Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birthday Phenomenon! (closed)

**Birthday Phenomenon will now end May 31st..

It's The Owl Keeper, Three Rivers Rising, Restoring Harmony and my Birthday! Very cool to share a Birthday.   So I know you are wondering what in the heck is going on. Well Ladies and Gents This is the Birthday's of all Birthdays. It's such a rarity, spectacle, anomaly so unlikely that it's a PHENOMENON!
Birthday Divider

Let's Begin, Shall We?

As I was saying it's The Owl Keeper Birthday!

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2010) 


Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction -- about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper. According to Max's gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least, that's what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better. Max Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he just might have to start being brave again. The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon.

My Review

Adventure of all adventures. What a fun suspenseful, can't wait to turn the page book. I couldn't help but feel like big brother is watching you. I am in Love with Christine's writing style. It was just right in every way. Max was a character who shined, So brave and courageous. The way Rose and Max interacted was perfect. His life wasn't what he thought it to be. All of his questions were deflected by family and family friends. Who was he to trust? Christine really has a way of making characters come to life right off the pages. I think anyone of any age would enjoy this especially those who enjoyed The Giver and who can handle a world of adventure!

Sounds so amazing right?? Take some time to visit Christine Brodien-Jones for their Birthday!  
(I did not make this cake. I take no credit for it. If I knew who made it I would link it to them.)

So I can't wait any longer to tell you about how I am so Lucky to be given the chance to do this giveaway! Since I decided to celebrate my Birthday with a Phenomenon of a Giveaway!

I want to give all of the Authors who are participating a HUGE THANK YOU! Also a big thank you to the publicists who went out of their way to help. All of these authors have been more then generous and I can not thank you enough!

So what can you win???? With out further ado the prizes:

Christine Brodien-Jones The Owl Keeper: The Owl Keeper hardback 2 bookmarks 2 postcards 4 business cards ceramic hand-painted owl from Argentina

Janni Lee Simner
Bones of Faerie paperback
Thief Eyes hardback
16 Bones Of Faeries Post Cards
16 Thief Eyes Post Cards

Num8ers Hardback
Quaking paperack (signed)
Peace Magnet
Imagine keychain
14 quaking tattoos
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead hardback (signed)
Anti harm pin
beautiful crochet bookmark
Sea Change hardback (signed)
the Less-Dead hardback
2 Madapple hardback
7 I Heart You, You Haunt Me bookmarks (signed)
7 Chasing Brooklyn bookmarks (signed)
5 Three Rivers Rising postcards (signed)
1 Class of 2010 bookmark (signed)
5 Karma book samplers (signed)
9 large bookmarks (signed)
6 small bookmarks
4 pins
7 postcards
1 Language of Flowers; Kate Greenaway used in the book by her MC (signed by Amy Brecount White)
5 The Secret Year bookmarks (signed)
1 Julia's miniature journal from The Secret Year
The Body Finder:
10 stickers
10 stickers
10 bookmarks (signed)
1 bag for books
25 And Falling, Fly bookmarks
25 And Falling, Fly Damned Tattoo's
The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren paperback (signed)
11 Lifted bookmarks
10 Miss Match/The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren bookmarks
2 Business Cards
Angel Star:
1 Angel Feather
2 Octagram cards
6 The Mark bookmarks (signed)

Joelle Anthony
Restoring Harmony:
Restoring Harmony ARC
3 postcards
3 magnets
3 business cards
3 post-its

Bryan Davis
3 Starlighter paperback (signed)
15 Starlighter bookmarks (signed)

Janette Rallison
My Double Life (ARC)

Jennifer Laurens
2 Heavenly paperback
1 Falling For Romeo paperback
1 A Season Of Eden paperback
2 Spiral Journals Real Angels DON'T Fall
3 Season Of Eden bookmarks
3 Heavenly bookmarks
1 T-Shirt Real Angels DON'T Fall
2 Posters 

Natasha Friend
For Keeps (ARC)

