Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Giveaway: Win your choice of 2 books from my list of 2015 favourites (closed)

Hello lovely bloggers

So this was actually meant to December post, as I planned on doing this in conjunction with my birthday, but then I decided to take a bit of a break (both work wise and blog wise) and opted to keep this giveaway for January instead.
 
For me, 2015 proved to be a pretty great year in terms of reading and I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by not only sharing 5 of my favourite reads of the year, but also by offering a blogger a chance to win any two of the titles listed below.


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (this one’s signed)

Darkly enchanting, sensuous and lush in its settings and descriptions, this book combines elements from two fairy tales as well as a traditional piece of folklore based on an old Scottish ballad, to tell the story of Feyre, a young huntress who finds herself in the fairy borderlands after inadvertently getting herself into trouble

Read the rest of my review over here:

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

This book messes with your mind in so many ways: from its inherent and underlying sense of impending doom to characters whose motives and reasoning border on the outskirts of the bizarre; and dark, ritualistic elements that serve to add a chilling and haunting air to the novel.


My full review can be found here:

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Forget all you know about the original version of Beauty and the Beast, because Cat Hellisen takes this timeless tale and twists it into a narrative that is as dark as it is hopeful, as bitter as it is sweet and as gloomy as it is bright.


The rest of my thoughts on the book can be found here.

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden


It’s not often that I’m caught off guard by books, but The Casquette Girls has managed to do so with its interesting and seemingly normal heroine, lore dedicated to the vampires of yonder (i.e. the not-so-benevolent kind) and detailed and incredibly interesting historical aspects that detail life in pre-colonial New Orleans.

Full review can be found here:

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Sarah Ockler’s latest offering has, once again, reminded me just why I adore her books. Her writing, her characters, and the way she draws her stories – it’s all just absolutely phenomenal.  I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to actually review the book, but I am planning to reread it soon because I loved this book so much. Also, this book has mermaid lore, magic realism, cultural diversity and beautifully drawn on relationship dynamics – what more could you ask for in a book?


Add it to your TBR pile.

To enter all you need to do is tell me which books you’re most looking forward to reading this year and why.

Giveaway runs up until Friday, 22 January and is open worldwide.


1 comments:

Monique Bernic said...

I am so excited for a lot of books, but really keen to finish the Throne of Glass series.I am also really excited for Soundless by Richelle Mead!