Category: Giveaways (Ended)

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)

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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 »


Nov 08
Dear Martin by Nic Stone – 5-Star Review & Giveaway

Dear Martin by Nic Stone – 5-Star Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 13 ★★★★★

This little book packs a powerful punch.  What Fed My Addiction: Perspective. The book is told from Justyce’s POV. He’s a black teenager living in a mostly white world (he goes to a boarding school) near the home he grew up in, which is in a black neighborhood. So the lens that he sees the world through is unique. He is relatable to many people—he can often see both sides of the story, which helps us to do so too. The struggle of identity. Of course, because of Justyce’s position, he has a hard time feeling at home anywhere. He can’t go back to being the kid he was in the neighborhood he grew up in, but he also doesn’t always feel like he fits at school. After a traumatic event where he’s treated unfairly, he starts to see things at school that he’d been blind to before. He suddenly can’t turn… Read more »


Oct 26
Seize Today by Pintip Dunn: Review & Giveaway

Seize Today by Pintip Dunn: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 6 ★★★★½

***NOTE: Seize Today is the third book in the Forget Tomorrow Trilogy (the first book was a NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book). This book doesn’t really contain anything but minor spoilers for the first two books in the series. Click to read my reviews of Forget Tomorrow and Remember Yesterday.*** The books in this trilogy just got progressively better and better! I really enjoyed the first book, but I had some qualms that held me back from loving it. Then the second book came along, and I couldn’t think of much to say in the negatives section of my review. I’m fairly certain that this book was my favorite of the three (maybe it’s just because it’s fresher than book 2, though?) I loved it, and Dunn even managed to get me to ignore a trope that typically bugs the heck out of me… What Fed My Addiction: Possible futures. Olivia can’t really see the… Read more »


Oct 18
Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review, Giveaway & Beiko’s Top Ten Addictions

Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review, Giveaway & Beiko’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 4 ★★★★

I called this book Urban Fantasy because that’s what it feels like to me, though I don’t generally associate the genre with YA (that’s why I also added Paranormal as a genre). It’s set in the modern-day world, but one steeped in ancient mythology and fantastical magical creatures. It’s an exciting combination! What Fed My Addiction: The worldbuilding. The basis of this world is that there are some people who have animal spirits and magic (at least, that’s the best way I can describe it). There are five of them: foxes, rabbits, deer, owls and seals. Each type of animal has its own qualities and magic, and the people who embody each animal seem to be racially distinct. I recognize the fox (with nine tails) from some Asian folklore, but I honestly don’t know if all of the animals have these origins or not. (I felt like many of the other… Read more »


Oct 11
The Knowing by Sharon Cameron: 5-Star Review & Giveaway!

The Knowing by Sharon Cameron: 5-Star Review & Giveaway!

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★★

Oh. My. Goodness. Do I love these books! If you haven’t read my gushing review of The Forgetting, you should go read it. And then come back here and find out why this second book was just as good. The Knowing is a companion to the first book and takes place a few hundred years in the future—so, by this point, Nadia and Gray’s story is ancient history. (If you go in expecting to see more of them, you’ll be disappointed, so I want to set your expectations accordingly. But we do still get a few little reminders of their story.) What Fed My Addiction: An exploration of memory. So, just like the first book, this book explores how memories shape our lives, but it comes at the subject from a completely opposite angle. Hundreds of years after the events of The Forgetting, we find that Canaan’s society has completely changed… Read more »


Oct 09
Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller: Review & Giveaway

Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16 ★★★★

If you’ve ever tried virtual reality, you can probably imagine how advanced it might be in the future—how we might be able to practically live in it someday. What if it got to the point where you could actually taste and smell and truly feel everything within the game? Would it still be a game, or would it be reality? What Fed My Addiction: Simon. Simon feels like a realistic teenager—he isn’t perfect (by any means). In fact, he’s a bit of a mess in a lot of ways. At first, I was worried he wasn’t going to be likable, but it soon becomes apparent that he’s doing his best in some pretty miserable circumstances and he has a good heart. Simon’s loyalty is what sets him apart. He’s also pretty intelligent and courageous when he’s forced to be! High stakes and danger! Simon starts out just wanting to rescue his best… Read more »


Oct 07
September Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (with a Make Me Read It Twist)

September 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 AJ @ Read All the Things. She chose for us to read Dreamland Burning, and I’m really glad she did because it was a fabulous book! Watch for our dual review, which will be coming soon. (She needs time to read the book first!) The Link-Up Check out the September 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 got a really positive response last month,… Read more »


Oct 06
Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!)

Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!)

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I had a chance to go to an author event at Anderson’s Bookshop last night with my mom (in celebration of her birthday), so I thought I’d share a quick recap. I’m doing it in bullet-point format to make it easier! Adam Silvera just plain makes me happy. I don’t think I’ve ever gone to an event that featured him and not fallen a little more in love with the guy. You know, in an authorly sense—not weird, I promise. Adam Silvera + Lauren Oliver is even better! These two are both just incredibly fun and interesting and listening to them chat together is like listening in on two old friends who you just know adore each other. They both talked about the struggles of writing and how often the last thing they want to do each day is sit down to write their current book. Not because they don’t love writing, but because it’s hard…. Read more »


Oct 02
Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku)

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku)

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 26 ★★★★

I have adored every one of Ryan Graudin’s books, so when I saw that she had a new one coming out the choice of whether or not to pick it up for review was a no-brainer. All of Graudin’s books are so completely different that I never know what to expect with her. This newest book is a time-traveling sci-fi adventure! What Fed My Addiction: Time-traveling adventures. This book handles time travel incredibly well. It doesn’t gloss over the science of how it would work, but it doesn’t go into overwhelming detail either. Plus, there are exciting trips to historical events like the sinking of the Titanic! (And I kind of loved Graudin’s explanation of how stealing from the past makes sense—under very specific circumstances.) Add to that all of the complexities of the characters having to make sure they don’t change history and you get some pretty intense time-traveling! No… Read more »