Friday, December 4, 2009

Gorgeous Giveaway - Malice by Chris Wooding

Malice by Chris Wooding is a fascinating hybrid novel for young adults -  part graphic novel and part regular novel. It was released in hardcover on Oct 1, 2009 and I have 5 copies of the book to giveaway to some lucky winners. Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada and closes Monday December 21 at Midnight (more details at the end of the post).

I was particularly impressed with the design of Malice. The books front cover has a metal faceplate not unlike an embossed kids metal lunch box that is very tactile and  attention-grabbing. Malice is the first of a duology – concluding with Havoc in 2010

SYNOPSIS: Everyone's heard of Malice, but hardly anyone has actually seen it: a comic about a horrifying world of tricks and traps, overseen by the sinister master of ceremonies, Tall Jake. The story goes that the kids who go through Tall Jake’s deadly trials are real kids, who’ve disappeared from the real world and turned up in the comic. But it’s just an urban legend, right?

Seth and Kady think so. Until their friend Luke tells them that he’s found a copy of Malice, and the next day he disappears without trace. Seth and Kady investigate, and in doing so, they discover the awful truth. The legends are true. Malice is real.

Sample pages showing graphic and book format.

Chris Wooding is a British writer born in Leicester, England and now living in London. His first book, Crashing, which he wrote at the age of nineteen, was published in 1998 when he was twenty-one. Since then he has written many more, including The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, which won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Silver Award, and Poison, which won the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year. He is also the author of two different series: Broken Sky, an anime-influenced fantasy serial for children, and Braided Path, a fantasy trilogy for adults.

Visit Chris Wooding's website. Find out more at Scholastic Books.

Sample page of the graphic novel content.

Giveaway Guidelines:
Five lucky winners will each receive a hardcover copy of Malice by Chris Wooding.
  1. To enter tell us about the last YA or graphic novel that you read.
  2. Open to residents of the US and Canada.
  3. Leave a way to notify you if you should win.
  4. Blog, tweet, post on Facebook or other social network sites for an extra entry. Leave a comment here to let me know.
  5. Giveaway open until Midnight, December 21 EST.


  1. The last YA books I read were the Vampire Academy books and I absolutely love them. I just finished the first two and have the second two waiting for me. This book sounds very cool and I would love to win it. Thanks!

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

  2. I'm currently reading Marked in the House of the Night series. It's great. Exciting and youthful. I also have Hush, Hush and Shiver on my soon TBR list

    angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  3. Not sure if this counts, but I read Holly Black's Kin: The Good was pretty good!

    bacarleton at gmail dot com

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  5. Just read the entire Bone series by Jeff Smith. Excellent stuff.


  6. The last YA novel I read was Fire by Kristin Cashore, which I absolutely loved. This book sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for the giveaway.


  7. The last graphic novel I read was called The Imposter's Daughter.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  8. I'm not on top of the newest releases but, I recently finished up City of Bones and look forward to rounding out the series this holiday season.

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  9. The last YA book I read was Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. It was so sad I cried like 3 times.


    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  10. What a cool looking book. Please count me in for the giveaway.

    The last graphic novel I read was Patricia Briggs' Homecoming.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  11. The last graphic novel I read was the 4th collection of the Sandman series. Oh for the money to buy the rest. You can tweet me (@Ooh_Books) or find my email on my profile. Tweeted for extra entry. (

  12. The last YA book I read was Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It was absolutely amazing!

  13. +1 for a tweet! (sorry I meant to put that in my last one!)

    regularrumination @ gmail . com

    twitter: @lulu_bella

  14. Last YA book read....The Brain Finds a Leg by Martin Chatterton. It's a fun adventure filled with a mystery, a murder, and animals gone wild (a barking joke)...there's a review on my site and a contest to win a copy as well if it sounds interesting to you!

    And I must say the cover of this book is exactly what drove me to pick it up and look further at it the other day in the book store.

    +1 - Tweeting! (
    +1 - linking on sidebar (

    Thanks for the great contest...and happy reading!


  15. Gosh darnit, in the wrong country. I love Chris Wooding's stuff - we had 3 or 4 in the school library, I'll have to track down a couple for myself sometime. Storm Thief was my favourite.

  16. The last graphic novel I read was Tsubasa Chronicles vol 22 by CLAMP. I can't wait for more!

    chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

  17. I just finished Catching Fire yesterday which I really enjoyed. Next on my list is Graceling. Usually I don't read graphic novels but a hybrid sounds awesome! Will have to check this one out. Thanks!

    roxane dot elder at gmail dot com

  18. The last YA book I read was The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. I've really enjoyed it.

    macmomma2099 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. The last YA I read was Carpe Corpus by Rachel Cain. I love the Morganville Vampire Series.


  20. The last graphic novel I read was Heske's 2012 anthology. It was of course amazing just like the previous horror edition. <3


  21. Never read a graphic novel!! This looks like a good one to start with!! I have read the House of Night series though.

    I follow

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  22. The last YA book I read was Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It was okay

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  23. The last YA books I read were Dead is the New Black and Dead is a State of Mind by Marlene Perez. Just a really cute series, in my opinion.
    Thanks for the great giveaway! Chris Wooding's books are awesome!
    beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

  24. I think the last one I read was the Fables books.


  25. The last one I read was American-Born Chinese, and the one before that was Persepolis.

    Ahhh, this book sounds sooo interesting! Being a fan of Neil Gaiman, it seems like I'll like this one too! =]

  26. The last YA I read was Beautiful Creatures and graphic novelwise was Vampire Kisses III (and for manga, Vampire Knight #8).

  27. The last YA I read was The Dead And The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer. It's a great series. Really makes you appreciate what we have now. It could be much, much worse. Can't wait to read the 3rd book in the series, This World We Live In.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  28. I read Looking Glass Wars, Turning Japanese (does that count) I also read Twilight..I so loved it. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm happy I found you. I like your site.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  29. The last YA I finished was Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr and the last graphic novel I read was Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 1.

    Thanks for the chance to win this!


    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  30. The last YA book I read was Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. It was probably the best YA I have read in years. Steampunk goodness.

    pagebar09 at gmail . com

  31. the last YA book I read wad The Gates by John Connolly which was a perfect lying in bed with a cold book. Physics and Hell: I always suspected they were related.

  32. been reading the Naruto series.
    macdonald_c at

  33. The last graphic novel I read was The Watchmen. It was great. This was my first graphic novel and I never thought I could be so engrossed.


  34. I've never ever read a graphic novel. We have some - very few actually - in the library that I work in. It'd be great to get some more. The graphic novels we do have, the kids love to check out.

    I did recently read Betrayals by Lili St.Crow - love her books. I also read Strange Angels, her first YA novel. As soon as I finished Betrayals, I was ready for more. Now I'm reading one of her "adult" books (Hunter's Prayer).

    I linked this to my sidebar -

  35. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    The last YA novel I read was The Maze Runner by James Dashner. It was an excellent book and I can't wait for its sequel to come out!

    I tweeted:

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  36. I've never read any, but I'd love to try.

  37. Catching Fire.

  38. The last YA novel I read was Catching Fire. Loved it!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com


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