Clearing my Shelves…a massive giveaway!

I can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend then by holding a MASSIVE giveaway for YOU, my dear readers. It’s become pretty evident to me lately that I NEED to clear out some of the towers of ARCs I have growing throughout my house. I’m donating most of them to local charities, but I also thought it would be fun to let you guys get your hands on some. What you’ll see below are mostly older ARCS from 2015 and 2016 but who can resist the call of FREE BOOKS?

So, how’s this going to work? It’s pretty simple actually! I’ll post a photo of each ARC pack and the Rafflecopter entry form will be directly below it. You can find all of my giveaway policies here. Please make sure to read through them before entering.

Now…are you ready for the giveaways?! Let’s do this…

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Sarah

Blog Tour: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston {MOOD BOARD & GIVEAWAY}

Welcome to the fabulous blog tour for “The Valiant” by Lesley Livingston! SO far, this epic tour has  featured an intriguing author interview, some gorgeous warrior inspired makeup, a badass post on feminism in YA from the author, a tribute to the bow and arrow,  a thoughtful review and a modern day-take on fashion from “The Valiant”. Can you believe still have more than two and a half weeks left in the tour. Make sure you check out the schedule below and also keep scrolling for an epic giveaway. You can thank me later!

In the meantime, you KNOW I had to create a mood board to share with all of you as part of my tour stop…

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The Return of Fangirl Friday!

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It’s Friday everybody…and what an exciting Friday it is! I am so thrilled to let you all know that after a LONG hiatus, I’m bringing my Fangirl Friday series back to What Sarah Read! You can check out some classic Fangirl Friday posts here!

SO BIG!!!

By now you all know how much I love to fangirl, and even more so, how much I love to fangirl with other people! When I started this series I thought it would be fun way to have us all share what we’re loving and recruit more fangirls (and boys) into our squads! Continue reading “The Return of Fangirl Friday!”

Sarah

Blog Tour: Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza {PLAYLIST & GIVEAWAY}

 

I’m helping you kick off your week with an amazing playlist curated by the fabulous and talented Rhoda Belleza, the debut author of “Empress of a Thousand Skies”. If you haven’t read this action-packed epic space adventure, then you need get a copy immediately! Pssst…there may be a giveaway if you keep scrolling!

I am loving this playlist that Rhoda created and can totally picture some of the scenes from the book as I’m listening! If this doesn’t make you want to start reading, I don’t know what will! I think I need to have Rhoda back on the blog someday soon so I can pick her brain on all of these fabulous song choices!! Enjoy…
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Sarah

Book Feels: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Feels: Caraval by Stephanie GarberCaraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber
Published by Flatiron Books on January 31st 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 416
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Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure.

And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

AMAZON / Barnes & NOBLE / INDIE BOUND / BOOK DEPOSITORY

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Ohhhh, friends! This is a GOOD one! Seriously! You’re going to want to add this to your TBR right now! Caraval releases today (Happy book birthday, Stephanie Garber) and let’s be real, there’s been some serious hype! This amazing debut novel features a magical and dangerous game that leaves its participants forever changed and I’m here to tell you…the hype is real!

I LOVED THIS BOOK…

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Sarah

Book Avengers: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Hello and welcome to the latest mission in our Book Avengers crusade! Today, we are featuring The Night Circus by Erin Morgensternthe book that YOU chose to avenge and voted for us to read in January. Be sure to read our intro post to learn all about this feature that Kristina and I debuted last year! 

with more than 60% of the vote, The Night Circus was the obvious winner in our january poll! Clearly, you guys wanted us to read this book! Now the important part…did we love it as much as you did? Read on to find out!

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Sarah

Blog Tour: The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine {Mini-Review & Mood Board}

Blog Tour: The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine {Mini-Review & Mood Board}The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Girls & Women, LGBTQ
Pages: 432
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four-stars

Ansa has always been a fighter.

As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she tries to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

With her world in chaos and each side wanting to claim her for their own, only one thing is certain: unless Ansa can control the terrible magic inside her, everything she’s fought for will be destroyed.

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First of all, I want to wish all of my lovely readers a happy new year! I’m so excited for what lies ahead in and hope that you have an amazing year too. I’m honored to be the first stop on “The Cursed Queen” blog tour, and if you’re not already eagerly anticipating this book, I’m hoping my review can get you excited for its release. “The Cursed Queen” by Sarah Fine was my final read of 2016, which was so perfect, considering my final read of 2015 was the first installment in the series, “The Impostor Queen”. If you read my review last year, you’ll know that I LOVED it. So, did I love “The Cursed Queen” as much? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out.

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Ginger from GReads!

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Well, friends, it’s about that time. I’m so sad to say that today is the very last guest post of my “Home for the Holidays” feature here at What Sarah Read. In keeping with tradition, I’m welcoming my dear friend Ginger from GReads! to close out the festivities. Last year, she shared some beautiful Christmas memories and the year before she talked about her favorite things about the holidays! Ginger is one of my original “Home for the Holidays” contributors and I am so blessed to have her back for the third year in a row.

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Bloomsbury Kids

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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You guys! I have a very special treat in store for you today! I’m so thrilled to be welcoming the very lovely ladies of the Bloomsbury Kids Publicity team to the blog today for a very special and sentimental “Home for the Holidays” post. I’ve had the pleasure working with all of these wonderful women and can whole-heartedly confirm that they are some of the kindest and most generous teams out there. So, it came as no surprise to me when they sent in their guest post an I saw it filled with so many wonderful stories, traditions and memories. If there was every any doubt as to how special Erica, Lizzy, Anna, Emily and Courtney are, it becomes abundantly clear when you read their sweet holiday stories below. Enjoy…

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Morgan from Gone with the Word

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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I’m so in love with Morgan‘s guest post today! She’s visiting us today from Gone with the Words and has managed to pack so much holiday charm and sweetness into one festive post. If you’re looking for THE definitive list of things to make you smile these days, and I know we could all use some smiles, then look no further than the post below. Another thing that will make you smile? Don’t forget to enter the epic “Home for the Holidays” giveaway below. A $50 gift card to Amazon is up for grabs and I KNOW that will make you smile.

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Sarah