GIVE THANKS. GIVE BACK. GIVE AWAY.

Lovelies!

I’m kicking off this giveaway a few hours early, due to it being a holiday tomorrow.

Not only is today (tomorrow) Thanksgiving here in the US, but it’s also the 22nd, and therefore one month closer to THE ARCHIVED hitting shelves.

In TWO SHORT MONTHS, a book that has taken more than its fair share of blood, sweat and tears–those stories do love their sacrifices–will FINALLY be on shelves. I get a little worked up just thinking about it. I am so very scared, and so very excited, but most of all, I am so very THANKFUL.

And that’s what today (tomorrow) is about.

Being thankful.

SO.

This month’s giveaway is very special. Why?

First, there is only ONE PRIZE.

The winner will receive a KEY.

And that key will be redeemable for…one signed copy of each of my books for the next THREE YEARS.

That means every title that comes out in 2013, 2014, and 2015. I can tell you that right now I don’t even have books on the schedule for 2015, but in 2013 and 2014 alone, there are SIX. So that’s six first edition books. Signed.

Just like with the other giveaways, you can earn entries a variety of ways, from commenting, to tweeting, facebooking, changing your avatar, etc.

BUT HERE’S WHY IT’S SPECIAL.

For EVERY person that enters (up to 500 people), I will donate $1 to a charity. There are three charities in the form, and when you enter, you get to choose where your $1 goes.

HOPEFULLY, at the end of this, we will not only have a winner, but there will be $500 divided up between three very deserving causes.

Why am I doing this?

Because I’m thankful. Because after a few very tight years, years where I couldn’t afford to donate more than a few dollars to causes, this year I can. I know that for some, $500 isn’t much, but for me it’s a lot, and I’m so happy that I have the ability this holiday to not only pay my bills, but give back.

So please, spread the word, and HELP ME GIVE BACK.

The giveaway will run from now (Wednesday night) until SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th at 9PM EST.

Ready?

Go.

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240 thoughts on “GIVE THANKS. GIVE BACK. GIVE AWAY.

  1. jessicacorra says:

    I’m thankful for a lot this year: I wrote two first drafts, I rewrote AY – all this when I thought I was broken and done as a writer, when I thought the stress of real life had worn me too thin. And I’m especially thankful for the people who’ve put me back together, especially my sister and my boyfriend.

  2. Becky (NE) says:

    I’m thankful for having a job in a field I love, nothing better then being a Library Assistant. :)

  3. frootjoos says:

    I am thankful for being part of a wonderful community of book lovers. They give me hope every day that the world will be ok even if bad things keep happening. Together we can make them good again!

  4. Molli says:

    First, thank you for this amazing giveaway. You are such a wonderful, generous person!

    I am thankful for: my family and friends, for the roof over my head, and for every day. I’m thankful for amazing authors like you, and for the book blogging community.

  5. Chloe P. says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends, for being able to study abroad in England this term with some of said friends, for the community around YA reading/writing (especially authors like you, who are so fun to talk to and so talented!), and just for the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met in general.

  6. Shelver506 says:

    Such a great idea!

    I’m thankful for my family (a bunch of really cool people), my friends, my blog (SUCH a big leap for me!), and my steady job. It’s such a relief to have a steady job.

  7. HurogGirl says:

    I’m thankful for people like you who offer others the chance to help out as well as getting things ourselves. And who know that what you can do is what you should do, not hording against another tight year. Thank you.

  8. robinreads says:

    I’m thankful for a job where I get to connect kids with books on a daily basis.

  9. Kathy says:

    I am thankful for so much. My family, my friends, my health. I am also thankful for silly things like chocolate, and tea. Also to YOU for holding this amazing giveaway. Giving back to charity this way is fantastic.

  10. Llehn says:

    I’m thankful for another year where I have a roof over my head and friends who love me and healthy loved one.

  11. bookreverie says:

    I’m thankful for the obvious (family, friends, health, etc.) But also boy bands, hot tea, sweet tea, books, music, fandoms, Doctor Who, Dean Winchester, and also very thankful that my people weren’t completely destroyed back when this continent was “discovered”.
    Happy Thanksgiving V!

  12. kelsey d says:

    Wow this is a great thing you are doing! I’m thankful for my husband and the fact that we are expecting our first child this spring :)

  13. Emily aka WilowRaven says:

    I’m thankful for my family. Cheesy maybe but it’s true!

  14. I am thankful for not only finding a job so soon after graduating from college, but finding a job that pays me enough to survive, and is in my field.

  15. Sky says:

    I’m thankful for so much this year but especially the fact that I was finally able to get myself out of certain negative situations to finally have a chance at reaching my dreams and for being happier that I ever remember being with the best friends I’ve ever had in my life.

  16. Leigh Caroline says:

    I’m thankful for all the amazing artists, both in words and music, I’m lucky enough to discover. There’s so much talent in this world, and I love sharing it. I’m also thankful for this strange, awkward transitional year. I’ve immersed myself in words, and loved every minute of it despite the financial strain.

  17. Tara says:

    I’m thankful for my friends and family who without I would be lost!

  18. Kari says:

    I’m thankful for my close friends, who are there for me no matter what, and all the amazing people I’ve met in the book world.

  19. eayc says:

    What a wonderful idea! Happy Thanksgiving, Victoria.

  20. I am thankful for the amazing people out there who give to others in need weather it is through funds, time or a helping hand, for bookstores that make escape and learning so readily available, for the chance to live this life I have been given to its fullest and move past obstacles that try to block any path I might choose to take and most of all, for imagination. I don’t know where I would be without it but probably not on the blog of an amazing author entering a contest for novels filled with it. :-p There is so much more, so much to be thankful for but truly, right now it all comes down to that for me.

