Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Our First Competition - Win a personalised copy of The Killer's daughter by Vivian Oldaker

We are quite excited to be hosting our first 'competition'. I had thought about asking something hard about Greece - where much of the story is set - or maybe questions about our interview with Vivian but those questions can be answered by using google or reading her interview and that would be too easy.

We reviewed The Killer's Daughter so have a read if you missed it and we interviewed Vivian and it's also worth a read.

What we will do instead is ask you to tell us your 3 favourite teen heroins. See? There is no 'correct' answer. Friends can tell us their favourites by posting a comment and Vivian will then be able see and judge the entries for herself. You can leave a comment here on the blog or on the the FB status(s) announcing the competition or even FB message us if you think you want your selection kept secret. If leaving a comment on the blog you need to logon or we won't know who you are and that would be a shame.

*** UPDATE - Now you can DM us your suggestions on Twitter - @ourbookrvws ***

The competition will run until 10th December when Vivian will choose a winner (or maybe more than 1 winner?) and arrange to get your copy to you. Vivian may even get some reading about heroines she's not read about before!

Tell your friends about this competition and get them to 'friend' us as there may well be more than 1 prize anyway!


  1. My three favourite teen heroines? Well, I am going to have to say, first and foremost, Scarlett O'Hara. Yes, she was a teen for much of the novel and a fiestry one at that. A simpering belle - I don't think so. A strong character who exploited the weakness of men but also posessed great strength in the face of adversity,
    Second -

    Susie Salmon - The Lovely Bones. A girl who remains strong even in death. Moved me beyond belief.

    Kate Fitzgerald - My Sister's Keeper. The story of two sisters whose love and respect for each other cause them to take on their parents in the law courts. Of the two girls, I picked Katie, the sister dying of cancer who, throughout the novel,amazing bravery, who eventually accepts her fate with more wisdom and dignity than shown by her mother.


  2. 3 Fave teen heriones...hmmm...

    Holly Black's Aislinn (Wicked Lovely series), because she's strong and courageous and despite circumstances she tries to stay true to herself.

    Garth Nix's Sabriel - another strong and brave character (again)

    Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching (Wee Free Men Discworld series) - because anyone who can stand up to Granny Weatherwax is pretty special. And she knows how to do "real" magic.

  3. Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicholson
    Jo March from Little Women
    Sue Limb's Jess Jordan

    I'm @compergrapevine on Twitter- I think I am your third follower!

  4. Scarlett O'Hara
    from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind

    from Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White

    from Tracy Chevalier's Girl With A Pearl Earring