV (well done Joss and co.) and am curious how she translates to books written by other authors. I’ve also heard a lot about The Chosen One and am interested in checking out Crescendo (must first get around to reading Hush, Hush). Thanks for sharing!

  • ritu
    June 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

    ok, i have to say this: But i love the covers here!! They are sooo beautiful. And I’m eagerly anticipating the releases. Looking forward to the Chosen One, The Replacement, The Crescendo!

    Thans for the giveaway!

  • Sarah
    June 12, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Oh, I am so excited about this! I have been eying the Chosen One.. and the rest of these books look amazing as well! 😀

  • danielle
    June 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Definetly the REPLACMENT.

  • Lexi
    June 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

    The Replacement looks interesting, expeically in a genera that is getting very repeditive.

  • wendy
    June 12, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Oh wow Buffy would be fab xx

  • Lillie H. (AliseOnLife)
    June 12, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I really like the looks of that line-up! I am from the U.S., so I have had a chance to read Shade, but congrats on that great cover.

    Also, I am very much anticipating The Replacement and Crescendo. I like the different UK cover for The Replacement!

  • katiebabs
    June 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Me want all. Such lovely, lovely covers.

  • Tracy B
    June 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Oh my… I’m in heaven! 🙂 😛 8)

  • Natasha (Wicked Lil Pixie)
    June 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    A great list of releases, can’t wait to get my hands on Passing Strange

  • elaing8
    June 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    All the books sound great.I’m especially looking forward to Crescendo.
    I’ve never even heard of The Replacement but it sounds intriguing,I can’t wait to read that one.

  • RachaelfromNJ
    June 12, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Is this contest for the UK only or US also? I’m from the US.

    What an awesome line up!! I am very excited for The Replacement and Crescendo! All of these books sound great!!

  • heather
    June 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

    i’ve been intrigued by “the replacement” for awhile now…

  • Ashley
    June 12, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Talk about awesome! I’m super excited for Crescendo!

  • Becci
    June 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Wow. Every one of those books sound amazing! My favorites though would have to be The Replacement and the Buffy books. Talk about some awesome covers. Can’t wait to read them all!

  • heatwave16
    June 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I have Shade on my to read list, but I am super excited about Buffy!!! I love me some Buffy. 🙂

  • Margay
    June 12, 2010 at 9:06 am

    After reading Hush, Hush, I am excited for the release of Crescendo. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Sarah Olutola
    June 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Holy crap I’m SO excited for Buffy – those covers look INSANE.

  • Robyn B
    June 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I am so excited for Crescendo, Hush, Hush was fantastic. 😀

  • Cynthial11
    June 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I’m very much looking forward to Crescendo!!! I can’t wait to read it. I’ve also heard of the Replacement. These all look amazing!! 😛

  • Marie
    June 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    So excited about ‘Passing Strange’! But “Shade” and “Replacement” sound awesome! Great covers too!

  • Ali
    June 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Passing Strange is the one I’m most looking forward too. And it’s published the day before my birthday, so there’s no way I’m going to forget about it!

  • Erica
    June 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    they all sound good, but I think my grabby motions are mostly in the direction of Shade, the Replacements and The Chosen One, which all sound pretty shiny.

  • Tynga
    June 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I already read Shade and LOVED it, And I am really excited for Crescendo ( Becca actually stopped by my blog on June 1st and we are doing a re-create Crescendo cover contest!) and I can’t wait for The Clockwork Angel (Cassie will also be on my blog on June 30th, it’s gonna abe so much fun!).
    Thanks for the great giveaway =D

  • Megan
    June 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oooo, these all look good. The Chosen One sounds pretty great too!

  • Stacey R
    June 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

    These look great – and I love Jeri Smith-Ready

  • Lexie C.
    June 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I didn’t know the Buffy books were getting a new release! ::happy happy:: I love the cover design for The Replacement and Shade! And the re-design for Night of the Solstice is also very awesome (the original cover is so…early 90’s its sometimes very funny to look at!)

  • Sammee H
    June 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

    OMG they all look awesome! (Obviously) I can’t wait for Crescendo but I’m also really exited about The Chosen One and Shade. And The Replacement …

  • Christine
    June 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

    OMG… I´m totally excited for Crescendo. I mean just that awesome cover would make me buy the book. Please please enter me and thank you so much for the contest!

