Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Win a Signed Copy of Starcrossed by Josie Angelini

Starcrossed - Book Description as noted on Starcrossed on HarperTeen

How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

now...Contest Time!

To Enter: Type your name and E-mail address and
describe what your power would be if you were a demigod in the comment section of this post.

(One entry per person - Blog Followers get plus 1 entry)
Contest Ends: Friday 5:00 PM on July 15, 2011

The grand prize is a signed copy of 
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Two Other Lucky Readers will 
win some swag courtesy of Josie

Good Luck and Happy Reading!


  1. I hope that this is International Contest! Pls pls pls with a cherry on top!? I'd really like to read Starcrossed!

    Name: Kimson Dino


    If I were a demigod, I'd probably would like to have the power to control the seasons! How cool would it be if its always Winter!? or Summer so no School! Yay!

    Thanks for giving your followers a chance to win this giveaway! I really appreciate the chance to win this AWESOME Book!

  2. As this is my first giveaway, and CLEaRLY I forgot one aspect...yes, this specific contest is International...haha keep in mind, the book is in English :)

  3. Name: Sally Tomlinson


    If I were a demigod I'd love to have the power of being invisible whenever I liked. That would be so cool, you would probably find out quite a lot too...

    Just to say I absolutely adore this book and can't wait for the next one xx

  4. Name: Cat

    If I was a demigod I would LOVE to be able to have the power of being able to breathe underwater! I adore swimming and water so.... yeah!

  5. Name: Cristina Capruciu

    If I was a demigod I would want to be able to cure people, to make them healthy, to take their pain, and to put joy and hope in their day to day life.

  6. Woo, yay for contests!

    I followed your blog, it looks really great. <3

    Name; Grace Radford


    Hmm, my power would be...ohhh, i know, I would know like, everything! Because you know, that would be pretty cool. As long as I didn't die because I pissed someone off. Cause that would be no fun... Thanks for the contest. :D

  7. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    If I were a demigod, I would want to control metal so that I can be Magneto's (X-men) sidekick! (after watching First Class...I can only think of that ;) )

    Hiba Ahsan


    idk, I would probably want to manipulate water.

  9. Name: Amy Holbrook

    email: astheworldfallsdown2011(at)gmail(dot)com

    If I were a demigod, I would want to be an empath, so I would be able to cheer someone up if they were sad....or runaway from the people that are angry (especially if it's at me)

  10. Kelly Charter

    My Demigod superpower would be the power of illusion. To create images in people's minds :o)

  11. Kirstyn Miller
    If I were a demigod my superpower would be to rewrite the laws of science. Like destroying energy (it's impossible), getting rid of gravity, or any other law.

  12. If I were a demigod I would like to be able to heal people. I'm midwife so I really want to have this power.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  13. Vi Nguyen
    vi3ti3abe at gmail dot com

    If I were a demigod I'd like the power of telekinesis because I hate getting up to reach for that remote when I can just will it towards me with my mind haha =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Name: Janae
    If I had any power then it would be to pick up and move things with my mind and eyes and to light it on fire or cool it down.

  15. okay dont laugh now, but if i were a demi-god i would love to be able to control and breathe underwater BECAUSE i cant swim and Im scared of the water.... Im 25 and yes I cant swim, to make matters worst Im a pacific islander =P Lame right!? lol I would love to have those powers coz ive always loved the water, but just too scared to get in it if i cant touch the bottom... *sniffles* =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Happy Holidays!! =)

    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com
    California, US

    Im a new follower!! =) If you wouldnt mind, could you follow me as well? ^_^

  16. Name is Hannah
    Email is
    Power is knowing when people are lying. Yeah, that'd be good.

  17. Hey thanks for the giveaway!
    New follower because I had been led to your blog form you following me on Twitter :)

    Now if I were a demi-god, I would want my power to be invincibility or immune-something like Helen of Nantucket is and Achilles too somewhat. This is because then I'd be able to finally stand up to bullies, criminals, killers, murderers etc. to protect a vulnerable person (like I have been and am), without being killed by a gun or beaten to death. Too dark Braiden, too dark! But seriously that would be my power.


  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower.

    If I were a demi-god I would want my power to be telekinesis. I don't know about you but I've always wanted to move objects with my mind. I'm sure a lot of kids back in the day - including myself - spent a good whole minute staring at an object and hoping we were gifted in levitating. hehe.

    Erin W. x

  19. Name: Mary Huff
    Describe what your power would be if you were a demigod.
    I don't know if it is a demigod power, but I would like to read minds,or levitate, or change the weather...can't decide

  20. Name: Nikita


    Power: Oh, if I were a demi-god the power I would love to possess would be the ability to make things appear in real. Like If I think of something, the thing would materialize right in front of me ;)

  21. GFC:Megzarooni


    power: If I were a demigod I think I'd probably change the weather. Maybe with my emotions? when it rains, in real life, I'm always really sleepy. When it's sunny or snowing I get energetic.

