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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 21


(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 giveaway, link up with Mr. Linky at the end of this post!  (You don't have to participate every week, just link up whenever you'd like to join in!)

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!!

We've moved our Middle Grade Books to Reading Tween.  Check out their SHS post!

YA books + (ARC=Advanced Reading Copy)

-*Newly Added HALO ARC by Alexandra Adornetto
-*Newly Added THE ETERNAL ONES ARC by Kirsten Miller
-*Newly Added GRACE ARC by Elizabeth Scott (signed to us)
-*Newly Added IMMORTAL BELOVED ARC by Cate Tiernan
-*Newly Added 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES by Maureen Johnson
-*Newly Added ROMEO & JULIET & VAMPIRES by Claudia Gabel
-*Newly Added THE DUFF ARC by Kody Keplinger
-*Newly Added SCARS by Cheryl Rainfeld (hardcover signed to Andye)
- Dark Song ARC by Gail Giles
- Ascendant ARC by Diana Peterfreund (signed to Andye)
- I am J ARC by Cris Beam
-Signed copy Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 3)
-Signed copy Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 2)
-Signed Copy  Paper, Scissors, Death  by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 1)
-*AUDIOBOOK Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Devid Levithan and John Green
-Amigas Fifteen Candles ARC by Veronica Chambers (inspired by Jennifer Lopez)
-The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen (PBR)(RT)
-Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants hardback by Ann Brashares
-The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Traveling Pants 2) hardback by Ann Brashares
Girls in Pants (Traveling Pants 3) hardback by Ann Brashares
-Forever in Blue (Traveling Pants 4) by Ann Brashares
-Glass by Ellen Hopkins hardback (review of Crank)
-The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
-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
-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (PBR) (RT)
-Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (PBR)
-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (PBR)
-The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox
-Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes (18 and over)
-What if....Everyone Knew Your Name (A Choose Your Destiny Novel) by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James
-The Riddle by Alison Croggon
-The Lovely Bones 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
-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
book 3 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
book 4 (hardback) by Douglas Adams

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and

 Tell us your favorite scary book!  That's it!


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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!

Ambur Hostyn

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

ATTENTION!! If you win and you'd like a series of books that are listed and are willing to pay the shipping, we will ship them all to you! (It's too expensive for us to do it ourselves!)

Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin

If you're a blogger and have a Saturday giveaway on your blog, LINK UP here!!


  1. I haven't read many scary books... Which is a little sad. I loved the Body Finder though, which was a little scary? Eh? I'm just easily frightened.

  2. I don't read awhole lot of scary books now a days. but in highschool I loved that story of The Monkey's Paw and The Raven

  3. Would it be weird if I said IT by Stephan King....

  4. I think the scariest book that I have read is Pet cemetary and It by Stephen King. Anything by Stephen King really creeps me out. Some of Dean Koontz's too, I love his books, but they don't give me the shivers like Stephen Kings

  5. I don't really read scary stories (although I wish I did) but there was this one book I read called The Devil's Arithmetic and it was about the Holocaust. It wasn't like "Boo!"-scary, but it definitely terrified me while I was reading it and I cried a lot. Especially the ending...

  6. Being a coward(lol) I don't read many scary stories but reading Salem's lot by Stephen King made me lose my sleep for 3 days!

  7. My worst scary book is the Little Book of Etiquette. Really how does one accomplish all those benign tasks of preforming so properly! My daughter brought home a copy since she wanted to have a 'formal' dinner and she was astonished that we did now own all the proper cutlery needed.
    It is pretty scary, especially the proper ladylike way to extract snails for escargot, oh that was filled with horror with that tiny spoon!

  8. I haven't read many scary books. They are something I avoided when I was younger, and have just barely decided I might like to read. So, even though I didn't find it particularly scary, I'd have to go with The Forest of Hands and Teeth, because zombies are kind of nuts.

  9. +JMJ+

    The scariest book I've ever read was Needful Things by Stephen King--but it's not something I'd recommend to teens!

    Nor is my favourite Horror story, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

    But I think I can recommend Neal Shusterman's YA Horror. I read his Red Rider's Hood, a new take on "Little Red Riding Hood" and werewolves, not knowing it was meant to be scary and was properly chilled. And I've just finished Full Tilt, about an evil amusement park that wants your soul. Great stuff!

  10. I don't read too many. But I liked BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE by Katie Alender.

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  11. I would probably have to say one of Steven King's books although I haven't really ever been scared by a book. If forced to choose I would opt for Salem's Lot.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  12. Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz.


  13. I think for me it's a cross between 'IT' and 'The Shining' by Stephen King. Because I hate clowns (gahh) and the whole REDRUM thing... oh my gosh.

    teenage.fairytale (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Mine is Dracula It was a good one though!! This is a great idea!

  15. I don't really read scary books because I'm a big chicken and don't like to get scared even though I watch scary movies. haha but it has to be during the day and with the lights on :) I guess the scariest book I read was Pet cemetary by Stephen King

  16. I love Firestarter by Stephen King. that horror?

  17. My favorite scary book right now is Sleepless by Thomas Fahy. I had nightmares for a week!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  18. I haven't read a bunch of scary books but gotta say that I've gotten some great ideas from the comments and think I might start reading that genre again! I think the scariest books I have read is probably Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and "Live Girls" by Ray Garton!

