Thursday, February 24, 2011

Win a copy of Drought

  This giveaway is hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Publisher: EgmontUSA (January 25th, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Ruby Prosser dreams of escaping the Congregation and the early-nineteenth century lifestyle that’s been practiced since the community was first enslaved.

She plots to escape the vicious Darwin West, his cruel Overseers, and the daily struggle to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive and gives Darwin his wealth and power. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient that makes the Water special: her blood.

So she stays.

But when Ruby meets Ford, the new Overseer who seems barely older than herself, her desire for freedom is too strong. He’s sympathetic, irresistible, forbidden—and her only access to the modern world. Escape with Ford would be so simple, but can Ruby risk the terrible price, dooming the only world she’s ever known?
Giveaway
Prize: 
  • 1 winner will receive a copy of Drought by Pam Bachorz

Rules:
  • You must be at least 13 to enter. 
  • Name and email must be provided and counts as 1 entry.
  • Extra entries are possible and links must be provided.
  • Contest is US Only and ends March 6th.
  • Once contacted the winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address.
  • The click here to enter. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giveaway: ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano 
Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy)
I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Also there will be a bunch of other YA book swag, such as bookmarks and other goodies.

To enter, just fill out the form HERE. I'm a little late  at posting this, the giveaway ends 2/17. This giveaway is international.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Review:

               Cryer's Cross        
   Title: Cryer's Cross

                                              
      
  Author: Lisa McMann


                                                 
  Publisher: Simon Pulse


  Realease Date: February 8th 2011




     Stars: 3& 1/2                                                     


                                         2nd book in the Loving The Reviews Challenge




Summary (Goodreads):The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.




Review:

Creepy, creepy, creepy.  I think it was even creepier because I have a younger sister name Tiffany. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, it was spooky and fast paced. This story was a mystery, and I’m not a hugh fan of mysteries, but this one kept my interest. I read Lisa Mc.Mann’s Wake Trilogy and I loved them, I didn’t know how this book would hold up to them but it was just as good if not better!

Kendall, the main character of the book suffers from OCD, when Tiffany, a freshman at her school  goes missing, the whole town looks for her. After a while with no clue as to where she went, there life soon goes on with it’s normal pace until a new family moves in and Kendall’s best friend goes missing. Kendall finds comfort in Jacian, the new guy at her school.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Iron Witch Giveaway

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
About the Book:
Freak. That’s what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna’s own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.
When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.
                         This giveaway is being hosted by Dark Fairy Tales
                                                                           Click HERE!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Near Witch Giveaway


 Victoria E. Schwab is hosting the giving

ANE BIG WINNER WILL GET…
-A SIGNED ARC OF THE NEAR WITCH!
-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE.
-A SET OF 3 SIGNED BUTTONS.
-AND SWAG, OF COURSE.
Altogether, it looks like this:
TWO MORE WINNERS WILL GET…
-A set of 3 signed, numbered buttons
-A signed bookplate and signed bookmark for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
-A signed bookplate and signed bookmark for CLARITY
-Signed bookmarks for POSSESSION and RIVAL
-Fun swag

ALSO!
The first 30 NEVERMIND, FIRST 60 entrants will ALL get a signed, numbered button!
AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO…
Click HERE!




                  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

100 followers giveaway- Books Like Stars

                                                    100 Followers Giveway!!!


    Rochelle over at Books Like Stars has reached 100 followers, and as to celebrate she is having a giveaway! 3 winners will be picked! The list is pretty awesome! There's books that I've been wanting to read for some time. Here's the list of books you could win. For all the details click HERE!


    Unearthly


    The Iron Witch


    Matched

    by Ally Condie


    Delirium 


    Nightshade 


    Clockwork Angel 


    The Iron Queen 


    Fairy Tale

    by Cyn Balog 

    The Iron Thorn 


    XVI

               by Julia Karr 



    A Discovery of Witches


    Slice of Cherry 


    Nevermore 

                   by Kelly Creagh 


    I Am Number Four 


    Warped


    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Kindle Giveaway

    Kindle 3 Wi-Fi!


