Thursday, January 5, 2012

YA Fairies & Fantasy Giveaway

What am I reading now?  Become (Ali Cross)
Annd. . . what do I think so far?  Finished. Couldn't put it down! I wouldn't think I'd like a book where the main character is Satan's daughter. But I did. It's an incredible tale of love and hope.

Throughout her life Desolation Black, Desi, has witnessed and experienced the evil and chaos her Father creates. He is Satan. Guess what kind of a life he thinks is best for raising a daughter. Right. All expectations would be that she embraces his lifestyle, but she doesn't. She abhors it, though she doesn't see much choice for her to escape it.

At 17, she's exiled to earth on a special mission to claim specific souls her Father wants. She has been raised in Hell and has only associated with demons and the damned. Everything in her life is cold, dark, vile. But deep within her heart, a small spark of hope, of goodness, is hidden. Though she cherishes the spark, she sees it as a weakness and keeps it buried. It is the only good she has ever known. Good and evil clash, and she has to decide what she wants, with her soul hanging in the balance.

*Awesome book. The characters are well developed. Lucy will step from the pages to hug you. You'll want to jump in to do the same for Miri. Michael seems like a flat character until his true nature is revealed then wow--great choice for a hero. And Desi pulls you through sorrow, love, fear, despair, revulsion, apathy and hope. Most of all hope! Several others take up space in your heart as well and stay with you long after you close the cover on this book.

Only one lucky (very lucky) reader will win this book. If you don't win, you still might want to order it from Amazon. Yeah, you do. Here's the link.

If you'd like to win this copy of  BECOME
     Be or become a follower (by clicking on the "join this site" button on my right-sidebar--if the picture doesn't show up, you can't win the prize)
     •Leave a comment about your favorite faerie or fantasy book
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Congratulations, Lisa! You won.


Christina Kit. said...

I'm Christina Kit. on GFC

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

My favorite fantasy book is Shiver. And the fairy book Maggie Stiefvater wrote.

Cathy said...

I'm already a follower. I'd have to say my favorite is one that isn't really well known. It's called Dollmage and it's by Martine Leavitt. She's a Canadian writer. It's not her most published work, but the story is really fun.

Brooke said...

I love the Iron Fey series, they're my favorite faerie books. Thanks!

GFC - Brooke

karen said...

I love Lesley Livingston's Trilogy "Wondrous Strange"

I am a follower
GFC; Karen Maldonado


Linda Henderson said...

Thank you so much for the excellent giveaway. I would say The Mortal Instruments is my favorite, I like all the ones I've read so far, especially City of Bones.

GFC follow as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

Angie said...

I have Become already, so you don't need to enter me. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review.

Rachelle said...

Awesome. I'm looking forward to reading this book. I'm a follower and a favorite? That's so hard to choose, I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Fablehaven series.

Valia Lind said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)
and I've been a follower for a bit now! hehe


Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Fantasy books are my favorite genra of books. I read everything from Vampires, werewolves to angels and faries. I love it all and they are such fun stories. Though I gotta say if there is werewolves in it i will diffidently pick it up.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

GFC: red_tigergirl2
email: red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I am a new follower on GFC as Suz and I would love to win! I like a lot of fantasy books but some of my favorites are the ones by Patricia Briggs (River Marked, etc.)

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Jessica said...

I love the Sihi, those dark faeries that are not your friends. Thank you for the great giveaway!

gfc - jbronderblogs
jbronderblogs at aol dot com

Gayle said...

It's hard to pick a favorite, but if I stick to the faerie realm, I'd say The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I loved all four books!
I'm a follower - bgh (at) byu (dot) net

Sayomay said...

My fav would b the Fearie Reel! I highly recommend it to anyone!
GFC Samantha D

Jude Henderson said...

One of my favorites is The Need Series by Carrie Jones :D! I Looove those books!

Thank You for the Giveaway!
GFC: Jude Henderson :)

Sophia Rose said...

This book sounds pretty good. I love strong characters who must struggle.

My favorite fantasy series have been Mary Stewart's Merlin/Arthur Trilogy and Michele Franklin's Haanta Series. I have recently discovered YA fantasy and like Christopher Paolini's Eragon Series.

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
GFC: Sophia Rose

I.S. said...

I'm R. on GFC

cigam9 at gmail dot com

My favorite fantasy book is probably Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones

MeghanGa said...

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Cassandra Clare books :)

Janiera said...

GF Follower: Janiera
Twilight is my fave. I don't care what anyone says.
Thanks for the giveaway.
prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

Carrie said...

GFC Carrie Ardoin

celjla212 at aol dot com

I like any vampire book!

