Friday, March 26, 2010


Faye at Faye Flame Reviews is having a contest. She is giving away 12 ARCs and some swag.

International. Ends April 25th. Enter here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain


Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

My Review:

I won this ARC from a contest over at Shut Up! I'm Reading and I'm very glad I did. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It was well written and I found Daniel to be likeable and funny. As for Grace and Jude, not so much. They seem too good and I just couldn't imagine myself being them or being friends with them.

In the end I was suprised at how much I liked this book, even if it was a bit predictable. I would recommend it to friends.

My rating: 4 out of 5.


Sorry if this sucked, it was my first review. I hope I get better at it.

2010 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge!

I came across this wicked challenge just a few minutes ago. It was created by Reading with Tequila.

The Levels:

Level I - Read 5 books from the 2009 Book Blogger Recommendation List
Level II - Read 10 books
Level III - Read 15 books
Level IV - Read 20 books
Level V - Read 20+ books

The Rules:

•Challenge will run January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Participants can join anytime throughout the challenge.

•Create an intro post, linking back to this post.

•Sign up with the MckLinky. Please link to your challenge intro post, not your blog home page.

•Chose your own books from the list. You can decide to read books only on the Top 25 list or from the entire recommendation list. You do not have to make a list of books before the challenge begins.

•All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.)

•Rereads do not count towards the completion of the challenge. The challenge is about discovering books that are new to you.

•You don't need a blog to participate.

•Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.

Click here to join.

Books I've read so far:

1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
2. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Rules of Attraction International Giveaway

Head on over to Pure Imagination for your chance to win Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. This giveaway is international and ends 4/13/10.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Clear Away the Clutter Read-A-Thon

This read-a-thon is hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf.
The goal is to help ourselves fight against our TBR piles.

Who can participate

Begins: 7am, Monday, April 5th
Ends: 11pm, Sunday, April 11th

Sunday, March 21, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren.


Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Hannibal by Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Given To Me:

Path of Destruction (Star Wars: Darth Bane, #1) by Drew Karpyshyn
Star Trek Excelsior: Forged in Fire by Michael A. Martin
A Mortal Curiosity (Lizzie Martin, #2) by Ann Granger
Ford County by John Grisham
Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner
Terminal by Robin Cook
White Sister (A Shane Scully Novel) by Stephen J. Cannell
Daddy to the Rescue by Susan Kearney
Knife of Freams by Robert Jordan
Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowat
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Life Penalty by Joy Fielding
Hot Stuff by Carly Phillps
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson

Plus a bunch of Goosebumps books because I collect them.


Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Both were won from a contest over at Shut Up! I'm Reading. Thanks again Jessica!!

YA Box Contest

Head on over to The Bookologist for an amazing contest.

There are (3) boxes, each box contains (4) ARCs, there will be (1) winner who gets to pick one box.

Box 1:

•Pegasus by Robin McKinley (ARC)

•Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (ARC)
•Sea by Heidi R. Kling (ARC)
•The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway (ARC)
Box 2:

•My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day (ARC)
•Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC)
•Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala (ARC)
•Winter Longing by Tricia Mills (ARC)
Box 3:

•Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles (ARC)
•Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (ARC)
•Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti (ARC)
•Everlasting by Angie Frazer (ARC)

Monday, March 15, 2010

You don't want to miss this contest

A Good Addiction and La Femme Readers are having a huge contest. They are giving away six YA books.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Dark Touch: Shadows by Amy Meredith
The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Enter here. International, ending April 15th.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dark Faerie Tales: 500 followers giveaway

Enter to win some great books over at Dark Faerie Tales.

