‘Insurgent’ giveaway and literary name tags

If you’re the type of person who counts down the days to book releases (Yes, I’m really giving away a copy of “Insurgent.” Details are below.), then you’re likely the kind of person who finds a bit of yourself in a story and identifies with specific characters in those books.

You likely cling to these identifiers and will argue passionately about how you’re a Ravenclaw no matter what Pottermore says or how Katniss really should’ve chosen Gale because they have so much more in common! (But really, how nutritious is squirrel and venison for dinner? At least with bread you can make a gamey sandwich.)

I feel like all book lovers could wear name tags that read something like this:

Hello, my name is Laura and I…

  • am in Gryffindor
  • am Uncured
  • know where where my towel is
  • chose Dauntless (But likely missed the jump from the train to the building)
  • am on Team Cricket (Yes, I’ve been involved in Étienne v. Cricket discussions.)
  • live in District 12 — I really do, but I’d be a starving vegetarian if this were Panem. (I would’ve picked District 4, but my desire to snuggle with Finnick is far outweighed by my fear of shark attack.)
  • am on Team Hot Guy Who Tried to Kill Bella to Prevent “New Moon” (James, was it?)

If you think about it, we all have some of these identifiers, which brings me to this giveaway I mentioned. Thanks to the kindness of a friend, I now have two copies of “Insurgent” pre-ordered, and while I could just cancel the order I placed myself, I thought it would be more fun (and very Abnegation of me) to simply change the order info and send that book to one of you!

To enter, simply leave a comment below with your own literary name tag from any books you’d like (Be sure to include your faction and your correct email address!), and then one week from today, I’ll use random.org to select a winner. I’ll contact you for your **mailing address and then have “Insurgent” shipped to you on May 1! This giveaway is now closed.

If you’d like to tweet this post, that would also be appreciated. ;) I look forward to reading your literary name tag!

Want to get even more hyped up about Veronica Roth’s second book? Check out the “Insurgent” trailer below.

**U.S. and Canada address only, please.

Congratulations to Julie Maughon (comment #15), a fellow starving vegetarian in Panem. A copy of “Insurgent” will be heading your way on May 1!

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27 thoughts on “‘Insurgent’ giveaway and literary name tags

  1. My name Sidney and I’m DAUNTLESS, Ravenclaw, Team Etiennne, and Team Edward. (Hee..Hee. Don’t judge me.)

  2. Hello! My name is Jessica Stephens. I am on
    Team Peeta
    Team Alex (Delirium)
    Team Edward too
    I don’t know where my towel is? Someone will have to explain that one to me!
    My faction is Amity!

  3. Hi, my name is Courtney
    I am CandorAmity (it’s possible, just use your imagination), a proud Uncured Hufflepuff who lives with the Summer Fey in District 11 and Shadowhunt on a regular basis except when I’m in Tortal vising old friends, and have far too many OTPs to list here.

  4. Hello, My name is Ryann and I am..
    …Reid Alexander’s girlfriend (Between the Lines series)
    …soooo over vampires
    ….Team Etienne and Anna

  5. I am ideal-world Erudite with a splash of divergence
    As for other books… I think I’m in other fandoms than these. :helpless shrug:

  6. Oh, Laura, you already know all this about me, but here you go!

    I’m China and I’m:
    Team Peeta
    Team Damon/Eric (because I refuse to participate in anything Twilight related)
    Team Cricket
    currently unsorted by your Sorting Hat. We should fix that!

  7. Hi! I’m Kristin and I’m

    A Gryffindor (possibly a Ravenclaw)
    From District 12, with a serious love for one Peeta Mellark
    Divergent (see Gryffindor/ Ravenclaw)
    and last but not least, Queen Kristin the Clever of Narnia
    (I’ll stop here before I list every fandom/ otp I’m obsessed with)

  8. Hi, I’m Charmaine!

    -Faction: Amity (or Candor… ooh, it’s so hard to decide!)
    -Team Peeta
    -Uncured (Team Alex!)
    -Living in the Capitol (Don’t hurt me. I’ll be a Cinna, promise!)
    -Team Ky
    -Team Four & Six (I am Number Four, although Tobias-Four is pretty amazing too.)
    -Email: Charmaine.jade@hotmail.com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Hi, my name is Priscila and
    I am in Gryffindor
    I really know where where my towel is ( hitchhiker’s guide ?? )
    I chose Candor (or maybe Amity… it depends)
    I live in District 3
    I am on Team Jacob (actually I was glad Bella didn’t choose him…)

    Thank you so much =D Love Divergent and can’t wait to read Insurgent

  10. Hi, I’m Wajiha!

    Dauntless (and secretly Divergent..shhhh!)
    Special from New Smoke (Uglies Series)
    District 12 tribute
    Team Guy who almost hit Bella with his truck

    Thank you! :)

  11. hi I’m Hailey :)
    -Amity (or Abnegation…I feel like I’m both)
    -Live in District 12, and spend most…I mean some of my times stalking my OTP (Katniss & Peeta)
    -Four and Six
    -Ky taught me how to write
    -Vampires? no thanks :)

  12. Hi, my name is Ginger!~

    ~I’m a Slytherin
    ~I really don’t know where my towel is? D:
    ~ Candor
    ~ Team Peeta
    ~ Live in District 11
    ~ And finally, team Seth! (Tee hee hee!)

