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Monday, May 27, 2013

DANGEROUS by Shannon Hale, Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway

Happy Monday! I am beyond excited to teaming up with Bloomsbury to reveal Shannon Hale's upcoming YA release, DANGEROUS (coming April 2014). 

Check out this cover!



Being a huge Shannon Hale fan, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am over this book.  If you're attending BEA this week, you'll find out plenty more about Dangerous from Bloomsbury!! 


DANGEROUS BY SHANNON HALE:
"One of the best books I've ever read. Ever." --James Dashner, NY Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner.

The warehouse was coffin dark. I put out a hand, feeling my way up the stairs.
        I knew I wasn't alone.
        I strained to hear movement. A scuffed foot, the rustle of clothing. The clink of ammunition. Anything.
        There was nothing. Just the sound of my own labored breathing.
        If I had known all that would happen these past months, would I still have entered that stupid sweepstakes?
        No, I thought. Never.
        But my hand pressed against the tokens in my chest, protective.
        I climbed faster.
        Our team was shattered. Two of us left. Only one would walk away from this encounter. But I didn't want to kill again. And I didn't want to die.

Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There's no going back. She is the only thing standing between danger and annihilation.

From NY Times bestselling author Shannon Hale comes a novel that asks, How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?

ISBN: 9781599901688
Coming April 2014

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About Shannon:

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig.

Follow Shannon on: her Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

The Giveaway:
Thank you to Bloomsbury, I've got 3 arcs of DANGEROUS to giveaway today! To enter, please fill out the form below. Don't forget to read the giveaway rules before entering, found at the bottom of the form.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

232 comments:

  1. I like the color of the symbol and the way the background makes it stand out. I can't wait to find out what that symbol means!

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  2. This is so exciting! I can't wait to read Dangerous. The cover is so different from Shannon's other books, and that definitely makes it intriguing.

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  3. Love the cover! Excited about reading this one - it looks so different :)

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  4. I like the cover, but it's more than a little strange to me, since it's Shannon Hale and it's not high fantasy or women's fiction, like her other books. Loving the colors, though.

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  5. Awesome cover! I like that it is not as girly looking as some of Shannon Hale's previous covers. Hopefully, it will get a wider audience. Can't wait to read it!

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  6. That cover is great! I can't wait to read it!

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  7. The cover is definitely eye catching!

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  8. I'm a huge fan of Shannon Hale and this sounds fantastic! So different from her other books but so intriguing!

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  9. The symbol is intriguing especially since it looks like it's....in space? This is so different from the Shannon Hale works on my shelf, but I remember Danger Brown being a character she wanted to bring to life, so I'm excited to see what it all means!

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  10. I find the cover interesting. I'm wondering what the symbols mean.

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  11. I love it!! Can't wait to read it!

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  12. This sounds so different from her other books! But in the best kind of way! Can't wait!

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  13. The cover is fabulous! I love the colors and that design should appeal to a wider audience.I definitely want to read this!=)

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  14. The cover is fabulous! I love the colors and that design should appeal to a wider audience.I definitely want to read this!=)

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  15. Interesting, looks very sci-fi. Excited for the book!

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  16. Beyond excited for this, ahhhh.

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  17. Whoa. If you can really judge a book by its cover, then this book will be amazing!

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  18. This sounds so unusual for Shannon! I'm excited to see what she came up with!!!

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  19. Wow, not what I expected from a Shannon Hale cover--I'm more excited by the blurb, and dearly wish I could go to BEA to hear more!

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  20. The cover looks kind of like they are trying to copy Divergent, which is actually a bit disappointing to me. But the premise of the book sounds awesome, so I guess I'll just have to buy a hardcover and "lose" the dust jacket.

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  21. Oh my word I hadn't heard of this!! Wow, it sounds so different from her other books. I can't wait to read it! The cover definitely doesn't give much away about the book. I'm intrigued.

