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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Well hey there! Thanks for dropping by Sparkles and Lightning!

Today I'm throwing a giveaway to celebrate one of my four favorite seasons: winter! (Obviously I am well aware that there are only four seasons, but I seriously love them all.) Giveaways are awesome. Wouldn't you agree?

Well, today I'm giving away some very specifically themed books. Books with blue covers. Because, you know, it's a winter giveaway. Let me show you which ones.
All of these lovely blue books, with the sole exception of Prodigy, have already been released. And Prodigy is being released next month, so it's hardly much of a wait at all. Plus, by the time the giveaway ends and I go through entries and contact winners…

Anyhow, I'm thinking there'll be three winners and three prize packs. The prize packs are shown vertically. So, one winner will win Throne of Glass, The Lost Prince, and Underworld. One winner will receive Prodigy, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and The Fault in Our Stars. (That was unintentional but awesome.) The third winner will get False Memory, Dark Kiss, and Hallowed. There will be no substitutions if you already own one or more of the books you win.

That's really it. Of course, it would be awesome if you would read my Giveaways page before entering. I know that a lot of you don't, but I have faith in you guys. So if you haven't, just take a few minutes to do so, okay? Please?






Well, good luck, and happy winter! :D For those of you who live where it snows, want to send some to me? I miss living in the snow.

Lovelovelove,
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  1. My fav thing about winter? Snoooooow!!!

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  2. I live in Florida, so winter isn't particularly special. However, it does give me the opportunity to wear thigh-high socks with my shorts, and I am thankful for any opportunity to wear needlessly large socks (I even have a pair that's longer than my legs).

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  3. I love being able to break out the hot chocolate and whipped cream with mittens and hand-knit scarves. While I LOVE the snow, I can't say I love the ice that comes with it that somehow ALWAYS finds a way to make me slip up. lol (I also love that this year is my 18th winter! ah! February 16th cannot come fast enough!)

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  4. I live in Singapore so there's no winter at all. But if I were to experience winter, my favorite thing would be snow and frozen lakes :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I love in the morning looking out the window and seeing the snow covering everything!

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  7. Ok, after reading comments.. Favorite thing about winter: snow.. I'm like, wanting to cry, because where I live... WE DON'T GET SNOW. I'm so envious of you guys who have it.
    Well, but my favorite thing is cold. Yes, it is. I love when it's cold, I love it even more than when it's hot. :)

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  8. Christmas! Also, the smells and the food and my play that I'm in every year.

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  9. The excuse to drink as much hot chocolate as possible, and being able to stay inside and read all day because of the snow! :P

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  10. I can send you some snow. We had loads of it over the weekend. :) My favorite thing about winter is not the snow but holidays. :D

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  11. My favourite thing about Winter is family. I love being able to spend time with everyone over a delicious meal, no work or school, or obligations of any kind for a few days.

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  12. I love snow its so pretty but it hasn't snowed here yet and I live in canada!!! There's no snow!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  13. Favourite thing is skating! and Hot chocolate!
    Thanks for the giveaway~ (:

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  14. I love when it snows and its white all around, it somehow has an ethereal feel to it..!

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  15. Snow! We are supposed to get some tonight -- it will be beautiful!

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  16. I'm not going to lie, my favourite thing about winter is Christmas :) The time off school to spend with family and all the Christmas spirit... I love it! I wish I could send you some of the snow we get. I certainly don't want all of it!

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  17. I love the brisk air and the crunch of the snow from a good walk---and then a hot cup of cocoa right after! I also love my fuzzy slippers!

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  18. I love the snow! and snow days! and how excited my girls get about snow! :D

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  19. The crisp cool air! So refreshing.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Staying inside all cozy under a blanket! Sometimes a little snow:) It is pretty.

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  21. Christmas and the snow :) everything looks pretty that way.

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  22. Wraping myself into a blanket and reading in front of a fireplace :)
    And of course Christmas!

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  23. Truthfully I'm not a huge winter kind of girl. The coldness just doesn't suit me. BUT, I do love snow, it's so pretty :)
    So I'd have to say that the best part of winter is when it snows

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  24. I like to look out the window at how beautiful the snow is, but hate driving in it. LOL

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  25. My favorite thing about winter is the snow and christmas :D

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  26. SNOW!!! It gives another reason to stay home, and read a book.

