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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daring You To Read… Graceling by Kristin Cashore! + Giveaway


Hello my bookish friends!

Today I’m happy to introduce a brand-spanking-new meme and I hope you will join the fun!

The ultimate goal is to discover books that we might have not noticed before, and the concept is very easy!

- You choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read!

- The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.

- Write your own blog post, using the button and linking back to Tynga’s Reviews, inviting your readers to read your chosen book.

- Come back on Tynga’s Reviews and put your link in the linking tool.

- Browse other bloggers Dare and let them know if you’ve read their featured book, or plan on reading it.

- Super easy and an awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

Now here’s the book I choose!

It was original released on October 1st 2008, and it really stands out from the masses.

I choose Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

Graceling takes place in a medieval era where Kings are gods and dictators. In this strange world some kids wakes up one day with eyes of two different colors, they are Gracelings and they are feared by their pairs. A Grace can be as insignificant as swimming or cooking abilities, but some like combat skill and mind-reading are seeked by Kings to exploit.

The heroes, Katsa and Po are truly amazing and their passion and determination shines through the pages, and I promise your heart will skip a few beats a couple of time in this action filled fantasy novel.

Everyone who’s read that book after my recommendation liked it so I’m daring you to give it a try!

You can read my review HERE.

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To celebrate the birthday of Daring You To Read… I’d love to offer the participant of the first two weeks a chance to win a surprise book!

All you have to do is write your own DYTR post, adding your link to the linky and enter fill the rafflecotpter form!

Open Internationally!

Also feel free to spread the word ^^

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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26 People left their mark' :

  1. I loved Graceling. I thought it was amazing. So glad that I read it after reading your review.

  2. Tynga - Graceling is one book I've been meaning to read, yet haven't yet. We have it in our school library, so I should give it a go.

    Also, I've tried to enter the giveaway, but can't seem to do it - I'm a follower (for a long time), I did my post on the meme! (fun) and posted about the giveaway.

    Help! :) I'm not very computer form savvy.

  3. Graceling and the rest of the series are fantastic. These are very good reads with very intelligent story lines.

  4. Hello Mardel! To enter the giveaway you have to fill the Rafflecopter form (which doesn't load on google reader so you have to actually visit the blog). You have to first enter the mandatory entry did clicking "I did this" Enter your name, Email & link to your post. Once you've done that the additionnal entries will unlock and you just have to follow the instructions. Let me know if you still can't do it.
    Thanks for participating!

  5. I'm listening to Fire, the second book right now and I'm loving it. I haven't read Graceling yet, but I plan to pick it up next.

  6. @Sarah Glad you're loving it! I also read Fire first and loved Graceling even more ^^

  7. I just read this last month and it was really fun! I bought Fire last week.

    Xpresso Reads

  8. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll put it on my list.

  9. Tynga, I really like the sound of this new meme and will introduce me to a lo of new reads. Here's mine: Daring You To Read: Cover of Night by Linda Howard.


  10. This meme sounds great. I hope I'll be able to do my post soon (:

    Luckily I just bought Graceling today (in Hebrew)so I going to read it soon!

  11. Great idea for a meme - love it!

    Woops, accidentally entered my twitter entry as the "mention the giveaway" entry in the Rafflecopter. You may want to moderate that. ;-)

  12. This is a great idea for meme! I loved Graceling when I read it last year and I think you've inspired me to reread it as soon as I've finished trudging through my current book :)

  13. @Hanna I should really reread it!

  14. Tynga - I think I figured it out, finally. I was on your blog (not the google reader) and STILL couldn't do it - I didn't realize that I had to actually click on the now obvious to me green buttons. LOL - That's what I mean by not being very computer friendly - there are little things I don't notice sometimes. LOL. So I finally entered, thanks. I also meant to say, that I like the new version of Graceling's cover. It's different than the copy we have in our school library.

  15. This cover is the UK edition ^^ It's the one I own =)

  16. *SQUEE!* Darling this is such a wonderful idea!!!!!! Would me making a post tomorrow be too late? I've been busy all day and yesterday with midterms etc :(. *HUGS!* I looooove it!!! Definitely will participate next week!!!

  17. I finally got a chance to get my post written and up. Woohoo.

    And I'm so sad: my library doesn't have an audiobook version of Graceling. I was so hoping it would. How can they have an audiobook version of only one of the books in the series? Boo.

  18. Not too late Lucy =)

    Sara- Graceling & Fire were published with different publishers, that might be why.

  19. i'll try 2 do this 2 times a month

  20. @roro Awesome! THanks for joining us =)

  21. I like the idea of this, Tynga! I've heard a bunch of great things about Graceling, and I've owned a copy of it for a long time, but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. I need to pick it up soon!

    I really do like how you specify that we should choose a book that has been released at least 6 months ago. It's a great way to stir up some buzz for titles that we missed out the first time around!

  22. Glad you like the concept Natalie! I think sometimes we are too focused on recent releases and books to come, I though it's be great to give those books we loved so much a second life ^^

  23. Great new meme! It's so excited to revisit the books we love and not just the ones we're looking forward to reading.

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

  24. Hi Tynga Unfortunatly I do not have time to do this challenge because lets face it I work far too many hours to do something as silly and enjoyable as reading but I wanted you to know I will be plastering your link and your challenge all over the pages of Syndenial.com and I hope that my readers take you up on it. Good luck and AWESOME idea. :)