Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wobble over Wednesday!

Hi and welcome! If you are visiting my blog from this wobble then please fell free to comment below!
If you are wanting to participate in this event the click the button above!

Happy Reading!

An Avid Reader's Musings: 30 on the 30th Giveaway!

An Avid Reader's Musings is hosting the huge giveaway along with her sister! Check it out here and then you can follow one of the links to her sisters blog!

Waiting on Wednesday [2]: Clockwork Angel

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: August 31st 
From goodreads:
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Long For This Giveaway WINNER!!

Hi sorry for the inconvience, but I had to go ahead and pick the winner so that I could get the book mailed. Thanks everyone so much for following. I have been blogging for about 2 weeks and I already have 62 followers. Just please remember to tell your friends and spread the word about my blog. Please. If you didn't get to participate in this giveaway then you can check out my other giveaway here!

So now on to the winner! The lucky winner that will receive this book is:

**drumroll** choose from 1 out of 43 and the lucky number was #1.


Thanks to all that entered.

Mystee I am emailing you now. If winner does not respond within 24 hours than I shall select another random number!

Happy Reading!
Ashley C.

Mega Giveaway! The Mega Horde!

Strange and Random Happenstance is hosting this HUGE giveaway! Check it out here in order to win:

  • Prize 1: $25 gift card to
  • Prize 2: The Reckoning, Darkest Powers Book 3 by Kelley Armstrong
  • Prize 3: Shiver ARC by Maggie Stiefvater
There will be (3) winners. (1) for each prize.

GIVEAWAY! Veggie Tale Movies + Interactive CD

**Sorry or the bad graphic. Had to use my phone. No camera.**

I know I know. This has absolutely nothing to do with books. But in my defense I have had these for awhile and I do not want them so I thought hey maybe some of you bloggers have kids that love Veggie Tales or maybe even you do. For those of you that dont know what Veggie Tales is, it is a cartoon that focuses on **drumroll** vegetables. They talk about God's Word and how to be Godly. I really enjoy them. If you are interested in the prizes below then follow the rules and do the extra entries and you can increase your chances of winning! I always feel like I have to do the extra entries. I think of it more as a challenge. LOL.
Anyways. Good luck!

Here are the details:

One (1) winner receives:

  • VHS LarryBoy: The Yodelnapper [Brand new still sealed]
  • VHS VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas [used excellent condition]
  • CD-ROM VeggieTales: You are a Friend!Contest Ends July 14th, 2010

    This contest is for US only [sorry guys tight budget]

    Entries will be confirmed, if an entry is unable to be verified that entry will be discarded

    Winner will be chosen using

    Please pay attention to these rules and good luck!
DO NOT need a blog to participate! Just simply leave your email address in a comment below!

In order to win this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address (if you are not comfortable with leaving your email than feel free to email me at

Monday, June 28, 2010

Shan, Darren: Vampire Mountain (#4 in Cirque du Freak series)

In this fourth book of the bestselling Saga of Darren Shan; Darren Shan and Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain. The vampaneze have been there before them.

Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side, or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain?Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.

First things first this book seemed more slow past than the others. In the first three there was always a lesson to be learned at the end, a fight to the death. However in the fourth book it was more of their journey and there was a fight, but it still didnt seem as thrilling as in the first three books.

Now with that being said, I am completely in love with this series. It is funny and interesting. It comes complete with tiny people and cirque freaks. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun, easy read. A great stress reliever and it will keep you wanting more.

Book: 11 in Speculative Fiction Challenge
Author: Darren Shan

Now reading: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. If you have any comments or want to discuss this book then comment below, but please NO spoilers on the rest of the series or on the current book that I am reading.
My rating:

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It's Monday What are You Reading? (1)

This is a weekly meme that was developed HERE!

This past week I finished Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan.
**Review coming shortly**

This week I am reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
**I hope to finish and then review this week**

**If you would like to join in on this meme then make sure you visit Book Journey**

Win an autographed copy of both Shiver and Linger

Parajunkee is hosting this most amazing giveaway!!! I have been wanting to win these books for awhile.

If you would like to check out this giveaway then visit Parajunkee's blog HERE!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Leilani's 100 Follower and Birthday Bash!!

June 11th - August 13th


Kissing Sin by Kerri Arthur-Thanks Demon Lover!

One header and blog button designed by Loud Words & Sounds-Thanks Andrea!

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa-Thanks Ky!

House Of Immortal Pleasures by Katie Salidas-Thanks Katie! (OPEN!!!)

ANY book $10 or under from The Book Depository! INTERNATIONAL!-Thanks Steph! (OPEN!!!!)
Manifest by Artist Arthur and swag!-Thanks Artist!

First 3 installments of A Vampire's Kiss by Laura Stamps-Thanks Laura! (Open!!!! )

Signed copy of I'll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden-Thanks Cynthia! more to come!

In order to sign up for my big event, all you have to do is make a post about it, put the button on your blog, and post the post here with Mr.Linky and you must be a follower.

