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I promised a giveaway when my facebook page hit 3,000 likes. This actually happened a few days ago, but to be fair, I’m a writer, and I’ve been really busy what with the napping and the staring at the screen and the forgetting to brush my hair thing, so I’m a bit late, and for that I apologize. But now I’d like to give you stuff. For free!

I am giving away two US paperbacks of WITHER. What makes these different from the hardback of Wither, you ask?


Well, for starters, I’ve worn these paperbacks on my head like a hat, and I’ve pretended to be a cowgirl.


I’ve also whispered my secrets to them. But in addition to that, they contain a sneak peek of Fever’s first chapter. Also, you can bend the covers back and forth and they make a really cool swishy-farty noise. And also, I will sign and personalize them however you’d like. I’ve been told that my handwriting is whimsical and quixotic. Here are some examples of the notes I could write in your paperback:

Not bad, right? By now you’re probably thinking:



Here’s what you need to know:


This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. That means you are eligible to win whether you live in the US, Canada, Istanbul, or in the belly of a whale. A paperback CAN be yours; believe it, my friend.


In order to enter, tweet/facebook/blog/tumblr about this giveaway with a link to this blog entry (if you are on goodreads, please link to and comment on my blog post here: as comments on my goodreads blog will not be counted). Then enter a comment below with the link to your tweet/facebook/blog/tumblr post. On Thursday, January 12th, at 11:59 PM, EST, this giveaway will end and I’ll select the winner using a random number generator. Your entry number will be based on the order in which you commented. One book per winner.


ALSOALSO: Please check back to see if you’ve won. I will announce the winners here on my blog; last time I was unable to get in touch with a couple of winners and they missed out. I will post instructions for the winners to contact me! :)


So, that’s it. Get to it! Tell your friends.


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277 Comments to “Paperback giveaway!”

  1. Deltay says:

    Hehe, your personalized messages are really creative! Especially like the “I sold your grandfather on eBay” one.


    Congratulations on hitting 3,000 Facebook Likes!

  2. Felicia says:

  3. Grace Smith says:

    I WANT! Thank you so much! I already have the hardcover though haha :) I am PINING for Fever.

  4. Amy K. says:

    Awesome giveaway! ^_^


  5. Thanks for this super fun giveaway =D and congrats on hitting 3K facebook likes! I am already thinking of creative customizations.


  6. Aleetha says:

    I’d love to see your handwriting on that paperback :D

    I tweeted!/aleetha_ally/status/152610683610083329

    Thank you

  7. Tweeted!!/ChristiTeenLib/status/152611757884579841

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love a signed copy of Wither with a random message!

  8. Jess says:

    Here’s my facebook comment/status update! If you ever make it to south central PA for book signings, please let me know. :-)!/story.php?story_fbid=277221972336637&id=152549498092131&__user=1039587244

  9. Brittany says:

    So….I don’t know how to link my tweet. I’m technologically impaired. Its there tho…double Dutch pinkie promise.

  10. Sarika says:

    Here is my tweet:!/sarikasarks/status/152635656227663874

    I want to put a Wither paperback on my head.

  11. Kellee Moye says:

    Congrats on the 3000 followers Lauren!
    Here is my tweet:!/kelleemoye/status/152657945988042752

    *fingers crossed*

  12. Daisy says:

    I tweeted about your fabulous giveaway :)!/DBetweenpages/status/152697365143359488
    Thank you for the chance to win one that’s been on your head. Maybe good ideas will be transferred with it :)

  13. Courtney says:

    If i got it i’d jump up and down like an energiser bunny on high ;-D
    wow, i hope that’ right ;-/ i’m technologically challenged unless it requires Word 0:-)

  14. Pooja says:

    Congrats on the 3,000 likes! Here’s my twitter post link:!/ofbooksand/status/152716751707181056


  15. Carina Olsen says:

    Thank you for this AWESOME giveaway :D I would love love love one of those paperbacks. <33
    My tweet:!/CarinaOlsen/statuses/152717735133057024
    Love, Carina

  16. Beth says:

    Here’s a link to my tweet!!/alittlesunshy/status/152734923818663937

    Thanks so much for international-ing it up!

  17. Congrats on the 3000 likes! Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

    I tweeted:!/PbackTreasures/status/152782173177516033

  18. Congratulations on the 3000 likes in FB!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. Hannah says:

    My Blog:

    I absaolutely LOVE Wither. It’s such an awesome book!