  • Rebecca
    June 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    All the books sound really good! Especially The Chosen One, Shade and The Replacement, and I’m sure that I’m going to buy ’em as soon as they’re in the bookstores! 🙂

  • Patty
    June 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I truly cannot stand it…I want to read everything and I want to read it now…The Replacement is the one that really has my head spinning…this is a fabulous contest…and I hope to be a lucky winner!!! 😈

  • Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover)
    June 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Night of the Solstice looks amazing because all of LJ Smith’s books are! Thanks for hosting this incredible contest!

  • joder
    June 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    The Chosen One is very timely and sounds very intriguing. I’d love to read how that lifestyle is presented.

  • Tiffany M.
    June 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Shade has me the most excited! It’s the next book on my buy hardback list (of those that are out). Thanks for the giveaway. Lovely covers, too.

  • cories
    June 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I’m looking forward to “Crescendo” as well. Great cover on that book, too.

  • Shy
    June 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve never heard of The Replacement but it sounds very good! I love that it is being told from male’s POV =) I think that is a huge plus. Seriously cannot wait for this one!

  • mel butcher
    June 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    i’m excited about all of these, but especially the replacement, great competition, thanks for the chance to win.

  • carly phillips
    June 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    LOVE the idea of all of them, Buffy especially. I have two teenagers who’d love this bonanza! Thanks! 😀

  • Miss Marjie
    June 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I am super excited for Shade. It looks marvelous. I saw Buffy in the store yesterday and considered buying it, though I refrained. Exciting times.

  • Mervi
    June 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I’m a huge Buffy fan so those two books look awesome.

  • Diana
    June 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    What a fantastic set of books. Night Of The Solstice appeals particularly, but I get the feeling that the whole bundle would provide many hours of diversion.

  • Jenny B. Jones
    June 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Totally excited for Crescendo and the Buffy books. I know my 90 ninth graders will be also. Would make GREAT book talks!

  • Jennifer M.
    June 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    OMG! Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick is making me go fan girl over here! Love the first book, and I can’t wait for the second.:)

  • Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy]
    June 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Killer giveaway. I hadn’t seen the UK cover for THE REPLACEMENT. very cool. I’m super excited to read that one.

  • rhapsodyinbooks
    June 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I am excited about The Chosen One.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  • PiscesMuse
    June 12, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I was some serious kind of closet Buffy geek back in highschool. I still have my Buffy books in my personal library and am pleased to report that they survived the recent purge. I am happy to see that they are being resurrected in the publishing world.

    On the list what looks the best to me would have to be The Replacement. I’m a wee fascinated by Fae, but mostly it is the male POV that I am interested in. I want to see if well done.

    Also – link to follow to blog post later this week. Wednesday probably as I will schedule this for my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  • Raelena
    June 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I can’t wait to read Crescendo!!!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • Katie
    June 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Wow! Those books look great!

    I love the cover for Shade!

    bigferret @ email dot com

  • Kristen
    June 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I am counting the days until Crescendo. Thank you 🙂

  • Jade
    June 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I just picked up Kiss of Life aftr loving Generation Dead when I bought it last year, so Passing Strange will be a welcome addition . I’m also MEGA excited for Crescendo, since Hush, Hush is one of the books that is barely ever on my bookshelf, I’m always reading it! Crescendo, Crescendo, Crescendo… YAY!

    They all look super, but those two really, really, really have me excited!

  • Ellaanabeth
    June 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    OMG! I’m totally psyched about the buffy books! Totally Scooby addict! The Chosen One looks like a compelling read- I always love realistic fiction, and who can resist a good zombie movie like PAssing Strange?!! EEK!! SOOO MANY GOOD BOOKS! I’m very excited!

    In addition, I blogged about it too.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways guys! You all rock!

  • Doreen R
    June 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I love all the books you reviewed but the one I am most excited about is Crescendo. I have Hush, Hush and I am not starting it until I have Crescendo. I am panting about it. 😆 😆

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  • NLMars
    June 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I am so excited for the Buffy books. They made me scream with happiness. I totally remember reading the novelisations back in the day. It must have been about 5 years ago. Wow, this realy brings back memories.

