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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Giveaway: The Blessed Christmas Themed Necklace

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! It's the season for giving and today I'm thrilled to be giving away this lovely treat courtesy of Simon & Schuster and The Blessed author, Tonya Hurley. Tonya created these beautiful Christmas themed necklaces, which was inspired by her three main characters Lucy, Cecilia, and Agnes. 

"Please accept these offerings of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Gold to remind you that you are virtuous and valuable on this earth.

Myrrh to remind you that you are human and that you will make mistakes and suffer.  That is part of your journey.

Frankincense to remind you that you are sacred, a Divine deity.  You will triumph.

Have a BLESSED Holiday."

Today one lucky Mundie Moms follow will have the chance to win one! To enter to win this one of kind gift, please fill out the form below.

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Thank you to Tonya and Simon & Schuster for making this giveaway possible! Here's a little bit about the book:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief -quoted from Goodreads

City of Lost Souls Wins Hollywood Crush's Best YA Novel of 2012

Hollywood Crush announced the winner of their Best YA Novel of 2012 and it's none other than - City of Lost Souls!

Here's Hollywood Crush's take on the results:

Shadowhunters not only look better in black—they look better atop the leaderboard too. After a week of feverish ballot-casting in Hollywood Crush's Favorite YA Novel of 2012 poll, Cassandra Clare's urban fantasy "City of Lost Souls" has slayed its way to the top spot!

Did anyone else giggle at the use of "slayed" or picture Jace with a stele? No? Okay, here's Cassie's gracious response to the results:
I'm so happy that so many have embraced the story of Jace and Clary and their friends. This fifth book was a pleasure to write but also sad because I knew it meant the end of the 'Mortal Instruments' was drawing closer. It will be bittersweet to say goodbye to the characters next year!
Now why did she have to remind us of the Goodbye Factor?!? Thank heavens, we have the Dark Artifices series to look forward to and oh no, I haven't forgotten, MMs, THE MOVIE!!!!

Waiting on Wednesday - The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell

We're very patiently waiting for Saundra Mitchell's latest entry in her Elemental series called, what else but, The Elementals. Both Katie and I adore this series; here are Katie's 5-star reviews for the first two books -- The Vespertine and The Springsweet.

Here's the synopsis:

In 1917, war spells the death of one age in Europe; the rise of motion pictures heralds the birth of a new one in America. Caught between both are two extraordinary souls, bound by destiny.

Kate Witherspoon has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents, and she’s infused with their wanton disregard for social norms. She’s determined to become a film director, and she doesn’t intend to do that in a corset. Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the tenacity and wanderlust that fueled his parents’ adventures. War calls, yet not for him—but he refuses to let his disability define him.

Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles, the city of dreams. There, they each struggle to find their independence. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realize their true legacy: the ability to triumph over death, over time. But as their powerful parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.

In this sweeping companion to The Vespertine and The Springsweet, the teenage children of the heroes of the previous novels confront a decades-old tragedy still unfolding. At the crucial moment, will Kate and Julian have the courage to embrace their gifts?
You know those characters that you can't stop talking about? Well, yes, those characters are just the ones you'll meet in this series. Don't wait until June, pick up the first two books in the series now and be sure to pre-order The Elmentals (IndieBound, amazon, Barnes and Noble).

Just think, 1917?!? I love that time period because so much was going on in the world then.