Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 4

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 4

(If you've been here before, scroll down for this week's challenge in red)

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!! In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete (see below). YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO ENTER!  Open Internationally.  Ends at 10:00 pm EST the following Friday!

If you are a blogger, and would like to do your own Second Hand Saturday, shoot us an email and we'll link up!  (ReadingTeen1 at

To see the book on Amazon, click the book name. To see our review (if we've done one) click on PBR for the Parental Book Reviews content review, or RT for the Reading Teen blog review. Good luck!!

Middle Grade

Middle School Confidential Books 1-3 by Annie Fox (PBR)   
Eragon (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Eldest (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (PBR)
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (PBR) (RT)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Mattimeo (library copy) by Brian Jacques
A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Summer Ball by Mike Lupica
Half Moon Investigations (library copy) by Eoin Colfer
Island Girl (library copy) by Sandra Byrd
Hoot (paperback) by Carl Hiaasen
Tuck Everlasting (hardback) by Natalie Babbitt
Nothing But The Truth: A Documentary Novel (paperback) By AVI
Triss (Redwall, Book 15) (paperback) by Brian Jacques
Holes by Louis Sachar

YA books +

Spells (ARC) by Aprilynne Pike (PBR) (RT)
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (hardback)
Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl 2) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl 3) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl 4) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
The Gossip Girl Prequel (hardback) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (PBR) (RT)
Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (PBR) (18 and over)
Thirst No. 2 by Christopher Pike (PBR) (18 and over)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (PBR) (RT)
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (hardback) (PBR)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (PBR
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (PBR)
Kissed by Angel, Theand  Power of Love, & Soulmates by Elizabeth Chandler (PBR) (RT)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (PBR) (RT)
Tempted (House of Night 6) by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast (hardback)
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson (hardback)
Dark Visions by L.J. Smith (The Strange Power, The Possesed & The Passion)
His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes (MA ONLY)
What if....Everyone Knew Your Name (A Choose Your Destiny Novel) by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James
The Riddle by Alison Croggon
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
The Lovely Bones (hardback) by Alice Sebold
Evernight (hardback) by Claudia Gray
The Lovely Bones (hardback and paperback) by Alice Sebold
The Shack by William P. Young
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul:  The Real Deal by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber
Excessively Diverted (The Sequel to Pride & Prejudice) by Juliette Shapiro
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
 Pride and Predjudice (Paperback) by Jane Austen
Lord of the Flies (paperback) by William Golding
Life, The Universe and Everything: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 3 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 4 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
A Darkness Forged In Fire: Book One Of The Iron Elves (hardback) by Chris Evans

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment below telling what book you're waiting for!  We're waiting for Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, and, of course, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins!!  Extra entries (+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows and Tweets/Shares, and (+2) for Blog Posts or Sidebar (leave links in the comments).  IMPORTANT!  PLEASE LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

Thank You so much for following. We could not would not do this without our followers. Come back next Saturday to see the winner and enter in for another book giveaway!

Email me at ReadingTeen1 at with your book choice!!  You have a week to claim your prize!

1. picks:  Smash Attack! from Florida

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2. Our pick, because she's obviously brilliant! bookaholic from India said...

1. Katniss-Peeta-Gale love triangle is replete with all emotions that love can produce-happiness,sadness,passion,fun,etc
2. It has all kinds of loves-
     a) Unrequited love-Peeta's love for Katniss(till now)
     b) Fake love-Katniss's for Peeta inside the arena in book 1
     c) One sided love-Again,Peeta's love for Katniss
     d) Love At First Sight- Peeta's for Katniss(when he saw her for the first time when they were kids in      school)
     e) Tragic love- Peeta's for Katniss(not understood at the beginning and unrequited till
     f) Passionate love- There is so much passion in Peeta's love for Katniss, Gale's love for Katniss and Katniss' love for Gale! The simplicity of the passion needed no smut! Their loves were portrayed beautifully!
     g) Tension in love- Katniss doesn't know what she should do once she finds out Peeta truly madly loves her. Neither does Peeta know what he should do when he finds out that Katniss was actually faking love! The situation is now tense and way awkward!

