Saturday, July 31, 2010

PROPHECY WINNER



Prophecy Contest Winner!!

ARIANNA MACIAS
Congrats to Arianna for entering the Prophecy Contest and being our randomly chosen Winner!! You will receive a SIGNED copy of Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian of the Gate by Author Michelle Zink. Please email me your mailing address by August 2nd so that I may send out the book to you. If I haven't heard from you by 11am on August 2nd a new contest winner will be chosen at random and your chance will be lost. Thanks to all those who entered and stay tuned for the next contest!

my email is: msilvabooks@hotmail.com

REVIEW--ASCENDANT


KILLER UNICORNS SERIES BY DIANA PETERFREUND

Book 2: Ascendant


The second book picks up a few months after the first book ends.
Astrid Llewelyn has become a full-fledged unicorn hunter, thrown into the heat of battle in the hopes of saving humanity from the deadly unicorn...but she soon finds out that life as a hunter isn't as straight-forward as it seems. After the death of Marten Jaeger and the truth about Gordian pharmaceuticals becomes clear the Cloisters finances have diminished, and the hunters have no choice but to train themselves and work with what they have; making weapons of their own. Astrid soon gets more problems and obstacles thrown her way as her boyfriend decides to leave Rome and her best friend begins losing her powers as a hunter; Phil is still trying to get unicorns rights as an endangered species, and Astrid is torn between her duties as a hunter and her feelings to not kill them.
When she gets a chance to leave the Cloisters in the hopes of discovering the secret to the remedy and the opportunity to work alongside scientists, Astrid jumps at the chance; even if it means working at the Gordian Headquarters. Life at Gordian seems a dream come true as her duties to guard the 'lab rat' unicorns seem easy enough, but when ethical problems come into play Astrid is forced to question her judgement and her duties and is pushed into making some radical decisions that can mean life and death for many.
Astrid comes to terms with the life she has and begins to question her loyaties. Loyalties to Giovanni, the cloisters,and even to Gordian but when the truth about the remedy is brought forth Astrid knows what needs to be done even if it means betraying those she thought she could trust.

This book was extremely enjoyable. The continuation of Astrid's story draws you in and takes you on the journey for discovery with her. I do wish that the book had more of Bucephalus because I enjoyed him in the first book, but the action, adventure and twists in this book made me forget all about wanting the elephant-sized unicorn. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys adventure, Diana Peterfreund did a fantastic job with this second book, and it left me wanting more.

August Contest!!--The Phantom Diaries


THE PHANTOM DIARIES BY KAILIN GOW!

Hey guys, I got another contest for you! Up for grabs this time is a SIGNED copy of The Phantom Diaries by Kailin Gow. Thanks to Kailin for donating this book to give away on my blog! This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY! Good Luck everyone!

Each thing you do on the list will get you an ENTRY,you don't have to do them all but the more entries you have, the better chance you have of winning.. When you do the entries remember to leave a comment with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win, and a list of all the entries that you've completed. Now it's not easy for me to check up on what you've actually done so please be honest with your entries.

Okay here goes! you get one point each, so like I said the more you do they more likely your name will be drawn!

1. become a FAN of Kailin Gow's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369?ref=ts

2. Become a fan of Kailin on GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/78111.Kailin_Gow

3. Change your profile picture on facebook/twitter to The phantom Diaries cover for the duration of the contest

4. Follow Kailin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kailingow

5. follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/msilvabooks

6. post a link on twitter/facebook for the facebook fan page of Kailin Gow: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369?ref=ts

7. become my friend on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/msilvabooks

8. officially follow my blog by clicking the follow button on the right side where it says FOLLOWERS

9. change your status to link this contest on your facebook/twitter: http://msilvabooks.blogspot.com

This isn't a requirement but for Karma points... (and to increase your luck of winning because KARMA is cool like that) tell your friends about The Bookshelf and about Kailin Gow's Facebook page and about this blog!

Okay that's it...GO!! Remember to leave a comment, name and email or facebook profile required for winning purposes so I can tell you if you've won and LEAVE A LIST OF WHAT YOU'VE COMPLETED! Contest will run from August 1st to August 15th. Contest winner will be announced by August 20th. Hope you guys enjoy this contest and Good Luck to everyone who enters.


Please remember that these books are either bought by me or donated by the Author so if you don't want to put in the effort to enter then you don't have to but please don't be rude and insult the contest; just don't enter. Thank you


Here's a description of The Phantom Diaries and check out my blog here because I did a review for it! Check it out!!
What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the New York Metropolitan Opera House as a seamstress' assistant only to become the lead singer of the Opera House, with the help of the mysterious, yet highly-seductive Phantom.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS CONTEST



PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS AND GUARDIAN OF THE GATE BY MICHELLE ZINK

Hey Guys! It's Time for another giveaway!!. Up for grabs is a SIGNED paperback copy of Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters AND as a special bonus Michelle is throwing in a signed copy of the second book Guardian of the Gate! I'd like to thank Michelle for donating these copies to give away on my blog, and I hope you guys enjoy the books! This contest is open to US residents only. Good Luck!

