Monday, September 13, 2010

Giveaway: It's Time to Share the Love!!

Welcome back to another month of Sharing the Love!

This month's book is a little different than the previous months books because it's a YA book! I enjoyed it very much and thought the series was very good. This month's book is:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

City of Bones is book 1 in The Mortal Instuments series. I loved it and thought it was such an exciting book that I want to share it with 1 lucky follower! Follow the rules below for your chance to win:

  • This contest is open to everyone! Book will be ordered thru Book Depository so if they deliver to you, you will get it!
  • You must be a follower of my blog, Hanging with Bells!
  • You MUST leave a comment by answering the following question: What is your favorite YA book or series?
  • Include your email so I can contact you if you win!
  • This is the paperback copy of the book.
The contest will be open for one week and will end on September 20, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. I will then use to select a winner. Winner will be posted on the blog the following day. Please don't enter if you already read or own the book. I would love for someone who has not read the books yet to win it. Greatly appreciated.

One of the main characters is named Jace. He left such an impression on me that I added him to my list of book boyfriends! You will see his name listed under "Cougar Lovin" because he is a young one. I felt a little guilty putting him under the boyfriend list, but he's just so yummy. Ok, now I really feel pervy.

Good luck!



  1. I don't read too much YA, but I loved Julie Kagawa's series - The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. I can't wait for her next one.

    jen at delux dot com

  2. I just recently started reading YA but one book I did really enjoy was Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus.

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  3. Of YA books available in English I have to say that 'the Darkest Powers' Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong is my favourite, but my all time favourite is 'Hasse Simonsdochter' (Hasse Simon's Daughter) by Thea Beckman, but that book is only available in Dutch (and maybe German).


  4. I haven't read a whole lot of YA but my favorite so far is And Falling, Fly. I have Hunger Games but haven't read it yet.
    City of Bones sounds really good, I'd love to win a copy.


  5. Great contest! My favorite YA series is Vampire Academy :)

    I would love to win a copy of City of Bones!

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

  6. I haven't read this series but I keep seeing it everywhere! Great giveaway. My favorite YA book of all time is "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" yeah I know it's old but it's always stuck with me :) drensbspot at gmail dot com

  7. My favorite YA series are... I couldn't choose one :)

    Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud, Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Harry Potter by JK Rowling... damn, I could keep going.

    Lurve ya, Bells. NOW SHARE THE LOVE WITH ME! I want to win. hehe.

  8. Yay for spreading the YA love!!!! I really enjoyed this series. I'm actually in the middle of her new book, Clockwork Angel, which is like a prequel to this serie! It's really good!!! You might give it a go!

    I LOVE YA lit! The Hunger Games series is amazing. I loved Kristen Cashore's Graceling. Seriously Bells, you should check it out. I'd wager Po would become one of your boyfriends! I also like a lot of contemporary ya lit. I just finished The DUFF which was really good. Anything by Sarah Dessen or Elizabeth Scott. OH back to the paranormals you should give Beautiful Creatures a read too! Great book, the next book, Beautiful Darkness, comes out in October!

    BTW, I already own CoB so don't enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to weigh in on the YA suggestions! :)

  9. The only YA book I've read is Going too far by Jennifer Echols. I've kinda steered clear of YA, thinking it wasn't for me. I absolutely loved the book and it opened up my eyes, so I am interested in giving any other YA a shot :)

  10. I have heard so much about these books and have yet to get to them. I would love to enter for this one. :) Thank you!

    Now my favorite YA series... Well, I haven't read many of them since starting to read as an adult but I do enjoy them when I do get into them. But I think I might say Hunger Games or Inheritance by Christpher Paolini. Both are great reads, but a different field. :)

    Thank you again!

  11. I don't read much YA, but I agree with Dren. Are you there God? It's Me Margaret is one of my all time favorite books growing up too. I still sit and reminisce passages from it.

    Thanks for a great Giveaway :)

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  12. The Hunger Games series was very enjoyable and is probably my pick so far.

    I am a Follower via GFC.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.


    Carol T

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  13. * a follower

    * What is your favorite YA book or series?
    --> The Hunger games series by suzanne Collins !

    I've been wanting to read on of Cassandra books, pick ME :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  15. Great contest!! :D

    I sooo wanna read City of Bones.

    My favorite YA book series is Vampire Academy by the awesome Richelle Mead. That series has it ALL. Strong and fierce girls. Hot and yummy dhampirs. *coughDimitricough*

    Then, I'd also like to add to my favorite books list "Nevermore" by Kelly Creagh. My goodness, that book is AMAZING. It's the first book of a planned trilogy, and is also Kelly Creagh's first novel. You'll love it. If you like Edward Allan Poe you'll definitely love Nevermore. And, to finish now, I think you'll add Varen (the male lead) of Nevermore to your boyfriend list. Yep. :)

  16. This is so fantastic! Thanks for making it international. I am a new blog follower through gfc.

    My favourite YA book series is The Hunger Games trilogy. I'm going to read the final book-Mockingjay tonight and I can't wait. I'm trying not to expect too much because I don't want to be disappointed.

    I haven't read this series but I've heard a lot of great things about it. The only thing I have read is the prequel-The Clockwork Angel-which came out the other day and was absolutely fantastic! Cannot wait to read the later books!


  17. Great giveaway!
    I have a few YA favorites, but my number 1 favorite is The Vampire Academy. I love it!

    I follow!

  18. My favourite YA book right now is Fallen by Lauren Kate, and I can't wait for Torment to come out.

    I'm a follower!

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  19. The Twilight series is my favorite. I couldn't put the books down. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a fan of Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series.


  21. I recent favourite is The Hunger Games.
    Both my teenage daughter and I enjoyed it a lot.[@]gmail[.]com

  22. I'm a follower.

    My favorite is The Vampire Diaries from when they came out 20 years ago!

  23. I don't read much YA but I love the Harry Potter books.

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  24. I love Harry Potter, Study series by Maria V Snyder, The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa....


  25. I haven't read that much D: but Harry Potter series (I wonder if it's YA, but nevermind), and Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten. :

    thank you :D
    and congrats on 300 followers! because I'm your 300th follower, woo hoo!
    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  26. My favorite YA series has to be Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead or Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith.

    Thank you this giveaway:-)


  27. my favorites (at the moment) are maggie stiefvater's wolf series and kim harrison's madison avery series....

    thank you for the giveaway - i've been dying to start reading this series!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  28. I guess my favorite YA series would be Twilight.

    I'm a follower.


  29. I am a new follower. I am only just now getting back in to YA (I'm in my 30's so been a while since I read it) I would say some of my favorite are Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Forbidden Game by LJ Smith (so glad her stuff is back in print I loved her when I was a teen).

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