Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Debut Author Giveaway Hop!

Hello fellow readers!
Welcome to the Debut Author Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Non Reluctant Reader.


This hop runs from June 7th to June 13th and is open to residents of the US only!

I have a wonderful book to giveaway today. I know you want it. You know you want it. So sign up and good luck!!

You could win a signed copy of:



Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis can be found here.

Do not miss out on this amazing chance to win this fantastic book. It is one of my favorites this year!

I saw Leigh last night as they opened the Fierce Reads tour and she was kind enough to sign another book for me to giveaway!

So what are you waiting for?? No seriously? What???

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And take a look at these other great blogs participating in this awesome hop.

Good luck!



111 comments:

  1. It just depends on the book and whether or not I want it bad enough to pay full price for a hardcover. Certain ones, I can't wait and I will go ahead and spend the extra bucks, but if I can get paperbacks I do most of the time because that means two books for the price of one hardcover. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair Bea Introudction @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair BEA Day #2: Best of 2012
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  2. It only depends on whether or not I really like the book. Because, if I love the book, I want a paperback because then I can read and read it without dealing with hardcovers and dust jackets. Hardcovers are a little prettier sometimes but are a bit of a hassle sometimes.

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  3. If I love the book then I will by the hardcover, if not then just paperback. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  4. I like both, but most of the time I wait until they come out in paperback because it is cheaper.

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  5. I like hardcover because they come with a soft jacket.

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  6. I love hardcovers because the covers are so beautiful but I'm fine with paperbacks as well:)

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  7. My favorite are trade paperbacks.

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  8. I'd prefer hardcovers. The covers rock, I dont' have to get the jacket dirty because I can take it off, I have no fear of ripping the cover, and I don't bend the pages as easily. :D

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  9. I definitely prefer hardbacks! They just feel so sturdy and more 'epic' I guess. I also find them easier to hold in my lap. Paperbacks usually feel small and flimsy and I don't like holding them. Also hardbacks seem so much more collectable to me.

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  10. I prefer paperbacks because I tend to carry at least 2 books wherever I go.

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    1. Ah! This is a good reason! I also carry physical books with me, and my purse always thanks me when they are paperbacks. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I prefer hardcovers. I just love the feel of them and the are not as fragile. When I by a great book, I want it to be beautiful on my shelves and not all bent up. I tend to be hard on paperbacks.

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  12. I prefer paperbacks, but don't mind hardbacks. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  13. I like hardbacks and paperbacks equally. Oftentimes, I'll get paperback when it's available though just because I can get two paperbacks for about the price of one hardback :)

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  14. I like either. I normally choose paperback just cause they're cheaper, but they're both nice.

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  15. I prefer hardbacks but still own paperbacks. A book is a book! :)

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  16. I like both - mostly paperbacks first but if it's a long book, I like the hardback more because it's easier for me to see the words!

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  17. Hardback looks nice on the shelf but paperback much more conveniet.

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  18. I love hardbacks because it looks better on my shelf as well the font is bigger and easier to read than paperbacks!

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  19. I love hardbacks but paperbacks are more convenient and cheaper.

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  20. Hardcovers for me. If I am going to get a book, I might as well splurge!

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  21. I like both hard covers and trade paperbacks. The only thing I have a problem with is the mass market paperbacks. I hardly ever read those because I don't like the smaller size and how the spine of the book cracks so easily.

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  22. Paperbacks:) they are lighter:)
    -JennyC

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  23. I prefer paperbacks due to their price but hardbacks last longer.

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  24. I prefer paperbacks but I'm not really sure why, other than price. Maybe size? They're easier to fit in my purse.

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  25. I usually like hard backs the best but paperback are easier to read :)

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  26. Paperback they are easier to carry around but I don't like how they get worn down so quickly

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  27. I prefer hardcovers but will buy paperbacks if they're cheaper

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  28. I prefer hardcovers. They keep better. Paperbacks can get ruined quick.

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  29. Either way! :) Hardbacks last longer so if its a book i really really like then hardcover, but ill be fine with paperbacks!

