October 13, 2014

Spotlight + Giveaway: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Hey everyone! Today I have a fantastic giveaway for you! The blog tour for Lauren Oliver's newest book, Rooms, is going great and she's letting me offer (1) SIGNED hardcover copy to a lucky reader! If you missed my review on the tour, check it out HERE.

Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Adult Paranormal/Mystery
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Ecco


The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer. Before I Fall is her first published novel.

She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else. (Book & author information taken from Goodreads)

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Giveaway: (1) SIGNED hardcover copy of Rooms - Open to US only!



  1. Awesome giveaway. I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of this, but I have no money and I can't find it anywhere. lol

    1. Good luck in the giveaway Erin! It's really an awesome book! If you don't win, I just happen to have an extra copy up for trade. Email me if you're interested! (Check the Books for Trade tab) ;)

  2. Been reading so much about this book high on my wish list.