Thursday, April 29, 2010

giveaway: the host

Now here's a giveaway I'm sure will generate some excitement. Hachette has been generous enough to allow me three giveaway copies of...Stephanie Meyer's The Host! Please note that there is one additional rule with this one. You must leave the title of your favorite science fiction book in your first comment.

Here's a link to the Reading Group Guide. From Publishers Weekly:
"In this tantalizing SF thriller, planet-hopping parasites are inserting their silvery centipede selves into human brains, curing cancer, eliminating war and turning Earth into paradise. But some people want Earth back, warts and all, especially Melanie Stryder, who refuses to surrender, even after being captured in Chicago and becoming a host for a soul called Wanderer. Melanie uses her surviving brain cells to persuade Wanderer to help search for her loved ones in the Arizona desert. When the pair find Melanie's brother and her boyfriend in a hidden rebel cell led by her uncle, Wanderer is at first hated. Once the rebels accept Wanderer, whom they dub Wanda, Wanda's whole perspective on humanity changes. While the straightforward narrative is short on detail about the invasion and its stunning aftermath, it shines with romantic intrigue, especially when a love triangle (or quadrangle?!) develops for Wanda/Melanie."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). This first comment must list the title of your favorite science fiction book. (Vampire and other related subjects count.) You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on May 22. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

30 comments:

  1. My favorite science fiction book is The Stand by Stephen King :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  2. Following My Book Views with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  3. My favorite it the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton.

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  4. Thank you, again,

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
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  5. I have just started reading the Twilight series and am enjoying it more than I thought.
    I follow by google reader.

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  6. I like Kresley Coles Immortals After Dark series!

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  7. I am a follower by google reader and I am an email subscriber. I have never read anything by Stephanie Meyer(not really into vampires) but this other book seems interesting to read.
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  8. I really like the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde. The first one is The Eyre Affair. Thanks for the chance to win The Host--it looks interesting.
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  9. I follow via google reader!
    Thanks!
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  10. Mt favourite science fiction book is the The Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson.

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  11. count me in please!

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  12. This looks like a great read!cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. My favourite sci fi book is The Sparrow.

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  15. fave book, why im afriad of bee's - RL stine

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  16. I would love to win this -- thanks for the chance. My fav. science fiction book would be John Wyndham's The Chrysalids.

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  17. Jurassic Park... the first one. The rest of them shouldn't exist.

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  18. My favourite science fiction book as the Dark Side by my father S.K.S Perry (unpublished for now).

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  19. My favourite sci-fi book is 1984 by George Orwell.

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  20. Hmm...my favorite science fiction book that is actually classified as science fiction would have to be either HIS DARK MATERIALS TRIOLOGY, or THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Yeah, definitely going with THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Both book and movie are great!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  22. My favorite is "Stranger in Strange Land"

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  23. Please include me! I fav is Sookie in the southern vampire series.

    thanks

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  24. I follow with google reader!

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  25. I am a follower.

    Favorite scfi book is Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    Eileen
    wiseowlreviews@aol dot com

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  26. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

    (Hard to narrow it down, but that one is just so good.)

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