Melissa De La Cruz
Van Alen Legacy; Blue Bloods Series book

Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
2 Dedication (signed)US ONLY
2 The Real Real (signed)US ONLY

Adele Griffin
The Julian Game (ARC Signed)
The Knavehearts Curse; A Vampire Island Story paperback (Signed)

Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side paperback (signed)

Jessica Leader
2 Nice and Mean bookmarks (signed)

Gail Carriger
Changeless book (signed)

Angie Frazier
5 Everlasting bookmarks (signed)
2 Everlasting pins

Shari Maurer
5 Change of Heart mini soccor balls

Meridi Myer
Titus and Atreus paperback (signed)
Titus and Atreus bookmark (signed)

Sarah Beth Durst
10 ICE postcards (signed)

Amy Huntley
The Everafter hardback (signed)
3 bookmarks (signed)

Elizabeth Scott 
2 Love You Hate You Miss You hardback (signed)

Maria Semple
This One is MINE paperback

Anne Spollen
Light Beneath Ferns paperback (signed)

Melissa Walker
Lovestruck Summer book (signed)

Chloe Neill
Firespell book (signed)

Jeaniene Frost
4 Night Huntress Series bookmarks
2 business cards
4 bookplates (signed)

Zetta Elliot
2 A Wish After Midnight paperback

Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry paperback
Rules of Attraction hardback

Lisa Grace
Angel In the Shadows hardback (signed)
Makeup Glamour Brush Set from Mary Kay Cosmetics ($28)
Mary Kay Triple Action Lip Enhancer ($15)

Erica Hayes
Shadowglass; The Shadowfae Chronicles paperback
Shadowglass bookmark

Christine Johnson
6 Claire de Lune stickers

Catherine Fisher
4 Incarceron paperback (ARC)

Laura Bynum
5 Veracity hardback

Jenna Black
20 Glimmerglass bookmarks

Heidi R. Kling
14 Sea bookmarks

Barbara Dee
this is me from now on paperback
2 swag pouches (so cute)

Wind Warrior (signed) US Only

$25 GC to Amazon (awesomeness) US Only
Fireworks Over Toccoa ARC (signed)

Lindsay Leavitt 

6 Princess For Hire bookmarks (signed) 

Kristen Tracy
A Field Guide For Heartbreakers ARC (signed)
Lip Smuckers Lip Frosting

Suzanne Young is sponsoring
The Naughty List paperback (signed)

Kalayna Price is sponsoring
Once Bitten paperback (signed)
Twice Dead paperback (signed)
And an assortment of 8 bookmarks

Gillian Philip is sponsoring
Bad Faith paperback (signed)
12 Bad Faith Bookmarks (signed)

Which breaks down to (updated)
58  Wonderful Authors
57 books and to much swag to count!!
(my head is spinning) 

Are you freaking out yet? I figured you were.

Now you are probably wondering how the prizes will be broken down??

Grand Prize winner get to choose 10 books Plus a Mega Swag pack

Second place winner will get to choose 8 books Plus a Mega Swag Pack

Third place Winner will get to choose 6 books Plus a Mega Swag Pack

Fourth Place Winner will get to choose 6 books Plus a Swag Pack

Fifth Place Winner will Get to choose 5 books Plus a Swag Pack

Sixth Place Winner will get to choose 5 Books Plus a Swag Pack

Seventh Place Winner will get to choose 4 Books Plus a Swag Pack

Eight Place Winner will get to choose 4 Books Plus a Swag Pack

Ninth Place Winner will get the remaining 2 books Plus a Swag Pack.
Then it will continue on until they are all gone :)  

How will this work? The Grand prize winner will get to pick their choice of books first, Then the second place winner will choose. The the Third Place winner will choose and so on like that till no more books.

The Swag packs will contain some swag from the book you have chosen unless I didn't receive any swag. If an Author donated 25 bookmarks from one of the books you have chosen, That does not mean you will receive all 25 of those bookmarks.

