To celebrate the paperback release of Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong, the final book of the Women of the Otherworld series (available August 6th), Plume has offered a copy for this blog’s readers.
The gripping, epic finale to the bestselling Otherworld series
A war is brewing and the first battle has already been waged. After rescuing her half brother from supernatural medical testing, Savannah Levine—a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree—is battered, but still standing. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
Savannah is fighting to save her world as witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, half-demons, and all the forces of good and evil—including the genetically modified werewolves known as hell hounds—enter the fray. Uniting Savannah with Adam, Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other denizens of the Otherworld, Thirteen is a thrilling conclusion to this blockbuster series.
To celebrate the publication of Deborah Harkness’ Shadow of Night in paperback on May 28th, the publisher Viking/Penguin has offered a copy of the book, along with some alchemical symbol buttons to give away to a reader of this blog.
A Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night, picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana searches for a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
Just fill out this contact form with your name and email. Please make sure this is an email you check often; if I can’t reach you within a few days, I’ll have to choose a new winner. U.S. residents only.
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Congratulations to the winner: Angie
Sorry, this contest is just for U.S. addresses this time
Fairytales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (out since November 12th) is an enjoyable, straight retelling of 50 fairytales. There will be a review from me soon. In the meantime, the publisher has kindly offered a copy for one of the readers of this blog.
Here’s how to enter:
Fill out this google form with your name and an email address (please make it one you check often)
Thanks to the generosity of Viking/Penguin, I am giving away a finished copy of Shadow of Night, and a specially designed “Ashmole 782” temporary tattoo and a set of 6 buttons!
Shadow of Night is the second book in Deborah Harkness’s popular All Souls Trilogy and it was just released last week (July 10th). I’m working on a review, but in the meantime, you can check out my review of the first book, A Discovery of Witcheshere.
The buttons each represent an alchemical symbol that you can learn more about in the book. 🙂 (click on images to embiggen).
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
I may have said I wasn’t planning more giveaways after the Relic Master one, but apparently I lied.
Courtesy of Penguin, I will be giving away one copy of the sequel to The Magicians, The Magician King, which will be released next week on August 9th.
I’m currently reading the first book, The Magicians, which has been quite an experience so far (the beginning blew my mind and I’m getting very invested in how things are going to turn out now I’m about 70 pages away from the end). I fully understand the fuss about it now. The story is about a teen who discovers magic is real and that he has some talent and brains for it. There’s a sense of wonder and discovery in this book but there’s also a very dark, human aspect to the story as well. There’s definitely a grim underbelly. A review is forthcoming.
I will be reading The Magician King next, and I expect it to be in the same vein as the first book. You can read more about it on its website here.
Today’s giveaway is courtesy of Penguin Group. This series is on the cusp of MG and YA and I’ve read the first book, Dark City. The Relic Master series has a style that reminds me of Megan Whalen Turner but for a younger audience, and the world building has me really curious. The story throws you right into a place where magic-doers and preservers of ancient artifacts called Keepers are persecuted by the Watchers. The Keepers speak of gods that came from other worlds and brought people to Anara. Their history is given to the reader in drabbles as we follow the adventures of a Keeper and his young apprentice, and I’m dying to know how things came to be.
Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems to also be destroying all. The only hope for the world lies in Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Raffi. They know of a secret relic with great power that has been hidden for centuries. As they search for it, they will be tested beyond their limits. For there are monsters-some human, some not-that also want the relic’s power and will stop at nothing to get it.
RELIC MASTER is a four book series. Each book will be released over four consecutive months this summer:
Book One: The Dark City, May 17
Boaok Two: The Lost Heiress, June 14
Book Three: The Hidden Coronet, July 12
Book Four: The Margrave, August 9
Each book will include a piece of the map of Anara, the world of RELIC MASTER, on the reverse of the jacket. Collect all four books and you will have the complete map.
About the Author:
Catherine Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestselling duology Incarceron and Sapphique and in the Relic Master series has created a world equally as developed, dynamic and dangerous as that of Incarceron. Visit her at www.catherine-fisher.com.
One entry per person
This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canada only
Giveaway ends in a week (August 1st, 2011, midnight EST)
I have one unread hardcover (finished copy) of Naamah’s Blessing to give away today. This is the third book in the Kushiel’s Legacy series. The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and ends on July 27th, midnight EST.
Trying something new here and using a google form for entries. No hoops, just your email (one person per entry please)!