Book Of The Week and YA BOOK GIVEAWAY..

Monday, October 18, 2010
The book of the week this week is Origins:(The Vampire Diaries, Stefan's Diaries Book # 1) by:L.J Smith, Kevin Williamson, and Julie Plec. Now I have to say, I read the original series by L.J Smith and absolutely loved it! When I found out they were coming out with a book that had to do with the show, and not so much the original series, I was kind of sceptical. But, I'm always the type of person who will give books a shot, then form my own opinion. So Origins is the next book on my TBR. Keep watch, next week I'll let you know what I think.

In the meantime, the YA book giveaway is still going on and there are only two days left to enter... Three winners will be picked!!!!

Books included in the giveaway:
Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver
Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins
Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead
Frostbite by: Richelle Mead
Torment by: Lauren Kate
Mistress Of Rome by: Kate Quinn
The Vampire Diaries- The Return: Shadow Souls.

How to enter: Last time, I wanted to know what your favorite YA book was and why? This time, tell me who your favorite YA author is and why? To enter, reply to this post, follow me on twitter @NovelistLauren and follow this blog for extra entries. This contest is International. I look forward to hearing your answers!!


  1. Audra said...:

    Great giveaway! I'm not sure how to limit myself to a single favorite author! ;) I just loved Avi and Norma Johnston when I was younger, and now that I'm no longer a YA, I'm a big fan of Melissa Marr and Maggie Stiefvater.

    I follow this blog and your twitter!

    thesibylqueen at

  1. Awesome giveaway! :D My favorite YA author (currently) is probably Aprilynne Pike. I absolutely adore her writing and the way she creates her ideas and how she plots things out. She can make cliffhangers and plot twists without even intending to do so! I'm a new fan of hers, but a die-hard fan!

    I follow your blog via gfc and your twitter @frazzletastic


  1. My favorite author is Cassandra Clare <3~ I'm so in love with all her books and characters.

    I'm a Twitter and GFC follower

    isabookwhore at gmail dot com

  1. Jen Hen said...:

    JK Rowling did an amazing job with Harry Potter. I don't know how she kept all the details and world building fresh and real. Loved it.
    jenhenmusings twitter

  1. Jaz.parks said...:

    I commented in the other post... but i'm not sure where I have to comment. so I'm writing here the same i wrote in the other post.

    My favorite YA author is Alyxandra Harvey, author of My Love Lies bleeding, Blood Feud and (not released yet) Out of blood - I loved the first and the second books so much... :D
    -> I follow you on twitter: @jazparkscom
    ->I follow this blog: Jaz.parks
    ->also...i was bored... and tweeted:!/jazparkscom/status/27504261283...

    My favorite quote is from the book: Blood Feud, by Alyxandra Harvey

    "If you looked like prey, the world treated you as such"

    Good luck to everyone!


    dani (dot) prmr @

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thank you SO much for doing this giveaway. The list of the books you are giving away are PRETTY AWESOME!

    My favorite YA author (I have two) are Richelle Mead and Maggie Stiefvater. They are both amazing, and unique with their stories.

    There is Richelle who just makes you feel like a real teenager (even if you're an adult). She pulls you into her exciting vampire world that is Vampire Academy.

    Then we have Maggie. Oh dearest, she makes you breathless with every word poetry word she writes. Her Wolves of Mercy Falls series is fantastic. She makes you ache and long for what her characters go through. I love it.

    I follow you on the blog. (Minamostaza)
    I follow you on Twitter (@Minamostaza)
    My e-mail is

    I'm crossing my fingers and hope to win this one. Thanks again for giving us this opportunity to have those books on our bookshelves. :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hey ! How are you?! Can I just say I love the blog!

    Also, thank you for this fantastic giveaway ! The books you are giving away are pretty awesome !

    One of my favorite authors is Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely Series). The way she writes and ideas she comes up with are refreshing and exciting. She is also really cool on Twitter and I don't ever hear her judge any one else. Not only that, but she's also really out going!

    I follow you on the blog (lostinbelieving)
    And on Twitter (@LostinBelievin)

    Seriously, thank you again !


  1. Hey Lauren,
    Wow, what a great giveaway. I have a 16 yr old daughter and I get to read all the books she has finished! My daughter loves JK Rowling and I am loving Kelley Armstrong right now. I feel everything that is happening to Chloe and I love that she has seen ghosts since she was a baby.

    I follow you and Twitter @blueeyedadri and on Yalitchat, of course!


  1. Lora1967 said...:

    You and i have twittered. Im an old follower.
    the YA book i loved is twilight. I hadn picked up a book in years. I couldnt read very well in school. so i kinda just quit reading. I wanted to see what my daughters enthusiam was about so i read twilight. I loved it! I have been reading every since. Now im an avid reader with a BLOG who would have thought.Im older but i love the YA they are easier for me to read and the sex content is a minimum.
    Now im an advicate for illitacy.
    Books i win i read and then donate to my public library for circulation. They lost their funds and are hurting in the YA section.
    Thanks for the great giveaway

  1. Lora1967 said...:

    stephanie myers is the answer i should have given

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