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Monthly Recap: January


January was either full on lazy or full on busy.

LIST OF NEWSWORTHY

Can you tell that I didn't take more than five pictures in January? Probably.
Slowed Down
January was probably the most relaxed month I had in a long time and I loved it. I was supposed to travel, but I managed to get out of it and since I haven't really spent winters at home in so long, it feels great to finally do so. Peaceful solitude forever, please.

Death by Fiction
First the prologue of The Raven King took over my mind and soul and now The 100, it's like I don't qualify for a break from emotions anymore.

TV WATCH

Starting new shows means that 8 of my shows air on Tuesdays.  The only consolation is that I'm not caught up with all of them yet. Okay fine, not a consolation because the one show I'm not caught up with/don't want to is Teen Wolf.
Love these two so much! // UNreal
The Big Bang Theory - IDEK.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Ah, I seriously love this show even more with every new episode that airs.
New Girl - New Girl is back after eons! I missed Winston and Nick's humor so much, but that's pretty much it.
Younger - I like how there's so much more of Hilary Duff in season two.
UnREAL - So Ellis started talking about UNreal to me one day and I immediately wanted to watch it even though it's based on a reality show (re: The Bachelor) but hey, I'm all for behind-the-scenes look of things so I watched it. This show is super, super fucked up and I really, really like it.
Jane the Virgin - I watched half the number of aired episodes of Jane the Virgin in two days and I hadn't done like that in so long. I love how refreshing, hilarious and unlike anything I was expecting it to be it is. It's such a feelgood show and Jane is amazing.
The Royals - Gah, the schemes and the double-crossing never end.
Agent Carter - I finally caught up on the first season and so much awesome!
The 100 - I MISSED THIS SHOW SO MUCH AND WHAT IS SANITY. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND THE TRAUMA.
iZombie - I am not really digging season two, meh.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - I finished all three seasons and ASDFGHJKL THAT LAST EPISODE! So good. Can we have season 4 soon, please? I read that there might be a TV movie set in London and just give it to me but as a season.
Heroes Reborn - Well, I figured I might as well watch all of it since I'd already watched half it and then it got cancelled. The show definitely had the potential which it didn't live up to.
The Flash -  Why do shows like to fuck up the ships so much?
Shadowhunters -  I love how hilarious this show is and how there's zero acting. The only thing I like about it is Alec and the faces that he makes.
Doctor Who - I finally finished season one and started season two. I feel slightly strange about the doctor change, but I know the Tenth Doctor is everyone's favorite so I'll adjust soon. HAVE NO FEAR.
Suits - What a mess of everything! I'M LOVING IT.

MOVIE WATCH

AI goals // Ex Machina
Divergent (2/10) - Ha, I knew this movie would suck and I also knew I wouldn't rest until I watched it, so I fast-forward watched it and what dull fun.
Ex Machina (8/10) - Um weirdest movie ever! It has only four characters, it just fucks with your mind and the ending leaves you with chills.

LIST OF READS

I kind of didn't read much in the middle of the month...
Half rereads and half new reads, I'm okay with this.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (reread)
The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, Brenna Yovanoff
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (reread)

LIST OF BLOGPOSTS

I posted my review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth which I'm very proud of.

LIST OF BOOK ACQUISITIONS

Kindle deals are my fucking weakness.
What's self-control?
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Jackaby by William Ritter
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Croak by Gina Damico
The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
Empire Ascendent by Kameron Hurley
The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan
Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
Vortex by S.J. Kincaid

PLAYLIST

Some of the songs on this album are A plus // DNA is my jam // I think this is my fave cover by them
How was your January?

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Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth


ABOUT THE BOOK

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
young adult sci-fi dystopian thriller published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 3rd, 2012
second book in Divergent trilogy

One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves-and herself-while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable-and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

THE RATING



THE REVIEW

Note: There will be spoilers below, proceed at your own risk.

There are books that needn't exist because they don't seem to serve a purpose, especially those comprising of 500+ pages that go on and on and on. What happened in the first 70 pages of Insurgent could have been resolved by page 140 and that's stretching it a lot. But oh no, after numerous plot inconsistencies, overused tropes and lots of dragging on, we come to a lukewarm revelation. In other words, the plot of Insurgent could have been shrunk to fit inside Divergent for that how little of a plot it has.

