Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop!


Happy
Canada 
Day!
 (celebrating all Weekend)

Once again, I'm participating in the Canada Day Blog Hop
with a BIG thanks to Carmel @rabidreads.ca, Aislynn@stitchreadcook.com
and Chrystal @snowdropdreams.ca for hosting this hop!


Because we're celebrating our wonderful and strange home, CANADA, the theme of this Hop and giveaway is, of course -Canada.

I've decided to keep things simple this year. 

I'll be giving away This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I just read this book last week and since it's my favourite YA book written by a Canadian author I've read so far this year. 

Here's the synopsis:

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self.


To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live.

But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. 

When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
....

I'll be posting the review for This is Not a Test early next week, but I can already tell you that it's a crazy balance of heart-stopping zombie attacks and heart-breaking personal tragedy. This was a can't-put-it-down kind of read that I want to share with everyone. 

Because I'll be mailing this book myself (with possible a little extra YA swag tossed in) I'll be limiting this giveaway to Canada/US for postage $$$ reasons. 

Just fill out the rafflecopter form below and I'll draw the winner of July 2nd!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Below is the linky for all the blogs participating. If you are going along, this is #19 so you want to go to #20 Giselle from Book Nerd next


a Rafflecopter giveaway


57 comments:

  1. Now following your blog from the Canada Day Blog Hop. I am headed to Goodreads to check this book out further, then to Amazon. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    Do you ever watch "The Walking Dead" TV series? This mini review of yours reminds me of that series.

    Take care and stop by to visit me!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I can't bring myself to watch The Walking Dead. I'm terrified of Zombies and after watching the first episode I was awake for 3hrs checking outside fro roaming zombie hordes.

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  2. Thanks so much for participating in this year's hop and happy (almost) Canada Day! :)

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    1. Thanks for hosting again Carmel, you do a great job promoting Canadian bloggers!

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  3. Thanks for participating in this fabulous hop!
    I did not realize till this how many of my fav authors were Canadian! Kelly Armstrong, Dani Harper, Lynsay Sands to name a few.

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    1. I know! There are so many great Canadian writers and books out there.

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    1. I haven't read her yet. I'll have to check her out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Moira Young is one of my favorite authors. Blood Red Road was fantastic.

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    1. Angie, you're the second person to mention Moira Young. I'll definitely be checking out Blood Red Road soon. Thanks for entering and commenting!

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  6. Kenneth Oppel is probably my favourite Canadian YA author. This Dark Endeavour was amazing!

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    1. I'll have to add that to the TBR list too. I love getting book recommendations. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I'll always have a fondness for Lucy Maud Montgomery, because no matter how old I get, Anne of Green Gables will always rock.
    Tracy A.J.

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    1. I've always loved LM Montgomery too. I think I have everything she's ever written. If you've never read her journals I'd recommend them, they are really interesting.

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  8. I love Eileen Cook:)

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  9. I love anything by Kenneth Oppel!

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  10. I adore Courtney Summers. She's my fave Canadian authors because she appeals to the YA audience in such an emotional and unique way. I can't wait to read this one!

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  11. I LOOOOOVEEE Cheryl Rainfield. She is amazing

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  12. Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Kelley Armstrong and Megan Crewe.

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  14. This has been on my list to read for awhile. My favorite Canadian Author? Um, Lesley Livingston and Moira Young.

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  15. Oh man, I definitely do. Megan Crewe, Erin Bow, R J Anderson... I could go on a while. :P

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  16. I love L.M. Montgomery! She's one of my favorite authors ever :)

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  17. I like Kelly Armstrong and Lesley Livingston

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  18. Thank you for participating in the hop again. :) Great choice of book... I'm hoping to read this next week because I just received my copy in the mail! YAY!

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  19. I haven't much, I'd love to read Kelley Armstrong.

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  20. My favorite Canadian author would have to be Moira Young!

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  21. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any Canadian authors that I've read, but there has to be at least one. As far as the ones I'd love to read, Moira Young, Kathleen Peacock, Michelle Rowen, Courtney Summers, and Kelley Armstrong are all authors that I've heard wonderful things about their books.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for hosting this giveaway.

    Happy Reading,
    Christina
    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

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  22. My favorite Canadian authors are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kelley Armstrong, Lesley Livingston, and Alyxandra Harvey. Thanks for the great giveaway, and happy Canada Day weekend! :-)

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  23. Kelley Armstrong would be my choice! tWarner419@aol.com

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  24. Loved Shadows of Disaster by Cathy Beveridge

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  25. I don't have one yet. But this blog hop is helping me learn about new Canadian authors!
    frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy (almost) Canada Day! I really love Lucy Maud Montgomery and Kit Pearson. I hadn't read anything by Kelley Armstrong before this hop, but I think I'll be giving her books a try!

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  27. My favorite Canadian author is Kelley Armstrong. I loved her Darkest Powers trilogy.

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  28. I've read just one of Kelley Armstrong's YA series, The Gathering, and I really liked it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I would actually probably say that Courtney Summers is my favourite Canadian author! :) I also love Kelley Armstrong though, so it's close. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sonia

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  30. I like Kelley Armstrong's YA series, those are great reads. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

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  31. I love Kelley Armstrong! Her YA books are amazing :)

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  32. I really like Kelley Armstrong, and Megan Crewe.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  33. I loved LM Montgomery when I was young.

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  34. My favorite Canadian author is Kelley Armstrong!

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  35. My favorite YA Canadian Author is probably R.J. Anderson, I would say Kelley Armstrong, but even though I enjoy her YA series, I LOVE her adult series, and therefore consider her and adult author..lol.
    Jennelle J

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  36. Thanks so much for this giveaway! My favorite YA author who is also Canadian is Courtney Summers. Her YA contemporaries are so intense, and I love how they're both real and kind 0of frightening. I can't wait to finally read her new book This is Not a Test.

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway! I never knew that Courtney Summers was Canadian!! I'd love to give her books a try. I have to say my favourite right now is Kelley Armstrong...

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  38. I'd like to read books by Kelley Armstrong. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  39. So great to meet other Canadian bloggers. Happy Canada Day!

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  40. Thanks for participating in this fabulous hop! I love the idea! Great fun on Canada Day!

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  41. Thank you so much for participating in this years blog hop!

    Hope you had an amazing weekend!

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  42. I haven't read any YA Canadian authors (just recently started reading YA). However, my favorite Canadian author is Margaret Atwood.

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  43. LM Montgomery is a great one. I loved Anne of Green Gables.

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  44. Michelle Sagara -- I'm dying to read her first YA book Silence!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  45. I dont have a favorite Canadian YA author (yet) But I do love Guy Gavriel Kay :D

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  46. No, I don't. I'd like to read Kelley Armstrong's books.

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  47. Thanks everyone for all your comments and entries! Lots of Kelley Armstrong fans (how can there not be, she's great!)
    Thanks for entering and participating in the hop and I hope everyone had a great Canada Day (and if you're in the US I hope you have a great July 4th)

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