Friday, November 28, 2008

Book Giveaway: Penguin "Publicist's Choice" Pack - 6+ books!

YAY - I have another surprise addition to my November Book Blowout giveaway series. Penguin is donating a whole box of YA books (at least 6) to one lucky reader in the US or Canada. All books in the prize pack are from 2008.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment by December 5th saying which Penguin title you most want to read (and choose carefully, because that title might just end up in your prize pack if you're chosen by the powers that be at random.org). Gain a second entry by posting the contest on your blog.

Not sure which YA titles have been released this year by one of Penguin's many imprints? Well, I'm not going to list ALL of them here, but here are some I've reviewed (with links to my reviews to help you decide) and some I myself want to read:

The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman
Chalice by Robin McKinley
Paper Towns by John Green
Storm: The Ghost Machine by EL Young (scroll down linked page for review)
Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
Violet by Design and Violet in Private by Melissa Walker
Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Specialists: The Winning Element by Shannon Greenland
Specialists: Native Tongue by Shannon Greenland
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner

Aurelia by Anne Oesterlund

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger (fan girly review at Reviewer X)
Looks by Madeleine George (awesome review at Teen Book Review)
Eon: Dragon Reborn by Alison Goodman (thoughtful review at Oops...Wrong Cookie)
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (frank review at Bookshelves of Doom)
Peeled by Joan Bauer (nice review at Reviewer X)
Frostbite, A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead (gushing review at The Story Siren)
Savvy by Ingrid Law (refreshing review at The Well Read Child)
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee (tasty review at Abby Librarian)
Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler (gripping review at Reading Mania/Elaina Reads)
La Petite Four by Regina Scott (fun review at Once Upon a Bookshelf)


You can of course also choose one I did not mention here and good luck!

137 comments:

Carol(ina) said...

I really want to read either Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine or Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. They look sooo good! :)

Steph said...

Feast of Fools is only released in January. It's not a PYR book anyhow - NAL Jam is in the adult division :)

FUCK YEAH I gave My Most Excellent Year a fangirly review. Quite possibly my favorite book this year. It was FAB.

Steph

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Oooh, Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber for sure!

Chick Lit Teens said...

Wow so many fantastic titles! I;d have to choose Death By Bikini though, I'm still trying to get my hand on it.

Thanks for the fabulous contest!

Jessica

P.S. I posted a link on my blog

Heather said...

I would definitely choose Lock and Key because I LOVE Sarah Dessen and haven't read that one yet.
book.addict29@gmail.com
http://heatherlo.wordpress.com

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to read Paper Towns.

Steph said...

Oh Carol apologies - FoF is out :) I was thinking of Lord of Misrule!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I want Paper Towns or Lock and Key. Both look awesome!!! :)
What a fun little contest.

-Lauren

Amee said...

I'd love Audrey Wait! Great contest! :D

Khyrinthia said...

Either Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty or Audrey, Wait!. But I can't pick one. Picking one is too hard. Dx

Aaaand posted a link in my sidebar. =D

PopinFresh said...

Chalice by Robin McKinley looks good, I've loved every book she's written and this one will probably be no different.

~ Popin

PopinFresh said...

I've also left a link to my blog, it's off to the side under Giveaway List.

Thanks again!

~ Popin

Tay-Toe said...

I really want to read Lock and Key! Sarah Dessen is awesome! I also really want Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead, but my sister is supposed to be getting that for me for Christmas. Well, I can only hope.

H&C,
Tay-Toe

Holly said...

I really want to read Paper Towns! I've heard good things about it! Thanks! :-)

The Book Muncher said...

i would love to read Aurelia. the cover is pretty awesome :D

i have a link on my contest list:
http://thebookmunchercontests.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

I'm looking forward to reading Savvy by Ingrid Law. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Meredith said...

I want to read Death By Latte! I have Death By Bikini already, so Death By Latte is next on the list!!

~Meredith

Jena said...

Eon: Dragon Reborn looks like something I've been in the mood for--for months.

towerofbooks said...

I'd like to read Paper Towns. =)

Tasha said...

