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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

SO SHELLY by Ty Roth ARC Giveaway

Sometimes a premise can just blow you away. And really, when I saw the cover for this book (and I admit I sneaked a read of the jacket copy), I knew this was one I had to have. With all the paranormal stuff out there, having something different and clever and touching can make all the difference in the world. All I'm going to say about it is "dead poets."

Up for giveaway this week is the incredible...

SO SHELLY by Ty Roth (Delacorte, February 8, 2011)

From Amazon:

Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.

Source of ARC: From publisher at NCTE

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

1) Follow this blog
2) 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

3) Also, if you've never won one of my contests, please tell me in the comments, and you'll get an extra entry!

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, February 25, 2011!


And don't forget I'm also giving away

ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton (Katherine Tegen/Harper, February 15, 2011)


aurora M. said...

I am a follower @ veltara
I tweeted about your great giveaway!http://twitter.com/#!/scarletredwill/status/38303396104638464
and I HAVE NOT won any of your giveaways so 1 extra point for me ♥
This book looks like a really great read....heres hoping.


Twilighter said...

I am a GFC follower Twilighter.

This book looks awesome would love to win.

I havent won before


Lynsey Newton said...

I've never won any of your awesome contests before :P

This book sounds really interesting and I've heard a bit of buzz about it. Would love to be entered and thanks for the opportunity to win.


Birgit said...

Wow, what an intriguing premise! Would love to read this book!

Following on GFC!

Never won before on your site!

danaan at gmx dot at

Miss Page-Turner said...

I am a follower, please enter me:)

Diana said...

Great cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

I am follower as Diana
Never won before on your blog

artgiote at gmail dot com

confessionsofacommonreader said...

I have never won and would like to win! I am a follower and I tweeted!

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a blog follower!

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Claireee94/status/38312266579316736
+1 I've never won one of your contests

Thanks for the giveawy!


Lindsay Cummings said...

Follower!! Ive also never won!


Mandi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a follower, an I have never won :(


♥Iffath said...

I'm a follower! And I haven't had the pleasure of winning one of your giveaway before, thank you!

The cover for this is really cool and I'm looking forward to reading it.


Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow on GFC. I've never won any of your giveaways.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/38322768785182720

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/02/so-shelly-by-ty-roth-arc-giveaway.html

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Lena said...

I've heard good things about this book. Thanks for hosting yet another amazing giveaway!

*I'm a old follower!
*I have yet to win any of your giveaways.

*crosses fingers and hopes*


Krista Ashe said...

This book sounds really cool....as an English teacher, I love the integration of Byron, Keats, and Shelly.

I'm a follower & I commented! kra79@comcast.net

Miriam S. Forster said...

*waves* *enters*

Jessy said...

This cover is so pretty! I would love to win a copy.

I follow
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/38331997147504640

Extra entry! I haven't won yet.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I follow! This looks like a great book!

I have never won one of your contests.



Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower! Sounds like a very touching book. Love to read it.
I have not won before.


Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I am a follower and this book sounds interesting! Please include me!

Thank you! mmafsmith@gmail.com

Moonlight Gleam said...

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

I am a GFC follower

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/38344862734626816

I have not yet won books from here before.


JesiMarie said...

This book sounds like it would be a very interesting read.

I'm a GFC follower, JesiMarie

And I tweeted

I haven't won any of your other contests


samantha35 said...

I follow via gfc
and have never won any of your giveaways!

Marcie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds really interesting. I follow on GFC Marcie.
I haven't won before.

Marcie said...

I forgot to add: I tweeted http://tweetmeme.com/popup/tweet?url_id=4079967131&source=pj_hoover

andii* said...

Great giveaway!!
i'm in :D
GFC follower!
+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/andii_mvi/status/38358599071834112
+1 never won one of your contest


Ricki said...

I like that this takes place at a Catholic High School because I went to one.
I am a GFC follower who has never won from you.

Meghan said...

This book looks good. It's already on my TBR list :P

I am a follower via GFC (Meghan Saldecki).

I have never won any of your giveaways.


Lexie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
+1 I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/LexieBookBug/status/38363885262221312
+1 I have never won one of your giveaways before

Judit said...

With so many people talking about the book and with such a beautiful cover, I'd make me utterly happy if I win.

I'm your loyal GFC follower

I haven't won before

judittten at gmail dot com

Minas said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a GFC follower.
I've never won before.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MT0089/status/38369100250087424


-petit said...

I'm a GFC follower and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/petit_sayumi/status/38370749970386944
And I never won one of your giveaway XD


Library Lady said...

I follow on GFC (Angela Sanders).
I haven't won before.

I would love to read this book!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Wow! YOu have great giveaways! I'm also giving So Shelly away on my blog!

Agree with you! Great book!

D.A. said...

I'm an email follower. So Shelly sounds very interesting; love the whole concept of the names.

laceyinthesky said...

I'm a follower via GFC and (+1) I've never won one of your contests before. :)

Lacey in the Sky with Books

Kate said...

This book sounds really good and I'd love to read it. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

I am a GFC follower and have not won any of your contests before.


Alexa said...

Some of the girls in my book club keep talking about wanting to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway I'm a follower and I have never won one of your giveaways.

Carol said...