I restarted this series feeling like I should give Tris and Four one more try but yeah, that didn't happen. I was already wary of them after Divergent and then both the characters devolved spectacularly like you wouldn't believe in Insurgent. I have to applaud the many instances where Tris and Four are basically the same aren't-very-nice-person(s)-ever. I just cannot see them 'in love' after the way they lied through their teeth to each other throughout the book. Theirs is not a healthy relationship and these characters are not the ones that were in Divergent which you'd think would improve things, but no.

So Tris is going all out on the whole too stupid to live scenario like chill down on the stupid, yo. Even without considering she is the most rare Divergent to ever exist (YA heroines be our special snowflakes, right), she chooses to go with her instincts when it comes to Marcus. This just goes to show conflict for the sake of conflict because there will obviously be consequences of pitting Marcus against Tobias. Then you have Tobias working in secret with her factionless mother, Evelyn, so he's just as closed off as Tris is. Yet he does have half an ounce more intelligence than Tris because of the reason why he infiltrates the Erudite headquarters. However, that's it. That's all I have to say about him.

What bothered me most about Insurgent is how the subject of depression and suicide is taken so lightly. Like, it's a dystopia so it's fine? No, it's never fine. I get that the situation is so dire that Tris just wants to stop fighting and die but man, handing yourself over to the enemy would just prompt the enemy to hunt more Divergents when their experimentation turn out to be successful. It felt like Roth was vying to portray all three sides of Tris and failed to portray them well (or at all because let's admit, factions never made sense to begin with). Sacrificing herself to save others (and getting others to off herself in the process) is the Abnegation in her, the Erudite is going with her instincts because what's thinking things through when you're high on Divergent brain and the Dauntless is just driving it all home. In short, Tris's actions are just plot devices on top of plot devices and all because of fucking serums which are the biggest and the most convenient plot device of all in the series.

That brings me to the ever-present serums. A list of serums that cannot affect Divergents: simulation serum, truth serum, mind-controlling serum, please-stop-talking serum, more serums that I don't care about. Except peace serum. It's safe to assume that peace serum is probably some kind of a drug which is why it affected Tris as much as it did. However, what's in the rest of the serums that is so fucking useless in altering the chemistry of Divergents' brains? The inconsistency of the plot is just shoddy as hell. How was this even allowed?

Going with the theme of Divergent, there's still no worldbuilding in Insurgent. What there is in abundance of are descriptions of all the different factions headquarters. Amity are the happy-go-lucky community of farmers and only because they're getting drugged via their bread. Candor is all out on black and white because what says honesty like black and white in a checkered pattern all over a place. Erudite fucking wear glasses to prove their intelligence and have the cleanest labs there ever were. Fuck you, Erudite for the wear glasses, will nerd out trope. Also, surprise, surprise! Abnegation live in houses that are clones of each other. Why the fuck do the Abnegation need so many resources for houses when they're the selfless faction?

In all, Insurgent is a joke of a book and I was laughing by the time I finished reading it. In retrospect, I seem to find it more problematic than funny which is sort of sad. However, I'm still laughing about how this is a bestseller and weeping for all the trees that were sacrificed for this useless piece of fiction that renders itself absolutely shitty with a crappy as fuck ending.

THE QUOTES

'Do remember, though, that sometimes the people you oppress become mightier than you would like.'

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Monthly Recap: December


December was the best because I read and reread some of my favorite books.

LIST OF NEWSWORTHY

Winter season is my favorite!
Snowfall PT.1 // Snowfall PT.2 // Fabulous tote // Random sunset // AGOS art cards arrived!
But Books
To be honest, all I remember about December was reading and rereading a lot of books. My brain has this habit of blocking out all the bad stuff so all I remember is Phryne Fisher! The 100! This Savage Song! Harry Potter! and probably in that order, too.

The 100
Smack dab in the middle of December, we got the trailer for season 3 of The 100 and there was much feelings going around. So fucking excited about the third season!