3. Love between Strong Girl-Weak Boy(not physically)- Katniss-Peeta
Love between Strong Boy-Weak Girl- Gale-Katniss

4. I also love how Peeta sometimes took control over the situation inspite of him being a vulnerable kinda guy. He has a tremendous strength of character that could keep him from Katniss even though he is so obviously passionately in love with her.

5. Katniss' love for Gale changes from friendly love to 'love' love...

6. Confusion in love- Katniss isn't sure whom she loves or whom to choose between Peeta and Gale...which makes it even more interesting!

7. Both Peeta and Gale are ready to jeopardize their lives for Katniss and vice-versa.

P.S: Cant wait to read Mockingjay to find out what happens to this triangle!


Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin


  1. I'm just DYING to read Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (#3 chaos walking trilogy)!
    thank you for the contest! i'm a follower.

  2. I'm awaiting The Scorch Trials by James Dashner and Mockingjay!

    Following here, on FB and Twitter...cuz you're awesome! lol


  3. I'm waiting impatiently for Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Glimmerglass by Jenna Black and of course Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins! I think I forgot to name a few though.

  4. twitter follower (@FionaChan)

  5. facebook fan :D

  6. another entry for linking at the sidebar :D

  7. Linked on sidebar!

  8. I'm looking forward to The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Vanished by Kate Brian.

    I'm a follower and my e-mail is :
    Thanks for the contest :)

  9. Tweeted!


  10. I can't wait for Mockingjay! I really wanna know what will happen in the final book... and who will end up with Katniss in the end. :)


  11. Liked your Facebook too - Ika Rin


  12. I follow you guys on Twitter - @kumagorin

  13. I actually just started Inkheart and I'm so loving it! I know I'm going to read Inkspell & would love to win it in todays contest so I'm going for

    Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

    Tweeted & shared at Facebook!

  14. Another entry from me (don't forget I posted & tweeted please!)

    His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

  15. I'm getting SO impatient for... MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins!

    I started the series this year and honestly COULD NOT PUT THE BOOKS DOWN! It's just SO INTERESTING! It seemed like the books were too short.

    1) The Love Triangle: Of course, EVERYONE is itching to find out who Katniss is going to choose (if she gets to choose). I mean, girls are fawning over Peeta, him being the sweet little bakery boy he is. And on the other hand, other girls are rooting for Gale, the muscular, caring guy that has what it takes to survive and protect Katniss. Maybe I'm being biased here since I'm totally TEAM GALE!

    2) The Districts: *SPOILER ALERT* I mean, what the heck happened to District Twelve?! And what is District Thirteen?! Collins better explain EVERYTHING in Mockingjay.

    3) The Rebellion: What happened to that or should I say what will happen about that? Will they fight? What about the government? Too many questions! Too much hanging on Mockingjay!

    Oh my goodness! There's too much about Mockingjay that makes me want to read it, I can't even list them all!

    I'm a follower!

    Sophia Lee

  16. Hi,
    I have to admit the book i'm most eager for is "Murder at Mansfield Park" by Lynn Shepherd. It's another take on a Jane Austen novel, but it is more original in a way. I say this because the author didn't have to rely on the paranormal aspect to make it different. Instead she turned it into a good old murder mystery. In this story Fanny Price is not the good sweet girl, but is actually a rich spoiled brat. The original villain Mary Crawford is the good one this time around. One day Fanny ends up murdered and it's up to Mary to figure out who's done it. I'm really looking forward to reading this story in a new light and see which of the original characters is the murderer.


