Thursday, September 20, 2012

ARCs giveaway - The Crown of Embers and Origin!

by Jessica Khoury

Publication date: Sept. 4, 2012

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
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The Crown of Embers
by Rae Carson
sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Publication date: Sept. 18, 2012

She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from both foreign realms and within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears once and for all, Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten--and forbidden--clues from the deep, undiscovered catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her goes a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man who--despite everything--she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.
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It's someones lucky day! I won this ARC of The Crown of Embers from Epic Reads (Thank you, BTW!!) and I had actually already preordered a copy for my I'm going to give the beautiful ARC away. :)  I also figured that if one ARC is a great win, why not have someone win two...even better!  I just finished Origin (review to follow shortly) and want to pass it on. 

So...if you would like to be the winner of these two beautiful ARCS, just leave me a comment, with your name and email address before the end of the day on Tues., Sept. 25th.  I will choose one winner (via on Wed., Sept. 26th.  The winner will have until Sat. Sept. 29th to email me back with their mailing address. 

Good luck!!


  1. Ooh ooh! I need a beautiful ARC of Crown of Embers. In fact, I need to buy it too, but I'm saving up my pennies :)

  2. Thanks a bunch I loved the first book Girl of Fire and Thorns so it would be cool to get the sequel and Origin looks awesome too.

  3. oh wow AWESOME. I am DYING to read BOTH of these books! I LOVED The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Origin has been high on my wish list!

    thanks for this giveaway!


    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. Angie

    I have been wanting to read both of these books. I keep seeing them on people's blogs and I never know how to get an ARC so this would be great!!!

  5. Origin sounds like my kind of book & Crown of Embers sounds like it will be just as good as the first one! Now I'm not sure if this is opened to international folk, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't with shipping being what it is *shakes fist in air* but a girl's gotta try :)


  6. This sounds like an awesome book. I think I would enjoy this as much as my granddaughter will!! Thanks for the chance.

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