January 8, 2014

Blog Hop: 3rd Annual Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop

3rd Annual Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop

January 8th to 14th

Typically I am a big lover of paranormal books, but lately I've been reading a fair amount of Fantasy books and I've got to say that I'm loving them. So, I decided to give away one of the fantasy books that I've read recently that I really enjoyed. But as always I'm indecisive and can't decide which book to giveaway. So I'm going to let you guys pick which book you want out of the ones I've liked.

The list is below. The giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depository delivers to you. Enjoy and don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs involved! :)

The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1)

1. Never trust anyone.

2. Remember they are always searching.

3. Don’t get involved.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…

Rory (The Ghosts of Palladino #1)

Far beyond heaven, earth and hell is a city known as Palladino, a place ruled by ghosts and filled with demons, magic, and all sorts of darkly beautiful things. A city where no one can ever escape.

Eighteen-year-old Rory is a cake decorator who makes stunning confections. But no amount of frosting or miracles can save her when a demon kidnaps her—and carries her to Palladino. Here, Rory ends up in a deadly charm school where young women are forced to become companions for the Ghost Lords. And for her to survive, Rory must become everything that she isn’t: graceful, elegant... and perfect.

But nothing is what it seems in Palladino. Not the magic. Not the ghosts. And definitely not Martin Marius, the bizarre Ghost Lord-slash-inventor who is drawn to Rory. For amid a thousand machines and a hundred cats, Martin holds a secret that could change everything. A secret that could either free Rory... or destroy her.

Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1)

There are worse things than death, worse people too

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth.

Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. 

Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

Anomaly (Anomaly #1)

Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.

Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.

Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.

The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1)

It's all she's ever wanted to be, but it couldn't be further from her grasp...

Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she's had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. 

But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl, she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she'll never have a chance with...until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn't sure where she'll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again.

Dust (Of Dust and Darkness #1)

4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back.
68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.

Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but.

When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.

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  1. Super excited for Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor, Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, 3rd book in The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski..
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  2. Ooh too many! Definitely Up from the Grave and Opposition though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. so many to remember them all now but the new mercy thompson by patricia briggs is at the top of my list with pirate 's alley by suzanne johnson
    thank you a lot for this giveaway

  4. Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell

  5. Looking forward to Broken Hearts: Kaleigh's Revenge by Sandra Love

  6. Ignite Me! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  7. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Ohhh great question there is a lot of books I am excited for 2014 but I am most excited is for Dorothy Must Die by by Danielle Paige!

  8. Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott!

  9. Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is at the top of my 2014 wishlist. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Cress! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

  11. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. THE WINDS OF WINTER By George RR Martin

  13. The books I’m most looking forward to reading this year are: The Immortal Crown: An Age of X Novel and Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel and Alienated by Melissa Landers.

  14. any new vanpire or werewolf book thats new to a series thanks

  15. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

  16. There are a lot of books I'm looking forward to reading like A Mad, Wicked Folly and Cruel Beauty.

  17. Love to read Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

  18. I can't answer that because there are SO many books coming out!!!

  19. The Retribution of Mara Dyer, I need to know what happens! Thank you :)

  20. Cress and Cruel Beauty. thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. Cruel Beauty and A Mad Wicked Folly. Thanks for the cool giveaway! :D

  22. I'm really looking forward to Ruin & Rising!


  23. I'm waiting for Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi!
    Thank you!

  24. Oh, man, that's hard. Maybe...Dreams of Gods and Monsters?

  25. I'm not sure yet since I have a lot of catching up to do.

  26. Cruel Beauty!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. I don't have any one specific book. I can never keep up with release dates for all of the series I like.


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