Purge! [Giveaway]



I was finally able to sit down and figure out which books I’m purging from my shelves. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve only read three books out of this stack. Let’s just say I didn’t enjoy them as much. I figure, there’s no point of me hanging on to them if I had no plans of every reading them anyway, so I might as well give them to someone who would probably give them the love I never could.

There are 17 books in this pile. A couple are popular series that I just didn’t enjoy. There are also 5 ARCs and 5 new releases this year. I hope who ever wins them will give them all the love they rightfully deserve.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
(ARC)Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
(ARC)The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
(ARC)Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
(ARC)The Name of the Blade by ZoΓ« Mariott
(ARC)The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang


  1. Must be at least 13 years old to enter.
  2. God smites those who will cheat.
  3. US/CAN only (International followers may enter provided that they will carry the cost of shipping).
  4. Host will not be responsible for loss and damage while in transit.
  5. I will probably ask you for your phone number as I will have to insure these books.
  6. This contest will run from December 22nd to January 15th, 2015.

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International followers:

Of course I haven’t forgotten about you! Since shipping will cost me my first born child, I figure I should give you the chance to win something too! So here you go:


  1. Two (2) winners of $20 Amazon gift cards.
  2. One (1) winner of two (2) books of choice from Book Depository or Amazon whichever you choose.
  3. OPEN TO EVERYONE. So US and Canadian entrants will have a chance to win in here as well.
  4. Must be 13 years old to enter.
  5. There is a place in hell for those who cheats.
  6. I will not be responsible for loss or damage while in transit.
  7. This contest will run from December 22nd to January 15th, 2015.

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  • I haven’t ready any of these, but I’ve heard so many good things about them! Thanks for the chance πŸ˜€

  • Kimberly V

    I have not read any of these books. Sad, I know.

  • I’ve read Throne of Glass, but I would REAAAALLY like to read the next books! πŸ™‚

  • Ellie

    I really would love to win the 2 books from the Bookdepository! Great giveaway, whoopwhoop! πŸ˜€

  • i haven’t actually read any of the books, but the darkest minds & throne of glass are the next two books i was planning on borrowing from the library!!!! ^-^

  • Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

    I haven’t read any of these books but they’re ALL on my TBR! I’d die if I won! πŸ˜€

  • Just found out that we had a US mailing address, so I can finally enter the US giveaway! Good luck to me because I definitely want those gorgeous pretties. <3

    Among your stack, I've read The Darkest Minds, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, The Jewel and One Past Midnight. πŸ™‚

  • I STILL have not read the TOG trilogy. I know, I know. I did read Assassin’s Blade, and I loved her writing. I read Black Ice and didn’t care for it. I have The Darkest Minds on Audible, and it isn’t working for me in that format, so I’ve been wanting to read it in print.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Joy!

  • Michelle Lee

    I have read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. OMG thank you for this amazing chance! All the books looks like a great read. πŸ™‚

  • Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

    I have not read any of these books, but I really want to try the Throne of Glass series.

  • I haven’t read any of these books, but I’ve been wanting to read Darkest Minds and Throne of Glass. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Great giveaway! IΒ΄ve only read Exquisite Captive and is an okay book, and I also read Falling into Place and I didnΒ΄t enjoyed it.

  • Moustache Bookshelf

    I’ve read the Darkest Minds only!! It was so good! One of my favorite!!!

  • I haven’t read any of these, although many of them are on my loooong list of books to read this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I have not read any of these titles. Thanks for the chance!

  • I have read the darkest minds trilogy and throne of glass and loved them!

  • anna henson

    Selection of books!!!

    • anna henson

      I haven’t read any of these!!

  • Dizneeee

    Out of this whole stack, I’ve only read 2 of them: Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. They were FANTASTIC, but I wanted to let more come out before I read more. It’s going to be a long time to have a completed series, unfortunately.

    There are definitely a few in the stack I’m dying to read! πŸ™‚ Thank you for purging!

  • Negative. Not a single one. So, I’m crossing all my fingers and toes!

  • Wow, haven’t read any of them.

  • I loved Broken Hearts!! Black Ice was really good too. And Falling Into Place was good. Awesome pile you’ve got there. πŸ™‚

  • I have read the Sarah J Maas books, but really want to finish the Alexandra Bracken series!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  • I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the books in your purge, but I WANT to read almost ALL of them! Thank you for having such an awesome giveaway! I may or may not be crossing my fingers until the 15th πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year!

  • I haven’t read any of them all, but I really want to πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! Happy New Year!!