Book of the Month: CITY OF BONES

Hi everyone check out my Book of the Month page here. If you read the book of the month and post your review link in the Mr. Linky then you could win (1) of these hardback Hardy Boys book. . Winner takes the pick.

The Poll for August choices will be posted on the left sidebar!

If you are interested in joining this book club, then please leave a comment on this post. Also if you have any suggestions on how I can make my blog better than please let me know!

Thanks to all who enter!

In My Mailbox (1)

Hi this is my first time participating in this meme! So here are my books:


Island Book One: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman - 10 cents
Mossflower by Brian Jacques - 10 cents
Quentins by Maeve Binchy - 25 cents (Hardcover)
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - 10 cents                                   
**bought from my public library**         Total: 55 cents

**Checked out for 2 weeks**

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

**Check out my books for trade here**

Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

Well thats all for me this week. If you are interested in trading books just let me know. You can check out my list then comment or email what you have for trade.

If you'd like to share your IMM posts, please be sure to sign the Mister Linky here!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Friday 56: Vampire Mountain


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


Book: Vampire Mountain (Cirque du Freak #4)
Author: Darren Shan
Pages: 195

Pg. 56, 5th sentence: "Gavner thanked me for the food, but Mr. Crepsley was distant and didn't say much. They'd discovered no further trace of the vampaneze, and that worried them-a mad vampaneze couldn't have covered his tracks so expertly."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday : Frostbitten

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
By Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: July 27, 2010    


For Elena Michaels, being the world’s only female werewolf has its advantages, such as having her pick of the Otherworld’s most desirable males. And she couldn’t have picked a more dangerously sexy and undyingly loyal mate than Clayton Danvers. But now their bond will be put to the ultimate test. A werewolf more wolf than human and more unnatural than supernatural—a creature whose origins spring from ancient legend—is hunting human prey, and Elena and Clayton must track the predator deep into Alaska’s frozen wilderness.But the personal stakes are even higher. Either Clayton or Elena has been chosen to become the new Pack leader, and every wolf knows that there can be only one Alpha. The couple have always been equals in everything. Now, when their survival depends more than ever on perfect teamwork, will instinct allow one of them to lead and the other to follow?

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
Want to participate? Grab the logo from "Breaking the Spine," post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link HERE!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Giveaways from Other Blogs!!!

How would you like to win numerous books? Well you came to the right place. I will post all the giveaways that I can find on this post!

HERE at Sandy Shin!

Bundles at YA Highway:

1. MATCHED by Ally Condie and VIRALS by Kathy Reisch (spin-off of the BONES TV show) (YA)

2. BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (sequel to Beautiful Creatures) by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia and    THE SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEY by Darren Shan (YA)

3. FORGE - SIGNED! - by Laurie Halse Anderson and THE DUFF - SIGNED! - by Kody Keplinger (Heck yeah we're giving another one of these hotties away!) (YA)
4. MURDER AFLOAT by Jane Lesley Conley and THE MAGNIFICENT 12: THE CALL by Michael Grant (MG)

You can check it out by clicking on the following button!

Ends 6/20/2010

Vicarious Reader is giving an ARC of Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
Deadline: 6/25/10

La Femme is giving away an ARC of Hunger, Signed copy of a locker-sized poster of the Hunger cover, and a Hunger Button.
You can check out it out by clicking on the button below:

Ends July 7 2010

Cry Havoc! is having this awesome giveaway.
Books up for grab:
Cat #1:

1.The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

2.Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

3.Seers of Light by Jennifer Delucy

4.Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

5.13 to Life by Shannon Delany

6.Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

7.Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

8.Passing Strange by Daniel Waters
Cat #2:

1.Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

2.The Maze Runner by James Dashner

3.The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

4.The Host by Stephenie Meyer

5.Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
6.Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund

7.My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent
8.Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

9.Infinity(Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Check it out HERE!!
Ends 7/15/2010

The Undercover Book Lover is hosting this AMAZING giveaway!
You can check it out by clicking HERE!
Ends 7/15/2010

Once Upon a Review

Winner #1 - Bookends and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner book

Winner #2 - Eclipse: Collector's Edition (in honor of the release of the Eclipse movie)

*Contest Rules*

*There will be TWO lucky winners.

*Must be 13 or older to enter.

*Deadline will be August 1, 2010

*NOT international, sorry.

Crazy for Books
is hosting this amazing giveaway of Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater!!!
Yay! I am so excited I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now!

One lucky blog reader will win:
A paperback copy of Shiver and a hardcover copy of Linger (due out July 20)!

Wow! I do hope that is me =[]

Friday, June 18, 2010

BlogFest Sept 10-12!!!

BlogFest 2010

Giveaways from ParaJunkee


Sherilyn Kenyon Giveaway Extravaganza!

Amazing giveaway HERE!!!!

