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Sated! Our Hunger Game Contest Winners

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

Turns out we're not the only ones hungry to find out what happens to Katniss and Co. as The Hunger Games trilogy draws to a close next month with the release of Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay. (No, we could not resist that pun.) Last week we gave you our predictions as to how the book would end, and asked for you to weigh in, or to tell us why you're so ravenous to try these books, here. (We can't stop.) Here are the winning entries, whose appetite will soon be sated with paperback copies of The Hunger Games  ( ... okay we're done).

 

 


Denise
shares our penchant for punning, titling her email entry FAMISHED, endearing her to us forever. Poor Denise only got to page 34 of her library's copy of The Hunger Games before driving 550 miles from New Jersey to North Carolina. She tell us the rest: 


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Young Adult At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Spencer Freeman learns an important lesson at the Thrillerfest panel on the  appeal of YA novels  …

Thanks to bestselling series such as Harry Potter and Twilight, the market for young adult books goes beyond juvenile readers. During this year’s ThrillerFest, the annual convention for thriller authors and fans, there was a panel discussing the ever-popular question, “Are YA Novels for Grownups Too?”

The panel consisted of authors A.J. Hartley, F. Paul Wilson , Jennifer Alison, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine and YA publisher Andrew Harwell. F. Paul Wilson, panel moderator and bestselling author in his own right, led the discussion about the diverse readership of Young Adult novels. Other topics they touched on included dark themes in YA books, cross-over characters in series and the fact that many of their readers know their books better than the authors themselves.


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Siren Strikes Again - WITH GIVEAWAY!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

It's time for our second installment of Tricia Rayburn's Siren, in stores July 13th. This week RT readers get an exclusive look at the second chapter of Siren and one more chance to win the Super Stuffed Summer Beach Bag Giveaway, which includes some great signed books and a gift card to Sephora! Read on for more …

 

Dear RT BOOK REVIEWS Readers,


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Hungry for The Hunger Games? - With GIVEAWAY!

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JULY 06, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

We're gearing up here at the RT offices for the release of Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy ender, out August 24. And we're not the only ones. In response to the huge buzz the series has garnered, Scholastic has just announced a print run of 1.2 million books!

Since there are no teasers available to let us know what the book entails, and as we only got a little taste of the first few pages at the Mockingjay party, we spent some time hypothesizing what we think will happen as the books draw to a close.

 

If you'd like to join in the fun and get caught up on the series, we have a contest for you! We've got five copies of The Hunger Games' new paperback release to give away, thanks to Scholastic. To enter, e-mail elissa@rtbookreviews.com by July 13th with your own wildest guess as to how the books will end, or why you can't wait to read this trilogy.

Here's what we think is coming ...


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Siren Call of Summer and Sephora

BY admin, JULY 02, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Tricia Rayburn's paranormal YA Siren, out July 13, has a premise that RT's Reviewer Kelly Brennan calls "creepy and unique." To show her love for RT, Tricia Rayburn and her publisher Egmont have teamed up for a special two-week blog blast.  

RT has an exclusive sneak peek at   Siren 's entire first chapter, and a great contest! Read on to enter to win Egmont's Summer Beach Bag Giveaway, which has some extra special surprises!

Be sure to check out the EXCERPT and the GIVEAWAY after Rayburn's message! And don't forget to check back next Friday, when we'll have a peek at chapter two and another great giveaway.


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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 6/29/2010

BY admin, JUNE 29, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

  Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

"Uncoventional, delightful, touching and unforgettable."

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


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Tags: Romantic Suspense, RT Daily Blog, Erotica, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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This Just Announced: Miley Cyrus To Star In The Young Adult Wake Trilogy

BY Morgan Doremus, JUNE 29, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

Teen Queen Miley Cyrus, best known for her role as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, has been cast as the troubled teen Janie from Lisa McMann's young adult book Wake. In this exclusive interview, the author shares her thoughts about this casting choice and what she thinks fans will be able to expect from the film.


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Summer Heat Genre Giveaway

BY admin, JUNE 23, 2010 | PERMALINK

In honor of this week's summer heat, we are giving away some of the hottest books to be released between June 10th and 29th. We are giving away books from aross the genres. So whether you are a fan of historicals, like Courtesan's Kiss by Mary Blayney, or thrillers, like Barry Eisler's Inside Out, we've got a book for you.

All you need to do is pick the genre that you'd like to win, and follow the instructions below!


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On The Shelves Tuesday 6/22/2010

BY admin, JUNE 22, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

  Twice Tempted By A Rogue by Tessa Dare

"A great book that deserves a place on your keeper shelf"  

 


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Erotica, Inspirational, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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The Future Of The Immortal Series By Alyson Noel

BY admin, JUNE 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Senior Editor Elissa Petruzzi catches up with Y.A. author Alyson Noel at Book Expo America. They discussed the new directions that Noel's series is moving in with her most recent releases, Dark Flame, and Radiance.

Learn Where The Immortals Series Is Headed ...


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