Thu, September 25, 2014

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl – Movie Giveaway

I am SO EXCITED that Gillian Flynn’s book Gone Girl is about to come out as a movie. My book club already has a date set up so we can all go together. If you haven’t read the book yet, this is the post for you!

You guys, it is SO GOOD. I recommend it to EVERYONE. Read it. Stay away from spoilers. Then go see the movie! (I’ll totally review it in an upcoming Week in Review post once I see it)

The prize pack includes:
· A movie tie-in edition of the book
· A $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters

If you’ve read the book — well, enter anyway. Then check out below for a laugh when you go check out the Pinterest page the movie made for Amy’s character. Oh, that Amy…

Good luck!

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About the film
Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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Release: October 3, 2014
Director: David Fincher
Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn, based upon the novel written by Gillian Flynn
Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found. #GoneGirl

Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.) Everyone is wondering ‘Did Nick kill his wife?’

As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues? Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunne.

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Tue, September 16, 2014

Megan McCafferty’s Back-to-School Advice + Giveaway

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By Megan McCafferty
Author of Jessica Darling’s It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends (Jessica Darling’s It List #2)
AKA ANNA’S FAVORITE EVER

Junior high was an awful, awkward time for me. None of my elementary school friends were in my classes. My designer clothes were all the wrong brands or if they were the right brands they were the weird Irregulars from Marshalls that couldn’t be sold at the cool department stores. I had a haircut unsuitable for ANYONE’S face shape. The harder I tried, the worse it got. I’d prove it to you by showing off my seventh grade school picture but ALL DIGITAL AND HARD COPIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.

So here’s my back-to-school advice: DO NOT TRY SO HARD TO BE COOL.

You’d be amazed by how much more you can get done if you stop wasting your time trying to be cool. Put that energy toward more worthwhile pursuits! For me, these activities were running, theater, and writing. And guess what? When you do what you love THE FUN WILL FOLLOW. It’s no coincidence that my fondest memories of my teen years involve track team sleepovers, opening nights and creative arts festivals.

Pursue your passion and I promise you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who appreciate what you do. And that is the coolest thing ever.

To get you in the back-to-school mood with JD & crew, Megan shared her back-to-school advice, and now I’m sharing a treat of my own: An autographed copy of the second Jessica Darling’s It List book for giveaway.

I KNOW.

Here’s mine:

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BIG SMOOCHES to my darling friend Jamie for getting it signed for me. Want your own? Enter to win! And long live Marcus Flutie!

About the book:
Jessica Darling is getting the hang of seventh grade — finally! While her old BFF, Bridget, is busy talking (nonstop) about her new boyfriend, Burke, Jessica tries to fit in with her new friends, Sara, Manda, and Hope. The IT List instructions from her sister, Bethany, and an epic slumber party may help Jessica secure her spot in the cool clique, but does she even want it?

Megan McCafferty’s It List series introduces readers to Jessica Darling, an unabashedly brainy seventh grader who stays true to herself, even if it means being (totally not) cool.

Check it out on Goodreads

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And PS just because I never get sick of the geektastic hilarity that is this gif of me meeting Megan and spazzing:

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Mon, August 25, 2014

The Maze Runner Movie Giveaway

The Maze Runner, the movie based on the best-selling YA book by James Dashner, is coming to theaters Sept. 19. Have you read the book? Are you pumped? Enter below for a chance to win an amazing Maze Runner prize pack:

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· $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
· Copy of the book (movie tie-in cover)
· Money Maze

Prizes are courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Good luck!

The Maze Runner

About the film:
When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee
Directed By: Wes Ball
Produced By: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

Visit the official website.

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Mon, June 2, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Giveaway

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Who’s got their tissues ready for the The Fault in Our Stars movie? I know I do!

The movie version of John Green’s popular book is out June 6, and I’m seeing it the first chance I get. Whether you’re as excited as me or haven’t gotten around to reading this book yet…you’re gonna love this giveaway:

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One winner will receive a copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover) and a The Fault in Our Stars tote bag.

Watch the trailer, then enter below for the chance to win. Good luck!

About the film:
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey
Directed by Josh Boone
Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, based on the book by John Green
Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey

Learn more:
Visit the official website
Like TFIOS on Facebook
Follow @TheFaultMovie on Twitter
Follow on Google+ & Instagram

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Fri, March 28, 2014

Legend & Prodigy Marie Lu Giveaway

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As you guys probably know, I’m a huge Marie Lu fan. If you haven’t checked out her books before, this is the perfect opportunity! Thanks to my friends at Penguin, one lucky reader will get a paperback copy of BOTH of the first two books: Legend & Prodigy.

Good luck and happy reading!

Check out my reviews of her books: Legend | Prodigy | Champion.

About Legend:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.


About Prodigy:

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.


About Marie Lu:

New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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PS: Aww, look, it’s me and Marie! And Tara and Beth Revis!

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