Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sanctum Blog Tour: The Malachi Journals + Giveaway

I am incredibly proud to be a part of Sarah Fine's Sanctum blog tour. I've read Sanctum just recently (you can read my review here), and it really took my breath away. Of course, developing a huge crush on Malachi was unavoidable and his journal entries broke my heart just a little bit. But before we get to them, here are a few things about the book:

"My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple."

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone – she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t – the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.

If you want to get to know someone, reading his journal is the way to do it (though you should probably ask permission first). Malachi is no exception: his journals contain his thoughts, hopes, fears, plans, and adventures during his time in the dark city. Starting today, excerpts will post regularly throughout the publication of the Guards of the Shadowlands series at www.guardsoftheshadowlands.tumblr.com, but to get things started, you can read excerpts from Malachi's first ten days as a Guard NOW. And you can enter to win one of ten SANCTUM swag packs, which include an exclusive bonus scene from Malachi's point-of-view!

DAY 5: 
I have not slept in days, and it is pointless to pretend any longer. I want to be strong, like Heshel told me to be, like Heshel was. I want these pages to reflect what I should be, but I know what they will really reflect is what I am. Weak. I cannot close my eyes without the nightmares closing in, and I am awakened at night by my own screams and the memories of-- I have not been allowed out of this room. I have banged on the door until my hands are bruised and swollen. I have shouted until my voice is a shadow. I want to die, but I am fairly sure I am already dead. I want to kill, but no one is giving me the satisfaction. I am certain I am losing my mind. I need to control myself and figure out how to escape.

Sarah Fine was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast, where she lives with her husband and two children. When she's not writing, she's working as a child psychologist. No, she is not psychoanalyzing you right now. Make sure to check her website, or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.  


And that's it! *sigh* My poor Malachi! Follow the Rafflecopter to discover the rest of his journal entries, make sure to enter the giveaway (aren't the prizes just awesome?), and if you haven't already, read Sanctum as soon as you can. I promise you won't be sorry. :)


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14 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I already read & loved your review of Sanctum and decided that I need to buy this book soon. But this swag pack sounds really awesome! :)

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  2. Ooh I think this might be my favourite entry yet! I have read a handful of them today and can't wait to meet Malachi properly! As soon as I am done with Opal, I will pick this up. :)

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  3. That was an intense entry Maja! I'm having so much fun bouncing from blog to blog reading these and getting a feel for Malachi. I'm already a little in love with him and am rooting for him to escape. So excited to read this and have Malachi all to myself ;-)

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  4. Listen here Jenny, and Maja Malachi is mine... I saw him first. This is one of the more heartbreaking entries. My heart aches for him...sigh....

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  5. I'm so glad we're all participating in this together! I love the entire project and MALACHI! So much love for him... *swoons* ;)

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  6. I'm loving these journal entries! I can't wait to meet Malachi ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I LOVED this book SO FREAKING MUCH! (My review goes up tomorrow.) I loved getting a little look into Malachi's mind when he was first in the dark city. Love Malachi!

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  8. You know which journal entries I want to read about? His thoughts on Lela. Since you've got privy to his thoughts...is there going to be some like that?

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  9. Yay! Your review is definitely a reason for me wanting to read Sanctum, Maja! Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

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  10. Oh my gosh I totally felt my heartbreaking then! If anyone can convince me to give Malachi, I mean this book a try it is you Maja with your gorgeous reviews and enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing this great entry with us! :)

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  11. Awwww, what a heat-breaking journal entry! I remember reading your reivew on Sanctum and I definitely can't wait to get the chance to read the book ;)

    Thank you for sharing this awesome post with us, Maja ♥

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  12. These entries really showed how far Malachi came when we meet him in Sanctum. It was heartbreaking to read these! I just wanted to give Malachi a big hug. I'm so glad you're part of this event as well, Maja. I really wanted this story to get attention because it's well deserved. Generous giveaway, too! Each blog has one. :)

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  13. After reading that journal entry, I'm super excited to meet Malachi. I'm currently reading this book and I'm loving the dark feel it has to it! Thanks for sharing the heart-breaking journal entry, Maja!

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