Tuesday, 10 January 2012

January Book Giveaway - The Name of the Star (Maureen Johnson)

Courtesy of our friends at Harper Collins, this month we have a copy of The Name of the Star (A Shades of London Novel) by Maureen Johnson to giveaway.

Sixteen-year-old American girl Rory has just arrived at boarding school in London when a Jack the Ripper copycat-killer begins terrorising the city. All the hallmarks of his infamous murders are frighteningly present, but there are few clues to the killer's identity. “Rippermania” grabs hold of modern-day London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. In an unknown city with few friends to turn to, Rory makes a chilling discovery…could the copycat murderer really be Jack the Ripper back from the grave?

To enter our book giveaway just leave a comment on our blog. And don't forget to increase your chances by checking out how to gain bonus entries!!

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Entries are open until 5pm EST on Tuesday 31st January 2012. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Wednesday 1st February 2012. Good luck to everyone!!


  1. I have been into Jack The Ripper history for a very long time. I would sooo love to have this book!

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  3. +1 Follow Blog (GFC: Gi-Gi)
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    Thanks for the great giveaway :)
    I've been wanting to check this book out. It sounds amazing.

  4. Hi, I'd like to enter please. I'm following and my GFC name is Amber Lane. I joined the Reading Habit Community as Amber Lane - haunted1776 (at) gmail (dot) com. I also am following you on twitter and facebook as Amber Lane. Thanks!

  5. This sounds like and edge of the seat read. Please enter me in the contest.
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  6. Woohoo! I want to read this. I've really liked her other books and this seems very different in a very good, creepy kind of way. Love <3 Thanks for the contest!

  7. Hi, thank you for this great giveaway, I am an old follower via GFC, Lindsay Healy. Also like your facebook page.
    Thanks :)

  8. I've always been curious about Maureen Johnson as a writer, I must read her at some point, this book looks like a great place to start

  9. Thanks for the awesome opportunity Amber..it sounds like a great book...I'd love to read it:)

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  10. I've not come across Maureen Johnson before so I'd love to read this book. I love discovering new authors, especially female ones. I've liked Reading habit on FB, followed on Twitter and joined Reading Habit Community. I discovered you through Goodreads.

  11. This sounds intriguing! I found you via Goodreads and I'm planning on wandering through the archives for the rest of the weekend!
    +1 for following your blog!

  12. I would love to be entered for this fantastic novel giveaway, which looks fantastic and something that i would love to read plus it is also a genre that i adore.xx
    I would also like to find out more about the author and their works as it looks very good. xxx

    From: Miss. Lucinda Fountain
    Email: lfountain1@hotmail.co.uk

    Many Thanks xx
    thank you for holding such a brilliant giveaway - i shall keep my fingers crossed. xxx

  13. I would love to win this giveaway:) Thanks for the chance!

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  14. I hope I win this!! Maureen Johnson is a great writer. I heard awesome things about this one, so it's definitely on my to-read list.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  15. Thanks for this giveaway sounds like a brillian book amber!
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    Hope I win :)

  16. I would apsolutely love to win this novel as it looks amazing and the type of genre that i love. I do follow you on 'Goodreads' as i am a member on there and regularly review and look for new things to read that are of interest. xx
    Thank you for holding such a fantastic competition! xx

    From: Miss. Lucinda Fountain
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    Many Thanks xx

  17. I thought I had entered already!

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds like an amazing book!
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  19. What a lovely giveaway
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  20. Wonder who has won....hoping to win this one as i wasn't so lucky on wiining Enthralled!! :) - Aishah

  21. Hi All,

    Thanks to everyone for entering our 'The Name of the Star' giveaway. A big congratulations to "Knowledge Lost" who is the winner!! Please email your postal details to info@readinghabit.com.au so that we can mail the book out to you. Our February giveaway will be a gift voucher at our online store, so stay tuned for details. Happy reading, Amber.

  22. Congratulations 'Knowledge Lost'!!! unlucky for December's Enthralled, unlucky for January's 'The Name of the Star'...maybe February is my lucky month!!


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