Win a Signed Copy of Bitterblue!

| Monday, November 26, 2012
Today's Tune: Winter Song

This contest is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered! And the winner is... Anna Hutchinsin! Congrats Anna!

Happy post-holiday weekend, for those who were celebrating. If not, then... happy post-weekend! I've got a winter-ish contest for you, because this book feels very "winter" to me.

Here we go: I got to see the lovely Kristin Cashore at my local indie bookstore a few months back, which means I got to have my copies of Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue signed. It also means I got an EXTRA copy signed, and that copy is looking for a home. Preferably the home of a fantasy booklover who's into Kristin Cashore, but you know. Any happy home will do!

While I do have some qualms with Cashore's work, which I can elaborate on some other time, I find her books to be generally very female-centric and sex-positive. These books overflow with wonderful and varied characters; the fantasy world is well-realized. If you're a Tamora Pierce fan, you may dig these. Each book works as a standalone, but they're all companion books and work best when read together. Bitterblue is technically the sequel to Graceling, though you wouldn't be lost if you read it without having read Graceling. Basically, if you like fantasy and you like girl characters and you like feminist-flavored fiction, these will probably be up your alley.

Win a SIGNED hardback copy of BITTERBLUE!

This is how to enter: leave a comment on this post with your contact email address so I can get in touch with you. Comments without emails will not be entered. That's it! I don't like to make people follow me unless they want to, so... if you enjoy my blog or Tumblr or Twitter, feel free to follow me. If not, then no worries, you can still enter. This contest is open internationally, so if you're not in the USA, you can still enter! The contest will run for two weeks, closing at midnight PST on December 10th. The book is a new hardback copy of Bitterblue signed by Kristin Cashore.

If you can, I would really appreciate it if you spread the word on your social media accounts!

And that's that. Good luck!



{ Mrs. Silverstein } at: November 26, 2012 at 5:33 AM said...

I also had a chance to see KC in person, so I'm not entering--but I do hope you'll write that post on issues you have with her work. She's mentioned before that she's gotten really valuable critical feedback from her readers and makes a point of educating herself further if someone points out a problematic area. I love that about her. And MAN do I love her books (especially FIRE).

Awesome that you got to see her!

{ Stephanie Ingrid Sarah Kristan } at: November 26, 2012 at 6:15 AM said...

Gah, we would KILL (not literally, but close) to see Kristin Cashore! Psst, if you know her, tell her to come to Cincinnati! We can guarantee at least 2 rabid fans, maybe 3, and probably dozens more. :P

Anyhoot, we've read BITTERBLUE, but we only have a digital copy, so we'd love to have the real deal for our bookshelves. We thought about being "the bigger person" (times 4?) and saying we don't need to be entered, but honestly? WE WANTS IT! WE HEART IT! PREEEEECIIIOOOUUUUSSS...

(Okay, wow, this is what a week off does to you... Beware!)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

weheartya at gmail dot com

{ Old Kitty } at: November 26, 2012 at 6:57 AM said...

Good luck to all those entering!!!

Take care

{ Blair B. Burke } at: November 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM said...

I keep meaning to read Graceling, so if I win it would probably get me to finally do it so I'd be ready for Bitterblue. Thanks for having the contest.

{ G. } at: November 26, 2012 at 8:19 AM said...

You're pretty too. So is Bitterblue. And Kristin Kashore. Let's all be friends!
I've read Graceling before and I thought she'd become a great writer in the future! So I really want to read Bitterblue to see if my predictions came true ;)

giu . alonso (at) gmail . com

{ Seabrooke } at: November 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM said...

I'm a fan of both your blog and Kristin Cashore's books, so I'd love to be entered. :) I think Bitterblue was possibly my favourite of her three heroines, even if the story wasn't as outwardly dramatic.

Email address: seabrooke at hotmail dot com, but probably faster/easier just to DM me on Twitter as I don't use that email account a whole lot except for throwing out there on the web.

{ Thea } at: November 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM said...

I saw that Kristen Cashore was doing a signing in NYC with my all-time favorite author, Melina Marchetta, a few months ago. I live upstate, and really wanted to go since I like them both, but couldn't make it unfortunately. Tamora Pierce is my favorite YA fantasy author, and Graceling was at least in the same league with her books, which is better than a lot of what's out there. I haven't read Fire yet, as I'd heard some mixed things about it, but loved Graceling. Anyway, my e-mail is

{ Juliane Martini } at: November 26, 2012 at 9:40 AM said...

Hey :)
I would love to have a copy of Bitterblue of that is possible.
I love to read, and can never get enough.

my e-mail adress -

{ Stephanie } at: November 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM said...

I like YOUR hair, too! What a great idea, putting people in a good mood before they comment by doling out compliments. I am sad I had not thought of this first. :)

Cashore is the best.

thenightbookmobile at gmail dot com

{ Katie } at: November 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM said...

Ooh! Free book signed by an amazing author? Yes. Please.

{ Diana O } at: November 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM said...

I loved bitterblue and hope Kristin Cashore writes another graceling or monster book!!

{ prerna pickett } at: November 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM said...

DYINGGGGG to read this.

{ Anna Hutchinson } at: November 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM said...

Kristin Cashore came to Chicago the weekend that I had a friend in town; I still regret not telling said friend, "Sorry, yo, I have to go see one of my all-time favorite authors talk about her incredible books."

