Monday, February 14, 2011

Big SHADE-y News and a SHIFT-y ARC to celebrate!

I can finally share with the whole word the news I blurted out during last week's live chat from the Branson Cannibal Fest Writer's Retreat. Yesterday's Publishers Lunch contained this announcement:
Jeri Smith-Ready's conclusion to the SHADE trilogy, and a new untitled novel, again to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse, in a [....] two-book deal, by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown (World English).*

YAY!!!!! A million thanks to you readers, for making this possible, by buying Shade and spreading the word about it. Can I get a dorky high five?


Thanks, Liz Lemon!

I always hoped that there would be a third Shade book, because there's a lot left to explore after the end of Book 2 (Shift). Lots of questions get answered in that book (which comes out May 3), but lots more questions get asked, too.

However, because I didn't know whether or not Shift would be the last book in the series, it doesn't read like the middle book in a trilogy. In other words, no dark cliffhanger-y ending. Because that would be cruel.

The title to SHADE #3 will be announced later, but I can definitively say that it will not be any of the following:

a) SHIRT
b) SHAVE
c) SHARK

Probably not SHIRK, either.

SHADE #3 will be out Summer 2012, which could be as early as the first week in May, just like Shade and Shift.

What about the "new untitled novel," you ask? That's still to be determined, probably by the end of this year. I've been working on an exciting new idea, but it will no doubt undergo a lot of changes before I can talk about it. Right now, all I can say is that it will be for teens, it will be released Fall 2013, and it won't be a fourth SHADE book.

No, wait--I can also say that it won't be about any of the following subjects:

a) spaceships
b) circumnavigation of the Indian Ocean
c) trout

Check back periodically as I add to this list!

(Of course, now that I've said that, it'll end up being about a decrepit spaceship trying to earn back its "wings" by circumnavigating the Indian Ocean in search of the Great White Trout. Main character: 16-year-old girl who wants you to call her Ishmaela.)

Anyway, let's celebrate by giving away a signed ARC of Shift! To enter, tell me your favorite trilogy (movie, book, comic, whatever) AND which of the installments you love the most: first, second, or third?

For me, it's the Lord of the Rings movies, and my favorite is the second, Two Towers. I wasn't crazy about Fellowship of the Rings when I first saw it, honestly. I got frustrated with all the walking and was so, so relieved when the movie ended mid-scene (because I thought it would keep going until Frodo and Sam got to Mordor, which seemed VERY far away by walking).

But after seeing Two Towers--with its epic battle scene at Helm's Deep, and the riders of Rohan (and their heartbreaking theme song), and the introduction of Gollum, and the March of the Trees--I was hooked on the series. I watched Fellowship again and loved it big time. I bought the soundtracks. Now I try to watch the entire trilogy at least once a year. Even the parts with the walking.

(Plus: Pippin. Sigh...)

Deadline: Friday, February 18, 11:59 Eastern Standard Time.
International entries? YES!

I will announce the winner (drawn using a random number generator) here on the blog Saturday morning, so there's no need to leave your e-mail address. But if I can't contact the winner, and they don't contact me by next Friday, I'll draw another name.

Good luck, and thanks for sharing the moment with me!

EDITED TO ADD: Congrats to Reading Mind, who won the ARC of Shift! Reading Mind, please send your mailing address to at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by Friday, February 25, I'll draw another name. Thanks to everyone who entered!


*"World English" means that Simon Pulse can resell the rights to any English language publisher outside of North America--like Pulse UK, which has done such a fabulous job with Shade and Shift. "[....]" means the monetary amount of my deal is NOYB.

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68 Comments:

I AM SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU! <3 <3 <3.

i can't wait to read everything (you know that!). CONGRATS LADY!

hmm.. favourite trilogy? actually, it IS the Lord of the Rings... and my favourite is the Two Towers. the Fellowship of the Ring was awesome, and so was Return of the King, but the one i want to watch over and over is The Two Towers. probably because that was the one book in the series i liked the best too, but the Battle of Helms Deep is totally EPIC. <3

true story : one of my friends back in the USA has a blue Ford Focus named Pippin. it even has the vanity plates that spell out PIPPIN. :) (my favourite character from LOTR was the Ents!)

again, so excited for you!

Posted by: Blogger Jennzah at 2/14/2011 12:54 PM

My favorite trilogy....umm. I guess it would also Lord of the Rings. and the movies that i love the most is Return of the King because everything and everyone is happy at the ending. And plus everything is wrapped into a neat little package.

