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Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge

I just couldn’t resist the chance to have a reading challenge for Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent. It’s purely for selfish reasons, because I’m dying to see what everyone thought of this book!

And I’m really hoping that by having a challenge, it will give fans of this series that much more reason to add it to the top of their reading piles this month and write those reviews. So that I can check them out and also have several someones to talk about this book with. Because it was amazing. And it was an absolute killer. And…

Okay, I’ll stop. I don’t want to spoil anything.

So, this challenge will be just a bit simpler than the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge. It’s just the one book after all. So….


The Challenge

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To READ and REVIEW Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent by August 1, 2012.


See? Super easy!


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1. SIGN UP by leaving a link to your blog, Facebook page or Goodreads account in the Linky List in this post, BELOW.

{If you do not have a blog and want to have your review posted on the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge Blog, leave a link to that blog with your name in the Linky List.}

2. Create a participation post (optional) and leave your link to that post BELOW.

3. WRITE A REVIEW for Before I Wake by August 1, 2012 and leave your link BELOW.

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



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1. You will get one entry for signing up below, but you will only be entered into the giveaway if you post a review by August 1st.

2. You will get one entry for writing your review and linking it below.

3. You will get one entry should you choose to create a participation post – which can be an announcement on your Blog, Goodreads, FB, Tumblr, etc. If you don’t have a blog, that announcement post can be made on the SSRC blog.


Even if you already posted a review for Before I Wake prior to the start of this challenge you are still eligible to sign up, link your review and be entered into the giveaway at the end of the challenge.

Yep! There are no penalties for reading and reviewing it early. Though if you’d prefer to have something posted during the challenge, feel free to write a “thoughts” post and link that below instead.

But the maximum number of links you can leave are three.


The Incentives

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There will be FOUR prizes awarded for this giveaway.

1. The first place WINNER will receive $50 in books of their choice from Amazon or The Book Depository.

2. The second place winner will receive three Rachel Vincent books of their choice, which can include a Soul Screamers Volume 2 pre-order, which I will send to the author for her signature.

3. The third place winner will receive two Rachel Vincent books of their choice, which can include a Soul Screamers Volume 2 pre-order.

4. The fourth place winner will receive one Rachel Vincent book of their choice, which can include a Soul Screamers Volume 2 pre-order.



So, that’s it!

I hope you decide to join in. I really can’t wait to see what you all think of this awesome book! And if you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will respond.

Happy reading!


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33 Responses to “Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge”

  1. -drops dead the most dramatically way yet-

  2. smiling_ina says:

    Obviously, there’s no way I could NOT participate! 😉 I’m not sure how on earth I’ll be able to put my thoughts down into words, but well… 😉

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      YAY! And haha, we’re both having the same problem. Tomorrow night after work is dedicated to my BIW review. 🙂

  3. I promise I’ll write a review for this one. I’m not sure how coherent it will be, but oh well…

  4. Debbie says:

    It’s almost out!! AH! Definitely going to go all out and do the best review I can with this one!

  5. Aleksandra says:

    Signed up with my participation post 🙂 Can’t wait to read Before I Wake & thanks for hosting!

  6. Kristin S says:

    Yes!!! I will do the linky as soon as I get home!! I am planning on setting my alarm for 12:01 am Tuesday morning when my preorder of BIW will be in my nook!! Can’t Wait!!!

  7. Adriana C says:

    I sign up, but I didn´t read the rules first, so I didn´t link up my post. =D


    Can´t wait to read BIW!

  8. Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to read this!!!!!!! Hopefully my review will be readable, what with all the fangirliness there’s bound to be!

  9. YAY! My book will be finished sometime in the middle of the morning on Tuesday. It usually hits my kindle Monday night at 10pm lol and then I stay up all night reading.

  10. I guess I need to get on reading the other books in the series so that I can participate in this challenge ;p

  11. Lea Krnjeta says:

    Signed up with my participation post 😀

  12. I am SO EXCITED!! I can’t wait to finally read Before I Wake and review it! Thanks for hosting!!

    Here’s my sign up post: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/before-i-wake-mini-reading-challenge.html

  13. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    I’m half way through the book and let me tell you: I’m dying. Honestly dying… but it’s impossible not to love it! xD

    Count me in, I already wrote my participation post 😀

  14. So excited! But a qestion- where do I link my participation post? I’ve began writing it, but don’t exactly know where to put it. *sheepish smile*

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Ha, and yay! You can just add the link above in the same Linky. Just name it like some of the others have with “Participation Post.” Since it’s going to a specific post and not the blog address in general you can link two. Then when you write your review you would link it there also! 🙂

      • Ahh, okay! That makes sense- why didn’t I think of that? 🙂 Thanks for clearing it up!

        • Fiktshun009 says:

          I obviously wasn’t so clear in my post. I think I am but most times I’m only clear to me. 🙁 As it was just a one month challenge, I wanted all Linky’s in one list so I could just export the list as an excel, check all the entries and then run the names through Random. Would make it much easier!

  15. Kt says:

    Can you fix mine, #74 A Book Obsession.. To also say Participation Post? Thanks!

  16. Aleksandra says:

    Hi, Rachel! I was wondering if you can fix my name & add that it’s the participation post, it’s #16 Aleksandra @ Aleksandra’s Corner. I didn’t realise that we should link both to the blog & the participation post. I’ll link only to my blog right now 🙂

    • Aleksandra says:

      The linky won’t let me to link only to my blog for the sign up, although my first linked up link is to my participation post, so I linked up to my Goodreads profile, although I posted my BIW review on my blog. I hope that’s fine, and sorry for the mix up…

  17. Bakerette says:

    Since my participation post was on my goodreads review it wouldnt let me post the same link. So I shared my goodreads review to my Facebook page and used that link. Hope that works!
    Thanks Rachel, this whole challenge has been great!

  18. Teresa says:

    This sounds like fun, should get my review up soon!

  19. Sarena T says:

    My review:

    Thanks for such an awesome contest!

  20. Tiff- Escaping... One Book @ a Time says:

    Okay so I think I confused myself… I did a review but I had already signed up on the linky do you want me review link here or did I do it wrong and was supposed to linky it?

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      If you sign up you should leave the linky to your blog. You would also leave another linky to the review post! I hope that makes sense! 🙂

  21. Here’s the link to my Before I Wake review:


    Christina @ A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Hi Christina, did you put the link in the Linky List? I’m running numbers through Random to pick the winners based on the Linky numbers!

  22. smiling_ina says:

    Hi Rachel, you can just ignore my two entries. I hate to say it, but I didn’t manage to review BIW in time. I know that seems crazy, but it’s been a stressful month, and I just couldn’t do it. *sigh* I’m really sorry! :”(

  23. Fiktshun009 says:

    Hey! Everyone who left a link in comments has been added to the final list. Everyone who had trouble with sign-up posts plus reviews all the got credit for sign-ups. I’m about to put the entries into Random to determine the prizes. Good luck everyone!


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