I have what I call my "Holy Trinity of YA Authors", and for a while, it was called the "Holy Trinity of YA Authors + Courtney Summers" (two more authors have since joined the ranks), and since I love spreading love for these authors, they are: Melina Marchetta, Sarah Dessen, John Green, Courtney Summers, Markus Zusak, Patrick Ness, and Cath Crowley.
But I digress. What I really meant to say is that I really, really, really like Courtney Summers. Each one of her books are better than the last, and 75% of her books have gotten 5/5 stars from me on Goodreads (take into consideration that I have only rated one book 5/5 this year). Plus she's really funny on Twitter and really thoughtful and awesome on Tumblr (and she likes Melina Marchetta!). Plus she's a Canadian. And she likes Supernatural*. I sound like an infomercial because every time I write something positive, I just have to go 'but wait, there's MORE'.
So that's why I'm thrilled today to be able to give away a copy of What Goes Around, which is a bind-up of her first two books: Cracked Up To Be and Some Girls Are. Thank you so St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to host this giveaway!
You can read the first three chapters of both Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are here, if you want a taste of Courtney Summers' genius (trust me though, you'll want more than a taste).
In addition, you can follow Courtney in all her online glory by stalking her Facebook page (plenty of links to other giveaways!) Twitter, Tumblr, and website. She talks a lot about video games and zombies, y'all.
WHAT GOES AROUND
by Courtney Summers
released September 3rd
Two girls. Two secrets. Two gritty, critically acclaimed novels in one.
For Parker, perfection is all that matters. No one will know how wrong she is inside if everything she does ends up right. But when the pressure proves too much, she makes a devastating mistake she’ll do anything to keep hidden—even if it means becoming a perfect mess. For Regina, popularity comes with a price. When she’s kicked out of her clique, she finds out what it’s like to be those she’s bullied and destroyed. Everyone says she has it coming . . . but is there something they don’t know?
There is more to these two girls than meets the eye.
-fill out the form below (Yes, a form. Yes, I'm a dinosaur.)
-Open to US/Canada only
-ends Saturday September 7 at 11:59pm
-if you post about this giveaway somewhere on the internet, you get an extra entry!
-if you follow Courtney Summers on twitter, you get an extra entry!
-if you follow me on twitter, Oprah gets an extra entry!
This contest is CLOSED. The winner is Cialina-- I will email you for your address later today! Congrats! :)
In addition, Ciara from Lost at Midnight Reviews is hosting a Courtney Summers read-along, which you guys should definitely check out. Go go go! What are you waiting for?!
TL;DR- read Courtney Summers' books because they will mess with your head and your heart and she is so wonderfully talented. What Goes Around is a bind-up of her first two (critically acclaimed) novels and it is released September 3rd!!
*this is one of my absolute favourite Supernatural-related tweets from Ms. Summers herself