Monday, November 24, 2008

Book Giveaway: Signed Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray!


As some of you know, I met Libba Bray during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October (see here for more info and picture) and she was super sweet to sign her entire Gemma Doyle trilogy so I could give it away here. The set includes trade paperbacks of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels and a hardcover of The Sweet Far Thing. One lucky winner will get all three!!

Here's what you have to do: Comment on this post and tell me about a recent book you read that you loved for one entry. My first 10 entrants automatically get one extra entry. For two extra entries, post about this contest on your blog (sidebar is fine), on a social networking site or book lovers forum (LibraryThing, RandomBuzzers, Book Divas, etc.) and tell me that you did. Open internationally, please indicate international shipping on your entry.

Enter by 9 pm CST on December 5th - and good luck!

106 comments:

Julie P. said...

Awesome giveaway! I just read a really good book called Who By Fire by Diana Spechler.

Valeria said...

Yesss, a giveaway! Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner. That was so much fun to read and the sequel was even better!

Thanks Lenore <3.

Violet said...

Oh wow...cool, your giveaways are always awesome.

And I haven't read any of the books in this trilogy. Please enter me (international-India).

The most recent book i read and loved was 'Seduce me at sunrise'. It's historical romance. In fact I'll be reviewing it shortly :)

Andi said...

What a great giveaway, Lenore! Thanks for doing this. I recently read and loved The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. It totally swept me away.

I also posted a link to this giveaway at the tippy-top of my right-hand sidebar.

Tracy said...

I would LOVE to win this set! Thanks for the generous giveaway my dear! I haven't read anything I've loved lately how sad. The last one I absolutely loved was one you did too. Hunger Games! I'm going to twitter this for you. my twitter names is bookroomreviews. Ill be back
thanks!
Tracy
bookroomreviews@hotmail.com

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

This is one of my favorite series ever! I recently read Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata and it was absolutely amazing, I don't have one single bad thing to say about it.

I posted about the contest on my sidebar.

AC said...

Love this! The most recent book I read that I just fell in love with was The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Loved, loved, loved it.

sharonanne said...

I loved Switch by Carol Snow. Great giveaway thanks!

Paradox said...

Wow, you're lucky to have met Libba Bray!!! I love this series, so I really want to win it.

The best book I've read recently is Unwind by Neal Schusterman. Unbelieveably good! It really makes you think and horrifies you at the same time.

Wendy said...

I've read so many great books this year...one stand out is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - wonderful book!

Thanks for the entry :)

GirlwiththeBraids said...

I have just read Beyond the Shadows of Summer, by Jonathan Zemsky. It was a great book!

Enter me:)

Carol(ina) said...

A book i just read that I loved was Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman. I loved it. I linked the contest to my blog.

Bookish Ruth said...

I'd LOVE to win these!

I just finished Oblivious by Cyndia Depre. It's a wonderful, lighthearted mystery.

mari said...

I recently read An Abundance of Katherines by John Green and loved it. I must get his other books!

Thanks for the contest.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, please enter me! I figured I should tryyyy to win this for my sister. LOL

A book I read recently and loved? In Your Room was great (my review for that should be up soon)...let's see....Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Alessandra said...

Wow, great giveawat! I recently read Innocence by Kathleen tessaro and loved it.

Bridget said...

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

Lorin said...

Sadly, I've been doing so little reading for pleasure recently I feel like I can't remember a new book I've just loved. I read the first two Midnighters books by Scott Westerfeld this summer -- its a great YA series. The third, Blue Noon, just came out but I haven't had the chance to read it yet.

PsychMamma said...

I LOVE "Eat, Pray, Love" and want to read it again. Thanks for such a great giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

PsychMamma said...

I Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/PsychMamma/status/1021259030

donnas said...

Please enter me.

I recently read the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and A Lion Among Men by Gregory Macguire. Both were totally amazing and I highly recommend.

Donna
bacchus76(at)myself(dot)com

GothamGal said...

I just read "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson and I still can't wrap my head around it. It was like food for the mind and soul, all wrapped into one.

I read the first book in this series, and always wondered about the sequels.

Tracy said...

I just tweeted. It wouldn't let me link (status is down I guess) My twitter ID is bookroomreviews. Thanks!

carolsnotebook said...

