Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Something Wicked Returns: Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky Guest Post & Giveaway (INT)



Yes, you read that title right! I know, I can't believe it either! Today, the amazing, brilliant and extremely busy Veronica Rossi stopped by to share her recent reads with us. I doubt there's a YA lover left out there who hasn't read Under the Never Sky and fell in love with Aria, Perry, Roar and the rest of the gang. I know I have, which means I'm beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Veronica to my blog. It's basically a dream come true. Here's what she shared:

 

Thanks, Maja, for having on your blog! Here are a few of the books I’ve been reading:

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

I read this collection of stories about the Vietnam War and its aftermath for research. I can’t remember the last time I read more powerfully written words. O’Brien is my hero. Really. This was the first time I read this book, but it absolutely won’t be the last.




Wait For You – J. Lynn


This New Adult novel was so much fun. I think it’s my favorite of Jennifer Armentrout’s books. I loved that this steered away from some of the tropes that are emerging in NA, toward fresher territory.





Sex & Violence – Carrie Mesrobian

This contemporary YA isn’t for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. Such an authentic portrayal of a teenage boy. Mesrobian doesn’t pull any punches. I’d recommend this to fans of Andrew Smith and for readers who loved Swati Avashti’s SPLIT, which I did. Oh, and Trish Doller’s SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL. 


ABOUT VERONICA:
Veronica Rossi is the author of post-apocalyptic fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, is the first in a trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The second book in the trilogy, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, debuted in January on the NY Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists. The final book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, is expected to release January 2014.

Foreign rights to the UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy have sold in over twenty-five territories to date and film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.

She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.

Giveaway time! A book from Rossi's Under the Never Sky trilogy will be sent out to one winner internationally. The winner can choose to receive Under the Never Sky or Through the Ever Night, or even a pre-order of Into the Still Blue. Just enter the Rafflecopter below.



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59 comments:

  1. I have only seen the other covers but I must say those first ones are cool, UK?

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  2. Ive read Under the Never Sky and its a good read! Now im hoping to win Throught the Ever Night! THank you for the chance!

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  3. Your books look so fantastic!
    I enjoyed Wait For You!

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  4. I've read Under the never sky and I love it! I want read the other books of the series!!!!!!!! I'm hoping to win ^-^ Thanks for the giveaway

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  5. I'm planning to read Sex & Violence soon, so I'm glad Rossi loved it! I enjoyed Split and Doller's work a lot, so I'm hoping to love this one too. Thanks for sharing, Maja!

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  6. Oh my god girl. You have Veronica Rossi on your blog! Amazing job! :)
    I need to read Under Never Ending sky soon. That's one of the series that everyone has read and I'm the only idiot who is still waiting for god knows what. I liked Wait for You so glad Veronica did too. Amazing post Maja :)

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  7. Can't wait to read more of this series :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I haven't read any of her books yet but I've heard a lot of rave reviews for her books and would love to read one. I hope I win!

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  9. That is so exciting that you got Veronica Rossi on your blog to share the books she's been reading. I have to admit that I've only read the Jennifer Armentrout though. Unfortunately, I wasn't that big of a fan of it probably because I read too many NAs.
    Thanks for sharing, Maja.

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  10. Love her current reads, and Maja I have book one..I just need to read it :(

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  11. I love her books. Good luck to all

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  12. So many new authors and so little time. I'm looking forward to reading this author.
    Thanks :)

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  13. I've not read these yet, but I'm certainly looking forward to it. I love the way you followed through on your covers. Brilliant. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  14. I've heard great things about Sex and Violence. With Rossi's thumb up I might just have to read it. Thanks for sharing Maja!

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  15. I so adore this series Maja! I still have to read book 2, I've been waiting until the release of book 3 so I can read them both together, and it's almost time. HERE I COME PERRY AND ROAR!!!!! I have Wait For You on my shelf wanting to be read, I'm excited Veronica liked it so much and said that it moves away from familiar NA tropes. That's exactly what I'm looking for right now! Thanks so much for the chance to win:)

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  16. Hangs my head in shame, I haven't read this series yet, not one single book! I need to rectify that...soon!

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  17. Eeep!! I'm so eager for Into the Still Blue. I've also been hearing really great things about Sex & Violence. So I'll be sure to look into that one after the rec :)

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  18. I havent read any of these books but i have been wanting to for a long time.. I have heard many good things about the books and cant wait to read them!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  19. I have the J Lynn book but looks like I may have to get 2 more. These books are already on my wishlist. I so need to read them.

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  20. It's great that you have Veronica on your blog. And thanks for the giveaway :)

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  21. I loved Wait for You. I love the covers for the books. I read Under the Never Sky and loved but I'm a little behind on the series. Can't wait to catch up though.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I have heard about this series and its on my list to read! hope i can win! ;)

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  23. I'm telling you, you've hit the motherlode this month with fantastic authors coming to visit your blog!! (Don't you sometimes wish they were actually visiting for tea and cakes and we could all sit down and fangirl all over them? Yeah.)

