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Blog Tour: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater PLUS Giveaway

Scholastic recently launched an online community called This Is Teen to connect readers with their favorite YA authors and books. Visit their page on Facebook for all the latest news on Maggie Stiefvater and Forever.

I'm a HUGE fan of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver Trilogy, so of course I'm thrilled to share with you this part of the tour.

When I talk with readers about this series, I've learned that Isabel is a character that divides readers. Some people like her and some people really don't. I'm in the like Isabel camp. Ever since I was a teen, I loved reading about those somewhat ice-queen characters who maybe deep down have a bit of softness. I was a very emotional and dramatic teen, so I think I was drawn to these characters because there was a part of me that wanted to be strong and yes, even a bit icy like they were. Isabel might be difficult at times, but I still like her. She's proved to be a loyal friend to Sam and Grace even though she has every reason not to be. She guards her heart and doesn't just let anyone in, but when she does, you know that she cares. She can flirt like crazy and her flirtation with Cole is smart and sassy.

I was nervous when I found out I would be giving away a sketch of Isabel drawn by Maggie Stiefvater. What if she didn't look the way I pictured? (If I could go back in time and cast a Roswell-era Katherine Heigel as Isabel in the movie, I would totally pick her!) But I think Isabel looks just like I imagined! Smart, sexy and sassy! What do you think?

Maggie also compiled a playlist just for Isabel. I love her taste in music and I love her choices for Isabel-especially SexyBack-I can totally see Isabel jamming out to that song in secret!:)

ISABEL (Playlist by Maggie Stiefvater)

1. Shut Up and Let Me Go - Ting Tings
2. I’m Good, I’m Gone - Lykke Li
3. Toys - Hedford Vachal
4. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
5. Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Gutter - Paper Route
7. Have You Got It In You? - Imogen Heap
8. Coming to Terms - Carolina Liar
9. No One Sleeps When I’m Awake - The Sounds
10. All Wound Up - She Wants Revenge
11. Derty - Ronald Jenkees

Want to win a copy of the Isabel sketch? Fill out the form below!
-Must be over 13 to win
-US Address only
-Contest ends July 28 at midnight central time

Don't forget to visit the next tour stop on Monday! Rachel at YA Reads


  1. Great giveaway! I so loved this series I hope others take the opportunity to enjoy it as well.

  2. I bought this book for a lady friend of mine. She loves to read these kinds of books. The seller was very efficient & prompt!!! Highly recommended!
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