Monday, May 9, 2011

20 in 20 - Week 6 (And winner!)

According to my random number generator, this week's winner is Kristina Sheilds! Kristina, you won BEFORE I FALL! Email me at kodykeplinger at gmail dot com and I'll get that to you ASAP.


This week's book is LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard. Kirsten is one of my best writer friends, and this book is one of the most beautiful contemporary novels I've ever read. I'm always excited to share it with others - like you!

So, to enter, just do the following.

1. blog or tweet this contest
2. SAVE THE LINK!
3.In the comments here, tell me what your favorite contemporary YA novel is and why. This is a great way for me to get recommendations! <3
4. Post the link below your paragraph!

You must be a follower to enter.

Contest open internationally!

Good luck!

20 comments:

Eliza Faith said...

OO I want this book!

I'd have to say my fav is Go Ask Alice--a book I'll never be able to forget.

http://twitter.com/#!/ElizaTilton/status/67651785774469120

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Emilia said...

My favorite YA book? That's a very hard question... Ok, I might sound lame, but one of my favorites is Twilight, thanks to it I discovered that YA existed... I loved to read, but completely forgot it until I found that little book... lol. Other favorites of mine include The Hunger Games, The Summer of Skinny Dipping, 13 little blue envelopes, Anna and the French Kiss, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Mortal Instruments books, and... I can't stop, sorry, lol. But as you can see there's a lot of books I really like... I love books!

The twitter link: http://twitter.com/#!/MilyHopeEc/status/67651077012598784

Thanks for the giveaway!

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♥Iffath said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Here's my tweet link: https://twitter.com/#!/lovereadingx/status/67653205839974400

I don't know which contemporary would be my favourite! I have so many that I love! Probably anything by Sarah Dessen of John Green.. those two are AWESOME! <3

lovereadingx@gmail.com

FloeticFlo said...

I've heart great things about this book!

I don't know if it's my favorite, but I just finished Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott last night and it was super cute! ...

Although now I'm remembering that you've already read it -- I remember seeing your review on Goodreads.

Crap.

Anyways, here's my tweet:
http://twitter.com/FloeticFlo/status/67654345755332608

Jamie Manning said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for this! And my favorite contemporary would have to be Will Grayson, Will Grayson...love that book!

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Terra Mae said...

My favorite has to be 13 Reasons Why by Jay Ahser. I haven't read anything like it, and that book had me thinking about it long after finishing it. That has to be the one novel that I push on everyone I know! Such a great book.

Thanks so much for the giveaway. Like Mandarin has been on my TBR list for some time.

http://twitter.com/#!/MrsTeeMae_Books/status/67656851776471040

jpetroroy said...

Favorite? Hm....I'd have to say Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan

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jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Honey said...

This is so hard! Anna and the French Kiss is probably my absolute favourite. It's cute and funny. The characters are all believable and well developed. Plus, St. Claire! It's hard not to love a book with him in it *swoons*

Some of my other favourites include: The Duff, obviously, Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey, Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz, The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han and the She's So Dead To Us trilogy by Kieran Scott!

Thanks for the giveaway Kody :)

http://twitter.com/#!/hone3yy/status/67686552750391296

The Romance Bookie said...

I hope I don't sound uneducated, but I had to look up the word contemporary haha, but at least I learned something new today. At least I hope I did, when I say that my favorite contemporary young adult novel was probably "Along for the Ride" by Sarah Dessen.

I love all of her books, and am really excited to read her new book (which comes out tomorrow!!) but this one really stuck with me. Her characters always seem so real, and even though I don't relate to all of them, Sarah writes so that you feel as if you ARE the character. It's great! For some of her books, like "Dreamland" its scary, but still really interesting, because it makes me wonder if this is how it really feels.
The main character in "Along for the Ride" Auden has so many things going on in her life that are so complex and real, that I loved it so much!

Sarah Dessen is a great deep writer!

http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/

Sophia Richardson said...