I would absolutely love to read Frostbite by Richelle Mead. I loved the first book and haven't had a chance to read the rest of the series yet!

Lorin said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to get Chalice by Robin McKinley, for sure, though Frostbite looks good, too.

And I went ahead and blogged about this at:
http://archthinking.blogspot.com/2008/11/ya-giveaway.html

pepsivanilla said...

I would love to read Violet by Design by Melissa Walker. Of course I would have to buy Violet on the Runway first but the whole series sounds so amazing :)

pepsivanilla14[at]hotmail[dot]com

Reader Rabbit said...

Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine for sure ;)

or Violet in Private. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Kelsey said...

Ohh, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is one I've been dying to read forever!

Yan said...

It's so hard to decided XD I'm really interested in Paper Town though =)

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

sharonanne said...

The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman looks great.

Post about giveaway here:http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/2008/11/penquin-ya-giveaway.html

Chain Reader said...

I've heard great things about Savvy and would love to read it!

Alea said...

OMG! WOW! You have the hook up consider me jealous!

They put out so many great titles and upcoming titles, I guess I would have to say Paper Towns, tons of good things there!

Taren said...

Oh man, so many choices. I'd love to read the Violet books since I love Melissa Walker, but haven't read her books yet.

There are so many great looking books on the list, like Paper Towns and anything by Linda Gerber and Jody Gehrman. Thanks, Lenore, now I'm drooling!

What a Girl Reads said...

So hard to choose...but I'll go with Death By Bikini, I haven't read that one yet!

Sara

rimasbookjournal said...

Too many good titles to chose from.! However I would pick either Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty or Death by Bikini.

I blogged about it here.

-Rima
pyaari_rima_13@yahoo.com

Joanne said...

Wow another awesome contest! I would love to read Paper Towns. I've added your contest info to my blog sidebar.

Book Zombie

xtraliciousssx or stephanie :) said...

OMGGG, im soo excited
oh.my.gods is something i'm been tyring to find foreverr ahhh
paper towns also looks really interesting
chalice by robin mc. also looks really good
either of them works finee :)

stephanie

Callista said...

Well I wasn't sure how to find 2008 releases on the penguin site so I could only go on the ones you've reviewed. Out of those, I'd love to read Oh My Gods!. Very cool.

shelcows said...

I would love to read Paper Towns!

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Lauren said...

I would love to read Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. I'll post a link to this contest on my blog, for the extra entry.

The Solicitous Scribe said...

I would have chosen Chalice if I was not in the middle of reading it right now! So I choose The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman!

Bookish Ruth said...

Paper Towns is really high on my holiday wish list this year, but it's really hard to choose just one from that list!

Sarahbear9789 said...

La Petite Four by Regina Scott or My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger look amazing. This is a really awesome contest. =)

Rylie said...

I'd like to read Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway.

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

ambear said...

I love Sarah Dessen so I'll pick Lock and key. I blogged about this here http://ibakelives.blogspot.com/

Simply_Megan said...

I really want to read La Petite Four by Regina Scott.

I blogged about this contest here: http://wwwsimplymegan.blogspot.com/2008/11/monthly-contests-november.html

Shalonda said...

I just finished reading Paper Towns, which was awesome!!!

I would love to read My Most Excellent Year or Death by Bikini because I've heard some pretty great things about both.

Cindy B said...

Such a fun contest! I want to read Chalice by Robin McKinley.

donnas said...

I would really like to read Audrey, Wait! It sounds very good and I love the idea on music being such a big part of the book.

Beth Kephart said...

Lenore, Lenore, Lenore.

What an amazing give aways you engineer. I'd love the Allegra Goodman first. The John Green second.

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win a Book. No need to enter the contest.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

Go, Penguin Publishing! :)

Artichoke's Heart would be my top pick.

-emaildayla(at)yahoo(dot)com

allisonmariecat said...

Ack! Just one!? Um, I will go with Death By Latte, with runners-up of Confessions of a Triple-Shot Betty and Savvy (I believe I'm physically incapable of picking a single most-wanted book!).

