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Monday, August 30, 2010

Contest: Win a Nevermore Prize Pack by Kelly Creagh

Win a NEVERMORE Prize Pack!
Includes signed copy of the book & other goodies

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.
*This contest is now closed*
ENTER: leave a comment answering the following question. Have you read any Edgar Allen Poe? What did you think and do you have a favorite of his combined works? Mine is the Pit & The Pendulum---scary!!!
*Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. Or you can email me with it at bookbutterfly9(at)gmail(dot)com. 

ENTRANTS must be 13 years of age or older.
CONTEST DEADLINE is September 10, 2010
OPEN to U.S. entrants only (Sorry International readers)


markmmm74 said...

Yes, I've read the Tell-Tale Heart, and I really liked it.

Brooke said...

The Tell-Tale Heart is the first work I read by Poe, and it's also my favorite. I've enjoyed everything I've read by him though.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

I was a strange child. When other kids told ghost stories at summer camp, I told Edgar Alan Poe stories. The Cask of Amontillado was a favorite but the best was The Pit and the Pendulum. I could scare the crap out of kids with that one. My favorite poem is The City in the Sea, although I do love The Raven.

Great contest!


Morning Glow from Novel Addiction said...

I have read Poe.. but it's been so long. If I would have to pick a favorite, it would be the first one I read... The Cask of Amontillado.

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Linda Henderson said...

I've never read any Edgar Alan Poe. Maybe someday.

katie said...

I have read lots of Poe but I don't know what is my favorite. I really liked The Cask of Amontillado so I guess that one will work. =]


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Anonymous said...

So many! The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and The Raven. The Raven by far, for some odd reason is my favorite!

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Joanna said...

Yes I have! I have read the Raven and Tell-Tale Heart. I think that Tell-Tale Heart is my favorite. I like how it is written!!



Lexie said...

The only Poe I've read is 'The Raven'. My friend Ian and I had to memorize it for 10th grade--our English teacher said whoever could memorize the entire poem in time for Halloween (7 weeks later) would automatically be granted an auto 90% for the semester. He reasoned that anyone who puts that much effort into something deserves to be rewarded. :D Me and Ian memorized it together (half each) and had a blast doing it!


Myra C said...

I have not read any Edgar Alan Poe maybe one day.


KatieDoll said...

Definitely The Tell-Tale Heart. We listened to an audio version of it in my Novels class a few years ago and it was so epic. It had the entire room silent!


The Library Lurker said...

I've read a couple things for class, and after we dissected it I really enjoyed The Raven.


pirate penguin said...

I've only read three works by Poe-The Cask of Amontillado, Annabel Lee and The Tell-Tale Heart. I didn't like The Cask of Amontillado but I did like the other two (which is strange because Tell-Tale has the same plot as The Cask of Amontillado-both of the narrators murder people!)


Lovely little love said...

I'd love to be entered!

The only Edgar Allan Poe I've read is Raven and it was amazing!


thanks for the awesome opportunity and good luck to everyone!

*fingers crossed*

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Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I adore Edgar Allan Poe. I love everything I've read by him, but I think my favorite would have to be "Fall of the House of Usher."


Larissa said...

I had a Kids' Classics version with Tell Tale Heart and Cask of Amontillado in it. I think maybe one more, but both of those stories are soooooo creepy!

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Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I read a bunch of his stories and poems back in high school, but the ones I reread the most were The Raven & The Tell-Tale Heart. Either way, they were eerie...but awesome =)


Sophia said...

In my opinion, Edgar Allen Poe is by far the BEST poet to ever walk the earth. His poems give you chills and goosebumps in an eerie and amazing way, making you think about what you've just read for the next... week.

My favorite work by him is Annabel Lee. Also... man, I forgot the title! It's like Esperado or... something. But it's about a man who's trying to find the city of gold, but realizes that it doesn't exist. And then he meets a spirit who tells him... well, you just have to read the poem.

Sophia L.

kimscarecrow said...

I had to read a bit of his work for English classes in High School. The Fall of the House of Usher was an odd story. I really liked the Tell-Tale Heart.


Jessica said...

My favorite Poe is 'The Cask of Amontillado,' which also happens to be the first of his works that I ever read.


Kayla :) said...

I've read lots by Poe, but I'd have to say the Pit and the Pedulum is my favorite by far. It's the one that really stuck in my mind...Probably because I was forced to read it when I was young xD

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Scoot said...

I have read a lot of Poe, and he is a little creepy! I do remember liking The Tell-Tale Heart. Random fact: I have visited his gravesite before.

Thanks for the chance to win! Nevermore sounds great.


Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I haven't read any Poe. I've been intrigued based on things I've heard though.


Martha Lawson said...

I've read several Of Poe's books waaaaay back in high school!! Don't really have a favorite, but I do remember how very creepy his writing is!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Tore said...

