It’s My Birthday and YOU Can Win!

JESS BDAY GIVEAWAY

I am kind of a HUGE fan of my birthday. Ever since I was a little girl, the day seemed to be filled with magic.  So, I wanted to celebrate with all of you!

I was able to get some AMAZING prizes (seriously, some of them I REALLY want for myself) from some amazing authors, bloggers, and vloggers.

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Super Six Sunday (5)

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Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme created by Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish .  Today’s topic is:

Super 6 Most Original World Building!

Ahh world building.  This can make or break a book, especially in the dystopian and fantasy worlds.  There are a lot that do it right, but here are six of my favorites.

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These Broken Stars

One of my favorite parts of this book was how the authors made the world come to life.  I’m not exactly a visual person, but I was able to see everything about the world they created.  And I LOVED it.

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The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices

I am so intrigued by the world Cassandra Clare created.  It’s both separate from and interwoven in our world.  It is fascinating, which is why I LOVE that she has created separate series within the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders.

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The world created in this series starts out pretty small: a spaceship headed to a new world.  But Beth Revis really creates something fantastic with her world and it continues to grow and expand with each book.  This is just a completely amazing series and the world has a lot to do with that.

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The Hunger Games

This is a world I NEVER want to live in.  But, it was well-crafted and that made the books that much better.

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Divergent

The world of Divergent is relatively small — old Chicago.  But the society set up, combined with the new world/old world comparison help construct the world in my mind.  And while we have NO idea what is coming in Allegiant, I know the fleshing of the rest of the world building will be JUST as amazing.

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Harry Potter (series)

DUH!  Harry Potter has some of the best of everything: writing, plot, characters, and of course, world-building.  This series is just plain perfection.

 

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That’s What He Said (6)

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The lovely ladies over at Chapter Break have started a new meme on Thursdays!  That’s What He Said is simple: Just pick a favorite quote from one of your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in a book!

Today I chose Elder from the Across the Universe series.  These books are SO great, so if you haven’t read them, you should.  My quotes today are from book three, Shades of Earth.

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“I might have the whole world now, but it’s not enough if I don’t get to share it with her.”
― Beth RevisShades of Earth

“He blinks. Touches the side of my face, near my eyes. My eyes that are blue now, not green. With oval irises.

“I’m still me,” I say, because my greatest fear now is that he doesn’t want a hybrid Amy.

He cocks an eyebrow. “You think I care if your eyes are blue or green? I just care about you.”

― Beth RevisShades of Earth

“I’ll always come back to you.”
― Beth RevisShades of Earth

Guys, this book has ALL the feels.

Until we meet again,

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