Monday, September 3, 2012

Meet the characters from FATHOM

Every Monday for the next 4 weeks, I'll be introducing you to one of the characters from FATHOM. Plus, I'll have a giveaway.

First up, the main character of the book: Kira.


Played by an unknown breakout actress.

• Name: KIRA CALLAHAN
• Lives in a bungalow atop a cliff in Crescent Moon Bay
• Age: 16
• Sophomore at Crescent Moon High School
• Favorite class: English
• Best friend: Sean
• Second best friend: Brianna
• Hobbies: Swimming and writing down secrets in her journal
• Favorite bands: Kings of Leon, Paramore, Snow Patrol and The Killers
• Favorite drink: Coke
• Social standing: Never been kissed, never been asked to a party, never been popular
• Greatest joy: The ocean
• Biggest nightmare: That she will one day join her dead mother and sister by drowning in the Pacific

Here's a snippet of text from Kira's POV:

Gray skies gave way to blue, seagulls circled overhead, and almost everyone else in California was still asleep. But I was racing as if my life depended on it. The rest of the world faded away, from the seals that waited back on shore to the homework I hadn’t finished. Sand spun beneath my feet as I ran across the beach, waves curling and snapping as I approached. Hands over my head, I dove into the water.

He was just a step behind me, I could feel it.

And now, the giveway...

CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS ANOTHER NOVEL READ!! Congrats!

I'm giving away an ARC of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. This is just the type of book Kira would read, since she loves fairy tales and legends.


Here's a synopsis of Scarlet:

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

THE RULES:
To be entered for the giveaway, you must:
1. Follow my blog
2. Post in the comment section below (be sure to include your email so I can contact the winner)
3. Share a link and comment about this giveaway, either on Twitter or Facebook or your blog. Be sure to let me know you did all three of these in your comment.

Contest ends Friday, September 7, and I'll announce the winner on Saturday.

Meanwhile, happy reading!



18 comments:

  1. I'm very excited to read this! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
    deedee (at) grifmail (dot) com

    GFC - DeeDee Griffin
    Tweet- https://mobile.twitter.com/DeeDeeGriffin00/status/242677886262329344

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  2. You have NO IDEA how desperate I am to read Scarlet. LSDFJLSKFJ. So, THANK YOU for this giveaway. How generous of you! <333

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/CAnneFrye/status/242997696732991489
    GFC: Cassie Frye
    Email: cannefrye @ gmail . com

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    1. Thanks for commenting and tweeting, Cassie! =)

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  3. Awesome! Kira sounds like my kind of MC, and thanks for the giveaway. I tweeted about it.

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  4. This is a comment that came in through my website. Sorry for inconvenience, Nobinta!

    Her comment:

    Awesome giveaway! Pleasepleaseplease let me win this! XD nobonitachowdhury [at] yahoo [dot] com
    GFC-Nobonita

    Twitter-@1102Daydreaming

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  5. Hey, thanks for the chance of the giveaway - I am on pins and needles for SCARLET! And thanks for pairing it with a snippet of your new book!

    GFC: Danielle Duvick
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Danielle_Reads/status/243023034347294720

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  6. Kira sounds great, and her fear sort of echoes one of my own. Drowning terrifies me.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a new follower :)

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LoriMLee/status/243006553656020992

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  7. Oh, FATHOM sounds interesting. Definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks for doing this giveaway for Scarlet. I am DYING to read it!

    GFC: Herey
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/hereticaneue/status/243028767444979713
    Email: heykelley [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. Kira definitely seems interesting. And she loves Paramore!
    BTW thanks for the chance to win!
    GFC: Priya
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/iFall2fly/status/243049409661779969
    Email: priya.1dt@gmail.com

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    1. Priya, Thanks so much for stopping by! And eeek--a misspelling! Thanks for catching that. =)

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  9. Great character sketch
    And please include me in the giveaway if international

    https://twitter.com/SullivanMcPig/status/243084231855722497

    sullivanmcpig(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Ahhhh!!! I so want a Scarlet ARC :) Great giveaway, thanks Merrie !
    SO here goes :

    laur_bor@hotmail.com

    AND my tweet :

    https://twitter.com/loiedunn

    LOL created a twitter account just for this (after deleting my FB account about three weeks ago. Phew.)

    Loie
    xo

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  11. Hi, I could have sworn I left a comment yesterday but it never appeared. :( Let me try again.

    GFC: Herey
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/hereticaneue/status/243028767444979713
    EMail: heykelley [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Love reading about Kira! Would also totally love to read Scarlet : ) Thanks for having this awesome giveaway!

    GFC: alicia marie

    email: ame1184 at gmail dot com

    tweet: https://twitter.com/bamayankee/status/243419813395955712

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  13. Loved reading about Kira! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I can't wait to read Scarlet :)

    GFC: Hannah Roberts

    e-mail: hmrob7 (at) gmail (dot) com

    tweet: https://twitter.com/h_m_roberts/status/243461954084167680

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