Thursday, January 26, 2012

WIN THIS BOOK! Savoy (Celia Rees)

Welcome to this stop on the Young Adult Giveaway Hop!


To win a copy of Savoy, leave a comment on which book you’re most excited to read in 2012. For an extra chance to win, tweet or blog about the contest and include a link to this site (leave me link in the comments and I’ll enter you an extra time for each place you post). The winner will be randomly drawn on February 1st. For a full list of the over 200 blogs with giveaways, visit "I am a Reader, Not a Writer." Good luck!

Title: Savoy
Author: Celia Rees
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Length: 416 pages
Rating: 2.5/5


Savoy is a privileged English lady who runs into trouble head-first when she goes looking for her missing father during the crux of the French Revolution and just as England is in turmoil trying to avoid a revolution of their own. She disguises herself both as a highway robber and as a proper young lady, befriending a notorious but dashing criminal, a studious American, and a cross-dressing prostitute along the way.

If you like European history and the French Revolution, you’ll like this book- there’s a lot of history deeply interwoven into the plot. It’s even a little Sherlock Holmes-y with a dark mystery running through as well. I enjoyed the strong female character- you have to love a spunky leading lady in historical fiction where there is more at stake. However, I didn’t think there was enough personal story to counteract the crazy historical territory the author covered. With all those male characters, I was hoping for a little more drama on that front.

Give this book a try if you like history. Enter to win below!

57 comments:

  1. This looks like a great book Emily, and I've never heard of it so that's a plus! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I'm most excited to read First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky this year.

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books
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  2. I am most excited to read Insurgent in 2012! Divergent definitely left me wanting more =D

    -Emily
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    emisbookblog@aol.com

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  3. I want to read Cinder!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    GFC follower

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  4. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/christinafiorio/status/162950676358512642

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  5. I want to read Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver!

    GFC follower: (my username is Cheyenne)

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  6. I really want to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. It's on my list. :)

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  7. I'm most excited to read Clockwork Princess this year! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

    Randi
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  8. "Bitterblue" by Kristen Cashore! :)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/veronicawalker/status/163026590744326144

    Thanks!
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  9. I love books by Celia Reese. I am looking forward to reading Dragonswood.

    lisaisabookworm AT gmail Dot com

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  10. I'm really wanting Article 5

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  11. I'm waiting to read Divergent. Thanks for the opportunity! richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

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  12. I really want to read Incarnate

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  13. I'm really looking forward to Clockwork Princess
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  14. HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire was my favorite book of 2011 so TIMEPIECE is my most looked foward to 2012 book.
    GFC- Lisa Richards
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  15. I'm excited about Cinder.

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  16. The book I am most excited to read in 2012 is City Of Lost Souls.

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  17. I tweeted about this giveaway.

    Link: https://twitter.com/#!/lover2387/status/163189777120763904

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  18. I love Historical fiction! I'm really excited about Insurgent as well by Veronica Roth!

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  19. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/#!/karasmannequin/status/163295015706165249

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  20. I would love to give this book a shot!

    samantha.holcomb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I am excited about Fever by Lauren DeStefano! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  22. i'm pretty excited about pandemonium and really most of the 2nd books in a series that are coming out this year :)

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  23. I can't wait to read Fever by Lauren DeStefano! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  24. i cant wait for clockwork princess!
    thanks for the giveaway!
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  25. I am completely excited for The mark of Athena!!!!!
    Thanks!
    Dogkahn@aol.com

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  27. I want to read Dearly Departed! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! My email address is alexandchrissy(at)yahoo(dot)com I also joined your fantastic blog. I hope we become great friends!

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Ugh, as I just finished Clockwork Prince, I'm absolutely DYING for Clockwork Princess! I may explode before December comes! (:

    thaliasbooks@yahoo.com

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  29. I'm most excited to read Illuminate! Thanks for the great giveaway! I love history, so it looks like a good read :)

    kmritchie02@gmail.com

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  30. Sounds interesting.

    Colleen at myartsite dot com

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  31. I;m really hoping to read Bitterblue (the third book after Graceling) and good luck to everyone :D
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  32. After reading your review I'm excited to read Savoy. Sounds like my kind of book.
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

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  33. Great sounding book.

    GFC - kayswederski

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  34. http://firestarbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/yay-books-win-this-book-savoy-celia.html

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    GFC: Firestarbooks :)

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  35. Amy Plum's second book-Until I Die


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  36. Timepiece!!!!!!

    Gfc autumn miller

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  37. I am excited for The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-Jackie

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  38. I am most excited about Insurgent.
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  39. Tweet:https://twitter.com/#!/lilcrickit/status/163814886483304448
    GFC Cricket
    I am excited about City of Lost Souls
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  40. I'm really excited to read Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver this year!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    thansk for the giveaway

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  41. I'm escited about City of Lost Souls.
    GFC: tpulliam
    tweeted :https://twitter.com/#!/tpulliam2/status/163868317315104769

    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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  42. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway sounds great

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  44. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I'm looking forward to reading timeless by Gail Carriger
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  45. I'm most excited to read Cinder. :)
    oneagainst@hotmail

    Thanks!!

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  46. I can't wait for A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison.
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  47. I can't wait to read City of Lost Souls. Thank you for the excellent giveaway.

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  48. I am looking forward to Cinder. I've already hear so many good things about it.

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  49. I'm most excited for Bitterblue!
    Thanks for the giveaway =)
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  50. I am most excited for Cinder, I love the Cinderella stories and it sounds wonderful!
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  51. Ahhh, I love Celia Rees and have not read this one! Thanks for the chance! I'm most excited to read Rapture this year and Goddess Interupted! wilsondev(At)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I can't wait until the golden lily by richelle mead comes out
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  53. wow you must not like t he book i am a avid reader and bloggers and then i follow you and would love to read the book and then blog on it love the eys on the girl

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  54. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I am a new follower and most excited to read The Fox Inheritance so far this year. Fingers crossed!

    michael(at)michaelpiercebooks(dot)com

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  55. I'm most excited to read Catching Fire. I know it's not new to this year, but I finished The Hunger Games not too long ago. Loved it! And I can't wait to read what happens next.

    https://twitter.com/#!/laylees/status/164509633250209792

    GFC: Dominique
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