A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway of The Dark City by Catherine Fisher

Thanks to both Penguin and Big Honcho Media, two lucky winners will receive copies of THE DARK CITY by Catherine Fisher!

Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems to also be destroying all. The only hope for the world lies in Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Raffi. They know of a secret relic with great power that has been hidden for centuries. As they search for it, they will be tested beyond their limits. For there are monsters-some human, some not-that also want the relic's power and will stop at nothing to get it.

RELIC MASTER is a four book series. Each book will be released over four consecutive months this summer:
  • Book One: The Dark City, May 17
  • Book Two: The Lost Heiress, June 14
  • Book Three: The Hidden Coronet, July 12
  • Book Four: The Margrave, August 9

Each book will include a piece of the map of Anara, the world of RELIC MASTER, on the reverse of the jacket. Collect all four books and you will have the complete map.

About the Author:
Catherine Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestselling duology Incarceron and Sapphique and in the Relic Master series has created a world equally as developed, dynamic and dangerous as that of Incarceron. Visit her at www.catherine-fisher.com.

So, are you interested in winning a copy?

Giveaway Guidelines:
+ Answer the question: How did you survive Rapture this weekend?
+ Include your email address in the comment
+ Open to US only
+ Giveaway ends May 30th

Extra Entry:
+ Tweet about this and include a link in the comment!
(Extra points if you include in your Tweet: @PenguinTeen and #RelicMaster hashtag!)


  1. Well, I laughed at my son.He has a girl he likes, so he went to her dance recital. Not knowing they last for three hours. He said he slept through the last hour- and he snores. I am so glad I wasn't there. I laughed about it when he got home. I was going to clean house, but I figured, who cares about housework if I was raptured. Needless to say, I spent Sunday cleaning.

  2. I actually just went about my day like nothing was going to happen. Actually forgot about it. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  3. We had book club during the supposed rapture so we made fun of the whole idea then :)


  4. I was at a birthday party so we just ignored it.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  5. Haha I had a dance the night before and then slept most of the day and then read a book thats what I did!! :)

    Fairytalebooklover at hotmail dot com

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  7. I completely forgot about it until I ran errands and a cashier at Target was asking me if I was ready for the end of the world.lol
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!


  8. I was hanging out with my mom, eating some delicious lemon cake.


  9. Life went on as usual. I went for a walk because it was a beautiful day. I don't pay attention to things like that.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  10. I certainly wasn't worried about it, and spent my day doing the normal stuff, but I did note that nothing had happened after 6:00 pm rolled around.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  11. I tied myself to a post and yelled "please God don't take me!!"

    Not really.

    Americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  12. I pretty much just spend the day reading, nothing too different from usual!

    Thanks for the giveaway~

  13. We went motorcycle riding.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  14. I was out to dinner with my family
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. I didn't pay any attention to all th nonsense. I only laughed at some people being all serious about it. hey, did you hear the new 'real' rapture date, is now October 21st? lol Good grief..


  16. What rapture? I don't recall anything intersting happening last weekend...except for the church picnic. :)
    I had actually forgotten all about that.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  17. I went on with life as usual! And thank goodness it didn't happen--my sister arrived from Wisconsin that evening!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  18. I survived the Rapture by going to a fancy steakhouse downtown to celebrate my birthday. I figured if Jesus was really going to do the whole Rapture thing he'd at least have the decency to wait until after I'd had my filet mignon.