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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A huge thank you to everyone for being so understanding about the ARCs for The Unwritten Rule--I am still going to do my best to get copies, but it's really nice to know that if I have to send out photocopies, that will be okay.

So, in order to thank you for your awesomeness I'm--you guessed it!!--giving away some books!

For your chance to win, all you have to do is comment and tell me about a book or movie that surprised you with its ending. For instance, I just read Lucy Dawson's His Other Lover, and I so did not see the ending of that book coming! (I wrote a whole review of it over at goodreads)

Leave your comment about a book or movie with an ending that wasn't what you were expecting by midnight EST this Friday, November 6th and then I'll pick four names at random and each of those four people will get a free book!

Books I'm giving away are: an ARC of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Domamore, Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me by Louise Rennison, and As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

So come on, tell me what's surprised you!


Blogger Tynga said...

The end of Blood Promise by Richelle Mead really surprised me, I'm not gonna give it out but hell I didn't see that comming!
I can't wait for spirit bound!

November 04, 2009 10:33 AM  
Blogger Tiffany Cunha said...

I absolutely love your contests Elizabeth!
The movie The Proposal had a surprising ending for me. I thought Sandra Bullock wasn't going to be honest and just keep going with her whole "We're in love and going to get married" kind of thing. Surprisingly she didn't. I'm not going to spoil the ending for you in case you want to see it. It's a super funny movie and I loved it.

November 04, 2009 10:40 AM  
Blogger Book Addict Girl said...

Elizabeth, you are seriously the best!

The end of Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. It just came out so I know a lot of people want to read it, but haven't. Lets just say I had one of those "WHAT?!" moments. It was a very Harry Potter bittersweet ending. Watch, someone else read it and saw it coming. I, certainly, did not!

November 04, 2009 12:26 PM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

Candor by Pam Bachorz!!!! The ending is brilliant and shocking at the same time.

November 04, 2009 12:32 PM  
Blogger BrittLit said...

Well this wasn't really the end of a book but the middle. The middle SURPRISE in Liar by: Justine Larbalstier really did take me by surprise. I really wasn't expecting that, looking back it made sense but WOW was not expecting that!

November 04, 2009 12:49 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I just read "Austenland" by Shannon Hale, and a part close to the end surprised me. The very ending wasn't super surprising, but close to the end one of the characters is revealed to be someone other than who you think he is. That part really did surprise me - I didn't expect that character to be a liar.

November 04, 2009 1:07 PM  
Blogger katie said...

I just read How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford and I really did not see that end coming. It was a big shocker for me. =]

November 04, 2009 1:11 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

I was caught off guard by the ending of Maggie Stiefvater's Lament because I totally did not expect who the faery queen's crown was going to fall onto.

November 04, 2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger Celeste said...

The ending to The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan really surprised me-- I'd thought I knew where it was going, and then BAM, I got the rug pulled out from under me.

(got pointed here by Jackie!)

November 04, 2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dani. said...

hahahha, the first one that came to mind was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I remember reading the end/ near end, and being like WHAT????? CLARY AND JACE ARE WHAT....(trying not to spoil anything)

there have been many others but that one surprised me and it was the first one that came to mind.

November 04, 2009 3:19 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

The Maze Runner hands down. The fact that I read this about a month and 7 books since then, I still have the epilogue fresh in my mind and the HOLY CRAP wow factor shocks me still.

November 04, 2009 3:24 PM  
Blogger Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Mine is a movie and it's kinda a dumb one. A long time ago my then boyfriend and I watched Shadowlands about C.S. Lewis's life. Well I didn't know the woman he married died. I cried and cried and cried when it got to the end! Then I got mad at my bf because he didn't tell me!

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

November 04, 2009 4:20 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Awesome contest!!

I just finished a book that really surprised me at the end- How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford.

kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

November 04, 2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I saw The Notebook as a movie first. Then I read the book. I was VERY surprised at the ending of the book, because it was different than the movie. I did like both versions, though!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

November 04, 2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger mariska said...

I saw the movie 'ORPHAN'. And the ending was shocked! I'd never thought about the circumstances.
cuniquas at gmail dot com

November 04, 2009 8:29 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

I was surprised by the ending of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. She had me until the very end! It was a good surprise though.

November 04, 2009 8:40 PM  
Blogger suzyQ said...

The Woody Allen film, Match Point. A few years out, has an amazing, surprise ending.

p.s. just read Living Dead Girl! haunting, gripping and couldn't put it down.

November 04, 2009 9:59 PM  
Blogger Bianca said...

The ending to Jodi Piccoult books just leave me with my mouth hanging open. Seriously. I've only read a couple of her books, the first being My Sister's Keeper. I heard some talk about the ending, but I just wasn't expecting that. When I read Handle With Care, I just couldn't believe her ending.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

November 04, 2009 10:21 PM  
Blogger austenfan said...

I was really surprised by the ending of The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz! It was a very very good kind of surprise. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

austenfanblogs at gmail dot com

November 04, 2009 10:38 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

The end of Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles surprised me. I didn't expect the ending to occur.


November 04, 2009 10:44 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

This is kind of a funny topic for me because people who know me, know that I ALWAYS guess the endings of things. I pick up on foreshadowing in everything, and can usually guess where plot twists are heading.

I do however, get surprised by character's reactions in stories. So I'm gonna say that in the first volume of Vampire Diaries, i did not expect Elena to act the way she did in the very last chapter. I literally yelled at her out loud while reading the book on a road trip. :)

interesting blog.

