Saturday, July 2, 2011

500 Followers?! Let's celebrate with a cheer and a Giveaway!

Sometime during my night of sleep, I hit 500 followers.  Wowza, how fun!  Thank you all for the follows and the comments here on the reviews I write.  It's so, well, nice of you.  I love reading and I love the book bloggers world here online.  It's the best.

Well, I'm just happy today.  And I'm going to cheer!  WAH-WHOO!  Yipee!  YEAH!

And since it feels like a party to me, I'm going to give away Forever by Maggie Stiefvater.
I won this ARC copy of Forever, read it in two days and now I'm going to pass it on.

From Goodreads:

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater.
In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

I have read all three of these books.  The story for me was good, it made me want to come back for more each time.  I really wanted to reach the end and have that closure.  And I got that.  While I wouldn't put this series on my  favorite list, it was good.

First, what did I like?  I liked the story of the wolves.  I liked how each book brought new layers to the characters.  This last book, Forever, was most revealing as far as personalities go.  I liked that.  There was no perfection in characters, just real people struggling to figure out what is right for them and how they can use the bad things life throws at them.

What didn't I like?  Well, I didn't like all the swearing.  That's just a personal thing.  I'm not a swearing kind of girl.  It just took away from the story for me.  I'm not an all out fan of the covers either.  Which means pretty much nothing.  Just saying.  :)

If you want to win my ARC of Forever, just let me know why in a comment, along with your email address.  You must be a follower to enter because that's why I'm having this giveaway!   I'll choose by random on Friday the 10th of July.

And one more cheer!  YIPEE!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Looking forward to reading this book!

    GFC: Ivy


  2. I've been wanting this one for a while! Thanks!


  3. Hello :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'd like to win Forever because I've been dying to read it! :) Looks really good.

    GFC: Stephanie


  4. I'd like to win Forever because I hear so many good things about it that I need to read it! Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

    gfc follower Tiffany Drew


  5. I've been wanting to read this since I finished Linger. It's such a great story, and I'm completely invested into the characters.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  6. I have a totally shelfish reason for wanting this one...

    I have the other books and I get a little OCD about not having complete series on my classroom's bookshelves. I'm pretty sure I need clinical help.

  7. thanks for the chance! i want to win because i have never read any of her books and winning this one will make me read the whole series! thanks! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I'm an old follower, this is a great giveaway!
    Congrats on reaching 500 followers - that's awesome.

    I am desperate for this book, I have been entering so many competitions to get hold of this, but haven't won any!

    I have to know how it turns out for Grace & Sam.

    My email is

  9. Congratulations and thanks!! I'd love to read the end of this story!

    magabygc at

  10. Thanks

    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

  11. I soo wnat this book after reading the first two i need to read this one as well awesome give away and congrats on 500!

  12. I, first off, really like the series! Secondly, all my copies are in paperback and Forever would match up!

    Thanks and contgratz! I follow via GFC as Lissa!

    shyluck13 AT hotmail DOT com

  13. Fantastic giveaway, I've been dying to read this! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  14. I just started the series and I am loving it. Thank you so much for sharing! Congrats on the followers!


  15. I want this book so bad because I loved the first two books and I want to know how it ends.
    Thanks a lot for this giveaway

  16. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 :) I'd love to win this because I've read lots of favourable things about it, also I'm on holidays and I'd love a good book!

    kate1485 at

  17. GFC (jennifer)

    If this is open to Canada please include me. Dying to read this book.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  18. I've been dying to read this since Linger came out last year and I devoured it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    gfc: brookea_2006

  19. Congrats on 500 followers!!

    I really want Forever because I've been wanting to read it since... what seems like forever. I love paranormal romances :)

    I'm an old GFC Follower: Sakira

    elfdrop at gmail dot com

  20. You wouldnt you want to read it/have it!? =) Her writing is very captivating and you can never get enough of reading shifters/wolves... love love love it.

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! AND
    Happy and safe Holidays!! ^_^

  21. Congrats!!!! 500 - half there to the big 1-0-0-0 :P Can't wait to read Forever! Maggie's a wonderful writer!

    GFC - Badass Bookie

  22. old follower :) please count me in! I've been pining for this one for quite some time now :)


  23. The series is highly recommended by my friends but I waited for this last book to marathon the series. I'd be happy to have this so I can experience for my self how good the series is. Thanks!

  24. OMG, I love Maggie and her books! She's one of my favourite authors <3 I even have a signed copy of Shiver from her :P And I'm dying to read Forever! Sam... *sigh* :)
    So thanks for the chance to win it :)

  25. I want to win Forever for my mom, actually. She loves this series.

    My GFC name is Brooke. Thanks so much!

  26. I would like to read it because I've heard that this is a great series.
    GFC andreea9120

  27. I would love to read this book because I have read the previous books and enjoyed them
    I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  28. I don't if this giveaway is international... If so, please count me in!

    I'm really looking forward to read Forever and see how this amazing trilogy ends!!

    GFC follower: Ana Norte
    aluisanorte AT uol DOT com DOT br

  29. I want to read this because I love her books and can't wait to see how it ends I love sam and grace! Thank you so much for the chance what a great giveaway!
    GFC follower/latishajean

  30. Oh goodness--this is one of those 'dream' books I can't wait to get my hands on. I've been a huge fan of Shiver & Linger and waiting anxiously for this one! Thanks for the chance!
    bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

  31. this is one of my favorite series and I want to know how the series ends.
    i am gfc follower


  32. My GFC name is Moirae book reviews

    I want to win so I can read this book!!!


