12 Days of ARCs + International Giveaway

12 days

Can you think of a better way to spend the holidays than with some wonderful books??  Neither can we!  So, for 12 days, beginning tomorrow at 10 PM EST, Stephanie  from Inspiring Insomnia and I will be hosting a giveaway, and the winner will receive 12 ARCs!  The ARCs will go to a US winner, but because we want our friends outside the US to participate, too, a non-US winner will receive his/her choice of finished copies of any two of the ARCs that we feature.  (These may include pre-orders, if you choose.)

Here’s how it will work: On each of the 12 days, Stephanie and I will take turns revealing one of the ARCs to be given away, beginning at 10 PM EST.  At the same time, both of our blogs will feature a question that you can answer to earn points in the Rafflecopter.  You can ONLY answer a particular set of questions during that 24 hour window, and there will be a new set of questions each day at 10 PM EST.  (We will keep the last questions open for two additional days, to allow those of you celebrating Christmas some extra time to comment.)  You may want to bookmark our posts for the duration of the giveaway, since we will be updating our posts, rather than creating a new post each day.

December 25th Update:

All the books have been unwrapped and I think it is one epic haul. Because we know everyone is busy over the holiday we are keeping the giveaway open until midnight EST on the 27th. people out of town can still enter. 

So for the next two days, you can answer your choice of any two of the previous questions listed below the Rafflecopter (one for me, one for Stephanie) that you may have missed, for additional points.  

And for those that visited each site and answered all 24 questions for the appropriate 24 hour window, you can check an entry on the Rafflecopter for additional points.  NOTE: You can get 6 points for answering the two previous questions OR 10 points if already answered all 24 previous questions.  But you cannot do both.

Take a look at all the ARCs we are giving away to one lucky winner.

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Day 12 textThis is it!  The last ARC to be revealed!  As usual, this last set of questions will be available to be answered for 24 hours, ending at 10 PM EST on the 25th.  But because we know many of you will have plans during this time, the giveaway will actually end at midnight EST on the 27th.  So, when this last pair of questions closes on the 25th, you will have the opportunity to come back anytime over the next two days to answer your choice of any two questions (one for me, one for Stephanie) that you may have previously missed, for additional points.

And for those rock stars who managed to answer all 20 questions during the appropriate 24 hour window, there will be an opportunity for you to check an entry on the Rafflecopter for additional points.

Thank you to everyone who has participated!  We have had so much fun doing this giveaway with you, and we can’t wait to pick our winners!

So far we have revealed:

  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett on Inspiring Insomnia
  • Dangerous by Shannon Hale
  • Awaken by Meg Cabot on Inspiring Insomnia
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Roomies by Tara Altebrando on Inspiring Insomnia
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • A Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (SIGNED) on Inspiring Insomnia
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Hostage Three by Nick Lake on Inspiring Insomnia
  • Deception by C.J. Redwine
  • Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
And the last book is…
HER DARK CURIOSITY by Megan Shepherd

Day 12 Questions:
Mine: Which of the Arcs we are giving away are you most eager for?
Stephanie’s: Have you had as much fun with 12 Days of ARCs as we’ve had? 🙂 Answer at Inspiring Insomnia


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Day 11 already! Tonight’s reveal will be over at Inspiring Insomnia. As for the books we’ve revealed so far,

Day 11 Questions:
Mine: What gift are you really wanting for Christmas?
Stephanie’s: Who would win in a fight – Santa or the Tooth Fairy? Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

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We are day 10 of the 12 Days of ARCs Giveaway.  I love the selection of books we’re giving away.

and tonight’s book is:

Day 10 Questions:
Mine: Which book have you read that you feel didn’t get enough buzz either by publisher marketing or blogger buzz?
Stephanie’s: Do you have any tips for traveling during the holidays? Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

Day 9 text

I can’t believe how close we are to being done with this giveaway! It’s gone really fast and been a lot of fun. Tonight the book reveal is over at Inspiring Insomnia

Day 9 Questions:
Mine: Is there a book that is very popular that you read but didn’t care for? Which one?
Stephanie’s: Oh no!!  Santa’s stuck in your chimney!  How will you help him to get out? Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

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Tonight’s reveal is:

CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge

Day 8 Questions:
Mine: Do you have any book/blogging resolutions for next year?
Stephanie’s: Holiday lights: White or colored; blinking or non-blinking.  Debate! Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

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Tonight the ARC reveal is over at Inspiring Insomnia …head over to check it out. Here are tonight’s questions

Day 7 Questions:
Mine: Did one of your favorite series end this last year? Which one and were you happy with how it ended?
Stephanie’s: Is there any chance of snow for Christmas in your state/country?
Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

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Today My Friends Are Fiction turns one year old! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by and how far this blog has come in that amount of time. When I started blogging I had no idea that the community would be so amazing and I would make such wonderful friends. I also had no idea that I would get so excited to give away books. This giveaway is a great way for me to celebrate one year of blogging and thank you all for following. I can’t wait to see where this next year takes me.

For tonight I am revealing one of the most coveted books of the year. To be honest, when Stephanie and I started this giveaway I didn’t know I’d be giving this one away–I am so, so excited to tell you it is:

CRESS by Marissa Meyer

I absolutely love the Lunar Chronicles and Marissa Meyer. She was so incredibly kind to do an interview with me when I was barely a few months old. I am so thankful for her kindness (you can read the interview here). I hope you guys are excited to see this book revealed.

