Post 20 – Penguin Books Giveaway

Since a young age, I have always been a fan of Penguin Books and at the tender of age of 21 (cough cough 28 cough cough), I still read Penguin Books.

My current read at the moment is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, I had never heard of the book until I watched the story unfold on the big screen a couple of years ago and since then I have become a massive fan of the works of Fitzgerald.


To celebrate Penguin Books’ 80th birthday they have kindly given me a copy of one of their newest book releases of Sally Green’s Good, Bad or Half Bad, which I am going to give away to one of my lucky readers.

Good, Bad or Half Bad is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy’s struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

Here’s an excerpt from the blurb:

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch. You get sick if you stay indoors after dark. You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one. You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen. All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.

This book has been described as:

‘A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new Hunger Games,I suspect… Brilliant and utterly compelling – I loved it.’ Kate Atkinson, author of Life after Life and Behind the Scenes of the Museum

‘Teens rejoice: the inheritor to Stephenie Meyer’s crown has arrived.’ Fiona Wilson, The Times

‘Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written, Half Bad grips you from the first page and doesn’t let go.’ Michael Grant, author of Gone

Here’s a short video of Sally Green discussing her novel:

To be in with a chance of winning a free copy of Sally Green’s Good, Bad or Half Bad, please comment below explaining what you love about Penguin Books.

This giveaway must end at 5pm on Tuesday 12th May.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Ellen x


72 thoughts on “Post 20 – Penguin Books Giveaway

  1. Nat says:

    I honestly don’t think I’ve read a penguin book… I’ve just been looking at them because the blurb on that book looks like something I would read xx

  2. Sarah Leach says:

    I love the history behind them and the fantastic stories inside each one of them. The English Literature Graduate in me will always love Penguin books.

  3. Helen Grayson says:

    There’s so much to love,
    About a penguin book,
    Whether it’s the range of titles
    Or just the way they look,
    There’s so many good titles,
    I started reading when I was small,
    But even though I did,
    I’ve still not finished them all!

  4. Sarah Robinson says:

    I love penguin books still remember some from my childhood. Great range of books!! This looks like another fab book from Sally Green.

  5. lorraine says:

    Aside from the retro covers, I love that there’s Penguin books for everyone. I’ve grown up with them, and now my daughter is doing the same. And I love when they use the retro cover design for other things – mugs, bags, deckchairs…

  6. Emma Garratt says:

    They are always beautifully illustrated and great quality. They remind me of my childhood too! There is such great variety too xx

  7. David Reeves says:

    Still great value – you know what you are getting. And still that magic translation from words on a page into a three-dimensional story!

  8. Julie Tift says:

    Penguin have a huge choice of classics that we should have all read by now, but we each of us has probably missed a few and need to catch up, I know I have.

  9. ELAINE DALE says:

    always loved Penguin books since first discovered them when a child in the 1960’s such diverse subjects so something for everyone

  10. Suzanne says:

    I’ve loved Penguin books since childhood as there has always been a consistently high standard of writing and subject matter on offer.

  11. Helen Tobin-Perry says:

    Growing up for me was all about books and as a young adult the majority of my time I would be found lost between the covers of a good book. Penguin books were always the tried, tested, quality reads that you could always guarantee that would become much loved stories to many-if they weren’t already a classic! Whether I was discovering Frankenstein or The Time Machine because I wanted to experience the hype for myself or because GCSEs of the time demanded we studied Pride and Prejudice – the story was would be well written, enjoyable and leave me thirsty for my next book. Thanks for the chance and fingers crossed x

  12. Loredana says:

    To be honest , I recently moved to the UK and have never read penguin books, but I would love to read them!

  13. Chris Fletcher says:

    Penguin books were fantastic, they made the classics accessible and for me were an introduction to some literary masters. I’ve still got plenty of dog eared penguins at home, they are still as treasured as ever!

  14. Charlotte G says:

    I love how memorable they are 🙂 I also think they will always be relevant for future generations!

  15. Patricia Avery says:

    Love them as they have seen me through school, college and uni with their non-fiction as well as giving me many hours of pleasure reading great novels 🙂

  16. Jo Carroll says:

    I have always loved Penguin books predominantly for their eclectic taste in literature. It’s their undiminished diversity of choice that has so heavily influenced my reading selection throughout my entire life and has taught me to be so open minded when it comes to enjoying varying styles of writing and different authors views. Whether it be through promoting the classics or supporting the very best modern day authors..Penguin is there for all and I can’t thank them enough for it:)

  17. sharon williams says:

    I do love reading penguin books just the vast amount of choices to choose from makes them stand out And they are a name you also associate with trust and quality.

  18. Dale Dow says:

    I have to admit as a child, I read a LOT of books with the penguin mark, there is so much selection! As a grown up I haven’t read as many penguin books as I did then but the memory is there

  19. claire jamie gray says:

    Penguin books were my absolute favourite as a child as they were easy to read and exciting at the same time!!!! ❤ Thankyooou sooooo much for the chance to #win such a PHENOMENAL prize!! 🙂 🙂 #NoHarmInTrying #FingersCrossed 😉 :p xx

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