Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Last Child by John Hart


I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Books a Million to bring you this giveaway! Books a Million has offered up to THREE AUTOGRAPHED hardcover copies of The Last Child by John Hart. I just received my copy in the mail last week and can't wait to read it!

Here's some information about the book and author:

John Hart's "New York Times" bestselling debut, "The King of Lies," announced the arrival of a major talent. With "Down"" River," he surpassed his earlier success, transcending the barrier between thriller and literature and winning the 2008 Edgar Award for best novel. Now, with "The Last Child," he achieves his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil.
Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain.
Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.
Then a second child goes missing . . .
Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.
Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, "The Last Child" leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power.

GIVEAWAY
This giveaway is open to the 48 continental states per Books a Million's Instructions. To enter, leave a comment with a valid email address and tell me about the last book you read that transported you to another world. I'll leave this giveaway open for a week.



Amy

38 comments:

Lori L said...

I'd love to win! The last book I finished was One Second After by William R. Forstchen. It took me to a post apocalyptic U.S. and showed just a small portion of what would happen to society if nuclear explosions were calibrated to set off EMPs.
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bermudaonion said...

Galway Bay whisked me away to Ireland! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Julie P. said...

The Hunger Games was an entirely new world to me! :)

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Holly said...

Harry Potter always whisks me away, but Julie Lessman's Passion books sent me to early 20th century Boston and Ireland and they were a lot of fun.

This one looks enthralling. Pick me! Pick me!!

Kristi said...

I featured this in a Waiting on Wednesday post in March! I would love to win it. I am reading Thimble Summer right now which reminds me of life as a pre-teen - definitely a foreign world for me now!
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Wrighty said...

I just heard about this recently and it sounds so good! The last book I read that transported me to another world was Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center. It's about a young married couple with three small boys and how they are trying to cope with their hectic lives. I lived that experience with my now teenage boys. It really took me back and made me laugh. It was a great book. Thanks for a fun contest!

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Nicole said...

I just read Mistress of the Sun, and that definitely transported me to another world. It was great. nicole@linussblanket.com

Jennsbookshelf said...

The last book that transported me to another world was Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue. Amazing book!

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Nicole O'Dell said...

Randy Alcorn's Deadline took me to heaven!

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bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.

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Stacie said...

We read "Down River" in my book club and I enjoyed it. Excited to see another of his novels coming out. I am currently reading "Twilight" and that is a whole new world for me! Sign me up please!
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Cheryl S. said...

The last set of books that transported me to another world were The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Please count me in - Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I recently read "Women of the Silk" by Tsukiyama. Her books are fantastic, but this particular book introduced me to China in the time of silk workers. It was amazing, I felt like I was in the hot steamy factories along with the girls. amandachit(at)gmail(dot)com

Ti said...

Yay!! I would love to win this one.

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clenna said...

I read the Twilight series and loved them. I'd love to read this book - it sounds like a 'can't put it down' mystery. I love those kinds of books!

Britt said...

This looks really good!
Books that transported me away? The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger by Lois Lowry!
And the Raine Benares books by Lisa Shearin!!
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Teddy Rose said...

No need to enter me. It will be posted on my Giveaways Galore this weekend.

jemscout425 said...

i just reread the lord of the rings trilogy. i love where it takes my mind
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The Queen Of Free said...

The last book I read, was the Dan Brown novel, "Angels and Demons". Now, I get to see it on film.

kathy55439 said...

I love AUTOGRAPHED books,,,,,,

I read Money A Memoir by Liz Perle I helped me see that I need to get my debt undercontol and Made me MOVE to a FARM IN IOWA so I think the counts a new world for the city girl LOL

JellyPA said...

I just finished the book "All the Blood in Brooklyn" by Charlie Huston. It's the third in the series...looking forward to the next one. Please enter me in your giveaway. And thanks for hosting it!

jwx4 said...

I just finished reading Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. It definitely took me to another world.
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MJ said...

Carolinia Harmony transported me back to the mountains. I loved it!

ps Teddy sent me :)

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auntrene said...

There are so many, probably the Harry Potter books. I am reading them for a second time, this time with my 12 year old nephew. It has been great fun for us both. I enjoy the time with the book, and really getting to spend time with my nephew doing something we both love is great.

Teddy sent me!

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Bingo said...

I would love to win a copy of this autographed book. Thanks for the great giveaway. Other world book I have read?? well that would have to be the fantasy world of Edward in THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TOULANE which is a must read for everyone!

Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this. I just finished Diana Galbadoon's A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

Thanks

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Ashley said...

I'd love to read this, it sounds fantastic!
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The last book I read was A Lion Called Christian, which was great. It's a true story (from the 1970's) and I really enjoyed it.

purplegengar said...

last book you read that transported you to another world: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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ellie said...

The last book I read that really took me away to another place was A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Annell said...

Right now I'm reading Galway Bay - taking me to 1840's Ireland.

Heard about you from So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

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Marie said...

This sounds like a great book! I just finished Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris who is one of my favorite authors and creates a world that is very much one that takes you away from the real one you live in!

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Nickolay said...

I just got done reading "The Terror" and it was a awesome page turner. I would recommend it

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Deborah said...

I recently read "Galway Bay," which transported me to the famine years in Ireland, and subsequent years in North America - both lifetimes and ways of life that I find almost beyond belief. asthenight at gmail dot com

wendy said...

I read " The Hunger games" which really made me feel like I was a million miles away.

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Katie said...

I read "Whistling in the dark." This book...it drew me in with strong arms and didn't let go until I read the last word. It took place in my hometown (Milwaukee, WI) and I was transported not to another place, but another time; 40 years earlier in 1959. I could almost see and hear all that the author described, as the streets I knew well took on a different look. I read an excerpt from "The Last Child" and it has already done the same thing for me. I've been sucked into a story yet again!
katie.flehmer@gmail.com

A Reader said...

Buffalo Lockjaw took me to Upstate NY -- a world away from me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Pam said...

The last book that transported me somewhere was "A Thousand Splendid Suns". Thanks so much!

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Wendy said...

I would TOTALLY love to win this book since I read Down River by this author and loved it! The last book I read which transported me to another world would have to be The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo - I didn't love the book, but it definitely put me smack in the middle of 19th century Mexico!

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