Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weather-Related and Seasonal Reading Giveaway

This time of year makes me hunger for spooky reading. Something dark and dangerous and mysterious. When it comes to YA literature, I definitely get that feeling from a good dystopian novel.
I don't know how the weather's been where you live, but here on the central east coast it's been dreary. Rain, overcast skies, and darkened rooms, even during the day. It's spooky reading weather at its best, with chilly hints of autumn in the air. I'm in the mood to share this feeling. How about a book giveaway?  :)

There are two brand new, hardback, dytopian books up for grabs and I'll choose a winner for each! 

Here's what you need to do:
~ Be a follower of this blog
~ In a comment, tell me which book you'd prefer (if you have a preference)
~ Provide an email address where I can contact you (if you're not comfortable putting your email address online, you can send it to me at
~ Also in your comment, tell us what spooky, dark stories you recommend :)
I'll accept entries for one week. Contest will end at midnight Friday, September 30th. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday, October 2nd.
Thanks everyone!  ~Wendy


  1. I would love to win Delirium. My spooky book recommmendation would be Frost, by Marianna Baer.
    GFC Andreat78
    Thank you!

  2. Oooh, haven't read Frost...thanks Andrea!

  3. I'm a follower. Delirium because I haven't read it yet. :)

    I haven't read this book, but I heard it's a bit spooky: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


  4. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I'm fine with either :)
    My recommendation would be "The unbecoming of Mara Dyer". Its AWESOME.
    Twitter: hiba008
    Subscribed via email too :

  5. While Delirium sounds good, I would love to win a copy of Blood Red Road. I listened to the audio version of it and was absolutely blown away. =)

    I would recommend Dark Eden by Patrick Carman, it was a pretty creepy read.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    GFC= Orchid

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  6. Blood Red Road! I already have it but I want to win it for my sister. :P

    And I recommend Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. :D


  7. I'd LOVE a copy of Delirium. I recommend the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy by Michelle Zink.

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

  8. Oooo, Blood Red Road! One of my favorite spooky writers is Mary Downing Hahn. Wait Till Helen Comes is still one of my favorites.


  9. Thanks everybody! It's funny that everyone's giving different recs - so much to choose from!

  10. Oh I would love to read Blood Red Road. I recommend for seasonal, the Kate Daniels series since with all of the shifters it is a bit like a costumed Halloween.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  11. Wow! Awesome contest :D I'd love Blood Red Road (I just got Delirium from RAK).
    I am foshizzly a follower (BookBreather Reviews)

    I haven't read very spooky stories lately, but I've heard that Anna Dressed in Blood is fantastic (A book that I desperately want. Haha.), and there is the Curse Workers series by Holly Black. Personally, I find that spooky.

    Thanks for the oppurtunity!

  12. Great contest! And I saw someone mention Anna Dressed in Blood. I really want to read that one.

  13. Blood Red Road! :D
    I'm following as Seattlelover7 =]

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth might be good, but The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff is probably better defined as "spooky" =]

  14. Oh I would love to win a copy of Blood Red Road! I recommend the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (by Michelle Hodkin)if you haven't read it yet!


    Awesome giveaway

  15. I just finished Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which had a dark feel. It even has old pictures throughout, which are incredibly creepy and add a definite spooky factor to the story.

  16. I'd like to enter!
    GFC~ Bookluvr Mindy


  17. I don't have a preference :)
    GFC follower

    I'd recommend The Devouring series by Simon Holt. Really really really creepy.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  18. Either would be AWESOME!!
    I'm a follower :D

    ALSO - I can't wait for Anna Dressed in Blood, and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is one of my favorite Stephen King books - probably cause I spent a LOT of time in the woods as a kid.

  19. I've had my eye on DELIRIUM for a while now, so I'd love to win that.

    And "spooky dark stories"? Um...I recommend BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton. I've read the first few chapters and it's plenty spooky and dark.


    NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson. It's not out yet, but the first 78 pages are available to read.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    - Megan Conway
    Blog follower

  20. I'd love to win Blood Red Road, though both look excellent! I'm emailing you my address because I get spammed every time I leave it on blogs, even if I separate it out. :)

  21. Ah, both are books I've been eyeing for a while. So, surprise me (if I win) :)
    Spooky, dark story would be Maureen Johnson's Name of The Star and Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed In Blood.

  22. I would love to win either book, but I am so anxious to read Blood Red Road. I would reccomend Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

    GFC follower

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  23. I'd love to win Blood Red Road!

    As far as spooky stories go, I haven't read that much YA spooky books lately - but for adult: House of Leaves (not for the faint of heart) and The Vanishing by Tim Krabbe (easier read, but also a very creep-tastic ending). Sorry I don't have and YA recommendations at this time.

    Will e-mail you my e-mail.

  24. I'd love Blood Red Road.

    My spooky book rec would be Possess by Gretchen McNeil.


  25. I would like to win a copy of Delirium! :D

    Well this isn't necessarily a spooky book, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone has that paranormal creepy feeling sort of..It's just a really good book anyhow. :D


  26. I'd love Blood Red Road!

    As for spooky--I'd recommend The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. It's dark and strange, and the MC has a wonderfully sweet and genuine voice.


  27. Delirium is The. Best. But I've already read so I'm going for Blood Red Road.
    I just finished Wither and found it a wee bit spooky!


  28. I would love to win a copy of Blood Red Road!
    I'd recommend Anna Dressed in Blood
    GFC follower


  29. Hi Wendy,
    The sun's shining here in Sydney, Aus at the moment so it's not exactly the sort of weather that creates a spooky atmosphere. Still, if I close all the curtains and play a John Carpenter soundtrack in the background I can trick myself into thinking it's Halloween. As egotistical as it is, my spooky book recommendation would have to be my own - Winter's Shadow. Guaranteed to give even the bravest YA paranormal reader the creeps or your money back.

  30. mjhearle, LOL! It's all about creating the mood. Thanks for letting us know about Winter's Shadow.

    And thanks everyone who entered this weekend! I'll see you next weekend. :) Happy creepy reading!

  31. Always a sucker for Frankenstein.
    sarahbelliston (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. entering for Blood Red Road. :) Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie is dark and creepy.

    following via GFC.

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  33. Thanks for this contest, Wendy! I'd love to win Blood Red Road, since I already have two copies of Delirium. :)

    Any spooky, dark stories? You know, I really can't think of any off the top of my head, which is sad b/c those are precisely the sort of stories that I love to read. I'm really excited for the upcoming releases of The Death Cure and Variant, though.

    elanor_gamgee at yahoo dot ca

  34. Awesome contest! I would love to win Blood Red Road!

    Maybe Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton? Reviewed the ARC on my blog when the publisher sent it to me. It's very creepy...but good.