Get ready to pinch yourselves because in my hot little hands is a signed Advanced Readers Copy of Origin by Jessica Khoury! Yes, one of the most anticipated releases of the Fall! I can’t wait to hunker down and begin reading it, especially after all the hype about–Wait, you didn’t think it was for you, did you? Because I mean, we got this after waiting in a hellaciously long line at Book Expo 2012 during which we endured death stares, dehydration, and moody expo goers until it was finally our turn to speak with the author so I mean, we couldn’t possibly part with it. Not even if you begged and pleaded…

BTW, I’m kidding! This book is totally for you! One lucky winner is in for a treat when he/she walks away with a signed ARC of Origin by Jessica Khoury.

Important details! This is a paperback ARC of Origin.  By entering our contest you accept that you cannot sell it or earn money off of it in any way. You can pretty much only read it and enjoy it like you know you want to.  You must be 18 years of age or have parental consent to enter (I will check!). I will only ship within the continental USA (unless of course you still want to enter and pay for shipping because running a blog is expensive, people!)

Here’s how you can win. There are a lot of ways so you must leave a comment telling us how you are entering otherwise it will not count. I am also very sorry if these ways to enter look familiar; I tried:

The Traditional: 

1. Follow us on Twitter (@iloveyafiction)

2. Follow us on Facebook

3. Sign up for our emails ( and go the right side bar)

4. Follow us on Goodreads.

The Not-So Traditional

5. Tell us why you would want to live forever and who you would want to stick around with you.

Contest will run from July 18th – August 1st, 2012 (EST). Winner will be announced August 2nd.  I useText Mechanic’s Random Contest Picker to select a winner (and it’s a very tedious process so nobody bother me early morning on August 2nd! Mainly because I will have just arrived home from Paris and will want to sleep in. Believe me.)

Good luck!

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46 thoughts on “Contest time: Signed ARC of Origin by Jessica Khoury

  1. 1 – Done 🙂 @rarabesh

    2 – Done 🙂 Raphael Temple

    3 – Done 🙂

    4 – Done 🙂 Raphael Temple

    5 – I’d want to live forever because I’m certain Dinosaurs will once again rule on Earth and I’d love to be part of that reign. If I could only choose 1 person to stick by me, it would be my Aunt Sue – comedic relief, and she’d make all the meals. <3

  2. Traditional
    1. @123turtles
    2. andrea underhill
    4. PhD

    I don’t think I’d want to live forever. It would be cool for a while, but then everyone you know would be dead. That would be sad. Choosing who you’d be immortal with would be hard, too. I’d feel bad for NOT choosing someone, and worry that those I did choose would eventually resent me for it. Maybe there would be other immortals out there for us to interact with, and in that case, I’d choose my husband and daughter to live forever with me.

  3. Traditional:
    1) @DyadicEchoes
    2) M. Andrew Patterson
    3) Sorry, I get enough mail!
    4) M. Andrew Patterson

    Living forever would sound very isolating. I’ll be honest, the thought of growing is terrifying, but death isn’t. I would think living for a long time would be awesome, but would get old after awhile. Even if you had someone with you. Eventually, you would tire of that too. Time would lose it’s meaning as would everything else. Relationships would be tricky as you would then have to watch them die. Like I said, very isolating. So no, I don’t think I would want to live forever. Maybe a couple centuries, but beyond that, no.

  4. Great giveaway!

    I follow via Twitter (@ReadingInWinter).

    I’m on the fence about living forever … I mean, it would be AWESOME to have all that time to read ALL the books I’ve ever wanted to read, but I think it would grow stale after a while. If I were to live forever, I’d like to have my husband with me. 🙂 And my dogs.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway opp!!
    1. Follow us on Twitter: @bookaddictguide

    2. Follow us on Facebook Brittany Scramuzzo/Book Addict’s Guide

    3. Sign up for our emails: scrammy311 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    4. Follow us on Goodreads: Brittany (b311scram)

    5. Yikes, I think I would be miserable living forever! I think if it was inevitable, I’d either pick my boyfriend or my sister. I would love to have my sister around with me forever! We’re best buds for sure 🙂 But I think I would have a lot of trouble if I had to fall in and out of love for the rest of my life and I can’t imagine being without my boyfriend. Tough call!

    I’m going to have to check out the link for Text Mechanic too!


