Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Win a copy of LEGEND

Some might say the dystopian craze is waning. But then a book like LEGEND hits the market, and all those predictions go right down the drain. If you enjoy dystopian YA, you're going to want to read this book. Lucky for you, I've got an advance copy to give away. Woo-hoo!!

Here's the description from author Marie Lu's website:  

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

And the book trailer:





This is the first book in a series, but the ending is still satisfying, no obnoxious cliffhanger here. I was impressed with the taut prose, the well developed characters and the heart-pounding action. It's no wonder this book has already been optioned for a movie!

The novel doesn't come out until November, but you can win my advance copy just by leaving a comment. Followers get an extra entry. Get your comments in by midnight on Tuesday, September 13. One lucky winner will be announced next Wednesday.

19 comments:

Kristan said...

Woot woot! I would love to win this. So much buzz, I'm definitely curious. And I'm a follower. ;)

Jamie Grey said...

I've been dying to read this book since I first heard about it! Thanks for the great contest (and of course I'm a follower! :) )

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sounds like an awesome read!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I LOVE Dystopian!! Can't wait to read this one. :-)

Riv Re said...

I'm glad there's no "obnoxious cliffhanger". I've heard a lot of buzz about this book. I think it's already been offered up for a movie adaption.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Laura Pauling said...

How can I not enter? I love any story that is well written and has good storytelling, I don't care what the genre. I'm in! Yay!

kathrynjankowski said...

Hey, a dystopian novel set in my home state--count me in! ;-)

Krispy said...

Woohoo! You weren't lying when you said this was something we'd all want! :D And LOL about no obnoxious cliffhanger! Awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway! Already following. :)

theaccidentalnovelist said...

Yay, yay, dystopian YA.

I think as long as writers can come up with clever stories and engaging characters, the dystopian genre will stay popular. My students certainly love it, and it's read by YA boys, too, which is a hard audience to grab.

theaccidentalnovelist said...

I'm following now, too. ;-)

This is Danika.

Rosi said...

Sounds like a terrific read. Hope I win.

Mike Mullin said...

Entering the giveaway.

Christina Lee said...

I am loving that cover too--sounds very appealing!!

Lenasledgeblog.com said...

Sounds like a great book. I am just starting to like dystopian novels. My favorite still is Hunger Games. Hoping to read Divergent soon. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Looking forward to staying connected. New follower.

Kare said...

I am so excited to read this one!!

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Jackee said...

Sounds like a great one! Dystopian, conspiracy, a love story, and the west. :o) My kind of read!


Have a lovely Monday, Sherrie!

Hugs!

cindy said...

I've been waiting for another receommendation from you since Hunger Games.... Missed you all at the conference. Did you attend?

Vivian Mahoney said...

You're too generous, Sherrie! I'm so glad you liked this book. I can't wait to read it.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

wow, sounds like a great one. Yay for dystopians!

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