The Compulsive Reader: Monthly Commenter Contest: Win Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Monthly Commenter Contest: Win Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Last month, I read a book that blew me away. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor, is a spectacular read, and one that I will definitely be returning to again and again. Because I love it so much, I'm giving away a brand new copy to one lovely reader and commenter!

How to win: Every time you post a significant comment that contributes to the conversation, I give you an entry into the contest! The more you comment, the more you entries you get! Only comments on posts from September 2011 are eligible, so keep coming back for more posts and more chances to comment. For all of the details, click here.

About the book:

"Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?"
This one will be released on September 27th, so if you win, you'll be among the first to get your hands on this book!

As always, thanks so much for reading and commenting!


Beth S. said...

This book is not my normal genre preference but I have been so intrigued by the glowing reviews its received not to mention the whole idea of a blue-haired art student in Prague. I love books set in Europe so I definitely will be reading this book! In fact, I'm really pining for it.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I love this idea, it sounds so dark and compelling. Also, I love books set in places I haven't visited, it's like taking a secondhand trip lol


Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I read an excerpt and am totally hooked as well. She is an incredible writer!

Angiev1016 said...

Wow this book sounds fantastic!! Prague is so gothic and beatiful, that it sounds like a perfect premise for the story. I am actually hoping to take a trip there next Spring, so I seriously can't wait to read this!!

jpetroroy said...

I'm usually not one to get into books like this, but the writing style is amazing. Such a unique idea, too. I could never have conceived it!

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Gabrielle said...

This book didn't look good to me originally, but I've heard so many good things about it that I feel like I have to read it. Plus, the cover is gorgeous and not cheesy or anything...

Anonymous said...

Oh the book sounds really good!! :)

Lovely pick for the month

The book girl said...

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book and it was completely amazing! Totally worth reading. This is such an awesome thing your doing!

jayme said...

I've heard great things about this book and I really enjoy books that take place in Europe. I'm exicted since this one takes place in Prague, a place I don't know too much about. So good reviews plus art plus Prague equal an anxious reader

sunnynikki said...

I am so looking forward to reading this. I love the trailers that I keep seeing for it. Love the cover as well.

Tina said...

I've been really looking forward to this book! I'm so glad that you chose it for this month's contest :)

I agree with Beth--I also love books set in Europe and will definitely pick Daughter of Smoke and Bone up when it is released!

ChristinyG said...

Wow! This book sounds great! And the cover is beautiful. I would probably grab it off a shelf for that reason alone. Yea. Sometimes I judge books by their covers (for.shame right?) Except I think covers are as much art as the literature inside so to each their own!

Dreading the Last Page

The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

I'm so excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kellie said...

I always thought the book cover looked a little cheap, but the book sounds like an awesome read.