Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Read Along [Read Along] [Giveaway] [Announcement]

Aliens are the new vampires.  

Or at least that's what we hear.

HarperTeen's I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore (really James Frey & Jobie Hughes) has already been snatched up by Hollywood (even before the book was released) and is releasing in movie form on Feburary 18th, 2011 starring Alex Pettyfer and Diana Agron.  Since the book is so popular and the movie is coming out early next year, we thought that we should do another Read Along!  Sound like fun?

For those of you who haven't participated in an I♥M Read Along before, what we do is split the book up into 65 pages per day over the course of a week.  Every day we get together and discuss what we've read by answering discussion questions and hanging out listening to what other people have to say and then responding to it.  It's pretty fun.  Here are both the book and movie teasers to pique your interest:

As if that's not enough to get you excited, check out iamnumberfourfans.com, where you can collect points to enter to win a trip for four to the movie premiere, read what seems to be the first nine chapters, and learn more about the characters, the authors, and news about both the book and the movie.  Sign-in with your Facebook account and start racking up points!

The Giveaway
The dates for this Read Along are set for November 7-13.  But to kick stuff off, we're doing an international giveaway of I AM NUMBER FOUR to get you guys excited for the book and the Read Along!  To enter to win a brand new hardcover of I AM NUMBER FOUR, all you need to do is leave a comment telling us whether or not you think aliens are really the new vampires, AND which you prefer, by October 27.  One entry per person, no extra entries given.  Open worldwide.  Be sure to leave some way for us to contact you in your comment (twitter id, email address, etc. and if your email is linked to your blogger account, you're good to go!).  You are not obligated to participate in the Read Along if you win the book, but we'd love it if you did!  GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

The Read Along
For those of you who already know that you want to sign-up to participate in the Read Along, all you have to do is register in the embedded form below.  This way, we keep your details private, but can access your email address to remind you about the Read Along as it gets closer.  As a special incentive to participate in the Read Along, all of the people who participate* will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the movie theatre of their choice so that they can see the movie when it debuts.  So what are you waiting for?  Get your copy today and enter to win one for a friend!



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*Participation defined by contributing participation comments in at least 4 of the 7 Read Along posts. Registration alone does not qualify you for movie theatre gift card drawing.

94 comments:

Bethie said...

I would love to win this. Thank for the chance. I don't know if aliens are the new vampires, but they are popular. But vamps have that sexy thing going on. I don't know if I can participate in the Read a long. We might take the kids to Disney that week.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Aliens are totally the new vampires. I love this trend because there's so much new territory to explore with aliens. New planets, customs, languages, and reasons for wanting to annihilate the human race. We know why vampires hate people; let's give the aliens a chance to voice their complaints!

Nadinax said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I think angels or werewolves are the new vampires, they are everywhere. When it comes down to aliens or vampires, I choose the later,
I just can't help it, since I was a little girl I've always been a vampire fan :P

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm so desperate to read this book :D

nadjscr[at]hotmail[dot]com

Emily H. said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I think they are fun, but they don't have the mystic that vampires do. They are mostly just terrifying.

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emily13 said...

No, they're too different, I like vampires, more dark and mysterious :) @emilyh13 (you seem to be popular with Emily H's today!)

Liyana said...

Hmm, I'm not sure if aliens are the new vampires. Seeing as how sci fi is gaining more of a momentum in YA right now (check out Beth Revis' Across The Universe), I'm betting yes. And I prefer vampires over aliens really. With vampires you know what you get: a pounce and a bite. But aliens? Unpredictable! Plus the probing...

Bahnree said...

I think aliens COULD be the new vampires, if sci-fi continues to gain momentum in YA. But right now, I'm still seeing a LOT of angels and fairies.
I would like aliens to be the new vampires, though. :D Especially because I love sci-fi and all this paranormal is making me a bit magic-sick.

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Aliens are waaaay cooler than vampires. I think vampires are vile and disgusting, so a bag of dirt would be more interesting. But aliens are cool because there are so many possibilities, so many species. The ideas, the probabilities and therefore the mystery/fear/suspense is limitless. :)
What an awesome contest.

Karen Y. said...