Email is pianomovers [dot] anna [at] gmail [dot] com — thank you!

{ charm010 } at: November 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM said...

AMG Kristin Cashore?!? It has been a while since I've read her books but I remembered that I loved them. Graceling is my favorite and I haven't read Bitterblue yet!

charm010 (at) gmail (dot) com

{ Brooke R. Busse } at: November 26, 2012 at 2:59 PM said...

I remember reading GRACELING. It was quite a while ago. I just picked it up somewhere and I loved it. I have since bought FIRE, but have yet to read it. Having a signed copy of BITTERBLUE would be amazing. Thank you, Steph!

{ Mandi Lynn } at: November 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM said...

I love indie book stores! The one in my town always has signed copies of books.

mandilynn (at) charter (dot) net

{ Erin W. } at: November 26, 2012 at 7:17 PM said...

A signed copy of BITTERBLUE! I'm so in! Thank you for this giveaway!


{ Sara (of the Page Sage) } at: November 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM said...

The Graceling books are all AMAZING. I'd probably faint if I met Kristin Cashore. Owning any of her books would be awesome, let alone a signed copy!

pagesagesara (at) gmail (dot) com

{ Joely } at: November 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM said...

Such a great giveaway! Seriously, I love all of Kristin Cashore's books so much!

bookluver1208 (at) gmail (dot) com

{ Sarena } at: November 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM said...

So jealous... I have yet to meet any author in person... But anyways, thanks for the giveaway!


{ Rachel Stark } at: November 27, 2012 at 4:41 AM said...

This would make an amazing Christmas gift for a friend =) My email is rachel[dot]stark[at]hotmail[dot]com.

{ Kelly } at: November 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM said...

Other than local authors, authors never come here, so I never have a chance to get anything signed! Thanks for such a great opportunity!

{ Yael } at: November 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I can't believe I still haven't gotten around to reading a Kristen Cashore book!

yael_itamar (at) live (dot) com

{ Carina Olsen } at: November 28, 2012 at 1:50 AM said...

But.. Where did my comment go? :( I wrote a long comment.. and blogger seems to have eaten it. Gah. Anyway. HOLY CRAP! Thank you so much for this perfect giveaway. It's amazing. I want this. SIGNED! Gah. I need. My favorite book of all time is Graceling. And I love Fire. And Bitterblue. And I'm dying for a signed copy. Sigh. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much for making it international :) (Sorry for not spreading the word.. but, well, I really really want to win this. <3)
Love, Carina ~

Anonymous at: November 28, 2012 at 4:35 AM said...

HUGE fan of Kristin Cashore here :)
Would love to own a copy.
Now I'll go check out yoyr tumblr.

{ Lex } at: November 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM said...

I've heard a lot of buzz about is book, it's on my 'to read' list

{ Kristin Lenz } at: November 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM said...

I finally read Graceling last month and loved it. Bitterblue is up next! Thanks for the giveaway. kristinbartleylenz at gmail dot com

{ ohdamnbooks } at: November 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM said...

I've read Graceling and LOVED it. However, I didn't have time to read Fire or Bitterblue yet since there are so many books out there.
& thank you, but my hair is so messy today. ):
My email is

{ Kailey } at: November 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM said...

What a coincidence, I just finished reading Graceling last week.
My email is

Anonymous at: December 5, 2012 at 7:52 AM said...

Such a huge fan of Kristin Cashore! Her world-building is amazing.

My email is

{ Diana Katherine } at: December 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM said...

I love Kristin Cashore! She writes some of my favourite characters :)

{ Rosalie Anne } at: December 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM said...

Loved Graceling, haven't gotten around to Bitterblue yet!

{ Helen Dyson } at: December 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

I've got a load of girls with a voracious appetite for borrowing books from our school library. I haven't read any Kristin Cashore but I think some of them have,
We always want more good books!

{ Malvina Beatrice } at: December 8, 2012 at 5:09 AM said...

Heard good things of Bitterblue, would love the chance to read it.


{ Melissa Delaney } at: December 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM said...

So excited to read this!

{ Sarahbotbonkers } at: December 10, 2012 at 7:56 AM said...

Bitterblue is the only book I've not read from Seven Kingdoms installments. I loved Graceling and I enjoyed Fire a lot. Thank you for the opportunity to win. :D

sarah UNDERSCORE 00988 AT yahoo DOT com

{ EmZo } at: December 10, 2012 at 8:04 AM said...

God this book is so great. Bitterblue is so great. I love how she grew with her leadership qualities. Gimmie all the books about all the young women growing into themselves through things other than just self-confidence mmm.! :)

{ LibraryBlondie } at: December 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM said...

Would love to be entered for the contest.


I just stumbled across your blog today (a reference from another site), and I must say I'm really enjoying your writing :) I've already emailed a link to a blogger friend. Thanks for your insights!


{ nick ward } at: December 10, 2012 at 5:06 PM said...

oh my god i can't even imagine having a signed copy of bitterblue, especially since i don't actually have a physical copy of the book and only the kindle version. I am so obsessed with these books and have made Kristin like one of my all time favorite authors and can't wait for more from her!!

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{ Alex } at: March 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM said...

I love Kristin Cashore! She writes some of my favourite characters :)
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