Posted by: Blogger Brianna at 2/14/2011 12:56 PM

Congrats, what great news!!

Posted by: Blogger Elana Johnson at 2/14/2011 12:59 PM

The transporter trilogy is my fav. Jason Statham and fast cars equals a great flic = ) Congrats Jeri xoxo

Posted by: OpenID scarlettspace at 2/14/2011 1:00 PM

Yaaay! So great!

There are so many great series but I guess my all time favorite is The Hunger Games and Catching Fire is my favorite part.

With movies it's LotR as well though :) And The Two Towers in particular because of that scene when Gandalf and the horsemen come to safe Helm's Deep :)

Greetings from Germany!
Nina

Posted by: Anonymous Buchjunkies at 2/14/2011 1:01 PM

Big cheers!!! This is such freaking awesome news!!! Congrats!! So glad there will be another Shade book, and also really excited for a different YA from you!! :D

Favourite trilogy...this is actually slightly tricky because my favourite trilogy, Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, is no longer a trilogy. It was, it was 3 books story all wrapped up then a couple years later a fourth book came out, which is a loose continuation with more focus on other characters. Books 1-3 are a trilogy, but 4 means it's not technically lol. My favourite from that though was book 1. The rest are very nearly as good as well (especially book 3) but book one is one of my all time favourite books.

...in case that doesn't count, I suppose I'll say Hunger Games, because I adore books 1&2 (can't choose a favourite of them) despite really, seriously disliking the final one.

Again, massive congrats, so well deserved!! :)

Posted by: Blogger Cem at 2/14/2011 1:01 PM

Favourite trilogy? hmm difficult. In films it's the lord of the rings no doubt there but when it comes to books it would be in between the lord of the rings and His Dark Materials.
My favourite book of the Lord of the Rings is the Return of the King as it ends the story beautifully^^
As for His Dark Materials I have to say probably The Subtle Knife because we`re introduced to Will. I love that boy^^

Posted by: Blogger Melissa at 2/14/2011 1:02 PM

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I'm looking forward to all of them!

Favorite trilogy. Lord of the Rings is definitely one of them. The last one kind of makes me sad though...it's kind of bittersweet at the end.

I also love Evangeline Walton's Mabinogian Tetralogy, which is based on Welsh myths. It is so enchanting.

Posted by: Blogger Midnyte Reader at 2/14/2011 1:03 PM

Oh, congratulations, Jeri! This is great news for you, and for readers like me. :) So now. My favorite trilogy? Well, this doesn't really survive my "grown up" test, but I'm going to go with my childhood heart and say the original three Star Wars movies. I was seven years old when the first one came out (er, Chapter 4: A New Hope... let's pretend it was a real trilogy, okay?), and it completely blew me away! My favorite is absolutely that first movie. The other two layered on the complexities and grand thematic moments, but the first one was sheer perfection in terms of a straightforward adventure, with archetypal characters and eye-popping space chases. Now I feel like watching it again!

Posted by: Blogger Ken at 2/14/2011 1:04 PM

AWESOME! Congrats so much on the new deal! (Though I was really hoping for SHARK...)

I'm so curious about the new series. Hope you'll be able to reveal more soon!

Posted by: Blogger Corinne at 2/14/2011 1:15 PM

Excellent news!! I am so happy to hear that there will be a third book in the series! As for my favorite trilogy, well that's got to be The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I know there's a 4th one coming, but the until it's released, it's a trilogy, right? LOVE Captain Jack :)

Anyway, how about SHARD? or SHILL? or SHOCK? :)

Keep up the good work!

Barbara

Posted by: Blogger Barbara at 2/14/2011 1:16 PM

Can't wait for Shift to come out! Definitely one of the books I can't wait to sink my teeth into this year.

As far as my favourite trilogy, have to say that yes, LOTR is number one, Return of the King being the one I love the most. There's so much emotion and sadness in it, I spent the entire time at the theatre crying my eyes out, especially when Sam and Frodo say goodbye. But the real tear jerker was when the Hobbits try to bow before Aragorn and Arwen and Aragorn says "My friends, you bow before no one." and then he bows for them! wwaaaahhhhh!!! But I'm an action junkie and love the Bourne movies as well as Resident Evil even though there's like four of them now or something like that. I guess Matt Damon is probably the biggest reason why I like the Bourne movies. I know, I know, pathetic. lol

Posted by: Blogger Nathalie at 2/14/2011 1:16 PM

Congratulations! That sounds like a much better Valentine than a box of chocolates!

