Jan 2, 2013

Bringing YA to You

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter to win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)--and the book contest is open internationally!

The authors in the program are:
And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just go to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to (Seattle). And while you're there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books--TEN signed books in total!

Why should the YA2U Team come to your hometown? Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown? The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town (Seattle) here!

And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me (Rachel at Beauty and the Bookshelf) and we both get extra entries in the contest! (Rafflecopter at bottom of post.)

Here's why the YA2U Team should come to MY hometown! 

Home of the original and first Starbucks, Nirvana, and the Gum Wall.

Now I know that you want these five lovely authors to come to your town. I completely understand that. (Who wouldn't?) BUT. (Yes, there's a "but.") I'm going to say this as nicely as possible: they should really come to Seattle. There's no reason why they shouldn't. Yes, Seattle gets lots of rain. But we also get sun. (Plus, with all the rain, they wouldn't have to worry about being stuck in a drought, dying of thirst, or drying out in too-hot weather.) In Washington, Seattle is the go-to place. It's where everything is: the concerts, the plays, the author signings, the not-so-great sports teams (though the Seahawks are doing quite well I hear). Therefore, it makes complete sense for the authors to come here. But in case that isn't enough for you, I broke it down as to why each author as an individual belongs in Seattle.

Beth Revis
Her books--Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and Shades of Earth--are primarily set in space. Seattle has the Space Needle. Also, the Pacific Science Center has a whole area dedicated to space (complete with a scale telling you what'd you weigh on other planets!). Seattle practically screams for Beth to visit!

Megan Shepherd
The Madman's Daughter, her debut novel, is inspired by The Island of Dr. Moreau. In case you didn't know, it's about a guy who does creepy experiments on animals. Seattle has creepy, too. Ever heard of Ted Bundy (I don't think he's from here, but he has killed here.) or Gary Ridgway (the Green River Killer)?

Victoria Schwab
The Near Witch features witches and the paranormal. Seattle has ghost tours. Also, there's a rumored ghost in the tours of underground Seattle. (I saw and heard nothing.) Then there's The Archived, which would look just lovely in the stunning Seattle Central Library. (It has a floor that is entirely red. I believe Victoria's hair is red. Coincidence? I think not.)

Marie Lu
Her books, Legend and Prodigy, are science fiction-y dystopians. Seattle has a Sci Fi museum. (For reals. It's by the Experience Music Project building.) The museum currently features pieces from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Matrix Reloaded, Star Trek: The Original Series, and a Dalek from a 1988 episode of Doctor Who. (Whovians, commence freaking out.)

Marissa Meyer
Marissa actually lives near Seattle, so bringing the other four authors here makes perfect sense. (Don't you want to save Marissa money?) And the streets of Seattle, along with Pike Place Market, could be similar to New Beijing. And mechanics built the new Ferris Wheel on the pier. (I think.) Plus, her books are fairy tale retellings. Do you know what fairy tales have? Trolls. Do you know what Seattle has? A TROLL.

Let's do a little recap. This is why you should vote for Beth Revis, Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab, Marie Lu, and Marissa Meyer to come to SEATTLE.

We have the Space Needle,
Creepy, infamous killers (they're locked up. I think. Or dead.),
A library with a floor that is red,
A Science Fiction museum, complete with actual Doctor Who memorabilia,
And last but not least, we have a troll.

If you don't vote for Seattle, Washington, I completely understand. (I don't want to vote for towns that aren't mine, either.) But if you're from the area, won't die if they don't come to you, or just want to help some Seattelites out, your votes would be very much appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, good luck with your city, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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1 comment:

  1. LOL.
    You had to bring in the killers.

    I think Ted Bundy's dead. (My aunt actually met that creep at a park before he was caught!)

    And The Green River Killer is still alive but locked up I believe.



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