Paranormal 5 Giveaway

The Simon and Schuster UK’s Big Fat YA giveaway has come and gone, and sadly, I didn’t win. But no worries, it seems like a lot of people are giving away books, including Reggie of The Undercover Book Lover (Not Really)! Her Paranormal 5 Giveaway is the most delicious giveaway I’ve seen yet — I’m not kidding. I mean, just look. She’s giving away ARCs of:

Plus 5 packs of gum!

That list contains two of my Waiting on Wednesday entries! And three other awesome books that are yet to be released! And gum! Yes, we musn’t forget the gum. :)

The best part? This is open to international entries — that means even I have a chance of winning. :)

The contest is open up to July 15, that’s more than enough time to send your entries in. Go, go, go!

Oh, and Feed giveaway is still ongoing, so residents of the Philippines, if you haven’t entered yet, you have until June 30 to enter!

Waiting on Wednesday: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Here’s me trying to blog here more often. Yay!

Ever since I got a Kindle for my iPod touch, I’ve been sampling like crazy. I have about twenty samples in my iPod, most of it are still unread because I don’t have the time to read them yet. Sampling is awesome because it lets me read the first few pages of the book and from there I can sort of decipher if I want the book or not. No more impulse buys, yes? I hope.

I just kind of wish that we can sample some of the books that are just coming out. But alas, I have to wait.

Waiting on WednesdaySince I can’t sample this one yet, I will just have to satisfy myself with putting it on my Waiting on Wednesday post. “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. My WoW entry for this week is:

Halo by Alexandra AdornettoHalo by Alexandra Adorneto
Release date: August 31, 2010

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels, Ivy, Bethany and Gabriel are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings.

But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls for the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him?

Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.

The angels and Xavier must work together to overcome the dark forces – but will Beth survive the battle? [source]

Look at that cover. So pretty! I can’t remember where I saw this book, but as I was browsing Amazon today, I saw this one…and I want it. Of course, this is me judging a book by its cover again, but how can you not fall in love with something like that? It looks even prettier than outdoor Christmas decorations. *shiny*

I like the concept of angels, too, and mostly all the angel stories I’ve read were about fallen angels and it’s kind of depressing. Not all angels are dark, you know. Plus why the focus on fallen angels? The idea of a teenage girl/angel who falls in love with a human boy is a new one, instead of a male angel falling in love with a human girl.

And again, that cover. So. Pretty!

ETA: OMG, Alexandra Adornetto is only 18?!?!