Girls Made of Snow & Glass Giveaway + August TBR

Hi all!  This month I’m participating in two readathons- ARC August and the Tome Topple readathon!  I honestly haven’t been this excited about my TBR in a little while and I just cannot wait to read all the books! If you want to know all the books I’m planning on reading this month, you can check out my newest video below.  I’m also giving away THREE copies of Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust which is one of my most anticipated releases.  Just read this synopsis:

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

GIVEAWAY

  • (3) Copies of Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  • No purchase necessary

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London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton GIVEAWAY (Signed Copy)!

Hi all! Today I’m hosting an INTERNATIONAL giveaway (yay! I’m so happy that everyone is able to enter this one!) for a SIGNED copy of Jacquelyn Middleton’s novel, London Belongs to Me.  I’ve been really excited about this book because it follows a girl who lives in Orlando, but she picks up and moves across the globe to London because she feels like that’s where she belongs.  Not only does she move to one of the places I want to visit more than anywhere else in the world, but she goes to pursue a career in writing for theater.  Once Alex gets there, things don’t go exactly as planned and she has to reevaluate whether London is actually for her.  If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos, you’ll know that I’ve been searching for some good New Adult books that don’t feature abs on the cover.  Not only does London Belong to Me fit that bill, but the cover is also SUPER adorable! I love the burgundy umbrella against the blue sky and how it’s so reminiscent of the British flag.  Here’s a link to the goodreads page because I’m sure you’ll want to add it to your TBR shelf :-)

Giveaway

  • 1 SIGNED Copy of London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
  • Giveaway is open Worldwide
  • No purchase necessary

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Everything, Everything Giveaway

I partnered with Warner Bros. to bring you this adorable giveaway in honor of the Everything Everything film which debuts in theaters on May 19th!  Last year I read the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon and I totally loved it (you can read my full review here) so I’m quite excited to see it adapted as a film so soon after its release.  I’m also loving the emoji trailer which you can see below:

About the Film

On May 19, risk everything…for love. #EverythingEverything

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the romantic drama “Everything, Everything,” directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

“Everything, Everything” stars Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) as Maddy and Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World”) as Olly. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera (“Sun Belt Express”) and Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls”).

Giveaway

One (1) winner receives:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters on May 19
  • Copy of the book (movie tie-in cover)
  • Everything, Everything tank top & backpack

Open to US mailing addresses only

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 Official Links

Visit the Official Website

Like ‘Everything, Everything’ on Facebook

Follow on Twitter and Instagram

Hashtag #EverythingEverything

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#ReadADessen: Dreamland Book Look + Giveaway

Note: I was provided a copy of  Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth by Penguin Teen as a #PRHPartner to read and spotlight these books.

The countdown is upon us for Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, Once and For All, which is being released on June 6th.  I’m so excited for her newest book because wedding planning(!) but in the meantime, Penguin Teen put together a special blog tour, highlighting Sarah’s backlist books and encouraging readers to read or re-read everything during the countdown to Once and For All.  Today I’m posting a Book Look for Dreamland.  Dreamland is one of Sarah’s more serious books and the story is much darker than your typical summer contemporary.  It follows a girl named Caitlin who’s sister ran away and she’s dealing with the feelings of missing her sister and a mother who’s withdrawn when she meets Rogerson Biscoe.  From then on, it feels like Caitlin has entered a dreamland where nothing is quite real.  Rogerson is compelling and magnetic, but his darker and more dangerous side starts coming out and suddenly, being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him.

Dreamland

 

Dreamland by superspacechick

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Sarah Dessen’s books in paperback (ARV: $132.00).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 17, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 29, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 1, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

KEEPING THE MOON

April 24 – In Wonderland

April 26 – Great Imaginations

April 26 – The Fox’s Hideaway

April 27Mary Had a Little Book Blog

April 27Confessions of a Book Addict

April 27Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

April 28A Page with a View

Bumble Bee Books

Booksthetics

DREAMLAND

April 24 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader

April 24 – Reed’s Reads & Reviews

April 26 – Grownup Fangirl

April 26 – SuperSpaceChick

April 27Girl in the Pages

April 29A Little Book World

Swoony Boys Podcast

Oops I Read a Book Again

Bibliophile Gathering

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January Book Haul + Squirrel Girl Giveaway

As per usual, my haul this month is jam packed with way more books than I was expecting to purchase, but in my defense, I didn’t buy all of them.  And even better, there’s a Squirrel Girl giveaway I’m holding which I talk about in the beginning of the video!  I partnered with Marvel Press to be able to offer this giveaway to everyone so I wish you good luck and happy reading! If you don’t win, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World is currently on sale in bookstores everywhere.  You can read an excerpt from the book or the synopsis below:

Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her fluffy tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of… a squirrel!

After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, like a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born!

She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and prevents vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl is archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go… NUTS?

GIVEAWAY

One (1) copy of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and branded Squirrel Girl ears.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Prizing and samples provided by Marvel Press.

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Follow @disneyhyperion on Twitter

Follow @disneybooks on Instagram

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Furthermore Book Look OOTD + GIVEAWAY!