  20. Candace says:

    Loved Wither and can’t wait for Fever to come out!!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.!/candyco01/status/152847362207920128

  21. smiling_ina says:

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!

    I shared it on twitter:!/smiling_ina/status/152855467473899520

  22. Lena Marsteller says:

    Yeah!!!! awesome giveaway!!!!
    I tweeted!!/LenaMarsteller/status/152856049387442176

  23. Oh, this is really awesome from you =) Thank you !
    Here’s my link :!/Mandy_Meadows/status/152855424960438274
    Good Luck everyone !

  24. This is so awesome! I love Wither! Seriously cannot wait for Fever, already been pre-ordered =D

  25. Tamara says:


    Thanks for the opportunity!!
    May be luckiest – ME (not really .-.) – win!!

  26. Gabriella says:

    Lol. Love the messages. I sat here for five minutes trying to figure the middle one out. ‘She added my Grampa on ebay? I didn’t know you could add people on there. Maybe I’m looking at this wrong..’ *Scratches head* But yeah I got it in the end with a big smack on the forehead and a ‘Duh!’

    Anyway thanks for the giveaway and I’d really love to test out one of the “cool swishy-farty noises” so fingers crossed.

    My Tweet:!/Gabelle_M/status/152875001412984833

  27. Tamy says:

    I love love your books!! Specially the wolves of mercy fall. wouldn’t hurt to get a copy of wither. Crossing my fingers.

    I tweeted.!/loveyabooks4eva

  28. Duuuude… You got no idea how badly I want this! The paperback looks way prettier than the hardbound version- Plus your quotes are priceless! :D Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  29. Megan Brewer says:

    Man, I want one of these! Wither was amazing!

    Tweeted from my book review account:!/TheStarSplitter/status/152899398106492928

  30. jessica ware says:

    facebook-jessica ware
    thanks so much!!!!

  31. christy says:

    Oops look like i got the link wrong.
    This one:!/rmoex

  32. picyadri says:

    I need one of those to use it like a hat! And I will make it easy on you, because I don’t live in a belly of a whale, just in Hungary:)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    My tweet:!/picyadri/status/153182909807853568

  33. Martina says:

    I tweeted!!!/FleurDeMar/status/153208964136443904

    I need to read this one before I read FEVER – I got the ARC but am waiting to read it until I read WITHER first :)

  34. Zeinab says:

    Hahaha you’re hilarious!! And so sweet :) I’d love to win this copy, JUST BECAUSE you’ve worn it on your head like a hat! Lmao x)

    Thank you for the giveaway (and for making it international!) and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :D
    Also, congrats on getting 3,000 likes on facebook!!/zeinabz/status/153209998456012800


  35. I want this because of REASONS. I tweeted it here:!/thejasonology

  36. Nimue says:

    You look great with the paperback on your head ;)
    Thanks dor this opportunity!

    Happy New Year


  37. Samantha says:

    Hey! Congrats on getting 3,000 likes! I posted this on my blog:
    and on twitter:!/FallingBookBlog/status/153211927336726528

    Btw, I’m loving the hat! ;D

  38. savanna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  39. Brielle says:

    I would be honored to own such a hat/book. Here is my tweet:!/BrielleBookworm/status/153223807585353728

  40. Sandy says:

    I tweeted the giveaway:!/faeriexflash/status/153230169899937792

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway and happy new year! :)

  41. Gisele Alv says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Crossing fingers! my tweet:!/Gisselle_Alv/status/153246374320816129

    Happy Holidays

  42. Natalie says:

    Here’s the Facebook update of one of the pages I’m admin! <3!/permalink.php?story_fbid=139315076183394&id=286095434762580
    (Congrats on hitting the 3000 mark!)

  43. Jewelz says:

    This would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance to win it. If I win it I would brag to alll of my friends that THE Lauren DeStefano actually put this on her head. Then I’d magically become popular.


  44. this is just awesome! thank you! and happy new year!

  45. Hannah says:

    I’m not really sure how to link to a status itself, but it’s on my facebook somewhere!!/profile.php?id=100000105273842

  46. Joanna W. says:

    Happy New Year’s Lauren!

