Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Treasure Chest Tuesday

**Contest Closed**

Question: Have you read these books?

Answer: No

Well here’s your chance to win a free copy!

There are several follow-up novels coming out this year that are part of fantastic series. I thought it would be great to share these amazing books with readers who have not had a chance to read these books. (The contest will end at midnight May 12, 2009).

Rules: There will be 3 winners!!

1. Post a comment on which book(s) you would like = 1 entry
2. Link contest to your blog = 2 entries
3. Follow my blog = 3 entries

I will announce the winner May 13, 2009. This contest only applies to U.S. and Canada Residents.


Here's a quick review of the books

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Quick Review

First off, this book was sitting on my shelf for a few months before I picked it up because I had no idea of what to expect. Let me just say Wow! This book was fantastic from the beginning to the end; I was so captivated that I was up all night reading this book. The plot and characters are well developed and I was mesmerized by the world that Katniss lives in. When I got to the end of the book I was like “No, I want to know what’s going to happen next.” I’ll be biting my nails waiting on the second book titled Catching Fire due out September 2009.


Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Synopsis

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

Quick Review


What a great debut novel for Kristin Cashore! The writing and imagery in this novel is fantastic and I found myself not able to put this one down. I was captivated from beginning to end. I love the characters in this book. “I want more Katsa and Po!!” At the end of the novel, I found myself wanting to read more. I can't wait to read the next novel which is the prequel to Graceling titled Fire due out October 2009.


Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Synopsis

Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben.and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

Quick Review

This was my first time reading a Laurie Stolarz novel and I’m excited about the 2nd book titled Deadly Little Lies which is due out November 2009. It's full of suspense and it kept me guessing throughout the book. This was a real page turner and I ended up reading this book in one sitting. I love Laurie's writing style and I can't wait to read more of her books. She has a series called Blue is for Nightmares that I can’t wait to start reading.

88 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a phenomenal collection!
    I already follow.
    I have it linked from my blog - http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com
    I'm commenting! :D

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  2. I can't wait for Deadly Little Lies either.

    I'd love to be entered into the contest for The Hunger Games. I need to read this! lol

    -I'm already a follower.

    -Lauren

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  3. Great contest. I would love to be entered for The Hunger Games. I have heard it fantastic.

    I am a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  4. http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/04/maybe-its-your-lucky-day.html


    blogged! :)

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  5. Oooh, what a great contest! :)
    I would love to own a copy of Graceling. I've heard all kinds of good things about it, and I love the cover!

    This contest is linked in my blog (on the right).
    michiebee.blogspot.com

    And I am a follower of your blog. :)


    intoyourlungs@gmail.com

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  6. I would love to own a copy of Gracelling!
    And I am a follower of your blog now! Thank you so much.

    zoeyredbird9@gmail.com

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  7. What a cool concept for a contest! I have been dying to read The Hunger Games, so please enter me for that one!

    I already follow you.

    Jenna
    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  8. I'm hyperventilating with excitment over these books. I would LOVE to win Graceling, please.

    I'm a follower!

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  9. Please enter me for Hunger Games! I have linked this to the sidebar of my blog and follow you! =)

    Thanks for the great contest!

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  10. Graceling looks great! Thanks for the contest.

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  11. Wow, awesome contest! I would love to be entered for The Hunger Games!

    - Krystle -
    greenteaonlyplease@gmail.com

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  12. I would like to enter to win Hunger Games or Graceling. Can I enter for both? If not, I want Hunger Games more.

    I'm becoming a follower!

    Thanks!

    readingrocks4me@gmail.com

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  13. Wow those are all great books! I would like to be entered for Deadly Little Secrets!
    I already follow your blog!

    jenhabs@hotmail.com

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  14. We'd love to be entered for Deadly Little Secrets. We're already following!

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  15. I'd like to be entered for a copy of graceling.

    delitealex2006@yahoo.com

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  16. I'd like to be entered for The Hunger Games. I've been told my many, many people that I HAVE to read it. So, please enter me!

    I'm a follower and I linked this contest on my my sidebar:
    http://caprubia.blogspot.com/

    caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. please enter me, wow
    would love to win the treasure!

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  18. You have the coolest contests! I'd love a chance to win a copy of The Hunger Games.

    I just became a follower.

