Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dystopian Giveaway Hop


Win one of the books from the Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh O'Brien!  The book will be shipped by either Book Depository (if the winner is international) or Amazon (if the winner lives in the US). As long as TBD ships to your country, you are eligible for this giveaway!
Which countries does The Book Depository ship to? Click here.

Caragh O'Brien was gracious enough to give an interview at my blog, so click on these links to take a look!

dys·to·pi·a

noun
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease,
and overcrowding.

Announcing the Dystopian Giveaway Hop
November 1st to 7th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & My Shelf Confessions
Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)Promised (Birthmarked, #3)Prized (Birthmarked, #2)

Birthmarked was probably one of the first novels I read after the whole Hunger Games hype. I'm so glad I did!

Goodreads description of Birthmarked: In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Amazon review: Birthmarked review

Goodreads description of Prized: Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Amazon review: Prized Review

Goodreads description of Promised: After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever.  She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland.  In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher.  Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?

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83 comments:

  1. My favorite dystopian read is probably....The Hunger Games!

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  2. Probably The Hunger Games or Divergent!

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  3. Not sure if it`s my all time favourite but the recent series I`ve been reading is The Hunger Games.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I would like to thank you so much for this increadible giveaway! My favorite dystopian would have to be...Insurgent. x

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  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I loved that book so much. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  6. i love ENCLAVE...
    thx u so much for this giveaway :)

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  7. Right now I think it is The Hunger Games. julierupert@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite dystopian read is Hunger Games, oh and The Selection.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. +JMJ+

    I like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley! =)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. One of my favorite dystopian reads is The Stand by Stephen King. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. Love triloGent (Divergent, etc). Can't get enough of Veronica Roth. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  12. My fav is Hunger Games, thank you for the chance to win

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  13. The hunger games and Under the never sky.

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  14. In general I seem to prefer the fantasy kind of dystopian books more than the sci-fi ones. I loved Angelfall but couldn't get into Partials.

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  15. The Hunger Games trilogy and Extras by Scott Westerfeld

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  16. so many...I loved Divergent and Birthmarked!

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  17. My favorite is The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :]

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  18. You want me to choose a favorite? Oh no...
    The Hunger Games, Divergent, Birthmarked, and Delirium are all up there, but there are so many more I can't even list!

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  19. I love dystopian... I can't choose one book, I have so many favorites dystopian reads xD
    Uglies, Delirium, Divergent, Hunger Games, Shatter me, Unwind, Matched... :P

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway, my favorite is The Host by S. Meyer.

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  21. The Hunger Games and City of Ember. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. The Hunger Games, but Delirium is a close second :) Thank you!

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  23. Thanks for posting this great giveaway, I am following you via GFC. I just read Under the Never Sky, that was very good.

    Moises
    http://fictionplayground.blogspot.com/

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  24. I loved The Hunger Games series, The Giver and Wither! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  25. Love A Brave New World and 1984 :)

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  26. The Hunger Games is my favorite but I love a lot of series in this genre! Thanks!

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  27. I love THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD by Margaret Atwood! Thanks!

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  28. So far I'd say The Hunger Games

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  29. I love The Hunger Games and Divergent.

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  30. Blood Red Road and Battle Royale!!!!!

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  31. I have a lot of favorites, but one of them is definitely Legend by Marie Lu. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  32. I think 1984 is my favourite.

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  33. I have so many!! The Hunger Games, Divergent, Birthmarked, Shatter Me, Blood Red Road, Starters, The Maze Runner... I could really be here all day! :)

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  34. one of my favorite (classic) dystopian books is On the Beach by Nevil Shute

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  35. Right now Divergent is my favorite

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  36. Hunger Games
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  37. MY favorite dystopians are THG and Divergent series :)

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  38. I've yet to read a dystopian book I really liked, but I've only read about three. Hoping to change that!

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  39. I like The Hunger Games and The Immortal Rules.

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  40. I LOVE Divergent, Across the Universe, Under The Never Sky, For Darkness Shows the Stars....yes, I can't pick one

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  41. It's really hard to choose just one book when there're so many great books, but I'm a big fan of Divergent/Insurgent and Shatter Me.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  42. Still is to this day the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. There quite a bit of them out and have read a couple, I am going to keep it simple and say the last one I read

    Eve

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  44. My favorite is The Hunger Games AND the Divergent series!

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  45. The first two books of The Hunger Games were better than the third. :) But this one about a 16-year-old midwife?? I gotta read this. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. My favorite is The Hunger Games.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  47. My favorites are Wither and The Selection.
    Thanks!

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  48. so far none because i haven't read any dystopian book yet

    thank you for the giveaway

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  49. I love the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. The creepiness and overall realism is just amazing. Not to mention the amazing characters. I also really love how there was a romance, but it was kept in the backseat, like it should. I feel like most dystopians try to put the romance first and the dystopian world is just a means to get the two characters together instead of being the focus. In Unwind, it is the opposite. The world building is amazing and the romance is a small subplot that is fun, but doesn't get overly soppy.

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  50. I'd have to go with The hunger Games. However, some of the new dystopian novels coming out are really awesome. I can't wait to see what comes next!!
    -Beth [Ya Vixens]

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  51. One of my faves is The Hunger Games. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I loved Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

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  53. I just finished reading Starters and it was amazing. Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  54. I can't really say what my favorite Dystopian book is. The only thing I have read that I am sure is Dystopian was the Hunger Games trilogy; it was just alright...

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