    Absolutely amazing giveaway! Hopefully one day I can do the same but for now it is an inspiration to see others like you who know how much $500 mean to you, but also how much more it might mean at this time to a cause and the care of others who need it. <3

  21. Lili says:

    In all honestly, I’m really thankful to still have my house and a job. I was hit my Sandy and while we lost internet and cable and power on and off for 10 days, I constantly had heat. I never realized how much I took for granted, that that extra spaghetti for dinner could be put in a Tupperware for left-overs since the grocery stores were closed for so long. Or that I could shut the car off to preserve that little bit of gas since it took us 8 days after Sandy to finally fill up our car once more while we had to watch people beat each other up on gas lines. Seeing my best friend’s marina in ruins was devastating and knowing an elderly couple who was supposed to go into heart surgery the day after Sandy in long island killed me, especially since they lost their home and both their cars. I’m thankful for a lot more now than I was before Sandy hit because she really put things in perspective for me. Needless to say, I chose for my dollar to go to the red cross for this reason.

    I’m also really thankful for my love of books. Reading got me through Sandy and allowed me to focus on something other than the wind threatening to blow out my windows. It really soothed me, which is why I have my charity to get books to impoverished children as my senior project. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to give up reading, especially after that experience. heh

    Wow, I am so sorry this response was so long. Totally unloaded by accident.

  22. eayc says:

    I’m thankful for my husband, who supports me both when I write, and when I’m too depressed to do anything but curl up for a few days.

  23. eayc says:

    Reblogged this on A Mess of Feathers and commented:
    Great contest, great causes, great author.

  24. Inky says:

    I’m Thankful for my family who do so much more for me than I realize. :D And for authors like you who write amazing books that I can lose myself in, and give us bloggers things to blog about! :D

  25. I’m thankful for my health, and the endless possibilities of ways that I can change the world.

  26. JenniferK says:

    I am thankful for my family and book friends that make me smile when I’ve had a hard day.

  27. Jessica R says:

    I’m thankful for so many things, but one of them is the fact that I have the privilege of attending university, which I had always planned to do. As tough as it can be (especially now – I should be writing a paper!), it’s something that a lot of people who may want to do it don’t get the opportunity for.

  28. I’m Canadian and we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and although the “day” of giving thanks might be over, I will be forever grateful for my husband and children. They keep me going on the days when I don’t think that I can.

  29. As with every year, I find that Thanksgiving gives me some perspective. I might spend lots of time during the year grumbling about this or worrying about that, but truthfully, I’m lucky. Not because of any big reason, but rather lots of important ones: I have my family around me, great friends to make me smile, my health and my job and my books. Every day something happens that makes me happy, even if I don’t notice it right away or it’s overshadowed by something crappy. But I am always at least a little bit happy every day for different reasons, and that’s something I’ll gladly be thankful for today (tomorrow) and every day.
    Such a great idea, Victoria! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  30. Daisy R says:

    I am thankful for so many things. My family and friends, good books, and folks like you who give back because they can. You rock!

  31. Keri Payton says:

    I’m thankful I’m able to live in New York City. It’s a wonderful place to be.

  32. tara says:

    I am thankful for my kids. They are fun more often than they are frustrating :)

  33. Becky says:

    Great giveaway! I’m thankful for so much – but especially family, friends and being able to do something that I love. :)

  34. Anna Rose says:

    I’m thankful for getting good grades and having my whole family alive and well

  35. Jane says:

    I’m thankful to be with my grandma today! I only get to see her twice a year, and now we get to eat a whole bunch together!

  36. Sarah says:

    I’m thankful for so many things – my family, friends, food, shelter, love, laughter, and stories.

  37. sari says:

    Hi,

    I’m thankful first of all, for my awesome family. I’m thankful for new books and beloved old books. I’m thankful for the opportunity to pass on a little bit of goodness to people who really need the help, because we can’t forget. Thank you.

  38. I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life. They save me and help me in immeasurable ways. They create the small moments that make the big moments for me.

  39. Danielle Nguyen says:

    I am so thankful for my family. I hope I never take for granted just how lucky I am to have them.

    Also, I’m thankful for this AMAZING giveaway! And it’s so nice that you’re donating to those great charities. <3

  40. I’m thankful for books, for amazing authors (*cough like you *cough*), for the strength to fight back the days that threaten to overwhelm me, for being alive. Happy Thanksgiving, Victoria, and bless you! :)

  41. Tammy Sparks says:

    I’m thankful for so many things, at the top would be my family & my dogs, my friends, and all the blogger friends and authors I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know in the past year and a half. BEST GIVEAWAY EVER, Victoria! Thanks so much, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You Rock:)

  42. Brooke says:

    I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends.

  43. Penny M. says:

    I thankful for the fact that no matter how bleak things seem in my life, I still have a roof over my head, food in my belly, and people who care about me. Thanks for doing this charitable contest. Happy Thanksgiving!

  44. I am thankful that there are so many kind-hearted, generous, optimistic people out there making positive changes in the world. I am grateful for love, joy and the power to create beautiful things.

  45. Mandy R says:

    I’m thankful for my family and friends as well as my job.

  46. Dvora Gelfond says:

    I am really thankful that I have some pretty amazing people in my life. These people really helped me to make this past year, a year of growth and strength!

  47. Honestly, I am thankful and grateful for so much in my life. My health and the health of my family and friends are on the top of the list.

  48. Rachel says:

    1) I’m thankful for wonderful family and friends who are always there when I need them. They mean the world to me.

    2) I’m thankful for incredible books that give me infinite possibilities for the universe within a single day.

    3) I’m thankful for the incredible generosity and kindness of the YA community, which has kept me excited to continue writing even when it felt impossible.

    Also? I’m thankful for life itself. So much potential, so many things to do—far more than can ever really be done, and it’s beautiful and messy and complicated and wonderful. Life is amazing.

  49. JP says:

    I’m thankful for the friends I’m lucky to have, the amazing oppurtunities I get (like education, ability to afford the clothes, books, music, etc. that I love, and so on), and belonging to the awesome communities I do (Nerdfighteria, different fandoms, the YA community, etc.)