There's no way aliens are the new vampires. I think the vampire world is still in power. Vampires are still common cliches in today's movies, books and even comics. This Twilight phenomen doesn't seem to be dying any point in the given future. Which is espeically discouraging in young adults book sections. Vampires, vampires, vampires. But I personally like aliens, they're a bit underrated and they're big area to explore, since you can describe them any way you want! :D

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FionaChan said...

Not YET, but coming soon! I mean, the vampire thing got super gigantic after Twilight, so I think after the movie, probably.

I still prefer vampire, but not the story about vegetarian and leaving the girl to protect her etc, I love the idea of staying young forever! :x

Wish I have the book to join the read-along, then again the timing is super not right, just a few days before my super important exam! D:

oh and thank you :D
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Mare (aka TommyGirl) said...

What a cool giveaway and cool idea about the read along. everyone keeps calling all different things - aliens, zombies, etc - the new vampires and I just can't help but wonder why there isn't room for all of it. I do love vampires (I was bitten at a young age by the LJ Smith books), but I also think there is so much more to the supernatural/paranormal world in writing. I pretty much love of all of them. Unless there was ever a bug creature. that I wouldn't love.

elizabeth said...

I love your read-a-thons! I cannot wait :) I have so many good things about this book.

I do not think aliens are the new vampires because I think vampires are cooler. Maybe reading I AM NUMBER FOUR will change my mind, but I prefer vampires over aliens.

Val said...

Based on my Amazon new release rss feed, it looks like publishers are doing their best to make aliens the new vamps, but with the popularity of shows like True Blood, The Gates, and the continuing popularity and sales of vamp books in both adult and YA lit, seems the market hasn't been over-saturated just yet. I'm for either, as long as strong characters, solid plots, and the like keep coming. Though I'm ready for some alien goodness... It'll help fill the massive void that the advent of the end of the Hunger Games series is now causing me :)

Books Glorious Books said...

I think that aliens could very well be the new vampires but I also think that it will be a while before a lot of people are convinced! Vampires are so popular right now but maybe I Am Number Four will persuade them otherwise.

m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

Laura said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. Not even close. Angels and mermaids on the other hand, are a bit closer. I waaaay prefer vampires. I've been captivated and in love with vampires since I was 10...I'm now 22!! Thank you for this contest! I've already read a bit of I Am Number Four on harpperteen.com and am rivited!!! My Twitter is @MedicateMeMusic , for my contact. Thanks again!! :D

Gryvon said...

I prefer aliens, because there hasn't been a lot done with them yet, but there's a long way to go before aliens are the new vampire. Vampires have been objects of lust and seduction for over a century but aliens... They've got a way to go before they're mainstream enough to be heartthrobs outside of the Trekkie/Star Wars circles. (Though Cardassians... totally could be hot.)

ferretvamp14 said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires, but I do enjoy them. I still remember watching the X-Files with my parents! Vampires are my favorite though! Buffy and Angel sealed the deal for me many years ago!

Thanks for the giveaway!
ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

Aliens could quite possibly be the new vampires. As for which I prefer, I haven't read enough alien books to really give it a fair assessment!

Thanks for the contest.

kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

Kelsy Alexandra said...

I definitely hope aliens are the new vampires, because I prefer them. Vampires tend to be really overdone, and there is so much more possibility with aliens. They can be customized and entire planets can be created, whereas vampires are more limited. This is a really good contest!!

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Kelsy

Jessica said...

Aliens have ALWAYS been better than vamps!! Vamps are just in the lime light right now. Once this fad is over the vamp culture will die as well. Alien's on the other hand have always fascinated. Who hasn't wondered if there really is life out there... Are they coming to get us. Are they friend or foe? Aliens are so much cooler and mystic... TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!! ~JESSICA WELLS

jessicamichaelwells@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i believe that aliens might have a chance to trump the vampire card. it is still in the realm of paranormal that has become so popular over the past few years, and i have heard amazing things about this book, so i cant wait to read it and the chance to recommend it to my friends.

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Pamk said...

I think its a toss up between aliens which i adore and zombies which kind of squick me out. Go aliens
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Misha1989 said...

