Tuesday, June 23, 2009

YA Book Carnival: Giveaway for Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Contest is now closed. Thanks to all that entered!

I'm sure a lot of you have heard about the YA Book Carnival that is going on over at Shooting Stars Magazine. I've posted some past giveaways up this week, but I wanted to throw in a Dessen book just for this event.

"Ruby, where is your mother?"

Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future—it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

For your chance to win a hardback copy of Lock & Key, leave a comment with your email address telling what book you've read recently that completely blew you away. Mine is If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

For some extra entries:

+3 for being a follower prior to this post

+2 for becoming a new follower

+1 per place you link this contest up

One of my goddaughters is named Ruby, so if you can drop a title of another book with a character named Ruby in it, you will get +5.

Contest will end when the carnival ends: June 27th and it only open to those with a US or Canada mailing address



Busy Bookblogger said...

This is one of the few Dessen books I still need to read! Please enter me!

I was already a follower!

The book I read recently that blew me away was Airhead by Meg Cabot, I didn't realize I would like it so much!

thanks for hosting!

Busy Bookblogger said...

The Clarice Bean novels by Lauren Child have a character named Ruby Redfort who is about to star in her own books :) and my neice loves the book Ruby Holler (but that's a place not a character)

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Genevieve said...

Willow by Julia Hoban totally blew me away. It was way better than I expected it to be and I recommend it to everyone who likes to read serious books (it deals with death and cutting).

+3 for being a follower prior to this post

+1 per place you link this contest up. My sidebar:

+5 The Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart--- The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and The Treasure Map of Boys. I've read the 1st two, the 3rd comes out in July. It's YA, it's good. : )


eums [: said...

My favorite Dessen novel to date! Unless I finally visit the bookstore and get Along for the Ride ;)

I was already a follower! Yeah, I'm glad I decided to follow after The Truth About Forever contest!

And a book that I recently read that completely blew me away was Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. I found myself counting calories and weighing myself constantly after I finished it! I was definitely moved after finding myself in the shoes of a girl who has anorexia. It made me feel foolish to underestimate them just because they had an eating disorder.


Debbie's World of Books said...

There are actually a couple books that blew me away recently. They were Willow and The Chosen One.

I was already following you in Google Reader.

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

eums [: said...

Oh, and do picture books count? I remember reading the Max and Ruby books to my younger sister and my cousins a couple years back.

And I posted about this contest on my blog!


Cecelia said...

A book that blew me away recently was Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. Dealing with survival, death, anger, despair, all basic ingredients of human existence, is hard.

+1 I'm linking this contest to my blog sidebar at: http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com.

+5 Charles Frazier's novel Cold Mountain (recently made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law) has a character named Ruby.


Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Hm, a recent book that blew me away was probably...hm...this is a hard one. I guess "Life of Pi." I thought it was a pretty good book.

I follow!


Anonymous said...

This is one of the few Sarah Dessen books I still haven't read. A book I've read recently that blew me away would have to be Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern. It was a much more emotional story than I thought it would be.

+2 for being a new follower

un3xpectedfate [at] hotmail [dot] com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, I've wanted to read this one for a long long time, so please enter me. Thanks for spreading the word about the carnival by the way.

+3 prior to this follower.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Megan said...

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita I loved the book it was so cute. I also was blown away by If I Stay

I was a follower before this post


Lilixtreme said...

Oh I hate copying people but, sadly, I just finished If I Stay, and if you don't believe me, lol, I just put up a review last night. It was so much better than I ever expected it to be.

+3 follower prior to this post
+1 link on my contest side-bar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com

Lilixtreme said...

Ah! Forgot my email address:

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway

The book that blew me away was Prey by Rachel Vincent.

+3 Already a follower


Fantastic Book Review said...

Please enter me! I agree with you If I Stay is the latest book that's captured a place in my heart.

+3 follwer prior to this post.


Amanda said...

A recent book that blew me away was Wild Roses by Deb Caletti. Amazing book.


Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

+3 for being a follower prior to this post

+1 per place you link this contest up

A book that i just recently read is called Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. Ellen Hopkins is such a great wrtiter and i really love all of her books! They make me cry!



MySharonAnne said...

Rampant. What an amazing book!

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the contest.


Fokxxy said...

I just read "One deadly Sin". It was fantastic.


scottsgal said...

Just finished Testimony and it was good.
msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

Liz said...

I LOVE Sarah Dessen! I really want this book!!!

+3 Im already a follower


liztapioka14 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

wooops, I didn't think my comment before sent, but here's my book that I just read recently and LOVED answer:

Willow by Julia Hoban

If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Sab H. said...

My book would be Cuty of Glass! I LOVED it!!
I am already a follower.


Bei said...

I love Sarah Dessen, please enter me!
The book that blew me away recently was What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell. I've never read a book like that one before!

+2 I became a follower!

+5 the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart! Everyone calls her Roo, and she's really sweet and going through tough times in high school. I recommend them a lot!

Anonymous said...

My book would be Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block. She is amazing.

+3 for already being a follower!


Breanna said...

Other than her new one this is the only Sarah Dessen book I haven't read! I've been wanting to get my hands on it for ages!

A book that has recently blown me away is IDENTICAL by Ellen Hopkins. I just can't get enough of her writing.

+2 I became a follower not too long ago.

+5 Another book with the name Ruby in it is Ruby Gloom's Keys To Happiness by Clam Lynch :)

I love the name Ruby. It's so cute.


throuthehaze said...

