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 :)


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Giveaway: Double Whammy!

Okay, so I know this month was supposed to be dedicated to BOTS posts, but I have been presented with a unique giveaway opportunity for you all. I'm sure nobody will mind, once they realize what the prizes are ;) Tomorrow we return back to our regular Battle of the Sexies schedule!

Thanks to Little Brown and Big Honcho Media, one winner will receive his or her very own copies of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS! This is the perfect opportunity for one lucky reader to catch up with the series before the big October 18th release of BEAUTIFUL CHAOS.

Beautiful Creatures
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

Beautiful Darkness
Together Ethan Wates and Lena Duchannes can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Beautiful Chaos
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending. Ethan and Lena’s mesmerizing romance continues in the highly anticipated new Beautiful Creatures novel, coming October 18th.

 And also, if you're interested in this series and have not yet heard....

About Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story – Available August 2!
This all-new original e-book story stars Link, who undergoes a heart-racing transformation after the climactic battle in Beautiful Darkness. Dream Dark also includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters of Beautiful Chaos, the third book in the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series.

Giveaway Guidelines:
* Open to US only
* Leave a comment with your email address
* This giveaway ends August 28th (please note that the original end date--September 7th--has been modified)
* Winners will be contacted via email the following day. I will not be posting who the winners are on the blog due to other BOTS posts for the remainder of August.

Extra Entries:
* Link back to this giveaway on some social networking site or on your blog. Be sure to include the link to your post in your giveaway entry--and make sure that I can view it! (For every site you do this on, you'll receive one extra entry)


  1. Oh my gosh, I want to win these two books. Twitter has been a buzz about them and I must read them.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

  2. Oh, wow, I loved the first one, but just haven't gotten a chance to read the second one yet. What a cool contest!


  3. Hi hi! Oh this is so cool!

  4. How awesome! These books seem awesome :)


  5. wow..this is a great giveaway. I agree...we can miss one day of the battle of the sexies for these babies ;)
    Please count me in.
    +1 tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/Tanya1224/status/105094862604476416

  6. This series is close to my heart, i was a strange girl who moved to a small town and was ostrasized as well but my love stuck up for me! this series gives me hope <3


  7. Oooh, nice giveaway! I've been really wanting to read these!


  8. Thanks for the opportunity, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  9. Ooh, I would definitely love to win these! Thanks for the giveaway opp!!!!


  10. The giveaway titles totally caught my attention and made me have to check it out. So glad I did because I have been absolutely dying to read this series. =)

    Thanks for the great giveaway. =)

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  11. I haven't had a chance to start this series yet, so this giveaway is great.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  12. These sound great. I am always amazed that no matter how hard I look and read and search there are always great books I miss. I need to get my hands on these.

    Thanks for the great givaway.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

  13. Thanks for the chance to win these.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  14. I love the cover art and I have been hearing some great buzz about these books. I also retweeted this contest https://twitter.com/#!/Jellybellys78

  15. would love to read this!

    thanks for the giveaway.


  16. Love the first book. It was like a breath of fresh air to the YA fantasy genre! Now I need to read the second book.


  17. Would love to read these two books! I've heard lots of good buzz about this series.


  18. Thanks so much!

    Tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/Holt9102/status/106080070329827329


  19. Love this series!!! Would love to have bound copies:)
    Retweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Holt9102/status/106080070329827329

  20. Nice, I've heard good things about these books. Would love to win.


  21. OOh, I really would love to win these(who wouldn't?)


    Fingers are crossed!

  22. very nice contest

  23. one of my cowokers told me about this series and she loves it. well have to check it out since she is always telling that ill be hooked.
    Thanks for the giveaway. :3


  24. Oooh, I need to read the second one soon!!

    Enter me! :)



  25. Sounds like great books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. OMG i've been dying to read this! One of my other reviewers reviewed BD and it sounded like something I'd enjoy!


    brokeandbookish AT gmail (dot) com

  27. Never read these books but they sound awesome and the covers are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!! you rock!

  28. Very interesting book covers! (I love seeing how covers translate the book into visuals.)


  29. This is a new series to me but I would love to win these awesome books. Have a chance to catch up to everyone else who's enjoying these books already. Thanks for the chance.
    +1 Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/255214604488573/?view=permalink&id=272219672788066
    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LadyVampire2u/status/107371011586007040

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  30. I keep seeing these books and that reminds me of how badly I want to read them!! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  31. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/107450487154024448

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  32. Thank you for the chance! amazing :)

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mel_91284/status/107451569007628289


  33. I loved the 1st book and would love to own it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  34. Awesome giveaway. Please count me in.

  35. OMG! Enter me please!! Hope to not be too late!


  36. Thanks looks great!

    I'm one of those who has to read and catch up, by the way.

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