Category: Book Giveaway


Diana and I have completed The Night Angel Trilogy! It was such an epic adventure. Thank you for following us along our buddy read as we completed this great trilogy. We hope you check out these books if you haven’t already because they are definitely worth it. Our giveaway winners  are announced at the bottom of this post as well. 🙂

**The following may contain spoilers for The Way of ShadowsShadow’s Edge, and Beyond the Shadows

 

Did anything surprise you in this section?

{Diana} Honestly? I thought more people would die. Weeks has this habit of toying with your emotions in the most brutal way possible, so I thought that there would be bucket loads of carnage (now there’s a visual for ya), but there wasn’t nearly as much as I expected.

And it may be just me, but I was surprised at how rushed the ending felt. Don’t get me wrong, it was pretty satisfying, but I kind of felt like it was all, “Here’s what happens after the final battle. I hope you enjoyed flying Night Angel Air. You can collect your baggage a luggage claim 3.”

Also, there were a few things that I would have liked to have seen the resolution of first hand. This may be a spoiler, but I kinda felt like the ending was left slightly open. There’s still so much potential storyline left over that I would have loved to have explored. Maybe I’m just greedy.

{Heather} I completely agree with Diana. I’m actually really surprised that more people didn’t die. I was waiting for most of the cast to be killed off and being stuck with Elene for the rest of the book. Speaking of Elene, I was really surprised with her role in the end of this book. It still doesn’t change how I feel about her.

The ending definitely felt rushed. I was surprised how much was crammed into the end to finish the trilogy. It could have almost been another whole book to sum up everything that happened. Then, maybe, we could have had more resolutions. I wanted more of the plots summed up, but I’ve heard that Brent Weeks will be venturing back to this world, so maybe we will get to see how all the characters ended up.

 

Who was your favorite character in this section?

{Diana} For me, it’s a toss-up between Kylar and Dorian. Kylar did some pretty amazing things in the final battle, but I think Dorian made the biggest sacrifices for the greater good. He totally redeemed himself to me from his actions in the last section.

{Heather} I would have to say Logan. He grew so much as a character in this trilogy, and I really like how he was in the end. He was such a great king and an even better husband. I really enjoyed that he conquered his past and made himself a better person because of it all. King Gyre all the way!

 

Who was your least favorite character?

{Diana} Definitely Neph Dada. What he did with Khali could have been catastrophic for sure. I don’t understand how he ever thought that was a good idea.

{Heather} (Spoilers) Elene again. This girl just can’t get a break from me. I’m just constantly hating on her, but I can’t stand her. I especially hate how she fit into everything at the end. It just felt odd since she didn’t seem all that special to me. I’m just glad I got my wish. 😉

 

What was your favorite quote or passage?

{Diana} I don’t know what it is about this quote, but it kind of gives me the warm-fuzzies. I don’t think it’s a spoiler but, just in case, you’ve been warned.

” Kylar saw that Curoch wasn’t a simple tool of magic. It wasn’t an amplifier of Talent. Curouch amplified the whole man.

Elene’s beacon of hope, Durzo’s titanic determination, Dorian’s penitence and astounding focus, Ariel’s intelligence, Logan’s courage, Vi’s longing for a new beginning, Kylar’s love of justice, the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, sacrifice, hatred of evil, feelings martial and impulses nurturing. Through it all, the glue that made the magic was love, and love sounded each instrument from its top to its bottom notes—and each man and each woman performed beautifully, heroically, some capable of only a few notes, some with huge range but little depth, and some of them true masters, but each giving all.”

{Heather} I definitely like the quote Diana chose. It was perfect for the ending of this trilogy. For me, I had two quotes for this round. The first is between Kylar and the Wolf. It will be a bit of a spoiler.

Kylar took a breath, looking over the city in all its splendor and remembering what it had looked like not so long ago. “We live on a great battlefield, and you and I fight behind enemy lines,” he said. “Like it or not, my lupine friend, you are one of the lights that helps me believe.”

