Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the HarperTeen Summer 2016 Blog Tour! I’m so, so, SO excited to be part of this amazing 7-week/50-book tour and I’m honored to be spotlighting one of my favorite authors! I’ve been reading Alyson Noel’s books for years – probably since middle school, give or take a few years! And Unrivaled looks like it’s going to be just as epic as all her others!
I have a LOT of fun things for you today – including an epic “whodunnit” style post and giveaways! Be sure to scroll to the very end of this post so you don’t miss anything! First, here’s more about the book!
Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.
But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.
She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.
That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.
Unrivaled is #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s first book in a thrilling suspense trilogy about how our most desperate dreams can become our darkest nightmares.
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Now for the main event, I give you: “Whodunnit? Bookish Edition!”
In Unrivaled, the main character, Madison, goes missing. For today’s “Whodunnit? Bookish Edition!” post, Alyson Noel has gone missing – she’s been kidnapped! And it’s up to you lovelies to solve the mystery of her disappearance! We have suspects with motives and alibis!
Below, you’ll find more information regarding how/when Alyson disappeared, plus a list of suspects, their motives and their alibis. Under that will be a Rafflecopter. You’ll be able to pick three suspects and explain why you think they’re guilty. Complete the Rafflecopter to be entered to win a pre-order of Unrivaled! Giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to you!
And now, without further adieu, let the game begin!
Suspect One: Kat
Motive: Kat is a writer, but she struggles when it comes to story ideas. In the past, she’s been overheard discussing Alyson’s novels with friends. Kat is a huge Alyson fan and envies the plots that Alyson comes up with. She kidnapped Alyson so Alyson could help her come up with story ideas.
Alibi: Kat claims she was out visiting her nieces at the time of the alleged kidnapping.
Suspect Two: Stacee
Motive: Stacee is notorious for reading the ending of a book before she reads the rest of it. She received an ARC of Unrivaled and the last 10 pages were ripped out, so she wasn’t able to read the ending first! Enraged, Stacee sought Alyson out. She wanted a new ARC or access to Alyson’s original manuscript so she could read the ending. The problem is, Alyson doesn’t have author copies of the ARC yet and her computer is password protected. When Alyson refused to give Stacee the password, Stacee kidnapped her, hoping to ransom her for a copy of the ARC.
Alibi: Stacee claims she was at Disneyland at the time of the alleged kidnapping.
Suspect Three: Jessica
Motive: Crazed, book-obsessed Jessica wants to make Alyson write books for her, misery-style.
Alibi: She was hanging out with Valerie, her co-blogger, at the time of the alleged kidnapping. They claim they were buying books and talking about Jennifer L. Armentrout and book boyfriends.
Suspect Four: Nichole
Motive: After two weeks of struggling with her essay for English class, which is worth 40% of her grade, Nichole realized that she only had two sentences written. Therefore, she decided to kidnap Alyson so that Alyson could write Nichole’s paper for her, since Nichole believes that Alyson is a master of words. Nichole promised Alyson that she would be returned after she helps Nichole get an ‘A’ in English class!
Alibi: Nichole claims she was on the corner of 5th and Main at the time of the alleged kidnapping. She was holding up a homeless sign, trying to raise money to get to the Super Bowl. She insists the traffic cameras caught her on film and can prove she’s innocent.
Suspect Five: Stefani
Motive: Stefani is obsessed with Alyson and frequently stalks her and does internet searches on her. From these stalking sessions, she knows Alyson is a huge Dexter fan. She kidnapped Alyson so they could have a Dexter Binge watch session!
Alibi: Stefani claims she was reading her own Harper Summer Tour book, True Letters from a Fictional Life, at the time of the alleged kidnapping. There are no witnesses who can corroborate this statement.
Suspect Six: Celeste
Motive: Celeste is a a super villain who believes she can manipulate brain waves to get Alyson’s writing genius for herself.
Alibi: Celeste claims she was at a showing of Hamilton at the time of the alleged kidnapping.
So, who kidnapped Alyson Noel?!?!?! Fill out the Rafflecopter below with your answers!
With 8 New York Times bestsellers in 2 years, and over 8 million copies in print, her books have been translated into 36 languages, sold in over 50 countries, and have made the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, NCIBA, and Walmart Bestsellers lists, and have won numerous awards such as: the National Reader’s Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer’s Choice 2007 Top Ten, appeared on the CBS Early Show’s “Give the Gift of Reading” segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot List” and Beach Book Club Pick.
Chosen as one of OC Metro magazine’s “20 Women to Watch,” she’s been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business Awards” as well as their “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” award. The dramatic rights for for her adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, were optioned by Ridley Scott’s, Scott Free Productions, with Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’ Diary) set to write and direct. While the dramatic rights for all 4 books in THE SOUL SEEKERS were optioned by Cheyenne Enterprises.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, she’s lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled back in Southern California where she’s working on her new YA series, UNRIVALED (Harper Collins), set to debut in summer 2016, and a new MG, KISS MY WISH (Random House), set to debut winter 2016. You can visit her at: www.alysonnoel.com, www.immortalsseries.com or www.soulseekersseries.com.
Hope you guys had fun with that little mystery! I can’t wait to read your answers! Now, before you go, here are some more epic giveaways you can enter!
#1 – A Harper Teen Summer 2016 Catalog prizepack of 45 books*.
*Titles not included: The Crown by Kiera Cass, Escape from Asylum by Madeline Roux, Sing by Vivi Greene, The Countdown by Kimberly Derting, & United As One by Pittacus Lore
In addition to the one massive prize winner, we will also have 4 winners who will be able to select 3 titles they want from the Summer 2016 Catalog.
This giveaway is US Only
#2 – 5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog
5 books are: Front Lines by Michael Grant, Revenge & the Wild by Michelle Modesto, The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, & The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
This giveaway is US Only
How to enter:
Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Summer 2016 Tour (a total of 50). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to: HarperTeenTour@gmail.com
The key word for today’s tour stop is: cold
1.) Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize
2.) Winner must be over 13
3.) Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.
4.) Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.
5.) All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 3/31/2016.
6.) Winners will be selected 4/1/2016 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.
7.) Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.
#3 – Leap Year Giveaway – 4 of the most anticipated ARCs from Summer 2016
Books are: My Lady Jane, Ivory & Bone, The Crown’s Game and This Savage Song
This giveaway is US Only
How to enter:
This giveaway will only run on February 29, 2016. The rafflecopter form will work for 24 hours and a winner will be chosen on March 1, 2016.
Lastly, don’t forget about our amazing Facebook Author Chats where you will have chances to win more prizes and books! The first chat will be 2/16/16 at 8 pm EST!