#YAmazing Race: Take 2!

Welcome to the second edition of the #YAmazing Race, hosted by your fabulous and favorite Apocalypsies! If you’ve stumbled here and are wondering what in the heck I’m talking about, go to the Apocalypsies blog to find out about how you can enter to win some truly amazing prize packages.

Are you ready to play? Let’s go!

We’re starting this leg of the race with my YA contemporary novel, Meant to Be:

About Meant to Be:

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It’s one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she’s queen of following rules and being prepared. That’s why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that’s also why she’s chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB (“meant to be”).

But this spring break, Julia’s rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she’s partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

Meant to Be releases from Delacorte Press on November 13, 2012, and it’s already getting some great buzz. Check out these blurbs from two of my favorite YA authors!

“Star-crossed characters, hilarious dialogue, and a perfect London setting. I loved Meant to Be!”
Robin Benway, author of Audrey, Wait! and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June
“Fun, fresh, and irresistibly romantic. STB (SURE to be) loved!”
Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)


And now the fun part! First of all, take note of the synopsis of Meant to Be. Notice any big words in there? Those might come in handy as you move through the rest of the race and take the final quiz at the end (hint hint). I’ve contributed some swag and a $15 Amazon giftcard to the final prize pack, but that’s not all (said in my best game show host voice).

I’m also giving away a $25 Amazon giftcard right here, along with some snazzy Meant to Be postcards and bookmarks.

$25 is enough to buy yourself an awesome book, plus pre-order Meant to Be, AND use that awesome super-saver free shipping! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. You can get extra entries by liking me on Facebook, following me on Twitter, and tweeting about the contest. That’s FOUR entries.

Now, once you’re done entering, scoot on to the next stop on the #YAmazing Race! Lizzie Foley, author of REMARKABLE is waiting for you. Click here to continue!


  • To enter, leave a comment on this post. Include either an email address or a Twitter name so I can reach you
  • If you tweet about the contest, be sure to include a link
  • Tally up your total number of entries and include it at the end of your comment
  • Winners will receive a prize pack including (1) $25 Amazon Giftcard and a pack of Meant to Be postcards and bookmarks
  • This contest IS open internationally

And as a bonus for those of you willing to hang around on my blog long enough to get to the end of this massive post, you can enter to win a signed ARC of Meant to Be over here!

153 thoughts on “#YAmazing Race: Take 2!

  1. koolkatkiara says:

    I am so excited for meant to be! I am so excited that I have memorized the release date and mention Meant to Be whenever books are brought up. I’m kind of strange. Anywho, I am following you on twitter and I’ve liked your facebook page, so that’d be 3 entries for me.

  2. ephrielle says:

    I love the synopsis for your book. Reminds me of the sort of thing I wish had happened to me as a teenager.

  3. fakesteph says:

    I follow you on twitter and I’m commenting… althought I won’t be using any SAT words…

    realsteph at the fakesteph dot com
    twitter @fakesteph

  4. alicia marie says:

    sounds so good! thanks for being part of the yamazing race : )
    i follow on twitter @bamayankee
    like on facebook: alicia marie ezell

  5. Joy says:

    Yay! Just requested the egalley. *does a little dance*
    Twitter follower-@joy_davis

  6. Devan @ Book Strings says:

    Meant to Be is high on the TBR list. I just love YA that is set in London and the MC reminds me a bit of Rory from Gilmore Girls (one of my all time fav. shows). It also has a cover that has epicness all over it. Thanks for participating in this fun event and having an extra giveaway!

    Follow on FB:Check
    Followed via Twitter:Check—- @bookstrings
    Tweet: Check——https://twitter.com/#!/bookstrings/status/197854918604898305

    Email: dbookstrings(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Maggie Myers says:

    I am so excited for the book to come out!! can’t wait to read it
    I liked you on face book (Maggie Myers)
    Following you on twitter @ myersmaggie88
    tweeted about the YAmazing race
    Four Entries!!!
    (also Mrs. Hoole is a pretty awesome teacher :))

  8. kassiah says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I can’t wait to read your book 🙂

    I like you on facebook.

    kassiah at fictionators dot com

  9. Sarah says:

    I am so excited to read MEANT TO BE!!! I love contemps and I love books set in other countries, so double win :0)

