The Ultimate Thanksgiving Giveaway

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and what better way to celebrate than to host share some of our recent favourite reads with our readers?


We are giving away today to one lucky winner:

ONE copy of The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip (reviewed here by Thea)

ONE copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (reviewed here by Ana)

ONE copy of The Lost Conspiracy/Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge (joint review here)

The contest will run until Friday November 30 at 12:01am PST, and is open TO EVERYBODY. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!

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144 Responses to “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Giveaway”

  1. Lisa (starmetal oak) November 24, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    I recently read and loved The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley. It’s a fun steampunk adventure!

  2. Jessica Tan November 24, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    I recently read “The Night Circus” and really enjoyed it!

  3. Miss Marjie November 24, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    I recently read The Vet’s Daughter, which was delightful and uncanny.

  4. The Hipster Owl's Bookshelf November 24, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    The Night Circus is a good book! :)

  5. Amanda November 24, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    I’ve just finished The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia McKillip. As “new fans” of McKillip you might want to try The Forests of Serre; it’s a retelling of The Firebird and I think it’s pretty much genius.

  6. Bethany November 24, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    I recently finished Posion Princess by Kresley Cole- quite serious, loved the premise of post-apocalyptic teenagers as tarot cards.

    Desperately want to read The Changeling Sea after the review

  7. Clau November 24, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    I recently read “How to Save a Life” by Sara Zarr. It was really good!

  8. charlotte November 24, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Out of this months books so far, my favorite is Home Front Girl, by Joan Wehlen Morrison–it’s the actually diary of a high school girl growing up in Chicago in the late thirties/early fourties.

  9. AH@badassbookreviews November 24, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    I just read and loved Quicksilver by RJ Anderson.

  10. Malin November 24, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    The last book I read that I unreservedly loved and rave at to everyone I meet in an attempt to make them read it was Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess), which is hysterically funny, and insightful and brave and amazing. I also re-read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and loved it more the second time.

  11. Rana November 24, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    The last book I read and adored was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor..everyone must read it!

  12. Allison (Allure of Books) November 24, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson! I loved it MUCH more than his other recent novella, Legion.

  13. Gerd D. November 24, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Recent in terms of having read recently:
    “Ja, damals…” by Else Hueck-Dehio (the book itself is from 1957), this is just fabulously written, it’s witty, and smart, and fun and just great for a bit of nostalgia over the past.

    For something written a bit more recent I would have to put down “The Cat, The Professor and the Poison: A Cats in Trouble Mystery” (Leann Sweeney, 2010 <- the year we make contact :D), a mellow mystery with cats, or, more to the point, a cat loving lead.
    Loved it, but still have to get the other two.

    I'm about to start "The Night Circus", there's a particular quote that drew me right in when I picked it up in the bookstore:

    “I forgive you for stealing my shawl.”
    She smiles as he laughs.
    And then she vanishes. A simple trick of distracting his attention long enough to slip out through the hall, despite the lingering temptation to stay.

  14. Katie November 24, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    I just read The Crown of Embers and loved it. Great heroine, great side characters, and some awesome political maneuvering.

  15. Suz Glo November 24, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I just finished Sapphire Blue, the second in the trilogy from Kerstin Gier. Time travel, mystery, intrigue and ghosts, too!

  16. Lesley D November 24, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Right now I’m reading The Hobbit and loving it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  17. sandyg265 November 24, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    I recently read Vessels by Sara Beth Durst

  18. Jill November 24, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Last night I finished The Brides of Rollrock Island, which was almost perfect. It was beautiful and tragic and REAL, despite being about women who emerge from the bodies of seals.

  19. Alyssa November 24, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    I recently finished Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s a strange book (described as a “science-fiction fantasy, a thriller, and a touching dog story”) but excellent. It’s now my second favourite DWJ. Top spot still belongs to Howl’s Moving Castle.

