Over the course of 2010, there are a number of novels that surprised me in a good way. In some instances, like with Natalie Standiford‘s Confessions Of The Sullivan Sisters, I really didn’t think that the book would be for me based on who the characters were, but boy was I wrong. In others, like Erin Downing‘s Kiss It, I had a feeling that it would be a fun, light read, but it turned out to be so much more. With these experiences in mind, I thought that my Out With A Bang Readathon Mini Challenge should revolve around the books or genres that surprised you the most over the last year.
Perhaps you’d resisted reading a particular book or from a particular genre for a long time. Perhaps it was the hype that a particular novel or genre was receiving that put you off. Maybe you thought it would be one type of book, but when you actually took the time to read it, it wowed you in one way or another because it was entirely different than you expected. Some of you might have resisted this book or genre, but at a trusted friend’s insistence or because you were sent it for review, you gave it a go and wound up loving it. However it came about, I want to hear comments from readers about which book, series, or genre took you by surprise (in a good way) over the last year without any spoilers of course.
What’s in it for you?
Well, anyone who answers the question (and I mean anyone) because this contest is open internationally will have the chance to win a signed copy of Erin Downing’s Kiss It. While the book is the main feature of the grand prize, the sole winner of this giveaway is going to have their hands full with plenty of great, YA book swag as well, including:
- 2 signed Mistwood bookmarks
- 2 unsigned Mistwood bookmarks
- 1 Body Finder sticker
- 1 Desires of the Dead armband
- 1 Evermore postcard
- 1 Claire de Lune bookmark
- 1 signed Losing Faith bookmark
- 1 Team Gabe tattoo
- 1 signed Prophecy of Days bookmark
- 1 Personal Demons bookmark
- 1 Freefall bookmark
- 2 signed Tension of Opposites bookmarks
- 1 unsigned Tension of Opposites bookmark
- 1 Tension of Opposites postcard
- 1 Iron Fey flyer
So that’s one winner, a whole lot of great swag and one great book. All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter, but if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll get an extra entry for each place you follow my site. Just let me know in your comment as well as where you follow me and the name you follow me with, so I can give you your extra chances to win. You have between now and 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2010 to enter, but the sooner, the better!