Mon, October 20, 2014

The Heir Chronicles Giveaway

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Can you guys believe I — the big fantasy fan — have only read one (gasp! one!) Cinda Williams Chima book? I’ve heard so many good things about her Seven Realms & The Heir Chronicles series…but I really have no excuse.

Are you a fan? Should I read them? Let me know in the comments!

If you are dying to have your own copies of these books or, like me, haven’t tried them yet — you’re in luck. In honor of the release of The Heir Chronicles: The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima on Oct. 21, I’m giving aways the COMPLETE Heir Chronicles series.

Yeah, major, I know.

Check below for more info — and remember to let me know what you think about these books. Good luck and happy reading!

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OFFICIAL LINKS
Visit Cinda Williams Chima’s Official Site
Follow Cinda Williams Chima on Twitter
Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram

THE SORCERER HEIR

ABOUT THE SORCERER HEIR
The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments.

ABOUT THE HEIR CHRONICLES
The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

Series order:
The Warrior Heir
The Wizard Heir
The Dragon Heir
The Enchanter Heir
The Sorcerer Heir

Praise for the series:
“Chima offers a pitch-perfect blend of high fantasy and small-town reality…” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Chima uses her pen like a wand and crafts a wonderfully rich web of magic, while thankfully leaving some dangling threads for subsequent tales.” –VOYA (starred review)

“A smoldering story soaked in tears, sweat and blood, constantly threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Cinda Williams Chima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

GIVEAWAY

Winner receives the complete The Heir Chronicles series. Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion. Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only.

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Wed, October 1, 2014

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken Giveaway

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Alexandra Bracken’s conclusion to The Darkest Minds series, In the Afterlight, is in stores Oct. 28 and I cannot wait! To get everyone ready for the finale — and to celebrate the release of the eBook novellas in the series — there are 50 giveaways going on across the book blogosphere and I have a GREAT one. Each is themed on one of the Psi-groups in the book, and mine is Orange, aka Mind Control.

Read on for more info on the series and enter to win. Good luck!

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THE SERIES
Book 1: The Darkest Minds (read my review)
eBook Novella 1.5: In Time
Book 2: Never Fade (read my review)
eBook Novella 2.5: Sparks Rise
Book 3: In the Afterlight

ABOUT IN THE AFTERLIGHT

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price.

When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government “rehabilitation camps” all over the country. Freeing them–revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process–is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.

But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

ABOUT SPARKS RISE (The Darkest Minds: 2.5 e-Book release)
Available online Sept. 2, 2014
This new eBook novella connects the last two novels in The Darkest Minds trilogy.

Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.

Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk his everything to save her.

Alexandra Bracken

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She recently relocated to New York City, where she worked in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books.

LEARN MORE
Visit Alexandra online at www.alexandrabracken.com
Follow Alexandra on Twitter & Instagram
Like Alexandra on Facebook
Follow Alexandra on Tumblr
Visit Hyperion Teens at the Official Site & on Twitter

ORANGE PSI PRIZE PACK (MIND CONTROL)
Keep track of your memories! Enter for your chance to win a tripod and telephoto lens for your camera-phone plus The Darkest Minds series & tote bag. Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney-Hyperion. Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only.

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Thu, September 25, 2014

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl – Movie Giveaway

I am SO EXCITED that Gillian Flynn’s book Gone Girl is about to come out as a movie. My book club already has a date set up so we can all go together. If you haven’t read the book yet, this is the post for you!

You guys, it is SO GOOD. I recommend it to EVERYONE. Read it. Stay away from spoilers. Then go see the movie! (I’ll totally review it in an upcoming Week in Review post once I see it)

The prize pack includes:
· A movie tie-in edition of the book
· A $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters

If you’ve read the book — well, enter anyway. Then check out below for a laugh when you go check out the Pinterest page the movie made for Amy’s character. Oh, that Amy…

Good luck!

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About the film
Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Thriller
Release: October 3, 2014
Director: David Fincher
Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn, based upon the novel written by Gillian Flynn
Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found. #GoneGirl

Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.) Everyone is wondering ‘Did Nick kill his wife?’

As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues? Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunne.

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Tue, September 16, 2014

Megan McCafferty’s Back-to-School Advice + Giveaway

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By Megan McCafferty
Author of Jessica Darling’s It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends (Jessica Darling’s It List #2)
AKA ANNA’S FAVORITE EVER

Junior high was an awful, awkward time for me. None of my elementary school friends were in my classes. My designer clothes were all the wrong brands or if they were the right brands they were the weird Irregulars from Marshalls that couldn’t be sold at the cool department stores. I had a haircut unsuitable for ANYONE’S face shape. The harder I tried, the worse it got. I’d prove it to you by showing off my seventh grade school picture but ALL DIGITAL AND HARD COPIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.

So here’s my back-to-school advice: DO NOT TRY SO HARD TO BE COOL.

You’d be amazed by how much more you can get done if you stop wasting your time trying to be cool. Put that energy toward more worthwhile pursuits! For me, these activities were running, theater, and writing. And guess what? When you do what you love THE FUN WILL FOLLOW. It’s no coincidence that my fondest memories of my teen years involve track team sleepovers, opening nights and creative arts festivals.

Pursue your passion and I promise you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who appreciate what you do. And that is the coolest thing ever.

To get you in the back-to-school mood with JD & crew, Megan shared her back-to-school advice, and now I’m sharing a treat of my own: An autographed copy of the second Jessica Darling’s It List book for giveaway.

I KNOW.

Here’s mine:

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BIG SMOOCHES to my darling friend Jamie for getting it signed for me. Want your own? Enter to win! And long live Marcus Flutie!

About the book:
Jessica Darling is getting the hang of seventh grade — finally! While her old BFF, Bridget, is busy talking (nonstop) about her new boyfriend, Burke, Jessica tries to fit in with her new friends, Sara, Manda, and Hope. The IT List instructions from her sister, Bethany, and an epic slumber party may help Jessica secure her spot in the cool clique, but does she even want it?

Megan McCafferty’s It List series introduces readers to Jessica Darling, an unabashedly brainy seventh grader who stays true to herself, even if it means being (totally not) cool.

Check it out on Goodreads

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And PS just because I never get sick of the geektastic hilarity that is this gif of me meeting Megan and spazzing:

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Mon, August 25, 2014

The Maze Runner Movie Giveaway

The Maze Runner, the movie based on the best-selling YA book by James Dashner, is coming to theaters Sept. 19. Have you read the book? Are you pumped? Enter below for a chance to win an amazing Maze Runner prize pack:

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· $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
· Copy of the book (movie tie-in cover)
· Money Maze

Prizes are courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Good luck!

The Maze Runner

About the film:
When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee
Directed By: Wes Ball
Produced By: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

Visit the official website.

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