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

I really love the Spiderwick Chronicles and The Iron Fey books! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC unabridged Bookshelf


Saleana said...

GFC Saleana Carneiro

I'm falling in love with Switched by Amanda Hocking, unlike any fantasy book I've ever read!

princefluffbelle at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Kara D. said...

I love Iron Fey & Harry Potter books! Thanks for the giveaway.

GFC Kara DIDomizio

Jolene and Family said...

Soo many faerie books I want to get my hands on! The Sookie Stackhouse series are my fav. as of right now that feature Fey, but I'm hoping to broaden my horizons

GFC follower


RandomlyKait said...

I really liked The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. They suck you in completely from the first page.

GFC: Kaity Wells

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

Lauryn said...

GFC- Lauryn
OOoh! The Immortals series is my favorite fantasy series. So well written
laurynweigold at gmail dot com

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I love The Faerie Ring!

GFC-Michelle Adams


Cricket said...

I like the Wings series by Pike.
GFC Cricket
lilcrickit at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway

kbrebes said...

I'm dying to read BECOME by Ali!!!! I just read Divergent and LOVED that! Right now I'm reading STORY OF A GIRL by Sara Zarr.

I'm a follower already here and at iWriteNetwork. : )

Kathleen Brebes

Lexie@BookBug said...

GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
My all time favorite fantasy book is The Lord of the Rings. How can you beat those?
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Angela said...

Agreed on Lord of the Rings - so much better than the movies but I still like those too!
GFC - AngelaJ

Jenny said...

I loved the Iron Fey series!
GFC: Jenny
Thanks :)

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
My favorite faerie reads have been the Iron Fey.

GFC Nicole@ The More the Merrier

Renae W. Mackley said...

I'd would love, love, love to win BECOME. Yes, that means put me in. mackley2809 at msn dot com
I haven't read a lot of fantasy yet but enjoyed Fable Haven. I also joined over at iWriteNetwork. Thanks!

Donna said...

GFC donna
I would love to win a copy of BECOME.
Love fantasies and enjoyed the entire Fablehaven series.

Misty Vansickle said...

I think my fav fantasie books would be the mortal instruments and infernad device series. cant pick

Wolfluvr420 said...

Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite fantasy book is Entwined by Heather Dixon.
wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

chels-obsessivereader :) said...

I am having such a tough time picking a favorite book, but I will have to say Harry Potter! I have always loved those!


Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

WAhoo! I love Ali. Send it my way. I just love the Sword of Shannara series. So good.

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorite fantasy books is The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan :)

GFC follower: April X

Kelly said...

The book sounds intriguing! Hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for the giveaway!
Toss up between the Iron Fey series and Wings series. They are both different but I really have to wait to read the last book in Wings before I could make a final judgment!
gfc kelly fox
delivery.RN at gmail dot com

jessica said...

I've got a lot of favorite fantasy books. Some of the authors are Tamora Pierce, Patricia Briggs, L. J. Smith, etc.
jessangil at gmail dot com

SiNn said...

this sounds liek suuchhh ana wesome book ty for the chance to win it and honestly id have to say my fav fantasy book is tyger tyger kristen hamilton what can i say irish lore i love it


i follow as SiNn

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

I am a GFC follower. My favorite fantasy series will always remain the classic Lord of the Rings.

lisaisabookworm at gmail dot com

Ricki said...

My favorite fantasy is Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
GFC - rickimc

sreis87 said...

My favorite fairy book is called Fairytale by Maggie Shayne. It makes you believe that there is a fairy world, if you just look hard enough. I love this book dearly and highly recommend it to everyone.

Name: Sarah Walker


Helen said...

My favorite fantasy book is The Near Witch
helldog3 at

ali cross said...

Canda, thank you so much for this generous review! ((hugs)) I'm so glad you liked BECOME!

Nedraw said...

My favorite fantasy is The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Harry Potter is a close second though.

Carmen said...

I am a GFC follower.
I read a lot of fantasy theme books, but I am a teacher, and my student's love the Harry Potter series (we have a Harry Potter themed party every year, so much fun) so I have to say that series, just because I love that it gets my students into reading :) Thanks for the chance!

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

GFC: Dani @ Refracted Light
dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

Favorite fantasy? That's easy... Lord of the Rings. ;)

Favorite faerie book? Oh boy...that's hard. Maybe Maggie Stiefvater's Ballad & Lament?

Thanks so much!

BookAttict said...

My favorite fantasy boos are The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop or The Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara

elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Tressa said...

Wondrous Strange series right now.
tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

AEKZ2 said...

GFC follower (AEKZ2)
My favorite fantasy is Inkheart

Mara80 said...

So hard to pick. I love so many fantasy books.
Following GFC- Maritza Robinson

Cindy said...

