Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic YA giveaway

August 1, 2012 2012, dystopian/post-apocalyptic, giveaway, sci fi or futuristic, Wendy 211

Our last YA science fiction giveaway was so popular, we decided to do another one! Here’s your chance to win 3 cool new 2012 young adult titles with dystopian or post-apocalyptic themes. One lucky winner will receive all three books below, which includes two ARCs and one finished copy.

beta cohn giveaway

Beta by Rachel Cohn
Here’s what caught my attention about this book: the publishing rep told me it started out with a older woman browsing in a boutique. But what’s she’s buying is not a dress or a handbag, but a teenage girl–a clone. I got chills hearing that! Release Date: October 16, 2012

forsaken stasse giveaway

The Forsaken by Lissa M. Stasse
This is the first book in a dystopian trilogy. The cover is so awesome–I love how non-traditional it is for its genre! The story sounds a little bit like a Battle Royale-type scenario, since a 16-year-old girl with violent tendencies must try to escape a remote island. 
Release Date: July 10, 2012

monument 14 laybourne giveaway

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
I’ve always liked the “people stuck in a supermarket” type scenario; it seems like the place to hang out (well, other than the mall) if the end of the world comes. This one is packed with plenty of action, a little romance, and a lot of snarky—and a few dead–teenagers.
Release Date: June 5, 2012

Enter to Win

As usual, this contest is open internationally to ages 13 and up. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave us a comment for your chance to win!

Our thanks to our friends at Disney-Hyperion, Simon & Schuster Kids, and Macmillan Teen for providing the prizes.

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Winner Announcement!

The winner of the Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone contest is Jaime Lester! And the winner of Necromancing the Stone is Desiree Thompson! Congratulations, ladies.

Stay tuned, because there are lots more giveaways in the weeks to come.

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beta cohn forsaken stasse laybourne monument 14 giveaway

211 Responses to “Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic YA giveaway”

  1. Sarahbotbonkers

    Oh Wendy, I’ve accidentally clicked on shared on the blog but I haven’t done it. Please remove that entry. Sorry for the inconvenience! :(

  2. Concise Reviews By Michelle

    ever since i read Divergent and Insurgent, and loved them,(except that cliffhanger and long wait till next book, lol) I got into Dystopian, and even better if they have some sci-fi or paranormal in them. :) These look really good.
    I also am a new follower, came here because Ed & Em’s reviews said your a blog they were inspired by :) SO here I am.

  3. Megan

    These all look like amazing dystopian reads! Also, I agree with Shona – Forsaken does have a great cover.

  4. Megan

    They all sound like amazing dystopian reads! I also agree with Shona – Forsaken does have an amazing cover.

  5. Megan

    They all sound like amazing dystopian reads! I also agree with Shona – Forsaken does have an amazing cover.

  6. Lis

    All those books are on my TBR list since I heard about them!!! Thank you so much for this amazing chance!!!

  7. Shona

    I know we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but how amazing does The Forsaken look!? Thanks for giving us th chance to win them :) x

  8. Shona

    I know you shouldn’t judge a book on its cover, but how amazing does The Forsaken look!? Thanks for the chance to win them :) x

  9. Ade Osa

    I want to win because lately i’ve been into a lot of YA dystopian. That and I’m a sucker for a pretty cover.

  10. Katja

    I would want to win it because The Forsaken is on my to-read list, and Beta and Monument 14 will probably be after this. And because I love the Dystopian genre. :)

  11. Katja

    This contest is AMAZING! Thanks for doing it. :P
    The Forsaken has such a beautiful cover, and Beta sounds so interesting!

  12. nrlymrtl

    I’ve always enjoyed the 2 half-cousin scenarions of ‘nuts, the world just went to hell while I was grocery shopping,’ and ‘the world went to hell for a weekend vacation back in grandpa’s day, but never came back’. How do regular people cope with the massively unexpected? How does the human race evolve culturally and otherwise generations after a major world-wide event? Very cool stuff for writing.

  13. Jasana

    This is one of my favorite genres. ^.^ And I’ve been meaning to read Beta for quite a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Jasana

    This is one of my favorite genres. ^.^ And I’ve been wanting to read BETA for quite a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Jayjay Atanacio

    I want to win the post apocalyptic/dystopian pack because I just want to read dystopian! ever since reading the hunger games I think my love for dystopian has been constantly raising followed by Legend and then Shatter Me… it’s a WIN! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Soumi@Pages From My Thoughts

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’m sucker of Dystopian novels. I love their futuristic setting. I love how the hero or heroine stand up against the wrongs and fight for the right. Dystopians are mirror to a possible future.
    I recently finished The Forsaken which I loved and I’m dying to read Beta.