As for my favorite trilogy? Hmm...that's super tough! So I will just say one of my favorite trilogies is the George Romero's Zombie/...of the Dead films (even though there are some tag-a-longs, I'm just counting Night/Dawn/Day of the Dead), with the first, Night of the Living Dead, being just cinematic perfection.

Happy writing! I'm going to tentatively make room on my book shelves!

Posted by: Anonymous Racquel at 2/14/2011 1:19 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! This is awesome news!!!!!!!!! Am now wondering about the title for the third book...

My favourite trilogy is by far and away The Hunger Games with the second book being my favourite. I came to this series late and read all 3 books in about 3 days. Absolutely LOVED them and can't wait to see how it will translate to the screen.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

Posted by: Blogger Lynsey Newton at 2/14/2011 1:23 PM

Congrats, as for my favourite trilogy it is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. What a phenomenal series!! The one I liked best was Catching Fire, but its hard to pick just one because I loved all three.

Posted by: Blogger nat at 2/14/2011 1:23 PM

I cannot think of my favorite trilogy - but I can think of my favorite Doctor Who.

Also, might I suggest for the title of your third book ......... SHIV.

<3 <3

Posted by: Blogger Myra McEntire at 2/14/2011 1:27 PM

Congrats!!! You really deserve it!!! I'm so happy for you *throws confetti*

My favourite trilogy is the mortal instruments. I used to love his dark material but then I met CAssie Clare's books and it was love at first reading, with city of glass being my fav.

Posted by: Blogger Reading mind at 2/14/2011 1:29 PM

Congrats sweetie, I can't think of a more deserving author for such an opportunity. I might be biased here.

As far as trilogies, I'm such a fan of Robert Rodriguez's Mariachi Trilogy: El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

My favorite? Oh heck yes. DESPERADO.
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Posted by: Blogger Carrie at 2/14/2011 1:29 PM

Yay a 3rd Shade book!!!

Favorite trilogy? That was kind of hard to think of, but I do love the Hunger Games series and the Wake Trilogy. It is hard to pick my favorite book in the series, but I guess I would pick the first in both series because of the world and story building.

Posted by: Blogger A Rick at 2/14/2011 1:31 PM

Love the BACK TO THE FUTURE movies. Fav would be between the 1 and 3 one.

Posted by: Blogger bookbunny68 at 2/14/2011 1:36 PM

My favorite trilogy is Lord of the Rings. My favorite is The two Towers. (actually I like The Hobbit the best but it's not part of the trilogy).

Posted by: Blogger SandyG265 at 2/14/2011 1:37 PM

yayyyy! congrats!

I am a Pippin fan, too. :) :) :) I love Fellowship and Return, but TTT is my least favorite because the Gollum parts bored me! Weird, I know. But I love that whole story. Also, I just can't call it a trilogy since Tolkien didn't write it as one. :)

Posted by: Anonymous Jess Tudor at 2/14/2011 1:43 PM

Congratulation!

My favourite trilogy is The Pirates of the Caribbean I know number 4 is on the way but the first three was suppose to be a trilogy at first.
I think I like the first one (The Black Pearl) the best because it was the one that started it all:-)

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Posted by: Blogger Mysteriousrose at 2/14/2011 1:43 PM

Yay! It's international! :D *cough* sorry about that :P
Okay, so onto the trilogy. Umm I think I'll have go for The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare even though the 4th book comes out in 49 days. That still counts, doesn't it? ;) And my favourite book would have to be City of Glass, the 3rd one. But I love all of them though.

And congrats, by the way! Can't wait to read Shift :D

Posted by: Anonymous AngelicaMae_S at 2/14/2011 2:01 PM

Congratulations!

Might the third book be titled "Shawl"? Or perhaps--"Shin"? Oh...to read a book named after a bruised body part...

My favorite trilogy, so far, is the Hunger Games, and I love Catching Fire the most. Watching Katniss grow into her strength, all while she is dealing with the harsh loss of...so much. Just wonderful. Oh, and her DRESS! Love it.

Posted by: OpenID exploringeliza at 2/14/2011 2:16 PM

Awesome News!! I can not wait to read them! Picking a favorite trilogy is going to be pretty hard. I think I will go with The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong and I think out of the 3 my favoite is The Reckoning.

