In this month's giveaway I've included a choice of books from my favourites again (I also have trouble picking just one book so my solution is to leave the decision to you *evil grin*.) Take your pick from the following - Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, ( Beautiful Creatures was my favourite read in January) 2 of the most moving stories I've read lately, Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, and last but not least, Torment by Lauren Kate, (Fallen was a favourite of Alaine's & I have to read it before Torment is released.) Something to suit everyone's taste.
Good luck choosing! All books are brand new and the winner's choice will be purchased by me from The Book Depository in the UK or the US specifically for the winner. If the winner is not in a Book Depository delivery area then they will receive a $15 Amazon book voucher.
Please read the full post and note that the cover of winner's book may differ from that pictured.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Caster Chronicles Book 2
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
If you'd prefer book 1, Beautiful Creatures, just let me know in your comment.
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two year old Realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor of the day pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.
Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent captive of a sadistic psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered spirit back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
Come back and comment when my review of this incredibly moving story goes up next week and you'll get an extra 2 points.
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father’s three wives and her twenty brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much—if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle—who already has six wives—Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.
Watch out for my review of this amazing story, leave a comment and you'll get an extra 2 points.
Torment by Lauren Kate
Fallen Book 2
How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?
If you'd prefer book 1, Fallen, just let me know in your comment.
HOW TO ENTER:
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Competition is International. Ends September 30th and the winner will be announced on this blog. Good luck everyone!
I hope you like this month's give-away on The Eclectic Reader. I purchase books to give away as a way of supporting my favourite authors and to give a little something back to readers of my blog!
WINNER of August Competition: WISTERIA