Friday, October 26, 2012

YA Mythology Giveaway Hop

That's right, ladies and gents, it's time for another giveaway! Even better, this giveaway hop is devoted YA books based in mythology. Golly jeepers, I love mythology. Since this theme is such a big deal to me, I'm going to give away TWO prizes, one for each lucky winner.

Prize #1:

My ARC copy of Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama - this prize is USA/CAN only
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.
Here's the thing. I am really not a mermaid book person. I've tried and I've tried, but I just can't do it. Monstrous Beauty, however, is the one mermaid book that really set me back on my heels. You can read my entire review here, but the short version is that this book is dark and squicky and gorgeously written. With Ms. Fama's blessing, I'm giving away my ARC in hopes that it will lure in another fan.

Prize #2:

One book from The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (there are four to choose from but MUST be read in order) - this prize is INTERNATIONAL to anywhere TBD ships

C'mon, guys. An entire hop about mythology and you don't expect me to offer up my favorite series OF ALL TIME, one that just happens to sport an impressive set of mythological gods and goddesses? Please. I reviewed the first book, The Thief, here, and wrote a love letter to MWT here. I'm not going to link to the rest of the books, because there are major spoilers involved if you haven't read the first book.

So here's how it will work. The first winner will pick their choice of Prize #1 or Prize #2. The second winner will then receive whichever choice that remains.


Now for the nitty-gritty. You do NOT have to be a follower to enter this giveaway! However, you WILL earn more entries by becoming a follower, so I strongly suggest it. :) Here are the other details:

- Pay extra special attention to where the prizes can be sent. MB is USA/CAN only; the Thief series book is INTERNATIONAL.
- You must be 13 years old or older.
- Only one IP address per entry. I'm sorry if you and your flatmate both want to enter, but this is my way to weed out cheaters.
- The chosen winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email with their mailing addresses.
- If said winners does not respond in the time specified, new winners will be chosen.

Enter using the Rafflecopter below and then use this link to keep hopping.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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