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Friday, December 19, 2014

Best of 2014: Fantasy Favorites Giveaway

The love fest for 2014 reads continues! I read SO MANY GREAT BOOKS this year. Fantasy is my favorite genre, so obviously I read lots and lots of fantasy, and I'm thriled to say that I loved lots and lots of those reads! So behold, a giveaway of my favorite fantasies of 2014. The winner will get their choice of ONE of the following fantasies. The winner must live in a country to which The Book Depository ships, which means yes, this is INTERNATIONAL with only a very few exceptions. YAY!

This list is not limited to books that 2014 and includes all books I read in 2014, including 2014 debuts, which means it has some overlap with my Debut Darlings giveaway (which is happened over here)!

My favorite fantasies of 2014:

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Gillian's pitch: SHE WAS THE HEIR OF ASH AND FIRE AND SHE WOULD BOW TO NO ONE.

Fire by Kristin Cashore
Gillian's pitch: LOOK AT ALL THOSE BAD ASS BITCHES WITH BOWS. Fire made me cry in the very crowded customs line at LAX at an ungodly hour in the morning after eleven hours of flying, so make of that what you will.


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Gillian's pitch: Beauty and the Beast meets Greek myths! Bonus hot romance with morally ambiguous, kind of evil main characters. Cover lust is WHOA.

The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Gillian's pitch: Steampunk Scottish Buffy avenges her mother's death by slaying evil faeries. Also sometimes kissing them. Hey, a girl's gotta have hobbies.

Any book in the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
(The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, The Crimson Crown)
Gillian's pitch: THIS SERIES IS HIGH FANTASY PERFECTION WITH LADIES IN CHARGE AND SHIPS AND SHADES OF GRAY AND COMPLEX POLITICALS AND THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO ALL CAPS

Any book in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
(The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian)
Gillian's pitch: HI PERCY 'NUFF SAID. Oh, and my totally spazztastic series review if you need more.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Gillian's pitch: Love triangle done right + fantasy fun = NEXT ONE PLEASE

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Gillian's pitch: SHIPPY QUIPPY BANTERY ROMANTIC STANDALONE PERFECTION.

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
Gillian's pitch: Highly original, romantic, gruesome, and bloody. NOT TO BE MISSED.

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Gillian's pitch: I WILL SHIP THIS SHIP UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD. WHY AREN'T YOU READING THIS SERIES.

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63 comments:

  1. YESSS to Percy Jackson! I just finished rereading the series and I've also finished the Heroes of Olympus series, they're so good! I SHIP PERCABETH WITH ALL MY HEART. If I had to choose a fantasy I would choose Cruel Beauty, it looks utterly amazing! Thanks for the giveaway, Gillian. :)

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  2. Falconer!! LOVE the cover and concept and heroine!!

    thank you so very much :)

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  3. Fantasy covers look incredibly good. This year hasn't been so good for me considering fantasies (I believe that I need to read more fantasy books next year) but I do love them. (Really). Plus...the covers just make me want to cry out in joy - they're so good!

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  4. What a great giveaway, I have recently got into fantasy really, and I am loving it! Falconer looks good and The Perilous Sea is on my wishlist.

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  5. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson! I love that it's a book you normally would've said "pass" to, but you were still hardcore in love with it! I gotta know what all the fuss it about!

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  6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Have wanted this for eons and I can't find it anywhere so this would be awesome.

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  7. The Falconer by Elizabeth May.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Great titles :)

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  8. I would LOOOOVE a copy of Heir of Fire by Maas. Thanks for the giveaway- and an awesome blog to read! ^^

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  9. This a pretty great selection. But I think I would choose either The Demon King or The Kiss of Deception. Can't decide rith now. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. I would choose Heir of Fire - I need to catch up with that series!

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  11. So hard to choose. But I will go with Heir of Fire or The Demon King! :) Thanks.

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  12. Fire because I HAVE NOT HEARD OF IT?! How did that happen? How do I not know of this book??? I must fix this immediately. I neeeeed it. Great list and thank you for the chance.

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    1. I just looked it up on GR and I have totally read Fire just the cover you have up there totally threw me off. Plus my huge desire to read more Cashore books. If only it were something brand new I'd never heard of...haha. Since I actually own that one and loved it I'd choose The Perilous Sea since I don't own the HC yet.

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  13. Probably Fire because it's been on my TBR forever!

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  14. The Kiss of Deception and Heir of Fire made my favorites of the year. I still plan to read The Burning Sky books, hopefully sooner rather than later. I love the cover of Illusions of Fate. I would like to read that one as well.

    Hopefully next year will be full of amazing fantasy books as well. :D

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  15. Hmmm, I'd probably choose The Kiss of Deception or Cruel Beauty!
    Thank you so much for making the giveaway international once again!

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  16. Probably Heir of Fire, but maybe Kiss of Deception! I would totally choose Fire based on my overwhelming love of Kristen Cashore, but I already have it! (Which reminds me, I still need a copy of Bitterblue, but now I am rambling!) Great list!

