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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The !00 Followers Contest @ The Moody Teenager

The contest is going to be split in 2. The first part will only be open to my Canadian peeps and the second will only be open to Canadians AND Americans. Sorry international readers! :(

Open for Canadians only:

1 lucky winner will get:
- A Season of Eden
- Eon
- The Story of Cirrus Flux
- The Enemy
- Will Grayson
- Nice Recovery

And for US & Canadian residents:

The first place winner will win a 35$ gift certificate to CSN stores and a copy of a
Season of Eden. And 4 other people will win A season of Eden! ---> (just to refresh your mind, CSN is the website with a gazillion stores, they carry toys and modern rugs and bookshelfs and everything else!)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway @ Scarrlet Reader

What You Can Win!

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  • A copy of Old Magic by Marianne Curley
  • A signed copy of It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
  • A bunch of signed swag!

Rules:

*US and Canada addresses only! Sorry international followers!

*YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER! This is a follower’s contest so it’s required and I will be checking!

*There will be ONE (1) winner who will pick ONE (1) of the two books. BUT if I reach 150+ followers I’ll add a second winner who will get a swag pack of signed goodies!

*Leave a comment on this post with your email address. If you don’t want you email openly in the comment you can email it to me at:VanillaMusic15@aol.com.

*This contest will end on September 12. That’s a little over two weeks form now.

Enter Here!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back To School Giveaway @ Reading Teen!

Reading Teen is having a Back-To-School Giveaway to boost our down mood! You can win any of these highly anticipated ARC's!


Enter Here! Contest Ends September 24th

200 Follower Giveaway @ Books Complete Me


200 Follower Giveaway


In the past few months since we have moved over from Wordpress we have been thrilled at the amount of new followers we have and we'd like to thank you! We've assembled a great list of books to give away. Want to know what you can win?

  • Prize ONE: If we reach 200-214 followers one lucky person will win: Heist Societyby Ally Carter & an ARC of Minder by Kate Kaynak;
  • Prize TWO: If we reach 215-229 followers a second lucky person will win: a SIGNED copy of Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder;
  • Prize THREE: If we reach 230-244 followers a third lucky person will win: an ARC of The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Boratz-Logsted;
  • Prize FOUR: If we reach 245-259 followers a fourth lucky person will win: an ARC of Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin;
  • Prize FIVE: If we reach 260-274 followers a fifth lucky person will win: an ARC ofParanormalcy by Kiersten White;
  • Prize SIX: And FINALLY, if we reach 275 or more followers we will give away any book of your choice ($15 limit) from The Book Depository to a sixth winner!
Contest ends August 31st! Enter Here!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Win a Signed Copy of Sleepless! @Good Choice Reading

Win a SIGNED copy of Sleepless by Cyn Balog!


Contest Ends August 27th!

To gain points
Please, if you do any of the options below make sure to leave the URL/Direct link to your tweet, facebook post etc.

- Tweet about this contest +2 (Add @GCReading at the end of your tweet)
- Blog Sidebar +3
- FAN of our Facebook Fanpage? +2
- Subscribed to our blog VIA E-mail (Under Never miss a post) +2
- Shared on Facebook or myspace +2
- Left a comment on one of our reviews/contest post +3
- Blog Post +5
- Grabbed our Blog button +2
- Promote anywhere else +2 for each

Also, You can join SWAGBUCKS using their link over at their web post and gain an extra 15 entries!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Win a SIGNED copy of Linger! @ Brantasia Books

You can win a SIGNED copy of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater over at Brantasia Books!
Contest ends August 27th!
Enter HERE

Summer Lovin' Giveaway @ Confessions of a Bookaholic

Confessions of a Bookaholic's Summer Lovin' 10 Days of Giveaways!

July 22nd- Prize pack #1- Perfect Chemistry and swag
July 26th- Prize pack #2- Sarah Dessen Gift Set
July 27th- Prize pack #3- Let Me Love You (SIGNED) Adult
July 28th- Prize pack #4- Evernight
July 29th- Prize pack #5- Keeping the Moon
August 2nd- Prize pack #6- Vampire Academy
August 3rd- Prize pack #7- Lock and Key
August 4th- Prize pack #8- The Truth About Forever
August 5th- Prize pack #9- Dead Until Dark- Adult
August 9th- Prize #10 International (announced monday)


You have until August 19th to enter them all! Winners are announced August 23rd!