  6. +1 Twitter: @mtgreviews
    +1 Email: howdymomma(at)yahoo(dot)com
    +1 Facebook: Jenna DeTrapani
    +1 Goodreads: Jenna (MTGReviews)

    I would only want to live forever as long as it meant good health for all eternity. And only if people could eventually learn to live in peace. Who would I live with? My husband and daughter and the rest of my family and friends, of course! Much like Lays potato chips! You can’t expect me to pick just one! 😉

  7. 1. @ChanceRigdon

    2. Chance Rigdon


    4. Chance

    5. Why live forever? Well I know it’s pretty cliche but to fight off zombies during the apocalypse. How could I miss out on what will the greatest piece of history since Ferris Bueller had his day off. I’m sorry if it is too obvious and you end up getting a bajillion people telling you that.
    Who to live with me? I guess I’d have to go with another cliche and choose my girlfriend. Plus isn’t the perfect idea of a great book a zombie killing eternal romance? Isn’t it? …In fact… *starts writing*

    Besides… What’s hotter than a chick who can kill zombies?

  8. Following on:
    twitter @tworeadbooks
    facebook Lynne Clark
    goodreads Lynne

    Thanks for this giveaway! I can’t wait to read this book!!!

  9. 1. @Heather_Riffle

    2. heather.sizemore1

    3. heather.sizemore1 (at) gmail (dot) com

    4. Heather Riffle

    5. I, too, think it would be nice to be able to read all the books I wouldn’t otherwise have time for… but I would hate outliving all of my loved ones, particularly my little girl. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if I had my husband with me and was able to give my daughter the option when she was old enough to decide. Definitely a tough one!

  10. I liked you on Facebook, and now let’s see…I don’t know about living forever. I mean, it’s one thing to have eternal life after death, but to never die sounds pretty boring. If I had to live forever, I’d want some other immortal to hang around with me.

  11. I follow you on Twitter (@xheatherxmariex) and Facebook (Heather Marie).

    I’d only want to live forever if there was a way to prevent aging. Otherwise, I’d be one hot mess. I think it would be fun to see how things evolve throughout time. I’m fascinated by that. I’d like to keep the husband around, ya know, because he’s family, best friend, soulmate. Everything wrapped in one!

  12. 1. Followed via @CAnneFrye
    2. Liked as Cassie Anne Frye
    3. Signed up for Email as
    4. Followed on Goodreads as Cassie Frye

    As for the question: I wouldn’t want to live forever. As weird as that sounds, it would be rather lovely and I would hate having to go through all of society’s changes. Not to mention, it would be tougher to hold on to treasured memories as years pass and new memories take their place. *shrugs*

  13. 1. @RachelllRaeee

    2. Rachel Patrick


    4. Rachel Patrick (follows reviews)

    5. I’d want to live forever if everyone else could live forever because death scares me, and so does losing people. If I had to pick someone to join immortality with me I’d choose my mom!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been trying to get my hands on this book!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  14. 1. @sarahmccanless
    2. Sarah McCanless
    3. hoosplustwo at gmail
    4. Followed on GR as Sarah McCanless

    5. I only want to live long enough to have figured out the meaning of life and what happens when you die. And if I don’t like the answer, then I’d like to live a little longer until I make some peace with it. But I hope all that happens before the sun begins rapidly expanding or some other terrible apocalypse is upon us, because I don’t particularly want to live through that.

    I wouldn’t curse anyone to stick around with me. If you can’t handle loneliness then living way past your expiration date is probably not a good plan.

  15. 1. twitter: @LenaMarsteller
    2. Facebook: Lena Marstelller
    3. email: lmarste AT yahoo DOT com
    4. Goodreads: Lena Marsteller

    5. I would live forever if I had my family along with me 🙂

    p.s. i am 19… almost 20 in 4 days- this would be a perfect birthday present 🙂

  16. SORRY this is the better revision…

    1. twitter: @LenaMarsteller
    2. Facebook: Lena Marsteller
    3. email: lmarste AT yahoo DOT com
    4. Goodreads: Lena Marsteller

