Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stuck in a Good Book - Vampire Academy edition

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Here's the thing. I did not mean to get sucked into a 6-book-series right now. But I am soooo glad I did!!  Ha!!  You can see my review to Vampire Academy and Frostbite already. Watch for Shadow Kiss coming soon!

I'm having too much fun and I'd like to invite you over to play! Have you already read all these books? Then join in my spoiler-ish conversations!!  If not... jump on in, read the series with me and THEN join in my spoiler-ish discussions!! :-D  Click the covers if you need to check 'em out on Goodreads.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

I would give away a cheaper book since I'm as broke as could be for a September, except I'm stuck in THESE books!!  So, I'm offering eBooks and I'm hopin' the winner has a Nook, 'cause B&N has a GREAT SALE going on right now!  Regardless of your eReader, I'll get you your winnings zippity-quick so you can join in the fun.

So, what do you think about series?  Personally, I am in book-heaven:  nose-deep in Blood Promises with three delicious big volumes to go. I feel like Rose and I are BFF's and Lissa, Christian, Dimitri, Adrian and everyone are so vividly alive for me.

I hate it when a good book ends, you know?  Like this comic strip Valeria sent me. I totally feel like this:


I totally blame her for getting me into this series. But isn't that what friends are for? Allow me to pass on the favor... you are about to get STUCK IN A GOOD BOOK!!  Yea!!

This is an international giveaway for an ebook of any in the Vampire Academy series. If you prefer a print copy, we can negotiate how much chocolate you will send me to compensate for the price. That offer is unique to this giveaway only. For other, general rules, see About Me.

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50 comments:

  1. Honestly, I like both. I don't mind reading a 6 or 7 book series as long as it's good of course. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  2. I loved this series so much because it was such a different take on the whole 'vampire' genre. And besides, who doesn't love a strong woman like Rose? Thanks for sharing <3

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  3. And to answer your question, I never like a stand alone as much as a series. There's something about the anticipa............tion.

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    1. Nice!!

      Yea... Rose is awesome. More of her is much better than less!

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  4. I LOVE long series! That way it never ends and I can keep on reading about the fantastic storyline forever :)

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  5. I love long series & stand-alones. But I prefer series because I get updates about my favorite characters in each book.

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  6. I love a good series that knows when to end.

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  7. I like a long series but stand alones are always great to.
    The series always gives me more to look forward to though.

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  8. I prefer long series, though stand-alones are ok as well. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  9. i love long series - it is just that with a series there is more room for plot, character development and everything that makes a book a great read ^^

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  10. I don't mind either way! I love long series especially when I love the characters and don't want it to end. I just hate waiting for the next book in the series!

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  11. I actually like both. The worst thing about a series is waiting for the next book

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  12. Hi Laura. I love long series and standalones :D Long series - especially when the plot and characters are realllly awesome :D I haven't read this series but I would really love to :D

    I'm Ara, by the way :D

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    1. Hi Ara!

      You have coffee in your name!! That's awesome! I'm a new follower on your blog!

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  13. I love both! I've read some awesome stand-alones (The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson) as well as some awesome series' (the Mortal Instruments series by Cassie Clare).

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  14. I love long series, in fact I am a series addict - If I love the first book I just want it to keep going on and on.

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    1. So you know I post under BLHmistress, but signed in on rafflecopter as Dawna Newman

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    2. Oh, thx! Sometimes it is hard to tell who is who and where!

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  15. I like series' but shorter ones are better. Sometimes by the 4th or 5th book I just want to get to the end already. Well depending on the series. Some I wish would go on forver, like Mortal Instruments and Morganville Vampires. Others start to feel like the author is just dragging it out on purpose, knowing I'll keep reading just to find out how it ends.

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    1. I am starting the Morganville Vampires, too. I'm glad you like to see 'em keep going!

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  16. I like both series and stand alones if they are done well.

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  17. I do love reading stand alones but generally I prefer series... I really like it because I get to know the character a lot... Though in series, I prefer that the main characters will be different with each books... For ex, the first book is all about the first son then the next is about the second son, etc... Thank you for this!!!

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    1. Oh yea... I know what you mean. I like that, too. It sort of leaves the awesomeness of the one book and characters to shine on their own and yet gives a bit of nostalgic connection to 'em, too. Or, rather, what you said.

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  18. Wow, I guess it depends. If I'm short on time, it's nice to read a great stand alone, and they are great to read in between a long series. I love a series if the writer can make the last as good as the first. I've heard good things about the VA series :)

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    1. time is a great point! It's hard to be stuck in a series when ya don't have the time for it!! Argh!!!!

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  19. While I do occasionally enjoy reading some standalones, I actually prefer series. Having more books in the series gives them time to better describe the characters and to create a deeper plot.

    My fave book series ever, *Sweet Valley High*, had 183 books total. (Not including the SVH "Senior Year" books.)

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  20. It really depends on how many books I have to read. If I'm behind, I prefer a stand alone because I get so sucked into a series that I want to read them all before I read something else. lol

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  21. I loved this series so, so much! I read it (no joke) in three days. I know, it sounds crazy and I think I didn't eat much in those days. But really, how can you even think about eating when you get to read about Dimitri?

    Anyway, I'm curious what you'll think of Last Sacrifice. Also, are you planning on reading Bloodlines, the spin-off series? Can't say I loved them as much as Vampire Academy, but they're still good.

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  22. If the story is great I don't mind reading 5, 6 books but I think I rather read a trilogy :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love both~ but, prefer long series. I just love staying in a world with characters I love~ don't want it to end! I love a good stand alone novel as well because even tho I love series sometimes I'm in the mood for a good quick read. :) THank you for the chance to win!

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  24. I like both, but I prefer long series.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I like both, because stand alone books get me through the dreary days until the new book in my favorite series come out! I'm stuck in a ton of series right now, and none of the new books are coming out for months or even not until next year!

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  26. I like both but I don't like super long series. Anything over ten volumes is just too much.

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  27. It depends on the book! If it's something I like then I hope that it never ends! Great giveaway :)

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  28. I strongly prefer series...as long as they are great!
    Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  29. I read both, but I love series!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  30. I prefer a series until it ends :(
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  31. I love long series, they become like old friends!

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  32. I really like long series. I get to know the characters even better that way! :)

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  33. I prefer stand-alone books because they help me feel as if I've accomplished something once I finish reading one. Series are great, too, but I get so ANXIOUS about them and the waiting!

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  34. I like series because I tend to get really involved in characters

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  35. I like both.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. It depends on the series, how strong the plot lines and story is in a whole. There are some great series that I wished continued on more than one or three books but there are others that I wished wrapped sooner!!

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  37. I like a good series but mostly read stand alone books, Thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  38. I have a love/hate relationship with series. I love being able to get to see the characters grow and develop and revisit their worlds over and over again. I hate when they go on too long or that once I am hooked I have then have to devote myself to reading the entire series.

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  39. I enjoy both. I love to discover a new series and enjoying revisiting with favourite characters again and again. But, sometimes, I just feel like reading a stand-alone book so that I don't feel the compulsion to read every book in the series!

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  40. I kind of don'tlike long giveaways! That's why I haven't started reading Harry Potter, or Vampire Academy. But i think it's time for me tor read them, now! This is a great giveaway! thank you

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  41. This is one of my favorite series. I just finished it last week and loved it. Rose is my BFF, Dimitri is my BF. :)

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