Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Getting to know the characters of FIRE" Tour Day 2!


Lord Brocker, Archer’s adoptive father, was once the most brilliant military commander the Dells had ever seen… until some 20 years ago, when, out of the blue, old King Nax tortured and banished him. Of course, everyone knows that Nax was never entirely in his right mind. He did lots of flaky things. But, still… one wonders why he would have turned on his own military champion…

To read about more of the characters of FIRE check out the rest of the tour dates from September 14th to October 2nd! To see the list of stops click the tour icon! Here's some more information about FIRE which is the companion title (not a sequel, stands alone but is still related) to GRACELING by Kristin Cashore! Just like GRACELING, FIRE is getting great reviews and you can find out for yourself why when it releases October 5th! I'm sure excited to read them!

Amazon.com:

She is the last of her kind...

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next.

To get prepared for the release here are a few more things:

Sampler e-book of FIRE
Fire by Kristin Cashore

FIRE Countdown Widget

Onto a giveaway for a signed hardcover of FIRE!

Here's how to enter:

To win the signed hardcover of FIRE leave a comment sharing why you want to read this book or if you have already what you loved about it! (no spoilers please)

For 1 additional entry blog (sidebar is fine) about this post (the tour, ebook excerpt, widget, giveaway) and leave a separate comment here linking to your post..

For 1 additional entry tweet about this post (the tour, ebook excerpt, widget, giveaway) with the hashtag #firetour and @reply me @mint910 and leave a separate comment here linking to your tweet.

The giveaway is open to addresses within the U.S.

Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

The giveaway will end September 29th at 11:59 pm Central Time.

98 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to read this book because I was lucky enough to get my hands on Graceling before it came out last year, and I have been in love ever since. The first chapter of Fire was amazing, and I am jumping-up-and-down eager to see how the story develops.

    Great job, Kristin!

    cpholmes@u.washington.edu

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  2. This book looks so amazing!!! Please sign me up =)

    Cassie
    livindncngdream@aim.com

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  3. Here is a link to my blog where I posted the e-book and the widget.

    http://gbubookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/kristin-cashore-blog-tour-fire.html

    Thanks
    Cassie
    GBU Reviews

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  4. I was lucky enough to have the chance to read this book several weeks ago. I've already read it again. The characters take hold and won't let you go. In today's world, we need more Fires for girls to look up to!

    Greyvaledesigns@gmail.com

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  5. I want to read this book, because I loved Graceling and want to read more stories by Kristin Cashore.

    -Rylie
    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

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  6. I haven't read Graceling, but I can tell by your thoughts and recommendations that I would love to read Fire and then probably backtrack to read Graceling. lol

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  7. I've been reading about Graceling and Fire but as of yet have not had a chance to actually read them. I'm not allowed to buy new books until after Christmas but these are definitely on my list!

    stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I've been looking forward to this book since I finished Graceling. I can't wait for it to come out just to see more of the lands created by Kristin Cashore.

    Andrea
    andrea {at} inotherworlds {dot} be

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  9. Can't wait to read this!

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  10. Please enter me. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of FIRE and fell madly in love. With Fire herself, her friends, and the whole cast of complex and wonderful characters. Fire was the real draw, though. I just found her portrayal so sympathetic and riveting. Thanks for this giveaway!

    angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Katsa was a strong and brave girl charachter. Like A. Grey, I think we need more of these characters for girls to read about. Thanks for the contest, and yes! Please sign me up!
    Devin
    devinredmond at hotmail dot com

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  12. A friend got an advance copy and let me read it. It was totally different then what I was expecting and I loved every second of it! I lent my copy for Graceling to my father (who noramlly only reads cowboy stories, but whom I got to read both Graceling and Hunger Games). Now he and I are both attached to Cashore's books and he asked if I could get my friend to lend him her copy. She said No. I really want to win a copy so he and I can share.