Siren & Kimberly Derting Swag Giveaway!

Over at Books Are Life, Christina's having an AWESOME giveaway!

Here's what you can win:

  • 1 ARC of Siren by Tricia Rayburn! (review here)
  • 1 The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting bookmark (signed!)
  • 1 The Body Finder sticker!
  • 1 Blue Aligator Silly band (because I think they're cute and it went with the color scheme!)
Contest Ends September 2nd!
Enter HERE

Friday, August 6, 2010

Win two books by Alyxandra Harvey! @ Daisy Chain Book Reviews

from Daisy Chain Book Reviews:
Win These Two Books! Lightly used.

My Love Lies Bleeding


Everyone’s after Solange Drake, the soon-to-be undead sixteen-year-old who is prophesized to rule the vampire world. Not that she wants to rule. She’d rather be doing ceramics or talking to Kieran Black, the mysterious vampire hunter that keeps showing up.

Blood Feud

Between playing nice with the vampire court and keeping his sister safe from wannabe vampire kings, Logan Drake has his hands full. He has no time for complications from the most unlikely of vampires—a girl from a distant clan with scars on her arms and a haunted look in her eye.

Isabeau St. Croix is a warrior with a purpose: to kill the man who turned her into a vampire and left her buried for 200 years. To her, Logan is a distraction. A charming, caring, very good-looking distraction…


Contest ends August 6th! Enter HERE

Beautiful Moon Giveaway! @Page Turners Blog

Win Two ARC's!
from Page Turners Blog:

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems

Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben
enter HERE see the rules contest ends august 24th!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Norwegian Book Girl 100 Followers Giveaway!

Norwegian Book Girl is having a 100 Followers Giveaway! Heres what you can win:





International! Contest Ends August 24th! Enter HERE

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Win Radiance by Alyson Noel @I'd So Rather Be Reading!



Kelli and Natalie over at I'd So Rather Be Reading are giving away an ARC of Radiance by Alyson Noel! Radiance comes out August 31. Open to US residents only.

Enter to win the ARC HERE

Contest ends August 12th!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Someday My Prince Will Come Giveaway @The Bookish Type



The Bookish Type is giving away 1 copy of Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine!
Check out the review HERE
Read the review and enter the contest HERE
Good Luck! Contest ends August 17th.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NEW BLOG: THE BOOK BUZZER

Hey guys! So i'm officially moving my blog. Sadly, I'm leaving this one and made a new book blog called The Book Buzzer. It will have reviews, memes, host contests and interviews (hopefully when I get more followers) Please check it out!

Click Here to see it!

Birthday Giveaway: The Sequels @ Girls Without a Bookshelf

Enter for a chance to win one or all of these great sequels (finished copies)!



Crescendo (sequel to Hush Hush)
Torment (sequel to Fallen)
Beautiful Darkness (sequel to Beautiful Creatures)
Return to Paradise (sequel to Leaving Paradise)
The Haunted (sequel to The Hollow)
Ascendant (sequel to Rampant)
Sapphique (sequel to Incarceron)

Contest Ends August 31. Enter Here

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paranormalcy Pre-Order Contest! @ Books Obsession

"Today's a good day for a contest, don't you think? :) But this time - I wanted to do something a little different. So how about...a pre-order contest! From the lovely Book Depository, that way it can be international, yay! There are so many awesome books coming out this summer, especially in the paranormal/fantasy genre, am I right? Yep.

So I want this contest to be big. Huge. Off the charts. Ohhhkay maybe I shouldn't get too ahead of myself. First, I'll start out with three (3) books as the prize: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White,The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, andPersonal Demons by Lisa Desrochers.

First winner gets their pick of three books from the pre-order list.
Second winner gets their pick of two books from the pre-order list. (Added 7/18)
Third winner gets their pick of one book from the pre-order list.
Fourth winner gets their pick of one book from the pre-order list.
(The scratched out winners above may be added, depending on the amount of people that enter and start following.)

The Pre-Order Book List (so far):
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Added 7/14)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Added 7/18)
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (Added 7/22)

The contest will end on August 18, you must be at least 13 years old to enter (read my contest policy), and remember that it's international (as long as your country is on the list for where the Book Depository ships for free)! I bet you're now wondering, how the heck do I enter?! Well..." - Book Obsession

Everyone's excited for Paranormalcy! Enter Here!

