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Halloween Mystery Giveaway

31 Oct, 2013 by in Uncategorized 12 comments

Happy Halloween from Fire and Ice!
 I love Fall, but will be the first to admit that I don’t have much of a stomach for scary books! I”ve collected quite a stack of them over the years and in honor of our wonderful readers am going to give some away as a treat to a new home. 
Enter below for your chance to win a mystery package of scary/ paranormal, ARCs and books.

Good Luck!

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YA Early Review and ARC G!veaway- Right of Way

29 Mar, 2013 by in Right of Way, Simon Pulse 7 comments

Right of Way
by Lauren Barnholdt
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2013
by Simon Pulse
ISBN 1442451270
Book Source: publisher
3.5 stars
Book summary from Goodreads: Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.
Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.

Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.

Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…
What I liked about Right of Way:
1) The characters were well written and full of personality. I related more to Jace than I did Peyton, the female protagonist just because at times she came across as self centered and bratty. Jace was pretty mature in the way he handled the whole situation
2) I love road trip books. This one reminded me a lot of You Are Here by Jennifer E Smith and Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
3) The setting of a Yacht Club in Florida and different stops in the deep South was dreamy for a summer read. I only wish we would have learned more about them and their culture
4) The point of view was written in a very interesting way…dual point of view switching between Jace and Peyton…so you get to see into both of their heads, As well switches between present tense “the trip” and past. Flawlessly done, it is not hard to follow the storyline.
5) The side players:  BJ, hotel clerk and best friends Jordan and Courtney (the main characters in  companion novel Two- Way Street) were also fully fleshed out and easy to picture. There is humor as well as depth.
What I wish was different:
The language! Personally the amount and level of swearing was very distracting for me. Did not enjoy and can’t recommend the book for teens because of it. Why so many f-bombs? It felt forced, like the characters were trying too hard to be grown up.
I wish there was more resolution in Peyton’s relationship with her parents. The ending felt very abrupt and there is no wrapping up of ongoing issues.
All in all… a memorable read, but not one I would buy due to content.
Thanks so much to Simon Pulse for the sneak peek.
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I am giving away my ARC to our readers 18 and older. US mailing addresses only.
To enter fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Title and Cover Reveal + Giveaway -The Beautiful and The Cursed

04 Oct, 2012 by in Cover Reveal-, page morgan, random house, The Beautiful and The Cursed 8 comments

Fire and Ice reveals the cover and title for a brand new YA book coming to you May 14, 2013…

The Beautiful and The Cursed
by Page Morgan
On Sale: May 14, 2013
From Delacorte Books
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-385-74311-2

Book Summary: Fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore.
It was bizarre and inexplicable, but after it happened no one spoke of it and Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for Paris with her mother and younger sister, Gabby.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother Grayson found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that one could almost mistake for living, breathing creatures.

And Grayson is missing.

Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson’s whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some secrets of his own.

There’s one secret about the city that he can’t keep hidden, though. There’s a murderer on the loose. And every day Grayson is missing means that there’s less of a chance he’s alive.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead–she can feel it deep in her soul–but she knows he’s in grave danger, and that it’s up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost.

Only the path to him is twisted—and more deadly than she could ever imagine.

About Page Morgan: Page Morgan has been intrigued by les grotesques ever since she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these complex stone figures. Page lives in New England with her husband and their three children.
Links to Page Morgan Online:
The giveaway: A chance to win one of two ARCs!  Rules:
1. Open internationally
2. Giveaway ends at midnight October 12, 2012.
3. You may earn extra entries by referring others to this cover reveal and giveaway. They must name you in the Rafflecopter form for you to get credit. You’ll receive one extra entry for every person who names you. Thank you for spreading the word!

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Cleaning Up Our Site 10 Book Giveaway

27 Apr, 2012 by in book giveaway 29 comments

I have 10 days until my new little baby arrives and am cleaning out our house getting ready for the new arrival. Here’s where it gets lucky for you! I’ve found lots of books I would like to pass on to our loyal Fire and Ice readers.
And I would also love to get some feedback about our site to keep us growing and thriving. Plus I feel like I want to get to know our readers better. So here’s the deal. I have a short survey and for everyone who fills it out you will be entered to win two titles of your choice from this list.Click on the title to see the Goodreads description.  That means there are five winners total.
To enter fill out this form then leave us a comment with what two books you’d like to win. Must be 13 or older and have a US mailing address. Good Luck and thanks again for reading Fire and Ice!
The Giveaway Titles
Advanced Reading Copies
Getting Somewhere by Beth Neff
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
The Future of Us by Asher and Mackler
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Paperback Books
Unbelievable by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad -ARC Giveaway

18 Apr, 2012 by in Uncategorized 5 comments

Harper Teen has sent us some awesome news in April and they are happy to announce that The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad hit the NYT bestsellers list at #1! To celebrate we are giving away one Advanced Reading Copy to a lucky Fire and Ice reader.