  50. I’m so thankful that there are lovely, giving people like you out there. *huggles* I wish I could do more, but this is one of those ‘just scraping by’ type of years, so I’m glad that there are people like you willing to make a difference.

    And thank you as well for the awesome giveaway! =)

  51. Kellie says:

    I’m thankful for being Canadian, and hopefully that means I can still enter this giveaway.

  52. I’m thankful for coffee, for chocolate, for my family even when they drive me crazy, for books, for poetry, for sunsets, for red maple trees in November, for my husband when he says “I love you” in the middle of the night, for avocados, for ice cream, for warm socks, for rain, for Twitter, for French bulldogs, for waffles, for strangers who smile at me when they don’t have to, for my job, for the ocean, for the sand still on the bottom of my purse from months ago, for emails in all caps, for the right to vote, for cherries, for Skype, for magnolias, for things that can make me cry, for cats, for libraries, for Nutella, for the urge to write, for the time to write, for my friends, for so so many other things!

  53. missprint says:

    Such a thoughtful giveaway. I’m thankful to have power and heat and family. I hope others more severely affected by Sandy will be able to return to normal themselves soon as well.

  54. I’m thankful for so many things. I’m thankful for my parents and God–they’ve given me the ability to live and have put a roof over my head. I’m thankful for family, friends, and all my pets. I’m thankful for the ability to breathe, and so much more. And I’m thankful for books, and the people who bring them to life, always.

    Thank YOU, Victoria!

  55. I’m thankful for everything that I’ve been given in life. I’m especially thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given and I know that a lot of other people are not as fortunate enough to have certain windows in life open up for them. I’m also thankful for music, books, and school. Honestly, this list could go on forever…

  56. Maia says:

    I’m thankful for my family, books, and the Internet (because I can’t be myself anywhere else).

  57. I am thankful for my family and finally having a job.

  58. Mary Karol Taylor says:

    I am thankful I have time in my life to read good books and spend time with awesome people. I am thankful that an amazingly beautiful or interesting sky can make me feel lucky that I had the chance to soak it up.

  59. I am so thankful for my beautiful home, my loving husband, and my family.

  60. SweetMarie83 says:

    You are so amazing! Not only for giving us a chance to win, but for donating to charity. I know what it’s like to basically live hand-to-mouth – I did it for a really long time, and although I’m definitely not swimming in cash, I finally have the ability to donate here and there, and $500 may not be a lot to some people, but it could be everything to others.

    As for what I’m thankful for…my family. They’re my rock, they keep me going, they love me unconditionally, they accept me weird, quirky ways, and they’re always there for me. I’d be nothing without them. I’m also thankful for books and the people who write them (like you!) and the people who read them. Happy Thanksgiving!

  61. Paige says:

    I’m thankful for sad songs, for nice people, and for good books. I’m thankful for every member of my family, even the ones who drive me nuts, and for road trips, and for my cuddly-evil cat. I’m thankful for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Friends reruns and good intentions, and I’m thankful that I can’t even come close to listing everything I have to be thankful for.

  62. I am so thankful for the wonderful YA writing community I’ve stumbled into, and all the great friendships, guidance, and, of course, amazing BOOKS I’ve encountered because of it!

  63. I’m thankful for my husband, kids, and family. For our home, our livelihood, and the chance I have to do something I love. It’s been an amazing year for me, and I’m grateful for every blessing that has come my way :)

  64. Jenna says:

    This.is.a.double.generous.giveaway. High five to you Victoria! Also, i want to share what I’m thankful for: for the continual blessings God pours to our family. For the grace and love, which I don’t deserve but have. :)

  65. Pica says:

    I am thankful for every aspect of my life, from my family to my home to my education and my wonderful friends, but I am also thankful to the amazing authors that have brightened my days for as long as I can remember, and especially for you, Victoria, for writing a truly beautiful and inspirational book and the lovely blog posts that I read over and over. Thank you.

  66. I’m thankful for my family and that I have a warm house and job. I am also thankful for authors who write about worlds I can escape to :)

  67. I have a lot to be thankful for, but this year I am most thankful for the time I had with my dad, for all he taught me, and all the things we shared.

  68. Pam says:

    I’m thankful for friends, and people who take a chance on others and give them a damn fine career.

  69. I am thankful for my family and the support that they give me. I cold not ask for better parents or sisters. I am also thankful for all the opportunities that my blog has opened up for me and all the awesome readers, bloggers, and authors that I have chatted with over the years.

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway. =)

  70. molliekay says:

    I am thankful for my awesome job, my supporting husband, and my kick butt group of friends!

  71. Mariah says:

    I am thankful for a nice warm home and family to spend the holidays in since so many do not have it.

  72. Travis says:

    As trite as it sounds, I’m thankful for the internet for letting all of us connect instantly to people we know and people we haven’t met yet.

  73. I don’t even know where to start. I am from-the-heart grateful for so, so much this year. I am grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve been able to partake in, for the incredible friends I’ve made and those I’ve known, for the books I read and the unbelievably kind and heartfelt authors that create them and share their inspiration.

    I am thankful. Always. And this post is beautiful.

  74. Michael says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Victoria. I am thankful for many things in my life, Books, my family and friends and for all the amazing feels I have in my life. Thanks again. =] =] =]

  75. Emily says:

    It’s incredibly difficult to say all of the things I am thankful for, so I’ll name a select few. I am thankful for having great parents and an awesome sister. I am thankful for my family having a steady household income, as small as it may be. I am thankful for Polar Bears International sending me to Churchill, Manitoba to study polar bears when I was 16 – that was a life-changing experience and has opened many doors for me. It also changed my entire career path! I am thankful for people who care enough to make a difference, however small or large that difference might be, for the environment and animals. Finally for this shortened list, I am thankful for books and their authors, for providing people with the possibility of escaping the real world when we need or want to, and for inspiring me to write often and dream big!

