Books are more than a words

Dec 15, 2012

Rock On... The Author of February: Lauren Oliver

 
Welcome to the celebration of my favorite books of this year.
Each day, I will be featuring my favorite book and author of each month. And at the end of this celebration you'll have the chance to win a hardback copy of a book by one of my favorite authors.
That month I was the happiest girl alive. I got the chance to read my first ARC and guess what? It was PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver. I adored Delirium, it broke my heart and became one of the main reasons why I love Dystopian books that much.
So, I read Pandemonium in one day! which is really fast for me, because I work and all. But a dear friend  of my mine lent it and I had to be fast. Honestly, I read it twice and ended up crying each time.
I just loved that book like a crazy. I was mad at Lauren Oliver (because of Alex) but I also was so happy that I jumped and danced in the end.
Just too good to be true.

 

 Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer. Before I Fall is her first published novel.

She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.

Follow her: Twitter/ Facebook/ Blog/ Website



 
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

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The Delirium Trilogy.
THEY SAY that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.
Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected
with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.


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The Spindlers
One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.
When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul.
She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.
To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests--or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

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Liesl & Po
Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice,until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.
That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.


 
Now, for the giveaway, you have the chance to win a Hardback copy of one of the books featured in this celebration.
Today's pick is. 

 

You can win "Pandemonium" or if you already have it, then you can pick "the book of January" or another book of the ones I'll tell you the next days.
And don't forget to come back tomorrow to gain more entries.


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  1. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I would love to read Delirium! My library still doesn't have it yet. Thank you for the chance to win!

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