Wed
Dec 9 2009 3:00pm
Book Giveaway: Megan Crewe’s Give Up the Ghost

Henry Holt has graciously donated ten copies of Megan Crewe’s Give Up the Ghost to Tor.com! If you like YA and a good ghost story, check out the official blurb:

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance…

You may recognize Megan as a familiar face—she’s blogged on Tor.com, offering science fiction and fantasy reading guides, and drawing upon her background in psychology to talk about what makes a good story. Now you have a chance to get her book for free!

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, December 14th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail on this day—you have 24 hours to respond before we select a new winner.

215 comments
Michael Habif
1. Michael Habif
yes please
Eugene Myers
2. ecmyers
I've heard some good buzz on this and was planning to read it! Maybe sooner than later?
Chris Hall
3. bookwormchris
I have been looking forward to reading this book.
Michael Habif
4. wandering-dreamer
Commenting! I really want to check out this book.
Michael Habif
5. JakeLsewhere
This really sounds good.
Michael Habif
7. Mountain Man
Here is my ghost of a chance.
Michael Habif
8. Kate Marshall
Commented with grace and ease.
Michael Habif
15. Erich Thomas Wade
I would love a copy of this book.
Dan Sparks
18. RedHanded
Definitely interested in this but I wonder how people get picked, do names get drawn out of a hat?
Michael Habif
19. photon
i'd like to read this
Michael Habif
25. Ying Lee
The excerpt at Megan Crewe's site is really promising.
Michael Habif
29. dwndrgn
Put me in Coach!
Michael Habif
31. gt0163c
Not exactly my thing, but I have friend who I think would really like this book. And, oh, look, there's a gift giving holiday coming up.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Michael Habif
32. steampunk4ever
Me! Me! Pick me!
Michael Habif
34. HarlequinZane
That would be amazing! Please?
Michael Habif
36. Kimberly B.
This book sounds so interesting! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Michael Habif
37. 'nother Mike
Sounds good! Sign me up? (Not a US resident if that makes a difference, although that wasn't mentioned in the announcement)
Michael Habif
38. Reader330
I loved her reading lists - and I would love to have a copy of this book!
Michael Habif
39. Sue R
Oh!! Count me in!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Michael Habif
42. ninefly
I would love to get a chance to read this! Thanks to the donator!
Michael Habif
44. Emma Y.
What an interesting premise for a ghost story.

Count me in!
john massey
49. subwoofer
Knowin' what I know
While the Black bands sweatin'
And the rhythm rhymes rollin'
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Woof™.
Michael Habif
50. Tom Whitmore
Sounds like fun to me. I really need to get back to reviewing....
Joan Mitchell
51. dragoness
Ya know, I gotta comment, especially since I need more books.
Michael Habif
53. Trilliumgrl
I would like a book. Books make me happy.
James Butterfield
56. jimmyb
I'm about to post
to try win 'Give up the Ghost'
I'm always optimistic
even if that's unrealistic
Michael Habif
58. t0kengirl
Yes please! Sounds like fun!
Michael Habif
59. jefff
Count me in please.
Michael Habif
61. Travis Bingaman
I love a good ghost story!!!
Michael Habif
62. Joerg Mosthaf
Sounds interesting. Count me in :)
Michael Habif
63. Nelsa Roberto
It's a great book - I wouldn't mind another copy to give as a gift.
Andrea Chettle
64. Pagecrawler
I would really, really love to win a copy of this book Please include me in the draw

Thanks
Michael Habif
65. rcutshaw
Would be a great read!
Daniel Hoagland
66. danielrixy
sounds interesting, almost btvs-esque. also, we all know how buffy "preferred" certain vampires over humans too.

also, take that, poseurs! ghost-justice for all the high school losers.
Michael Habif
67. Coffeeswiller
Comment!
Lianne Burwell
68. LKBurwell
Throwing my (metaphorical) hat in the ring
Michael Habif
69. ofabookworm
I'd like to be entered please!
Michael Habif
71. Kimberly H.
Sounds really good! Please enter me!
Michael Habif
72. rubydog
I would love to win this title.
Yes, please enter me!
Thanks
Michael Habif
74. Hann1bal
Hey, why the hell not?
Joe Oswald
77. WolfpackJoe
Love the opportunity to get this book. Thanks!
tatiana deCarillion
79. decarillion
The older I get, the more I love teen angst :)
Good luck, Megan!
Michael Habif
81. Michelle-Simone
I LOVE ghost stories, and I'd love to read this one!
Michael Habif
82. AletheaB
Looks interesting.
David Byrd
83. ThatBlueJeansGuy
Not only do I love ghost stories, but I am also a medium. I would love to read this book and get the author's perspective!
Michael Habif
86. swank1096
I like free books
Michael Habif
87. Chriseboy
I like free books too!
Michael Habif
89. Maria BearMountainBooks
Sounds interesting!

