Monday, February 1, 2010

It's time for a Book Giveaway!

Last month I entered a book give away over at the generous Christina Farley's blog. This wasn't just an ordinary book giveaway. It was a MEGA book giveaway. I didn't just win A book. I won a pack of books! ~it still makes me giddy. Squeal!~

So, when I received the package, I did what I always do when I have a stack of books and am not sure which to read first. I played the role of editor/agent and gave them all the "First Page" test. I read the first page of each book and the one that intrigued me the most, would be the winner. I was surprised at which one tickled me fancy the most. I was surprised because the cover threw me off. The cover made me think that this was just another snotty prep-school story. It's not! And yet, it's the perfect cover because the story takes place at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. To everyone else, it looks like a regular snotty prep school.
But the students know that there's nothing regular about a school where you can get extra credit for mixing lethal poison concoctions, vending machines pop open to reveal secret passageways and Covert Operations is a standard class. Cammie Morgan is a student at a secret spy school. But when she goes into town and falls head over heals for a normal guy who things she's just a regular girl. Cammie can't let him know the truth about her, however, she finds that it's much easier to be a spy than to pretend to be a normal girl.

This was such a fun book! Told in a first person, witty voice. The first page wasn't misleading, the rest of the book did not disappoint.

And now . . . It's time to share the wealth. Now that I've finished this book, I'm passing it onto one of my lucky readers. Simply leave a reply in the comments section. For additional chances to win, let me know if you tweet, blog or facebook about this contest. (you get an entry for each one). Also, if you become a follower of this blog or are already a follower of this blog, you will gain another entry in the contest.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU.

I'll draw the name of a winner on Thursday. :0)

12 comments:

Shelli said...

i love that series by ally carter :0

Lisa Green said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Solvang Sherrie said...

You know, I'm glad I read your review because I've seen this book a lot but always ignored it because I made the same judgement as you, based on the cover! So misleading! Now I want to read it :)

Kelly said...

Great idea to do the first page test on a big To Read pile!
Critter is in da house by the way!

Ello said...

Yeah I'm just in time for a contest! But actually, you don't have to enter me as I read it. I'm just happy to pop by and say hey!

Laura Pauling said...

This is one of my absolute favorite series! And I don't have a copy yet!

MG Higgins said...

Ooh, I'm in. I haven't read this book yet and I've been wanting to. Great idea about reading the first pages, BTW. It's interesting how covers can be deceiving.

PJ Hoover said...

It's a hugely popular series, isn't it. And I think it took 2 years to hit the bestseller list!

Daisy Whitney said...

Never read Ally Carter, but I want to!

Christina Farley said...

You don't need to enter me (giggle) but I had to pipe in saying I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I loved that one. 10 Ways... is a great one too. Read that one next!

Bish Denham said...

This is one that keeps turning up in the blogs as a good read, so I'm in Christy!

Kelly H-Y said...

How fun! Congrats on your win!