Giveaway & Blog Hop: Freedom to Read!

July 2, 2014 Blog, Giveaway 33


Freedom-to-Read-HopBlog hopping is so much fun but when they include giveaways, what could be more fun than that?

Well.. reading books of course!

For this Freedom to Read giveaway, I am giving away a Dystopian! Because what is the best way to feel free? Reading about people who are extremely oppressed! The giveaway is also because I’m excited about The Giver coming out in theaters soon!

So… I’m giving away the Omnibus (e-book) of The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.

Thanks to I Am A Reader for hosting this!


Synopsis of The Giver (Quartet #1)

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back, The Giver Quartet


Synopsis of Gathering Blue (Quartet #2)

In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.


Synopsis of The Messenger (Quartet #3)

“Messenger” is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller “The Giver, ” now a major motion picture.
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.


Synopsis of Son (Quartet #4)

They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didnโ€™t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowryโ€™s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.


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33 Responses to “Giveaway & Blog Hop: Freedom to Read!”

    • Christina

      Don’t we all!? ๐Ÿ˜€ I know it is one of my favs.

  1. Courtney Whisenant

    I love dystopian books but I don’t know why. I think it’s the level of creativity in the genre.

  2. Susan O'Bryant

    I do like dystopian novels. I can’t read them too often or I get kinda depressed! heheh But as a genre, it is one of the most interesting and thought-provoking, in my opinion. Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Christina

      That is true, they can be depressing! Interesting also is a perfect description!

    • Christina

      And some times those futures really do seem out of this world!

  3. Kayla C

    Dystopian is my favorite genre. I love playing “what if”. You can literally pick any aspect of life that you want to change/perfect and then see how that can go terribly wrong. It shows us the problems with society, while also giving hope as to what could be.

    • Christina

      What a wonderful way to look at it! If you do not mind horror, although it isn’t totally in the horror genre, you may also like Isolation by Denise R. Stephenson. Good luck on the giveaway!

  4. Linda romer

    Yes I like dystopian books, I like all books. What I like about them is the amazing, imaginative story lines.

    • Christina

      So true Linda! I find that they normally are very different and fun to read!

  5. Saralisa Helleberg

    I do like dystopian books. I’m not sure why I like them, but I do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Christina

      I feel the same way sometimes. Just love, love, love them! Thank you for visiting!

  6. Elizabeth

    I haven’t read a lot of dystopian genre books. I read The Giver years ago and enjoyed it. More recently, I read The Hunger Games trilogy and thought it was good, but I tend to like my fiction either happier or more realistic than dystopian tends to be.

    • Christina

      I definitely do not think you’re alone. I’m actually pretty new to the genre myself having read a few last year and found myself wanting to buy every dystopian I see! Glad you enjoyed the Giver! Time to read the rest! Good luck on the giveaway.

  7. Shannon Greathouse

    I haven’t read any as of yet, that I can remember. I think I would enjoy them if I was in the mood for it. I am a very emotional woman right now, and I could see getting a good cry or something out of Dystopian novels.

    • Christina

      I’m really surprised how much they are becoming popular. I think the dystopian is taking over the zombie culture. Could be wrong though… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Christina

      That’s probably smart! I’m weird, or masochistic, and just cannot get enough of these!

  8. Judy Cox

    Yes, I do read dystopian genre books and I basically enjoy them. They are quite different, but I think that is what appeals to me. I also tend to like the covers and dress of this genre.

  9. Lindsey V.

    I haven’t read too many dystopian books, but those that I’ve read were good, like The End of All Things, written by Lissa Bryan. I liked reading about the people starting over with the hope of creating a new life after a disaster.

    I remember reading The Giver in middle school and really enjoying it, but I’ve not read the others. I’d love the chance to win, so fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you!

    • Christina

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I haven’t read The End of All Things but I’m dying to! hahah pun intended! Good luck!

  10. LB

    I love it! I don’t really know why… maybe because it is made up but still based in reality. So much creativity goes into the dystopian genre.

    • Christina

      I completely agree. It seems like our world could easily turn into a dystopian if we let it! It is scary and surreal but still nearly tangible! Good luck with the giveaway!

    • Christina

      Is it because they are a bit easier to get through? I have yet to read 1984 but it is on my TBR for soon!

    • Christina

      Awesome! And it is always fun to go outside of your comfort zone!

  11. stacy

    I love dystopian, and the Giver was probably one of the earliest ones I ever read. I just love the idea of a “what if” kind of future. I really believe that some of these stories can come true if things don’t change.

  12. Donna M Clark

    I do love Dystopian books. I like to read about what may come after. I have read the Giver and Gathering Blue. I loved them and would love to read them and the others in the quartet.
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