Interview + Giveaway: A Major fan of Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

5 May, 2016 Giveaways, Interviews 48 comments

Why are you interviewing yourself about these two authors, Kat?

Well to put it simply:


I can see that you’re not that easily distracted. CURSES! Well, to tell you the truth, I have a process when I blog. And sometimes that process boils down to wanting to love on something or someone. Also there was a THING and I was going to interview them but then I was like, NYAH. Who wants to hear what two amazing and totally awesome authors want to think?

What makes you qualified to call yourself a major fan of these two authors?

Okay, let’s put it this way. I’ve read pretty much everything these two authors have currently published. This includes but is not limited to:

Jay Kristoff’s work:




I even have the coveted Little Stormdancer kiddies book and the Buruu short story.

Amie Kaufman’s Work:

These Broken Stars

This Shattered World

And, okay, I haven’t finished Their Fractured Light yet, but I totally will and I’ll read the hell out of it.

Then, of course, we have Illuminae – my darling, my love, my – my PRECIOUS. Their shared baby, and it’s upcoming sibling, Gemina of which I am totally ready to fangirl over.

Illuminae was like getting repeatedly punched in the face and somehow enjoying every bit of it!

It’s so thrilling and wonderful and I never got over it. I love to go back and binge read this book every now and again.

But, seriously, why are you doing this?

Gah, so many questions. BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT. I never do anything unless I feel like it and I just LOVE these guys so much. And, you know, long story, but I happen to have gotten my hands on two copies of Gemima to giveaway. HAH! Who’s making superfluous posts NOW?!

Okay, point taken. What makes these two authors so special to you?

You know, they’re both really special people and wonderful authors – that winning combination that makes them two of my favourite people ever. I’ve been a big fan of these two, both separately and forever, since my early blogging days. And just because I sit out their respective windows at night and listen to them breathe, doesn’t make my love for their work any less legitimate. Kristoff has an amazing flair about his writing. It’s breathtaking. And Amie always thrills me in all kinds of delicious ways with her stories.

Hang on, isn’t that a bit creepy?

If they didn’t like me sitting outside their windows then they’d call the police!

Whatever. Anything else you want to tell us?

As a matter of fact yes. So there’s a giveaway that we’re hosting and then I wanted to point your direction towards the BIG giveaway. The details for the big giveaway are in the graphic. Our giveaway is down below!


Enter for a chance to win your name in Gemina, and a copy signed by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARV $18.99).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:01:01 AM (EST) on April 30, 2016, and 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time) on May 31, 2016. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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First of all, a big thank you to Penguin Random for sponsoring this giveaway.

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Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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48 Responses to “Interview + Giveaway: A Major fan of Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman”

  1. Morrisa

    Okay so ever since illumina came out and I’ve read it, I’ve been OBSSESSED. I can’t stop talking about it, I can’t stop yelling at people to read it, my twitter un is @illuminaefile I’m so crazy. It would mean the world to me if I got a copy. I cry every time I see an arc that I can’t have! Thank you for the giveaway <3
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  2. Kate

    I wasn’t going to read Illuminae, ignores the hype, didn’t feel it was my thing. Then my little brother peer pressured me into it and 4 hours later I had cried and laughed and died, over and over again! I’m super excited to read Gemina and run the full gamut of emotions I know it will make me feel!!

  3. Mary

    Why do I want to win Gemina? Because I also love Amie and Jay’s work! And I would totally keep you company on their windowsills except Australia is so FAR. But really, I want more snarky space drama and creative murdering because if there’s one (or two things) Amie and Jay are good at, it’s murdering people in horrific yet inventive ways and writing about teenagers being sassy in space.
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  4. Maraia

    Illuminae completely blew away my expectations, so I can’t wait for Gemina. I read a library copy of Illuminae, but it would be amazing to own Gemina and actually be able look at what’s under the cover. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Danielle D.

