Blog Tour: The World of Weir & Giveaway!

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I’m so thrilled to be part of this tour! I’ve heard great things about this series and I absolutely can’t wait to read it. So without further ado, here’s a little bit about the series:

ABOUT “THE WORLD OF WEIR” BLOG TOUR

Those with magical powers in The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima are known as the Weir. The World of Weir blog tour leads up to the release of the can’t-miss series finale, The Sorcerer Heir (in-stores October 21st) by celebrating the magical fantasy world and the five types of magical guilds. Follow along for playlists, nail art, and more inspired by the series, plus exclusive excerpts from the upcoming finale.

WEEK 1:  THE WARRIORS September 14 – September 20

WEEK 2: THE WIZARDS September 21 –  September 27

WEEK 3: THE SEERS September 28 – October 4

WEEK 4:  THE ENCHANTERS October 5 – October 11

WEEK 5:  THE SORCERERS October 12 – October 18

 

Who are the Seers?

Seers have a limited ability to predict the future, and their prophesies always come true, even though they might be misleading.Seers are also known as Soothsayers. Their ability to predict the future can be limited since their prophesies are convoluted, so even if they are technically true, they are often misleading having multiple facets. Seers are termed the “Wise Counselors,” and wizards often keep them as advisors, though seers can’t always be trusted and are seen as tricky and deceptive by members of the other guilds. Seers are associated with the color red.

Find out more about The Wizards at the these blogs:

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About the Heir Chronicles:

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The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from beloved (and lovingly reviled) characters.

Series order:

The Warrior Heir
The Wizard Heir
The Dragon Heir
The Enchanter Heir
The Sorcerer Heir

CindaWilliamsChimaAbout Cinda Williams Chima:

Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

Find here at:
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Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive the entire series!

US only / Must be 13 or older to enter / Prizing courtesy of Disney-Hyperion
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Saturday Situation: Link up your reviews & giveaways

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and myself. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Mister Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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Gone Girl Giveaway! #GoneGirl

I read Gone Girl in 2013 and loved it. It’s so twisty and turn-y and just completely messed up…but in a good way. Now I’m really excited about the movie. I think it looks great, what do you think? 20th Century Fox has been doing a lot of cool things like Amy Dunne’s Pinterest Page. Go check it out! It’s the perfect lead up to seeing the movie. And now I have a chance for 2 readers to win the movie tie-in edition of Gone Girl! More details below, but first here’s some more info about the movie.

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Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

GONE GIRL – In Theaters October 3

Official Website | Facebook |Twitter | Google+ | #GoneGirl

 

Giveaway:

Two winners will receive a copy of the movie tie-in edition of the book (courtesy of 20th Century Fox.)

To enter tell me if you’ve read the book yet in the comments.

US only/must be 13 or older to enter.

Ends September 30th.

Saturday Situation: Link up your reviews & giveaways

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and myself. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Mister Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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Amy Dunne’s Pinterest Page #GoneGirl

I’m pretty excited about the Gone Girl movie. The book was so twisty and captivating. I can’t wait to see that come to life on the big screen. If you can’t wait either here’s something to make it  bit easier.

Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found.

Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.) Everyone is wondering ‘Did Nick kill his wife?’

As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues? Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunne

GG-PinterestPretty awesome, huh? Here’s some more about the film.

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

GONE GIRL – In Theaters October 3

Official Website | Facebook |Twitter | Google+ | #GoneGirl

Audiobook Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

 

Release Date: 2012
Read by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay
Age Group: Adult
Received From: Audible
IBSN: 9780670026609
Blurb:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

pireviewWhat the hell? Really, wtf? This is one of those SUPER popular genre crossing books so of course I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Now I’m a little annoyed that I wasted so much of my time on it.

I was actually enjoying Me Before You until close to the end. The story was engaging if somewhat cliched. Everyone likes a good soften-up-the-mad-at the-world character, right? I was happy that Will being an ass didn’t drag out forever. They start to get on pretty quickly, thankfully.

I adored Lou. She was a wonderful main character. She was kind but didn’t take Will’s crap. She was funny and interesting. She has an outrageous fashion sense that made her stand out in the crowd. I also grew to like Will as he opened up to Lou more and more. That didn’t last, unfortunately.

There will be some spoilers ahead so read at your own risk.

Will wants to die. He wants an assisted suicide and really I found it hard to blame him at first. He had had such a rich and adventurous life before his accident. It would be unfathomable to be in his situation. But then he met Louisa. She made him happy. She opened new doors for him, made him see that he could have a full life.  It wasn’t enough. This is where I started to get a little pissed in the story. Will even says at one point that the 6 months with Louisa in his life had been the best he’d ever known. So…something doesn’t add up there. The best 6 months ever, but I still want to die. Yeah, tell me how that makes sense? I just couldn’t make that leap.

One of the things I found most surprising about my reading experience is that I didn’t shed a single tear and trust me, I’m a crier. By the end I really just thought Will was a selfish ass. So I wasn’t really sad to see him go. The way Louisa’s story ended was nice, but we could have had the same outcome in a more logical fashion. (ie Will takes some antidepressants, lives, loves Louisa, and she goes to uni). But whatever.

Don’t take my word on it. The book is wildly popular so I’m certainly the minority.

Saturday Situation: Link up your reviews & giveaways

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and myself. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Mister Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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