Category Archives: ARC Tour

We Have a Winner! (+ More Announcements)

Today we are happy to announce the WINNER of the Pandemonium ARC by Lauren Oliver!
But first, some business:

If you have won something from Making the Grade in the past few weeks, I would like you to know that all prizes have finally made it out in the mail today! Be patient, they’re on their way! I am also pleased to announce the giveaways that will be held on the blog this month. Making the Grade will be participating in the following Giveaway Hops:

Lunar Love Giveaway Hop (March 8 – 13)
Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop (March 17 – 22)
Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop (March 20 – 25)
Kick Butt Characters Blog Hop (March 23 – 28)
Charity Hopping Around the World (March 30 – April 4)

That sure is a lot of giveaways, isn’t it?


Making the Grade has an exciting post coming up featuring Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, but we need YOUR HELP! I was planning to do an ARC Tour for this event in order to place ARCs in more hands for the post (and I still am planning to hold the ARC Tour) but I have also since discovered that, much like us, many of you bloggers out there already have an ARC of Grave Mercy, all thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s excellent marketing campaign for the series.

OPEN TO ALL BLOGGERS: If you plan to read Grave Mercy AND review it prior to March 27, PLEASE send me the link to your review! This includes any existing reviews out there. I will be accepting review links up to March 27. If you have already signed up for my ARC Tour so that you may borrow an ARC for review, more information will be sent to you by email this weekend. If you have not yet signed up to receive an ARC as part of the Tour, the deadline to do-so is this Friday, March 9.

PandemoniumAnd now, without further adieu, the WINNER of the Pandemonium ARC is…

Lauren Goff

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 in the month of March. 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!


Grave Mercy ARC Tour

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book 1
by R.L. LaFevers
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Author Website
Pre-order on Amazon

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

We are accepting SEVEN bloggers in the U.S. for this ARC/blog tour, which will start March 12. Must be 18 or older and an active blogger to participate. First come first serve for qualified applicants.

For a full list of Making the Grade ARC tour rules and to sign up click here and fill out the form.

1. Anne-Marie D.

2. Marissa (Own ARC)

3. Sarah @ Inklings Read (Own ARC)