Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Debut of the Month - All About Here Lies Bridget +Giveaway

Book Profile

Debut - Here Lies Bridget  ( Goodreads )
Author - Paige Harbison ( Profile )
Genre - Paranormal/ Contemporary
Release Date - 1st of February 2011

Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore.

When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.

And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….


The Insider's Scoop and Mini Reviews of Here Lies Bridget

Insider's Scoop:
1) Bridget is supposed to be awful. Otherwise the whole book would be overkill.

2) I have a crush on Liam, the main guy.

3) If I have my way, Sarah Hyland (oldest daughter in Modern Family) would play Bridget in the movie. Also, lets hope the movie gets made! (The rights were bought by Galgos Entertainment) ( HERE )

4) I wrote an entire book about Anna Judge that I don’t know if I’ll ever use. (Involves more Limbo and a lot of New Orleans….)

5) I came up with the premise for Here Lies Bridget on an (awful) (long) (coach) Amtrak Train trip with an (awful) ex-boyfriend from Florida to Virginia.

6) If I could do it over again, it wouldn’t have been so short!


“Compellingly written from Bridget's point of view, "Here Lies Bridget" is an ideal read for victims of this abysmal behavior [bullying], offering keen and witty insight into the emotional motivations of privileged narcissists.

What's so engaging about "Here Lies Bridget" is its honest insight into Bridget's self-perception…[A] solid and intriguing read.”

--Susan Carpenter, L.A Times ( HERE )

" I definitely recommend this book to everyone, because I don't think there is anyone who couldn't relate to this book in some way or another. My favorite read in a long time, bravo! "

--Jamie Kline, Goodreads

" Here Lies Bridget is real and will play on your heartstrings, leaving you with a message of life about second chances. "

--A Bookful of Thoughts, Justine

" This journey with her was remarkable. It is well thought out and well described. Great execution of each situation. The characters are likeable and you even feel sorry for them with the way Bridget treats them. I took a lot away from this book. I wasn't sure where it was going at first but when it took the turn that it did I was pleasantly surprised. If you get a chance to read this PLEASE DO "

--Lora Wiedenheft, Read For Your Future
“…a clever take on a classic premise.”

--Shana Silver, Bookanistas

~ Giveaway ~

Paige has kindly offered not one but TWO of you lucky readers, each a finished copy of 'Here Lies Bridget'. I so so so tempted to enter this giveaway but the morally right part of me won't let me! Sounds like a fantasic read and I'm envious of the winners already!

Rules of Entry :

- International
- MUST leave a comment on this post or Paige's post yesterday HERE
- Must Fill out this FORM
- Extra Entries not required
- Ends 28th of February

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I LOVE this cover and I would like to have this book at home :) I am looking forward to reading more from Paige... I hope it will be soon :)

  2. thank you for this giveaway!!. This book sounds interesting;))hope to read it.

  3. This looks really good! Thanks for the review.

  4. What a great cover! I'm definitely intrigued by that summary, it sounds so good! :)

  5. Sounds like a good book, but it kinda reminds me of Before I Fall.

  6. Looks like a funny but also realistic and relatable book.

  7. This sounds pretty good. I, also, really like that cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. This book sounds good, the reviews are good, the cover is pretty... I'm really tempted ^^
    Thanks for this giveaway =)

  9. I've read reviews saying how Bridget is awful but I can see how that's necessary because she has to redeem herself somehow. Looking forward to reading-thanks for the giveaway!

  10. This book sounds awesome. And the cover is stunning. Love it.

  11. I hadn't heard of this one yet, but it looks really good. Thanks for the chance!

  12. This sounds good and the cover is lovely! Thanks for giveaway!

  13. I have not heard of this one before today, it looks great. I am adding it to my TBR list now. Thanks for sharing

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win :)

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to following your blog - it's adorable. :D
    (And my comment would've been longer if I hadn't accidentally clicked the little red box on the corner of my window. Darn it.)

  16. Thanks a lot for this Giveaway, and an extra hug for making it international :) Here Lies Bridget is on my tbr list since a while, so I'm really excited for this giveaway :)

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! This book actually sounds really good! I've heard of it before, but never knew what it was about or anything. I just assumed it was about zombies or something! lol Reading about it now, it definitely seems like a book I'd like!

  18. Nice insider scoop and the reviews really do make me want to read this one. Thanks for the international contest!! :D

  19. This sounds great! I've been interested in reading this for ages - thanks for making the giveaway international! :)

  20. I've heard good things about this one. It looks interesting. Thanks for this contest!

  21. Body with a toe tag.

    Cover looks interesting.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Thank you.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  22. I'd love to read it. Thank you for this giveaway and for making it international :)

  23. I have heard only good things about this book. Lookin forward to reading it!

  24. The cover is cool, and funny at the same time XD I would love to read this book :)

  25. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  26. Wow, this looks like one of those books you just have to read. Gorgeous cover too :D

  27. Yay, an international contest :D
    btw, I like the cover very much. A bright coloured scene with a dead (grey) body... contrast!

  28. I can't wait to read this book! I love the concept and cover. Hope I win!


  29. This sounds great. I would love to win it!

  30. This one has great reviews! Looking forward to reading it sometime soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Love the cover! Can't wait to read the book too!!

  32. Sounds really great! I like when protagonists aren't perfect and likeable. Not all people are in real life either.

    Cover's great, and I'm delighted for the chance to win!

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