It's A Party! The VRP Daily Giveaway and Grand Prize Gift Basket @ Kristie Cook, Author of Promise! & Confessions of a Bookaholic's Promise Giveaway!

Kristie Cook, Author of Promise is having a great party along with giveaways to celebrate her book! Check it out! Here are all the prizes starting with Tuesday:

Tuesday's Prizes
  • Local Winner - $5 gift certificate for Sassy Cakes cupcakes + signedPromise bookmark + Got a Date To-Knight nail polish
  • Non-Local Winner - Promise t-shirt + signed Promise bookmark

And to enter...

To enter for Tuesday's daily drawing and to get entries for the grand prize,click here to complete the form. Remember, you can get more entries by telling everyone about the party. The more, the merrier, right?

Enter Here


Also, Confessions of a Bookaholic is having a Promise Giveaway! Here's the cover:

Summer Prize Pack 2 @ Confessions Of a Bookaholic

I am a huge fan of Sarah Dessen! Yes, sometimes her books are predictable and yes, many of them have the same plot, but her books are the ones that every teenage girl MUST read. Enter this contest over at Confessions Of a Bookaholic:

Prize Pack #2



Includes
Sarah Dessen Gift Set (Just Listen, This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever)
Forgive My Fins bookmark
Sea bookmark


You will have until August 19th to sign up for them all! Winners should be announced Monday, August 23rd.
Please check out the rules here - Summer Lovin' Giveaway

ENTER HERE

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Contest! @ The Naughty Book Kitties

Win 6 Different LGBT Books, all SIGNED by the author!
I’m giving away a sh*t load of gay books! And they’re signed!
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A signed copy of The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
A signed copy of Thinking Straight by Robin Reardon
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Two winners will be chosen. The first winner will receive the signed copy of The Vast Fields of Ordinary along with the signed copy of Grl2Grl, along with a signed copy of Tricks. The second winner will receive the signed copy of Thinking Straight along with the signed copy of Rage, along with a signed copy of Tricks, along with the signed copy of Totally Joe and a button. Good luck, my loves!

There is no clear end date, but this contest started on July 25 so my guess is that it ends sometime in late august. Enter HERE

Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Books? Multi-Blogger Event!! Giveaways Galore!

Over at Knitting and Sundries, Julie is hosting a Got Books Giveaway! There will be THREE winners! The first winner gets a pick of three books from amazon, and the second winner gets a pick of two books from amazon, and the third winner will get a pick of one book!

ENTER HERE

Hurry, this giveaway ends July 24!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox



Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Science Fiction
Hardcover, 266 pages

Who is Jenna Fox?

Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a year long coma, and she's still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. Her parents show her home movies of her life, her memories, but she has no recollection. Is she really the same girl she sees on the screen?

Little by little, Jenna begins to remember. Along with the memories come questions-questions no one wants to answer for her. What really happened after the accident?

In this fascinating novel, acclaimed author Mary E. Pearson presents an unforgettable look at one human life and a glimpse into a possible future that may be closer than we think.
-Summary from Goodreads

The Adoration of Jenna fox is one of the most mysterious and psychological (deep) books I have ever read.

The beginning was a little slow, but there were so many unfulfilled explanations and disconnections in the book that it just forced me to keep reading. Pearson did an AMAZING job with the voice of Jenna. She was confused yet smart, independent, and weak yet strong. There was a major development of this character as the book went on.

What I loved about this book is it kept me guessing, and only at halfway through the book did most of my questions become clear. After some- note only some- explanations were told, the storyline goes full-speed ahead. There were new twists and more answers at every page, which only doubled my curiosity about one question: Who is Jenna Fox? Just like her, I had yet to understand who she truly was.

All the characters were well developed. Dane, the one who has something missing inside of him, the charming criminal Ethan, the real Mr. Bender. Dying Allys, Lily, the untruthful and secretive mom and dad. Every single character made an impact on Jenna and her new life. Before the accident, Jenna lived in Boston. It was really neat too hear her talk about Boston, like when she mentioned the T and shopping with Locke and Kara at Newbury Street. Those are real places (I've been to both), and it was fun to imagine the scenes since I have been there.