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  30. I prefer hardcovers, although I normally go with paperbacks because they're less expensive

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  31. Hardbacks, I think they look better on the shelf and stay in better condition.

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  32. I prefer hardcovers though I tend to buy more paperbacks :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. I prefer hardbacks because they have a much longer shelf life.

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  34. A book is a book is a book. If I am collecting a series, I want to have Hardbacks. But I honestly don't mind paperbacks. I am so very careful with my books that even the paperbacks stand up well! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hi Jaime! That's awesome. I am careful with my paperbacks as well so they usually stand up fo ra long time. My only hesitation is when I loan them out... I never know what I may get back! ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Before I started blogging, all I would buy were the paperbacks...but now I've totally fallen in love with hardcovers. :)

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  36. For me it mostly depends on the genre or whether I have the first book in hardback. I love having all my YA books in Hardback but for my adult books I like to have them in paperback unless I have the first in a series in Hardback and then I want the rest of the series to match

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  37. I don't have a big preference, but I guess I like hardbacks better. They hold the book open better. =) Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Shelby
    http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  38. If it's a series, then I like to have all of them in hardcover. But if it's just a single novel, I prefer paperbacks. I'm weird that way. :P

    Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway!

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  39. I love either..just as long as it's a print book. ;)

    http://generationgbooks.wordpress.com/

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  40. I prefer hard covers but paperbacks are great too. I just like a print book.

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  41. I prefer hardcovers if I've read the book and loved it and want a better, long-lasting copy.
    Love your blog header, BTW!

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  42. I prefer e-books, but of those you list, hardcovers.

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  43. Paperbacks, but they usually don't look too good when I'm done with them :)

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  44. I prefer hardbacks.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  45. I prefer hardcovers but I'm okay as long as it's a physical book...I'm old school like that I guess. Thanks for choosing this book for the giveaway...I need a copy for a book club that I am joining and thus far my library has not ordered it. Here's hoping...thanks again.

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

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  46. Paperbacks! Just because they are easy to carry around. It appears I am the minority =).

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  47. I love them both, but I probably prefer hardcovers because I have much less of a chance of damaging them. Thanks for the giveaway(:

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  48. Hardbacks are a nicer view for the bookshelf but paperbacks are more convenient to carry.

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  49. I love Hard cover books! I put them on my mantle.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  50. Hardcovers allll the way! They just lay open on their own and I take the covers off when I read to preserve them :)

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  51. I love hardcovers, but paperbacks are easier and lighter to carry around and cheaper.

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  52. This is a very difficult question. I love both, it's just super difficult to decide. I'd definitely have to go into like rant mode. xD

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  53. I'm fine with both, but I think hardcovers are better :)

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  54. I love hardcovers, but will also read paperbacks if that is what is available.

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  55. Hardcover... they last longer and I think they look nicer.

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  56. So tough because I adore hardcovers for how amazing they look, but paperbacks are much easier to store! But I guess, ultimately, hardcovers are my favorite.

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  57. Most of the time I buy whatever is less expensive (not always the paperback). With lots of readers in the house, we have to be able to buy for everyone and we don't all like the same things. I personally PREFER HB, just because they last longer.

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  58. It depends on the book. If I really, really loved it then I'll pay extra to get it in hardcover otherwise I just buy paperback. :))

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ♥

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  59. HARDCOVER! Any time. & when a book is not available in HC I makes the pout-est scenes. Paperback is just... gah, IDK. SOMETIMES is looks fine. Other NO.

    If anything, all the books in my shelves of the same serie MUST be in the same format.

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  60. I think I prefer paperbacks because they are easier to hold when you read. Hardbacks are pretty though!

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  61. I prefer hardcovers because they last longer. Paperbacks are good but they are just not as nice as a hardcover book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. I think I like hardcover books better but I love 'em both!!

    Thanks!

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  63. I prefer hardcovers because they stand up to use better.

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  64. Hardbacks last longer, but paperbacks are easier to take places!

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  65. paperbacks are easier to handle and read, hardbacks hold up better. It's really a toss up for me! Thanks

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  66. Truthfully, I read all on my Kindle Fire, I hate holding real book, sorry, but thats me. IF i have to suffer through a real book, paperbacks are ok, but rather hardbacks for collections ect. I usually buy first edition HB and never read them, then buy kindle version too.