Am I going to tell you how to enter yet???  Lets do a book linkage first. What fun :P

That's Right these are all clickable. Just a click away to a brand spanking new book! :) 

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Rules: Open International (unless otherwise stated) 13yrs of age and older
You must be a follower. (I will know if you are not)
** Please note some of these books/swag have adult content** Ends May 13th

There will be additional post through out the month in which you will get additional chances to gain extra entries. IE: Reviews, Interviews, Shoutout days

Still wanting to enter? OK OK I get it!  

Click here --> ENTRY PAGE! to enter!    


To gain an extra entry today leave a comment about The Owl Keeper review!

Another big Thank You to everyone who participated!


Precious said...

Happy Birthday!!! Oh my God. This is a really fantastic way to celebrate your birthday! 50 authors! Lots and lots of books!
You're so generous!

host said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns!! Great way to celebrate!!!
I really liked you review, makes me wanna buy the book right now :)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Happy Birthday! What a great idea & as someone who definitely is going to enter...AWESOME CONTEST!!!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Flo said...

Happy Birthday! That's really generous to celebrate it with your readers 8)
Should i add it's a crazy awesome giveaway?!! Thanks so much for making it international

~Jennifer~ said...

Happy Birthday! This is an amazing giveaway!

Amy said...

Happy birthday! And wow, what a pile of loot to give away, enjoy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Happy birthday darling! This is amazing and SO generous!

Are you doing anything special with your hubby?

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Happy, happy birthday, Liz!! The Owl Keeper sounds beyond fabulous! I wants me one of those! :-)

This has to be the biggest giveaway I've ever seen! :-)

Giada M said...

Happy Birthday!^O^ And great review! The Owl Keeper is already on my wishlist!

Thank you for this fabulous giveaway and for making it international!

Greetings from Italy!
Have a great birthday!
Giada M

Christa Holland said...

Happy Birthday... I like how you celebrate. ; )

Raíla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIZ! I had never ever heard about THE OWL KEEPER. Now that I have read your review, it looks pretty interesting! Will keep my eye on it :-)

Also, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the giveaway! Posted about it on my blog. <3 Hope you have a happy day!

Tina said...

Wooooow! Happy Birthdate!!! :) This giveaway is totally AWESOME!!!!!!!
By the way, the truth is that I've never heard about the Owl Kepper but your review is fantastic and I could give it a try :)


Adriana said...

Happy Birthday!
The Owl Keeper sounds like a great book. I loved The Giver so I'll definitely have to check out The Owl Keeper.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

my bday was the 5th of this month!

WOW niceeeee giveaway , i love to have your book shelves

My name's Cara. said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

I've been wanting to read The Owl Keeper, but sadly have not gotten to yet.

This is such an amazing contest, thank you!


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cleverly: SO glad to hear your MIL is ok and I am SO hoping you get a rain check on the birthday celebrations :)

Cherry said...

Hope your birthday was full of fun!!

The Owl Keeper sounds like my kind of read, a kiddie book which an adult can enjoy :)

Cherry Mischievous
mischivus101- warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

mbreakfield said...

The book sounds good. Happy Birthday! It is my birthday, too!
Hope you have a great day.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!

What a way to celebrate!

I read your review of "The Owl Keeper" and it sounds interesting. I think that I'll be adding this to my TBR pile. :)

Have a great Birthday!!!!

elaing8 said...

Happy Birthday!!!
great review,sounds good.

LiLi said...

I'm currently reading it and hosting a week of interviews with the author so this is a great contest!

Justine said...

Oh my gosh. This is insane! Haha. Happy Birthday!!! :)

Kailia Sage said...

Happy Birthday! This is such a great contest! I like the review and sadly I've never heard of this book! But i want to read it now!

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

Happy Birthday!
This is the first time I'm here. :)
This is a very cooooool giveaway!
Thanks for hosting it!
The Owl keeper sounds swell too.
Anyway, once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday! :D
What a great way to celebrate it!
Have a nice day (:


Andrea said...