  17. I blogged about the contest on my LJ here:


  18. YAY!! I won! I won! Thank you so so so so much!!
    Will be back with my answer to the next question soon..

  19. I'm waiting for SEA by Heidi R Kling. I love the cover and it seems to be awesome!

    magabygc AT

  20. I am waiting for...uh...nothing. I was going to make up something really cool, but I can't tell a lie. I definitely want to read the next J.K. Rowling mystery novel whenever that's released. I hope that counts as an entry.

    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  21. I am completely ready for another book by JK Rowling. I don't care if it's a Harry Potter encyclopedia or a dectective novel, I'm ready for it!

    I'm a follower.


  22. I follow you on twitter.


  23. I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway.


  24. I liked you on facebook.


  25. I'm waiting for Plague by Michael Grant.I'm a follower!!

  26. I am waiting for The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  27. I can't wait for that either Atypical-girl. You can count me as one of those people who will be waiting in line for hours to get it a midnight. ^^


  28. Follower ^_^

    I'm really looking forward to Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus and Nevermore by Kelly Creagh, and Paranormalcy, of course.

  29. Tweet share!

  30. Blog post!

  31. Infinity: The Chronicles of Nick is what I'm wanting!!

    Old follower on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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

    I am absolutely FROTHING to read "Linger"!!! Shiver completely blew me out of the water, and it was my first introduction to the new YA Werewolf genre.

    I'm not sure exactly HOW much longer I can hang on waiting to find out what happens with Sam ;)

    Am a follower here :D

  33. I'm waiting for "The Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare! Why is August still so far? =)

  34. follow on twitter @elaing8


  35. I'm most looking for ward to get Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

  36. tweeted


  37. Oh, I forgot my e-mail:

  38. I am waiting anxiously for Mockingjay, Clockwork Angel and The Scorch Trials!!!!


  39. I also "like" you guys on Facebook too! (Cynthia Aguirre)

  40. I follow you guys on Twitter


  41. I am waiting for Wintertide from Michael J. Sullivan. That's not coming until October, though.


  42. I'm waiting for The Iron Daughter and Crescendo. *tick-tock-tick-tock* While everyone else is getting their ARC's I'm sitting here in Australia watching the clock tick, bitting my fingernails and considering swimming to the USA and stealing ARC's from US book bloggers houses!

    NAH, LOL...That would be a little dramatic! But it's a nice thought to tide me over a few months until they're *finally* released!

    Emma :)

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  45. Follow on facebook - Emma Cooper

  46. I am dying to read 'Mockingjay'. I cannot wait to see how this all ends and if Katniss and Peeta will be together forever!!! :)

    sithereandread (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Just realized I may have forgotten my email address:
    spysociety (at)ymail(dot)com

    & I tweeted, blogged & facebooked this :-) (EJP on Facebook/reading teen fan)

  48. I'm waiting for Beautiful Darkness by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia; Linger by Maggie Stiefvater; Clockwork Angel and City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare <3

    Great contest :)

  49. I follow ReadingTeen on twitter!

  50. I retweeted this giveaway (@nadiacoradin).

  51. Tweeted-

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  53. Follow Reading Teen on Twitter(@Debasmitadhar)

  54. Follow Amy on Twitter(@Debasmitadhar)

  55. Added the giveaway to my sidebar. Link- (under 'Contests' in the right sidebar)

  56. Follow Kit on Twitter(@Debasmitadhar)

  57. I am so dying to read Mockingjay,Paranormalcy and Halo!! Wish I could smuggle out ARCs from the authors!! ;)

  58. I cant freaking wait for #Paranormalcy(reasons as stated by you in a previous post about why you want ‘deserve’ to win an ARC of the book!) and #Mockingjay(for obvious reasons-What about district 13? What will be the ending of the love triangle between Katniss,Gale and Peeta? Will there be yet another Hunger Games? What will happen then? How will the participants be selected? What about the rebellion?....So many questions,doubts,fears and apprehensions!)!!