    I blogged about the contest here:

  • Lisa Richards
    June 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Posted about this awesome contest on my blog

  • brit
    June 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    looking forward to Crescendo ever since I finished Hush, Hush. Now, I’m looking forward to so many others

  • Kate A
    June 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading the Replacement. I haven’t read enough YA novels with a male protagonist. I really can’t wait to read this one.

    Thanks for the great contest!

  • Lisa Richards
    June 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I seem to be having a problem here so if this is a duplicate post, just ignore one of them.

    As I was saying, all these books are on my wishlist other than the LJ Smith one, have since added it. “The Replacement” is the one I’m most interested in. The cover with the knife mobile was scarier, though.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  • Lisa Richards
    June 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I seem to be having a problem here so if this is a duplicate post, just ignore one of them.

    As I was saying, all these books are on my wishlist other than the LJ Smith one, have since added it. “The Replacement” is the one I’m most interested in. The cover with the knife mobile was scarier, though.

  • Misha Mathew
    June 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Wow! I am especially excited about crescendo!

  • Nastassia
    June 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    All these books sound great 😀 , the books I am most excited about are The Chosen One, Shade and The Replacement.

  • van p.
    June 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    im excited about shade and the replacement 🙂

  • Thuyvu
    June 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    All of these books sounds great!

  • JenM
    June 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Shade is the book I’m most excited about. The Replacement is also on my radar, mainly because I’ve seen the US cover and it really caught my interest. I’d love to win all of these books.

  • marly
    June 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    oh my god, so many pretty books! count me in.
    i’m probably the most excited about buffy because let’s face it: one can NEVER get over buffy.

  • Donna S
    June 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Awesome list. I am really looking forward to Shade and Crescendo and The Replacement looks interesting.

  • Chelsea B.
    June 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    A Summer full of awesome new books, that’s whats got me excited!

  • willaful
    June 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    They all sound so intriguing, but I’m especially pleased to see the L.J. Smith. I loved the Night World.

  • Jenny Ng
    June 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I’m excited about the Buffy reprints. I’m a huge fan of the show but have never read any of the books.

  • Stella (Ex Libris)
    June 13, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Hi Kat! Thanks for the glimpse into the new exciting titles which will soon be released!

    I have to tell you, the covers are gorgeous!! Even before reading the blurb of The Chosen One, the simplicity and lack of colours of the cover gave me the impression this book will not be an easy read, but more of a thought-provoking special book.

    Besides The Chosen One I can’t wait to raed Shade, have heard so many people praise Jeri Smith-Ready’s writinga nd the story of Shade, that i’m really curious.

    And of course, just like you, my teen years were spent in Buffy obsession, so I really want to get ym hands on these great looking books (double kudos on these beautiful covers!!) Please count me in, I would love to spread the Buffy-love in the blogosphere!

    Thank you Kat! 😛

  • Nicola
    June 13, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Well, although I’m a big YA fan, I haven’t actually read anything by any of these authors. But I’m always excited by the prospect of finding a new writer to love.

  • Angela
    June 13, 2010 at 1:58 am

    The Replacement is the one that has got me truly salivating (the cover is nowhere near as good as the US one I’ve seen though! 😥 ) but as that doesn’t come out till next year I’m going to go for The Shade as my next choice, I love ghost stories.

  • Mariska
    June 13, 2010 at 2:22 am

    what’s got me Excited ? when i got all those wonderful books 🙂

    I’m so waiting for Shade and The Replacement !

  • Giada M
    June 13, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I cannot wait to read Shade, Crescendo, and The Replacement! They sound sooooo amazing! Thank you for this awesome chance!:)

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  • debp
    June 13, 2010 at 3:31 am

    I am looking forward to shade, but they all sound really good.

  • One More Page » Blog Archive » Big Fat YA Giveaway from Simon and Schuster UK - Because I can't stop reading them, it's just right to write about them, don't you think?
    June 13, 2010 at 3:55 am

    […] contest is open to everyone, just by commenting on their post! Personally, I’m most excited about The Replacement b Brenna Yovanoff. Look at the (UK) cover […]

  • Tina
    June 13, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I just posted about this in my blog:

  • Joanne
    June 13, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Loved Daniel Waters previous books so that’s way up high on my anticipation meter. The Buffy books look great too, I’ve always wanted to read some of them. Thanks for the awesome contest!

