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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

THE COVEN'S DAUGHTER by Lucy Jago ARC Giveaway

The premise of this novel rocks! Ever since I was in elementary school and learned about witchcraft and the Salem witch trials, I've loved the subject. I used to sneak looks at weird "black magic" books and laugh about it with friends. So let's just say, witchcraft is a rocking subject to write about.

Up for giveaway today is

THE COVEN'S DAUGHTER by Lucy Jago (Hyperion, April 19, 2011)

For videos, I dug out this video of the author talking about the UK (?) release of the book (called MONTACUTE HOUSE).

From Amazon:

It’s Spring again in the village of Montacute, and people want nothing more than to celebrate the season with maypole dances, festivals, and visits from the nobility. The festivities are dampened, though, when a young boy turns up dead outside the village. Then they learn that three other boys have also disappeared lately. To the parson, this tragedy is a perfect excuse to kick off the only thing guaranteed to get his spring-giddy parishioners back to church – a witch hunt.

Cecily may have occasional visions, but that doesnt' make her a witch! Fatherless and without friends, Cess knows she’s lucky to be employed by a grand estate like Montacute House, even if it is as a poultry girl.

On her thirteenth birthday, Cess finds a precious locket in one of her chicken coops, a strange discovery that’s quickly overshadowed by her best friend John’s disappearance two days later. The parson has already started planting rumors that the missing boys were bewitched, and the villagers think Cecily may be the culprit.

The only way Cess can prove her innocence is by finding John, but she’s soon embroiled in a plot that threatens her world and forces her to draw upon powers she never knew she possessed

Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this gripping and wonderfully realized novel set in the Somerset of the 1500s.

Source of books: From publisher at conference

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
3) Also, if you've never won one of my contests, please tell me in the comments, and you'll get an extra entry!

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, March 25, 2011!


Don't forget I'm also giving away:

Five finished copies of WITHER (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano (Simon & Schuster, March 22, 2011)

BIG BOUFFANT by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown (Carolrhoda Books, April 2011)


javaintheam said...

This sounds really good! I am on a roll with witch books right now and would love a chance to read this one! Kristie
javaintheam at hotmail dot com

Madeline said...

This book sounds really interesting! I'm following the blog, I've tweeted about the contest, and I've never one a contest before. Madeline - madeline dot freeman at gmail dot com

Chel said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower. And I've never won any contest here.

Shared: http://twitter.com/rachelmosq/status/47822161284567040

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Corinne O'Flynn said...

I'd love to win this one. I have a love of witches as well. Doesn't everyone!!?? Yay!
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Ricki said...

Have not heard of this one, but I love the idea of the story.
I am a GFC who has not won from your blog yet.

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.

I've never won a contest here before.


Sharli said...

Sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway! :)
I'm a follower and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/47860979186409472

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meradeth said...

This looks like an awesome read! I'm a follower, and haven't won before :)

TheGirlOnFire said...

This is great! Thanks for the giveaway!
gfc follower
Still haven't won

Stephanie- thegirlonfire
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LindsayWrites said...


following and never won before!

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Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

It sounds interesting! I always like a book set in the past.

I follow you through GFC and I tweeted in here: http://twitter.com/#!/LynossaDBL/status/47869801267339264
I also haven't won any of your contest.


Vivien said...

This really sounds fantastic!
+1 comment
+1 follower

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Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

This looks like a great read :)

+1 follower


CAsanmiguel said...

awesome giveway!
i'm a blog follower. i've never won :))


Jim Danielson said...

Sounds interesting. I recently read WICKED GIRLS which is an account of the Salem witch trials from the (multiple) POVs of the young girls of Salem and found that interesting.

jdwrites4kids at gmail dot com

Jessy said...

This sounds really interesting. This is the first I've heard of it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/48015769480601600

I've never won before!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I love books about witches, especially when they're set way back when. Thanks so much for the giveaway, also I have not won one of your giveaways.


That Book Blog said...

Not heard of this book before, but it sounds really good (:
I tweeted (@Kate_world_337)
I've never won before
Great giveaway x

Vidisha said...

Sounds like a great book

GFC follower


rachel said...

This book sounds amazing!
gfc follower
haven't won yet

Rachel Leigh
theonering111 at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Great cover and book sounds very interesting!
Thanks for the giveaway.
I am a follower via GFC as Diana
I've never won a contest here before

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Alicia said...

Wow. I love witches and have written about some myself. Can't wait to read this.

I am a follower
Never won one of your contests
Tweeted about it here http://twitter.com/#!/aliciacald

linda2060 said...

I always thought the Salem witch trails were fascinating. The book sounds amazing and I'm lookin forward to reading.
GFC follower
Never won any of your contests before.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good I'd love to win!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Parakiss25
Also I have never won one of your contests

Thanks for the giveaway

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Tore said...

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

Anonymous said...

I love stories about witches, too. This one sounds really good. I follow on GFC as Melanie L. Thanks for the giveaway.

