Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just Couldn't Put it Down! July 2015 Giveaway Hop-INTERNATIONAL



I love it when a book just sucks me in and doesn't let go.  While it can kill me energy level staying up late into the night or drive my husband nuts.  Sometimes it is the pace that keeps me going, other times it is the urge to know what is next, and often it the that the book is JUST THAT GREAT!

Here are a few books that have been impossible or really hard to put down (usually work, or passing out). that I have read in the past year for various reasons.  The winner of this giveaway can pick any two of these books to win OR one book of their choice (up to $15) from The book Depository. For these books, if they are part of a series, you can pick any book in the series! OPEN INT!!!

Game by Barry LygaThe Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)The Heir (The Selection, #4)Everbound by Brodi AshtonCity of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
Memoirs of a GeishaRed Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)Independent Study (The Testing, #2)Night Chill (Night Chill, #1)  
There have been many other great books but these are the ones jumping out at me the most.
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125 comments:

  1. The two books I would choose are Everbound and The Forever Song. The book I had a hard time I had putting down recently was Lux: Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout!! Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Fourth of July!! :D

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  2. I would probably chose Everbound and A Cold Legacy. Hero by Samantha Young is one of the books that I had a hard time putting down recently. I finished it in one go but at the same time I didn't want it to end

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  3. I’d choose A Cold Legacy — I really loved that book and need to have copy on my shelves :) But I would also maybe choose Fairest because I don’t own that and want to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read The Heir and maybe a book from the Mortal Instruments. :) A book recently that I couldn't put down was Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs.

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  5. I would like to read the Selection series. Recently, the book I couldn't put down was Jojo Moyes' Me Before You

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  6. From these I'd probably choose A Cold Legacy! I still need to start this series but I have the first two books! For the second I might need to choose a different book entirely!

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  7. If I win, I would pick Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire new cover version from TBD. This book was one of the books I couldn't put down. The most recent book I couldn't put down was The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa. I started reading it last week & it only took me two days to finish. Thanks :)

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  8. If I win I'd love to get the "book of Spirits and Thieves" by Rhodes from TBD. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. I'd pick Megan Shepherd's 'A Cold Legacy' if I win. Also, I would recommend Patrick Ness's works including the 'Chaos Walking Trilogy', since that was one of the set of brilliant works I have engrossed myself with.

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  10. I read all of the books listed above and I agree with you! I think I would choose to pre-order Six of Crows or buy Every Last Word from TBD ;) The last book I couldn't put down was Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang!

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  11. if i were lucky enough to win, i would pick City of fallen angels and City of heavenly Fire , Mortal instruments book 4 and 6 as they are teh only ones i'm missing in that series by cassandra Clare

    books i had difficulty to put down recently? written in red by anne bishop ( terribly tempted to pick book 2 in this series instead) and in another genre seal of honor by tonya burrows

    thanks

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  12. I would choose In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken and I couldn't put down an Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir! I was pleasantly surprised with how great is was.

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  13. Ooh, if I won I think I would get The Heir or A Cold Legacy.
    Also, I had a hard time putting down Armada by Ernest Cline.
    Many thanks! :-)

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  14. The Heir, City of Heavenly Fire and Everbound look great--actually they all do! One of my favorite series is Meghan Ciana Doidge's cupcake series!!!

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  15. I might get EM Lynley's 24 KARAT CONSPIRACY. Emily Nagoski's COME AS YOU ARE was really hard to put down...

    --Trix

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  16. I'm not sure which book I'd choose yet. One book I couldn't put down recently was Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen.

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  17. I would probably choose the $15 gift card. I have been trying to save to buy all or any of Amy Bartol's book for a while now and no luck. :( The last book I couldn't put down was an arc of Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins. It was wonderful. I was lucky to have gotten to read that one. Thank you.

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  18. I would most likely pick The Forever Song and Independent Study.
    The last book I couldn't put down was The Wrath and Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  19. not interested in any of these books; maybe pick a JR Ward book
    no recent book was hard to put down

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  20. I think I would choose City of Heavenly Fire and Everbound but I might have Everbound. I can't remember. Haha. The last book I couldn't put down was Guarded by Carmen Fox. Amazing book.

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  21. I think I'd pick Beautiful Secret from TBD. Thanks for the chance to win. The last book I couldn't put down is Splintered by AG Howard.

