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A cool new layout, a fabulous header and a bunch of book giveaway contests. Things are certainly looking up for Monster of Books in 2010! 🙂

The Silver Blade Contest
the silver blade by sally gardner
The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner

A stirring tale of magic and revolution- fans of The Red Necklace won’t want to miss it.The year is 1794. With his beloved Sido safely in England and the Reign of Terror at its height, mysterious Yann returns to revolutionary France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But while the two are apart, Yann’s Gypsy origins prejudice Sido’s guardian against their marriage, thwarting their longed-for reunion. When Sido is kidnapped under strange circumstances, however, Yann must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, rescue Sido, and help save all of France.

The sequel to Sally Gardner’s highly successful The Red Necklace is up for grabs. See the rules:
1. Visit the contest page here then fill out the contest form.
2. Get extra points for following Maura’s blog and tweeting about the contest.
3. This is open to everyone (INTERNATIONAL readers are grinning for sure!) Giveaway ends January 17, 2010.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater GIVEAWAY

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf – her wolf – is a haunting presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human — until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

shiver by maggie stiefvater
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Intrigued? Find out how you can win a copy!

1. Fill out the contest form here.
2. Comment on the contest post, tweet, or blog about it to score extra entries.
3. This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway. Deadline is on January 25, 2010.

I can’t stress how grateful I am for Maura on whose blog I won my first book, Suite Scarlett. So I’m really looking forward to winning again. I’m not really that greedy. Hahaha
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