Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Jan 22
Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 44 ★★★★½

Say You’ll Remember Me is just what I’ve come to expect to Katie McGarry. It’s the type of contemporary that makes me laugh and makes me cry and leaves me truly thinking about all the complexities of the themes. These are my favorite types of contemporaries! What Fed My Addiction: Elle’s Complex family dynamics. Elle’s family life is complicated, to say the least. But I love that McGarry doesn’t give us straight-up villainous, controlling parents. At so many points through the book, they show that they truly care about Elle and think that they’re looking out for her best interests. They pressure her into a lot of things, but they really do try to give her a choice, at least from their perspective—they sit down with her and talk to her about her role on the campaign and ask if she’s okay with it. It’s not that they don’t give her a… Read more »


Jan 11
Year-End Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

Year-End Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 4

I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Danielle Hammelef. She chose for us to read You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour. As you can tell, I’m running late this month, but I’m going to be picking up the book soon. Watch for our dual review! The Link-Up Check out the December and year-end wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has gotten a really positive response and it’s helping me get through… Read more »


Jan 03
A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev: Review & Giveaway

A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16

Today I’m participating in the tour for A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev. I’ve been meaning to read her books for years, partly because she’s a local author and partly because I heard her speak on a diversity panel at RT a few years back, and she caught my attention there (I can’t remember anyone else on the panel, but I distinctly remember her). I picked up a copy of her latest at ALA and thought this would be a great way to jump into her books! I’m starting with my review of A Distant Heart, since that’s the book for the tour, but check the blog tomorrow for reviews of the other three books in the series! ***NOTE: This book is the fourth in the series, but I’ve tried to keep the review spoiler-free for all of the other books. The book can easily be read as a standalone,… Read more »


Jan 01
January 2018 Discussion Challenge Linkup & Giveaway!

January 2018 Discussion Challenge Linkup & Giveaway!

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Welcome to the January monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It’s a new year! Which means a new year of discussing books with all of you! We’re excited to welcome new challenge members AND to welcome back those of you who are joining us once again. Looking forward to a fantastic year! The winner of our November discussion challenge link-up was Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books. She won a book that featured Native Americans (or other indigenous people) and chose The Ways of My Grandmothers by Beverly Hungry Wolf, which looks incredibly interesting. Hope you love it, Evelina! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll… Read more »


Dec 15
Island of Exiles and Sea of Strangers by Erica Cameron: Review & Giveaway

Island of Exiles and Sea of Strangers by Erica Cameron: Review & Giveaway

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Today I’m featuring the first two books in Erica Cameron’s Ryogan Chronicles, a fantasy adventure series that pushes the envelope in many ways. This first book in the series throws us into a strange and deadly desert world where every day is a fight for survival.  What Fed My Addiction: Utterly unique. I’ve never read anything like this series, and the world that Cameron has created is beyond anything I could possibly imagine. Like, seriously, how does she come up with all of it? It’s unmistakably brilliant. Diversity. Traditional gender roles are simply not a thing in this book. In fact, the society in the fantasy world features three completely accepted genders. In addition to that, sexuality and romantic relationships seem to be relatively fluid for the people in this society as well (and some people are asexual). This is all accepted without comment, which I loved. Family bonds. The society… Read more »


Dec 13
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow: Review and Giveaway

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow: Review and Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 6 ★★★★

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow is a fantastic blend of intelligent and unique sci fi that doesn’t get so technical that you get lost in the details. This is my favorite type of sci-fi: there are enough technical details to make it all feel real, but not so many that I feel like my brain is overflowing with it. For me, that makes for an altogether enjoyable sci-fi read! What Fed My Addiction: All the mysteries. This book is filled with mysteries that get unpacked as the book progresses. Who are the Delonese and what do they want with humans? Who took Shilo and what are they doing to him (and why)? Who set off the bomb that almost killed Sofi? What happened between Sofi and Miguel in the past? Who is blackmailing Miguel and what exactly do they have on him? All of these questions kept me turning the pages and made… Read more »


Dec 09
November Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a “Make Me Read It” Twist)

November Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a “Make Me Read It” Twist)

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 2

I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Samantha D. She chose for us to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (which I’ve been meaning to read for a very long time! I’m reading it right now so I can get it sent out to her! Watch for our dual review, which will be coming soon. The Link-Up Check out the November wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your November wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has… Read more »


Dec 01
December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Giveaways (Ended) 0

Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Well, consider me shocked, we’ve nearly made it through 2017. I don’t know how, but I mean, we’ll take it! Also means it’s almost time for the 2018 sign ups, can you believe it? Be on the lookout for that happening soon! And thanks to every one of you for joining us in 2017!! 😀 The winner of our October discussion challenge link-up was Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads. She won a “scary book,” and chose The Suffering by Rin Chupeco! Hope you love it! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope… Read more »


Nov 11
October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 3

I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Danielle H. She chose for us to read The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (which I just finally got sent out to her—sorry, Danielle!). Watch for our dual review, which will be coming soon. (She needs time to read the book first!) The Link-Up Check out the October  wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your September wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has gotten a really positive response and it’s helping… Read more »


Nov 10
Haven by Mary Lindsey – Giveaway (& My First Impressions)

Haven by Mary Lindsey – Giveaway (& My First Impressions)

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I was hoping to get my review up today to go along with this promo, but (due to a bit of drama in my household), I couldn’t finish the book in time. I’m at about 100 pages, though, and so far I’m really enjoying it. It’s got a good mystery going—I’ve figured out that there’s something paranormal going on, but I haven’t been able to guess exactly what. I’m assuming there are werewolves involved, but also something else. There’s a really weird dynamic in the town, and I’m kind of loving that. I plan to finish the book this weekend and then I’ll get my review up early next week! Haven by Mary Lindsey presented by Entangled Teen! Grab your copy today! “We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.” Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s use to people judging him for… Read more »