    Amie is one of my favorite authors ever, and I avsolutely ADORED Illuminae. I’m dying to see what happens next.

  6. Angelique S.

    I enjoyed that interview! It was hilarious. Obviously I want to win Gemina because Illuminae was amazing and I had never read a book like that before! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  7. Nancy L.

    Illuminae was actually the first scifi book I’ve ever read, and turned out to be one of my favorite books ever! I’m so excited to see what happens next.
    Thanks for the chance! ?

  8. Andrea

    Because I need it! Illuminae was amazing amazing amazing and I loved it so! Gemina needs to loved just as much.

  9. Susan

    I cannot wait for this book! At first glance, Illuminae wasn’t going to hold my interest. I loved it so much I have TWO copies that I don’t share with anyone!!!

  10. Red

    I think I’m the only one who hasn’t read Illuminae. I know it’s on the top of my TBR list and I think if I won the sequel it would further encourage me to get off my butt and read this series. It sounds great and everyone seems to love it so much. Thank you for the interview and the chance.

  11. Roxanne

    I love both authors and listening to Illuminae was heart breaking and amazing

  12. Alison

    Illuminae is one of the most unique books I have ever read and it was so awesome.

  13. Carolyn Hester

    I LOVED Illuminae (it was my best book of 2016!!) and Gemina comes out this year on my birthday – winning my most anticipated book of the year would be the best present!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  14. Mikayla

    Oh yeah. I get this. I get this VERY MUCH. I NEEEEEED GEMINA IN MY LIFE. I wish I could sit in a throne made out of Gemina. That’s all I want. If I could only read one book this year, I would choose Gemina. CAN’T EVEN PROCESS THE WANT.

  15. Carina Olsen

    Such a lovely post Kat 😀 You are awesome. <3 Huuugs. I love that you love these authors. And their books 😀 I do too. SO MUCH. Jay is simply the best. I have also gotten to read Nevernight, EEEEE, and it was his best book yet, I think 😀 SO GOOD. And full of smut, lol. I do not have Little Stormdancer 🙁 SOBS. I want it. I want it very much. How mean, lol. Totally jealous of you 🙂 Anyway. Your post is so amazing sweet girl. Thank you for sharing this awesome interview with yourself 😉 You are the best. Just. Ah. I cannot wait to read Gemina. <3
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  16. Marian Reyes

    I have read Illuminae and was super happy with the book! Now all I can say is I AM SO READY FOR GEMINA THAT WINNING THIS WOULD REALLY MEAN A LOT TO ME!

  17. Sakeina

    Illuminae was the best book I read last year! I’ve been ready for Gemina since the day I finished Illuminae! Thank you guys so much for sharing!

  18. Sophia Life

    This is awesome! I read illuminae last year, and it was hands down one of my 2015 favorites! I CANNOT wait for gemina, because 1) the cover is BLUEEE my favorite! and 2) because I can’t wait to meet the new characters and get back into the world of the illuminae files! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 🙂

  19. Christine

    My friend is a huge fan of Illuminae and the Kinslayer series. So I would really love to win this for her!

  20. Theresa Snyder

    Great post! Loved the interview! It’s gotta be a lot of fun to interview people that are easy to talk to. 😉
    Why do I want to win? Um, silly question! Who wouldn’t want it?! Illuminae was amazing, one of my fav books, the audio was the best. Of course I need a physical copy of Gemina for my new bookshelves (OK I don’t have said shelves yet, but will soon as my books are starting to take over my living room floor) and the first book to go on the shelves I don’t have yet will be Illuminae and Gemina!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Anna

    Illuminae was one of the best books I read last year and I MUST have Gemina because I know it’ll be just as amazing!

  22. Jenna

    This is a great post! I am not sure I have ever been so excited for a book to come out, as I am for Gemina. I would seriously consider trading it for my first born child. I’d really like to avoid that though, so if I could win a copy here, that would be neat!

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