YA Sci-Fi Thrillers Giveaway!

November 13, 2012 2012, giveaway, sci fi or futuristic, Wendy 112

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Time for another giveaway! Today we’re offering up ARCs of three young adult sci-fi thrillers released within the last couple of months that have gotten a lot of buzz this fall. If you’re a fan of action-packed stories, these novels will definitely fit the bill.

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Origin by Jessica Khoury

I quite liked this story about an immortal girl who was raised by scientists in the wilds of the Amazon rainforest. She meets a boy and starts to question her existence (hah! we’ve all been there), and overall this was a very fun read. If I had a pet jaguar I totally would have ridden him, though.

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Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

What if you could build the perfect boy? Evening Spiker gets that chance when her mother, a research scientist, challenges her with this unusual project after Eve is involved in a life-changing accident. This is the first official collaboration from the popular (and married!) authors of the BZRK and Animorphs series.

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Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

This dystopian thriller has a great premise: twin girls who wake up in the 2447 with no way of getting home. How will they survive when there’s no one they can trust? This novel has time-travel, conspiracies, romance, and a plot filled with twists and turns.

Enter to Win!

For this contest, we’re keeping it simple. All you have to do to enter is:

1.  Leave a comment below telling us why you’d like to win this prize pack. This is totally subjective, so make it good, peeps!
2.  Make it easy for us to contact you. You may either leave your email address on your comment OR click “subscribe to comments” to get notification if you win.
3. You can earn extra entries by sharing this contest on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter and/or leaving a comment on another recent blog post. Just leave a link in the comments to your post(s).

Our thanks to our friends at Penguin Teen, Feiwel and Friends, and Katherine Tegan Books for supplying the prizes for this giveaway!

Contest Rules:

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

This contest ends on 11/27/12. Open internationally to readers aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission. One entry per household. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Email addresses are collected for contact purposes only.

Please note that The Midnight Garden cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors, and reserves the right to cancel the promotion or disqualify entries for any reason. Good luck!

112 Responses to “YA Sci-Fi Thrillers Giveaway!”

    • Wendy Darling

      Well…this contest was from November 2012, Netski, so you’re entering well after it closed. You can check out Giveaways tab at the top to see the current contests we’re holding, though.

  1. iLuvReadingTooMuch

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this prize pack because it’s got all the titles I’ve got on my wish list :D All sound amazing, and I totally can’t wait to read them! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :D :D :D

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  2. Tricia

    I’d love to win so I could give these books to my 15yo son, a big fan of sci-fi thrillers. Of course I’d have to preview them (or more likely, read them after he’s done :^). triciaj_aa -at- airpost.net

  3. Cherrynose

    I have wanted these books for ages but never got around to actually buying them. I’m new to goodreads and I’m sure these books would be a great start off! I will make sure I review them all if I won. Thanks so much for the giveaway! xxx

    Here’s my email address:
    Jessieanning7@gmail.com (there isn’t meant to be a dot in the name, I didn’t make a mistake)

  4. Kirsten!

    Aw man, I’ve been eyeing all three of these books lately, and would love the chance to win them. Erasing Time is especially appealing- I love dystopias.


  5. Grace

    I really love all sci-fi/dystopian books and they must be my favorite genre. I’ve been wanting to read Origin and Eve & Adam for quite a while now they have been my to-read list. Animorphs were one of my favorite books when I was a child and I read every single one of them. I can’t wait to see what Katherine does with Eve & Adam. I haven’t seen Erasing Time around before but I’ve certainly added it to my to-read list as well!
    email: grace-barber@hotmail.co.uk

  6. Grace

    I love all sci-fi/dystopian books and I can’t wait to read Origin and Eve & Adam. They’ve been on my to-read list for quite a while and I absolutely adored the Animorphs series so I can’t wait to see the new book. I haven’t seen Erasing Time around before but I certainly added it to the to-read list! Good luck everyone x x x
    email: grace-barber@hotmail.co.uk

  7. Chenise Jones

    I’ve been dying to read all these books since I first heard of them! It’s almost winter break and I’ll finally be done classes and can get back to reading something I want to for a change. These books would be great places to start!


  8. ohdamnbooks

    Those three books look good.
    For Origin, I want to see how the immortal girl deals with her own immortality because honestly, watching the people you love die and knowing you will only watch more of the people you love die is lonely.
    For Eve & Adam, I love the whole sci-fic twist.
    & Erasing Time – I’ve always love reading about twins, but twins time-traveling? That’s a huge plus. (:

  9. Jessie

    I used to loooove Applegate when I was kid. Who didn’t read Animorhps? I loved the Andalites especially- she was the first author to make me want to believe in other forms of life in the universe. Eve and Adam sounds like another good one from her – and I’m interested to see how the husband/wife doubleteam works out.