  19. I don't really read scary books, the closest I get is paranormal. I'm a chicken :/

  20. I still did not arrive at the horror part of books there's so many other books I want to read first, I still have to wait a little longer to read a really scary book

    marcoafmiranda at gmail dot com

  21. IT - by Stephen King


  22. I'm not really big on scary books. I hate ghost stories. But I think I found
    "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie
    a pretty frightening a story.


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  24. I'm not really one for scary books (although books are a lot easier to handle than movies!). But the scariest book I ever read was Scavenger Hunt by Christopher Pike. I was maybe 10 years old when I read it and refused to read another Pike book until well into high school.


  25. My favorite scary book is The Ruins by Scott Smith

  26. My favorite scary stories are by Edgar Allan Poe. So creepy! I have an old collection of his short stories, so I'd say that collection is my favorite scary book!

    pichipitch AT gmail DOT com

  27. I don't do many scary books persay, but I like UF and PNR
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  28. My favorite scary book it's And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie!!
    Really loved!

  29. I dont do many scarry books but IT got to me

  30. Northern Lights by Jennifer Donnelly

  31. I love scary books. I thought Stephen King's book It was pretty scary. Please enter me in contest.

  32. I loved The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Also Coraline by Neil Gaiman.


  33. I really don't read books just because they are scary, but some paranormals I read have creepy parts. Like The DeVouring...and let's face it...the Hunger Games were straight up freaky.

    Oh, p.s.: I LOVE the halloween banner at the top.

  34. Books don't really scare me but Pet Sematary by Stephen King bothered me a lot!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  35. I thought Stephen King's book It was scary. I would like to win Scars or Ascendants. Please enter me in contest.

  36. hum... i don´t really read scary stories... i like them but i prefer romance so i don´t have time enough to read about horror... but i will like to participate in the giveaway!! i don´t remember very well what we have to do, only a comment?? a mail?? a form?? i don´t remember...
    please answer me in andiiblogs(at)hotmail(dot)com
    P.S. i will read the post again only to see if i skip a line xD

  37. I don't read scary books because scary things make me fear everything just like scary movies and etc. Though I have tried reading S. King's book once - maybe it wasn't the best book of his because I didn't find it interesting at all and didn't finished it. So I don't have a favorite scary book. xlacrimax at gmail dot com

  38. I'm not a big fan of scary stories--I get waaaay too scared. The YA book Unwind wasn't super scary (it had some tense parts), but the ideas behind the novel were frightening to think about.

  39. Just left the link for my Secondhand Saturday :)

  40. I don't read very many scarey stories either. The Shining by Stephen King.
    Sue B

  41. mmm it would be one from highschool named "El almohadón de plumas" by Horacio Quiroga ^^


  42. I'd say "Amityville Horror: A True Story” by Jay Anson. What were those little red eyes?!!

  43. eeem I don't read a lot of scary books (I get scared extremely easy) so I don't know if this count as scary, but project 17 made me had nightmares D:

  44. Though I don't read many scary books my favorite is Carrie by Stephen King

    entrelibros_blog at

  45. I thought the Historian was rather creepy and freaked me out a bit. The scariest book I ever read was It by Stephen King in high school - girl with fear of clowns should NOT read that.

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. I don't read too many scary novels but one series I have read is The Devouring and Soulstice by Simon Holt.Great books but really scary!!!

  47. I haven't read a lot of scary books, but one of my favorite reads this year is The Light by D.J. MacHale, so I'd go with that one :)

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  48. The scarriest book I've read was Carrie by Stephen King. I don't really like horror genre, but I was curious about King's books, and that was the first one of his that I've read. I actually quite liked his writing style:)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. I don't really read a lot of scary books.... Hmmm, the last ghost book that I read was a long time ago: Haunted by Meg Cabot. I don't know if it would be my favorite book though.


  50. I don't really read scary books, but the one book that I did find scary was Stolen by Lucy Christopher. Although it's not a common kidnapping tale, I found the notion of possible Stockholm Syndrome very scary. The book completely messed up my mind.

  51. I was young when I read The Vanished by Celia Rees. I wasn't really into reading back then but we had a subject in highschool in which we weren't doing anything for a few weeks. So I borrowed it from my classmate. It was the first time I felt scared because of reading.

  52. Hmm...well I'm not sure if qualifies as a scary book, but it had me scared disturbed for weeks: Life as We knew It. For me so much of the ways people reacted to the end of the world seemed completely believable and made me worry how I'd survive.

  53. I haven't read many scary books so far, but my favorite is Bag Of Bones by the king of horror, Stephen King. That man is a genius, although I was reluctant to read this book at first, at the end not only I was scared but I was also in love. Great read.

  54. I am not a huge fan of scary books, I tend to avoid them. Most books by Stephen King would fit the bill on the scary front. But I am too much of a wimp to actually read any of them! Thanks!

