Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy 1st Blogoversary Giveaway!

Saturday January 22nd is my first blogoversary so I've decided to have a little giveaway.

What can you win?

Your choice of book from one of my favorite series! Each of these series has a new book being released this year and you can pick either the new one or the first book in the series.

Rules and Details:

  1. Winner will be able to pick a book from the list below and it will be ordered/preordered from or Book Depository
  2. Giveaway is International (if The Book Depository ships to your country)
  3. You DO NOT have to be a follower of my blog (although I'd love it if you decided to become one)
  4. You MUST fill out the form to enter (comments on this post do not count as entries)
  5. Extra entry: Respond to my Help Wanted post for one extra entry*
  6. Extra entry: Tweet this giveaway
  7. Winner will be chosen using
  8. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my notification before I choose another winner
  9. The giveaway ends on February 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 
*If you are unable to leave comments on my blog and wish to respond to the Help Wanted post, you can leave your suggestions on the giveaway entry form
Now on to the goodies:

The Mortal Instruments series
by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (book 1)

Description from Goodreads:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.... Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

City of Fallen Angels (book 4)
Publication date: April 5, 2011

The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series
by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (book 1)

Description from Goodreads:

Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why. Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now. For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

Forever (book 3)
Publication date: July 12, 2011

The Silver Phoenix Series
by Cindy Pon

Silver Phoenix (book 1)

Description from Goodreads:

No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved—despite the dishonor she has brought upon her family—to be unbetrothed and free, not some stranger's subservient bride banished to the inner quarters. But now, something is after her. Something terrifying—a force she cannot comprehend. And as pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace of Fragrant Dreams isn't only a quest to find her beloved father but a venture with stakes larger than she could have imagined. Bravery, intelligence, the will to fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She will also need help. It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying to drag her under. On a quest of his own, Chen Yong offers that help . . . and perhaps more.  

Fury of the Phoenix (book 2)
Publication date: March 29, 2011

The Nightshade Series
by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade (book 1)

Description from Goodreads:

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Wolfsbane (book 2)
Publication date: July 26, 2011

The Eon Series
by Alison Goodman

Eon (book 1)

Description from Goodreads:

Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and if discovered Eon faces a terrible death.

 Eona (book 2)
Publication date: April 19, 2011

The Parasol Protectorate Series
by Gail Carriger

Soulless (book 1)

Description from book:

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? Soulless is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Heartless (book 4-no cover released yet)
Publication date: June 28, 2011

Contest is Closed

Remember: Comments to this post do not count as entries


  1. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. O happy anniversary :) I am itching for Silver Phoenix :)

  3. Happy Blogoversary!!! Wishing you many more happy years with your nose buried in a book and sharing your lusting with us :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! So hard to choose between Forever and Wolfsbane! *chews nails*

  4. Happy blogoversary
    Thanks for the chance :)

  5. Happy Bolgoversary!
    And thanks for the giveaway! : )

  6. Happy bloggoversary! And thanks for the giveaway! I'm your newest follower.


  7. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks so much, and those are some great choices in reads my dear!

  8. Thanks for the nice giveaway and happy blogoversary!

  9. A very happy blogoversary to you.

  10. Happy 1st blog birthday! we're celebrating our too and also have a giveaway if you'd like to check it out!

  11. Happy 1st Blogoversary! Thaks for the super giveaway (I'm absolutely dying to get my hands on City of fallen angels). ^_^

  12. Happy Blogiversary! Some excellent prizes here!


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