Day 6 Questions:
Mine: What was your favorite 2013 Debut book?
Stephanie’s: What’s the worst present you’ve ever received? Answer this question at Inspiring Insomnia
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Tonight Stephanie is revealing the ARC; head over to Inspiring Insomnia to see what it is. I have to say tonight’s question from Stephanie is my favorite of all the questions. Made me laugh so hard when I read it. I can’t wait to read your answers 🙂

Day 5 Questions:
Mine: Which book are you most eager to read releasing in 2014?
Stephanie’s: Guess Santa’s weight. Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

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I am SO excited to be unwrapping tonight’s ARC–this is a book that I’ve read and it is by far one of the very best books I’ve read this year and I am beyond thrilled to be able to gift one of you with it. Thank you Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux! Tonight’s reveal is…

THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski

So far we’ve unwrapped Avalon by Mindee Arnett, Dangerous by Shannon Hale and Awaken by Meg Cabot

Day 4 Questions:
Mine: What was your favorite book of 2013? Answer below in the comments.
Stephanie’s: If the reindeer went on strike, what kind of animals should fly Santa’s sleigh instead? Visit Inspiring Insomnia to answer this question
Day 3 textI have loved reading which gifts have meant the most to you. I can’t wait to continue reading your comments.

So far we have revealed Avalon by Mindee Arnett and Dangerous by Shannon Hale…Stephanie at Inspiring Insomnia is ‘unwrapping’ the tonight’s.

Day 3 Questions:
Mine: What is your favorite Christmas carol/song? Answer below in the comment section.
Stephanie’s: Are there any holiday traditions that you wish your family would give up? Head over to Inspiring Insomnia to answer this question and see the 3rd ARC revealed.

 Day 2 textThank you to everyone that has visited our sites and entered this giveaway! I have really enjoyed seeing which ARCs you would love to be revealed. I’ll give you a hint…I’ve seen a few requested that we are in fact giving away.

Now without further ado the second book is (drum roll)…

DANGEROUS by Shannon Hale

Day 2 Questions:
Mine: What is your favorite Christmas (or for any reason) gift you’ve received?
Stephanie’s: Are there any holiday traditions from when you were a kid that you miss? Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

Check back tomorrow at 10 PM EST to see the third book and to answer two new questions.

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Stephanie at Inspiring Insomnia and I are hosting a giveaway, and the winner will receive 12 ARCs! Head over to Inspiring Insomnia to see the first ARC that has been revealed. Answer my below question in the comments to earn entries then head over and see the book you could win and answer Stephanie’s question.

Day 1 Questions:
Mine: Which book would you love to see revealed as an arc being given away? Answer below in the comment section
Stephanie’s: What is your favorite Christmas movie? Answer at Inspiring Insomnia

Check back tomorrow at 10 PM EST to see the second book reveal and the two new questions.

We are so excited to do this giveaway with you, and we hope you will have fun participating!  If you have any questions, please let me know.


  1. Danielle says

    Oh my this is an amazing giveaway!!! Thanks!!! Yay I would love to see an arc of The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver

  2. Kayla DeGroote says

    I would love to see Cruel Beauty or Faking Normal! Want to read those 2 so bad! Thank you girls for the awesome giveaway! You rock!! 😀

  3. says

    Woah, what a fantastic giveaway! Even if I can’t win the ARCs being non-US and all being able to win preorders of two of the books is absolutely brilliant!! *flails*
    I’d love to see The Winner’s Curse!!

  4. Jaime Lester says

    There are a lot that would make me happy. One book would make me do a little dance and squeal a lot would be Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi!!

  5. says

    Weeell, I’d love to see Cress! 🙂 I’m DYING for that book to come out. This is such an awesome idea! Yay for you guys and woot for books!

  6. _Sandra_ says

    I would love, love, loove to see Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Split Second by Kasie West, Landry Park by Bethany Hagen, After the End by Amy Plum .. 🙂

  7. says

    I would absolutely love to see an ARC of Cress! I loved Cinder and am anxious to start Scarlett (but haven’t because I am waiting for it to come out in paperback). Thanks so much for having this giveaway and offering it Internationally 🙂

  8. says

    I hope I can still answer the question. What ARC do I hope is in there? Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. But I think she said there would be no ARCs. So I’m going with Erased by Jennifer Rush or No One Else Can Have You. But I would be so happy with whatever is in there. Thank you guys so much for such an amazing giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  9. says

    Which book would you love to see revealed as an arc being given away?
    Okay, I’d say… (so difficult!) Alientated by Melissa Landers 😀 I’d love to read this one 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy Holidays!

  10. Amber hsu says

    This is such a great idea for a giveaway! I’m really hoping a copy of the winner’s curse will be in there… I’ve read reviews on them and the summary is just so interesting! It doesn’t help that the cover is so pretty too… heh.

  11. Bube says

    Cruel Beauty or Nearly Gone 🙂
    Thank you girls for this amazing giveaway and this amazing chance for the international readers 🙂

  12. says

    I’d love to see Sea of Tranquility as one of the revealed arc, but I bet it doesn’t matter because I’m not from the Us *sighs* but thanks anyway for the amazing giveaway 🙂

  13. melissa says

    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you’re having a great holiday season. As far as ARCs go I am not picky so I would be happy with what ever you put up. Sorry I’m sure that’s no help

  14. Stacie C. says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! You are awesome no matter what some rude people say! I saw your twitter comment and people have to complain about something, which sucks. If people can’t say anything nice they shouldn’t say anything at all lol. As for your question, I would love to Cress!! So many people have read it already and raved about it.

