Let me start off this blog post by telling you what the other Bookanistas are up to this week:

Christine Fonseca  interviews author Sandra Almazan

Stasia Ward Kehoe is spellbound by ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD & GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

Jessica Love falls for UNBREAK MY HEART

LiLa Roecker swoons over STORYBOUND

Megan Miranda is giddy for GILT

Now on to last week’s winners. The two lucky ducky recipients of shiny, brand-spanking new copies of HEMLOCK are:

Von and Amy K!

*throws werewolf junk confetti*

Finally, it’s time for another (very tardy) giveaway. See, when I reviewed STARTERS a few weeks ago, I totally neglected to give away the ARC and swag that author Lissa Price so graciously provided.  I know–me, forgetful?  NEVER!


ANYWAY. To remedy that teensy little oversight, this week I’ll be giving away TWO copies of STARTERS plus STARTERS swag. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to read this fast-paced, thrilling sci-fi tale about the dangers of coveting youth at any price.

To win, all you have to do is answer this question—if you could “borrow” someone’s body for a few months, would you? And because I’m insanely nosey, WHOSE?

Winners picked at random on Wed, May 17th* Mon, June 4th at noon, PST.

*Apparently, it’s helpful to hold contests that are open longer than negative minutes and end on, you know, an actual real date  (as opposed to the ones I make up in my head–there was no Thurs, May 17th)–who would have guessed?

Good luck, and may the bodies junk odds be ever in your favor!


If you live in SoCal and want to meet Lissa in person and get a signed copy of STARTERS,  go see her at the Los Feliz Costco this Saturday at 1:00. More details here!  Or, buy a copy of STARTERS from Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

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16 Responses to “Bookanista Giveaway: STARTERS by Lissa Price–Contest Extended!”

  1. Janine Says:

    Hmm. Good question. I would borrow someone else’s body for a month or two, yes. Not forever I don’t think (maybe? No. Not forever. Definitely). Now who…hmmm. The girl who was just on the SI swimsuit issue? The one who is like five? Yeah, I could have a young in shape body for a bit. I wouldn’t mind!

  2. angie Says:

    Very good question. i know we all covet what we can’t have, but wouldn’t you always be wondering if others would like the person inside? Seems like it would cause a whole lot of psychological angst – of course the shrinks wouldn’t mind! I guess my answer is…no. Can I have someone else’s hair permanently though? It’s just the hair, not the whole body, isn’t that a better trade, yada yada… :)

  3. Danielle D Says:

    I don’t think I could handle being in someone elses body, let alone the thought of someone else being in mine (yuck)

  4. Maer Says:

    I think it would be a difficult adjustment to live in someone else’s body. Especially if I had to give it back. :) I guess it would depend on the circumstances.

    For purposes of playing, though: I’d probably pick someone very fit and in their early 20s, but not someone well known. I wouldn’t want to deal with the hassle of a celebrity. I’d do things like sky-diving, bungee jumping, photo safaris in Africa and Australia, tour Europe. That sort of thing. The physical and/or outdoor stuff.

  5. Tasnim S Says:

    I’d pick Kristen stewart’s body so I could kiss Robert Pattinson all day and do other things to him which I shouldn;t talk about on here ;) haha :)

  6. Jucelle Says:

    yes I would, I’ve always wondered how amazing or how frustrating a celebrity’s life would be. It’ll be Taylor Swift, since she’s known in every part of the world. haha, plus I can use her credit card and ship the stuff I bought to my house. okay that’s selfish, but yeah. hahaha
    (is this international? :)

  7. reading mind Says:

    I would pick the body of a skinny and tall girl, quite the opposite of what I am. I know it’s shallow and superficial, but for once in a while I’d like to know what it feel like being beautiful

  8. Jennifer Says:

    I would borrow an eagles body…the bird, not the singer. I know, I know…not really a person, but hey, it can be a shapeshifter. And we can’t say for certain those aren’t real!!

  9. Kara Says:

    I would borrow your body because you’re awesome ;)

  10. ephrielle Says:

    When I was young I would have said yes to body borrowing in a heart beat. I really wanted to be anyone but me. Those teenage years are hard on the self-esteem. Back then I would have undoubtedly said the name of some beautiful seemingly self-assured female. Now I am happy in my skin for the most part. If it was possible to change bodies I would rather change with my younger self. I now appreciate what I had then and would gladly enjoy its benefits now.

  11. *°•??? Louis ???•°* Says:

    totally selfish, but I’d borrow the body of a young, physical fit women without any outlook of major illnesses
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  12. Rachael Says:

    I don’t know that I would, but if I had to, I’d want to be put in the body of a pro surfer or ice skater or something really cool like that where I’d get to experience something amazing that takes a lifetime to learn. LOL, Tasnim.

  13. Yahong Says:

    Eep. Not sure if I’d take the leap, but like Rachael, I’d like to inhabit some kind of wild sports person’s body, just to try out the sport :P

  14. Sommer Leigh Says:

    I don’t think I could handle the idea of someone being in my body. Still, if I had the chance, I think I’d like to hop into the body of someone who is a master ice skater or dancer or something. Some one who has the ability to do things I never could.

  15. Yael Itamar Says:

    I would jump into the body of someone who was insanely rich and withdraw a bunch of cash from their bank accounts. (As cool as it would be to live the life of a star athlete or celebrity, sometimes you need to think in the long term.)

  16. Sophie Says:

    Hoping this is international.

    I think I’d like to be in the body of a man, just so I could finally have an answer to the old question of whether it’s better to be a man than a woman (or vice versa).

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