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Book Giveaway: Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe

Hello everybody!

Back in 2009, we read, loved and reviewed Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe. The book features a character-driven story about a girl who can communicate with ghosts better than with living people. It is a lovely story and we truly enjoyed it so when the author asked us if we were up to run a giveaway to celebrate its release in paperback this month, we were happy to accept.

So here we are, sharing the love!

The Book:

Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal YA

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Publication date First edition 2009/ Paperback: 2011
Paperback 256 pages

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….

Note: The new paperback edition includes bonus material that wasn’t available with the hardcover, such as a couple of deleted scenes featuring two ghosts who didn’t make the final cut for the finished book.

The Trailer:

The Giveaway:

Courtesy of the author, we are giving away one SIGNED copy of Give Up The Ghost to one lucky winner. The contest is open to EVERYBODY and will run until Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM (PST). In order to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here. Only ONE comment per person, please! Multiple entries and/or duplicate comments will be automatically disqualified. Good luck!

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  • Rachel
    April 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Sounds like a cool idea, i can’t wait to read the review

  • Steffie
    April 13, 2011 at 1:52 am

    The books sounds really interesting, so I’m happy to take part! 🙂

    Thank you very much for providing it! 😀

  • Ebony McKenna
    April 13, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Fantastic, please count me in 😀
    Thank you.

  • jennifer kieves
    April 13, 2011 at 2:08 am

    sounds like a good book to read … when i see a good read i want to start reading it …

  • slayra
    April 13, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Seems like an interesting book. 😀

  • BrendaC
    April 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

    looks really good 🙂

  • Nikki Egerton
    April 13, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Aah, gotta love a giveaway to brighten up a Wednesday morning!

  • Stephanie
    April 13, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I’ve been wanting to read this! Please count me in, thanks. 🙂

  • Lise
    April 13, 2011 at 3:42 am

    sounds like a great book! 😀

  • Angela
    April 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

    This seems an exciting read. And thanks!

  • Katy
    April 13, 2011 at 4:02 am

    The possibility of winning a prize can get anyone through Humpday.

  • Two Readers Reviews
    April 13, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the fab giveaway! 🙂

  • Soleil
    April 13, 2011 at 4:50 am

    The book has got some time ago in my sight and not only for its great cover. About a signed copy I would be very happy and so I try just my luck.

  • Katie
    April 13, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Looks interesting! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  • Lucia
    April 13, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I’d love to read the book, sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

  • Stacey
    April 13, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I haven’t heard of this one – will definitely give it a shot!

  • Chachic
    April 13, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Thanks for having an international giveaway! This one looks interesting and I’m always willing to try a book recommended by the Smugglers. 🙂

  • Gerd D.
    April 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Sounds great, thanks for the giveaway.

  • Rebecca
    April 13, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I like a giveaway as much as the next gal. Count me in please.

  • SandyG265
    April 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I’d like to read the bonus material.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  • Sarah
    April 13, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Sounds great, count me in please. And thanks for making it an international giveaway – woo hoo!

  • Kirsty
    April 13, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Count me in, sounds good. 😯

  • Anne M Leone
    April 13, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Ohhh, been wanting to read this one for a while! Thanks!

  • Karla Vollkopf
    April 13, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Great giveaway, thanks for making it international! 😉
    I love ghost stories, and this one looks lovely.
    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com 😀

  • srs
    April 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I’m a little burned out on YA Paranormal, but your review made it sound interesting so I’d like to give it a shot.

  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Thank you for the international giveaway!
    Please count me in.

  • Maria Cristina Marques
    April 13, 2011 at 6:30 am

    How silly of me… I forgot to add my name! (LOL) Thank you for the international giveaway!
    Please count me in.

  • bookharlot
    April 13, 2011 at 6:36 am

    sounds like a great read!

  • Nica Pagtakhan
    April 13, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Awesome giveaway! Count me in!:)

  • Dana
    April 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like a great book I’d love a chance to get it 🙂

  • Kaethe
    April 13, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love a good ghost story!

  • Mia
    April 13, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I read this book last year and really liked it.

  • Linda
    April 13, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Wow. Your sneak peek really intrigued me. That’s the good thing about blogs. They whet your appetite for good books.

  • Helen
    April 13, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Looks really good – count me in.

  • Kate N (YzhaBella)
    April 13, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Congrats on your success Megan! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • shayna
    April 13, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Oy,I can relate(except for the ghosts:).
    Count me in!

  • Michelle
    April 13, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Oooh, I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile!
    Big thanks to the author and to you guys for having such an awesome giveaway! (:

  • MarieC
    April 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Sounds great! count me in!

