Giveaway: THE CADET OF TILDOR Online Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to this stop on THE CADET OF TILDOR online scavenger hunt. If this is your first stop in the scavenger hunt, please go here (with a link to a directions page…) to learn how to collect all of the online clues that will lead to fun, prizes, and more! Don't forget, you have until midnight (eastern standard time) on Mon. Nov. 12, 2012 to enter the grand prize drawing. Good luck!

Title: The Cadet of Tildor

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: High fantasy
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group “Liberi Lusenta” located in Italy
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Summary
Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.
There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

“A wild, energetic  novel that proves girls CAN be warriors while still being true to themselves.” 
      —Sarah Dessen, author of The Moon and More

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Giveaway: THE CADET OF TILDOR Online Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to this stop on THE CADET OF TILDOR online scavenger hunt. If this is your first stop in the scavenger hunt, please go here (with a link to a directions page…) to learn how to collect all of the online clues that will lead to fun, prizes, and more! Don’t forget, you have until midnight (eastern standard time) on Mon. Nov. 12, 2012 to enter the grand prize drawing. Good luck!

Title: The Cadet of Tildor

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: High fantasy
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group “Liberi Lusenta” located in Italy
Add to Goodreads

Summary
Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.
There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown’s inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

“A wild, energetic  novel that proves girls CAN be warriors while still being true to themselves.” 
      —Sarah Dessen, author of The Moon and More


Alex is a YA fantasy author, a Tamora Pierce addict, a horse rider, and paramedic. The latter two tend to hand in hand a bit more often than one would like. Alex started writing at 2 am.

Alex LidellFacebookTwitter

Excerpt

He cocked his head, regarding her for several seconds. “No.” The word was mild. He switched the sword back into his left hand. “Fight.” 


Fine. She skipped the salute and went for his throat. 
The throat moved. And continued moving. 
The harder she swung, the more Savoy slid, his very lack of force mocking her efforts. An urge to hurt him suddenly gripped her, and Renee threw her whole weight behind the blows, aiming for his ribs, his thighs, his hurt shoulder. If a blow connected, just one, just once, he’d feel her worth, her 
potential, he’d know she belonged here.

Letter: E


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THE CADET OF TILDOR Online Scavenger Hunt! Trailer Reaction.

Welcome to this stop on THE CADET OF TILDOR online scavenger hunt. If this is your first stop in the scavenger hunt, please go here to learn how to collect all of the online clues that will lead to fun, prizes, and more! Don’t forget, you have until midnight (eastern standard time) on Mon. Nov. 12, 2012 to enter the grand prize drawing. Good luck!

Password hint: You will collect more letters than you actually need. It is up to you  to determine what letters you do not actually need. The password falls into this format –  _ _    _ _ _ _ _ (two word phrase, first word is two letters, second word is five letters)
PRIZES*
Grand Prize Drawing: Signed, personalized CADET ARC AND STYLIZED A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk and White’s THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (by Mark Garvey) AND SWAG Pack:  CADET Challenge the Odds silicone bracelet, signed CADET rack card, magnet and 3 bookmarks
First 20 to the Finish Line: CADET Challenge the Odds silicone bracelet and 3 bookmarks mailed your way
Prizes for all: CADET Cyber SWAG is waiting for you.  Download free, exclusive CADET wallpaper, screensaver, and more.
** fine print: Grand prize mail is for US only.  If winner is international, the prize will be changed to a pre-order or THE CADET OF TILDOR through Book Depository.  At least 100 entries necessary to trigger the giveaway.  First 20 to the finish line prizes are US only.

Title: The Cadet of Tildor

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: High fantasy
Expected Release: January 10, 2013
Book trailer by: Medieval Reenactment Group “Liberi Lusenta” located in Italy
Add to Goodreads

Summary
Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.
There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown’s inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.



“A wild, energetic  novel that proves girls CAN be warriors while still being true to themselves.” 
      —Sarah Dessen, author of The Moon and More


Alex is a YA fantasy author, a Tamora Pierce addict, a horse rider, and paramedic. The latter two tend to hand in hand a bit more often than one would like. Alex started writing at 2 am.

Alex LidellFacebookTwitter

Excerpt

He cocked his head, regarding her for several seconds. “No.” The word was mild. He switched the sword back into his left hand. “Fight.” 


Fine. She skipped the salute and went for his throat. 

The throat moved. And continued moving. 
The harder she swung, the more Savoy slid, his very lack of force mocking her efforts. An urge to hurt him suddenly gripped her, and Renee threw her whole weight behind the blows, aiming for his ribs, his thighs, his hurt shoulder. If a blow connected, just one, just once, he’d feel her worth, her 
potential, he’d know she belonged here.

  • Meet the Trailer Cast

    My Reaction:

    Let’s talk about this trailer. The music, the EPIC muscle. It was an eargasm. The first note was like a thousand drums in the distant plains echoing through my heart. That final note when “The Cadet of Tildor” showed up…ohhh~ Was that perfect or what?!

