Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta



Hello lovely readers!  As you may know I'm a HUGE fan of Melina Marchetta, so when we were offered to be part of the blog tour for the release of Quintana of Charyn, I immediately signed on!  This tour is hosted by the wonderful ladies over at 132 Minutes.  As part of the tour we are posting an excerpt of Quintana, and not just one but TWO GIVEAWAYS!  One is hosted by this blog and the other by the generous 132 Minutes!  Be sure to fill in both rafflecopters below.  Be sure to visit the other blogs on this tour as they will feature fun things and giveaways of their own.  For a list of all the blogs participating you can click here.

Release Date: March 12, 2013 | Pages: 528 | Publisher: Candlewick Pre-order: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Book Depository 

Without further ado, I give you the excerpt: 

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3) ‘The moment I give the signal, you get on the horse and you ride and you don’t stop riding,’ Froi said, walking behind Beast, who would shield him from the eyes of the riders. He removed his own cloak and cap.

‘What are you planning, Froi?’ Lirah demanded to know.

‘Give me your robe, Gargarin,’ he said again. ‘You want me to make decisions, then trust me.’

‘Why would I trade one misery for another?’ Gargarin demanded, but Froi heard sorrow in his voice.

‘Because the misery standing behind this horse has a better chance of surviving than Arjuro.’

‘No,’Lirah said. ‘No!’

‘These are the options,’ Froi said. ‘Gargarin walks to his death. Arjuro is torn to pieces by four hundred flying arrows.  Or else we all live and later speak about looking on the side of wonder!’

Still Gargarin refused to move.

‘Don’t you trust me?’ Froi asked.
  

Oh wow! It seems like we're going to have a lot of action and characters faced with tough choices.  I can't wait to pick this up! 

Now for the giveaways.  The first hosted by The Readers Den is for a paperback copy of Quintana of Charyn.  The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and will run for two weeks, so make sure you get your entry in soon.  The only requirement is that you follow the blog via GFC


The second giveaway is hosted by 132 Minutes and is
for the entire Lumatere Chronicles trilogy! The giveaway ends November 30th. Here are the rules:

1. INTERNATIONAL
2. Entrants must be 13 years to enter.
3. Hosts will not be responsible for lost or damage of goods while in shipment.
4. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to reply or another will be
    drawn.

Thanks for visiting and good luck! 
 
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46 comments:

  1. I haven't read Melina Marchetta but I hope to change that soon.
    :) Thanks for the giveway.

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  2. I have YET to read anything by this author, which is awful, I know. This one does sound like it will be full of action, and I really like the cover. Stands out!

    -Lauren

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  3. I've read the other two Lumatere books and loved them! I think Froi was actually my favorite of the two, so I'm really looking forward to Quintana!

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  4. I loved this book, Rachel! It was amazing and this excerpt just brings back all the flood of emotions that this chapter held. Marchetta keeps outdoing herself every time!

    Hmm...favorite Marchetta novel? Saving Francesca, but favorite Lumatere book...I think Froi. Finnikin used to be my favorite, but I think if I re-read Froi, I'd love it the best. Quintana is amazing too, but I think it serves best as a conclusion and I liked the other two a liiiitle more.

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  5. I haven't read anything by Melina Marchetta before but this sounds fab!

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  6. sorry...i never read melina's books before..
    but i want to ^^
    thx 4 the chance..

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  7. I haven't read any of Melina's books yet but Finnikin of the Rock has been on my TBR for a while now :) Thanks for the giveaway girlies.

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  8. I've only read Saving Francesca but I loved it :) Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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  9. I've only read Jellicoe Road and it was heartbreaking. Marchetta is a mastermind.

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  10. I've read Finnikin, Froi and Jellicoe. I honestly can't decide which I like best, even though fantasy/contemporary are so different! They are all so wonderful. I'm really anxious to read Quintana after that ending in Froi!

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  11. I've heard so many wonderful things about Marchetta's writing. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  12. I haven't read any of Marchetta's books yet but I've wanted to.