  55. old stephen and edgar allen poe is still scary stuff to me...:)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  56. forgot my email....

    sorry about that...

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  57. Right now I don't usually choose to read books that are straight scary, however there are certain parts of just random books that end up being scary to me. When I was younger I read Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine like they were going out of style!

  58. I have to admit, for all I remember I read only one scary book. It was only recently and I LOVED it. The book's name was Nevermore by Kelly Creagh and it totally surprised me. I can't wait for the sequel!

    judittten at gmail dot com

  59. When I'm reading, I imagine all the details that the book describes, and it will live in my mind for so long. That's the reason why I don't read scary books. I'm a coward. lol.

    ~readinglassie at

  60. I'm not SO into scary books, maybe 'cause I'm just easily frightened :S But, Florence and Giles by John Harding made me feel scared for a while, I have to admit it :x

  61. I don't really read scary books. There have been creepy villains in some of my adult romantic suspense books (Linda Howard and this one by Karen Rose) though.

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  62. I haven't ever had a book scare me, but I've read a few that I think were intended to be scary. I loved Feed, by Mira Grant.

  63. I can't really think of a favorite scary book. It's not that I don't read them but I don't get scared that easy. Though I remember when I was little the Goosebump books used to really scare me.

  64. Definitely The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. That book FREAKED me out! Actually, the whole series did. Chloe's powers are definitely not something I'd want to have. ;)

  65. The Shining - Stephen King!


  66. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and my favourite scary book is 'The Stand' by Stephen King. It was the first book I read that really freaked me out :)

    Kate1485 at

  67. The scariest book I've read is Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. I know it isn't a horror story or anything but the content is scary in a it-could-really-happen kind of way. It's a really wonderful book but you know it shows the dangers of the world. Elizabeth Scott is an amazing writer!!! I so can't wait to read Grace! XD
    Thanks so much for adding Grace there! :)
    I am so stoked for this week's Secondhand Saturday Giveaway! :D

    Should I leave my e-mail?
    Just in case, here it is,

  68. OMG It's IT by Stephan King. I had to stop several times 'cause i was really scared AHAHAHAHA

  69. I guess the scariest book I've read so far is The Body Finder. I don't really read scary books but it's the closest to scary :)

  70. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead!

  71. I'd have to say "Misery" by Stephen King, that book scared the hell out of me. Man, Stephen's a genius when it comes to writing scary books *shivers*

  72. I don't read many scary books, but I found The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting to be pretty creepy, both because of the dead bodies thing and the stalkerish alternating chapters.

  73. When I was in middle school I read the R.L. Stine Fear Street books (not Goosebumps), and I remember them being pretty scary. As far as recently, the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris scares me at times. It's the ghost and suspense kind of fear, not really scared out of my wits. I did have to put Stephen King's Pet Sematary down.

  74. i don't like too much scary books, so my favorite is from Sidney Sheldon "Are you afraid of the dark?"
    and yeah, is not a really scary book, but is the more close, i think.

  75. Bad Girls Don't Die! The scariest book on my radar so far.

    ana13kl at gmail dot com

  76. I don't real a lot of horror, but Edgar Allen Poe's work is pretty scary.

  77. The scariest book I've ever read is It by Stephen King. But my favorite one is Carrie.

    Same author, two different reactions.

  78. Back in High School I tried to read everything King had ever written. I made it to, up to the most recently released (Bag of Bones). He's got a bunch of horror, but my favorite has been "The Stand." I've read it 4 or 5 times now.

  79. I'm not sure it's strictly scary, because I don't often get scared reading, but it is possible to completely freak me out psycohlogically with a high creep factor. My 'favourite' read that's done that is Neal Shusterman's Unwind. I shudder just thinking about it, but it was so freaking good!

  80. I love scary books, but I have yet to read one that actually scared me. I wasn't even scared in the slightest by the Stephen king books I have read.
    Although my favorite scary book is The Devouring by Simon Holt. ^_^

  81. Stephen King scares the hell out of me. I can`t name a book because they are all scary.

  82. oh my name is Anita M.

  83. I haven't read very many scary books, but I've read every Kay Scarpetta book ever written by Patricia Cornwell, and some of her stuff is super intense. It's technically thriller/murder mystery, but sometimes I've wanted to sleep with the lights on after reading one of them. The first of that series is Postmortem, and its uh-maz-ing and suspenseful. This is a great idea, thanks for the inspiration!

  84. Yesterday's Child by Barbara Wood. It's not a terrifying book, but it does give me the hebbe-jeebies (is there a correct way to spell that????) but I love to read it!

    Emily ebdye1(at)gmail(dot)com

  85. My favorite scary book would have to be The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time, it's a collection of short stories.
    nizmart at gmail dot com

  86. This is easy. :) The Shining,by Stephen King.

  87. I don't really read scary books... But I loved The Body Finder, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and The Dead Tossed Waves- Do those count? Starting The Forest of Hands and Teeth at midnight did not give me the easiest time falling asleep. I thought it was kind of scary... anyone else? Or am I just a book baby? (That sounds sort of cool.. book baby... new complement!)

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