Happy Holidays GIVEAWAY #2: Chains

I recently had the good fortune to see Laurie Halse Anderson at a book signing at the Doylestown Bookshop, and in addition to Wintergirls, I picked up a discounted copy of the 2008 National Book Award Finalist Chains and had her sign it for me.

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight … for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccable researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

To read an excerpt, click HERE.

I'm giving away a signed copy of Chains to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is comment below and include your email address so I know how to contact you. Enter by midnight on December 20th.

Extra entries:

+1 New followers
+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog, twitter, etc. Include links. (up to 5)
+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
+2 Add me to your blog roll
+3 for referring someone to the contest
+3 for being the person referred

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Rissa said...

+2 because I am a follower
+2 for being on my blog roll

This book looks really good.Can't wait to read it.

Milka said...

+2 already a follower


Kelsey said...

Great contest!

+2 old follower

kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Hi :)
CHAINS sounds like an intriguing good read. Thank you for the opportunity to win a signed copy.
All the best,

Jessy said...

Please enter me, I would love to read this. I think Laurie is an excellent writer.

+2-Old follower
+1-Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/6250437045

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

YA Book Queen said...

+2 old follower
+1 sidebar http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com
+2 blogroll

Thanks so much! I love Laurie's books (but still haven't read this one--fingers crossed!)


Unknown said...

I meant to purchase CHAINS a while ago. I had it in my hands and everything, and ended up putting it back on the shelf. Wish I hadn't--I've been wanting to read it ever since!

+2 If you're already a follower
+2 Add me to your blog roll

Martha Lawson said...

This looks like a good book. Count me in!

+2 I already follow on google

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

+2 already a follower


Mardel said...

1 New followers
+2 I'm already a follower
+1 Linked to contest on my blog - (http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2009/12/contest-chains-by-laurie-halse-anderson.html)

+3 For posted about the contest at http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2009/12/contest-chains-by-laurie-halse-anderson.html

wanda sissle at yahoodotcom

Kate said...

I am a follower

Email address is covertkate@gmail.com


Kate x

brizmus said...

Count me in!
+2 already a follower
+1 in my sidebar under the contest list
+1 tweeted it

melissa @ 1lbr said...

Oh how I loved this book! I'd love to win.

+2 you're on my blog roll!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

I am an old follower of your blog.


Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

I am already a follower of your blog.


Emily said...

+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog: http://whatbookisthat.blogspot.com
+1 Tweeted contest here: http://twitter.com/heynocupcake/status/6324496470

whatbookisthat at gmail dot com


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I have nothing but good about this book. Please enter me.

+1 new follower
+1 sidebar http://owlforya.blogspot.com
+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/justkeepreading/statuses/6325616670

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

Leslie said...

Awesome. I love her books and haven't had a chance to read this one.
+2 follower

Reading said...

Please count me in.

+3 I was referred by O.W.L for YA

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

She's one of my favorite authors, so please count me in.

+2 follower
+1 linked contest to my blog
+3 posted contest on my blog (sounds like the same thing, but hey)
+2 added you to my blog roll

ellestraussbooks at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I love this author, please enter me thanks! booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+2 Old follower.

+1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

IceJewel said...

Please enter me, icejew at gmail dot com if its an INTERNATIONAL CONTEST.

I have posted the contest on my sidebar

you are on my blog Roll.
I'm a follower now.

Thanks for the contest.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

+1 for linking on my twitter
+1 for being a new follower
+3 for posting the contest on my blog
+2 for adding you to my blog roll!

Love this contest, Suzie! Thanks! :)

Esther said...

This book looks interesting
I'm a follower and I tweeted


Holly said...

+2 Already a follower
+1 Linked on sidebar (bottom of page): http://goodgollymisshollybooks.blogspot.com/


Spav said...

+2 Follower
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/6730061614


Alyce said...

+2 I already follow your blog.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

MissA said...

+1 new follower
+1 sidebar http://blackteensread2.blogspot.com/
+2 added to blogroll
I really like Laurie Halse Anderson so I'm interested in reading Chains and there's not much historical fiction about African Americans during the Revultionary war so I want to read the books when I find them!

justpeachy36 said...


Please enter me in the giveaway.

+1 I am a new follower.

Pamela Keener said...

I am a new follower
Love & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

+1 New follower
+1 Link on my blog's contests page: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/bookbutterfly/status/6877599505
+2 You're on my blogroll! :D

Thanks for giving this away! :D

~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly, "The Nerdette")