Posted by: Blogger Awesomesauce Book Club at 2/14/2011 2:32 PM

I am so excited for more YA books from you. Of course, I love your adult books, too. CONGRATS!

I love the Wake trilogy by Lisa McMann. Book 2, Fade, was my favorite because of the ending. It was so dramatic and fit perfectly with the story.

Posted by: Blogger lostnthestacks at 2/14/2011 2:33 PM

Congrats!!! I'm excited that the book was written that way, I find many books 2's are written more as a bridge to the goods in book 3.

My favorite trilogy would have to be Kelley Armstong's Darkest Powers - loved The Reckoning!

Posted by: Blogger Mel (He Followed Me Home) at 2/14/2011 2:41 PM

This is such great news Jeri! I knew you were playing around with the trilogy idea for Shade, and VIOLA! here it is!

My favorite book trilogy is the Crow series. I was so wrapped up in Rhia and Marek's life and love from start to end. Of course, it helped my heart tremendously to have it wrapped up at the end of The Reawakened; for a while there I wasn't sure I'd ever stop sniveling.

As for the movies, I do love the Lord of the Rings, and Pirates, but for me, the ORIGIAL 3 Star Wars movies ~ New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi! I hate to say it, but I don't even consider the other 3 Star Wars movies, they are just knock offs of the original. lol And, just remember what a hunk Harrison Ford was. WOW!

Hope your time in Branson was fruitful! Can't wait to see what new ideas you have for the new book!!

Posted by: Blogger Kasey at 2/14/2011 2:54 PM

Congratulations - that's awesome! :) :)

Currently, I'd have to say that my favourite trilogy is THE HUNGER GAMES; it's kind of a tough choice between the first two, but I think the first book is my favourite. Thanks :)

Cheers,
lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

Posted by: Blogger deltay at 2/14/2011 3:03 PM

Congrats! what awesome news! can't wait to see what you have in store for your fellow readers :)

my fav trilogy would have to be The Gemma Doyle trilogy (Great and Terrible beauty) I loved it!

thanks for doing this giveaway!

Diana

Posted by: Blogger The Lovely Getaway at 2/14/2011 3:12 PM

Congratulations!! More Zachary and a new seris, who could ask for more!

I've got to go with others my favorite trilogy is Lord of the Rings.

Congrats again!!

Posted by: Blogger Jen at 2/14/2011 3:24 PM

The Two Towers was my favourite too ^_^

My favourite trilogy has been Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, and my favourite was City of Glass because it was so INTENSE with all the battles and character romances.

Thanks for the giveaway, good luck to everyone ^_^


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Posted by: Anonymous Karen at 2/14/2011 4:16 PM

Hey Jeri Congrats!!! My favorite trilogy would have to be The Hunger Games right now I really loved Catching Fire. Now on to Shift I want it so bad you know I've been dying for this one ;)

Much love and congrats again!

-Jaime

arnoldjaime13@yahoo.com

Posted by: Blogger Two Chicks On Books at 2/14/2011 4:26 PM

Call me old school but I still love the original Star Wars trilogy. My favorit is Return of the Jedi.

Congrats on the new deal!!! Can't wait!!

Thanks!
Katie

Posted by: Blogger Katie at 2/14/2011 5:00 PM

Congrads Jeri!!!
That's amazing news although I'm not really surprised given that you're such an amazing author. I want to make a suggestion for your third novel to, what about Shadow? Or maybe that might be to close to Shade, but i like it lol.
As for my favourite trilogy, I'm going to go with a movie on this one and say the Underworld trilogy. LOVE THIS TRILOGY!!! O God now I have to pick a favourite one, well I love Scott Speedman, but I love Michael Sheen even more- seriously this guy could act out the phone book and still come off sexy! So I will say that my favourite movie is the prequel Rise of the Lycans, because I get to learn more about Lucian and his past (and it doesn't hurt that he barely wears a shirt in it) lol ok i think of gone on long enough.

Congrats again on your amazing news and thanks for the awesome contest!

Posted by: Blogger HayleyAG at 2/14/2011 5:03 PM

Congratulations on the great news!

My favorite trilogy would be The Mortal Instruments. I love City of Bones the most.

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Posted by: Blogger Minas at 2/14/2011 5:22 PM

Congrats!!!