  13. Hi I’m Heather,

    I’m Ravenclaw
    I’m Graced (in my mind anyway)
    Team Candor (just being honest)
    Team Marcus Flutie (him. yes, him.)
    Team Dimitri (you may call me Roza)
    Team Constantine (because he’s a REAL vampire.)

    That was fun! Thanks for the giveaway:)


    My name is Liza and my labels include:

    I am first and foremost an unrepentant nerd!
    I am Ravenclaw
    I am Dauntless
    I love (love love love love love) Finnick (and in my heart he still lives on! *sniff*)
    I am an expert towel-roller
    I am Team Spike and Team Faith
    Oh, and my daemon’s name is Erasmus, and he’s a tiger

    Again, thanks for the giveaway and fun entry!

  15. So awesome.

    My name is Julie.
    Could have been in Gryffindor, but sorted into Hufflepuff at the last second.
    Divergent between Amity and Candor. Chose Candor.
    Also in District 12, for real, and would *also* be a starving vegetarian in Panem. Ha!
    Team Katniss (she’d never be defined by a man, even Peeta–as much as I love him).
    Uncured, of course, because who in their right mind would say they were?
    Team Etienne’s hat.
    Always a queen of Narnia.
    Last person on earth who hasn’t read Twilight.
    And a new twitter follower!

  16. I actually came to read your comma sense post because I’m doing a series of editing blogs to convince authors to hire professional editors, but this is so much more fun.

    Hello, my pun name is Sher A. Hart because I like the sound of “share a heart”.
    I haven’t even read Divergent yet, but I’m torn between Amity and Abnegation.
    I’m definitely team Peeta, poor guy.
    Twilight bored me half to death. It had enough story for half the length. But I would choose Jacob.
    I’m in Gryffindor, of course.
    I don’t recognize the other references, so if you want to ship me Divergent too, I’ll be ecstatic.

  17. Hello,

    I’m Samantha, I am Ravenclaw, Erudite (or perhaps Amity), and ardently resist choosing teams, but at the moment am hoping beyond hope that Karen Chance has Pritkin in mind as the end game.

  18. My name is jennifer
    Team Peeta.
    Team Dauntless.
    Team Ren(Nightshade series).
    Team Etienne.

  19. Hi, my name is Kayla and I am:
    Erudite (Divergent)
    Team Jacob (Twilight)
    Team Fang (Maximum Ride)
    Team Peeta (Hunger Games)
    I live in District 3
    Team Four and Six
    I love Tobias <3
    and Team Finnick and Annie :D

  20. Hi, my name is Kristi and I…
    - am Ravenclaw (on Pottermore)
    - but am Hufflepuff (at heart)
    - live in District 5 (whoo, we’ve got the power!)
    - am team Peeta
    - was born in Abnegation, but switched over to Amity

  21. Hey everyone!

    My name’s Samantha and I’m…
    -A Hufflepuff
    -Team Peeta
    -Live in District 1
    -Team Newt (The Maze Runner <3)
    - Team Jacob

  22. Hey guys, the name’s Ed!
    I’m a…

    - Dauntless
    - District 12
    - Team Gale (Am I a loner on this one?)

  23. Hiya! I hope I’m not too late, but I’m Audrey.
    -I’m a Ravenclaw
    - Erudite
    -Livin’ in District 4
    -Team Finnick/Annie
    -Team Jace (The Mortal Instruments)

  24. Hey, okay well I am….
    -Team Finnick
    -Live in district two
    -Team Fang
    -Team Edward (as much as i really dont like the series, taylor laughtner is SO HOT!! there for i really hopebella chooses edward so i can have taylor all to myself ;) )
    -I am hufflepuff and proud
    - i live in Amity
    - Team 4 & 6 (fro lorien legasies)
    - lastly i am cured and graced

  25. I can’t enter because I’m international but this looked fun so…

    Hi, I’m JJ and I…

    - am Team Will (Infernal Devices)
    - am Team Peeta (Hunger Games)
    - am Team Ky (Matched)
    - like werewolves, but only if they come out when its warm (Shiver)
    - would have done the same for either of my sisters at a Reaping (Hunger Games)
    - lost my towel in King’s Landing (Game of Thrones and Hitchhiker’s Guide)
    - never close a wardrobe door behind me (Narnia)
    - prefer vampires who don’t sparkle (Not Twilight)
    - know zombies are people too (Dearly, Departed)

  26. Thanks for all your awesome comments, you guys!! I’ve really enjoyed reading them, and it’s good to know so many of us are on the same teams/in the same houses/factions. :)

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