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A Reader of Fictions: Dystopian August Wrap Up

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dystopian August Wrap Up

Bloggy Awards:
You guys, I have been honored with a nomination for the Bloggy Awards in the category of Best Fantasy review for my review of Stormdancer. If you're so inclined, go here and vote for me. I don't think I'll win, but I am so touched just the same!

A Change:
The time has come for me to make a change to A Reader of Fictions. No, I'm not going anywhere; you can't get rid of me! However, I am removing the music element from my reviews. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I hope that m blog will be less confusing in the future. I'm thinking I'll do special posts about songs from time to time to make up for this change.

Dystopian August Comment Giveaway:
At this point, there are just a few hours left to fill out the form (US) or the Rafflecopter on this post (INT) and leave some comments. Without the form filled out, I don't have your email and can't contact you. I've decided that people can win more than once, so there could be a bunch of winners or several lucky people. I'll be tabulating the results over the weekend (though I'll be at Decatur Book Festival over the weekend too) and will begin contacting people soon. :)

Forthcoming Giveaways:
Check out the end of the post for the Book of the Month giveaway. Check back in the middle of September for my 500 follower giveaway/blogoversary/birthday giveaway.

Book Reviews Posted in August:
38 Young Adult:
Crewel (Crewel World #1) - Gennifer Albin
Glitch (Glitch #1) - Heather Anastasiu
Sneak (Swipe #2) - Evan Angler
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) - Lenore Appelhans
Above - Leah Bobet
Once (Eve #2) - Anna Carey
Dualed (Dualed #1) - Elsie Chapman
Beta (Beta #1) - Rachel Cohn
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia - Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.
Eden's Root (Eden's Root Trilogy, #1) - Rachel Fisher
Eve & Adam (Eve & Adam, #1) - Michael Grant  & Katherine Applegate
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) - Bethany Griffin
Magisterium - Jeff Hirsch
Origin - Jessica Khoury
Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars, #1) - Jay Kristoff
False Memory (False Memory, #1) - Dan Krokos
Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1) - Emmy Laybourne
Tomorrow Land - Mari Mancusi
Velveteen (Velveteen, #1) - Daniel Marks
Yesterday - C. K. Kelly Martin
The Farm - Emily McKay
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1) - Jodi Meadows
The Glimpse - Claire Merle
Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2) - Mike Mullin
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Defiance (Defiance, #1) - C. J. Redwine
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) - Beth Revis
Black City (Black City #1) - Elizabeth Richards
The Testament of Jessie Lamb - Jane Rogers 
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) - Veronica Rossi
Divergent (Divergent, #1) - Veronica Roth
Altered (Altered #1) - Jennifer Rush
Zom-B (Zom-B, #1) - Darren Shan
Skylark (Skylark #1) - Meagan Spooner
Article 5 (Article 5, #1) - Kristen Simmons
The Loners (Quarantine, #1) - Lex Thomas
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) - Moira Young
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1) - Kat Zhang

3 Adult:
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
Anthem - Ayn Rand
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker

2 Picture Books:
The Little Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
BAAA - David Macaulay

1 Middle Grade:
Above World - Jenn Reese

Book of the Month Giveaway:
Even though I had a ton of giveaways this month, I'm still going to do my BotM giveaway. I had two five star reads this month and I already did a giveaway for Stormdancer, so this month I'm offering a copy of Blood Red Road to one reader. It will be shipped from TBD or Fishpond (for Australian folks), so international.

Blood Red Road is the first book that I've ever loved (even liked) told in dialect. If I can love it, so can you! On TBD, the cover shown on the right and the new cover are roughly the same price, so winner's choice of which cover they want.
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Blogger M.A.D. said...

Voted!! <3
Good luck and I would love to see you win :)

NOW I'm off to drool ... I mean, READ over some of your other reviews I might have missed~~~~

btw - it's possible I've already filled out the form, can't remember crap, so filled it out again lol

August 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awwww, thank you kindly!

August 31, 2012 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger M.A.D. said...

*Hugs* you are SO welcome <3

August 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Danny Pettry said...

as always -- thanks for you blog.

August 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Your Stormdancer review totally deserves to be there. It's awesome! ;)

September 1, 2012 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Oh, also I'm kinda sad that you're removing the music. I'll admit that it was a bit difficult when I'm searching the archives for a specific book but it was nice to see what songs you associate to the book.

P.S. Would you consider having a blog button? I would love to link here as you're one of my favorite blogs. xD

September 1, 2012 at 3:37 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

...Should I be greedy and enter for a THIRD copy of this novel? *sneaky grin*

oh well, I'll pass and let another explore Saba's fierceness.

September 1, 2012 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger Kayla Beck said...

You did such a great job with Dystopian August, lady! It blows my mind how much you can actually get done. I think you're my hero. :-)

September 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

You are a crazy face. I'm glad to see your better side prevailed.

September 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks dear! I'm kind of glad it's over. It was EXHAUSTING. haha.

September 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Lynn, I have a Reviews tab up at the top that has all of my reviews organized by author. ;)

I should have a blog button at some point in the future. I hope. I don't really have design skills, but my birthday is coming up and I'm hoping to get my designer friend to hook me up.

September 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

I saw the tab minutes after I submitted my comment. >.> *facepalm*

September 5, 2012 at 4:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hahaha, no probs!

September 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM  

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