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  22. Can't wait for this book from one of my favorite authors. I'll read anything she puts out there. Love the colors in the cover!

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  23. I get a SFF feel from the cover.

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  24. It's always great to get something new from Shannon Hale. She's an awesome writer!

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  25. I love it! I'm excited to read this. Seems very different from what she usually writes, but that only makes me even more curious!

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  26. I don't get the chance to read much sci-fi but being a huge Shannon Hale fan, I think it's a given that this is going to be good! The cover definitely looks different from what I normally see from her but it looks like it's going to be a complex, interesting adventure. And heck, I trust that blurb from James Dashner at the bottom! :)

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  27. I think the cover looks a little run-of-the-mill, but I LOVE the purple. I also love Ms. Hale's writing, so I'm chomping at the bit to read this new offering!

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  28. I am a life-long fan of Ms. Hale—she inspired me to pursue my dreams of writing, and her books were a huge influence on me in my childhood. I will read anything and everything she writes, and I am crazy excited for DANGEROUS. It looks so much different than anything she's ever done! And the purple is rockin'. Just saying.

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  29. It looks and sounds so different from her usual books - I'm excited to read it!

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  30. The cover is so pretty! I have to admit though, the blurb doesn't tell me much about the story- and for some reason that makes me more desperate to read it!

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  31. Looks so different from her previous work. I want to read it!

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  32. I love the cover, it's electric!

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  33. I think that we are entering some uncharted Shannon Hale territory here. I am intrigued and anxious to read this new offering from a great author!

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  34. I am so excited! Love Shannon Hale, can't wait to see what she does in DANGEROUSLY :)

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  35. So excited, I can't wait to read this! Specially after reading that comment by James Dashner! I love the cover, but I wish it would reveal a bit more about the story! :)

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  36. This sounds like a terrific read. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

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  37. The cover is very striking, I can't wait to read this book!

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  38. The cover is completely different from all her other books. Its darker and more vague & I can't wait to find out what the books about!

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  39. This looks freakin' amazing. And the cover is so cool!

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  40. This looks freakin' amazing. And the cover is so cool!

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  41. So excited about this new Shannon Hale book! =)

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  42. sounds good. thanks for the giveaway

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  43. I love the colors and bold letters. It got my attention. I can't wait to read it!

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  44. Love covers with symbols on them. Can't wait to find out what they mean.

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  45. This sounds completely different from everything else she has published, but I'm sure it's still a Shannon Hale book through and through. SOOOOO excited!

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  46. This looks amazing, congrats Shannon!!

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  47. Ahhhh! Another Shannon Hale book. This looks amazing!

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  48. I'm so excited!! Especially after what James Dashner said!!

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  49. I'm really excited to see what Shannon does in a new genre.

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  50. Oh, I am so excited for this! And I love the cover too. It's totally different from the covers of all of Shannon's other books.

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  51. I love Shannon Hale's books and I'm so excited to get my hands on this one!

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  52. What do I think of the cover? To be honest, it looks pretty generic and I can't tell anything about the book from it—although perhaps it will make more sense once I have read it!

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  53. I like the cover - more appealing to all!

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  54. SO Exciting! I like the cover & love all of Shannon's books, so I look forward to reading this one, too!

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  55. I'll say what I said on Shannon's site. This covers look very different from any of her other books. Even though I love her other books, this fact makes me want to read this one more!

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  56. The cover is intriguing. Nothing like what we've seen from Shannon before.

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  57. I'm always excited for a new Shannon Hale book! I agree with other comments...it looks so different from her other books, it makes me want to read it more. Can't wait!

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  58. It's so different from anything she's done before, which makes it very exciting.

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  59. Very intriguing. The cover alone would make me want to pick up the book. Obviously with Shannon Hale's name on it, I'd snatch it up right away!

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  60. Very intriguing. The cover alone would make me want to pick up the book. Obviously with Shannon Hale's name on it, I'd snatch it up right away!

