Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review of THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS and Super ARC Giveaway...Another One

I actually read this book a while ago, but I've been waiting to review this until it got a little closer to its launch date--mainly, I wanted this book to be fresh in your mind for the release. Because you MUST READ THIS. It's not an order. Just, you know, a really strong suggestion. Look into my eyes...you are getting sleepy.


No, seriously, check it out.
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Me with Derek Molata, TGOFAT ARC, and Brad Beaulieu

This is the ARC cover, which if you win this book, you will get. See below for the other hot ARCs you can win.

Okay, so first my review:

THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS
by Rae Carson


Girl of Fire and Thorns
Summary: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. 
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.


MY REVIEW
YES. A fantasy YA with a strong heroine that is not also perfect. Elisa doesn't have the ideal body, astonishing self-control, confidence disguised as razor sharp wit, or all the answers. She doesn't always know what to say, she overeats and overindulges and gives in to bouts of self-pity and insecurity. Which is just...right. Because most people do all of these things sometimes, especially sixteen year old girls. So how is she strong? Well, she's not at first, at least not on the surface. Elisa has to earn her strength like most people do--through trial and tribulation. Nobody is really born kickass. THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS shows us that bravery is a learned behavior. That kickassedness is not a fixed, natural trait, but an assertion that has to be made over and over--an act of sheer will and possibly even an act of defiance. And always, an act born out of necessity. How incredibly hopeful that is. I can never be like Superman. But Elisa? Possibly.

The irony is, here's this princess who is somewhat of an outcast within her own society. So while you might expect a princess to be a "chosen one," you wouldn't expect Elisa to be anything. It's like weakling Harry Potter if he knew from the get-go he were a wizard and everyone in the wizarding world thought he was kind of lame despite that scar. Elisa has to somehow overcome her own insecurities as well as the doubts of everyone else to fulfill a prophecy to save all their hides.  And then she discovers that not everyone believes in the prophecy in the same way she does, so suddenly her faith, which has been her constant companion and her greatest strength, is tested most of all. There are no easy answers, no obvious choices or hidden paths that Elisa just isn't seeing. It's a complicated world of grays where she has to learn as much as she can and rely on her instincts and her faith for answers. Pretty realistic in that regard--and in many other ways.

While THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS is indeed a fantasy, I sort of kept forgetting that. It reads almost like a kickass historical with paranormal elements. Yes, there are some freaky-cool things in this world, but it feels inspired by real-life elements. It wasn't your typical medieval feeling fantasy, but rather felt sort of like an amalgamation of Latin and Middle Eastern cultures with a YA fantasy twist. The descriptions are rock solid--so, so vivid, I could nearly feel the grit of sand against my skin--with a world that is rich with detailed history, religion, monarchy, and paranormal mythos. But while the world building is remarkable, the characterization is easily a highlight with fully fleshed, complex characters. The overweight girl is not one to pity and the pretty, charming girl is not one to hate. This is bigger than that. Like I said, a complicated world of grays, just like ours. Even love feels complicated in this, and thus authentic. It's not a matter of love at first sight, but love as a choice.

THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS is intense, full of emotional twists and unexpected plot turns, riveting to the end. Will be available September 20, 2011.


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ANOTHER 3 ARC GIVEAWAY


I'm offering up these books, okay? Click on their covers for pop-up Goodreads summaries.

Girl of Fire and Thorns
GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS
by Rae Carson


See my review above! Please note, the ARC in the giveaway has a different cover.






The Eleventh Plague
THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE 
by Jeff Hirsch


I read this one entirely on the plane ride home from New Orleans. It's amazing. So real and scary and just...un-put-downable. I'll get a full review up for this in a few days.




Lola and the Boy Next Door
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR
by Stephanie Perkins

I haven't yet finished this one, but Ahhh! Whipping through it. It might possibly be even better than ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. Not sure yet. That one is hard to top. But I'll try to get a full review up for this soon, too.


This 3 ARC Giveaway is international. Ends on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Must be 13 years or older to enter. Under 18's must have parent/guardian permission. If you win, you will need to provide an address for shipment.

Click Here to Enter Another Three ARC International Giveaway


EDIT (28July11): The jotform site is giving me a load of trouble. If you are having issues entering the giveaway with the above link, but would still like to enter, please fill out the form below. Your entry will be recorded in a separate document only I can see (not on this blog). If you have already entered via the link above or in my comment section, no need to fill out the form again. I've already recorded your entry. Thanks for your support of these authors and of my blog!

