Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giveaway: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater + Bracelet

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Thanks to Scholastic and This is Teen, one lucky reader will win a copy of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (hitting shelves today!) PLUS a custom saddle-leather bracelet!

To Enter:
  • You MUST leave a comment on this post (with your email address!) telling me something specific that you like about the Scorpio Races book trailer (embedded below).
  • +1 for sharing this giveaway (via Twitter, Facebook, etc -- must leave a direct link in your comment) 
  • Following is not required, but greatly appreciated 
  • US Only -- prize will be shipped from the publisher 
  • Ends 10/25/11 at 11:59 pm EST 
  • One winner will be chosen via Random.org 
  • Please review my giveaway policy
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

ETA: It hadn't occurred to me before, but if you don't want to leave your email publicly you can email me so I have it, or leave a Twitter handle/some other way to contact you, as long as you check it frequently enough to respond within the 48 hour window.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver series (over 1.7 million copies in print!), comes a brand-new, heart-stopping novel. With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff – with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

4 starred reviews:
  • “A taut, chilling, romantic adventure [that] comes to a pitch-perfect conclusion. Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.” - Kirkus, starred review
  • “A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure, this has a shot at being the next YA blockbuster.” - Booklist, starred review
  • “As a study of courage and loyalty tested… it is an utterly compelling read.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Stiefvater sets not one foot wrong as she takes readers on an intoxicating ride of their own.” - Horn Book, starred review

Twitter Sweepstakes

Scholastic's This is Teen is also launching a Scorpio Races sweepstakes on Twitter TODAY. Check out the details below:

Enter to win @this_is_teen’s #ScorpioRaces Twitter Sweepstakes! Prizing includes limited edition custom necklaces & autographed copies of the book. Get more details http://on.fb.me/iga0vf

Good luck! I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races!

(PS -- Thank you guys for your patience over the last week, and for your kind comments here and on Twitter. It's been a hard one for me. I'll try to get back in the swing of things over the next few days. I meant to review The Scorpio Races for today, but I just haven't had time to read it. I'll get that up ASAP.)


Mrs. Duff said...

Love the trailer and I can't wait to read this book! I will tweet about this contest @teacher6th

Chey said...

I just like the fact that everything is the trailer is drawn. Very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/ohaiitschey/status/126192653552463872


ebaker said...

I love that the trailer is animated and that it is constantly moving like a race : )
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/iheartmykindle/status/126300302029750272

Paula said...

The music and the artwork fit so well together, but I was most impressed at finding that Maggie did it all herself. If I read that right at the end, WOW!!

Would love to read this!!

+1 for comment
+1 for tweeting about giveaway.


Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

The music. THE MUSIC. 100% the music! <3

+1 comment

mdesmondobrien (at) yahoo (dot) com

Roshini said...

I love that little blood splatter on the corner when it shows the date!

+1 Comment

+1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/DRoshini/status/126386374545907713

Jessy said...

I really liked the music. I was jamming out there for a second!

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Emma015/status/126425444856770561

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

Racquel (A Book Barbie)

The animation!! for book trailers they always put people who look NOTHING like the characters or where it's super awkward with random pictures and just words.... yeah I just exit out of those but this is a unique way to make a trailer!

-thank you&come again.

Linda @ Most Important Letter said...

I love you, Casey, so much for this giveaway! And, well, for other things. :D

I loved that book trailer! The music was awesome, the artwork was fantastic, and oooooooh, I like that blood. And wow, Maggie's really talented -- not only with writing!

Twitter link! http://twitter.com/#!/MostImportantL/status/126451854807797764

Linda @ Most Important Letter

TayteH said...

The whole thing remind me of Mulan and Chinese calligraphy. I love Mulan, and Puck reminded me of her. Strong and daring. In a way, I see this book kinda like a retelling of Mulan, except she doesn't doesn't have a sword and isn't battling the entire Hun army.

+1 twitter http://twitter.com/#!/Tayte5/status/126455590384975873

thanks so much! this giveaway is the best one yet!

Ali said...

I loved how the created the trailer with simple drawn artwork. It does make you curious as to what happens in the book.

aliciaeflores1 @ yahoo.com

Ari said...
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Ari said...

The jerky, rhythmic style of the animation goes really nicely with both the music and the subject matter (i.e. a horse race). I look forward to reading it, whether it's this copy or another one! :-)

(Erm, if it's okay...I'd rather not post my email address here. But you have it, so you know how to reach me if necessary.)

Oh, and I tweeted too: http://dft.ba/-11ku

whitewolfreads said...

I don't want to pick one specific thing since so much work was put into this trailer as a whole... and I'm very indecisive.

I'm a follower!


Thanks for the giveaway!

whitewolfreads AT gmail DOT com

brookea_2006 said...

I love how artistic the trailer is. It's one of my favorite things about all Maggie's book trailers!

brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Tess said...

That was one of the coolest trailers I have ever seen!! I loved how the drawings transformed like when the horse's tail became birds!
tess.m.watson@gmail.com tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/TessMWatson/status/127543258019672064

The Book Vixen said...

I love that Maggie creates her own book trailers using stop motion animation. Maggie does a great job. And are those bagpipes I hear?

+1 tweeted

thebookvixen at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Loved the artwork in the trailer! It was amazing!

rachelanbigger at gmail dot com

Melanie_McCullough said...

I really liked the music and the art work.

Manda said...
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Manda said...

Dude, what is there NOT to like about this trailer?? But my favorite is the bit about the seashell and what it symbolizes (I'm reading the book now). Also, how Sean & Corr (I'm assuming) jump off the cliff at the end. Amazing!! :)


Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Mandah93/status/128527119558000641

Lena said...

I love the old brown paper, and the cartoon / anime look that it has.
tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LenaMarsteller/status/128693005484957697

and I follow as GFC (Lena Marsteller)

hernameisavril said...

I really liked the music in the trailer I thought it went well with the trailer animations.

Cass said...

Well my fav part is no doubt the art work. The drawing and the animation must was amazing and I really wonder how they did it!


Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Thank you so much! I love the art :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
GFC Krystal Larson

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Great giveaway. Thanks.
I am a follower. Beverly Stowe McClure

I tweeted the post. www.twitter.com/beverlymcclure

The cover is lovely.


Kaye M. said...

Well, I love Maggie's trailers PERIOD - especially Shiver - but to me, this one was amazingly creative because of the drawing, and without any actors that either a) are irritating or b) distracting.

GFC Follower - Kaye M.


@gildedspine or busylearninghome@gmail.com

Kyowolf said...

Love the Flow of the pictures it just fits with the feel of the cover.



Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

I know. I'm late, but I love that everything was drawn and that it looks old...like it reminds of the movie Robin Hood. At the beginning. LOL! :)

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksOverBoys/status/129042877849415682

Twitter handle: BooksOverBoys

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