    5. I would live forever if I had my family along with me 🙂

    p.s. i am 19… almost 20 in 4 days- this would be a perfect birthday present 🙂

  17. 1) Did it! @MillieDsWords
    2) Done. Kristen DeLeonard
    3) Following you via kmd1231 (at) comcast (dot) net
    4) Done! Millie Dixon
    5) I would want to live forever so that I could learn new things. I’d love to experience new things and, hey, I could take my time doing them–traveling the world, learning new languages, meeting new people, etc–since I’ve got till the end of the world to do them. And if someone were to bring someone along with me, it would be my cat. 😉 No, actually, I’d bring my sister along with me. I haven’t found The One yet, and I think spending eternity with my sister would be pretty sweet. We’re best friends and get each other like no other. 😀
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. 1. follow twitter: @bamayankee
    2. like as alicia marie ezell
    3. subscribe to email: ame1184 at gmail dot com
    4. follow on goodreads: alicia marie

    I don’t know that I would want to live forever, but I guess if I did, I would want my BFF to live forever with me. I would need someone to talk to and do fun things with. Also, I would have to have the no aging thing going on because I wouldn’t want to live forever if I was just going to get older and older and not be able to do things. 😛

  19. 1.tigerlilyrachel
    2.Rachel Kinnard

    I would only want to live forever if I could take my closest friends with me. Those people are like my family and I wouldn’t see much point in living forever without them. I always fantasize about living forever, but if I actually think about it, I don’t think I’d want to do it. I think it makes life less meaningful.

  20. 1. Twitter follower: @readerhappy
    2. Liked FB Page: Len D.
    3. signed up for email newsletters. 😉
    4. Added as friend in Goodreads: Len D.
    5. I actually would not like to live forever but if ever I change my mind, it would be because I found a cause that would take beyond my lifetime to pursue.

  21. 1. Twitter: @prettyinfiction
    2. Facebook: Jesse Burgoyne
    3. Email: Jesseburgoyne (@) gmail (.) com
    4. Goodreads: Pretty in Fiction

    Living forever would be fun, for awhile anyway. I think it would get old after awhile though. But if you’re stuck hanging around forever I’d like to be stuck with someone I cared about. Someone who could make forever fun!

  22. 2. Tiffany Webb
    4. Tiffany Webb
    5. I think I would like to live forever. Why? Think of all the things you would get to do, that you probably wouldn’t be able to do, in the few years that we have. The possibilities are endless. You might think you have done ever thing that you can do, but there is always something out there waiting to be discovered. If I could have someone with me, it would be my bestest friend in the world, Snyder. No one gets me like she does. Plus, we would do a lot of crazy things together. We would have forever, so why not make the best of it. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!! 😀

  23. WOW, I cannot believe you are giving away a signed ARC of Origin! I have heard SO much about it, and I’m simply dying to read it. The cover is gorgeous, of course. 🙂
    I’m following you on twitter! I am @BookWorldBabe. 🙂 I also subscribed to the emails, and am supper excited about both! I don’t have a facebook or goodreads account, but I will answer question number five! Here it is:
    I would want to live forever because then I could ALWAYS keep doing the things that I love: writing, playing the piano, watching the sunrise, cuddling with dogs…It would also be so cool to be able to help people in the future by knowing about the past and informing them all about it. Detailed knowledge I would have from all the centuries could help save the Earth (which seems to be going on a downhill track), educate scientists, and make the world a better, smarter place! Plus, imagine how much more exciting the history books would be if I lived through all these centuries and then wrote about them!
    I would want my closest family and friends to stay with me. I think the hardest part about living forever is watching the people around you flash by through life. I think if I still had those closest to me, it would just be one amazing ride!
    Thanks so much for the SUPER generous contest and fun, not-so-tradition way to enter! I cannot wait to read Origin; good luck to everyone! 🙂
    BTW I am 16 years old but my mother is sitting behind me as I write this, so I have her consent. 🙂

  24. followed on twitter, @JesseJKeen

    I plan to live forever through my work in the film industry, at least in one sense

  25. 1. @HardCoverLife
    2. Liked Markella Whetzel
    3. Friended Markella Whetzel
    4. I don’t think I would want to live forever but say it wasn’t my choice, I think I would want to live with Erik from True Blood because he’s hot and it would always be interesting.

  26. The Traditional:

    1. @cat_catreads


    4. Catherine

    5.I’d want to live forever just to have more memorable experiences with friends and family. Bringing my dogs with me also of course. Just have fun and live by the phrase yolo.

