Alrighty, this is my second attempt ever at a contest(as well as the second attempt at anything with this account). Hopefully it goes better than the first. For those of you who checked intomy first contest, this is exactly the same with a bitof different selection.All you have to do is choose one of the blurbs below(one person per number) and write your own novel for it.The only real requirements are that your novel sticks with the generalizations in the blurb(names and stufflike that), you use the blurb(book and author name included) as your summary, and that your novel isn't super small but other than that, put as many twists and turns as you want--not just reword what the true author wrote. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!
Dates: June 26, 2012-April 15, 2013
Things I Put Into Consideration:
-Grammer(I'm not super strict on this but if it's every other word, we've got a problem)
-Storyline(flows well/connects together well/easy to read)
-Connects with blurb
Comment with the number you want so I can bold it.If the number is bolded thatmeans that the number is unavailable.
If your number is bolded and initalics itmeans that you have submitted your novel. If you have finished your novel, please let me know so that I can put it in italics, those not in italics will not be looked at.
Once you start your novel please keep me updated on it's progress, though I most likely won't read it until the due date, I'd love to hear feedback from you guys.
Prizes(They're Not Much But They're All I Have):
1st- I'll read 5 short stories/articles/etc.,1 novel, or 3 short stories/articles/etc. and 1 novel and comment/crutique. Your Choice. And I'll fan you.
2nd-I'll read 3 short stories/articles/etc.(2 my choice, 1 yours), 1 novel(I'll choose out of your favorites), or 2 short stories/articles/etc.(my choice)and half a novel(yours, I'll finish if I like it) and comment/crutique. Might fan.
3rd-I'll read two short stories/articles/etc. or half a novel(finish if I like) and comment/crutique. My choice.
1. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder-much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing-not even a smear of blood-to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . ("City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare)
2. In 1837 England, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic.
Twins Persephone (Persy) and Penelope (Pen) Leland are anticipating their first London season with mixed feelings. Pen can't wait for the balls and parties and crowds of handsome young men to flirt with, but Persy would far rather stay home with their governess, Ally, and continue her magic studies. The only thing drawing her to London is the prospect of seeing Princess Victoria, her and Pen's idol.
But then Ally disappears from a busy London street and the twins are drawn into searching for her...and find that her disappearance is linked to a dastardly plot to enchant the soon-to-be Queen. Persy also discovers that a good lady's maid is hard to find, that one should never cast a love spell on anyone after drinking too much brandy punch at a party, that pesky little brothers can sometimes come in handy, and that even boys who were terrible teases when they were twelve can mysteriously turn into the most perfect young men. ("Bewitching Season" by Marissa Doyle)
3. St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school-it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's-the very place where they're most in danger. Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi-the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires-make Lissa one of them forever. ("Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead)
4. At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive. So when Brittany Ellis and Alejandro "Alex" Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, this human experiment leads to unexpected revelations - that Brittany 's flawless reputation is a cover for her troubled home life, that Alex's bad-boy persona hides his desire to break free from gang ties, and that when they're together, life somehow makes more sense. Breaking through the stereotypes and expectations that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart, Perfect Chemistry takes readers to both sides of the tracks in a passionate love story about looking beneath the surface. ("Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles)
5. Callie Leary has exactly one thing, and one thing only, in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennett: They were each chosen by Amanda to be her guide. When Amanda arrived at Endeavor High, she told Callie she moves around a lot and always picks one person to help her navigate the choppy waters of a new school. Why did Amanda lie?
Following a course that they suspect Amanda deliberately plotted, Callie, Nia, and Hal piece together some cryptic clues. But they find more questions than answers and quickly realize that before they can figure out what happened to Amanda-the girl who changed their lives-they'll need to solve the most important mystery of all: Who is Amanda Valentino? ("Invisible I" by Stella Lennon)
6. That night Ingrid told Caitlin, I'll go wherever you go. But by dawn, Ingrid was dead and Caitlin was alone. Suddenly Caitlin has to deal with a completely unfamiliar life--a life without the art, the laughter, the music, and the joy she shared with her best friend. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind, Caitlin gets a chance to learn about another side of her friend; and the journal becomes her guide as she deals with forgoing new friendships, finding a first love, and learning to live without the one person who knew her best. ("Hold Still" by Nina LaCour)
7. Chloe Sanders used to have a pretty normal life. But that changed on the day she met her first ghost. Locked up in Lyle House, a group home for troubled teens, she finds out that there's more to the home's teen residents than meets the eyes. Will Chloe be able to uncover the dangerous secrets of Lyle House… or will its skeletons come back to haunt her? ("The Summoning" by Kelley Armstrong)
8. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction - Zeus' master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.("Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Theif" by Rick Riordan)
9. Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued -- in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.
When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begins! ("The Season" by Sarah MacLean)
10-You know I had to. Bella Swan's move to Forks could have been the most boring move she ever made. But when she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella. ("Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer)
11. New soul Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. No soul Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame? Heart Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies-human and creature alike-let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.("Incarnate" by Jodi Meadows)
12. Ori Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Band To Be Named Later, a garage band he started with his friends. After years of being known only as the kid brother of sports star Del, Ori is looking forward to stepping out of his older brother's shadow, learning to perform in public, and rocking the Battle of the Bands contest. Oh, and maybe finally working up the nerve to talk to a girl in person instead of just over e-mail. But when Del suddenly returns from college, he expects Ori to step back into his role of little brother, just when Ori is starting to come into his own. With his confidence wavering, will Ori be able to overcome his stage fright and lead the band to rock glory? Will the Band To Be Named Later ever get a real name? Will their best performances remain in the garage?("Rock On" by Denise Vega)
13. Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was suppose to be. With Logan's band playing a crucial gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.
Well sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and talk to ghosts. This mysterious ability had always been annoying, andAura had always wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift had happened so she could undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because Dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and theliving grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart... and clues to the secret of the Shift. ("Shade" by Jeri Smith Ready)
14-this one runs a high risk of being eithercliche and predictable and just all around dull or a great novel. He has all the tricks down cold, and his favorite girls are the ones with cherry lipstick and long legs in fishnets. They know he doesn't make any promises.
But as graduation looms, the game begins to shift for Eddy. He never expected unattainable and perfect Lucinda Dulko to wlk into his life. For the first time ever, Eddy's not in control. To be with Lucinda, he has to play on her terms.
But what happens to a player whe the rules suddenly change? Will Eddy find a way to win it all? Or will he get played? ("Play Me" by Laura Ruby)
15-the only number that can have more than one person. Freebie-just give me three options you'd like to do and I'll pick one of them if I'd like to read it/have read it
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