Catching Fire Giveaway!

Catching Fire Giveaway!

Sep 01


You all read The Hunger Games, right?

If the answer to that question is “no,” please stop reading this IMMEDIATELY and get thee to a bookseller/library/other place where you might find book-like things. Because this is easily one of my favorite things I’ve consumed all year, and when asked who I would recommend it to, I usually say something like “you know, people who like things that are awesome.”

Suzanne Collins’ gripping story focuses on a post-apocalyptic future wherein a ruthless government selects a group of random kids to battle it out to the death in a televised game of survival. When 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen’s younger sister is chosen to compete, Katniss volunteers to go in her place. What follows mixes a heady cocktail of crazy-brutal adventure, delicious teen romance, and deft commentary on our increasingly televised culture.

And now there’s a sequel, Catching Fire, and you — yes, YOU, lucky Alert Nerd Reader! — can win the book and some exciting swag.

Three lucky folks will win…

*A limited edition Catching Fire t-shirt, suitable for wearing to cons and post-apocalyptic death battles
*A collectible mockingjay pin, like the one Katniss wears in The Hunger Games
*Your very own copy of Catching Fire

To enter, simply leave a comment answering the following question: are you Team Peeta or Team Gale? (If you have no idea what this means, guess. We won’t bust you for not being intimately acquainted with the Games-verse just yet.)

Rules/fine print: The giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if you have a friend in the States who can accept your prizes by mail!). Entrants under age 13 must have parent or guardian permission to enter. The giveaway runs from September 1 to September 25. Winners will be announced on or around September 30.

Check back with us throughout the month as we’ve got some thrilling Games/Catching Fire-related posts cookin’.

In the meantime, here’s the book trailer.


  1. Team Peeta..maybe.

    Just picked up the Hunger Games and haven’t read it yet.

  2. Ken

    Team Peeta, all the way!

  3. Deann

    Team Gale!

  4. I’m going to say….Team Peeta!!! 🙂

  5. Go Team Gale!

  6. Never read the book, but Gale. Why not?

  7. Keef

    Team Gale, I reckon.

  8. Smoakes

    I haven’t read the book but I think I’m Team Gale because Peeta reminds me of pita which makes me think of hummus and I hate hummus, while Gale makes me think ofDorothy Gale Oz and I love Oz.
    But I just remembered that my childhood best friend’s sister is named Gail and I hate her, so maybe I’m Team Peeta after all.
    I’ll read the book ASAP, I swear.

  9. Kate

    Clearly I need to be better educated (ie. read The Hunger Games now that I finally learned of its existence). Peeta or Gale…Team Pale? Team Geeta?

  10. I’m Team Gaeta!

  11. Please. Team Peeta all the way.


  12. I am team Katniss is awesome and I just desperately want to read Catching Fire and why doesn’t my library have it yet? I have a thing against love triangles, and I am in this for the incredibly awesome world building and sheer awesome that is Katniss.

  13. (But if I really had to choose, team Peeta.)

  14. EvieJ

    TEAM PEETA!!!!
    But, I still love Gale!!

  15. Nonie

    Team Peeta of course! He’s so caring, sweet, loveable, and he’s been through a lot. 🙂

  16. Team Peeta!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  17. kelly

    Team Peeta!!

  18. doug

    Team Gale!

  19. I’m going to be cheating (not a fan of the Twilight parallel). So I say Team Katniss, for whoever she decides. She rocks enough to stand on her own.

  20. Jay

    Team Gale…..and no questions asked.

  21. In what is becoming typical for me in a lot of cases, I’m on team Neither. They both get on my nerves.

    Of course, I’m not eligible for this to-do, but I’m mainly commenting to say that when I saw Heather Z and Jay as the two most recent comments, my brain made me think the most recent comment was from Jay Z.

    So you two are each as awesome as Jay Z, or something.

  22. Is so easy! Team Peeta!


    Happy Labor Day weekend, Alert Nerd!

  23. Deborah

    I’m going for Team Gale! I feel as if Katniss likes Gale more while she was kind of forced to like Peeta (I’ve only read the first book though).

  24. Sheryll

    Team Peeta!

  25. Mark

    Team Gale all the way. Something just seems off about Peeta for me…

  26. Team Peeta, all the way!

  27. Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway! Please enter me. Though Peeta is amazingly sweet, I remain firmly in the Team Gale camp. 🙂

  28. I am going to have to go with Team Peeta. It’s a tough choice though, I can’t wait to read the book!

  29. Debbie D

    Team Peeta. Please include me in your giveaway.

  30. Raelena

    Team Peeta!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  31. Jenna

    I’m going to have to go with Team Peeta~ <3

  32. Rylie

    Team Peeta

  33. Tim

    Team Gale! This is a love of the ages. Peeta is into her and all, but Gale goes way beyond that.

  34. Micah

    Gale is so much cooler. He can actually stand pain- whipping. peeta just survives cause of other people

  35. Emily

    Ughh…. Peeta. Seriously, why is it that all the boys like Gale, i think they like how he’s all macho. Peeta’s by far the better person. He’s sweet, romantic, and completely selfless…. Way better relationship material, I don’t care what “connection” Katniss and Gale have.

  36. Sofia

    Team GALE obviously! Such a real and fantastic character, he makes my heart melt like no fictional character has ever done before.

    I love Katniss’ & Gale’s bound. He understands her like no other, she said so herself. She is his and he is hers.

  37. Leanne

    Team Peeta!!

  38. Mike

    Please enter me. Go Team Peeta!

  39. Beth

    Team Gale! Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Jackeline R.

    Definitely Team Gale! Although I wish it they weren’t called “teams” it’s so T—ish. I’m not even gonna say that whole word….

    I can’t wait for the final book to come out!!!! 😀

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  42. Lethea Benson

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
    Thanks bunches=)

  43. Iman A.Kabir

    PEETA!! All the way. Peeta is fictional crush perfection.

  44. Team Peeta, baby.

  45. Laura Hartness

    Team Peeta, all the way!

  46. DAN!

    TEAM PEETA FTW! because he saved katniss and protected her from the Careers! HE LOST A LEG FOR HER

  47. Jessy B.

    I am definitely on Team Gale!

  48. Janeth

    Definitely Team Peeta! I mean after everything he does how can you not love him?

  49. Team Peeta! I’m so Team Peeta that I almost typed “Teem Peeta.”

  50. bbbBenny

    Team Peeta (thanks “Peta”)

  51. I actually haven’t gotten around to reading The Hunger Games yet… *hides in shame*

    But from what I’ve heard about the book, I’ll probably end up on Team Peeta.

  52. Janelle

    Team Gale. I reserve the right to change teams after I read the book.

  53. Lord Bern

    Team Gale, although I do like Peeta though!!!

  54. kiseki gurl

    Teem Peeta.

  55. i know i am kind of late but please i just got to win i read the hunger game book already i never won anything in my life and i love this book i hated reading in the past but when i read this book i loved it i just got to win please.

  56. Ariana

    I can’t believe how many people root for Peeta. I mean, sure, he’s kind, sweet, caring, selfless and all that other stuff but personally, I don’t think Collins has done enough justice with Gale. He’s HARDLY in both books and I feel as if she’s leaving us with the guy Katniss doesn’t want to be with on purpose as opposed to the guy she wants (but who is hardly ever around). Although, in the end, even though it’d piss me off A LOT – she’d probably be on her own. But think about it, she’s still a teenager. How can she decide on this stuff when she’s a teenager?

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