Thursday, October 15

Contest Part 1


So, I'm sitten here trying to think of some new books along the lines of friendships for a reading challenge I'm going to be participating in soon. The main characters have to be friends who fall in love with each other (they can't be already dating from the get go, almost like at first they deny their feelings) So figured I'd throw a contest in hopes of getting some opinions.

The winner will win one of these awesome books! You choose a number at the end and you get that book with the post it note (like my other one)

How To Enter: (remember must leave your email addy so I can contact you)

+1 Being or becoming a follower (you must be a follower in order to win)
+ 5 Answering Question
OPEN to everyone!

Can you think of any books that involve guys and girls who are friends falling in love with each other? (YA preferred, books already published BUT I'll take upcoming books as well as long as not EVERYONE gives me upcoming)
Yep I've read the Harry Potter's so that won't work for the reading challenge. LOL. Has to be something have not read. LOL


Karla said...

great contest.really great contest.

+5 harry potter and wicked lovely
are two books that i can think of

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern (one of my absolute favorites. LOVE IT!)

+1 already a follwer
+5 answering question


Thanks! You have the BEST giveaways! ;)

Hayley Lovell said...

+1 Follower, check
+5 I have couple:

1, Audrey, Wait! They weren't exactly close friends but its a great book none the less.
2,Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boy, its a cute read
3, Let It Snow, by three different authors, and one couple was dating before the story but its the last story in the book and the first story fits your requirements.
4,Aimee, isn't focused on romance at all but the romance is there, it's jsut a good read
5,Aurelia because who doesn't love romance with princes, princesses and murder?
6, The Safe-Keeper's Secret, great ending twist
7, The Dream Maker's Magic, by the same author as the Safe-Keepers Secret, great story.

That's a lot, but you asked and I had a lot to contribute, I just went through my library, so these are some of the best ones. You should read them, unless you've already read them then that's just that.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

oh wow, *drools*

+5 immediately think of the HP series! (not YA but Nicholas Spark's new one The Last Song)

hefollowedme AT gmail DOT com

Hayley Lovell said...

Forgot email its

Brodie said...

Ah! You have awesome contest... I hope this is international! (if not, ignore this!)

+1 Following
+5 I know it's been mentioned, but the first one that comes to mind is Harry Potter. Ron + Hermione = <333333!

Tynga said...

The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine, there's 2 couple of friends who become lovers.

+1 I am a follower
+5 Answered question

I'll come back if I have more ideas

Linda Kish said...

I follow but sadly I can't think of any books to help you out.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Ellz said...

Seems my answers have been mentioned
Harry Potter
Melissa Marr
Heather Davis (Never Cry Werewolf)

+1 follower
+5 question

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

+1 Follower
+5 The Night World by L.J. Smith - short stories, but there is, if my memory serves me correctly, one short story in each the first book and the third book
Raven by Allison van Deipen

Sorry, those are the only two I can think of now (besides Harry Potter), and I know some where they're friends when they're little and fall in love after the grow up and see each other again, but I don't think that's what you're looking for. Anyways, amazing contest yet again! Thank you. :)

Kelsey said...

+1 follower

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Sorry not a lot of suggestions.

kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

Icedream said...

Great giveaway and a fun way to do it!
Changeover: A Supernatural Romance by Margaret Mahy (and oldy but a good one, and it has a supernatural theme)
Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (I'd say they loved each other although it isn't a real romance story)
Falling For Romeo by Jennifer Laurens (really fits the category)
+1 Already a follower :)

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Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

+1 Follower

No plus five for me, since I don't really read YA, therefore I do not know many/any that start off friends.

Morning Glow
ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

Lilixtreme said...

Not entering but wanted to suggest, Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott. I loved it and it definitely involves a romance between denial-lovers. Does that make sense, lol?

AnAddictedBookReader said...

Awesome, thanks!
+1 Being a follower
+5 Answering Question-Bloom by Elizabeth Scott, Sarah Dessen books, Summer Boys series by Hailey Abbott, and tons of others I can't think of haha.
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

ParaJunkee said...

Great contest.

+5 My answer was taken - Wicked Lovely

parajunkee (@)

Shalonda said...
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Shalonda said...

Ooh, fun!