OMG this contest is awesome!

I've heard mention of The Owl Keeper a few times, and your review makes me want to read it even more. I think it would be a great book to read along with my younger brother (11).

and Happy Birthday!

angie said...

Happy Birthday!! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

leela said...

I loved the review! it seems that Max is an awesome character! Someday I'll read this book. I love suspense that has teenage couples!


ParaJunkee said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! OMG what a furreakin' big contest. I'm in awe!

flchen1 said...

Congrats, and wishing you a fabulous birthday!!

Livia said...

Oh WOW! That's what I call a birthday event!
JEALOUS!!!! =)
You're giving away so much stuff that I might even have a chance!
Happy Birthday!!

Bianca said...

Great contest! Happy Birthday!!

NIce review! I really haven't heard anything about this book. The mystery girl sounds very intriguing!

Misty said...

Holy Moley!!! This is INSANE! HUGE Happy Birthday, and thanks for the fantastic contest. You have a lot of books I've been wanting to read (nearly all of them) and a lot I have and love (nearly all the rest ;p)
I looove the owl cake, that was too cute. And great review, too! I've been curious about The Owl Keeper, but couldn't decide whether I wanted to read it. I am a huge fan of dystopias (as I think anyone whose ever stopped by Book Rat knows...) and I loved the Giver, but I have so many "to read" books, I wasn't hesitant to add another. But if I'm honest, yeah, I want to read this. =D

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyy! Wow what an amazing jam packed contest!!

Jessilyn said...

OMG!! What a giveaway! Ok first Happy birthday second, great review i loved the giver so this is so a must read!! well I hope i have somwhat of a better chance so here's hoping..fingers crossed ;)

Candace said...

Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway! I can't believe I hadn't found your blog before though. It looks great!
The Owl Keeper sounds really good. I have a thing for owls and collect anything owl related so I think this is a book I'd really enjoy. You did a fantastic review too!

ladystorm said...

Wow, what a contest!!!!

I almost signed up to review The Owl Keeper now I almost wish I did. It sounds like a real cool book.


Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Happy Birthday! This is my first time visiting your site. I heard about you fabulous giveaway from Parajunkee's View. I am now a follower.

Great review of The Owl Keeper, I've been really wanting to read that one. The cover alone is gorgeous, caught my eye the second I saw it.

GMR said...

Happy Birthday to you and the book crew! What a way to celebrate! Loads of lovely bookish goodness to share....count me in! (no worries...I filled out the form)

Regarding THE OWL KEEPER....I've had my eye on this one for several weeks now. The synopsis sounded intriguing and your review definitely adds to my interest....a world of adventure definitely sounds like fun to be had. ^_^

Kristin Rae said...

This books sounds really good! Good review! :) And GREAT contest!

Bere said...

Wow! Liz, you are having such an amazing contest, I can't believe my eyes! I'm a new follower. This is my first time visiting your blog. Thank you so much for hosting! And happy birthday! The owl cake is so cute =)

Your review on the The Owl Keeper was great. The cover is super, I really like it. This is the first review I've read on this one and it does sound fantastic. I will definitely have to lookout for this one. Thank you =)

The1stdaughter said...

This is amazing! Happy Birthday!

I can't wait to read The Owl Keeper after your review, it sounds fabulous!

Brodie said...

Happy Birthday!!! WOW. This contest is freaking amazing. So many books! Thank you for making it international too!

EVA SB said...

Wow this is a fantastic giveaway and thanks for making it international

_~Ty~_ said...

Happy Birthday! My God you really are very generous with your readers! I'm from Brazil, can I join? congratulations kisses
Oh .. I begins to follow you from now. I'm Practicing my Español, so I'll read all your posts!

Anya said...

Amazing contest!! Thanks:)

I really like your review for the Owl Keeper..its short, cute and nice hehe and the book sounds really interesting! Im gonna check it out;)

Liz said...

