Win the Book that Got Away . . .

Was there a book that came out this year that you just didn’t get a chance to read? Tell us (in the comments section of this blog post) which book you’re just dying to get your hands on, and you might just get your wish! One lucky Fig will be randomly chosen to receive the book of his or her choice. You have until 11:59:59 PM on December 31, 2011 to comment, so don’t wait! Tell us now.

121 thoughts on “Win the Book that Got Away . . .

  1. The book that I wanted to read the most was a book called “The Probability of Miracles”. It sounded amazing, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.

  2. The book that I really wanted more than anything this year was probably “Raising Unicorns” by Jessica S. Marquis. Really, who doesn’t want to learn how to start a unicorn farm? xD

  3. The book that got away: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
    My sister and I are obsessed with both the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices and it came out recently and we don’t have it yet! I really need to see where this series is going, especially since they started alluding to it in the City of Fallen Angels…

  4. The one book I’ve been awaiting to read, which came out on December 5th, 2011, and I unfortunately missed: The Fire (A witch and wizard novel) by James Patterson. All I’ve got is the preview on my kindle, and the preview is obviously not the entire thing. They leave you at a point where Wisty is struggling for her life, and I simply need to know if one of my favorite characters is going to make or not…I’ve waited so long, over a year. I dont think I can any longer.

  5. Either the Lost Stories by John Flanagan, or The Outcasts, first of the Brotherband Chronicles, also by John Flanagan. Thanks!!

  6. I didn’t get a chance to read Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis by Will Vaus (forward by Douglas Gresham).

  7. Seizure by Kathy Reichs
    I read the first book of the Virals. It was spectacular! I really, really want the second part of the series. I can’t wait for her to write more! She is by far my favorite author. πŸ™‚

  8. I really wanted to read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone! It looked amazing, but I haven’t had a chance to check it out πŸ™

  9. I have been absolutely DYING to read Destined, the most recently published book from the house of Night Series by P.C and Kristen Cast. I have all the books in the series, and can’t wait to start this one!!!

  10. I would actually love to read Blake Nelson’s Dream School. I love all his books! I read girl such a long time ago, and when I found out he wrote dream school, I was actually excited to get a chance to read it!
    I loved his excerpt, and I would love a chance at the whole book!

  11. I wish that I had the chance to buy, or even read, The Sense of an Ending. I have absolutely loved every book that Julian Barnes has written, and his most recent work caught my eye. I wish I could have that book more than any other. I heard it’s really good and has a great ending!

  12. The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith. i actually read my friend’s copy, but would love one to add to my literary collection πŸ™‚

  13. I really REALLY wanted to read Fracture. It just looked so good and I tried to get it a few times but my library never had it -.-

  14. This is where we comment, right? I’ve been dying to read “Forever” By Maggie Steifvater. I would love to get it, thanks for the opportunity =D (even if I don’t win, thanks!)

  15. A book that I would LOVE to read that I did not have the chance to is “One Day I Will Write About This Place”, by Binyavanga Wainaina. It made Publisher’s Weekly top book list of 2011, and the story sounds amazing!!!!

  16. Twisted (Pretty Little Liars, #9), or Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars, #10). They’re all so good. Or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. My cousin read it and it looked really cool.

  17. “Twisted” (Pretty Little Liars, #9), or “Ruthless” (Pretty Little Liars, #10). They’re all so good. Or “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. My cousin read it and it looked really cool.

    (Sorry, I forgot quotation marks)

  18. I would like to read β€œCatching Jordan” by Miranda Kinnealy. How many YA Books have you read about a girl who plays quarterback on her high school football team?

  19. This year I was dying to read Sarah Addison Allen’s newest book, The Peach Keeper. I love all of her novels, and I even asked for the book for Christmas. But, my mom forgot to buy it. I’d love to have it…

  20. I didn’t get to read “The Son of Neptune” by Rick R. I read the Lost Hero but I haven’t gotten a chance to read the second book. Also there is “Double Cross” by James Patterson. and the second 39 clue series.

  21. I SO wanted to read The Looking Glass Wars. It looked so good! And everyone says that it was action packed and fast paced like the Hunger Games, which I LOVED. I’d also would’ve loved to read the Harry Potter Series, but I read so many books at one time I just get LOST. But my New Year’s Resolution (one of the many) is to crack open those bad boys.

  22. I’ve been dying to read Pretty by Ellen Hopkins. It’s always out at my local library and I just haven’t had time to go out and buy it myself.

  23. Inheritance the last and final book of the Eragon series! Gah!!!!!!! Everytime I get close i get yanked back fifty feet and I can’t read it! >:/

  24. I don’t know if mine sent or not but if it didn’t, the short version is “Escape From Furnace 3: Death Sentence” Alexander Gordon Smith.
    If it did, oops. Double post.

  25. The book that got away was The Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka. It’s a twist on the original book The Metamorphosis; my favorite teacher (English teacher) and I had a laugh about it the other day and she was really hoping I’d read it. She is awesome. Her last name’s first three letters are Z-A-G so we call her Miss Zag.