  17. Emily

    You guys are awesome! Thanks for another great giveaway!
    The post-apocalyptic/dystopian novels have become my favorite to read! They are so creative and eery. I can’t wait to read with these ones! I’ve heard great things about them! :o)

  18. Spav

    I’d love to win because I love dystopian books and I’ve had this 3 books on my wishlist.

  19. kindbooksandcoronets

    All three are on my wishlist so I’d love to get a chance to read these. Besides, you can never be too prepared for the a possible apocalypse and its repercussions. ;D

  20. Jill Marie

    Dystopian is quickly becoming my favorite genre to read. I never really knew there was a ‘dystopian’ genre until earlier this year when I was talked into reading Divergent. Now I can’t get enough :]
    These are some great titles!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  21. iLuvReadingTooMuch

    Dystopian is a genre I’m really starting to love nowdays. There’s just something so different about them from other YA genres! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :D

    Rabiah (name on rafflecopter)

  22. Jenny Chen

    I love Rachel Cohn’s books with David Levithan, but those are all realistic fiction. And I love science fiction even more. Beta sounds like it will be awesome.

  23. Cari-Bella Creations

    I’m a high school teacher and after I read all of these books, I will put them in my classroom library. Many of my students tell me theyve never actually read a book at the beginning of the year. I want to make sure they can’t say that again!

  24. chani gomes

    All of these books look so so so good! I’ve been trying to get a hold of all of these books but can’t find them anywhere! We no longer have a Borders or any close bookstore, so it would be AMAZING if i could win these! I am the biggest book lover, and hope to have a library one day. I have over 800 books that i’ve read displayed in my room and would love to add these beauties to my collection!

  25. rabbitsfortea

    This has got to be one of the best giveaways yet.
    Three amazing sounding (especially the first, so intriguing) Dystopian novels, I couldn’t ask for more (except, of course, to win this).

  26. rabbitsfortea

    This has got to be one of the best giveaways yet.
    Three amazing sounding dystopian novels, I couldn’t ask for more (other than of course, to let me win).

  27. Nayu

    I am new to the Dystopia genre, so it would be lovely to win these books to get me further into the genre.

  28. Jessica

    I want to win because Dystopian is surely one of my fave genre to read so it’s great going in knowing I’d enjoy them.

  29. Krista

    I LOVE dystopian. And I have heard such great things about The Foresaken and Monument 14. I would love to win them so I can finally read them. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  30. Monica Fumarolo

    Dystopian is one of the few trends in the last couple of years that I’ve really been able to get into! (Fallen angels and vampires just aren’t my cup of tea.) All three of these books sound amazing and are keeping the genre fresh. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  31. Sophia

    I love dystopians! My favorite books are usually of the dystopian genre, so I just say it’s my favorite genre. I love reading about the changed and futuristic worlds and comparing them to our current one.

  32. Shadowrose96

    Like everyone else I can’t get enough Dystopian right now. I’ve been seeing Mounument 14 and Beta everywhere and I can’t wait till they all come out.
    Thanks for the chance

  33. vivalabooks

    OMG!! I love DYSTOPIAN!! And, I’ve been meaning to read all those books!! Thank you so much for this AMAZING giveaway!!

  34. Desiree

    I want to win because I have been craving good dystopian lately! I am excited to read all of these books!!

  35. Veronika

    I fell in love with Dystopian genre! I’m dying to read these books too! thanks for giving them away!

  36. Shelver506

    Because dystopian lit is my FAVORITE genre. That and The Forsaken has been out of my reach and mocking me. Want want want.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Clever Girl

    Awesome giveaway! I love dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories and how each author imagines the world differently. I’m eager to read these three novels, I’ve heard great things about each of them.

  38. EponaReviews

    I read “dystopian” and came here at the speed of light! An awesomely generous giveaway with some pretty amazing books! I’ve actually read “The Forsaken” but the other two books are on my to-read list! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  39. Ashley

    Thank you for this AMAZING giveaway! Dystopian is my favourite genre hands down. I’ve been wanting to read these books for a while now, especially Monument 14 and The Forsaken! I’ve heard such great things about them!

