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I have long been a huge fan of Sherry Thomas‘s romance novels, so imagine my excitement when she sent an ARC of her first young adult novel!!  Yeah, I was pretty freaking excited.

If you’re a reader of YA fantasy like Rae Carson‘s Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy or Kristin Cashore’s Graceling, you will lrrrrrve this book.  Obligatory dog-with-book photo:

YOU can win an ARC (a signed early review copy) of this book by playing the sentence game!

All you have to do to enter is pick a number between 1 and 449 and post it in the comments. I’ll respond with a sentence from that page in the book. When we’re all done (12:00 midnight on Friday), I’ll do a random number generator thingy and that person will be the winner, and I will send you the book.

Come back and read all the comments, and you’ll get some fiery sneak peeks!

Here is the new cover, too, ‘cos the ARC has the old one:

[Oh, and if two (or more!) people pick the same page, that’s fine–if that page number is the winner, I’ll just do another random generator thingie for that page. And if the page you pick is blank, I’ll give you the next page with words on it.]

Good luck!

Posted in Contests on 09/04/2013 01:55 pm


  1. 203!

    • YOU are going to lrrrrrve this book, too! From p 203:

      “I know you are tired.” He closed the door behind him and directed a keep-away charm at it. “But I also know that you are strong.”

  2. 416 😀

  3. avatar Andrea Chettle


    • Hello! Here is a line from p 99:

      Did she pass for a boy? He was not entirely confident. But assumption was a powerful thing, especially such a big-belief assumption.

  4. 47!

    This one looks very cool! I’ve been ogling it on goodreads for a while now…

    • It is definitely ogleworthy! From p 47:

      With a swish of his wand, doors shut, drapes drew, and a dense fog rose from the floor.

  5. 7

  6. Oh! Uhh page 274! My sister picked cause I couldn’t decide 😛

    • So does she get to read the book if you win? :)

      From p 274:

      He almost did not hear a thing she said as he recalled what he had said. If you loved me, everything would be so much easier.

      • Haha! Even if I did give it to her, I’d read it faster than her lol. But I will share. PS. So many feels from that sentence!

  7. 305!

    Love this!

    • Yay! It’s fun for me, too. From p 305:

      “And that is why you do not trifle with the Master of the Domain.”

  8. avatar Deborah Mullins


    • From p 48!

      Waving away the fog, he summoned Dalbert, his valet and personal spymaster.

  9. 309

    • From p 309:

      Titus took a seat on a low stool before the throne. “I seek your knowledge, Your Highness.”

  10. Is this contest valid in Canada? Either way, here’s my pick for a page number sneak peek: 5

    • You betcha! From p 5:

      “I had no idea you were such a mighty elemental mage, MIss Seabourne,” marveled Mrs. Needles.

  11. 172.

    I’m a fan of everything Sherry Thomas writes. Excited for The Burning Sky!

    • You and me both! From p 172:

      She sent a huge spray of water his way, only to have it all thrown back at her, followed by a cowpat that hit her solidly in the rib cage.

  12. 316

    • From p 316!

      He smiled. Her arrival might have turned over the hourglass on what remained of his life, but before she came, he never smiled. Or laughed.

  13. How about page 187!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • You’re very welcome!! A line from p 187:

      “Last time he helped me, he used my left testicle for a pincushion,” she said.

  14. 222
    I love her work! Thanks for doing this :)

  15. page 136!!!!!

    • You got it! From p 136:

      And did she dare throw caution to the wind and call down a second bolt of lightning, if it should come to that?

  16. Page 88

  17. avatar Readsalot81

    Page 349! :)

    • Yay! From p 349:

      “So … you want me to fall in love with you, while you play kissing games with another girl?”

  18. 27, please!

    • Yay Steph! Thanks for playing. From p 27:

      She sighed in relief. She’d feared that her ears had bled and she’d find bits of brain on her palm.

  19. 22, please.

    • From p 22!

      Yes, she was a fine elemental mage by current standards, yet she was nothing compared to the Greats.

  20. 30!

    • Okay! From p 30:

      “Get out!” Master Haywood bellowed. “Leave this instant!”

  21. 351. This is awesome. Yay for mini sneak peeks!

  22. 448! 😀

  23. 110~ 😀

    • From p 110! 😀

      His breath against her skin sent a jolt of heat through her entire person. She couldn’t quite look at him.

  24. Page 267 please :)

    • Sure thing! From p 267:

      “I will not have people say I needed to be patched up after a mere conversation with that gorgon.”

  25. 283! So excited for Burning Sky! It sounds amazing!

    • It IS amazing!! From p 283:

      But now that danger is past, we must do everything in our power to preserve your current identity.

  26. P135

    • From p 135!

      But she had wanted truth and he, in a fit of derangement, had wanted honesty and fair dealing.

  27. I had no idea Sherry Thomas had written a YA book. So excited.
    I’ll go for page 227.

    Thanks so much for the news and for doing this!

    • 😀 Thanks for entering!! From p 227:

      The hour of his meeting with the Inquisitor drew even nearer.

  28. I dunno if I’m not to late but stil I can try… so I would like a sentence from p 6

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