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  22. I'm not sure what I would get. Possibly The Winner's Curse in hardback. Recently I read and couldn't put down, Wasted Lust by JA Huss.

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  23. I would choose My Sexy Sensei by Fran Lee from TBD.

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  25. I would choose City of Heavenly Fire and the Immortal rules. The last amazing book that I read was Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

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  26. I would choose the $15 and order Robert Galbraith's new book coming out this year. Recently I re-read Knotted by Michelle Holman and couldn't put it down.

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  27. I couldn't put down The Heir either (which was sort of a problem since I read it during the school week and was yelling at my neighbors in the dorms to be quiet, which is okay since they love me and I am living with them next year, but still)! And I would pick Forever Song and Independent Study! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  28. I would get either Snow Like Ashes or Fairest! The last book that I couldn't put down was Cress, I loved it. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Book I had a hard time putting down recently: Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    I'd love to win: Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge by Kerby Rosanes.

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  30. the forever song and city of heavenly fire:)
    last night i couldnt put down "the mistake" by elle kennedy

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  31. The last book I couldn't put down was The Girl on The Train. The whole time it was screaming for me to read more and more of its pages! :]

    I would choose the $15 and order The Martian by Andy Weir. Can't find any copy in a bookstore, so I have to buy it via TBD. Want to read it soooo badly!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Marijana Sitar

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  32. I would pick Game because I own the first book and I've always really wanted to read the series :D Harry Potter is definitely the first books I couldn't put down :D Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. I would have to pick The Heir for sure! I've been waiting to read it for a long time. I haven't been reading as much lately, but I recently started reading the Bleach manga and I'm heading to the book store right now for more.

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  34. I'd pick the Scorch Trials or Night Chill and I just recently couldn't put down The Maze Runner. It was a rough start when I started the book but once I got into it, I read into the wee hours of sunrise.

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  35. I would choose to pre-order endure!!
    a book i had a hard time putting down was " a court of thorns and roses" thanks

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  36. Red Rising and The Forever Song

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  37. I would get Alice in Wonderland High from TBD :) The last book I couldn't put down was The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (pen name of JK Rowling).

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  38. Red Rising and The Forever Song, and the first book I couldn't put it down was The Lord of the rings. ;-)

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  39. I would pick $15 from TBD to get A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson :) I also couldn't put down Thin Love by Eden Butler :)

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  40. Thanks for the chance.i woukd pick Red Rising and Game or a pre-order from BD something like Riders by Veronica Rossi or Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.the last book i couldn't put down was Dragonfly by Julia Golding.^^

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  41. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd probably order a book from TBD. It's hard to think of JUST ONE that I'd want to order. Ha ha! I recently couldn't put down Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo! Loved it!

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  42. Definitely The Heir and probably Independent Study. Recently I couldn't put down The Fifth Wave.

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  43. I would probably get one of The Outlander series books. I read The Outlander & couldn't put it down.

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd pick the book Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling from TBD. A book I couldn't put down was Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.

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  45. I would choose Red Rising and The Forever Song. I couldn't put down Sweet by Tammara Webber. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I would choose City of Heavenly Fire and maybe Red Rising.

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  47. I'd probably pick City of Heavenly Fire and Night Chill :)

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  48. Most recently I coudn't put down The Martian by Andy Weir.
    I'd like Red Rising and The Forever song.

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  49. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

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  50. I'd choose The Forever Song and Red Rising. The latest book that I wasn't able to put down was Dark Heir by Faith Hunter. I'm super in love with this series! =)

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  51. I would probably pick The Heir and Red Rising. One book I wasn't able to put down was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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  52. I'd love to have the new Hardcover edition of Lola and the boy Next Door (I'm trying to collect them:)
    and the last book the was un putdownable was The Silkworm, it was brilliant!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I might pick How to Drive a Dragon Crazy and I couldn't put down Light my Fire, both by G A Aiken.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  54. I've been wanting to read The Heir by Kiera Cass, but I honestly don't have a clue as to which other book I would also pick. A book I had a hard time putting down would be To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard... I needed to add that ^-^). Therefore, if I chose the $15 for TBD, I would *probably* choose P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, sequel to To All The Boys. Thank you!