    I’ve had Origin on my list for a while – a sci fi novel with a non white/American protagonist? I wish there were more options out there like this. Plus a pet jaguar would be right up my alley.

    Thanks for the giveaway ladies. You always have great opportunities.


  10. Samantha

    While I already won Even and Adam in a goodreads giveaway. I would lovelovelove to have Origin and Erasing Time. Both books I’ve been DYING to read but haven’t been able to get yet. I would be supersuper happy to win this! Thank You!


  11. Kristine Anderson

    so I’ve had very little reading time since going back to work full time – and it looks like I may be getting some reading time back soon. This is a good way to get me back in the reading groove. Sometimes a girl just needs a break and this will be a cool gift for whoever wins!

    darik.kristine at gmail

  12. Skyla

    I would really like to win this giveaway because:

    1) I’ve never won anything from this site and I just want to see my name on here =)

    2) I love the premise of all three books and have been wanting to read them all for some time.

    3) I hear the word dystopia and I come a running =)


    Thanks for running this giveaways guys you are awesome =)

  13. Inge

    Hey Wendy!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    I’ve heard many good things about the first two books and I’m dying to read them to state my own opinion! I’m trying to branch out a little when it comes to genre, so these will fit perfectly :) they all sound so good!

    These books would be great to put under my Christmas tree!

    My e-mail address is loco_inge@hotmail.com

    Thanks again!


  14. Sophia

    Science fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I seriously do not read enough of it. All these books sound so great! And hello, creating a perfect boy? How cool!


  15. nrlymrtl

    Time travel, research scientists, and the Amazon rainforest – what more could a reader want? I love scifi and blog about it.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I follow via email: nrlymrtl at gmail dot com.

  16. Miranda

    Well, I would absolutely love to win these books for many reasons, but I’m just going to mention a few. First, I have been trying to get some interesting new YA books from my library but they seem to always be checked out! Secondly, dystopian, sci-fi YA is honestly my biggest weakness. And finally, I am a poor college student who needs books to survive but doesn’t have the money to supply the amount necessary to satisfy the addiction.

    Thank you so much for being so gracious in your giveaways!

    -Miranda [andmirandasays@gmail(dot)com]

  17. Miranda

    Well, I would absolutely love to win these books for many reasons, but I’m just going to mention a few. First, I have been trying to get some interesting new YA books from my library but they seem to always be checked out! Secondly, dystopian, sci-fi YA is honestly my biggest weakness. And finally, I am a poor college student who needs books to survive but doesn’t have the money to supply the amount necessary to satisfy the addiction.

    Thank you so much for being so gracious in your giveaways!

    -Miranda [andmirandasays@gmail(dot)com]

  18. rabbitsfortea

    So… If my reason for REALLY wanting to win this (and most of your other giveaways, really) giveaway is because I’m a serious bibliophile, will that qualify? :P

    Okay, no seriously. Apart from me being the above mentioned, I’m really intrigued by Origin and Erasing Time. Plus YA sci-fi! Time-travel! Robots! Artificial intelligence! What’s not to love, really? So save me from my work boredom and entrust these lovely books to me (;

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  19. Pa-ru

    I’d love to have Origin, Eve & Adam, and Chasing Time. The premise of all three books really intrigues me. I haven’t read much of YA Sci-Fi thriller but I always love the idea of immortality, genetic creation, and time travel. These are really eclectic bunch of books that looks really fun read. Thanks.


  20. Pa-ru

    I’d love to win these books. Especially since sci-fi thriller peaks my interest. Anything with genetic creation, time traveling, and immortality are just really cool. After reading the premise, Origin, Eve & Adam, and Chasing Time appear to be eclectic mixture of books that would be a blast to read. I’m curious to see how the story go for each book. Also it’ll be a nice read for the holidays. Thanks.

  21. mary ann(RunOnce828)

    I really really want so bad to win this prize pack because of three things

    First: I’ve been waiting soo long to have this on my shelf;
    Second: Who wouldn’t want this awesome books? I mean the covers are lovely the concept is truly intriguing.
    Third: I am aiming of not just reading a lot of books but also acquiring great stories that would definitely enhance my reading skills and imagination…

    This is definitely perfect for my taste! <3

    follow GFC-Mary ann

    Thanks! maryanngacayan at yahoo dot com

  22. polaris

    i’d say i’m a contemporary book reader trying to venture into sci-fi world. these books seem to be the ones i need to read like..now. lol. :P


    erm, my email,

    thank you for this opportunity and good luck to everyone else!