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

+3 already a follower

+1 blogged:

+5 Tea for Ruby by Sarah The Duchess of York Ferguson and Robin Preiss Glasser

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

minishoes1 said...

I am a new follower. Follow me is the most recent book that blew me away. I am going to let mt sister read it too. thanks!jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

One book I've read recently is Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater typically I'm not drawn to this type of book in that it's not entirely happy but there was this weirdly raw emotion in it that transfixed my attention plus the not so subtle pushing my sister gave me to finish the book, but hopefully i can move this book to the "blew me away" list


Melanie said...

A book that I read recently that amazed me was Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson. She's such an amazing author! The book really made me think.

Unknown said...

This books sounds great and a new author for me.

Strange Angels is a recent read that rocked my socks, can't wait for The Betrayals.

Please count me!

Dottie :)


Unknown said...

I'm a new follower!



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Unknown said...

How old is your goddaughter? I love the picture books of Max and Ruby (Ruby is the big sister, added bonus, they're bunnies)!

Dottie :)


Unknown said...

I posted your contest on my blog sidebar at http://myblog2point0.blogspot.com/

Thanks for a great giveaway!



D Q said...

One Deadly Sin was a great read for me.

Cindy said...

enter me please :)

The most recent book was The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

+3 already a follower


L said...

I recently read Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews and it was amazing.

+3 for being a follower prior to this post

+3 added to my sidebar here:

+5 Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles


deltay said...

One recent read that really blew me away was NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, by Justina Chen Headley. My review on my blog goes more in depth, but basically it was just a really beautiful story told with really beautiful writing.

+1 Sidebar linked on my blog
+1 Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/lucidconspiracy/status/2333018866
+5 Max & Ruby, that show/book series about the two sibling bunnies :)

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

Yan said...

I just finished EYES LIKE STARS and ASH and they both left me speechless!

I've been following you via google reader before :D

There's Ruby And The Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes, Ruby Hollowe by Sharon Creech, and Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee by Dawn Matheson ;P

I'll stick this in my sidebar :D


Book Sp(l)ot said...

Not to sound like I'm copying, but my answer's Eyes Like Stars, too--and ghostgirl:Homecoming, too but I haven't finished that one, yet...

and +2 for following your blog now (which I totally thought I already was, oops)

Thanks for all the great contests!


xdeex said...
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xdeex said...

I would love to win this book! I have to agree with you, I loved If I Stay and I also loved The Hunger Games.

+2 I am a new follower
+1 have added a link at http://xbookcontestsx.blogspot.com/
+5 I would have to say When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy by Valorie Fisher. I thought it was great!


Anonymous said...

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen was a really good one I've read recently.
I just became a follower.
& another book with the main character named Ruby is "One of those books where the mother dies" by Sonya.. oh man I forgot her last name, but that is the title. :)


~The Book Pixie said...
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~The Book Pixie said...

I would really love to win this one. Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors. Count me in. :)

I haven't really read a book lately that has blown me away. One I have read sort of recently though was Song of the Sparrow and it was totally awesome and way better than I expected.

+3 Already follower

+1 Link to contest on sidebar here: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/2341413396

+1 Blogged about on myspace: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=131322089&blogId=496994569

~Briana :D

~The Book Pixie said...

Sorry this wasn't in the first comment of mine.

+5 Girl's Poker Night by Jill A. Davis has a main character named Ruby. It is more of an adult book, I think.


Diana Dang said...

Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

kaymf said...

I just read Thirteen Reasons Why and it completely blew me away!

Kristi said...

Blown away by Scared by Tom Davis.

Became a follower early today on another giveaway!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kaylee said...

I also recently read If I stay and I blown away too.


Anonymous said...

The books I recently read that blew me away was Burned by Ellen Hopkins. That book was awesome!
+5 The Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart.

+2 for being a new follower

+1 for twittering: https://twitter.com/xXEmmyBXx

+1 for blogging on Myshttp://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=440386934&messageID=6485210756077267&ref=profilepace:

+1 for blogging on Facebook:

+1 for blogging on Gaiaonline:


Krista P. said...

I'd love to be entered! towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com. One book I recently read that blew me away was A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian. Incidentally enough, the main character is that novel is named Ruby.

I became a follower just now, and I posted this on my blog (towerofbooks.wordpress.com).

Paradox said...

Book I've read recently that completely blew me away: Going Bovine by Libba Bray

For some extra entries:

+3 for being a follower prior to this post

+5 Ruby Electric by Theresa Nelson

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Hi, I just found this site, and am
now a follower daily, please enter
me in for this great novel, thank
you for this giveaway.
So far my favourite novel has been
Still Life by Joy Fielding, it is
so mysterious I could not put it

Sarah said...

Hope it's not too late! I just became a follower.


Jenn said...

A book I read recently that blew me a away was Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. It was fantastic!

I am already a follower!:D


Marie said...

I would love to read this!

The recent book that blew me away was Hunger Games!

I am a follower already.


rubynreba said...

I just read Beginner's Greek and liked it very much.

Test said...

If I Stay blew me away when I read it too!

Anyway, a recent book that blew me away is Coffee House Angel by Suzanne Selfors. It was such a fantastic book!

I'm now a follower. (+2)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Please enter me!

+2 Became a new follower
+1 Linked this contest on my blog

A book that I was blown away was Swoon by Nina Malkin. I really enjoyed that!