Anna Todd’s “The Brightest Stars” release celebration giveaway!!!

by Maryse on September 17, 2018 · 31 comments

in Latest Book Releases

The Brightest Stars
<— Okay so, it’s not live YET (it’s going live at midnight) but Anna Todd is partnering with me for a giveaway and I’m starting it early!! OMG I am IN LOVE with that bracelet (I actually have an “Alex and Ani” bracelet that I NEVER take off given to me by one of my very best friends). :D And the one in the giveaway (see it below) is the PERFECT one to go with this book.

AND!!!! Speaking of this book, it sounds utterly AMAZING!!! I love the angst and introspection that comes with the plight of a military hero (and the heroine that loves him), and this one gave me a blurb jolt, BIG TIME!

…That’s when she meets him—a closed book she’s desperate to open.

 At just twenty, Kale is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He’s emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn’t begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard…

Yep!!! This one’s for me! :D

Here’s the whole synopsis:

Karina knows the harsh realities of military life. And like anyone who has grown up around an army base, she knows the background noise that follows a soldier home from war. That’s why she’s forging her own quiet life in her own little house. But she hasn’t turned her back on her family. She’s the glue that holds them together—when her father is deployed, when her brother, Austin, has another brush with the law.

Karina knows that she has to look after herself, that she can’t always fix what’s broken. But when Austin’s behavior worsens and her father’s reactions grow more extreme, Karina feels her own edges beginning to fray. That’s when she meets him—a closed book she’s desperate to open.

At just twenty, Kale is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He’s emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn’t begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard. And she lets herself fill in the blanks about this mysterious man.

But illusions quickly made are quickly shattered. That’s when Karina has to find her own courage—to untangle the truth from the lies, and decide what she’s going to do about it.

A riveting story about the love and lies, THE BRIGHTEST STARS will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

Now for the giveaway :D !!

Shine bright! One (1) winner receives:

How to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, tell us your favorite military romance book, or your favorite Anna Todd book), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday September 23rd, 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Prizing and samples provided by Anna Todd.


About the Author

Anna Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the After series, The Spring Girls and the upcoming The Brightest Stars. Always an avid reader, she began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the reading and writing multiplatform for original stories, with After becoming the most read series on the platform with over 1.5 billion reads. The print edition was published in 2014. It has been published in over 30 languages, with more than 11 million copies sold worldwide, and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. The film adaptation, which Anna is co-producing, is set to be released in early 2019. Anna and her husband currently live in Los Angeles.

Find her at, on Twitter at @imaginator1d, on Instagram at @imaginator1d, and on Wattpad as Imaginator1D.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Ria September 17, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Consolation and Conviction are my favorite military romance books by Corinne Michaels.

Melanie September 17, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Thank you for the giveaway!
After Ever Happy is my favorite Anna Todd book so far.

Northernstar September 17, 2018 at 2:53 PM

My favorite military book is Fishers Light by Tara Sivec.

Audrey Brown September 17, 2018 at 2:57 PM

I wanted to read this until in the synopsis “he had 2 tours of Afghanistan by the time he was 20”….I don’t think that’s realistic.

Robyn C September 17, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Thank you for the chance! I love military reads. I have two favorite books. Making Faces by Amy Harmon and Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy. This would be my first Anna Todd Book! :)

Janie Otero September 17, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Eep! I’ve never read a military romance book!

Jenn September 17, 2018 at 6:39 PM

I really have not read too many military books but the two I remember the most is Halo by RC Stephens ( uh Maryse this was the one I was trying to get you to read) and my other is Just Remember To Breathe by Charles Sheehan Miles, and this would also be my first Anna Todd book.

Constance Sheffer September 17, 2018 at 7:03 PM

Wonderful… This would be the first book I’ve read by Anna Todd. My favorite Military read has been Making Faces.

Erin M September 17, 2018 at 7:15 PM

This military brat loved Wounded and Capture by Jasinda Wilder.

Emma Granger September 17, 2018 at 9:32 PM

I read After in 2014 and I loved it !

Cheryl September 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Love the cover of this book!! Thanks for the chance! :)

Reese September 17, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Thanks Maryse!
I second After Ever Happy as my favorite Anna Todd!

michele p September 17, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Thanks Maryse! I loved Wounded by Jasinda Wilder.

Sue September 17, 2018 at 11:05 PM

I do love Anna Todd’s books. I have her complete first series in paperback. My favorite military stories are Jessica Scott’s Coming Home series. Can ‘t wait to read this one, pre -ordered. Appreciate the chance. Thx.

Jen C September 18, 2018 at 12:58 AM

Aaah, that bracelet is so cute!

Fave military book is A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson and BT Urruela.

Nicole A. September 18, 2018 at 12:59 AM

My favorite military book is Making Faces by Amy Harmon, SO GOOD! Also, I’m mortified to discover that I’ve never read an Anna Todd book. I’m not sure how, but this seems like a great place to start. Like seriously, I follow her on Instagram and love her posts, how haven’t I read her?!

Veronica Thomas September 18, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Hi and thanks for the chance. My favorite military type romance was Fishers Light by Tara Sivec. (I admit I have not read very many)

Stacy McQuillen September 18, 2018 at 10:49 AM

My favorite military book is Making Faces and I love giveaways!!!!!!

Michele G September 18, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Making Faces is my favorite military book. Love that bracelet!! Thanks for the chance!

Kris B September 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM

I love military books and am still shocked I have never heard of this author. Can’t wait to read the book!

Karyn September 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM

I loved Consolation by Corinne Michaels (and the book cover is beautiful) and Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec.

Lauren September 18, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Thank you for the giveaway, Maryse! Does Tatiana and the Bronze Horseman count? Favorite book of all time!! Epic!!

Nicole Ortiz September 18, 2018 at 5:42 PM

I haven’t read any of her books yet!
One I really liked was Badass by Linda Barlow
Thanks for the chance!

Paige C September 18, 2018 at 10:22 PM

I would love to win this. It sounds great!

Amy Howes-Joseph September 18, 2018 at 11:00 PM

What a fun giveaway! My favorite military romance is Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros, so much heartbreak AND love!

nan September 19, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Consolation and Conviction by Corinne Michaels are also among my favorite military romance books. Would love to read Bright stars by Anna Todd.

Elena September 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM

I don’t think I ever read a military romance book before. Thank you for the giveaway!

Leah Szudzik September 19, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Back to you by Jessica Scott

Grey September 21, 2018 at 5:14 AM

Thank you so much for this opportunity! My favorite military romance was A Lover’s Lament by K L Grayson and B T Urruela. And, thank you as always, Maryse…for making this possible!

Kim Henrichs September 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM

This looks like a really great book!!!

Ashley September 23, 2018 at 9:06 AM

I have a few favorite military romance books (depending on my mood). The Cornerstone by Kate Canterbury and When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby are among them. There are a lot of great ones already listed here too!

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