Monday, April 08, 2013

UKYA in 2013 giveaway (UK only)

You may have noticed by now?  That I'm keen on supporting new titles published by British authors this year? :) I am.  My UKYA in 2013 feature is one of my favourite posts to write and I love the quality of books that I've been reading and reviewing this year and I love how many UKYA authors have taken the time to write guest posts or be interviewed here on my blog.  Let's hope this continues for the rest of the year.

BUT! I was sitting here thinking there must be another way to go about rousing some enthusiasm for these brilliant UKYA books that I've been reading lately?  And really, the only thing I could come up with, and I hope you'll agree that it's a good idea, is a giveaway!

So here are a selection of books that I have available for you to win.  All are in excellent condition, most have been read (apart from some duplicates) and I've tried to list as much information as I can below.  What I'll do is I'll make this a regular thing throughout the year and continually add more UKYA in 2013 titles to the giveaway pile and every now and again, I'll write a quick post and set the giveaway ball rolling again.

The Rules:

You will have the chance to win any of the books listed/pictured below that will fit into a large jiffy bag.  This usually means between 4-5 books but it is dependent on the individual books that you choose.  Just leave a 'PICK ME' comment below together with a means of contacting you (either an email address or a twitter ID).  You have until the 30th of April to enter, when I will randomly choose a winner.  UK only, I'm afraid due to the price of postage.  One entry per household. No need to be a follower of the blog, though that is always appreciated. Warm fuzzies and virtual hugs to those that publicise the giveaway! Good luck to all...

Geek Girl by Holly Smale (signed by the author, ARC)
Waiting For Gonzo by Dave Cousins (ARC)
Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
The Disappeared by CJ Harper
The Last Minute by Eleanor Updale
Night School: Legacy by CJ Daugherty (2nd in series)
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks (ARC)
Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne (ARC)
Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse
Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran (ARC)
Smuggler's Kiss by Marie-Louise Jensen (ARC)
Burning Bright by Sophie McKenzie (2nd in series)
By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt
Killing Rachel by Anne Cassidy (2nd in series)

Not pictured, but also included...

The Hit by Melvin Burgess (ARC)
Silent Saturday by Helen Grant (ARC)

What are you waiting for? Enter now!


  1. Yes, first entry, mwahaha! Ahhh, so many great books :D twitter (although you should know it) @awfullotofbooks

  2. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much, Clover. I think it's amazing that you've shown such a huge amount of support for UK authors. :)

  3. I think this is a really great idea, shamefully I've only read one of these! And some I didn't even know were Uk pub like The Disappeared and By Any Other Name. I'm most excited for the Bunker Diary though!

  4. What a lovely crop of books. Great idea to have a giveaway!



  5. Go UKYA books! Great idea and an interesing collection of novels. Thanks for putting this together, it's already made me look up new books! x

    My twitter: @theprinceofink

  6. Woo! That's absolutely brilliant, thank you for giving us the chance to win these :D I recognise a few that I've been meaning to read so a chance to win 'em is fab! Cheers

    Here's my twitter: @ZoeBestel

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to win, I feel like I should make more of an effort to read UKYA!

  8. That's an amazing collection of great YA fiction.

  9. *Jumping up with hand in the air* pick me! Twitter = @BethKemp

  10. PICK ME! Thanks for offering such an amazing giveaway! Twitter @mcrogerson

  11. Ooh. Pick me. Pretty please.

    If so, find me here: @bravnes

    On twitter, that is.

    + genius idea, that there.

  12. this is amazing.
    most giveaways are US only, I'm so glad you did the opposite!

    PICK ME!!


  13. What an amazing giveaway, thank you so much! Please pick me! Most of these are on my wishlist and I definitely want to read more British YA authors.

    Fi - bookishoutsider(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. The Lost Girl is fantastic. Hands on it, guys. And hands off Geek Girl (do you know how rare it is for ARC's to be posted within the ARC? I see loads for AUS, CAN or US! The Bunker Diary... I stealie. Burning Bright, eeek! You don't have to pick me but know that I'm very interesting in reading these & review UKYA so much! I just thought I'd notify you ;)
    @Amy_Bookworm |

  16. PICK ME! :D

    I love British books and the ones you have chosen are fantastic. I hope I win, hehe. Thanks for the giveaway, Clover!


  17. What an awesome giveaway, I'd love to be considered.
    tinylibraryblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

  18. Is it shameful that I haven't read any of these? The majority of them are on my tbr pile though. Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway! :)

    My Twitter: @Hollie_MBaT

  19. Thanks for the giveaway, such a cool idea, I'm always on the lookout for new UKYA. Geek Girl was awesome!


  20. Oh my gosh, you have Follow Me Down! And By Any Other Name! I loved Skin Deep so this is exciting :)

    PICK ME, please!

    @amylaurenwrites or ponygirlamy(at)

  21. Oh, pick me! What an awesome selection of books Michelle :)

  22. Pick me! Pick me! *jumps around waving* :-)
    I'm always happy to help UK authors!


  23. Thanks for the giveaway, you can contact me by twitter @muchlovedbooks

  24. Please pick me!I'm really intrigued by 'The Last Minute'and I thought 'The Bunker Diary'was absolutely brilliant.

  25. Pick me, please! I feel like this is an opportunity too great to pass up...thanks for the giveaway, haha!


  26. OHMIGOSH, PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!! These books all look awesome and I really need to read more UKYA - finished reading Undone recently and it was amazing!

    Twitter: @A_R_Daydreamer

  27. What an amazing giveaway, thank you! Pick me! I'd love to read By Any Other Name and Finding Cherokee Brown. @JessHeartsBooks - Twitter

  28. Ah, there's so many of my 'I WANT TO READ THIS SO BAD BUT CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE' here.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Clover!

    Twitter ID: @rebeccabooks

  29. How have I not already entered this! What an awesome looking giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

    Twitter: @midnighttopaz

  30. This is such a great giveaway! I can't resist entering despite my huge TBR...pick me!

  31. Wow, this is such an impressive giveaway!

    Keeping my fingers crossed I get picked.

  32. Amazing giveaway! I never win anything but crossing my fingers anyway!

    (Twitter: @be_the_spark)

  33. Pick me! Great giveaway, thank you for putting it together (Twitter @geeksbookshelf)

  34. PICK ME

    e-mail -


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