Saturday, March 17, 2018

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 244: Saint Patrick's Day Surprise Favorite Cover Giveaway!!



Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
SURPRISE FAVORITE COVER
GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!




This week, I have a special SURPRISE
for St. Patrick's Day!!
Pick your favorite YA cover, enter the contest in the Rafflecopter below, and
you have a chance to WIN that book from The Book Depository!!!


Yes, this giveaway is 
INTERNATIONAL, peeps!!!
Just make sure TBD delivers to
your country. You can do that HERE!!

This giveaway starts at midnight
today, 3/17/18, and ends at
midnight on 4/18/18!!!


The rules are simple.
You must be at least 13 years old,
or have permission from
your parents to enter.
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED!!
IF YOU DON'T PERFORM THE ACTION FOR THE
OPTIONS YOU PICKED, YOUR ENTRIES
WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
You will have 48 hours to reply
to my email notification, if you're the 
winner. After that, I will choose another winner.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!



Here are the book covers!
Click on each to access the GR page.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197837-the-belles?ac=1&from_search=true


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35098412-the-queen-s-rising


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32051720-wicked-like-a-wildfire


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30694168-shadowsong?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25314447-given-to-the-sea

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32333246-shimmer-and-burn




a Rafflecopter giveaway



Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter!!
Thanks for entering!!
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!








36 comments:

  1. I think that the cover of The Queens Rising is by far the most impressive. I love the way that the colors blue and black are used. I also like the woodland backing of the picture.

    The cover of Wicked Like Wildfire comes on second for me.

    I will bow out of the Giveaway. With my backlog of books I will likely not get to the book for awhile if I won it.

    Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day Maria!

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    1. Hi, Brian!

      While I must admit to loving ALL of these covers, I can see why you picked this one as your favorite! The use of blue in it is definitely impressive! And, like you, I love the forest in the background.

      The cover of "Wicked Like Wildfire" is also very impressive. I love the use of hot pink and lilac, as well as all the flowers.

      Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day, with green beer! :) :)

      Thanks for commenting, even though you're not entering the giveaway!! <3 :)

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  2. I love all these covers, though I think Shimmer and Burn is my favourite with those beautiful colours. Thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway, but right now I've got so much stacking up on my TBR - so I will also pass. Hope your St Patrick's Day was a great one for you, Maria:))

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    1. Hi, Sara!

      Yes, that cover is indeed beautiful! And it's also very mystical-looking.

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! I, too, have stopped entering giveaways because I'm running out of room on my shelves! Lol. And, although I do have quite a few ebooks, for me, printed books are the BEST!!

      Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day, as well!

      Thanks for the comment!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  3. I think it's a little bit cruel of you to choose these covers. And you say we're supposed to pick just one? THEY'RE ALL BEAUTIFUL ♥ Just kidding, it's not cruel! lol But really... I don't know which one I'd choose! I think the one I like the most is the cover of The Belles ♥ First of all, kudos on the fact that they included a POC on it. That woman is gorgeous! Second, the colors used are just beautiful: pink, burgundy, purple, white, all of them exquisitely combined with the lights on the background. On the other hand, the title kind of breaks the beauty of the whole cover, and I like that, because I've read the main character reaches a point of disappointment, in which she realizes things are not that beautiful, things are not what she thought they were. I think the broken black letters show that. On a side note, I've seen the spine is beautiful too, with different kinds of flowers :O And yes, I love the plot, and I'm actually dying to read it :) It's getting so much hype and so many excellent reviews!
    Hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day, María! Did you do anything special to celebrate this holiday? ¡Un abrazo grande, amiga! :) :)

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    1. Hi, Anto!

      Yeah, I know it's very cruel of me to do this! LOL. I LOVE ALL of these covers myself!! And I have already bought one of these books -- "The Belles"!! Maybe your preference for this one influenced me, lol. Like you, I LOVE those colors, and am VERY happy about the POC! You don't see that many on book covers, and I don't think that's right.

      I LOVE your analysis of this cover, Anto!! AWESOME!! And I agree with ALL your thoughts!! :) :)

      This book is definitely getting GREAT reviews! I LOVE the plot, too!!

      I had a nice St. Patrick's Day, although we really didn't do much. Lol.

      Thank you SO much for the AMAZING comment!! ¡¡Un abrazo grande para tí, también!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway chance, Maria!! HUGS!! <3 <3

    Ugh how can I choose just one??!! They are all so incredibly gorgeous. But....I think I'll do with Shadowsong. I just love how striking and atmospheric it, and the use of colour is impeccable. I've actually read the book, and I can tell you that it sets the tone perfectly for what's inside.

    Fantastic post!

    Happy belated St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Oops forgot to mention!! : even though I love Shadowsong's cover the most, I already own a copy, so if I won this giveaway i would choose The Queen's Rising as my prize!!

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    2. Hi, Amy!

      You're so funny! Yes, ALL of these covers are STUNNING1!! I know I've made it VERY hard to choose just ONE, lol. But I agree with you about "Shadowsong". And "The Queen's Rising" is another GREAT choice!! So if you win, I will send you this one, as you already have "Shadowsong". Lol.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway, and for the funny comment!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  5. They are all so pretty but I like slightly more Wicked like a Wildfire and the Belles. Both are so colorful, I like the style of the first one and the 2nd has a POC that seems to ask us something.

