YA Book Carnival Giveaway: Soulstice by Simon Holt

Hey Hey!! it is Sunday and a great day to begin a carnival of fun. Lauren of Shooting Stars Mag had this fantastic idea to host a YA Book Carnival! Check out her post for more detail. This whole week of June 21-27, you can enter contests featuring YA lit-related prizes. So why WOULDN'T you check it out?

Here is my contest:

Tell me what was your favorite summer read is and why I should read it. It can be something you have read in the past or something you cannot wait to read.


Tell me what I should read next from this list
1) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
2) Intertwined by Gena Showalter
3) Secret Society by Tom Dolby
4) Give up The Ghost by Megan Crew

You get +5 points from either telling me what you is your favorite summer read or telling me what I should read next.

+1 if you follow me (and let me know)
+1 if you spread the word about this giveaway and tell me
+1 if you put me on your blogroll

This contest ends on June 30th and I am giving away a copy of Soulstice by Simon Holt to the lucky winner, who will be picked via random generator. This contest is open to contestants from the US and Canada.

So, what are you waiting for? Good Luck and Happy voting :)

40 comments on "YA Book Carnival Giveaway: Soulstice by Simon Holt"

Summer wrote: June 21, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Cool. This carnival is fun. You should read Secret Society. That sounds good.

+1 follower

Ann Diana Dinh, wrote: June 21, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Hm, a great summer read would be "Sunday at Tiffany's." I think it's a good read because the characters are absolutely wonderful. You'll literally fall in love with them.

And I'm a follower.


Cindy wrote: June 21, 2009 at 10:46 PM

+1 I say read Intertwined by Gena Showalter. But they are look really good!
+1Posted on sidebar
+1 Follower

Enter me please! Sounds good!

cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

Cindy wrote: June 21, 2009 at 10:47 PM

+5 I should get 5 from that not 1 oops


cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

donnas wrote: June 21, 2009 at 11:03 PM

I think you should read Intertwined next. It looks like a great book.

I am a follower.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Jacqueline C wrote: June 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Read Intertwined next! I can't wait for that one.

I'm already a follower and you're already on my blogroll.



MJ wrote: June 22, 2009 at 4:01 AM

I just read Beach Trip and Bull Island. Both are quick ,fun beach reads.

I follow.


Lauren wrote: June 22, 2009 at 4:35 AM

Ooh, read Give Up The Ghost or Secret Society, they are both amazing! (+5)

I'm already a follower (+1)

Thanks for the giveaway. :)


Kristen wrote: June 22, 2009 at 5:06 AM

+5 I say read Give up the Ghost - I've been dying to read it myself
+1 I'm a follower
+1 posted in sidebar of blog: http://bookworminginthe21stcentury.blogspot.com/


trishalynn0708 wrote: June 22, 2009 at 6:12 AM

+5 My favorite summer read so far is the Pretty Little Liars series. It is about 5 girls, one disappears, the other dates her sisters boyfriends, another one has a fling with her teacher, another one goes through drastic measures to become skinny and be popular, and another has a crush on the new girl in town. That is the first book, they are just amazing!

+1 I am a follower..


Jenn wrote: June 22, 2009 at 7:19 AM

I definately think you should read next Intertwined by Gena Showalter. It sounds really good and I would love to find out what you think about it.

I am already a follower!

Carrie wrote: June 22, 2009 at 8:11 AM

I just read Beautiful Creatures. You should definitely check that out. It has become my favorite summer read.

I am already a follower.
You are on my blogroll.
I'll post in my sidebar.



Diana Dang wrote: June 22, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Secret Society looks like an interesting read!

I have linked this to sidebar: www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

And have you on blogroll!

Marie wrote: June 22, 2009 at 9:48 AM

I would vote for Give up the Ghost!

I am a follower.


PopinFresh wrote: June 22, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Beautiful Creatures sounds really good, you should read that one next.