    Here’s my tweet:!/Joanna9273/status/153353225150533632
    ;) Big Fan of Wither & I’m feverish for Fever, so as promised, this entry is scented with tuna & salmon to entice the cats =D

  47. Kay says:!/profile.php?id=100003238086724 I really hope you can see it… I don’t think you can link FB statuses, which SUCKS! I even switched accounts so my old one could be as public as ever… but nope… :’(

  48. Fran Hidalgo says:

    Ok, this is great !!… I think that counts, that I live in the latter one of the world, I mean, Chile

    Here are my link:!/solcyma/status/153539369557430272

    Thanks for doing the contest! and congratulations on those 3000 fans:)

    Happy new year!!!

  49. sarabara081 says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!! Here is my twitter link:!/sarabara081/status/153607541195161600

  50. Jared Q. says:

    Here’s my twitter link!/jaredreads

  51. Nikki says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My twitter link is here:

  52. Holly Faye Griffiths says:

    Cor blimey!!! What a cracking competition!!! Would love a signed booky for my ‘special book shelf’ (OH YES only the best ones get to go on there!!!!) Anywho here’s a link to my facebook post:!/Yeong.Guk.Noona…. hope it shows up if not I twitted it just for good measure:!/Harajuku_Holly/status/153616234439647233

    All the best for 2012!!!

  53. May Richard says:

    I’m not sure how to get the link of the facebook page…But I did share it, honestly, or I will get stuck by Zeus! I shared it as Ashley Chen :/ I don’t know how to show it.

  54. May Richard says:

    I tumblred it. Just click “Awesomesauce” and that is the link to this post. :)

  55. Kara says:

    I’ve already bought this book for my Mom, mother-in-law, and BFF’s for Christmas. Now I need a copy too!!/KRwriter/status/153688487038697472

  56. Kathy Riddle says:

    I thought Wither was absolutely exquisite, and I am so looking forward to Fever! I don’t have twitter, so I don’t really know how to post the link (I shared it on facebook) but I promise I did and it is on my profile! I would love to win a signed copy that would be awesome!!! Happy new year to you and everyone!

  57. Mandi Kaye says:

    Here’s the link to my blog post that mentions your giveaway:

  58. [...] Wither by Lauren DeStefano – Lauren’s Blog (enter by January 12, 2012, 11:59pm EST) [...]

  59. Pamela says:

    I’d love a chance to win! My tweet:

    Thanks for the giveaway! And congrats on getting 3000 FB likes!

  60. Kristin says:

    And Facebooked but I dont know how to link to just the post but heres my profile lol.

  61. Leigh Smith says:

    ZOMG, your personalized inscriptions made me lol. I tweeted about this amazing giveaway here:!/blackeyedsue21/status/153971522791407616
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Wren B. says:

    What an awesome giveaway and congrats on all of the followers!

    This is the Twitter shout out:!/1Wren/status/153974819791187969

    Thank you.

  63. Rachel B. says:

    Tweeted, albeit creepily.

    Thanks for the contest and for being so awesome!

  64. Amber French says:!/nerfchamber
    should be my newest tweet :) Hope I win! I love your books!

  65. Barbara says:!/Barb2507

    I loved the book! I can’t wait for Fever!! :D

  66. Kim says:

    Oh my golly waffles do i wanna win!!!!!

  67. audrey says:

    hey, happy new year and lots of love from belgium thanks for giving this chance!!! :)

  68. Beverly says:

    If you ever get to me…OMG. I’d love an actual copy of it. I have a Kindle version and it’s just not the same. Plus, autographed. :D

  69. Hey, I really want this prize cause I’ve like read the book and now a major fan!!! Please, Please, Please give it to me. It would make my day :D

    Tweet me or Email me if I’ve won

    Love ya!

  70. Lucy says:

    Good luck to everyone, and thank you for holdong this contest! :D
    Here’s my link,

  71. Donna says:

    Here’s my link…!/moonlessnight93/status/154294991613726720, yay for the international giveaway!

  72. Andrea says:

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks! I loved Wither and I can’t wait to read Fever!! And congratulations on getting 3000 FB likes :)

    Here’s the link to my tweet:!/Book_lover1988/status/154298972234723328

  73. Jenny says:

    I don’t have twitter or facebook but I really hope I can enter here! Your messages are completely awesome by the way:) Wither was such a fantastic book filled with real characters and an intruiging plot (check out Beth Revis’ blog, she sums up everything I have to say!)and would make a great reread.

  74. Lisa Nguyen says:

    Omg, i loved wither sooo much! Thank you for the giveaway!