What a great giveaway.

I loved Trash Sex Magic by Jennifer Stevenson.

Tanya said...

Wow..this is an amazing giveaway! The most recent book that I read is the 3rd installment for the Bride OF Casa Dracula Series:
-The Bride os Casa Dracula-Marta Acosta

I truly loved reading this book, unpredictable & funny!

Alyce said...

I just finished reading Where am I Wearing? this weekend and it was an amazing look at the people who work in the garment and textile industries in foreign countries. It's nonfiction, but more interesting than most nonfiction I have read this year.

I haven't read any of the Gemma Doyle books, but I read about them on amazon and they sound great!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

EllyBean said...

Oh what a fun giveaway! My favorite book right now is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer!

Chain Reader said...

I loved Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Great page turner!

Sara said...

PLease enter me. The last book I enjoyed was The Gatehouse by Nelson DeMille.

Thanks! Sararush at hotmail dot com

Sarahbear9789 said...

I enjoyed Sleepless by Terri Clark.
This is an awesome giveaway.

Yan said...

I just finished Artichoke's Heart and enjoyed it immensely =)

FatalisFortuna said...

Great giveaway! The most recent book I read and loved was Twilight... Yes, I know I'm the last person on Earth...

BookBegger said...

Awesome! The recent book that I LOVED was A Little Princess. It was very touching book.
Can I tell about this contest on Goodreads and LibraryThing?

+BookBegger

Stephanie said...

I haven't heard of these, they look great!
I just read all the Twilight books and loved them! The book I fit inbetween those was Water for Elephants, it was great too.

Thanks for the opportunity!
daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Amelia/Book Junkie said...

I absolutely loved Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong and i put this contest on my site

harmonybookreviews said...

Enter me!

bamabelle said...

I loved Evernight by Claudia Gray. It had a completely unexpected twist,and just kept me enthralled throughout the book.

zarache AT aol DOT com

Liv said...

Ah! AMAZING. That's what you are. :)
I recently read the Hunger Games and loved that sooo much. It's really a fantastic book.
Thanks for hosting this conteset!
livsbookreviews@yahoo.com

velocibadgergirl said...

Very cool! I really want to read these :D

A book I loved lately? Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann.

Thanks! :D

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velocibadgergirl said...

Ooops! I meant to say that I put your giveaway at the top of my sidebar at my book blog. :D

darbyscloset said...

In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett.....great book!!!
Oh please, I may be poster number 141 yet I'd really like to win this set!!!
Thanks so much!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Wrighty - said...

Congrats on your 20,000 visit! That is amazing. This is another great contest too. I recently read The Hunger Games and really liked it. I look forward to the rest of the series. I'm adding this to my blog. Thanks so much!

http://www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com
5wrights1@verizon.net

keri mikulski :) said...

Amazing contest. :)

I just finished TWO WAY STREET and loved it. :)

Amber said...

I will refrain from entering because I own all three books already - but wow, this is a great giveaway! A great book I recently read was Sammy's Hill by Kristen Gore.

katayoun said...

well my first choice for this year would be gaiman's "the graveyard book" and it's perfect, really, really good!
but saw that alot of others recommended it also and since this would make your wishlist list shorter (we so don't want that :)) then i will add another name also maureen johnson's "girl at the sea", i'm half way through and it's very good.

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd rather say "Magdeburg" by Alan D. Altieri. It's a three-part book set in Germany during the seventeenth century. I think it's one of the most awesome historical novels I've ever read...

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. By the way, I'm an international reader -- I'm from Italy, you know...

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

The Book Muncher said...

thanks for letting me know about this *awesome* contest! it's on my contest list
http://thebookmunchercontests.blogspot.com/
and i would love to win :D

robin_titan said...

Oh my oh my I read this series and LOVED it it would make the best gift for my friend's birthday coming up! I sure hope I win it for her! :D

Becca said...

These sound great! Please enter me. I really liked The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Joanne said...

Ooo very cool giveaway! I would love to be entered, I have posted about it on my blogs sidebar.

A book I read recently that I loved is Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, I really enjoyed the first Wicked Lovely and was happily surprised by the follow-up.

And I am in Canada - some consider it international, some don't lol :)

PopinFresh said...

