Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kick-Butt Characters Giveaway Hop: Win Embrace by Jessica Shirvington




The Kick-Butt Characters Hop runs from March 23-29, 2012 and is hosted by the lovely I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Good Choice Reading. I am stop # 67!

The purpose of this hop is to feature one or more young adult books with kick-butt characters. Today I've decided to feature



Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Summary:

It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…

Why I'm featuring Embrace:

This is a book that not only a kick-butt heroine but also lots of kick-butt villains and side characters. Violet is a grigori, a half human-half angel but she is even special among them. She fights for what she wants out of life, which may or may not be to shun her angel side. She also fights for the people in her life she wants to keep safe. All while dating a fallen angel. I gave this book a 5/5 because it is just that awesome and fun to read. (my review)


Giveaway:

For the giveaway portion of this hop, I'll be sending one winner a paperback copy of Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. The paperback cover looks like this and is the UK edition:



 Rules:

Must be 13 or older to participate.
Open Internationally, wherever The Book Depository ships.
Ends March 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST


To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Everybody gets one free entry and you can earn up to 3 more.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck, everyone. Have fun on the hop!

The next two stops on the linky are: #68 Not Your Mammas Book Blog (US) and #69 MyLadyWeb (US)

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135 comments:

  1. Got to be Alex from Jennifer L Armentrout's Covenant Series. Alex is totally kick butt. She fights like nobodies business and she has that fabulous snarky personality. You're gonna win when she's on your side and have fun doing it!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  2. Sorry but it has to be HUNGER GAMES! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  3. At the moment Hunger Games of course :) but with a close tie would have to be Rose from Vampire Academy.

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  4. Hunger Games!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Anna Dressed in Blood, Raised by Wolves, Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Hunger Games!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  6. I cant decide between Rose from vampire academy and katniss from the hunger games, because for me both are great kick-butt characters :)

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  7. My favourite kick-butt heroine is Anita Blake from The circus of the damned:)

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  8. juliette from shatter me and katniss from hunger games :)

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  9. The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost has the most kick-ass character in it: Catherine 'Cat' Crawfield!

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  10. Harry Potter: They have Hermione" :D

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  11. Harry Potter series. As well as The Hunger Games trilogy. :)

    - Noely Jeleen

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  12. My favorite is Rose from Vampire Academy and also Kate from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

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  13. cat from the night huntress serie by jeaniene frost or kate daniels from ilona andrews

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  14. I have to say that my favorite kick-ass heroine definitely is and will forever be Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter series. Her characer development is much more than any other female character I've come across in literature, which probably has to do with the fact that there are seven books. But I love how she gets to be that strong woman her two friends couldn't survive without.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway :)

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  15. Lily from Firespell (Dark elite) or Grayfriar from The Greyfriar were amazing, so… That’s it :D Maybe not my favourite-favourite, but I can think only of them right now.

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  16. Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth.

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  17. Harper Connelly from the series by Charlaine Harris! Love her and the books!

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  18. Christina Kit.

    Katniss from The Hunger Games

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  19. Rose from Vampire Academy and Hermione from Harry Potter.

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway.

    The Mortal Instrumentes

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  21. Todd and Viola from Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness!

    Thanks for the giveaway. ^^

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  22. The By Death series from J.D. Robb

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  23. Too many books... but to say something... The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

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  24. The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
    Thank you!

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  25. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot.

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  26. the uglies series by scott westerfeld or the house of night series by pc cast

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  27. The Terrier series by Tamora Pierce. Love me some Beka!

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  28. so far is Katniss from the hunger game trilogy

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  29. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead!

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  30. I love claire in the morganville vampires. well i love all the characters in the book but shes one of my favorites.

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  31. My favorite Kick butt character would be MacKayla Lane from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning!

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  32. Rose Hathaway in The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Riley Blackthorne in The Demon Trapper's Daughter series by Jana Oliver. They are awesome!

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  33. Rose Hathaway The Vampire Academy

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  34. Saba from Blood Red Road!!!!!!

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  35. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. :D

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  36. The Darkest Powers Series! She's a bit of a damsel in distress in the beginning, but matures and becomes a kick-butt kind of girl toward the 2nd and 3rd book! :D

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  37. Celaena Sardothien from The Assassin and the Pirate Lord. It's a novella, prequel to Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas!

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  38. Katniss from The Hunger Games! :D

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  39. Katniss from Hunger Games & Kira from Open Minds. I think I like the second cover of Embrace better anyway! <3
    -Heather M.

