Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.
I received a complimentary set of all 4 Lockwood & Co. books in exchange for this post. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for offering a set of books and prize pack with pumpkin-cutting tools!
Long time no read! I hope you've been following along on our Instagram account @readnowsleeplater, where I posted a teaser for this giveaway a couple of weeks back. I also hope that you're super excited about entering this giveaway for the 4 books in Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co. series! Read on for more about the books, and make sure that you get all the way to the end of the post to enter the giveaway prize pack using the Rafflecopter widget.
First, a confession--I wasn't a big fan of Stroud's first series, the Bartimaeus sequence, when it first came out. But I loved, loved, loved selling it to people at the bookstore. I would always get a parent, grandparent, distant relative, or friend of a friend, shopping for someone else in the kids' department. The key words and phrases I would listen for when I asked what they thought the young person liked was, "precocious", "loves big words", "already read all the available Harry Potters" and "kind of annoyingly bright, for their age, actually". I'd just hand them a copy of the first Bartimaeus book (or, once it was available, the boxed set--because I was trying to make a living, you know?) and off they would go.
I could never miss with that series. Inevitably, if they'd only bought the first book or two, they would come back a week later, after the birthday party, or Christmas, or whatever gift-giving occasion it was, sometimes after just a couple of days and say, Hey--that one was right on the money! But now I need the rest of the books... or She's already read them all twice since I gave them to her. You got anything else?
So, I can't tell you what I disliked about Stroud's previous work. Nothing, really. Perhaps, like so many other adults, I just wasn't mature enough to enjoy it at the time. But that was some years ago, and now that I'm much older (and wiser?) I'm really enjoying Lockwood & Co. I hope you will too. (Side note: the audiobooks are so good!)
About the series
The perfect Halloween series! A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.
Jonathan Stroud, author of the internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books, continues his hit series of supernatural thrillers about three teen members of a Psychic Detection Agency who are battling an epidemic of ghosts in London. The fourth book in the series, The Creeping Shadows, released September 13th.
About the Author
Jonathan Stroud (www.jonathanstroud.com) is the author of three previous books in the Lockwood & Co. series as well as the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus books, and the stand-alone titles Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his wife and three children.
Read more about the books in the gallery below. Caution! The 4th book's description contains spoilers unless you've read book 3.
Happy Halloween from Lockwood & Co!
One (1) winner in the US receives:
the Lockwood & Co. series. (4 books)!
a pumpkin-carving kit to get into the Halloween spirit!
Ok, yeah, you're not going to get the pumpkin carving set in time for this Halloween, but you can have it a whole year early for next fall.
- Open to the US only, ends 10/31/2016.
- No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway. Void where prohibited.
- We and the publisher/publicity department are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
- One set of entries per household please.
- If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address.
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Good luck, everyone!