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  13. I looooved Graceling, so of course I'm dying to read Fire! The action was awesome and the romance had me swooning, so I'm excited to see if Fire is as good.

    mwolf (at) tscpl (dot) org

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  14. Love this book. You can see why at

    http://oohbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-fire-by-kristen-cashore.html

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  15. My favorite part about Fire (I was lucky to get my hands on an ARC!) was the intricacy of the plot and the lyrical storytelling. Kristin Cashore's writing is absolutely captivating - Fire's story grabbed me and didn't let go until I had turned the last page. The best book I've read all year! Make sure you clear your calendar the day you get this, because you won't want to do anything else.

    megandm2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. My blog post on Fire (caution: may be some spoilers!):

    http://waplteens.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-review-fire-by-kristin-cashore.html

    And the post on the Fire tour:

    http://waplteens.blogspot.com/2009/09/go-on-fire-blog-tour-with-kristin.html

    Thanks!!

    megandm2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Jennifer1:54 PM

    I can't wait to read Fire! I fell in love with Graceling and I am excited to read more about the amazing world Kristin Cashore has created.

    LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. I have been waiting to read Graceling (which I read incredible reviews for) until this book came out. I am immediately drawn to the cover, I can't wait to dive in.
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  20. I'd love to read Fire mostly because I thought Graceling was fantastic! Katsa is a wonderful heroine and the story was great. I really want to learn more about the world, too, as worldbuilding is one of my favorite elements in fantasy.

    meghankk at gmail dot com

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  21. i agree with many other posters. graceling was so good and i can't wait to read this one.

    meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. Alea, thanks so much for having me on your blog today and for handling the giveaway!! (And hi to all the nice people writing in ^_^)

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  23. I want to read Fire! I had so many good recommendations to read Graceling that I am assuming Fire should just be as good.

    eo.winner@gmail.com

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  24. Lesley3:56 PM

    Everyone I know that has read Graceling says that it is a fabulous book! I have read great reviews of both books, and I can't wait to get my hands on one! Please enter me to win!

    You can find me on twitter, where I've already retweeted the blog: @lesley8995

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  25. Lesley3:57 PM

    I retweeted the blog! My twitter name is @lesley8995

    Link is here: http://twitter.com/Lesley8995

    Thanks for entering me! Can't wait to read it!

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  26. Graceling was the best book I read this year -- adult, YA or otherwise. I am anxious for the next book by this author!

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  27. I typically don't read these types of books but have found myself enjoying books that don't fit my "typical," so I'd like to read it. Sounds like an interesting plotline. I am Retweeting the Tweet that Twittered about (tw)it.

    Joyce
    jlansky@comcast.net

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  28. I'm SUPER excited to read this book! The character bios leave me wanting more and curious about the characters. Loved Graceling and I've heard good things about Fire!

    secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) come

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  29. I posted about the blog tour on my book block, here's the link for today's post http://pageturners-underthecover.blogspot.com/2009/09/fire-blog-tour-day-2.html

    secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I really want to read this book because the cover says it all, how can you not read it?

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  31. +1 sidebar

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  32. cindyc725 at gmail dot com
    +1 Tweeted @iheartbookgossip

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  33. I honestly cannot wait to read the book! I absolutely loved Graceling and have been dying to read anything else by Kristin Cashore ever since. What makes me particularly want to read Fire is the girl herself, Fire. I read the first few chapters and I was hooked. Like Katsa, Fire is a strong female character with a lot of layers. She is such a multidimensional main character that even after the first few chapters I'm dying to know more. I especially find it fascinating that she's supposed to be mind numbingly beautiful and she doesn't like it! I think that would be so true if you were such an amazingly beautiful person, people would focus only on that and it would be hard for you to feel like anyone genuinely liked who you were under the beauty. I like that Fire could be this arrogant take charge person but there's a humility about her and a need to fit in that I find fascinating and I want to read the book so I can learn more!
    So all in all I'd really love to win the book!! My contact info is...
    malicerh@gmail.com

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  34. Regina5:49 PM

    Garceling was awesome and I am sure this one will be great too! New books rock my socks off, especially when they have the great characters of Kristin Cashore!

    pirategirl132@yahoo.com

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  35. I've read it and I absolutely loved it - I really loved how Kristin Cashore's writing improved from Graceling to Fire - In Fire, to me, all the characters were much more well-rounded and just were better. In Graceling, the only thing that bugged me was the characters, and the cahracters in Fire just blew me away.