I am an email subscriber and follower. Have you read any Edgar Allen Poe? What did you think and do you have a favorite of his combined works? The only book of his I read was the Pit & The Pendulum. I thought it was scary! Please enter me in contest. I would love to read Nevermore. Tore923@aol.com

Monica said...

I've read The Raven and Tell Tale Heart for school but I'm not a big fan.


Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hi guys! Thanks for all your great answers. I'm enjoying reading about your experiences with the works of Poe! Keep 'em coming!

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Bethie said...

I love Poe's poetry. Annabelle Lee is my fav. The Raven always gives me goosebumps.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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donnas said...

I have read quite a few of his stories and poems. But I have to admit The Raven is my favorite.

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Caitlin said...

Yes I have read a few things by Poe. My favorite would have to be Annabel Lee. Very sad.

Thanks for holding the contest!!


Theresa said...

I've only ever read one thing by Edgar Allen Poe. It was a short story called The Fall of the House of Usher that we read in English class. I liked it though. It was spooky. I don't really have any favorites though...haven't read enough of his stuff for that.


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I've read a ton of Poe! My favorite is the same as yours- The Pit and the Pendulum. I remember reading it aloud to my 10th graders and getting them fully hooked into what was happening. It was just so freaky!

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Vidisha said...

Too many to name.....all in school and college...
Ravan my best...


jecca said...

We had to read The Tell-Tale Heart for english class. I haven't read any of his other works yet. But i did really enjoy the Tell-Tale Heart.


Lena said...

I have read The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven and Annabel Lee. I read them for school. Maybe if I didn't have the dissect them to death, I would've enjoyed them more, lol. Annabel Lee was my favorite though! :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'm really looking forward to reading this :D

*crosses fingers*


Ezmirelda said...

Yes, I had to read the tell-tale-heart last year, and had to memorize the raven in the fifth grade. I like the raven the most from what I've read of his works. This book sounds awesome!


Savannah Smith said...

My favorite of Edgar Allen Poe (what I've read so far anyway) is The Raven. :) It's very creepy, and I like that.

latishajean said...

I have not read any and really don't know to much about it. Thank you for this great contest! im a follower.

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Yes, I've read a bit of it, but my favorite of his works is Annabelle Lee. I love to hear it read aloud. :)



Autumn said...

I've read a lot of Poe. I still love The Raven. I just read a book about Poe. Check out my blog http://fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com/2010/08/poe-shadow.html

John Cusack is going to play Poe in a movie!

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Indigo said...

I have a 20 year old, leather bound anthology with the works of Poe. My daughter knows the Raven word for word, as I used to read it to her at night for a bedtime story. It's also my favorite! (Hugs)Indigo


debbie said...

I have read almost all of his works. I loved the raven and the tell tale heart. (I loved the simpsons version of the raven.)

missy said...

I love poe all of his works are good and you have the ones that you read that always stay with you "The premature burial" is one of my faves!!!

Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic) said...

We had to read Edgar Allan Poe in my high school English class. I remember reading Tell-tale Heart, The Raven, and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Not sure what one would be my favorite but the one I remember the best is Tell-tale Heart.


Margay said...

Poe was required reading in high school. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have read his stories because I found them disturbing and creepy. I still have nightmares about Tell Tale Heart.

Julie said...

I have read the Raven and Telltale Heart. They were both really good.


Alexander Bennett (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

My favorite of Poe's works are The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven.

Thanks for the great contest!


alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

Audra said...

I am a Poe fiend! I went to university where allegedly Poe wrote much of his work (in southern Delaware) so I feel a particular affinity for him. I'm not sure I can pick a single favorite -- but 'Tell-Tale Heart' is definitely up there!

Thank you for the giveaway!

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StephTheBookworm said...

I have read Tell Tale Heart and The Raven. I LOVED Tell Tale Heart. It is so spooky and suspenseful. I just bought a collection of his work at the thrift store so I will soon be reading more of his work.

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Alicia0605 said...

I loved Annabel Lee! It was my favorite!!


ylime1981 said...

I have read Poe. I was first exposed back in 8th grade. I was not a fan at that point in time. I couldn't appreciate it then. We read The Tell Tale Heart and The Pit and The Pendulum. However, since then I have been attracted to Annabelle Lee because of a book I read where the characters loved the story.

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Amber Riley said...

My favorite is The Raven. My family reads it every Christmas (a ritual set one year when I bought my aunt the entire Poe collection as a present). We rap on the table when they mention rapping or tapping & other such fun things ^_^

Thanks for the contest!

littlest smithy said...

hey i lovedddd!!!!! Pit and The Pendulum and really want to read nevermore here's my e-mail mad-max77797(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, this book sounds pretty fantastic! So thank you for giving it away :)

Yes, I have read Edgar Allen Poe. But I've only read the Raven because it was required for school. I thought it was okay. His writing didn't stand out to me or anything. I'm not into poetry, but he's definitely worth reading!


Melissa said...

