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August 17, 2010

MOCKINGJAY on the Web

Posted by jordana

mockingjay.jpgThere's just one more week until MOCKINGJAY, the final book in Suzanne Collins's bestselling series The Hunger Games is released, and things are approaching full-on fever pitch. It seems everyone is celebrating, and the list of ways to win Hunger Games related paraphernalia --- or just join in the virtual festivities --- is practically endless.

Teenreads.com has trolled the web endlessly in search of all-things MOCKINGJAY, and we've put together a list of sites that are offering fun prizes, sparking good discussions about the book, or sites where fan enthusiasm is at an all time high. So follow our list, one by one, and stop by at each of the sites to cast your name (but don't worry...the winner doesn't become a Tribute.) If you know of any other contests or fun websites that aren't listed here, let us know by commenting with the link.

#1: The #1 Hunger Games Fansite

These guys are up on it all, hosting daily contests with prize giveaways (t-shirts, messenger bags, etc.) that will keep you checking back every day.

#2: The MOCKINGJAY 13 District Blog Tour

While some of the giveaway contests have ended already, this blog tour is still going on and you'll have plenty more chances to win. Follow the tour and conspire with fellow rebels. Down with the Capitol!

August  2    District 1: Galleysmith
August  4    District 2: Sci Fi Guy
August  6    District 3: WORD for Teens
August  9    District 4: GreenBeanTeenQueen
August 11   District 5: Dear Author
August 13   District 6: Hey Lady
August 16   District 7: Novel Novice
August 18   District 8: Jenn’s Bookshelves
August 20   District 9: The Compulsive Reader
August 23   District 10: Presenting Lenore
August 25   District 11: Mundie Moms
August 27   District 12: The Book Smugglers
August 30   District 13: Beth Fish Reads

#3: MOCKINGJAY Contest From Reading Teen

After the book is released, here's a fun stop on the blogosphere. Reading Teen is challenging you to finish the book in 24 hours! Can you do it? On August 24th, every time you visit Reading Teen's site and comment on where you are in the book, your name is added to their very own Reaping Ball. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win a Hunger Games prize pack.

#4: Just for kicks, head on over here and check out all the awesome fan art!

#5: The Mystery Bookstore Opening Paragraph Contest

The Mystery Bookstore, located in Los Angeles, is hosting an online contest asking fans this question: How do you think MOCKINGJAY will begin? The Mystery Bookstore wants you to write your best guess for the opening paragraph of the book, and you will be judged on creativity, humor, and accuracy. Winners will be announced on August 24th. Check out the site for full details.

#6: MOCKINGJAY Fanfic Contest

Though this contest is closed, it's a great place to read some MOCKINGJAY and CATCHING FIRE fan fiction.