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Sunday, September 11, 2011

THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton Review & Giveaway

Even if I didn't adore Kiki Hamilton (which I do), I'd be psyched to offer up this SIGNED ARC for giveaway!

THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton (Tor, September 27, 2011)


Ever since Kiki announced her book deal back when we were in The Enchanted Inkpot together, I couldn't wait to read it. I was lucky enough to meet Kiki in real life at ALA this past June and get my own signed ARC. And now that ARC can be yours (actually, I'm giving away a friend's signed ARC because I want to keep mine for myself).

3 Things you will love about THE FAERIE RING:

1) The romance blossoms. I wasn't sure in the first part of the book who the main love interested would be, and this kept me guessing throughout the story. And then when the romance came through, it really clicked. Right in place.

2) Real consequences for the characters. With orphans and sickness and poverty and evil faeries, each page had me quickly turning it by to see what would happen next.

3) Yes, it's faeries. But with its historical setting, it's so rich and different from other faerie stories on the market.

Trust me: You have to read this book!




Source of ARC: From publisher at ALA

Me and Kiki at ALA

From Amazon:

Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…



For your chance to win THE FAERIE RING signed ARC, you have to follow this blog. That gets you one entry.
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Extra entries are here:
  • + 2 entries - Tweet about this contest. See button at the top of post for an easy tweet!
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25 comments:

Jessica Rose said...

GREAT giveaway and review!!! Just in case you need proof for the tweet and blog post here are my links. :)

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/jess_gal_0430/status/113091652343701504

Blog:
http://jessgal0430.blogspot.com/2011/09/faerie-ring-by-kiki-hamilton-review.html

Thanks so much!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I didn't enter the contest because I'm interviewing Kiki and giving away my ARC at Literary Rambles on September 26th.

I LOVED this book. Kiki did such a good job setting this in 1871 London and like you said the stakes were always high. And I love faeries. I'm so excited for Kiki's debut.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I so want this book.

nat said...

Thanks so much for the chance, I want this book so bad!
Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/natcleary/status/113277874798202882

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
GFC: Jeanne
tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/113284350648385536

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Thank you so much for the chance :-)

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/safaripoet/status/113298698129256449

Ron C. Nieto said...

Wow, what a great blog, and what an amazing giveaway! Perfect discovery, I say...

Thanks a lot!!

Ron

kissablesweet1 said...

Can't wait to read this book!!

Patsy said...

I really enjoyed The Faerie Ring trailer. This book sounds like it will be very good. I would love o read it.
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faefever25 said...

Really good review and giveaway!! I've been so excited to read this!

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sablelexi said...

I wanted to read this book before, but I guess I didn't pay enough attention to what it was about. Your review has made me really, really interested in reading it. All the things you said I'd love about it really are things that make me want to read it.

poisnivyred said...

Great giveaway!

The Lovely Getaway said...

tweet link:

http://twitter.com/#!/LovelyGetaway/status/113446526461804546

Thanks again!
Diana

Krystal said...

YAY! Thank you so much, I've been dying to read and review this book for my own blog :)
tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Icecream1891/status/113636783438307328

Jessy said...

Thanks for the chance ot win this!

Cassandra said...

Cassandra Ruiz

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/BookLoverC/status/113752813221326848

Oh, hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway so much.

E-mail: hernandezcassandra50@yahoo.com

SJune said...

I can't wait for this book!! I have been trying to win an early copy anytime I see one up for grabs! I'm so excited to read Kiki's book and then share it with my friends.

Twitter links:
http://twitter.com/#!/sarahjevans/status/113594533773705216

http://twitter.com/#!/sarahjevans/status/113566176998735872

Blog link:
http://sarahsbookslife.blogspot.com/2011/09/roots-in-myth-faerie-ring-by-kiki.html

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!

nikkipickles45 said...

This book looks so good. I so want it. Lovely giveaway. I approve.

Pabkins said...

Thanks! It sounds like a humdinger!
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http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/113832845562228737

Melliane said...

Thanks for the giveaway !I can't wait to read this book !

Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks said...

thank for you for the giveaway! :)

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/chelleyreads/status/114155215187476481

-Michelle S.

Lyn Merkat said...

Now that's a contest!
I'll tweet it for sure. This is definitely on my must-reads. :)

Twitter:https://twitter.com/#!/Gr8Apekat

Email: mergekat@charter.net

roro said...

http://twitter.com/#!/rocapri/status/114469574103150592

GREAT giveaway and review!!! Just in case you need proof for the tweet

Munnaza said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

I tweeted about this contest here: http://twitter.com/#!/yoursinfallibly/status/114571046627192832

Taffy said...

THANKS for the giveaway!