  75. Vivian says:

    What to inscribe? So many possibilities, none of which I can think of at the moment. In the meantime:!/rachellekikue/status/154303006131757057

  76. Lexie says:

    Thank you for being an awesome person, Lauren.


  77. Amber J. says:

    I just discovered Wither and The Chemical Garden series. Can’t wait to read this book!

    Tweeted it!!/Ambrluvsports/status/154382927671721984

  78. Roberta A says:

    HERE it is!!!!! what you have been waiting for! my entry :)!/varle9/status/154396617804488705

    oh and also here…though i prefer the top one….hmmm!/varle9/status/154396243144081408

  79. elena says:

    I love this giveaway! I too would like to put a paperback as my head, it looks cosy.

    Here is my tweet!/ouryounglives/status/154436320612188160

  80. Jashinka says:

    I want a signed paperback for my wife as a late wedding present. Please sent me one.
    Twitter : jashinkaverf

  81. SpadesHigh says:

    Thank you for this chance to win a copy!! ;o) Here’s what my tweety bird tweeted:!/SpadesHigh/status/154469082916339713

    Have an awesome week!

  82. annelies says:

    Congrats! lots of greets from Belgium! :)
    My link:!/AnneliesHvt/status/154499822869684225

  83. Carl says:

    I noticed that squishy/farty thing a couple of days ago but I wasn’t going to mention it. Thanks.
    You have been re-tweeted.!/LaurenDeStefano/status/154460397066387457


  84. Andria says:

    My twitter, and you can check out my tweet of the blog link on there too:

  85. kah_cherub says:

    Oh,thanks so muchg for the intl chacne! I love the phrases with your autograph! LOL

    I tweeted:!/vollkopf/status/154729684024819715

  86. Berenice says:

    Congrats on hitting 3,000 likes on your facebook! And thanks so much for the contest. I will definitely be keeping my fingers crossed, hehe.
    Here’s my link:!/LunitaBere/status/154769643679121409 :)

  87. Adeeb says:

    congrats :) awesome giveaway :D :D

    here’s the link:!/Adeeb_PawsUp/status/154874094976901120

  88. An international giveaway. I’m always excited when I can join a giveaway. It’s so hard to win anything from Australia.


  89. Janice says:

    I loved Wither! And can’t wait for Fever. Thanks for the giveaway! I tweeted about it here:!/yangjanice/status/154937569409380352

  90. I was captivated by Wither and just heartsick for Rhine. It’s one of those special, rare books that truly make you nervous. That’s amazing in this day and age..
    Can’t wait for Fever!
    Thank you for giving away the paperback! And you’re gonna deliver milk to the house, too??? How you know I was out? Wow.. Full service with a smile :)

    Seriously- I admire your writing and your success is an inspiration to all us poor ole “aspirings” out here..!/Janet_B_Taylor/status/154663332039770113

  91. Nicole says:

    I tweeted it!!/NicoleRamselaar/status/155009826701852672

    I love Wither can’t wait for Fever. =D

  92. Laura says:

    I just wanted to say that I loved Wither and I love “I sold your grandfather on ebay.” :)
    I shared this giveaway on tumblr.

  93. khungkhing says:

    This book is awesome.


  94. Shilo says:

    I love Wither, and I can’t wait to read Fever. You are a wonderful writer.

  95. Elizabeth (BookAttict) says:

    I SO want to read Wither… an ARC of Fever (& love it!), and really NEED to find out what happened in Wither…

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  96. l0raah_ says:

    Hey, thank you so much for the giveaway and for making it international :) I read WITHER in french and I’d love to read it in english, especially this paperback! So thank you… merci!!/l0raah_/status/155361817227575297

  97. Ivy says:

    I loved Wither! I can’t wait for Fever!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  98. Vivian M says:

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Already thinking of some good phrases for personalization! But I can’t think of anything yet :(

  99. Katie says:

    Here is my Tweet!

    “Wither” is GREAT!

  100. Katie says:

    Sorry, the last one didnt work :/
    Here is my Tweet now haha:!/Kathii1908

  101. Nikki A says:

    Want a book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Diana says:

    Congrats on the 3000 followers! Thank you for the giveaway.
    FB post:

  103. Nona says:

    Creative post! It made me want to enter and I rarely enter contests!