Note: You may have to click on the down arrow key to scroll to the submit button on the form. Thanks!

ENTRY FORM REMOVED. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED. THANKS FOR ENTERING!





Also, if you haven't yet done so, be sure to enter to win my first 3 ARC giveaway for AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones and Steven E Wedel, PETER NIMBLE by Jonathan Auxier, and THE BEGINNING OF AFTER by Jennifer Castle. This giveaway ends Saturday, July 23. EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. Winners were posted HERE.

Three ARC giveaway

GO HERE TO ENTER the other 3 ARC Giveaway.

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Be sure to check out what the other Bookanistas are highlighting today!

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Elana Johnson raves about Blood Red Road
LiLa Roecker shivers over A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie
Christine Fonseca is wowed by The Near Witch
Beth Revis loves The Last Little Blue Envelope
Carolina M Valdez gushes over The Girl of Fire and Thorns – with arc giveaway

Bethany Wiggins cheers for Chime

Rosemary Clement Moore is enraptured by Entwine

Stasia Ward Kehoe applauds The Predicteds
Scott Tracey praises Supernaturally






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The Another 3 ARC Giveaway is now over. Here are the winners:



WINNERS


THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
Emy S.

THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch
Mary B.

LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
Sarah T.

Congratulations, winners! Please send me an address to which I can ship your ARC. Thank you so much to all who entered! Your support of these authors and of my blog means loads to me. I'll have winners posted ASAP for the giveaway that closed last night. I'm also preparing another giveaway to go up really soon. It's pretty...major.






171 comments:

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  2. AHH this is so good! I'll have to read girl of fire and thorns AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT. And LOLA?! *LE GASP* I NEED IT!

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  3. Awesome review! It's always refreshing to have someone who isn't perfect because it's so much easier to relate to that character. And because you can relate it's so much more inspiring to watch them become more confident and brave despite their flaws. That's what this sounds like! I've been hearing some really awesome things about this book and I can not wait to read it.

    Also, thanks for yet another amazing giveaway!

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  4. The Girl of Firie and Thorns looks incredible. I'm so jealous you've read it already! That's one I can't wait for :)

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  5. All three books are in my TBR shelf on Goodreads! *crosses fingers* You are a whole lot of awesome with these giveaways!

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  6. I love fantasy so I'll love The Girl of Fire and Thorns.. Thanks for the review!

    Zoe

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  7. I really can't wait for this to be released, thanks for holding another awesome giveaway

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  8. OoH, ooh! I've wanted this book (Girl of fire and thorns) since I heard about it. I also want to read Lola and the Boy next door - I've heard so much for the writer and still haven't got my hands on some of her work!

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  9. This was a great and thoughtful review! I'm usually not drawn towards fantasy, and probably would have skipped over this in the bookstore, but you've totally convinced me I need to read this. Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

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  10. Thanks for providing yet another International giveaway.

    That is really great.

    Carol T

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  11. O. M. G. !!! Lola Lola Lola Lola ..... I want Lola! Have I told you how awesome you are?... I haven't.... well, you are. Like to infinity and beyond :)haha! Thank you so much for this awesome chance to win!

    Diana

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  12. ARCK, I am so excited for The Girl OFAT and Lola! They both sound so amazing! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, Caroline. If I were you, I'd hang on to those books for dear life, haha :D

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  13. I'm waiting for Lola! I really want to have that.. I haven't heard about the girl on fire & thorns but your review makes me want to read the book. Thanks!

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  14. Thanks for this really awesome giveaway!

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  15. Wow! You are awesome! Thanks for the chance at all these awesome books! :)

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  16. Omg I am dying to own Lola!!! Thanks so much! Eeep! And I tweeted from @ieatwordstweets :)

    Farrah

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  17. I've heard the best things about The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I just can't wait to read it already! Ahhh... why must you torture us like that. :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  18. Oh I want to read LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR so much!!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  19. Thanks for the contest! I hope I win xx

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  20. I'm really dying to win an ARC of LOLA! I really want it!! It'll make me happy and content with my life if I just get a hold of that book/ARC! Thanks for this HUGE and AWESOME chance!