+1 I am a follower.
+5 The Opposite of Invisible (great book!)

shalondasblog (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chloe said...

Great contest!

+1 Already Following
+5 Hmm.. Eyes Like Stars (kind of), Blue Bloods, Hunger Games (kind of), and obviously Harry Potter :)


Natascha De Marco said...

+1 Follower

Can you think of any books that involve guys and girls who are friends falling in love with each other?

Maximum Ride series-Max & Fang
Percy Jackson Series- Percy & Annabeth

To good series right there.

Dani. said...

Cool contest. Awesome set of books! (How do you get so many cool ones?) :)

My Answer:
Everyone took the obvious ones Harry Potter, Wicked Lovely, Sarah Dessen, Blue Bloods...
But, I thought of one nobody said..."An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green! Yay, I'm so proud of myself. :)

+1: Follower!
+5: Answered Question!


Kiara said...

Thank you for this international contest!

+1 I'm a follower.
+5 Answering Question
Can you think of any books that involve guys and girls who are friends falling in love with each other?
- The Hunger Games, Catching Fire
- The Morganville Vampire Series
- Graceling

- Kiara

DeNiSe said...

+1 already a follower :D
+5 answered the question
Elizabeth Scott
Something Maybe
kind of Ally Carterseries Kind of thanks for the contest



Mariah said...

+1 follower
+5 Graceling and The Treasure Map of Boys

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Chick Lit Teens said...

+1 I'm a follower

+5 answering question:

Bewitching Season
The Season
In or Out
Airhead and Being Nikki
The Dark Divine (Dec 2009)
Some of Sarah Dessen's books are like that too

That's all I can think of for now...

Thanks for the contest!

Cindy said...

Thanks! Few of you mentioned Something Maybe! I loved that one! I read it a few months ago and Bloom too!!! Keep it up!!! Thanks! So far, I ordered The Opposite Of Invisible! Looks good! Some of the others I have read and can't use for the challenge. But keep it up, all suggestions welcome!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

+5- oh this is a hard one, hm Does Beastly by Alex Flinn count. Friendship 1st then it turned 2 love, yeah! i think


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Tynga said...

the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs would fit in the category to, but it's not YA

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Nice contest!

+1 already follow
+5 Question:
-Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
-Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine (Eve/Michael relationship - love it!)


I ♥ Book Gossip said...

+1 follower

+ 5
Auden and Eli in Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Perfect Chemistry

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

titania86 said...

+1 follower!
+5 His Dark Materials series (Lyra and Will)

Bianca said...

+1 already follower
+5 the harry potter books! i know there are others, but i can't think of any right now. when i do i'll come back and post more.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Kat Duncombe said...

+1 follower
+5 Cry of the Icemark

donnas said...

Cool contest.

+1 already a follower
+5 My ideas were already mentioned but I will list them anyway and agree with those that have already posted them - Wicked Lovely and the Morganville Vampires series.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Llehn said...

+1 Follower
+5 How To Be Popular - Meg Cabot


Lori T said...

Great contest! You do have some really cool contests!!

+1 I am a follower
+5 Fade and Wake by Lisa McMan
Perfect Chemistry or Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine
The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

latomli (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sara said...

+1 follower
+5 question answer:
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

I know there are more, but...

Thanks for the contest!

Briana said...

Great contest!!! Love it!

+1 - follower
+5 - answering Q :: Well when I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, her guy friend was falling in love with her..even though she didnt realize it, and then they end up together. Its pretty cute! :)


Jordan Perryman said...

+1 Being a follower
+ 5 Answering Question

1. Alis - Naomi Rich
2 Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway

Shanyn said...

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I loved it because of that.

shanynlee at

pepsivanilla said...

+1 I'm a follower
+5 Take Me There by Susane Colasanti
and Keeping the Moon by Sarah


Unknown said...

+1 I'm a follower.

+5 I googled it because I couldn't think of any good suggestions and the Internet recommends The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Unknown said...

+1- follower
+5- Best (Boy)friend Forever by Melissa Morgan is probably exactly what you're looking for!

I'm also thinking that the Gossip Girl series uses that theme, but I read it so long ago I'm not 100%

I'm a little surprised no one said New Moon, but I'm sure you've read that already :)


Natalie said...

