Friday, 3 June 2011

Win a signed ARC of Forever

Most of you know that I've just got back from BEA (Book Expo America) in New York City and let me tell you, I had a fantastic time! It was tiring, overwhelming, awe inspiring and basically just an amazing experience. I'm planning on writing about my adventures but while you're waiting, how would you like to win one of the most coveted books at the conference - an ARC of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I had no idea this book was going to be there until the night before the very first day of BEA then guess where I headed at 9am? Yep, straight to the Scholastic booth and within the first 4 minutes, I had an ARC of Forever AND The Scorpio Races and my day was made :D

A few days later, I went to a Scholastic bloggers event and got ANOTHER copy of Forever which I have brought back to England to give away. Oh and did I mention that it's SIGNED? Yep, Maggie was there and she kindly signed the ARC for me. There are a lot of contests at the moment involving books from BEA (including Forever) and only some of them are international. Well, just for YOU I am making this contest UK ONLY which means that you stand a VERY good chance of winning this as less people will enter. Yes, the postage will be cheaper for me but I'm mainly doing this so that someone from the UK will get it.

So, what do you need to do? As you may know, I like to keep things simple so I'm going to ask you to leave me a comment with your name and your e mail address as well as who your favourite character is from the series. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A FOLLOWER and you don't even need to be a book blogger, I just want you to have read the first two books and love them! The deadline to enter is Midnight, Friday 10th June. GOOD LUCK! As an addendum, I will be choosing a winner using some kind of random generator.

Forever is released on 12th July, 2011 so even if you don't win, there isn't long to wait for it :)


  1. Hello, me again

    favourite charater is sam (too gorgeous for words)kirstylouiseconnor (at) :)

  2. my favourite character is isabel, shes badass but sad and complex too.
    my email is

  3. Thank you for an awesome prize!
    I'd have to say Grace. She's a beautifully drawn character, and I love reading about her.

  4. It's a difficult question but something deep inside says it has to be Cole.

    It would be so awesome to win a signed Forever.
    Thanks for the chance!


  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D My favourite character is probably Sam. He's just so lovely ;)

  6. Thanks for letting me enter and thanks for the great giveaway!

    I'm going to pick Cole. Sam and Grace bored me a little in Linger and I liked that Cole was there to add a little bit of danger to the mix. Sexy bad boys > quiet sensitive types in my world, although they've never done me much good. ha!


  7. Oh, wow! What a cool contest!

    I wish I could say that Sam or Grace are my fave character, but I think Isabel wins for me. Not only can I imagine her voice in my head the quickest (blame KaDee Strickland aka Charlotte from Private Practice) but I can relate to the why she's the way she is and that makes her interesting!


  8. I like Olivia because of the awkward relationship that develops between her and Grace and her resulting relationship with Jack.


  9. Well I could just say Cole from an eye candy point of view (mmmmm sweet hot bad boy rocker Cole!) But in truth my favourite character is Isobel because she is so complex and broken as a character but also has such strength in her when it comes to all the trouble they face. Plus she has real sass and fire in her spirit which I love to see in a female character. I'd want to be her way more than Grace (nothing to do with Cole having his pretty eyes on Isobel. No sir; I'm not shallow! Ok maybe a little)


  10. Take three. I can't catch a break to enter this competition. :(

    As much as everyone is my favourite, overall it has to be Grace. I find that I tend to imprint, like a duck, on the person who introduces me to the world they're in and like any small child, I take my baby steps while still holding that character's hand. Grace is a beautiful character for that, she has such a commonality and level with the reader, she's an excellent point of view guiding but still retaining an identity that doesn't lead us on too much. Plus she's a bitching wolf now.

    My email is rkhards @ hotmail . co . uk

    Thank you for running the contest! <3

  11. Thank you for hosting this, it's so kind of you! My favourite character is Sam, he's just beautiful and poetic.


  12. Hi! I love to find UK-based blogs!

    My favourite character in the series is Isabel - I love that in Shiver, you think she's a bitch and then she shows her love for her brother and goes out of her way to help Grace and Sam. In Linger, you see more of her vulnerability but she doesn't lose her edge. I'm a sucker for the whole "I'm prickly to protect myself" thing.