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  67. Books are books. Who cares what form they come in?

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  68. I honestly like both forms equally. Both have their pros and cones.

    Hardback Pros: They are sturdier, and their binding ensure that they last longer. Hardback Cons: They are more expensive, and tend to weigh more, thus making their portability a bit of a problem.

    Paperback Pros: They are light, and take up less space on the shelf, and are cheaper than the hardback, usually. Paperback Cons: Being lighter means they are not as sturdy, and it is easier to crease the pages and the cover of the book.

    Ultimately, I tend to usually go with whichever format is cheaper. However, if I'm buying books in a series, if the first book was bought in a certain format, the rest have to be bought in the same format. I'm a bit particular about that. I wish I could give you a more concrete answer, but this is the best I can do! :)

    Thank you for your help in promoting debut authors, for your generosity, for being part of this blog hop, and for this amazing giveaway...

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hira, thank you so much for the very thoughtful reply. I do agree, hardbacks are sturdy and last longer. Paperbacks are lighter and cheaper. I LOVE having a series in the same format: all paperback or all hardcover. I am always a little sad that they did not release Frostbite and Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy series, in hardcover. THey are my only two paperbacks in that series.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

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  69. I love both, no real preference over one or the other

    Froggy

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  70. I prefer paperbacks because they are not as heavy and I can bend the covers if I want to, although I try not to in order to keep them in good shape. Also, paperbacks are smaller and can fit in my purse. :) If I want to read a book bad enough, though, I will buy the hardcover and not wait for the paperback.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer hardbacks.

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  72. I like hardbacks the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. I only prefer a hardcover if that's the only thing out yet. Otherwise, I prefer a paperback because they're easier to fit into my bag.

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  74. I love books in general. Doesn't matter to me! :)

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  75. If it's a gift, hardcover. If I have to pay for it, paperback (I'm super-cheap).

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  76. i like both. hardcovers last better, but paperbacks are usually cheaper and easier to cart around!

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  77. Hardcovers because they are more sturdy but I do love paperbacks because they're cheaper!

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    1. Agree totally! I love hardcovers and tend to buy more of them, but I can't resist a good paperback, especially if I'm not sure I'll keep the book. Paperbacks are cheaper!

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  78. I prefer hardcovers and collect them for novels I want to keep!
    Thank you :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  79. i love all forms! thanks for the giveaway

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  80. I like paperbacks but if I already have the 1st book in hardcover than I like when the others are hardcover.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. Hardcovers because they smell newer much longer! (Or is it all in my head???!)

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  82. I think they both have their goods and bads, but i particularly like the way a paperback will crinkle on the spine after you read it for a while. It makes it look loved.

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  83. I like both paperbacks and hardcovers, however, I think I like hardcovers slightly more.

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  84. I like hardbacks. I add the shiny covers to them like you get from libraries. I learned how to put them on at my last job. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. I prefer hardcovers they just seem to stay nicer longer!!!

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  86. I prefer hardcovers. They stay nice longer.
    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  87. I prefer hardcovers, especially now that my boys think everything that is mine is theirs, too. My bookshelves are no longer safe. *sobs a little*

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I've had my eye on this book for a while now, and a signed cover would be absolutely amazing. I heard such great things about it.

    ~Christina
    The Book Hookup

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  88. Paperbacks for the most part- they're lighter and a better fit for my little hands.

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  89. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I prefer hardcovers because they're just glossier and they last longer, especially with rereads, than paperbacks do.

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  90. I like hardcovers, paperbacks seem to fall apart easier!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. Hardbacks for the shelf. Paperbacks if its something I have to hold for a while.

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  92. I prefer paperbacks! (but either is fine)
    wilsonre09@students.ecu.edu

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  93. Paperbacks because of the way I hold books when I read. I like the look of hardcovers on my bookshelf though.

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  94. I prefer hard covers for my shelves- but I love paperbacks and don't mind lending them out as much. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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