Saturday, October 16, 2010


My first giveaway wasn't superhot, but I attribute that to only having one book available. After all, a lot of people are burned out with paranormal type stuff, urban fantasy and all that. So this time I'm doing something a little different - giving away more books with a wider variety. If this doesn't draw more people in, I don't know what will. So, with that in mind, here's the October Book Giveaway!

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

This book has only been on the front shelves for what seems like forever. I know, it says "New in Paperback" up there, but this came out in 2008 and the paperback came out in February of this year. It's been uber-popular and still sells dozens of copies as the days roll by. So why not see what everybody's talking about?

The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

If the author name sounds familiar, then so should The Spiderwick Chronicles. This book is fresh off the press, only just going out a few weeks ago. It reminds me of other interesting child-oriented post-apocalyptic style sort of thing. Like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Something I could see Miyasaki doing. So if you're ready for a unique adventure or have some kids who would be interested in a story with a beyond the Wizard of Oz type feel, go for it.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

This is one I just kept looking at while at work. It sounded so interesting, so different, so ripe for Tim Burton to take a look at. This is geared toward teens and follows a boy who isn't supposed to be here. He was left in the crib of a human baby a long time ago, but he really belongs below ground, a dark world beneath the down. And he'll finally have to go there when his sister goes missing...

Zoo Story by Thomas French

This is the book I read back in July. It follows the events that unfold at a zoo in Florida, a fascinating look at where zookeepers work, how they handle escaped animals, and what happens when things are stretched to their limit. If you already have warring feelings about zoos, this will enhace them. Are zoos worth it or are they sheer entertainment? Knowing a little more about the full story behind at least one of them will at least give you more insight into the world we never see.

Yep. Four books. A little something for everyone. And remember, these are ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) so they're not entirely finished. They are all paperbacks, and they all have markings on the outsides of the pages to prevent anyone from attempting to sell them. But if you just want to read a good story, like a good free book, or think ARCs are cool, then by all means join in on the fun.

All you have to do is leave a comment anywhere on this blog. Say whatever you like (recommend something, tell me how much you enjoyed something, anything), but be sure to include an email address or some other way I can contact you if you've won, as well as which book you would like. The contest will end October 31st as the big spooky clock strikes 12. *muahahaha!*

**Just to clarify: There will be four winners - one person for each book. Not one winner take all. Hence the whole "tell me which book you want" thing. Sorry if anyone was confused.

Good luck!

Notes from the playlist: "Burning in the Skies" by Linkin Park


Moridin said...
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calico-reaction said...

I'm game for the REPLACEMENT!

And yes, I'll promote this giveaway in my blog. :)

You are announcing four separate winners, right? Not one winner for all four books?

And I do believe you have my email addy on file, so I'm not leaving it here. :)

Homemaker said...

What a great giveaway...I need more books in time for the cold Winter days..

tallcapp said...

I'm especially interested in the book called Zoo Story. Sounds fascinating.

Nicole said...

Calico - Yes, there will be four separate winners. Kind of like how you did with your books. =D

(So remember folks, tell me which book you want your name in for!)

Erin said...

Cool idea! They all look neat, but I'm gonna go with The Search for Wondla.


Charlotte said...

I'd love to read The Replacement! Sounds seasonally appropriate!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Nicole C. said...

I would love to read either Little Bee or Zoo Story.


Anonymous said...

I would love to read the Replacement or Little Bee.


susan said...

I would love The Replacement. Looks good. suelee1998 @

MayinJune said...

Cool website, have bookmarked it,
I like Search for Wondla.

Samita said...

I'm curious abut The Replacement that cover is calling to me.

Also following your blog.


David said...

Hi! Thanks for doing this and letting us know on the message boards. What a great idea!

If I happen to be a winner I would be interested in either The Replacement or the Little Bee.

Jackie (djningr)

:) said...

The Replacement's cover makes me want to read it but Zoo Story sounds good as well. :) Thanks for a fun idea.

bison61 said...

I love Halloween-I have my house decorated in spooks. I'd like The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

tiramisu392 (at)

Caitrin said...

Wow, The Replacement has a great cover and an interesting premise...I'd love to get it!


patrick m said...

Hmmm. I read a ton of books and Little Bees is not one of them. So lets see what everyones talking about.

Adrianna said...

Hi Nicole!

I'm so excited about your contest. I'm most interested in either "The Replacement" or "Little Bee." My email is adrianna.bayer(at)

I'm so glad to have met you via Lunch and now be able to connect with you on epinions. I can't wait to read more of your reviews. You also have a lovely blog!

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