Aliens are definitely the new vampires. However it might take some time for people to get over their addiction to the vampire genres. I myself am bored of vampires and hence would prefer aliens
Misha
mishmary@gmail.com

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I think it's possible for aliens to be the new vampires, but I'd have to read an alien book to find out for sure ;)

It'd definitely be nice to put vampires out of the spotlight for awhile, they're getting a bit overwhelming.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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grace said...

Thanks for this giveaway! c:

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I prefer to think of aliens as a category unto themselves. ^^ When it comes to trend though, it would be a nice shift of spotlight from the supernatural to the out of this world, something different to read about and explore. c:

On preference, I think I like a bit of both. They're just two different concepts that it's really hard to choose which one I like better.

Grace C.
vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

Tore said...

I wouldn't say aliens are the new vampire but i like reading about them. I love vampires the best. Please enter me inc ontest. Tore923@aol.com

loves2read said...

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Sharli said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I've seen more about faeries, angels and zombies. I wouldn't mind having more aliens around, is always good to have variety :P

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deliqueena said...

Aliens aren't the new vampires- they don't have nearly as much suck! Although they do both inhabit worlds of darkness and have strange, undefined powers. I think aliens are quite interesting, though, depending on what form they take and what they do. Vampires have been done to death, at this point, too, and I'd hat the aliens to go down the same blood-soaked path.
gracicala@hotmail.com

buddyt said...

I suppose that to readers who don't read SciFi, aliens may turn out to be the new vampires, if what you mean is that they will turn out to be the next big thing.

But for me, I have been a SciFi reader for a long time and they are two seperate types of reading.

Hope that authors don't change the alien genre into just another bloodfest.

For me I like both but think they are different types and need different books to some degree,

Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

~The Book Pixie said...

I don't really think Aliens are the new vampires. In my opinion, that's what the angels are. If I had to choose between aliens and vampires I'd probably go with vampires just because I'm more familiar with them.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

debbie said...

I think they have the potential to be. They really don't have any restrictions like vampires do, so they can be made into anything- good or bad. I don't really have a preference, I like them both.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Kulsuma said...

I think aliens could be the new vampires but maybe in a year or two. Right now, YA books seem to be focussed on vampires and angels- with demons and werewolves bringing up the rear.

I haven't really read any YA books that focus on aliens so I think it would be very, very interesting! There is so much the author could explore. I'm thoroughly intrigued.

I think I would prefer aliens over vampires, just because they're somewhat more of a mystery!

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Maidenveil said...

Aliens can be the new vampires. I mean the possibilities with them are big. :) But right now I'm still with vampires because I've been a long fan of them. :)

-Len-
maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

Giada M said...

Aliens could be vampires. The question is...why not? I love this idea and I can't wait tho read this book! Thank you for this chance! :D

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Melanie L said...

I don't know if aliens are the new vampires yet, but it would be nice if they could be. I enjoy reading about vampires, but there are so many books about them already. I would like to see more about aliens now. It would definitely be something different, and I've always thought they were interesting. Thanks for the contest.
peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I'd love to win a copy! I'm not sure if I think aliens are the new vampires. I want to say no just because it seems like aliens have more often played the role of attacting our world, so I'm thinking it would be harder to make them something we cheer for. As far as which one I prefer - vampires for sure!

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Ria Nichol said...
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Ria Nichol said...

Awesome giveaway!
I think aliens can become the "new vampires" ESPECIALLY BECAUSE MY BIGGEST CRUSH SINCE FOREVER- ALEX PETTYFER- IS IN IT!
I would love to read the book!
In all honesty, I prefer vampires, but maybe if I read this book, my perception will change. :D

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Laina said...

I say angels are the new vampires, but that's just me. :) I like both.

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Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I can only hope that aliens are the new vampires!!!

But some random browsing I've done lately makes me think that angels are the new vampires. =(

(Oh, look! Laina wrote the very same thing in the comment above mine! LOL!)

Thanks for the giveaway. =) My e-mail address is in my profile.

Rabid Fox said...

I'm not sure if aliens are the new vampires--yet. But, if some quality alien tales continue to come out, then we could certainly see the rise of a new creature in genre fiction.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

Alexa said...

I think aliens were popular before the vampire craze that is currently going on. I think the vampires pushed the aliens to the side for a few years but I think aliens might be making a come back. I think with more alien books and movies coming out again that it is possible aliens could become the new craze. Which personally I would love to see that because the whole vampire thing is getting old.