Yeah, i've read Poe i like The Raven the best.
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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I have not read any Poe...but I sure would like to!


DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

oh I have I have I read Tell-Tale Heart oh the story is really is one of my favorite

Nikki said...

My favorite thing written Poe is actually a poem, called "The Bells", because it starts off happy then turns really dark.


Pokadots1121 said...

I've read Edgar Allen Poe, and my fav is The Tell-Tale Heart. I just love how scary the ending was. Where the man thinks he could still hear his victim's heart beating. No one does Creepy like Poe.
Thanks for the contest!

linaramz said...

Love Edgar Allen Poe! My fav is The Raven because it was the first time reading Poe and I got hooked. His writing is just so full of creepy awesomeness.

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GMR said...

YES! I have read some of Poe's work....favorite would have to be The Tell-Tale Heart. Although it's short and "sweet", I love the spooky creepy descriptive nature employed throughout the story. (Although your choice was pretty good too!)

Definitely count me in on the contest please! Would love a chance to read this one....


Jessy said...

I actually haven't read any Edgar Allen Poe. I think I would enjoy some though.

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Yan said...

I love some of Poe's work! My favorite is the Tell Tale Heart--a classic I guess ;)


throuthehaze said...

I have read Poe...my fave is The Tell Tale Heart
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Aik said...

I haven't read any of his works. Sorry!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Poe! I've read a good portion of his poetry and most of his short stories. I love the Tell Tale Heart the best.

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Kate said...

I have read Poe and I'm surprised to say that I love a lot of what he does. It's just not what I usually read but I love his stories! My favorites are The Pendulum and Tell Tale Heart. Those are really good and I love to read them during the Hallween Season.


Jessica Secret said...

Nope, but I want to!

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Onge said...

I haven't really read any. But I know he had one with a raven. I guess I need to start reading more. :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I always loved The Raven, the Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum. I had a tape of his popular stories as a kid that were dramatized and those always scared me.


jewelknits said...

I'm a big fan of Poe and Hawthorne; I think they were well before their time. "The Raven" is probably my all-time fave, although, like you, "The Pit and the Pendulum" is right up there!


Isi and Jas' mom said...

I read the tell tale heart in highschool......but nothing else
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Anonymous said...

I have only read some of his poetry. My favorite is The Raven.
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Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I think I've only read one and it was in high school. Something about a ticking heart hidden between the floor boards? I don't know. His work is a bit too dark for my tastes.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mandy said...

I've read The Raven, and The Tell-Tale Heart and probably some others when I was younger that I don't remember were by him. My favorite is The Tell-Tale Heart, that was creepy.

bratdownstairs at yahoo


Okay, I'm so entering this contest! The cover alone has me drooling. I adore Edgar Allen Poe. My favs are a toss between The Raven and The Pit and the Pendulum.

clenna said...

I've read Poe and I think his Tell-Tale Heart is the scariest. My mother used to tell me he was her uncle (my great uncle) just to scare me. (he isn't ) but it worked i was scared to death that his stories were real and based on past relatives! Yikes.

clenna at aol dot com

Malak said...

The Tell-Tale Heart was a very good story from him. It was dark, a bit scary, and a tad bit insane, but i really liked it. I'm hoping to get his collecter's editon of his poems and stories soon.


Mary Ann said...

Mary D
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I've have the collected works of Poe, and I think I've read them all, including The Tell-Tale Heart (loved it) but I really enjoy his sci-fi/fantasy works (of which I wish he'd written more).

Here is my favorite Poe: The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans PFaall

Makayala Livingston said...

Edgar Allan Poe; such an amazing writer. I love his works, because their brilliant yet creepy at the same time. My favorite, though, is The Raven. It was really scary, and a very enjoyable read as well. I'm looking forward to reading more of his works!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I'm sure I've read more than the Raven & Pit and the Pendulum when I was in school, ages ago but those two quickly came to mind.

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littletinkerbell1995 said...

i have read different edgar allen poe stories they always give me the chills:D


-Alejandra S

Lizzy said...

I read quite a bit of Poe in a Gothic Tales course that I took. My favorite has to be The Tell-Tale Heart. Thanks for hosting


justpeachy36 said...

Poe is definitely one of my all time favorites. There are so many to choose from. I think my favorite is, The Tell Tale Heart, but Anabelle Lee is a close second.

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Jensen said...

Im a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe. but my favorites would have to be:
The Raven. The Tell-Tale Heart. oh and The Cask of Amontillado. :]

email. jensenbills@gmail.com

Christina/Book Addict said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I teach "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." I love Poe and so do my students. He's so much fun!


Breanne said...

I haven't read any of his works for a VERY long time. Even though I have a book full of them! So I can't really remember which one was my favorite

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Kelsey said...

I did read Edgar Allen Poe, in high school. I did like his work - it's creative and dark in a way that you don't find just anywhere. My favorite is probably his poem, The Raven. It's lyrical, in a way. Anyway, great giveaway!