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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Win a Set of Six Mary Hogan novels!

The paperback edition of Mary Hogan's PRETTY FACE is out this month. It's the story of Hayley, a girl who's always the friend--never the girlfriend. Until a summer in Italy changes her self-perception. She's curvy, not fat. Pizza isn't evil. And life is so much more than one-size-fits-all.

To celebrate the release, we're hosting a giveaway that includes all of Mary's YA titles (that's SIX total!).

One luck readergirl will win the collection, which includes:
Pretty Face
Perfect Girl

Serious Kiss

Susanna Sees Stars

Susanna Hits Hollywood
(2008 winner of NAPPA Gold Award)
Susanna Covers the Catwalk (British edition)

Quite a set, no?! To enter, just be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment below telling us what the last book you LOVED was. We'll pick one random commenter as a winner on Pretty Face's release date, March 24th.

Good luck!

Update: Katie is the winner! Yay, Katie!

86 comments:

katie said...

I am a follower and the last book I loved was Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman. Thanks for the contest!

katieb206@gmail.com

asherz86 said...

This is on my google reader, so I definitely follow you guys =)

The last book I loved? Hmmm... I'd say Paradise Lost by Kate Brian. The Private books are intriguing to me... they're part of the whole boarding school/rich kids/bitchy girls phenomenon, but I think they're much much better than a lot of the ones out there. And thankfully my best friend is completely obsessed with them, so whenever a new one comes out I get to read it right away. ;)

Thao said...

I just followed the blog. And the last book I loved was Change Of Heart by Jody Picoult, even though when I finished half I was pretty sure I would never read it again.

Thanks for the giveaway : )

Amee said...

I am a follower and the last booked I loved was Forever Princess. I'm so sad it's the end but the end was awesome! :)

GirlwiththeBraids said...

The last book I read that I loved was Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R.J. Anderson. It was great and I even got to interview the author afterwards. :)

I am now a follower of this blog!

Pretty Face has been on my list and I can't wait to see if I won!

-ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

lanna-lovely said...

Hmm, last book I loved was Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, that book is amazing.

And I'm half way through reading City of Bones and I already love that too. :]

Erika Lynn said...

I already followed in google reader but now I am a blogger follower too. the last book I loved was North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

sweetmelissa818 said...

We need more books with stories like this one. The stick thin heroine is unappealing to me!

The last great book I read was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It was a beautiful story (maybe not for the younger readers though).

Becky said...

I'm a follower. The last book I loved was The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Steph Su said...

Wow this looks great! The last book I loved reading was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I think it's gonna get a lot of awards, or at least recognition. I'm following you.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm already a follower.
The last book I loved was Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald.

bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Paradox said...

I'm already a follower!

The last book I read that I loved was The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan!

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I am already a follower and the last book that I absolutely loved is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. That book has been stuck inside my head ever since I read it and the books that I'm reading now just can't seem to top that book!

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jen said...

The last book I loved was Pedro & Me, the graphic novel by Judd Winick.

jpetroroy@gmail.com

JenFW said...

I'm reading Donna Jo Napoli's THE SMILE just now and really really really enjoying it, but since I haven't finished, it's too soon to say I love it.

So the last book I loved--loved?

Shannon Hale's THE GOOSE GIRL. I wasn't expecting to like it a whole lot, let alone love it.

Khy said...

Ick, it's been a long time since I've LOVED a book. I think the last was THE SEASON by Sarah Maclean. So good!

And I'm following you guys. :D

khyrinthia at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

I just finished reading North of Beautiful and loved it! And I am totally not sucking up either. I finished it on Wednesday and thought it was wonderful.

I am already a follower through Blogger.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Lalaland said...

I am a follower. I think....that the last book that I loved was Paper Towns. It was fun to read and the plot wasn't as easy to figure out as Looking For Alaska.

Genevieve said...

I'm already a follower. The last book that I LOVED was Fade by Lisa McMann! It was SOOO good.

caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

Marjolein said...

The last book I loved..ehm..(where so many of them haha) ..ini mini mani mo...The Crossing by Taylor Joseph! great contest and would love to enter!