  15. says

    Q: Which book would you love to see revealed as an arc being given away?
    A: Definitely Cress by Marissa Meyer!
    Q: What is your favorite Christmas (or for any reason) gift you’ve received?
    A: A signed book by my favorite author

  16. Carrie says

    My favorite gift? Has to be the past few years when my dad has started to give me money to go on vacation once a year. I’ve been to San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con and hopefully a Vampire Diaries con in Chicago because of it 🙂

  17. says

    My favorite gift would be my new Macbook Pro!! It is a combination Christmas and graduation present but my old computer was dying and it is amazing to have a laptop that works! Plus, I’ve been wanting one for forever…. LOVE it! =)

  18. Katie S says

    My favorite gift would be a tie. Favorite Christmas gift was a Magic Bullet from my sister. I didn’t realize how much I would use it! Favorite non Christmas would be the bookshelf my dad just built me 🙂

  19. Jaime Lester says

    My favorite Christmas gifts are always books or book related. Such as Amazon gift cards. My mom in law is the best for giving some serious Amazon cards. Love it!

  20. says

    It is going to sound funny but hear me out. I have a friend who is much older than me. He is a gruff, surly old man. But for some reason he took a shine to me. The other thing about him is he is the most perfect Santa Claus I have ever seen. My mom and I had a tradition where we would scour the malls looking for the Santa that looked the most real and this man was my perfect Santa. I’ve ever seen one better. But over the years people always begged him to dress as Santa Claus and he swore he never would. When I was seventeen he showed up on my doorstep dressed as Santa Claus. I was so happy I cried. Best Christmas present ever.

  21. says

    All my friends in my maths class made me a giant Pascal’s triangle poster to put on my wall haha. I appreciate the effort that must have taken!

  22. says

    The best present I’ve gotten in recent years was a new camera from my husband. I had no idea he was getting it and it came as a total surprise. He worked extra for weeks and I’m pretty sure I cried after I opened it.

  23. says

    I remember when i was 16 my mother bought me these cool AC/DC Guitar. I have a lot of good memory with that guitar(R.I.P). also one year i got a Whole CD collection set of all the first set of Sims..the good memory’s of ruining my life to take care of none-real life’s.

  24. nurmawati djuhawan says

    my fave christmas is white christmas with a lot of snow..and off course i can only see on movies 🙂
    i live in in south asia..it’s always sunny or rain in here..
    thx u for hosting 🙂

  25. says

    ^^ i absolutely don’t now the title revealed so far so i’m making discoveries^^
    best present/christmas gift ever? let see… it wasone oen really expensive far from it but i love stuffed animal and that year my parents have been so busy that i was nearly sure there won’t be a gift for me under teh tree so when exchanging gift time came and that i receive this so cute littl penguin i couldn’t stop crying because i knew it took them a lot to have it for me and he was ( still is) so cute!!

  26. Tanya says

    My favorite Christmas present was my dog Candy. She was the cutest little doggie! I loved her so much… When my mom let her out of her cage on the morning of Christmas Day, she ran underneath a cabinet of ours and refused to come out. My mom reached in to get her and was met with a nice bite! She was nicknamed Fang. Unfortunately we had to put her down 2 weeks ago. I’m going to miss my little fang!

  27. says

    Best Xmas gift? I remember loving loads as a kid, but as an adult I have two that are first in my mind! My KitchenAid that I had wanted for so long for all my baking (it was a full family gift! Everyone pitched it!) and being able to return home in time for Xmas after being stuck at Heathrows for 5 days back in 2010 with the huge snow debacle!

  28. says

    My favorite gift was when my mom took me to NYC to see Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It was awesome!

  29. says

    My favorite christmas present…. My husband won his fantasy football league and instead of spending the money on himself he bought me a professional grade Kitchen Aid.

  30. says

    My favorite Christmas present..it was the gift of friendship.My bestie and I finally settled our differences for 3 years after not talking with each other.She became my maid of honor on my wedding day and godmother of my eldest child.

  31. says

    My dollhouse that my dad spent months in the garage making. Down to the tiny baby crib and high chair and other furniture. He HAND MADE it. It was the best gift ever and I would still have it now if my little brother hadn’t ‘accidentally’ dropped a weight bar with weights on the roof and smashed it. The dollhouse had three floors and was approximately three feet across by one foot deep by four feet high. I LOVE my dad for making it:)))) Happy Holidays to everyone!!

  32. says

    Well I can not remember any kind of presents I got when I was younger. I’d have to ask my mom about that. But I love it when I get clothes for Christmas now. I go all year not buying myself any kind of new clothes so when I get them it’s really terrific. Lame answer I know. Thank you.

  33. says

    The best gift I ever received as a kid… Wow. Well, I automatically think of this big Playskool red and blue slide I found next to the tree with a bow one year… But then my mind drifts to a Nintendo DS… And slowly, I remember the Kindle ereaders I received later on. That’s a difficult question

  34. says

    I’ve gotten so many awesome gifts over the years, but my favorite is probably a necklace I received from my mom a few years ago. It’s an adorable little cat charm, and I wear it every day to work. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  35. says

    What is your favorite Christmas (or for any reason) gift you’ve received?
    Apart from books… aaammm… a necklace of a heart with a red stone that my boyfriend gave me for our first Christmas together 🙂

  36. Kayla DeGroote says

    This is for Q2: my favorite Christmas present was a gift I had actually bought myself. I ordered a signed Sherrilyn Kenyon book for myself. Was actually my first ever signed book and it was such an amazing book! 🙂 <3

  37. Ashly says

    I love them all, Carol of the bells, Last Christmas by Wham!, 12 days of christmas, etc…everytime I hear any christmas song it makes me happy.

