Saturday, July 10, 2010

Book Giveaway-The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Another great book giveaway! I can't believe I actually have four copies of The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón to raffle off. I couldn't wait to read this book. When I spoke to the publisher, she generously offered four copies to give away. If you have ever read my header, one of my favorite quotes appears under my blog title. It is from one of my very favorite books, Shadow of the Wind. Before his internationally best selling book Shadow of the Wind, and his recent best seller, The Angel Game, were published, he wrote YA literature. The Prince of Mist was actually his first novel.

I just finished The Prince of Mist and it is an adrenaline releasing read, an evil ghostly mystery for young adults. Adults will want to read this one too, especially if you are a fan of Zafón's gifted writing talent. I will have a review shortly, in the meantime check out his website and then leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the copies in this giveaway.


Here is the synopsis from Zafón's killer website.
"In 1943, Max Carver's father - a watchmaker and inventor - decides to move his family to a small town on the coast, to an abandoned house that holds many secrets and stories of its own. Behind the house Max discovers an overgrown garden surrounded by a metal fence topped with a six-pointed star. In the centre is a large statue of a clown set in another six-pointed star.

As the family settles in they grow increasingly uneasy: Max’s sister Alicia has disturbing dreams while his other sister, Irina, hears voices whispering to her from an old wardrobe. With his new friend Roland, Max also discovers the wreck of a boat that sank many years ago in a terrible storm. Everyone on board perished except for one man - an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach.

As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge..."


By the way, the author's website is a treasure of surprise with trailers, audio readings by the author and soundtracks. Here is a link to the Prince of Mist page of fun stuff. It really is fun to explore. My favorite page is listed as his top ten, but is actually in his words, "A list of random stuff that cheers me up." I really like that idea, I may have to include a page like that on my blog.

With much gratitude I thank Little Brown, The Hachette Group for my review copy and the four copies for this promotion.

Contest Rules:

Contest ends on July 31, 2010.

Contestants must be from the US and provide an email address for notification.

Comment why you would like to win this book. (one chance)

Tweet about the contest. (one chance)

Become a follower of Bookworms Dinner. (one chance) Mention this contest on your blog. (two chances)

34 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Hi Wisteria!

I'd love a copy of this book! What's not to like? Evil clown statues, a tragic boat accident, a mysterious house ... and I know that Zafon spins beautiful, haunting tales!

I tweeted: http://tinyurl.com/25hajy6
I'm a blog member.
I'll see what I can do about slipping this into my blog next week. Thanks for the contest!

Dianne Salerni
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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to win this book because I've heard so much about Zafon's writing but have never experienced it. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

anthy said...

I'd love to win because I read the summary, and it looks like a really interesting book. So I'd love to read it!

Thank you very much for the giveaway. :-)

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Blodeuedd said...

Too bad I can't enter, but I am soooo looking forward to your review. i want to know if he can write YA too

naida said...

This sounds wonderful :) I like the excerpt you posted.

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Karen said...

I can tell by the synopsis that reading this book at bedtime will probably keep you from sleeping. But I like that about a book!

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mindy said...

because it looks like a fascinating read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

debbie said...

It sounds just like the kind of book my son loves. I will enjoy reading it with him.(He is dyslexic and I always read the books at the same time, so we can talk about them.)
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Mary said...

I absolutely loved Shadow of the Wind and have Angel's Game on my nightstand to read. He writes so lyrically beautiful.

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Mary said...

I am a new follower on GFC. (mamie316)

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Nickolay said...

I would love to win this for my son. He loves those erie types of books. Thanks for the chance

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Nickolay said...

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Tweeted

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LittleEagle said...

Based on the synopsis this would be an interesting read. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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ellie said...

I follow via GFC
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ellie said...

I love a good spooky story and haven't read one in a long time. I'd love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Deedles said...

I would love to win because this sounds like a great book.
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Iliana said...

Please throw my name in the hat for this one. Why would I like to read it? Because I loved the Shadow of the Wind. One of my favorite books.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow on Google Reader.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would like to read this because I know he is a challenging author and I think a YA book would be a great way for me to get introduced to him.

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Alyce said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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Alyce said...

I want to read it because I loved Shadow of the Wind.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd like to win because the synopsis sounds intriguing.

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allisonsbj3 said...

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to win because it sounds like an interesting book!

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Dianne K. Salerni said...

Hello! I'm back!
I blogged about the contest!

http://diannesalerni.blogspot.com/2010/07/contest-frenzy.html

Ladytink_534 said...

I would love to win this because I adored Shadow of the Wind.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to read this, if it's as good as Shadow Of The Wind I know I'd love it!
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I became a follower(#100!) Luvdaylilies
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Sue said...

I thought Shadow of the Wind was so well written and so clever and I'd love to see what else this author has done. Thank you for the giveaway.

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ChristyJan said...

After reading the synopsis I MUST read this book ~ it sounds like a great mystery.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm a new follower

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