Jessie read it first. AND she wrote up quite the beautiful review of the story, too. Check it out HERE. Then the book took a journey, crossing a few counties, and landed at Jessica's doorstep. After that, the ARC traveled the full haul up the East Coast, tracing the Atlantic, until it reached my humbled abode.
Being a lover of the first four books, I handled this copy with care--as had the other two ladies before me. My fingers gently fanned each page, lost in the magical touch of Melissa's words, her characters...Do I have to tell you how much I love her characters? Irial is just yummy, and I want to be Donia. Seth is stronger and wiser than I'd ever expected, and Banach...yeah, wouldn't I love to have her around to use as a punching bag.
The ARC laid on my nightstand among Paranormalcy, Across the Universe, The Pack, and my beloved Pride & Prejudice. But it wasn't as quiet as the others. Pages fluttered during the night, waking me out of my sleep. The cover popped open without warning. Lazy rays of sun from outside my window would shine off the cover and blind me. I couldn't contain its restlessness.
And then it whispered to me. Yes. Really. It compelled me to take it with me wherever I went.
Of course, I explained that was impossible. It's shininess must be preserved, the words coddled and kept safe. The book must be appreciated. That's when I realized - it must fly, leave the nest, find it's next home.
I'd like to welcome you to the official Piece the Titles & WIN the ARC of DARKEST MERCY Contest!
Here's how it's going to work:
There are 5 books in the Wicked Lovely series. I'll list the titles. ~ Wicked Lovely ~ Ink Exchange ~ Fragile Eternity ~ Radiant Shadows ~Darkest Mercy
~ please follow us (we'd love for you to be a part of our Oasis)
~ take any two of the novel titles and reorder the words to write up a sentence. Be funny, serious, or whatever!! No holds bard. (For example: The angel was radiant and lovely, nothing like the wicked shadows that lingered around her.)
~ leave your sentence and email addy in the comment section below. (Contest open to US, only.)
Contest is open until Thursday, Feb. 24th. We'll choose the top five entries we feel are deserving and then vote on them. The top five entries will be posted on FRIDAY the 25th and the WINNER will be announced.
Best of luck!! Have fun with this. The ARC is driving me nuts! It needs YOU.
For your pleasure, I've included this video. It's wonderful, covering all five books!! ENJOY!