  23. Dani Marie

    I would love to win this contest because two of these books are at the top of my to-read list and the other I have read and gave 4.5 stars to. Sci-fi is being reinvented in these books and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

  24. SaraO

    I should win because I’m in the market for a new sci-fi read. I love the genre but lately have taken to buying too many paranormals. Thus, my book budget is GONE so 3 freebies would be nice ;)

    Especially as I’ve been watching ORIGIN and EVE & ADAM for awhile now…

  25. Mel@Thedailyprophecy.

    Origin sounds like something that fits my interest, because I will be working on a laboratory later (but I promise you that I won’t be making immortal girls :p)

    The same for Eve & Adam. I won’t build the perfect boy, because I already found one myself :) I believe that flaws make something perfect, but I would love to see this perfect guy in the book. And because I’m a researcher, it’s always great to meet a scientist character :)

    Erasing time sounds delicious, because who doesn’t love a good conspiracy combined with love and a great plot?


  26. Twisty J

    I am really enjoying the recent additions to YA sci-fi, and all of these have been on my TBR. When I am reading sci-fi I wonder how much of it could be real one day, and how much farther we will be able to reach. Plus, it helps me feel more prepared for world domination and how possible ways to survive zombie or android invasions. I feel it is always good to be prepared for anything. Thanks for the chance!


  27. Racing Song

    I want to win this price pack because I just LOVE reading sci-fi and thriller, I was so thrilled to see this giveaway! I’ve heard about Origin and Eve and Adam, it is in my to-read list and I’m very looking forward to them, and after I saw the summary of Erasing Time, I wanted to read it too, so I really hope I could win this giveaway and read the books before their releases, waiting is always torture!

  28. Precious

    I would love to win this prize pack because…I’m a sci-fi enthusiast. After reading Katya’s World and Eve and Adam, I have a newfound respect for YA sci fi. I’ve heard amazing things about Erasing Time and Origin. <3 And I'm just DYING to read both! :) Oh and I'm broke so I can't buy them.

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/268650547589046272

    precious_shusky AT yahoo DOT com

    Thank you!

  29. wrappedupinbooks.org

    Hi guys!

    Honestly, I want the books to give away to the teen book club members at my library. They get giddy with excitement when I have book swag for them. Time travel is big with them lately, so I know the Erasing Time one would intrigue them especially, and it’s one I haven’t heard of lately!

  30. Katie

    I’ve been dying to read all three of these. There are so many sci-fi’s out there these days that none seem to really stand out. I’ve heard about these so much I know they have to be something special.

    Also, have you *seen* the trailers?

    Erasing Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCq7LMK1Ip4
    Origin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmhQtC336ro
    Eve & Adam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmRb9iK3-ls

    I mean. COME ON. Those don’t make you want to devour the books?

    Thanks for hosting this contest! I love free books. Who doesn’t?

    Here’s a pin, just for you. =]

  31. aoshi

    Wow, some many interesting choices. Honestly, I’ve always been a casually lurker here because, frankly, I have a hard time finding YA novels I can enjoy and share with my students. All three of these books sound fabulous, dark and deeply dystopian. I love the idea of twins though, and in a dystopian setting I’d love to see how it’s used, so I’d love to try and win a copy of Erasing Time!

    Thank you for running this contest!
    samcmar at gmail dot com

  32. Leannessf

    I forgot to mention – I am also a twin, so I think Erasing Time would be a great read! :)

    leannessf at gmail dot com

  33. Leannessf

    I loved Origin (borrowed from library) and would be so happy to get my own copy! And I’m such a science geek and know I would enjoy all 3 ARCs!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    leannessf at gmail dot com

  34. Giada M.

    I LOVE the dystopian genre, so I *had* to enter this giveaway. And, of course, I have all three books on my wishlist.
    The cover of Eve & Adam is fantastic! *_*

    Thank you for this chance! :D

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Great giveaway! All three of these are books I’m looking forward to reading. And then they’ll be passed to my neighbor’s little “book club” made up of a bunch of teenagers who do book swaps. They get 95% of my age appropriate books. Yes, I’m a book dealer that feeds their addiction. lol.


