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Guys, I LOVE this book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

And I’m not the only one:

“Rae Carson’s heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her.”
— Megan Whalen Turner, author of Newbery Honor book, THE THIEF


“Elisa is a wonderful, believable hero, the kind that every reader can imagine as herself. I charged through the book in two days, savoring Elisa’s realness and her unique, wonderful world! Engrossing.”
— Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times bestseller BLOODHOUND

You can win an ARC–an advanced reader copy–of the book and read it before everybody else!

All you have to do to enter is pick a number between 1 and 422 and post it in the comments. I’ll respond with a line from that page in the book. When we’re all done (12:00 midnight on Tuesday), I’ll do a random number generator thingy and that person will be the winner. Be sure to include your email when you leave your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Come back and read all the comments, and you’ll get some awesome sneak peeks of the book!

Oh, and if two (or more!) people pick the same page, that’s fine–if that page number is the winner, I’ll just do another random generator thingie for that page.

Good luck!

Posted in Contests on 08/22/2011 07:55 am


  1. avatar Rachel Swirsky


  2. I’ve already pre-ordered this book so you don’t have to enter me, but give me a line anyway! pg 212

    Looking forward to reading it!!

  3. 359

  4. Oh, another contest 😀

    I’ll pick 244!

    Thank you! :)

    • Yes, another contest! I’ll be doing some other ones, soon, too. Here’s a line from page 244:

      He leans forward until his bloated lips are a handsbreadth from my brow.

  5. 313

    :) i so what this book great give away xx

    • Annmarie, it’s such a great book! Here’s your line from page 313:

      Distant monastery bells ring their midday triplets as a small, barefoot boy brings two platters of spiced, shredded beef and accompanying flatbread.

  6. Ooh, I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time! How about… page 294? :)

  7. One of the best perks about being back in America is that I can enter these things 😀


  8. Awesome! This books looks awesome!

    page 2

    laurapauling at yahoo dot com

    • It IS awesome! Here’s a line from page 2:

      “Almost there, Elisa,” Aneaxi assures, but I have a sickening hunch that when next I inhale, the gown’s grip on my lungs will prove deadly.

  9. I’m surprised more haven’t said 42! but maybe I’m just a big nerd. 42!

    • You’re the second 42 (Jei is a big nerd, too) 😀 It’s okay to choose the same page–if it’s chosen I’ll just do the random number thing again. From page 42:

      I realize I’m peering from the carriage clad only in my chemise and torn slip.

  10. 318!

  11. I pick page 134! :)

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

  12. Hrrrnmmm a number. I like 406.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Ingrid wants 111 please… :)

    • Then you’ve got it! 😀

      Everyone mills about, pinching bits of the kitchen master’s pollo pibil from blackened banana leaves and drinking sweet late-harvest wine.

  14. Don’t enter me in the contest, but give me a quote, please! Page 100.

  15. 6

  16. 57

  17. Hmmm…how about 228.

  18. Let’s try 61.

  19. 378, please! Sounds like such a great book….

  20. I’m going with 222. Seems like a nice round number.

    • Good one! Thanks for playing. Here’s a line from page 222:

      I nod, even though the prospect of leading the group into enemy territory terrifies me.

  21. Sarah, I LOVE how you are always involved with your readers and friends :) Page 16 please!


    • 😀 I’m lucky to have such talented friends with such awesome books! Here’s a line from page 16:

      “Alejandro…what do you want? From me?”

  22. I’ve heard so many great things about this book! I can’t wait to read it! My number is…413!

  23. Let’s try 400.

  24. gotta go with my lucky #18 :)

    poisnivyred AT

  25. Since I can’t do page 1, I am going to go with the last page, 422. Just to be weird, reading a line from the last page before the first 😛


  26. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway

    I’ll have 212

  27. 21!

  28. 62! 😀

    • You got it! From page 62:

      I’m not really his wife in this stifling place, and in spite of our conversation on our wedding night, hardly even his friend.

  29. Fun. Okay, page 137. This sounds like my kind of book. & thanks

  30. How about 177?


  31. Thank you for the giveaway! 285?

    • Sure thing! A line from page 285 (another food line, because they are my favorites):

      Mara has made my favorite dish tonight–lamb shanks roasted in coals and sliced thin, then rolled with a batter of bread and onions, garlic and pine nuts.

  32. 53! Please and thank you :) Lots of folk have picked high numbers, so I thought I’d pick the other end of the spectrum! This book sounds seriously intriguing!

    • It IS seriously intriguing! I loved it. And here’s a line from page 53:

      “I’m going to ask you to keep a secret for me,” he says as Ximena brushes past us into the room.

  33. 100!

  34. 12!

    Fun contest!

    • 😀 Here’s a line from page 12:

      A bevy of servants, dressed in white with garlands of paper flowers, has come with her to escort us to our nuptial chamber.

  35. 63

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. 22, please! Sorry I didn’t get to this earlier, I basically passed out last night after a long day of classes.

  37. Was going to pick 422 (naughty, I know!) but I’ll settle for 311 please!

    • It’s just as well–somebody else already picked 422! So here’s a line from 311:

      The lighthearted banter that characterized the first leg of our journey has been replaced by brooding silence.

  38. avatar Tacey McDonald


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