Sunday, August 25, 2013

Authors Are Rockstars ~ Tahereh Mafi Interview & Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Authors Are Rock Stars blog tour hosted by
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Tahereh Mafi a rock star because of her great amazing writing style! So descriptive and unique. She has amazing characters! Juliette, Warner, Adam & Kenji are some of my favorite characters ever. Her books also have spectacular romance, drama and action! No one has ever had me switch teams in the middle of a series but her. I also never usually like the bad guy but Warner has so many intriguing layers. She wrote chapter 62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is probably one of the best things she has ever done! LOL If you haven't had a chance to read her books yet I strongly suggest you do! I am so excited for Ignite Me! Tahereh is also hilarious. I love her How to Eat a Pomegranate video. Really cracked me up. I was extremely lucky earlier this year and was able to meet her in person at an autograph signing! She was extremely nice and funny in person! An amazing rock star author!







~Interview~

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

Are you there, God? It’s me, Tahereh.

I love the pinterest board for the third book. (View the board here) 
What other places do you look for inspiration or research for your book?

tumblr + awesome music + actual human experiences

How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?

I don’t have an affinity for any particular genre. I just love YA.

One of your favorite quotes?

“Sometimes you just have to go through a door.” – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?

Antarctica.

Now that you are a rock star author, what has been the most memorable fan encounter?

Seriously, every encounter blows my mind. They’re each unique and wonderful in their own ways.

Which rock star author would you like to meet?

J.K. Rowling omgomgomgomg

If you gave one of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say?

Kenji would probably demand I set him up with a lady.

Tell us something at random / Tell us a guilty pleasure.

I used to breakdance. / I love dipping oreos in my tea.

What is the most difficult part of writing?

All of it.

I love the shatter me shoes! Any Unravel Me shoes or other book related accessories in the making?

Yes! Always. Nothing finished or official yet, though.

      

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Well. Now I’m totally stumped.

When will the third book's title be released?!?

It already has! And it’s called… IGNITE ME! Dun dun dun

I must mention the infamous chapter 62 that I have read probably 100 times. Were you expecting such a strong reaction and for so many people to switch to Team Warner such as I did?

Definitely not, but I’m tickled to see such strong reactions from readers. I love it.


Whose POV will be the second e-novella?

I just announced this on twitter not too long ago, actually. The second e-novella will take place between UNRAVEL ME and IGNITE ME and it will be told from Adam’s POV.

What are 4 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?

My pants.

Sleep in or get up early?

Get up early!

Laptop or desktop for writing?

Laptop.

What is your favorite thing to do during the summer?

Read. Travel. Read.

Lastly is there anything else that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I am madly in love with you guys. Never stop being amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Authors Are Rock Stars Tour!!!!


Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5) Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)


She’s 25. She's the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. SHATTER ME is her first novel. Foreign rights have sold in 25 territories to-date and film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox. Her work is represented by Jodi Reamer of Writers House, LLC.


~Giveaway~
Because Tahereh Mafi is such a rock star I would like to gift one person with all her books! Shatter Me, Destroy Me & Unravel Me! Destroy Me is only available as an eBook and will be gifted through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. This is open INT as long as the Book Depository delivers to your country. Click here to check. Or you can choose to accept gifted eBooks.
The only requirement to enter is to leave a comment. You can earn extra entries by following the author on twitter and facebook.
Please read all rules in the rafflecopter terms and conditions.
 Thanks for stopping by!

124 comments:

  1. Those Shatter Me shoes are amazing - and they look rocking too!

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  2. creating yourself accessories to go with your books is a great idea!!

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  3. OhmyGod I love the shoes!! Taherah Mafi is so cool!! \\m//

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  4. She is a rock star caise I love her books! And that girl has style! :P
    Jenna O

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  5. Taherah Mafi is a rockstar 'cause she's an author (and that in itself is rockin') and her books are just awesome!
    Thank you :)

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  6. Tahereh is definitely a rock star! I love her writing SO much and although I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet, she seems like a hilarious and kind woman that I would love instantly (more than I already do anyways).

