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“Sleepers” E-Book Winner!

 

There was only one entry for this giveaway, so the winner is: Laura Ann Dunks

If you haven’t read “Sleepers”, get to it! It is a fantastic book and you can purchase it (as an e-book) for $3.99!

You still have time to enter to win an ARC of “Glow”! There is only one entry for that as of right now, so go enter!

Review + Giveaway: “Sleepers (The Swarm, #1) by Megg Jensen

Sleepers (The Swarm, #1)Sleepers by Megg Jensen

Published by DarkSide Publishing

Review copy provided by author.

Purchase: Amazon Smashwords

Description from Amazon:

An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she’s filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved “Anathema”, I really did, but “Sleepers”? It is quite possibly one of my favorite’s books so far in 2011. Megg Jensen has done it again. She’s crafted a world that will pull you in from start to finish.

“Sleepers” is a story about Lianne, one of three kids given to the enemy as a peace-offering. She works in the castle, taking care of the Queen and her children. She’s never fully accepted by the Fithians as she is of Dalagan blood, but she feels loyal to the Fithians. Until her sixteenth birthday that is. After her awakening, everything changes. Lianne must struggle to seek out the truth between the lies.

Megg Jensen has crafted characters with flaws, characters that are believable and strong. Lianne is a fighter both physically and with her magic. She’s naïve at times, following her heart before thinking it through, but she never gives up in what she believes. She keeps fighting. Add those strong characters in with the wonderfully crafted world Megg’s created and you have a fantastic read.

I wasn’t sure I could like “Sleepers” more than “Anathema”, as that was an all around great read, but “Sleepers” is beyond amazing. As it is the first book in a trilogy, I’m eager to see where the story goes next.
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Want a chance to win an e-book copy of “Sleepers”? Well, Megg Jensen will be giving away a copy to one lucky commenter! Yep! She’s provided an e-book copy of “Anathema” for a giveaway (that runs through August 22nd), too! How do you enter for a chance to win a copy of “Sleepers”?

To enter, leave a comment with the following:

  • Your name (First name is fine)
  • E-mail Address (PLEASE make sure it is a valid e-mail!)
  • Preferred e-book format

Rules:

  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • Must provide a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Giveaway runs from 8/15-8/22!

Winner will be chosen at random using Random.org!

Winner will be announced/contacted after the 23rd.

Contest policy can be found here.

If you’re looking for the “Anathema” giveaway, you can enter that over here!

Update: As of 9:11 AM on 8/23/11 – this giveaway is closed!

Review: “Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy #1)” by Megg Jensen

Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy, #1)Anathema by Megg Jensen

Paperback, 206 pages
Published February 5th 2011 by CreateSpace
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Review Copy: E-Book (from author)
Description from Goodreads:

Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday – when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel’s help.

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I contacted Megg Jensen a few weeks back about a review copy of “Anathema”. I’ve been reading wonderful things about the book online and I was eager to see just how good it is. When I finished this book, my mouth fell open in shock. “Anathema” is quite possibly one of the best young adult novels I’ve read this year. Megg Jensen has truly crafted a phenomenal story with interesting characters. It’s the perfect beginning for what is sure to be an amazing trilogy!

“Anathema” is the story of Reychel, a slave girl on the verge of her fifteenth birthday, an occasion she’s been dreading. Upon her birthday she will be branded with her master’s symbol, a box, on the nape of her neck below her bald scalp in which she will be claimed by her master. She’s scared of the pain that will come with the branding and she wishes her friend, Ivy, who has gone missing, was there to help her through it.

Upon one of her meetings with her master, Reychel tells him a story one in which she states she will not be branded. Her master becomes angry with her, even though Reychel swears the story was false, and sends her to the dungeon where she meets a woman that will help her escape. Avoiding spoilers: Reychel will discover secrets that will change the world as she knows it; she’ll realize that those she’s held close to her heart have been lying to her for years.

What’s nice about Reychel is that she holds a great power, one that she doesn’t quite understand. She’s a strong, determined character, and I like that about her. I just purchased the second book on Friday, I can’t wait to see where the story is headed! Megg Jensen is an author to watch!

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Want to win an e-book copy of “Anathema”? Thanks to the lovely Megg Jensen, you can! To enter, fill out the form below.

Rules:

  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • Must provide a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Giveaway runs from 8/15-8/22!

Winner will be chosen at random using Random.org!

Winner will be announced/contacted after the 22nd.

Contest policy can be found here.

Oh, and I’ll also be hosting a giveaway for “Sleepers” starting tomorrow! Another fantastic book from Megg Jensen! Keep an eye out for that!

UPDATE: As of 9:26am on 8/22/11, this contest is now closed.

Teaser Tuesday 06: “Anathema” by Megg Jensen

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Published March 18th 2011 by CreateSpace
“My fifteenth birthday. My greatest fear.”

It’s simple, but it’s a nice way to begin a story and it’s a nice little teaser! 🙂

I’m reading both “Anathema” and “Sleepers” by Megg Jensen this week. I’ll let you know when I’ll be posting the reviews! As of right now, the review schedule is: “White Cat” (audio book) and “Gravity” reviews on Wednesday, “Haunting the Night” review on Thursday, and “Psychomancer” review this weekend.