I blogged about the contest here.

By the way, I enjoyed how you jazzed up the list of reviews with different adjectives :) I think "fan girly" is my favorite.

Hillary said...

I really want to read Paper Towns and Lock and Key. Sadly I haven't bought either one yet, but they both look AMAZING.

wordlily said...

Ooh, I've been really wanting to read Paper Towns!

Lisa N. said...

The Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead look good. Thanks for the chance to win!

rocket_kay@hotmail.com

Eliza said...

I've been itching to read Paper Towns!

eliza.osborn@gmail.com

TheBookworm said...

Awesome, Awesome Contest!

I have been dying to read Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs.

Please enter me!

emailthebookworm(at)yahoo(dot)com

tetewa said...

I'm looking forward to reading Death by Latte by Linda Gerber!

S. Krishna said...

I've been wanting to read Audrey, Wait! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hoi polloi said...

Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs because no one in my library systems. I belong to two different carries that book!!!

Diana Dang said...

I want to read Death by Bikini for awhile now...

Amanda said...

I REALLLLLLY wanna read Paper Towns.

I linked to your contest on my sidebar.

That Teen

Book~Adorer said...

Which one do I want to read first that's hard there's so many good ones. It would be between Paper Towns and Chalice..I've been looking forward to both of them but haven't been able to get my hands on either of them =( Great Contest!

Book~Adorer

RR2 said...

I really want to read My Most Excellent Year.

And, I posted about it on our sidebar. :)

blueviolet said...

I'd like to win Lock and Key. It sounds terrific!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

blueviolet said...

I blogged here
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

betty R. said...

Frostbite, A Vampire Academy Novel..thanks and merry christmas,,
oldplace.betty(at)gmail.com

Liviania said...

I have to choose Chalice, though Paper Towns is close behind.

blackroze37 said...

Frostbite, A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead

blackroze37 said...

blackroze37@yahoo.com





richelle read


Storm: The Ghost Machine by EL Young (scroll down linked page for review)
Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
Violet by Design and Violet in Private by Melissa Walker

darbyscloset said...

I have been wanting to read the "Paper Town" series...like really bad! This sounds like a great gift back, thank you for hosting!
Would love to win!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Wrighty - said...

What a great contest! So many good books to choose from. Lock and Key by Sara Dessen or Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher sound like good ones to me. Although I haven't read any of the Vampire Academy books either... :)

Thanks for the contest and I'm adding it to my blog!

www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

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Linda J said...

My top 2 choices are Death by Bikini and Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty...

elaine said...

My daughter would like the chance to read both Death By Bikini and Death By Latte by Linda Gerber-would make a nice Christmas gift for her!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Lisa said...

Paper Towns! I really really REALLY wanna win Paper Towns!

Brittney said...

I love Penguin books but I really want La Petite Four by Regina Scott.

-Brittney Tabel
perfectbbb@sbcglobal.net

AmandaSue said...

I love Sarah Dessen! so I like Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen the most. Although I'm sure whatever books in the box will be wonderful since Penguin has lots of great books! Thanks for entering me.

Booklogged said...

Wonderful giveaway. I would most like to win Chalice by Robin McKinley.

Marie said...

Awesome contest! I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday just to browse their new YA books and I saw Paper Towns by John Green there. I stopped and read the back and it sounded really interesting. So that is a book I'd love to read and a book that if I do not win through this contest then will be on my need-to-read list.

Although I noticed a title while scanning the books listed above, Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler. The title sounded interesting and I read the great summary provided. That book looks good too!

thekbseries@yahoo.com

Judi said...

Awesome contest! I'd love to read FrostBite by Richelle Mead. I love all of her books and anything paranormal works for me. :)


sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca

Stephanie said...

I've wanted to read Death by Bikini since you reviewed it!

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Lexie said...

I really want to read Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead, I love her Vampire Academy series so much!

Lexie
(lexie.cenni @ gmail.com)

Ali said...

I want to read Lock and Key. Actually, I want to read anything by Sarah Dessen, because I've not read her yet and I've heard she's good.

Icedream said...