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  7. Tahereh is a rock star because her series totally rocks! I love her poetic writing and her story. And her fashion sense is unbelievable!

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  8. I haven't read any of her books yet, but from the interview and the video(omg so funny!) she sounds like an amazing woman.

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  9. This is amazing!!! I haven't read this series yet but have heard that it is awesome. Tahereh is rock star because she is hilarious and she is so amazingly creative to come up with these books for us!

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  10. I love all her books! :) The first book was amazing and the second one was even better. :)

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  11. Ahhh! You got Tahereh Mafi for your rockstar! Awesome pick!

    I love where she got one of her favorite quotes. *hehe*

    And yes, Kenji needs lady!!!!

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  12. Great interview :) I love Tahereh because of her unique writing and because Warner came alive in her head. Definetly a rockstar!

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  13. Oh my gosh those shoes! I have to read this series now just because of those shoes LOL!

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  14. I absolutely loved Shatter Me. I haven't got to read Ignite Me yet (because my TBR pile is just too overwhelming) but I can't wait to read this Chapter 62 everyone is talking about.

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  15. Mafi IS a rock star!! One of my favorite series. :) And I LOVE the shoes!! :)

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  16. ACCKKKK. I adore Mafi. Her brilliant writing, her hilariousness on Twitter, the fact that she actually got me to switch to Team Warner and the fact that she can walk in those monster shoes all make her a rockstar in my book.

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  17. OMG, I just finished Unravel Me this morning. And I never went to the darkside (unless that's where I started) so quickly without looking back. Gah, I can't wait for the next one. I'm in love with these books (and Warner).

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  18. Love her books!! Ahhhh! Can't wait for ignite me!

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  19. Those shoes are hot! I love them and I am not a shoe girl!

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  20. She is certainly a Rock Star. I love this series and not wait for Ignite Me!

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  21. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Haven't read her books, but I've heard everyone totally go crazy for her, and after reading her answers I have to say, she's so grounded and down to earth and candid in her answers, she seems like a totally wonderful person, which makes her a DOUBLE rock star! Love the quote she chose as her favorite:))

    Thank you:)

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  22. It's rare that I love a second book so much more than the first. I am obsessed with Unravel Me and Ignite Me can't come out soon enough! Her innovative style and character development are stellar.

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  23. Because she created these damm hot boys and I love her writing style

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  24. AHHHH!!!! the second novella will be from Adam's POV!!! AHHHHHHH!!!! Gah, I love Tahereh to much. She's SO cool and super nice and gah! Also, have you SEEN her bag? it's SUPER cool. :D I can't wait for all of her books. She just needs to write ALL the books, cause, yup.

    Grace Radford/Anna Pett

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  25. Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway! Tahereh is a rock star because her stories are ALWAYS ones I want to read. I also use the summer to read a ton and travel. :D

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  26. I think Tahereh is a ROCK STAR because she gets me excited to read a book. I went through all my teens and early 20's refusing to read a book. Someone that has that kind of talent to write these amazing books is definitely a rock star. Now I have the motivation to continue to find new and exciting things to read. Thank you Tahereh for the amazing series. And thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Tahereh is so funny! I have heard a lot of good things about the books and I can't wait to read them! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  28. I simply love her books! They're unique, mind-blowing and outstanding! She's in my TOP 5 all time favorite authors <3

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  29. Fantastic interview, Jen! I still need to read this series but it is a must on my list. Break dancing and dipping Oreos in tea is definitely different. I cant' wait to read chapter 62 for myself! Thanks so much for posting!