    :) Erica
    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  36. I read Graceling right after finishing Hunger Games. I was so happy to find two series with sequels coming out that I enjoyed very much! I've read Catching Fire and now I can't wait to read Fire!

    Hooray!
    Cari
    neohippy10 hotmail

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  37. I loved Graceling and can't wait to explore more of this world.

    jpetroroy@gmail.com

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  38. +1 I also tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/4017467924

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  39. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Very excited to read Fire - I read Graceling this year after seeing it on Amazon, etc and loved it. I'm a book freak and most especially love fantasy like Kristin Cashore's!

    firestorm_vsuvi@yahoo.com

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  40. Because I loved Graceling!

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  41. I read this already, but LOVED it and would love it in hardcover. Love this series. :)

    bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

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  42. I cannot wait to read this book because the first one was fantastic!

    xollinzolox@aim.com

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  43. I would love to read Fire because I love Graceling
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  44. I'd love to be entered into this contest! I received Gracling as an ARC and left it languishing on my shelf not knowing what a true treasure I was ignoring. Until one day I picked it up and was instantly hooked. I cannot wait to read anything and everything about this world and it's amazing characters.

    perla.flores(at)sdcounty(dot)ca(dot)gov

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  45. I want to read this because every review raves about it! It just looks awesome.

    foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

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  46. Please include me. I want to read this because everything I have read about it and Graceling have been awesome and it sounds like a great story.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  47. Posted on the sidebar and 9/20 contest post here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  48. I want to read this book because I've read great things about it. It's on my TBR list.

    The Book Vixen
    thebookvixen@gmail.com

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  49. I have the widget on my sidebar
    http://thebookvixen.blogspot.com

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  50. I tweeted http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/4023088654

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  51. I read the ARC of Fire and it is easily one of my favorite books of the year. I just love the way Kristin creates a world that's alluring and dangerous, and how she brings up the important issue of the double standard for beauty!

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  52. Oh, I've linked to this giveaway in my sidebar too!

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  53. I want to read this book because I love fantasy, loved Graceling, and loved the preview I read.

    jillkt13 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I just can't wait for this book. I adored Graceling and Fire sounds amazing. I've held off reading the first chapter because I don't want to start and be forced to stop.

    please enter me

    notenoughbookshelves@gmail.com

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  55. I tweeted about it here http://twitter.com/AlexaBarry

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  56. I linked in my sidebar too
    http://notenoughbookshelves.blogspot.com/

    I really want this book :)

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  58. I loved Graceling and can't wait to read Fire. Great book for everyone, but I have to say it is especially awesome for girls who need lots more thoughtful, self-reliant characters like Katsa.

    I posted on my blog about the book tour: www.shannonrigney.com

    swrk77 at gmail.com

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  59. I loved GRACELING and recommended it to so many people. They keep asking me when FIRE is coming out so I'd like to win the book and share it with my daughter and our friends!!!

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  60. This blog has been quiet for awhile but I'm back!

    http://goldenlibrarylady.blogspot.com/

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  61. on Twitter @librarylady23

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  62. I want to read this book because I have read such great reviews. Everyone says that from page one you are hooked. Thats the kind of books I like to read. I want to pick up a book and keep at it until it is done.

    aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  63. I am so exciting to read read Fire because Graceling is one of my favorite reads. At first Graceling didn't appeal to me and after a while I thought I'd give it a try. I totally fell in love with it. I am hoping Fire will be the same way.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  64. When I heard about Graceling, I had to have it. I received it as a birthday present with a few other books, but I set everything aside to read this book. And with good reason and I couldn't recommend it more! Now I am just as thrilled about the sequel and cannot wait to read it.

