Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Best I've Read 2010 Day 3

Today I'm featuring some of my favorite authors- Cassandra Clare, Orson Scott Card, Morgan Matson and Kersten Hamilton. So let's get to it!


Cassandra Clare
Author of The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices series

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: August 2010

Book Summary (from Simon & Schuster): Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Orson Scott Card
Author of Pathfinder

By: Orson Scott Card
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Card's website:

Book summary (from author website):
A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him -- secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg's birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent . . . or forfeit control of his destiny.


Morgan Matson
Author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Released: May 2010

Book Summary (from Simon & Schuster): Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

Kersten Hamilton
Auhtor of Tyger, Tyger

Tyger, Tyger
By Kersten Hamilton
Published by Clarion Books
Released November 15, 2010

Shipped Internationally as long as the Book Depository Delivers to their country.

Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.


And now it's time for a giveaway!! Today we have three prize packages to giveaway. Package three is even international- so long as the book depository ships to your country you're in! Simply fill out the form below to enter. This contest is open until midnight on December 15th.

Package ONE:
• 1 copy of Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
• 1 copy of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
• 1 copy of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Package TWO:
• 1 copy of Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
• 1 copy of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
• 1 copy of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Package THREE (Open Internationally - The Book Depository must ship to the winner's country):
• 1 copy of Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton


  1. I've heard such good things about Amy & Rogers Epic Detour. Thanks for the great choices and giveaway!

  2. What a great give away! Thank you so much!!

  3. WOW. Amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! I want to read ALL of these!

  4. Great post and awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Best round up yet (besides the *grand prize*)! Thanks.

  7. Thanks for making it open worldwide

  8. Thank you so much for making it international :D

  9. I love Tyger, Tyger it's one of my favorites this year! I read a great review of it on Between the Covers. I have also heard great things about Amy and Rogers Epic Detour.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  10. So many amazing books! Thank you!!!