Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Cinder Giveaway!

Here it is! The best of both worlds, meaning red and blue covers. But not only that, Cinder was the best of both worlds of science fiction and fairy retelling all tied in together to create this wonderful and exciting novel.

Emilia was the first to read this book, and we all wanted to check out the novel after she was done because of her review. And we all decided that everyone needed a copy of this book, and read it right away. Rather you buy it or burrow it, you need to read what's on the inside. But if you can't buy one or library doesn't have it yet, you are in luck! We are giving away three copies of Cinder away right here on the blog, along with some swag!

Here's a little information about the book:

Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Hardcover, 390 pages
Emilia's Review

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

If that doesn't get you interested in the book, check out the Cinder tour that was going on around the blogging world. Marissa explains some things about the book, gives details about the characters, and even does a cooking show! And the way to enter this contest is you have to least view one stop on the blog tour!

You might be wondering why we are doing this when we were not part of the tour. It's because we love the book and the author so much, and the tour was really enjoyable! So, we want to spread the love.

We noticed that links for all the blog stops are links to their sites and not the posts. So here are all the stops, info about the stops, and the links to the posts. All information was found on Marissa's blog here.

~☽~The Complete Cinder Blog Tour Posts~☾~

1/2 - Intergalactic Academy - Cinder Post
Marissa discusses the awesomeness that is Firefly and how it inspired The Lunar Chronicles

1/3 - Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing - Cinder Post
Marissa give a brief history of The Lunars

1/4 - The Book Rat - Cinder Post
Marissa explains how Cinder's cyborg-ness developed over multiple drafts

1/5 - Reading Vacation - Cinder Post
Marissa shares photos and artwork that inspired Cinder

1/6 - Working for the Mandroid - Cinder Post
Marissa shares a deleted scene from the first draft

1/7 - Apocalypsies - Cinder Post
Marissa and her friends show you how to cook shrimp wontons

1/9 - My Bookish Ways - Cinder Post
An interview with Marissa about her writing journey

1/10 - Bookalicious - Cinder Post
Marissa shares how she sold her debut novel

1/11 - Mermaid Vision Books - Cinder Post
An interview with charming Prince Kai

1/12 - The Fable Faerie - Cinder Post
An interview with Marissa about her inspiriation & offers advice

1/13 - Manga Maniac Cafe - Cinder Post
An interview with Marissa about her challenges & influences

1/14 - A Backwards Story - Cinder Post
Book designer and Marissa talk about the amazing cover art

1/16 - Laura's Review Bookshelf - Cinder Post
Marissa contemplates on the symbolism behind a fancy-dress ball

1/17 - Bibliophilic Monologues - Cinder Post
Marissa shares songs from the Cinder playlist & how they inspired the book

1/18 - The Book Cellar - Cinder Post
Interview in which the characters get stuck on a island and Marissa confesses her karaoke song

1/19 - Almost Grown-up - Cinder Post
Marissa's husband is interviewed

1/20 - Shannon Messenger - Cinder Post
Marissa eats noodles and climbs under cars aka research.

1/21 - Novel Novice - Cinder Post
Marissa shares the query letter that hooked her agent
Official Contest information:
  • Just visit one of the tour stops, above, then enter to win!
  • You must visit at least one tour stop to enter
  • to enter, please fill out the form below and follow the instructions
  • entrants must be 13 years of age or older
  • contest open to International!!
  • Contest opened from January 30, 2012 to February 6, 2012
  • the 3 winners will be announced on a new blog post at the conclusion of the contest
  • the 3 winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply or new winners will be chosen.

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  1. This book sounds amazing I love fairytale retellings and these characters sound really intresting!

    My Favorite stop on the blog tour was at "Reading Vacation" I really liked her review of the book(:

  2. I loved the stop at Reading Vacation where you get to see Marissa Meyer's pictures on her inspiration on Cinder! It was so cool :]

  3. I really loved the stop at Reading Vacation! I really loved all the pictures showing the inspiration for Cinder <3

  4. Favorite stop was the one where she showed pictures that inspired both setting and characters. Very beautiful and atmospheric.

  5. I am a very visual person so I loved the pics on Reading Vacation. I also loved the post on Bookalicious because I love hearing about the journey an author takes to writing and publishing their books. :)

  6. I'm going with Reading Vacation as well because I think she did an excellent job with it!


  7. My favorite stop on the blog tour was Mermaid Visions Books. I absolutely adore Kai and it was quite awesome to have a character interview by him. Also loved Almost Grown Up's interview with Marissa's husband. I'm now convinced they are the most adorable couple in existence (as stalkerish as that sounds).

  8. My favorite was Reading Vacation. Loved the pictures! Can't wait to read Cinder! Sounds like a fantastic book :)

  9. My favorite stop was Working for the Mandroids. The scene made me even more excited for Cinder!