Prize Package Includes:

•Signed Copy of Born of Night

•My copy of Whispered Lies

•New copy of Silent Truth

•Archeron Bumper Sticker

•Fake Tattoo

•Random BAD swag and Promo Prints

•Infinity Poster

• Bookmarks

To Qualify for the Giveaway:

•Mailing address within the continental US and Canada

•18 or over

• follower

Extra Entries:

•+2 Top Commentor
•+5 Blog about this
•+3 Twitter follower: @Parajunkee
•+1 Tweet:
•+2 For Each Blog You Follow (shameless cross promotion please ignore if it offends you by my gross follower fishing)


Follow My Book Blog Friday!! [1]

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list.

2. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.

3. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments

4. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can

5. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers

6. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!

The Friday 56 [1]

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Tonya @ Storytime With Tonya and Friends. Check out the rules and join in the fun.
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
  • Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Pg. 56
Sentence 5 of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry:
"Annemarie gazed through the window again. The rees, the Baltic Sea, and the cloudy October sky passed in a blur as they continued north along the coast."
Okay so this was more than the fifth sentence, but its ok!
Have fun and happy reading!

Win a $100 Gift Card from CSN Stores!

Pages to the Past is host an amazing giveaway! You can see the rules HERE and also visit the CSN Stores HERE! Take a lookie ={] Ends June 29th!

Speculative Ficton Reading Challenge

Book Chick City is hosting the Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge 2010. Guidelines are as below :

Timeline : 1st Jan 2010 - 31st Dec 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

2. There are 4 levels :

  • Inquisitive - Read 3 Speculative Fiction Novels
  • Enthusiastic - Read 6 Speculative Fiction Novels
  • Addicted - Read 12 Speculative Fiction Novels
  • Obsessed - Read 24 Speculative Fiction Novels
3. Any book format counts.

4. You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you just add them as you go. Also, if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone!

5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

6. If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the links Book Chick City has set up HERE with the buttons to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.

7. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to HERE so others can join in.

8. There will be a place for your to link your reviews and be entered into the monthly prize draw. Non-bloggers welcome - please go HERE and select month for more information.

 After checking out this challenge I realized that I was already at the Addicted level. So I believe that I should not have any trouble reaching the Obsessed level. You can check out all my reviews HERE.

The following list is past to most recent:

1. The Angel Experiment [Maximum Ride #1](Jan)
2. School's Out Forever [Maximum Ride #2](Jan)
3. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports [Maximum Ride #3](Jan)
4. The Final Warning [Maximum Ride #4](Jan)
5. Max [Maximum Ride #5](Jan)
6. Marked [House of Night #1](Jan)
7. The Lightning Thief [Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1](May)
8. The Field Guide [The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1](May)
9. The Seeing Stone [The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2](May)
10. Wicked Lovely [Wicked Lovely, #1](Jun)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Followers Giveaway!!!

Hi, I am new to the whole book blogging business. As of right now (June 17, 2010 @ 2:35pm) I have no followers :( But I hope. I have decided to giveaway a book that I have recently won. Its titled : Long For This World by Sonya Chung.

Soyna Chung's astonishing first novel tells the story of a family divided between contemporary America and a small Korean town. Long For This World is about loss and renewal and what it means to go home.

So how can you win this book? By following the rules below:

**Must be a followerer in order to win**

Sorry for all the that already posted, but will you mind doing it on the form? Thnaks!

Giveaway ends July 1st and the winner will be announced on July 2nd.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Giveaway

Queen of Happy Endings is doing a June Giveaway for a chance to win The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C W Gortner, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer, or The Lies We Told by Dian Chamberlain.

Michelle Moran Guest Post and Giveaway!

Pages is hosting another giveaway. You can check it out here! If you are a winner than you could recieve a hardcover copy of Cleopatra's Daughter and an ancient Roman coin complete with certificate of authenticity.

500 Followers Contest!!

Shut Up! I'm Reading. is hosting a 500 follower contest for some awesome books! YOu can check out this awesome site here!

300 Follower Giveaway + Teen Ink Contest = Super Huge Giveaway/Contest!

Pages is doing this amazing giveaway and not to mention the website is amazing, also! The author is only 13 and is an amzing writer!

Giveaway : The Iron King

Starmetal Oak Book Blog is having this awesome giveaway! All you must do to receive this book is to check out the page and then follow the rules.

Marr, Melissa : Wicked Lovely

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty-especially if they learn of her Sight-and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

**Spoilers Maybe**
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. His is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything.

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale. [borrowed from goodreads:]

This book started out extremely slow. It took me awhile to get into the storyline, but boy when I did; I couldnt seem to put it down! Starting out I really liked Seth and almost hated Keenan, until the end. Close to the end Keenan started to grow on me a little. He showed his true self and his true feelings. This book ended with a good cliffhanger, I look forward to reading the second in the series.

Books so far: 4
Pages so far: 959
Rating: 4.5/5
Length: 328 pages
Source: Library
Challenges: The 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge
Similar Books: I can't seem to think of anything. Any ideas?
Other books I've read by this author: none

Currently Reading: Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan (any thoughts on this book: no spoilers please =[])