Ack, I don't know what happend to my original comment? I will try again and sorry if it comes up twice. I love to read YA books and I really enjoy John Green's books but I have had "Thirteen Reasons Why" on my wishlist and that would be the one I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

ellie_enchanted said...

Wow, great list of books! I'd have to say Audrey, Wait! though lots of the books sound amazing.

Lenore, I don't think you specified if the contest is international. Is it?

Lenore said...

Ellie - It's US/Canada only since Penguin is sending out the books.

ellie_enchanted said...

Thanks for letting me know. Count me out.

Jessica said...

Oooh! Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen!

katayoun said...

would love, love to read john green's Paper Towns! (though both "death by" books are very enticing!)

Angie said...

I would love to get my hands on John's Green new novel, Paper Towns. I've been hearing so many good things about it, and I'm excited about this new book.

leeangeli@yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

I would love "Chalice" by Robin McKinley! Thanks!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

The Compulsive Reader said...

Hard to choose cause Penguin publishes such great books! I'd love to continue with Linda Gerber's series with Death by Denim--it's so girly and fun, with the added plus of incorporating some serious suspense and mystery.

Holly said...

These are my top 2, but there are so many good books on the list!!

Violet by Design and Violet in Private by Melissa Walker

Frostbite, A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead

TruBlu93 said...

Paper Towns by John Green would be great. I've heard a lot of good things about this book, and seeing John Green's video on Penguin definitely helped. He seems like a pretty funny guy.

you can watch it at
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/teens.html

=)
TruBlu

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Alyce said...

My Most Excellent Year sounds like a fun read!
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Jessica said...

Sigh (in a happy, contented way). I love YA books. I just bought My Most Excellent Year, so I don't need that one. I think I would most like to win Paper Towns, by John Green. I just finished it yesterday, but the copy was from the library and I MUST OWN IT.

Nicole said...

ooo i'd love to read death by bikini or death by latte,

katelin said...

ooo i'd love to win death by latte!!

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

Speed Reader said...

Wow! what a giveaway! I really want to read Chalice, Paper Towns and the Vampire Academy series. I've heard great things about all of them!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I really want to read the "Violet" books by Melissa Banks. I've been hearing a lot about them and they sound like fun! Thanks for the chance.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Wanda said...

My favourite (if I can only pick one) would be Chalice by Robin McKinley.

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to be entered. I think my pick would have to be Death by Bikini.

djecse at yahoo dot com

BookBegger said...

Wow! Could you enter me for:

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
and
Audrey, Wait! by: Robin Benway


Thank You!
BookBegger

Tami Klockau said...

I've been dying to read Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway but can't seem to find it anywhere. :( I'd love to win a copy of it!

Same with My Most Excellent Year. For some reason, I can't find it at my local bookstores!

Anri said...

Chalice by Robin McKinley or Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen since I love both authors.

freddythefrog[at]brod.net

(p.s. Papertowns!! Any nerdfighters here?)

books-a-lishious said...

frostbite or shadow kiss for sure! i love vampire books!

mari said...

Paper Towns!

And a bunch of others that I haven't had a chance to read yet. :)

Shalonda said...

I posted a link to your contest on my Contests! sidebar.

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

I posted a link on my blog. My vote is still Death by Bikini.

ajoywrites at gmail dot com

Thanks!

Cyndi said...

I really would love Aurelia or Paper Towns. I've heard nothing but good reviews on those two. :D

-Cyndi
musicandbookscyndi@hotmail.com

Zoealea said...

I'd like to read Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber. It looks good.

Amy said...

I would love to read Chalice, but after reading everybody else's picks, I am now interested in Paper Towns too. Thanks for the great contest!!

ikkinlala said...

I'd most like to read Chalice.

Bookgeek said...

So hard to choose but I'd most like to read Chalice by Robin McKinley.
Oh, and I've posted this competiton at http://thebookbind.blogspot.com/
Thanks

Theresa N. said...

Sounds like some really great books here, but if I'm only choosing one it would have to be Death By Bikini. Thanks:)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

stacey @ bookthirty said...