    I think I would pick the Belles though because the story seems more intriguing to me.

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    1. Hi, Jennifer!

      Oh, YES!!! That's a GORGEOUS cover!! And I LOVE the cover of "The Belles", too! In fact, I have already bought this one. Both of these covers are SO BEAUTIFUL!!

      Yes, the plot of "The Belles" is certainly VERY intriguing! When I came across it a Target store the other day, I immediately bought the book!

      Thanks for the great comment!! <3 :)

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  6. I adore the cover for The Belles because it is such a pretty cover and YAY for POC on covers <3
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, Megan!

      I totally agree! I already own this one!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

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  7. I love the cover of The Queen's Rising. It's simple but lovely. And I think it is a good book. :)

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    1. Hi, Febie!

      Yes, that is indeed a GORGEOUS cover! The plot looks good, as well.

      Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

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  8. I really like Wicked like a Wildfire. It's simple and beautiful at the same time.

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    1. Hi, Ann! That is indeed a lovely cover! Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

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  9. I really like the cover for The Queen's Rising. Something about the circular frame with all the intricate designs and symbols in each corner really draws my eye and the hooded figure walking through the woods makes it really mysterious but hints at a great story. :)

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    1. Hi, Stacy!

      That is indeed a GREAT cover! I LOVE circled myself! And everything you say about is is so true. I agree about the sense of mystery conveyed by the hooded figure. Nice pick!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  10. [ @aceymichaelis_ ]

    The Belles is such a beautiful cover. First and foremost, the model they employed is absolutely gorgeous. As a black teen, it's rare seeing APPROPRIATE representation of my own race on the cover of a novel. If anything, it's typically a piece of art or a drawn-on character with chocolate skin and matching eyes. It's sort of a relief to be honest. Additionally, I love the underlying hues of pink on the cover. Magnifique! The plot of The Belles is also a wonderful one, not so focused on race but on the human perception of beauty. Race is a great thing to cover, don't get me wrong, but I personally like when it's simply alluded to instead of blatantly discussed. All in all, The Belles is great! Hope you consider me! :D

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    1. Hi, Michaelis!

      Yeah, that cover is just SO PERFECT!! Like you, I love the colors, and the fact that the woman on the cover has been photographed so beautifully greatly enhances the appeal of this book!!

      The plot of this book is also very intriguing! That, plus the GORGEOUS cover, made me buy it when I saw it in a Target store the other day. I'm really looking forward to reading it!

      I LOVE your analysis of the cover! You will DEFINITELY get this book if you're the winner! As you know, the winner is picked by random selection. Good luck!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  11. omg you did make this one HARD! ALl those covers are awesome! I cannot pick one [sobs] ok... [sobs] I'll try. I wanted to go with The Bells because YES TO POC covers! BUT it kills me to adit I don't like that cover! The girl is beautiful but I think it may be the flowers! I didn't request the ARC JUST because of that! A POC cover I adored? DREAD NATION! Coming up in only a few days! Cannot wait ok back to these covers.. I am going to go with Given to the Sea! :)

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    1. Hi, Daniela!

      Yeah, I did!! (Evil chuckle) I know that ALL of these covers are AWESOME, and I want them all myself!! Lol.

      I see how different aesthetic tastes are, Daniela! I LOVE the cover of "The Belles" precisely because of the flowers! Lol. Although I also like the blouse the model is wearing, and she's a very striking model, too!

      As for "Dread Nation", I agree that the cover of that book is STUNNING!! I should have included it here. Oh, well.....:(

      "Given to the Sea" is a great choice, though. I LOVE that one!! (Well, as I said, I love them ALL. Lol.)

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  12. Forgot to add that I chose that one because Mindy is one my all-time fav authors since The Female of the Species !! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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    1. Hi, again, Daniela!!

      Oh, I've never heard of this book. Gotta go over to Goodreads to check it out!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for commenting again!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  13. i like wicked like a wildfire, just because i think that the book cover is really pretty xx

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    1. Hi, Georgina!

      Yes, this is indeed a very pretty cover!

      Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

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  14. I have to pick a favorite?!?! Why are you doing this to me?? lol It's a toss up between The Belles and Shadowsong I think. Though I do love them all!

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    1. Hi, Sara!

      Yeah, you do!! Lol. I know I've made it hard! Hee,hee!! And like you, I love them all!

      I ADORE the two covers you've picked, I already own "The Belles", btw. I saw it in a store the other day, so I snapped it right up!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  15. I am SO excited for The Belles! The synopsis is intriguing and that cover!!!!:D Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yes, that cover is just STUNNING! I have already bought this book. I saw it in a store the other day, and snapped it right up!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  16. I love all the covers above to be honest. :3

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    1. Hi, Adik! Yeah, I do, as well! Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

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  17. Love the cover of The Queen Raising! Blue and black happens to be my favorite colors :) And I love the synopsis too.

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    1. Hi, Ashfa!

      Yes, I love these colors, too! Nice pick!! And I agree that th synopsis is GREAT!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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