  38. Jaime Lester says

    All of them. Anything trans siberian orchestra. Jingle Bells, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I love Christmas music!

  39. says

    I’m a wee bit of a grinch, so I get tired of Xmas songs fairly easily even more given the way they get overplayed all the time at malls and the like. So the one song I really like that is Xmasy? All I Want for Xmas by Mariah Carey, and I have to say I’d love to listen to the version from Love Actually any day of the week!

  40. Kelly P. says

    I take Christmas songs in limited doses, but I like a lot of the old Christmas time hymns, especially when you can hear the harmonies. And I really like this little known song “I Celebrate the Day” by Relient K.

  41. Kayla DeGroote says

    Q3: My favorite song is probably Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, since it’s my favorite Christmas movie! <3

  42. says

    Such a hard question! My favorite book of 2013 is probably (here’s a long list) Everbound by Brodi Ashton, Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Cress by Marissa Meyer, Vicious by Victoria Schwab…okay, I’ll stop bothering you. 😛

  43. says

    I’m going to say my favorite 2013 read was These Broken Stars. It seriously blew me away with its beautiful prose and simple yet engrossing story!

    And about The Winner’s Curse reveal? *FLAILS* Thanks for this epic giveaway!! XD

  44. says

    Choosing a favorite book of 2013 is impossible! I’ll name three, though: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, and United We Spy by Ally Carter.

  45. says

    oooh, Favourite book of 2013…that’s a toughy! I wanna say Scarlet by Marissa Meyer or Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. I’m so excited for The Winners Curse!

  46. Erin says

    My favorite book of 2013. . . That’s a really hard question to answer! I’ll go with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black as my favorite (though, really, it’s a tie between like 10 books 😉

  47. says

    I honestly can’t pick a favorite! There are so many books that I could choose!
    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer was one, Find Me by Romily Bernard was another…..Crash Into You (Katie McGarry) could also make the list!

  48. Stephanie F. says

    My favorite book of 2013 was Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke. Loved the series and the book and am sad to see it end.

  49. says

    Favorite Christmas Carol is so hard since its always changing. I love grandma got ran over by a reindeer because my grandpa would always put it on the record player and we would sit by the fire and the Christmas tree listening to Dr demento.

  50. Adelynne says

    2013 favorite… ugh this is a hard one. I loved These Broken Stars, The Dream Thieves, Splintered, and Never Fade. There are just too many books….

    I guess if I have to choose a favorite…. Never Fade. It beat These Broken Stars by a hair, and only because of the Chubs and Ruby reunion scene. Probably one of my most favorite scenes ever… *wipes away tears*

  51. says

    That’s tough. But I have to go with This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas, because you know, when you’re obsessed with the characters, you’d be very addicted to the book hence making it the best one you’ve ever read 😀

  52. _Sandra_ says

    It’s definitely a tie between Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo and Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. Amazing books!

  53. Kelly P. says

    I can’t pick just one! But off the top of my head, I really liked Cinder, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and The Graveyard Book.

  54. Miss Wisp says

    Q4: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Hands down. Book Three is the book I’m looking forward to most for 2014. It shall be amazing.

  55. says

    Hum so hard to pick one ( and i’m not sure i ‘ve read that many 2013 release so i will go with one that surprised me the most: Elysian fields by Suzanne johnson^^


  56. Harlee says

    My favorite book of 2013, ahhh such a tough question! Probably a tie between Pivot Point and Unravel Me!


  57. Katie S says

    YAY for The Winners Curse!

    Favorite book of 2013 would have to be either The 5th Wave, Fangirl or Crown of Midnight.

  58. says

    Day 5 question: Oh, good golly…probably Cress, Winner’s Curse, Dangerous, Chapel Wars, Amy Zhang’s untitled book…there’s too many!

  59. Jaime Lester says

    ONE of my favorites of 2013 is actually a series. The Immortal Empire series by Kate Locke. I absolutely adore this series in such a huge way. But although definitely at the top of my faves list, there are still 2 dozen more favorites that deserve to be mentioned as well. 2013 ROCKED!

  60. Stephanie F. says

    I am most eager to read The King by J.R Ward. I love the BDB series and have been eagerly awaiting this one. I love the Blind King.

  61. says

    You ask some hard questions. I’m going to cheat and give you more than one. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins, Rebel by Amy Tintera, The Treatmnt by Suzanne Young, The Darkest Minds 3 by Alexandra Bracken, The Warrior by Victoria Scott, Ignite Md by Tahereh Mafi, Erased by Jennifer Rush. I’m more than sure I could add more but I figured I would give you a break.

  62. says

    There are lots of books I’m looking forward to in 2014. Really excited for Her Dark Curiosity, Ignite Me, Cress, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Thanks.

  63. _Sandra_ says

    I can’t choose just one!!! How about three? 🙂 The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor and Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

  64. says

    Hmmmm, I’m super excited to read some end of trilogies like Evertrue, Infinite, Ignite Me, Sweet Reckoning, … and on the first in series or stand alone side I’m super excited to read The Winner’s Curse, Salvage, The Fearless, Hexed, (Don’t You) Forget About Me… Damn, too many books I’m excited for!!

