Saturday, February 25, 2012

30 Days of The Hunger Games Day 2


We will be doing our own Hunger Games, except without the killing and the cruelty of it all (: This might get a little complicated, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask! 

There's gonna be a special prize pack (see below), so c'mon guys, play along!! ;) 

If you choose to enter, you must have a capitol identification card, if you don't have one, go to this site to make one: http://thecapitol.pn
It basically assigns you to a district, so it's like you're living in Panem as well. If you already have one, be sure to find it because you're going to need it (: 

Ok, so to say this in simpler way, I will list these easy steps:

1. To enter, you must have a capitol ID card, go to this site if you do not have one: http://thecapitol.pn/

If you do have one, awesome! (: Here's what mine looks like:



(Please like the page first!) Post your capitol ID on the wall of the page and at the end WoW will save all of them and put them in one album! Please comment below the picture stating your name and what your district is.

3Reaping Day: March 1! WoW will be using random.org to pick one boy and one girl tribute from each district. Now it all depends on how many people decide to enter from each district. 

After reaping day, We will give you more information on how the people will be eliminated.

All you need to do for now is get a capitol ID and post it on the World of Words facebook page's wall

Oh! and one more thing..remember during reaping day how the tributes get their name put in the reaping ball multiple times to feed their families? Well in this HG, you'd actually WANT to get your name in the ball multiple times. How, you ask?

Well all you have to do is visit each blog and leave a comment on their Hunger Games post! You may only do this ONCE, so if a blog posted more then one HG post, you can comment as many as you want AS LONG AS IT'S APART OF THE 30 DAYS OF HG EVENT! So basically, one comment per post! On your comment, please leave your name (the one on your capital id) and what district you're from. You may comment on Day 1 and Day 2 and anything after that, but any comments after February 29 will not count for the reaping, since the reaping is on March 1. This goes for the other blogs as well.

Oh and of course for the person who is the last man or woman standing at the end, gets a special prize pack:

1 of each bookmark, design made by the lovely Andrea and printed out by Krissy: 

Pretty cool right? :)

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide


A Hunger Games Poster


This is the only prize that will differ, depending on whether you're U.S. or International.

For U.S.: 
You will get ONE FREE TICKET to go see the Hunger Games movie! Yes, you heard me! (As long as you have an AMC theatre near you)

For International:
Since WoW can not give you a free movie ticket to see The Hunger Games, They decided to give you guys a mockingjay pin!



If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 

here is a list of the blogs:



Friday, November 18, 2011

WINNER The Poison Diaries : Nightshade Contest



First I would like to thank everyone for participating in the contest. There was a good response considering it was my first contest. :) 

Secondly, I would like to thank the amazing Poison Diaries team. They have been working their butts off through various social networking sites just to get the book to you.  

Do continue to spread the word about this amazing series. You might discover a couple of new poisons on the way. XD

The winner was chosen by The Poison Diaries team.

Now let's get down to the real reason you're reading this post....


ELLEN TRIEU

CONGRATULATIONS!!! 

Ellen has been contacted and claimed her prize. 

Thank you all once again for participating and Happy Holidays!

Don't forget to explore the Poison Gardens here

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Poison Diaries : Nightshade Contest (International)



Author Maryrose Wood and the Poison Diaries team are hosting a contest where you can win a signed copy of Nightshade (Poison Diaries #2) through my blog. :)

The Poison Diaries team are very active on their social network sites;  they run lots of promotions, share lots of exclusive content including original artwork and in depth information about plants and poisons.

How to enter:  


Mandatory


Website -  Enter their website and find the plant Arum Maculstumadd it to the ‘my poison diary’ and share it via Twitter mentioning that Clarissa from When C Babbles sent you. 

Twitter -  Follow and send a @reply to @poisondiaries and @ClaryPereira mentioning this contest, winning a 'signed copy'  of the book and that Clarissa from When C Babbles sent you. 
OR just copy and tweet the following message - ‘@poisondiaries @ClaryPereira I want to win a signed copy of Nightshade by Maryrose Wood. Sent by Clarissa from When C Babbles.'

Facebook -  Like The Poison Diaries page and mention the contest and that Clarissa from When C Babbles sent you. 


Contest Ends on 14 Nov 

Entering through any of these networks and mentioning me and my blog doesn't win me anything. Its just a way to let the Poison Diaries team keep a track of the entries.

I hope you enter and win this amazing book. Good luck! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood and The Duchess of Northumberland : REVIEW







Jessamine is a 16 year old girl who lives with her father who is a doctor of sorts. She comes across as a lonely girl who is made to do every chore in the house while her father tends to his plants or locks himself up in his study. She loves to walk around in the garden but is forbidden from entering the Poison Garden. One day a young, mysterious boy named Weed comes to live with them and Jessamine finds herself slowly falling for him. But Weed has a secret. One that can make her question her loyalty to her father and tear her family apart. 


I finished this book in 2 days. The language was fluid and the story itself was fast paced so I never felt like it was drawn out. I liked the diary entries at the beginning of each chapter as it gave me a sense of the emotions of  Jessamine and Weed. I was initially confused about which century this story takes place in as I was under the impression that it was set in the 21st Century. I was amazed by the characters of the book especially Thomas Luxlon and The Prince ;). 




The plot was very different from what I normally read and it was a pleasant change. There were twists and turns I definitely didn't expect, but that only made it better. The story concludes with an open ending and  left me wanting more.  Although it stills borders on the 'beyond natural', I wouldn't quite classify it as a paranormal read. 




Cover - 4.5/5 

Plot - 3.5/5 

Characters - 4/5 

Overall - 4/5


Find out more about The Poison Diaries at the following links