Friday, July 13, 2012

Canadian Spotlight Month: Mini Review + Giveaway - Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong

Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong
From the anthology Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
Published: September 20th, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
30 pages (paperback)
Genre: Young adult paranormal
Acquired this book: From the library
Warning: May contain spoilers
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Facing Facts in a short story in the Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions anthology. It reintroduces characters from The Darkest Powers trilogy, and takes place a month after the final book, The Reckoning, ends.

I finished The Reckoning and immediately read Facing Facts, so the story was still fresh in my mind. I wanted to know what happened to Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Tori, so I was glad to see them again and see how they were doing after their traumatic experiences.

Although it’s a short story, we get to see how Chloe has been affected by all that happened in The Darkest Powers trilogy. She’s stronger, braver, more independent, and she’s ready to face whatever comes their way. I also liked that there was a bit of the romance carried on from the previous books.

If you haven’t read The Darkest Power trilogy, I’d recommend starting with those. If you haven’t read them but hope to someday, be warned there are huge spoilers in Facing Facts. I loved The Darkest Powers trilogy and would recommend them to anyone, and Facing Facts was a nice little add-on.

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About Kelley: 
Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Find Kelley online:

What could be a better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with a giveaway of a book full of stories written by some of the best paranormal writers out there? As part of Canadian Spotlight Month, Kelley Armstrong has very generously donated a signed copy of Enthralled to one lucky international reader!

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions has stories by: Claudia Gray, Carrie Ryan, Kami Garcia, Jackson Pearce, Rachel Vincent, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Sarah Rees Brennan, Jeri Smith-Ready, Kimberly Derting, Ally Condie, Jessica Verday, Margaret Stohl, Mary E. Pearson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Rachel Caine. 

Giveaway details:
*Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There’s one free entry where all you have to do is click Enter - the rest are optional and get you extra entries.
*This giveaway will end July 31st at 11:59 PM. Winner will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner.
*Kelley has very generously opened this giveaway to international readers, so everyone can enter!

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This post has been part of the Canadian Spotlight Month. Click the graphic below to check out the schedule and all things Canadian here at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. 


  1. I would love this book ~ and imagine, autographed! I'm neither a twitter nor facebook person but I enter every other way offered! This author sounds great.

    I could use more subscribers. Perhaps everyone would enjoy hearing about the part of Canada I'm from. :)

  2. This is such a great giveaway! I have the Summoning series by Kelley Armstrong and I loved it. Getting o win a signed book from her would be SO amazing! Thanks for the chance to win, and for it being international.

  3. I'd love a signed Kelley Armstrong book. I can't wait for Thirteen also. Thanks for this blog and giveaway! xoxo

  4. I'm enthralled to read Enthralled:Paranormal Diversions.


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