Marjolein said...

and yes! I follow readergirlz!

Mitzy said...

I'm already a follower!!

just1linmichele@aol.com

and the last book I LOVED was Boy Toy by Barry Lyga. A little twisted, but totally amazing

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower and would love to enter this wonderful contest!! Thanks so much for having it:)

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

nhertel85 said...

I'm a follower. The last book I loved was Twilight!!

nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

Lauren said...

I am now a follower and would love to enter! Also, the last book that I read and loved was an ARC of Willow by Julia Hoban. It was fantastic.

Nora said...

The last book I loved was Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Absolutely magical.

wishonstars13@hotmail.com

Mônica Bento said...

I didn't know you could follow the blog... I'm a follower now! ;D

The last book I read and loved was "I am the Messenger", by Markus Zusak.
It gave me lots of things to think about...

Hum... I live in Brazil, hope it's not a problem...

Adele said...

It's a tie - If I Stay by Gayle Forman made me weep the entire read while filling me with an enormous sense of hope and Going To Far (Jenn Echols) which was so thought provvoking, satisfying and emotionally resonant. Love and adore them both for different reasons

Little Willow said...

I have yet to read the Susanna series, but I've read the others, each of which is a stand-alone title. I really liked Perfect Girl and especially recommend it to high school freshmen.

I recently finished Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott and loved it, loved it, loved it! I was lucky to get an early copy. Look for it in bookstores June.

Shalonda said...

The last book I loved was Fade by Lisa McMann.

I was a huge fan of Wake and couldn't believe that a sequel could be just as good, if not better, than the original. Definitely looking forward to the third book in the series!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm following. I just finished Willow by Julia Hoban and it was amazing. Definitely recommended. I have this HUGE Giveaway going on if you buy the book...definitely check it out if you want this book. :)

-Lauren

jocelyn said...

I'm now a follower!

The last book I loved? Probably The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Diana Dang said...

Last book I've read and loved is Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby!

I followed you through blogroll!

Readingjunky said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to read Mary Hogan's books.

donnas said...

Im a follower and the last book I read and loved was Need by Carrie Jones. I couldnt put it down.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

tayway91 said...

I read so much that it is hard to pick. But I just finished a novel called Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark! It was so cute and the main character, Ariel was fun and lively!! But I definitely want to read Pretty Face!! It looks so cute and fun!!

100%honesty said...

I just signed up to follow this blog and the last book I really loved was The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling. It cheered me up when I was having a bad day. =)

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win a Book. Don't enter me though

What a Girl Reads said...

I am a follower, and the last book I read and really loved was Frostbite by Richelle Mead. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

Great contest, by the way!

Sara

Nikki said...

The last book that I LOVED was North of Beautiful.
It has been awhile since I've been so into a book that I just didn't sleep until it was done.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower. Last book I love was Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Sarahbear9789 said...

I am a follower. I love Zombie Queen of Newbury High, so far

Anne said...

I am a follower. The last book I loved was Cutting for Stone.

drey said...

Following, and the last book I loved was People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. Thanks for the contest!

kalea_kane said...

I'm a follower, and the last book I loved was James Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany's. I also really enjoyed It's A Green Thing by Melody Carlson.

Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a beaut!

enroutetolife(at)gmail(dot)com

Valorie said...

I am a follower. The last book I read and LOVED was Imperium by Robert Harris.

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

am a myspace friend, and
follower

my space club, and twitter


and the last book i read, was

;would be witch, kimberly frost

katayoun said...

the last book i read and loved was gaiman's "the graveyard book", it is perfect.
and i am a follower

Andrea said...

The last book I loved was Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and I am (of course) following.

Becky Workman said...

Hey! I'm a new follower and would love to be entered to win this package! The last book that I loved was "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher. HIGHLY recommended!!


kysmom02@hotmail.com

Amber said...

The last book that I LOOOOOVED was Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith!

Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

The last book I LOVED was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

holly cupala said...