  13. Thanks for hosting - Love Sam. Please enter me.
    I am an old follower.

  14. Great giveaway! And it's epic that it's UK only! I would have to say my favourite character is Grace: if I don't like the main/initial protagonist, there's very little chance I'll care for others, but fortunately Grace is someone I can relate to.


  15. Thank you so much for the great giveaway for a great book can't wait to read it! My favorite is Sam I love him! Im a GFC follower/latishajean

  16. I'll have to say I like Cole!


  17. Thanks for the chance!

    I am a total Sam fan.

    GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  18. Hi. This is an amazing contest thanks, especially as it is UK only.
    For me it has to be obvious one Sam, although Beck is a close second.
    Thanks again.

  19. *Le gasp!*

    Lynsey, you know you rock, right? 'Cause you do. <3 Thank you SO much for the awesome giveaway :)

    My favourite character probably has to be..Cole. There's just something about him.. *giggles* :P


  20. Has to be sam, he's so sweet and sensitive. very diffrent to most leading male characters.

  21. I've only read #1 so I'd go with Sam (so far) :).

    karen at

  22. OMG I would kill to win this one, I'm dying to find out how the series ends!! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway & for making it UK :o)

    I can't wait to hear all about BEA, we must get together soon so you can tell me all the gossip!

    To answer your question I think I'd have to say that Sam is my favourite character. I love them all though lol.

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  23. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I would like to enter the giveaway but I can't really name a favorite character as I haven't read any of the series as yet.

    I have read good reviews on the books and have added them to my wishlist.


    carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  24. thanks for the giveaway! my fav is Cole.


  25. Sam for sure! I just love him.

    themgowl at

  26. Finally a UK giveaway :P

    My favourite character is definitely Sam, also rather like John, Olivia's brother, even though he's barely in it :P

    ToeKnee (Toni) xxx

  27. great giveaway
    follow via gfc

    my favorite is Grace- she is a great kick ass girl!

  28. hi i need that copy my name is maddy at i love forever i love sam he's so poetic like when he reads his favorite poem to grace on his birthday i couldn't stop squealing my head off i was so happy i love these books so much most nights i keep them under my pillow and pull them out when i can't sleep my poor shiver copy is begging to wear out:) I love Sam when i heard she sold the rights to unique features i squealed.
    These books are about a million times better then twilight. only 38 days to go

  29. hi i'm yeliz at, i'd say my favourite character has to be a tie between cole and olivia, i feel like me and cole have the same attitude about life and music and i, like olivia, see life through the lense of a camera! plus red is my favourite colour and a sfar as i can tell the cover for forever is red!

  30. Thanks for the giveaway, it can be tough to find some that people from the UK can enter.

    My favourite character is Grace. I think, even though she's in this incredible situation, it's very easy to relate to her and understand her motivations which draws me to her character.

    My email address is

  31. l love that you did this for UK only, there is so many Forever giveaways at the moment for Forever.. THANK YOU!!!!!

    My favourite character is Ssm =) This series actually got me into Paranormal and since l love it so l have a lot to thank Maggie for!!

    Thanks again
    booksforcompany @

  32. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favourite character would have to Sam of course! He's so sweet and romantic and you know he is willing to do anything to be with Grace. But of course it’s the fact that he’s not afraid to be sensitive and admit he feelings unlike like many other guys. And of course there the fact that he can sing and play the guitar. I wish he was my boyfriend!

    The Shiver series is one of my favourites and I love Maggie! She is seriously talented! I CANNOT WAIT to read Forever and The Scorpio Races!

    Thanks again

  33. I love Sam so much! I can't wait to read this book!

    twilightforever.edweard at gmail dot com

  34. I haven't read any of this series yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  35. Squee! I can not wait for this book, thanks so much for the giveaway!!

    It's so hard to pick a favourite, but probably Sam, he is such a sweetheart (ah when Grace gave him his birthday present! I loved that scene!) But I do adore Isabel and her sarkiness :)


  36. What a wonderful giveaway. You are awesome.

    My favourite character is Sam. He's just so sweet.

    flutteringbutterfliesblog (at) googlemail (dot) com

    Thanks :)

  37. So happy that there's a UK giveaway!
    I've read the first two books and I'm really looking forward to 'Forever'
    My favourite character is Isabel, I love her sarcasm and how she's always such a realist :)
    e-mail: lnrfrd (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. *Sigh* Cole, you dark, wounded little boy. Fave.