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  21. That cover is awesome!I love books with a strong female lead, they spice it up abit more, lol. I really wanna read Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins is really a grea author. Thankyou~

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  22. Great review. I'm like dying to read Girl of Fire and Thorn. I'm a total fantasy nut. Thanks for another awesome contest.

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  23. I've heard so much about Girl of Fire and Thorns! Thanks so much for this chance!

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  24. All these books sound like so much fun.

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  25. I want all of these books! Especially Lola, I must admit.

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  26. Thank you for the giveaway! So excited for these books :D

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  27. Ooh all these books sounds amazing! :)

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  28. I can't wait for LOLA. :) Great reviews, as always, Carol. Thanks for the good stuff!

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  29. thanks for being soo generous and providing us with such great international giveaways!!!
    i love them!!:)

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  30. Whoa, girlie...I WANT TO WIN THIS ONE. All three are on my high priority TBR list. Especially LOLA! (duh! ;)

    *crosses fingers and toes* *searches for lucky rabbit foot*

    Another wonderful review, Carol, and another generous giveaway. :)

    Huggles,
    Lola

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  31. la la la la looooooola!

    You rock!!

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  32. That's amazing, thank you for another wonderful giveaway! :)

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm so excited to read LOLA!

    actenshiko8@gmail.com

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  34. Your review made me really excited about these books. I just wanna read them all. And oh my gosh, I'm super psyched to read LOLA! :)

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    -Pia M

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  35. Great review! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Great reviews and AWESOME giveaways! Thanks!

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  37. The only bad thing about your reviews, which are essentially the best out there, is that there will never be enough time in a man's life to read all these incredible books.

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  38. Loved your review.
    I'm always surprised when authors have new ideas.

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  39. omg I want Lola and the Boy Next Door so hard! :D

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  40. This is an awesome contest!!!

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/WeFancyBooks/status/94040443561590785

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  41. omg, that sounds amazing! I'll definitely have to add it to my TBR pile as soon as it comes out

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  42. Oh, wow LOLA ARC. How cool.

    Great review of Girl. Made me want to pick it up ASAP.

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  43. Ahhhh LOLA! I can't wait to get my hands on this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. LOLA!!! Thank you for this awesome contest!

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  45. I'm halfway through The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I have to say I'm struggling. Your review made me want to push through to the end, so thanks for that! Also, thanks for the super awesome giveaway! :)

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  46. I cant want for Lola and TBND, Stephanie is brilliant! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  47. THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS sounds like a book I would absolutely love!

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  48. I didn't get this one at ALA, and I so want it! It's been on my radar for a while.

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  49. Great review as usual, Carol. The Girl of Fire and Thorns sounds very cool. And LOLA! Yay!

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  50. Another FABULOUS giveaway :) Thanks so much!

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  51. I love that Elisa is so different (and definitely NOT perfect). Kids need to read about more characters like her.

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  52. "Nobody is really born kickass." How true! And it is their journey that is so compelling.

    Can't wait for this book. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    Shelley

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  53. I've heard really, really good things about The Girl Of Fire And Thorns. And the editor who bought it read the beginning of it to us in a workshop I just attended. I canNOT wait to read it!

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  54. Great giveaway! thx!

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  55. I haven't heard much about The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but your review definitely got me interested! Everyone seems to be in love with Lola and the Boy Next door and it seems like a perfect summer read :) But what got me the most interested is actually the Eleventh Plague... I love scary books and I am looking forward to your review of it! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  56. Thank you for the great giveaway! I would love to read these books. :)

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway :) I've heard a lot of good things about these books!

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  58. You have SO MANY books!!! Thanks for sharing the treasure with us! :D

    I was curious about this book before but your review has me wishing for a time-turner so I can jump into the future and get it!

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  59. Great review! I realllyyy want to read TGOFAT!! you have amazing giveaways! Thanks for making them international too! :)

    tasnim-sheikh(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. The book sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  61. So hoping I win! Thanks for the contest!

    mr.boardgame AT yahoo DOT com

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  62. Thanks for giving away free books. I'm a big fan of free books. I also might have an error in my entry form. Somehow what I was typing in another window (computers are so weird) got put in my box for number of entries. (I should have 12). I'm sorry that happened. v_v

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  63. Thanks for these arc giveaways! You are awesome!