  • Renee Richardson
    April 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I had never heard of this book. This looks like a great read. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  • blackplume
    April 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    nice book trailer, makes me more eager to read the book

  • Stacy
    April 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

    This has been on my to-read list of awhile. Thanks!

  • Jessica C.
    April 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    It’s sounds like a great read! 😛

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  • Andrea Chettle
    April 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Fantastic giveaway and thanks for making it international!


  • Shweta
    April 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Have been wanting to read this book…Thanks for making this giveaway international!

  • Bohemienne
    April 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I’m SO glad ghost stories are finally joining their rightful place in the YA paranormal canon. I love a good haunting, and can’t wait to read this book!

  • Stephanie S
    April 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

    This looks like an awesome book. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Laura T
    April 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

    This is already on my to-read list, thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • CrystalGB
    April 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • jpetroroy
    April 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I love Crewe’s blog and this has been on my to-read list for a while! Thanks 🙂

  • Lauren
    April 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Cool Story! I would love to read it ~l

  • Sandy Jay
    April 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Sounds great. Count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Caroline
    April 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Sounds like the kind of thing the girls in my school will love!

  • Kearsten LaBrozzi
    April 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

    YA and ghosts? And you the Book Smugglers loved it?! Please sign me up! 🙂

  • heather
    April 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Sounds interesting!

  • Jason Black
    April 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Ooh! I’ve been enchanted with the idea of this book ever since I heard about it, but somehow, I haven’t yet managed to pick up a copy. Perhaps it was fate making me wait for this giveaway contest!

  • Jufuzle19
    April 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

    love the cover!

  • Alexandra
    April 13, 2011 at 11:27 am


  • ThisViewOfMine
    April 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    sounds interesting.

  • punchdrunkdoc
    April 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

    This has been on my to-read list since your review – thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lisa B.
    April 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I actually saw a real ghost when I was 4 years old! I scared the wits out of my mother when I told her about the “glowing man” in the house. Of course, my mom immediately searched the house, but the ghost had vanished. So, no one believed me. But it REALLY happened! There ARE ghosts!

  • Katie
    April 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Looks interesting! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Candice J
    April 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! It is always great to hear about new books. Candice

  • Su
    April 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oooh, yes, please! Thank you for the giveaway. =)

  • Ash
    April 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    sounds good! it would really brighten up my day! 🙂

  • Donna S
    April 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance!!

  • Lauren
    April 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Would love to win this one. Great giveaway.

  • Mel S
    April 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Love the idea in this book! Count me in! 🙂

  • Kate A
    April 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to be entered.

  • Amanda W
    April 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Looks like a good book!

  • Carol Thompson
    April 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    This sounds lilke a fun read so please enter me in the giveaway.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  • spicelux
    April 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Just curious if one must read this book in “a certain slant of light”? Boo!

  • Scribe Kira
    April 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    love the trailer and the cover!!!! book sounds awesome!!!! thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=o)

  • Kate
    April 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    This books sounds interesting 🙂 I really want to read it!

  • Josephine
    April 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Deleted scenes in a book, and book trailers? They’re becoming movies!

  • Alina Neganova
    April 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love books!

  • Arhcadia
    April 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Sounds interesting. Count me in!

  • Alwyn
    April 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  • elaing8
    April 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’d love to win this.Please count me in

  • Megan
    April 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    This is a great contest! I hope I win!

  • Kathleen Brown
    April 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I read an excerpt from this before it came out and made a mental note to pick it up after it’s release…. and then promptly forgot. Thanks for holding the giveaway 🙂

  • Amy C
    April 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    The cover is lovely; it’s very eye-catching. 🙂

  • Becky
    April 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Nice giveaway! Count me in!

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    April 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  • Iyana
    April 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    This book looks amazing!!!!seems like a must read!!!! 😉

  • Jill
    April 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Sounds intriguing. I’d be interested to read it.

  • Patti W
    April 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I haven’t read YA in awhile. This sounds like a good book to start reading them again.

  • Ellie
    April 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!! Hope I win! 😀

  • Lucia Hua
    April 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I love the cover of this! Book looks really good. 🙂

  • Bethie
    April 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

  • JenM
    April 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I must have missed this one the first time around, but I love books with characters that see ghosts, so I’d love to win it and I’m adding it to my wishlist.

  • Courtney
    April 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Sounds good, count me in!

  • Sophie
    April 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Great Giveaway. Reminds me of Meg Cabot’s Mediator series. Please, please choose me! I’ve never won anything before. Please, please, please choose me. Thanks!