Amazing contest! I've never have seen anything so big!!!! thanks :D


Liz said...

I have read your review and I love the book! Added to my wishlist definitely. And I love owls too :D


Christine said...

This is the most fantastic celebration giveaway I've ever seen! You're amazing!
I hope you had the most wonderful birthday ever!!
And the cake! Yummy! I hope you didn't eat the owls!
Thanks again for featuring THE OWL KEEPER in such a wonderful way!
Christine (Brodien-Jones)

Mary_not_Martha said...

Okay, I added you to my "blog's I'm following" and put your birthday contest button on my blog and responded on Goodreads. I'm not sure if I did everything correctly so let me know if I need to tweak anything. Thanks for having such an awesome contest and Happy Birthday! Leah (Montanamarynotmartha)

LuAnn said...

Wow! This is more than generous of you. Have a wonderful birthday month!

Readerly Person said...

Happy birthday! Your contest is ridiculous. Possibly the contest to end all contests. I have to confess that The Owl Keeper is on my TBR list, but my TBR list is more than 1000 books long! Any time I read an actual review, though, that pushes a book way up (or way down) that list. (In this case, up!)

- Rebecca

Jame said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for including THREE RIVERS RISING in your birthday wishes!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! This is definitely one to celebrate!!

I am waiting on 'The Owl Keeper' for a book tour. Your review makes me want it even more!!

Christina T said...

I hope you had a fantastic birthday! I enjoyed your review of The Owl Keeper and I'm adding it to my TBR list.

joder said...

What an amazing way to celebrate! Thanks for letting us be a part of the fun.

The book sounds like a fun adventure. It sounds a bit like Where the Wild Things Are. I'd love to give this to my nephews, they enjoy action stories.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Rebecca O said...

Happy Birthday! This sounds like a super fun birthday bash!

The Owl Keeper looks like a good book. Full of adventure!

bekki1820cb at gmail

Angelia said...

I came over from Reading Teen. I'm a new follower. What an amazing giveaway! This is craziness!

I loved The Giver and so did my daughters. I'm really excited to read this one! I know they will be too.

kynhaa said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Amazing contest!THAAAAAAAAAANKSS!!!

Mary_not_Martha said...

I posted earlier about the contest but went back to check out the other things on your blog and read the Owl Keeper review - sounds interesting! I think my two older boys would enjoy reading that with me.

Maria Semple said...

Thanks so much for including THIS ONE IS MINE is your amazing contest. Happy Birthday!

Malbebe said...

Happy Birthday Liz. Sorry I'm late on this. I was reading this post and it just kept going on and on. lol. This is a massive giveway.

E.J. Stevens said...

Wow! Amazing giveaway!
Happy Birthday. :)


Kathy said...

This book sounds great. Definately going on my to read list.

Oh, and thanks for the giveaway.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Llehn said...

Happy birthday!

jellybelly82158 said...

I really liked your review of the Owl Keeper. Sounds like a great read

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

This is amazing!
I'm glad to be reading positive reviews of The Owl Keeper because it looks so good! I love worlds of adventure so this should definitely be something I like. Thanks for the review!

vvb32 reads said...

Happy Birthday! and what an awesome cake!

Sena said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope are your wishes come true!

This is the first time I've heard of The Owl Keeper. Thanks for the review. It sounds like a nice adventure story :)

mandala said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Owl Keeper - I am deeply intrigued about the story and have read the positive reviews. Hope this will be part of my prize :)


elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! This is an AMAZINGLY AWESOME contest you have going on.

Great review! The Owl Keeper sounds good, so I think I will have to read it in the future :)

Elizabeth Morgan said...

Sounds like a phenomenally awesome book. I think I may have to read it.

A Journey of Books said...

Happy Birthday and WOW!

misskallie2000 said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and you can celebrate all week long, it's allowed.

Absolutely awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

skyla11377 said...