  36. Elle

    Why I’d like to win? Why wouldn’t I, right? ;) Those right there are some awesome books to giveaway! :)


  37. Christina

    Free books??? I love free books!! Free books all around!!! :)

    I really want to read these books, especially Eve & Adam because I’m a huge fan of Michael Grant! His Gone series is incredible! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    contact: christinastrobel4@gmail.com

  38. Roberta

    I am an avid book reader and would be thrilled to win this set of books. Not only to read, to add to my collection, but also to share with others. I enjoy reading because I am not able to travel or experience many things in my real life, but I am able to do all that and more when I read books. I love the journey each book takes me on. I would be honored to be the WINNER of this awesome contest!





  39. Kimberly Heindorf

    Thanks for the amazingly cool givaway!
    I’ve read Origins and loved it! I would like to read more books in the sci-fy genre.
    I posted this contest on facebook.

  40. Tiffany Drew

    There’s only one word to say to describe why I want to win this: DYSTOPIAN!!! I *love* dystopian reads, they are my favorite. Just knowing that their worlds are so close to being our own is enough to creep me out for sure! Not to mention I’ve been reading reviews for all three of these and they have all been nothing but positive. Seriously, I am dying to read these :) Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

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  41. erin

    thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I’ve had all of these books on the top of my “wants now” list ;)

    Unfortunately, I’m on a tight, practically minuscule book budget since today I have to replace all 4 tires and do the 3 yr maintenance package. So that’s about $950 right there. Siiiigh. Looks like I’m living off cheerios and peanut butter this month! I’m going for the pity vote :)

  42. Nitzan-Katia Schwarz

    All the books in this pack are book I’ve been really interested in reading – Adam and Eve has been on top of my to-read list, I’ve seen the Origin trailer and fell in love with it, and this is the first time I’m hearing of Erasing Time but it sounds great!
    Unfortunately for me, I have yet to find one of them available in my bookstores, if you can believe it! We have a really low amount of books in English where I’m from, even though I read only in English :< so, I’ll be so, so happy if I won this giveaway! You can contact me here: Nitzan887@gmail.com

    I’ve also shared this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DrugsCalledBook?ref=hl

  43. starryeyedjen

    Big sci-fi nut right here. Been trekkin’ it up with my dad since I can remember. :) Origin and Erasing Time both sound awesome, what with the existential crisis and time travel, but I have to be honest that I’m most interested in reading Eve & Adam. Creating the perfect boy sounds fun, but I also heard that this story is a lot funnier than I had been led to believe. Can’t wait to find out if that’s true. (But how could it not be?? There’s got to be humor involved when trying to create the perfect male specimen. :P) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!


  44. ahz1

    I’d love to win these books. I’ve been eyeing Origin and Eve and Adam for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Meggie

    I teach science to middle schoolers, and I am always encouraging my students to read sci-fi novels, because that’s how I got over my “feminine” fear of science, and learned to love it! I’d absolutely love to be able to add these three books to my classroom collection. Eve and Adam and Origin sound particularly like books my kids might like.

  46. Johanna

    For this giveaway, I thank you with the power of a thousand solar eclipse. I want to win this prize pack because my fingers start moving by themselves after my eyes read this part,”YA Sci-Fi Thrillers Giveaway!” Eve and Adam is just…*smashes keyboard* and the other two are bonuses. :)

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  47. Mindy Jo

    I would love to win to share these books with middle school students. New YA books are one way I can form relationships with them. As a substitute, I don’t see them often, but bonding over books (I had read Hunger Games before them, which was really impressive to them) helps me keep them on track in other areas!

  48. Ceecee M

    I’d loove to win free books! haha They’re irresistible. I saw Katherine Applegate’s name. I read her Making Out series and loved them as a kid. I’m curious about her new book. The other books sound interesting. Thanks for this opportunity!

    my mail: ceeceemayordomo@yahoo.com

  49. Ceecee M

    I’d looove to win this prize pack because I’m desperate to read something entertaining, something different, and something sci-fi fantasy. And what better way to get that than to get them free, right? I saw Katherine Applegate’s name and it intrigued me. I read her Making Out series and loved them as a kid. Now I’m curious to know about this new book of hers. The other books sound great. Thanks for this opportunity!

    My mail: ceeceemayordomo@yahoo.com

  50. Ceecee M

    I’d looove to win this prize pack because I’m desperate to read something entertaining, something different, and something sci-fi fantasy. And what better way to get that than to get them free, right? I saw Katherine Applegate’s name and it intrigued me. I read her Making Out series and loved them as a kid. Now I’m curious to know about this new book of hers. The other books sound great. Thanks for this opportunity!

