Thursday, 31 May 2012

My Favourite Reads Giveaway Hop

This hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Rachelle Writes. You can find the full list of blogs participating here.

I have TWO favourite reads to share with you all today! They're both books that I've read so far this year and absolutely adored. One is a YA dystopian, the other is an adult romance. You can enter just one of the giveaways or both, as you prefer. Good luck!

Let's get the not so fun bit out of the way first.
The rules for both:
- Must be 16+ or have the express permission of an adult.
- Under the Never Sky is open internationally so long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
- The UnTied Kingdom is open internationally so long as you can receive a Kindle gift from
- The winner will be chosen within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have a further 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be announced.

I realise that most people are probably hopping through as fast as possible, but if you're interested in sticking around for a little while then I'm also celebrating hitting the 100 review mark with a giveaway right now.

Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction. 

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions. 

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

Under the Never Sky completely blew me away earlier this year. I adored it and cannot recommend it enough! Bring on book 2 already! You can find my review of the book here.

Please note that while this book is a YA read, it does contain sex. This said, I thought that the author handled these very skillfully and would consider the book appropriate for 15+ readers.

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The portal to an alternate world was the start of all her troubles – or was it?

When Eve Carpenter lands with a splash in the Thames, it’s not the London or England she’s used to. No one has a telephone or knows what a computer is. England’s a third world country and Princess Di is still alive. But worst of all, everyone thinks Eve’s a spy.

Including Major Harker who has his own problems. His sworn enemy is looking for a promotion. The general wants him to undertake some ridiculous mission to capture a computer, which Harker vaguely envisions running wild somewhere in Yorkshire. Turns out the best person to help him is Eve.

She claims to be a pop star. Harker doesn’t know what a pop star is, although he suspects it’s a fancy foreign word for ‘spy’. Eve knows all about computers, and electricity. Eve is dangerous. There’s every possibility she’s mad.

And Harker is falling in love with her.

THIS BOOK WILL BE AN AMAZON KINDLE GIFT. You must be able to receive Amazon gifts from the US site in order to win this book.

This is a title from a little known author who has published via indie means. It's true that the book is rather like a modern Mills & Boon, but that didn't matter to me: I fell head-over-heels in love with it. You can find my review of the book here.

Please note that this is a book aimed at adult readers (and set in a war-torn country). It does contain sex, gore and some minor torture but I would still consider it appropriate for 16+ readers..

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  1. Oh I just got Under the Never Sky from the library the other day! I am have heard great things about this book. I will keep my fingers crossed. Now I have not heard about The UnTied Kingdom and will be heading over to GR to check it out!
    Great Giveaways.
    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  2. I've wanted to read Under the Never Sky! I enjoyed reading your review of it, which makes me want to read this book even more. As I am not that young of an adult, I still haven't grown up and know I would love this. Wonderful Giveaway, thank you!

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaways!

  4. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  5. I really want to read Under the Never Sky so thanks fr the opportunity Rea! I'm checking out The United Kingdom now!

  6. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways! :)


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