  104. Jessica says:

    I love you little quirky comments. I believe it is a offical that everyone in the world is a weirdo, but the ones that are truly weird are the ones who don’t embrace it. :)
    I have posted on my Twitter, and here is the linky!!/readinginspires

  105. Kelly W. says:

    Hi Lauren! Here’s the linky to my tweet:!/GemmaInRed/status/156127367474053120

  106. Suzette says:

    I am so excited for FEVER to come out. I really wanna read it. Like REALLY BAD lol
    Here’s a link to my Twitter post:!/Ivashkov13/status/156206980086771713

  107. I loveddddd Wither! I can’t wait for Fever to come out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Here’s my Tweet :)

    Radiant Shadows

  108. Kait Craddock says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway and the amazing books! Hope I have a chance! <3!/thegreatkait12/status/156222751085051904

  109. melannie says:

    I’m still deciding what would I ask you to write if I win :D!/melannielove/status/156514615084326912

  110. I do want this because of reasons! LOL.. your handwriting AND your pictures and posts are quite whimsical ;)

    Here’s my tweet to the contest!!/JustALilLost/status/156539129805541376


  111. Amalia says:

    Congratulations on the 3,000 likes on Facebook!
    This giveaway is awesomesauce, good luck to everyone.

    My blog post:

  112. Michele says:

    Congratulations on your 3,000 likes – each one is well deserved. You are off the charts adorable and brilliant (and yes, I know I don’t get extra points for saying that)! ;D!/ChelesBells1/status/156541140718465024

  113. Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez says:

    Hi Lauren. I’d like a shot at winning this giveaway because I, too, have aspirations of playing “cowgirl” with trade paperbacks on my head. Unfortunately, I do not reside in the belly of a whale—it is, however arguable, that MY belly protrudes enough after an excellent meal that RESEMBLES a whale.

    I tweeted your giveaway (though I didn’t really want to since more people will lower MY chances of winning this prize, but alas, it was at your request).

    Here’s my tweet link:!/ZaraAlexis/status/156541954853842945

    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

  114. Lauren says:

    Here is my tweet:!/FearofLung/status/156547342932258816 ! Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. I tweeted:!/starryeyedjen/status/156771323828383744

    Thanks for the giveaway! I just read Seeds of Wither and am even more excited about Fever, if that’s possible! :)

  116. Lien says:

    I want this so bad.. Fingers crossed!
    Love from Belgium! <3

    My tumblr-post:

    PS: CAN'T WAIT for 'Fever'!!

  117. verox2009 says:

    OMG! This is awesome! Thank you Lauren for this great opportunity! I’ve read Wither in italian and I really would like to read it in english too!
    I twitted it:!/Gringuita_x/status/157138995229372416


  118. Katja says:

    I entered all of your giveaways and didn’t get anything. Hope this one is the ONE? :P

    E-mail: katie(dot)sijanec(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  119. Jaz Parks says:

    HI Thank you so much for the chance!



  120. Gabriela Munoz says:

    Hope I win ;-)!/MsGabbyMunoz

  121. Shae Carcar says:

    Awesome giveaway! I left a link to my blog post on your goodreads post as well but idk if I’m suppose to put it here as well… so I will! lol
    Here it is:
    Understanding Shae’s Story Link to Wither Giveaway Post… thingy?

  122. Molly Lewis says:

    Because there’s always room on the shelf for another YA novel with a beautiful cover.!/houndsofheaven


  123. D.R.P.B. says:

    I put it on facebook (:
    I really love Wither (to the bottom of my soul)!/permalink.php?story_fbid=132428936874119&id=100000335467074

  124. Amelie says:

    Link to my tweet:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

  125. Evy says:

    Hi Lauren ! Thanks a lot for this giveaway ! Here is my tweet !!/lodysseelitdevy/status/157423414305492992

    Thanks and have good day !

  126. I NEED to win these because I haven’t read Wither and I’ve been meaning to get to it! My fingers are crossed!


  127. iwona46 says:

    Hello :)

    thanks for this giveaway ;) here’s the link ;)
    take care ;)
    kiss kiss ;)

  128. Annabelle Osborne says:!/profile.php?id=100000074739637 This is so awesome! Thanks for doing a contest like this

  129. Aliyah W says:!/desabsurdites/status/157680157111484416

    I love Wither, hope to win! Also I love your reasoning for why people should want to win ;-)

  130. Brittani says:

    Awesome giveaway! Those personalizations are pretty creative!


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