I really enjoyed the "Iron Fey" series
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa- my favorite!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

geschumann said...

Haven't read much in this genre, but plan on reading the Iron Fey series. Thanks! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

ferretvamp14 said...

My favorite faerie series is Laurell K. Hamilton's Merry Gentry series. Thanks for the giveaway.


JessEmmaZack said...

I know this may be a little dated, but The Lord of the Rings will always be my favorite fantasy book. It is just impossible to top!

rocksann said...

Oh, I would love to win this book. It's on my very long to read list. My fave would have to be the harry potter series but i also love graceling, fire, the mercy thompon series, actually, i could probably go on & on...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
gfc follower: roxanne

Thalia Anderson said...

Definitely the Mortal Instruments, or Pendragon. (:

Katrina said...

I most love the Sookie Stackhouse books but also so many many others.

oneagainst at hotmail

desitheblonde said...

harry potter
desi the blone here
desi the blonde @

rocksann said...

I love so many books but off the top of my head, Finnikin of the Rock. Thank you for the giveaway.

gfc: rocksann

Ashley Ziemer said...

Thank you! I follow via GFC! I have so many favorites> Harry Potter, Circle and Books of History series by Ted Dekker.

ashleyziemer AT gmail DOT com

Meghan Page said...

My new fav is the celestra series, I loved Ethereal and Tremble!

gfc= Meghan Page

meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

Right now I am obsessed with Amanda HOcking's books.


Tiffany said...

I love the Nightshade series. I follow you on GFC:tpulliam

Veronica W. said...

The Iron Fey series! :)

GFC: Veronica W.

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I am not that familiar with faeries and have only read one that I totally loved. True Grime by Natasha Deen.

Thanks for the chance to win!

GFC-Mary @SweepingMe

mary_reiss @

Robin Blankenship said...

GFC Follower as Robin Blankenship

I love the Iron Fey series

VanillaOrchids said...

There are a number of them that are my favorites. The Twilight Saga, The Mortal Instruments series and the House of Night series just to name a few. :)

Thank you for this opportunity!

GFC: VanillaOrchids

ThePixieSprinkles said...

Following you via GFC as ThePixieSprinkles

I could never narrow my favourite down to just one, but I recently finished the entire Succubus series by Richelle Mead and loved it!

This book looks amazing! I've written the info down because if I do not win it, I will definitely buying it! Super unique and fresh story idea! Thank you for introducing me to it! =)

Thanks! =)

Michele said...

Thanks for the giveaway

I always enjoy finding new books!!

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

Anne said...

The Fairy Bad Day
GFC Anne38

Lolawid said...

thanks! I love the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.

GFC - Lolawid
widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

GFC: Leigh Ann
I love the Mortal Instrument series

Stacy said...

My all-time favorite fantasy books are the LOTR books.

the imagine tree at aol dot com
GFC as Stacy T

Lisa said...

Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey is probably my favorite!

lhoffpauir at gmail

Ashley Applebee said...

I am a GFC follower: Ashley Applebee
I think my favorite is the Fever series :)
Ashley A

Heather Cox said...

i dont have a fav! sorry!

Persephone said...

My fave fay book is Tithe.
wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie said...

I'm a follower! My favorite fantasy series is Harry Potter of course! But for newer stuff I'd say anything by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, Warbreaker, The Way of Kings, etc.) My email is redfearnv at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Stacie said...

My favorite fantasy book is the Hobbit.

niahflame at gmail dot com

Devony said...

I'm a follower too. My favorite would be My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. It's. The. BEST. Go read it. wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

NicoleW said...

My favorite would be anything by Christine Feehan and Cassandra Clare.

GFC NicoleW

Jessica Brainerd said...

Love anything by Amanda Hocking - particularly the Hollowland series.
GFC Jessy B
Email: jessyisawinner(at)gmail(dot)com

LeDerpyReader said...

I loved Tithe by Holly Black because it was so different from the other books.

GFC: Herp

Brenda Demko said...

Thank you for the chance to win Become. It sound very good. I follow you via GFC. I like the Faerie Path series.

Charissa Jackson said...

I love the fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

GFC: Charissa Jackson

Dominique said...

I like The Forbidden Game series by L.J. Smith.

GFC: Dominique
couponcookie at gmail dot com

~April~ said...

Thanks for the giveaway...
GFC follower aprilharvell
I do not have a real favorite... But I am following 3 series right now... House of Night by PC Cast, Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward and Immortal after Dark by Kresley Cole.

missrantsypants said...

I follow as clarkmurdock.
I love the Iron King sesries.

Krysykat said...

I really love The Hobbit, my favorite Fantasy book :)

GFC- Krysta Banco