Giveaway! The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

From Hatchette Book Group: (This is NOT my review, but the info from Hatchette, thanks!)

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family's past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe - in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world.

"Never was a ghost story so casually erudite, nor a historical travelogue such gripping entertainment." ---New York Magazine

"Impossible to resist. . . . Kostova blends fact and fantasy to remind us that the original Dracula legend is rooted in monstrous acts of unblinking evil." ---Miami Herald

"A richly told story about family and the dark side of human nature. . . . This cry of the heart will appeal to readers beyond those who are drawn by a fascaination with the legend of Dracula." ---Chicago Tribune

"Genuinely terrifying." ---Boston Globe

"Nearly impossible to put down once you crack the spine. . . . It won't take you long to get to the end." ---Houston Chronicle

Would you like to win a copy of this critically acclaimed book?

I have the amazing opportunity thanks to Valerie at Hatchette Book Group to give away 5 copies. In order to enter, you must be a resident of the US or Canada and no PO Boxes.

To enter, leave me a comment!

It is not required that you be a follower of this blog, but it is highly recommended. I will NOT contact the winners, the winners will be posted on my blog and it will be the winner's responsibility to contact me within 48 hours of the posting. If a winner or winners do not contact me within that time frame, the prize will be forfeited and I will give it away in Twitter Giveaway. It is highly recommended you also follow me on Twitter (see the Follow Me on Twitter button in the sidebar).

Giveaway ends on October 15th!

Winners will be chosen by

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!!!



  1. Wow! that sounds like an awesomely scary book, sign me up!

  2. A great review, count me in for this book giveaway.
    I am a google reader follower.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. I would love to read this, and I follow. :)

  4. This book has been on my to-read list for a while now. Finally, it is now on my monthly read list for October.

    I would love to win a copy.

  5. Ooh, this sounds so good! Count me in, please. I follow in a reader :)

  6. Thanks for the chance. I already follow.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  7. Definitely count me in for this. I've heard so much about it. :D


  8. this look great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  9. Nice review! Please count me in!

  10. Brilliant review and I have been wanting to read this book for awhile now. Thank you for the chance.
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  11. I've heard a lot about this book now, and would love to win a copy. Please sign me up.

    Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

  12. I'd love to read this book, sounds like a great book to read in winter under a nice warm blanket :)


  13. I would love to win this! It sounds like a really great book and I loved your review!


    P.S. People, don't leave your email for spammers to grab when she isn't gonna email you if you win. Just a little helpful advice.

  14. I'd love to win this book

  15. Would love to read this. Have heard mixed reviews.

  16. I'd really love a chance to win. Sounds like my kind of read!

    easagredo at yahoo dot com

  17. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I've been dying for this book for weeks now - its on my Christmas want list :)
    Please enter me and thanks so much for the chance
    Also, I follow in Google

  18. I'd like to read this~Thanks for the giveaway!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  19. I'd love to read this book!

  20. This sounds like a great read. Please include me!

  21. OK. You got me. This looks like an awesome read.

  22. Ohhh I would love to read this! I've spent some time researching my family history so this is right up my alley. Sounds so good!

  23. Please enter me in this great giveaway! I am a follower on Google Friends Connect.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  24. Well, I've been thinking of reading this book. It sounds a little scary, but irresistible. :)

  25. As soon as I saw Vlad the Impaler in the review, I knew I wanted to read this. Please include me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

  26. Id love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 15, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    This book has been one I have been wanting to read. It sounds so suspenseful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  28. This book is perfect to read in October. I have wanted to read this for a long time so here is my opportunity to do so.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net