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  61. This looks so unlike all of Shannon's previous books. I can't wait to see if it reads or feels different!

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  62. It looks very different form her other covers, but I love Shannon Hale enough to trust that, though different, I will love this one just as much.

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  63. Cover looks awesome! I can already tell there's going to be some Serious Stuff going down. :-)

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  64. So excited for this book! Not my favorite cover ever, but I'll read anything by Shannon Hale! :)

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  65. I love the cover! It's very different from any of her other book covers, but I still like it. :)

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  66. I like the symbol. It makes you wonder how it fits into the story.

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  67. This cover is totally different from her other ones. But it's nice not having to look at a person that the cover people have decided the character is supposed to look like. I'm excited!!

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  68. It reminds me of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books like The Hunger Games - very excited to read it!

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  69. I do like the cover, but unfortunately it looks very similar to the Divergent covers, and almost identical to the Enclave covers. Hope it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of all the other covers.

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  70. If I could get a blurb like that I would die and go to heaven! The cover makes me think dystopian, secretive, mystery, danger. All those elements are pretty exciting!

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  71. Such a cool cover. I have been looking forward to Daisy Danger Brown for years!

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  72. Interesting cover - I don't know if I like it or not yet, but I am SO STOKED for another Shannon Hale book! Never stop writing Shannon! So your pet is a plastic pig? What about puppet pig?

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  73. LOVE the cover! It's beautifully colored, and mysterious enough to make me want to open it. I'll always be a die-hard fan of the Allison Jay covers, but this may be a close second!

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  74. The purple design brings mystery to mind.

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  76. Wow! This book seems so different than her past publications...

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  77. I love the cover! It is so reminiscent of other covers out there, and yet, it's very unique. I love the purple, so I hope that doesn't change. Also, the light peeking over the edge of the symbol is powerfully evoking emotion in my mind.

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  78. Shannon's creativity and devotion to her art inspire me. Each of her books is a celebration of her talent and for people who love good literature.

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  79. It's unfortunate that no PO Box addresses are allowed. Only way I can receive mail in my Alaskan town.

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  80. I was lucky enough to read this book while it was in revisions, and I just have to urge you all to put Dangerous on the top of your to-read lists and keep it there until next April. We all know Shannon Hale's books are a unique and wonderful experience, but this book is even more so. It's one of the most powerful books I've ever read, from its epic scope and tight action to the tangible familial love and its overwhelming sense of pure, heartbreaking love for life and the world. This is a book action and sci-fi and romance and comic book and contemporary fans should read, but really it's a book every single reader should read.

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  81. Cover looks like one that will appeal to boys and girls alike.

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  83. I like the cover... a little edgy and makes you want to know what Dangerous means.

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  84. I love the cover. Can't wait to read the book!

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  85. I am so excited to read this - love the cover!

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  86. The cover is neat! I'm not sure how it relates to the story, but it's appealing. I love the purple, it really stands out.

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  87. I love the cover, I love Shannon, I love books, I love ARCs (not that I've ever owned one before), I would love to get an ARC because AHH I DON'T THINK I CAN WAIT AN EXTRA TEN MONTHS. AHHH I'M SO EXCITED. SO EXCITED. EXCITEMENT. AHHHHH.

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  88. I'm sooooooo exited! Shannon Hale is one of my favorites!

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  89. Can't wait to read this!! Love the cover!

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  90. Interesting cover - makes it seem like it will be sci-fi, so I'm anxious to see what it really is all about

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  91. This one looks different from her others. And people DIE!? I can't wait to read this side of Shannon Hale!

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  92. This cover is makes the book look very exciting! Can't wait to read it!!

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  93. I love this cover! I am a big fan of non-people covers, especially ones with symbols.

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  94. So Awesome! Can't wait...

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  95. I like the cover - very different from Shannon's previous covers.