  • Tiffany Harkleroad
    June 13, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Holy Cats this may be the most awesome giveaway EVER. I love absolutely love you win, I am drooling right now!
    tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

  • Lauren Smith
    June 13, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I am extremely looking forward to all the books, but I have to admit that Shade and the Buffy books have got me the most excited! I think good ghost stories are few and far between and any author that dives into those stories can really catch a lot of readers because ghosts are a universal belief, much like vampires (who exist in some form in nearly every part of the world). Naturally I grew up on Buffy and anything Buffyish will get me super happy! 😀

  • Jennifer
    June 13, 2010 at 5:23 am

    While all of the books look interesting, the one I’m looking forward to most is The Chosen One. It sounds like a very intriguing story, and I CAN’T WAIT until it comes out!!!

  • Carol Wong
    June 13, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I love the storyline on the Chosen One and the cover of Passing Strange. Think that the Chosen One is the one that I would like. That is the most exciting one to me.


  • Ky
    June 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I’m really excited for The Replacement! I adore anything Fae related and this sounds just amazing! I really enjoyed Generation Dead as well so I can’t wait for Passing Strange! And well of course Crescendo, but that’s kind of a given. Hahaha.

    I did a blog post as well! Here’s the link!

  • Angie D
    June 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I can’t wait to read the chosen one. I have read Shade and like you LOVED it!! I can’t wait for the next book:)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Vicki
    June 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for offering these in a contest. Would love to get my hands on them! 😆

  • Meredith
    June 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I’ve read a couple of other novels about polygamist families, but never one from a YA perspective, so I’m most excited about The Chosen One (though all the books look good!).

  • Christa
    June 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Wow! Please enter me! For sure. : )

    So interested in Passing Strange & Shade (and love the covers of both of those!). Of course, The Chosen One sounds good & so does the Replacement. Basically, I’d like to read all of them. :mrgreen:

  • Mrs. DeRaps
    June 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Yay! These books are so fantastic. I want to read them all. Thanks for offering them up!

  • Guinevere
    June 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I’m interested in all these books, but the absolute best is the new Buffy books! (Did I mention my cat is named Buffy? Yeah. I was a teenager in the 90’s…)

    Blogged this in my Contests! Contests! Contests! sidebar on

    Thanks for an amazing give-away!

  • Marcela
    June 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I’m excited for The Chosen One. Polygamy is a really touchy subject and I’ve been waiting for a YA novel to tackle it. Kat saying that the books is reminiscent of Meg Rosoff and that the main character discovers a new world through books (hello, me!) just gets me more stoked for it.

  • Ashley Ziemer
    June 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

    All these books sound amazing! I’m most excited for Shade, Crescendo, and The Replacement. They sound amazing and I’m totally excited for them! I am also looking forward to reading L.J. Smith’s early novel. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ashley Ziemer
    June 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I commented that I am looking forward to Shade and Crescendo! I blogged about the contest! Thanks again for the chance to win!

    Here’s the link to the blog post:

  • AtenRa
    June 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Wow awesome giveaway!!!I’m thrilled about each and everyone of these books!But if I had to chose,I’d say that I’m dying to read The Night Of The Solstice, Crescendo and The Replacement!!
    Thank you so much, you’re amazing 🙂

  • Jessica Marshall
    June 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Cool giveaway. I most looking forward to
    The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

  • Allison
    June 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I’m excited to read Shade. It has been a while since I have read a ghost story, and this story sounds intriguing.

  • Jasmine A S
    June 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    From that list, I’m really liking the sound of The Replacement.

  • Patricia
    June 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I think I’m most excited about Crescendo. I read the first book in a day. I would love to see this series continue even further than Crescendo.
    P.S. I love this blog and all the information that it has!!
    [linked to my blog too!!]

  • Patricia
    June 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Forgot to link to blog: “Patricia’s Particularity

  • Melanie
    June 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    All of them look really good, but I think Shade and The Replacement sound the best.

  • Tran
    June 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m completely psyched for your descriptions of Shade and The Replacement. I too am such a big sucker for ghost stories and the darker tone in fae stories!! X3 love this give away!!

  • Kate @ YzhaBella's BookShelf
    June 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    This is a really GREAT event! I’ve been fortunate to have already reviewed Shade, but I’d absolutely LOVE to get my hand on The Replacement and The Night of the Solstice!

