Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Maze Runner Blu-Ray/DVD + Book Bundle Giveaway & Tweet Along Party Friday the 19th!

First, let's talk about the Twitter Party that will be taking place TOMORROW at 8pm ET(5pm PT/6pm MT). We all had a blast during the If I Stay Watch and Tweet along party, so we are kicking off another epic Twitter event!

Christmas is right around the corner(Yay!) and we're in the giving mood!

Thanks to the lovely folks over at Fox Entertainment one of my Crazy readers will receive A Blu-Ray/DVD Combo and A Copy of The Maze Runner by James Dashner!(Pictured below)

Giveaway Rules

Must be 13 years or older to enter
Available to Canada and U.S. Only
Giveaway ends Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 11:59 PM
No P.O. Boxes 
Fill out the Rafflecopter to Enter.

Good luck!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Survive the Night- A Maze Runner Snapchat Event!

The Maze Runner on Blu-Ray hits stores December 16th! To celebrate it's release, Fox Entertainment is putting together an epic Snapchat event!

Follow the official Maze Runner Snapchat to watch an epic series of challenges this Saturday!

They say no one survives a night in the Maze. Starting at sundown, two Snapchat influencers will try to master the challenges beamed in from WCKD HQ. Only the fans will decide who comes out as the true winner.

In anticipation of the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Maze Runner Movie, FOX is partnering with Snapchat influencers for an overnight activation, beginning at dusk on Saturday the 13th and ending at dawn on Sunday the 14th.

Called "Survive the Night," the activation will have Snapchat influencers competing in Maze Runner-inspired Snap challenges on the hour, every hour from dusk until dawn.  Challenges posed by the Maze Runner handle on Snapchat will trigger the influencers to post their own original responses. Fans are then invited to vote for their favorite influencer each round via Twitter using the #SurviveTheNight hashtag. The influencer with the most votes will have exclusive MazeRunner intel to give their fans in return at the close of the activation.

Participating influencers are Amymarie Gaertner (Snapchat handle: xoxoamymarie) and Kenny Holland (Snapchat handle: kennyholland).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Leaving Time byJodi Picoult

Leaving Time
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Random House Canada
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 416 Pages
Series: None
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Reason: Personal Interest
Find the Author: Website
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.

“You can have the best intentions, but the moment there’s a hairline crack, it is only a matter of time before you go to pieces.” 

Where do I even start with this one? I have read every single one of Picoult's books and absolutely love her. I have not yet read one that didn't leave me sobbing by the end. So why do I insist on finishing her books in public places? I concluded Leaving Time at the gym: Thank goodness I was a sweaty mess because it provided a nice disguise to mask all those tears!

Leaving Time was so compelling! I wouldn't couldn't put it down. Being a fan of Picoult, I know that she does a lot of extensive research regarding the subjects of her books. Leaving Time was no exception. This book has a heavy(no pun intended) Elephant background. We are given an amazing lesson on how the majestic creatures' memories work. I was just as engrossed in those portions of the book as I was of the main, fictional story.

Jodi Picoult is known for her multiple perspective story-telling and this novel was no exception. We experience all sides of the story from 4 POV's: Jenna, the Daughter, Alice, the Mother, Serenity, the Psychic and Virgil, the ex-cop. Each are told in the present tense except for Alice. Her story starts from the Beginning of her work as an Elephant Researcher, leading up the story's main event. Which will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Buckle your seat belt because Leaving Time will take you on one wild adventure. Just as you think you're getting somewhere, or on to something, Jodi Picoult puts her classic spin on things and leads you down a rabbit hole of "What Ifs" and Who-Dunnits".

Another Masterpiece by Jodi Picoult! One that will take you through an epic reading experience. Keep the Kleenex close by and prepare your jaw to drop!
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