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Soul Screamers Reading Challenge

Well, it’s a brand new year and I thought I’d do something new. Start a reading challenge of my very own. And I don’t think there is a more perfect series that I can pick than author Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series.

Why? Do I really need to ask that? This series is AMAZING.

If you need another reason, well… the timing couldn’t be more perfect. With five full-length books in print in the U.S. and If I Die coming out shortly in the U.K., it works out so that if one book is read each month, the series can be completely read (or re-read) just before the U.S. release date of Before I Wake, book six in the series.

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The Challenge

To READ (or re-read) and REVIEW (or post about) all five full-length books in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent between January 15 and June 14, 2012.

THE BOOKS

My Soul to Take

January 15-February 14, 2012

My Soul to Save

February 15-March 14, 2012

My Soul to Keep

March 15-April 14-2012

My Soul to Steal

April 15-May14, 2012

If I Die

May 15-June 14, 2012

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The Deets

The Soul Screamers Challenge will begin on January 15, 2012 and end on June 14, 2012.

You can join the challenge at any time during the above dates by signing up in THIS POST.

You do not have to be a book blogger to join. You just need somewhere to post your review and/or talk about the books you’ve read (i.e., Facebook, Goodreads, personal blog). If you do not have any of those outlets, and your review is positive, I will be happy to post your review as a guest post on my blog Soul Screamers Reading Challenge.

Books must be read and reviewed between January 15th and June 14th. You can read and review them at any time during the challenge, but each book you read and review during the scheduled month will give you an extra entry into the Before I Wake giveaway at the end of the challenge.

You can read the books in any format or edition you’d like – eBook, audiobook or even in print!

Each month, on the 15th, there will be a post in which you can link up your reviews or posts for THAT MONTH ONLY. You can leave more than one link if you’ve read and reviewed more than one of the books that month.

If you choose to do a participation post, you can leave your participation post link on my SSRC page. At the end of the challenge, those who have added their links will automatically be entered into a giveaway for either a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble giftcard or $50 in books of their choice from Amazon or The Book Depository.

If you’ve already read and reviewed all the books in this series, do not fear. Re-reads count as long as you are re-reading them during this challenge! You don’t have to do a new review unless you want to. Just create a post talking about the re-read experience – Was it better the second time around? Did you discover something new that you missed the first time? Did you love Tod just a bit more? There’s plenty to talk about!

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The Incentives

Before I Wake pre-order giveaway. For every ten people that actively participate in this challenge, I will be giving away one pre-order of Before I Wake. So, that’s a one in ten chance. (To be counted as an active participant you must sign up through the linky in this post and you will need to have read and reviewed at least one of the full-length books during one of the five months of this challenge.) The winners will be chosen at the end of the challenge.

At the end of each month, to those who have left their links on that month’s post, I will be giving away one of Rachel Vincent’s books to two winners.

Reading each book during the corresponding month will get you an additional entry into the Before I Wake giveaway.

Reading and reviewing (or posting about) one of the Extra Credit Reads (listed below) will give you an additional entry into the Before I Wake giveaway.

New incentives may be added as the challenge progresses. Stay tuned….

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UPDATE: As of 1/6/12 at various stages of the challenge there will be giveaways for SIGNED copies of My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal and If I Die, as well as T-Shirts and something really special that will be revealed later in the event.

Thanks to the amazing author for donating quite a few of these awesome prizes and for signing all of the rest!
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Extra Credit Reads

In addition to the five books for the challenge, there will be extra entries for each of the three Soul Screamers novellas you read. Links to reviews or posts for the extra entry reads should be left on the challenge post during the month you’ve read and posted about it.

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So, as always I tend to be long winded. I hope it all makes sense. But I’ll sum it up below. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments. And don’t forget to sign up with the linky.

In short…

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CHALLENGE…

To READ (or RE-READ) and REVIEW (or POST ABOUT) all five Soul Screamers novels by Rachel Vincent from January 15-June 14, 2012.

WHAT TO DO…

1. Sign Up with the linky below.

2. Create a participation post (optional) and leave your link on the SSRC page on this blog.

3. Stop back each month and leave your links to any reads/reviews in the monthly Soul Screamers Challenge post for that month only.

4. Grab a challenge button from the sidebar! (Not required).

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Good luck everyone! I hope this is less a challenge and just a great opportunity to discover some amazing new books or to re-read some of your favorites!

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57 Responses to “Soul Screamers Reading Challenge”

  1. Candace says:

    I’ve meant to sign up ever since this post went up but I was planning on writing up a post and it’s just not happening. So I finally signed up and I can finally have that push I need to start this series! Thanks for hosting! Looks like a huge turnout!

  2. Crissy says:

    My review is up. Yey okay off to do an extra credit now 🙂

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Awesome! Don’t forget to include a link to your post in the “Month One Reviews” linky so you can get entries into the giveaways!

      Can’t wait to check out everyone’s posts and reviews. 🙂

  3. MissMaryM says:

    It won’t take me a whole month to reread one book… good thing we still have those extra credit reads 😛 am not really good at doing the review thing tho, but I will do my best!

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      I made the challenge for longer time periods so that it left plenty of time for everyone! Even those with a ton of review books. You may think you’re not good, but if you just share your thoughts, whatever they are, I’m sure it will be great! Thanks for participating in the challenge.

  4. Janae says:

    I absolutely love this series! I am a little late to the party but i am nust in time to join…

  5. Shaina Jachim says:

    Ok, I am a bit behind, but I just caught up, here is my first two reviews:

    Here is My Soul To Take: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/302448846

    Here is My Soul to Save:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/303922816

    🙂 Thanks soooo much for the opportunity to push myself 😀

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Hi Shaina I’m so glad you’re participating in the challenge! Did you sign up? And did you add these in to the Linky List in the MONTH THREE reviews? If you post each one in the Linky List for this month you will get an entry for each review not only for the end of challenge giveaway but for this month’s giveaway. But they have to be in the Linky List to count as that’s where I get the names for the giveaways.

      And if you read My Soul to Keep before April 15th you can get credit for that one for this month’s giveaway AND two additional entries into the end of challenge giveaway.

      I am so glad that you’re happy getting the little push from the challenge. I hope you’re enjoying it so far!

      • Shaina Jachim says:

        Ooh! Thanks for letting me know! I didn’t know to add them all to the same linky! 😀 I just posted up My Soul To Keep woo! 😀
        I am loving it, but My Soul To Keep was sooooo heart wrenching! But I couldn’t stop reading, I need to know what happens now! On to MSTSteal! 😀

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