Reading Road Trip: North Carolina

Welcome to the Second Annual READING ROAD TRIP
Thanks to Britta (ILikeTheseBooks) and Hafsah (IceyBooks) for hosting this fun hop again this summer!

 Make sure you visit the states before mine and watch for the rest of the month! Each state will be represented! Keep track here! Make sure to visit my sister state tomorrow with Jessica Brooks (@coffeelvnmom and author of Pity Isn't an Option) at Let Me Tell You a Story.

Now, welcome to my beautiful state, North Carolina -- the "Tar Heel State." This is the land of sweet tea, biscuits, and NASCAR. Y'all enjoy my stop!
Image from Click to learn more facts about North Carolina!
North Carolina definitely boasts some talented and wonderful authors. In the North Carolina YA world, we have the following who represent us well:
 I'm sure I'm missing names. I would love to know of other North Carolina Young Adult authors! Leave me a comment if you know of more!
North Carolina is divided into three regions: Coastal, Piedmont, and Mountain.

Coastal Region:
Kure Beach & Wilmington, NC -- Our favorite vacation spots!

Piedmont Region:
Each state has their own college rivalry. Our biggest is Duke vs. UNC. It's insane here during game seasons, but especially basketball. 
Picture borrowed from here. area! I live in the next city just west of Charlotte, but this is the skyline I see while driving around and where we go for any good entertainment.
Picture borrowed from here.

Mountain Region:
This checker board is in Valle Crucis (near Boone) at the Mast General Store. Mast stores aren't plentiful, but they are popular! They're located in our mountain region, as well as one in Tennessee and one in South Carolina.
 Nantahala River & the Biltmore Estate are 2 popular sites to visit in the mountains.
Now, for the giveaway...errr...giveaways! I will be giving away a YA book to represent each of our beautiful regions.
Yes. There will be THREE different winners for my stop!
  • To represent the Coastal region, the winner may choose one book from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Covenant series (Half-Blood, Pure, Deity, or Apollyon). Deity Island is located off from the Outer Banks!
  • To represent the Piedmont region, the winner may choose any book by author Sarah Dessen. Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, which is located in the Piedmont.
  • To represent the Mountain region, the winner will win a copy of J.K. Rock's Camp Boyfriend. The setting of the summer camp is located in our beautiful mountains!
The North Carolina giveaways will run July 9-23.

As always, all entrants must be 13 years of age or older and are able to receive shipment from The Book Depository. These are International giveaways!

You may enter 1, 2, or all 3 of the giveaways! Completely up to you and your reading tastes! These are some amazing books up for grabs. Good luck!
Coastal Region
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Piedmont Region
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Mountain Region
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  1. I love all the pics. I would like to travel across the state line and visit. It is beautiful there. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Hmm... I clicked the link about the Mast Store... trying to get a feel of it. It is kind of like a nostalgia store? The website gives you the warm fuzzies as you read about stuff from yesteryear. ;)

  3. How fun... I want to go there so bad. I've known a few people who have been stationed there because of the military and they have always liked it.
    I am hosting Utah soon!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  4. How the heck did I not know Sarah Dessen lives in Chapel Hill? Now I'm really ashamed I've never read anything by her. :(

  5. I have never been to North Carolina, only South Carolina. Thanks for the great post and participating in the hop!