  20. Heidi November 24, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Ahh! I’ve been on SUCH an amazing reading kick lately. Currently I’m absolutely loving A Face Like Glass, and my most recent love was The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.

  21. Joanna November 24, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Ohhhh The Rook was such a complete joy to read, definitely one of my 2012 favourites.

  22. Lexi November 24, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Recently on a middle grade kick and read Jellicoe Road and Kneebone Boy. Right now I am working on a collection of short stories from Boardertown.

  23. Megan S. November 24, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    The latest book I really, really loved was A.S. King’s Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it (I think I was already inundated with dead-best-friend stories), but it was still a perfect read when I got to it. Raw and emotionally complicated and funny in all the best ways.

  24. Yeti November 24, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Oooh, a few great books recently: A Dream Apart by Rudolf Kerkhoven (also his The Year We Finally Solved Everything is great too); Cracked up to Be and This is not a Test by Courtney Summers; The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter; So many more to read :) xx

  25. Yeti November 24, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Oh, and I read Feed by M T Anderson again recently and loved it just as much as the first time!

  26. Yuko86 November 24, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Recently I read and loved The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams: beautifully written, it made me cry a lot.

  27. Serenity November 24, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Hmm I’ve read a lot of good books recently. I just finished Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and it was fantastic!! I’m reading Fire now.

  28. Karissa November 24, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I recently read Trapped by Kevin Hearne and loved it! The whole Iron Druid Chronicles series is just absolutely excellent :-)

  29. Ilana November 24, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I just finished The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers! He crafted a world not unlike that of Oz, with the weird and unequivocal places of Bookholm, and I look forward to the sequel :)

  30. LiLi November 24, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    A recent book that was absolutely amazing would have to be Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst. I couldn’t believe how much I fell in love with that book.

  31. Bella November 24, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Hm…I’ve finished a few books, but I’ve got say…Francis Hardinge’s A Face Like Glass. The woman writes with water.

  32. Kailana November 24, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I am reading Farthing by Jo Walton right now and loving it!

  33. Hilna November 24, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I finished After Dark by Haruki Murakami by recommendation. I usually avoid first-person narratives, so I was a bit skeptical. Reading it described what it was like being in a dream, if that makes any sense. Surreal. I love it.

  34. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed November 24, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I haven’t read any super good books recently. The last book I’ve read and loved was The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson. The sequel comes out next year and I cannot wait! :-)

  35. nicanix November 24, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I’ve recently finished Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and it was heartbreakingly beautiful. I can’t wait for the next book!

  36. mary anne November 24, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    I just finished “The Siren Depths”, the third book in Martha Wells’ Raksura trilogy. It was awesome, as are all of her books. Also found a book I had read as a teen by Sally Watson, about a bunch of kids in Israel right after the Second World War and during the founding of Israel as a country. “To Build a Land.” I loved (and still love) Sally Watson’s books – most of ’em are about England and Scotland during the 17th and 18th centuries, with a few ventures into colonial and Revolutionay America, so this book was a bit off her normal subject. But good. Makes me appreciate again how fortunate we Americans are, to have grown up in a land not wracked by war.

  37. EmmaNadine November 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    The last book that I read and adored was Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.

  38. Lindsay November 24, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Still can’t get over how good Seraphina was earlier this year. More recently, I adored Lovely, Dark & Deep by Amy McNamara and am oddly fascinated with Tonya Hurley’s The Blessed so far. We’ll see how that one turns out!

  39. dana November 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    The help. What a great book. Thanks for the giveaway

  40. dana November 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    The help. What a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Elle November 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Finished Blood Red Road yesterday and now I can’t wait to get Rebel Heart.

  42. Linda W November 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I read and absolutely loved The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.

  43. A_nna November 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I recently read ‘The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls’ because of the recommendation on this site. I loved it! I couldn’t put it down.

  44. Melissa R. November 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I recently read Code Name Verity and loved it. I’ve also been listening to the Night Huntress series and they’re tons of fun and make for a great commute.