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  96. I'm intrigued-a Shannon Hale mystery type novel?

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  97. i would love to read another of her books

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  98. i would love to read another of her books

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  99. Teh cover is intriguing and I can't wait to read this!

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  100. I already LOVE Shannon's books, but that blurb by James Dashner has me even more intrigued. Also, I love the gender-neutrality of the cover. There's not some girl in a pretty dress on the cover and it's not off-putting for most boy readers, which I much appreciate. :)

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  101. I think the cover is intriguing and very different from her other books! I don't know that it would be the kind of book I would be drawn to pick up in a store, but I will read anything by Shannon Hale. :)

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  102. I don't feel like the cover tells me much about the book, but maybe once I've read it things will be clear. At any rate, it's a cover that makes me really interested in what's inside!

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  103. This looks so different from Shannon Hale's other books! I can't wait to read it (the sooner the better :-)).

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  104. Umm, the cover is nice and mysterious!

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  105. Cool cover! I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

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  106. looks awesome! Thanks for sharing ; )

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  107. The cover looks awesome. I don't really know what to say I wasn't even expecting this book so I am just speechless. It's like getting a present on a day that has no meaning at all. I am so over the moon excited to read another book by Mrs. Hale.

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  108. Extremely excited for this book. I loved her others. Every last one of them!

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  109. The cover is fantastic, BTW. Very different from Hale's other ones, but great all the same.

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  110. Cool! It looks way different from her other books. Can't wait to read it!

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  111. Not what I would expect from Shannon Hale but I can't wait to read it!

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  112. Love, love, love the cover! Iconic! Appeals to boys and girls! Win!!!

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  113. It looks mysterious and exciting. I'm excited to read it and find out the mystery!

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  114. Intriguing cover - excited to read!

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  115. I'm excited already just by looking at the cover.

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  116. pff I love absolutely everything Shannon writes, and this looks to be completely in my favourite genre too! WANT.

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  117. So excited about this. It makes me extremely curious to how it will pan out!

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  118. Favorite author ever! I can't tell you how many kids I turned on to Shannon's books and they haven't stopped reading!

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  119. The cover looks very different from Shannon's previous books.

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  120. I'm so excited! Love a good mystery!

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  121. I absolutely love the cover. I am so, so excited to read a science fiction from Shannon Hale. Her fantasies are amazing, and I'm 100% sure her sci-fi will be equally wonderful.

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  122. Intriguing cover! Can't wait to read it!

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  123. I think the cover is really unique, as far as her other books are concerned. The others all involve a portrait of the main character. I think this new one is more reminiscent of a fantasy thriller, which fits really well, considering the plot!

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  124. Awesome! Can't wait to read it!

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  125. So striking and different from her normal covers!

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  126. I'm speechless. Shannon Hale does pending-apocalypse Hunger Games? Oh, yeah. I love it when beloved authors play in other genres I also love. :D

    The cover is totally irrelevant after that, but it's awesome. The only thing not to love is the release date--the release date is to HATE! 10 months is much too long, so I MUST win!

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  127. I love the cover -- the black and purple are quite intriguing.

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  128. I'm so excited!! I REALLY want to win this book!! AHHHHH!!!! It's so awesome she's coming out with so many books!!

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  129. I love Shannon Hale and I think this cover is beautiful!!! I can't wait to read this.

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  130. Is this a sci-fi novel? The cover looks like it. I'm so excited to read it.

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  131. Cover looks like sci-fi. I love Shannon Hale so I'll definitely read it no matter what the genre!

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  132. The cover looks so different from her other books, it will really help it stand out as being a different type of book.

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  133. The cover is so dark and powerful. Can't wait to see what's inside!

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  134. I'm way excited for this book. It sounds like a different style than what I'm used to from her.

