"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


There are books I'm excited to spread the word about, and then there are books I'm excited to spread the word about. And this book...it's one that I am so happy to see getting all the amazing recognition it deserves. You see, I had a chance to read this book in its infancy (as I'm a critique partner of its fabulous author). Do you know what it is yet? Do you?

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis (Razorbill, January 11, 2011)

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is not only a cool book, it's got extras.

Like this awesome blueprint of the space ship.

And this cool symbol:

And wait. HAVE YOU READ THIS AMAZING CHAPTER? Because if not, you need to click on this link right now and read it. Are you doing it? Are you?

From Amazon:

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

*Source of book: From publisher by request

For your chance to win this ARC, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, October 1, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of THE NECROPOLIS by PJ Hoover

Enter to win one of two ARCs of DARK SONG by Gail Giles


Casey McCormick said...

YAY! I'm so excited for Beth. Re-tweeted. : )

Kate Hart said...

Ooh, dying to read this!

T. Anne said...

Wow you are lucky PJ!!!!! I heart Beth and would die for an opportunity to have an arc!!!

Lynne Kelly Hoenig said...

Do we get extra points if we're willing to get into a monkey knife fight for a copy?

Retweeting it now!

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, Lynne! You do! :)

Angela Ackerman said...

*Pets screen*

The Precious...

Consider it tweeted. :)

Random: My verification word is Antard. Haha, I love it! /random

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Christina said...

Sounds like a great read!!

christinaalmond at gmail dot com

Christina said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:


christinaalmond at gmail dot com

PJ Hoover said...

Angela, LOTR references will get you extra entry points, too :)

pirate penguin said...

I reread that passage all the time! It doesn't help because I keep wanting the book more and more, lol.

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)


Miriam S. Forster said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! *does happy dance*

K said...

That blueprint MAKES ME WET MY PANTS.

Brooke said...

Thanks so much! I'm a new follower to both blogs.


Taffy said...

The blueprint is cool.

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

OMG an arc copy!!! I so want to read this book. (and that blueprint looks so cool ^^)

I'm a follower of both blogs and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/amaterasureads/status/25182436145

thanks so much for the opportunity to win :)


storyqueen said...

Wow! These ARCs are hard to come by. Yay!!

Hope I win!


Kelly H-Y said...

I follow both! I'm SO excited for Beth!!! Very exciting!

meradeth said...

Oooh, I've been looking forward to this one for ages! Please count me in.

LilyMeade said...

I followed both blogs.

LilyMeade said...

Also tweeted: http://twitter.com/LilyMeade/status/25187784556
And blogged: http://lilymeade.blogspot.com/2010/09/arc-giveaway.html

I sent the first comment to soon. I just want this book soooooo bad.

buddyt said...

I follow both blogs via GFC.

If the giveaway is open Internationally please enter me.


Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway! I follow both blogs
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, man, DYING to read this book. The first chapter is amazing and Beth is such a great person. Pick me!! :)

AmazingBookReviews said...
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AmazingBookReviews said...

Can't wait to read this one ! (: It looks real good !

-Follower of both blogs.

-Blogged about it.

-Tweeted about it too.


Misha1989 said...

I follow both the blogs.

Blog post

Please enter me if this is International. I am even willing to pay the shipping. I want to read this book that badly!


Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

This one looks awesome! Tweeted, blogged, and crossing my fingers :)

graffkidlit at gmail dot com

Precious said...

I follow both blogs!

There is a high demand for this novel. I'm dying to read it!!



Mary Brebner said...

LOVE this cover--and her first chapter was fantastic.

Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Sylvia said...

Oh gosh, I can't wait to read this. The first chapter was EPIC. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to read this too:)


Natalie Aguirre said...

I would so love to win. I posted on Facebook. Here's the link. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?

Christine Marciniak said...

Of course I want to win an ARC of this! Such a fantastic book!

Caitie said...

I need to read this book! I read the first 50 pages at my internship and it was the best 50 pages I read in 5 months!!! This series is going the be amazing!

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/caitief/status/25203497934

pubwrites (at) gmail (dot) com

Snazel said...

Oh my, I'm a follower now, and I'd LOVE to win! :D

ibeeeg said...

This book looks great, love the premise.

I follow both blogs.

I retweeted. (ibeeeg)


Lily said...

Yay enter me please!!

Kulsuma said...

i follow both blogs


Caroline Starr Rose said...

Would love this! And I had no idea you two were critique partners.

xlacrimax said...

Oh oh oh oh! I want it soo badly ever since I read the first chapter :> xlacrimax at gmail dot com

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Lena said...

AHH! I really want to read this book!

I follow both blogs

tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/25211535716

*crosses fingers and hopes*


Maidenveil said...

I would love to read this book!

follower of both blogs
retweeted: http://twitter.com/pj_hoover/status/25211741810 (@maidenveil)


Mrs. DeRaps said...

I want to read this book so very much! Thanks for introducing me to the Texas Sweethearts blog. Very cool.

