Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Contest: Win a signed ARC of Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky!

One of the fun things about being in a author groups like The Class of 2k12 and The Apocalypsies is that I get a chance to read some of the other members' books before they're out. And just from the few I've read so far, I can tell you that 2012 is going to be an awesome year for books!

I was excited to receive Veronica Rossi's UNDER THE NEVER SKY in the mail from the Apocalypsies' ARC exchange because I'd already heard about how great it was and it sounded like just the kind of book I love to read. I think it was the same day or the next day I received a copy I'd won a copy in a Twitter contest from HarperCollins; I'd retweeted something to spread the word about their contest, but the retweet entered me in that contest and I was one of the lucky winners. Then I had this:

So that was a fun day. I mailed the Apocalypsies' copy on to the next person on the list, and kept the one from HarperCollins to read. And it's fabulous. And now I'll share it with one of you! Here's the description of the story from the book's Facebook page:

Exiled from her comfortable home in the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland--known as The Death Shop--are slim. In Reverie, she spent time with her friends roaming virtual environments called Realms. But in The Death Shop, even the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild--a savage. He's also her only hope for survival.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry sees Aria as sheltered and fragile--everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he also needs Aria’s help; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, they come together reluctantly, and embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by cannibals and wolves. Their unlikely alliance will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

Don't you want to read it now? Oh, and I got to meet Veronica at a conference, and besides being a fantastic writer, she's also super nice. And she signed the ARC for the giveaway!

Here's how you can win it: we'll do the pick-a-line contest like I did for my cover reveal. We had a lot of fun with that. Leave a comment and tell me a page number from 1 to 374, and I'll reply back with a line from that page. I'll keep the contest open till next Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59 PM Central time, then I'll pick a random winner. (U.S. addresses only, please.) Be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!


  1. Sounds really interesting! I'd heard the title before, but never read a summary for this book yet. ^^ Now I definitely want to read it.

    P. 276


  2. sweet! i piiiiiiick - page 241.


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  3. im so excited!! Cant wait to read it..
    pg 222

  4. I choose 227

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  5. I refuse to shower until I hear a line from page 11.

  6. Oh dear. I'd hate to keep anyone from showering, Dotti, so I'll hurry!

    276: "If you were really Talon, you wouldn't ask me that."

    241: "This could be his last chance to tell her."

    222: "We avoid trouble with the outside most of the time."

    227: "To be praised for something she'd had no say in seemed odd, but also felt nice."

    And page 11: "He already locked us out."

    Thanks for playing!

  7. I'm picking page 374 ;)


  8. Ha! I was going to go with 374 too, but since it's already taken I'll say 309. Thanks for the chance to win!


  9. 57 is a lucky page. C'mon, 57!

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  10. Sounds intriguing. I can't wait to read it. No, really., I can't wait. That's why I need to win.

    I like p. 219

  11. Sounds intriguing. I can't wait to read it. No, really., I can't wait. That's why I need to win.

    I like p. 219

  12. I have a perfect reader for this... Regardless, I already love the title. Brilliant.

  13. This novel sounds so great. I think I'll choose page 11 because that's my lucky number.

    Sara M
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  14. Ok, here's a new round!

    374: "She followed the crunch of his feet on stones and small twigs, coming faster, louder, as his walk became a jog, then a run."

    309: "But still the bells rang closer."

    57: "They might give him a few minutes of warning if Vale showed up."

    219: "It showed a whole part of him she didn't know."

    11: "Pseudobark didn't grip like it might bite into her skin."

    Thanks for all the comments!

  15. I want to read it! Something from pg. 24, please =D


  16. Here you go, Ruth:

    p. 24: "The Dweller girl looked at Perry, blood running down her pale face."

  17. Lynne, this is so cool! Thanks for doing this!

  18. You're welcome, Veronica! Thanks for visiting the blog!

  19. This looks like it's going to be a great book. I'm going with page 313.

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  20. I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!

    I pick page 1

    The best lines are usually on page 1!

  21. It is great, Stephanie!

    Here's page 313: "As far as he could see, the trees were burned to black stalks of carbon."

    I love first pages too, Ellen! How about the first line?

    "They called the world beyond the walls of the Pod 'the Death Shop.'"

  22. Page 192 please.

  23. Thanks for playing! Here's one from page 192:

    "When I came back, they'd found her."

  24. Thanks so much for playing, everyone, and congrats to our winner...Vivien!