    Thanks!

    nheck@natashamheck.com

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  65. I want to read this because Graceling was AMAZING, therefore, this one is a must read.

    I posted the widget
    http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com

    yabookqueen@yahoo.com

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  66. SusanB12:30 PM

    Cashore is one of the new authors to my reading list. Can't wait to read this one.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  67. Lucyinthesky8:19 PM

    I want so to read this book because I just loved Graceling and have heard so much buzz about this one. Thanks for the chance!


    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  68. I'm currently reading Graceling and love it. Can't wait to know what happens afterwards.

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  69. this books sounds so exciting! please enter me!

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  70. i posted this on my website: http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/2009/09/saturdays-giveaways.html

    and on my twitter: twitter.com/haleymathiot

    haleymathiot @yahoo.com

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  71. This book sounds fascinating! Would love to read the romance in it...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  72. Of course, I want to win. Why? Loved Graceling and can't wait to read Fire.

    booklogged AT gmail DOT com

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  73. I tweeted a twought for your review.

    booklogged AT gmail DOT com

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  74. I would love to read this book because I've heard great things about Graceling (I haven't been able to get my hands on it quite yet... but I will!)
    thanks for the giveaway
    adbcoz (at) gmail (dot)com

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  75. I would love to read this book, because I've heard so many amazing things about it and about Graceling. Plus YA and fantasy are two of my favorite genres, and I love it when they come together!

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  76. Why have I not entered this contest yet?!?! I've wanted to read this book since I started hearing the rave reviews around different blogs. Graceling was fabulous and I hear this is even better.

    jennifermorrill(at)att(dot)net

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  77. annnnnnnd....here is the link to my blog where I've posted in my sidebar:

    http://jennifermorrill.wordpress.com/giveaways-on-other-sites/

    jennifermorrill(at)att(dot)net

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  78. I can't wait to read this book because it is THE book of the fall (after Catching Fire) so maybe, the book of October?

    Widget on my site:
    http://strange-and-random-happenstance.blogspot.com/

    eliza.lefebvre[at]gmail.com

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  79. I can't wait to read this book because I LOVED Graceling!

    Please enter me
    kristacole64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. I would love to read this book because I just finished Graceling last night. And thanks for the chance! =)

    thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

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  81. I'd like to read this book because it looks like a complete escape to a new world.
    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  82. This book looks so good. I recently read a review and wanted to read Graceling and Fire ever since. Thanks for the chance to win Fire!

    Megan
    Megala872@aol.com

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  83. I have never read any books by this author and I have seen this book everywhere! Now I have to read it! Thanks!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  84. I've not read Graceling, but would really love to. I'm really excited to read Fire as well because the cover and all the buzz about it is really pulling me in!!

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

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  85. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/4342677945

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

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  87. I want to read this book because it sounds good, I've heard great things about it, and I just bought Graceling.

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  88. +1 Sidebar: http://frombrianaspointofview.blogspot.com/

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  89. +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/4364277614

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  90. I would like to read this because it sounds good and I've read some great reviews.

    Marie
    utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/4365531976

    Marie
    utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I am super excited to read this book! I absolutely loved Graceling, and have been anticipating the release of Fire ever since. I have heard it's amazing! Wold love to get a signed copy! :)
    jkbanwell@yahoo.com

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  93. Please enter me! I want to read this book because I think Fire sounds like a very interesting person. And I love the cover.

    Thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)com

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  94. I blogged about it here:

    http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/09/playing-with-fire.html

    and the widget is in my sidebar

    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  95. I would like to read this book just because of the beautiful cover. It's rich and vibrant, and I already scent how amazing the story will be inside.

    honestly_lying(at)yahoo(dot)come

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  96. I want to read Fire because I love fantasy and I've heard such incredible things about it!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  97. I posted the widget on my sidebar - http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  98. I tweeted about the post: http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/4484255466

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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