"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


All you fans of Libba Bray, Michelle Zink, and THE LUXE, this book is totally for you! It's the perfect combination of to-die-for romance (literally), physic abilities, and betrayal. I poured through it and enjoyed every word.

What did I love about it? The language, the setting, the romance, and the author's willingness to make things difficult for her character while still creating believable events. Highly recommended!

And now I get to pass it on to you! Up for giveaway this week is

THE VESTPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell (Harcourt Children's Books, March 7, 2011)

Curious what a VESPERTINE is? Check out this (always entertaining) video from the author Saundra Mitchell herself!

From Amazon:

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

Source of ARC: From publisher by request

For your chance to win this ARC, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, February 4, 2011!


And don't forget I'm also giving away...

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, May 3, 2011)


Vivien said...

Fantastic! I've been hearing such great things about this novel. Thanks!!

+1 comment
+1 follower

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Birgit said...

This sounds so intriguing - would love to read the book!

Following on GFC!

danaan at gmx dot at

aurora M. said...

I am a follower and have tweeted for you!
I love the cover on this book ♥ Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!
comment +1
Tweet +1

jpetroroy said...

I heard things about this!

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Also a follower!

Rhianna said...

I so totally have this on my wishlist, it sounds very interesting. I haven't seen a single bad review yet. :)

GFC Follower.

always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

Kira said...

This sounds like an intriguing read. Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 follower
+1 comment
+1 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/kirakb2010/status/30006169779048449
+1 blog link right sidebar: http://mrsboswellsbookbag.blogspot.com

beth said...


I really want this book!

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 tweeted


Sasha Switz said...

Wow, that video about what a vespertine is was a bit creepy.

Thanks for the chance to win this! I have been wanting to read it. The cover is gorgeous.

+1 comment
+1 follower


Orchid said...

I want to read The Vespertine so badly!!!
Thanks for the super giveaway! ^_^

+1 GFC follower
+1 commented
Tweeted HERE

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Amy said...

OH! Do I want this? YES. I. DO!

+1 Follower
+1 Comment
+1 Tweet

Christine Marciniak said...

This book sounds amazing!


Anonymous said...

This looks really good!

+1 comment
+1 GFC follower
+1 Tweet (@krysalbe)

Definitely, Maybe. said...

Lovely cover too :)

+1 comment
+1 follower


Sasha Switz said...

I also tweeted!



Shari said...

I really want to read this book!

+1 follower
+1 tweeted
+1 comment

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shari said...

Because I'm so smart, you get another comment from me. I wish it would give me another entry, but alas, I understand it can not. Here's my tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/singlikabird

And my e-mail: sixbird(at)msn(dot)com

Reading mind said...

One of the novels I want to read! Hope to wind.

I'm a follower and I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/AliasLucia/status/30014781368827904

aliasgirl AT libero DOT it

Rachel said...

Oh, this looks intriguing. I follow on GFC.

hopester777 at gmail dot com

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

Ohh I would love to read this! I have been anticipating this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!


Miriam S. Forster said...

Oh heck yes!!

Tere Kirkland said...

Oh, I like the sound of this! I'm a follower!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen Akins said...

Oooh...I'm looking forward to this one.

+1 follower
+1 comment
+1 tweet http://twitter.com/#!/naptimewriter

Scoot said...

I am a blog follower and I tweeted! Thanks!



Kate said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.


andii* said...

love the cover <3
i'm in!
tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/andii_mvi/status/30023118164590593
GFC follower :D

Carina Olsen said...

This looks awesome! Would love to win it. <3

+1 comment
+1 follower

~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

Khyla said...

this sounds like an interesting read, especially from all the other books i read but would love to see how it is. thank you for the giveaway!

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/khyla_rahchelle/status/30025247868583936


Minas said...

Sounds great!

+1 follower
+1 comment

Thanks for the giveaway!


Inspired Kathy said...

Scratching head....

I am follower who is commenting to enter but I think that is just 1 entry?

+1 Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/toobusyreading/status/30032859037171712

bkhabel at gmail dot com

Teril said...

Oh the snippets online I have seen have been breath taking on this book. I cannot wait to read it!
Thank you for putting this out there,
+1 GFC
+1 comment

terilhack at gmail dot com

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ooooo, great blurb and fun trailer! Pls enter me, too!
sleuthwood (at) yahoo (dot) come

zara said...
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zara said...

this book sounds soo good, very mysterious and haunting.

+1 follower
+1 comment
+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/Personafied/status/30034438586896384

I'm a canadian by the way. you never said if this contest is open to international readers


Mithee (The Deranged Book Lovers) said...

thanks so much for the giveaway!

I am a GFC follower

somithee at gmail dot com

Chloe Booklover said...

Follower here :)

I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/#!/chloebooklover/status/30036562850881536

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Looks awesome!

Follower +1
Comment +1

LiLi said...

