Monday, January 6, 2014

The Offering Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Kimberly Derting’s fabulous book, The Offering!  I will be posting my review of the book later this week, but for today, I have a playlist for you!  Created by none other than Kimberly Derting!  Woo hoo!!  Enjoy the playlist and make sure you read this series!  I LOVE it!

1. Let The Rain by Sara Bareilles

This line says it all: “And if I were fearless, then I'd speak my truth.”

2. The Lion The Beast The Beat by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

I love the overall feel of this song, and the lyrics:

“It's time to meet your maker;
Make the road your undertaker.”

3. Don’t Lose Yourself by Laura Veirs and The Saltbreakers

This song reminds me of Charlie’s struggle with Sabara. The opening lines are:

“I felt my vocal chords weakening;
I felt my concave thoughts;
I felt my voluntary blindness;
For staring straight into the sun.”

4.  The Divide by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

To me this just gives an overall feel of Charlie’s journey in THE OFFERING.

5. Whispers in the Dark by Mumford & Sons

I can’t help thinking of Aron and Brooklynn when I hear this song.

6.  This is War by Thirty Seconds To Mars

This song was a pretty obvious fit for a book about a war brewing:

“To the edge of the earth;
It's a brave new world;
From the last to the first.”

7.  Devil’s Backbone by The Civil Wars

There’s a pretty gruesome scene in the aftermath of a village’s slaughter, and this song captures the feel I was going for.

 8.  Kings and Queens by Thirty Seconds To Mars

Another song that fits the overall feel of the battle scenes.

“We were the kings and queens of promise. We were the victims of ourselves.”

9.  Save My Life by ZZ Ward

This is totally meant to be a love song, but I hear it as Charlie’s anthem to Sabara in the final act:

“Save my life, set me free,
These lonely nights are haunting me,
Cut me out from the cold,
This young heart is getting old”

10.  Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce

And then, of course, Beyonce reminding us that, yes, girls indeed do run the world ;)

You can listen to the entire Spotify playlist on

The Offering by Kimberly Derting
True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.
Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.
When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.
But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

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Praise for The Offering
“This was a truly epic ending to the series.” –Crystal Perkins, Goodreads Review
“The final book in Kimberly Derting’s Pledge trilogy is a thrilling conclusion. I was immediately swept up into it and powered right through. It was pretty much what I wanted with a few surprises along the way.” –Krys at Bibliopunkk Reads
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kimberly dertingAuthor Kimberly Derting
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.

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January 6th
Frankie’s Bookshelf – Review
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A Dream Within A Dream – Review
Dear, Restless Reader – Review
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January 7th
Ali’s Books – Spotlight
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Reader Girls – Review
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Bonnie Gets A Say – Interview
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Townsend House – Review
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Colorimetry – Review + Interview
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