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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Missy's Epic 1000 followers giveaway

Missy's Epic 1000 followers giveaway at Missy's Reads and Reviews at

Excerpt from her post stating the prizes(its so tempting!)-
Prize Pack #1: The Beach Bum Prize Pack
All books in this category are beach-related in some way, shape or form. If you win this prize pack, you will get your choice of three books.

Prize Pack #2: Bitten & Smitten Prize Pack
These books are all about vampires. Again, I'll list some of my favorites and you will get your choice of three books.

Prize Pack #3: Boys, Boys, Boys Prize Pack
Some of my favorite books, all written by male authors. Pick three.

Prize Pack #4: Everything In-Between Prize Pack
The books listed here are some of my absolute favorites of the year. If selected, you will choose three.

Prize Pack #5: Surprise Prize Pack
This prize is pretty much all about the winner, but with a twist. On the entry form, there will be a place where you will write down your top six books on your wishlist. If you're selected as the winner of this prize pack, I will choose three of those six books to order and send to you.

Bonus Prize Pack: Ultimate Follower Prize Pack
Okay, I lied... there's one more prize pack. This one is made specifically for you to show my gratitude.

In this prize pack, you will get the following:
· Your choice of three books.
· Two random ARCs that I have lying around.
· A whole bunch of swag - bookmarks, bookplates, charms, stickers, notepads, etc.

Best of luck peeps! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mimi Valentine:100 Followers Giveaway & Talk In A Whisper:280+ Followers Giveaway

Mimi Valentine:100 Followers Giveaway
There's going to be ONE lucky winner who can choose a book from the following list, which contains some of my favourite reads of the year:

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

To enter go over to-

Talk in a Whisper:280+ Followers Giveaway

I have reached 280 followers and I want to thank you! And what is the better way to express my gratitude than GIVEAWAY? :) There will be 3 winners right now but if I reach 500 followers I will add two more winners and then one winner per every 50 followers! :) So share the giveaway everywhere.

Every winner will pick one book which I will pay for her/him! :)
To enter head over to-

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

REVIEW:Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

SYNOPSIS:Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

MY REVIEW:I had already read a lot of positive reviews about this book when I finally borrowed it from my friend.Boy was I dying to read it!I opened it straightaway and read it aggressively and finished it in two days…but I did not exactly respond to Anna and the French Kiss the way I had expected myself to.I did not enjoy the book as much as I thought I would.In fact I quite disliked the protagonists Anna and Etienne St. Clair.Though the book is written in first person narrative I could not relate to Anna.She was so whiny and bitchy throughout the book.She was so irritating.The way she continuously urged St. Clair to break up with his present girlfriend,Ellie left me annoyed.I mean what right does she have to take decisions for him?!I simply did not like Perkins using the stereotypical three-girls-fighting-over-a-hunk theme.It disgusted me.And Etienne St. Clair.He is so boring and insipid.No matter how hard Perkins tried to convince me that he is this ‘beautiful’ boy,I could not be convinced.I definitely did not fall in love with him!I could forgive the primary characters for being so dull if only one of the secondary characters shone through!But they too were equally monotonous!Take anyone-Meredith,Rashmi,Josh,Dave,Ellie-everyone failed to impress me.Rashmi had fire but that has hardly been used properly in the book.But I guess I liked Anna’s kid brother Seany for being so fiercely loyal to his sister.I give a little credit to Stephanie Perkins for the fluidity in her prose but again she is a sucker for melodrama.The book is so very melodramatic.I sometimes felt like yelling at the protagonists for being so silly,whiny and melodramatic,especially Anna.Perkins takes potshots at Anna’s father who makes a living out of writing books overtly dramatic books involving deadly illnesses like cancer.But Perkins does the same thing in her debut novel.The oh-so-beautiful St.Clair’s mother is suffering from cancer in this book.There is not a single realistic thing about this book!The only thing that I liked in this book are the beautiful descriptions of Paris.But for that I would rather browse the French Travel Guide.For that I don’t need to sit through 372 pages of sheer teenage hormonal overdrive!The real bummer is that I was really looking forward to reading Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins but I am no longer excited about it now.