    The acting was great. It unbelievably hard to find a book trailer to have good quality acting. I mean it wasn’t Oscar worthy but it was pretty kick butt. As the trailer progressed, the acting got better and near the end (Renee wielding that sword), I mean guuurrrllll, she was cool. I also really liked the eye opening thing at 0:56, fierce!

    Seriously, this trailer is one of the best trailer I have ever seen!
Letter: E


If you think you know the password, go here to the Protected Page.


Blog Stop Schedule:
M 11/5 – Marieke @ http://www.mariekenijkamp.com/ – Girl Power post
M 11/5 – Jessica @ http://ireadtorelax.blogspot.com/ – Trailer post w/reaction
T 11/6 – Yiota @ http://splashofourworlds.blogspot.com/ – Annotation
T 11/6 – Ashley @ http://firestarbooks.blogspot.com/ – Trailer post w/reaction ** You are Here! 😀
W 11/7 – Candace @ http://www.loveydoveybooks.blogspot.com/ – Annotation
W 11/7 – Lena @ http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/ – Interview w/Trailer Actors
Th 11/8 – Frankie @ http://frankieblooding.wordpress.com/ – Girl Power post
Th 11/8 – Ntzee @ http://maybethisbook.blogspot.com/ – Interview w/Trailer Actors *giveaway*
F 11/9 – Frankie @ http://frankieblooding.wordpress.com/ – Review
S 11/10 – Jessica @ http://ireadtorelax.blogspot.com/ – Guest review/interview *giveaway*
Su 11/11 – Ashley @ http://firestarbooks.blogspot.com/ – *giveaway*
M 11/12 – JoAnne @ http://www.thefairytalenerd.com/ – Girl Power post
M 11/12 RAFFLECOPTER CLOSES

THE CADET OF TILDOR Online Scavenger Hunt! Trailer Reaction.

Welcome to this stop on THE CADET OF TILDOR online scavenger hunt. If this is your first stop in the scavenger hunt, please go here to learn how to collect all of the online clues that will lead to fun, prizes, and more! Don't forget, you have until midnight (eastern standard time) on Mon. Nov. 12, 2012 to enter the grand prize drawing. Good luck!

Password hint: You will collect more letters than you actually need. It is up to you  to determine what letters you do not actually need. The password falls into this format –  _ _    _ _ _ _ _ (two word phrase, first word is two letters, second word is five letters)
PRIZES*
Grand Prize Drawing: Signed, personalized CADET ARC AND STYLIZED A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk and White’s THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (by Mark Garvey) AND SWAG Pack:  CADET Challenge the Odds silicone bracelet, signed CADET rack card, magnet and 3 bookmarks
First 20 to the Finish Line: CADET Challenge the Odds silicone bracelet and 3 bookmarks mailed your way
Prizes for all: CADET Cyber SWAG is waiting for you.  Download free, exclusive CADET wallpaper, screensaver, and more.
** fine print: Grand prize mail is for US only.  If winner is international, the prize will be changed to a pre-order or THE CADET OF TILDOR through Book Depository.  At least 100 entries necessary to trigger the giveaway.  First 20 to the finish line prizes are US only.

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Incarnate by Jodi Meadows Theater Treasure Hunt!

Welcome to the INCARNATE Theater Treasure Hunt!

This week, 48 bloggers are celebrating the release of INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows by participating in a treasure hunt with clues, activities, and lots of prizes including signed books and handknit fingerless mitts. You’ve reached a CLUE blog, which means somewhere on this page is a clue to finding the hidden page and grand prize entry form on Jodi’s website. Follow 26 clues to get there!

For more information on the INCARNATE Theater Treasure Hunt, check out Jodi’s post


Looky here! One more of Jodi’s knits!

Jodi Meadows’ Incarnate has the most beautiful cover I had seen in a while. The colour and the design is just so inspiring. Butterflies are free and beautiful. There are between 15,000 and 20,000 species of butterflies worldwide. For those who took high school biology you probably heard of the Taxonomic Systems where organisms are classfide based on DNA. Well every butterfly follows the below “root of classification”.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera

So if you want to know a specific specie of butterfly, you will need the family, genus, and specie to find the exact butterfly. Ok enough science talk, let me show you some of my favourites from these beautiful creatures!



















North American Nymphalid Butterfly

Silvery Blue Butterfly, really that’s the name!

Ulysses Butterfly

Eastern Black Swallowtail

Common Jezebel

Eighty-eight

Scarlet swallowtail

So what are some of your favourite butterflies?


Wait! One more thing before the clue. So I was searching up some dresses for my prom. And guess what? I found a beautiful dress that totally reminded me of Incarnate’s cover! It seems like it was made for it. The colour, the details were just amazing!

Clue Time!
My clue for the password is . . .
Second word: O
Remember, there are no spaces in this password!
Here are the links to ther other bloggers on the tour! Check them out!
Clue Bloggers:

Fictional Distraction
Stuck In YA Books
Ramblings (of a fiber obsessed transplant Vermonter)