Giveaway: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Today we are delighted to be partnering with Little, Brown to share a brand new giveaway with you, celebrating the release of Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray!


About the Book:

Our worlds belong to us.

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything–including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

Defy the Stars

Defy the Stars is the first book in a new YA sci-fi series from Claudia Gray, published by Little, Brown & Co. Get it in stores April 4th, 2017–and read the first chapter online HERE.

Need more Defy the Stars goodness?

Visit the Official Site
Follow @TheNOVL on Twitter and Instagram
Take the “What’s Your Place in the Future?” Quiz
Use and Follow #DefytheStars

About the Author:


Claudia Gray is the author of the bestselling Evernight series, Fateful, the Spellcaster trilogy, and the Firebird trilogy. She is also the author of the young adult Star Wars novels Lost Stars and the forthcoming Bloodline. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and a particularly ineffective waitress. Her lifelong interests include old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history. She lives in New Orleans.

Follow Claudia Gray on Twitter (@ClaudiaGray).

Enter The Giveaway:


One lucky winner will receive an Out-Of-This-World prize package, including:

  • A Copy of Defy the Stars
  • Constellation sweatshirt
  • “Mostly Human” coffee mug


The giveaway is open to US addresses only; all prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co. and The NOVL. In order to enter for a chance to win, use the form below. The giveaway will be open until Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:01am EST. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 4:14 am

    My most recent favorite has been Becky Chamber’s A Closed and Common Orbit.

  • Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I really loved Cecil Castellucci’s The Tin Star (which I learned about here, I think!)

  • John Smith
    April 10, 2017 at 6:56 am

    My favorite YA science fiction title? Well, I’m finishing the horror book “The Changeling.” Changelings are always good for a laugh!

  • Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
    April 10, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The first title that comes to mind is THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US. I mean, how can you not want to read a book with that title?? Thanks for the awesome giveaway:-)

  • April
    April 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Most recent would be Arabella of Mars or Into the Dark or Planesrunner.

  • Pam Blome
    April 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been reading an ARC (not quite finished) and I love the book so far; so Defy the Stars!

  • Hannah Alton
    April 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I really liked the first two Across the Universe books, though not so much the last one. I don’t really think of The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet as YA, but since someone else mentioned the sequel I’ll go ahead and say that it’s been a recent favorite.

  • DJ
    April 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I love the Hunger Games series.

  • Julianna @ Blots of Ink and Words
    April 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    My favorite sci-fi series is definitely The Diabolic. I love Nemesis so much!

  • Kim P.
    April 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Across the Universe by Beth Revis! Thank you 🙂

  • Jennifer Christenseen
    April 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    My favorite scifi-ish books are the Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray. And yes, those count as scifi =P Next would be The Lunar Chronicles. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Tiffany M.
    April 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I’m not attempting the competition, as I already bought the book and LOVED it, but wanted to add a book. Besides Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, I loved her Lost Stars (of the Star Wars universe) as an epic sci-fi saga within one book. It had trope of both fantasy and sci-fi, and I loved it. I haven’t reread it in a long time, but loved Anne Osterlund’s Academy 7.

    I also second Cecil Castellucci’s duology. I loved them both, but the first one surprised me a bit to be a slight favorite.

  • Alexandra
    April 11, 2017 at 2:24 am

    I don’t have a favourite but recently I read and loved Lost Stars by Claudia Gray and I really liked the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and the Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

  • beth
    April 11, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I really enjoyed the Across the Universe series.

  • tanya
    April 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Last one I finished was “Spare and Found Parts” by Griffin

  • Milena
    April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I loved Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray.

  • Elisquared
    April 14, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I adore Beth Revis’ Across the Universe trilogy! So beautiful!

  • Julie
    April 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I really enjoyed Ready Player One.

  • Courtney
    April 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    My favorite YA Science Fiction is Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I found it last year and within two weeks I had read the entire trilogy. They’re amazing books.

  • bn100
    April 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    no fav

  • hapax
    April 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Hmm. I read more YA fantasy than true sf, so… I’d say that Bujold’s WARRIOR’S APPRENTICE is definitely YA in spirit, if not marketing, no? If that doesn’t count, I also really enjoyed Garth Nix’s CONFUSION OF PRINCES.

  • H
    April 19, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I loved the Earth Girl series, which I actually heard about here! I recently read Carrie Vaughn’s Maryann’s Abroad and enjoyed it very much.

  • H
    April 19, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Martians Abroad, sorry. I’m on mobile.

  • Alice @ Arctic Books
    April 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    My favorite scifi title is Red Rising!

  • jacqueline garcia
    April 21, 2017 at 1:48 am


  • Amanda
    April 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I loved the Red Rising series

  • sarah s
    April 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I liked These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman/Meagan Spooner and not YA but I really have been enjoying the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews.

  • Samantha D
    April 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Currently it’s Marissa Meyers The Lunar Chronicles!

  • Anonymous
    April 23, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Becky Chamber’s A Closed and Common Orbit.

  • Kari Wagoner
    April 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Harry Potter

  • Tina Reid
    April 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time!

  • Holly Wright
    April 23, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    The Maze Runner!

  • Amy Malone
    April 23, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    The Tin Star for sure

  • Nancy Schools
    April 23, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time

  • Tracy Shafer
    April 23, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time is my all time favorite.

  • Amber Bourland
    April 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The Host by Stephanie Meyer

  • Linda Peavy
    April 23, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I think The Hunger Games was the most recent favorite.

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