  26. A book I have been eager to read since this summer, but haven’t gotten to is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It sounds so good!

  27. Volume 1 of The Walking Dead comics!!!!!
    That’s my favorite show and I wanna read the comic but I want the whole volume but it just cost to much for me so I’m hoping to win this to get it or at least win a Figment contest and get an Amazon gift card!!!!! ;D

  28. Hmmm…. so sad that Scott Westerfeld’s “Extras” isn’t at my disposal. I would frown, but my face would freeze up, and I will be banished to a sad faced eternity.

  29. My friend and I have fallen in love with the Mortal Instruments series but never got the chance to get the book “The City of Angels”, but we were also aiming to get the Clockwork Prince,

  30. Seizure, by Kathy Reichs. I read the first one and loved it, and would absolutely love to read the second one. I’m banned from the bookstore… πŸ™

  31. I really, really, REALLY want to read ‘Awakened’ by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. I LOVE the series,and would be the happiest girl EVER if I could read Awakened!!!

  32. The book that got away from me was One Day by Nicholas Sparks. I really looked forward to reading it but my mom wouldn’t by it for me because it was too expensive.

  33. The book I wanted to read was My Sister’s Keeper, because I read the first page in math class, but it wasn’t mine so i had to give it back πŸ™

  34. In another life
    I would make you stay
    So I don’t have to say you were the book (one) that got away…

    The one that got away…Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

  35. I’ve been dying to read The Help! I haven’t gotten the chance to go get it, and I wanted to read the book before I see the movie. It looks amazing!

  36. I really, really wanted to read Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead. It’s her new series, a spinoff from the Vampire Academy series, and I’m dying to read it!

  37. The book that I REALLY REALLY wanted to read was Goliath (book 3 of the leviathan trilogy) by scott westerfeld. I have reread the first 2 books over and over again since I cant get the book. I almost literally have to smack myself everytime I go online so that I wont go on any site that might have spoilers. I like not knowing until the end. So YUP, thats the book that got away.

  38. OMG, I really wanted to read If I Die by Rachel Vincent. I normally would have, but I never got around to it. *Sighs wistfully* Now I really want to read it…

  39. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, sold out in all my nearby bookstores (Borders is closed T_T) and my school in downtown Chicago only gets old, used books. I heard it’s a fantastic novel from the Seventeen Magazine website.

  40. I’ve wanted to read Crossed, by Allie Condie, since it came out. But the nearest bookstore is a good thirty minute’s away and ordering online is expensive, with shipping and all.

  41. I’ve really wanted to read If You Loved Me by Marilyn Reynolds but I can’t seem to find it anywhere and it sounds like such a good book.

  42. I would liked to have read the book:Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis.I want to read this because I loved the Chronicles of Narnia and this book also sounds great.

  43. I want a book called “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan. I currenly finished the first book “The Lost Hero” and I am hanging in suspense. I don’t think I can wait until another Christmas.

  44. I would love to read “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve been dying to ever since I saw an add for it.

  45. I thought I already commented, but I don’t see my comment? Is it too late then? (I posted that I wanted Divergent).

  46. There was this really sweet looking book called Tuesday at the Castle. Its about a castle that “grows” a new room or floor every tuesday. It looks extremely creative and it seems like something I would enjoy. I almost checked it out of my library, but I for got my card…:(
    ~~~Jessie Bryan~~~

  47. I would just LOVE to be able to read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! My friend read it and told me the imagery was amazing! πŸ˜€

  48. The book that I most wanted to read this year was “Obsidian (A Lux Novel, Book One)” by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I was looking for a book that would hold my attention when I read it and “Obsidian caught my attention”. After I read a preview I wanted to get it but I was unable to.

  49. I really wanted to read the book ‘Before I Fall’ by Lauren Oliver.
    This is awesome that you Figment people are doing this!

    I’ll try anyways: I really, really, really REALLY REALLY want to read Fabulous Terrible 2: Chloe, by Sophie Talbot.
    Except its like it doesn’t exist! I can’t find it ANYWHERE!

  51. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan!!! I read the first few chapters in the book store and then they kicked me out :'( It’s not in our library either!!!!

  52. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was the book that got away this year. I LOVED her Shiver, Linger, and Forever books and I want to read so much more of her wonderful writing!

  53. the new wicked book… i forget what it was called… i saw it at the library (then again i WORK at the library) and i didn’t get my hands on it in time…..

  54. The book that got away was called “Timeriders: Day of the Predator” by Alex Scarrow. He’s not very popular, but the first book was great and I REALLY want the second one. There are 5 in the series so far, but the US only has the first and second. I loathe waiting for books to come to America from across the pond. πŸ™

  55. Will Grayson, will grayson. Oh pretty pretty please!! I love the author and when Figment put up the post I almost died of happiness. PRETTY PLEASE!

  56. I know it is too late, but I was personally interested in reading Inheritance.. especially as I’ve read the others.

  57. I’ve been dying to read Immanual’s Veins by Ted Dekker. I love his books, but afford little and the library does not have it.

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