Win an ARC of Crescendo & Support Literacy

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster (October 2010)

Reading Level: YA

Description from GoodReads:

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Recently, I acquired an ARC of CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick.  I am pretty certain that the person who had it was clueless about how many people would do just about anything to get their hands on it.  I started to think about it and decided that rather than keep it solely for myself I would hold a contest.  But I didn’t want to hold any contest.  I decided I wanted to connect it with something that is really important to me.  Early literacy is a big concern of mine.  How do we help children get excited about books and reading?!

Rather than just have people comment about why they want this ARC or have you follow the blog.  There will be some challenges which will help support literacy and earn you entries.

Here are the rules:

1.  All participants must complete an entry form.

2. You must be 13 or older to enter.

3. On the form, there are some required items that anyone can complete in order to enter.  To earn additional entries, there are some challenges that I believe most people can complete but are not required in order to enter.

4. The contest is open internationally.  International participants – if you are unable to complete something because it does not apply to your country, please email me at: kidlitfrenzy(at)gmail(dot)com.

5.  To encourage people to do more than just comment and follow the blog, I will also throw in an  ARC of Matched by Ally Condie .  What does that mean?  If the selected winner only did the basic and wins, you get the ARC of CRESCENDO.  However, if the selected winner did many or all of the items, then s/he will also win MATCHED. (Note:  Judging this will be at my discretion.)

6.  The contest will end at 11:50 P.M. PDT on August 23, 2010.

Click here to complete the entry form.  Please email me at kidlitfrenzy(at)gmail(dot)com if you are unable to access the link for the form.


49 Responses

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  2. Totally awesome contest! 🙂 Thanks, thanks, thanks sooo much for this! :”>

  3. Great contest thank you so much I hope I did everything right on form. Thank you so much for the chance I loved Hush Hush so much and can’t wait to read this one!

    • thank you! i want this book really badly! I enjoyed reading Hush Hush (read it in a day) and I’m sure I will love Crescendo! thank you for this contest! Hope I win 🙂

  4. Thanks for this contest and for promoting literacy.

  5. This was a great contest! I loved the questions. Thank you!

  6. YAY ANOTHER CONTEST!!!!!!!!! THANK U FOR doing this… hoping 4 the best !!!!!!!!!!

  7. Thank you for open internationally!!!

  8. That’s an awesome idea, I got my fingers crossed 😛
    The picture of the reading place… I’ll try to get one but I don’t know since I don’t have a favorite place to read (and I’m at work, with no camera) so I’ll email from home, as soon as I get there 🙂

  9. What a wonderful contest. I will be donating several books to my local library in the next couple weeks (once I go through them all ;)). Wish I still had little ones to read to/listen but the youngest is now 18. Another great thing to do is go into the elementary schools and read.

  10. all Im saying is this is one of the best contests! seriously? Matched too!!!! 😀 thx for the giveaway!

  11. Yey! 😀 Great contest! And thank you for opening internationally!

  12. GREAT contest!!!!!!! thanks for an internationally contest! 🙂

  13. Wow. You are very generous to share such a highly sought after book. And thanks for making it international.

  14. Cool, if I’m lucky maybe I’ll win a new book 😀

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  16. I want to read both of these books SO BAD! Thanks for the awesome contest.

  17. What a kool way to do a giveaway. I so have been dying to get my hands on CRESCENDO. Thanks for the giveaway I so want to be entered.

  18. It’s really nice to give away the book 🙂 I love Hush Hush so I guess Crescendo is better 😀

  19. I hope I’ll get lucky and win this ARC,HUSH,HUSH was an amazing book and I cant wait to unleash the truth

  20. One of my 8th grade students originally gave me her copy of Hush, Hush to read after she finished it and told me how good it was – and I finished it that same weekend! Would love to get a copy of Crescendo, not only to read myself, but to continue sharing the love of reading with my students!

  21. Wow! I am so impressed with the pictures of favorite reading places that are being sent in. It has inspired me to do a post when the contest is over. Also love reading all of the great responses. You guys totally rock. Thanks for entering and good luck.

  22. awesome!!!! I loved Hush Hush, thanks!!!

  23. Thanks for the contest! I’ve got my eyes set on Matched. I haven’t read Hush, Hush by Becca, just yet…

  24. thanks so very much for the contest i am dyign to read both lol suspence kills

  25. whoops typo lol

  26. thanks for the giveaway. i loved hush hush and am so excited for crescendo!

  27. Thanks for this contest! I would love to read Crescendo.

  28. I just finished Hush, Hush and really enjoyed it. I love the idea of promoting a giveaway with supporting literacy. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  29. Thanks so much! Crecendo looks awesome, and I would seriously sell a hand for Matched!

  30. Yay! I hope I win 🙂

  31. Thanks a ton! this giveaway looks amazing

  32. Great Contest!! 2 reads I would love to get my hands on!!

  33. Started Hush, Hush on Monday. Almost finished. I am loving it. Can’t wait for Crescendo.

  34. Yay!! Thank you for doing this ARC contest!! I’m dying to read Crescendo. 😀

  35. Thank you so much for the contest! Such a good idea too!


  36. aww yesss!!!!! ive been waiting for ages for this 😉 im DYING to read crescendo ❤

  37. This post was mentioned by Lynsey Newton of and on Twitter. I would love a copy of both books because I am slowlly adding to the collection of books my child that will be born March 2011. I know he/she wont be able to read this right away, but when she/he is ready *sigh* I guess mommy can share them.

  38. I’ve been dying to read Crescendo and i cant wait till october! Thanks soooo much for having this!

  39. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  40. How awesome! I’d love to win!

  41. Thank you for the contest! I would love to win Crescendo

  42. cant wait for the book to come out! would love to win, couldnt put hush hush down 😀 ❤

  43. This seems like a great contest.

  44. Awesome contest!

  45. TOTALLY awesome contest! Such a great way to promote and support the love of reading for all!

  46. This an amazing contest! Thank you so so so much! 🙂

  47. Thanks for hosting and for supporting literacy!

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