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  40. Graceling! Katsa is easily one of the most kick ass characters I've ever read :D

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  41. I love Chase and Rayna from M.R. Merrick's the Protector series (Exiled and Shift).

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  42. Rose from The vampire academy is the most kick-butt heroine ever.
    xoxo

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  43. I've been wanting to read this book for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Definitely Tris from Divergent! Strong and confident! Qualities I wish I had.

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  45. I love Merit from The Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill, so any of those books would be my pick :D

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  46. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  47. Blayne from Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston

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  48. Mercy from the Mercy Thompson series

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  49. Guilty Pleasures, the first book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton has my favourite kick-butt character (Anita Blake herself) in it, but all of the books in the series are great.

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  50. Graceling by Kristin Cashore has my favourite kick-butt character. Katsa is so awesome :)

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  51. The Hollows Series books by Kim Harrison featuring Rachel Morgan!

    Thanks!
    Leanne

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  52. I have to say Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games as I just reread it!

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  53. The Hunger Games and Katniss most definitely.

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  54. thanks for the giveaway! I think it would be the KAte Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

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  55. Blood Red Road. I really like Saba and Jack :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  56. I love Katniss from Hunger games :)

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  57. Keladry of Mindelan from "Protector of the Small"; brave, loyal and unyielding, and with a stoic personality. If not her, then Marya Monerva from Deathless. She doesn't start as "kick-butt", but she eventually becomes one.

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  58. I would say Puck from the iron fey series. :)

    - Beckie

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  59. I love The Hunger Games trilogy.

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  60. Eve Dallas from the In Death series!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  61. I love Cammie from the Gallagher Girls series.

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  62. Rachel Morgan in the Hollows series.

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  63. Katniss from The Hunger Games is amazing!

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  64. My favorite kick-butt character is Rose from Vampire Academy!

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  65. Rose from Vampire Academy or Eden from the Warriors of Ankh, both are kick butt and amazing characters.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Probably Katniss from the Hunger Games.

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  67. ahhh

    katniss everdeen from the hunger games

    <3


    thanks for your giveaway

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  68. Rose from the Vampire Academy Series

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  69. I love Dead Witch Walking with Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison :) Thank you for participating in the fun!

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  70. I love Calla from the Nightshade series!!!

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  71. Love Rose from Vampire Academy ^^

    @Tibiux

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  72. Jude from Shades of Grey by L.M. Pruitt

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  73. My favorite kick-butt character is Hannen from "The Heart of Hannen" by Fawn Bonning.

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  74. Aya from Extras by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series book #4)

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  75. Cat from the Night Huntress Series

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  76. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Some titles: the Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices!
    X

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  77. Currently my favorite kick butt character is Ismae from Grave Mercy.

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  78. The Hunger Games of course.
    I also love Megan Chase from the Iron Fey series!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. The Hunger Games series, Night Huntress Series, Vampire Academy Series, and Morganville Vampires series all have kick-butt characters! :))

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  80. Alice from Twilight - Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  81. I love Saba from Blood Red Road!

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  82. Cammie from Gallagher Girls is awesome!

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  83. The Hunger Games

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  84. I love Rose from Vampire Academy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  85. Katniss Everdeen comes to mind :)!

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  86. Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games

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  87. Lena from beautiful creatures!

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  88. I'll also have to agree with Katniss and Rose :)

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  89. I love the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.

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  90. Hunger Games (Katniss) and Divergent (Tris)

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  91. Katsa from Graceling. Thanks so much for this giveaway. :)

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  92. Rose Hathaway form the Vampire Academy series. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

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  93. Alex from HALF BLOOD :)

    Thanks so much,
    Diana

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  94. I love Kaylin Neya from the Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara--& I really like Kali D'Angelo from Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  95. Oh I would have to say that I love Rachel Morgan's character in the Hallows series.

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  96. I'd stay Tally from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, she is awesome!

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  97. Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games is my favorite. I love her.

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  98. Rose from Vampire Academy :)

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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  99. My favorite kick butt character is Hermione Granger from HP since she's so brave *o*

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  100. Yelena from The Poison Study.

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  101. Riley Blackthorne The Demon Trappers series & Katniss from the hunger games.

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  102. Jamie from Department 19 by Will Hill!!!!!!

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  103. Right now that would be Katniss from The Hunger Games.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Pam

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    1. Hi Jem. I did pick a winner over a week ago. I'm not sure why it didn't show up then but it looks like I got it working now. Thanks for pointing that out :)

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  105. ~ I saw this book at wal-mart earlier today and I almost bought it, but I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not. I think I might go ahead and buy it because your description of what you thought about the book gives me hope that it won't be too terrible. Thank you for sharing.

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