The Last Hurrah Summer Book Giveaway {CLOSED}

When browsing some other blogs I came across the summer Series Blog giveaways by YA Romantics, The Starry Eyed Revue and Candace’s Book Blog. I had already missed YA Romantic’s sign-up dates and was going to be away from The Starry Eyed Revue’s dates. So that left Candace’s which was actually kind of perfect and a fitting way to end the summer.

hopbannerSo now we get the the important stuff, the giveaway. So what exactly am I giving away? Well you have a choice with this one. You can pick one of three different books.

summeriturned1) The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

2) Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton: Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: sixteenthbeach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon, her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love. But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can’t ignore that the days are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna’s never felt anything like this before, but when forever isn’t even a possibility, one summer doesn’t feel worth the promise of her heart breaking.

summer3) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

All you have to do is fill out the form below with your name, email address and the book of your choice. Winner will receive a paperback copy of the book they select which will be mailed directly from amazon.com. All entries must be made by no later that 11:59pm EST on August 24th for it to be counted. Winner will be selected at random and notified by email on August 25th. Giveaway is for US ONLY!

Spread the word and enter. You never know, you may be the lucky winner!

Make sure you check out all the other awesome giveaway’s too!

1. Candace’s Book Blog (INT) 24. Heather@Buried in Books (Int)
2. My Guilty Obsession (INT) 25. Shelf Stacker (Int’l)
3. Some Like It Paranormal (INT) 26. Hidden in Pages (US)
4. YA Romantics (US) 27. Nick @ Nick’s Book Blog (INT)
5. The Starry-Eyed Revue (INT) 28. Cici @ Cici’s Theories (US)
6. Forever 17 Books (INT) 29. Ginny @ Gin’s Book Notes (INT)
7. Always YA at Heart (INT) 30. Neysa @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E] (INT)
8. Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction (INT) 31. Tammy @ Mug of Moxie(INT)
9. jaime & erin @Fic Fare (US/CAN) 32. Imagine a World (INT)
10. Mommasez… (INT) 33. Andi @ Andi’s ABCs: Accessories, Books, Clothes(US)
11. Lost in Literature (INT) 34. Cyn & Kim @ Bookmunchies (INT)
12. Rainy Day Ramblings (Int.) 35. Workaday Reads (Int)
13. Tressa’s Wishful Endings (US) 36. Lori @ Writing My Own Fairy Tale (US)
14. Bookish Randomness (INT) 37. Enticed by Books (US only)
15. Jessabella Reads (INT) 38. Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading (INT)
16. Booklovers LaceyCat (US) 39. Feather Stone (INT)
17. Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf (US) 40. Clever Girls Read (US)
18. Maja @ The Nocturnal Library (INT) 41. Jennifer @ bookaholics (US)
19. MYTHICAL BOOKS (INT) 42. Walden Pond Press Blog (US)
20. A Bookish Escape (U.S. & Canada) 43. Jenn Renee Read (US)
21. Mary @SweepingMe (Int) 44. The Kids Did It (INT)
22. Danielle @ Coffee and Characters (INT) 45. Books à la Mode (INT)
23. Savings in Seconds (US)

*Hosted by Candace’s Book Blog
**Book description from Goodreads.

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Giveaway – ArmchairBEA (US Only) {CLOSED}

So BEA Armchair has paused the book discussion topic for the day and has made today giveaway day. As you ABCers know, I love a good giveaway and have done quite a few here myself. And to honor today’s giveaway and hopefully the many new people that will check out this blog(what, a girl can be hopeful! HA), I have decided to do three bundles for three lucky winners! I know, crazy right?! Anyway, below are the three possible prize packs. All you have to do is live in the US, fill out the form below and for the heck of it tell me the best book you have read in the last year or so(that’s more because I’m nosy). Do all this by 11:59pm EST on June 3rd and you’re golden. Winners will be contacted on the 4th.

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Blog Tour: Criminal – Terra Elan McVoy and a Giveaway{CLOSED}

Welcome to the next stop on the Terra Elan McVoy blog tour that has been hosted by Shanyn over at Chick Loves Lit. At the bottom you will see a list of other stops on the tour. Please check them out and see other people’s thoughts on this book. Along with the tour is a chance to enter a giveaway to win a signed copy of Terra Elan McVoy’s newest book Criminal. Thanks to WordPress, my blog host, I am unable to post the fancy widget for Rafflecopter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enter. Please click on this link for your chance to win. Trust me, it’s worth the click ABCers. It’s a great book. Okay, on with the review.

