March 9, 2011

Curse Workers Giveaway


Hello to my followers, and welcome to all new blog readers!
This is my first ever giveaway, and I might be more excited than you.
I will be giving away an Advanced Reader's Copy of Red Glove by Holly Black.  It's time to get excited!

Red Glove is the sequel to White Cat, and if you haven't read White Cat yet YOU NEED TO GET ON IT.  What are you doing reading my blog?!  GO TO A BOOK STORE RIGHT NOW!

This giveaway has a (small) story behind it.  If you want to enter this contest you're going to have to read my rant.  I actually received my first copy of Red Glove in December 2010.  I read it, loved it, and reviewed it.  It's quite fitting that my first giveaway is of the first book I reviewed.  Anyway, last month I received a second copy.  I know, I know, it's not fair that I have two copies and so many people are waiting for it.  I agree.  That is exactly why I'm giving one of them away.

In a comment below tell me what you want to see happen in Red Glove.

Contest Rules:
Open internationally
You must comment to enter
You must follow this blog to be eligible
Old blog followers receive 1 extra entry (include blog follower status in the comment)
Ends:  March 22nd 2011, midnight EST

Cassel Sharpe by Vy Withers

I know some people don't feel comfortable leaving their email addresses for everyone to see, so the winner is going to claim their prize a little differently.  I will post the winner on March 23rd 2011.  They will have 48 hours to email me.  If 48 hours passes with no response another winner will be chosen.

My Red Glove Review can be found here:  Early Review:  Red Glove
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for my copies of Red Glove!
Thank you Holly Black for writing.

Thank you for taking the time to check out Read & Riot.



  1. I just want to read it right after White Cat cause the wait will kill me :D

  2. OMG!! I read the first chapter on Holly's blog, and it rocks! Can't wait to find out what happens1 :D

  3. SPOILERS! I want Lila to actually Love Cassel for him and not just because his mom makes it. I also want his brothers to turn *good* lol, because I actually have a soft spot for both of them =] and I also want a lot more action and curse work to happen! =]


  4. Hmm... (SPOILERS) I want Cassel to win Lila over legitimately, even though we know she's been worked. But curses fade, right? I don't want him to join a crime family. And Sam has to pop up multiple times because he's my second favorite character.

  5. cant wait for this book to come out!!

  6. I'm just posting for the fun of it :)

    I really want to see the Jewish crime family. Judaism has a lot of magic and creepy things in legends and within the Torah itself, and I want to see how that transfers over into the White Cat world.

  7. I haven't yet read the first book, but I'd love to read them both now!

  8. Great contest! I'm taking a class from Holly Black this summer so I would love to win a copy!!!

  9. I only just got White Cat in, but I can't wait to read it!! Unfortunately, that makes me unable to answer the question.. Whoops. I hope you'll forgive me for that ;)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for making it international as well! :)

  10. I want to see Cassal kick his mom in the shin and then have him ditch the whole family, move out, get independent and leave everyone behind. He can find someone that really loves him.

  11. Deleted my previous comment to post from the more identifiable account name. Apologies for that.

    I want to see Cassel's mom disappear forever or be otherwise vanquished in epic fashion, but I know it won't happen. I can still dream though!

    Awesome giveaway!

  12. Yay, thanks for making this contest International! I'm sorry I can't say what I want to happen in Red Gloves though. I haven't read White Cat (I have it on my TBR pile), I just wanted for the second book to come out first. I'm a sucker of reading books in the same series one after another, I hate waiting and cliffhangers!:))
    I'm an old follower.;)

  13. I'm really looking forward to just seeing how Cassel handles life and especially his family after the events of the first book.

    (I'm a new follower)

  14. I want to say that I'd like Cassel to move on and forget about Lila (once her "love" wears off), but I'm not entirely sure. I'd just love to see how it all works out and how/if Cassel begins to utilize his abilities. :)

  15. Thanks so much for this contest! I loved, loved, LOVED White Cat and I'm so excited for Red Glove :) I am a new follower.