  76. Merin says:

    I’m most thankful for my new job, which allows me to work with kids AND talk with them about the importance of reading! I love trying to match my (rather difficult) students with books they’ll love. :)

  77. Susan says:

    Like so many others I am thankful for too many things to name them all here, that if I did begin to try, I might not finish for another week or two. But I’ll stick to my majors and keep it short: my crazy family and friends that oddly enough keep me sane, I have only one idea of what I would be without them…vapor; and of course, all of the wonderful imaginations that are able to beautifully string words together and create new realities for me to explore, thank you to all the authors that have made an impression on me, and to all of authors that will in the future, THANK YOU!

  78. sam says:

    I’m thankful for having the means and ability to have the luxury of reading.

  79. KT Simpson says:

    I am thankful for the opportunity I have to go to college, my amazing cats, my ability to write, and my fantastic family. I’m thankful that I have the best older brother I could ever ask for and that my mom is still going strong after four years of being diagnosed with cancer.

  80. I’m in Australia this year, so I not only miss American Thanksgiving, but I missed spending my Thanksgiving – the Canadian one – with my family and friends. So I’m thankful for those family and friends who have supported my move across the world and continue to love and support me in my endeavours here.

  81. theefefefe says:

    On this my first holiday away from my family, I a thankful for my friends. They say friends are the family you choose, and I have chosen the best family there is.

  82. lerato makola says:

    I’m grateful for my achievements made it possible by my loving mom, my health, my family, my life and especially my beautiful daughter.

    I’m also grateful for your life as your giving other kids to live their life’s and follow their dreams.

  83. Claire says:

    I’m thankful for my friends, family, and being one semester away from getting my degree!

  84. Christina Kit. in the contest form.

    Firstly, I’d like to thank YOU Victoria for writing awesome awesome books that touch my heart and make me think and fall in love and keep reading! I LOVED The Near Witch, and The Archived is on my wishlist.

    I’m thankful for my friends. Because when I’m alone, away from family, it’s my friends who are there for me. Who listen to me when I cry, who don’t think I’m nuts when I talk about the weirdest darkest things, who are there for me and who bless me with their friendship. I am honored to have them as friends.

    Here’s my blog post link: http://christinafiorelli.tumblr.com/post/36276753349/the-awesome-victoria-schwab-gives-back-and-giveaway

    Here’s my Tweet link: https://twitter.com/christinafiorio/status/271562309560832000

    Here’s my Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/christina.condomaros/posts/491024154270512

    I also changed my Facebook Avatar Christina Rita Condomaros

    Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  85. Irene Menge says:

    I’m thankful that I still have the ability to smile, even though it is just simple things like a chattering squirrel or the arrival of a good book in the mail that lift my spirits.

  86. ladyvampire says:

    I am thankful for everything. For a roof over my head, good food to eat, clean water, family and friends around me, my freedom and the great authors and books they write which I enjoy so very much. Thanks also for this giveaway. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  87. Carina Olsen says:

    We don’t have Thanksgiving here in Norway.. but I am thankful family :D They are the best. <3 Also thankful for all the wonderful books out there :)
    Thank you, Victoria, for being so amazing. <3 You are the best! Hope you have the most awesome Thanksgiving :)
    Love, Carina

  88. I’m thankful for my loving, supportive husband and my healthy, beautiful daughter.

  89. Nisaa Hosein says:

    Thankful for family, health, strength, food, a home and being surrounded by love. This is a great giveaway. The money is going to a much needed cause. I live in the Caribbean so I am very much aware of what hurricanes can do. I haven’t been able to support the victims of Sandy in any way so I think this was an amazing idea! $1 from each person can go a very long way!

  90. Vivi Cendana says:

    i’m Thankful because i am alive,have a such wonderful family and fellas,

  91. Dana Bartelt says:

    I’m thankful for my loved ones, especially my mum. I’m also thankful for books, which are the best medicine of all time.

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  93. Emy Shin says:

    I am thankful for my parents, whom I did not appreciate enough while living with them.

  94. What a lovely idea! Thank you so much for doing this, Victoria.

    I’m thankful for my son and my husband and my sweet, silly dog, I’m thankful to be making a living from writing right now, I’m thankful to live in a beautiful place, and I’m thankful for the warmth of this online community.

  95. I’m thankful for dinner with imperfect in-laws, because they gave me my imperfect-but-perfect-for-me husband.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Victoria.

  96. emmysondie says:

    I am so thankful that when I fell flat on my face, my family was there to help me pick up the pieces and put myself back together again. I’m not all the way there, but I’m on my way, thanks to them.

    What a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving. You’ve inspired me that when I’m back on my feet again, I’m going to do something similar.

  97. Lynsey says:

    Happy thanksgiving and thank YOU for the giveaway and the incredible offer to give money to much needed charities. I love being asked what I am thankful for because it gives me an opportunity to stop and think….what AM I thankful for?!

    I am thankful that I live in a country that is relatively at peace, I don’t have bombs flying over my head or the threat of an air raid siren going off. I am thankful that I don’t have to worry where my next glass of water is coming from or the next meal. I am thankful that even though my flat is not mine, I at least have a roof over my head and love in my heart. Although I may not have my dream job (yet) I am thankful for an income and not have to worry where the next paycheque is coming from. I am thankful for all this and more and I thank you for letting me remember this.

  98. Scarlet says:

    I am thankful for books! And for having a job where I deal with them daily.

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  100. Ann Rought says:

    I am thankful for so much that I forget to be thankful for: life, another chance to live it every time I open my eyes, I’ve been blessed with great friends and family, I am lucky enough to be able to do what I love and be a part of this industry filled with amazing people. I never have an excuse to say I’m bored, my husband is wnderful to me. And the world is better because there are eople like YOU in it.

  101. I’m thankful for my kids and my husband. They make me smile even when my chosen career, writing, runs me through with the sword of aack.

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  103. Small Review says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and the options for charity! I’m thankful for people like you who have been giving aid and support after Sandy. My in laws and hometown and library (where I work) were all hit hard, and all of the support from people like you bring happy tears to my eyes. Thank you and happy thanksgiving!

