Congratulations Bethany Elizabeth! You're the lucky winner of DECEPTION chosen by the random number generator! Can't wait to hear what you think of DECEPTION, so send us your address so we can mail it right away! Lisa-Laura(at)live(dot)com.
In other news, are you as excited to read Ally Condie's MATCHED as we are??? We're practically drooling and sadly without an ARC...
Enter the fabulous Veronica Roth who's hosting a contest on her blog to win this much buzzed about book. But she's going to make you work for it. In order to enter you have to "match" some YA protagonists. You can either match them according to compatibility or hilarity. Like: let me put together Katniss Everdeen with Edward Cullen. What would their relationship be like, in a few lines? You can write dialogue, or just describe it, or write a scene, whatever works!
We've decided to go with Alex from PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles and Nancy Drew, and not the updated, sexed up Nancy Drew, old school 1950's Nancy. Here it goes....
Alex: Hola chica, you lookin' for a clue? I've got one right here *grabs himself*
Nancy: You'll have to excuse me, but there's an old clock that needs investigating.
Alex: *moves in mere inches from her face* Wouldn't you rather investigate me?
Nancy: I'm not quite sure what you mean. I can't imagine that you'd have any clues. Besides, Ned is waiting for me at the library.
Alex: No seriously, I have your freakin' clue. It's this lame ass key. Just take it, already, I've got better things to do.
Nancy: Oh, well, that is actually quite helpful. I believe this will open up the safe hidden beneath the staircase which will reveal who has been blackmailing my poor elderly neighbor. Thank you.
Alex: Let me save you a trip, chica. It's the creepy old uncle.
Nancy: Yes, well that does make sense. It is almost ALWAYS the creepy old uncle, isn't it?
Alex: Si. Now get out of here before Brittany catches you. She gets mad jealous, Mamacita.
Nancy: Oh, er, yes, I can see how that might be an issue. You are quite fetching. Thanks again for all your help. Now Ned and I will have time to neck in the stacks.
Okay, now it's your turn. Head on over to Veronica's blog (NOW--the contest ends today) and write a fabulous scene with a couple of your favorite YA protagonists. And check out the other comments while you're over there because some of the match ups are pretty freaking funny. We can't wait to see what you come up with...happy Monday!