Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Boxed Set Edition + Giveaway | Percy Pack

I’ve never done something like this before but I’ve always wanted to.  Every year I end up including a ton of books or book related items on my Christmas wishlist.  (I know I can’t be the only one who does this.)  This year I wanted to share some of those awesome Christmas gift ideas with you guys.  Maybe you want to add some of them to your wishlist or maybe you want to gift them to a friend.  Either way, I hope you find some awesome ideas on this list.

This also happens to be my last Percy Pack post so make sure to stick around til the end for a giveaway!

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I have this same box set and I admit that I only just read this series a few months ago but I loved it!  I definitely understand why there is so much hype surrounding this series.  I have plans to read Rick Riordan’s other series’ over Christmas break!

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The Book Depository

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Amazon | The Book Depository

There is only one link for the top set because it’s the UK edition and can’t be ordered from American retailers.  I have both sets and they are equally gorgeous, just in different ways.  (I know, why do I need two sets?  I just do!)  These box sets are perfect for longtime HP fans or for friends who have been living under a rock and haven’t read the series yet.

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Amazon | The Book Depository

I admit that I haven’t read Four yet but I do consider it part of the series so I really like that this box set includes it.  Since the third movie is coming out next year, I have a feeling old fans and maybe even some new fans might like to get this for Christmas.

Vampire Academy

Amazon | The Book Depository

I admit that I’m not a huge fan of this box set because the first book has the movie tie in cover and obviously the rest do not.  However, I can look past that because I adore this series and I even liked the movie.  If there is anyone out there who loves vampires and hasn’t read this series, gift them this set!  Do it now!

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This is one of my all time favorite trilogies so I had to save it for last.  Fantasy fans who have not read this trilogy are seriously missing out.  Also, I wasn’t really a fantasy fan before I read this trilogy so if you know someone who maybe needs the right fantasy book to get them into the genre, this might be for them!

I hope you’ve found some great gift ideas for yourself or for a friend.  I know I definitely would not be unhappy if any of these box sets ended up under my tree this year.

Giveaway

Happy Holidays from Rick Riordan!

One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD

Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Sneak Peek | Percy Pack

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If you’re a Rick Riordan fan, I’m sure you know all about his newest book, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.  It doesn’t come out until October 6th but as part of the Percy Pack, I have the first 5 chapters to share with you guys today!

Read the first five chapters of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard here!

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Title: The Sword of Summer

On-Sale: October 6, 2015

Description:

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Pre-order links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indiebound | Indigo | iBooks

Visit the Official Website

Follow Rick Riordan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

#ReadRiordan

Per FTC Disclosure Guidelines, I have received books, merchandise and prizing from Disney-Hyperion for free.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes Spotlight + Giveaway| Percy Pack

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Yesterday was the release of Rick Riordan’s latest book, Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. In case you haven’t read the books, it was also the birthday of Percy Jackson.  I hope you celebrated with some blue cake.  🙂

Here’s a little more about the book!

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GREEK HEROES IS OUT NOW!!!

Check out the downloadable Activity Kit for GREEK HEROES!

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Title: Greek Heroes

On-Sale: August 18, 2015

Description: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indiebound | Indigo | iBooks

Follow the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Percy Jackson via the #ReadRiordan.

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Visit the Official Website

Follow Rick Riordan on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

#ReadRiordan

Giveaway

Be back-to-school ready with GREEK HEROES!

One (1) winner receives:

  • a copy of GREEK HEROES
  • plus a “Percy Pack” limited edition backpack!

Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
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Per FTC Disclosure Guidelines, I have received books, merchandise and prizing from Disney-Hyperion for free.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Rick Riordan Ebook, Magnus Chase Cover, Greek Gods Preorder | Percy Pack

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Last month the Percy Pack got to kick off the 10 year celebration for the Percy Jackson series.  This month I’m excited to share some info about some fun stuff coming from Rick Riordan!

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Rick Riordan just released a new ebook!

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Title: The Demigods of Olympus: An Interactive Adventure

On-Sale: July 14, 2015

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Description: Your quest begins! Use your demigod skills in this interactive and customizable adventure story written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan.

Combining four short stories, The Two-Headed Guidance Counselor, The Library of Deadly Weapons, My Demon Satyr Tea Party, and My Personal Zombie Apocalypse, your choices will have consequences in this first interactive demigod adventure.

And if that’s not enough, the Magnus Chase cover was recently revealed and I don’t know about you guys but I love it!

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DETAILS

Title: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

On-Sale: October 6, 2015

Description: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Check out the first 2 chapters: Chapter 2 of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

Last but definitely not least, you can preorder Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes!

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Don’t forget to pre-order Percy Jackson’s GREEK HEROES, the companion to the national best seller Percy Jackson’s GREEK GODS available on Percy Jackson’s birthday, August 18, 2015.

DETAILS

Title: Greek Heroes

On-Sale: August 18, 2015

Description: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

Pre-order Links:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Indigo
iBooks

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Visit the Official Website
Follow Rick Riordan on FacebookInstagram and Twitter
#ReadRiordan