Summer Giveaway Hop: Stop #139

Reading Lark is very excited to be participating in this fun giveaway hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, Bookhounds & Forever Young. We are stop #139 on this hop. Contest runs August 1-7. We will announce the Reading Lark winner on August 8th.

Over 200 blogs are participating in this hop, so hop around and check out what's being given away at each blog. You have a ton of chances to win some really great books! Most importantly...have fun!

Here at Reading Lark, we are giving away two books. (That means TWO winners!)

Giveaway #1: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (YA Paranormal)
* Paperback Edition with 1st Chapter of Bloodlines

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Giveaway #2: The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark (Adult - Historical Fiction)
* Hardback Edition

A sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the rich backdrop of war-torn India.
In 1947, American historian and veteran of WWII, Martin Mitchell, wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war.
But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857.

Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India as well as the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin’s dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between Evie and him. As India struggles toward Independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers.

Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.

To Enter:
~You must be a Reading Lark follower
~ You must be at least 13 years old
~You must live in the U. S. or Canada                                                
~You must complete the form
~ You can leave a comment on this post for an extra entry!
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  1. Great giveaway!

  2. Great giveaway! I'm a big fan of your polka dotted background! I'm happy to be a new follower.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I loved the Vampire Academy series and I'd love to have a hard copy for my library! :) Oh Dimitri...

  4. @Dani - The Vampire Academy book is actually a paperback edition.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'd love to win Vampire Academy.

  6. Great giveaway, thanks!

  7. Great giveaway...thank you!

    cheekychik22 AT yahoo DOT com

  8. If it looks like I entered twice, sorry. Just delete the second entry. I was having computer problems.

  9. great giveaway!! :)


  10. Thanks for a great giveaway! I love historical fiction :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win the Vampire Academy book.


  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway! c: I filled out the form.



  14. This giveaway is AWESOOMMEEE!!! :)
    I hope I get picked

  15. I've heard good things about the Sandalwood Tree!

    situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for the giveaway girls!!

    GFC Michele Luker

  17. Thanks so much for the chance to win =)

  18. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
    -Carly Waid

  19. Thanks for the generous giveaway and for participating in this blog hop!


  20. Thanks for the great giveaway! I feel out of the loop for not having read Vampire Academy yet!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  21. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Being originally of Indian origin, I am drawn to books set in India and/or written by Indian authors. I've been wanting to read The Sandlewood Tree.

  22. Hi !!!
    Thank you for participating in the Summer Giveaway Hop, and thanks for hosting this giveaway!!
    Have a great week + summer fun!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  23. Thanks so much for the chance!
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  24. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  25. Thanks bunches for the fabulous giveaway!

    Kris S

  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  27. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    BellaMarie (at) tampabay . rr . com

  28. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  29. Love Vamp academy!!!

  30. thank you for the giveaway!

    GFC: books4me

    books4me67 at


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