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Jan 27
Giveaway: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Giveaway: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Valentines Day is almost here! I think the best way to celebrate is through a book giveaway.  

I will be hosting a giveaway of Cinder by Marissa Meyer through Rafflecopter. The giveaway ends midnight on 14th February 2012 (U.S Eastern Standard Time). 

Link to the Cinder Giveaway hosted by Speculating on SpecFic.

Synopsis of Cinder:

    A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl …

    Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined...

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Jan 25
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

When I first heard about Cinder, I was sceptical. I haven’t had positive experiences with retellings of fairytales, and a retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg Cinderella sounds silly to me. Once I started reading the book, I found that it isn’t the same calibre as most of the YA…

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Jan 24
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was great to return to Scandrial and the Mistborn universe in this novel, which shows how the planet has changed over three hundred years. Religions and cults have formed around the lenegendary figures of the original trilogy, and technology has progressed greatly over the years. The development of the…

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Jan 17
Dusty Reads 11

Dusty Reads 11

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This week I have chosen Lament by Maggie Stiefvater for Dusty Reads. I have had this book sitting in my bedroom for a year now. I intended to read it right after I moved, but I never got around to it. I love Maggie Stievfater, and I have really enjoyed…

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Jan 17
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

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Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unearthly is her first published novel in a…

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Jan 17
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unearthly is her first published novel…

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Jan 14
For the love of books …

For the love of books …

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I thought I would share the status of my bookshelves with you.  Today we put together the my second bookshelf here in Canberra, and I was very excited to put books into it. I decided I would dedicate the new bookshelf to my TBR (to-be-read) pile. As in, every book…

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Jan 13
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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The first few chapters of the book were very confusing for me because I felt I was missing some key pieces of information, like why these people were on a space ship, how long they had been there, how they produce food and oxygen. When all this was explained a…

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Jan 13
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan,…

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Jan 11
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of…

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