+1 follower
+5 -Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Bunny B said...

I follow!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Sheere said...

+5 Well. I think thet the Hunger Games, Two-way Street and Raven.
+1 follower

brizmus said...

+1 already follower
Awesome contest. I can't seem to think of any books, so how about a song?
There's "No Way" by the Unlovables. . .at least I think it's No Way that talks about that.
Hm, I guess Airhead/Being Nikki would fall into that category.
yay +5

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Well, to tell you the truth I just got into reading YA, and your part of the reason! I found your blog..and have been swapping many YA titles with you.

The only one that comes directly to mind is Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough, but you've already read that one! (you also sent it to me, lol).

I can't even sort through the books I have to see right now because I'm the only one awake, lol. I'll sort through later and get back to you!

+1 I'm a follower.


BashfulToast said...

Already a follower! Yay!

Bleed by Laurie Faria Stolarz has some of that.


Jo said...

Can you think of any books that involve guys and girls who are friends falling in love with each other?

Doing It by Melvin Burgess off the top of my head. Thinking harder... Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, and maybe the second or third in the Morganville Vampire series too, as things progress. Giving Up the V by Serena Robar. Yup, that's all I can come up with. Good luck with the reading challenge!

I follow you!

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Sylvia said...

+5 Sweethearts by Sara Zarr!!:) and also, Vampire Academy too!:D

+1 I'm a follower!

Thanks for this wonderful contest:D

Sara said...

How to hook a hottie by Tina Ferraro!

Already a follower!


Brittany said...

Give up the Ghost by: Megan Crewe is like that
+1 already a follower
+5 answered your question.



Raspberry said...

+1 I'm already a follower, and
+5 - Sphinx's Princess, which I just read, and wasn't ahuge fan of, but they're totally friends and she still hasn't figured it out, but it's one of those you can tell in the end they're going to be together. Sometiems you want to shake them and say, "DUH!"

holdenj said...

+5 I think Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac would qualify. Plus, it was really good.
+1 follow


Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

+5 Ummm let me see... Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens, The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones and i just thought i'd throw an upcoming one in- Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn!

+1 for being a follower!


Staysi said...

+1 already a follower
+5 answer to your question: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen


staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

D Swizzle said...

Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie :)


Ina said...
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Ina said...

+1 already a follwer
+5 answering question

my tip: Nalini Singh - Mine to Posses... a fantastic book!

forgot my email *gg* inale87 (at) gmx (dot) at

Megan said...

Great contest! Count me in.

+1 - Old follower
+5 - Answering question
They aren't YA novels but the two that came to my mind were Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern and Just Friends by Robyn Sisman. These novels are definitely two of my favorites.


Pamela said...

+1 follower

No books are coming to mind (beyond ones that have already been mentioned) but I will be on the lookout for ideas for you!!


aurumsisters at livejournal dot com

Erica said...

One Top 10 Uses For an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro -

+1 I'm a follower

Justine said...

+1 follower

+3 Answering question: Hmm...I've read quite a lot. I'll give you some suggestions:
> How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
> Airhead by Meg Cabot (and Being, Nikki by Meg Cabot)
> Love, Meg by C. Leigh Purtill
> The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connell
> The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (or anything by Sophie Kinsella. She's a great author!)
> Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


Jenna said...

+1 I'm a follower

+5 Here are a couple I can think of off the top of my head:

1. Love, Rosie by Cecila Ahern (This is technically an adult novel, but I read it when I was twelve, and I loved it! It's so funny, sweet, and unique, with a little angst thrown in)

2. Take Me There by Susan Collasanti

3. Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

4. How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot

5. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

6. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (John Green's story is the one with the best friends)

and on the topic of Maureen Johnson...

7. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

I hope you find at least one of these helpful!


Anonymous said...

The ones that come to mind are:

1.Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
2.The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
3.Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
4.Local Girls by Jenny O'Connell

+1 already a follower
+5 answering question

Robyn @ Robolobolyn's Universe said...

+1 for being a follower
+5 Answering Question

I can think of a few books,
-The Boys Next Door
-Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
-Generation Dead/Kiss of Life
-Maximum Ride books
-Harry Potter books (duh)
-The Hunger Games/Catching Fire
-Airhead/Being Nikki

Robyn :)

in which a girl reads said...