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  64. I've been hearing some really positive things about The Girl of Fire and Thorns! I like the idea of a princess also being an outcast. And can't wait to read Lola and the Boy Next Door!

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  65. I've been dying to get my hands on this book. Thanks for offering up the book!

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  66. I really really really want to read Lola And The Boy Next Door. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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  67. nice review!!! I'm really looking forward to this book!

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  68. So glad you enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns so much. And thanks a ton for the amazing giveaway! I'm hoping to go to the Decatur Book Festival and Jeff and Stephanie are both supposed to be there so that'd be uber cool to win these!

    ~Briana

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  69. gah! WHY ARE YOUR GIVEAWAYS ALWAYS SO AWESOME! Thanks so much!

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  70. Oh these are some titles that I have been waiting to read. This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing these lovely arcs with us!

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  71. Fantastic review!! I've been very curious about this one. I'm glad the fantasy wasn't overwhelming.

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  72. Ooh! I love fantasy! It's such a shame that the genre kinda...shrunk.
    Anna and the French Kiss was amazing! And, awesomely, the 11th Plague was blurbed by the one and only Suzanne Collins!
    Thanks so much, Carolina!

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  73. OMG LOLA! I've been counting the days until that one. There are so many wonderful YA novels coming out - exciting!

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  74. Better than Anna and the French Kiss? No way!

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  75. You! You always pick amazing books. I am extremely excited for The Girl of Fire and Thorns and loved your comparison of Elisa to Harry if everyone had known about him from the get-go. Very intriguing!

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  76. You are awesome for giving away these awesome books! I especially went gaga at seeing LOLA in the giveaway!

    I'm not sure how to @reply you on FB so here's the FB link I posted about the contest:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=253266468017349&id=825115
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/nodizzies/status/94151016831913985
    Blog: http://nodizzies.livejournal.com/26842.html

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  77. Whoa girl! You are queen of the giveaways. And I always enjoy your photos. So fun!! Another excellent review!!

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  78. I've been looking forward to this book on the title alone for months- the more I find out about it, the more I'm looking forward to it!

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  79. Great review. One more book I'm adding to my wishlist.
    By the way, I'm dying to read Lola. I hear people say is even better than Anna!

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  81. http://thoughtsofareelfoothoodrat.blogspot.com/

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  82. wow fail i meant to say i love how the review of the girl of fire and thorns sounds..... (:

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  83. Eeek! :D All three of these are ones that I'm seriously so excited to read! :D Thank you so much for this giveaway, Carol! :D

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  84. Thank you so much for making suck a generous giveaway international!

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  85. You and all these giveaways! Not that I'm complaining. Maybe I'll finally win one. And I'm DYING to read Lola and the Boy Next Door. Dy. Ing.

    :D

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  86. Thank you for the great giveaway and for the awesome review.




    marthakilleham@yahoo.ca

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  87. can't wait to read this. * does a happy dance *

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  88. Thank you so much, everyone! I'm so glad to see you stop by and leave comments. Your support for Rae and Jeff and Stephanie is just fantastic--and your support for my blog means so much to me. My warmest thanks! <3 <3

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  89. OOh, Girl of Fire and Thorns looks awesome! I'm always amazed how on top of things you are with all these book reviews/giveaways and your writing! ^_^

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  90. I've heard a lot about the Lola and Anna books- would love to read them! They are on my TBR list!

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  91. Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity! :)

    Amy

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  92. I'm looking forward to all three of those books! And I have THE GIRL... waiting for me on my Kindle. Think I'm going to have to read it next. Thanks for a great review!

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  93. I loved you review and the wonderful insights into the characters progression and maturity process wit learned behaviors not being a given in heroes. I would really like to win these ARCs.

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  94. Wow! Thank you so much. I'm crossing my fingers for this one.

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  95. I've been hearing lots of great stuff about Girl of Fire and Thorns. Great giveaway!

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  96. They all look great, but I really enjoyed the info on Fire and Thorns! Thanks for another fun giveaway.

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  97. Thanks for the great chance. I cant wait to read them

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  98. oh my god they are so awesome and you are too
    thank you so much

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  99. Her I am, once again. Feelin lost. but... Oh wait, that's the theme to Victorious. I know where I am. Entering again! *fingers crossed*

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  100. Amazing Giveaway! Love your blog!

    Thank you sooo much!

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  101. Wow, that book looks great! So do the others! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

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  102. Thanks so much for another amazing contest!!

