Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thanks-Giving Thursday: Giveaway #8!

Thanks-Giving Thursday is a meme I came up with to say thank you to the followers - new and old - of my blog by spreading the wealth . . . the wealth of books, that is. So every - or alternate - Thursday I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. The prize(s) will usually include at least two books (ARCs and/or finished copies) and maybe even some sort of swag.

Hey everyone! As I mentioned before, after going up to school in August, I had taken a hiatus from blogging. So, since I am backed up about a month, for the next few weeks I will be hosting TGTs that will have, not one, but TWO winners! On that note, for this week's TGT, Winner #1 will get Skinny, Poison Princess and The Innocents and Winner #2 will get Crewel, Beta, and Venom.

Winner #1 Prize Pack:

Winner #2 Prize Pack:" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


1. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form
2. Provide a working email with your entry
3. Entries point values

         +5 for Following this blog
Bonus entries:
         +1 for Leaving a blog post comment
         +2 for Following me on Twitter
         +3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
         +3 for Tweeting about giveaway on Twitter
4. All entrants must be at least 13 years old
5. Only one entry per person
6. Winners will be announced via blog post and via email
7. If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn
8. Mailing address is only required if you win
The giveaway ends midnight on October 17th 2012 and a winner will be chosen October 19, 2012.
10. Unfortunately, this giveaway is not open internationally.

Poison Princess:

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Expected Publication Date: October 2, 2012

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.
She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

The Innocents:

Publisher: Razorbill
Expected Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.
Friends didn't.
Boys couldn't.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they got to Serenity Point.
The Innocents is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Find your voice.

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she'll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.

But there is another voice: Ever's singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical - and partly to try and save her own life - Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.

With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
Donna Cooner brings warmth, wit, and startling insight to this unforgettable debut.


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Expected Publication Date: October 16, 2012
What a tangled world she weaves...
For generations, Spinsters have been called by Arras’s Manipulation Services to work the looms and determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust: her kind mentor, Enora; the handsome and mysterious valet Jost; or the charismatic Guild ambassador Cormac Patton. They each have secrets, but Adelice is about to unravel the deadliest one of all, a sinister truth that could destroy reality as she knows it.

In a powerful and original debut about a world where the Guild decides everything, one extraordinary girl dares to defy the power of men and the boundaries of love.


Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Expected Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.

Elysia’s purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island’s workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.
At first, Elysia’s life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne’s human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island’s flawless exterior, there is an under­current of discontent among Demesne’s worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations cloud­ing Elysia’s mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happi­ness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she’s always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.

The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, Beta is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a cor­rupted world.


Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Expected Publication Date: October 30, 2012

Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debut
Cassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, invitations to the best parties, and a handsome, wealthy fiancĂ©—yet she longs for something more. Ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman—with a bloody X carved across her heart—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a poor artist with a mischievous grin . . . and a habit of getting into trouble. Will Cassandra find the murderer before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancĂ© or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, romance, and mystery weave together in a novel that’s as seductive and stunning as the city of Venice itself.

- via Barnes & Noble

Happy Reading!


  1. Hi! I'm Nikki H and my email is! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I'd love to win Crewel!

  2. HEY!!!
    Awesome giveaway!!!

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  4. Ahh Ive been wanting to read most of these books! Thanks for the giveaway~

  5. How did you manage to get so many arc's?
    As usual, awesome giveaway!

  6. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Love how many ARCs you have :D

    Alyssa Susanna

  7. Wow, these are all great books! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  8. YAY! Thank you! :D



  9. GAH!!! So many good ones.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  10. So many great books!!! Awesome giveaway. Jennifer

  11. I am DYING to read so many of these books! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    my e-mail is and I GFC follow with the name: Lili

  12. Great giveaways! Not a bad selection to have to take a break from my typical genre of supernatural and gore.

    Might prove to hubs that I can read softer soft too!

  13. What awesome giveaways! I can't wait to read almost all of those books!!

    Alicia Marie
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  15. Both are great book packs!

    Thanks so much!
    GFC: Texas Book Lover

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  16. Hey! Thanks for doing this AWESOME giveaway! :D
    Email: milliedswords (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
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