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YA Highway's 4th Anniversary Giveaway!

4 years. 18 members. 19 books published. 1392 posts. 191 Road Trip Wednesdays and 179 Field Trip Fridays. 19,000 Tumblr followers, almost 2,000,000 page views, and most importantly: 
innumerable new friends.

At risk of sounding like a song from "Rent," we just can't measure how much we love and appreciate all of you -- but we can say thank you, with a GIANT giveaway! Scroll through the prizes, then fill out the form below to be entered for...

Advanced Reader Copies!

Paranormal and Fantasy
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
The Falconer by Elizabeth May (signed!)

Wolf Literary Pack
Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky
You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle (signed!)
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Sci Fi / Dystopian
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnson
Inhuman by Kat Falls
Inheritance by Malinda Lo

Middle Grade
What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren
I Heart Band by (former Highwayer) Michelle Schusterman
School of Charm by Lisa Scott
The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward (donated by Andrea Brown Literary)
When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens


Signed by YA Highway members!
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (UK copy)
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Signed by members of The Lucky 13s!
Reboot by Amy Tintera (plus swag!)
The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher
Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards (plus swag)
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Bruised by Sarah Skilton (plus swag!)
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (plus swag!)

More from YA Highway members, past and present
Starglass by Phoebe North
Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth (audio)
Secrets and Lies by Kody Keplinger (e-book) 

Regal Literary Pack
(2 winners!)
A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie by Matt Blackstone
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
Wanderlove and Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Starglass by Phoebe North

The Bent Agency Pack
After by Kristin Harmel
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
Demonosity by Amanda Ashby
Playing Tyler by TL Costa
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Fins Series
(donated by The Bent Agency)
Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, and Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Paranormal Pack 
Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
Contemporary Pack
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

Sci Fi Packs
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
The Steam Mole by David Freer

Awakening by Karen Sandler
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

London Eye and Reaper's Legacy by Tim Lebbon



Agent Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary
Agency Assistant Danielle Barthel of New Leaf Literary
Agent Logan Garrison of  The Gernert Company
Agent Sarah LaPolla of Bradford Literary Agency
Agent Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary
Agency Assistant Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary

First chapter
Agent Gemma Cooper of The Bent Agency (query or chapter)
Agent Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary
Agent Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary (query or chapter)


Kate Bassett, author of Words and Their Meanings (2 winners!)
Liz Czukas, author of Ask Again Later
Sarah Enni, represented by Sarah Burnes
Kirsten Hubbard, author of Like Mandarin and Wanderlove
Demetria Lunetta, author of In the After (2 winners!)
Amy Lukavics, represented by Joanna Volpe (2 winners!)
Kristin Halbrook, author of Nobody But Us

10 pages (MG or YA)
Tracy Holczer, author of The Secret Hum of a Daisy

First chapter
Kate Hart, represented by Michelle Andelman
Christine Kohler, author of No Surrender Soldier
Amy Nichols, author of Now That You're Here
Kaitlin Ward, represented by Sarah LaPolla
Amy Zhang, untitled debut from Greenwillow/HC 2014

Query + first chapter
Christina Farley, author of Gilded
Stefanie M. Gaither, author of Falls the Shadow
Justina Ireland, author of Vengeance Bound


The Memory of After bookmarks from Lenore Appelhans

Prep School Confidential bookmarks & tattoos from Kara Taylor

Signed bookmarks from Jennifer Castle, author of You Look Different In Real Life and The Beginning of After

Autographed Alienated t-shirt from Melissa Landers

Book bottles created by Amy Lukavics (2 winners!)

Control swag pack with necklace from Lydia Kang

Canary swag pack with bookmarks, postcards, stickers and key chain from Rachele Alpine

You must live in North America to win the books/ARCs, but critiques can be won by anybody, anywhere! Earn up to two extra entries by sharing this giveaway.
The giveaway ends at midnight Central Time on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Winners will be announced in the following week.

Special thanks to Liz CzukasPhoebe North, The Lucky 13s, and OneFour KidLit for their help organizing this giveaway, and to all of our prize donors!

8/24/13: Entries for this giveaway are now closed. Thank you for entering -- we'll announce winners soon!

Thanks for four great years -- Looking forward to many more!

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. Congrats, everyone! What a fantastic giveaway and wonderful milestone! This blog is one of my goto's, with consistently phenomenal content and consummate professionalism. Thank you for all you do for the writing community and for ya lit!

  2. Congrats! And I agree with Martina. This is a fantastic giveaway and I really enjoy your blog.

  3. How can it possibly only be four years, when I can't remember my life before YA Highway??? Congrats!

  4. What a fantastic giveaway! Happy 4th Blogoversary, and here's to many more! :D

  5. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. What an incredible giveaway! Happy anniversary! :)

  7. Happy anniversary to my favorite of favorites. Thank you ladies for running such a great blog for four years now. :)

  8. Happy 4 years!! I have enjoyed reading your blog. Great prizes and great giveaway.

  9. Congrats, ladies!! And thanks for the giveaway! <3 Here's to a billion more years of YA Highway. :)

  10. Happy 4 year anniversary!

  11. Happy 4 years and to many, many more!!! :D

  12. Love your blog!!! Happy anniversary!

  13. Congratulations YA Highway ladies! And here's to many more. :)

  14. Congrats on the milestone! I don't know what I would do without your Friday roundups--I look forward to them all week!

  15. Happy 4th Anniversary, and wishing you all many more!

  16. Congrats on 4 years! YA Highway was one of the first blogs I stumbled onto when I began blogging. Cheers!

  17. Congrats on your 4th anniversary! You guys are awesome!

  18. Wow, what lovely prizes! Congrats on your four years of amazingness. Happy anniversary~

  19. Congrats ladies!!! Totally <3 you all :D

  20. Happy Anniversary! This is my go-to site as both a reader and writer of YA Fiction. Lots of love!

  21. Happy 4th Anniversary, YA Highway, and thank you for the amazing giveaway... Fingers crossed!

  22. Wow! This is such a huge giveaway. Thanks!

    Congratulations and best wishes on many more to come!! =D

  23. Happy Anniversary! You continue to be one of my go-to places on the Internet. Keep up the great work! <3

  24. Can I enter if I'm in Australia, but have somewhere in the US to ship to?

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    2. Thanks for the amazing booky deliciousness that is this post!

  25. Thank you everyone for all the kind wishes!

  26. Congratulations! And Celebrations!! :D
    Amazing giveaway, let's see if I get lucky :)

  27. It is an AMAZING giveaway! I just wish I had a finished manuscript so I could enter for a query :(

  28. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Shared just about everywhere :)

  29. Hurrah hurrah! Happy 4th year anniversary!


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