Maria
Philip Douglass
90. philipsd6
I'd love to win this book. But I probably won't. :(
Michael Habif
91. library.lynn
Sounds like a good book!
Michael Habif
93. Hanne-Marie Haws
I would too-prefer to speak to Ghosts. My 2009 NaNoWriMo project is a YA supernatural/Ghost novel about a 14yo who Sees the Dead, all the time, whether she chooses or not-a historical (1911). Would really enjoy this new book!

Appreciate the publisher making this giveaway possible.
Michael Habif
94. Aries Writer
As a fellow YA writer and ghost enthusiast, I CANNOT wait to get my hands on this book! What a thrilling, cool concept! Cannot, cannot wait!
Michael Habif
95. tanita
I've heard good things about this one - I plan to get my hands on a copy one way or another before the end of the month.
Michael Habif
96. cronan275pep
sounds cool!
Michael Habif
99. DreamPainter
i'dd very much like to read this book, owning it would be all the better
robyn jakovlevski
101. robynj14
Love ghost stories! And YA is just so good right now! :D
Michael Habif
102. Hooked on Books
This sounds wonderful. Please toss my name in the pot
Michael Habif
103. annalisa mck.
Sounds like a great ghost story! Count me in!
Michael Habif
104. WhistlerSteve
I'm always looking for a new author to read, this looks good.
Michael Habif
105. lindaabd
My daughter would love this one! Maybe me, too :).
Michael Habif
106. Mayat
This sounds cool; I'd love to read it.
Sue Keim
107. ke1m2play
I remember high school...so I can't blame Cassie for preferring conversations with dead people! Sounds like a hoot of a novel.
Michael Habif
108. theepit
I really love Ghost Whisperer. This book would be a great companion document.
Michael Habif
110. Martha Lawson
I would love to win this book! Heard such good thinks about it.
Michael Habif
112. m5rammy
I have just the person to give that to.
They'll Love it!
Michael Habif
113. LiterateKitty
Hey, i heard about your giving thing on the webernets. . Yea, um so we really want to win 'cuz we accidently mauled this, um-- I think it's an address book?-- so we need to get anudder book so we won't get in troubles, even though it wasn't MY fault. Oh, and yea, we love all your stuff, you know that stuff you write, we love that. yea, and kisses and purrs. Thanks.
Michael Habif
114. LittleRaven
That sounds interesting.
Michael Habif
115. KenderKim
Hmmm... I wonder if this is teen romance, teen angst, or an interesting side ponder on being human/what's life all about.
I'm in for the contest, thanks.
Michael Habif
116. emmel4
I'm finding a lot of fascinating reading in YA lately. My daughter is 12, so I keep stealing the books she takes out from the library. :-) I just read A Certain Slant of Light, with a ghost (who's the narrator) taking over a young teen's body. It would be interesting to compare ms. Crewe's book to that.
Michael Habif
117. Finny
This book is of great interest to me--I've shelved it many times at work (I work for a book wholesaler), and every time I can't help but sneak a peek at it. It just looks so interesting, and I quite like YA stuff, particularly when ghosts and such are involved!
Michael Habif
118. KMJaeger
Sounds like an interesting book. If I don't win a copy, I might have to see if the library has it!
Michael Habif
119. Kevin Kuenkler
When I read the blurb on this book, it took me back to my High School days (30 years ago). I am really forward to this title.
Michael Habif
121. Barbed1951
Count me in, I'd love to win.
Michael Habif
122. pupdog
Sounds interesting! I'm in
Michael Habif
123. Wrighty
What a great giveaway!! I've heard the best things about this book and have been so anxious to read it! This isn't the season to be buying for myself and there has been a long list at my library so winning it would be wonderful! Thanks for your offer!
Michael Habif
125. MAARTEN63
I could be wrong, but this looks like another of these ghost or vampire (love) stories for teens that are flooding the market.
Ciao
Chris Meadows
126. Robotech_Master
I'm sure I have no chance of winning, but what the hey.
Andrew  
127. Andrew
I know someone who'd simply love this!
Tony Warren
128. AdrianConquest
Sounds like something my daughters would enjoy reading.
Michael Habif
129. Piscesgirl
If I buy it, I am sure it will be a good read. If I win it, it will be an even better read:) Happy Christmas!
M. h.Todorov
130. Mamutoubietza
Comment for the comment section! Punctuation for the Grammar Nazi!!!
Michael Habif
131. Emily H.
I've been reading a lot more YA than adult lit these days, and this looks interesting.
Michael Habif
134. aaaaaaaaa
awesome - I would love to win this -- I love books in general - but this one sounds pretty cool.
Michael Habif
136. old_folkie
I would like to enter, thanks.
Michael Habif
138. akrev
Would love to read it.
kathlyn smith
139. castiel
ooh, sounds interesting....or should that be OOoooOOOOOooO =P
Liviania Smith
140. Liviania
I didn't know there were so many YA readers on Tor! *crosses fingers* I've wanted to read this one for awhile.
Michael Habif
141. D'Macey
It's on my wish list.
Michael Habif
143. J Wiles
Sounds interesting to me. I'm always looking for some good supernatural YA material that doesn't involve vampires.
Michael Habif
144. Kevin Faulk
My wife would love this!
Susan Meek
147. smeek1958
Sounds like a fun read. Please pick me!
Michael Habif
148. tim hoe
Please send me this book.........
Michael Habif
149. Vivec
This sounds like an interesting read!
Bob Wilkins
150. bobby_5150
It sounds like a good book. My kids will like it.
Michael Habif
152. Tim Knight
Sounds sorta interesting. I'll have to give it a read.
Michael Habif
154. kyakkat
This looks like a good read.
Michael Habif
158. Chris Mattern
Sounds great!
Michael Habif
159. NotMyselfToday
Indeed.
Michael Habif
162. pirateslife
I love YA books. This looks really cool.
Michael Habif
163. John CG
Cool! Enter me!
Michael Habif
164. Kenneth Rodriguez
I will read anything I get for free.
Rene Sears
165. rene
Yes please! I've heard great things about this book.
Michael Habif
166. Crossbow
Sounds interesting. I'm in.
Manar
168. thelastgoodkiss
I would love a copy of this book! I've wanted to read it for a little while. :)
Michael Habif
169. Rashmi
Would love to read this one! And perhaps even have the author stop by with a guest post on my book blog - http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com - ?
Michael Habif
170. BarbFine60
Another great book.
Michael Habif
172. Staver808
I love these contests!
Michael Habif
174. dorothy l
another great book giveaway
Michael Habif
175. LittleEagle
I haven't read much on ghosts so this would be a good book to start on.
Scott Raun
176. sraun
Would make a neat birthday present!
Michael Habif
177. george ferris
This looks like an interesting book to read.
Michael Habif
178. John Ferris
I am always on the look out for authors amd books I never heard of or read.
Michael Habif
179. Joan Ferris
I would like to add this to my collection.
Joel Salomon
180. jcsalomon
Sounds like an interesting book. If I don’t win a copy, I’ll borrow a copy from the library.
Michael Habif
181. Curt Phillips
I'd very much like to win a copy of GIVE UP THE GHOST. My wife Lizbeth is a middle school English teacher in rural Southwestern Virginia and her school doesn't have a lot of money for extras, so she and I bought a large old bookcase and have been stocking it with great books for her students to borrow. If I'm one of the winners I'll donate the book to her classroom collection so all her students can enjoy it. SF and Fantasy is very popular with her kids and since SF is my passion too I've been scouring the available sources for good books for Liz's classroom. (BAEN BOOKS donated two large boxes of classic Andre Norton, Robert Heinlein, and others back in the spring. Great books that the kids have been going crazy over! I wonder if TOR would consider donating a few too? A few YA books cast out upon the waters might help develop the next generation of SF readers - and buyers...)