  33. For my daughter. She has the first two.
    GFC - Gloria Schumann
    geschumann at live dot com

  34. I'd like to win because I've heard so many amazing things about her writing, let alone this series, that I think it'll be my foray into werewolf-dom.

    GFC: kaye (paper reader)
    e-mail: papereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Ahh I can't wait to read this! I loved Cole from Linger!
    Gfc is Amanda M.
    amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

  36. I am SO excited for Forever!! My must read book of 2011 and possibly all time. :)


  37. I read the first two books back-to-back thanks to the recommendation of a friend - and she would just die if I won this book.

    GFC: Rachel Fewell

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  38. OMG who WOULDN'T want to read this book? Maggie's writing is so beautiful, and her characters are amazing and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!! Ahhhhhhhhh I need to read this! (I read Shiver in a day and then I had to go and get Linger right after, and I read that the next day).

    And I'm a follower.

    arallison at gmail dot com

  39. I've heard so much about Maggie Stiefvater and it'd be awesome to finally read one of her books!!


  40. thanks for the giveaway!!
    even i am looking forward to see how this series ends.been waiting for a long time for forever!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  41. Thanks for the giveaway :) I've been looking forward to this book, and want to see how the series ends!

  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow your with GFC via Miss Lauren. I can't what to read this because it's the last book of the series and I want to know more!! :)

    Miss Lauren
    misslaurenwilk at gmail dot com

  43. I love this author and I read all of the prior books to this series so I really really want to find out what happens (especially regarding the romance). Thank you so much and congratulations! GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  44. Hi thanks for the gieaway. I want to win this because I'm a huge fan os Shiver series, love the books I'm in love with both Sam and Cole, I want to read the end of this beautiful story so bad. and I'll will be wonderful to have an ARC of the las book of the series. thanks.

    flaka.077 at gmail dot com

  45. I want to read Forever to see what happens to Sam & Grace and everyone else in this series!

    thanks for the chance!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  46. Hi! would love to win Forever! Read the first two and can't wait to read the last one! Love Sam and Grace!

    GFC Amanda Romano

  47. Brenna - GFC


    I've only heard good things about this series and would love to be able to read this book! I'm so excited for it.

  48. I'm a new GFC follower - Jules@OneBookShy.

    I'd love to read this book. I have the first two in the series and would like to have this one ready to go!

    Thanks for the chance,
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  49. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

    I really want to read Forever coz I Maggie left us with a cliffhanger and now I want to know what happens to Grace now that shes a wolf and how it affects her relationship with Sam. Plus I wanna know how the Isabelle-Cole relationship turns out. =D

  50. Congrats on the 500 follower milestone. My own blog is quickly closing in on that magic number. :)

    I've been wating a copy of Forever since I found out it had been written. I enjoyed book 1, made it thru book 2 (wasn't my favorite) and am curious as to how Maggie wraps up the series.

    Jen K.
    GFC follower as Romancing the Book
    admin.bookblog AT

  51. First, thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower as balmezandrada
    I want to read Forever because I want to know what happens next in Maggie's amazing books and because this is a book with wolfs (that's enough if you love wolfs) and because I want to be one of the firsts who will read this book(this is the selfish reason).

    balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

  52. I really want to read FOREVER becayse I love Maggie's lyrical writing.



  53. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    This book has been on my wishlist for a long time and I loved the first two books in the series!

    GFC Follower : AgnesPink

  54. Ahh, the swearing was the part I liked least too:) Can't wait to see what happens to Grace next!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  55. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    New GFC follower: Mary DeBorde

    And ever since I finished Shiver I've been dying to read more from Maggie Stiefvater!!! Her unique take on werewolves was refreshing & mesmerizing - so thank you for the chance to win a copy :D

  56. I'd like to win it because it looks like a good book. GFC following as Jenn of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger
    jennlovesed14 at gmail

  57. I've been hearing such great things about this series and I think if I had one in hand, I would be more inclined to bump all of the series to the front of the TBR queue.

    GFC: Mandroid
    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

  58. I'd like to win it because I NEED to know how this story ends! Shiver and Linger were awesome!
    GFC - Lydia Maendel
    gingerrodent AT aol DOT com

  59. Wonderful Giveaway! Maggie Stiefvater is a sensational author!
    Thanks so much!

    GFC: Carina L. Tai

  60. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I want to win Forever, because I want to know how this series ends. I'm currently reading the 2nd book Linger and LOVING IT. The covers are so gorgeous! :D

    GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  61. Oh gosh, I absolutley LOVED the first novel! I just recentley bought the second one and it would be AWESOME if I had the third one :)
    Thank you!!

    TapiaL1993 [AT] yahoo [DOT] com

  62. Hi:) Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been dying to read Forever and have entered numerous giveaways for the book but have not seen much luck. I absolutely ADORE Same and Grace so I'd love to know how their story ends. Thanks for the giveaway:)

    GFC follower: Identity Seeker

  63. I want to win Forever because I loved the first 2 books and can't wait to read how it all ends!


  64. I love to win this because I love stories about werewolves. It is an epic conclusion that I cant wait to read.
    GTC follower
    emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

  65. Hi, Im a GTC follower.
    I want to win this ARC copy because I like the author Maggie Stifvater's writing style. This trilogy is so different from other werewolve stories because it isn't all about pack life. I would love to win this. Thank you for doing this contest.


  66. Who wouldn't want Forever? Its the last book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Very excited!
    GFC - Gabbie

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  67. oohh! love this cover, that's why i want it!!

    enter me! =]

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com


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