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The Unexpected Everything Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Hello! And welcome to Book Nerd Reviews’ stop on the THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING Blog Tour!

 

The THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING Blog Tour will be hosted by some amazing Aussie bloggers, and there are a lot of amazing posts from Morgan Matson! Scroll to the bottom to ensure you know where every stop is, so you don’t miss a thing!

 

 

Welcome to the tour… I hope you enjoy!

 

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Shadowhunters Giveaway

 

Hi everyone! We have an awesome giveaway for you with thanks to Walker Books Australia!

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Night Owls Street Art Promotion

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Night Owls Street Art Promotion!!

With thanks to Simon & Schuster Australia and the ‪#‎AusYABloggers, we are launching a HUGE promotion to celebrate the release of Night Owls by Jenn Bennett!

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Crystal Kingdom Blog Tour + Giveaway!

 

Hello! And welcome to Book Nerd Reviews’ stop on the Australian Crystal Kingdom Blog Tour!

The Crystal Kingdom Blog Tour will be occuring throughout all of August, and there are a lot of amazing Aussie blogs bringing you posts about Amanda Hocking’s finale in the Kanin Chronicles. This tour will include reviews, Q&As, and giveaways! And thanks to the wonderful PanMacmillan, Book Nerd Reviews will be the hosting a giveaway for a copy of Crystal Kingdom!

Welcome to the tour… I hope you enjoy the journey.

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We All Looked Up Apocalyptic Blog Tour

 

Hello! And welcome to We All Looked Up Apocalyptic Blog Tour!

As part of this tour we will sharing reviews, our end of the world bucket lists and there is also a giveaway! Welcome to the end of the world :)

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Aussie Giveaway – Crash by Sean Williams

We have another amazing giveaway for you! The wonderful people at Allen & Unwin have provided Book Nerd Reviews with 5 copies of Crash (Twinmaker #2) by Sean Williams to give away to our lucky readers!

 

SynopsisThe Matrix meets the Uglies series in this science fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy by Sean Williams.

Where is Q?

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault.

“The girl who killed d-mat” is enlisted to track down her missing friend Q—the rogue AI who repeatedly saved Clair’s life. Q is the key to fixing the system, but she isn’t responding to calls for help, and even if she did…can she be trusted?

Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair finds powerful allies in RADICAL, secretive activists who are the polar opposite of anti-d-mat terrorist group WHOLE. However, if she helps them find Q, will she be inadvertently trapping her friend in a life of servitude—or worse, sending her to an early death by erasure?

Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.

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SIGNED Daughter of Smoke and Bone Giveaway: International

So anyone who has ever spoken to me knows that I absolutely adore Laini Taylor and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is my all-time favourite. So why would I not celebrate this wonderful series, and this magnificent lady? Well, there is no reason. So I am celebrating by giving away 2 signed copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

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Aussie Giveaway – Pandora Jones: Deception by Barry Jonsberg

We have another amazing giveaway for you! The wonderful people at Allen & Unwin have provided Book Nerd Reviews with 5 copies of Pandora Jones: Deception (Pandora Jones #2) by Barry Jonsberg to give away to our lucky readers!

 

Synopsis: Pandora and her team are already two members down. The survival of humanity in the post-plague world depends on them. But who can she trust?

It was difficult to know when nightmares ended and the waking world began.

Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. When she wakes in the Infirmary her mind replays the sight of Nate running along the shoreline and the way his body froze and then flopped after he was shot. But her memories hold more questions than answers and she doesn’t know who to trust.

When she forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone’s haunting similar memories and the conflicting information about The School, she finds herself with unexpected enemies.

Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth – no matter what rules they must break or how terrible the danger they face. But can they even trust each other?

Intuition. Secrets. Truth. Courage. Action. Survival.

 

As this prize is being provided by the publisher and being sent directly to the winners by them, this is an Australian only giveway. This giveaway starts now and will run through to October 19th when a winner will be picked via the Rafflecopter widget below! Everyone gets a free entry and you will get more entries if you share about the giveaway or follow us.

Best of luck! x

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Celebrate our new blog design with an aussie giveaway of Falling Into Place!

Hi everyone! Book Nerd Reviews has recently undergone a makeover, and to celebrate, the wonderful team at Bookworld have offered an amazing prize for a giveaway! They are offering our lucky followers a chance win 1 of 5 (yes 5!) copies of Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang!

Synopsis: On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

 

This is one of the most anticipated books of 2014, and you now have the chance to win a copy! If you don’t win this awesome giveaway, or you want to buy it for yourself, a friend or a family member (or all of the above) now, please remember that you can purchase a copy of Falling Into Place from Bookworld at a discounted price (even more so if you join their VIP Citizenship program).

This giveaway is for Australian residents only, and will be sent directly to the winner from Bookworld.

This giveaway starts now and will run through to 12th October 2014, when a winner will be picked via the Rafflecopter widget below! Everyone gets a free entry and you will get more entries if you share info about the giveaway or follow us. Best of luck! x

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Thank you Bookworld for providing this amazing giveaway to help us celebrate Book Nerd Reviews new blog design!

We Were Liars Australian Blog Tour + Giveaway!

 

Hello! And welcome to Book Nerd Reviews’ stop on the Australian We Were Liars Blog Tour!  Last week I posted my review for this phenomenal book, and today we are holding a a Q&A with E. Lockhart, as well as an awesome giveaway for We Were Liars! We have not 1, but 3 copies of this hauntingly beautiful book to give away!

 

Synopsis: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Goodreads: Add it to your reading list
Purchase: Click here to purchase

 

Author Bio

Emily Lockhart is the author of eight YA novels including The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. She has a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught composition, literature and creative writing. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

Visit Emily online at emilylockhart.com and follow @elockhart on Twitter.  You can also visit the We Were Liars website or find out more about Emily and We Were Liars at Allen & Unwin’s website.

