Monday, December 8, 2014

Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms 3) GIVEAWAY

Earlier this year I made a promise to branch out from my contemporary reads and venture into the land of fantasy.  When I was approached to host a giveaway for FALLING KINGDOMS series, I felt like this was a perfect opportunity for me to get acquainted with these books by giving away the series, including book 3, GATHERING DARKNESS.


In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed…and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even love.

In AURANOS, privileged Princess Cleo is forced to confront violence for the first time in her life when a shocking murder sets her kingdom on a path to collapse.

In LIMEROS, the king’s son, Magnus, must plan each footstep with shrewd, sharp guile if he is to earn his powerful father’s trust, while his sister, Lucia, discovers a terrifying family secret about her birth that will change everything.

In PAELSIA, rebellious Jonas lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Witches, if four, are put to death, and Watchers, immortal beings who take the shape of hawks to visit the human world, have been almost entirely forgotten. A vicious power struggle quickly escalates to war, and these four young people collide against each other and the rise of elementia, the magic that can topple kingdoms and crown a ruler in the same day.


One (1) winner receives:
·Falling Kingdoms postcard set
·Falling Kingdoms t-shirt
·plus copies of Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness

Prizing & samples courtesy of Penguin Young Readers
Giveaway open to US addresses only
a Rafflecopter giveaway



The seeds of revolution have been sown…but in Mytica the lust for power reigns supreme.

THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo slays with sweetness—and a secret that might control Lucia’s magic—as she and vengeful Jonas lead the hunt for the all-powerful Kindred.

THE KRAESHIANS join the fray. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the vast kingdom across the Silver Sea, prove to be just as ruthless as they are charming as they manipulate their way to victory.

THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally, in the flesh, with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.

And which side will Prince Magnus choose, now that he’s been betrayed by everyone he’s ever loved?


Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of the FALLING KINGDOMS series. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess—the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, and reality TV, and is an extremely picky yet voracious reader of all kinds of books.

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  1. You absolutely HAVE to check out the Throne of Glass novels if you haven't already! They're my absolute favorites. Also, the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

  2. I would recommend Written in Red as a great series .

  3. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was one of my first fantasy books and it made me fall in love with the genre, but the ultimate book for breaking into fantasy is probably Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, it's fantastic!

  4. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is such an amazing fantasy book. Seriously read it asap.

  5. I loved The Host by Stephanie Meyer.

  6. I would recommend The Dark Is Rising & Game of Thrones, cause those are easy to follow & have made such a huge impact in the fantasy realm!

  7. I'd go back to the Grand-daddy of them all, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

  8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns :)

  9. Throne of Glass, definitely! Graceling, perhaps. They're both HIGH Fantasy but if you still want to be located in this world, Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments (City of Bones), Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel) can do! :D I loved all of these books! They're pretty awesome!

  10. I would recommend that you start a fantasy on audiobook. I know the Song of Fire and Ice series can be overwhelming but on audio they're so much easier to take on and Roy Dotrice does an excellent job with all the voices.

  11. For newbie, I'd definitely recommend Shadow and Bone, Graceling, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Throne of Glass...

  12. I haven't read much fantasy myself, but I do love it. I would recommend Splintered.

  13. I think I'd have to recommend you go back and read some classic fantasy, like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

  14. I would definitely recommend Graceling by Kristin Cashore or the Shadow and Bone trilogy! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  15. I'm a bit of a newbie to fantasy myself... But I'd say Harry Potter and I'm reading Cruel Beauty now and enjoying the fantasy aspect.

  16. I would totally recommend the Throne of Glass series! Or the Hex Hall series! So many to choose from haha!

  17. I would recomend the Harry Potter series and the Mortal Instruments series!

  18. I would recommend the Throne of Glass series! Its an amazing series and each book keeps getting better then the last!

  19. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Piers Anthony novels, Mists of Avalon

  20. Tamora Pierce anything! She has written amazing books, and you can't go wrong with any of them!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


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