First Off Happy Birthday. Second, I Loved The Review This Book Sound Like Something That My Boys Would Enjoy. Thanks For Bringing This Book To My Attention.

angel28140 said...

What a great review. I'm totally wanting this book now. I'm a sucker for great writing style. Must have.

-Lisa B.

The Book Vixen said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the owl cake, it's so cute :D

Lynsey Newton said...

Happy Birthday! This is the biggest contest I have ever seen!!! Thank you for giving all of these books away and for making it international :)

I've seen The Owl Keeper about but I have to admit I didn't think it would be my cup of tea until I read your review, now I'm interested!

Have entered the contest, good luck to everyone!

Zoë.Bestel said...


Hope you had a great day and what a great idea to celebrate.

I would enter but sadly I am a couple of months short of the age minimum :-(

Brilliant review though, I'll have to look out for the book.

Good luck to all the contestants.

Yet again, Hope you had an amazing birthday!

Zoë xoxo


jmspettoli said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway!

I haven't heard of this book before this but I loved The Giver (even though it was a book I had to read for school. Thanks for the review and I'll definitely give this book a try!

Shy said...

Happy Birthday!
OMG, this is AWESOME. Looking at those books and swags are enough to make me drool. Thank you for sharing this special day with all of us =)

Have entered the contest. Wishing all the best to everyone who participate!

bookaholic said...

Happy Birthday!Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

heatwave16 said...

First, I love the cover, because I just love Owls. I'm going to have to pass this book onto my Mom since she works in an Elementary/Middle school. Looks like a great read.

Nina said...

Awesome give away and it's internationial..woohoo!

The Owl Keeper sounds so good. I have it on my tbr list and I cant wait to run to the store and buy myself a copy! Love the cover too, very owley. Is that even a word? :)

dor said...

The Owl Keeper sounds very interesting. I'm interest now to see what this guys does. Great name too.
Hope non- bloggers can join. Let me know.

Happy Birthday too.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Okapi said...

The Owl Keeper sounds like those intense adventure books I used to read as a child, snuggled up in my bed on a school night when I'm supposed to be sleeping. It sounds like a very good book, one that'll spark my imagination.

Giu Fernandes said...

Hii! Well, congratulations for the blog's birthday!! :)
I've already entered!! :D
'The Owl Keeper' is in my wish-list, and you just made me want to read it more!!! Great review, seems like such a great book! :)

Elie said...

Great giveaway. I was following on feeburner, now I am a google friend too!

angel said...

Happy birthday!!! What an awesome blog!

Anyway, after reading your review, The Owl Keeper looks very interesting. This book is totally on my to-read list :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Wow, this is a PHENOMENOM!! Thank you for the awesome contest. :D

And very concise review of the book. I'm embarrased to say I've never read The Giver (I know, right? I've read some other Lois Lowry books though.), but The Owl Keeper sounds like a great story. I hate it too when my questions don't get answered, haha.

Brodie said...

Wow, great review for The Owl Keeper! I've seen this book around quite a bit, but you've definitely convinced me I need to read it now. I'm glad you've added it to the giveaway! I think I better go lay down though, before I faint in sheer lust at the amazingness of this post.... -swoons-

Tħαynα' said...

It seems to be a really interesting book, but, in fact, I'm trying to read more Chick lit books. But this book could enter in my wishlist... Who knows? (:
I enjoyed your review, and you are the first person that i see, that write almost like me. Is really impressive, because both of us try to tell, but at the same time, not to tell what happens in the story, so the followers and readers and bookaholics will be tempted to read the book, and that is the nice part, isn't it?
I loved your review, and keep going this way.
Kisses, Thayna.
PS: Sorry about my bad english :/

knitngreen said...

Looking forward to the Owlkeeper even more. I need to re-read her first book, The DreamKeepers.

Sara said...

I haven't read THE GIVER in so long, but it was such an amazing book, so it is good to hear THE OWL KEEPER favorably compared to it!