    Posted link for event on my left sidebar:

    Have a great day every one!
    Kate (aka YzhaBella’s BookShelf)

  • Okapi
    June 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so excited for Crescendo! I loved Hush,Hush!

  • Tina
    June 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    These books sound awesome! I’ll be eagerly awaiting their release dates.

    I think the book I’m most looking forward to is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  • Hannah
    June 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Oh wow, they all sound brilliant! Shade in particular sounds really intriguing, and The Chosen One sounds harrowing but excellent and is definitely something I’d think about reading.

    Thanks for holding the contest guys, and thank you Kat for reccing some excellent-sounding books!

  • Stephanie N
    June 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    All of these sound great, but I am waiting for Passing Strange as I love the Generation Dead series.

    Thanks for a great contest!

  • sarah
    June 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    okay, so i am excited about all of these!! i’m actually watching “buffy” right now, so that might be at the top of the list, but i love zombies, so i’m also looking forward to the new daniel waters! yay for awesome ya reads!

  • Robin K
    June 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Shade and Crescendo look fantastic!

  • Michelle
    June 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    These all look so great!

  • orangehands
    June 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams sounds really interesting.

  • Alexandra D.
    June 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Great books!!I would love to have the chance to read them! 😀

  • Sylvia
    June 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I can’t wait to read The Replacement and Crescendo! This is such an amazing contest, thanks a lot:)

  • laarni lopez
    June 14, 2010 at 1:18 am

    here’s the link to my blog post about this giveaway.. 🙂

    i’m sooo excited! :mrgreen:

  • Spellboundbybooks Melissa
    June 14, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Fantastic books and Giveaway! I’m definitely looking forward to The Replacement and Crescendo. The Chosen One sounds really good too and Shade has been sitting on my TBR List.

  • Nikki Egerton
    June 14, 2010 at 5:13 am

    I would love to be entered for these books. The ones I am most looking forward to are Shade and The Replacement

  • Lara
    June 14, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Ooh cannot wait for some of these books- especially LJ Smith’s new one and of course Crescendo! And I’ve heard raves and raves about Shade- I really want to read that one!

  • tina werner
    June 14, 2010 at 5:38 am

    wow, what a haul! thanks for the chance to win! i haven’t ready any of these books, so i’d be thrilled to be picked! can’t wait for crescendo to come out… patch… yum!

  • Vicki
    June 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Wow, what an assortment!

  • Elizabeth
    June 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    What gets me more excited than the opportunity to win 8 books? I’ll tell you what does. The chance to win Night of the Solstice, I absolutely LOVE LJ Smith. I’ve read most of her work and I have seen the Vampire Diaries tv series. At first I was unsure if I would like it because the books are so different but it has a unique quality…I can’t wait for Sept 10th!

  • Elizabeth
    June 14, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Hi All,

    Here is my second post. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. I am fairly new to blogging and have created this blog to help future teachers like myself find classroom resources.

    On the Road to Teaching:

  • Elizabeth
    June 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Sorry my comment didn’t take the link correctly. Here it is again.

  • CrystalGB
    June 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

    What a great selection of YA Books. I am excited about Crescendo and Shade. 🙂

  • Jodie
    June 14, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I have been looking at reviews of The Chosen One for what seems like ages now so I’m very excited about that. And honest to God Buffy novels!! I’m starting to think that novel to tv may make a big entrance into my life soon (I kind of want Torchwood novels).

  • book smugglers « quiet in the grasp
    June 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    […], thus the title of the blog post.) I’m pretty stoked about the one from Simon & Schuster UK. I’m a big fan of the British publishing companies, or really just anything in the UK, and of […]

  • Jenna
    June 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I am particularly interested in The Chosen One, since I grew up with a more modern group of Mormons. I’ll be interested to see how she deals with the polygamist cult. Also, I’m interested in Shade. It seems like a new twist on the classic ghost story, and it’s hard to get something original in a genre like that.

    And thanks for throwing the review for Replacement in there! I think I’m looking forward to that the most. It seems to have everything.

    Oh, and here’s my post on this.

  • Ashley
    June 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I am super excited for Shade, though I am not really one for ghost stories, the synopsis offers a new twist on a tired genre. I can’t wait to find out if it really is the case. The Chosen One also seems really interesting and I will probably buy that one as soon as possible.