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Icedream said...

They are completly different and I have to say that I am going to have to be one of the dissenters and say that aliens are not the new vampires. They can be "vampire like" but they would still be aliens. I think I need to read this book to see if I change my opinion. :) But I have to say in most of the books I've read lately, I prefer vampires.

IK said...

wohoooo!!
aliens making a comeback !! can't wait to read the book & watch the movie :D
aliens probably are the new vampires afterall they are kinda varied. everyone has a different perception of how aliens are, how they look, what are their superpowers where as mostly all vampires have typical characteristics. it will definitely be fun to watch aliens than vampires. I'm preferring aliens since i have got wayyyy to bored of vampires !!

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meitha said...

omg i want this book so badly ..i liked it a lot ..and i cant wait to read it ..omg am
dying for it ..what a good giveaway ..
enter me please
my email is daloa-meme-1234@hotmail.com
twitter : whisper_heart

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I just finished reading this book, but would love to read it again! I'll definitely take part in conversations. I loved this book and can't wait for the next in the series!

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I prefer the vampires. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book though. Tore923@aol.com

angel28140 said...

I don't know about aliens being the new vampire. Vampires have taken a while to reach the height of popularity and I think it might take a while to dethrone them. But I haven't read I am Number Four yet, so my opinion is moot. :)

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Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I don't think so... there is still a MASSIVE amount of vampire stories out there in comparison. Thanks for the giveaway!

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meitha said...

i dont think aliens can become (new vampires) but there is also angels and mermaids that reaching the new vampires ..this giveaway is amazing ..thanks for it .. am really hoping that i win this book.. its amazing
my email: daloa-meme-1234@hotmail.com
twitter @ whisper_heart

Donellys said...

Aliens O.O i don't know... but they are cool! :D
They can be the new vamps but they would have to surpass angels, gods and faeries hehehe :D
They are intriguing though :D

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis
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No way are they the new vamps. Aliens are to unknown and way to scary to call Vampires. Vamps are scary buy sexy in there own way. Thanks for this chance to win this book. Good Luck to everyone!!!

Tere1494 said...

I´d like to participate as well...

After I red The Host also by Stephenie Meyer I really think that HOT aliens like Alex Pettyfer are totally IN jajaja but seriously there´s no way that aliens could be the new vamps there great stories and they´re all lovely to read but the vampire boom wont´t end because of aliens I could say that for angels meaby but aliens I don´t think so.I´m with the vamps xD

Thanks for the oportunity to participate


XOXO

Anonymous said...

The nice thing about the 'alien genre' is, that it isn't overdone and there are more than one ways to build a story around them. So yes - aliens are the new vampires. I read the first few chapters of 'i am number four' at the harper website, and I am so excited to see what is going to happen to number four, henri, an co. throughout the story! I can't wait to read the rest of the book!!

sharon

sharon_spievak@hotmail.de

latishajean said...

I love them all vampires, angels, wolves so many I can't pick just one. I always find something else I like. Great giveaway thank you for the chance .The book sounds very good and I look forward to reading it !
tishajean@charter.net

Nina said...

Thank you for this awesome give away.
Please enter me.
Now on to the question.
I do think aliens are the new vampires. Even though I like to read about vampires (and werewolves), it's also tiredsome to read about them all the time. It's always about a geeky girl and a mysterious boy who happens to be a vampire. So I love that there is a new genre and new bad or even good aliens. ;)

nina.happyendings@yahoo.co.uk

lostinbelieving said...

Thank you a ton for the giveaway! I honestly don't think Aliens are the new vampires because I haven't seen that many books on them that have gotten popular. Vampire books are everywhere! But I do perfer Aliens. I think they're more different and could be portrayed anyway :)

~Alison
lostinbelieving@yahoo.com

Ekta said...

I hope aliens are the new vampires because I'm really, really sick of vamps. I haven't seen many alien books yet but perhaps that will change soon. Thanks for the giveaway, I really want to read this one!

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Spav said...

No, I don't think so. I actually think angels are the new vampires. They seem to be everywhere this days.

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Elzahh said...