  45. JenP November 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I loved The DIVINERS.

  46. Jamie November 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I reread the Name of the Wind recently, and that was awesome.

  47. discoveringstudent November 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I’ve picked up the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and read them all within a few weeks

  48. MD November 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I recently read and loved The Hunger Games. Going to start on another two in the series soon.

  49. scribe k. November 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    oh, there have been so many fabulous books in my life recently! In the past few months, I have read and loved and highly recommend, “Please Ignore Vera Dietz,” “Jellicoe Road,” “Small Damages,” “The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led The Revels There,” “The Sky Is Everywhere,” “I Am Legend,” and “This is not a Test.”

  50. Jacqueline C. November 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I read Riveted by Meljean Brook a couple of months ago and it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year.

  51. jenmitch November 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    i haven’t read a book in MONTHS because i’ve been working on my thesis nonstop. so the last books i read before this horrible dry spell were the mistborn books by brandon sanderson. they were exactly what i needed. looking forward to reading his other books in the hopefully not too distant future…

  52. Raina November 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Children’s schmildrens, it’s fantastic

  53. Hannah H November 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Difficult question! I just re-read The Bone Key by Sarah Monette- I’ve loved everything she’s ever written, but this book of short stories were what introduced me to her. She also wrote the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which I am also re-reading. The best new read recently was Fight Club. I’m still working through my feelings towards that book, but it’s unquestionably, um, unique. This doesn’t count as loved, but I certainly admired it.
    Anyways, thank you for the give-away, and happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

  54. Kay-Kay-Bay November 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    I just read “The Pirates! In an Adventure With Whaling” which is the sequel to “The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists”, both by Gideon Defoe. Really, really funny.

  55. Lobo November 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I really loved The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

  56. Katrina November 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Welcome to Bordertown!

  57. J.S. Daly November 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Rotters by Daniel Kraus is a must-read!

  58. Erin November 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I read The Restorer by Amanda Stevens and I loved it

  59. Christina K. November 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I LOVED The Immortal Rules! It was fresh and original:)

    Thank you:)

  60. Christina K. November 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I LOVED The Immortal Rules! It was fresh and original:) And so fast paces!

    Thank you:)

  61. Ellie November 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I recently read The Passage by Justin Cronin and it was definitely one of my favorite reads this year.

  62. Sylvia Sybil November 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I’ve been on a Seanan McGuire kick recently. I especially loved Feed under her pen name Mira Grant.

  63. Breanne November 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I just finished Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor and I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to book #2.

  64. AnimeJune November 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Breanne! I loved that book too! That and SHINE by Lauren Myracle.

  65. Nora November 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I really like We Have Always Lived In The Castle. Whoever wins will be very happy!
    I recently read and really enjoyed A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (it’s something like 12th in a series, so I probably wouldn’t recommend starting there.)

  66. Kerry S. November 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway for Thanksgiving!

  67. Kerry S. November 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Oops! Just now saw that I was supposed to share a favorite book I recently read. I really enjoyed Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dream’s Doc Graham, by Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising.

  68. draconismoi November 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. I completely loved it in all of its dark glory.

  69. Gabriella November 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    I think my favorite book I’ve read recently has been a series (Fall of Giants and the Winter War). The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett was amazing and I’ve never been more interested in World War I and World War II. SO SO good. You super super have to read it!

  70. Anita Yancey November 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I read And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. It was a really good book, but it didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  71. DebraG November 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    I just finished Lorie O’Clare’s Hot Pursuit. I loved it.

  72. Kate K.F. November 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I’ve read a lot of books I’ve loved recently. A Confusion of Princes was one of them and currently I’m enjoying and learning from This Republic of Suffering about Death and the American Civil War.

  73. Kimberly B. November 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I really enjoyed the book Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Beautifully written and romantic, with a great message of tolerance. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  74. Kristen W. November 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I just finished Gone Girl… WOW!!!