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  55. I would choose A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd and Heir by Kiera Cass!!

    The book I read that I did not want to put down was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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  56. I would have to pick The Heir for sure

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  57. The first one that comes to mind is Uprooted by Naomi Novik I recently read it in less than two days and loved it
    and I'd choose Fire Study by Maria V Snyder from TBD

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  58. I would choose A Cold Legacy and Red Rising :)
    The last book that I couldn't put down while reading was Angelfall by Susan Ee

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  59. I really want to read The Heir . A book recently that I couldn't put down was a god of small things <3.

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  60. I would love to pick The Heir by Kiera cass and the forever song by julie kagawa. I had a hard time putting down A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J maas :D

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  61. I would choose The Immortal Rules & Red Rising. I've been looking forward to both!
    Recently I had a hard time putting down Crown of Midnight!

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  62. If i would win.i would choose "The Heir" and Mortal instruments books . one book i cant put down now is grey by E.L James.

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  63. I'd really love to get The maze runner from TBD!! :)

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  64. I think I would choose Red Rising and The Forever Song. I've been meaning to read The Forever Song for ... forever (sigh - I know.) Just last night I stayed up way too late reading Get Even, so I'll go with that one.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  65. i will choose The Heir and A cold legacy

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  66. I would choose The Heir and The City of Heavenly Fire. I just finished The Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky and I finished it in less than 24 hours. It was so fun I just couldn't stop! (:

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  67. I would choose Game and City of Heavenly Fire. Recently I could not put down What Alice Forgot by Lianne Miriarty

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  68. I would maybe go with the gift card so I could get Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins, the last book I devoured was American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

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  69. I would pick The Heir and Golden Son from The Red Rising Trilogy. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  70. I would love to get the selection series....tried hunting for it in my country but its not available can't wait to get my hands on them <3

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  71. I would choose Red Rising, the book I couldn't put down was Day Shift by Charlaine Harris ♥

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  72. I think I would get the first book of the series by Julie Kagawa :)
    The last book I couldn't put down was Aristoteles and Dante

    thanks!

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  73. I would pick the gift card and I would get Red Queen. One book I had trouble putting down was undertow by Michael Buckley.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  74. I would pick "The Heir". The most beautiful cover.

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  75. I think i would take the 15 dollar gift card! And I might get a book by Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Recently a book I haven't been able to put down was The King's Scrolls by Jaye L Knight

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  76. You said series so I'm assuming not just the book shown? In that case I would get The first 2 books in the selection series. I have been wanting to read for a long time now! I recently reread the Harry Potter series and couldn't put them down! :)

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  77. I'd love to win the book depo option and I'd get Cress by Marissa Meyer.
    A recent favorite of mine is Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott.

    I messed up the RC form. I pasted my pinterest share link on the Tweet option box :( Could you please delete that entry? Name on RC is Ashfa Anwer.

    Sorry for the mess...

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  78. Game and Night Chill are two that look interesting. This wasn't recently, but I had a hard time putting down any book in the Lux series.

    Bonnie Hilligoss
    bonnie@bonnieanddave.com

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  79. You have amazing books, the books i want for you list, is memoirs of a geisha, i read the book in school, and i love it. And Maze runner saga, one of my favorites, can't wait for the movie too.

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  80. I would get Ride Steady from the book depository.The last book I couldn't put down was The Aces MC by Nicole Jacquelyn

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  81. I prefer the $15 to get All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on TBD.
    The book I couldn't put down was The Mara Dyer series!

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  82. I would probably pick City of Heavenly Fire and Red Rising.

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  83. I think I would choose The Forever Song and A Cold Legacy. By the way, I couldn't put down Red Rising either... such an amazing book!

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  84. I would probably choose THE HEIR and either THE MAZE RUNNER, RED RISING or the last book in The Mortal Instruments series :) One recent book I couldn’t put down was RUTHLESS by Carolyn Lee Adams...it was super intense!! Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

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  85. Great giveaway! I have read most of these books so I would probably choose the Book Depository book. There are so many books I want right now, maybe I would pick Emmy & Oliver.

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  86. I'd pick Game and Night Chill the last book I really enjoyed was Stones by Jacob Whaler

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  87. I might pick Forever Song or Night Chill or City of Heavenly Fire. A book I couldn't put down is Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  88. I'm missing some in the Mortal Instruments series and some by Julie Kagawa. And Krystal Shannans Sanctuary TX series was one recently that I read and couldn't put down.