I've seen a lot of good press on Paper Towns, so I pick that one. Thanks a bunch! :)

Chelsie said...

I would pick either Paper Towns, La Petite Four, or Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty... I couldn't pick just one!

I also added a link to your contest on my sidebar: bookloverreviews.blogspot.com

<3 Chelsie
bookluverreviews@hotmail.com

FatalisFortuna said...

I'd love to read Pretty Monsters, although Eon is a close second...

Abby said...

I really want to read CHALICE by Robin McKinley! (And thanks for linking to my review!)

bamabelle said...

I would love to read Looks by Madeleine George. I've somehow missed reading that one, but it looks like a really thought provoking, interesting book. I never realized just how many Penguin books that I buy. I've read almost half of that list! Oh well, I'm doing my part for the economy, I suppose. ;)

Thanks for the giveaway Lenore and Penguin!

zarache AT aol DOT com

leonore said...

I really want to read Paper Towns (I just started Looking for Alaska).

Also, Audrey, Wait! because I had to return that to the library before I could read it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read "Death by Bikini" by Linda Gerber. I love her blog. =)
I also blogged about this giveaway here: http://c-alexis.livejournal.com/28572.html
Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

Lexi said...

I'm aching to read Violet by Design and Violet in Private by Melissa Walker!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lexi

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

audrey wait! or paper towns...or chalice...oh, dear.

not_so_cg(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mo said...

I've really been wanting to read The Other Side of the Island...and Oh.My.Gods. I really like post-apocalypse, paranormal, horror and mythology books. Thanks for the chance to win!

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/weekly-giveaway-roundup.html

Alicia said...

I really want to read Death By Latte, Papertowns and Lock and Key - pretty much everything :)

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Mom of 5 Boys said...

Wow, it's too hard to pick just one! Aurelia looks good, as does Confessions of a Triple-Shot Betty. And I always like Robin McKinley, so Chalice is probably good too! I sure hope I win!

Amanda said...

I'd love to read Paper Towns. I have heard great things about this book and this author. Thanks!

Book Spot said...

I hadn't commented yet because I was trying to make my decision (between Impossible, My Most Excellent Year, & Lock and Key because Penguin really has some excellent books--read Audrey, Wait! peoples) but in the meantime I read Fancy White Trash from the library and it's quite probably one of my new favorite books ever so I'm picking that one because I think I need to own it!

So yep, Fancy White Trash is my pick...now I've got to get that review up so everyone else will read its amazingness :D

Book Spot said...

and I posted about it here http://book-splot.blogspot.com/2008/12/contest-link.html :)

Paradox said...

I can't choose between The Other Side of the Island and Oh. My. Gods. But... I've read Oh. My. Gods. already, so maybe The Other Side of the Island would be my pick? But I loved Oh. My. Gods so much! Grr... Well, I pretty much love anything that is science fiction/fantasy/supernatural.

This contest is incredible! Thank you for hosting it!

I posted about the contest on my blog:
http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

Paradox said...

I'm not too late, am I? It's still December 4th in the USA.

boklista said...

Definitely Oh.My.Gods.. It looks great!!

the_viking_chick AT yahoo DOT com

writesalot said...

I have been wanting to read Violet by Design by Melissa Walker!

Mariah
penguinqueen@hotmail.com

The_Book_Queen said...

Wow-- great selection! Most of them I have not yet heard of. I already own *and have read and, of course, loved* Shadow Kiss, which seems to be a popular choice. Good taste, guys! LOL. So my choice would have to be Aurelia by Anne Oesterlund.

The_Book_Queen@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Paper Towns looks really good and the storyline reminds me of a book I just listened to recently...Thanks for the great contest!

allisonmariecat said...

Hey! I hope you're having lovely holidays. I wanted to check in and let you know I got the Penguin box today! It is awesome, and thank you so much for the giveaway! Here's what I got:

Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag
La Petite Four by Regina Scott
The Octopus Effect by Michael Reisman
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

I'm so excited to start reading!

Dannie said...

FUCK YESSS!!! Enter me and I will shamelessly promote you on my page!!!!!