Sunday, May 18, 2014

In which I have another (small) giveaway for SIGNED books!

This coming Friday (May 23) I'm going to the Seattle stop of the Story Crush, that features Kiera Cass (The Selection Series), Kevin Emerson (Exile), and Amanda Maciel (Tease) and next month on the 19th I'm going to the Fierce Reads tour featuring Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead), and Jennifer Mathieu (The Truth About Alice).  A while ago I asked you all (via the facebook page) which books you were most interested in seeing me give away and the top two ones were ones by Kiera Cass and Leigh Bardugo, so behold, the SIGNED book giveaway!!!

Please see the bottom of the post for rules!

The Selection Giveaway

One (1) winner will win their choice of one (1) book in The Selection series to be signed by the author (and personalized if you wish).  IF THERE ARE MORE THAN 500 ENTRIES I WILL GIVE AWAY THE ENTIRE SERIES (to the winner)!!!

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The Grisha Trilogy

One (1) winner will win their choice of one (1) book in The Grisha series to be signed by the author (and personalized if you wish). 
 UPDATE. We hit 750 entries so one (1) person will win the entire Grisha series signed by the author (and personalized if you wish). 

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Entries from all countries are welcome but please know that if you live in another country (outside of Canada) it might take some time for me to send your prize out because of extremely high postal rates.  Please make sure that any name you want in the personalization has been checked and double checked.  I will be picking the winners right before I head to the signing so it's important that you get the name right seeing as I'm not responsible for any mistakes you make.  Once I get home from the event (or the following day) I will email the winners and ask for a confirmation of address.  The address you provided is for the off chance you don't respond, so PLEASE fill it out and DOUBLE CHECK before you submit it!  I promise not to use the information for anything else and once the contest is over it will never be looked at again.  Thank you and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Review-We Were Liars

Writing a review when you're supposed to lie about the end of a book is something I never thought I would have to do, so bare with me if this review happens to be shorter than all of my others.  When I started We Were Liars the only thing I knew about it was the incredibly vague cover copy (aka what goes on the inside flap of the book) and that most people ended up going "OH MY GOD" at the very end of the book, but then, if you're supposed to lie does that mean the end really made them go "meh"?  Something happens in this book that makes people freak out and had one small thing been left out I might have been started to freak out to, but it turns out I wasn't.  That's frustrating sometimes, but the writing in this book was so beautiful it kind of overshadowed that.  The plot was interesting, and while I'm not entirely sure I would call it a thriller like some have, it had an element of mystery that did run throughout the whole novel.  As for the characters, there were several points when I really wanted to slap a few of them, but seeing as the book is about entitled teenagers that's not anything that I didn't expect.  Besides the writing the other thing about this novel that I really loved was the fact that the main character basically had a disability.  It wasn't external, like a lost leg, but internal, in the form of migraines.  While I don't suffer from migraines myself I know people who do, and I know what it's like to be looked at like the weird kid because you're always sick, and you're overly pale.  I connected with Cady on that level.  Basically while I didn't LOVE the book I did enjoy it, and it's a quick read with a rather lyrical style at some points.  There were parts that seemed to almost be half poem and had that sort of ring to it that fans of Shatter Me should enjoy.  This book is already slated to become a huge success, and while I can't speculate as to how big of a success it will be, I know it's going to be big, so I would suggest giving it a try, because it's worth the time and you just might be surprised.

4/5 dust spirits

*Thanks to Delacorte for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.