    Another book I can hardly wait for is:

    #HALO by Alexandra Adornetto

    Release Date: September 14, 2010
    Synopsis:Nothing much happens in Tallow Beach. But when three mysterious teens enroll in the local high school, everything changes. Nobody knows the truth: that they are angels on a mission to save a world on the brink of destruction. When Beth, the youngest, falls for her classmate Xavier, she faces a frightening decision: will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize that they are not they only supernatural power in Tallow Beach. The unscrupulous Jack Thorn sees Beth as the easiest target to further his own dark ambitions. The angels and Xavier must use their powers to overcome darkness - but will Beth survive the battle?

    1. Should I judge a book by it’s cover? NO
    Did I judge the book by it’s cover? Obviously,YES!
    You have to,just have to check out the book cover…it’s so tempting! For me,it truly was love at first sight!! The silhouettes of the girl and the guy almost on the verge of union is so very finely,beautifully and delicately portrayed through the cover. There is that whole paranormal,heavenly glow almost engulfing them. Will there be a union or separation for these passionate lovers? Will love triumph or duty?

    2. The story summary is so appealing. As it is,I am partial to angels. They are my most favorite para ‘creatures’. More so the ‘Undercover Angels On A Mission’ goes really well with me!
    Will we see the fall of an angel from heaven yet again? There is that archetypal Lucifer-turned-Satan ‘feel’(without all the negativity that Satan brings with him ofcourse) to it which makes the character of Beth so very interesting for me….I want to read more about her!! Will she or will she not defy heaven? I have read a few books where the guy angel falls for a human girl(read Hush Hush). It is now a girl who faces the decision-heaven or love? Will her personal claims dominate over heavenly conventions? Will she be able to spurn heaven if she wants to choose love? Will she relent to or defy the laws? Will her decision grant her self gratification? Will the relationship between Beth and Xavier bring them felicity or despondency? So many interesting and unanswered questions!

    3. Again that the angels are ‘NOT the only supernatural forces’ sound nice to me! Who are the other forces? What do they want? Who is Jack Thorn? That name ‘Jack Thorn’ so implies that he is gonna be such a royal pain for Beth! That ‘thorn’ says it all...!
    But how? What is he going to do? What will be the effect of his villainy? How will he be overcome?

    4. Fourthly,the book belongs to the paranormal romance genre! I know that might cut across to you as a very lame reason to like a book but what can I do? Paranormal never fails to attract me inspite of the abundance of books in this genre! And seems like the readers will encounter a really sweet romance in this book too! What more can a fan want?!

    It seems like Halo is going to be a perfect blend of action,love and thrill with the paranormal! OMG,I so badly want to read this book,like now!!

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  60. Paranormalcy is on my wishlist too :) I'm also waiting for Forget You by Jennifer Echols - I love all book I've read by her, and can't wait to read her latest release!


  61. I am waiting for Halo by Alexandra Adornetto and Linger! So excited for these! Thanks for the contest!

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  66. I am waiting for Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe

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  70. I can't wait for Only the good spy young by ally Carter, cause her gallagher girls series is just BRILLIANT! seriously high schol girls that are training to become spies! and the whole plot of the series is awesome, and just when I thought Cammy the Camaleon was out of danger in book 3 I discovered she's in more danger than ever, and in this next book she and her friend Macey are going to London! where all the good spy stuff happens!

    also, I know it's still long, I can't freaking wait for City of Fallen Angels!! ahh I almost die of exciment when Cassie Clare first said she was going to write a book with more Simon, I swear I feel like crying evertime I think about it, I AM SO EXCITED! Simon is my fave character of the series! he's smart, handsome, down to earth, geeky, and SO lovable, like he's just happy because Clary is happy even though he wants her to be with him, but all that matters to him is that she is happy and I'm just in love with him, Is it wrong I'm in love with a fictional guy? AWWW

  71. I am dying to read Spells and and Linger!

    I'm a follower and I tweeted this contest!


  72. I am making a separate post to say that I am a FB fan.

    Cindy Husher is my name on FB


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