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Monday, February 4, 2013
Hey lovelies! It's the first Monday of February today, which means it's time for Magic Mondays. Not much not to love about these. A teaser, a giveaway…how much better than that does it get?

Taken (Taken, #1)
Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 16, 2013
I have lots of labels now. Traitor. Rebel. Target. I am to be executed and my one hope lies deep within the forest. My arms pump, my feet fly north. Towards uncertainties.

I loved this book, and I took a lot of time (more than usual) handpicking this excerpt. I wanted to it be perfect.

So once you've read it, go ahead and use the form to enter! If you tweet as an entry, please use this .

Good luck, everyone, and thank you so much for visiting my blog! xx


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  1. Thanks for this great giveaway! I`d love to win Taken, I`ve wanted to read it since I read the synopsis on GoodReads awhile ago :)

  2. Thanks for the chance to win! I've had my eye on this one for awhile. It sounds very good and love that colorful cover:)

  3. Nice teaser! I already have an ARC so I'm not entering your contest, but how cool that you're giving away your copy. :) Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  5. It sounds so good! I really like the small excerpt.

  6. OMG,I LOVED THE TEASER! I really want this book. :D

  7. OMG!! I'm dying to read this book! And you gave me a teaser!!! Anna, I'm so jealous! Lucky you!
    I have my fingers crossed :) Thanks!

  8. I'd love, love , love to win this one!! Looks great and thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Oooohhh the excerpt is GORGEOUS!! Ok, the writing is spectacular (already) and that imagery! WHOOHOO! I love books that have writing like this.

    Amazing, Annabelle! Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  10. Great excerpt!!! I've been dying to read this one for so long now. Thanks for the giveaway Annabelle!! Love the new look by the way! :)


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