Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fiercely Fawesome First Contest

So to appease the gods of switching blogs *cough* again *cough* we have decided to hold a contest. Actually, it is for a second reason as well. AKA: The ONE YEAR anniversary of MAELSTROM!!! A full of year of having the best partner in bloggery and crime that the world has ever known. A full year of procrastinating with ARCs. A full year of dancing whenever we received a comment (oh yeah. It never gets old.)

Either way. Here are the rules of ze contest. Medeia and I have compiled personal mini lists of our top five books that have been reviewed here on Maelstrom or Charybdis since November 23rd of 2007. Not all are double 7s, but looking back we have seen what we truly enjoyed the most. Here's the deal.

1. Pick one book from Aella's list that you would potentially like to win.

1.5. Pick one book from Medeia's list that you would potentially like to win.

2. E-mail us at maelstrombooks (at) gmail (dot) com with your choices or comment with them.

3. Advertiseadvertiseadvertise. We would be greatly honored if you would tell the world about the anniversary contest. For every different place advertised on you will receive an extra tag in the magical fedora of contest-dom, and two tags if it is a legit blog post.

4. Link us proof in comments or in your e-mails. We love to hear about them either way.

5. Have everything in by December 20th, when we will leave it all to the magical fedora of choosing.

This an all or nothing style contest. IF you win we will supply:

  • both books of your choice

  • mix of music from our uber-fab Maelstrom meetings

  • random bookmark I brought back from Ireland

  • UK copy of Artemis Fowl from a small, yet fawesome, shop in Killarney

Aella's List

1. Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

2. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

3. Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan-Hyde

4. Suite Scarlett by Maureen J0hnson

5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Medeia's List

1. Hero-Type by Barry Lyga

2. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

3. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

4. Airman by Eoin Colfer

5. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams-Chima

I think that pretty much covers it. Anyway, we hope that you will continue to read us, even though we have ever so inconveniently moved twice now. And with no further ado, welcome back to Maelstrom! 1 year in the posting!

A-contesting we will go,
Aella Siofra