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  30. She is a rock star and I love her books!! :3

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  31. Tahereh Mafi is a rock star because she writes amazing books and because she has given me another "bad" guy to hope for :)

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  32. I totally LOVE this post!! I agree, Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar! I meet her a an author signing earlier this year and she was so amazingly awesome! She even let me take a pic of her shoes she was wearing that night. (See Post: http://www.bittersweet-enchantment.com/2013/02/pitch-dark-days-winter-2013-author-tour.html )

    Thanks for this giveaway. I SO want to read Destory Me. ;)

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  33. Great post Jenn! I love the pics you added! Thanks so much for hosting Tahereh <3

    Hugs,
    Jaime

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  34. I've wanted to read this series for the longest time because I heard that the writing style is so unique! I loved the interview :) And those shoes are awesome!! Also, I'm very curious about Warner now! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  35. Tahereh is a rock star because she is just pretty awesome! I've read Shatter Me and Destroy Me and am dying to read the other books in the series! I'd love to win this giveaway - also, she has one of the most funny Twitter accounts in the writing sphere =] And she is very creative regarding stuff related to her books. Love her!
    Thanks for the giveaway =]]]

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  36. Tahereh is so amazing! Her writing is very unique and it pains me to see people on Goodreads bashing her books. I loved these books so very much and I cannot wait for the 2nd novella and the 3rd book to come out. The only thing I am mad about is the first hardback doesn't match my collection! -cries- and I really hope the novellas get made into hardbacks one day =)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  37. These books are amazing! Shes a great author!

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  38. What a great interview and those shoes omg so shiny! Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar Author to me because I love that she writes a female character who can be strong and brave and doesn't make apologies for being either. Plus she invented the character of Warner and that's pretty awesome in and of itself.

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  39. I met her last year at a meeting in Brazil. She was soooo sweet and nice!
    And I love her writing style. And of course, I loved Shatter Me!

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  40. 1.) Those shoes are spectacular, and Tahereh Mafi has an amazing sense of style.
    2.) Her books are also amazing. Like...seriously.
    Hence, why she is a total rock star.

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  41. I have heard so many beyond amazing things about this series! And I need to start them asap. I am sooooo curious anut Chapter 62.....I wanna know what happens!!! And why so many people switched to Team Warner...although I have heard some really great things about him! ;p Those shoes are amazing! I love how shiny they are! And I really like her fav quote. Thanks so much for sharing the great interview, Jennifer! Tahereh really is a rockstar! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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  42. I love this series!!! Thanks so much for sharing and Tahereh is definitely a rockstar!

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  43. I think Tahereh is a rock star because you feel that her characters are very realistic in their personalities and it's really easy to relate to them. Also, it doesn't hurt that she created the masterpiece that is Warner. Dark, obsessive, psychotic, sexy, manipulative and deceitful among lots of other characteristics.

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  44. I think she's a rock star because her story is so original in my book. It was unique and grabbed me and I couldn't put it down!

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  45. Tahereh Mafi is a rock star because she's just amazing. Her writing style/Juliette's voice is so eloquent and unique, it's really beautiful. And she's a hilarious, fun person to follow on the interwebs.

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  46. She's a rock star cuz her books ROCK!! She has the most unique writing it sweeps me off of me feet into dream world! I love her books! Thanks for the AWESOME Giveaway1 :-)

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  47. I think she's a rockstar because she writes such amazing books that are so unique and wonderful!

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  48. I love love love her books! Definitely one of my favorite series :)

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  49. "Kenji would probably demand I set him up with a lady."

    I VOLUNTEER!!!

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  50. I love her books, they are amazing!

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  51. i love her books especially shatter me :)

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  52. She IS a rock Star!! I got to meet her in Chicago and was lucky enough to go out with her for some Chicago Style Pizza!! It was a night to remember!!

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  53. She is a rock star because her writing style is unique and amazing. She also gave us Adam and Warner :) I love those shoes!!!

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  54. Great review. I haven't had the chance to read any of her books but I'm really, really looking forward to it. I've definitely read a lot of positive reviews.
    And I just have to mention that I LOVE the shoes!
    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

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  55. This lady is definitely a rock star! I had never seen those Shatter Me Shoes before and I am in absolute love with them! I need a tutorial video or something on how to make those!

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  56. I have been wanting to read this series for ages! I love the covers and the shatter shoes ar amaziing! I need a pair!

    MEgan McDade

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  57. She is a Rock Star because she has accomplished so much at such a young age.