+1 follower
+1 comment

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mithee (The Deranged Book Lovers) said...

+1 tweeting: http://twitter.com/somithee/status/30057367420805120

somithee at gmail dot com

debbie said...

This is a new book to me. I would love to read it. +1
I am a gfc follower +1

Monica said...

Thanks for the giveaway! GFC follower!


Badass Bookie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This one looks fanastic, I love histrical fiction :P

+1 Comment
+1 Follower
+1 Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/BadassBookie/status/30061289715793921
+1 Sidebar - http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

Total - 4

javaintheam said...

OOh, I'm number 42 (a nice even lucky number). Please enter me for Vespertine. Thanks!
javaintheam at hotmail dot com

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I would love to read this, sounds amazing :)

GFC follower


Mandi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 comment
+1 follower


Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!

GFC follower

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Sharli said...

I'd love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!
I'm a follower

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/30091881203367936

entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please.

Following your blog.


A Canadian Girl said...

This one is on my wishlist so thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower via GFC.


Devan said...

I can't get over how beautiful the cover is. Thanks for the giveaway!


Ricki said...

This book sounds beautiful!
I am a follower.

Aylee said...

I just read a 5 star review for this one so I'm super excited to read it! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.


meradeth said...

please drop my name in the hat! I adore the cover of this book :)

buddyt said...

I am not a reader in the YA set (agewise rather far from there),but I have been reading rather a lot of YA lately and enjoying it.

So please enter me in the giveaway if it is open worldwide.


Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

buddyt said...

oops !

+1 I am a Follower via GFC.
+1 for comment.


Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

mary ann said...

+1 follower


lotusgirl said...

I hadn't heard about this book, but it sounds interesting.

+2 follower and comment

gamaclamor said...

Old GFC follower here. Thanks for this!

Jessy said...

This is so great! Thank you :D

I follow

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/30276952367570944

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Miss Bookiverse said...

Please enter me, I'd love to read this.

I'm a follower.


Carol said...

Awesome! I've been hearing such great things about this novel. Thanks!!

I'm already a follower ^^


Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome cover!

follower +1
comment +1

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Little_Dhampir91 said...

Another great post! I've heard some great things about this particular novel...can't wait to read it! :)

+1 comment
+1 follower
+1 tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Miss_Dhampir91/status/30475792928481280

Rhiannon said...

Already a follower, and boy oh boy, can't wait to get my hands on this book!
rhiannonryder at hotmail dot com

Asenath said...

This book cover makes me drool...so pretty! Please enter me, I'm a follower :)

arallison at gmail dot com

Natasha Areena said...

oh awesomesauce!I would love to read it! Please enter me if it's international. x

GFC follower

Holz said...

ooh so pretty! I would love to win:)

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Marsh_92/status/30669532989231104

Holz said...

Oops didn't leave email


Regina said...

What a fantastic book.
Thanks for the opportunity.
regina.linton at gmail dot com

+1 comment
+1 Follower

The Itzel Library said...

Yay! Thanks so much for the chance!!

I follow both blogs :)


Krista Ashe said...

1 Comment; 1 Follower

kra79 at comcast dot net

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485, thanks for this giveaway! :)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

EVA SB said...

Sound like a great book!

I'm a follower
I tweeted


Aleetha said...

I fall for the cover. It's lovely.
I hope I get the chance to read the book

I am a follower

I make a blog post

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

thanks for the giveaway

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc and would love to read this book.


jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Ive been wanting to read this for a while now!

+1 comment
+1 follower

jessica b

lady reader said...

Hi thanks for the giveaway!

+1 comment
+1 follower via GFC Lady Reader
+1 tweet


Onge said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

sablelexi said...

Great Giveaway. I really want to read this.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Rosa said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I've heard great things about this book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

I'm a follower.


Anonymous said...

Blogged: http://belledecouverte.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-arc-of-vespertine.html


Anonymous said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bdecouverte/status/31548343486259200


WulfLuva said...

I follow via GFC as oreo_93! Put me in the giveaway!

oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

Bee said...

Looks lovely!
I follow both blogs :)

raven said...

I want, I follow, and I tweet :)

~ dionmuflia(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meredith said...

I'd love to win. I like books from this time period!

meredithfl at gmail dot com


aryaanano said...

This book sounds amazing!! I'd love to read it! :D

+1 Follower
+1 comment

+1 Tweet

Twinkle said...

Sounds like an wesome plot! I can't wait to read it
+1 comment
+1 follower

Twinkle said...

twinklestarlights @ gmail . com

banana83854 said...

Great giveaways! I hope I win something!

Kristin Rae said...

Sounds good!


Antonella said...

I really want to read this book!!!!
Cant wait fot It.

Antonella said...

Cant wait

Emily Rose said...

I blogged about the giveaway:

I can't wait to read this, it sounds soooo good!

+1 follow and here's my comment!


Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow your blog. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/32160066996019200

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/01/vespertine-arc-giveaway.html

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linda2060 said...

Sounds great! And I love the cover!
GFC follower.

bschwabe said...

This book sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it (thought I'm a poor college student who would love to get it for free!) Thank you for making the contest. :D

bschwabe at wi . rr . com


Litzalou said...

Sounds like an awesome story!


hkennedy said...

Ohh I want the copy!

Therese said...

A new book for an eager book collector? I concur. I really hope I win this contest, it looks so interesting!

PurpleInspiration said...

This seems intresting. i would love to read this book.

I'm a follower too


Naddya A. said...

Sound amazing, and I so want it.

I am following and I also tweeted at www.twitter.com/naddyever

naddyforever at hotmail dot com

KayleeAyanaHofstetter said...

Yeah! This book sounds great:)

KayleeAyanaHofstetter said...

Yay! This book sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read it:)

KayleeAyanaHofstetter said...

Yay! Can't wait to read it:)

the alice said...

this book sounds really cool! Can't wait to read it!!!!!

Elissalauren said...

This sounds great! Great giveaway :D

+1 comment
+1 follower


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love books set in the past. This one sounds interesting. If my instint is right, this one will be a book that will be hard to put down. The contest, great idea. I'm in!

Michelle said...

Looks like an interesting book!
I followed you, posted this on my blog, and tweeted about it.

You can contact me through my blog or at
clubkokoro at aol dot com

jeannette said...

you have some awesome giveaways, and this book sounds amazing!

i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/starryeyedjen

mrsjbruce at gmail dot com

CiNdY said...

Another AwEsOmE giveaway! Count me in! Thanks for a chance to win!
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/OoOooCiNdYooOoO
I follow via GFC!
+1 Comment
+1 Tweet
+1 Follower

Stephanie said...

Oh I'd love to enter!

+1 for following
+1 for commenting

Thanks! :)

stephanie n pellegrin @ gmail.com

Diana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds amazing!

+1 comment
+1 follower


twimom101 said...

thanks for the chance to win such great books!
I am a follower
I also tweeted http://twitter.com/twimom101/statuses/32553110572371968
twimom101 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The book seems interesting!
I follow you via gfc!
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TFO said...

Cannot wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly Lyman said...

Glad I"m not too late to enter! THis sounds awesome!


mrsheisefpms said...

This book sounds so good!

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Karen said...

Cool giveaway!
+1 comment
+1 following!


Tara said...

I follow you on GFC!

I'm in love with this cover! SO gorgeous!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com

Hilary St. Laurent said...

Thanks for this giveaway. :) I loved the little trailer, it looks like it was made with the sims 3. which is my favorite game. cool points for the author. haha

+1 comment
+1 follower

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Hilary St. Laurent said...

Thanks for this giveaway. :) I loved the little trailer, it looks like it was made with the sims 3. which is my favorite game. cool points for the author. haha

+1 comment
+1 follower

whereyougofromhere AT gmail DOT com

katklaw777 said...

New follower on GFC with katklaw777.
Looks like a great book thanks.

Noemi said...

I can't wait to read this book!!

+1 follower
+1 comment


penguin_246 said...

Cover-love it! Excited-very. Hopeful-much.

I'm a total bookworm (can't you tell? ;)) and I can't wait until I get my hands on this book!

Jame Richards said...

I'd love to read it!

Just followed and commented.



The Green MomSter said...

gfc follower Lindsie

elkmeese at gmail dot com

Regina said...

+1 Follower
+1 Comment

What a beautiful cover. Another TBR.


Thanks for the opportunity!

Elly said...

I'm a follower (Elly). Thanks for the giveaway!!!

newsiechic1996 said...

i cant wait to read the book , ive been doing tons of research on the book ! The vespertine would make me the happiest girl if i had this book !
+fb fan
Plz let me win ......

Shana said...

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds so good!

I'm a follower on GFC.

shabba0819 AT gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I've never won anything from your blog. I am a follower and have tweeted the contest http://twitter.com/#!/emjuarez/status/33307126004854785
my e-mail is emmamelerojuarez(at)yahoo(dot)com

thanks for the giveaway!

Boston said...

New twitter and blog follower. :)

Sierrabellaa.♥ said...

Beautiful cover! I think this is going to be a bestseller!

1+ comment
1+ follower

1+ blog


Gladys said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm quite intrigued by this book actually, how the story would develop given its summary.

gfc follower: glad
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Yamile said...

What a beautiful cover!
+1 comment
+1 follower

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book ... Its also on my TBR list...

GFC follower


Bookish said...

gfc follower, thanks.
bookishdelightsblog at gmail dot com

IdentitySeeker said...

+1 Follower
+1 Comment
+1 Tweeted at: http://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible


Mary EH! said...

I'm following!

silverhealer21 at msn dot com