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Literary Love Giveaway Hop

WELCOME to the “Literary Love Giveaway Hop” is a great blogger event hosted by Views From the ‘Ville and Money Saving Mindy.

The premise of the hop is to share with you all our favorite books. But book titles are not the only thing we intend on sharing, oh no!! We’re taking it a step further, ’cause we are cool like that!

We are also offering you a giveaway that revolves around these favorite book titles of ours! Every blog will offer us all a great giveaway that involves their favorite books!!

Recently I have been discovering tons of great books. I have finally found a genre that I truly enjoy: YA fantasy, paranormal, supernatural romance. I still love Dean Koontz and miss Odd Thomas a lot…It is just that lately I’ve come upon with some great titles and amazing authors that set my mind into an unexpected world.



Firelight, by Sophie Jordan.Firelight

This is the story of Jacinda, a draki who’s been marked as special at early age. She longs for freedom to make her own choices. After some turn of events she is forced to flee into the mortal world along with her mother and sister.

It is in the mortal world that he meets Will, a boy she shouldn’t fall for.

Draki? Mortal world? Yeah, Jacinda is a beautiful dragon! And you’ve guessed it, Will is a hunter.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

I would have never thought I’d enjoy a bok about dragons but the writing was great and the story even more so! Never a dull moment and the ending is amazing!!

Firelight is the first book of the Firelight Trilogy.


Half-Blood, by Jennifer L. ArmentroutHalf Blood.

Half-Blood is a story based on Greek mythology where we have the pure bloods and the half bloods. The pures are untouchable to anyone but their own kind. Aiden is a pure blood. Alexandria, aka Alex, is a half-blood who has been on the run for the past 3 years. After some unfortunate events she is forced to go back to the Covenant where she intends to graduate and become a Sentinel.

Half-bloods shouldn’t fight with, kill, or even fall for pures. But Alex has a huge crush on Aiden, which is sort of a bad thing. It is more of a prohibited kind of bad. Pures are untouchable.

I truly love the book, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Well, I truly love every single word from the Covenant books. Sucks that the third book is not out yet!

Team Alex, loving Aiden, sort of liking Seth. Can’t stand most of the pures, except for Deacon, he is a cool guy.

Half-Blood is the first book of the Covenant series.


Legend Legend, by Marie Lu.

In this dystopian world, where the western United States is now home to the Republic, we are introduced to June, a fifteen-year-old prodigy of the Republic; and Day, the country’s most wanted criminal who is also fifteen.

There is no need for their paths to cross until June’s brother is murdered, and Day is the main suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race to save his family, while June seeks to avenge his brother’s death.

This book is full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance. Together they uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
This is a book I finished last night and I love it! June and Day are great characters, I am truly fond of them. I cannot wait to see what happens next! June is brave and extremely intelligent. Day is just so. Marie Lu make the characters to be relatable, and I truly appreciate that. As I read the story I often wondered what I would have done on either June’s or Day’s shoes.

Legend is the first book in the Legend trilogy.


I could go further down my list of most recent Bookshelf of Fame Inductees, but I think you guys will all fall asleep if I were to do so. So, lets move on to the giveaway!!

So, since I love these books, and many more, I will give away a….

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About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
6th August 2012

Your Comments:

  1. August 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I’m also a firelight fan

  2. August 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    The Firelight series is a good read. I haven’t heard the others so I should look into it. My favorite right now is probably the Princess series by Jessica Day George.

  3. August 7, 2012 at 12:23 am

    My favorite book, at least my favorite I’ve read recently, is Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross.

  4. August 7, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Firelight looks really good I’ll have to look for it

  5. August 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    My favorite of all time is 1984

  6. August 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I would most like to read Firelight, by Sophie Jordan.

  7. August 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

    My favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are.”

  8. August 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I really liked legend, can’t wait for sequel

  9. August 7, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Legend sounds really interesting.

  10. August 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love paranormal, so the first two books would interest me. Although I am now curious about all three.

  11. August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I love the book Anne Frank.

  12. August 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Half Blood sounds awesome!

  13. August 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    A Connecticut Yankee in king arthurs court

  14. August 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love Dave Bidini’s TROPIC OF HOCKEY, and my favorite recent read is Fred Chao’s JOHNNY HIRO.

  15. August 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I haven’t read any of these books but Half Blood has the best cover.

  16. August 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I loved Across The Universe and A Million Suns.

  17. August 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I love TROPIC OF HOCKEY by Dave Bidini.

  18. August 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Dracula is my fave

  19. August 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I want to read that half blood book.

  20. August 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I have lots of favorites – I am reading Sunny days for Sam right now – that I really like

  21. August 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I really loved THE HELP.

  22. August 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I would be very interested in reading Firelight…right now, my all time favorite book is a romance, The Notebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. August 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Do I need to choose from these? If so, Legend looks awesome!

  24. August 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I love Harry Potter!

  25. August 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    as a child it was The Velveteen Rabbit.

  26. August 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

    We love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Returns.

  27. August 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Half-Blood, by Jennifer L. Armentrout – want to read that. But my all time favorite books are the disc world books by Terry Pratchett

  28. August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I haven’t read any of those books. Guess I have some reading to do! lol

  29. August 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I loved reading Fairytale re-telling as a teen and one of my favorites to this day is Spindle’s End!

