Friday, September 9, 2011

A New Dystopian Novel for Your Pleasure: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zavin: A Book Giveaway

All These Things I've Done is an interesting mix of dystopian and romance set in the future that was just released. Check out the finer details as to what it's about...

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family. 

The publisher is giving away a copy to one lucky winner. To have a chance to receive it,  answer this: name something you love so much, it should be declared illegal. Don't forget to include your email. That is all.

Learn more about the author at these locations:

Macmillan page for the book & author:

Become a fan and see Gabrielle on tour this Fall:


All These Things I've Done released 9/06/11 by Farrar Straus and Giroux

Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only at publisher's request. It ends Wednesday, September 14.



  1. Love Gabrielle Zevin's work. I've only read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, but it was really good.

    Nachos is my answer. I couldn't live without eating them. My taste buds would rebel. I almost said the color purple, but I could get by if I was forced to wear something less bright if I had to. I'm exhaling with relief that I don't. Thanks for this giveaway!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  2. Hahaha, lovely giveaway and a great question! If I am to name something I love so much it should be declared illegal I would have to go with books:) I buy way too many books and my husband already declared me a book hoarder :) He also blamed the Canada Post strike on me getting way too many books every week ;D

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. I'm a coffee and chocolate addict, so I would love to read this book and discover a world where these two are banned! Sure sounds amazing!


    I'm hosting a giveaway of Everblue today, come by and take a look!

  3. I've heard some great things about this book! Looking forward to the mafia angle.

    And I love playing my I'd have to declare guitars illegal. Which would majorly suck :(

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  4. I'm going to have to go with soda or anything with caffiene really. I get horrible headaches if I go a day without caffeine. (Yeah, I know it's bad.)

  5. Bottle Caps candies, yum! I eat way, way too many of these when I shouldn't be having any at all. I just can't help myself, they are just too delicious. I am definitely an addict :)

    Thank you for the chance at winning this book, it looks awesome!


  6. I am a huge fan of Zevin. I read Elsewhere and Teenage Amnesiac; loved them both! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    As for answering the question... ohh, this is a toughie. Um... I think I'd have to make books illegal. I just love books so much. Making it illegal would absolutely kill me. :(


  7. Something that I love so much is blueberry pancakes, there's just so good!


  8. Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds like an interesting book.
    Two things I love are salt & vinegar chips and Twizzlers. Oh yeah, and Crunchie Bars. Or pretty much any dark chocolate.

  9. salt and vinegar chips I would live off those if I could. Great giveaway

  10. What a fun post! I feel so lucky this being my first time here and already get to be part of a giveaway! TOO FUN!!!

    Okay, my answer: Cupcakes. I talk, dream, and dance to cupcakes. Oh yeah... I love them that much.

    EMAIL -

  11. Omg! for me it's definitely Sugar lol :))


  12. I love reading so much it should be declared illegal. Or maybe Dr Pepper...

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  13. I love root beer, but I definitely wouldn't make it illegal in my world!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC- audreyclair

  14. Something I love that much would be family - I would die without them, (I include close friends as family too). After them, my Kindle and my books. I freak out anytime something even gives off the appearance that it will cause harm to my Kindle.
    Twizzlers. My secret addiction. Oops. Guess not anymore. Oh well. :) Fun giveaway. I am dying to read this book!


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