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  58. Well she's one of my favorite authors yet she only has 2 books out and 1 novella so ya... that doesn't just make her a rock star in my books, it kind of makes her an idol.

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  59. Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar just because of those awesome pair of shoes! They are freaking cool! :)

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  60. Holy shit those shoes are awesome! And she is rocking the shit out of them! Gah, I am dying for Ignite Me so freaking bad. Team Warner!

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  61. She's most definitely a rock star. <3

    Those shoes are amazing! Man, I would love to wear those.

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  62. Oh man, i love these books! I can't wait until Unravel Me comes out, and I still have yet to read Destroy Me. Oh gosh. I'd love copies of them! And those shoes. To diiiiie for!

    Brynna

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  63. BEST AUTHOR EVER. I'm totally team Warner too. I despise Adam. I love the shoes and the pomegranate video. Cracked me up. lol.

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  64. Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar because she wrote Shatter Me, which is awesome. And if she could travel anywhere in the world it would Antarctica, I know when I'm able to read the other books in the series she'll be even more of a rockstar.

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  65. All of these books look & sound incredible. A rock star indeed.

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  66. Tahereh is a rockstar b/c she is an amazing writer and she also is really funny! I LOVE reading her interviews & tweets. She's also a fashion DIVA. I love her shoes!!

    Traci

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  67. I've heard so many great things about this series!! She must be a really amazing author! Can't wait to start reading her books!!

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  68. Everytime I read about her, she seems like such an amazing person. I really need to read her books.

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  69. She's a rockstar because she's soooo cooool! :D

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  70. I haven't read the books yet, but I'm dying to, especially if they're going to be made into movies!

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  71. Thanks so much for sharing and Tahereh is definitely a rockstar because she wrote an amaizing serie.

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  72. Because her books rock my world!! :)
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  73. Your interview make me giggle, those shoes seriously are amazing, and Antartica? Really? *Brrr* Almost ashamed to say I haven't read the books yet, but hear great things. It's been on my TBR list for ages.

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  74. For oh so many reasons! Her books are amazing, she is amazing, and those shoes are amazing! I think those shoes alone catapult her to rock star status!

    ​~​Andrea @ ​Beauty but a Funny Girl

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  75. She seems so...real, and so engaged with her fans!

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  76. I haven't read any of the Shatter Me series yet but I'm absolutely dying to! The fact that an author can create a series that makes me feel guilty for not reading it yet is definitely a rock star!

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  77. She´s a rockstar because she gave us Adam!! He's my new book boyfriend! :3
    (Ileana A.-)

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  78. Those shoes are really awesome. :D

    Mariska

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  79. OH MY GOSH, those shoes look AWESOME. I loved Shatter Me, and totally need to read the next two books! TAHEREH ROCKS! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :D

    Rabiah (name on rafflecopter)

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  80. OMG the love I have for Tahreh Mafi.. :) :) :) Besides writing awesome books and creating/wearing most awesome shoes, I love, love, love her ramblings on twitter. Girl is super fun, real and genuine person. :)

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  81. That video is hysterical!!! Chapter 62 explains why she is rockstar enough said!

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  82. Tahereh created Warner... She's the best woman in the world! ;)

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  83. She's a rockstar because she manages to keep my interest throughout all of the series,and believe me,I usually get bored easily with books!

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  84. I have Shatter Me on my bookshelf, now I just need to find the time to read it! It sounds so good!

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  85. I read Shatter Me and I was completely blown away by the emotion in the book - that alone makes her a rock star in my book.

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  86. Her writing is different and unique.

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  87. Woah. Those shoes are so gorgeous!!! They fit Shatter Me perfectly! I adored Shatter Me (absolute perfection!) and I can't wait to read the next two! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :D

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  88. Those shoes she made to go with her book are perfect! And she's a rockstar because her books are pretty awesome : )

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  89. I absolutely love her and her books

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  90. Loving the new book covers theme! Those shoes are cool!

