Saturday, May 14, 2011

Giveaway: Lessons From a Dead Girl

I promised you all a giveaway, and here it is! As you may recall, Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles is #2 on my list of the Most Awesomely Horrifying Reads Of All Time (better known as My MAHROAT). The #1 spot is reserved for Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, and Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess currently resides in the #3 spot.

You might also recall that I recently won a book auction and was awarded a first edition, signed-and-personalized copy of Lessons From a Dead Girl (squee!), which means that I now own two copies.

Now, I love the idea of my MAHROAT, and yes, I admit that I am very, very strict about what titles will make it on said list (but that's OK, because it is MY list, after all). However, I'm always willing to explore more titles that might fit on this list, so that's where the contest comes in.

Do you have a title that you think I should consider? I'm looking for realistic YA fiction here, stuff that could really happen, but God, we hope it never does. Scary, scary stuff. Leave me a comment with a title for consideration and your email address. You can enter more than once, just leave a separate comment for each title. I'll randomly select one person to win my paperback copy of Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles. The contest will close May 22 at midnight; I'll announce the winner on Monday, May 23.

Good luck!
Enjoy your reading!


  1. Have you read anything by Christopher Pike? SLUMBER PARTY is my favorite.
    I haven't read LIVING DEAD GIRL but I'm putting it on my list.


    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. wow!!I have just read Such a Pretty Girl and LOVED IT!!!
    it was amazing!
    and well I recently read a book called Spoon-Fed Addiction by Silvano Velez it was one of the most creepiest and disturbing books I've ever read I do admit it took me some time to get into it and was about to give up on it--but it ended up being pretty good

    also I've read Dark Song by Gail Giles!!and OMG! it just made my list of best books read on 2011!


    I can give you the links to my thoughts on both books anytime;)

  3. The Devouring by Simon Holt---and it's sequels

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. great givewaway
    follow via gfc

    I second Christopher Pike's books- very creepy!

  5. this is just great!!!
    GFC follower

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I don't usually read "horrifying" books but I like reading just about anything that's well-written. The only books that I can think of that might come close to what you're wanting are the ones by Carol Plum-Ucci - The Body of Christopher Creed and, even more so, The She.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

  7. I have to ask if one or two people have read your post! I'd suggest The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams - I haven't read it yet but it's about a 13 year old girl who grows up in a cult, her father has 3 wives and they're run by a man they call 'The Prophet'. The Prophet then declares that she will become the 7th wife of her 60 year old Uncle and I'm guessing she decides to run away!

    It sounds like a horrible but fascinating read, though... :P

    comacalm at hotmail dot co dot uk

  8. wait I almost forgot! have you read Rage: A Love Story by Julie Ann Peters...
    it's a really good book!:D
    it isn't like more like hard...sad...but in a hard way~does that even make sense?~ anyways I liked it!:D


  9. I also second the vote for Christopher Pike's books. I devoured his stuff growing up. My favorites were Remember Me, Fall into Darkness and Last Act.

    I also have to vote for Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews. Actually, I find that whole series to be creepy. I secretly still love "her" books, but the Dollanger story is the most twisted of them all.

    gallo. kristy @ gmail . com


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