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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.

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS

 

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.

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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….

$25 Giftcard

Powell's $25 Gift Card!

 

Rules

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Contest ends August 21, 2011 @ midnight PDT.
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Join us on this giveaway hop!

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Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by me, myself, and my wallet. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by, well, anyone! This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 

114 Comments
  • Meghan Finley
    August 6, 2012

    I’m also a firelight fan

  • Kris Ellsworth
    August 6, 2012

    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.

  • Beth S.
    August 7, 2012

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

  • IzzyMummy
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Jenny Stanek
    August 7, 2012

    My favorite of all time is 1984

  • Ann Fantom
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Jayne @ Four Parks, One Day
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Lauren G
    August 7, 2012

    I really liked legend, can’t wait for sequel

  • Patty A
    August 7, 2012

    Legend sounds really interesting.

  • Nancy
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Renee Simmons
    August 7, 2012

    I love the book Anne Frank.

  • mechele johnson
    August 7, 2012

    Half Blood sounds awesome!

  • Susan F
    August 7, 2012

    A Connecticut Yankee in king arthurs court

  • Elizabeth
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Ashley Montgomery
    August 7, 2012

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

  • mamabunny13
    August 7, 2012

    I loved Across The Universe and A Million Suns.

  • Elizabeth
    August 7, 2012

    I love TROPIC OF HOCKEY by Dave Bidini.

  • elven johnson
    August 7, 2012

    Dracula is my fave

  • Jennifer Clay
    August 7, 2012

    I want to read that half blood book.

  • kay swederski
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Kathy S
    August 7, 2012

    I really loved THE HELP.

  • Jackie Reini
    August 7, 2012

    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!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

  • Dede
    August 7, 2012

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

  • Krystle (Baking Beauty)
    August 7, 2012

    I love Harry Potter!

  • Gale Nelson
    August 7, 2012

    as a child it was The Velveteen Rabbit.

  • Betsy
    August 8, 2012

    We love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Returns.

  • Katharine D
    August 8, 2012

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

  • Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    August 8, 2012

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

  • Kylie C
    August 8, 2012

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

  • Benita
    August 8, 2012

    Firelight sounds good.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle
    August 8, 2012

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

    • Sofia
      August 10, 2012

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

  • Jodi
    August 8, 2012

    My favorite book is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

    Thanks!!

  • Anne Perry
    August 8, 2012

    The Alcamist

  • Robin O
    August 9, 2012

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

  • Melanie Schemanski
    August 9, 2012

    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

  • Caitlin
    August 9, 2012

    Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

  • Cheryl Free
    August 9, 2012

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

  • Tami Vollenweider
    August 9, 2012

    I like Half Blood

  • Desmond
    August 9, 2012

    Legend

  • Amy B
    August 9, 2012

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

  • Julia
    August 9, 2012

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

  • amy marantino
    August 10, 2012

    Legend, by Marie Lu is my favorite of these books

  • Maryann
    August 10, 2012

    Legend

  • Renee G
    August 10, 2012

    I like Cabinet of Curiosities.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  • Lori Vann
    August 11, 2012

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

  • cheryl
    August 11, 2012

    growing up I loved Nancy Drew series

  • Summer
    August 11, 2012

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

  • Sylvia White
    August 11, 2012

    My all time favorite is Little Women

  • Kathy Ross
    August 11, 2012

    Half-Blood sounds good.

  • Mel brock
    August 11, 2012

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

  • Jennifer Haile
    August 12, 2012

    Firelight sounds the most interesting!

  • Michele L.
    August 12, 2012

    One of my favorites is Trinity by Robert Uris

  • Karen A.
    August 13, 2012

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

  • Name
    August 13, 2012

    Fight Club. The book and movie both are so good

  • Amanda
    August 14, 2012

    Half-blood sounds fascinating

  • Jaime Nicole
    August 15, 2012

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

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

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

  • Rachel Robertson (Azrael)
    August 15, 2012

    Firelight sounds awesome! I love starting new series :)

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

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

  • jenifer
    August 15, 2012

    Savages by Shirley Conran.

  • Tammy S
    August 15, 2012

    Firelight sounds very good.

  • Jennifer H.
    August 15, 2012

    Legend

  • Kirsten
    August 16, 2012

    Half blood sounds like an interesting read.

  • Ann M Heilman Parker
    August 16, 2012

    I dont have one right now.

  • Tami Valentine
    August 17, 2012

    Firelight sounds very interesting.

  • Catherine - Our Village is a Little Different
    August 17, 2012

    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.

  • jennifer cecil
    August 17, 2012

    Firelight sounds good.

  • Pat
    August 17, 2012

    Legend would be my favorite.

  • Beth Ann
    August 17, 2012

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

  • PixelBerryPie
    August 17, 2012

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

  • susan
    August 18, 2012

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

  • Juana Esparza
    August 18, 2012

    My favorite book is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  • Sherry S.
    August 18, 2012

    Firelight sounds very good.

  • Stacy
    August 19, 2012

    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!

  • MIA J
    August 19, 2012

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

  • April V.
    August 19, 2012

    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.

  • Kate S
    August 19, 2012

    I’ve always loved The Virgin Suicides!

  • tamar
    August 19, 2012

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

  • Tracy Awalt Juliano
    August 20, 2012

    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.

  • tomato
    August 20, 2012

    a handmaid’s tale

  • Teresa Thompson
    August 20, 2012

    Legend

  • Karen
    August 20, 2012

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

  • Sandy V.
    August 20, 2012

    A Beautiful Mind

  • Dan D
    August 20, 2012

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

  • Ed Nemmers
    August 20, 2012

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

  • Miz Vickik
    August 20, 2012

    Pride & Prejudice

  • Kim Reid
    August 20, 2012

    I would love to read Half-Blood, Thanks!

  • Lindsey M
    August 20, 2012

    Firelight sounds great

  • Joseph
    August 20, 2012

    LEGEND sounds intriguing.

  • Jenny O.
    August 20, 2012

    Legend is my favorite.

  • Allison
    August 20, 2012

    Written on the Body

  • Leslie L. Stanziani
    August 20, 2012

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

  • kristy
    August 20, 2012

    the fuzzy duckling

  • amy deeter
    August 21, 2012

    charlottes web

  • Angela C.
    August 21, 2012

    My fave book is Stranger In A Strange Land.

  • susan smoaks
    August 21, 2012

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

  • Geoff K
    August 21, 2012

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

  • Sarah Yurga
    August 21, 2012

    my favorite book is Jaws by Peter Benchley

  • AEKZ2
    August 21, 2012

    My favorite is Pillars of the Earth

  • Jennifer Peaslee
    August 21, 2012

    The Hunger Games

  • Lana Bradstream
    August 21, 2012

    Mine is 1984

  • clynsg
    August 21, 2012

    Dawn’s Early Light by Thane

  • Re Morgan
    August 21, 2012

    my favorite is food for the soul

  • Dawn Reid
    August 21, 2012

    I like Firelight

  • Caitlin McClure
    August 21, 2012

    Legend!

  • Paul T/Pauline T
    August 21, 2012

    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

  • Trisha McKee
    August 21, 2012

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

  • Michele P.
    August 21, 2012

    I like Firelight!

  • Seyma Shabbir
    August 21, 2012

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

  • Tina white
    August 21, 2012

    The rats of nimh

  • Buddy Garrett
    August 21, 2012

    Legend

  • Tabathia B
    August 21, 2012

    My daughter likes firelight

  • cordelia
    August 21, 2012

    Anne of green gables!