  30. August 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Firelight sounds good.


  31. August 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    My favorite book atm is a series. The “Game of Thrones” books by George R R Martin :)

    • August 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

      I tried reading the first book but found myself only caring for what happened to Dany….so I quit.

  32. August 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    My favorite book is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


  33. August 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The Alcamist

  34. August 9, 2012 at 2:42 am

    My favorite book is “The Solace of Open Spaces” by Gretel Ehrlich!

  35. August 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I read so much it is soo hard to choose a favorite! The last great book I read was Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

  36. August 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

  37. August 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I haven’t read any of those, but Legend sounds really good :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  38. August 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I like Half Blood

  39. August 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm


  40. August 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I havent read any of those…but firelight looks good.

  41. August 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Haven’t gotten to reading any of them yet but Fireflight looks like the most interesting one in the bunch to me.

  42. August 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Legend, by Marie Lu is my favorite of these books

  43. August 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm


  44. August 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I like Cabinet of Curiosities.

  45. August 11, 2012 at 5:22 am

    My current favorite book is A Scarlett Pepper, part of the White House Gardener mystery series I’m reading.

  46. August 11, 2012 at 8:08 am

    growing up I loved Nancy Drew series

  47. August 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

    The Diary of Anne Frank was my 1st favorite, now I have a ton in all genres since I’m a book addict :)

  48. August 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    My all time favorite is Little Women

  49. August 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Half-Blood sounds good.

  50. August 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I have several favorite books, but right now it is Connie Willis’ To Say Nothing of the Dog.

  51. August 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Firelight sounds the most interesting!

  52. August 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    One of my favorites is Trinity by Robert Uris

  53. August 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I don’t really have a favorite book but enjoy reading Nora Roberts and Carla Neggars

  54. August 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Fight Club. The book and movie both are so good

  55. August 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Half-blood sounds fascinating

  56. August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Firelight looks great. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      I’ve never read that book… :S But I so want to!! It has been added to my Goodreads list! oh yeah!

  57. August 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Firelight sounds awesome! I love starting new series :)

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      The book is awesome!! I still have to start Vanish, which is the second book in the series!

  58. August 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Savages by Shirley Conran.

  59. August 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Firelight sounds very good.

  60. August 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm


  61. August 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Half blood sounds like an interesting read.

  62. August 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I dont have one right now.

  63. August 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Firelight sounds very interesting.

  64. I have too many favorites to list! I’m reading the Narnia Series with my boys right now, and i think it has made it a favorite all over again.

    thanks for the chance.

  65. August 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Firelight sounds good.

  66. August 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Legend would be my favorite.

  67. August 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Currently it’s Cinderella. Yup. Gotta start reading to my little one early!

  68. August 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    My favorite book ever is ‘Greyfriars Bobby’… a wonderful lesser-known classic!

  69. August 18, 2012 at 1:17 am

    No favorites right now but I’m always on the lookout for a good read!

  70. August 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    My favorite book is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  71. August 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Firelight sounds very good.

  72. August 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

    My favorite book as a kid was From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler. Oh, and thanks for choosing Powell’s, it’s a great independent bookstore!

  73. August 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    For fun I love to read the Spellman books by Lisa Lutz.

  74. August 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Too many favorites so I’ll just give my most recent ones: The Dragons of Wendal by Maria Schneider, All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle and Stained Glass Monsters by Andrea Host.

  75. August 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I’ve always loved The Virgin Suicides!

  76. August 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    My favorite book listed or of all time? I’d have to say Harry Potter.

  77. August 20, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Picking a favorite feels a little wrong. I have so many! One of my favorites from 2012 is, The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.

  78. August 20, 2012 at 8:56 am

    a handmaid’s tale

  79. August 20, 2012 at 9:26 am


  80. August 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. August 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

    A Beautiful Mind

  82. August 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

    My favorite book the trilogy the lord of the rings. (technically three books)

  83. August 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    “Legend looks intriguing; J’Adore Voltaire’s “Candide”!

  84. August 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Pride & Prejudice

  85. August 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I would love to read Half-Blood, Thanks!

  86. August 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Firelight sounds great

  87. August 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    LEGEND sounds intriguing.

  88. August 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Legend is my favorite.

  89. August 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Written on the Body

  90. August 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    My all time favorite book is The Door to December by Dean Koontz.

  91. August 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    the fuzzy duckling

  92. August 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

    charlottes web

  93. August 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

    My fave book is Stranger In A Strange Land.

  94. August 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

    my favorite is going to be Legend, by Marie Lu.

  95. August 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Half-Blood sounds great! My all-time favorite would have to be The Hours by Michael Cunningham.

  96. August 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

    my favorite book is Jaws by Peter Benchley

  97. August 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    My favorite is Pillars of the Earth

  98. August 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

    The Hunger Games

  99. August 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Mine is 1984

  100. August 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Dawn’s Early Light by Thane

  101. August 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    my favorite is food for the soul

  102. August 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I like Firelight

  103. August 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm


  104. August 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Half-Blood, by Jennifer L. Armentrout sounds great but my favorite of all time has to the LOTR trilogy – - – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  105. August 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy and as of late, I have been loving books by Anne Tyler and Anita Shreve

  106. August 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I like Firelight!

  107. August 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    They all sound great. Would love to read Half Blood first

  108. August 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The rats of nimh

  109. August 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm


  110. August 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    My daughter likes firelight

  111. August 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Anne of green gables!