    I liked your FB (Sarah Miller) page and follow you on twitter (@thebooklife)

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.] says:

    Meant to Be sounds like a beautiful & funny romance!! Thank you for the sweet giveaway 😀
    FB like: Mary DeBorde
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  11. Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books says:

    I am SO SO excited for this book! I requested an eARC from Edelweiss, and I am hoping so hard that it gets approved. It just sounds so perfect. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

    I already follow you on Twitter (@italylove19)
    and I already liked you on Facebook 🙂 (Ashley Rallos)
    ashleylovesbooksblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. Jessica Kilian says:

    Wow, this looks so good. I absolutely adore books like these, so I can’t wait.
    I like you on facebook: Jess Kilian
    Total entries: 2

  13. booksbonesbuffy says:

    I love any book that takes place in London:) I am following you on Facebook also, so +2 entries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Brenna (@EverAfterEsther) says:

    Can I just say how much I love your synopsis? If I’m already laughing just from that brief description… well, I hope that says a lot about when I actually get to read the book!

    I’m already following you on Twitter (@EverAfterEsther) but I also liked you on Facebook (Brenna S…)

  15. alaielkreuz says:

    Awesome, thanks for making it international too 😀

    Twitter: @sontrei
    FB: Alaiel Kreuz
    Original entry: done

    That’s 3 entries for me, yay! :]

    alaiel.kreuz AT gmail.com

  16. Adrienne says:

    This looks like a really good book, not to mention a good way to learn new vocabulary words.
    Comment & Liked on facebook

  17. Mariel Louise Cunanan says:

    Really cool! 🙂 – 1 point
    Followed on twitter- 1 point
    Liked on facebook – 1point
    TOTAL TALLY- 3 points yay c:


  18. Elodie @ Once Upon a Quote says:

    Thank you sooo much lauren for this amazing giveaway .. Meant to Be sounds awesome and the cover looks stunning so i really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy .. Besides London is ike my favourite city ever !!! This is so sweet to make the giveaway international, thanks !!
    I follow you on Twitter (@Elostarbucks)
    I tweeted about the giveaway : https://twitter.com/#!/Elostarbucks/status/198337026175672320
    I ike your FB pages (Eodie Raso)
    Thank ou so much for this great opportunity Lauren 🙂 !!

    Elodie / ninie2310@hotmail.fr

  19. JennH says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Your book sounds like a awesome read and is now on my TBR list! 😀
    1 entry-comment

  20. Lexie@BookBug says:

    This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Twitter follower: @LexieBookBug
    Facebook follower: Lexie May Hogan
    Total: 3 entries
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  21. Tristan says:

    Cannot wait to read this book!!!
    Twitter: @tristanshammock


  22. Alyssa Susanna says:

    Thank you for more opportunities!!!!
    +1 Comment
    +1 Like on Facebook (Alyssa Susanna)

    Alyssa Susanna

  23. Amy S. says:

    This book sounds really cute. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on twitter as @kalbde. I liked you on facebook: Amy Swihart
    total entires = 3 Thanks! amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

  24. Pamela K Witte says:

    Meant To Be is going to be wonderful, and roller derby is pretty dang cool too!
    fb,twitter, comment…

  25. Just stopping by... says:

    Defenestration is my favorite word ever! (It was hard not to put that in all caps.)
    I don’t usually go for romance, but this sounds incredibly interesting! Keep up the great work.

  26. Gabbie says:

    Oh wow! That description. I WANT THIS BOOK! And they are in London!!

    +1 comment
    +1 Twitter (@Gabelle_M)

    Total: 2


  27. Tressa S says:

    I hadn’t heard of your book before now, but it looks super cute. I added it to my Goodreads tbr. Thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 FB – Tressa Sherman
    +1 T – @TresSherm
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

  28. Iffath says:

    I am SO SO excited to read Meant to Be! Your postcards are adorable! AND MEGA THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS IN’TL! *dances*

    Email: lovereadingx[at]gmail[dot]com
    Twitter: @lovereadingx

  29. Rabiah says:

    GAH! Can’t wait for this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE the covverrr ❤ 🙂

    +1 Twitter: @iliveforreading
    +1 Facebook: Rabiah Rowther

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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