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  91. Tareh is a rock star, without a doubt, because of her amazing writing. Her series is unlike anything I've ever written before.

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  92. Fabulous interview! I'm amazed at this woman! :) Can't wait to get my hands on Ignite Me...I hope it's as hot as it sounds...and as hot as chapter 62!!! =D

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  93. I have never read Shatter Me, but it sounds like an awesome book. It's been on my TBR for a while, and I think it's time I find a copy to read :D

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  94. AH I love Tahereh! She's probably one of the funniest/wittiest authors out there! And her prose are (is?) amazing :) SOSO looking forward to Ignite Me!

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  95. The shoes make her a total rock star!

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  96. I love her writing style and OMG that shoes---> bow down to you Tahereh, it rocks.

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  97. Tahereh rocks! She writes amazing books and creates accessories to match! How could it get any better?

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  98. Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar because her books are AMAZING. And her writing! Like oh my goodness.

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  99. I haven't read this series yet, but have heard awesome feedback. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. The shoes are awesome! I have heard this series is pretty good but I haven't been able to read it yet.

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  101. This ia a great series. Very imaginative and diferent!

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  102. I absolutely love the writing style in the Shatter Me series!

    Great interview. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  103. I absolutely love the writing style in the Shatter Me series!

    Great interview. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  104. I absolutely love the writing style in the Shatter Me series!

    Great interview. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  105. I've been seeing a lot about these books around and really want to read them. I absolutely loved the pomegranate video, and those shoes were just amazing.

    Jennelle J

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  106. I'm gonna start reading Shatter Me in a few weeks and I hope it's good! Most of my friends loved it. And I love pomegranates. ;)

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  107. Tahereh's a rockstar because she is one of my all-time favourite authors. :)

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  108. Taherah's a rockstar because she has the ability to create awesome-sauce characters who you can't help falling in love with!
    And her shoes are EPIC. :D

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  109. I haven't finished Shatter Me yet (yes I know, blasphemy!) but so far I'm really hooked and I cannot wait for more of the series!

    I think Tahereh is a rockstar because she sounds like a heap of fun, I'm really enjoying her book, and she has amazing rockstar style! I mean, though shoes are gorgeous and completely awesome!

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  110. Why?
    I do think Tahereh Mafi is one of the most unique authors in YA world these days. I love her writing style so much and she's the only author who could get me to love BOTH of the boys in a YA love triangle! #TeamBoth! LOL :p
    And from her twitter account or many interviews she's done in the past, Tahereh seems to have a really really fun personality. It's so easy to like her in person <3

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity, Jennifer! :)

    -Tirta P

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  111. Those covers are stunning!
    Thank you very much for this giveaway :)

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  112. Because she writes such incredible books (with amazing covers) and she seems to genuine! I just love reading her interviews and seeing what people say about her from events they have been to - their comments about her are always that she was so sweet!

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  113. tahera Mafi is a rock star because her books rocks :D

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  114. I like how unique her writing style is. Absolutely NO ONE writes like she does...and she does it so well.

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  115. She has the most amazing shoes!!!! I also love her books!!!

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  116. I haven't read Shatter Me yet but the three books already in my TBR list :D
    Can't wait to meet Warner! *the first time I actually looking forward to meet a villain LOL

    By the way, great post and interviews!

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  117. amazing review and I think Tahereh Mafi is a rocktar because she is an amazing author and her book draw you in completely

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  118. Tahereh Mafi is a rockstar because she invented Warner. Anyone that can think a hot guy that complex is a rockstar in my book!

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  119. I don't think I've ever not know who the girl was going to pick before...and I swear I'm going INSANE because of it! First she writes a Warner novella, so I'm convinced its him, now one about Adam? My world is being turned upside down, backwards and in circles right now? Why do you have to do this to me??

    btw...I LOVE YOU TAHEREH MAFI and Team Warner all the way guys ;)

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  120. No doubt “Tahereh Mafi” is a big rock star of girl rock bands. I am really a big fan of her as well as the entire band. Also her thoughts are so true & inspiring for the humans.

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