Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Sep 05
Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan: Review & Giveaway

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 25 ★★★★

When I heard that Annie Sullivan had written a retelling of “The Lady or the Tiger” I was incredibly excited! I’d loved her unique retelling of “The Midas Touch,” and I had no doubt she’d do one of my favorite short stories justice. I distinctly remember reading this story when I was a teenager and being left with that agonizing open ending. I read the story again with my own students when I taught at my homeschool co-op, and one of our exercises was to write their own ending (and, yes, a few of my students did have the princess sick the tiger on her lost love). I was curious to see if Sullivan would leave us with an open ending as well or give us her own version of closure. Of course, I can’t tell you the answer to that. You’ll have to read to find out! Sullivan has created… Read more »


Aug 08
Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro: Book Blast Giveaway!

Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro: Book Blast Giveaway!

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I enjoyed Funaro’s fun fantasy Alistair Grim’s Odditorium (which I dual-reviewed with Danielle Hammelef), so when I saw this blast for his newest book, I thought I’d jump in and give you guys a chance to win it! (In fact, I just might enter this giveaway myself.  🙂 ) The description for this book had me at “a host of magical clock animals.” Yes, please! Praise for WATCH HOLLOW “Filled with clever, magical, and instantly likable characters, Funaro’s excellent, fast-paced, and twisty mystery—packed with suspense, facts, magic, and an incredible, deeply thought-out world—will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter.” ―Booklist (starred review) “A well-wound tale of good versus evil.” ―Kirkus Reviews “The magically sentient house, creeping woods, and resident monster establish the story’s shivery Gothic feel, which will more than satisfy readers in search of a pleasantly scary read.” ―Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “There is magic, there is… Read more »


Aug 01
August 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

August 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the August monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Well, summer’s just about over here in the US. Hope you all had a chance to enjoy a little rest and relaxation and a few beach reads! 🙂 The winner of our June discussion challenge giveaway was Cam @ Camillea Reads! She was able to choose an LGBT books for Pride Month, and she chose Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. Hope you love it, Cam! 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 stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there… Read more »


Jul 31
BLINK Summer Reading Tour: Giveaway & McCall Hoyle’s Top Ten Addictions

BLINK Summer Reading Tour: Giveaway & McCall Hoyle’s Top Ten Addictions

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When I saw that Blink YA was doing a summer reading tour, I knew that I wanted to jump on board. I’ve read and enjoyed most of the books on this tour (I still need to read Pretty in Punxsutawney and Swing—definitely hoping to get to those soon), and I figured it’s a great opportunity for me to give you guys a chance to win ALL of them! I also get to share McCall Hoyle’s top ten addictions with you, so make sure you scroll down to see those! Check out my review of the book! About the Author McCall Hoyle writes honest YA novels about friendship, first love, and girls finding the strength to overcome great challenges. She is a high school English teacher. Her own less-than-perfect teenage experiences and those of the girls she teaches inspire many of the struggles in her books. When she’s not reading or… Read more »


Jul 29
July 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

July 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the July Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The June giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our July wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing. Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some ideas… Read more »


Jul 18
Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson: Review, Giveaway, & Stinson’s Top Ten Addictions

Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson: Review, Giveaway, & Stinson’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 20 ★★★★★

You know how sometimes you start reading a book, and within just a few pages, you’re already saying, “I LOVE this!”? That was Before I Disappear for me. Right away, I could tell there was going to be something special in these pages—I was immediately wrapped up in the intrigue: What’s so odd about Charlie? What’s this music he’s hearing? Why have they had to move so much? What are they running from? What dangers are lurking in Fort Glory? Well, I’m happy to say that the book never let me down. I was riveted throughout. I don’t want to say too much about what happens because I think it will be more fun to discover on your own, but I will say that a whole lot of craziness ensues when Fort Glory disappears. But I also loved these characters. Both Ian and Rose are obviously broken in many ways,… Read more »


Jul 01
July 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

July 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the July monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Somehow the year is half over already and wow didn’t it just begin? Someone could write a discussion about the ridiculous passage of time… The winner of our May discussion challenge giveaway was Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books! Sam hasn’t chosen a book yet because Shannon says she completely forgot to choose or email a winner until right now. She promises she’ll DM her before the post goes live. (And this is why Shannon and I get along so very nicely—we’re both totally disorganized, but we somehow always still manage to pull it together to get things done. And when one of us messes up and does something late, there’s absolutely zero judgment because, well …) If you don’t know what… Read more »


Jun 26
June 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

June 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the June Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The May giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our June wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing. Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some ideas… Read more »


Jun 21
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith: Review & Giveaway

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 34 ★★★½

A story of dealing with trauma and figuring out who you are after life has changed, this book has a powerful message of hope and healing. What Fed My Addiction: Chris’s realistic family conflict. Chris’s mother has a hard time accepting Chris’s transition. For one thing, she has lots of fears about her son’s safety out in the world, especially after Chris was already attacked before he even came out as trans. I know lots of people are going to see the mom as a horrible person because she didn’t immediately embrace Chris’s transition. But I’m going to get real honest here and tell you that when my daughter came out to us as trans, it wasn’t simple, even if I wanted it to be. And people take different amounts of time to wrap their heads around a gender transition. It’s hard not to fear this world and want your… Read more »


Jun 01
June 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

June 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the June monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! You guys have been posting some fabulous discussions! I really feel like the creative juices must be flowing in the blogosphere!  🙂 The winner of our April discussion challenge giveaway was Malka @ Paper Procrastinators! She chose a pre-order of the UK version of Wayward Son as her prize. Hope you love it, Malka! 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 stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there are lots of great discussions going on! If you’re looking for inspiration, check… Read more »