Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I won all five books in that picture! :D This is 'The Penguin Five', a promotional thingie Penguin did with five ARCs. The books included are:

  • Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller (Romance) (August)
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Horror) (September)

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Paranormal) (October)

Matched by Ally Condel (Dystopia) (November 30th!)

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (Fantasy) (December 12th!)

As you can see, I got this way late. However, if it hadn't been for a drawing I won, I wouldn't have read 4 out of 5 of these books. I wanted to read Nightshade and am very happy to have a unique coppy. Hopefully I'll enjoy it and be able to get passed any typos. Although Eternal Ones, The Replacement, and Nightshade have already come out in finalized coppies, I think it is cool to own unedited ones. Plus, I can always compare at the bookstore if I feel I'm honestly missing something. However, I've heard many people want to get their hands on Matched, so I'll be reading that this week and posting my review before the 30th! How exciting! The same goes for Sapphique, but before I can read it, I'll need to get the first one in the series.

NaNo update:

Novel(s): Golden and Watching You Burn
Days: 23
Total Word Count: 6,232
Cups of Coffee: 0 (Lots of Coke and Dr. Pepper, though.)
All-Nighters: 0 (Several failed attempts)
Panic Attacks: Too many to count)
Things Researched: School fights, acrobatic falls, hand grenades

See ya soon!



  1. You got Sapphique!? I read the first one in the series and really liked it. I can't wait to get my own copy.

    So did you win the books simply by luck or was there more to the contest?