  65. says

    hum there are quite a few Pirate alley by Suzanne johnson ( must see my Pirate get his revenge^^ he can be so creative;) ) the new seanan mcguire in the october daye serie and in the incriptid series, black arts by faith hunter and the last book of teh adventure of cat and bones( and several other i can’t think of right now)

  66. says

    I am most eager to read The Magician King by Lev Grossman. It is the final book in The Magicians trilogy and the after way the last book ended I need to find out what happens to these characters!

  67. Ashley Jellison says

    Ooooh, that’s so hard. I have so many sequels coming out, like James Dashner’s new book, as well as Lydia Kang’s second, hopefully. But I think that I will have to go with the Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. It’s just the last book of the series and I’ll probably cry for 3 days, *cough*, years.

  68. Christina T says

    I can’t wait for Cress, Ignite Me, and City of Heavenly Fire, The last two will be the end of some of my favorite series but I’m still eagerly awaiting them.

  69. says

    That’s hard because I’m waiting on so many
    Romance : As you Are by Sarah M Eden and Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker.
    Urban Fantasy: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison and Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
    Middle Grade: The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    Fantasy: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

  70. says

    Oh, I don’t know if I could pick just one favorite 2013 debut…so many good ones! Maybe All Our Yesterdays or Splintered or Arclight or Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Yeah, maybe one of those. =)

  71. Adelynne says

    Debut books of 2013….

    Probably Splintered by A.G.Howard. It’s all I can think of off the top of my head right now.

  72. Jaime Lester says

    That is a tough one. Maybe Splintered by A.G Howard or The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan or If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch or Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn…. There are more favorite 2013 debuts that I loved I’m sure. But these are definitely favorites!

  73. Kayla DeGroote says

    Q6: My favorite debut book is either Splintered by A.G. Howard or The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Soooo good!! <3

  74. says

    Oh my god, CRESS!!! (pick me! pick me!) I love Lunar Chronicles. Words can no do my passion justice.
    As for my favorite 2013 debut novel, it’s really hard to pick but I’m gonna go with Pivot Point 🙂 Fingers crossed for this giveaway!

  75. Anne Consolacion says

    I just read Another Little Piece and I love it! I also like Inhuman but I’m not sure if it is a debut book.

  76. says

    My favourite debut? Hmmm, it’s gonna be a tight run between Splintered by Anita Howard, In The End by Demitria Lunetta and Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis!!

  77. sandyg265 says

    I don’t think I read any debut authors but my favorite book in a new series was The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell.

  78. Alexandra says

    Happy Blogoversary!
    Okay so my favourite debut book would have to be either In The After by Demetria Lunetta or Reboot by Amy Tintera!

  79. Miss Wisp says

    Q6: The only debut novel I read this year was Sign of the Throne by Melissa Eskue Ousley. So, that, I guess, However, it was severely flawed but the final chapters did nicely set things up for the sequel.

  80. Kelly P. says

    Oh crud, I have no idea which books I read debuted this year. Um… Scarlet came out this year, right? Yeah, let’s go with that. 🙂

  81. Zoe Brown says

    Worst present?
    God strangely hard one. I haven’t really received any bad presents. In fact yes, I have.
    When I was about 5/6 for my birthday I got a Cindy doll. Sounds a bit weird but I HATED dolls or anything girly so after everyone had left I looked at my mother and was like “Why did they get me this?” haha
    Favorite book debut?
    Hmmm… Well if this questions means what I think it means then Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I just ugh. So good.

  82. says

    My favourite debut book of 2013 would be Ignite by Erica Crouch! I absolutely ADORED this book, and I cannot recommend it enough. I have featured it about 100 times on the blog, because I love it so much. When I was reading it, I couldn’t put it down – I wanted to devour the whole thing (and I did, haha).

  83. Stephanie F. says

    So many great books debuted this year but my favorites would be Celtic Moon by Jan Delima and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. They were two really fantastic books.

  84. says

    Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter ended this year. I was pretty happy with the ending, but she hyped it up like so many people were going to die, so that was a bit of a let-down.

  85. says

    Series that ended this year that I really liked their endings? Clockwork Princess was a fantastic ending of a trilogy I loved, and so were Goddess for the Starcrossed trilogy, If I Should Die for the Revenants trilogy and Infinityglass for the Hourglass trilogy!

  86. Jaime Lester says

    As a matter of fact, one of my all time favorite series ended this year and I absolutely loved the ending. Although it made me sad because I wasn’t ready to let the characters go yet. But, I had to and the goodbye ended on a very bright and happy note. So, I guess you would like to know the name of the series huh?! The Immortal Empire series by Kate Locke. God Save the Queen, The Queen is Dead and Long Live the Queen.

  87. Christina T says

    My favorite series The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare ended this year, it was one of my favorites but the ending kinda disappointed me. It felt like the ending was done to please everyone so no one could be mad at ending where there was something for everyone.

  88. Kayla DeGroote says

    Q7: Actually I didn’t have my favorite series end this year. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu ended tis year, which I adore, and that book was such a fantastic ending to a series! It was just so amazing!! <3

  89. says

    Hmm, I don’t think I had a series ending favourite. I think I only finished one and I wasn’t too impressed. However, there was a great deal of sequels that wholly surprised me by their awesomeness (:

  90. Danielle says

    I have finished and started so many series that I can’t possibly choose just one!! But so far the series that have ended for me have been very good! 🙂

  91. says

    A couple of my series have ended… Like the Starcrossed and Divergent trilogy and actually I haven’t even read the last book! So I have no idea how they end… I can start a book like that but get me to try and read the second and third one is like pulling teeth!