  104. Laura says:

    This is such a wonderful thing you are doing Victoria, and I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my wonderful family, who are always there for me. I am also lucky to have some brilliant friends, who are there to make me smile and offer me some great (and often brutal) advice on my writing. I am thankful that I have finally found a job that I thoroughly enjoy and feel like I am doing good in the world, as well giving me enough time to write in the evening. And then I am thankful for fabulous people like you, who fills our world with beautiful words and are nice enough to give back.

  105. Eileen says:

    I think I’m thankful for everything, for my family who, even though they’re a little rough around the edges, are the reason I’m the person who I am today. For my blog, that’s given me so many chances in my life to be who I want to be. For my friends, who let me who I want to be. For literally everything because my life could be so much worse and I feel so blessed to have been given the one I was given :)

    Thank you so much for such a generous offer! I have a new kid in my class whose house was ruined in Hurricane Sandy and had to transfer schools while his house was rebuilt so thank you so much for offering to help so many people in need :)

  106. I am thankful for finally being finished with all my recovery surgeries and things! For my awesome family who is there for me (even when I don’t want them to be). For my friends who I can call whenever I need to. Also for being lucky enough to work with lots of awesome kidlets every day : ) Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway and for helping those who aren’t so lucky! You are amazing! Happy Thanksgiving : )

  107. Nicolele says:

    Besides being thankful for the many great books of 2012, I am thankful for a lot this year, and every year. I’m thankful for my family, both near and far. I’m thankful for awesome friends.Beyond that, I am thankful to all the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! You Rock!

  108. Laura says:

    I am thankful for stories and the people who write them. Also, my beautiful friends, family, and pets, and having the opportunity to go after my dreams. This is such a great thing you’re doing!

  109. I’m thankful to have such a wonderful and supporting family. A good job in the book industry and more books that I can even fathom reading.

    This is a great idea!

  110. Rachel says:

    Lovely, this year I am thankful for YOU! I am so fortunate to call you my friend.

  111. Kate Tilton says:

    This is such a lovely idea Victoria! And all of the causes are so important to me! I had a hard time picking!

    I am thankful that I live in such a blessed country where even my hard times I still have a place to sleep, clean water to drink, and food to eat.

    -K8

    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

  112. Nico says:

    I’m thankful for a job I love, healthy and happy family and friends and 6 kinds of pie (and wonderful people to eat the pies with).

  113. [...] back, and one of my favorite author’s is doing just that! Victoria Schwab recently posted a Give Thanks. Give Back giveaway. Yes, it’s a giveaway that will give one lucky winner a key that unlocks a really great, [...]

  114. Megan Trotter says:

    I’m thankful for family, friends, a day and a half off of work and my bookshelf full of gateways to other worlds. <3

  115. Firstly, I’d like to thank YOU Victoria for writing awesome awesome books that touch my heart and make me think and fall in love and keep reading! I LOVED The Near Witch, and The Archived is on my wishlist.

    I’m thankful for my friends. Because when I’m alone, away from family, it’s my friends who are there for me. Who listen to me when I cry, who don’t think I’m nuts when I talk about the weirdest darkest things, who are there for me and who bless me with their friendship. I am honored to have them as friends.

    I also posted on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and changed my Facebook Avatar. I posted another comment with all the links, but I think it’s in moderation.

    Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving:)

  116. Rebecca S says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Victoria! I LOVE this contest. I’m so very thankful for my friends, family, writing, and books.

  117. I’m thankful that I’ve met such wonderful people in my quest to be a writer. You being one of them, Victoria. You’re an inspiration and a reminder that people are awesome. :D

    I am also thankful for my family and friends who never stop believing in me even when I was at my worst. Books also for being the playground of my childhood, an escape from the world.

  118. I am thankful for so many things this year — but in this comment, I feel like I should write about how thankful I am for you and all of the other writers I have come to “know” (as much as one can) through WP, Twitter, and Facebook. You especially inspire me, Victoria, with your candidness and willingness to be yourself. Your willingness to give, with no expectation of something in return. I hope you know what a wonderful, powerful trait that is.

    You are one of the strongest people I know, and I am so thankful that I found you to look up to. <3

    Happy Thanksgiving, lovely. You deserve a wonderful day/month/year/life.

  119. Chelle says:

    I am thankful for my loving and supportive family (as always), but I am especially thankful for my infinitely patient husband, Daniel. His tenderness and positivity have brought such joy to my life! He fulfills me in ways I never imagined and yet inspires hope for an even brighter future. I sadly won’t be able to enjoy his birthday with him next week, but through his generosity, we will celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year together : ) Our first seven years together have been amazing–can’t wait to see what happens next! I wish each of you such dazzling happiness!

  120. Sara H. says:

    I am thankful for my family and the wonderful Thanksgiving feasts. Also, all of the YA authors out there who fuel my reading passion. I’m forever grateful to writers and fellow readers/bloggers.

  121. Yay! I’m thankful for so much this year, but I’m especially grateful to everyone who’s read Born Wicked, since it’s thanks to them (and my editor’s faith in me) that I get to do what I love every day.

  122. I’m thankful for being around some adventurous, generous kids. They lead me to new ideas, new interests, and new ways of looking at things–and they don’t kick too much when I bring them along on my projects.

  123. Lea says:

    Oh, this is such a wonderful thing to do! Thank you!
    I’m grateful for a lot of things and for life in general, but most of all for the health and happiness of my family.

  124. Daisy says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful boyfriend and my family, for my lovely friends and that everyone is in good health. I’m thankful that I have a job and that it’s one I love very much. I’m thankful for authors who write beautiful stories and to other bloggers who have become my friends and get my bookish ways. I’m thankful for my grandmother and mom who always encouraged me to read and that I had such a good bond with my grandmother before she passed away.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  125. Erica says:

    I am thankful for so much this year. Particularly I think how great this fall has been and how blessed I have been with making new friends and my transfer of colleges going smoothly and everything just working out like I was hoping.