  • I actually haven’t read any of them yet. Tho I did try to read Evil Librarian and dnfed it. I recently grabbed Throne of Glass on audio from the library so I’ll see if I can get to it. That is an amazing pile of books that I’m totally drooling over. That’s so sweet of you. And nice of you to run an intl one as well πŸ™‚ ! Happy New year!

  • OH YES!!! S.J. Maas is my absolute favorite! It’s all the other ones i need to acquire! What a fabulous giveaway thank you so much!!

  • Holy crap. I’ve only read the Throne of Glass series, and I LOVED it. I’m dying for my own copies, and if I actually win this, I’m crying tears of joy. πŸ˜‰ Gah, that picture looks so beautiful, all those hardbound books of the same series, in the same size…*grabby hands*

  • Joy F

    Yes, I have read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

  • I have read Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Exquisite Captive. Thank you SO much for this extremely generous giveaway! I’m sorry that you didn’t like some of the books, but thank you for trying to make good use out of them and give them to others who will enjoy! πŸ˜€

  • Whoa, thanks for such an awesome giveaway! And no, I haven’t read any of these books, though I’ve been meaning to for almost all of them. I especially can’t wait to find out why everyone loves the Throne of Glass series (sorry you didn’t enjoy it that much) and The Darkest Mind series. πŸ™‚

  • YOU HAVE THE WHOLE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES (well what’s come out) AND THEY ARE ALL HARDCOVER WHAT. I would tell you to give them all of these another shot, but 1) I’ve never read ANY OF THESE except Falling into Place so HA I have no right and 2) You read what you want Joy hahah.

    But yeah. The shipping for this will honestly cost you your first born child yes. Hopefully the winner gives your books a good home!

  • maleficent m

    I have read the throne of glass series but none of the others yet.

  • The Throne of Glass series is the only ones I’ve read and they were everything to me. I am obsessive about them since reading them. SO many of those books are on my TBR!! What a giveaway!!

  • I have not read any of these books, but they are practically all books that I am dying to read! THANK YOU for this incredible giveaway!!!

  • Hii. <3 You are all kinds of amazing Joy. I need to get rid of so many of my books too πŸ™ but.. I think I need to sell them, since I have paid so much, and can't afford to just ship them :\ Sigh. But you are AMAZING for giving them away and shipping them too πŸ™‚ And haaah. I don't blame you for giving these away. I own so many Throne of Glass books πŸ™ doubt I will read them. Sigh. And The Jewel. So glad I didn't buy it. Sounds AWFUL. The Darkest Minds. I don't think I will re-read it to read book two and three, so might have to get rid of them too :p but.. they are so pretty. Hmph. I had some issues with Illusions of Fate.. but it was kind of cute. Maybe. But not good enough, hih πŸ™‚ Anyway. Amazing post Joy. <3 AND YAY for the international giftcard giveaway πŸ˜€ Really, really want that one, hih. <3 You are the best πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I have not yet read any of these books, but they all sound amazing.

  • I haven’t read any of these and I’ve wanted to read them, too! This is such an amazing giveaway. Thank you so very much.

  • Wohoo, contest for international ones too πŸ™‚

  • Sobbing at how awesome it is that you’re giving away beautiful books. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL JOY <3

  • Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    Awesome giveaway Joy! There are some books there I would love… but shipping to Aus isn’t cheap! Thanks though!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • The. best. giveaway. ever! Bloody hell Joy, this is epic! Not to discourage you from posting giveaways, but you totally should have tried giving them a go on eBay first. You could have made a bit back and bought books that you might enjoy more. I’ll probably regret suggesting that, I can hear the mob forming with pitchforks as we speak. I don’t enter many giveaways, only from blogs I regularly visit but psst *waves you closer and whispers* everyone who’s entered the international giveaway, apart from me, is cheating. I can totally tell. You should ban all of them and just end it now.

    Oh wait, that means I’d win *raises hands in triumph*
    Thanks for the awesome opportunity Joy, so incredibly generous <3

  • Pat Walker Pinkston

    What a great giveaway! I haven’t read any of these books yet.

  • I haven’t read any of them but most of them are on my tbr. Thank you so much for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Ooh, wonderful giveaway lady! I would also do just about anything for the fourth Raven Cycle book! Ugh.. I cannot wait to find out the ending. There hasn’t been a single series that I have loved quite as much as this one.. it’s a bittersweet feeling to know that the next book will be the last. Sigh. I just hope that it ends perfectly.. I can’t deal with anything less. (:

  • I have not read any of these yet.