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  27. It's a cliche answer, but my favorite thing about winter is SNOW. And hot chocolate.

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  28. My favorite thing is my birthday, at the end of December. Other than that, I just love how cold it gets and that I can get nice and warm while I read.

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  29. I love that pretty much all of the spiders and bugs disappear in winter and also I get to snuggle under the blankets :)

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  30. I love that I get to pile on all the layers of clothes, and I love the snow!!

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  31. My favorite thing about winter is curling up in a cozy blanket with a book and some cocoa. It's usually hard to maneuver because the blanket doesn't have arm holes and every time I stick my hand out to turn the page, it gets cold!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  32. I like during the break from school, when you can sleep in late, get up and then just sit on the couch wrapped up in a blanket, reading a book. :)

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  33. We don't have winter here in my part of the world, but I enjoy looking at winter fashion in magazines and online. :)

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  34. Boots! Here in South Africa it does not get extremely cold so the reprieve from the heat is wonderful also.

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  35. My favorite thing about winter is probably Christmas :).

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  36. I have to say, I'm not a fan of the winter at all - summer kid here! :) But, if I had to choose something, it would be Christmas time, spending time with family and friends, and reading a good book while hidden under the tons of blankets. :)

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  37. I'm from Indonesia, because it's tropical here, we don't really have winter. But I've heard so many things about winter, overseas. And for me the best thing about it is snow. I have always wish for snow here on my country. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :D

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  38. I love the comfort food in Winter.

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  39. My favourite thing about winter... It's only one, I guess, as I hate the cold, and am not too keen on snow either (I know, I know, I'm the only one). But I still love Christmas ^_^ And the Christmas tree & decorations. Not to mention presents :P And that's it, really :)

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  40. I am from an Asian country and we do not have winter season here. However, if I would be living in a country where winter and snow exist, perhaps skiing would be the thing I will love.

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  41. In my country, we den't have winter. But i think i will like to make snowman and skiing, it looks fun :)

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  42. Christmas food, carols and presents! :D

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  43. Time off from work and time with family :)

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  44. My favorite thing about winter is after it rains it smells so refreshing outside and it's lots of fun when we get snow! Plus it's a great excuse to stay in and read ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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  45. Where I live, it's always scorching hot, but snow looks like fun. Ah, I forgot, we still get holidays though..

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  46. Snuggling up in bed with a warm drink and a good book or movie!

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  47. Winter is the perfect time to remember things that, perhaps, one doesn't want to recall.
    The stars are so much easier to see, too.. I saw five shooting stars within ten minutes tonight. :3
    I love the cold.. I love the physical feel of my soul.

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  48. I really love the snow! It's so pretty when it's on the trees and covering up everything. I like the holidays too of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I love everything's white during winter! :)

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  50. Everything. I love the rain and the wind (we don't have snow were I live in winter)But what a love the must is how everything feels after rain. :)

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  51. I love cute sweaters and warm drinks! Also the excuse of cold weather to stay inside and read.

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  52. My favorite thing about Winter is snow. This year, my 17 month old will get to play in snow (If we ever get some that is) for the first time so I'm really excited about that. My oldest daughter can't wait to build snowmen and make snow angels, and we finally have our own yard to play in! So, we're hoping for some snow really soon!!

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  53. Snow! And nice early nights with my kindle :)
    Thanks Annabelle :)

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  54. My favorite thing about winter is the shot at a brand new year! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :D

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  55. No winter over here but I do love winter fashion.

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  56. I love the festive mood around the world. :) And also, I love gingerbread cookies! :D

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  57. My fav thing about winter is the christmas music

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  58. I love the snow as long as I get to enjoy it from the inside... I'm always cold so I have to get outside when it's snowing but I love to watch how everything turns white... Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  59. Here in our coutry we don't have winter so I really love the snow. Everything seemed to be pure and peaceful. Oh! add to that the amazing forms of snowflakes. :)
    -Riz Bulatao

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  60. I really love the cold weather and the snow. It just makes everything look and seem peaceful and serene to me. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Holidays and stay at home all day, in front of the fireplace, with a good book and a very hot tea :D

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  62. My favorite thing about winter is white chocolate Oreos and candy canes!