  27. 1. @readfearless

    2. Jenna Johnson


    4. Jenna Johnson

    5. I would want to live forever because I think it would be fascinating be able to see how the world develops over time for the rest of existence! Although I have absolutely no idea who I would want along with me forever because well, forever is a long time! lol

  28. 1. @thelifeofiction
    2. FB carole McKenzie
    3. Email carole(dot)mckenzie(at)yahoo(dot)com
    4. GR carole mckenzie
    5. I don’t want to live forever, I think that would take on a new meaning and I’d no longer be “living” If I did live forever I feel like I should say I’d want my husband with me but honestly I’d want to live forever with my little sister 🙂

  29. +1 Twitter: @gurlinterrruptd
    +1 Email: loopietre(at)aol(dot)com
    +1 Facebook: Theresa Robertson
    +1 Goodreads: Theresa Robertson (MostlyVeganMama)

    Would not really want to live forever unless I could have ll my family live forever with me.

  30. GoodReads —>


    I have always gave living forever a second thought. I think that the whole point of life is to enjoy as much as we can of it, but life certainly has its limits. I believe that living forever only makes the value of living even worse. Who really wants to live forever and see the people you love most slip away from you because of old age or disease. I personally would like that memory of being eldery! It really does sound like an amazing experience not all people get in our lifetime.

  31. 1- Twitter: @SammiKay92
    2- Facebook: Samantha Kay Roldan
    4- Goodreads: Samantha Kay (SammiKay)

  32. 1 @rikkir77
    2 Richelle Miller Steinmetz
    4 Richelle Miller Steinmetz
    5 I think it would be neat to live forever because then you would be able to experience all of the crazy changes this world goes through. I would probably take my husband, so I would have someone always with me, because otherwise it would be pretty lonely to keep living while every around you is dying.

  33. 1.done! @she_is_reading

    2.done! Lenna Waters

    3. done! the waters girl at gmail dot com

    4. done! Lenna Waters

    The Not-So Traditional

    5. I truthfully don’t think I’d want to live forever, I feel like that would take away the beauty of living. I mean, when you’ve been around for 300 years, do you even see the sunset anymore or feel the love?And imagine how annoyed you would get being around people who couldn’t possibly know as much as you. Blech. But of course I’d keep my husband. Or maybe my dog would be a better pick!

  34. I follow on twitter as @Loopy_Lu_ and on goodreads as laura carter. I would love to live forever so i could see how the world changes.

  35. I followed you on twitter @peachandblue

    As for living forever, I don’t really think I would want to, but if I HAD to, you know like, I ended up being turned into a vampire or whatnot, I would love to spend the rest of eternity with David Tennent, because really, he’s just great. (and so cute!). And maybe JK Rowling so that she could always tell me stories. xD

  36. The Traditional:

    1. Follow us on Twitter (@iloveyafiction): @brandydull

    2. Follow us on Facebook :

    3. Sign up for our emails ( and go the right side bar)

    4. Follow us on Goodreads: Brandy Dull

    I don’t think I would want to live forever because all of my friends and family would pass on and I would be all alone.. plus you never want to out live your children.

  37. 1. @molliekh
    2. Mollie Harper
    4. Mollie (Tough Critic Book Reviews)

    5. If I lived forever, I’d have a lot more time for reading, writing, and could continue to go to school and eventually have a lot of money. The man would need to live forever too so he could keep up with me. Since this is hypothetical, my forever man is ficticious 😉 Kellan Kyle…will you spend forever with me??

  38. 1. DONE! @miccee

    2. Also done – Samantha Olivia

    3. done –

    4. Done – Sam McConnell

    5. Like so many others here, as much as living forever could be appealing to some I just don’t think I would want to. My only reason for wanting to stay is to watch how much the world changes. However, if I had to live forever I would make the most of it. I would read as much as I could, I would learn all sorts of skills – how to decorate cakes that make people’s jaws drop, I’d get numerous degrees at college, I’d learn to play multiple instruments, I’d travel the world, I’d write and write and write, I’d volunteer where I could to help others out and I’d watch my descendants as they grow up. It wouldn’t be easy in the slightest, but the possibilities are endless. As for the person I’d take with me… Hard choosing between my mom, who’s my best friend, and my man, who’s also my best friend.

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