 

 

 

Q&A with Emily Lockhart

If you could describe We Were Liars in three words, what would they be?
Three words: I won’t tell.

What inspired you to write We Were Liars?
Private islands. Broken hearts. First loves. Family secrets. King Lear. Wuthering Heights. Fairy tales.

Why did you write We Were Liars with such an unreliable narrator?
Cadence, my heroine, is just telling the truth as best she knows it.

There are a lot of complex personalities in We Were Liars, are there any characters, or character traits, that you relate to?
Cadence Sinclair Eastman falls in love with a boy, Gat Patil, who is an outsider to her highly privileged family.  I relate to Gat a lot – though I am obviously not an Indian-American teenage male. He is passionate and political, a reader – and he’s in the complicated position of having one foot in each of two very different worlds. I often had that, growing up. I was brought up in a commune and went to prep school, was Jewish and Christian, had parents who divorced early and lived in different cities – lots of split identities.

Is there anything you like, dislike, admire or envy about any of the characters personalities?
Cadence is remarkably brave and also open-hearted, despite her many other faults.

Were you a liar growing up? And did this influence the story, or the characters, at all?
No. I am a truth-teller to a fault and sometimes hurt people’s feelings that way.

What inspired you to write the fairy tale stories within We Were Liars?
The fairy tales are Cadence’s way of telling truths about her family that she cannot speak any other way.  I own many fairy tale collections and have read them over and over.

Other than those that mentioned in We Were Liars, what books would we find on Cady’s and Gat’s bookshelf?
Gat would probably have some James Baldwin, Nadine Gordimer, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri.  Political writings and political literary fiction. Cadence would have Philip Pullman’s recent retellings of the Grimm fairy tales, plus Evelyn Waugh and Edith Wharton, which she’d read to make sense of her privileged world.

And finally, what is your motto?
Read widely.

 

Giveaway Details

Thanks to Allen & Unwin, you have a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of We Were Liars!!!

This giveaway is for Australian residents only, and will be sent directly to the winner from Allen & Unwin. The giveaway starts now and will run through to 8th September, when a winner will be picked via the Rafflecopter widget below! Everyone gets a free entry and you will get more entries if you share about the giveaway or follow us. Best of luck! x

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I would like to thank E. Lockhart for stopping by Book Nerd Reviews on her Australian blog tour for We Were Liars and to Allen & Unwin for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

 

Aussie Giveaway – Game of Thrones Boxset by George R.R. Martin

Hi everyone! Have you got GoT? Whether you want to read, or re-read, the Game of Thrones series (let’s be honest, we all fit in to one of those categories), we have an amazing giveaway for you!

To celebrate the finale of season 4 of the Game of Thrones television show, the wonderful team at Bookworld have provided the opportunity for one lucky reader of Book Nerd Reviews to win a boxset of Game of Thrones by George. R. R. Martin!

Synopsis: For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s “Game of Thrones “are together in one boxed set. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin–dubbed “the American Tolkien” by “Time” magazine–international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now here is the entire monumental cycle:
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS
A FEAST OF CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”–“Los Angeles Times”
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Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse–unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister–the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki–whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys..

This amazing boxset has a RRP of $99.99, so this is one fantastic prize! If you don’t win this awesome giveaway, or you want to buy for yourself, a friend or a family member (or all of the above) please remember that you can purchase the amazing Game of Thrones boxset from Bookworld at a discounted price (even more so if you join their VIP Citizenship program).

This giveaway is for Australian residents only, and will be sent directly to the winner from Bookworld. The winner must be able to provide their name, postal address (no PO boxes), email address and phone number to us to be passed on to Bookworld.

This giveaway starts now and will run through to 4th July, when a winner will be picked via the Rafflecopter widget below! Everyone gets a free entry and you will get more entries if you share about the giveaway or follow us. Best of luck! x

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International May Giveaway

Good evening!! I hope you’ve all been doing well! We are back this May with another international giveaway! We’re really excited about this giveaway because there are SO many great books out this month!

This giveaway will run for all of May! You can enter as long as The Book Depository ships to you (They ship most places, but just double check!). As we normally do each month, we will continue to have have three winners and each winner can pick any of the following titles below:

The One (The Selection #3) – Kiera Cass
Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
After The End (After The End #1) – Amy Plum
Free to Fall – Lauren Miller
Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
Losing Logan (Losing Logan #1) – Sherry D. Ficklin
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge #1) – Katie Finn
Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) – Jennifer Echols
The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) – Kady Cross
Guy in Real Life – Steve Brezenoff
Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) – Jennifer Donnelly

This giveaway is running all month right through to May 31st at 6pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) when the winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter, which plucks out random winners. You all get a free entry below, and if you want to follow us or tweet about the giveaway we’ll give you some more entries. The more entries, the more chances you have to win!

Good luck! x

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Aussie Giveaway – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

We have another amazing giveaway for you! The wonderful people at Simon & Schuster Australia have provided Book Nerd Reviews with a copy of Maybe Someday to host a giveaway for one of our lucky readers. Due to the cost of postage this giveaway will be open to Australian residents only. Big apologies to our international readers, however you can still enter our April International Giveaway.

Earlier today I posted my review of Maybe Someday, you can see it here to find out what I thought about it (hint, I loved it!). And you definitely should check out our Interview with Colleen Hoover & Griffin Peterson too!

Synopsis: At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson.

 

This giveaway starts now and will run through to May 14th when a winner will be picked via the Rafflecopter widget below! Everyone gets a free entry and you will get more entries if you share about the giveaway or follow us. Best of luck! x

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