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

November 04, 2009 10:51 PM  
Blogger Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

Usually, I am pretty good at guessing the ending. Based on the plot and the foreshadowing given by the author or director, I can give an educated guess on the ending. The Sixth Sense and Signs are the movies I did not see the ending coming.


November 05, 2009 12:29 AM  
Blogger Brodie said...

Hmm, definitely something that was revealed near the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows involving Snape. I did not expect that and was surprised when reading the chapter yet it all made sense in the end! JKR is brilliant :D Also, it doesn't happen at the end, but a death midway through in Deathly Hallows totally shocked me and left me in a pool of tears!


November 05, 2009 6:16 AM  
Blogger Violet said...

I would say The Undidcovered Gyrll's ending surprised me. I turned the last pages and the first word out of my mouth was 'What?' It was just as abrupt as that.

violetc dot books at gmail dot com

November 05, 2009 7:02 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

The movie I recently saw that surprised me? It must be 500 days of summer. Actually, the whole thing was totally unpredictable.

November 05, 2009 8:45 AM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

a book that surprised me at the end was twilight. I never dreamed that Edward would ever get to hear Bella's thoughts. it was just so perfect :D :D

another one was Mortal Instruments. now that one... every book ended unexpectedly. but i loved it!!!! (except the first and second one i didn't like those endings because i thought it was so unfair... glad that was cleared up eventually)

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

November 05, 2009 9:33 AM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. I thought for sure a certain someone and another certain someoen would be together and was more than surprised how the storyline played out.

November 05, 2009 11:09 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Shadow Kissed by Richelle Mead... I clearly can't say anything but WOA. Didn't see that one coming...

November 05, 2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Linda Joy Singleton said...

I was shocked by the ending of THE GOLDEN COMPASS when I first read it, expecting a happy solution, not a shocking murder of a friend.

Probably the most shocking experience with a book that I read many years ago but won't ever forget was when a historical suspense called WITCH FROM THE SEA by Phillippa Carr (Victoria Holt) when halfway through the book, the first person POV heroine is killed.

November 05, 2009 11:37 AM  
Blogger tweezle said...

For me, it was "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". I was shocked at who died, but always knew he was the good guy. However, my greatest surprise was the part Dumbledore did/didn't play in the last book. Sigh..

November 05, 2009 11:41 AM  
Blogger Just_Me37 said...

The ending of Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead was kind of a shocker. She had a character do something I thought they would never do. It was kind of depressing.

November 05, 2009 1:07 PM  
Blogger WindyA said...

The ending of the movie Knowing with Nicholas Cage? Umm, yeah. I was so totally into the movie and then, got to the end and I had a major What the ----?!?! moment.

I think that's the last major surprise ending I've had that I can recall.

November 05, 2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger Blythe said...

District 9

It turned out that it was a heartbreaking romance.

November 05, 2009 2:01 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Great contest.

Evernight by Claudia Grey totally threw me about 1/3 of the way through!

And the end of The forest of Hands and teeth surprised me. I didn't see that one coming!

November 05, 2009 2:17 PM  
Blogger award said...

I jusst read Hattie Big Sky and the ending was a total surprise! I won't reveal anything but it's a wonderful book! Thanks for a great contest!

November 05, 2009 2:40 PM  
Blogger Cabbage said...

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison surprised me with its ending! It's a totally cute book, you should read it!

November 05, 2009 4:08 PM  
Blogger mhm, yup said...

Your contests are the best!
The ending of Tempted by P.C and Kristin Cast suprised me. I won't say what happened but it wasn't what I expected at all! Cannot wait for the next book!

November 05, 2009 5:06 PM  
OpenID niaraie said...

Okay I don't want to give away what happened for those who haven't read it, but Jodie Picoult's My Sister's Keeper book ending blew my mind!

November 05, 2009 7:15 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I don't remember if it was the end of the book or just toward the end, but there was a part in A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving that just blew me away! I should have seen everything leading up to it, but I was totally surprised.


November 05, 2009 8:18 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Blood Promise was a shocker - I knew something had to happen, but man oh man I wasn't expecting THAT!

November 05, 2009 9:09 PM  
OpenID nishitak said...

The ending of Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud was a surprise to me.
I didn't really see that one coming at all!

November 06, 2009 2:50 AM  
Blogger asides said...

I was suprised by the end of City of Bone. Kind of disapointed and turned me off. Have to see if it gets better in the next book.

November 06, 2009 11:58 AM  
Blogger KatieDoll said...

The movie 'Orphan' had the most twisting, complete 180 turn I've ever seen. They spend the entire movie leading you on some demonic exorcism trip, and then they just throw the ending at you. I was shocked speechless. It was BRILLIANT.

November 06, 2009 2:42 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I was recently surprised at the end of Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton which was such a cute book. :)

November 06, 2009 3:50 PM  
Blogger Eliz S. said...

There were two books this year that really shocked, surprised and on the edge of my seat by the time I reached the end... "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins and "Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover" by Ally Carter. I really can't wait until the next books come out so I can see what happens!

November 06, 2009 4:43 PM  
Blogger bamabelle said...

I was completely surprised by the ending of Identical by Ellen Hopkins. I re-read the book just to see all the little hints and forshadowing that I missed before knowing the ending. She is such an amazing author.

November 07, 2009 12:07 AM  

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