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Rebel of the Sands Promo + Giveaway | The Blog Legendary For…

In conjunction with Penguin Teen, I’m sharing a fun post today and sharing a little more info about REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton! Main character Amani is quickly becoming legendary for her sharp-shooting skills and she sounds exactly like the kind of main character I quickly become best friends with! Penguin invited us to share our own blogger “reputation titles” and what we would be best known for! For me, it was an easy one and I couldn’t NOT use it after Rachel told me that my Gayle Forman collection was part of the reason she included the idea in the email! The Book Addict’s Guide is…


I have always been a collector, even when I was a kid, and when I started latching onto my favorite series, I ended up wanting to own all of the copies in the series and literally ever possible different versions of the book that I can find! Collecting books/series is a really fun way for me to revel in them after the stories are over. It’s always exciting to add a new book to my collection and I’m sort of addicted to seeing how many I can acquire!! Once I’ve obtained all of the possible US versions, I usually end up moving on to foreign editions and some of my book collections have grown quite a lot over the past few years!

I think my Gayle Forman collecting kind of kicked it off. I can’t remember in what order I started acquiring collections but I specifically remember how this one started! I attended Anderson’s Young Adult Book Conference. I was used to events like BEA where books were provided/given away and I really should have asked about this before attending (obviously Anderson’s is a bookstore so why would they give books away for free…) so when I got to meet Gayle Forman and have her sign books and I didn’t have mine with me, it was seriously a travesty. I had paperbacks of IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT at home and had yet to own JUST ONE YEAR had just come out. (I don’t remember what  my JUST ONE DAY situation was but I guess I ended up buying it…) So I went to the conference bookstore and bought hardcovers of IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT since I already had the paperbacks. I was just going to give the paperbacks away once I got back home but I couldn’t bear to part with them! And so my Gayle Forman collection began. I started adding more, in search of the ARCs (I’m still trying to hunt down and IF I STAY ARC, as impossible as that may seem) and won a German paperback From Gayle herself! My collection keeps growing each time a new book comes out too!


I already had smaller collections of The Lunar Chronicles and The Grisha Trilogy started at this point with both hardcovers and paperbacks since my blog was mentioned in the paperback releases of those series. At that point, I figured I might as well round it out with all of the paperbacks since I loved the series so much and then those collections continued to grow with more and more versions including any foreign versions I could find/afford. My friends have even bought a few foreign versions for me for birthdays/holidays and sometimes just because they found one and know I am a collector! (Seriously, these friends are the BEST.) My collecting has slowed just a bit since I’ve caught up on most of the foreign editions I can find/afford but I just keep on amassing new books and I’m strangely proud of how many I own!! I’ve actually started to become the person that people turn to when they see a new edition or any Lunar Chronicles news because they know how obsessed I am! 🙂



Don’t miss REBEL OF THE SANDS, on sale March 8th, 2016! It sounds absolutely amazing and I think it will be a bit hit this spring! Check out all of the book info below and the links to pre-order!! 

Rebel of the Sands Promo + Giveaway | The Blog Legendary For…Title: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton
Publishing Info: March 8, 2016 by Penguin
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: N/A
Related Posts: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1), Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from.
Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted she'd fall in love with him...or that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

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Penguin Teen is also providing a giveaway for a few lucky people to win a hardcover of REBEL OF THE SANDS plus a promo totes bag and hourglass! Enter the giveaway below!!

US entries only, please. The giveaway is open until March 4th, 2016. 

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The Blog Most Likely To…

I’ve been meaning to read Huntley Fitzpatrick’s debut novel MY LIFE NEXT DOOR for years now. No, really — literally years. I promised everyone last year that I would be reading it over the summer in an attempt to read some summery contemporary novels but as usual, things came up and my plans didn’t pan out. When I heard about the “Blog Most Likely To…” campaign for Fitzpatrick’s latest book THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO (coming out August 18, 2015), I knew it was the perfect time to finally get into gear and read MY LIFE NEXT DOOR like I had promised! I just finished it (loved it, of course) and now I’m even more excited to read WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE and THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO in the following summer months!!


In honor of THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO, Penguin Teen has asked bloggers get to come up with their own superlatives for our blogs. The idea sounded like so much fun and I hopped on board to participate! But… it was hard to come up with for my own blog than I thought! I tried to think of what I might be “known” for here at The Book Addict’s Guide and sometimes it’s hard to pick that stuff out for yourself! I’d say the things that probably come to mind when you think of The Book Addict’s Guide might be my Book and a Beverage feature, but “The Blog Most Likely to Drink While Reading” makes me sound like a bit of a lush and with the word “addict” in my blog title, that’s not quite the angle I’m going for here! (BOOK addict, people. Addicted to BOOKS.) So I kept thinking and my brain turned to my book collection and how I’ve started quite a few large ones for my favorite series and authors! It’s something that’s gotten away from me a bit (psh, not really. I’m in control… I just love collecting books) but I don’t know that I’d really be the only (or one of the only) bloggers “known” for a massive book collection because I’ve seen quite a few fabulous ones! So I finally decided on something that I think might suit me well…


So what exactly does that mean? I’ve been blogging for over three years now and I’ve had many ideas, projects, groups, collaborations, and events along the way. Some have gone swimmingly and others didn’t quite turn out the way I had thought they would but one thing is for sure — when I commit to a project or idea, I go all in. I put my heart and soul into it and really try to make it the best it can be — as a reflection on myself and to be entertaining to my friends and readers. Sometimes I’ve learned the hard way that there IS such a thing as going overboard on projects (I tend to overthink or overplan at times) but I really put a very strong effort into maintaining and growing my blog, all the while growing as a person in this community and connecting as well.

This community has been amazing for the time that I’ve known it and it’s kind of hard to imagine that I was ever NOT blogging. I’m just so thankful that I decided I needed an outlet for my book reviews besides Goodreads because I absolutely love having a blog and all of the friends, opportunities, and growth that it’s provided me.

Sometimes there are features that no one is interested. There will always be bad ideas, but trying some of those out can lead to great ones. I’ve learned that holding back on a specific idea doesn’t mean that I’m not giving it my all — it just means that a portion of that effort is better spent somewhere else and that it’s just a learning experience to figure out what sort of effort to allot and where. So “The Blog Most Likely To Go All In” on a project? If I were really known for that, I’d take the title proudly!

What would YOUR blog’s superlative be? The blog most likely to… finish a book in one day? DNF? Write a letter to an author? Use GIFs in a post? Tell me all about it!


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