Or… These ARCs Are (Unloved and) Lonely & Need A New Home Giveaway.
BLOODROSE & A MILLION SUNS?! Yes, both of them. I believe that both ARCs need new loving owners. Bloodrose is an extra. I plan on reading and reviewing it, but I don’t need *two* copies of the same ARC. A Million Suns on the other hand… Well let’s just say I’m in the minority of readers who did not enjoy reading Across the Universe. After rereading my review, I came up with the conclusion that I’m not going to waste time on a series I never planned on continuing.
- I’d prefer it if you were a blogger. These are ARCs after all. If you post reviews on GoodReads, that is fine as well. Read & review the books eventually, or karma will come out and get you.
- US Only. Shipping is expensive.
- 13 years of age or older. It’s the law.
- You must be a follower. I’m a poor college student. I’m giving up a meal to pay for postage. It’s the least you can do.
- And I know it’s quite obvious, but it needs to be said: one entry per person.
- You have until November 8th 2011 at 11:59 PM.
A weekly meme on the books on the top of my list to read and books recently acquired, borrowed, or bought. Inspired by the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox.
Top of the Shelf / Currently Reading
What’s next on my to-read list for the upcoming week. I’m still reading A Game of Thrones but I should be finishing it up within the next few days. I want something light to read after it, but I know I still have to tackle my review pile, but at least it’ll be a Maggie Stiefvater book!
I received an audiobook from Macmillan Audio a few weeks ago. The review for it is already up along with the book version of Glow.
I got a lot more books this week than expected. I got the Little Prince as a birthday gift from my friends, Heidi and Alby. The rest are from Comic Con.
Yes, I’ll probably have a giveaway of the extra copies soon.
Summary: A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone–one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship–tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
This was supposed to be my most anticipated book of 2011. I could not wait to read this one so I actually contacted the publisher for a review copy. It was the first time I had ever done that and my effort paid off. I got a chance to review this book in advance.
I’d like to say that I’ve read a handful of reviews praising ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. It sounded exactly my kind of book so I could not wait to get my hands on it. However, when I started reading, I just found that the book did not live up to my expectations and fell very far from it. Unfortunately, as much as I would love to, I just cannot write a fantastic review raving about ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.
To sum up what ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is really like, it is 400 pages of pure development. Nothing really happens. There is a lot of talk about “secrets” aboard Godspeed, but you don’t really get to that until page 300. Which made me think: did the book really have to be that long? Was everything positively necessary to the plot?