The last book I read that I loved was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I read Vicious Circle after that, which I liked, but when it comes to recent loves it has to be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

I've posted about your giveaway, it's off to the side under Giveaway List.

Thanks

~ Popin

Heather said...

Count me in! Thanks :) I read and love a lot of books, but I just finished "Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe" and thought it was fantastic.

book.addict29@gmail.com
http://heatherlo.wordpress.com

thanks so much!

jezebelsk said...

I just read Open Season by Linda Howard and loved it! I'll be giving it away at my blog soon, so stop on by! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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Meredith said...

I just finished reading Revelation and Last Christmas in the Private series by Kate Brian. They were sooo good. And Revelation has me wanting Paradise Lost to come out, like, right NOW!!!

I haven't read any of these books, but have heard great things about them.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

tanabata said...

I read the first book in this series but would love to read the next two!
One of the best books I read this year would be The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Similar genre to these books, I also read Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall which was really good too, and I'm looking forward to the sequel coming out next year.

tanabata2000 at gmail dot com
Oh, and I'm international.

writesalot said...

This is an awesome giveaway! A book that I recently read and loved was A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding. I love books like that. Please enter me into this contest! I have blogged about this giveaway here: http://writesalot.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/awesome-giveaway/ and I also posted about this giveaway on RandomBuzzers here: http://www.randombuzzers.com/forums/?view=posts&forum_id=7&post_id=80333#post_80333

Thanks!
Mariah
penguinqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/weekly-giveaway-roundup_25.html

robynl said...

Jeannie Watt's Cop On Loan; go for it and you'll be glad you did.

Sunny @ the Library said...

Wow! I'm crossing my fingers for this one!

The best book I've read recently was The Gargoyle. I didn't expect to be as moved by it as I was.

I did also blog about this contest on my blog B.A.B.A.E.L. and post about it on library thing.

Paradox said...

I was one of the first ten to comment, so add this to my entries:

I posted about the contest on my blog:

http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

icedtea said...

Great giveaway :) My fave read of the year is The Outlander by Gil Adamson.

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway! One book that I recently loved was Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway.

Holly said...

Thanks for the awesome contest!

I'm recommending Undone by Brooke Taylor. It's an awesome book!

The Real Katie said...

Ooh fun!! I just read the first two books in the Twilight saga. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

The last book I read that I truly loved was The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter but I most recently read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and Changeling by Delia Sherman and I enjoyed them both alot too.

ikra said...

the last book i read is revelations by melissa de la cruz. i thought the book was great and i loved it.

What a Girl Reads said...

Great contest!

I read the Hungergames recently, and I really liked it!

I've blogged about this contest (whatagirlreads.blogspot.com)On swedish, unfortunately :P

I'm international until December 12, then I'm national! ;)

traymona said...

One of the best books I've ever read is Clive Barker's Weaveworld. A premise that could only be conceive by Clive Barker.
traymona[at]aol.com

Chick Lit Teens said...

Fantastic giveaway! I'm in love with this series and would love to have them all signed!

Recently I read Sleepless by Terri Clark. The book was so great. It was chilling and cute at the same time and you can read it in one shot, my favorite kind of book.

Jessica

P.S. I posted a link on my sidebar

Lauren said...

I hope I win. A book that I just read that was good was Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

I'll post a link in my sidebar on my blog to this contest.

Arleigh said...

I'd love to read this series!

I just finished up the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer and I have to say they are amazing, though I strayed away from my genre for a few weeks to read them. It was very much worth it!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I've heard so much about this series and were recommended to me a number of times just didn't get a chance to get them, so I would really love to win them!

The books I enjoyed lately were the Twilight series, I jut love the characters :)

I also added it to my blog
http://desertrosechallenges.blogspot.com/ on the sidebar

towerofbooks said...

Great giveaway! A book I recently loved was Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Everett.

Emily said...

Oo, awesome! Ive just read Eldest and it was amazing!

Hillary said...

I read You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay and I LOVED it. It was the best book I've read this year. (Awesome contest by the way!)

Icedream said...

Great giveaway, I haven't read any of the books in this series yet (although I want to very much). The latest book I read and loved was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- so deserving of 5 stars!
Thanks for the chance.

