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Friday, December 14, 2012

REVIEW: Fire by Shauna Granger + Giveaway

 Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.

They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home. Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.

In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.

Book: Fire by Shauna Granger
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Format: eBook
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Young Adult
Series: Elemental, #4
Obtained: As part of a book tour
Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket (5 Zombies)

As always, Shauna Granger did not disappoint! Fire was one of the best books in this series so far (although, IMO, none of them will ever be as amazing as the first) and I flew through it in a few hours, even though I really should have been sleeping.

One of my favorite things about Shayna, the main character, is how self-possessed she is. She doesn't let anyone else definer her, and she isn't afraid to do what needs to be done, no matter what. She's really an amazing character, and I'm always super excited to read more of her story every time a new Elemental book comes out.

Anyone who hasn't picked up this series yet, this is the perfect time to do so, because if you're reading this you totally aren't dead! In fact, you can enter to win them below!

Giveaway: (5) ebooks of EARTH, AIR, WATER, or FIRE – Open International

Grand prize: Shayna’s Solstice gift to Deb (a hand knitted scarf) and a signed paperback of the winner’s choosing (Earth, Air, Water or Fire), bookmark, and a $10 Gift Card for either Amazon or B&N. – Open to US/Canada

International Giveaway:

US/Canada Giveaway:

And don't forget to visit the other tour stops!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Interview with Shayna from EARTH

I interviewed Shayna, the main character from Earth by Shauna Granger, and here are her answers to a few of my questions below:

1.  What is it like being a magic user in a world where pretty much everyone around you doesn't even believe in magic?

It’s a little strange, kind of like finding out you’re the last one in your class who still believes in Santa. I know I’m lucky to have other magic users around me; as I got older (especially dealing with high school), it became very clear to me why a lot of magic users who don’t understand what powers they have, or don’t have people around them to help them with it, slowly go insane one way or the other.

2.  What are the best and worst parts of having magic?

Hmmm, as far as my magic goes, the best part is my elemental abilities, being so in tune with the Earth and getting to see other magical creatures like faeries, gnomes, stuff like that. But my empathetic magic makes being around so many other teenagers that much harder. Each one is like a tiny tornado of anger, hormones, stress and erratic bursts of happiness. It’s a little much to deal with.

3.  If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I wouldn’t mind being a few inches taller, haha! Really though, I don’t know if I would change anything. I could do with a shorter time in high school, but at least it’s almost over. I think if I changed anything I would miss out on something I would regret. I don’t know if Steven and Jodi and I would’ve ended up such close friends if we didn’t all have the bond of magic. I try not to tempt Fate.

4.  How hard is it to keep your magic secret from the majority of the people around you?

Most days, now that I have better control of it, it’s not so hard. But there are still days where I know my other classmates think I’m a freak because I have a hard time being in crowds of unknown people; all of those unknown emotions just wreak havoc with my empathetic abilities. Really, how many teenagers do you know who need someone to hold their hand just to go to the movies or to a restaurant with friends? That came be pretty lame some days. But I am glad we live in Southern California; since my elemental magic is tied to the earth there have been a couple of panic induced earthquakes that would’ve been hard to explain otherwise. I guess that could also fall under the category of “worst parts of having magic” and “what would you change in your life.” Hopefully I’ll get that under control before someone catching me doing it on one of those damn cellphone cameras and it’s all over the web.

To win an ebook of Earth, leave a comment with your email address on this post! Giveaway ends on Oct. 30.

Comment on every blog’s post to be entered into the Grand Prize for a signed print copy of soon to be released Air and bookmark! Second Grand Prize is a signed print copy of Earth and a bookmark!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Destined by P. C. & Kristin Cast

About "Destined":

"...Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow…"

1. To enter, leave a comment telling me either who your favorite House of Nigh character is and why (no big spoilers for the more recent books, please!), or your favorite Halloween read if you haven't read the HoN books yet. Make sure to leave your email.
2. Giveaway ends on Nov. 5 at 11:59 p.m.
3. Entrants must have a valid address in either the United States or Canada.
4. Winner must respond to notification email within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Thanks for entering! Good luck!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The amazing publishers of Sherrilyn Kenyon's newest book have been nice enough to do a giveaway of Retribution through my site for those of you who don't have it yet.

More about 'RETRIBUTION':
"...Harm no human…
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.
Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters..."     

The winner must have a US/CA address, and the giveaway ends 12:01 AM PST, August 11, 2011. To enter, leave a comment with your favorite Urban Fantasy novel and why you like it, and your email address. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Thanks for entering!

Friday, August 5, 2011

GIVEAWAY: If I Die by Rachel Vincent ARC

Okay, so if you've been following the YA Crush Tourney, then you know that today is Tod from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series vs. Zachary from Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series, and at this point the winner is completely up in the air. Since Tod, my absolute favorite YA guy, has fallen a bit behind wow, in the time it took me to write this post, Tod got back in the lead!, I've decided to give him a little support. If you guys can get him another win in this awesome competition, I will give one random Tod-supporting commenter (US only) on the tourney post my beloved ARC of If I Die.

The only rule is that you have to vote for Tod to be entered, and since I love this book so much, I'll only give it away if Tod wins this round.

You can only get one extra entry for tweeting or blogging and leaving your link here, but all extra publicity is appreciated!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blogfest 2011 Giveaway

For my Blogfest giveaway, I have one (1) finished copy of Wildefire by Karsten Knight up for grabs!


1. Comment with your name, your favorite mythological god or goddess, and your email address.
2. One (1) extra entry for following, one (1) extra entry for tweeting or blogging. Make sure to post a link.
3. US only, unless you're willing to pay the international shipping.
4. Giveaway ends 11:59pm, July 17th.

