Friday, April 1, 2011

What's New: April Releases & Giveaway

Well another little bit of 2011 has slipped sneakily by...and what does that mean?? It's time for the April "What's New" New Reads List & Giveaway here at Stories & Sweeties! Here you'll find a full list of the new releases in YA for the month, and entry to the giveaway. At the end of each month, one lucky winner will get to choose any new release as their prize! So, without further ado...the book birthdays of April!

April Releases:

Betrayal by Mayandree Michel
Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowen
Eclipse of the Jaguar by Richard Trout
In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane

7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastophes by Amber Kizer
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Faerie Winters by Janni Lee Simner
The Fitzosbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper
Flip by Martyn Bedford
The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High 2) by Lisi Harrison
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Plague by Michael Grant
Red Glove by Holly Black
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
Teeth: Vampire Tales by Cassandra Clare, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, etc.
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Rage by Jackie Kessler

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap
My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipson
What Comes After by Steve Watkins

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier by Jonathan Strahan
On the Volcano by James Nelson
The Returning by Christine Hinwood

Shatter: A Daughter's Regret by Melody Carlson

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Coven's Daughter by Lucy Jago
Defiance by Lili St. Crow
Eona by Alison Goodman
Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Rage of the Fallen by Joseph Delany and Patrick Arrasmith

Abandon by Meg Cabot
Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Carmen by Walter Dean Myer
Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances by Lesley Livingston, Michael Scott, Maria V. Snyder, etc.
Family by Micol Ostow
Forever Summer by Alyson Noel
Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
Gifted : Speak No Evil by Marilyn Kaye
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley
Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell
We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Back When You Were Easier to Love
by Emily Wing Smith
Exile by Anne Osterlund

(links go to Goodreads)
Please feel free to email me if you notice any YA titles missing! :)

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a April Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on April 30st, 2011.
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through


  1. I've just realized there were even more books I wanted to read released in April than I thought ! Thanks for the giveaway Becky !! =)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Great books.

  3. Thanks very much for the giveaway, Becky!

  4. That's a lot of books that are being published this month! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  5. OMG! SOOO many good books! Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the super useful list (and contest) Becks! :)

  7. Thanks for the awesome list and giveaway! April is a great month for books :D

  8. argh! so many books, so little time! i want all of them! LOL!

  9. Very good list! I'm mostly anticipating City of Fallen Angels, I cannot wait to read it!!
    I've just finished my ARC of The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong, and wow, what a great book!
    Thanks for this giveaway, I look forward to your list each month.

  10. *groan* This post has been very bad for my budget...

  11. Thanks a lot for the chance! I would love to win City of Fallen Angels!

  12. I read 2 or 3 books simultaneously, so the amount is not a problem for me. The more i get, the happier i am! LOL

  13. SO many books!
    Thank you thank you for the giveaway =)

  14. Oh God, so many awesome books there! Thank you for this great international giveaway:)

  15. I love this giveaway! Thanks so much!!! :)

  16. I would especially love to read ''Okay for Now''....It seems to be my motto these days.LOL

  17. I knew and at the same time didn't know there were so many books being released this month. WOW, the possibilities.

    Happy reading :-)

  18. Whoo-hoo!!!.. So many books...
    thanks for sharing the information..

    thanks for Giveaway too and make it internationally.. *cross finger*