The plot was genious. I was especially hooked on a single phrase, that was repeated almost every chapter in the book.
"Hurry, Jenna, Hurry."
the meaning, which I realized in the end, was overwhelmingly powerful. The ending of this book was quite possible one of the most striking I've read yet. Sorry, I know I'm being very bland and un-descriptive, but if i mention anything about the ending or the main parts of the book, I'm sure to give it all away.

5 Beasts

Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner




Title: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Paranormal Romance
hardcover, 178 pages

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood...life before she became a vampire. All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has a few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself and. above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.

Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they know only as "her". As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a life, how do you find the truth?
-Summary from Goodreads

I'm not a Twilight fan. I stopped reading the series after New Moon, and I found that book so boring I never actually finished it. I skimmed through most of Twilight. But this book, compared to the ones in the saga, was not bad, and I would say it was definitely better than the two books that I did read by Stephenie Meyer. It was a well paced story. It wasn't a page turner, but it also wasn't a "I-have-more-important-things-to-do" books either.

The head of the coven, Riley, and his head-honcho, only referred to as "She" or "her", were able to leave me to try to fill in the mystery of who they were, exactly. Bree and Diego were a good match. When the separated after spying on Riley and "She", I was excited to see what would happen with they planned to meet again. I had a gut feeling I knew. It was a little predictable.

There were some very unclear parts, such as Freaky Fred's power. Apparently he was a special vampire, but I never figured out his special abilities until the last event in the book, even though there were multiple scenes mentioning him and his special power, which apparently caused constant revulsions.I finally realized that he could be invisible, but at that point i was too confused to care. What did revulsions have to do with being invisible?

Stephenie Meyer ruined the ending before the book even began. She indirectly says Bree dies. What if the reader has never read Eclipse? She should have let the readers find out for themselves. Also, I found that several times, Meyer contradicted herself. For example, on page 71 Bree describes lips of kisses. She says "Lips like stone, no give." Eleven pages later, Bree is kissing Diego, describing it: "His smooth lips". Okay, so how is it that lips are like stone one page, and then smooth the next? Don't confuse and contradict.

Lastly, Bree's character development was...underdeveloped. Just like Bella in Twilight, she had no voice. She was a very bland character who I didn't understand or find myself relating to in any way. Overall, I think this was just an average book, and I would only suggest it to readers if they want an average, short read.


3 Beasts


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review: Sisters Red



Title: Sisters Red
Author: Jackson Pearce
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
hardcover, 328 pages

Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.

Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless
-Summary from Goodreads

Sisters Red is slightly like a twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood, but with much more action, adventure, romance, suspense and mystery. It was fun how Jackson Pearce made the story told from the two points of view of the March sisters, Scarlett and Rosie. Pearce did a fantastic job depicting the voices of both girls, they had very different personalities, hobbies, and opinions in and on life. Pearce was able to show how the two sisters were similar in so many ways, yet so different in so many as well. For example, the whole thing about them both having "The same heart". I know, it sounds really cheesy, but the way she described it was really neat, like how, when they hunt, their hearts move as one, and they have the feeling of becoming one another.

The writing style was perfect, as the descriptions and details told by them were never overloaded with unnecessary adjectives, yet they were also detailed enough for a good image based on the descriptions to submerge from my thoughts. Scarlett was portrayed well as protective, caring and forgiving as a sister, yet merciless, ruthless, and dangerous as a hunter. Rosie was portrayed well as understanding and loving. She knows that ever since the wolf incident, she owes her life to Scarlett forever by hunt. Yet she also wants to live a life besides wolves and hatchets as well. Rosie's character added to the storyline with a good twist.

To be honest, there was one unnecessary part of the book that I should mention. The art class that Rosie took as part of a community program where they had to draw men nude? That was pretty unnecessary. I know that it is a referral to remind the reader that Rosie is starting to fall in love with Silas because one of the men she has to draw looks like him, but there were many other parts of the book where Rosie talks about how she falls in love with Silas. I found this section of the story confusing, weird and very unnecessary.

However, I liked how Rosie and Silas's relationship was not rushed, and it took about half of the book for things to really pick up between them. I highly dislike books with story lines that go from "I didn't know he/she existed" then five minutes later to "I love you". Overall, this was a great read, and I must say so far it has been the best paranormal book I have read yet.


4 Beasts