I enjoyed Hate List because 1. it has an awesome premise (it tells the story of the girlfriend of a boy who shot kids at his school before killing himself) and 2. the characters deal with (or fail to) the shooting in different ways while others have their own drama. I also liked the way the story was told: the day of the shooting and newspaper clips from the following day are interspersed within the narrative following the MC's return to the school where she'll have to go to class with the teens on the hate list she helped her boyfriend write which he used to target victims.

Blog post scheduled for Weds, thanks for the international contest!
- Sophia.
SophiaRRichardson(at)gmail(dot)com

The Story Queen said...

Ooh, I've been dying to read this book! Alright, so my favourite YA contemporary. I think it's probably IF I STAY by Gayle Forman (which, arguably, has fantasy elements, but whatever).

I haven't gotten a chance to read Where She Went yet but Gayle Forman is a genius. Her writing is crazily addictive and just so fluid! It's almost lyrical in a way. I would be lying if I said that I didn't also lovelovelove the characters in If I Stay. I felt and loved Mia and I became so attached to her family and friends throughout the experiences and flashbacks shown in the novel as well. Finally, ADAM is in If I Stay. Do I need another reason to love it??

I'm fairly certain that you've read this book so sorry that this won't be a recommendation!

Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/thestoryqueen/status/67688793980936192

Samanthajo_322 said...

I cannot pick just one contemporary ya book that I love. I adored the DUFF of course :) I also love anything by Sarah Dessen. But my current obsession is the summer series by Jenny Han.

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Hannah (Paperback Treasures) said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I really want to read Like Mandarin!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/PbackTreasures/status/67965217589567488

My favorite contepmorary YA novel? I can't choose just one! Contemporary YA is my favorite genre. Some of my favorites include Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, Hold Still by Nina LaCour, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and anything by John Green and Sarah Dessen.

Ash said...

Absolutely anything by Sarah Dessen who is without a doubt my favorite author. If I had to pick a specific novel it would probably be This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, I have lost track of how many times I've read this novel. Probably hundreds by now.

My tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Ash_Ash/status/67966053443051520

ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

abby mumford said...

my favorite contemporary is probably FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan. good stuff, that book.

my tweet. http://twitter.com/abbymumford/status/67966711541927936

i follow you on my google reader, does that count as a follower?

Bee said...

It's so difficult to chose from contemporary cos most of my faves come from this genre. Heck, ALL my faves belong here (almost).

To choose one, I'd have to say Jenny Dowham's BEFORE I DIE.
I'll also have to add BALLADS OF SUBURBIA by Stephanie Kuehnert, FORBIDDEN by Tabitha Suzuma and everything by Jaclyn Moriarty. Have your pick :)

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Jolene and Family said...

I would so love to win this. My fav. YA contemp novel is Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols. I was a little nervous when I got this book, it was my first YA and I wasn't sure what to expect. As a stay at home mom of three, I've come to love my romance novels and I loved the sexual chemistry in the characters and I didn't think I YA novel could give that to me. Jennifer Echols proved me wrong and the characters in this book captured from the first few pages and I've been hooked and I've been adding more and more YA to be reading pile

tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/69211086422933506

Lasha said...

wow so cool, Ive been wanting to read this book! Thanks for this awesome contest, my favorite contemporary book has to be Looking for Alaska by John Green. As well as - Shes so money by cherry cheva. and of course the truth about forever by sarah dessen. but John green wins by the mile, he is truly creative and a brillant writer, I love the way he tells a story, his descriptions and main characters are always cool. Happy Reading, you cant go wrong with reading any books by john green, its truly a fun afternoon with one of his books and some cookies and cream icecream!!! :)

twitter contest post -http://twitter.com/#!/lasha908/status/69796937179725824

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Sophia Richardson said...

Ack, thanks to blogger's drama over the weekend I couldn't post the link to the blog post which is over here:

http://myfleet-footedself.blogspot.com/2011/05/triggering-topics-in-ya.html

Thanks, Kody!
- Sophia.

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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