Hi Bookworms! I have another exciting giveaway to share with you today! I partnered with Penguin Teen to give one lucky reader a copy of Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi as well as some of Tahereh’s favorite things which include Rifle Paper Co journals (MY FAVORITE) and a super cute letter opener!  Tahereh’s new book has major Alice in Wonderland vibes so I was really happy to have been chosen to work on this.  In honor of Furthermore‘s release, I put together a Book Look in which I wore the brightest colors I could find in my closet.  This is the first book look that I’ve ever filmed for my YouTube channel but you can see the rest of my Book Look photos here. Good luck and below is a synopsis of the book!!

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. 

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit–and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself–and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

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Summer of Sailor Scouts: Sailor Moon Book Tag, Kick Off + GIVEAWAY

Summer of Sailor Scouts

Earlier this year, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Cristina of Girl in the Pages, Sierra of SDavReads & I all discovered that we shared a mutual love and appreciation for Sailor Moon! After exchanging plenty of flailing tweets and constantly bringing up our love for this magical girl story, we felt it was only right to celebrate it – and that’s what happening this July. Every week will feature a brand new blog post per day from each of us, and we’re so excited to be sharing the Sailor Moon love with all our readers!  Today we’re kicking off the Summer of Sailor Scouts with an Original Sailor Moon Book Tag that we all collaborated on and we’re going to be giving away 2 Sailor Moon Funko’s of your choice to a lucky winner!  Below is my video answering the tag, links to all of the Summer of Sailor Scouts hosts and the Rafflecopter for the giveaway!

*Side note: Cee created the beautiful Summer of Sailor Scouts graphic for us and for anyone who’s a Sailor Moon fan, you may notice that the planets are in the order in which we meet the Guardians in the series!

HOSTS

Alexa – Alexa Loves Books: Blog – Channel

Cee – The Novel Hermit: Blog

Cristina – Girl in the Pages: Blog

Sierra – SDAV Reads: Blog

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GIVEAWAY: Sisters Starring Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

I was so happy when I found out that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were teaming up to release a new film together.  They’re two of the most intelligent and hilarious women and they’re also best friends.  They’re basically the best female duo in Hollywood.  It must’ve been a blast to film together and I can’t wait to see what they’ve created.

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Synopsis

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.  Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. 

Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).

Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, John Cena, John Leguizamo and Dianne Wiest

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Trailer

GIVEAWAY

One (1) ban.do Giant Gem Speaker, SISTERS Sweatshirt, T-shirt, and party cup will be given away.  Prize pack is valued at $100 and provided by Universal Pictures.  Open to US addresses only.

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Official Links

#SistersMovie

Like SISTERS on Facebook

Follow @SistersMovie on Twitter and Instagram

Visit the official website

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GIVEAWAY: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I discovered Passenger by Alexandra Bracken in the weeks leading up to BEA last May and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s release ever since.  As I said in this video, two of the main factors that really drew me to this book are 1) time travel and 2) pirates.  I had been hesitant to read the ARC I waited in line for (for hours I might add) because I heard that an updated draft had already been completed that would make many changes to the book’s final published story.  I decided to table it and wait until I could read the book Alexandra Bracken intended the reader to read.  Little did I know that an updated copy would be showing up at my doorstep a couple of months early!  Passenger is my most anticipated read of 2016 and I feel so blessed to be afforded the opportunity to check it out in 2015.  But the most exciting part of this story is that Disney Hyperion is also allowing me to giveaway a copy of Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger to one lucky blog reader!

If you’re like me and you feel like you can’t wait until January 5th for the official release, Disney has been kind enough to provide us with an e-book sampler to tide us over until then.

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About the Book

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods–a powerful family in the Colonies–and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them–whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

GIVEAWAY

One (1) copy of Passenger by Alexandra Bracken will be given away.  Prize is provided by Disney-Hyperion and will ship early January following the release of the book.  Open to US addresses only.

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PRE-ORDER LINKS

Amazon

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Learn More

Learn more at un-requiredreading.com

Visit AlexandraBracken.com

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GIVEAWAY: Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale By Wendy Toliver

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Some of my favorite types of stories are fairy tales so I have been loving that retellings have grown popular in past few years.  And when it comes to fairy tales, Disney is the ultimate master of preserving classics and piecing together a story that is both accessible, enjoyable, and an instant classic which is why I am so excited to be a part of their Fairy Tale 2.0!  The three books Disney Hyperion is celebrating on this blog tour are A Whole New World (an Aladdin retelling where Jafar finds the lamp first), A Frozen Heart (the backstory of Elsa and Anna told in alternating perspectives), and the book I’ll be focusing on, Once Upon a Time: Red’s Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver (which tells the popular character Red’s story while she wasn’t on Once Upon a Time).  If you follow the #FairyTale2pt0 hashtag, you’ll be able to enter giveaways for the other books as well!  Here is the synopsis to Red’s Untold Tale:

Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up the house and hiding during Wolfstime is a means of survival. Red help’s Granny with Granny’s baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of “control” as she discovers she has a hot temper when the “mean girls” push her too far. (“When we learn to control it, we needn’t fear it,” Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she received her cloak and the nickname “Red.” She is plagued by nightmares that she doesn’t understand, but the Once Upon a Time fans will recognize them as her wolf side coming out. Red balances the difficult times with Granny at home and the girls at school with an emerging and satisfying romance with Peter.

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GIVEAWAY

One winner will receive 1) Copy of Red’s Untold Tale 2) plus FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank, notepad, cosmetic pouch & pillow. Prizing is courtesy of Disney Hyperion and open to US Residents.

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