  22. Name; Grace Radford

    Hmm, if I were a demigod...I would really like to be able to control the water, like percy jackson or katara in Avatar the Last Airbender. :D

  23. great contest!
    I would like to control water! I think that would kinda awesome.
    Mandy (GFC name: twimom101)

  24. Emily Ragsdale

    If I were a demigod, my power would be invisibility. I'd like to be able to sneak around if I didn't feel like being seen!

  25. Brenna

    There are so many! I do think the idea of Charmspeak in the Percy Jackson books ;) maybe something like that or dream weaving?

  26. Name: Melody Yang

    If I were a demigod I would love to have the power to manifest some thing out of thin air.

  27. Okay, so my name's: Tamara Basic

    If I had a demigod power it would be...hmm... invisibility. Sorry if anyone else said this. But if I were insivisible I would be able to sneak up on Lucas anytime ;) and could go anywhere in the world, which is pretty much one of my biggest wishes. Also I could find out what other people really think of me.

    I follow the blog.

    I have to say, I would soooo love to win this book. You don't know how much. I've tried and tried, but my luck is..
    Which brings me to wish my luck was bigger sometimes lol.

  28. Name: Melissa Ramirez

    If I were a demigod, I would be a spin-off of Apollo, the god of archery, prophecies, plague, and music along side other things. By this, I take that I would be able to fight as a master archer, know the future through prophecies, cure people of plagues and be able to play music to make people fall asleep. That would be so much fun!

    I found this contest on twitter, by the way, and now I'm following your blog. I really hope I win! I've read so many great reviews of people who really enjoyed this book (:

  29. Name: Rachel McAvilley

    If I was a demigod, I would LOVE to be able to feel and manipulate people's emotions. I'm a very empathic person anyway - When someone is upset, I'm upset for them. If I was able to cheer someone up when they were completely distraught, I could talk with them once they were calmer/happier, and try to work through the problems in their life. This would really make me happy, as I LOVE helping people, and I like seeing people happy.

    I followed you ^-^

  30. Name: Enjoli Gilbert

    It's hard to decide what I would want my power to be if I was a demigod. But, if I have to choose I wouldn't mind seeing the future. I know it would be a burden, seeing flashes of unknown possibilities and all the horror that can be in the Future, but I think that looking forward and seeing all the ways life can change would be awesome. And, hopefully I'd be able to help people find a positive path in life.

    I'm officially following you. And I hope you stop by Gilbert&Gomez to show support too. :D

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  31. Patrice Zurek

    I would want the power to heal people.

  32. Andrea Newkirk

    Hmm. this is tough.
    But I would love to teleport... either myself to places or other people! Just think of how much stuff you could get done in a day if you didn't have to worry about the traveling aspect of getting there. LOL

    Follower :-)

  33. Book Sp(l)ot Reviews / Lucile
    book.splot AT gmail DOT com

    Hmmm....I really would love teleportation since travel can be tough for me. But time travel would really be kind of amazing, too---though I think they might go together, no?

  34. forgot to say I'm a blog follower :)

  35. Awesome Giveaway! Thank you! I'm a new follower btw! =)

    I'd love to be able to see the past. I don't really want to see the future, because all the responsibilities (not being allowed to actually change something/or having to live with the consequences etc) wouldn't do me any good. But the past?

    All the things you can learn from other peoples mistakes, all the things you could experience, without being in any real danger - except that I'd probably lose myself in the past.. But the ability to see a persons past? I mean, yes, it'd be hard to resist and not "spy", but.. sometimes you want to let people know something about yourself and you can't say it, because it's too hard to verbalize all of it. Especially the people I hang out with are like that.. It would make life simpler, really. :>

    I'd also like to witch me some Sushi, but hey..

    Patricia at bookexhibitionism dot de

  36. Name: Laura Fey
    Email: dancing_drama [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Yes, I am a blog follower.

    If I were a demigod, I'd want the ability of compulsion. Get people to do whatever I wanted them to do... It would solve quite a few problems for me, I guess. That is, if I had any serious ones. :)

  37. If i was a demi-god i would like to see people's future and have premonitions :)

    GFC follower - Taz


  38. Emilie D.

    I would love to control fire, or any other elements.

    also new follower!

  39. I would be able to manipulate water....or people ;) haha

  40. Thanks to everyone who participated! The contest is now closed and we'll reveal who the winners are tomorrow via e-mail, blogger and twitter. Happy Reading Everyone!

    -jenn & mary

  41. Hi Everyone! We have another giveaway on the blog, three books, three winners, check it out under the "giveaway" section on the home page! :)


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