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  103. awesome review and giveaway!!:))
    hope to read the book too;p

    blog:http://optimisticasme2.blogspot.com/2011/07/carolina-valdez-millerreview-of-girl-of.html

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  104. I have been dying for The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I love fantasy and even if it doesn't read like that I'm still down with historical and paranormal because I love them too. While I've been pining after the book I haven't actually read someones review of it before so I'm extremely grateful because now I know what to expect. And it sounds like the wait will be worth it. Thank you!

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  105. Thanks so much for yet another awesome ARC giveaway! :)

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  106. Great review! I've had my eye on The Girl of Fire and Thorns for a while now. I will definitely have to check it out if I don't win.

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  107. I am dying to read Lola and the Boy Next Door!!!

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  108. Ohhhh, Boy Next Door, for sure!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  109. I want to read these books so, so bad!! Especially, but definitely not limited to, Girl of Fire and Thorns! Thanks for an awesome giveaway:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  110. I'm actually reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns right now, but I think I'm the MOST EXCITED for Lola! lol. I cannot wait for that one. Thank you, so much for the awesome giveaway.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/endsxtonight/status/94463295699959809
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=131590656928430&id=100000675285472

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  111. What a fantastic giveaway! I have had my eye on Lola and the Boy Next Door!

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  112. That's an awesome giveaway! I've been looking forward to The Eleventh Plague.

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  113. Super awesome giveaway and reviews! Thanks!- Kimberly Callegan

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  114. http://tracynjorgensen.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-freebies-3.html I blogged about your contests! Thanks for giving away free books!

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  115. Lola!!! fingers crossed I win this time, I enter every time and never win lol Thanks for the chance.

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  116. Thanks for the amazing contest! I want to read these books so badly!!!

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  117. I would love to read all three of these. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. I would love to win these! thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. "The Eleventh Plague" by Jeff Hirsch sounds really good. I am a big fan of David Moody and Joe McKinney. Yeah I know that this is not about Zombies or the likes, but it is about a disease and its complications afterwards...

    Greetings from Germany

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  120. Wonderful review! I'm dying to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and the Eleventh Plague. Jeff Hirsch is really interesting. We featured him at a blog event earlier this year. Thank you for the review and the giveaway!

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  121. Rae's book was so beautiful, I still think about it all the time even though I read it at ALA.

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  122. How do you manage to make such good giveaways? :D

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Kejtie/status/94781429942194176
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=236463323042509&id=163716410368154

    Thanks!

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  123. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

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  124. Awesome post once again... I love book giveaways!!

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  125. Great giveaway! :)

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  126. This book sounds amazing! I just added it to my Goodreads wish list. thanks!

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  127. I soooo want to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns!!!!! can't wait to see who wins!!!!

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  128. Oh.. my gosh. I'm dying for a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door!! Thanks soo much for the chance! :))))

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  129. Wow, this book sounds amazing!! I have been dying to get my hands on it. Although I do prefer the original cover to the updated one, much prettier! I've been on a fantasy kick lately too, so I cannot wait for this one!

    And OMG you're reading LOLA!!! *tries to stomp down on jealousy* Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

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  130. I WANT LOLA!!!

    Was that bold enough? :)

    Thanks for another amazing opportunity!

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  131. Awesome reviews as always... I love book giveaways!!
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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
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  132. dude, you make TGOFAT sound soooooooo good!

    and i've been pretty much dying to read lola since the day i finished anna.

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  133. Again thank you for another awesome international giveway.

    And great review. I really like that even thought it is fantasy it reads like an paranormal-historical type of book. Can't wait :)

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  134. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  135. LOLA LOLA LOLA.
    seriously.
    I really want to win this.
    the end.

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  136. More great books. Now I can add some more to my TBR pile. I need to get a bookshelf now to hold the new ones I have acquired. I am lucky that I have a ton on my Nook. It doesn't take up as much space, but I love a paper copy gliding through my fingers. I think I always have three books going at once. One on my Nook, a hard copy and one on the computer or iPhone. Love it.

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  137. I was up until midnight last night reading "Anna and the French Kiss" and I'm positively in lurrrrve with Stephanie Perkins' writing. I would love to win her ARC as I am quite an impatient girl and can't wait until the real deal is in print. The other books sound wonderful too. Totally jealous of your trip, Carole! You rock!!