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  63. I've never actually experienced it although I really want to but it would be snuggling up with a book and some hot chocolate!!

    Thanks

    raffle name: Nikki O

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  64. My favorite thing about winter is the snow and all it brings. Namely skiing, having fun, looking pretty...

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  65. My favorite thing about winter is: snow :D

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  66. My favourite part is seeing my family during the holidays!

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  67. Probably the time off! LOL Spending it with family!

    xo
    jaime

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  68. I like that it`s really light at night because the snow reflects the rays from lamp posts, it`s lighter than in Summer :)

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  69. Having an excuse to stay inside and read lol :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  70. The best thing for me about winter is the weather, i just love using any kind of sweaters

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  71. My favorite thing about winter is christmas. It's the best part of the year for me! :)

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  72. Winter fashion is adorable, warm and cozy, and I like that I can wear snuggly things whenever.

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  73. love the Holidays- yep,I know but at the uni it's a kind of mix of nightmares and sparkly dreamy memories :D I love the 'hot chocolate and delicious tea' season :) LOVE scarves, mittens and perfectly shaped snowflakes!

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  74. ...the smell of the fresh air when it snows.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

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  75. My favorite thing about winter is how it transforms everything. People dress differently, and the holiday season seems to cheer everyone up. Snow and ice make everything look and feel different. There is a quiet beauty as you take in everything thats broken only by the soft crunch of your footsteps in the snow. And lastly there's the snow that is like a living veil, swirling in the air around you like magic. I'd love to send you some snow but I think sadly that all you'd recieve is a soggy cardboard box. You should vacation out to some snowy area one day soon instead and revive all those happy memories. Here's hoping you had a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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  76. Being able to stay in bed and cuddle with a book! :)

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  77. Snow, if we actually get any (which we never do) and my birthday, it's two days before christmas!

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  78. Snow!
    http://scottreadsit.blogspot.com

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  79. I love that it's not swelteringly hot! And being able to get out my down comforter, bliss.

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  80. My favorite thing about Winter is Christmas.

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  81. Well, we don't have winter in my country but I like how it gets relatively colder during the holiday season:)

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  82. My favorite thing about winter is being able to stay inside all day and just lazy around in my comfortable pjs :)

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  83. Snowmen, Snowforts,Snowangels, Snowball fights followed by hot chocolate or coffee.

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  84. I really like winter because that means Spring is on it's way and spring just gives me a feeling of new starts and hope. =)

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  85. My favorite thing about winter is getting a break from school!

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  86. Snuggling up with something warm to drink and reading! (: & Christmas time!!

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  87. There is no winter in the Philippines but if there is I guess it would be the snow and cold. It would give me an excuse to snuggle up with someone.

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  88. My favorite thing about winter is being able to wear my sweaters!

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  89. I just love to wear boots and coats.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. My favorite thing about winter is snuggling in the blankets with a good book to read.

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  91. My favorite thing about winter is that I can use the cold as an excuse to stay in and read a book
    thanks for the giveaway : )

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  92. My favorite thing about winter is snow.
    I like reading a really good book and drinking hot chocolate in my bed.

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  93. My favotite thing about winter is the vacation beacuse in my country is in middle of years and a can be in my bed all the time and i love the sound of rain :)

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  94. Hot cocoa and a good book by the fire : )

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  95. My favorite things about winter are the holidays and time with family.

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  96. My favorite thing about winter is hot chocolate after being out in the cold

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  97. My favorite thing about winter are the heavy and fashion clothes!

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  98. My favorite thing about winter are the holidays and snow!!

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  99. I actually love the cool weather. Granted it doesn't actually get what most people would call cold here (it is Australia, so we're not exactly big on the snow), but I always love how it's a break from crazy intense heat.

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  100. Well spike Eggnog and staying in to curl up and
    read some good books.

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  101. My most favourite thing about the winter is cuddling up wearing warm knit jumpers and reading books <3
    Thanks for the giveaway (:

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  102. I love winter break! More time to read books c:

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