Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day Twenty One - All About Born Wicked + Giveaway

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Book Profile

Name - Born Wicked (Goodreads)
Author - Jessica Spotswood
Genre - Historical Fantasy
Release Date - 7th of February 2012
Available - The Book Depository

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.


The Insider's Scoop

Character Interview -

I'm interviewing Miss Maura Cahill, age 15, my protagonist Cate's younger sister. 

Maura: Excuse me, that's quite aggravating. I'd rather not be defined as Cate's sister. I am my own person in my own right. I'm twice as interesting as Cate. 

Me: Yes, of course you are.

Maura (blue eyes snapping): Don't be condescending. I'm twice as clever as Cate, too. She barely even reads.

Me: Well, she has other interests. Gardening. Keeping you out of trouble.

Maura: Keeping me out of trouble is not her responsibility. I don't care what she promised Mother. I am perfectly capable of looking out for myself. Besides, she's not protecting us--she's stifling us.

Me: To be fair, you could be in a great deal of trouble if the Brothers found out you're a witch. 

Maura: I know that! Don't you think I know that? I have no desire to be put on trial and thrown into the asylum. I'm careful.

Me: Cate says you're not careful enough. That you do magic whenever her back is turned. 

Maura: Cate's jealous that I'm a much better witch than she is. If it were up to her, we'd never learn practice magic. We'd never learn anything about the history of witchery. It's almost as though she's actually taken the Brothers' ridiculous sermons to heart, and now she thinks using our magic is wicked! 

Me: But you don't feel that way?

Maura (twirls a red curl around her finger): No. Absolutely not. Magic makes us extraordinary. It gives us power. Cate might be content to marry Paul McLeod and have his babies and waste away in this stupid little town for the rest of her life, but--

Me: I think you'd be surprised.

Maura: But I was made for more than that. I'm going to travel the world and have adventures, and no one's going to stop me.

~Giveaway~

For Jessica's Giveway, she has offered (1) ONE Signed Finished Copy of Born Wicked! This giveaway is open to US/CAN residents ONLY ( Sorry! but there other giveaways open to everyone on the blog!) Please leave a lovely comment for Jessica's posts to show support!  Rules are below!



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- US/CAN ONLY 
- Ends 21st of February
- Must be 13 or older
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72 comments:

  1. Thanks so much!

    GFC Christina Kit.

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  2. I think that's a fun idea to interview your character. Great giveaway!

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  3. Fun interview. Can't wait to read this.

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  4. I love character interviews! And Maura sounds fun, LOL Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  5. I've heard so much about this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Really looking forward to this. Who doesn't love that cover?

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  7. This Book looks great! Can't wait for a chance to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  8. The cover of this book is BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to win a copy thank you so much for the chance!!!

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  9. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!
    GFC: red_tigergirl2

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  10. I really enjoyed the interview with Maura. It is fun to see something from the character point of view - very creative.

    Sara Kovach
    http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com

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  11. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This is one my most highly anticipated books of 2012. I am so excited to read it.

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  13. That is a great interview! Very funny! Can't wait to read the book! Thanks for the great giveaway!!! :)

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  14. I am so intrigued, I want to learn more about this book

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  15. Awesome! I wonder what the secret is? I. Need. More! Thanks for the chance to read this :D

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  16. This is definitely on my to read list! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  17. WOOWWOOWOWOWOWOWOWO!! MY EMOTIONS!!! NEED THIS!!

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  18. I'm extremely excited for this release! Definitely on my must read list for the year.

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  19. great interview!! now I'm more excited for this book!!!

    - juhina

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Veronica W.

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  21. So I had a chance to borrow an ARC of this from a friend, but I missed out! She gave it to someone else before I could ask. But I'm excited about it, it sounds really great. This character interview is also a neat idea and something different!

    Thanks a ton. :)

    GFC: Kristi

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  22. thanks for the giveaway. this book sound interesting

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  23. Awesome! I am excited for this book, and would love a signed copy! Thank you!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway I can't wait to read this

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  25. Haha she sounds... spirited! XD As a younger sister, I love characters who cause trouble for their older siblings. Looks great!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Cricket
    Latoya

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  27. Excellent character interview! I wonder why Maura seems to look down upon gardening...

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  28. Cool character interview :) This book sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Really want to read this one, thanks for hosting the giveaway! Nice character interview as well.

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  30. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

    californiablue17@aol.com

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  31. Thank for the giveaway, the book sounds great! Love the cover.

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  32. GFC Lena Marsteller
    Cool giveaway! Thanks!

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  33. I think I've been looking forward to this book most of all, I can't wait till it comes out, and I really like Maura ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

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  34. thank you so much, love the cover and sounds excellent!

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  35. I drool over the cover of this book on a daily basis and CAN'T WAIT for it to come out - finally!

    Loved the character interview :) Made me laugh! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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  36. Great character interview! Totally can't wait to get my hands on Born Wicked! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :D

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  37. Thank you so much for the Great Giveaway!!

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  38. Awesome, thanks so much!

    GFC: usagi the golden witch

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Brianne

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  40. I've been wanting to read this for months. :) Can't wait.
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  41. I've been dying to read this since I saw the cover a few months ago. It sounds awesome and I can't wait for it to be released! Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC - infalliblyyours/Munnaza

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  42. Great giveaway! Thanks! I cannot wait for this book.

    Karis @YA Litwit

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  43. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I'm so excited for Born Wicked! I've been waiting a long time for this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)
    My GFC is The Reading Enchantress
    and it's the same for my "Follow on GFC" entry!

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  45. Oh that just made me so much more excited for the book! I love the sound of this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  46. Great interview ive been really excited for this release. Rhanks for the givevaway. My GFC: Kristen - seeing night

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  47. I love magic in victorian-era-like times! I can't wait to check out Born Wicked. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  48. Beautiful giveaway and cover! Thanks for this.

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  49. Cute interview. Definitely on my TBR list!

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  50. Excited about this book! Enjoyed the character interview!

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  51. Thanks for sharing!! Ive been reading more and more about this one and looking forward to it.

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  52. Thanks for this giveaway. I want to read this book so bad.

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  53. OMG!! I really want to read this book! <3

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-moll89

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  55. This book sounds awesome! Looking forward to reading it! Blog button is here upon a love story

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  56. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

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  58. I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!

    GFC - pointy.star

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  60. Awesome interview! And thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

    (GFC - Jana)

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  61. so excited for this giveaway! Thanks for the oppertunity!

    Laura Kay
    anovelreview(@)yahoo(.)com

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  62. I can't decide if the girl on the cover looks like a. . .nvm. She's so pretty! I was so close to buying this last weekend! :D

    Epic giveaway :)

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  63. Love the giveaway! Thanks so much!

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