  • ritu
    April 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Ghosts in the book? Ok, I want. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  • Kaylyn
    April 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Oo I just read a book where one of the characters can see ghosts. I think its good! It’s called the GHOST AND THE GOTH. This one sounds good too 😀 I hope I win 😛

  • Isabel Fine
    April 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    This sounds great!

  • Llehn
    April 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I’d love to play please.

  • Beverly
    April 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Hmm.. I’ve seen ghost whisperer on tv but I haven’t seen that type of plot in a book before. Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds like a good read 😀

  • Jess Tudor
    April 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I had this on my TBR when it came out and it got dropped off it somehow, reminds me to put it back (if I don’t win!) 🙂

  • Stephanie K.
    April 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful cover. Sounds like a good read.

  • Adrienne
    April 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I saw this book when you reviewed it, added it to my list and my bookstore never did get a copy…count me in and thanks for the give away

  • mikhaila
    April 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    looks like a good book

  • Helle M. Larsen
    April 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Sounds like a really interesting book. 😀

  • The Book Memoirs (Elle)
    April 14, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for yet another fabby giveaway! 😀

    I have a copy of the paperback release ordered (the cover is gorgeous) but I’d love to have it signed.

  • Audra Holtwick
    April 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Great Story- I need anew paperback—— me luvs to smell the printed word!!!!!!!http://thebooksmugglers.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

  • Archee
    April 14, 2011 at 2:20 am

    *waves hands wildly in the air* Pick me! Pick me! Not only does this book sound quirky and cool, it’s the best possible way to procrastinate.

  • whitewolfreads
    April 14, 2011 at 2:40 am

    This looks interesting. I definitely want to check this series out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Franki
    April 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

    This book sounds really good! I especially like the mysterious Tim.

  • mary
    April 14, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Nicole
    April 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Ooh, paperback! So much less injury to my chest 😉

  • Hannah
    April 14, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Ooooh I’m suddenly struck with a horrible feeling of guilt – totally meant to buy this when it came out but I became distracted by some other shiny book and it slipped my mind entirely. Thanks so much for bringing it back to my attention, and for holding the giveaway! 😀

  • Maureen
    April 14, 2011 at 4:17 am

    It looks like an interesting story.

  • Robi
    April 14, 2011 at 4:55 am

    This sounds like a very good book.

  • Bonnie
    April 14, 2011 at 5:31 am

    The book sounds great!

  • Carol Wong
    April 14, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Beautiful cover and the story sounds great. Thank you for this giveaway.


  • Elly
    April 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

    That’s really very interesting. I haven’t read stories with ghosts in it for a while now. 😀

  • jennifer
    April 14, 2011 at 7:18 am

    this kinda remind me of another book… but it still sound great

  • Aishah Ali
    April 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

    this really was a great book. love to have it on my shelf.

  • Rin
    April 14, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Looks like fun 🙂

  • mariska
    April 14, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Want this book !

  • Anita Yancey
    April 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love books about ghosts. Would really enjoy reading Cass and Tim’s story. Please enter me. Thanks!


  • Dovile
    April 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Thanks for making this open internationally!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  • vickyvak
    April 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I’d love to win this book.Sounds really interesting!


  • Kirsten Alexandra Merritt
    April 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

    wow. love the story of this book. would love to win 😀 thanks for the giveaway!

  • Melanie S.
    April 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    oh my, please please count me in! I’ve heard great things about the book and it’s already on my wishlist – I would absolutely love to read it 🙂
    greetings, Melanie

    booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

  • Maria S (pronounced Mariah)
    April 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Gotta love a good ghost book! There aren’t that many out there that center on ghosts.

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Rachael L
    April 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  • Emilia W
    April 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I’m interested in the giveaway! Thanks!

  • Pippi55
    April 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I’d love to read the book. =)

  • Jen B.
    April 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, so many comments! I am always looking for new YA to share with my kids. This looks like a fun read.

  • Kathryn
    April 15, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This book sounds really good 🙂 I hope I win!

  • brit
    April 15, 2011 at 8:48 am

    this book looks good, thanks for the heads up

  • Alita
    April 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of this book! I’ve heard such great things about it.

  • Carol M
    April 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    This sounds like a book I would really enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • lara
    April 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This looks really good. COunt me in!

  • CC
    April 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Aren’t we all a little afraid of living? Would love to have this book!

  • Ionescu Laura
    April 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I heard so many good things about this book that I just need to read it somehow!Amaizing contest!Awesome prize!Finally a story about FRIENDSHIP! 😀

  • Nicole
    April 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I always wanted this book.

  • Tatiana C.
    April 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Another great giveaway!

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