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Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop Winner!

Another short and sweet post today.

Uno: To let you know about the giveaways coming up this week:

  • We’ve reached 500 followers on Twitter! Join me at 8PM EST tonight, March 26, on Twitter as I host a Flash Giveaway for my Twitter followers only!
  • I will be starting a giveaway on Thursday to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (which I proudly support!)
  • Then on Friday I will be posting a giveaway as part of  an upcoming Blog Tour for Die For Me.
  • Finally, next week I will have a super awesome giveaway on the blog for Grave Mercy! Exciting, yes?
    (Check out the awesome review I posted for Grave Mercy today!)

Dos: To ask: What do you think of the new blog design? Slick, yes? (Feel free to comment below!)

Tres: To let you know who won the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop here at Making the Grade. Because that’s what you really stopped by for, right?

And now, the WINNER
of Beautiful Darkness,
The Lost Saint and Linger is…

Amber Garcia

Congratulations! Please email me at imakethegrade (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so that I may get the ARC to you. You have 72 hours to respond before I select a new winner.

And if you didn’t win, don’t worry! Stay tuned as we open up new giveaways this month. Fantastic prizes, games, author interviews and more are on the schedule. So be sure to continue following Making the Grade so you don’t miss out!

Welcome to the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop!

This week, Making the Grade is participating in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. Here on the blog, we are giving away a bundle of second-hand seconds to one lucky winner as part of the hop.

What are the “second-hand seconds”? These are the sophomore installments (in other words, the second book) in three separate series that you may be wishing to catch up up on! These second-hand seconds include:

      •  Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
      •  Linger
by Maggie Stiefvater
      •  The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

This hop ends on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at midnight.

Beautiful DarknessLingerThe Lost Saint

Enter for your chance to win this bundle of 3 books!

You must fill out this form to enter.

Open to US residents aged 13 and older only.
ONE entry per person.
ONE winner will receive a copy of all three books.
Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

View the other blogs participating in this Hop (and enter to win even more giveaways!) by visiting the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop page over at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.

Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Redemption

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:

Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4)
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Author Website
Pre-order on Amazon

Description not yet available.

As you may already know, Beautiful Creatures is being adapted into a feature film by Warner Brothers. Filming will begin in New Orleans this spring/summer, and will be released in February 2013. The film stars Viola Davis (Lena), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine) and Jack O’Connell (Ethan). In anticipation of the movie, and thanks to the cover reveal yesterday, my interest in acquiring the final book in the series has increased tenfold. Just LOOK at that fantastic cover!

To learn more about the filming status, visit the Author’s Web Site.

Read my positive review of the third book in the series, Beautiful Chaos.
After a whole lot of chaos, we certainly can use a bit of redemption!