First I'll share a bit more about the book and then you'll have your chance to win!
Rooms by Lauren Oliver.
Published: September 23, 2014.
Published by: Ecco.
Source: Received an ARC from the publisher for the blog tour. Thanks, HarperCollins and Tara!
The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.
Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
Sounds pretty intriguing, right? It's definitely worth a read, so American friends, here's your chance! (Yes, US only, unfortunately. I'm sorry international friends, but it'd get expensive for Lauren to send them all out all over the world.)
Enter by leaving a comment about why you want to read Rooms or telling me what your favourite novel with ghosts is. Get one bonus entry each for following Lauren on Twitter (@OliverBooks) or adding Rooms to your Goodreads TBR (here).
Make sure you leave some way for me to contact you in your comment (email address, twitter handle, etc.) and the info I'd need to confirm your extra entries (i.e. your Twitter handle to confirm twitter entry, Goodreads name or link to your Goodreads profile to confirm TBR add).
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, November 3rd, so get your entries in by Monday night!
Some Rules (aka the not so fun but important part):
~ This giveaway is open to residents of the US only (void where prohibited).
~ No P.O. boxes.
~ Must be 13 or older to enter.
~ Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted. The winner has 48 hours to respond, otherwise they forfeit their prize and I will choose another winner, who must abide by the same rules.
~ Lauren and I are not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
~ No cheating! In this case, I have the right to disqualify entries as I see fit.
~ By entering the giveaway, you are agreeing to these rules.