  92. _Sandra_ says

    A couple of series have ended this year.. I really loved endings of Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand, Unraveling duology by Elizabeth Norris and Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

  93. Alexandra says

    The Divergent series ended this year but I haven’t read Allegiant so I can’t say if I liked the end or not. 🙂

  94. Miss Wisp says

    Q7: Yes. Eden by Janelle Stalder. The ending (Eden-East) was perfection. Everything you could ever want in an ending. Definitely in my Top 5 books of the year.

  95. says

    i guess some series i follow perhaps got their last book last year but in that case i haven’t gotten them yet ( i’m often a long time behind new release^^) so for what i’ve read no ending no and in a way i prefer that i hate series ending^^( but 2014 will be full of it like up from the grave by jeaniene frost etc)

  96. says

    Marie Lu’s Legend series ended with Champion, and I thought the ending was perfect. I know not everyone agrees, but I thought it was moving.

    I assume two books can be considered a series, so I will also mention Just One Day/Just One Year. You know how I felt about JOD (LOVED), and I was quite disappointed with JOY. I will never give up on Gayle Forman, though. 🙂

  97. Kelly P. says

    I can’t think of a series that ended last year, but I still remember Diana Wynne Jones, one of my all time favorite authors, who died in 2011 of cancer. She has one more book coming soon, completed for her by her sister Ursula, but it was the end of a wonderful,, prolific writer’s life.

  98. Filia Oktarina says

    Day 7 Questions: No, my favorite series still haven’t finish.
    Day 6 Questions: I still haven’t read any debut book this year .

  99. Kelly G. says

    Yes! Veronica Roth’s Divergent. I thought Allegiant was okay, but not nearly as good as the first book in the trilogy.

  100. says

    I haven’t read any series that ended this year. Well, I have Allegiant on my shelf, waiting for me, but some friends of mine told me I would not like the ending so I’m kind of afraid to even touching it! hahaha
    Well, yes, I think so, The Incarnation series by Avery Williams? I started the same day, I finished both books. I loved it and I couldn’t believe it was over. I hope I’m wrong and that there’s more! 🙂

  101. Adelynne says

    Infernal Devices, Gallagher Girls, and Divergent. 🙁 They were all great, and personally, I rather liked Allegiant’s ending, But, a happy ending would be preferable too. 😀

  102. says

    I live in the south, so I probably won’t have any snow. There might me a little, but not enough to actually stick.

    And the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout ended. I’m not really happy with the ending, since a lot of books have ended it like that. I think it could have been better, but I’m excited for the spin-off that’s coming.

  103. Katie S says

    A few of my favorite series ended and I was fairly happy with most. Allegiant and Champion were solid endings but Requiem was lacking for me!

  104. says

    Day 7: I’ve had several series end this year – Delirium, Divergent The Chemical Garden but none of them were my favorite and sadly I was disappointed in the ending to all of them 🙁

  105. says

    The Lying Game ended. Sad to see it go, but loved the way it ended. No real chance of snow where I live. It could happen, but it’s not likely.

  106. says

    My blogging/book related resolutions are: being better at keeping my ARCs up to date and not have tons pending, and being better at writing reviews right after finishing a book!

  107. Jaime Lester says

    My book resolution for 2014 is to stay away from the library and read all of the amazing books that are sitting on my shelf. I have books on my shelf that have been sitting there for 2 years that I haven’t read because the library is kind of my addiction. So I have made a vow to stay away from the library and read at least 10 of my books before I am allowed to go back!

  108. says

    I have a few book/blogging resolutions for the new year, but I’m still finalizing most of them. A big one though is to catch up on some series! I made a list of series in which all the books are out or will be out by the end of 2014 that I have not yet finished reading. Time to get on that!

  109. says

    My 2014 book blogging resolution is to find the perfect review format for me! I have a hard time finishing reviews right now, so I thought trying a new format might help – we’ll see!

    I’m really excited to read Cruel Beauty – Beauty & the Beast retellings are my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  110. Brynna says

    Well, I don’t do resolution period, so I have no actual resolutions, though it would be nice if I could keep the number of books I’d like to read even with the number of books I’m actually reading (as opposed to read 1 book, add 5 more to the TBR list), which probably won’t happen.

  111. Stephanie F. says

    I’d like to have more time to post author spotlights and giveaways. This year has been hectic so it’s been just reviews but hopefully I can get more into it next year.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways. 🙂

  112. Kayla DeGroote says

    Q8: Definitely to be more on top when it comes to blog posts and reviews. As well as keeping up with commenting and responding to comments! I am TERRIBLE with that!

  113. Alexandra says

    I don’t have a blog but I have a goal to read 52 books next year! That’s a book a week! It may not be a lot compared to others, but that’s quite a lot for me. 🙂

  114. says

    i would like to have some post ready in advance in case life happen and i can’t read for a time and i also want to try to make a dent in teh challenge sooner because i’m behind now with only a few day to finish

    happy holidays

  115. Kelly G. says

    My 2014 resolution is to read at least 75 books and review half of them…including some that have been languishing in my to-read pile for most of 2013!

  116. Miss Wisp says

    Q8: I don’t currently have a blog. I have thought about starting one though. Perhaps 2014 will be the year I do!

