Sunday, October 16, 2011

500 Followers Celebration!

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I’m incredibly excited to have reached 500 followers already and I have only been blogging for a bit over a month! It’s amazing! I have already made tons of new blogger friends that I adore and I’m completely in love with my new hobby. I hope that you’re all enjoying my blog and that it lives up to your expectations! ūüėČ

To thank you all for being so awesome, I am throwing a GIVEAWAY!

Winner will choose a book from this top rated list:

 

Giveaway details:
Open Internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
Must be a GFC follower
Leave a comment with your GFC follower name and email address to enter.

Extra entries:
+1 if you follow me on Twitter @Giselleco
+1 if you like my Facebook page.
+1 if you tweet about my giveaway (you can do this daily) 
+3 if you add a link to my giveaway on your blog (post or button)
Leave me the links and user names in your comment. Giveaway ends November 13th, 2011 at 10pm AST.
Winner will be picked by random number generator.
Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged winnings.

Thank you so much for being a follower! And good luck!
Giselle 

Giveaway is now CLOSED. Winner announcement here! 

In My Mailbox (5)

Posted by on 10/16/2011 • 89 Comments

“In My Mailbox” is a meme, created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve¬† received/ purchased/ borrowed during the current week.¬† ¬†I was hoping to get the books I ordered from Book Depository this week but they didn’t come *cry*. Lola is in there. So come Friday, depressed that I didn’t get my order yet, I went shopping (for books, of course). =D Here’s what I bought (notice the awesomesauce placemats that match my blog -total coincidence!) :¬† ¬† 1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 2. Fire by Kristin Cashore 3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan I have received for review:¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Click here for my review That is all for me this week. I think I’m the only one left who hasn’t read…

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted by on 10/15/2011 • 12 Comments

Faefever (Fever, #3)Karen Marie MoningReleased September, 2008by Random House Publishing Group

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt; For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and…

Fresh Batch (Oct 16th-22nd)

Posted by on 10/15/2011 • 9 Comments

This week’s hot releases

Fresh Batch features some of the hottest releases this upcoming week. The books to feature are exclusively chosen by Giselle.

Flavour of the week:                       On The Fringe      Courtney King Walker

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she’s still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn’t helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel’s face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire…

Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Posted by on 10/14/2011 • 31 Comments

Dearly, DepartedLia HabelRelease date: October 18thby Random House Publishing GroupFormat: Ebook

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid‚Äôs arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead‚ÄĒor rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria‚ÄĒa high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country‚Äôs political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece…

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Posted by on 10/13/2011 • 7 Comments

City of Ashes(The Mortal Instruments, #2)Cassandra ClarePublished March 25th, 2008by Simon & Schuster

A murderer is loose in New York City …

… and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary’s father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what’s his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary’s brother, Jace.

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.

City of Ashes is the sequel to City of Bones. It’s…

WoW (5)

Posted by on 10/12/2011 • 57 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at¬†Breaking the Spine¬†and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.¬† With October upon us, my WoWs this month will feature books that would be perfect for a Halloween read. My pick this week:

                                    The Vanishing Game                                     Kate Kay Myers

                                    Release date: February 14th, 2012

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah,…

Dusty Reads (3)

Posted by on 10/11/2011 • 17 Comments

Dusty Reads is a weekly post, hosted here by Giselle, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom. If you wish you can grab the button and find more information here.

My pick this week: Inside Out Maria V. Snyder

Keep Your Head Down.Don’t Get Noticed.Or Else.

I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own‚Ķuntil I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to…