TV WATCH

I spent half of December under the spell of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and rightly so.

PHRACK IS PHRACKING //Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Royals - Eleanor and Jasper need to do something.
iZombie - Kind of slipping off into meh territory, but Ravi makes things better so.
Empire - Gaaah, this fucking show! It wreaks havoc on my nerves and that finale and the wait till March ajdslkgh.
The Vampire Diaries - At the rate they keep killing off characters, they wouldn't need to cancel the show because everyone would be dead soon.
Arrow - Arrow picked itself in lieu of the crossovers and I'm not complaining.
Fresh Off the Boat - All the yesses! I love the Huangs so much.
The Flash - SO MUCH AWESOME! The last couple of episodes, especially the crossover ones were amazing.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - SQUAD GOALS.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - !!!
Scream Queens - I've no idea why it's even been renewed for a second season.
Heroes Reborn - Oh, look this show decided to reveal stuff halfway into the freaking season.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - I didn't watch any of the shows in later half of December because of THIS FABULOUS SHOW. Phryne Fisher is my latest favorite female character.

MOVIE WATCH

Pageants were never this fun, haha // Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous (7/10) - Hilarious movie that I watched on the recommendation of Maraia.

LIST OF READS

I love rereading books
Planetfall by Emma Newman
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (re-reread)
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook reread)
The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson, Lucy Tapper
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

LIST OF BLOGPOSTS

There's an ARC giveaway still going on for Map of Fates by Maggie Hall. Learn more here.
I posted my 2015 end of year books survey and cheated a lot as always.

LIST OF BOOK ACQUISITIONS

Much Kindle deals, most money spent.

ALSKJDSFHG
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
Partials by Dan Wells
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken 
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Eleven Things I Promised by Catherine Clark
A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachman
Front Lines by Michael Grant
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (finally own a hardcover copy!)

PLAYLIST

Pretty much listened to a few songs on repeat.

Can I have Sia's new album already?! // Yes to this cover! // And super yes to this one
How was your December?

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2015 End of Year Book Survey

A survey by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner

2015 READING STATS

NUMBER OF BOOKS YOU READ.
Ninety-one (this number includes comic issues, volumes, etc).

NUMBER OF REREADS.
Sixteen.

GENRE YOU READ THE MOST FROM.
Fantasy all the fucking way! Also, way more sci-fi than ever before which makes me very happy.

BEST IN BOOKS

I. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
I really do not want to lose my sanity BUT if I really have to choose the top three, I'd choose The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

II. BOOK YOU WERE EXCITED ABOUT AND THOUGHT YOU'D LOVE BUT DIDN'T?
Fairest by Marissa Meyer which disgusted me to no end. Meh.

III. MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD OR BAD WAY) BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
I knew I'd love A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, but I was still surprised how much I did.

IV. BOOK YOU 'PUSHED' THE MOST PEOPLE TO READ (AND THEY DID) IN 2015?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab as well as The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (absolutely no one is surprised).

V. BEST SERIES YOU STARTED IN 2015? BEST SEQUEL OF 2015? BEST SERIES ENDER OF 2015?
Best series I started this year is definitely A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab which I read three times so that should be enough proof.
Best sequel has to be Golden Son by Pierce Brown because fucking hell, that book just flips everything on its head quite a few times.
Best series ender is Winter by Marissa Meyer because it's just (shippy) perfection.

VI. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED IN 2015?
Melina Marchetta. I actually read Jellicoe Road a year before, but I don't think it was the right Marchetta book for me to start with (and I want to reread it at some point, of course). However, after reading Lumatere Chronicles as well as Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son, I'm a lifetime fan of her books.

VII. BEST BOOK FROM A GENRE YOU DON'T TYPICALLY READ/WAS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
The Diviners by Libba Bray because I'm not a big consumer of historical YA, but now I damn sure am. Definitely going to make it a point to read more historical YA.

VIII. MOST ACTION-PACKED/THRILLING/UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff which is just fucking aldkjhfgs.

IX. BOOK YOU READ IN 2015 THAT YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO RE-READ NEXT YEAR?
Hahaha so many because it's such a high for me now. Mostly I plan to read The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (re: seasonal rereads as coined by Ellis) and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab four times next year.

