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September Sequels Giveaway Hop: Win a copy of Frozen (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman!

Welcome to the September Sequels Giveaway Hop! I am all about sequels. One book never seems like enough for me, so I strongly prefer series. Second books tend to be my favorites, because the world is already introduced, but you don’t have to say goodbye yet – you can just let yourself be fully absorbed into the world the author has created.

So anyway, what can you win? Grrr, my fluffy white beauty, has kindly consented to be our presenter.

Grrr with Frozen

Win an ARC of Frozen (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman.

A bit about the book…

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The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…

Click the rafflecopter link below to enter!

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This giveaway is US Only. Sorry guys, I just can’t afford the shipping. 

Click here to visit all the blogs participating in the hop to win more awesome sequels!

Thanks for visiting!

 


Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my first blog hop! Also my first-ever giveaway! And for a great cause. This is Banned Books Week. There is a disturbing trend of parents, school board members and others challenging books in order to get them removed and banned from libraries and schools. Far too many books are banned or challenged every year and during this week we celebrate the freedom to read them! I’ve never been a fan of censorship. It’s harmful and ineffective.

Some of the best books I’ve ever read have been banned: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games, Speak, Harry Potter. People need books that challenge them, and that speak to the real (even if it’s in a fantasy setting – it still mirrors our own reality) world around us, even the ugly parts. Teens especially need to read about the parts of life that parents are likely shielding them from, but that they’re still exposed to elsewhere. Fiction provides a safe space to address difficult issues and try to find truth and clarity. To write about something is not to endorse it. Speak doesn’t endorse child rape, even if it deals with the subject. The Hunger Games doesn’t promote sending children to fight to the death on live television. Harry Potter isn’t pro-Dark Wizard. 😉

It’s sad but fascinating to go through the lists of banned books and read the reasons why they’ve been banned or challenged. For example, The Hunger Games has been accused of promoting Satanism. What? There’s no religion period in those books! If you want to lose twenty minutes, check out the list here.

Some of the books on the list just baffle me: Bridge To TerabithiaThe GiverA Wrinkle In Time.

Others make me sad, because they are amazing books. Some of the others that I haven’t mentioned yet are: Lord of the Flies, 1984The OutsidersA Separate PeaceThe Great GatsbySlaughterhouse-Five

So what wondrous banned book am I offering up as a prize?

To check out the description and read my review click here. I absolutely love this book and hope that you will too. I do think it has something in it for everyone. This giveaway is US only unless the winner pays for shipping. Sorry!

To enter the giveaway, you must follow my blog. WordPress, Bloglovin’ or Networked Blogs is fine. Leave your email or username in the rafflecopter box. Please don’t follow me just to unfollow me when the giveaway is over. 🙂 If you really just want the book (for which I cannot fault you) you can buy it here for about $5. Good luck everyone! And feel free to leave me your thoughts about book banning and such in the comments.

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Click here to see the full linky list and visit the other blogs on the hop!