  16. Awesome giveaway! *keeping my fingers crossed* :D

    (new follower)

    Sorry don't know what I hit to delete my previous comment ;)

  17. I haven't read White Cat but it's definitely on my tbr list. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new follower.

  18. Great giveaway! This book has been on my TBR pile for quite sometime now... Thanks for this opportunity! :]


  19. Awesome giveaway! I was finally able to get White Cat from my library this week so will be reading it soon. =)

  20. I want to see Lila and Cassel together!!!!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway, btw. :-)

  21. I want Casse to find someone who really loves him. And more books!

  22. Wow thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    new follower here~


  23. I just want to see Cassel have something good happen to him, poor Cassel always gets the short end of the stick.

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway, and I'm a new follower :)

  24. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new blog follower.


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  26. AHHH!!! I've been waiting for you to do this and my studpid computer wouldn't allow me to post for the longest time. Now I can!

    Anyhow, I really really hope Cassel and Lila can be together. I hope Cassels Mom can get out of their way. And, I want to see more of Grandpa. He's my favorite secondary character!

    I hope the fact that I followed this blog before the giveaway started makes me an old blog follower! :)

    Pick me! Pick me!!

  27. I haven't read White Cat yet, but it would be fabulous to read them together, I have to agree.

    gfc spriteyone
    rebekah at roscoehill dot org

  28. OMG! I've read White Cat and I really really really want to read Red Glove! I'm so excited for this book and Holly Black's just an amazing writer!

    I'm a new follower :)

    amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com

  29. I haven't read White Cat yet and have heard so much good things about it. I'd love to read them one after the other.

    Thanks so much for the entry.
    gaby317nyc at

  30. Never read White Cat but it is on my WISHLIST and Red Glove is right there with it.

    Samantha Jo

  31. I adored White Cat, I absolutely cannot wait to read Red Glove. Holly Black is a magnificent author who has written quite a few of my absolute favourite books. [:

    Neat giveaway you have here. ^_^

  32. Well, this is just the best thing ever. Thank you so much for hosting this awesome giveaway :) I've been craving Red Glove since the moment I finished White Cat (which, incidentally, is the first book I reviewed on my blog)! I'm a new follower, by the way. Loving your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart (shhh, don't tell), so I of course want Cassel and Lila to get together the right way, without Lila being worked in Red Glove. I'm really just looking forward to more wonderful, witty, delicious Holly Black twists, though. I am such a junkie! I need my fix!

    lillyisabear (at) gmail (dot) com

    : )


  34. I got here 2 minutes before the giveaway ended. Lucky :)

  35. Great contest, here's my entry =]

  36. Right at the last min. new follower

  37. Since I posted my comment so quickly to make sure I could enter in time, I'll actually post a proper comment now! It took me ages to get round to reading white cat, which was horrendous really. I totally loved it when I eventually did read it a few months ago, but atleast that meant less time for me to have to wait for this one!

  38. I hope it;s not too late to enter the giveaway.

    I really want to read this book

  39. i couldn't finish White i had to go on a vacation and i left it home by mistake =( when i got back i had to return it to library and i haven't been able to check it out again would love having red cat maybe i can finally reading them lol
    as always ♥, Carol

  40. I want basically ANYTHING to happen in Red Glove, since I think White Cat is pretty much the most original and most interesting bit of Urban Fantasy-but-not YA fiction I've read in ages. I trust Holly Black; she's one of my favourite authors currently writing and not dead by about 200 years, and the idea of getting to read the next Curseworkers book soon is doing much to convince me that the Earth will NOT, in fact, blow up, leaving us at the mercy of the Giant Space-Time Squids.

    But yes, I admit that a small corner of me would love to see Cassel get to kick arse after being manipulated by his brothers for so long. ^^