Fantasy Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Here’s my wrap up post for th2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge I participated in. I entered at the “Fascinated” level (6 books), but I read a few more than that.

  1. Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
  2. Green Angel by Alice Hoffmann
  3. Green Witch by Alice Hoffmann
  4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  5. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
  6. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  7.  The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley
  8. Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  10. Eon: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
  11. Eona: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

My 2011 fantasy favorites: Eon, Eona and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I’m hoping for more from these authors in 2012!

Dystopia Challenge Wrap Up

This year I participated in Bookish Ardour’s Dystopia Challenge at the level of “Asocial” (5 books).  I read:

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  4. Matched by Allie Condie
  5. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

I loved all of the dystopian worlds by these authors. My favorite was The Hunger Games Trilogy. Yes, this trilogy deserves all of the hype. I hope the upcoming movie does the first book justice.

I also read Across the Universe by Beth Revis. This novel ranks as my next favorite dysptopian novel that I read this year, after The Hunger Games Trilogy. Across the Universe is dysptopian/space odyssey/romance/mystery. Elder is easy to fall in love with, though not the perfect guy. I highly recommend it.

Currently, I’m reading another dystopian novel: Wither by Lauren Destefano. So far, it’s climbing up my chart of favorite reads this year.

2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge

I’m joining the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge. This looks like a lot of fun! I’m entering at the “Fascinated” level (6 books) though chances are I’ll probably read more than that in 2011! Join me. Here are the guidelines:

“A) The challenge is open to everyone. If you don’t have a blog, it’s okay, just leave your information in the comment.

B) There are four levels:

  1. Curious – Read 3 Fantasy Fiction novels.
  2. Fascinated – Read 6 Fantasy Fiction novels.
  3. Addicted – Read 12 Fantasy Fiction novels.
  4. Obsessed – Read 20 Fantasy Fiction novels.

C) You don’t have to list the books right away. It’s your choice and you can always change whenever you feel want to.

D) The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2011.

E) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2011.

F) Starting on January 1st trough December 31st, 2011, you can start posting your review on my 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge Reviews Page. But of course it must be read on 2011 only and I don’t mind if you re-read.

G) If you successfully finish the challenge, according to your selected levels, write a wrap up challenge post and leave the link at the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge wrap up at my page. Noted: only if you finish the challenge. It will run through until December 31st, 2011.

H) And the fun part is that, on January 1st, 2012; 2 reviews from 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge Reviews Page and 1 lucky person from the wrap up challenge post will be randomly selected to win $10 to pick a Fantasy Fiction of their choice from the Book Depository. But the trick is, the choice of the book will come from any books from the books reviewed by other participants. So, you must always link your review and wrap up post at the page to be selected.

I) If you’re a blogger, you must write up a sign-up post that includes the URL to this post so that others can join in (not your blog address)…When you sign up in the Linky, put the direct link to your 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge post. Please put your name/nickname and blog on the subject e.g. Darlyn@Darlyn and Books. ”

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