    About the Kindle 3 Wi-Fi -

    • Holds over 3,500 books: The ultimate travel companion, Kindle weighs 8About the Kindle 3 Wi-Fi -

    • Holds over 3,500 books: The ultimate travel companion, Kindle weighs 8.5 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books. No longer pick and choose which books fit in your carry-on. You can always have your entire Kindle library with you.
    • Get books in 60 seconds:Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Wi-Fi networks to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered over Wi-Fi via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. Wireless download speeds can vary based on file size.
     Battery life of up to one month: A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
     Only 8.5 ounces: When reading for long periods of time, we know that weight matters. That’s why we worked hard to make our newest Kindle lighter than ever – only 8.5 ounces – so you can read comfortably for hours with just one hand. Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback, and thinner than a magazine. Just a third of an inch in profile, Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.
     Never gets hot: Unlike a laptop or tablet, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.
     Screen rotation: Manually rotate the display from portrait to landscape to view maps, graphs, tables and Web pages.
    • and so many other cool features and specs.....5 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books. No longer pick and choose which books fit in your carry-on. You can always have your entire Kindle library with you.
    • Get books in 60 seconds:Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Wi-Fi networks to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered over Wi-Fi via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. Wireless download speeds can vary based on file size.
     Battery life of up to one month: A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.
     Only 8.5 ounces: When reading for long periods of time, we know that weight matters. That’s why we worked hard to make our newest Kindle lighter than ever – only 8.5 ounces – so you can read comfortably for hours with just one hand. Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback, and thinner than a magazine. Just a third of an inch in profile, Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.
     Never gets hot: Unlike a laptop or tablet, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.
     Screen rotation: Manually rotate the display from portrait to landscape to view maps, graphs, tables and Web pages.
    • and so many other cool features and specs....



                                                                     1 winner                     
                                                                     US only 
                                                 Giveaway ends: March 4th, 2011 at 12:01am EST
                                                               Click HERE for all the details on how to enter.

    Book Giveaway

    Book Giveaway: Sealing the Deal by Diana Kirschner

    This giveaway is hosted by I'm am Reader, Not a Writer
    Through her bestseller, Love in 90 Days, Dr. Diana Kirschner helped thousands of women find true love. Now she has written the perfect follow-up: a unique guide to deepen any love relationship, to move from casual to committed, and ultimately to go from the anxiety of not knowing where things are going...to the security of fulfilling and lasting love.

    Love Mentor Dr. Diana offers revolutionary advice for finding-and keeping-the one you love:
    • Create irresistible attraction and an atmosphere that men love to be around.
    • Find out the single most important thing you can do to get a sincere commitment from the guy you want.
    • Keep that crazy-in-love feeling going, no matter how long you've been together.
    • Learn the secret to instantly resolving conflict with your man.
    • Know when to have "the talk": Don't think it matters when you bring it up? Think again.
    • Avoid the biggest mistake women make when he's "not ready" for a commitment
    • Get your relationship back and better than ever, even if he has cheated
    If you have love problems, Dr. Diana has the solutions. This book is your key to creating your own happiest-ever-after now.
    Click Here for more information about the book and how to enter.



    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

                          Howl's Moving Castle (Castle, #1)     
            



                                        
       Title: Howl's Moving Castle


       Author: Diana Wynne Jones


      Publisher: Various


     Release Date: first published 1986
      
                                                                                        
                                              
                                                                         

    Summary (Goodreads):
    In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.
    After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.
    The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning.
    In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl's castle?
    Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing fantasy is filled with surprises at every turn, but when the final stormy duel between the Witch and the Wizard is finished, all the pieces fall magically into place.

    Review:
     This is the first book review of the Loving the Review Challenge.
    I didn't know there was a book until after I saw the anime, so I was expecting it to be exactly like the movie and was surprised when it wasn't. Although it was similar, it was not identical. There were a few differences in the book, for example, Micheal, Howl's apprentice, was Sophie's youngest sister's age, about 15, it seemed like he was much younger in the movie.
    Sophie, the oldest of three girls is appointed apprentice to her stepmother, Franny, at her hat shop. She is left alone to attend the shop when the Witch of the Waste stops by and puts a curse on Sophie. Not knowing what else to do she sets off the find the Wizard Howl, thinking that she'll be safe from him because he's only interested in young pretty girls. When she stumbles into his moving castle she makes a deal with the demon, Calcifer, in exchange to break the demon's contract with the wizard, he will break her curse. In the process she learns new things about herself and finds out that the Wizard Howl is not all thats he's made out to be.
    This is one of the few times the movie is better than the book, for me, that don't happen very often. This book was a fantasy that had adventure, humor, and a little romance. Will I read the next book, probably if I can find it, finding this one was hard for me.


     

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