  • Stacey
    June 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I am really into Shade, i’ve read the synopsis, and I really feeling it, I read the first chapter and I was really intrigued. Thanks for the opportunity.:D

  • Bohemienne
    June 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I’m extremely excited about Shade after reading the Smugglers’ review, and I’ve been dying to read The Chosen One for a while as well. But they all sound great!

  • Bella F.
    June 14, 2010 at 11:41 am

    All these sound great! I loved LJ Smith’s Night World series, and Shade has been on my wishlist for a while now. bells DOT franco AT gmail DOT com

  • Heather (DarklyReading)
    June 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Count me in for the giveaway! I’m really excited for Crescendo (I just read Hush Hush and thought it was great!) and I’m looking forward to the Replacement – lots of great releases coming up!

  • Jessie Kay
    June 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to win these books. I’ve been on a YA kick lately.

  • Spav
    June 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    All the books sounds amazing, but for me the one that sounds best is The Replacement.

    Blog Post:

  • Bethany
    June 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I’m especially interested in the Buffy’s since we’re watching through the show right now…

  • Katie
    June 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I’m excited for Shade. And Buffy, too!!

  • sarac
    June 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    The Replacement looks really exciting! Too bad it’s release date is sooo far away!

  • sue brandes
    June 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I am excited about Night Of The Solstice, and Heart Of Valour from L.J. Smith.

  • Amanda L
    June 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The Chosen One sounds interesting and is outside of my regular book choices. I’m also a fan of all the crazy that goes on in the LJ Smith books!!

  • Patty
    June 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Just count me in…I love every one of those titles.

  • Jessica
    June 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I am excited for The choosen one. I think it looks great!

  • Courtney
    June 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I like ghost stories… so I am excited for Shade.

  • Onge
    June 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I am way excited for Crescendo!! I haven’t heard much about the other books, but they look good too!

  • Sue R
    June 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I am excited for the buffy the vampire slayer. I been a big fun of the franchise. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Lashawn J.
    June 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! I am really excited about Crescendo and The Replacement!

  • Jill
    June 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Love many of these but The Replacement is the one that excites me the most! Love that it’s told from a male point of view!

  • Gillian
    June 15, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I love me some Daniel Waters. ‘The Chosen One’ sounds like a fascinating read.

    And my guilty pleasure would be Buffy. 🙂

  • Meanne
    June 15, 2010 at 3:00 am

    I’m a recent YA book convert. Historical romance has been my genre of choice for countless years. So it would be awesome if I were to win this fabulous set of books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Susan Mann
    June 15, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I’m excited about them all. I can’t wait to read them. I am most excited about Night Of The Solstice by LJ Smith. I love her writing, I used to read them as a teenager many many moons ago. I never tire of them. I am crossing everything to win this. Thank you xx

  • Liz
    June 15, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I’m probably most looking forward to “Shade” and “The Replacement”. Ghosts and faeries, what’s not to love? :P. I also think “The Replacement” is going to be doubly interesting to read because of the male POV. This is really an amazing giveaway, thank you so much!

  • Arhcadia
    June 15, 2010 at 8:16 am

    wow. those are some great-sounding books. All very exciting! Thx for the contest!

  • Jessy
    June 15, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’m most looking forward to Crescendo. The cover is just…wow!

  • Maija A.
    June 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I’m most excited about The Chosen One. It sounds great!

  • Jen
    June 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

    WOW they all have me excited but I have to admit to the most exciting being The Replacement, sounds amazing. Please enter me (& what a lovely giveaway, it’s like getting presents for months on end)!

  • Michelle m
    June 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Wonderful set of books – I’m looking forward to reading SHADE. Loved JSR’s other books and this one sounds fabulous too! Thanks

  • Kim Cook
    June 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I can’t wait to read Crescendo!
    Please enter me in the contest!!!

  • Carol M
    June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read Shade. I’ve read other books by Jeri Smith-Ready and I know I’ll love this one, too.

  • Kobato
    June 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Shade and The replacement look very interesting.

  • Chris B
    June 16, 2010 at 8:59 am

    They are all exciting – but The Chosen One looks really great.

  • Kearsten
    June 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Oh, wow! These all sound pretty fantastic, but I’m most excited about the Buffy reissues (also a teen fan and man, I just can’t let go of the series!)…though The Replacement sounds a treat!