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  89. I would pick Rising Rising! The book I couldn't put down this year was Shadowcursed by Gelo R. Fleisher! It's an amazing fantasy novella!
    Mary G Loki

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  90. It's hard to choose a book, so I think I'd pick the $15.

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  91. I've heard Red Rising is good, so I might pick that! Storm dancer was pretty good!

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  92. I would choose Red Rising and Everneath. A book I had trouble putting down recently was Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows. I just loved it

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  93. First of all, thanks for this awesome giveaway! I would choose Memoirs of a Geisha because it's a classic I've been wanting to read for some time now and City of Heavenly Fire since I'm a huge fan of the Mortal Instrument series. A book I thought was "unputdownable" (we should coin that word jeje) was A Court of Thornes and Roses. Thanks again!

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  94. I'd choose Everbound and The Forever Song. The book i can't put down right now is The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutoski.

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  95. I would love to choose my own book, This Girl by Colleen Hoover. And the last book I couldn't put down was The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher.

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  96. I would choose City of Heavenly Fire and Red Rising. One recent book I couldn't put down was Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  97. I would love Scorched Trials or the $15 to pick a book from my TBR. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I just read The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent and really loved it. I find that often her books are hard for me to put down :)

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  98. The Heir by Kiera Kass and Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I recently couldn't put down An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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  99. I'd probably share with my daughter, and I know she'd choose something by Kiera Cass. I received an ARC of Billy Coffey's newest, The Curse of Crow Hollow, and it took all of my self-control last night to put it down and go to bed. But I really want to be able to analyze it as I go :)

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  100. I would choose The Heir and The Scorch Trials.

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  101. I would pick Red Rising and maybe the Selection since I have not started that series yet. A recent book I just could not put down was The Summer of Chasing Mermaids.

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  102. I loved City of Heavenly Fire and The Forever Song from your list. The last book that I really couldn't put down was Undercity by Catherine Asaro!

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  103. I would choose A Cold Legacy and Red Rising! :)

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  104. I would choose the $15 gc and get Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. I recently couldn't put down The blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.
    Tara Woods

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  105. I'd probably prefer the $15 book from the Book Depository and would probably get Karen Moning's Burned.

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  106. maybe a cold legacy and night chill - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  107. I'd love to read I Hunt Killers and Game.

    I loved Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop.....I was up all night reading it!

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  108. I would choose The Forever Song and Red Rising.
    I couldn't put down Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I think I'd choose The Maze Runner & City of Bones!
    Thanks for the chance!

    Arien

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  110. I would choose Game & The Heir.
    Thanks :)

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  111. The Forever Song and Night Chill. I had a hard time putting down Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

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  112. I would get The Heir. The last book I couldn't put down was The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith. Amazing.

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  113. I think I'd pick the first two books in the A Cold Legacy series, The Madman's Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity.
    And recently, a book that was hard to put down was Rise of the Arcane Fire by Kristin Bailey and Warrior by Ellen Oh.

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  114. I wanna get The Heir (or maybe just The One because I don't have a physical copy of that yet?) aaand City of Heavenly Fire!! :) Recently I read The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen and I could not put it down! Read it in one sitting :)

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  115. I would pick City of Heavenly Fire and Independent Study. The last book I couldn't put down was Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry. It was amazing.

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  116. I couldn't put down Yesterday's Gone seasons 1-4! I'd like to get Unwind #2! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

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  117. I would choose a chapter book for my daughter. We do an advent calendar of books during the month of December and it's time to start putting some aside for her!

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  118. I would use the TBD gift card to buy King of Hearts by LH Cosway

    Betul E.

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  119. i would probably pick A Cold Legacy... Also harry potter series is one I couldnt put down.

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  120. I'd love Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh. I re-read Nalini Singh's Angel's Blood, I love all her books and I can't put them down

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  121. I might choose The Heir and Game. Recently, I really loved Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado.

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  122. I would defo pick The Heir and The Scorch Trials.
    And the last book I had a hard time putting down was Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.

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  123. The Heir and Cold Legacy. I couldn't put Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley down. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  124. Night Chills and Independent Study. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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