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!
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!”
Meant to Be sounds like a fun read!
I liked your Facebook page too.
Total entries: 4
This book sounds great! 🙂
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Love your cover. It is so freaking pretty!
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Totally just learned that this was a mashup of a classic. Still not sure which Shakespeare play, but I CANNOT WAIT to finsd out. I freaking love Shakespeare. YAY!
Sounds like a super fun read and I LOVE London! @heatherself
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.
thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂
Intriguing! Sounds a bit like 13 Little Blue Envelopes, which was great!
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YAY! You are awesome. ❤ Thank you for this amazing giveaway 🙂 *Fingers crossed.* ❤ Love, Carina ~ email@example.com
I follow you on Twitter!
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I can’t wait to read this this book sounds great! Musichn91@gmail.com
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Followed on Twitter. 2 Entries
Sounds like a great read!
This is on my Literary Wishlist 2012
Facebook like: Blake Haysel
Twitter follower: @TheTatteredPage
TOTAL: 3 entires
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Thanks so much!
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This sounds like an awesome book! 🙂 can’t wait to read it!
Meant to Be sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it!
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I love the synopsis for your book. Reminds me of the sort of thing I wish had happened to me as a teenager.
That cover is all kinds of lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
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I was already following you on FB as Gabrielle Carolina and Twitter as @modpodgebooks! I would love to host you on my blog, please let me know if you are interested!
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I love you already just for having defenestration (favorite word) in your synopsis.
Also, I follow you on Twitter: @SparklingPsycho
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Thanks for the giveaway!
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I follow you on twitter and I’m commenting… althought I won’t be using any SAT words…
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sounds so good! thanks for being part of the yamazing race : )
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This book sounds great. Can’t wait to read it. (+4)
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I can’t wait to read Meant To Be!
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Thanks for the giveaway!!
+3 this book sounds lovely! can’t wait to read it!
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I am super excited for Meant To Be!
Yay! This book sounds so great!
i want this book
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Yay! Just requested the egalley. *does a little dance*
Oh this is awesome. 😀
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Tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/shadowgrid/status/197827936286552064
3 entries total
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!
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Yay Gilmore Girls! I’m watching the whole series through for like, the fifth time 😛
This is going to be a good read. 🙂
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Accident prone and mysterious romantic texts . . . sounds great!
two entries for me . . . I liked you on Facebook.
I’m lame, I haven’t got a Twitter 😛 Thank you for the giveaway! 1 entry
This sounds like such an awesome book! I can’t wait for it to come out!
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I liked you on FB-Heather Rosdol
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I just featured this in a Waiting on Wednesday post! I think it was last week. It sounds so great and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Julia’s secret admirer is Jason, who i’m hoping is hilarious!
this is the first time i’m hearing about it but i’m already in love with MEANT TO BE!! thank you for the giveaway 😀
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I love that your book takes place in London, I dream of going there one day.
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I am so excited for the book to come out!! can’t wait to read it
I liked you on face book (Maggie Myers)
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(also Mrs. Hoole is a pretty awesome teacher :))
Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I can’t wait to read your book 🙂
I like you on facebook.
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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!
Meant to Be sounds like a beautiful & funny romance!! Thank you for the sweet giveaway 😀
FB like: Mary DeBorde
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This is such fun! Thanks to all you authors and your fabulous prizes!
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)
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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
Can’t wait for Meant to Be to be released! Thanks for the GC and swag!
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Facebook – Claire Frith
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I love any book that takes place in London:) I am following you on Facebook also, so +2 entries. Thanks for the giveaway!
I can’t wait for Meant to Be – also, I LOVE the cover.
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Meant to Be sounds awesome! I’m adding it to my “get as soon as it’s out” list
thanks for the giveaway!
Awesome! can’t wait to read it!
Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/whyginny/status/198094094424223745 from @whyginny
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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…)
Meant to Be has great story. Thank you for the extra giveaway!
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I cannot wait to read your book! Thanks for the extra contest.
Awesome, thanks for making it international too 😀
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Original entry: done
That’s 3 entries for me, yay! :]
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Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway! I love stories that incorporate Shakespeare into the story!
+1 twitter follower: @deasuluna
+1 FB follower: Christina Torres-Salas
+1 for leaving comment
+1 for tweeting:https://twitter.com/#!/deasuluna/status/198140344666296322
That’s 4 entries, Thanks again!
Can’t wait to read ment to be totally counting down the days
This book sounds awesome, and I love the cover!!
Liked on FB – Amy Fournier
Twitter follower – @amabe421
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Liked on FB: Hwa Sun Kang
Liked on FB! Sounds like so much fun!
LOVE this premise!! how cute! Can’t wait for it!
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This looks like an interesting read–I’ll have to put it on my list.
This looks really good! I can’t wait!
This looks like a really good book, not to mention a good way to learn new vocabulary words.
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Thanks for the giveaway!!!!
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I just freaking adore your cover! Can’t wait to read what’s inside either ;]
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Definitely looking forward to Meant to Be! The premise sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 Thanks for the awesome international giveaway!
+1 Following you on Twitter (@Word_Tapestry)
+1 Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Word_Tapestry/status/198278180346400768
(Total 3 entries)
Really cool! 🙂 – 1 point
Followed on twitter- 1 point
Liked on facebook – 1point
TOTAL TALLY- 3 points yay c:
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 !!
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I ike your FB pages (Eodie Raso)
Thank ou so much for this great opportunity Lauren 🙂 !!
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Ooh this sounds awesome, and love the cover! Liked on FB and followed on Twitter (@emilylonergan) = 3 entries. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the chance, Meant To Be looks like a splendid read!
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Facebook – Rebecca De Aguiar
MTB sounds great!
This sounds like an really interesting, fun read! I love the cover!
