Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A novel description competition

I recently let my new writing friend Rhiannon Hart know that I thought her book Blood Song was a YA version of The Game of Thrones. I don't say it lightly. The imagery it conjured up for me was amazing, and it had that whole fantasy feel that TGoT has.

Another book I love, Across the Universe, I've described as a YA 1984 set in space.

So I thought to myself, why not have a little bit of a competition. It's so simple. Pick a book that you've read and describe it by comparing it to other books or television shows.

Another example: The Selection by Kiera Cass is being called The Bachelor meets Hunger Games.

Up for grabs is a $30 B&N evoucher and a copy of Blood Song - one prize per winner (so at least two winners). You don't need to follow this blog or promote to enter - but it would be nice if you did.

So you entry needs to look like this:


Entries will close on 14 March and the winner will be determined by the most creative (and accurate) entry. You can enter as many times as you want.

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  1. Name: Lexie B.
    E-mail: nerdfighterwriter@gmail.com
    Book: Before I Fall
    Description: Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls.

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  3. Name: Michelle R
    Email: mr22011@hotmail.com
    Book: The Host: Stephanie Meyer
    Description: Stargate meets Pride and Prejudice

  4. Name: Edi
    Email: theoriginaledi (at) gmail (dot) com
    Book: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
    Description: Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins) meets Ghostbusters

    And thank you for running such a cool contest!

  5. This is SO fun!

    Name: Erica
    Email: thebookcellar @ wi.rr.com
    Book: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
    Description: Leila Sales meets Just Like Heaven

  6. Name: Jonathan
    Email: jahiscool@gmail.com
    Book: The Hunger Games
    Description: Battle Royale meets Survivor

  7. Name: Vivien
    email: deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com
    Book: Inside Out by Maria V Snyder
    Description: Across the Universe by Beth Revis meets Incarceron by Catherine Fisher