  75. Alexandra the Great November 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I REALLY enjoyed And All the Stars by Andrea K. Host – I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it really worked. I also enjoyed The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman. I’ve never liked a book with a self-involved jerk of a main character that much, ever.

  76. Vanessa November 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Most recently, I loved Goblin Secrets. Before that, Among Others.

  77. Ileana A. November 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting!
    Is book #3 of the Body Finder series! The whole series is so freaking awesome but so far #3 is my favorite!!!

  78. Stephanie November 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I just finished The Chosen by Jeanne C. Stein.

  79. Lisa B. November 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    I LOVE the book that I am currently listening to during my commute to and from work. Not YA, but still, it’s sooo good! It’s Wilkie Collins’ “The Woman in White.” Deservedly a classic!

  80. Mary Preston November 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I loved BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood. It was fabulous.

  81. Tamara November 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    The Corn Maiden and Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates. So creepy!

  82. Bookharlot November 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    I finally read Code Name Verity and it was amazing!

  83. Kate & Zena November 25, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    OMG, that’s so hard. I’m a voracious reader. However, Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore was really good! It finally combined the worlds of Fire and Graceling, which I had really waited for! It’s not as good as Graceling (nothing beats Graceling, let’s face it), but it surprised me!

  84. Helle M. Larsen November 25, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    The Snow Child – such a beautifully written book!

  85. Nadine November 25, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    Scott Lynch – Red Seas under Red Skies. It was brilliant, maybe even better than the first book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence. Can’t wait for the third one to come out.

  86. Franki November 25, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    I am an English Literature Major in university, so I haven’t really been reading for pleasure recently. Um, but, I’m reading George R. R. Martin’s A DANCE OF DRAGONS and it’s AWESOME. I also recently read Bernard Shaw’s play, PYGMALION, and I friggin’ love it. That man is just brilliant.

  87. Mel S November 25, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    I just finished A Game of Thrones and just adored it…it’s got me back on the fantasy wagon after getting fed up of numerous quests and chosen ones…

  88. Jess L. November 25, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    I just finished reading Ghostwritten by David Mitchell, and oh my gosh, I love it so much. It’s the third book of his that I’ve read and consequently loved. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the rest of his books. :)

  89. Maureen November 25, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

  90. Simona November 25, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Bora Bora by Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa. An amazing adventure book that unfold so magically but about at the same time a description of Polynesian culture. I was puzzled from an European point of view about their sexual habits, their navigation techniques, their rituals or their amazement when it comes to mirrors or iron or any crafted materials. Highly recommended.

  91. debbie November 25, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    I like ashfall.

  92. Giada M. November 25, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    The House of Paper by Carlos Maria Dominguez. It’s very short but incredibly good and perfect for bibliophiles. :)
    Thank you for this great giveaway! :D

  93. Taylor November 25, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    Well I’m still in the middle of it but I really really love the book Ready Player One (so far) by Ernest Cline. Very funny and very clever world building. I’m excited to see where it goes but I’ll be sad when I finish it.

  94. Claudia K November 25, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    The Body at The Tower by Y.S. Lee. I love Mary Quinn! She’s kick-ass. This book made me laugh aloud and yell out at one point. I listened to audio version. Absolutely brillant.

  95. Becky C. November 25, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    I am currently reading Eve and Adam and really enjoying it. But I also just finished the Crown Embers by Rae Ember! Oh I loved this book.

  96. Hanna November 25, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    The most recent book I was really surprised by was Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. Everything was just spot on and I seriously haven’t read any fantasy YA (save Harry Potter of course) with such good and multi-layered character portrayals and character growth. It was Insta-love ^^.

  97. claire November 25, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    I have been on a string of disappointing reads….(The Twelve, the new John Irving, the one I returned to the library half read). I need some better reads!

  98. R. Wheadon November 25, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I just read Sheree Fitch’s Pluto’s Ghost, and it is lovely.