Blog Tour: Criminal – Terra Elan McVoy and a Giveaway{CLOSED}Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
Published by Simon Pulse
Published: April 8th 2014
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Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing.

So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime – a crime that ends in murder – Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing can break them apart. Not the police. Not the arrest that lands Nikki in jail. Not even the investigators who want her to testify against him.

But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about?

Nikki’s love for Dee is supposed to be unconditional…but even true love has a limit. And Nikki just might have reached hers.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Let me start by saying I find Terra Elan McVoy a fascinating writer. I’ve read every one of her books and with every book she has surprised me. I find that she doesn’t it into a certain category like some writers do. She writes what she feels and goes with it. From Pure, to After the Kiss, to The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, to Being Friends with Boys; each one is a different story that by no way follows a certain formula, and her newest book, Criminal, fits in perfectly. It’s grittier than her other stories, with a darker tone, but still fabulous.

Criminal is the story of Nikki, a girl that lives a hard life, but thinks she has the perfect boyfriend in Dee. Dee claims he loves Nikki and even has a tattooed “N” right over his heart. Nikki would do anything for Dee and does by helping him with a crime that ends in murder. Refusing to see the truth about her boyfriend and the choices she made Nikki continuously lies to herself and the people that have been by her side. And when she ends up in jail for Dee’s crimes she must decide just how much to support the person that may have been the worst decision she has ever made.

Nikki kind of broke my heart in this book. She was such a lost little girl that was just dying to be loved and Dee made her feel that love. Her father was gone, her mother was a joke of a mother and she had no other family. Nikki was desperate for stability and it was blatantly obvious with how she clung on to Dee when all the signs where there showing just how much bad news he was. It made me really sad for her because she was such a bright, smart, tough girl, but she became a stereotype and wrecked her life over essentially a major loser. It pained me how naïve this poor girl was when it came to life and when it came to love, but the great thing about this book was watching Nikki grow. McVoy did an awesome job showing the growth of Nikki from a love stung puppet to a woman that learned what was right and wrong and that Dee was no good for her. And that is what made this book so great in my eyes.

I also found the plot to be very well thought out and even paced. Nothing happened too quickly and Nikki’s reactions to things that were revealed was right on. I believed that she didn’t think she did anything wrong and that she didn’t think she would get arrested. I loved how loyal she felt to Bird and how that played into her motivation for trying to do the right thing. Everything just worked really well together and I think that is what makes McVoy such a remarkable author and a chameleon of sorts. I  don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

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Blog Tour Schedule:
May 07 | http://kellyvision.wordpress.com/ | @khager
May 08 | http://readnowsleeplater.com/ | @frootjoos
May 09 | http://hobbitsies.net/ | @hobbitsies
May 10 | http://tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/ | @aprilmom00
May 11 | http://www.alexalovesbooks.com/ | @alexalovesbooks
May 13 | http://fictionfolio.com/ | @TaraMQ
May 16 | http://www.intothehallofbooks.com/ | @bookwormasheley
May 17 | http://www.areadersadventure.com/ | @readeradventure
May 20 | https://andiabcs.com/ | @andiabcs
May 21 | http://ratherbereadingblog.com/ | @readinggals
May 22 | http://thebookcellarx.com | @thebookcellarx
May 23 | http://www.ramblingsofabooknerd.com/ | @sarabooknerd
May 24 | http://thegrownupya.wordpress.com/ | @grownupya
May 28 | http://chickloveslit.com/ | @shanynlee
May 29 | http://www.bookswithcass.com/ | @bookswithcass
May 31 | http://thecompulsivereader.com/ | @compelledtoread

 

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Book Giveaway{Closed}

I was lucky enough to get to read two great books before they came out, The Elite by Kiera Cass and Parallel by Lauren Miller. The Elite is the second book of the The Selection series and Parallel is a stand alone debut novel. Both were fantastic in my opinion and I’m offering a chance for one lucky ABCer to get their very own copy of either book(their choice). Please fill out the form below and let me know which book you would like if you are lucky enough to win. The contest runs until May 6, 2013 at 11:59pm EST and is only opened to US residents.

Make sure to check back on May 7th to see my review on Parallel. Good luck ABCers!

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