February 22, 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015 || High Fives

If you're still interested in participating in the Love-a-Thon, you still can! Just visit this post and fill out the form. Then tweet me @alexalovesbooks, or shoot an email to bbloveathon@gmail.com, so I can add you to the official participant list.
And, finally, our last challenge involves celebrating some of your favorite things. All you have to do is pick out your answers for these five categories currently, and share them in this post! Now, I only went for one per category here, but feel free to do more if you can't help yourself!

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Book? Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. Seriously, I can't stop thinking about this adult fantasy! It's inspired by a fairy tale, has the most beautiful writing and the slow burn romance is perfection.

Genre? This month, it seems like I'm craving much more fantasy. This is definitely a great thing, since I have so many fantasies lined up on my TBR pile! (Plus, you know, I'm co-hosting the Flights of Fantasy reading challenge with Rachel!)

Author? Jodi Meadows has been one of my favorite authors ever since she debuted in 2012. She's one of the sweetest, friendliest people I know, and I adore her so very much!

Blogger? If you haven't already, I strongly urge (read: you must do it!) you to check out The Casserole, run by the lovely Cass. This site combines all of her interests - cooking, technology, photography and books - and I love it!

Bookish merchandise? There are two stores I can't seem to stop buying things from, y'all. The Art of Young Adult features all sorts of merchandise with Gillian's fan art on them, while Crafted Van has a great set of quirky + cute bookmarks.

Now, in keeping with tradition, there's a giveaway that goes along with this mini-challenge! All you have to do is link up to your post in the Linky below. I'll be picking two random winners - one US and one international - to receive a prize pack. For details of each prize pack, see below:

prize pack consists of:
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth
$10 Amazon GC

prize pack consists of:
Stone Cold Touch (ARC) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott


  1. I love books inspired by fairy tales (cause I still love fairy tales.) I have a lot of new blogs to check out and a lot of bookish merchandise to scope also. Wallet be damned!

  2. Daughter of the forest <3 I have so much love for this book. I think the first three books are the best of this series.

  3. I really want to read the Juliet Marillier books now :) They just sound so amazing!

    I am also about the fantasy as well Alexa! I picked 15 books to read for your challenge but honestly, I think I'm going to well surpass that at the rate that I'm going for ALL THE FANTASY haha.

    Ooooh... I have to check out those book website :) Hadn't been to either of them!!!

  4. I am going to need to read Daugher of the Forest soon.


    JODI IS UTTERLY FLAWLESS. I adore her so much.

    Love Gilly's store!

  5. I am excited about Marillier's books now myself! Adding to my always massive TBR. :D I love Jodi so much and she was great to meet in person! And yay for Cassie! I love her blog!

  6. Aha, good find with Crafted Van! Some of these bookmarks are amusing me more than I think they should be LOL.

  7. Jodi is one of my favorite authors too! I love talking to her on Twitter. She's so fun and nice.☺

  8. I'm getting ready to read Incarnate and I'm super excited! I just got the second book from Book Outlet. I really could have included Daughter of the Forest in my post--I'm reading it now and am really swept up in it. I love Cass's blog and have enjoyed getting to know her more on twitter!

  9. I'm currently on a fantasy binge as well! I've been eyeing off Daughter of the Forest for ages, I need to jump on that bandwagon asap because I've heard nothing but great things about that book. :)

  10. I really must read Daughter of the Forest! That's been on my TBR for ages and as a massive fantasy fan, I'm kind of embarassed that I haven't read it yet!

    I haven't read a Jodi Meadows book yet but I do plan on reading The Orphan Queen very soon. I'm so excited for it!

    Sajda @ Across the Words

  11. Juliet Marillier twins! ;) Have you read her book HEART'S BLOOD yet? If not, wait for the ACOT&R love to die a little b/c it's B&B and then treat yourself!!! And oh my goodness, I need to go buy some HP bookmarks now!!

  12. Both books are SO GOOD! Definitely treat yourself to them, Sajda! :)

  13. I actually own Daughter of the Forest and have yet to read it *hangs head in shame*

  14. I adore Cass's new blog! And Gillian's fan art is just downright amazing!

  15. Valeria@A Touch of Book MadnesFebruary 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    I wasn't able to put this post together in time and I had a very busy week and weekend. I love those bookmarks, I've seen them everywhere lately, and they are so cute! I'm also trying to read more fantasy, since I didn't get to last year. Although I seem to have a bit of trouble shaking my contemporary kick.

  16. Yay for Society6 Stores! I'm going to go bankrupt one day because of Society6 lol. I really liked the quote from the Raven Boys series on that store :).


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