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Friday, April 27, 2012

Kelley Armstrong YA Challenge

I am hosting another reading challenge!

Welcome to the Kelley Armstrong YA Challenge hosted by Darlene's Book Nook!

I am already participating in the Women of the Otherworld Reading Challenge, which is also written by Armstrong. Since the Darkest Powers trilogy has been on my TBR list for a long time, I thought I would host another reading challenge.

It is my understanding that some of the characters from the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series will come together in a third trilogy to be released after all the Darkness Rising books are published.

The books in the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong are:
  1. The Summoning (Book #1)
  2. The Awakening (Book #2)
  3. Darkest Powers Bonus Pack: Contains Dangerous (prequel to The Summoning, Book #0.5), Divided (set between The Summoning and The Awakening, Book #1.5), and Disenchanted (overlaps part of The Awakening, told from Tori's point of view, Book #2.5) 
  4. The Reckoning (Book #3)
  5. Belonging (Book #3.5) [you can read it on Armstrong's website HERE]

The books in the sister series, Darkness Rising, by Kelley Armstrong are:
  1. The Gathering (Book #1)
  2. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short (Book #1.1) [you can read it on Armstrong's website HERE]
  3. The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Short (Book #1.2) [you can read it on Armstrong's website HERE]
  4. The Calling (Book #2)
  5. The Rising (Book #3) [expected publication 2013]

Please read below for the challenge guidelines:

Kelley Armstrong YA Challenge

Here are the challenge details:

1. This challenge will run from April 27, 2012 to April 28, 2013. As challenge host, I reserve the right to extend the challenge period if The Rising has not been released before the challenge is supposed to end!

2. You can join the challenge at any time. All books read during the challenge period count for the challenge, regardless of when you sign up.

3. This challenge can cross-over to your other reading challenges.

4. You do not need a blog to participate! If you are not a blogger, you can post your reviews at Goodreads, Shelfari, or LibraryThing and link them up here.

5. All formats of books are acceptable: Bound copies, e-books, and audiobooks (unabridged only). 

6. There are three levels for the challenge:

a. Just A Taste: Read 1-3 Armstrong YA books.
b. Halfway There: Read 4-7 Armstrong YA books.
c. All The Way: Read 8-10 Armstrong YA books.

7. When you write your sign-up post, you must choose your level. You can go up, but you cannot go down!

8. There will be a link-up for your reviews, which will be posted on THIS page.

9. There will be a link for your wrap-up post at the end of the challenge, which will be posted on THIS page. 

10. Create a sign-up post and link back to this post. Sign up with Mister Linky below! Be sure to use the direct url to your sign-up post and not the url to your blog.

11. Grab the challenge button and post it in your sidebar. Copy and paste this HTML code into an HTML gadget for your sidebar: <a href=""><img alt="Kelley Armstrong YA Challenge" src="" width="190" /></a>

I am aiming for 'Halfway There': 
Read 4-7 Armstrong YA books. 

I will keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1)
  2. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1) 
  3. The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.2)

Sign-up below if you wish to join me in the challenge!


  1. Thanks for hosting another great challenge!

    1. You're welcome, Christina! Thanks for joining!

  2. Finally wrote my sign up post, so I'm in, and thank you so much for hosting this challenge :)

  3. My blog is in spanish. Would that be a problem? I hope not because I would really like to do this challenge and re-read the first 4 books.

    1. No hay problema, Mavel! Please, feel free to join the challenge!! I'd love to have you join us!

  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

    1. You're welcome, city! I hope you will join us!

  5. I am considering joining up but was wondering how do you win one of the prizes? Is it just a random drawing or what? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Monica. There is no prize for the challenge. Your prize is - hopefully - reaching your goal!

  6. Hi, I'm finally entering this challenge, I know it's a bit late but I still have time to read everything (I hope)

    In the linky I'm leaving the page where I'll keep score of my progress but this is the post where I announce the challenge


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