After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (and a giveaway!)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

Don't you just love this cover?
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Product Description from Amazon:
Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…

Doesn't that just sound great? I've been really excited about this book since I first heard about it a couple of months ago and am looking forward to its release. And isn't the cover just lovely?

Here is the book trailer:

Or you can click here to watch the trailer at YouTube.

The Faerie Ring will be released on September 27, 2011 from Tor Teen. You can also follow Kiki and Tor Teen on Twitter, or visit Kiki's blog.


Kiki has supplied me with five signed bookmarks to giveaway on my blog in anticipation of the release of The Faerie Ring, and all you have to do to enter is to fill out THIS FORM. Contest will be open internationally, so everybody can enter! I'll leave the entry form open until May 21, 2011, and then I'll randomly select five winners and get their bookmarks mailed out to them!

A great big thanks to Kiki for sending me the bookmarks to giveaway, and good luck to everybody who enters!

Federal regulations require that I disclose that I receive a small commission on any purchases made through Amazon links on my blog, which I use to purchase more books.


Natalie said...

Haha this looks great! I love novels that incorporate aspects of Victorianism. Nice WoW choice :)

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Wow the cover looks like it almost glows!

Here is my pick:

Anna said...

This sounds amazing. I love your blog by the way.

Here's my WoW, please stop by and check out the blog!