    Fingers and toes crossed ;)

  40. Sarahbotbonkers

    I’ve always wanted to read Monument 14 and The Forsaken. :) I love dystopians so much! Thank for the opportunity to win. :D

  41. Preeti Joan

    I want to win this giveaway because I would like to explore new genres and not just stick to one. So by winning this giveaway, I could try on dystopian/apocalyptic books and see if it tickles my fancy or something. :)

  42. argie

    I never win anything! Maybe this will change my luck! All 3 of them sound great and I would love to read them!

  43. Janysa

    I adore dystopian fiction books… also I’ve never had or read an ARC of a book before so it’ll be kind of cool to read a book that hasn’t even came out yet!

  44. Chevy27

    I am pretty much obsessed with dystopian fiction so I would love this prize pack! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  45. Bigmak207

    I would love to win this pack! I have had bad luck with picking dystopians lately. I’m just not that impressed by most but I still love to read them. Monument 14 is the one I am the most excited about. It seems like it has a great story and I hope it lives up to my expectations, whenever I get to read it.

  46. Lissette Martinez

    I’m dying to read this books!!! I have them all on my tbr list. I love this genre, and reading many great things about these books, makes me want them even more!! Thank you!

  47. Sana

    I want to win this pack because I love the limitlessness of the genre. I have been hearing such great things about The Forsaken and Monument 14 that I just have to read them. Not that excited for Beta, though.

  48. Gisele

    Dystopian has become one of my favorite genres, all the stories are so fascinating and exciting, a completely different sociaty, rules and stuff! Would love to have the chance to read this books!

  49. Lili

    I am DYING to read Monument 14 and Beta. I am trying to read more dystopians and post-apocalyptics because I’m loving them. Can I recommend you a post-apocalyptic? It’s an indie, but I received an ARC for a blog tour I’m participating in in September and went nuts for it. Angelfall by Susan Ee. It’s brought on from angels of the apocalypse, and it is certainly dark.

    • Wendy Darling

      ANGELFALL was one of my favorite books last year, Lili! I’m so glad you liked that one, too. I can’t wait for the sequel. :)

  50. khal khaleesi

    After reading Brave New World in high school, I love dystopian books!! Plus, these have been on my TBR list for awhile =) x

  51. Melliane

    Thanks for the giveaway! I confess I haven’t read a lot of dystopian books and I’m always curious to read more and read some new novels.

  52. Katie

    Oh, and I ALMOST bought The Forsaken from B&N when I was down in the valley the other day. Would love to get it for free. XD

  53. Katie

    Monument 14 was awesome! I would love to actually own it, rather than just borrow it from the library.

  54. Isabelle

    I’d love to win because- and this is a true story- I really haven’t gotten into much dystopia. Throw rocks at me, whatever, but I’ve only read the standard fare- Divergent, Hunger Games. I’ve never had the opportunity to read anything different. Hopefully if I win, I will!

  55. Rachel

    I went to an author event with Rachel Cohn and she sounded very intelligent. Her book sounds interesting. I’m looking forward to Monument 14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

  56. Beth DeRenzis

    I absolutely love dystopian novels (my favorite genre!) and I can not wait to read these, especially Beta!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Sam

    I really enjoyed The Forsaken but haven’t read the other two. Both of those sound fantastic though, especially Beta. The thought of buying a clone is creepy! Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

  58. Leannessf

    I’m obsessed with dystopian novels and haven’t read any of these yet! All are on my TBR list!


  59. Sheryl

    I want to read these because I’ve been hearing a lot of great things between all three books. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  60. Twisty J

    Dystopia has really grown on me lately, and these three have really been being talked about. Thanks for the chance!

  61. Sabina

    I’m a fan of Dystopia novels and have these on my TBR! Thank you so much for the giveaway!! =)

  62. It's A Hardcover Life

    Those covers are beautiful and they would look nice tossed on my bed or couch after reading. Plus I’ve really wanted to read all the books you’re giving away!


  63. Abi

    I would love to win these to A) read them and B) recommend them/loan them out/use them in my future classroom, assuming I like them. I will definitely pass judgment and find them homes, should I win them. :P

  64. Sofija Kapranova

    Do you even need to ask this? These are books. It is the enough reason for me to want to read it. Plus they are dystopian which is one of my favorite genre. And they have great reviews, so I want to read them too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Beth

    Forsaken is on my to-read list & the other two sound great as well!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  66. Beth

    Forsaken is on my to-read list & the other two sound great! I’m trying to read more dystopian novels.