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Laura Pauling said...

Can't wait to read this one! I'm a follower of both and tweeted! Thanks!


Hilary St. Laurent said...

Sounds like a GREAT book! Thanks for the giveaway!!

I follow both blogs!

Brittany Landgrebe said...

GAH! I SO WANT TO READ THIS! Please enter me!

I follow both blogs!

I tweeted:


I even blogged it:


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ahhhh! I want. I had no idea about the amazingness of a blueprint and symbol. This is beyond cool. Please enter me. I follow. Oh, I do follow.

Melissa said...

I'm can't wait to read this! I follow both blogs and I tweeted about the giveaway.


angel said...

I've followed both blogs! :D

Thanks for the giveaway anyway :)

N_Gel9 at hotmail dot com

Anya said...

What a great giveaway! Can't wait for this book :)

I follow both blogs

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/25220969988


Anja_Kapllani at web.de

Inspired Kathy said...

I follow both blogs
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Miss Bookiverse said...

Please enter me :)
I follow both blogs.


Tere Kirkland said...

Following both! Can't wait to read Beth's book. That first chapter made me teary-eyed!

Liz. R said...

Ooh, I love sci-fi! And the cover is really pretty too, this looks like a great read.

Follower of both blogs!


Lynsey Newton said...

OMG I NEED this book...so excited for it! I'm following both blogs.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

awesomee. I follow both blogs. :)

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

lotusgirl said...

I want to read this so bad. I'm going to have to figure out how to re-tweet this.

Jessy said...

Across the Universe sounds really good. Count me in!
I follow both blogs and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/25232283015

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I am so excited for this book to come out. Whenever I see the words, Across the Universe, I click.

I follow both blogs, you on twitter, and I tweeted:

The Itzel Library said...

I need read this book! Count me, please.

I follow both blogs :)


Best wishes,


Marg K. said...

I love sci-fi. The premise sounds really interesting. I'd definitely like to check this book out.

Following both blogs.


Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. I have really wanted to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Karen Akins said...

Oh my goodness. I have not been this excited about a book in I don't know how long. Already follow both blogs. I'll retweet and do a blog post as well. How fun!

Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

I'm *dying* to read this!! It sounds amazing!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Bailey said...

Awesome giveaway! This book sounds amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!


lotusgirl said...

Okay. I figured out the retweet. Whew. So now it's twittered.

Briana said...

I can't wait for this one! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Hannah said...

Cannot WAIT to read this book!

StephTheBookworm said...

Neat! I follow both blogs!

Jordyn said...


(i follow both blogs.)


Jordyn said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/jordynface/status/25262155163

Renkellym said...

I am eagerly awaiting this book! It sounds so amazing.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/renkellym/status/25263746832

Cari said...

Loving this book!

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


Alicia said...

I follow both blogs. Tweet- http://twitter.com/leasha_91/status/25277000790

I want this book sooooo bad!

Cade Crowley said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a while :) If I don't win, then I can't wait until it comes out xD

I follow both blogs.


Anonymous said...

T would love to read this!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add, I follow both blogs.

Flo said...

Oh my! i've just read the 1st chapter and i so can't wait to read thi book!
thanks a lot for this giveaway (BTW, is it international? if not well, good luck to everyone! )

tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweethappyendin/status/25286556407

and i follow both blogs of course 8D


Gretchen said...

The first chapter rocks! Yes, I'd love an ARC. Retweeting now...

Crazy Cat Lady said...

My teenaged daughters and I would love this book! Please enter me!

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I follow Roots In Myth on GFC @CCL (Crazy Cat Lady)

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
on GFC @CCL (Crazy Cat Lady)

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I blogged about this contest:

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I tweeted:


Crazy Cat Lady

Library Lady said...

Sounds like a great read!
I'm a follower of both.
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Tore said...

I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Pink Panther said...

Count me in for sure! You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Kim said...

Yay! I'm following both blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Charissa Weaks said...

Yeah...I really want this..Followed the blogs...leaving a comment...Posted to blog here:
and Tweeted here:

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Elana Johnson said...

I love Beth with all my heart and liver. Can't wait for my ARC to come!

Alexa said...

Oh I want this book so much!

And I love your timer method that Beth shared recently - seems to work for me!

Valerie Kemp said...

So excited to read this book! Great contest!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Exciting!!! I'm so excited to read her book! I have followed both blogs for a long time now. :)

L.J. Boldyrev said...

So excited for this one!

jpetroroy said...

So excited for this book!

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Celeste said...

I've wanted to read ever since I heard about it!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/celeste576012/status/25453120516


yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Wow, this sounds amazing!!
I'd love to read it! :)

I'm a follower of both blogs!

Twitted: http://twitter.com/yllektra/status/25488800535

Kelly// yvantis@hotmail.com

Little_Dhampir91 said...

I follow both this blog and The Texas Sweethearts blog.