  117. _Sandra_ says

    My 2014 resolution is to find more time to read ’cause there’re sooo many awesome books waiting on my TBR list. 🙂

  118. Christina T says

    I hope to beat the reading challenge I set this year with a bigger goal next year and to finish some of the series that I started this year like the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. Also to say goodbye to some of my series that end next year.

  119. Tammy says

    This year’s reading goal was 150 books read, I’m currently at 254 so maybe 250 books read for next year because at some point the limit has to be at the maximum amount of books I could possibly read, right?

  120. Sarah says

    I cannot wait for Cress! I’m so excited!
    My book/blogging things I want to do:
    -Actually post on my blog regularly
    -Finally read some Shakespeare
    -Find a way to properly balance school, writing, and reading and keep it balanced!

  121. Ann S says

    Hmm. Finish my Netgalley backlog. Finish all the half finished reviews. Read the books that have been on my TBR list forever.

  122. Jaime Lester says

    There have been a few of those. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini and the Wings series by Aprilynn Pike are the first that come to mind.

  123. Brynna says

    Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls). I am not a fan of Shiver. I really loved The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys, but I just did not like me some Shiver.

  124. says

    i’ve heard a good things about charley davidson series but i don’t love it just liked the first book …. i can’t explain i’m just not into it and i hated primal law( great disappointement)

  125. says

    One book/series that I don’t share the immense hype about is the Divergent series. I actually loved Divergent but then read Insurgent and was very put off by the whole direction of the plot and how the characters were developing… so much I still need to read Allegiant.

  126. says

    The most notable title everyone else loved that I didn’t care for is probably “The Hunger Games.” I knew where the whole trilogy was going from day one and didn’t care to continue. Just wasn’t for me. 🙂

  127. says

    I haven’t read any popular books yet, but I don’t care for the Divergent series. I don’t understand the Hype, maybe if I read it but I don’t really know what its about. All I know is fractions (or however you spell it)

  128. Shamara says

    I know many won’t agree with me but for me the Divergent series is greatly overrated. It’s not that I did not enjoy it but I thought that it was nothing special

  129. Christina T says

    Wither by Lauren DeStefano, Book one of the Chemical Gardens series. It looked good but I don’t think it was a good story and I can’t understand the relationship between the main character and kitchen boy I could see them being friends but the love story between them really didn’t make sense to me.

  130. says

    Yes, the book I didn’t really care for was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Not sure why but, I didn’t really like it. I stopped halfway through book 2 almost 6 months ago and just never finished it. i know a lo of people have loved it so, maybe I’m weird haha.

  131. Ashley Jellison says

    I see others share my opinion. I read Delirium, and I did not care for it. It wasn’t HORRIBLE, but I didn’t even read the next two books, and that tells you something.

  132. says

    So, I feel like Fangirl is very popular in the book blogging community. I liked it, but it wasn’t a 5-star read for me like it was for so many others.

  133. Adelynne says

    I read The Selection and nearly chocked myself. (Sorry to The Selection fans!) The characters just.. ugh…

    I heard about Derlirium and Shatter Me but I’m too scared to read them since some of the bloggers I know hated them.

  134. Tammy says

    Yes, Fangirl. I read over 200 pages and just could not take anymore. I’ve never read fan fiction so I couldn’t relate to Cath. She just seemed whiney & pathetic.

  135. Tammy says

    Yes, two books that I never heard much about but blew me away: If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin and Absent by Katie Williams.

  136. says

    Transparent by Natalie Whipple! When Epic Reads pulled it during an ARCParty they’d yet to hear about it, and to my recollection have yet to mention it since it’s May release, It’s a REALLY fun read (I’ve already read it twice!) and I try to recommend it whenever I can. If you haven’t read it, definitely give it a try! And just in case you need any more convincing, here’s my review for your perusal: http://scribblerskye.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-transparent.html

  137. Stephanie F. says

    Long Live the Queen I think is a book that got no publicity and should have. It was a great series and I’m sad to see it end.

  138. says

    Day 10: I LOVED Amber House but not many people have read it. Sanctum is gaining momentum but that is still underread IMO. I also really loved Kindness for Weakness.

  139. Jaime Lester says

    There are a few. Inhuman by Kat Falls was fantastic, but I haven’t seen it a lot around the blogosphere. The Immortal Empire series by Kate Locke is adult fiction series that is one of my absolute favorites, and deserves so much more attention than it has gotten

  140. says

    Amy Spalding’s contemporaries, and Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara. Also I think Stephanie Perkins should’ve gotten a whole lot more publicity, as well as Miranda Kenneally and Brigid Kemmerer.

    Thank you:)

  141. _Sandra_ says

    There’re tons of books that didn’t get enough buzz in my opinion, like If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin, Canary by Rachele Alpine, Bruised by Sarah Skilton, Gated by Amy Christine Parker..

  142. says

    Hmmmmm, right now the ones that strike as not getting as much both from publishers as other series are Angelfall & World After, they’re both such amazing books and despite the buzz from some book bloggers that love them, I barely saw any buzz otherwise!

  143. says

    Deception? I want!! back to the question… it(s an older book ” the hobb bargain” by patricia briggs that i feel is really not known enough and it deserve to be discovered

    happy holidays

  144. Miss Wisp says

    The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. I know it’s been on the Best Sellers list but you rarely ever actually hear things about this series.