  67. Book Flame

    I have all three of these books on my must reads Beta being my number one. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  68. HoldenCaulfieldfan

    I’ve had Beta on my TBR list for quite a while now, and owning one would be really cool! I don’t read a lot of Sci Fi and would like to try the other two books.

  69. HoldenCaulfieldfan

    I’ve had Beta on my TBR list for quite a while now, and owning one would be really cool! I don’t read a lot of Sci Fi and would like to try the other two books.

  70. Liz. R

    I’d love to win because I love dystopian novels, they’re my favourite! And I’ve heard lots of good things about Beta especially. Thanks so much for the giveaway :).

  71. KaribbeanIsland

    I haven’t heard of Monument 14, but I have been wanting to read the other two. I even requested (and was denied) to read Beta from Netgalley. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  72. ZaraAlexis

    Aside from being an avid reader, book collector, and book reviewer for my own blog, The Bibliotaphe’s Closet, I not only LOVE books, but I love dystopian fiction!!! I would love to win this pack! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  73. TayteH

    Dystopians and Post-apocalyptic always make me wonder if our world will end this way or some other way. They make me think of all the possiblilities and I love it. :D

  74. Becca

    If the success of one book brings many similar books, then I much prefer YA works inspired by The Hunger Games (like these dystopian novels).

    Also, it’s great to see you blogging again!

  75. Nicole

    I absolutely love dystopian; it is one of my favourite genres! These books have been on my to-read list for a long time so I would be delighted to win!

  76. erin

    thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I’ve heard such great reviews for these books… they are definitely on the top of my wishlist!

  77. Christina

    Random comment: I really love the spine of The Forsaken. It’s so theatrical, as in like a movie poster or a marquee.

  78. Lori M. Lee

    Dystopian is one of my favorite genres. I’m particularly excited to read Monument 14, but the other two sound just as fantastic.

  79. Nina

    I haven´t read a lot of Dystopian books, but what I have read (Across the Universe, The Gone series’ is fantastic and I want to read more!

    BTW Awesome giveaway!

  80. Kaethe

    That is a mighty tasty looking giveaway. I’m particularly excited about Rachel Cohn’s new book, but the others also sound great.

  81. Kaethe

    I’m particularly excited about Beta, because I’m a huge Rachel Cohn fan. But the other two sound mighty appealing as well.

  82. The Teen Book Guru

    WENDY! YOU ROCK! Thank you so much for such an amazing giveaway! I swear, you are positively made of goodness. Cotton candy, marshmallows, skittles, chocolate… (I could go on all day but I wouldn’t want to bore you to death :P). Well I guess I would love to win cause I LOVE Dystopian novels, and I always have, ever since I read Divergent, and I’ve also been meaning to read all three of those books for quite some time now. You are so generous! Thanks so much, Wendy-doll! <333

  83. Jasprit

    thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway ladies! I’ve been on a dsytopian/post apocalyptic book binge as of late and I just can’t get enough. I epecially can’t wait to read Monument 14! :)

  84. Maree

    This year I’ve really discovered the YA Dystopian genre and these books all look amazing! :)

  85. RayAnn

    I’m really excited with this one and the great thing is that its open for international readers.

  86. RayAnn

    Wow another great giveaway. I’m always been a fan of Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic novels so I will never gonna miss this contest. Crossing my fingers!

  87. waetoriya

    Wendy and K., you both are amazing! I’ve been following both of you on Goodreads for quite a while, but I’m much too shy to comment on your reviews…
    Nonetheless I love your reading selections, and I can’t wait to pick up these three books!

    • Wendy Darling

      Hi Waetoriya,

      Thanks for your lovely note! Goodness, please don’t ever hesitate to chat with us on GoodReads. We’re both pretty friendly souls, and it’s always nice to meet kindred spirits. :)


      Wendy (speaking grandly for K. with the royal “we!”)

  88. Ellisa

    I love dystopian. No matter how devastating and serious the issue which often highlighted in a dystopian book, I just can’t seem to stay away from this genre. Of course the will to survive or make a breakthrough makes dystopian/post-apocalyptic reads awesome.
    Thank you for the giveaway! Hope the odds will be in my favor :D

  89. Amy :o)

    I am just now getting into the whole dystopian genre (I know I’m a little late getting there, but I really am enjoying getting my hands on anything I can read with a dystopian theme).
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  90. Taneika

    Why do I want to win this? Because I’ve been fangirling over The Forsaken, Beta and Monument 14 from the moment I saw them! I’m also a huge fan of quality Dystopians :)
    Thankyou *so* much for hosting this giveaway (and the fact it’s international!)