Book Selection:

Bound, Branded, & Brazen
Serpent Moon
Deep In the Woods
Hex Hall
A Local Habitation
Before I Fall
The Line
Werewolf Smackdown
The Dead-Tossed Waves
Abandon the Night
The Body Finder
Voices of Dragons
Brightly Woven
The Devil’s Playground
Mind Games

Contest Rules:

1. Each winner will get to choose which books you want in the following order: Grand Prize Winner, 1st Place Winner, 2nd Place Winner, 3rd Place Winner.
2. Giveaway is open to everyone.
3. Please include your email address in your comment.
4. Giveaway ends Sunday, March 21st at 11:59 PM EST.
5. +10 for promoting this giveaway on your blog, MUST be a Post.
6. +8 if you add me or have already added me to your blog roll.
7. +6 if you are already a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.
8. +4 for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.
9. +2 for tweeting about this contest, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

Enter to win awesome books!!

Click here to enter to win some wicked books.

The contest is international and will run until 19th March 2010!


•Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
•Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
•Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
•Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
•Going too Far by Jennifer Echols
•City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
•Ballad by Maggie Steifvater
•Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
•Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
•Firespell by Chloe Neil
•Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
•Darklight by Lesley Livingston
•Fallen by Lauren Kate
•Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
•Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
•The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
•The Iron King by Kagawa
•Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot
•Next of Kin by John Boyne
•Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
•Hourglass by Claudia Gray
•First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
•Wish by Alexandra Bullen
•The Red Queens Daughter by Jacqueline Kolosov
•Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder
•Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
•Flirt by Laurell K Hamilton
•Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
•Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
•The Stand by Stephen King
•Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
•Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
•Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy
•The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
•Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs by Gerry Bartlett
•Intertwined by Gena Showalter
•Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
•Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
•Hate List by Jennifer Brown
•The Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
•The Call Me Death by Missy Jane
•Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alexander
•Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
•Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
•The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray
•Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
•Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
•Shadowfae by Erica Hayes
•Need by Carrie Jones
•The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
•Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
•Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
•The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson


•It is common courtesy to be fair and NOT CHEAT, so I reserve the right to remove any entrants whom I have caught cheating (accepting entries when they haven't done anything)
•Anybody under the age of 13 needs to have parental consent and must contact me via email: other wise your entry will be deleted. When you click yes on that box you are confirming you are 13 or over.
•If this contest is not in concordance to your local legislations, it is up to you to follow your local rules.
•You must have a valid snail mail address, I will accept PO Boxes but once I put that book in the mail, I am no longer responsible for it. Once it is out of my hands, it is out of my hands.
•Winners will have forty-eight (48) hours to reply to my email after the prize drawing. If not it will be given to someone else.
•All winners will be drawn by
•Most books will be sent through the Book Depository and/or Amazon, so read their policies when it comes to your area. If you win and you know that book depository and/or Amazon does not ship to you please notify me in your confirmation email an we will work it out.
•Some books added will be for an older audience 16+ if you win and choose one of these books you will need to verify your age.
•All books are subject to availability.

Giveaway: the Georgina Kincaid Series by Richelle Mead

Book Faery is giving away all the GK books so one lucky person can fall in love with our favorite succubus. That includes:

Succubus Blues
Succubus on Top
Succubus Dreams
Succubus Heat

Contest closes Friday, March 19th.

Kindle Giveaway!

Click here for your chance to win a Kindle.

You have until March 15th.

Check out this amazing giveaway.

•Twilight Journals
•Soulless by Gail Carriger
•Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Yone + Demonica Bookmark
•First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
•Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
•Dark Visions Trilogy by L.J. Smith
•Pink Bag (I brought it from Rome, Italy)
•Swag: Colosseum Mouse pad, Colosseum Pencil case and Note Pad.
•Firespell by Chloe Neill

There are 8 prizes available total!

1st Place: Choice of 2 Prizes from the list above!
2nd Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!
3rd Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!
4th Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!
5th Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!
6th Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!
7th Place: Choice of 1 Prize from the list above!

Enter here.

ARC Giveaway of Siren by Tricia Rayburn!

Head on over to Le Femme Readers for your chance to win an ARC of Siren by Tricia Rayburn.

This contest is open to U.S. and Canada only!
Deadline will be March 30, 2010 at midnight EST time.