Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks-Giving Thursday: Giveaway #7!

Thanks-Giving Thursday is a meme I came up with to say thank you to the followers - new and old - of my blog by spreading the wealth . . . the wealth of books, that is. So every - or alternate - Thursday I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. The prize(s) will usually include at least two books (ARCs and/or finished copies) and maybe even some sort of swag.

Hey everyone! After going up to school in August, I had taken a hiatus from blogging. So, since I am backed up about a month, for the next few weeks I will be hosting TGTs that will have, not one, but TWO winners! On that note, for this week's TGT, Winner #1 will get What's Left of Me, The Blessed and The Raven Boys and Winner #2 will get Who I Kissed, Eve & Adam, and Skinny.

Winner #1 Prize Pack:

Winner #2 Prize Pack:" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values

          +5 for Following this blog
Bonus entries:
          +1 for Leaving a blog post comment
          +2 for Following me on Twitter
          +3 for Tweeting about giveaway Prize Pack #1 on Twitter
          +3 for Tweeting about giveaway Prize Pack #2 on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
The giveaway ends midnight on October 10th 2012 and a winner will be chosen October 12, 2012.
10. Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally.

What's Left of Me:

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't. . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable—hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

The Blessed:

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Expected Publication Date: September 25, 2012

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.
What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

The Raven Boys:

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012

There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Who I Kissed:

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2012

She never thought a kiss could kill...

Samantha didn't mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in... and she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died—right in her arms.

Sam is now the school pariah and a media sensation—how did she not know Alex had a peanut allergy? Consumed with guilt, she'll have to find a strength that goes way deeper than pulling off the fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly. Because if she can't figure out how to forgive herself, no one else will either.

Eve & Adam:

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Expected Publication Date: October 2, 2012

In the beginning, there was an apple –

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.
Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won’t he?

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Find your voice.

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she'll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.

But there is another voice: Ever's singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical - and partly to try and save her own life - Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.

With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.

Donna Cooner brings warmth, wit, and startling insight to this unforgettable debut.

- via Barnes & Noble

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really looking forward to Eve & Adam.


  2. Name: Andrew Patterson
    Email: apatterson(at)DyadicEchoes(dot)com

    Raven Boys sounds amazing!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love prize pack one because I've actually borrowed and read all books in prize pack 2 from friends!

    My name is Lili and my email is

    Thank you for being so generous!

  4. Thank you for the super-sweet giveaway!!
    I would love to win prize pack 2 because I'm eager to read all of these, especially Skinny!! <3
    Mary DeBorde (M.A.D.)
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  5. So many awesome books!
    GFC Danasquare

  6. Eve & Adam...WANT!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. Whitney

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    alicia marie
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  9. Hi! My name is Danielle.

  10. Thank you so much!!!!

    Alyssa Susanna

  11. email:

  12. This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much!