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  138. Great giveaway! Thanks! :D I'm really looking forward to read Lola And The Boy next door

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  139. Hmm...I'm trying to enter and it says "This form has exceeded its allocated quota." Sad panda.

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  140. Ditto what Elizabeth says: "This form has exceeded its allocated quota."

    But I just want to thank you hugely for holding all these wonderful giveaways!

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  141. ditto the last couple of replies!!! Please fix!

    Thanks

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  142. Yikes! My apologies, guys. I've been trying to fix the form, it's it's giving me a load of trouble. If you leave a comment with your email, I'll go ahead and enter you. You get an additional points +1 for commenting (so 2 points right off the bat). And you can earn:

    +2 for FB post
    +3 tweeting
    +5 for blog post
    +3 for sidebar post.

    You get one entry just for entering your name. But if you are an old follower, add +4. New followers, add +3. If you don't feel comfortable leaving an email in the comment section, please just shoot me a separate email with your entry. I'm SO SO sorry for the dumb trouble. Stupid jotform.

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  143. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I'm dying to read these books :)

    +4 Old follower
    +3 Tweet (@Entre_Libros)
    +2 FB post (Sharli de Entre Libros)

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  144. Thank you for this giveaway

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  145. This is such a great pack! I want it and I need it :)
    Thanks for another generous giveaway!

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  147. Seriously can't spell...I LOVED GoF&T...and also am very interested in Lola :) Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  148. DUDE!!!! A Lola giveaway? And international?! OHMYGAAAWD... Please Pick me! Pick me! I had a blast reading Girl of Fire and Thorns but... Lola?! I really love that your giveaway is nternational :)

    isamlq (sassyreads)

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  149. I have been wanting to read Lola for so long! It looks absolutely adorable!!!!

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  150. Just fabulous thank you!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  151. Man, ANY of these would be amazing! (And you know my life's goal is to have you review one of my books, right? Your reviews are becoming my reason to write, woman.)

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  152. thanks! The form isn't working for me :(

    blog post: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2011/07/carolinavaldezmiller-another-3-arcs.html

    sidebar: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/

    Fi-Chan, feeyonachan at gmail dot com

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  153. Hi, sorry, the form isn't working for me :(

    Old GFC follower - Rachel.

    crackaspinebookreviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  154. Blog post link: http://youngreadersathome.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaways-around-web4july-edition.html

    GFC FOLLOWER!

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  155. Last minute entry! As always, love your reviews.

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  156. Hi Caro! I'm dying to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and LOLA!
    What do you think about the new cover? I liked the previous one better.

    I'm having trouble entering that link, so I'm entering here!

    xo,
    Ella
    ella_press@live.com.ar

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  157. Would love to enter both ARC giveaways but am getting an "Over Quota" error message on both.

    Please enter me with this comment.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    I am International and Follow via GFC - buddyt

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  158. Would love to enter this giveaway! Can't wait to read Lola.

    Sofija
    GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova
    International

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  159. What a great review! I loved the weakling Harry Potter reference and this book sounds incredibly. A heroine with flaws is definitely a novel I can get into.

    I tried to enter the giveaway but the form didn't work so here's my info:

    Amber M
    GFC follower under anjohnston
    US
    Amberinblnderland@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  160. Can't wait for ELEVENTH PLAGUE and a new Stephanie Perkins! Will start stalking Amazon.

    Giveaway Entry:
    +3 New GFC Follower (Audrey Kate)
    +3 Tweeted at @AudreyKate
    daniellem121 at gmail

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  161. You are the giveaway Queen, Carol! :) Thanks for the chance :)

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  162. http://tracynjorgensen.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-freebies-4.html Blogged!

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  163. I was traveling throughout most of July, and I only just now found your Facebook comment. Thank you SO MUCH for doing a giveaway of Lola! I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of it. :)

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  164. Stephanie, I devoured it in a gulp. It was gorgeous. You've outdone yourself. I plan on doing a full review soon.

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  165. The Girl of Fire and Thorns was my first try at historical fiction AND Fantasy, and i gotta admit, I like the combination! I applaud Rae Carson for choosing a non standard protagonist. Looking back, i was very shocked with the description of the protagonist.. an overweight, young princess with family issues. Good to know that in the land of princesses, not everyone is a carbon copy of cinderella or snow white.

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