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    1. I'm replying because I had NO IDEA you were the Art of Young Adult society6 shop! I LOVE YOUR STUFF!

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  17. I think I'd pick Cruel Beauty – it seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book (I've read such mixed reactions!) that I'm curious to see what I'd think of it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  18. Gah, I don't know what I'd choose since fantasy is my favoriteeeee. But I really want Illusions of Fate. :)

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  19. I haven't seen that cover of Fire before, but I LOVE it. Now I'm glad I don't own it yet. I need to go look at the updated covers for the other two books. Unless that's the British cover?

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  20. Of metal and wishes! thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  21. The Perilous Sea – thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  22. Yep. I want them ALL. Especially with your reviews of them! My eyes are especially crossed by Of Metal & Wishes and The Falconer. *le swoon*

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  23. Seeing all the pretty covers, it's so hard to choose just two. But I've read The Demon King and Fire already. I own The Perilous Sea and The Lightning Thief....

    Hmm... I think I would choose Of Metal & Wishes and The Falconer.

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  24. This is why you're one of my favorite blogs--you squee just as much as I do about fantasy. I can't get enough of it.

    (Also, BRIGAAAAAN. I thought Po was swoon-worthy, but Brigan somehow surpasses him)

    And I would choose The Falconer, because I've heard so many things about it (Namely, KIARAAAAAAAAAAAN) but I have yet to read it. Thanks for the giveaway =3

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  25. This is super exciting bc we almost have the same faves :D I haven't read Fire, The Falconer or The Kiss of Deception but I really need to bc I love all of the others! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  26. Either the Perilous Sea or Of Metal and Wishes! :D
    Mary G Loki

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  27. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
    Thank you! :D

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  28. WOAH... what edition is that cover of Fire from!? That is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen! (I believe a reread of Graceling and Fire is now in order...) I would have to choose The Perilous Sea! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  29. oh either heir of fire or illusion of fate
    thank you so much!!

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  30. I'd love to win The Perilous Sea! I fell in love with the first book last year but my library has been taking sooo long getting the sequel. It's driving me crazy!

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  31. These are all great choices! I'd choose either The Kiss of Deception or Heir of Fire, I've had both on my TBR for a while.
    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
    Happy holidays! :)

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  32. Awesome choices- I've read/loved most of them too! If I won I'd probably pick Of Metal and Wishes :)

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  33. I literally could not choose. I would tell you which ones I already own and then say, "Gillian, choose me a thing." :)

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  34. These all look like amazing books, and they're ALL going on my TBR list. But the most tempting sounds like The Demon King -- anything that requires caps has to be awesome.

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  35. I'd go for Cruel Beauty or Of metal and wishes, please *_*

    thanks!

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  36. I love the books on your list so much! I think I'd choose either The Kiss of Deception or Of Metal and Wishes.

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  37. Ooops, misspelled my bloglovin username, it's jayohsul.

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  38. I'm suddenly in love with fantasy books these last few months!!! <3 <3

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  39. I'm in love with Heir of Fire (ROWANNNNNN!) But knowing there's a sexy KIERAN makes me want The Falconer <3 <3

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  40. I would choose Illusions of Fate. I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wanted to read it!!! :)

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  41. I've been wanting to read The Kiss of Deception for a while now… I've heard so many good things about it!

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  42. Ahh, so many amazing books. <3 I LOVE FIRE. SO SO SO MUCH. Damn. So good, hih. <3 I would love to win Of Metal and Wishes, as I have heard so much good about it :) Thank you for sharing Gillian. <3 You are awesome.

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  43. I would choose The Kiss of Deception!! Thanks for the giveaway :) :)

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  44. Illusions Of Fate sounds just great (and the cover art is beautiful, too.)

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  45. Thanks for thhe giveaway!
    I'd choose Heir of Fire^^

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  46. I'd probably choose Heir of Fire or the Lightning Thief :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I would definitely pick The Kiss of Deception, it's the only one on your list that I haven't, but really want to read.
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays! :)

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  48. My hands down favorite is Heir of Fire but I think I would pick The Perilous Sea! Thank you & great picks!
    ~ Britt @ please feed the bookworm

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  49. Oh my gosh I super need The Kiss of Deception! <3333

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  50. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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  51. I'd love The Perilous Sea, I bought The Burning Sky a month or so ago, I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but I love the idea that she's disguised as a boy, so I can't wait to get to it.

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  52. I would love Illusions of Fate. It sounds so fabulous and fun.

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  53. Fire is one of the best books EVER. I probably cried when I read it too, lol. I'd choose The Demon King because I've been DYING to start that series. Always up for some good high fantasy and based on your caps it's great!

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  54. NGl, I love the sexy Fire cover from the UK. Just like UNF. Speaking of sexy, hey Celaena and Nyx and Ignifex. Heyyyy Elizabeth May.

    OMFK, MORE THINGS I HAVE NOT READ. I AM A FAILURE.

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  55. Cruel Beauty or The Kiss of Deception!

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  56. I would probably pick Illusions of Fate.

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