Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Best of 2014 Book Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to Bookhounds and I Am A Reader for hosting the Best of 2014 Book Giveaway Hop. Fairday's Blog is giving away our top two book picks for the year. Enter the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win, and give yourself the gift of a story this holiday season! 

The Best of 2014 Book Giveaway Hop will run from December 11th-18th, so, join in the fun! This is a huge hop, and there are lots of great blogs participating, giving away all sorts of books and other fabulous prizes.

 Fairday's Top Pick for 2014 
Maggie's learned how not to be friendly. Ever since her parents died, she's been shipped off to so many boarding schools that she's got the routine down. So when she's sent to live with her two strict aunts, she's not the least bit surprised when they find her disagreeable. After strange Uncle Morris drops her off at the old house known as Adelphi Hills Academy, which resembles all of the other gloomy girls' schools she's been through... read more!

Lizzy's Top Pick for 2014
It's only a year after Little Rock became an integrated school, and now the folks in Marlee’s town are putting up a fight to stay segregated. Marlee’s a bundle of nerves before school starts and she has to begin at the junior high. Although she has always been a wiz at math, she suffers from an extreme fear of public speaking and doesn’t talk in public... read more

Book giveaways happening this month 

Middle Grade
Click to win 25 Roses by Stephanie Faris

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Children's Picture Book
Click to win Fartiste by Kathleen Krull 

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Upcoming book giveaway

Friday, December 12th: Bella and Stella Come Home by Anika and Christopher Denise- plus a bonus holiday surprise! 

The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Can the members of the Detective Mystery Squad piece together the puzzle before it's too late? Or will whatever's causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first?

Stop by our cover reveal post, and enter the book giveaway for a signed hardcover of this new middle grade mystery!

Represented by Rachael Dugas with Talcott Notch Literary
Scheduled to hit bookstores everywhere in December of 2015! 

Brought to you by Krista Vitola at Delacorte/ Random House

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Jessica Haight is a true New Englander, with a deep desire to be near the ocean and a love of the four seasons. She enjoys drawing while standing up and cultivating magic in her garden. She easily floats away in the pages of a good story and is still waiting for her owl from Hogwarts. Jessica lives in Connecticut with her charming fiancé, James; their dog, Jack; their cat, Bill; and a very entitled bunny named Alice.
Stephanie Robinson lives with her husband in a quiet town, though it is not as quaint as Ashpot. After teaching fifth grade for almost fifteen years, she is now enjoying her role as a school media specialist. One of the many benefits of her job is that she learns something new every day. When Stephanie isn't isn’t working, she spends her time creating stories, getting lost in books, and traveling to new places. 

Enter to win Behind the Attic Wall and The Lions of Little Rock
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  1. What a very generous offer for any bookaholic. Thank you.

  2. Such an amazing array of books. I also love seeing your book cover around.

  3. I have so many favorites this year, but Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier is my top pick. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    (Carla C. on the rafflecopter)

  4. Amazing books! I I think Behind the Attic could be amazing!!
    lovely giveaway!

  5. YAY, giveaways!!! I don't want a free copy of Fairday Morrow--I'm buying it! I don't enter giveaways for free books but when I see one I like, I add it to my Goodreads TBR list and pay for it when it comes out. I think once you're published, you learn what a difference every purchase makes!

  6. Awesome collection of books indeed

  7. Great giveaways! And I love your cover! Every time I see it, I smile. It looks like such a fun read.

  8. What an amazing selection, I also very much enjoyed 25 Roses and as for your The Secret Files? Well, I can't wait for my two great-nephews to be old enough so that I can share it with them.

  9. Yeah for the release of your book. Can't wait. I have all my favs listed on my post for this hop soyou can see them. Here is to more great reading in 2015

  10. I just received my scary books from you, so I won't enter this giveaway, but it is tempting. These books are all going on my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendations. Good luck with your launch.

  11. My favorite book was Percy Jackson: The Titan's Curse.

  12. Congrats on joining a book hop. Those are always so much fun. Good idea to tell a bit about your blog too. I look forward to the new sketches topic. :)

  13. Thanks for the great giveaways! These two books sound like my kind of reads. The best book I read this year though published years ago is Lonesome Dove.

  14. Congrats on the,release that is so exciting. I wish you success

  15. My favorite book of 2014 was Blue Rose (The Noru #1) by Lola St.Vil .

  16. I'm awfully behind in my reading. Maybe next year I'll figure out my fave book of this year.

  17. My favorite book of 2014 was The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. My favorite was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

  19. One of my favourite books of 2014 is "Akin" by Robin Murarka.

  20. I love this time of year when readers reveal their favorite books of the year. It gives me some great ideas. The Lions of Little Rock sounds like a wonderful story.

  21. My favourite MG book was Heirloom (seed Savers #3) by S Smith

  22. My favorite book this year was Flawless by Jan Moran

  23. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

    Cress was one of my favorites.


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