Monday 15 June 2009

Birthday Contest! (CLOSED)

It's my 17th birthday today and to celebrate I decided to hold another contest. This time there will be two winners. One person will win the first two of Grace Dent's Diary of a Chav series and the other will win an ARC of Maite Carranza'a War of the Witches.

- Trainers vs. Tiaras

From For now, Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories, taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk, lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded, suped up Vauxhall Novas and Chicago Town pizza. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all. Call her what you want. She don't care. She's keeping it real.

Slinging the Bling

From The divine Shiraz Bailey Wood is back to enlighten us on the multi-layered, rich tapestry that is her life in Goodmayes Essex. Shiraz is astonished to discover that she has passed eight GCSE's and is actually clever! Emboldened, she decides she can't waste her brain power on a job at 'Mr Yolk', the local greasy spoon. No, she'll stay on at the Mayflower Sixth Form 'Centre of Excellence' and get even brainier. Best friend Carrie is of a like-mind and so, armed with text books and pencil cases, the intrepid pair set forth into the heady world of academia. Soon Shiraz is hanging out with other boffin types, amongst them the gorgeous Joshua, with the sharp cheekbones and the whopping allowance. But will Shiraz really dump the devoted Wesley Barrington Bains II for a smooth-talking lad with an Oxbridge future? Read SBW's hilarious, heart-rending, irresistible diary to find out!

- War of the Witches

From When her mother disappears without a trace, Anaid is baffled. Taken in by friends, she learns a shocking truth: her mother is a witch, but not just any witch ...She is the chosen one who is prophesied to end a bloody war with the cruel Odish clans who are intent on attaining eternal life, at whatever cost. As Anaid struggles with this discovery, she starts developing powers of her own, and sets out on a dangerous journey to rescue her mother and, ultimately, herself. This magical fantasy by internationally acclaimed author Maite Carranza delves deeply into the unspoken ties between mothers and daughters and the mysteries of growing up.

To win:
+1 leave a comment containing your email address and telling me which you would like to win
+2 blog about the contest or put in your sidebar
+2 become/are a follower
This contest will be international and will end at 11:59pm Monday 29th June GMT.

Good luck!



  1. First and foremost, Happy 17th Birthday!
    You better be celebrating it :D

    I'm already a follower and would love to win, urm, hard decision, War of the Witches.

    Enjoy your birthday!

  2. Hey Sophie, I've already got all those great books (lucky me!) so please don't enter me in the contest, but I wanted to say a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Have a wonderful day!


  3. I would love to win the first two of Grace Dent's Diary of a Chav series.

    +2 I posted a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar
    +2 I am already a follower.

  4. ^ Ooops, and my email adress is

  5. hey sophie,
    I just want to wish you happy 17th birthday!
    Hope you have a blast today!!!

  6. Happy Birthday Sophie! I hope you're having an awesome day!

    I'd like to enter to win War of the Witches, please!

    Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com (+1)

    I already follow (+2)

    I've linked to this contest in my contest section right sidebar (+2):

    (Please exscuse my layout at the mo, I'm working on it)

  7. Hey Sophie! I would loooove to read 'War of the Witches'...
    -My E-mail:
    -I already am a follower
    -I posted it on my sidebar check it out here:

    Thanks, Happy B-day again!

  8. Hiya Sophie :)

    I'd love to win Diary of a Chav please!!!!

    Happy Birthday ^D^

    I'm just away to put the contest on my sidebar, it should be there in a few.

    My e-mail is dragonflybookreviews(at)

    :) Have a nice evening!

  9. Happy 17th Birthday! My sixteenth birthday is this friday, so our birthdays are pretty close!

    I'd love to be entered to win The Diary of a Chav, please.

    I follow you.

    I hope you have/had a great birthday!


  10. Hey happy birthday, hope you have a great day.
    Awesome contest, I would love to be in the draw to win War of the Witches.
    I have just become a follower.

  11. Happy Birthday! :D

    I would like to be in the draw for War of the Witches :3

  12. Happy Belated Birthday, Sophie!

    Just want to wish the best birthday year ever!


  13. You don't have to enter me, but I just wanted to say
    HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYY Sophie!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope it's an awesome one and that you get a ton of books!:-D

  14. I would like War of the Witches and have linked the contest to my blog!

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

  15. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day and did something fun.

    I would like to win War of the Witches.

    I am also a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  16. War of the Witches, but any of them really. :)

  17. Hi! I would love to win The Diary of a Chav!!! Email is cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

    +1 (did it) leave a comment containing your email address and telling me which you would like to win
    +2 (did it)blog about the contest or put in your sidebar
    +2 become/are a follower

    5 entries total!


  18. Hello. I'm interested in War of the Witches
    E-mail is seahn-gallagher(at)hotmail(dot)com

    +1 left a cooment with e-mail
    +2 became a follower.

    Thank-you seahn.
    Hope your birthday was good.

  19. Happy Birthday !
    I would love to win War of the Witches
    silverhartgirl at

  20. Happy 17 Birthday
    Im a new Follower
    the book that sound great tto read is War of the Witches

  21. Happy Birthday!!!

    +1 I'd love War of the Witches. :)
    +2 I blogged about it here:
    +2 I'm a follower. :)

  22. First~ Happy Birthday (even if its days late!)

    +1 I'd love to read War of the Witches;
    +2 I'm following you~

  23. Happy Belated birthday!!

    I'd like to win War of the Witches

    +2 i'm a follower


  24. Ally in WA (USA)22 June 2009 at 11:41

    I would love to win War of The Witches but either book is great. Both look like great summer reads.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  25. Ally in WA (USA)22 June 2009 at 11:45

    I follow (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

    Happy Birthday!

  26. Many happy returns and may you have many, many more !

    I am a follower.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    buddytho {AT} gmail DOT com

  27. Late Happy 17th Birthday!!
    I'd love to enter for a chance to win War of the Witches!
    leann-28 at hotmail dot com

    +2 become/are a follower

    hank you!!


    I choose....

    War of the Witches

    mariadelgado32302 at yahoo dot com

  29. I follow.

    mariadelgado32302 at yahoo dot com

  30. Happy 17th birthday. :D

    I hope to win War of the Witches. Happy summer.

  31. just wanted to say Happy Birthday!

  32. First of all...
    Happy 17th Birthday!!!:D
    +1 Hmm...I'd love to win the 2 books by Grace Dent. Pretty cool.
    +2 put contest in sidebar (
    +2 follower.

  33. Belated happy birthday! :)

    +1 I would love to win the Diary of a Chav by Grace Kent.
    +2 I followed your blog.
    +2 linked this in my sidebar:

  34. Happy Belated Birthday!

    +1 Enter me please! I'd love to win War of the Witches.
    +2 posted a link on my sidebar:
    +2 became a follower


  35. i would like to win the War of the Witches i am a follower

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