Monday, April 04, 2011

My VERY FIRST Giveaway!!

I've been at this blogging thing for over a year now, and I've decided that it's time for my first giveaway! I'm mostly doing this because I have the most amazing readers ever, and also because I think I've gotten too many blank stares when I talk about the Seven Realms series that I love so much. After some research of this series, I've found that it was planned to have four books total. So far, two have been released and the third one, The Gray Wolf Throne, is set to be released in September. The problem I'm having with this is that in all my findings, the author, Cinda Williams Chima, has said that this is the title of the FOURTH and final book--the third being The Sword of Hanalea. A bit of a problem since The Sword of Hanalea is non-existent. It is set to be a four-part series though, so I'm interested to see what the final book will be called.

Now-- the giveaway!!

This is the first book in the Seven Realms series....
Here's what it's about:

Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for himself, his mother, and his sister Mari. Ironically, the only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell. For as long as Han can remember, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.
While out hunting one day, Han and his Clan friend, Dancer catch three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. After a confrontation, Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it against them. Han soon learns that the amulet has an evil history—it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana’Marianna, Princess Heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of relative freedom with her father’s family at Demonai camp – riding, hunting, and working the famous Clan markets. Although Raisa will become eligible for marriage after her sixteenth name-day, she isn't looking forward to trading in her common sense and new skills for etiquette tutors and stuffy parties. 
Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea—the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems like her mother has other plans for her--plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

I am so excited to give it to someone I can hardly stand it. Aren't you so excited to read it?? It makes me want to read it all over again! So all you have to do now is ENTER. Here's how:



LEAVE ME A COMMENT telling me what book you are dying to read this year--any book, whether it's old or new, and also LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS so I know how to reach you when you win!

And please tell your friends about this giveaway. The more the merrier!

This ends on Thursday, April 14th at MIDNIGHT, and the winner will be announced Friday, April 15th.

Happy Reading!

***Due to OUTRAGEOUS shipping costs, this contest is only open to those in the US. I'm sorry!! Please still leave me a comment about books you are wanting to read. I'd love to hear from you! And I promise I will do an international giveaway soon! :)


Jamie VanBeekum said...

Weeell, I'm not sure what I'm DYING to read this year...There are so many good books on my list, but I am very much looking forward to the Fablehaven series and The Lost Hero when I get around to them :D

Sara said...

Yay! Your blog makes me want to read more! I am super excited to read ANYTHING on the Kindle I might get for my birthday! I'm also enjoying the Shadow Children series (Haddix). I also really want to read The Hunger Games, Beyonders (Mull), and Messenger (Lowry).


I am dying to read The Hunger Games Trilogy so bad!!!

thanks for the giveaway i saw this book in Borders and thought it was beautiful!!!

Chaleese said...

I am a follower! :) I love your blog Meg. Love hearing about the books you love and hate! Ha ha ha! :) What book am I dying to read this year? Hmmm...I am dying to read a ton-but I will say Illusions is up there at the top of my list..even though I know it's going to drive me nuts again. Dang David! :) As for this giveaway, I loved this book! I don't have it-and I am just barley getting ready to read the second one. :)

Angie said...

Your first give-away!! Awesome!!! Thanks for posting awesome reviews....I'm generally a silent follower, but I love hearing what you think about books. I'm always looking for something great to read...and your blog helps me decide!! Anyhoo.....I can't wait to read The Goddess Test!!

Jeigh said...

Hi! I just hopped over from Chantele's blog, so I'm a new follower. Hmm, I have a ton of books I'm dying to read, mostly sequels. The sequels to Lost Hero, Wither, Across the Universe, and the final book in the Max Ride series. Unfortunately, none of these books are even out yet, or close to it! In other news, I'm waiting to move in a month to a bigger town with a hopefully bigger library :)

Stacy said...

I am waiting to buy myself The Goddess Test for Easter!! Oh and I am excited to read HP6 and 7!! But enough of this nonsense, just pick me for this giveaway!! :)

Anne said...

I am absolutely *dying* to read The Faeman Quest by Herbie Brennan - the newest in a series I've loved for forever but the first new one in years!

Awesome giveaway! I loved Chima's first series, but I haven't had a chance to read this one yet!


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Maria said...

Pick Me!! By th way it's 11:12 pm so I have plenty of time:)
Thanks for all your great reviews it makes picking out a book so much easier

Maria said...

So this is the second comment I've left. Not sure if it's working. Love your blog!!! You make it easy for me to find good books to read!

Maria said...

So bugged, I tried 3 times last night at like 11:30 to post a comment and my stupid computer wouldn't. I totally love your blog! You make it really easy for me to find a good book to read!