Thanks for this giveaway!!! This book sounds really interesting ^^
I'm a follower & I never won any of your contest =/


Karen said...

Following via GFC! (:

Haven't won before either O:


Katie said...

wow! I want this soo bad.
I haven't won any of your giveaways.


brynnerox said...

I am a follower via GFC: brynnerox
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/pj_hoover/status/38302788437934080
I haven't won any of your giveaways. In fact, I just discovered your blog today :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. This book sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs and I've never won anything on your site.


Precious said...

I follow this blog! I've read great things about this and I'm eager to know why.
Thank you!


Little_Dhampir91 said...

I've heard some great things about this book, and it seems pretty interesting too!

I follow your blog and have never won before on your site!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!



KM said...

OMG I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK SO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm an old follower, and I tweeted about the contest. (@katiemstout)


Sharli said...

I'd love to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway :)

I'm a follower and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/38428276821200896

entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

Vidisha said...

GFC follower


Stephanie said...

I've been wanting to read this reeeeeally bad! Thanks for the giveaway!
+1 I've never won a giveaway

bookwormoakes AT yahoo DOT com

Shelly B said...

I've been dying to get my hands on this one because my name is in the title!

I am a follower.

Lisa Potts said...

I've heard a lot about this one and I'm intrigued.

Unfortunately, I haven't won one of your contests before, but maybe this will be the one!

Old follower.


Vivien said...

This novel sounds great!
+1 comment
+1 follower

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Brodie said...

I sooo want to read this! Thanks again for yet another fantastic giveaway :)

+1 Following blog
+1 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/peacelovebooksx/status/38454940515045376
+1 For having not won a contest yet


SweetShenanigans said...

I'm a follower
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I blogged: http://sweetsugaryshenanigans.blogspot.com/2011/02/win-so-shelly-by-ty-roth.html

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Alliegal101/status/38457401556484097

I have never one a giveaway from you before.

girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Natasha Areena said...
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Natasha Areena said...

This look like a great read.I would love to enter and try my luck.
I've never won any of your giveaways.


enter me only if it is open international.

TheGirlOnFire said...

This looks so good! Great Giveaway.
+1 follower
+1 comment
+1 Never won one before!

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

Count me in :)

kla505 said...
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kla505 said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/#!/kla505/status/38554937323565056

kla505 said...

Great giveaway! :)
I follow via GFC as kla505
I've never won any of your giveaways :)

Carina Olsen said...

This books looks awesome! Thank you for your amazing giveaways :)
I follow you on @ CarinaOlsen via gfc, and I have never won any of your contests.
Love from Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

This sounds great. I follow via GFC

And I've never one any of your contests.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

onutzyk_93 said...

An awesome giveaway as always I'm an GFC follower : onutzyk_93 and I never won one of your contests

Trisha Pearson said...

Another very intriguing sounding book!

I haven't won before and you can reach me at trishapearson7(at)gmail(dot)com on the off chance that I win.

Have a great weekend!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I've won before.

Thanks for the giveaway. I've been interested in this for a while.

Old follower.

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

javaintheam said...

I know, I want this one too. The literati in me is just crushing over it.
I follow as javaintheam
javaintheam at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

What an awesome giveaway! This book looks amazing!
+1 follower
+1 Comment

Regina said...

Never won!

Such a beautiful cover.


donnas said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

Im a follower

tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/38834342692270080

never won

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I'm a follower and I've never won before!


Kulsuma said...

hi, i'm a gfc follower:)
I'd love to read this.

+1 i haven't won before.


Lianne said...

I just clicked "follow," I'm leaving this comment, and I've never won. I'm so glad a friend recommended your blog! What fun!

Mommy_to_7 said...

GFC follower!

Great giveaway!!!!

I have NOT won a giveaway of yours

mariska said...

i want to read this book ! :)

1) GFC Follower
2) Commented on this blog post

extra entries:

2) Tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/becunique/status/39622628205531136

3) I've never won any of your contest :(

uniquas at ymail dot com

winnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

+1 I've never won any of your contests.


Tara said...

I'm a follower! I would love to win! Thank you!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

I'm a follower (Lauren)
I put the giveaway in my sidebar, so if that counts? Here
And I have not won any of your giveaways!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I haven't seen this book yet. It looks awesome!! :-)

Jay said...

Id love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Follower, commented and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/JazzyJay673/status/40125330467463168

Never won before!


The Itzel Library said...

Ohhh I´m DYING for read So Shelly I heard amazing things about the plot. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

I follow both blogs..



Khyla said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! i hope i win

GFC follower

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/khyla_rahchelle/status/40129918738112512

I havent won any of your giveaways before. so wish me luck :)


Rhiannon said...

Another fab cover, I have to say the publishers are getting savy after all these years. We're a fickle bunch wanting pretty books!
Old Follower, never won before!

JerseyGirl22 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower.

Chloe Booklover said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This one looks awesome!

+1 follower
+1 commented
+1 never won before


Scoot said...

Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Aleksandra said...

I really want to read this one, so thanks for the giveaway :)

I'm a follower!


I haven't won anything on your blog!

Merry Rachel Alice Sweet said...

I'm your old follower and haven't won before. Thank you for your generosity.


faefever25 said...

I would love to win this book.

I'm a follower and have never won one of your contests