Monday, August 1, 2011

What's New: August Releases & Giveaway

August already??? Yikes. I mean, geez, where did the summer go? My little guy will be starting first grade in just a few weeks! :(

So if you're new to Stories & Sweeties, here's a little run-down of this feature: at the start of each month, I do a little thing called the "What's New List & Giveaway" where 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! There are tons of books that I am really excited about this month---two or three that I have been literally anticipating all year long. So here we gooo!

First off, the winner for July is: Agnes Pink !! Congrats Agnes! :D

August Releases:
New this month, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating. I'd like feedback on this, if you have the time---do you like this addition? Do you want to know what I'm most excited about, or would you rather see this be more of an unbiased list? Let me know in the comments! :)

Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede
Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvears Shecter
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
Eyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer
The Iron Quill by Shelena Shorts
Misfit by Jon Skovron
Populazzi by Elise Allen
Underdogs by Markus Zusak
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Littman

Between by Jessica Warman
Blood Ties by Marianne Mancusi
Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 by Alexander Gordon Smith
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Eternal by Gillian Shields
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks

Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink ♥♥!
Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Dark Angel by Eden Maguire
Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin

The Cupid War by Timothy Carter

All You Desire by Kirsten Miller
Game of Triumphs by Laura Powell
Hooked by Catherine Greenman
I'll be Watching by Pamela Porter
Ingenue by Jillian Larkin
Juliet, Immortal by Stacey Jay
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
The Margrave by Catherine Fisher
Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz 2 by Ron Koetge
Thirst #4: The Shadow of Death by Christopher Pike

Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono

The Auslander by Paul Dowsell
Bargains & Betrayals by Shannon Delaney
Black, White, & Other by Joan Steinau Lester
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
The Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler
Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum
Tunnel Vision by Susan Shaw

Sign Language by Amy Ackley

Ambitious by Monica McKayhan
Beyond the Grave by Mara Purnhagen
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Envy by Gregg Olson
Nocturne by Christine Johnson
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce ♥♥!
Switch by Tish Cohen
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

The Jewel and The Key by Louise Spiegler

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight
Damned by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Mayberry
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Lie by Caroline Bock
Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
Twisted by Gena Showalter
Until the End by Christopher Pike
Vengeance by Kate Brian
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley

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

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a August Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on August 31st, 2011.
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through
• Please enter one time only for each monthly giveaway.



  1. soooo many books, soooo little time!

  2. Wow, great giveaway! Thank you (:

  3. Thanks for the chance and have a great day!

  4. And I like the addition of those little hearts! It's nice to see the books that you're anticipating.

  5. this is a great feature! I am looking forward to some many of those books!!

  6. Many books......thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I like the addition of the heart :o)

    So many good-looking books coming out!!! Exciting, exciting! :oD

  8. soo many books...thanks for the giveaway:)

  9. thank you!! i'm so looking forward to cleopatra's moon!

  10. I love the unbiased reporting of everything that's coming out but it makes it extra-special when you tell us the things YOU are majorly looking forward to as well.

  11. So many great books this month! I like the hearts! Its always fun to see what someone else is excited to read!!

  12. Thanks for the round-up for August. SO many great books out this month and next!!

  13. thanks for the giveaway :) looking forward to the near witch and bloodlines

  14. I like this, its nice to see which books you are really interested in or have read before and liked. The hearts are a special touch.

    I can't believe its August already, either. When your little one has his first day of school be sure to take LOTS of pictures. They grow up so fast, by oldest daughter was married last Saturday!

  15. I like the little hearts. It's your blog so it should reflect your interests.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. Thank you so much alot of great books this month! Great giveaway thanks for the chance!

  17. been looking forward to All You Desire!

  18. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway!! I'm crazy to read Anna Dressed in Blood and Bloodlines! =)