  126. Zareen says:

    I’m thankful for my family and friends who have kept me sane in the midst of college application season!

  127. I’m thankful that others like you are so giving and care about others with events like this giveaway

  128. KNevaM says:

    I am grateful for so much this year: bravery, facing fear, finding wonderful writers to treat as mentors (whether they know it or not!), feeling joy again, and New Orleans. Always grateful for New Orleans.

  129. Miranda Coman says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends. Also for all the great opportunities i have been presented with this year to help me grow.

  130. WinoRamble says:

    I’m thankful for friends and family, for good health, my job, the opportunity of a good education, and for good books I can disappear into.

  131. I’m thankful for you- and for the amazing YA community, because it cares so passionately about others. Bless you.

  132. I’m thankful for my friends, family, the opportunities that I’ve been given in my life and the ability to be who I want to be. I’m also thankful for all of the great authors and books out there, and of course, that you are so awesome! How generous! I’m crossing my fingers! :D

  133. I’m thankful that my mom cultivated my love for books when I was younger. It’s been the best lifelong love so far.

  134. Desiree says:

    I am so thankful that I am able to give my kids the things they need in life, both physically and emotionally. I am thankful to be able to loom in the mirror and not flinch away from the person I see there.

  135. baileyshoe says:

    I’m thankful that I’m able to comment on this about things I can be thankful for – I have a degree, a fulltime job, an apartment and a cat, none of which I would have without the support and trust of other people. I have the ability to, in turn, offer my support and trust to friends and family and hold them up as they deal with some pretty rough situations, and I’m thankful that I can be there for the people in life who need me. I’m also thankful, like many other people commenting here, that a love of books was instilled in me as a child – I would not be who I am otherwise, and I’m pretty thankful that I’m me.

  136. redheadederin says:

    I am thankful for all of the amazing opportunities i have had in my life, that so many have not been able to have. To have a good education, loving family and for my health

  137. I am thankful this year (even though I’m from the UK) for my family and friends’ support and for all the love I get via blogging. Love my commenters!

  138. Kierra says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, my books, authors, and just the great life I have.

  139. Sheila says:

    I am thankful for my boys, husband, and home. I am thankful that I got to care for my mom in her final days. Mostly, I’m thankful for your generosity!!!

  140. Lil Berry says:

    I am thankful for my mother, books and music :)

  141. Akoss says:

    I am grateful for my baby being alive and well after a very rough start last year.

  142. elena says:

    I’m so thankful for all the wonderful bookish friends I’ve made through blogging this year.

  143. Britta says:

    I am thankful for the wonderful life that I’ve been given!

  144. I’m thankful for the good school year and all the people I’ve met since I started my blog :)

  145. Jen P says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and daughter.

  146. mittensmorgul says:

    I’m thankful for all my friends and family. I’m thankful to everyone who has read my manuscripts this year, or shared theirs with me. There is such joy in reading a wonderful novel months before the rest of the world. It’s my new favorite joy in life. :D

  147. Kristina D says:

    I’m thankful for my family and that we are all healthy and together

  148. Tina C. says:

    I am thankful for a family that loves me, no matter how annoying and frustrating I may be on occasion; for Steve, who knows when to call shenanigans and how to keep my dreams alive and my feet on the ground; for my cats, as silly as that sounds, because they remind me to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and that it’s okay to be a goof and laugh at yourself every once in awhile; I am thankful for a family that loves me, no matter how annoying and frustrating I may be on occasion; for Steve, who knows when to call shenanigans and how to keep my dreams alive and my feet on the ground; for my cats, as silly as that sounds, because they remind me to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and that it’s okay to be a goof and laugh at yourself every once in awhile; and lastly, I am thankful for the potential looming on the horizon.

  149. LW says:

    I am thankful for light and life!

  150. I am thankful for authors like you who encourage me to live my dreams!

  151. Holly Allen says:

    I’m thankful for my healthy happy family.

  152. I am so thankful that I am a reader, and that I am able to discover new worlds through books. And so thankful for the authors that create these new worlds that I can discover and learn so much from

  153. Ashfa says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing family, especially my parents, my fab sisters and my darling niece. And I’m thankful for my friends all my books.

  154. Leann J. says:

    I’m thankful for my family. They do so much for me and are completely incredible people. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to attend college and further my education.

  155. Gabby says:

    I am thankful for everyone who has entered my life weather good or positive because they made me who I am today and my family gave me the opportunity to attend a great school where I am getting the proper education and to ready myself for college.

  156. Alex Beasley says:

    I’m thankful for this wonder life I have. I wouldnt change a thing in the past because it has brought me to exactly where I am today. I’m thankful that I have a steady job that allows me to save the house we’ve always been wanting. I’m thankful that I finally found a man who wants to spend the rest of his life with me and vice versa. I just am unbelievably thankful for everything that has come into my life for it to be wonderful.

  157. I am thankful that I have wonderful, caring family and friends who encourage me in my creative works. I am thankful that I have finally learned to control my anxiety, instead of letting it control me. I am thankful that after far too long, I’m able to really write, and that I’m learning to not judge myself or my work too harshly.

  158. M.C. says:

    I’m thankful that my family’s supportive of me. And that they try to understand me.

  159. Aside from the usual family, friends and life in general, I am thankful for books. They are my sanity and I’ve met so many amazing people since I started blogging about them. If I didn’t have books I don’t know what on Earth I’d be doing with my spare time.

    Thanks for this giveaway! Best giveaway ever!

  160. Bridgette says:

    I’m thankful that I have a job, even though I hate it sometimes and will probably want to kill someone this Black Friday, but it pays the bills. I’m also thankful that I was saved when I was 14 and to have had Christ in my life since then.

  161. megebutler says:

    I’m thankful for my endlessly supportive family, friends that love me despite all my faults, and having a life full of laughter and adventure! Ps you are awesome for thinking of such a wonderful way to donate money! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday :)

  162. Iffath says:

    I”m thankful for all the lovely, lovely people of Twitter who’ve cheered me up while I’ve been upset /stressed over the last month or so. Twitter people, I HEART YOU.