Thanks for the contest, btw! :)

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Erika said...

happy birthday! great review on the owl keeper, it makes me want to get myself a copy :)
amazing contest! i'm so excited about participating :)

Inked Books said...

The Owl Keeper sounds pretty cool! I hadn't heard of it until now. Good review!

Candyland said...

I left the wrong link in the entry to show where I posted about this in my blog:)
Here ya go.

Val said...

What a great way to celebrate. I love the owl keeper review. It sounds like an amazing book. Wish I would have read it at that age. What a cool swag pack too.

Val @ www.TruthBeToldBlog.com

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linz said...

This has been on my wishlist forever. Can't wait to read it. Great review.

Elise said...

The Owl Keeper seems like a good book to read based on the review. I am always up for a suspensful thriller and I love when the author makes the characters come to life. I have read the giver and like it so I'm sure to like this one.

AchingHope said...

Sounds interesting. I will definitely have to read it sometime :)

Josette said...

Hi there! :) Happy Birthday! Thanks for holding this giveaway...that's an obscene amount of books!

Marg said...

The Owl Keeper sounds really interesting. I'm always up for reading a suspenseful adventure story. I'll definitely have to check it out at one point.

Thanks for the review and for the awesome giveaway contest.

Jackie Noel said...

I am going to write out the whole happy birthday song in honor of your birthday and this great contest!
Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Cleverly Inked, happy birthday to you!!! :)

Beverly said...

Happy birthday!
My son is a May 13 baby too - even born on a Friday the 13th. I have always found it to be lucky - I hope it holds true now as I would love to win your contest!
I have The Owl Keeper on my TBR - thanks for the review!
I was just hopping by - but I ended up staying to read and read and of course enter the contest too! Hop on over to The Wormholeif you get time!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thank you for the awesome contest!!! Happy Birthday!!

Badass Bookie said...

First of all, Happy Birthday ! MASSIVE Giveaway I have to say ;P

I loved your review on The Owl Keeper it was short and to the point (sometimes I can't read long reviews) I have to say i'm very curious about the book after your review :) Again, thank-you for this great giveaway !

Deedles said...

Happy Birthday! and thanks for the review. Great contest!

KMichelleC87 said...

Wow! This is the most amazing contest I have ever seen! I really hope I win something. Thank you!

linz said...

When I signed up using the entry page, I think I put my preferred name as LinzReads, but all of my comments have been made under the name Linz. Just a heads up! And great GREAT contest!

rebeccaryalsrussell said...

I LOVE your site. You have so much positive energy.

I placed your link on my Blogroll as I want other authors to find you.

The Owl Keeper sounds awesome. I love books for MG/YA that are well-written. In fact, I've just finished the first of a YA series that is ready for submissions. I would LOVE a review to post on my blog and elsewhere????

Hope I win the contest, I want The Owl Keeper. (The other stuff wouldn't be so bad, either. LOL)

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Kimberly H. said...

I liked your review of The Owl Keeper, its sounds like it will be really good!

Emmagan said...
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Emmagan said...

I liked your review on the owl keeper, sounds like a book i would love to read
Also i think i put the name as Jessica Marshall but my comments say Emmagan, just though you should know :)

maretj65 said...

I don't know if I'm doing any of this right! I am following you now on google...The Owl Keeper sounds like a great story. I'd like to read it. The owl cake was cute, too. Happy Birthday! This is awesome!

Serenissima said...

Happy birthday! THE OWL KEEPER sounds like something my son would love--I could envision us reading this together.

Thanks for hosting such an amazing contest!

ChickLitGirl said...

The Owl Keeper sounds really good, according to your review! Adventure books are always fun to read!

Brianna Bruce said...

Thank you so much for this! Great review for the Owl Keeper, sounds like a fabulous read.

Anna D said...

I need to thank Skyler White for leading me over to this site. I wish I'd gotten here sooner so I could promote via my blog, but I've run out of time. I will add this to my post for today though:)

Happy Birthday!!

Ruth said...

So who won this one? :)