Tammy’s 2nd Blogoversary Spectacular! Day Three

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It’s Day Three of my Blogoversary Giveaways! Have you entered Day One and Day Two? I’m thrilled to still be blogging after two years, and I’m looking forward to lots more bookish madness in year three:) I’m so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you continue to visit, even after the giveaways are over.

Since I love to read and review young adult books as well as adult, today’s giveaway is for all my young adult fans, no matter what your age. I have two fairly recent releases for one international winner. In fact, one of these books isn’t even out yet, so that one is technically a pre-order. Here’s what’s up for grabs:

In The Shadow of Blackbirds

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

I loved this blend of historical and ghostly mystery, and I gave it a five-star review (you can read my review here). Plus, wait til you see the inside of the book. It’s gorgeously designed with reproduced photos from the early 1900s.

Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

This book is still about a month away from releasing, so you’ll have to wait a bit. I’ve been dying to read this since the cover was first revealed, but I’m going to have to wait too:) So, two creepy books, one ghostly, one gothic.  Are you ready to enter? Just click the button below:

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Posted July 12, 2013 by Tammy in Blogoversary Event, Giveaways / 29 Comments

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29 responses to “Tammy’s 2nd Blogoversary Spectacular! Day Three

  1. VeronikaDream

    The books sound great! I love reading YA! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Happy Blogoversary!

  2. Kristia

    Happy 2nd blogoversary! I can’t wait for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, it’s been on my wishlist for ever!
    Thank you for the international giveaway 🙂

  3. I loooved In the Shadow of Blackbirds. So good. I’m dying to read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It’s one of those books that had me interested before I was done reading the synopsis for the first time. Oh man.

  4. Krispy

    Perfectly paired set of books. I’m so looking forward to reading them both. Happy blogoversary!

  5. Jessica

    I never really paid attention to the synopsis for Between the Devil and I NEED that book NOW! LOL! Both books sound like wonderful reads. Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

    Happy Blogoversary!

  6. Happy 2nd Blogoversary!! I’ve been absolutely DYING to read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea forever!! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  7. These both look awesome! BTW congrats on your Blogoversary! 2 years?! Thats awesome I sincerely hope I am as established as you after 2 years 🙂 You’re a great blogger and really nice person 🙂

  8. Bonnie Hiligoss

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Both of these books sound great – thank you for the giveaway!!

  9. BookLady

    Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary! These books sound fascinating. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  10. amel armeliana

    Wow!! Another giveaway. You’re very generous. Thank u so much 🙂

    I would love to win those books. Sounds really great.

  11. hollybindurham

    Congratulations on TWO GREAT YEARS, Tammy! I so admire you bloggers who are so committed to sharing your love of books with others. I mean, you put countless hours of work into your blog every day for random strangers you don’t even know! 🙂 Well, I am a fairly new follower, but I’ve definitely enjoyed being one of the crowd — and I also greatly appreciate all you do. CONGRATS!!

  12. Stacy

    Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations on two years! I am new to the blog (thanks to the Western hop) but am glad to have found you.

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