[The Wolf] hmmed. “I will consider what you’ve said. The creature stirs. The day’s battle begins.”

“May the light shine on you, my friend,” Kylar said.

I just love how this relationship changed over the course of this trilogy. It was interesting to see who the Wolf really was.

This second quote is from Logan, and I just think it’s so sweet. I ended up squealing because of it. Logan is such a sweetheart and a great king.

“I’ve always wanted to be a dad,” Logan said.

 


Giveaway Winners

The giveaways have officially ended! Thank you to everyone who entered and participated. Diana and I are happy to announce the winners.

The winner for The Night Angel Trilogy paperback boxed set is . . .  Stephanie M.

The winner for The Night Angel Trilogy ebooks is . . .  Michelle M.

Congratulations to both of you!

We have already sent the winners an e-mail, and they will have 48 hours to reply to claim their prizes. If neither one replies, we will pick another winner. We’ll pick someone every two days until the prizes are claimed.

We enjoyed this buddy read and hosting these giveaways. Thanks again everybody!

Hello again, everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been really busy with pretty much everything. I have been reading though, so that’s always good. I’m ahead of my Goodreads goal by 5 books, and so far, I’ve read 13 books this year. I’m quite happy with that. Now I just have to get back to blogging about it. 🙂

Since the beginning of 2015, Diana (from Brilliantly Novel) and I have been discussing doing a buddy read together. We’re really excited to do this because neither of us have done a buddy read before, and we believe it will be a lot of fun. We decided on The Night Angel Trilogy because both of us owned it and hadn’t read it yet. I read The Way of Shadows (Book #1) last year, so Diana went ahead and caught up with me. Over the next two months, we will be reading books 2 and 3, Shadow’s Edge and Beyond the Shadows. Every Sunday there will be a post recapping what we read during the week, as well as some brief discussion between the two of us.

To celebrate all of this, we decided to do two giveaways as well! Both of us will be giving away the trilogy but in different formats. I’ll be giving away a paperback boxed set from Books-a-Million, and Diana will be giving away the ebook versions from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Be sure to check out all the details and rules at the end of this post to enter!

Diana has graciously prepared our reading schedule for the next two months. If you would like to read along with us, all of the information is below:

Shadow’s Edge Reading Schedule

Week 1: March 1-7

  • Read Chapters 1-18
  • Recap on Sunday, March 8

Week 2: March 8-14

  • Read Chapters 19-36
  • Recap on Sunday, March 15

Week 3: March 15-21

  • Read Chapters 37-54
  • Recap on Sunday, March 22

Week 4: March 22-28

  • Read Chapters 55-72
  • Recap on Sunday, March 29

Beyond the Shadows Reading Schedule

Week 1: April 5-11

  • Read Chapters 1-25
  • Recap on Sunday, April 12

Week 2: April 12-18

  • Read Chapters 26-50
  • Recap on Sunday, April 19

Week 3: April 19-25

  • Read Chapters 51-75
  • Recap on Sunday, April 26

Week 4: April 26-May 2

  • Read Chapters 76-Epilogue
  • Recap and Giveaway Winners on Sunday, May 3

Since we both read The Way of Shadows separately, we had a discussion on Twitter when we finished the book. Here is our conversation: (Thanks again to Diana for preparing this for WordPress)

Bookish Talk: The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1)

