Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

In a blog hop, participating blogs sign up to offer contests and giveaways for a limited time period.

Between June 21 and 24, 2011, one lucky “One Book Per Week” reader will win a $20 book store gift card. If you’re a local (Halifax, Nova Scotia) it will be from the independent bookstore of your choice. If from further afield, an e-voucher  from Amazon or Chapters. Open to readers in Canada, the US  and the UK only.

Midsummer’s Eve usually puts me in the mood for a fantasy novel. Right now I am reading book three of the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.

For your chance to win, leave a comment below recommending your favourite fantasy novel or series. I am always looking for new reading ideas. For an extra entry, follow the blog, by email or RSS, and indicate this in your comment.

Thanks, and don’t forget to check out the fabulous giveaways from other participating blogs, see the full list at www.iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com.


135 thoughts on “Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop

  1. Please count me in! I would definitely recommend MY FAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison to read, or James Dashner’s THE MAZE RUNNER series, or PARANORMALCY series by Keirsten White. All very very good!

  2. Thanks! 🙂 I love Tamora Pierce’s novels – my favourite is probably the Protector of the Small quartet.

    thestoryqueen at hotmail dot com

  3. I have just finished reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making – different and aimed at middle school, but very good, fun read.
    I am a follower.

  4. I recommend “Mistborn” by Brandon Sanderson (Ocean’s Eleven set in a corrupt fantasy empire), “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell” by Susanne Clarke (magicians in the Napoleonic Era, written in the style of the times), and “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss (a conventional fantasy epic that plays with the conventions of fantasy epics).

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    mrsethjones at yahoo dot com

  5. Tough to choose! I’m a big fan of fantasy, but I often read short stories (and I’m always horrible at choosing favourites). One series I’ve been enjoying lately is the Zamonia series by Walter Moers.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  6. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

    My mom’s been sick and I never got around to signing up for the Midsummer Hop, but I’m giving away a beautiful copy of Anna and the French Kiss on my blog Readerbuzz in June. I’d love to have you stop by and throw your name in the hat!

  7. I highly recommend Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. There are two more books in the series that are forthcoming. Great YA fantasy.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Well, I mostly read YA novels…so I would say, Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan (Light Reading), and I’ve come to enjoy NightShade by Andrea Cremer, the sequel is coming out in July =)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for participating in the MidSummer’s Ever Giveaway Hop!! ^_^
    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.com
    TValeros18 at gmail dot com

  9. I really love Outlander, but then, who doesn’t? I’m working my way through The Earth’s Children series. That’s the series that starts with Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. Very good series!

  10. I recently really enjoyed Pandemonium by Darrel Gregory – more of an urban fantasy than anything else – but that may be my favourite permutation of the genre.
    I follow you on RSS and you know where to find me 🙂

  11. My favourite fantasy series is one from my childhood: The Chronicles of Narnia. The Outlander series is on my TBR list.

    I’m following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I suggest the Arthurian Saga by Mary Stewart. There are four books in the series and they are all really good!

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    Thanks for the giveaway,

    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

  13. This isn’t my favorite fantasy series, but it is a little… different, in a good way. It’s The Black Jewel series.

    I follow through email.

  14. I’d have to say the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. It’s young adult, but still a fun fantasy series.

    jenniekcoupons at gmail dot com

  15. I love several series, some have already been mentioned here–Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Outlander, Mary Stewart’s Arthur books, and Madeleine L’Engle’s books. reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  16. Would you consider The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy fantasy? I do and loved them all. I read them when they were originally released.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  17. I really loved the Earth’s children series starting with CLAN OF THE CAVEBEAR. I need to read the new book but have not yet. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. My current obsessions are the Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong, the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Barnes.


  19. Thanks for this giveaway! My favorite fantasy novel that I read this year was Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini…so awesome! (:


  20. I’d have to say The Hunger Games, if that counts. I absolutely love this series.


  21. Very interesting to see what people recommend! I’ll add my voice to Seth (Listener) and recommend the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. He just won the David Gemmell Award for his latest novel, and he was handpicked to finish the Wheel of Time books after the sad passing of Robert Jordan. So you know he must be talented! I’d also recommend the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. She’s a fantastic writer, perhaps my all-time favorite.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win!!


