July 2012: Month in Review + Book of the Month Giveaway

Hey everyone!

It’s been a slow month at A Reader of Fictions. I’m still behind on my book challenge and I haven’t had quite as many reviews going up either, both because I’m behind and because some of my reviews are waiting to go up for Dystopian August. Look forward to that. There’s going to be an epic giveaway associated with it, and that’s going live in just a couple of hours.

Make sure you scroll through the whole post, or you’ll miss a fabulous giveaway!

Books Reviewed in July:
Only 18 books! That’s pretty wimpy. Next month, though, will not be wimpy. It will be BRAWNY. Be prepared, guys!

13 Young Adult:
Lies Beneath – Anne Greenwood Brown
Something Strange & Deadly – Susan Dennard
Something Like Normal – Trish Doller
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft – Jody Gehrman
Seraphina – Rachel Hartman
Darker Still – Leanna Renee Hieber
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
One Moment – Kristina McBride
Pushing the Limits – Katie McGarry
House of Shadows – Rachel Neumeier
Burn Mark – Laura Powell
Secret Letters – Leah Scheier
Dust Girl – Sarah Zettel

3 Adult:
Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness
The Thing About Thugs – Tabish Khair
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury – Sam Weller & Mort Castle, eds.

2 Middle Grade:
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact – A. J. Hartley
The Apothecary – Maile Meloy

Book of the Month Announcement & Giveaway:

Every month, I select one book that I read and loved over the past month to feature and giveaway. These giveaways are always international (yeah!) and come with easy entries. I read several amazing books this month, so choosing which one to feature was tough. I’m going with one I received a physical review copy of (because I like to give back to the publisher) and one I just finished reading, so I’m still kind of obsessed with it. This month’s book is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas!

Throne of Glass is a marvelous fantasy novel in the same vein as Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore or Robin LaFevers. I loved it and I think you guys will too!

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16 responses to “July 2012: Month in Review + Book of the Month Giveaway”

  1. Reina Laaman says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, and suggesting I should read one of your reviews! I don’t like reading reviews before I read books, but sometimes I don’t discover and interesting book unless I do read a review.

    • Christina says:

      Haha, thanks for commenting! I don’t generally like to force people to do so, but, well, I like it when they do and a little incentive never hurt anyone, right?

      I don’t read reviews for books I plan to read either. I like reading them for things I have read or have no intention of reading. Sometimes I change my mind and sometimes I just laugh at the craziness I escaped.

  2. Lilian says:

    AHHHHH! AHHHHHHH!! I WANT IT! *puppy dog eyes*

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  3. haha, I *love* your comments on the GFC and Free Entry entry-things! :oD

    I’ve heard great things about this one, thanks for the giveaway! :o)

    • Christina says:

      Lol! Thanks. Sometimes I feel like a monster when ranting in the GFC one, but I hate having to pick new winners because the first ones tried to cheat. I WANT people to win!

  4. Casey says:

    I haven’t bought a book since I got home, but I might have to with this one as it just sounds too awesome and I can’t figure out if my library will get it or not. Stupid library system.

  5. Cherry says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

    Cherry Mischievous

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