Curt Phillips
Michael Habif
182. Ann F.
I'd really like to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Michael Habif
184. Bella F.
Would love to win this book; it sounds great!
Pls enter me :)
Michael Habif
185. CarenF
This should be a fun book!
Michael Habif
186. Sherri B.
Sounds really interesting! Please count me in!

sherri419 at gmail dot com
Michael Habif
188. mailman
can't wait to give a read
Michael Habif
191. Valerie Furr
I love a good Ghost story and this one looks looks good. Thanks for a chance to win.
Michael Habif
192. Paula S.
I would love to win this!
Michael Habif
193. citizenj
i'm down like four flat tires....
Michael Habif
194. Veronica Garrett
I want to read this book. It sounds interesting.
Michael Habif
196. Shari D
This looks like a great read!
Michael Habif
197. Sandra S.
Sounds like a great book! I would love to win for my daughter. Thanks!
Michael Habif
199. AmyLynn
I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance!
Michael Habif
200. Betty Curran
This looks like another good book to add to my reading list.
Michael Habif
201. HeatherS
Sounds so good!
Michael Habif
202. Lily Kwan
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
Michael Habif
203. kathy pease
Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)
Michael Habif
204. george ferris
This looks like a really good book.
Michael Habif
205. John Ferris
You have a great web site and fabulous giveaways.
Michael Habif
206. Joan Ferris
I looked for this book around here, yet everyone is sold out. Please enter me.
Michael Habif
207. DanV
This looks great
Michael Habif
208. kyle hilton
My teenage girls would love it!
Michael Habif
210. Diane Baum
Sounds like a good read
Michael Habif
211. william Davison
conan crazy-bring back the best of tor.
Michael Habif
213. M. Rogers
Thanks for the contest.
Michael Habif
214. susan varney
i love to read mverno@roadrunner.com

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