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  135. The cover is STUNNING!!!! AAAAHH!!! I need to have this book RIGHT NOW!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  136. Wow the cover is SO different from Shannon's other books. It caught me off guard at first. I've never read a shannon hale book I didn't like, and I'm sure this will be no different. SO EXCITED!!

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  137. Love the cover, will love to read the book, i just know it!

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  138. Ah! Can't wait! Love the cover!!

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  139. I was surprised by the cover! I kinda like it just because it's so different from Hale's other cover art.

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  140. The cover looks SciFyish and not like most of her other books, but also sort of Celtic.

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  141. I've been waiting paitiently for this announcement since Shannon first announced on her blog about what was then to be called "Daisy Danger Brown". Love the cover! Fairly minimalistic but at the same time has a design that really pops.

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  142. Shannon Hale is brilliant! I have loved everything she's written and I've been very excited for Dangerous. The cover is amazing!

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  143. Oh man, this is so awesome! I've been waiting for another book by her to come out for a while now! The cover does look awesome, but to be honest it also looks like a generic cover for a dystopian YA.

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  144. This seems so different than her other books. I'm on the edge of my seat, and It doesn't come out for like a year!

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  145. Fabulous cover! Can't wait to read :)

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  146. I enjoy the Celtic-style knot in the background, the ambiguity and mystery of the cover, and the suspense of waiting to read the book!

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  147. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness! I am incapable of thinking anything else.

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  148. Sounds very interesting. I will put it on my to read list.

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  149. Spectacular! But I really love James Dashner's quote.

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  150. This looks amazing and I can't wait to read it! Nice art--looks a bit like hieroglyphics!

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  151. Very cool and dystopian looking! I can't wait to read it!

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  152. Awesome! Can't wait for it to release!

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  153. This is so obviously a very different book than her other ones. I love that the cover is completely different too!

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  154. It looks dangerous! An interesting symbol can't wait to read what it all means.

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  155. I love the book cover! Can't wait to read it!

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  156. I sure would love to read this before it's available. Thank you for have a contest.

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  157. the cover looks polished with a futuristic edge. very intriguing.

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  158. The cover looks interesting... like there is more meaning to it than at first glance.

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  159. The cover looks interesting... like there is more meaning to it than at first glance.

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  160. I love the cover!!! If my sixth sense is right....this one's going to be a hit!

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  161. Looks good! Definitely something I would pick up, even if I wasn't already a Shannon Hale fan!

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  162. Wow--this cover looks so different from everything else Shannon has done, but I'm super excited.

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  163. The cover is intriguing. Love Shannon Hale's books and can't wait to read this one and find out what the cover is hinting at.

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  164. Tooooootally want to read an advanced copy! I love that she's not limiting her genre of stories! Go SH!!

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  165. Tooooootally want to read an advanced copy! I love that she's not limiting her genre of stories! Go SH!!

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  166. I am so excited for another amazing Shannon Hale book! I've never had an ARC, but would love to!!

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  167. Oh My! This looks like a serious intrigue. I can't wait to read anything Shannon writes.

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  168. I love the colors. It has the potential to be instantly iconic

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  169. so excited--another Shannon Hale book. The cover really gives nothing away, just makes me wonder "what is this book about???"

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  170. I like it! it reminds me of the Divergent covers, but different! Not like a copy but similar! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rafflecopter Name: Vannah Batista

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  171. It looks so different; it really makes me wonder, "What has Shannon been up to this time?".

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  173. I am way beyond excited. I have loved all of her books and I love that she seems to be doing something different this time!

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  174. I'm a big Shannon Hale fan and this cover is so different from her others. I can't wait to understand it and am looking forward to reading!

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  175. It's like funky celtic sci-fi...and yet still feminine. Very exciting!

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  177. Looking forward to reading the book, love all her books! BUT..... Not loving the cover.

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  178. I think I looks really cool im digging the colors and the symbol and such!!!! Im Super excited!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

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  179. It's a very current cover in terms of its style. I like the purple.

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