X. FAVORITE COVER OF A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab because of minimalism, The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma because of the illustration and Winter by Marissa Meyer because the apple freaking glows. (Notice the red in all three and I wasn't even going for that similarity).


XI. MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER OF 2015?
This is just mean. My first pick would obviously be Todd Hewitt (from Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series). Second pick would be Froi (from Melina Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles). Third pick would be Miriam Black (from Chuck Wendig's Miriam Black series). Fourth pick would be--okay, stopping.

XII. MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. So much heartache ffs.

XIII. MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/LIFE-CHANGING BOOK OF 2015?
More Than This by Patrick Ness because it's about life as much as it's about death. I also love it because of personal reasons.

XIV. BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2015 TO FINALLY READ?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I get weekly urges to reread because of how beautiful and  magical it is.

XV. FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTE FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
I loves quotes a lot so here, have a few:
'Oh, you're one of those,' the princess said.
'One of what?'
'One of those who needs to be told their worth over and over by others. Do you know who tells me my worth, Phaedra of Alonso?'
The princess pointed a hard finger at her own chest.
'Me. I determine my own worth. If I had to rely on others I'd have lain down and died waiting.' - Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

'You shy, Francesca?' Javier asks me later on.
I shake my head. 'Not really.' I'm just sad, I want to say. And I’m lonely. - Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

'Maybe she'd always been there. Maybe strangers enter your heart first and then you spent the rest of your life searching for them.' - The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta 

'It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
It's not a weakness.
It's your best strength.' - The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

'We don't hinge on universes. We hinge on little things.' - A-Force #2 by G. Willow Wilson

XVI. SHORTEST AND LONGEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
824 pages of Winter by Marissa Meyer and I read a lot of comic issues that had as low as 20 pages.

XVII. BOOK THAT SHOCKED YOU THE MOST?
Golden Son by Pierce Brown and that shock is a shock that I'm not getting over anytime soon.

XVIII. OTP OF THE YEAR (YOU WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!)
Todd/Viola from Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness and Kai/Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

XIX. FAVORITE NON-ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE YEAR?
August and Kate from This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, hands down. I also adore Darrow and Sevro's relationship in Golden Son by Pierce Brown as well as the working-together-of-sorts of Seth, Tomasz and Regine in More Than This by Patrick Ness.

XX. FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU'VE READ PREVIOUSLY?
Well, it's time to switch things up. Cress by Marissa Meyer in which after-the-kidnapping scene is my favorite.

XXI. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015 THAT YOU READ BASED SOLELY ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEBODY ELSE?
Crini recommended Insignia by SJ Kincaid to me and it's all sorts of science fiction fun. Cannot wait to read Vortex in January!

XXII. NEW FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
Kai from The Lunar Chronicles and Magiano from The Rose Society by Marie Lu because Kai is so fucking sassy and Magiano is a thief.

XXIII. BEST 2015 DEBUT YOU READ?
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This was the second book I read this year and I'm still not over the cute.

XXIV. BEST WORLD-BUILDING/MOST VIVID SETTING YOU READ THIS YEAR?
Picking anything other than Firefight by Brandon Sanderson would be a lie and I don't want to say anything about the world-building as that would be a spoiler.

XXV. BOOK THAT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE/WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ?
Lock In by John Scalzi because the main character is so carelessly straightforward and the plot is so good.

XXVI. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR NEARLY CRY IN 2015?
That would be a lot. Ten to be exact and you can see which ones here.

XXVII. HIDDEN GEM OF THE YEAR?
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. It was a mindfuck of a book and I love those.

XXVIII. BOOK THAT CRUSHED YOUR SOUL?
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta, Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

XXIX. MOST UNIQUE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel which releases in April 2016 and everyone should get on it.

XXX. BOOK THAT MADE YOU THE MOST MAD?
Legend by Marie Lu and not in a good way because of the insta-love which totally turned me off and then the plot was too predictable for me to enjoy the damned book.

BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE

I. NEW FAVORITE BOOK BLOG YOU DISCOVERED IN 2015?
I hardly did any blog discovering this year so I only discovered Aentee's blog, Read at Midnight. Favorite non-book blog discovery would be Maraia who doesn't blog (yet).

II. FAVORITE REVIEW THAT YOU WROTE IN 2015?
My review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater which is also the longest review I've ever written (re: 1K words).

III. BEST DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW YOU HAD ON YOUR BLOG?
I enjoyed listing my favorite heroines in books and TV shows in a top ten Tuesday post so that one would be it.

IV. BEST EVENT THAT YOU PARTICIPATED IN?
As always, I love taking part in bout of books because it's always so much fun.

V. BEST MOMENT OF BOOKISH/BLOGGING LIFE IN 2015?
Just all the times I got to talk about Ronan Lynch and The Raven Cycle. I live a pretty simply life, really.

VI. MOST POPULAR POST THIS YEAR ON YOUR BLOG?
My interview with Becky Albertalli who is an amazing person and you should all go read the interview here.

VII. POST YOU WISHED GOT A LITTLE MORE LOVE?
My post about sci-fi in YA because everyone should get on reading YA sci-fi.

VIII. BEST BOOKISH DISCOVERY?
Rereading as well as buddy reading books with friends!

IX. DID YOU COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS THAT YOU HAD SET FOR YOURSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR?
Ha nope. I did manage to read more than 75 books (as was my original goal), but I only reached 39/50 for 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge.

LOOKING AHEAD


I. ONE BOOK YOU DIDN'T GET TO IN 2015 BUT WILL BE YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IN 2016?
The Archived and The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. I'm super nervous and now I'm being forced to read them next year...

II. 2016 NON-DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?
And I Darken by Kiersten White. I love how purple and fierce that cover is (I don't even like flowery covers, what happened to me?!). The Ottoman Empire setting totally sold me on it. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff because fledgling assassin as well as Riverkeep by Martin Stewart. I actually have at least three dozen books under this category and I better stop listing now...

III. 2016 DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?
Since I've already read and loved The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, I'm going to pick Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton which I've heard so many good things about.

IV. SERIES ENDING/A SEQUEL YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING IN 2016?
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, no question about it. Also, this was my answer last year as well so asdjdjfhsls.

V. ONE THING YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH OR DO IN YOUR READING/BLOGGING IN 2016?
Just blog more quality stuff, that's pretty much it.

VI. A 2016 RELEASE YOU'VE ALREADY READ AND RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE? 
I've read three and they're all my favorite which has never happened before (in terms of review copies, that is). They are: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.

Did I repeat myself too much? How was your 2015 reading-wise?

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Giveaway: Map of Fates by Maggie Hall


If you've already read The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall, you probably don't need to be told that its gorgeous, thrilling, sexy-as-hell sequel, Map of Fates, releases in three months. What you do need is an Advance Reader's Copy of it, and some signed swag, and this is where you can get it!

(Photo: Sofia Embid)
To get your hands on a beautiful ARC, signed postcard, signed bookmark, and tattoos, you have to make the same tough choice as every Conspiracy fan:

Team Jack?
Or
Team Stellan?

Pick one of the below pictures (with thanks to creator Diana Sousa!) and share it – on Instagram and Twitter – with the hashtag #MapOfMates and tell us where you’d want to be swept away on an all-expenses-paid trip!



On January 2, five ARC winners will be selected, and yes, the giveaway is international!
    // 1 #TeamJack from Instagram
    // 1 #TeamStellan from Instagram
    // 1 #TeamJack from Twitter
    // 1 #TeamStellan from Twitter
    // 1 from either team who has one of the pics as their Twitter avatar

      Haven’t read The Conspiracy of Us yet? Buy it now, and/or enter to win it (until 12/17) here! (Prefer paperback? That releases on February 2nd!) (Whether you enter or not, please spread the word; Maggie’s an amazing, generous, and talented member of the YA community, and due to emergency circumstances, she's unable to promote her own books right now, so please give all the support you can!) (But, like, you should enter, because these books are pretty damn good.) 

      Winners will be notified on January 2, 2016. See you on #MapOfMates!