  163. smiling_ina says:

    I am most thankful for my little man. If it wasn’t for him, my life wouldn’t be what it is today. He is my sunshine on a rainy day, whose smile always manages to light up my day, no matter what.

  164. Ali Trotta says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends, for all the lovely people I’ve been lucky enough to meet, and a life full of love — even when it’s crazy. Oh, and coffee, but I like to think that’s a given. ;-)

  165. Diana says:

    Thankful for all the words and wordy people in my life.

  166. jennifleura says:

    This is such a wonderful thing to do, thank you! It’s so very generous.

    I’m thankful for so many things this year, and so many people. I’m grateful for every day I can get up out of bed and out the door without feeling crushed by sadness; for beautiful, brilliant people who can make me laugh in a most undignified way, or sit with me in quietness; for my family and my rabbits (who are ridiculously fluffy). I’m thankful for mornings, and words, and small kindnesses.

  167. Betsey Hurley says:

    I’m thankful for my beautiful daughter and her love for books that has inspired me to read.

  168. I am thankful for my family (my hubby and three boys), for my and mine’s health, for having God in my life, for a great job, and for great books :)

  169. DarkSun says:

    I am Thankful for my family and for the chance to find a new good friend.

  170. Emberchyld says:

    I’m thankful for the bookish community that has made my life a brighter, more wonderful, book-filled place. And I’m thankful for authors like you, who remind us to give back when we can.

    You inspire me.

  171. Rachael says:

    I’m thankful for family, books, wonderful coworkers, and especially thankful I wasn’t flattened on Tuesday by that semi running a red light in front of me…

  172. Delphina says:

    I can not even put into words all the things I have to be thankful for this year.

  173. Sherry says:

    I am thankful for just being here. Awesome giveaway.

  174. Moirae book reviews says:

    I am thankful that my dog is okay, we had a health scare with her about 2 weeks ago and she’s okay.

  175. Becky says:

    I’m thankful for my family and loved ones who are always there no matter what.

  176. Molly says:

    I’m thankful to feel safe, for my wonderful job promoting YA lit and getting teens to read, and for the magic of stories.

  177. Leah says:

    I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made in the past year. I’m incredibly grateful for the college fund that’s allowed me a year and a half of school. I’m thankful for a miracle in someone else’s life that meant a lot to me. And I’m thankful for good books, and all the people who make them.

  178. Krispy says:

    I’m thankful for my friends (old and new) and all the fun, new people I’ve met online this year. I’m also thankful for the puppy we adopted this year; he’s made my family’s life so much more amusing!

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  179. Sabrina says:

    I’m thankful for being lucky enough to live in a wonderful liberal, country and my friends, family and opportunities.

  180. Chris says:

    I’ thankful for the books I read and the distant landscapes revealed.

  181. I am thankful for friends and family. I am thankful for my job, which allows me to live independently and completely support myself, another thing I’m thankful for. And I’m thankful for wonderful authors and amazing books.

  182. Josien says:

    I’m thankful that I live in such a nice place that we don’t get any natural disasters, so I can give money to others, who have been involved in such things, and that my cat will be save at home at any time of any given day.

  183. I’m thankful for the family and friends I have, for my wonderful fiance, and for the abundance of yarn and books that are appearing in my mailbox this week.

  184. Carol says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends, they always have my back no matter what. Also I am thankful for having the chance to go to college and being able to travel abroad. And I’m thankful for the wonderful authors, bloggers in this comunity and amazing books that have the opportunity to meet and enjoy.

    Best wishes,

  185. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my husband-to-be (!) and all the opportunities I’ve been given this year. I’m so grateful too for the fact that I’m finally writing again :)

  186. Aurelia Blue says:

    I am thankful for my children who took care of me and cooked our Thanksgiving dinner when I was ill.

  187. Jessy says:

    I am thankful for a happy and healthy baby boy.

  188. Ana Lucía says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends and that I have everything I need.

  189. I’m thankful for a roof over my head and my family safe and sound after last month’s horrible storms!

  190. Jami says:

    I am thankful for people like you who are still giving back to the world while doing what they love. I am thankful for my family and the friends I’ve made through the writing community. I am thankful for still being able to write and do what I love while paying my bills and making time for family and friends.

  191. Lauren says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, and health. And, of course, I’m grateful for (and humbled by) all the people in my life who are currently making my biggest dream come true.

  192. fishgirl182 says:

    i am thankful for my friends and family. they make this whole thing worthwhile. i am also thankful for pie.

  193. Becca Fowler says:

    I AM THANKFUL FOR MY BEST FRIEND AND PARENTS. THEY HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH THROUGHOUT THE PAST FEW YEARS BUT THIS ONE ESPECIALLY. IDK WHAT ID DO WITHOUT THEM!

  194. I am thankful to still have my home, to have power and heat, so shortly after the storm that devastated the area. I am thankful that my friends and family were unharmed for the most part, and that we all get to walk away from the aftermath of Sandy.

  195. Sarah says:

    I’m thankful for writers who are brave enough to share their imaginations with me and readers who are willing to join in the journey. And books. Always.

  196. Sunny says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, pets, and the whole blogosphere!

  197. Lynn K. says:

    I am thankful for the safety and health of my loved ones. I’m also very thankful for the chance to attend college – meet new friends and learn so many new things. x)

  198. I’m thankful for my happiness, something I fought very hard to get. I’m thankful that I have amazing friends, awesome family, and an adorable dog. I’m also thankful for all the books out there, and all the people who write them!

  199. I am thankful for my parents, who made me fall in love with reading books when I was a little kid. They didn’t know at that time, but they gave me a way to always feel at home anywhere I am, because I have friends, adventures and worlds to explore with a book.
    I am thankful because I had a great childhood. I am thankful because I was and still am loved.
    I am thankfu because, even if my life is still full of problems, I still know where to turn to.