    I also subscribed via RSS so I don't miss any of your posts, but I'm not sure if that counts.

    Thanks!
    Mo

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  19. Thanx for all the awesome paranormal giveaways!!!! I would love to be entered for Deadly Little Secret!!!!

    I became a follower!!!

    mshersheyskiss408@yahoo.com

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  20. Wow..This is such a great contest. I'd like to be entered for Deadly Little Secret.

    I'm following you and I blogged about it.

    http://faladidadida.blogspot.com/2009/04/treasure-chest-tuesday-giveaway.html

    ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. Hunger Games would be my pick. I'm a follower. I posted on my sidebar at http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

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  22. I want to win The Hunger Games since I've heard from practically everyone that it is amazing!

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  23. I want to win Deadly Little Secrets! I love her books, the Blue is for Nightmares series is so amazing!

    I've linked.
    I follow too.

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  24. Wow. Another contest. Sweet. Well, if I'm lucky enough to have a choice, I'd be pleased as punch with either "Graceling" or "The Hunger Games", which is a tale I've heard good things about in more than one blog.

    I'm already a follower as of today, and added a link to this blogpost in my own blog (waggingthefox.blogspot.com).

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  25. Great contest! I'd love to win any of the books, but if I had to choose, The Hunger Games would top the list!

    And I blogged about the contest herepurplg8r@aol.com

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  26. Ah, I want them all! I'm a follower.
    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  27. Blogged this here: http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/04/contest-roundup-another-award.html

    Thinking about it, I also would love to win the Hunger Games... tough call.

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  28. love your treasures! i'd love a copy of Graceling.
    vvb32@yahoo.com

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  29. I'd love the Hunger Games! I'm a follower. :D

    loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

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  30. I've not read any of these so throw me in for all three, please and thank you!

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  31. Please enter me for The Hunger Games!

    I am a follower, and I blogged your contest here: http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/04/three-books-three-winners.html

    Thanks!
    allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I'd love HUNGER GAMES!

    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. I would adore to be entered for any of those three books! (But, if I must pick one, it would be Hunger Games...)

    I blogged about the contest right hereI'm also officially a follower :)

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  34. Oooh, I'd like any of those. They all look good.

    I'm now a follower and I will be blogging about this in a few minutes!
    Confessions of a Book Habitueschriftstellarin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I'd love Deadly Litle Secrets.

    mj.coward@gmail.com

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  36. New follower

    mj.coward@gmail.com

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  37. Wow, Graceling sounds pretty good. I've read The Hunger Games, but I wouldn't mind owning that one either.

    I will become a follower. Sure thing!
    I will also post on my blog in the left sidebar. Http://haikuamy.blogspot.com

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  38. Ooooh. I can't say which one I'd pick because I want them all! (Why yes, I am greedy.) I'd be happy with any of the three if I win.

    GREAT CONTEST!!

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  39. I'd love to win Graceling by Kristin Cashore or Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

    I follow.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  40. I would like The Hunger Games

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  41. I follow

    "Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Fun:
    CoolCanucks.ca"

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  42. I so need to read The Hunger Games!!! But I've had my eye on Graceling for so long. AHHHH!!!

    I follow you already dear.

    I also posted a link to this contest on my sidebar.

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  44. Please enter me :) I've been wanting to read Deadly Little Secrets!

    I started following you!

    pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I want to win The Hunger Games since I've heard that it is amazing!

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  46. Please enter me! I would love either the book Deadly Little Secret or The Hunger Games.
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

    I am also a follower.

    I posted this contest on my sidebar: http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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  47. I'd like to be included for Graceling!

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  48. I would love a chance to win Hunger Games. The concept reminds me of Stephen King's The Long Walk, which I love.

    Also I am a follower.

    Thank you!

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  49. I'd pick Hunger Games.

    I follow.

    nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

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  50. Hi!I was going to enter just for Hunger games but after reading the reviews for the entire collection...I want the entire collection.I am a follower.
    ozairamahin@gmail.com

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  51. I want to read The Hunger Games so bad. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  52. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  53. Deadly Little Secret and Hunger Games

    I am a follower

    Megan
    bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

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  54. Can I be entered for all of them? They are awesome! Thank you for such a great contest.
    - I'm a follower.
    - I've added this to my sidebar.
    http://wrightysreads.blogspot.com

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  55. i would pick Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    new follower

    ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  56. Ooh excellent books. I posted a link to the contest here: http://readthisbook.wordpress.com/contests/

    kate.readthisbook (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I'd love a copy of Deadly Little Secrets!!!