  99. Lesley November 25, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Just finished a complete Rachel Aaron glom, thanks to this site. SPIRIT’S END had me yelling at the book the whole time I was reading it — that is one author who *loves* to torture her characters! (I mean that in a good way!)

  100. Patrick Hall November 25, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Gosh, I’ve accumulated several books over the past few months but haven’t really been able to ready any of them because like some others, I’ve been in school.

    I would second Hannah H.’s mentioning of The Bone Key by Sarah Monette. It’s a collection of delightfully creepy stories, though I’ve still not quite finished it. I also read The Far West, the final book in Patricia Wrede’s Frontier Magic series, back in August, but I was kind of disappointed by it.

  101. Devon November 25, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I’ve been rereading all of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books, and think I’m loving them even more this time, if that’s even possible. ;)

  102. Stacy November 25, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I just finished Gone Girl. Such a good fast read.

  103. Cerise November 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I picked up The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay before Thanksgiving and just finished it today. Could not put it down.

  104. Rose November 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I love The Little Prince. I’ve reread it innumerous times, but I always come back to it, and it never fails to capture me. It’s one of my favorite books.

  105. Kirsten November 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    I just finished up the graphic novel Black Hole. I was expecting a lot more horror than it delivered, but I ended up really enjoying it.

  106. Nicole R November 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    I’ve recently devoured the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. Perfection!

  107. Creative Mind (Maria Kazantzi) November 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I just finished Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I really loved it! I think that everyone- not only fantasy lovers- should read this book!

  108. Matthew November 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I just finished up “Dark Matter” by Michelle Paver (because of your site!) and it was amazing. It got me on a ghost story kick so I’m almost done with “Anna Dressed In Blood” (which I’m also enjoying(.

  109. Michelle November 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    I just recently read The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin for an online book club I participate in and LOVED it. I already have Shadowed Sun bought and sitting in the immediate TBR pile. (:

  110. Rebecca I. November 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I finally got around to checking out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and really enjoyed it. :)

  111. NiceOrc November 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    I most recently read “Mr Whistler” written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Gavin Bishop. It’s a beautiful book and made me cry when I had finished it, knowing that there won’t be any more from her.

    The most recent novel I read was “The Diviners” by Libba Bray. Fantastic, and I am really looking forward to the next one!

  112. Jen B. November 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I just finished reading Life of Pi. Oh my, I was so moved. I couldn’t put it down.

  113. Misty November 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    I actually just read Fly By Night based on your recommendations. I love this author. I’m buying all of her books now.

  114. sarah November 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Finally finished The One and Only Ivan – beautiful and brilliant! One of my favorites this year!

  115. Frederikke November 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    It’s nice to see you guys are doing so many giveaways, compared to when I last was involved in the book blogging world more than a year ago, because you really read some of the most amazing books on the market. :)

  116. Mieneke November 26, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    I finished Jason Jack Miller’s Hellbender this weekend, which was very cool. Very atmospheric and a new to me setting in the Appalachians. Quite interesting and scary as well :-)

  117. Llehn November 26, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    I just read Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce and I loved how it was an inventive retelling of little red riding hood and Buffy the Vampire Slayer all at once. Go kick ass women!

  118. Nikki Egerton November 26, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    What a fabulous giveaway, and yey for being open to all :)

    I’ve not read anything for a while, I’m doing NaNoWriMo and there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I am starting to feel starved for a good story (apart from my own)

    The last brilliant thing I read was a re-read of ‘N’, a short story by Stephen King from Just After Sunset. It is one of my favorite shorts of his, and inspired a short story of my own which earned me a lovely mark towards my degree :)

  119. Anna November 26, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway! (and Happy Thanksgiving as well). I recently read and loved Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone. Although the book hit some really sad parts, I was in the mood for sadness, and the book positively made me ache.

  120. Emma November 26, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    I just finished The Shadow Society and loved it. Alternate universes are so much fun.