+1 follower
+5 Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
I am Messenger AND the Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

L said...

This is an awesome contest and I'm going to enter now, so it doesn't end before I can enter =D.

+1 follower
+5 What comes to my mind is The 1st book in the Night World Series(Secret Vampire), Dead is the New black, and Twenty Boy Summer.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com said...

Awesome book contest!

dancealert at aol dot com

Sorry I have to fall back on Harry Potter books. I don't read a lot of YA books so can't be of much help!!

I'm already a follower

dancealert at aol dot com

Kate said...

+1 I'm a follower.

Great contest. I'm going to hope that memory serves me correctly with the best friends part (I'm 97.5% sure they were). I don't know if I'm the first to suggest this, and it's not really YA but I really enjoyed it, "Where Rainbows End" by Cecelia Ahern.

Kate said...

Sorry, I forgot to add my email.

Stacey Brucale said...

Please enter me, I would love to win. I am a follower.


throuthehaze said...

+1 already a follower

+5 Fire by Kristin Cashore (although the guy hates her at first they do become friends eventually)

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Test said...

Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boy by Kate Brian
Wickid Lovely by Melissa Marr
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
+1 for already beinga follower!

Thanks for having this amazing giveaway!

Diana Dang said...

I am a follower! And +5: 13 Little Envelopes by Maureen Johnson? Hm, also How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot.

Alyssa F said...

+1 I am a follower!
+ 5 A few off the top of my head:
Jinx by Meg Cabot (kind of)
Ella Enchanted
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

Alyssa F said...

Forgot my email. It's shadyglade (AT) mail (DOT) com

Sherry said...

The Heir series by Cinda Williams China has some of that going on(the warrior heir, the wizard heir, and the dragon heir) plus they are just great books!

I am already a follower!


Milka said...

+1 already a follower
+5 Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (Fanny and Edmund are cousins but they are also best friends and they fall in love.) (Not YA but I just got it to my mind right away)

Pam said...

How fun!

+1 already following
+5 Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

melacan at hotmail dot com

Wrighty said...

What a great idea!! This must be such a popular category and I can't think of that many. Strange Angels and Generation Dead are two possiblities.

+1 Already follow
+5 answer


Jenny N. said...

Yay international contest, Thanks

+1 I'm a follower

+5 What about Cupidity by Caroline Goode or The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen


Sarah said...

Awesome contest!

+1 Follower
+5 One I can think of off the top of my head is Wicked by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie.

two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

Great contest.

+1 Follower
+5 Secret Vampire by L.J Smith

Kristen said...

+1 Follower!
+ 5 A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Pixie said...
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Pixie said...

great set of books to giveaway. Thanks
+1 follower
+5 list of books, I hope I didnt repeat any. I read through and did not see these listed.

At Face Value-Emily Franklin
The Summer I Turned Pretty-Jenny Han
Wings - Aprilynne Pike
Time Travelers Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
The Forrest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
- Tantalize- Cynthia Leitich Smith
- The Host(Wanda/Ian)Stephenie Meyer
- House of Night Series(Zoey/Eric)- PC Cast Kristin Cast
- North of Beautiful - Justina Chen Headley
- Study Series - Maria V Snyder
- Glass Series - Maria V Snyder


Michelle said...

Oh a good one has to be any of The little Lady agency series by Hester Browne.

I'm a follower

Mmillet at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

+5 I immediately thought of Sarah Dessen books.. especially The Truth About Forever, and Just Listen.

+1 I'm a follower!


Alessandra said...

+1 I'm a new follower :D

+5 The Princess Diaries and Airhead series by Meg Cabot
Teen Idol and How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot
the Sally Lockhart and His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
practically all books by Sarah Dessen
Memoris of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
Very far Away From Anywhere Else by Ursula K Le Guin (old book, but my favourite YA of all times)


Emily said...

Cool contest :)

+1 I'm a follower
+5 Impossible and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac



Arielle said...

+1 Already a follower

+5 A lot of books have already been mentioned - one that I thought of that hasn't been mentioned yet though was Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


Anonymous said...

the princess diaries
step23 at hot mail dot com


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