You can track which giveaways you've entered here, and possibly win more prizes!

The next five blogs in the hop are:
Budget Savvy Diva
Cate Masters
Chasing Dreams
Chick Loves Lit
Christmas TV History

Good luck!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wither Giveaway!

So, I'm sure y'all have heard about this book coming out soon called Wither by Lauren DeStefano. Well, I can assure you that it's just a huge bit awesome. Just in case you don't remember what it's about, I'm going to post the GoodReads summary to refresh your memory.

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Since I have not one, not two, but three lovely ARCs in my possession, I'll be giving two away to some lucky winners :D

The Boring Rules Section:
1. Must be a follower of Braintasia Books.
2. US only. Sorry to my international readers, but I can't afford shipping :'(
3. Fill out the form below for entry.
4. Giveaway ends on March 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Matched by Ally Condie ARC

Since I won an ARC of Matched on top of the one I was sent for review, I decided I'd give one away. All you have to do is follow the rules below to be entered:

1. US only.
2. No double entries.
3. Leave a comment with the following:
     a) Your email address
     b) Your name

Follow my blog +1
Tweet (include @cadecrow) +1 for each tweet
Refer someone +3 for every person who mentions you in their comment

Giveaway closes on December 24, 2010.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

200 Follower Giveaway Announcement

If I get to 200 followers before Midnight on December 31, then I'll be giving away a finished copy of Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead and an ARC of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. I've talked about this on Twitter several times, but nothing much seems to be happening (a.k.a., no new followers), so I've decided to add an extra incentive:

For every person who comments on this post saying that they were referred here by you, you will get five extra entries in the giveaway. Every person who leaves their referrer's name gets two extra points. I'm only 18 followers away from 200, so this shouldn't be all that hard for you guys, and I know that you all have amazingly cool superpowers, so have at it!

EDIT: Contest is limited to the US. Sorry, guys, I can't afford international.

An extra little prize, here: the person who refers the most people (must be 5 or more people) will win an ARC of Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer ARC


Since I have an extra copy of Nightshade and I thought it was a really good book, I figured I'd give one away. All you have to do is follow the rules below to be entered:

1. US only.
2. No double entries.
3. Leave a comment with the following:
     a) Your email address
     b) Your name
     c) What is your favorite supernatural creature and why? Seriously, if you don't put your reasons, then you'll be disqualified.

Follow my blog +1
Tweet (include @cadecrow) +1 for each tweet
Refer someone +3 for every person who mentions you in their comment

Giveaway closes on December 1, 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Speak" Winner

The winner of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is...

Megan R.

Congrats, I've already sent you an email :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Speak Giveaway! Bloggers Speak Out

Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, "Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" by Dr. Wesley Scroggins that was published in the Springfield, MO News-Leader on September 18th. In this article, Scroggins vehemently advocates the censorship of books in schools, and specifically requests that the following books be removed from the Republic school system: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. To show our support of these authors and to fight against book banning and censorship, we have decided to take action and speak out.

I posted yesterday about the controversy surrounding Dr. Wesley Scroggins' criticism and challenge of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and recommended that you guys go out and buy a copy of the book. But I've decided that that isn't really fair to those of you who can't afford to, but want to be involved in fighting back. Well, being spotted in public reading a banned or challenged book is fighting back, right? So, from now until Oct. 3, I'll be giving away a copy of Speak.

Since I'm using Book Depository for this giveaway, it's open to anyone that they'll ship to :)

Fill out this FORM to enter.

If you'd like to participate in Bloggers Speak Out, drop by http://themindfulmusingsbookblog.blogspot.com for more information.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mystery ARC Revealed / Winner!

First off, since I just started back to school and classes are taking up a lot of my time, this isn't going to be a very long post. I'm not going to say anything much, just announce my next giveaway, which should begin within the next week or so, and notify the winner of a signed copy of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.

The book that I'll be giving away an ARC of soon is... *drumroll*

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

And the winner of Linger is:

Lea (YA Book Queen)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

REVIEW: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater + Giveaway

Book: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: July 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2
Free or Purchased: Purchased

Rating: PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket (5 Zombies)
If you thought Shiver was good, then you're in for a real treat with Linger! It was so much better than the fabulous first Wolves of Mercy Falls book, and before reading it, I wouldn't have thought that that was even possible. As usual, Stiefvater's prose is unbelievably perfect, and the plot was riveting. There aren't enough ways to say that Linger positively rocked!


In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

The Book
While Shiver was full of haunting imagery and a slow, steady love affair between Grace and Sam, Linger is more fast paced and dark, adding the narrative voices of Isabelle and Cole. We all know who Isabelle is, after her part in the events of the first book, but Cole is somewhat of an enigma. A strangely attractive one, at that. You'll just have to read the book to find out why. *evil grin*

There isn't much I can say about the actual book without giving away an inordinate amount of spoilers, but I can tell you this much: whatever Grace and Sam thought they knew in Shiver was wrong, and the only one with a chance of finding the real answers is a suicidal werewolf who no one can seem to trust.

My Thoughts
I really, truly loved this book. It's one of the best YAs I've read this year, and possibly ever. It would be a lot of fun for me to just sit here and analyze all of the characters and their actions, the settings, the diction used, but instead of waxing poetic about Linger, I've decided to let one of you see for yourself. Yup, I'm finally having a giveaway!


So, here's how to enter to win a signed copy of Linger:

1. Fill out the form linked below!

International entrants may win, if they are willing to pay for the shipping themselves. Sorry, I'm broke right now, guys.

Contest open until August 27, 11:59 PM PST.