Flash Review: Relic by Heather Terrell (& Giveaway!)

Lizzie     Nov 1st, 2013     Awesome Things, Dystopian, Fantasy, Giveaways, Reviews, Things You Should Check Out     0 Replies

Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Soho Teen (October 29th 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616951966
ISBN-13: 978-1616951962

The truth will test you…

For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.

When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.

Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.

But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.

First off, before the review, hello again, my friends! Long time, no reviews. Hopefully, that will be changing! And second, I will be trying a new thing for this review… FLASH REVIEW! Five lines! One paragraph! Lots of exclamation points! YAY! Let’s try this out…

Relic was one of my most anticipated books of the fall and I was not disappointed! The world building, the writing, the characters! I went in unsure if my expectations would be met and came out beyond mesmerized. I could not get enough of this beautiful book. And now am I that person sitting next to you, tapping their feet impatiently, because I am awaiting book two, and it’s taking way too long.

How’d I do? ;) Seriously, you guys, read this book. I’m obsessed.

And nowwww…. A giveaway! Courtesy of Soho Teen, I am giving away a gorgeous finished copy of Relic! Trust me, you WANT this. You want it. You do.

So enter below, my darlings…

Win The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Lizzie     Mar 28th, 2013     Awesome Things, Giveaways     0 Replies

I keep forgetting to post this awesome bit… but my fansite Access Saoirse is giving away two prize packs from Open Road’s The Host, which is in cinemas tomorrow! The giveaway will be going on until April 1st, this coming Monday. And nothing except a quick minute of your time is required to enter! The giveaway, sponsored by Mammoth PR, is really quite awesome, and if you’re scared of The Host being like Twilight because they’re from the same author… do not fret! I assure you, the book is much better. Plus, the official movie companion is pretty damn cool! ;) Follow the image below to learn how you can enter…

And we have winners!

Lizzie     Oct 31st, 2011     Giveaways     0 Replies

Okay, you guys. I know I promised winners multiple times over the last 11 days from my 24 Followers Contest and for most of those, I had no reasonable excuse for not getting them together. But Friday night, I kind of did. I was in a car accident, involving a deer. My car was in pretty bad shape, and mentally, so was I. It was traumatizing to know that I’d killed a deer. I know, it happens everyday. But not to me and it was just lovely icing on top to an eight hour work day. Thus, it left me drained for the rest of the weekend. You can probably tell why in this picture…

Yeah. >.> The car was hauled off to the body shop this morning and we’ll know just how extensive the damage is and expensive it’s going to be soon.

But now, WINNERS!

I’m so excited for you guys like aenfwoegnqebofqwef.

The winner of prize pack #1…


The winner of prize pack #2…

is ORCHID!!!

Congratulations, both of you! They’ve already been emailed but if they don’t reply within 72 hours, I’ll have to choose new winners. Didn’t win? Don’t worry! Since this was a huge success (I had over 160 entries with all the extra entries!), I will be doing more giveaways soon! The next will probably be in December, but I can’t say for sure yet. Don’t leave me yet, because I promise I’m better than just my giveaways!


Lizzie     Oct 27th, 2011     Giveaways     0 Replies

Edit: I’m yet AGAIN sorry but I was in a car accident Friday night and didn’t get to pick out the winners over the weekend. Thus, they will be announced tomorrow, Halloween!

You guys, I am so sorry! I haven’t had the chance to pick the winners of the giveaway yet!

I’ll be honest—I was a Very Lazy Lizzie on Monday and literally got nothing done. Therefore. I will try to post the winners on Sunday afternoon at the very latest. I really apologize, you guys! I know you’re DYING to know who’s won! Thank you very much for your patience, though! <3


Lizzie     Oct 21st, 2011     General, Giveaways     0 Replies

My giveaway officially ended last night at 11:59 PM! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that entered, tweeted, retweeted, and helped me spread the word! I wish I could give every one of you something but alas, I’m not that rich. =( Instead, I hope you will settle for virtual hugs!

I am working this whole weekend and have a party to attend tomorrow afternoon and evening, but Monday looks pretty as of now so I will aim to post the winners then!! Again, thank you so much, everyone! =’) You guys are seriously amazing!

If you don’t end up being one of my two winters, I promise that in about a month’s time, I’m going to hold a giveaway for a finished copy of a book (though I’m not sure which one). And the giveaway will be international! =D So don’t go away just yet. ;)

25… er, 24 Followers Giveaway!

Lizzie     Sep 19th, 2011     Awesome Things, Fun Things, Giveaways     0 Replies

I’ve finally reached twenty-five twenty-four blog followers! If you were around last night on Twitter, you probably saw my message go out that said that said I’d do my FIRST ever giveaway sometime today, something I’ve been promising for about sixty years now. A few months ago, I said I would do the giveaway at twenty-five followers but it’s one away now and since it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere… I figured it was time.

SO! On we move.

This giveaway is going to have two winners. These winners will receive one of two prize packs, which feature books (of course) and swag such as stickers, postcards, bookmarks, and more! What books are going to be up for grabs? Well…

Prize #1:

ARC of Across the Universe by Beth Revis, with AtU sticker/bookplate (signed) on the inside
The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker bookmark (signed)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan bookmark, sticker, postcard
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson sticker

Prize Pack #1

Close-up of signed Across the Universe bookplate/sticker

Prize #2:

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (hardcover)
The first three chapters of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker bookmark (signed)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan bookmark, sticker, postcard
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson sticker
CD/DVD containing chapter samplers and special features from Random House authors such as Lauren Kate (Fallen series), Cyn Balog (Fairy Tale, Sleepless), Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth) and many more

Prize Pack #2

Along with those awesome prizes, and in honor of Halloween, both winners will receive one of these adorable little pumpkins that light up and flicker like a candle! The one pictured is pink but the ones that are sent may vary.

Extra Entries
You didn’t think I wouldn’t give you a way to get extra entries into the drawing, right? Because I totally am! None of these are required, but they will increase your chances of winning. =D

Follow this blog: +2
Follow me on Twitter: +2
Follow me on Tumblr: +2—Do not make a Tumblr just to get extra entries; it won’t count. Same goes for Twitter.
Promote the giveaway on Twitter: +2—Please use the hashtag #24followerscontest, you can do this as many times as you want.
Promote the giveaway on Facebook: +3
Put a link up on your blog: +3
Put a link up in one of your blog posts: +5
Make an exclusive blog post about the giveaway: +10—Book blog, personal blog, Tumblr; any of those will count, just make sure to include the link to the giveaway.

Rules and Guidelines
Must be 13 years of age or older
You can enter for both prizes but you will only win one or the other
As I stated before, please don’t make accounts just to get extra entries
Only submit the form once. More than one form from the same person may lead to disqualification
US only this time; so sorry to In’l readers =(
Make sure you read my giveaway policy before entering

This giveaway will end on October 20th! That will give you lots of time for extra entries. =) Good luck, everyone, and thank you!