I think that it is possible for aliens to become the new phenomenon, it hard to choose which i like more...vampires have the mysterious-dark-sexy side, and aliens have the mysterious-lost/trying to find their way home-hotness...but i think vampires might have that little something more that i prefer... don't get me wrong aliens have a pretty good chance of taking over the vampire scene... especially if they look like tom welling from smallville :P

-Elzar

elzar_valdivia@msn.com

lightstouchearth said...

I think that aliens will not be as big as vampires, aliens are a fad. I prefer vampires. lovemybabysquid@yahoo.com

puppy_duck44 said...

I don't think that aliens will be the new vampires. I was thinking maybe mermaids would be actually. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a big influx in mermaid ya books lately?
I would say that I prefer vampires, however maybe reading this book will change my mind :)

Aylee R.
puppy_duck44@hotmail.com

GABY said...

I don't think aliens are going to be the new vampires, but they are definitely interesting to read. Still, none of these is my favorites.

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Mandarina said...

Well, vampires are vampires, and aliens are aliens...but...today, aliens can be vampires in novels sci-fi if the autor is professional and can write good.

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arceli said...

I have yet to see any convincing evidence that aliens are the new vampires. For the record, I prefer vampires.

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Inspired Kathy said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires but I have sure read some great alien books lately.
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Judit said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. Yet. But it might change eventually. In the world of literature, everything is possible :) I personally prefer vampires because I think they are less real...

Thank you for this contest!

judittten at gmail dot com

Cherry said...

I don't think that aliens really are the "new vampires". I think it depends on the supply and demand of the market. I put a lot of store on the story telling quality of the author. So no matter how "alien" it is, if the story telling quality is dragging, it won't cut it. It also depends on the consumers. I think the consumers now are inundated with vampire stories and just want something different. Angel, alien, does not matter, so long as it is different but feeds their wants. It won't feed their wants if the story telling quality puts them to sleep.

Cherry Mischievous
cherrymischif-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cherry said...

Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/09/win-i-am-number-four-at-i-heart-monster.html

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k_sunshine1977 said...

i think it always goes in cycles - lately it seems that zombies and angels have been getting more popular, but you never know. personally, i've always had a soft spot (on my neck!) for vamps....

thank you for the giveaway! i've been hearing good things about this....

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

sablelexi said...

For me I can't say if I think Aliens are the new vampires. It would be like comparing apples and oranges. They both have their merits, and I enjoy both.

thanks for the giveaway.
jlynettes at hotmail dot com

FallenVamp said...

I personally, don't think Aliens are the new vampires. I actually think Fallen Angels are. I like Vampires more than I do Aliens. What made me fall in love with Aliens was the TV show that was on a couple of years ago, called Roswell.

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Karina said...
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Karina said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I like aliens and vampires as long as the aliens are nice like E.T. Personally, I think vampires are gonna be replaced by fairies, angels, demigods, bird kids, and mages.

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Amber said...

Well... I think Aliens could definitely be the new thing if authors work their magic in the right way, they just have to be convincing enough for readers to fall in love with the character. Vampires were awesome, not because they were vampires, but because of how dark and uknown and tragic and courageous authors showed us they could be. I think that Aliens should be the new vampires, but right now everyone really seems hooked on that urban legends vibe with werewolves, fae, and all those other guys. Too bad really, aliens would be totally exciting because with them you don't have any rules to follow. Aliens can be anything you want them to be!
Amber

Chloe said...

I definitely prefer vampires. I don't think aliens are the new vampires. If anything is, it would probably be fallen angels or faeries. However, I think vampires will still be around for quite some time.

@chloeeesays

JaevenStar said...

aliens are not the new vampires. Unfortunately, there is very little that is sexy about an alien. HOWEVER once someone does write a sexy alien story...then maybe my opinion will change.

: )

Donna (donna.hale@evesfangarden.com)

Lu said...

I don't know if they are the new vampires but they should definitely be!

chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

Amber Griffiths said...

I think aliens are actually the new fairies. Angels are the new vampires :) I love aliens though - the trailer kind of reminded me of the TV show Animorphs for some reason. I'm crazy, I know!

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That Girl in the Rose said...