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  13. My fave is Jellicoe Road and because of the style mostly! :) I love the story too :)

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  14. I need to read more Marchetta books! I've only read Saving Francesca but I absolutely adored it and can't wait to read The Piper's Son. I've heard such great things about this series as well, so I need to get my hands on them too. SO MUCH MARCHETTA TO BE READ YOU GUYS! Love it:) Thanks so much for the giveaways!

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  15. I normally just borrow books from the library but if it's by Melina Marchetta I know it's a must have book & it automatically goes on my wishlist. I love all her books, they are all my favorite but 'm going to have to say Froi of the exiles only because it was the last one I've read =) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  16. Sigh, don't die of shock, but I have not read a Melissa book, yet, but I set aside some time on my blog in March for this series so I can' wait to jump in and see what all the fuss is about! Awesome giveaway!

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  17. I haven't read any books by Melina yet.

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  18. I haven't read a book by Melina Marchetta but I have Finnikin of the Rock here that I borrowed from the library that I hope to get to soon.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  19. I bought Finnikin of the Rock on a whim, but have never read it. I'm excited to though!

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  20. Not yet, but Jellico Road is on my TBR list

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  21. I feel so ashamed right now; being Aussie but having NEVER read any of Melina's books :S I MUST rectify that IMMEDIATELY. EVERYONE I know who's read this series seems to LOVE it. Looks like I'll be going on a book shopping trip and dedicating some time to reading the series<3

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  22. ASDJSKALLA! I LOVE Melina Marchetta! I recently won a copy of 'On the Jellicoe Road' and I think it's one of my favourite books, definitely in my top few of Melina's though it's really hard to pick favourites!

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  23. I think my favorite book is Piper's Son. And Froi. Haha. I can't choose just ONE, Rachel! :P

    -Maggie

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  24. Oh that excerpt... Froi is just so amazing. Love him! <3

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  25. Honestly i haven't read any of her books, but I want to, so I'm crossing fingers and hoping to win it!!, Thanks for the giveaway

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  26. I still haven't read any of her books, but I would love to read some of them!

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  27. thank you for the contest! i have read one of her books, but not from this series.

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  28. eee I love Melina Marchetta! I've read all her contemporaries except for Looking for Alibrandi. Fantasy is one of my favourite genres so I'm excited to read this. The Piper's Son is probably my fav because ALL THE EMOTIONS.

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  29. Unfortunately I haven't read any of her books, but if I win this giveaway I can start. Thanks.

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  30. I haven't read any of Melina Marchetta's book yet, looking forward to them in the future.

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  31. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I have all of them on my wishlist. Thank you for this chance! :D

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  32. I've read Saving Francesca which is pretty amazing :D need to read some of her others!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

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  33. My favorite is Finnikin of the Rock! It's so wonderfully written and I love all the characters. Thanks so much for this giveaway! :)

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  34. My favorite MM book would have to be Finnikin of the Rock. It's the first fantasy book that I read that broke my heart in little pieces then put it back together again. MM was born to write high fantasy!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway ladies!
    Tina~

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  35. My favorite MM book would have to be Finnikin of the Rock. It's the first fantasy book that I read that broke my heart in little pieces then put it back together again. MM was born to write high fantasy!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway ladies!
    Tina~

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  36. I haven't managed to get a hold of any of her books so I can't pick a favorite yet :/.

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  37. Unfortunately I haven't, but I have heard so many great things about them, so I am dying to get my hands on one!

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  38. For some reason Jellicoe Road is still my favorite. It was my firsts book from Marchetta and my love for her writing started there. But the Lumatere Chronicles are amazing as well :)

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  39. No, I have not read any of her books.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  40. No, I haven't read any of her books but I want to.

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  41. I've read Saving Francesca and the first two books in the Lumatere trilogy!

    Love them both!

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  42. Not yet, but she's on my TBR pile! Especially excited as she's an Aussie writer!

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  43. I read Finnikin of the Rock and LOVED it!!

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  44. I've been checking this page a lot. I loved the series and I keep looking to see who the winner is..
    *still crossing fingers*

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