We’re going to do something a little different this time. I learned from the last contest that embedding YouTube videos into the website is tricky and the best I could manage were links. So instead of listing them there, I’ll show them off here in their full glory
We didn’t get as many entries this year as last, but the overall quality was even higher, which meant the job of choosing winners was actually harder than it was last year. Instead of 1 grand prize and 5 honourable mentions, I bumped one honourable mention up to a 2nd prize, which will have the $20 prize increased to $100.
The winners will NOT be contacted until the video has gone up on this page. So if you win, hang tight–Alison will email you with your prize info later that day.
Without further ado… the honourable mentions
(if you can’t see the video, try the links below each)
Honourable Mention by simplyme174
Honourable Mention by BriEva13 (Brianna G. Arias)
Honourable Mention by Evelyn
Honourable Mention by Erica K
Second Place Winner
Second Place by Chelsea Powell and Natalie Nynas
AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!
Grand Prize Winner by Sandy
As you may have heard, I do have ARCs (advance reader copies) of The Gathering. ¬†HarperCollins sent me a whole box, which is great…except that it’s still months before the book comes out! ¬†I have to make them stretch, so I’m giving them away as slowly as I dole out my diabetic son’s Halloween candy
I did want to mention a couple of current/upcoming ways to win one.
The first is a great contest by RTBookReviews in honour of the upcoming Smart Chicks Kick It tour. ¬†They’re giving away three prize packs, each of which will contain all the books from one of the three headliners on the tour. ¬†Mine also includes an ARC of The Gathering. ¬†To enter, you can either leave a comment about why you like YA on their blog (theirs, NOT mine!!) or email them. ¬†The details and their blog are here: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/node/109193
The second opportunity will come in the September 15 newsletter. ¬†If you’re signed up for that, you’ll get it…probably on the 12th, before I leave on tour. ¬†You can sign up here: http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/mailing-list/