Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Series Summer Giveaway Results + WINNER!

Wow, who's idea was it to give ten extra entries for recommendations? You guys would've done the same had I given you less entries for doing so, right? Right? :) Seriously, though, thank you SO much for the nudges. I had an amazing time looking through them, seeing the trends, and figuring out what to read next!

Here are the results of the voting:

36.5 Vampire Academy / Richelle Mead You guys have GOOD taste! I just finished this. Rating: 4.5, review here.
31.25 Wings / Aprilynne Pike Scratch the "good taste" compliment. xP - Rating: 1.5, review here
29.75 Evernight / Claudia Gray Rating: 2, review here
27.25 Marked (House of Night, Book 1) / P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast Rating: 2.5, review to come
25.5 Fire / Kristin Cashore AMAZING. I can't wait to put my review up. Rating : 5
23 The Vampire Diaries / L. J. Smith
20.25 Poison Study (Study, Book 1) / Maria Snyder Rating: 5. One of my favorite books now. Review to come
20 Dead Until Dark (Sookie Sackhouse, Book 1) / Charlaine Harris
20 You Are So Undead to Me / Stacey Jay
20.5 -1 Flowers in the Attic (Dollangangers, Book 1) / V. C. Andrews

18.75 Maximum Ride / James Patterson
17.75 Lament / Maggie Stiefvater SO good.
17 Kiss Me Kill Me / Lauren Henderson
16.5 Ironside / Holly Black
15 Strange Angels / Lili St. Crow
14.25 Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty / Jody Gehrman
14 The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) / Philip Pullman
13.75 Nobody’s Princess / Esther Friesner
12.25 Dead is the New Black / Marlene Perez
12 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows / Ann Brashares
11 The Blue Sword / Robin McKinley
11 Night World No. 1 / L. J. Smith
10.75 Eon: Dragoneye Reborn / Alison Goodman Rating: 4.5, review to come
10.5 The Devouring / Simon Holt

8.25 Skin Hunger / Kathleen Duey
8 The Thief / Megan Whalen Turner
7.25 The Faerie Path / Frewin Jones
7.25 Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars / Frank Beddor
7 Into the Wild / Sarah Beth Durst
6.75 The Treasure Map of Boys (Ruby Oliver, Book 3) / E. Lockhart I'm still in love with the Ruby Oliver series, thank god. Rating: 4.5, review here
6.25 Kitty Kitty / Michele Jaffe
6 The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites / Heather Brewer
6 Dealing with Dragons / Patricia Wrede
6 Kissed by an Angel / Elizabeth Chandler
6 The President’s Daughter / Ellen Emerson White
5.25 The Grand Tour / Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
5 Cycler / Lauren McLaughlin
5 Dreamhunter / Elizabeth Knox
5 The Perilous Gard / Elizabeth Pope

4.75 Homecoming / Cynthia Voigt
4.75 Under the Rose (Secret Society Girl, Book 2) / Diana Peterfreund Rating: 4.5, review to come
4.5 River Secrets / Shannon Hale
4 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, Book 2) / Suzanne Collins
4 The Hunter’s Moon (Chronicles of Faerie, Book 1) / O. R. Melling
4 Succubus Blues / Richelle Mead
3.25 Dragonsong / Anne McCaffrey
3 Flora Segunda / Ysabeau Wilce
3 Friend Me: Books 1-3 of the Mates, Dates… Series / Cathy Hopkins
2.25 Ruler of the Realm (Faerie Wars, Book 3) / Herbie Brennan
2 -1 The Society of S / Susan Hubbard
1 Skulduggery Pleasant / Derek Landry
1 Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time / Lisa Yee
1 The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters / James Dashner
1 -1 Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 1) / D. M. Cornish
In the Serpent’s Coils / Tiffany Trent

It seems like everyone loves vampires, as they rank pretty high up on the list. Thanks again, everyone! I know I've already read some on the list, but otherwise I can read in the approximate order in which you suggested them to me--give or take "breaks" for ARCs or other things that catch my eye (I'm A.D.D. like that). I will be marking Series Summer reviews with SS# to make them stand out, and so you can check up on my progress if you want. I'll be reading at least one book a week--probably more because with all my commuting time between work, I have been finishing a book a day!

And for the moment you're all waiting. After calculating all the entries, the winner, out of over 3000 entries (yes, 3000. Told you I'm not doing the +10 thing next time) is:

#465 stargirlreads!

Congratulations! I've emailed you, so get back to me with your mailing address and I'll send your prize out to you.

Thanks to everyone else who voted and helped me out with my TBR pile! I had so much fun doing this that I'll definitely be doing this once a season. Look out! :)


  1. 3,000 entries that insane! :D

    congrats to stargirlreads!!

  2. I can't believe you didn't like Wings! [Not trying to be rude if it comes off that way] I thought it was amazing. I also love the Ruby Oliver ones. I've heard a lot about the Vampire Academy series and it's all been praise. You Are So Undead to Me was amazing! Hope you enjoy reading the rest!


  3. That must've been fun processing all those entries :P

  4. 3000? you're not serious. Congrats to the winner!

  5. Hello, Miss Steph Su. Doylestown, PA it is. I don't expect much of a crowd (it's about an hour from where I and most of my friends live) and would love to see you!

  6. Haha Steph. That is a great list you got from everyone. Even though you didn't like Wings, you should totally do the comment for my contest, just for fun. I really want to see what you would come up with in particular.


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