Five Books I Absolutely Could NOT Live Without #TheReader Giveaway

August 22, 2016 Discussion, Giveaway 30

Five Books I Absolutely Could NOT Live Without #TheReader Giveaway
The Reader by Traci Chee
(Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository)

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Source: Publisher
Pages: 464
Release Date: September 13th 2016
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold #1
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone.

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

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In THE READER, the main character of Sefia lives in a world without books. Could you imagine what a world without books would be like?! Readers in Wonderland partnered with Penguin Random House to offer a fun giveaway prize pack for THE READER below! But first, here are five books/series I know I absolutely could not live without:

A Darker Shade final for Irene

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It was a long time before I finally read Schwab’s A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC as I had been scared off by the hype. Clearly, I thought the hype was well-deserved as this is now one of my favorite books of all time. The magic system is so incredibly unique and the world building is super fleshed out. Combine those two aspects with Schwab’s magical writing and this is a book that truly shines. Plus the sequel was just as good! You can find my review for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC here.

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nightcircus

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS is not a fast-paced, easy read, but it is one that you will have immense appreciation for. Few books are beautiful, but this is one of them. Focusing on a deadly duel between two magicians, this book is magical in one than one way. It’s not a book you can fly through, but one to savor. Also known as an older (but better) version of THE CROWN’S GAME, in my opinion. You can find my review for THE NIGHT CIRCUS here.

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THE SCORPIO RACES was my first read by Maggie Stiefvater but it was definitely not my last, although it might be my favorite. The writing is absolutely amazing, it transports you to the setting and makes you easily connect with the characters and story. While it does have somewhat of a slow start, it is totally worth the investment and is a fantastic read.  You can find my review for THE SCORPIO RACES here.

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six of crows

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Anything by Leigh Bardugo, really. She has such a way with words and crafting stories, her settings are especially fun and all of that really shows with her newest series, SIX OF CROWS. Unlike my other picks, this one hooks you immediately and doesn’t let go. You’ll fall in love with these characters, guaranteed. You might want to wait until the sequel comes out though, you won’t be able to wait!  You can find my review for SIX OF CROWS here.

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throne of glass sarah j maas.

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Are any of you really surprised? This is basically a Sarah J. Maas shrine blog. I was going to add her other series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES, to this list but let’s just pretend THRONE OF GLASS represents all her writing. I think my favorite aspect of this series is the characters, they are each so unique and have their own traits and flaws that makes them seem so real. You can find my review for THRONE OF GLASS here.

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Honorable Mentions:

RITES OF PASSAGE by Joy N. Hensley (Goodreads | Review)
TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Goodreads | Review)
CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS by Miriam Forster (Goodreads | Review)
MAYBE ONE DAY by Melissa Kantor (Goodreads | Review)
A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis (Goodreads | Review)
I’LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios (Goodreads | Review)
His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers (Goodreads | Review)

Giveaway

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One (1) winner receives:

IAmTheReaderPrize
  • -a copy of The Reader
  • -a branded “I Am The Reader” tote bag

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House.

About the Author: Traci Chee

TraciCheeTraci Chee is an author of speculative fiction for teens. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at piano playing, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog. The Reader is her YA debut.

Learn More:

Visit PenguinTeen.com
Read an excerpt of the first two chapters here!
Follow @TraciChee on Twitter
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Have you read any of these books?
What are some books you couldn’t live without?

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30 Responses to “Five Books I Absolutely Could NOT Live Without #TheReader Giveaway”

  1. Sara L.

    Oooooh, The Reader has been on my radar for a while! Thanks for doing this giveaway, ladies (and Penguin)!

    Nice choices for your 5 books / series you can’t live without, by the way. If I had to pick mine, they would be:

    1) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (because it kickstarted my love for fantasy)
    2) Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
    3) All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    4) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    5) Finding My Elegy (poetry collection) by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Though I bet my choices would change if you asked me the same question a week or so later… ;)
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    • Alise

      Good luck! :)

      Nice picks, I actually haven’t read Lord of the Rings (yet!) but I have seen the movies and adored them. I own the books so I have no excuse. Daughter of Smoke and Bone <3 I’ve heard of the others but haven’t read them yet.

      I know what you mean, haha.

  2. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    LOVE ToG, ADSoM and Scorpio Races!! SO.MUCH. I know you already knew that but it bears repeating (I think?) I own The Night Circus but haven’t gotten around to it yet! Same goes for Six of Crows. I definitely want to read The Reader too – books about books are a win :D Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway^^ xx
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  3. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads

    The Reader is definitely on my TBR as well!
    And I COMPLETELY agree with Throne of Glass and Six of Crows as books I can’t live without! I’m addicted and am actually currently rereading TOG in preparation for Empire of Storms. I just started A Darker Shade of Magic so I can’t say for sure yet, but I’m already loving it so far :)
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    • Alise

      YES. Oh my gosh I’m so jealous, I wish I could reread the Throne of Glass series before Empire of Storms. Ooh, nice, I really hope you continue to enjoy it :)

  4. ShootingStarsMag

    Fun post! I couldn’t live without the HP books ,but if I can’t count all 7 as 1, then I’d probably choose the 3rd and/or 6th. Another would definitely be The Perks of Being a Wallflower – it’s one of those books I can reread and still love, and also find more that I relate to and understand.

    -Lauren
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    • Alise

      I counted all of Sarah J. Maas’s books as one so that sounds fair, haha. I still really need to read Perks!

  5. Emily @ theBookishLounge

    I’ve only read Throne of Glass for this list but all the other ones are on my TBR and I’m super excited about reading them (hopefully the hype won’t dampen my experience). The Harry Potter series would definitely be on my list – the only series where I’ve rated all books 5 stars (Cursed Child doesn’t count haha). The Reader sounds really intriguing so might just add that to my TBR list now :D
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    • Alise

      I feel you, the hype can put a lot of pressure on your enjoyment! I really hope you like these when you get a chance to check them out :) I can’t believe I forgot about the Harry Potter books!

  6. Adri

    I definitely agree! I could not live without Six of Crows. That book is like my bible, I re-read it constantly. It is a masterpiece- my favorite book so far. I’ve been literally counting the days till the second book comes out (1 month and 1 day to go but still so far ). Oh and Darker shade of magic too!
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  7. Tasya

    The Night Circus is definitely one of those books I can’t live without. The world and imaginery is just really beautiful, I really love immersing myself in the world! <3
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