{Diana} Soooo, THE WAY OF SHADOWS was crazy good! There were so many characters and so many plots. . .Brent Weeks is a fantasy writing genius!
{Heather} I know! It’s amazing what he can do with so many characters and sub plots. I was also surprised with all the twists that happened.
{Diana} Right?! Weeks is a master of the “made you look!” And, at one point, I thought he might really be George R.R. Martin in disguise.
{Heather} Haha, exactly. Sometimes I reread sections to see if it was actually true. There were a few moments where I was like “what just happened?!”
{Diana} Speaking of surprises, I was surprised that Azoth was only like 9 when we meet him! That’s so young!
{Heather} Poor Azoth was so young. I was surprised he was that young too. It’s awful all the things he and the other kids went through.
{Diana} Ugh, the guilds were AWFUL! And the stuff that Rat did to Jarl and Doll Girl. . .*shivers*. I thought it was great world building though.
{Heather} I hated Rat! He was so awful! I was glad at least Momma K let them stay inside sometimes. I think the world building was really awesome too. He really has a balance in his writing. Not too much description and just enough action. But that doesn’t mean I’d want to live there. 🙂
{Diana} No joke! Living there would not be pleasant, even if you were nobility—you’d never know who you could trust! But I kind of liked how most situations and characters weren’t exactly how they seemed. Nothing was really black or white, and it kept you on your toes.
{Heather} Yes! I love that the characters are not 100% good or evil. They were depicted as real people and had their own secrets. Who was your favorite character? Or if you had more than one, haha.
{Diana} Oooh, that’s tough. I’m going to take the easy way out and say Durzo, Azoth, and Logan. They were all complex characters and were likable in their own ways. I also really like Dorian. He was pretty funny for a guy with the weight of the world on his shoulders, what with those visions taking their toll on him and all that. What about you? Who was your favorite?
{Heather} Is it strange that I liked the same characters? Haha, Durzo is definitely one of my top favorites though. I don’t know if we want to get into spoilers, but what happened to him made me stare at the page for a good five minutes in disbelief. I was like “No, you’re kidding, right?”
{Diana} Great minds think alike! And, OH MY GOSH I KNOW!!! I thought Weeks was just messing with us again! It’ll be interesting to see how Azoth, or I guess Kylar, adapts in the face of what happened, plot wise and character wise. It’s kind of a big deal.
{Heather} Yeah, it’ll be interesting to see how he acts later on in the series. Who was your least favorite character? I have to say mine would be Rat because he was just awful, and I wanted to punch him in the face.
{Diana} Rat was the worst! I also STRONGLY disliked the King. I might be a horrible person, but I may have been a little bit happy about what happened to him in the end. Also, the Godking was a special kind of evil. I’m kinda scared to see what he’s capable of.
{Heather} Hahaha, I know! I felt the same about the King. The Godking was terrible. It’s disturbing how far he will go to get power.
{Diana} So, at the end of the book there’s still a lot of things that have yet to have been resolved. . .What plotline are you most looking forward to finding out about in SHADOW’S EDGE?
{Heather} I really want to find out what happens to Logan. He went down a creepy hole and I want to see what is going on down there. What about you?
{Diana} THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY!!! I really want to know how he gets out, ’cause he’s gotta get out, right? I love it when he says, “Let me make this real clear…You will not break me. The hole will not break me. I will not break. I. Will. Not. Be. Broken.”
{Heather} He better get out! Haha Brent Weeks can’t do that to us. I really like when he says that too. I want him to live! He just seems like a really nice guy and actually cares about others so I want him to get out.
{Diana} Me too. You know, it’s funny. At first I didn’t think I was going to like Logan, but then he ended up being one of my favorite characters. I really liked his and Kylar’s friendship. They were totally BFFs. LOL 🙂
{Heather} Same with me! At first I didn’t think he would be a big deal for me but now I need to know what happens to him. Yes, I like how they first met too. Haha just that their friendship was started because kylar picked a fight with Logan.
{Diana} Yeah, that was pretty great 🙂
{Heather} There were quite a few surprise twists in this story. Was there anything that really surprised you?
{Diana} Oh gosh, there were several things! Like the truth about Roth. And that thing with Jenine at the end. Oh, and that other thing between Durzo and Momma K. And, well, Durzo. And Momma K. LOL. What surprised you?
{Heather} Yes, oh my gosh. Definitely Roth. I was really surprised about him. I cannot believe what happened to Durzo though haha.
{Diana} Not to mention who he really was! Durzo, not Roth . . .well, him too I guess LOL.
{Heather} Hahaha There were so many twists that I didn’t expect. Brent Weeks is definitely a great author. I can’t wait for the next book!
{Diana} Me too!