I would have to say that my favorite trilogy is also The Lord of the Rings Trilogy! So awesome!!!

Posted by: Blogger mercurial dragon at 2/14/2011 5:33 PM

The Hunger Games (I know, I know...everyone else probably chose this as well) is my favorite trilogy. And my favorite book from those three? Probably the first one just because it was new and exciting and I was first introduced to those great characters.

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Posted by: Blogger Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) at 2/14/2011 7:53 PM

Lord of the Rings FTW!!!!! I sooooo want to win. #BloggingNotNextToYou

Posted by: Blogger Frankie Diane Mallis at 2/14/2011 9:08 PM

Hmm my fav triology I would have said The mortal instruments but now it's no longer a trilogy so I'll have to go for The bourne trilogy films I love them! Action pack and just amazing really!

I think my fav is the last one, I;m not sure why I just love it lol.

Kelsey

kelseyanne90@hotmail.com
http:/kelseyannesbookblog.blogspot.com

Posted by: Blogger Kelsey at 2/14/2011 9:24 PM

THE BLACK JEWEL TRILOGY.

The first one - where everyone still has the "GRRR" going on.

Posted by: Blogger Calliope at 2/14/2011 10:40 PM

Congratulations!!! That is amazing news and as with everyone else, I am so happy for you! And happy for myself that I get to read more of your awesomeness :D

I'm going with the trend here because it's just so damn brilliant - The Hunger Games. I LOVE each of the books in this trilogy, they are all so amazing. It's hard to pick one, but I'll go with Catching Fire as my favourite.

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!
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Posted by: Blogger Brodie at 2/15/2011 12:43 AM

Favorite trilogy... Maria Snyder's Study series. And have to say it's torture to make me pick one of the three! Guess Poison Study because it sucked me in to the world of Ixia/Sitia.

Congrats on the new book deals :)

Posted by: Blogger cegluna at 2/15/2011 1:15 AM

That's huge news! Congrats!!!! Can't wait for Shade, book 3, and the new series!

My favorite trilogy is The Hunger Games Trilogy. And for many, many reasons, The Hunger Games is my favorite of the three. Mockingjay comes in a close second, but The Hunger Games was where it all started. I was blown away by the high stakes in the very beginning. Pure adrenaline, smarts, and insanity! <3!

Posted by: Anonymous Lisa B. at 2/15/2011 11:19 AM

My favorite trilogy is The Study series by Maria Snyder. My favorite book out of the series would have to be the first one-Poison Study.

Yay for the book deal!!! Congrats!!!

Posted by: Blogger Jessy at 2/15/2011 12:53 PM

Congrats!!
My favorite Trilogy is Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, and my favorite book... umm that's hard, but I think I'll pick the third one, City of Glass.
I really can't wait for the second trilogy to start ^^

Thanks!
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Posted by: Blogger Tynga at 2/15/2011 1:07 PM

There really are a lot to choose from. I'll go with the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I know he made another fourth book called Extras. But it's really a companion novel. To me it will always just be the first 3 novels. The first dystopian I can remember reading. I just loved all of them. BUT I will choose Pretties as my favorite.

Vivien
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CONGRATS!!

Posted by: Blogger Vivien at 2/15/2011 1:14 PM

My favorite trilogy would have to definitely be Star Wars (the original 3). My favorite is Empire Strikes Back, when I was little I wanted to live in the Cloud City.

Congratulations on the new book deal! Can't wait for all your future releases!

Posted by: Blogger Mistress of the Library at 2/15/2011 1:16 PM

Hmm my favourite trilogy so hard to choose but beside LOTR I also like the Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice/A. N. Roquelaure. Of those books the first one is for me the best one :)

Posted by: Blogger Taratroll at 2/15/2011 1:37 PM

This is so exciting!!!! I can't wait to read SHIFT let alone the 3rd book!! I'm so pumped right now! Congratulations!
I would have to say my favorite Trilogy would have to be THE NEVERENDING STORY! I LOVED them when I was little and I'd have to say my favorite is the first one. The movies are so cheesy now but back then it was awesome!
So excited for this contest!
email is kriggenbach95@gmail.com
-Koriann

Posted by: Blogger Kori at 2/15/2011 2:00 PM

So excited for more JSR books! My favorite trilogy is Life As We Knew It. I like the first book the best but the other two are very close behind. I couldn't put them down!