    My mail: ceeceemayordomo@yahoo.com

  51. beccabooklover

    These books look absolutely amazing! I’ve heard so much great stuff about Origin that I definitely definitely need to read. Pet jaguar? My need to read this book has just increased a huge amount! Eve and Adam looks amazing too and that cover is just so eye-catching. This is the first time I’ve heard of Erasing Time and I’m instantly intrigued. I love time travel and this book would find a loving home with me as I love dystopians right now.

    I’m also a huge huge fan of sci-fi and there has been some great YA sci-fi around this year so I would love love love to have the chance to own these amazing books! If not I’m going to buy them all anyway as they look so so good!!! Thanks for this great giveaway :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  52. Carina Olsen

    I want these books because I LOVED Origin. And I would love love love to have an ARC of it. <3 It was just perfect. And Eve and Adam! Dying to read that book. I adore the cover, and the summary is so good. Would love to win it :) Have not heard much about Erasing Time, but it looks amazing! Cover is pretty, and I do like the summary :) Would love to win all of these books. <3 thank you so so much for the chance :) You are amazing.
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

  53. Becky

    Thank you for the chance to win! I am finishing up a great historical fiction/thriller tonight, “Quest for the Lost Name” by George Makris, and desperately need a new book to read once I am finished. “Eve and Adam” looks great.


  54. Natalie S.

    I’ve been wanting to read “Eve & Adam” as I really enjoyed BZRK and who didn’t like Animorphs as a kid? Plus, the other two books sound pretty interesting!


  55. FireStarBooks

    LOveeee to win because I looooooveee Michael Grant and Katherine :D And Origin just sounds AMAZING!


  56. Lindsay Medina

    I hope this is international….but if not? Well, it’s still a wonderful giveaway. Why I want to win these books? Who doesn’t love free books? But I’m looking forward to Erasing Time since I love dystopian novels, and also Origins….=) So I hope I get lucky!

    Email: lyndzhey_22@yahoo.com

  57. SarahO

    I want to win because I’m a jobless student who doesn’t have enough money to support her book habit haha. For real though, I’ve been really interested in reading these titles, especially the first two.

    email: sarah.oreilly97(at)gmail(dot)com

  58. Liss Martz

    WHY?? I’ve been reading a lot of great things about all of these books. I really want to read them, it’s hard for me to get books in my country (El Salvador) and it’s even harder to get ARC’s. Anyway, thank you so much for the giveaway, and I hope these babies find a new comfortable home, really nice with a great reader who can devour them :)
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  59. Gisele

    I’ve been wanting to read Origin since the release! The reason I would love to win them, is because been a international book junkie and having a mayor problem that book depository doesn’t ship here, is really difficult to have, find or score one of this awesome copies. I’ve been dying to read them specially Origin and Eve and Adam, so hopefully, hopefully I can have a chance. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Sarah Kalaitzidis

    I would love all three of these books because I love sci-fi novels! Well Sci-fi, Paranormal, Dystopian. Anytype of books like that I enjoy reading because all are different. I like how each author portrays they’re own views of differen genra’s. I also never read any of these books yet and I would love too get the chance to read them.

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  61. erica and christy

    I’ve been looking for some great sci-fi reads. Erasing Time seems to have it all. Plus, I’ve been reading so many books on my Kindle lately, it’d be great to hold a real book again! Thanks so much. Christy nc_hintz(at)yahoo(dot)com

  62. Jennika

    Eve & Adam and Origin have been on my list of books to read for a while now! They sound AWESOME! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


  63. Beth

    I’m not sure what happened to my original comment, so sorry if this is a repeat!

    Thanks for the chance to win! I pinned on Pinterest (Beth Bulow).


  64. Beth

    Please enter me! Thanks for the chance to win :)


    I pinned on Pinterest (Beth Bulow)

  65. JenniferK

    I’ve been dying to read Eve and Adam! I have heard great things about Origin so I am very excited to just have the opportunity to win these.


  66. Lili

    I am DYING for Erasing Time! I happen to have a copy of ORIGIN already, so if I win, that book will go towards my charity event for the impoverished kids. I’ve really been getting into sci-fi lately. I work at my public library and it breaks my heart when I talk to our reference librarian about having to shorten our adult sci-fi section because the books aren’t flying off of the shelves for that genre like they used to. Alas, YA sci-fi is still going strong, so we have something going for us! lol

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win <3
    Please contact me by email reflectionsbylili@gmail.com or via twitter: @LiliReflects

    Have a great night (:

  67. Lyn Kaye

    I want to win this because I need more books to feed my borderline problematic book obsession. And I’m awesome. Give awesome people books. Lyn needs books to live.