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Melanie_2006/status/48215337786818561

+1 Never won a contest before


Precious said...

I'd love to win this! I've pined for this book eversince it was still called Montacute.

I'm a follower! :)

+1 I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/precious_shusky/status/48343207033057280

+1 Ive never won on your blog before!


Thank you!

Christie said...

Thanks for this giveaway!

I am a GFC Follower - Chrissie

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Chrissie123123/status/48841308256747520

I have never won anything on yout blog.

swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

mamabunny13 said...

I follow your blog.

I wish I inherited some kind of special powers...the only thing I got was a bad temper (at times) and migrain headaches! lol

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/mamabunny13/status/49318057197314048

I have never won one of your giveaways
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EVA SB said...

Another great book to giveaway and I love the new blog design!

I follow this blog

I've never won one of your contests


samantha35 said...

great giveaway
follow via gfc

winnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

+1 I haven't won any of your contests before


jc said...

Sounds exciting, can't wait to grab hold of this book! Thanks for the giveaway.


jc said...

Never won a single book todate, hope I get lucky finally, thank you.


rachel said...

Another great giveaway! Thanks!
+1 follower
+1 comment

I have not won a book from you yet.

Rachel Leigh
TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

dianabanana said...

follow you and never won! thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

wow this book sounds great:)

never won.

extra entries 2


Enamored Soul said...


Thank you so much for hosting this amazing giveaway!

-I'm a GFC Follower of your blog: Enamored Soul
+1 I tweeted about the contest: http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/49730570745417728
+1 I have never won one of your contests.

Email: Enamoredsoul@gmail.com or Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

Carina Olsen said...

I would love to read this book :)
I have never won anything from you before.
~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

andii* said...

love the giveaway!
+1 never won one of your contests before
thanks for the giveaway!!


Natasha Areena said...

I'm a follower and never won anything so far.


Mona said...

I've also always been fascinated by books/movies/tv shows about witches. I even did a paper in high school about the Salem witch trials.

GFC(Mona Garg)


Mona said...

I've never won a giveaway on your blog.


Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

thanks for the giveaway
+never won anything from your blog

Maria said...

I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway.


Maria said...

I have never won anything from your blog.


The Itzel Library said...

sounds really great!!

Follow both blogs :)



Lisa R/alterlisa said...
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

First blurb I've read on this book, sounds interesting.

I'm a relatively new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


I've never won a contest here before.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Dinda said...

I'm a GFC follower and I've never won any contest here.

Tweet : http://twitter.com/#!/dien_da/status/50108103441661952


Sandy! said...

Hello!! I'm a follower and I never won a contest in your blog.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/sandymanga/status/50446482414911490


Aleetha said...

Another new book for me.
I am not familiar with the book. But I'd love to read it.

I am your blog follower and I never win any contest of yours

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) I'd love to enter!

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Aik said...

I tweeted:


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JerseyGirl22 said...

Hi! I'm a follower.
I've never won a contest before.

chelle2006 said...

Thanks for this contest. Im a GFC and an email subscriber


Brynne said...
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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I follow your blog, thanks. I haven't won from your blog yet.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/50660642444685313

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/03/covens-daughter-by-lucy-jago-arc.html

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Birgit said...

Sounds intriguing - would love to read the book!

Follower on GFC

Never won before.

danaan at gmx dot at

samajama27 said...

Would love to win!

Amosette said...

Awesome please enter me for this book it sounds so good. I've never won one of your contest so i hope i win this one!
Thanks julie

Lexie said...

GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
+1 Tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/LexieBookBug/status/50767894417653760
+1 I have never won one of your contests
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Jel said...

im a blog follower :)

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Jel said...

ive never won any contest of yours :)

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Jel said...

tweet here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/50790204226797568

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Tim said...

Sounds like a great read!
Thank you for the giveaway.



Ana Lucia said...

I am a GFC follower who has not won from this blog yet.


Andrea said...

I would love to win this book.
I am a follower.


alice priday said...

this book sounds amazing. i am a follower and have not won on your blog,

alice priday


Merry Rachel Alice Sweet said...

-old follower
-twitter (/irachelsweet)
-blog (merrycantabile.blogspot.com)
-never won your contest


Thanks for the giveaway.

SusieBookworm said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This is the first I've seen on the blogosphere about this book, but it looks great!

susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

I'm a GFC follower and I've never won any of your contests.

Breanne said...

Pretty cover!

I haven't won one of your contests

bmweida at yahoo dot com

kla505 said...

I hope I'm not too late! Anyway, I'd love to participate :)
I love these kind of books!

I've never won any of your giveaways :)

aloveforbooks said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

gfc follower: aloveforbooks
eadd: aloveforbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

P.S. I haven't won any of your giveaways!

katklaw777 said...

GFC follower
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Great giveaway, thanks.

katklaw777 said...

I've never won any contest here.

Novels On The Run said...


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