  145. Kelly P. says

    Well, I always feel like “Spindle’s End” by Robin McKinley needs more buzz because it’s one of my all time favorites. This year, I think “The Last Dragonslayer” could have used more buzz. I know it got plenty compared to lots of titles, but I thought it was so much fun and not enough people have picked it up. 🙂

  146. says

    I really enjoyed The Gypsy King by Maureen Fergus, but I feel like I never saw too much buzz for it, which is too bad b/c it’s quote fantastic!

  147. says

    That didn’t get enough buzz: Probably SIX MONTHS LATER by Natalie D. Richards…I barely hear about it on the interwebz, but I liked the book and the author was super nice. Also, it may just be me, but Parallel as well. Lauren Miller is amazing!

  148. says

    I’d love a trip to Disney World or a kitten for Christmas. But realistically, I’d love to get a signed copy of Allegiant. Our local bookstore had some and I dropped about a million hints.

  149. says

    What I really want for Xmas? A way to teleport myself easily back & forth to India so I can spend more time with the bf! That or finally finding a place somewhere in the world where the economy is not crap and we can finally move together!

  150. Stephanie F. says

    The gift I really want for Christmas is signed books from my favorite authors and gift cards for more books. 🙂

  151. Brynna says

    A tablet! (which, I know I got, because I helped pick it out)

    I couldn’t be happier. Well, I could be, but I couldn’t be much happier.

  152. Christina T says

    A Keurig so I can make single cups of my favorite coffees and teas to drink while snuggle up in my chair to read! 🙂

  153. says

    not to be forgotten… the actual gift isn’t that important ( though book or stuffed animal are on top of my list) but i hope i won’t be forgottn with all that happened lately i’m the only at home to have gone shopping and i do want my little part under the tree

  154. _Sandra_ says

    I have no special gift requests this Christmas, so any book and hanging out with my friends and family will be perfectly enough. 🙂

  155. says

    There’s not a whole lot of gifts I’m hoping for–I’m just excited to go home and see my dog! BUT, if I was going to pick a gift, I would definitely say the new Harry Potter paperback box set!

  156. Christina T says

    Avalon, Cress, Cruel Beauty and The Winner’s Curse! All are high on my TBR list. Hope your having a wonderful Christmas!

  157. Jaime Lester says

    All of them! The Winner’s Curse, Cruel Beauty, Deception, Cress, Independent Study! They all sound great. I hope your Christmas is Blessed and Merry and Bright! Thank you for 12 Days of Christmas!

  158. says

    I’m really looking forwards Deception! ( oki i still neeed to get book 1 first too but at least that one i know^^) but i didn’t had time to check all the arc i never heard off before yet so perhaps one will get more interesting after^^

  159. says

    The most excited about all the ARCs? The most most most will have to go to The WInner’s Curse, though I was also very excited to see Avalon & Cress!!

    Thanks a lot for this super fun giveaway! =D

  160. says

    Which of the Arcs we are giving away are you most eager for?
    Definitely: The Winner’s Curse is my first choice. I’ve been dying to read this book and I think the cover is simply amazing.
    My second choice would be Cress.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway and Merry Christmas!! 🙂

  161. says

    Q: What is your favorite Christmas carol/song?

    A: Carol of the Bells! It’s got a spooky tone to it that I just love (which I know sounds weird for Christmas, but that’s just the way I am ;).

    Thanks for this opportunity! I had no idea how I missed the day, but it’s nice to be able to fill it in. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  162. Kayla DeGroote says

    Q9: Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. I know everyone loves them but I just didn’t care for either series. The firstHG was okay but it slowly sucked more and more :/ *hides&

  163. Christina T says

    Q10. I feel like The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna wasn’t represented enough and because of that I feel like readers were cheated out of another book to answer all the unanswered questions that the book left off with because of an open ending.

  164. says

    There were a handful of series ending this year that I was sad to see go. I haven’t started on Allegiant yet, but I though Champion (Legend), If I Should Die (Revenants), Elegy (Hereafter), Boundless (Unearthly), and Goddess (Starcrossed) were all gorgeously written final books that closed out their series well.

  165. Marlot Schonewille says

    My favorite christmas gift was a very nice perfume from my parent with my name ingraved on the bottle. I didn’t know that I would receive this (I knew about the other presents) and I loved it 🙂

  166. Miss Wisp says

    Bonus Question Day 5:
    The third Throne of Glass installment,
    A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer.
    Cress by Marissa Meyer.
    City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.
    Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne.
    The third Mirrorworld installment by Cornelia Funke.
    The second Elemental Trilogy installment by Sherry Thomas.

  167. Ann S says

    Bonus question: Did a series end? Yes, the Prophesized series by Kaitlyn Hoyt. Did I like how it ended? I don’t know yet, I haven’t let myself read the last book, I’m too afraid of how it will end!

  168. says

    Day 1 question: I was really hoping to see an ARC of Dorothy Must Die or The Chapel Wars. Not sure “Dorothy” has ARCs, but I know The Chapel Wars does and it’s one of the books I’m definitely looking forward to in 2014.

  169. insiya says

    Extremely eager for Awaken by Meg Cabot. Read her previous books & love her writing style. She has developed and changed it a lot through the years.

  170. says

    I’m most excited about Cress and Cruel Beauty. They are all ready great books and it’s amazing of you ladies for hosting this giveaway. Even if I don’t win, thanks for doing this!

  171. Tammy says

    Independent Study, can’t wait! Series that ended, Gallagher girls, United We spy by Ally Carter and it was a perfect ending.


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