Sadly, only 1 entry for this comment, as I don’t have facebook or twitter (which may shock some people)!
sounds fun, i cant wait to read it.
Thanks for the giveaway! Your book sounds like a awesome read and is now on my TBR list! 😀
This sounds like fun! Thanks for the great giveaway
Wow. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a fun read. Congrats on the debut! 🙂
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I’ve seen this book a lot lately, it sounds awesome! 🙂
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This sounds like a fun romance.
Meant to be sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance to win!
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Sounds like a fun read! 🙂
FB (Kimberly McFarland)
Thanks for the giveaway!
This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!
Twitter follower: @LexieBookBug
Facebook follower: Lexie May Hogan
Total: 3 entries
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Adding this to my list!
Liked on facebook (McKenna ‘Cornish’ Burke)
Total: 2 entries
Meant to be sounds great
Facebook: Alexandra Zinca
Meant to be sounds great
Facebook: Alexandra Zinca
Sounds like a fun read!
This book sounds like it is going to be a really cute read and I look forward to checking it out!
I liked you on Facebook and here I am commenting, so the total here is: 2 entries!
Okay, so . . . this book sounds really, really, really good. o_o And I want it. A lot. Also, thank you so much for the giveaway. *-*
Followed on Twitter: @LexieB2
Liked on Facebook: Lexie Botzum
I love the summary! Having had the chance to backpack in Europe, including London , I can’t wait to read about their adventures!
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/sarahjevans/status/198562839970070528
I follow you on Twitter as @sarahjevans
Liked you FB page as Sarah Donnelly Evans
Sounds like a great story and the cover is gorgeous!
Cannot wait to read this book!!!
The book sounds cute! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
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I follow you via twitter: @TheMediators
Thank you for more opportunities!!!!
+1 Like on Facebook (Alyssa Susanna)
Thank you for the giveaway! 😀
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Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Twitter (+1) @YABookQueen
Total: 3 entries
This sounds like a great book! liked you on facebook.
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+ 1 Liked on FB – Amber Michelle
This books looks good!
Sounds like a good read!
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+1 like on facebook
This book sounds really cute. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on twitter as @kalbde. I liked you on facebook: Amy Swihart
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Meant To Be is going to be wonderful, and roller derby is pretty dang cool too!
The cover of this book is one of my favourite covers this year
Thanks for the giveaway
Can’t wait to read this book. The cover is so cute!
+1 for following on twitter
+1 facebook like
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.
Meant To Be sounds great. Can’t wait for it to be released.
Total entries: 2( liked you on fb)
I can’t wait to read Meant to Be! The cover is so fun! Thanks for the contest 🙂
Egads, I cannot wait to read this one!
+1 Facebook: Jenna DeTrapani
+1 Twitter: Jenna (@MTGReviews)
+1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/MTGReviews/status/199146664529903617
Thank you for the giveaway and being part of the YAmazing Race! GOOD LUCK to all who enter!!
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This looks so fun!
Cant wait to read it!
I followed you on twitter- @rebeccascott40
Thanks for the giveaway. The book sounds good.
+ 1 comment
Thanks for the great giveaway!! I love this race!!!
Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
Oh wow! That description. I WANT THIS BOOK! And they are in London!!
+1 Twitter (@Gabelle_M)
Thank you for doing this and can’t wait to read!
Awesome book 🙂 The colors are so vibrant on the cover!
+1 for facebook
+1 for twitter
+1 tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/TheLostLola/status/199358310930071552
I can’t wait to read MEANT TO BE! Thanks for taking part in the race and for this giveaway!
+1 Following on Twitter – as @bookishbaggins
+1 Liked FB page – as Kim Waters
+1 Tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/bookishbaggins/status/199358617449807873
Total entries = 4
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
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Books sounds amazing!
+1 Twitter (@stells_zero)
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3 points total!
I am SO SO excited to read Meant to Be! Your postcards are adorable! AND MEGA THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS IN’TL! *dances*
Yay, your book sounds super cute! I followed you on twitter: @novelsounds
I’m dying to read Meant to Be! It’s on my wish list for fall :). I’m following you on Twitter and Facebook, and I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/bookandlatte/status/199603260951248896
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This looks interesting 🙂
I also liked on fb and followed you on twitter.
Thank you for the giveaway chance. Looking forward to Meant to Be.
Thank you so much for the giveaway! I follow you on Twitter as @A_Canadian_Girl
Thanks for the giveaway!
facebook follwer (Michele M)
Total entries = 3
the book sounds so cute! liked you on facebook
Looking forward to the book!
Thank you for the giveaway! I’m following you on twitter @pilesofbooks.
Total entries: 2
This sounds lovely!
+1 Facebook: Jordan Fayette
+1 leave a comment on this post (email: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: skywatisforme)
+1 tweet about the contest (https://twitter.com/#!/skywaitsforme/status/199733537346297856)
Thanks for writing this book and for the giveaway!
GAH! Can’t wait for this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE the covverrr ❤ 🙂
+1 Twitter: @iliveforreading
+1 Facebook: Rabiah Rowther
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Total of 4 entries:
Liked on fb: under the alias Nyla Chn
On twitter: @xteeluong
and this comment 😀
Thanks for the giveaway!
Sounds really good!
Facebook: Elizabeth Krumpelman
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
FB Follower: Maria Qa
T Follower: @fantasysink
thanks so much for the chance!
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Thank you for the giveaway! The cover alone was enough to set happy butterflies, but it sounds lovely. xx
Awesome contest! I l follow you on Twitter (@kathycoe) and my email is @email@example.com
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I have 4 entries/ 🙂
This is such a lovely cover. Oh my god, i love happy endings!!!
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that’s all the points i get – 🙂