Eliza said...

Ooh, thank you!

I recently read A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbottson and really, really enjoyed it.

eliza.osborn@gmail.com

Book Spot said...

I read Happy Hour at Casa Dracula last month and loved it :)

I'll post about the contest if I can get new things fixed/to another computer before the 5th (my blog & I have issues)

Diana Dang said...

My favorite book I have recently read is a graphic novel that is called The Devil Within!

I have linked this to my blog at the sidebar!

Reader Rabbit said...

Latest good book I've read would be...
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater.

It went wayyy above my expectations. XD

RR2 said...

I recently enjoyed Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger.

And, I am posting about this contest on our sidebar. :)

Just Listen said...

Wow, amazing giveaway. I read In Ecstasy by Kate MacCaffery, I really enjoyed it.

Also, I'm in Australia. :D

darbyscloset said...

"In the Shadow of Lions" by Ginger Garrett was the first book I read that lead me into my love of historical fiction and this was a great book!!!
The 3 you have listed, I have not read a one of them...so perfect and I love books in a series!!
Such a kind giveaway!
Thank you,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Brittney said...

I recently read "Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen!!! It was amazing!!!!

Brittney Tabel
perfectbbb@sbcglobal.net

Booklogged said...

I recently read The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller and loved it.

Lexie said...

w00t Libba Bray is awesome!

I love Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy!

Lexie
(lexie.cenni @ gmail.com)

Jessica said...

What a cool giveaway!

I recently read and enjoyed Speak by Laurie Halsie Anderson.

Krysten said...

The books look great! I just finished The Kayla Chronicles about a girl who tires out for a dance team at school thinking she won't be picked & she and her friend can write about how they only pick a certain type of girl..except she gets chosen and her feminist friend resents her.

Angie said...

I just finished reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and it was a real page-turner. I couldn't put it down, and the story was really well written!

leeangeli@yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

I just read "The Shape of Mercy" by Susan Meissner and LOVED it! Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

TruBlu93 said...

I have been waiting to read these books. YAY. The last book I read was The Dating Game by Natalie Standiford. It was really good and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the sequel.

=)
TruBlu

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Carolsue said...

I just finished Breakind Dawn, the last of the four books in the Twilight Series. Loved them!
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Wanda said...

I got goosebumps when I saw this giveaway. These are exactly the type of books I enjoy reading and I would love to have this trilogy. I live in Canada.

Dominique said...

wow!! great contest :D That's so cool that you got to meet Libba Bray!

I've been reading a lot of AP books lately (but I actually like Hamlet!) but I read Forever Changes on the side, and it was fantastic! :D

Theresa N. said...

This looks like a great series, I'd like to read. The book I read was The Debs by Susan McBride.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allyssa said...

Cool giveaway.
Enter me, please.

A book that I recently read, that I enjoyed was 'Marked' the first house of night book, by PC Cast and Kristin Cast.

allyssasmith@gmail.com

-Thank you!

PANDORA said...

I've heard such good things about these books over on the goodreads website so it would be cool to check them out for free. I just finished The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan - it was incredible.

Anonymous said...

A book that I recently read and loved was "Stealing Heaven" by Elizabeth Scott. You can find the review I did for that on my blog as well.
I blogged about this contest with the Penguin's Publisher's Choice one here:
http://c-alexis.livejournal.com/28572.html
Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks. =)

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention that I live in Canada.. so I'm not sure if that counts as international shipping. =)

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

softindierocker said...

Wow, this is so nice of you! =) I just read The Hunger Games and LOVED it! ;) I'm an international as well. Thanks so much for the awesome contest!

~Lucy D =)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd LOVE to win this set! What a fabulous giveaway! I've read a lot of really good books this year, but I'd like to plug WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED by Judy Blundell. It just won the National Book Award. It is soooo good!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

The Giveaway Diva said...

ooo i'd love to win this! i loved the pact by jodi picoult! she's amazing!

Linda said...

This sounds like a great set of books. Thanks for the giveaway. I recently finished a book about pre-conquest England: A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick, and immediately ordered and started reading its sequel, Harold the King.

Anonymous said...

Ive never read her before
so this is an awesome opportunity
Aleisha
aleishamooney@gmail.com