  22. One of my old favorites from back in high school is The Secret of Dragonhome by John Peel.


  23. I recommend Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver, and The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwich (this one is kind of vulgar)…
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for participating in the MidSummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!! ^_^
    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.com
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  24. Right now, I am reading Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey, a trilogy called A Resurrection of Magic. AND IT IS PURE AWESOMENESS. I LOVE IT. It’s written in alternating chapters, from two points of view, and the style of writing is beautiful! I am pretty sure you will enjoy reading Duey’s books because she writes as if she’s in the settings she’s writing about. It’s amazing.



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  25. You have so many great recommendations. But here are a few from me..
    The Tairen Soul series by C L Wilson
    The Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance
    The Xanth series by Piers Anthony

  26. Count me in please! I love the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. I love puns, and that series is seriously punny….ha i know, that was REALLY bad…but whatever. 🙂

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    P.S. I follow via email 😀

  27. My favorite book is Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere or pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman. He has a way with inbueing the real world with magic and making it seem real.

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

    I also just subscribed to your newsletter.

  28. Great giveaway!
    I think favorite fantasy would have to be Graceling (that’s considered a fantasy right??)


  29. Hi! Great giveaway!

    I recommend Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

    I also follow the blog via email.

    barefootpeach at gmail dot com

  30. My current favorite fantasy book is elantris by brandon sanderson,
    I subscribe via email.
    thank you for the giveaway

  31. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoyed Goddess of Love by P.C. Cast.

    GFC follower – Sherry S.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  32. Thanks for this giveaway!

    I love paranormal romance/erotica so hard for me to say but if you want to read a great series that is urban fantasy/paranormal romance then read Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave – Book #1 then the rest of the series you will love it!


  33. My favorite fantasy book/series would have to be Colleen Houck’s Tiger Curse. The second book Tiger’s Quest is even better than the first. It’s fantastic.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  34. One of my favorite series is the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh.

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    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  35. I recommended The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

    I subscribed your newsletter.

    alice13188 AT yahoo DOT com

  36. I also recommend MY Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison – so awesome. I also really enjoy the Hex Hall and Fallen series. wilsondev at gmail dot com thanks!

  37. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I might recommend the Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell. It’s a YA series, and I’ve only read the first two, but I loved them.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  38. Well there is the Wheel of Time series, Then there are The Pern series, The Deryni Books, The Rift Wary series, and The Recluse series. I have read all of these more than once. They are excellent reads.

    I am subscribed by rss. elleberra at gmail dot com

  39. I was thinking of the Pern series…sorry can’t remember the authors name.
    I have subscribed by email.

  40. My favorite fantasy books are The Lord of the Rings books. I have read them many times and I love them more with each read. I actually just started re-reading the Hobbit again.

  41. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite fantasy read is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I recommend the Iron Fey series by Julia Kagawa.

    I also subscribe by RSS.
    itwasalie AT gmail DOT com

  43. I’d love to read the Game of Thrones series. I hear a lot of people like the show. Thanks for this opportunity at them.

    -My favorite fantasy series is The Demon King by Cinda William Chima. I enjoy them very much and highly recommend.


  44. I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but I did just finished “The Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin and found it quite good. I was impressed; I typically can’t enjoy fantasy novels for some reason, but this was an easy read (for me).



  45. I agree with a lot of the books recommended above (Especially the Chalion books, those are awesome, particularly the first one). At the moment I am a huge Mortal Instruments fan and I read Die For Me yesterday and it was brilliant. New e-mail subscriber! Thank you for the giveaway!


  46. Thanks so much for the giveaway! My favourite fantasy book is Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. It often gets overlooked because of the popularity of The Hobbit and LOTR, but it’s amazing. I’ve read it more than a couple of times and it never ceases to wow me.

    dreamsongpoem at gmail dot com

  47. I like the Eragon Series 🙂 And a whole bunch of other (paranormal genre) if you like any of those you’re welcome to email me for a list 😀 I’m actually creating a website with links/books etc (www.paranormaladdicts.com) not up yet but you can bookmark it for later if you like 🙂

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  48. Well my favorite fantasy series that comes to mind off the top of my head would be Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice trilogy that continues on in the Fool’s Errand trilogy. I reread these when I want a good dose. I am also rereading the Game of Thrones series and recently finished the Sword of Truth. In my opinion these are all great.
    Thank you for participating in this fun giveaway hop. I have signed up for the email sub and look forward to reading more of what you have to say.


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