  121. Su November 26, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone! I think I’m going to annoy pretty much all my friends and family by insisting they read it. Right now. Right. Now.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  122. Alyssa @ Books Take You Places November 26, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    You know, I am re-reading Daughter of the Forest right now and I am LOVING it AGAIN. Additionally, I am listening to the audio book of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and I am obsessed!!

  123. Sam November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    I finished Eleanor & Park a few days ago. A beautiful, funny, romantic, heartbreaking and all-round excellent novel.

  124. Superbwg November 26, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I just started reading the Rise of the Guardians series and blew through the first one. Very clever writing, very different twist on your normal dream creatures, and I like the way all the stories come together. Very very good books.

  125. Alex November 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I’m currently ready The Caster Chronicles series, better known as Beautiful Creatures, but I am on book three called Beautiful Chaos and it is ahhhmazing! <3

  126. Jillian T. November 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I recently read/loved The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges. It’s the second in the series, and it can be a little cheesy at times, but I love the mixture of rich Russian history with the traditional Russian folk tales. Definitely a departure from the commonplace “vampire” stories you find everywhere.

  127. Stephanie T. November 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I’ve recently just read Cinda Williams Chima’s The Gray Wolf Throne and had to immediately buy the last book in the series. I’m really excited to see what you guys think of it!

  128. Dawn Emry November 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I recently finished The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and, except for a bit of confusion in the end, I was completely immersed in this story and can’t wait until the next in the series!

  129. jennie November 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Over the weekend I read both The Kneebone Boy and Dust of 100 Dogs and I will be raving about The Kneebone Boy to all of my YA/MG reading friends.

  130. Lindsay Elizabeth November 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Just read Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells and LOVED it.

  131. Missie November 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    The Girl is Trouble by Haines–second one in a series that’s basically WWII-era New York Veronica Mars.

  132. Debbie November 27, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I just finished Jessica Day George’s Dragon Slippers trilogy and LOVED it.

  133. Kate November 27, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Well, I just read Sunshine by Robin McKinley- my once a year read! This is the third time I’ve read it. So, I definitely loved that!

  134. Kaethe November 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I really loved The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver, as did my ten-year-old. Snarky tone and clever adventure.

  135. bn100 November 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Lover reborn by JR Ward

  136. Margaret S. November 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I recently read Frances Hardinge‘s Fly by Night and I fell in love with it.

  137. Justine November 28, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller blew me away. Love it! (Yeah, it’s a cookbook.)

  138. brenda c November 28, 2012 at 3:29 am #

    I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn lately and loved it! Not my usual genre but an amazing read.

  139. Lauren November 28, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Finally read Vessel — I have to say, I was very skeptical about this book, but I freakin’ loved it!! I’ve been recommending it to everyone. One of the best YA books I’ve read in a long time!

  140. April V. November 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    There are a lot of books I love but I’ll go with the most recent ones to keep the numbers down ;-)

    Fox by Sherwood Smith which is the second in the Inda series and lots of fun.
    The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan which I listened to on audiobook and laughed and smiled my way through my commute.
    Under Witch Aura by Maria E. Schneider, the second in an urban fantasy tha defies the unwritten rules of lots of sex and sexy covers for female-led urban fantasy.
    Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson which was very different and interesting in setting, character and plot.

  141. Toos November 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I can’t chose! My all-time favorite is obviously James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Loved it, but I think everyone loves it! I also really enjoyed The Melanchony Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton. This book is written and illustrated in the old Burton style like he was before Disney.. Just lovely. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is really sweet and idyllic and the series of Adrian Mole are just hilarious, I’ve never laughed so hard.

  142. Victoria Zumbrum November 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    I loved The Hunt. It was about vampires and humans pretending to be vampires. It was an awesome read.

  143. britney November 29, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    I haven’t read anything fabulous lately, it hasn’t been a string of terrible, just nothing memorable.


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