  200. qlalf0323 says:

    I am very thankful for my family who helped me go through stuff and my friends who i can trust with everything.

  201. Kate says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful, helpful, amazing grad school classmates!

  202. Jen R says:

    I’m thankful to be part of the book community — I never get tired of meeting and talking to authors, librarians, bloggers…

  203. Since I’ve asked for my $1 to to go the Nashville Humane Society I thought that I would say that I’m thankful for my little furball whom I rescued from my local humane society a couple of years ago. She’s the best companion I could have asked for and I think we’re both better for having found each other :)

  204. Andrea Diaz says:

    I’m thankful for my supportive family!

  205. Kristina Adaza says:

    As a hyperactive child who always disrupted class, I was forced (yes, forced), to read. I’m thankful for my mom who sat and read with me even when she had to tie me to the chair. She encouraged me to journey with a tortoise and travel through time.

  206. LitzaLou says:

    There is so much to be thankful for! This year, I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with my family. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to be with everyone for the holidays.

  207. graceart18 says:

    I’m thankful for my grandma. I don’t know what I would do without her…and I’m so afraid of her dying…

  208. Shadow says:

    Im thankful for my family, our health, all the blessings we’ve received and all the amazing authors and friends i have met! And im thankful for all the books! :)

  209. Heather Alexander says:

    I am thankful for my family being healthy and having a roof over our heads. I’m also thankful for the wonderful book community friends that I have made on facebook. Sometimes you ste the only thing keeping me sane. Lol

  210. I am Thankful that God Blessed with good health to take care of my family of 3 kids,a hubby and a cat.

  211. Alicia says:

    I’m thankful for my family, friends, animals, books and being alive. Awesome giveaway.

  212. NatashaMay says:

    I’m thankful for finding my life philosophy and for having the guts to live my life the way I want to. I’m thankful for little things like smiles and laughter and hanging out with friends and family. :) This is a very awesome giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win the key. :) I also twitted and posted on FB.

  213. Krazzyme says:

    I’m thankful for everything I HAVE ! especially my friends and family!

  214. I’m thankful for being alive, roof over my head and having a wonderful family :D

  215. rafeposey says:

    I’m thankful for many things, but mostly for the people with whom I have managed to surround myself, and the support they give me (both online people and IRL people). Also, though: my dogs and cats, who put up with a lot; storytellers and their stories; the birds in my backyard. And fwiw, what you’re doing here is fantastic. I think people underestimate how much kids notice what adults do, especially adults whose books they read & whose blogs/twitterfeeds/tumblrs/etc they follow.

  216. I am thankful for my family, friends, food and shelter, being healthy, and books :D

  217. Justine says:

    I am thankful for family, friends, good health and my pets!

  218. Grace Lo says:

    I’m thankful that i have everything I need c:

  219. GillyB says:

    I’m thankful for the great books I’ve read, my family (especially my parents, who have both had health problems recently), my rescue dog, my best friend, and for all me new online book blogging buddies!

  220. Thankful for my family and my puppy!!

  221. Can I just say what a wonderful giveaway this is? Thank you for being so generous, Victoria!

    I am thankful for all my blessings, big or small. And, I am thankful for everybody who reminds me to be thankful. Sometimes, I take things for granted so it’s always nice to remember how lucky I truly am.

  222. Louisse says:

    I’m so thankful because I’ve been given the opportunity to meet so many people. And to be so continuously blessed.

  223. Caitlin F. says:

    I’m thankful for my family because sometimes they’re all that keep me together and I couldn’t imagine ever being without them.

  224. Gwen says:

    I’m incredibly thankful to be part of a growing community of friends who are writers and artists as well as to have learned that sometimes, your family can be the people that you choose as well as those that you’re born with.

  225. That is such an amazing thing to do. I am thankful for life and the kindness of people like you.

  226. Sara M says:

    I’m thankful for my internship because it’s a step closer to having a career instead of just a job. And I’m thankful for all of the sacrifices my girlfriend has made this year to plan for our future.

  227. beachtwin110 says:

    I’m thankful for the blogging/publishing community, my twin, my family, and books. Thanks for this giveaway – it’s amazing what you’re choosing to do!
    Grace

  228. NerdgirlAZ says:

    I am thankful for my family, friends and for having a job that teaches me everyday!

  229. Annika says:

    I am thankful for my family. I have two amazing children and a wonderful husband. Things have been really hard lately, but they make me smile every day.

  230. I am thankful for my family, friends, and pets! :)

  231. Amy says:

    I’m thankful for authors that pour their heart and souls into their books.

  232. Amber M says:

    Every year I am surprised at how much more I have to be thankful for. My family and friends, my five cats and that I have a roof over my head and a job that allows me to help people. I am also very thankful for this giveaway. I think your generousity of giving back to several charities is amazing!

  233. fragmentarygirl says:

    This is a wonderful idea Victoria, so original, bold and generous. In my life, I am thankful for the tough times I have had to experience lately. Emotional pain has made me appreciate the genuine people around me and treasure the little things and moments.

  234. MostlyMisha says:

    Wow! This is an amazing thing to do Victoria, kudos to you for thinking of it! I’m thankful for my family, friends and pets. They all bring such joy to my life and comfort me when I need it. I couldn’t feel more blessed~

  235. Sonia says:

    I am so, so, so thankful for all of the amazing people in my life that try so hard to help me succeed in everything I do. It is a wonderful feeling to know that there are people behind you 100%. Thank you so much for this absolutely fantastic giveaway. You’re remarkable :)

  236. Jasmine Rose says:

    I’m thankful my mental health has improved greatly over the last year and that I’ve been learning to be an adult and…that I have an intervieew tomorrow :]

  237. This is one of the most amazing giveaways I’ve heard about. I’m very thankful for my family and my closest friends because I honestly don’t know what I’ll do without their constant support for every decision I make. And I don’t make the best decisions in the world.

    Happy holidays everyone (:

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