I have to admit, from the books that I've read, and from what I hear at school aliens aren't the new vampires. But from my point of view I believe they should be. Personally I adore aliens simply because they are mysterious and you never truely what they are like. Meanwhile vampires have a blurred image of what they are meant to be like. Sure they both are like that but I feel you have more freedom to imagine what vampires are like meanwhile it's not all that posible with vampires.

T.V and Book Addict said...

Nah, aliens are not the new vampires. Vampires just can't get old! ;)

Ahh so freakin' excited for the movie and gosh I really want to read the book! I feel like I'll burst if I don't read it soon :D

Thank you for the chance!

quirky fate press said...

When people think of vampires (usually either a YA paranormal fan or during Halloween), they focus on either of two images. The first, is the traditional vampire, from long ago, where it (usually a male) is an evil minded creature that seeks to drink the blood of young females. He may have one or two love slaves, but his goal is usually the death of the human. This image may be expanded to include vampires that eat people and have a crazed bloodthirsty nature.

The second image (that which we at quirky fate press prefer) is that of the sexy vampire/vampiress, who may or may not become tangled in a difficult love affair. They drink blood only out of neccessity, and are truly good at heart. Or, they are allow to be reformed bad boys :) We also don't mind if they have powers of mind control and shapeshifting.

When most people think of aliens, there are various images that arise. They range from gross and slimy to etheral beings. Sometimes they may be out to protect our world, but usually they are here to invade.

Regardless of what they look like, two common themes emerge with aliens. 1. That they are beings of higher intelligience (how else could they find us?) and 2. They present some sort of threat.

In this way, I don't think aliens could ever be the new vampire. It would be difficult for people to wrap their minds around an alien looking enough like a human for one to find them sexy and mysterious. Usually even when they are running from a danger on their planet, because of their high intelligence and powers, they still appear as threat to our survival.

With vampires, there are ways to kill them if they are the evil kind, and if they are the sexy, omg i wish i was a vampire/had a vampire bf...well then, we don't mind their presence at all :) :-P

In this way, I don't think that aliens could ever replace vampires.

Mônica Bento said...

I don't think aliens are the new vampires. I think, in general, is way easier to us to relate to a human form (even if it's a "dead" one) than to an alien form of life... "Humanize" an alien is not easy, and not every author can do it in a way that's enjoyable to read, so I think aliens won't be so popular as vampires are/were (but I'm only guessing, you never know...).

Right now, I would say I prefer aliens. It would be a life-changing experience to know somethings from another planet (well, knowing a dead-walking-blood-sucker would probably be too, but I think would be more scary and life-ending...)! Scientific and culturally amazing! I totally can imagine being involved with a book about them (but that's can be because I need a break from vampires, immediately)

PS: sorry about my english, my grammar isn't very good

Charlotte said...

I like the thought, very much, that aliens might be the new vampires--there's a lot of room for origniality there!

Libros por Leer said...

The new vampires, of course, are the aliens. ¿Why? Haha, is easy: the aliens hasn't got any books in the librarys and the vampires are boring after twilight saga...

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IvaliceAlliance said...

I think angels are the new vampires by popularity. But I definitely think that the idea of aliens are cool as well.
Thanks so much for the contest! You just don't know how much I wanna read that book!!

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Mariana Paixão said...

This book seems very interesting! I'm in love with the design!
I don't think aliens are the new vampires, both are totally different. I think aliens might be as popular as vampires, but I don't like this idea of 'new bla bla bla' only because its popularity.

And, personally, I prefer vampires. They are much more sexier! ;)

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Thanks for the contest!

Becky said...

I think that aliens are the new vamps because they can be exciting, mysterious and unknown. My new favorite book about aliens is Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch, one very funny book.

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Heather said...

I guess in a sense they are the new aliens. However I think that I prefer aliens. I LIKE vampires, but I LOVE aliens!

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FairyWhispers said...

In villian terms, sure.

shows like 'Fringe','V' , etc.

seems to promote aliens.

If aliens don't seem to harm us, I would be on 'team alien'

but, then again, who says vampires don't do the same?

:D

would absolutely love to read this book!.

:D

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Nancye said...

Aliens AND Vampires are SOOOOO cool! Aliens are kinda boring, unless the vampires teach them how to suck your blood!!

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Png said...

Maybe I will stick with vampires for the moment.

Aliens don't glitter around the sun do they?

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