Alright, my lovelies... My Halloween Giveaway(s) (oops) have come to an end, but there is another fabulous holiday around the corner. A holiday during which we give thanks. You know what it is! Stuff yourself with turkey, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. Drink (if your family is like mine) lots of wine and have more laughs than you can (almost... not quite) stand.
In honor of this season of giving thanks, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer is hosting the third annual Gratitude Giveaway. Oh, and guess what? It's a Blog Hop, soooo, that means you'll have TONS of gratitude coming your way in the form of giveaways ~ yup! swag, books, gift cards... I'm sure it'll all be there for the taking. If your name is drawn from the hat of course. And that requires your participation. The more giveaways you enter, the more chances you have of winning some free "book stuff."
So for my giveaway, I'm going to revert back to my favorite method: voting. I want to know what you want. This is for you, after all ~ to show how much I appreciate your support, your follows, your comments, and your feedback. You guys keep me going with the discussions, your own blogs (that I frequently visit), and the fact that you even take the time to visit mine.
So what do you want?
As much as I'd love to be amazingly generous and give every single one of you the book you've been yearning to read, I do have to narrow it down a bit, because there are just so many varying tastes, so many different books to read ~ and I'm not a millionaire. Yet. ;). Hence the voting part I mentioned earlier. P.S. All of these are new releases for the months of October and November. Double YAY :). But that also means I haven't read most of them (you know, I'm still catching up on books released six months ago... So many books, so little time), so I can't give you a guarantee on how wonderfully amazing they are. Weird, maybe, but I definitely have them on my TBR list, so who am I to hold back on giving you a chance to read them just because I haven't yet?
One thing I can do is absolutely relate to your anticipation.
Here are the contestants, strutting their literary stuff down the fabulously imaginary black and white carpet:
Release Date: November 20th, 2012
I have a littttttle head start on this one... Reading my ARC copy right now, and lemme tell ya, it is good. Review and soundtrack will be stoppin' by here on the 16th. Don't miss it! (Oh, and this will be a paperback giveaway, if it's the winning vote.)
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.
Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.
Release Date: November 13th, 2012
A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Breathe . . .
The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.
has been stealing for a long time. She's a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she's never been caught before. If she's careful, it'll be easy. If she's careful.
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it's also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn't every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they'd planned a trip together, the two of them, and she'd hoped he'd discover her out here, not another girl.
And as they walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?
Release Date: November 13th, 2012
Witches are real—and each of us may be one—in this all-new paranormal suspense novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Christopher Pike.Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry—how to make it through the road trip in the same car with her Ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy who broke her heart five months ago when he dumped her for no reason. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because he wants her back.
But what Jessie doesn’t realize is that Jimmy is the least of her problems.
In Las Vegas she meets Russ, a mesmerizing stranger who shows her how to gamble, and who never seems to lose. Curious, Jessie wants to know his secret, and in response, alone in his hotel room, he teaches her a game that opens a door to another reality.
To Witch World.
Suddenly Jessie discovers that she’s stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible, and others may not even be human. For a time she fears she’s lost her mind. Are there really witches? Is she one of them?
#1 Bestselling author Christopher Pike offers up another classic edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that keeps you guessing right until the last page.
Release Date: October 9th, 2012
For fans of Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Book One of the Mystic City Novels.
Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.
What'll it be my fellow book addicted friends??
Just lemme know!
Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~