Also tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Miss_Dhampir91/status/25490372667

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

<3 Erin


MannaB said...

So excited! Thanks!


EVA SB said...

You had me at 'Spaceship' :0)

I follow both blogs
I tweeted


FairyWhispers said...

1. am a follower at this blog [FairyWhispers]

2. a follower at Texas Sweethearts blog [FairyWhispers]

3. this giveaway is cool!



Jasmine1485 said...

What an original idea for a story, I'd love to read it! :) I'm following both blogs via GFC as Jasmine1485. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

MissHavoc said...

oh man! too good to be true! i WANT so bad!

Jen Daiker said...

I'd love to win! Thank goodness I stopped by your blog today!!! Hoping I'm lucky!!!


Sandy Shin said...

Oh, I'd love to read this!

I've tweeted about it @ http://twitter.com/sandy_shin/status/25756823382
I've also blogged about the contest @ http://www.sandyshin.com/2010/09/three-awesome-contests.html

Robyn Campbell said...

Blogged and tweeted. And I read that book from first first stage, too. You know what Tricia? I knew then, didn't you?

I have seen Beth's ARC. Beautifully done cover. AND IT HAS HER NAME ON THAT THING. WOW! :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

So happy for Beth!! Can't wait to read Across the Universe, and having an ARC would be too cool :D Please enter me in the contest. I'm a follower of both blogs, and I'm tweeting your contest right now. On Twitter, I'm @NicoleDwrites.

Thanks PJ!!
Nicole @ One Significant Moment at a Time

Lisa Potts said...

Ooh, I want, want WANT this one.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Thanks for hosting such a fabulous contest. Dying to read Beth's book. I'm an old follower here and a new follower at TX Sweethearts and I tweeted about the contest.

Eeee! I hope I win!

Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

This book sounds great!
I follow both blogs

Tweeted : http://twitter.com/TotalBookaholic/statuses/25825561373

totalbookaholic at hotmail dot com

C.A. Marshall said...

Oh. Em. Gee. I read the first chapter of this on the website and just about DIED. I'm so freaking excited about this book and would be absolutely thrilled and thankful to win a copy!

irrelevantheart AT gmail DOT com

Please and thank you!

C.A. Marshall said...

I tweeted:


irrelevantheart AT gmail DOT com


Cindy said...

Oh this looks like such a great book, I've had my eye on it a while!

Followed both blogs and commenting!

princessbookiecindy @ gmail dot com

C.A. Marshall said...

I blogged about it (at the end):


irrelevantheart AT gmail DOT com


Alice said...

Uhm yea...so I really want this book. Also, I tweeted.


Pam Harris said...

Can't wait for this! Also tweeted about it:


Mary Brebner said...

Even though I never win anything, I'm still desperate enough for this ARC to try!

Sarah E Olson said...

I also tweeted about the contest (@saraheolson).

saraheolson AT yahoo.com

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll follow this blog and the other blog. I'll link this on Facebook. And I'll put it in my sidebar. I hope I win!

Anonymous said...

I'm already a follower of both blogs.

Tweeted and Blogged about it

Thanks so much for hosting!

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

i'm a follower of both blogs.

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hollyy___x/status/25851714239


Steph said...

This is a great giveaway!
Tweet: http://twitter.com/stephaniexoxo27/statuses/25851845721


Mandy said...

Wooo This is an awesome contest, I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Julie Musil said...

This story sounds amazing! Followed the sweethearts and tweeted @juliemusil.

Niki Schoenfeldt said...

I knew it was only a matter of time bfore Beth made it big. So happy for her! Re-tweeted.

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy. I'm in. Also Tweeted it. :)

Sonia Gensler said...

Enter me, please! I tweeted! @soniagensler

sablelexi said...

seen this on a lot of peoples Waiting on Wednesday posts. Going to go read the first chapter now. :)

I'd love to be entered.

jlynettes at hotmail dot com

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


jecca said...

i tweeted!


Ashley said...

Im so excited, this book lookes amazing!! must have for my bookshelf!!!

Ashley R.
arudd908 @ gmail dot com

Mysteriousrose said...


Thank you for this great giveaway I would love to read this book.

I'm a follower on both blogs (mysteriousrose)

twitter: http://twitter.com/Forceofstars/status/26017963029

I hope it's ok I entered I can not see if this contest is international.


Rebecca Herman said...

please enter me

I linked on my twitter: http://twitter.com/rebeccamherman

rebecca191 at aol.com

cleemckenzie said...

Well you've got me hooked with the first chapter. I'm now a follower and I'll do the Tweets and FB and whatever. If I don't win I'll have to drive to my bookstore. Oh well.


J.R. said...

Made it in time (I hope, at least)! Following both of the blogs, so count me in.

I'm @pavunisi at Twitter.

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Awesome giveaway! I can't wait for this book! I follow both blogs and tweeted about the contest here:


Claire :)


Spav said...

I would love to win this book. Count me in, please!