Giveaways!

Enter to win the complete Night Angel Trilogy (The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, Beyond the Shadows) by Brent Weeks in Paperback! *US ONLY*

The Rules:

  • This giveaway is open to anyone with a postal address in the United States.
  • The giveaway will run the entire length of the Buddy Read, so from March 1 – May 2, 2015. The winner will be announced in the Recap of the final chapters of BEYOND THE SHADOWS on Sunday, May 3.
  • All Rafflecopter entries will be verified before a winner is announced, so no cheating please.
  • Any personal information divulged for the use of collecting a prize will be expressly used for that purpose. It will not be rented, sold, or otherwise given away for any reason. Ever.

 

Enter to win the complete Night Angel Trilogy (The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, Beyond the Shadows) by Brent Weeks in eBook!

The Rules:

  • This giveaway is open to anyone who can receive gifted eBooks from Amazon (for Kindles) or Barnes & Noble (for Nooks).
  • The giveaway will run the entire length of the Buddy Read, so from March 1 – May 2, 2015. The winner will be announced in the Recap of the final chapters of BEYOND THE SHADOWS on Sunday, May 3.
  • All Rafflecopter entries will be verified before a winner is announced, so no cheating please.
  • Any personal information divulged for the use of collecting a prize will be expressly used for that purpose. It will not be rented, sold, or otherwise given away for any reason. Ever.

The giveaways have officially ended! Thank you to everyone who entered and participated. I’m very excited to have had so many entries. The $15 worth of books giveaway was the most popular, so I’ll have to do more of these in the future.

The winner for Angelfall by Susan Ee is . . .  Molly M.    Congratulations!

The winner for the $15 worth of books from Book Depository is . . .  Diana.   Congratulations!

I have already sent the winners an e-mail, and they will have one week to reply to claim their prizes. If neither one replies by next Wednesday, I will pick another winner. I’ll pick someone every week until the prizes are claimed.

I really enjoy doing giveaways so I can give back to all my wonderful followers, so don’t worry if you didn’t win this one because there should be more in the future. Thanks again everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for every like, comment, and follow that I receive, and I decided I would host giveaways to show my appreciation to all my followers. I’ll be hosting two separate giveaways this time, one will be for a new paperback copy of Angelfall by Susan Ee and the other will be for $15 worth of books from Book Depository. The Angelfall giveaway will be only for those in the United States, but the other is open internationally. See the information below for each of the giveaways.

*If you win, all of your  personal information will be kept confidential. I only need your name and address to ship the book, but they won’t be shared anywhere.


Angelfall

Angelfall – Susan Ee
Genre – Young Adult/Fantasy

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

*Description taken from Goodreads.

 

L1nhbobWhile I was shopping for books on Amazon, I accidentally bought two copies of Angelfall. Rather than go through the process of sending it back, I decided to give it away to one lucky winner instead. It’s in brand new condition and has just been sitting on my shelf mingling with the other books.

The giveaway will last about two weeks, starting November 27th. It will end on December 10th at midnight. I wanted to make sure it has time to get there for the holidays. I’ll be shipping the book through the US Post Office one business day after receiving the winner’s information.

*Click on the picture to the right to see a bigger image.

 

Click the link below to enter the giveaway.

**US only. Good luck!

Rafflecopter Giveaway!

 


$15 Purchase From Book Depository

I wanted to give my international followers a chance this time and this is the best way I could think of. You’ll be able to receive $15 worth of books from Book Depository. It can be one or more books, so long as the total doesn’t exceed $15.