How exciting! Thank you, Mary! The last book I loved was...oh, too many. One that stands out is Justina's book, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL.

darbyscloset said...

I am a follower and the last book I couldn't put down was......awhile ago....thinking...Family Bones by Kimberly Riser. Sorry I was trying to think of one in this genre.
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Iryna said...

The last book I LOVED was "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

blackink.creampaper@gmail.com

Thanks for the contest!

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I follow! The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan was incredible!

~bella aire~

not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

Amber S. said...

I'm a follower! The last book I loved was Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson.

scottsgal said...

I am a follower and the last book I loved was Run For Your Life by James patterson

msboatgal at aol dot com

Infant Bibliophile said...

I just finished the Thirteenth Tale and loved it. Great give away!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i'm a follower and i lvoed the life of pi!! =)

Carolsue said...

I've read several books, but I guess my favorite was the Twilight series, especially the last one.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Silvia said...

I 'm a follower


I loved Deadly little lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Amazing contest!

silvia_pi@hotmail.es

liane66 said...

I'm a follower. The last book I loved was Dewey the Library Cat. If I win this I will give them to my teenage SD.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

been awhile since I read a good book..there have been alot but the last one I loved was The Paperbag Christmas by Milne

MJ said...

I follow & I loved The Shack!

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I just finished The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. It was great.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

techyone said...

The last book I loved was Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson.

Wrighty said...

Wow, great contest! The last book I loved was The Guernsey Literary... and I also really liked Thirteen Reasons Why. Very different books.

I'm also a follower.

Thanks for the contest. The date is on my son's 16th birthday so maybe that will be my lucky day! I know it will be his.

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

paula h said...

Follower. I just finished a book called "Passive Aggressive Notes". It was funny. I'm reading the latest Darwin Awards book right now.

monica said...

The last book I read that I thought was awesome was Charollete Bronte's Jane Eyre. I loved that story even though it's older. It's a perfect book that keeps you on your toes and it's so inventive and romantic in a weird kind of way. I think everyone should read it once in thier life time becasue after thatyour whole world will turn upside down and books will be more then books.

Katie said...

I'm a follower!

The last book I loved was definitely Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. Mmm, so good! And I am SOOO excited to read those Mary Hogan books!

Indigo said...

I follow you on my Google Reader.

The last book I absolutely loved was Charles de Lint "The Onion Girl".

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Pretty said...

I really loved the book
To Kill a Mockingbird. The book may sound really dull since it's a classic. However, this book teaches so many life lessons.

lalivex@hotmail.com

amy said...

This is exciting!! Thank you for this chance to win.

My favorite: Crissa-Jean Chappell's Total Constant Order!!! :-)

silverhartgirl said...

I love broken by kelley armstrong

NotNessie said...

I would so love to win this contest!!! The last book I absolutely LOVED was the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I think everyone should read it. The characters and plot are phenomenal, and it's the kind of book you'll be thinking about for days after you finish it.

gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

Michelle Kuo said...

WOW what a giveaway!

I'm a follower.
Hm, the last book I LOVED was The Disreputable History of Frankie Laudau-Banks. It was such a good book, I read it in just 2 sittings!

TruBlu93 said...

Awesome Contest!
Last book I LOVED was 20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.

Estela said...

I want this win!!
I follow.

My last great read was Change Me into Zeus's Daughter. It was amazing and touching.

Priya said...

This blog is on my Google reader list. The last book I loved was Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita.

Llehn said...

The last book I loved was BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS by Shannon Hale. I know it's pretty old but good books are hard to come by these days.

Lesley
lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Paradox said...

I recently read Epic by Conor Kostick and loved it!

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

jennifer57 said...

The last book i read was about titanic (i can't remember the name of it at the moment)

xdaisyx said...

The last book I loved Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder.
I am a follower.

dsym_06@yahoo.com

r0ck3t3r said...

I wonder if there is any money left in writing books. I used to love writing westerns, but no one buys them anymore. They just go to free book quest and steal them. Its awful.

SethOmega said...

The last book I loved was The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
My email is emilygrosskopf@yahoo.com