The Fame Game
Fame Game #1
by Lauren Conrad
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published April 3rd 2012
by HarperTeen
ISBN 0062073281
Book Summary From Goodreads: In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game… When the camera’s start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad’s series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.

About the author: Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as “L.C.”, is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million annually for her television appearances, fashion line, and product endorsements.
The Giveaway: Fire and Ice has one advanced reading copy of the Fame Game to give away to our readers courtesy of HarperTeen. Must be 13 or older and have a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form below.

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Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne Artwork Reveal and Giveaway

16 Feb, 2012 by in sara wilson etienne 34 comments

Fire and Ice is so excited today to be a part of the artwork cover reveal for Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne.

Book Summary: When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn’t expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she’s going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she’s come home. She’s even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can’t trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her—and the rest of the world too.

View the Harbinger book trailer here.
Walk the Path! Explore the whole gallery of Harbinger-inspired artwork HERE.
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Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne hit shelves February 2, 2012.
Find the author on her Website/ Twitter /Facebook /Goodreads.

Fire and Ice is also giving away one advanced reading copy of Harbinger to our US readers ages 16 and older. Fill out the rafflecopter form below and good luck.

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Book Giveaway- The Gray Wolf Throne

02 Feb, 2012 by in Uncategorized 17 comments

The Gray Wolf Throne
Seven Realms #3
by Cinda Williams Chima
528 pages
Published August 30th 2011
by Hyperion Book CH

Summary From Goodreads: Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana’Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he’s concerned, the princess’s family killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen.

Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might not be enough.

The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.

About the author: New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales. She began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers.

The Warrior Heir was named to Voya’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2005-2006, is a 2006 Booksense Summer Reading Pick, was named to the 2007-2008 Lone Star Reading List, and was a finalist for the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award. Warrior Heir received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and a “Perfect Ten” (5Q, 5P) in Voya. The Wizard Heir also received a “Perfect Ten” from Voya and appears on Voya’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2007.

The Dragon Heir received a starred review in Kirkus, was named to Kirkus’s Best YA 2008 list, was a VOYA Perfect Ten, and is a USA Today, Indie Next, and NYT bestseller.

Chima’s Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King in October, 2009.It received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, was a Voya Perfect Ten and was named to the 2009 Voya Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List. The Exiled Queen followed in September, 2010. It received a starred review from Kirkus, was a Voya Perfect Ten, and a New York Times bestseller. The Gray Wolf Throne follows in September, 2011.
Chima is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. Chima is an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has been a workshop leader, panelist, and speaker at writing conferences, including the Northern Ohio SCBWI Conference, the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference, and the World Fantasy Convention. She frequently speaks to young writers and readers at schools and libraries nationwide.
Chima lives in Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

Fire and Ice is giving away anARC of The Gray Wolf Throne to our US followers. Simply fill out the raffle copter form below to enter.

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ARC Giveaway- Try Not To Breathe

24 Jan, 2012 by in try not to breathe, viking 34 comments

by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 19th 2012

by Viking Juvenile
ISBN 0670013900

Summary From Goodreads- Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it’s the only thing that makes him feel alive. He’s sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough—or cared enough—to ask. Ryan isn’t sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again.

Fire and Ice is giving away our advanced reading copy of Try Not To Breathe. Must be 16 or older and have a US mailing address. Simply comment below to enter. Giveaway ends February 12, 2012. Good luck!

Happy Holidays Giveaway

24 Dec, 2011 by in Uncategorized 33 comments

Merry Christmas from Fire and Ice!

We have so many reasons to celebrate this Holiday season, and as a way to say thank you to those who stop by our site we are giving away five ARCs and one author signed paperback from Santas’s secret stash to one lucky reader! There are several ways to enter- we’re leaving it all up to you. Click on the red “read more” arrows to fill out our rafflecopter form and good luck!

Must be 13 or older and have a US mailing address. Giveaway ends January 3, 2012.

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Abarat Absolute Midnight ARC Giveaway

22 Oct, 2011 by in Uncategorized 9 comments

Abarat: Absolute Midnight
Abarat #3
by Clive Barker
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published September 27th 2011
by HarperCollins Publishers

I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere.

“The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal.”

And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems.
Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way.

The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.

To enter to win an advanced reading copy of Abarat: Absolute Midnight from Fire and Ice and Harper Collins comment below. Open to US mailing addresses. Ends November 18, 2011