Okay so this contest is going to be a little different from the previous ones. Each thing you do on the list will get you an ENTRY,you don't have to do them all but the more entries you have, the better chance you have of winning.. When you do the entries remember to leave a comment with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win, and a list of all the entries that you've completed. Now it's not easy for me to check up on what you've actually done so please be honest with your entries.

Okay here goes! you get one point each, so like I said the more you do they more likely your name will be drawn!

1. Become a fan of Prophecy of the Sisters on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Prophecy-of-the-Sisters/26680119587?ref=ts

2. Become a Fan of Michelle Zink on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2232265.Michelle_Zink

3. Change your profile picture on facebook and/or twitter to the new paperback cover of Prophecy of the Sisters for the duration of the contest.

4. Follow Michelle Zink on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MichelleZink

5. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/msilvabooks

6. Post a link on facebook/twitter for the Prophecy Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Prophecy-of-the-Sisters/26680119587?ref=ts

7. Become my friend on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/msilvabooks

8. Officially follow my blog by clicking the FOLLOW button on the right where the followers are.

9. Post the Prophecy of the Sisters trailer on your Facebook/twitter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GolRwFoco20

10. Follow Michelle Zink's Prophecy Press on twitter: http://twitter.com/ProphecyPress

This isn't a requirement/official entry but for Karma points... (and to increase your luck of winning because KARMA is cool like that) tell your friends about The Bookshelf and about Michelle Zink and the Prophecy Facebook page and about this blog!


Okay that's it...GO!! Remember to leave a comment, name and email or facebook profile required for winning purposes so I can tell you if you've won! Contest will run from July 15 til July 31 just in time for the Guardian of the Gate official Release! Contest winner will be announced BY August 5th. Hope you guys enjoy this contest and Good Luck to everyone who enters. Remember US RESIDENTS only, sorry to those who wish to enter and are international.

Please remember that these books are either bought by me or donated by the Author so if you don't want to put in the effort to enter then you don't have to but please don't be rude and insult the contest; just don't enter. Thank you

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Melissa Silva

Here's a description of the Prophecy of the Sisters and there's a review for it here on my blog as well!
Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans, and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her.

Here's a description for Guardian of the Gate!
The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences. As sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's also Lia's boyfriend James.

Lia and Alice always knew the Prophecy would turn those closest to them against them. But they didn't know what betrayal could lead them to do. In the end, only one sister will be left standing.

Bitter Frost WINNER!!


Bitter Frost Contest Winner!!

RHIA RAYE
Congrats to Rhia for entering the Bitter Frost Contest and being our randomly chosen Winner!! You will receive a SIGNED copy of Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow. Please email me your mailing address by July 20th so that I may send out the book to you. If I haven't heard from you by 11am on July 20th a new contest winner will be chosen at random and your chance will be lost. Thanks to all those who entered and stay tuned for the next contest!

my email is: msilvabooks@hotmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

JULY CONTEST


BITTER FROST BY KAILIN GOW

Hey guys! Time for the July book giveaway.
Up for grabs is a SIGNED copy of Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow. Thanks to Kailin for donating the book for me to give away on my blog :)

Here are the requirements for the contest

1. 'LIKE' Kailin Gow's page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369

2. Become a fan of Kailin Gow on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/78111.Kailin_Gow

3. Click the 'follow me' button here on my blog for easy access to my blog and it's contents

4. If your not already- 'LIKE' my facebook page The Bookshelf: http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=140324343734#!/pages/The-Bookshelf/140324343734

5.Become my friend on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/msilvabooks

6. Leave a comment here so that I know your entering and PLEASE remember to include either your email address or a link to your facebook so that if you win I can contact you! and of course your name so when I announce the winner I know who you are :)

7. This isn't a requirement but for Karma points... (and to increase your luck of winning because KARMA is cool like that) tell your friends about The Bookshelf and about Kailin Gow's Facebook page and about this blog!

Contest will run from July 1-July 15 and the winner will be announced by July 20. If you have not done the requirements then your entry will be void.

Please remember that these books are either bought by me or donated by the Author so if you don't want to put in the effort to enter then you don't have to but please don't be rude and insult the contest; just don't enter. Thank you

Good Luck to everyone!!
Melissa Silva

Here's a description of the book! A review for it is posted here on my blog!
All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don t see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.