Shipping is free at Book Depository so there’s no need to factor that into the total. The only exception will be if you’re not on Book Depository’s free shipping list. Be sure to check this link to make sure you’re eligible. It looks like most countries are covered but just double check. Unfortunately, if you’re not on that list, you won’t be able to enter the giveaway.

The giveaway will start on Novemeber 27th and last through midnight on December 10th. This is my first time doing an international giveaway, so it should be exciting for all of us. 🙂

 

Click the link below to enter the giveaway.

**International. Good luck!

Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Sinner Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway has officially ended! Thank you to everyone who entered and participated. I’m very excited to have had so many entries. 

The winner of the Sinner giveaway is . . .  Darith L.   Congratulations!

I have already sent the winner an e-mail, and he will have one week to reply to claim the prize. If he doesn’t reply by next Monday, I will pick another winner. I’ll pick someone every week until the prize is claimed.

Don’t worry if you didn’t win this one. I’m planning on doing two more giveaways in November, and one of them will be international.

On another happy note, this is actually my 100th post. 🙂  Thanks again to everyone for making this giveaway successful, and I’m looking forward to hosting another one.

 

At the beginning of July, Chad and I went to one of Maggie Stiefvater’s book signings. We went to the first signing on her tour where she was giving away one of the three guitars that she custom painted for Sinner. Of course, we didn’t win the guitar, but we received other goodies. We decided that it would be cool to give away a signed copy of her new book, so we bought an extra copy. Each book came with some additional swag, a signed book cover!

Sinner – Maggie Stiefvater
Genre – Young Adult/Fantasy

A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?

*Description taken from Goodreads.

 

20140726_23554920140726_235516In this giveaway, one lucky winner will receive the following items: One signed hardback copy of Sinner and one signed book cover.

The picture to the right displays the original cover, the book with the custom book cover on, and the book cover spread out. The picture on the left shows the title page with Maggie’s signature. You can click on the pictures for a close-up.

The giveaway will last for two weeks and end on August 11th. I want to give plenty of people a chance to enter.

Click the link below to enter the giveaway.

**US only. Good luck!

Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway has officially ended! Thank you to everyone who entered and participated. I’m very excited to have had so many entries. Don’t worry if you didn’t win this one. I’m planning on doing more giveaways in the future. 🙂

Now, for the moment you have been waiting for. The winner is . . . Michelle M.! Congratulations!

I have already sent the winner an e-mail, and she will have one week to reply to claim her prize. If she doesn’t reply by next Thursday, I will pick another winner. I’ll pick someone every week until the prize is claimed.

Thank you again for making this giveaway successful, and I’m looking forward to hosting another one.

Giveaway Reminder

20140227_203205I just wanted to post a quick reminder that the giveaway for a used copy of Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce is still open. It’s only half way over, but there is only one week left, so make sure to enter soon. So far only one person has entered . . . so your chances are looking pretty good. 🙂

For my original post and more information, click here.

You can find the actual giveaway using the link below:

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Sisters Red Giveaway! (Closed)

Sisters Red – Jackson Pearce
Genre – Young Adult/Fantasy

Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend–but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?

*Description taken from Goodreads.

20140227_20320520140227_203226The book is in used condition, and there is some wear on the cover. The outside edges of the pages are beginning to yellow. Other than that, it’s in good condition and would look great on your shelf! 🙂

The giveaway will last for two weeks and end on March 13th. I want to give plenty of people a chance to enter.

Click the link below to enter the giveaway.

**US only. Good luck!

Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Book Giveaway Poll (Closed)

I will be hosting a giveaway on this blog soon, but I need some help picking which book to give away. I want to make sure I give a book that a majority would like. All you need to do is vote in the poll below and choose a book you would like to see in a giveaway. The poll will close in a week, and next Thursday, I will have another post about the winning book and details about the giveaway!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

The winning book is Sisters Red! Click here to enter the giveaway!