~ Popin

deltay wrote: June 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM

I think you should read BEAUTIFUL CREATURES next. The premise sounds really intriguing, and so far I've heard a ton of great things about it. And hey - it can't be one of the most highly coveted ARCs for nothing, right? ;)

+1 Sidebar linked this contest
+1 Added to the blogroll

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

Sara wrote: June 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM

My favorite summer read is The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. In it, the main character gets an unexpected summer job through which she experiences love, laughter, and life.

I'd read Beautiful Creatures next!

I'm a follower.

I put the contest on my blog: http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com


Liviania wrote: June 22, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Read Intertwined!

And my favorite summer read is . . . Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce. Maybe. I do have a Books of Summer list on my blog.

Jake Lsewhere wrote: June 22, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Intertwined sounds good, you should read that next. Soulstice looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a recent follower of your blog.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

throuthehaze wrote: June 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Read Intertwined

posted: http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-pt-3.html

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

robin_titan wrote: June 22, 2009 at 9:49 PM

one of my favorite summer reads is david cristofano's the girl she used to be. i love it because it has a love story, action, and a hot guy who just so happens to be a mob guy's son. :D It's awesome you should REALLY read it. :)


Jake Lsewhere wrote: June 23, 2009 at 12:46 AM

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


Ikutorocks12 wrote: June 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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Book Spot wrote: June 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Intertwined by Gena Showalter or Give up The Ghost by Megan Crew. Or Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell :)


Oryfan wrote: June 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Oh, you should definitely read Intertwined next so I can enjoy it vicariously through you while I'm not so patiently waiting for it's realese!


Megan wrote: June 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM

I think you should read Give Up The Ghost it sounds cool.

I already follow you


kaymf wrote: June 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I think you should read Secret Society next!

truexillusions wrote: June 25, 2009 at 11:08 PM

All of the books you listed sound amazing but Intertwined sounds the best.


Steph Su wrote: June 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM

I recently read Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker which is a cute love story set in the summertime! I also follow you and have linked to this contest in my sidebar.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Alexa wrote: June 27, 2009 at 12:56 PM

I think you should read Give up The Ghost by Megan Crew because it sounds so good and I love the cover.
+1 follow you
+1 added to sidebar
+1 added on my blogroll


emily wrote: June 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM

+5 i think you should read Give up The Ghost by Megan Crew, it sound the most interesting.
+1 im a new follower.
thanks for the great contest!
my name is emily.

Book Butterfly (Kim) wrote: June 27, 2009 at 4:23 PM

+5 I think you should read Beautiful Creatures next. All of them sound amazing, but that's the one I want to read thte most!

+1 I'm a follower
I already have you on my blogroll! Thanks


Laina wrote: June 28, 2009 at 3:42 AM

+5 I think you should read Beautiful Creatures because it looks really good.
+1 I follow you. :)
+1 I blogged about it here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-25th-2009.html
+1 You're on my blogroll here: http://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blogspot.com/


And that's everything!!

barbrafl wrote: June 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

+5 My favorite Summer Read would have to be POISON STUDY by MARIA V SNYDER because it's filled with a little bit of everything, adventure, romance, thrill, magic. It tells the story of Yelena, the Commander's new poison tester, as she discovers she has magic, and falls in love with Valek, the Commander's assassin who kills everyone with magic. It was amazing.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

towerofbooks wrote: June 28, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Read Beautiful Creatures next. It sounds great!

+1 if you follow me (and let me know)
+1 if you spread the word about this giveaway and tell me (I linked on my sidebar...towerofbooks.wordpress.com)


BN Book Blog wrote: June 28, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Beautiful Creatures looks so good, We'd say read that one next. We're followers.

Beth & Nathan

Katie wrote: June 29, 2009 at 8:31 PM

My pick is Give Up the Ghost.
I'm a follower.

bridget3420 wrote: June 29, 2009 at 9:19 PM

+5 You should read Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

+1 follower

+1 tweet http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2398909655


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Charlotte wrote: July 16, 2009 at 8:57 AM


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