Posted by: Blogger Shannon at 2/15/2011 2:34 PM

"Shimmer" has a nice ring to it, don't ya thinak? Lol, anywho. My favorite trilogy is...erm, it is...humm, erm, ahh.....Wow, I didn't think this would be so hard! There are just so many great reads these days!

I am sorry, I can't pick just one. But, I'll go a step futher and say that my favorite series is Harry Potter and my favorite installment is the Goblet of Fire!

Posted by: Blogger YzhaBella's BookShelf at 2/15/2011 2:42 PM

YAY!!! Congratulations, Jeri!

Now I totally want to read a book called SHARK about trout on a spaceship...

Posted by: Blogger Sarah Beth Durst at 2/15/2011 2:50 PM

My favorite trilogy is the original Indiana Jones movies. My favorite of the three was the first one. A great new and unique main character, history, and lots of action!

Posted by: Blogger Scott at 2/15/2011 2:54 PM

My favorite trilogy is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. These books are just amazing. I think I'd have to say my favorite is the first book in the series.

Posted by: Blogger TheGirlOnFire at 2/15/2011 4:26 PM

Favorite trilogy? Is this like having only one favorite book? Howzabout we pretend they didn't make a fourth Scream movie...

Posted by: Blogger Kristina at 2/15/2011 7:21 PM

My favourite trilogy would have to be The Circle Trilogy/Series by Nora Roberts. No matter how many times I read it I always cry, laugh and smile at the same parts and fall in love with the characters all over again. I can totally imagine reading it over and over till I'm old and can't see anymore. My favourite book out of the series would have to be "Valley of Silence" because it focuses heavily on my favourite character Cain and because the ending is one of the sweetest I have ever read.

Posted by: Anonymous Adine Duncan-Hita at 2/16/2011 10:28 AM

Yay for more books! I can’t wait for Shift! And book 3! So much to look forward to!

My favorite trilogy would have to be Hunger Games as well. And, like so many others, Catching Fire is my favorite of the three. I love the second book so much because I feel like it includes the best character development. One of my favorite parts is when we see the motley crew that Katniss picks out to be on her "team" and then we discover that she unerringly, yet unknowingly, chose those who are already part of the resistance. We see that she is an impeccable judge of character, able to see through the Capital glam in seconds! Good Stuff!

Posted by: Blogger Kara Son at 2/16/2011 1:25 PM

Hard one. LOTR of course for classics. Mortal Instruments for YA. Black Jewels for current epicness. And Nora Roberts - The Hollow for contemporary.

And please no Scream 4.

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Posted by: Blogger donnas at 2/16/2011 11:17 PM

The only trilogy I've ever read or seen is The lord of the rings. My favorite installment is the last one, The Return of the King, because the ending is priceless. Thanks!

Posted by: Blogger Elise at 2/17/2011 11:41 AM

Firstly, a huge CONGRATULATIONS!

Second, okay, so as not to be redundant re: LOTR, and my favorite was the 2nd, I'll go with my other favorite Trilogy (although it became more later.)

The Dune trilogy - books not movies. Yes, there are a ton of books, but it was always a trilogy that just got added to.

Of the three, my favorite was Dune Messiah.

Why? Because although book 1 was the best, I was absolutely heartsick and fascinated by what happened to Paul - the main character - in the second book.

Posted by: Blogger Fiktshun at 2/17/2011 6:25 PM

Favorite huh? That's pretty hard. I'll have to say Pirates of the Caribbean. The Curse of the Black Pearl was my favorite. Thanks.

Congratulations!

Posted by: Anonymous Christie Taylor at 2/17/2011 8:22 PM

My favorite triliogy would be The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong. My favorite was the last book, The Reckoning.

Congrats on the book deal! I'm so excited!

Posted by: Blogger Alicia at 2/18/2011 10:06 PM

My favourite trilogy is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The first book is my favourite of the three.

Posted by: Blogger Spav at 2/18/2011 10:33 PM

Congrats to Reading Mind, who won the ARC of Shift! Reading Mind, please send your mailing address to at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by Friday, February 25, I'll draw another name. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/19/2011 12:52 PM

I think book 3 should be entitled The Book of Awesome! I can't wait to read Shift! I'm stalking your blog for ARC giveaways! I need more Zack-tion NOW!!!

Posted by: Blogger Heather (Book-Savvy) at 2/20/2011 2:10 PM

same here Heather! lol

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