  • Parris
    June 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Can’t wait for cresendo. I loved hush hush. And the replacment sounds amazing. Will be adding it to my list to get for next year!

  • Sarah
    June 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I can’t wait to read Shade and The Replacement looks fab too. In fact I’m looking forward to reading all of these 😀 I love the Buffy series but I’ve not actually read any of the books so I’m very curious about them!

  • Tiger Holland
    June 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    The Replacement’s what has me excited. Did the cover change? I seem to remember a cover with a baby carriage and knives hanging over it.

  • Khelsea Brasuel
    June 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Im SOOOOOO sooo sooo excited for The Replacements and Crescendo! I loved hush hush!
    Deff count me in!

  • Rachel (JacobsBeloved)
    June 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Oooooooh so many of these look good, but Crescendo definitely tops my list of books I’m looking forward to!

  • Caitlin George
    June 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    All the books look so wonderful!!! Regardless of if I win, i will make sure to buy each one of these books!! I’m really looking orward to Mockingjay and The Chosen One!! :mrgreen:

    I posted about the contest on my blog 😀

  • alana
    June 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Crescendo and The Replacement are the two that Im most excited about for sure.

  • Mara
    June 17, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I remember reading L.J. Smith when I was younger, and Jeri Smith-Ready’s books are awesome, so that’s what I’m looking forward to.

    Though you did manage to pique my interest with The Replacement. I might check that one out, too, unless I forget. :mrgreen:

  • Sara L
    June 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Sounds like 8 awesome books! I’d love to be entered in the giveaway 🙂

  • Lisa B.
    June 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Shade was amazing. I can’t wait for shift! Crescendo should be good too. There are so many great books coming out soon. I can’t wait!

  • miji
    June 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    im excited about replacement, shade and crescendo!! but man all of these books are exciting. i dont have much time during the school year to read so summer is when i can relax and just read. whats better than an excellent book at home with no schoolwork to worry about

    mijeong.taka @ gmail

  • iokijo
    June 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Two really stand out for me.. Shade and The Replacement.. They sound fantastic. Thank you for giving us a look at what is coming up, and for the chance to win them.
    Good luck all.

  • Ladytink_534
    June 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Passing Strange and the Buffy books! They sound awesome!!! I’m a big Spike fan 🙂

  • Cassandra
    June 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I’m really excited about The Chosen One, Shade and The Replacement! I blogged about the contest at my blog. 🙂

  • RedButterfly
    June 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Hum… the contest is open internationally, great XD

    Gosh I want all the books, they look amazing *sighs* Anyway I have to say that I wanted to be Buffy when I was younger (damn she is cool)

    THX VERY MUCH for the giveaway and for giving us a peek for what is to come.

    I made a (little) post about it in my blog:

  • Sharli
    June 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Amazing contest!! I can’t wait to read these! They all sound awesome :mrgreen:

    entrelibros_blog at

  • Royce Anne
    June 19, 2010 at 3:18 am

    These books’s covers are enough to make me drool, really.

    But Crescendo really has got me drooling like a rabid dog! >.< I'm totally rooting for it ever since I read Hush, Hush this February.

    I'm also looking forward to The Replacement! It has been sitting on my wishlist/tbr for 2 months now xD

  • Lindsay Elizabeth
    June 19, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Wow, this is amazing… I think The Replacement has me most excited.

  • Lyanet
    June 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I can’t wait for Passing Strange!!!! 😀

  • Jennifer
    July 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

    i really want to read the chosen one!!!

  • The Book Smugglers » Blog Archive » Smugglivus 2010 Guest Publisher & YA ARC Giveaway: Kathryn McKenna of S&S UK
    December 25, 2010 at 12:03 am

    […] One quick bit of business before I proceed: back in my last post at The Book Smugglers, I gushed about The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, which was a bit of a cheat as it doesn’t publish in the UK until January 2011. But my excitement took over as it often does, and I couldn’t resist talking about it as an upcoming read to add to your wishlist. Unquestionably, I’m STILL very excited about it, as publication draws so close, that I can’t resist reminding you all to pick up a copy in January – to read why, look back at my previous post here. […]

  • Kristy Islam
    March 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

    woww im so excited i so hopee i got chosen!!! 😀 x

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