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  24. I own Through the Ever Night but I can't read it until I get my hands on Under the Never Sky. I need it. I think the covers are so beautiful. I've been wanting to read these books for so long now. Thank you for creating characters that has me excited to meet and read them.

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  25. I actually haven't read any of Veronica Rossi's current reads (though I've heard good things about The Things They Carried). Nor have I read Rossi's books yet, although I've been meaning to read them for a while now. Hoping that I can soon.
    And thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I been wanting to read Veronica's set of books for a while now! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. That's amazing she was able to stop by! I've been hearing things about Sex & Violence, good and bad, but I'm rather curious. This is a fantastic list!

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  28. I don't usually read YA but after reading the praises of Maja I have decided to give "Under the Never Sky" a try.

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  29. I love Veronica’s series and can’t wait to start Into the Still Blue! It’s always lovely to hear which books an author you love is reading and enjoying, and there are some great recs here. I’m especially excited to check out Sex & Violence. I loved Swati Avasthi’s Split, so any book that gets comparisons to that is going straight into my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing this wonderful guest post!

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  30. I loved Under the never sky but still havent got a chance to read Throught the ever night. Great post and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. Can yyou believe I haven't read this seires yet? I did get an ARC of book 3 so I guarantee it will be on the blog this winter. Sorry about the typos I had a hard time leaving a comment otday. Your blog doesn't like me!

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  32. I've never read anything by Veronica Rossi, so I'd love to win book 1 to try! Love the cover art, both sets :) Very cool that WB bought film rights, the covers make the books look like great options for movies :)

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  33. The books sound amazing! Can't wait to read it.

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  34. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I just got an uncorrected proof of Into the Still Blue while at NYComicCon and this makes my day since I haven't gotten around to reading Through the Ever Night yet, it's perfect><

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  35. I would love to win Under the Never Sky. Looks fantastic!!! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Veronica Rossi's books. I haven't read the ones she has mentioned, but I will add it to my TBR pile. <3
    -Cali W.

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  37. I finally got approved for an ARC of Into the Still Blue and can't wait to dive into it! I'm not crazy about dystopians but I absolutely love the Under the Never Sky series.

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  38. I love this series and Veronica Rossi is so very nice in person! My husband even loves this series and told her when we met her at a signing! Thanks for the giveaway! I have the first two books and an ARC of the last one but I NEED a finished copy! :)

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  39. Huge fan of this series! Can't wait for Into the Still Blue!

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  40. JLA always knows how to turn up the chemistry between her characters. I enjoyed WAIT FOR YOU too, though I'm not sure I'd agree that it was completely original...I've heard so much about Sex & Violence, but I'm pretty terrified to actually read it! However, the most important thing is that I'm a HUGE HUGE fangirl of Veronica Rossi! LOVE HER TO PIECES. So fun you could have her on your blog today!

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  41. lol *raises hand* I am quite possibly the last person on this planet that hasn't read Under the Never Sky yet. They are totally on my TBR and I have ever intention of reading them someday soon.

    I recently read The Things They Carried too and was pretty blown away. Is definitely a candidate for a future re-read.
    Many of my blogger friends have been raving about Sex & Violence lately.. I hadn't even heard of it till after it was published. Will have to check it out!
    Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

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  42. Thank you very much about your opinion about book Sex & Violence from Carrie Mesrobian,I would love to read,thanks for the recommendation :)

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  43. Do you have a routine before you can start writing

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  44. This giveaway is awesome! I really love the books! I created the Philippine fanbase for the series. We are on Twitter (@VeronicaRossiPh), Tumblr (undertheneverskyph.tumblr.com) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UnderTheNeverSkyPH).

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  45. I have been wanting to read this series. I have heard so many good things about under the never sky on so many blogs

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  46. Great work Veronica, rock on! :D
    Greetings from Macedonia! :)

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  47. Well, I am a BIG FAN of Veronica. I love her books, it's truly one of my fave YA series. I cannot wait to read Into the Still Blue. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  48. I read Under the Never Sky and loved it! I still haven't had a chance to read the second one yet... so thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  49. I've just started reading Under the Never Sky and am LOVING it!

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  50. I am looking forward to starting this series...it's been on my to-read list for a while!
    -Jayne

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  52. I love UTNS so much and even if I have a remote chance of winning, I believe that hope springs eternal :) Veronica Rossi is awesome

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  53. The books sound great I would love to read them.
    Thanks.

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  54. I would love to win! I want to read Under the Never Sky :) They sound great. Also, awesome list of book recommendations. They look interesting!

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  55. All the books look amazing! I've been dyingI to read Under the Never Sky!!!

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  56. Under the Never Sky is one of my favorite trilogies, dying to read the last book in trilogy and find out more about Aria, Perry and Roar. :)
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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