    Thanks,

    coll

    colleen@myartsite.com

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  58. I'd a greedy reader, so i want all three of the books!

    I just set/signed up to become a follower. (I've never done anything with a blog before, so I hope I did it right!)

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  59. wow. i would love deadly little secrets. but any of them would be great...

    *following blog*

    http://catsrevelations.blogspot.com/

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  60. I'd love to be entered for Deadly Little Secret. I loved this book! My friend is dying to read it, but I can't bring myself to part with it. I can't wait for the next book in the Touch series.

    Shauna
    sg3173@aol.com

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  61. I'd love any of them. I'm a follower now and I put a link here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/05/may-4th-2009.html

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  62. please enter me for Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz
    thanks
    blinky_35(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. Please enter me for the Hunger Games, I've been wanting to read this book for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

    ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

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  64. I'm also following you. Thanks! Indigo

    ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

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  65. You are the coolest contest holder!!! I would love a chance to win Deadly Little Secrets and I already follow!

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I haven't read any of them, so I'd be fine with whatever. I have heard about The Hunger Games though.

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  67. I'm a new follower!!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I'd love Graceling
    mbrown@hcps.us

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  69. I read the Hunger Games and loved it! Graceling looks awesome! Great contest!

    beagle407@yahoo.com

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  70. Great contest! I would deadly little secret, please :)

    And I am following

    behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. All 3 books sound great. Please enter me for Hunger Games!

    I'm a follower too.

    mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

    Thanks!!

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  72. OMG Hunger games!!!!!!graceling would be awesome to win too!!
    addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

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  73. I've read Laurie Faria Stolarz back in middle school and beginning of high school with her Magic series and fell in love with it. I still have them now even though I'm in college! They were keepers when I was donating some of my old books to an book drive in my senior year of high school.

    The other two authors I do not know, but they sound pretty interesting.

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  74. I'd really like to read Graceling.

    I am a follower also.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  75. Thanks! I just posted this contest on my blog.

    http://www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  76. Wow! What a great selection you have here.
    I read Graceling and loved this book as did my 11 and 13 year old girls.

    I would love be entered in the giveaway for Deadly Little Secrets.

    I have just subscribed to your blog via GoogleReader.

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  77. Great giveaway!

    I'd like to be enetered for all the books, since I've been wanting to read them for awhile. But if I had to choose, I think it would be a tie between Deadly Little Secrets and Hunger Games.

    ~ Popin
    proudbookworm[@]gmail[dot]com

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  78. Awesome giveaway! Deadly Little Secrets is on my wishlist (and I already have the other two). Please enter me, I am now following and have liked this on my sidebar at www.royalreads.com

    Thanks!
    mssjos(at)gmail.com

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  79. I have not read any of these books! They all look super! I would love to win Deadly Little Secrets. Thanks for the contest, my email is koriannespeaks@gmail.com

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  80. What a great giveaway! I would love a chance to win Graceling although they all look wonderful!

    Cheers,
    julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com


    P.S I'm already a follower!

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  81. I would love to win any of these books, but especially Graceling. Enter me, please :o)

    I've just discovered this blog but like what I see so I am now becoming a follower.

    staciahelpman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. I'd love to have The Hunger Games. Please enter me.

    Thanks a lot : )

    something_maybeATliveDOTcom

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  83. I would love to win Deadly Little Secrets! Please enter me. If I can't have that one then any of the other two will be fine.

    I follow

    dsym_06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I would LOVE to win this! One of my best buddie's birthday is coming up on July 13, she'd adore these! :D

    I'm a new follower :D

    lc_intocable [a]yahoo[d]com

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  85. What a great contest. I would love to read either Graceling or Deadly Little Secrets.

    I just became a follower of your blog.

    silverweb2419@yahoo.com

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  86. i would love to have DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.

    +1 commenting

    thanks.


    kaylajohnson3969@sbcglobal.net

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  87. This post contains very good and beautiful Treasure Chest that contain all information about it.Keep it up.

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