Saturday, October 1, 2011

What's New: October Releases & Giveaway!!

*Happy Sigh* It's Fall. My favorite time of year has official begun. And while it's still pretty warm where I am, I can feel a little nip in the early morning air that tells me it's autumn and the leaves will soon be turning...and that it's time to pick out Halloween costumes! :D (Hey check back Monday, I'll be announcing my Winking Witch Spooky Reads Challenge!)

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! We have a great list again this month, so lets get to it!

First off, the winner for September is: Hayley @ The Fable Faerie!! (I love the name of her blog! :D) Congrats, Hayley!!

October Releases:
Just like last month, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Beautiful Dead: Phoenix by Eden Maguire
Deviant by Adrian McKinty
Drummer Girl by Karen Bass
Escape Velocity by Robin Stevenson
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
Queens of All the Earth by Hannah Sternberg
Reasons to be Happy by Katrina Kittle

The Traitor's Smile by Patricia Elliott

Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Eve by Anna Carey
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Steampunk: Poe! by Megan Bryant
There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
Variant by Robinson Wells

Mercy Lily by Lisa Albert
Seers by Heather Frost

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
David by Mary Hoffman
Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
The Death Cure by James Dashner (a for hubby, he's WAY excited about this one!)
Devoted by Hilary Duff
Frost by Wendy Delsol
Goblin War by Hilari Bell
Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer
The Last Songs by Caroline B. Cooney
A Royal Mess by Tyne O'Connell
Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Libba Bray, Cassie Clare, Holly Black, Garth Nix, and more!
Stick by Andrew Smith
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
There is No Long Distance Now by Naomi Shihab Nye
Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Without Tess by Marcella Fleishman Pixley

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Fox & Phoenix by Beth Bernobich
Girls Don't Fly by Kirsten Chandler

Beautiful Chaos by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia
Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
Seizure by Kathy Reichs
Swear by Nina Malkin
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker

Amplified by Tara Kelly
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Battle Fatigue by Mark Kurlansky
Between the Sea & Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

Caleb's War by David L. Dudley
Crave by Melissa Darnell
Desert Angel by Charlie Price
Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
The Poison Diaries: Nightshade by Maryrose Wood
Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Phantom by L.J. Smith
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield

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

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a October Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on October 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. Wow. This is a really cool idea! It's interesting too! I know I'm definitely going to be looking out for half the books on that list! Haha!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I won last month, and I am so entering this month! :P Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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

  4. thanks for hosting this giveaway! I SERIOUSLY need to go through this list a lot of these books aren't familiar!

    SOOO jealous that I live somewhere where fall doesn't happen!! I miss crisp morning and changing leaves!!!

  5. I LOVE Fall too! My favourite time of the year!

    Great list! I see a few that I'm really excited for! Thanks for doing this list each month :) and the giveaway too!

  6. Eugh! I hate this time of year- it's getting colder and darker, and next summer and the sunshine is AGES away!
    Thanks for this giveaway- I'm hoping I'll win a book to cheer me up and get me through the depressing darkness of winter!

  7. Thank you so much alot of great books! What a great giveaway thanks for the chance!