I partnered with Penguin Random House to offer this giveaway – and it’s awesome. The Reader by Traci Chee is coming out soon, and boy, does it sound awesome. Sefia lives in a world without books. It got me thinking – what are the books that I absolutely could not live without?
I came up with this list of 10 (though in reality there are many more):
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Harry Potter by JK Rowling (the whole series of course)
- Everything Cherise Sinclair
- Everything Roni Loren
- The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
- Defy by Sara B Larson (omnibus of the whole series :D)
- Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
- Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
What books could YOU not live without?
The Reader by Traci Chee
Book 1 in Sea of Ink and Gold series
Coming September 13, 2016
A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone.
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.
With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.
Read an excerpt of the first two chapters here!
One (1) winner receives:
- a copy of The Reader
- a branded “I Am The Reader” tote bag
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House.