  • ladymagnolia99

    No, I have not read any yet. I have 6 on my TBR list. Goodness, If my name was picked I would be speechless!!! Thanks for your giveaway!!!

    Judy Cox

  • I have read Throne of Glass (liked), Black Ice (liked), Ilusions of Fate (euuh DNF), Falling Into Place (Liked), Exquisite Captive (DNF!)

    Awesome giveaway πŸ˜€

  • Mary G Loki

    I have The Darkest Minds Book 1 and The Jewel! πŸ˜€ These all look like awesome reads!

  • Wow, I wanna join but I guess I won’t be able to afford the cost of the shipping x.x I have read The Darkest Minds too and I didn’t like it either. For Throne of Glass, I’m hearing a lot of good things about the other books in this series so I want to give it another chance. Throne of Glass was a huge disappointment for me.

  • Pardon the expletives, but holy shit.

    I haven’t read any of the 17 books you’re giving away but have been recommended to check up on The Darkest Minds and Throne of Glass in particular. Thanks for hosting. You’re a beast, Joy.

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

  • Throne of glass series!!!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  • Eileen @ BookCatPin

    So many beautiful books! Are you sure you want to give them away?!? I have not read any of them except for the Throne of Glass series although I haven’t read Heir of Fire yet either haha. It’s humongous so I really need to find a time to sit down and just read~ Thanks for the lovely giveaway!! I really want to win~~ πŸ˜‰

  • Thank you so much for the fantastic giveaway! I have read some of these (the Maas books) but most of them I haven’t yet.

  • I have read Illusions of Fate, I thought it was good, but expected it to be much more than it was… I’ve been really wanting to read Maas’ books – so much hype! I feel like I’m missing something, lol!
    Thanks for the giveaway, Joy πŸ™‚

  • What a wonderful gift for a very lucky reader! I’ve read the first book by Maas and loved it. I was lucky enough to get eArcs for The Jewel and Exquisite Captive but would love to have copies of both since I plan on continuing those series.

    Thanks for the awesome chance towin Joy : )

  • I’ve read TDM and NF and can’t wait to read ITA!!!! TOG, COM and HOF ARE AWESOME!! I’ve also read Black Ice but didn’t really enjoy it too much. Meh.

    Thanks for this hhhuuuuuuuuggggeeeee giveaway! πŸ˜€

  • I can’t tweet even if my life depends on it! Twitter’s got me blocked, gah!

    Anyway, happy holidays Joy and thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • I’ve read a few of these and loved them (sorry you didn’t!). I adored The Darkest Minds and Evil Librarian. I also enjoyed The Jewel. The others are all books that I really want to win – this is an awesome giveaway!! Thanks, Joy!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • Thank you so much for this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • It’s like it’s Christmas or something! What a generous blogger you are! Personally, I’m too cheap to pay the exorbitant shipping fees, so I keep a purge book in my closet and give it to my in-laws when they visit. I haven’t read ANY of these titles, but many of ’em are on my wishlist. Score! Thanks, Joy!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  • Wow, what a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much Joy! I wish I could enter the giveaway for the books – THRONE OF GLASS SERIES OMG. I would gladly buy them off you and pay for shipping ha! It’d probably still be cheaper than purchasing them in hardback in Australia. :'( Good idea, I really need to clear out my bookshelves as well in anticipation for 2015!! So excited for all the new releases coming out yay!

  • THANK YOU JOY! Gah! What a spectacular and generous giveaway!

  • Ack the first giveaway looks so lovely, but unfortunately I’m way too young to even consider selling my firstborn child. ;P And if you didn’t like Throne of Glass (I didn’t, either), I would still suggest continuing the series since the following books were much better!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Joy! <3 *crosses fingers*

  • I’ve read a couple: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White, One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington, (but they’re both eARCs, so I’d love a finished copy), and I’m in the middle of The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. Others I do have on my TBR shelf!

  • Wow, this is a pretty epic giveaway, those lucky US and canada people – AND THANK YOU for the awesome international giveaway as well!

  • Nope! I haven’t read any of them.

  • Jillyn

    I haven’t read any of these yet, so I’m super excited for this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  • First of all thank you so much for giving away so many books! I’ve only read Throne of Glass, and I own the ebook copy of Exquisite Captive although I haven’t been able to read it yet. (TBR was crazy for this month). Good luck to everyone that has entered πŸ™‚

  • Calla Walker

    The only one of those books I’ve read is Thtone of Glass and I loved it!