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FAVORITES GIVEAWAY HOP
I'm excited to be participating in this Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck in Books. This is a fun hop because I get to share some of my favorite books with you. For the most part, I've stuck with new books coming out soon and my favorites from 2013. Click on the titles to read a blurb from Goodreads.
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS I really loved the dystopian/time travel aspects of this. This is one of my favorite debut books of 2013
THE BITTER KINGDOM This is a fantastic series. I loved that Elisa struggled with her weight and wasn't gorgeous looking. The progression of the story is great throughout the series and the romance is perfect.
THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLD TOWN I love Holly Black and can't wait to read this in audio version when the weather warms up. I'm adding this one because it's a favorite of so many of you in my recent Giveaway Hops.
CONTROL This is another of my favorite debut books of 2013. I loved the dystopian story that focused on kids that are genetic misfits.
CRESS I love the mix of dystopian/fairytale retelling in this series. I can't wait for the library to get this in.
CROWN OF MIDNIGHT I love this series and this was a great example of how a sequel could continue in the same setting but take the story in a new direction.
ENDERS I loved the dystopian world in STARTERS, the first book in this series. It was so creepy that older people could rent teenagers' bodies. I can't wait to see where the series goes in this book.
IGNITE ME This is another fantastic dystopian series. I loved the unusual writing in this one. I'm so excited the library is getting this one.
INTO THE STILL BLUE This is another of my favorite dystopian series and it ended so great in this book. I loved how Aria and Perry grew as characters through the series and their romance was done perfectly for me.
SIEGE AND STORM This is another of my favorite fantasy series. I love the world building and innovative magic. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
SPLIT SECOND I love the dystopian world where Addie could chose her alternate future in book one. I can't wait to see how things go for her in this book. I won it in a contest and can't wait for it to come.
TAKEN This is another of my favorite debuts of 2013. I loved the fantasy/dystopian mix and that this was told from a male POV.
THE CRIMSON CROWN This is one of my all time favorite fantasy series with amazing world building and gripping characters. I've read the whole series in both print and audio versions.
THE RUNAWAY KING This is another of my all time favorite fantasy series that reminds me a lot of Meagan Whalen Turner's The Queen's Thief series. I nominated the first book in the series, THE FALSE PRINCE, for a Cybil and was thrilled when it won.
CHAMPION This is a fantastic dystopian series and I loved how it ended. Can't wait to see what Marie Lu writes next.
So there will be one winner who gets the book of his/her choice from the choices listed above. If you're on book 1 or 2 of a series that is finishing, I'm glad to get you that book instead as long as it costs no more than the book I've chosen at Amazon for US residents and The Book Depository for International winners.
To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment through February 14th. I’ll announce the winner on February 17th. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, please leave it in the comments.
If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. International entries are welcome
Here’s what’s coming up:
On Monday I’m interviewing Holly Schindler and giving away a copy of THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY. This is a contemporary middle grade story that I know you’re going to love so I jumped at the chance to be part of Holly’s blog tour.
The following Monday I’m interviewing Ryan Graudin and giving away an ARC of ALL THAT GLOWS, her fantastic YA urban fantasy set in London.
Wednesday that week I’m participating in PK Hzero’s Blog Tour with an interview and giveaway of BUTTERMAN (TIME) TRAVEL INC., a fantastic NA time travel story that I really enjoyed.
And don’t forget Casey’s Agent Spotlights.
Hope to see you on Monday!
And you can find all the other blogs participating in this Giveaway Hop at Stuck in Books.
Posted by Natalie Aguirre on Friday, January 31, 2014