Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop



Welcome to My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop, sponsored by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Rachelle Writes. I'm excited about this giveaway, because I get to share with you one of my favorite reads. My giveaway is a book I discovered last year, called The Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff. I'd read a few previous books by Sutcliff, enough to know that I wanted to read more, but this particular story captivated me. Even when I reached the end, I found I wasn't finished. I kept returning to favorite passages and reading them again and again. This isn't a romance. It's a historical novel. But there is a theme of friendship woven through the book that somehow touched me deeply. And even today, the closing lines of this book often return to my mind. I will never think of whistling in the same way again. :-)

Here is the back cover blurb to The Eagle of the Ninth:

In A.D. 119 the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the unit's commander, embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle standard of the Ninth, symbol of a legion's--and his family's--honor.

This is technically a YA book, but can easily be enjoyed by adults as well. The winner will receive a print, paperback copy of this book. Deadline for entries is midnight EST, June 6. USA entries only this time, please.

If you'd like a chance to win this book, enter via the Rafflecopter form below, then hop on along to the links below to find some more great Favorite Reads Giveaways!

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on June 7 and have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be reawarded. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Questions? Contact me at jdipastena@yahoo.com.
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19 comments:

Sidne said...

the book you choice has a good interesting read. This novel could also meet my versatile reading challenge. happy weekend to you.

Rachel said...

Right now I am enjoying The Hunger Games!

Unknown said...

I love historical fiction books. Right now I am starting to read"The Shoemakers Wife. Thank you for your book to giveaway! It looks good :)
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Shelver506 said...

Beauty by Robin McKinley. Such a lovely fairy tale retelling.

Pixel Berry Pie said...

Les Miserables is one of my favorites! (Thanks for the contest!)

Jessie said...

The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

Nancy said...

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Thanks for the giveaway.

Suz Reads said...

I loved all of the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks!

Brooke DeSpain said...

I love The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour.

Thanks!

Gale Nelson said...

any of the Blackdagger Brotherhood Series

April Alvey said...

My Favorite Book Is Frost By Laurall K Hamilton. Love That Book.

BookAttict said...

The Great Lenore by J.M. Tohline!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Monica Gutierrez said...

I love The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anna Kahn said...

I love the mortal instruments by Cassandra Claire!

ronnkelly3 said...

Fifty Shades of Grey..

Liza Vladyka said...

the bible

Lilian said...

I really liked Chuck Klosterman's The Visible Man.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Sheila said...

The Help is now one of my all time favorite reads.

Tressa said...

I LOVED Edenbrooke and highly recommend it!