  91. dani_nguyen

    I’m looking forward to Beta the most, bc I’m a fan of Rachel Cohn from her books w/ David Levithan. The other 2 books look really good too though. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Kaye Ng

    I just love dystopian stories the most! These books seem totally awesome…I’d be psyched if I could win!

  93. Cece S

    Thank you for sponsoring this contest! I love dystopian novels and can’t wait for Beta. Although, the Forsaken looks good as well.

  94. Cece S

    I want to win this contest, because I am a huge fan of dystopian novels. I’m especially looking forward to Beta, but The Forsaken looks good as well. Thank you for sponsoring this contest!

  95. Heather@The Flyleaf Review

    The Forsaken and Monument 14 look great, but really, I am in it for Beta. Rachel Cohn, of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan contemp.fame, doing a science fiction-y dystopic? That I MUST READ:)

  96. Vicky :S

    I want to win because I love dystopian novels! And these three look awesome.. specially Beta :D Thanks for this giveaway!

  97. Chey

    Ohh, I’ve been looking forward to all three of these since I’ve heard of them. Thank you!

  98. Cayce

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I’d love to win them, because I love Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic books. And both Monument 14 and The Forsaken has been on my wishlist for quite some time. And BETA too sounds awesome :)

  99. aboutthestory

    I didn’t think I liked YA until I started reading dystopian YA. Now I can’t get enough of it and have had my eye on these books for a while :D


  100. Deea

    I haven’t read a good Dystopian in weeks, so I’d love to win and get to read some awesome new releases. Forsaken is high up on my TBR list – I love books set on islands, isolated worlds etc. And I’ve been dying to read Monument 14! It sounds sooo awesome – dead people, action, romance, snark? WIN! Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. Galena

    I love dystopian YA. I tend to shy away from the contemporary and more “fluff” books. Dystopian brings in commentary and situations that just wouldn’t arise in a contemporary plot.

  102. Joanna

    I’ve been eyeing The Forsaken because I love the cover! Also, I’ve read some mixed reviews of these books and want to form my own opinion of them.

  103. Dru

    I love dystopian fiction, and most good dystopians these days seem to be YA, unless it’s zombies.

  104. Neyra

    I’ve been looking forward to Monument 14 for a while now >.< And I'm hearing lots of good things about Forsaken. Though I'm a little bit iffy about Beta it's still on my tbr list. I'm really looking forward to reading more dystopia books :D

  105. Nicole

    I really want to read Forsaken!! I have Beta and I loved Monument 14, but Forsaken looks amazing :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  106. Flyleaf

    I’ve heard such good things about all these books, besides I’m a huge dystopian, post-apocalytic fan, I can’t wait to read them all.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  107. Megan Monell

    Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway. I’d love to win because dystopians are my favorite books and I have not yet read these titles!!

  108. Aneeqah

    I have heard such ah-mazing things about The Forsaken!! It definitely looks like my kind of read. And Beta looks wonderful as well! I’m totally looking forward to reading those books. =) Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway!!

  109. MollyMcB

    You can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket! I’d love a chance to win some free books! All three sound intriguing and I have a strong clone interest lately since I’m reading Blackout. Thanks for the chance :D

  110. Corinna

    I would love to win these books and I’m happy to see that it’s international, because I’m from Germany. :)

  111. Sandra

    I want to win because I want to read all of these books, but I don’t actually have any of them! They all sound so great, I mean, who doesn’t love a good dystopian?

  112. Lexxie

    This is exciting! Especially new dystopian is something that is on my wish-list these days, so I would love to win these!

  113. Sarah Kalaitzidis

    The reason why I would love to win is because I’ve been really interested in Dystopian novels recently. They are always different and new nothing I’ve read so far is the same and I would love to add any of those books to my Dystopian collection. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  114. Keksi

    The Forsaken in particular sounds awesome, and I love Monument 14’s cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. Ali @ Ginger-read

    I am such a fan of dystopian! I love to see each author’s take on how the world we live in ends and how it ends up ~ great giveaway!

  116. Sita

    I love hearing about new dystopian books, and Monument 14 is very high on my wish list, so I’d love to win this entire prize pack.

  117. Vivien

    Dystopian is my favorite genre. Mix in some sci-fi and it’s win. I’m a fan of the technical. One of my favorite non-YA that I read at such a young age in Andromeda Strain by Michael Crighton.