Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's New: December Releases & Giveaway!!

It's December!! Wow. I still can't believe it. I need to get my Christmas tree and some various twinkly stuff up asap! The wind here is officially announcing the onset of winter and, baby, it's COLD outside! For whatever reason (its probably the holidays and birthdays and madness all around) but my reading time has been fleeting recently. Hope to remedy that soon!

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! December is kind of a small list, compared to other months. But the releases that are there are pretty awesome! :D

First off, the winner for November is: Joy D. Congrats, Joy!

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

Wintertown by Stephen E Mond
Witch and Wizard: The Fire by James Patterson

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Fix Me by Rune Michaels
Melody Burning by Whitley Streiber
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald
Ruthless by Sara Shephard
Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
Surrender by Lee Nichols
Winging It: The Dragon Diaries by Deborah Cooke

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
Illuminated by Erica Orloff
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Dream School by Blake Nelson

Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey
Flyaway by Helen Landolf
Legacy by Molly Cochran
On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne

The Amanda Project: Book 3: Shattered by Laurie Faria Stolerz & Amanda Valentino
Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind by Jessica Gruner & Roger Rener
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith
Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Magic of the Moonlight by Ellen Streiber
Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson
Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman

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

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a December Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on December 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. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  2. Sweeeeet! Thanks so much for the chance!

  3. Just wanted to say thanks for having giveaways like these! November's was the first one I entered. Can't believe the luck. Love your blog, Becky!

  4. Thanks very much for the chance to win! Love the festive giveaway form :D

  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :]

  6. So many great sounding books being released this month. Cannot wait till Clockwork Prince is out. =)

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway - I can't wait to read Deadly Little Voices - love the series!
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  8. Thank you very much what a great giveaway!