Monday, January 2, 2012

What's New: January Releases & Giveaway!!

HOLY COW, where did 2011 go? I can't believe it's already 2012 , and I hope everyone has some great goals and resolutions to reach for this year! I know I do, in life and regarding this blog! So excited for 2012, because it's going to be an incredible one as far as the YA book world is concerned!

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! After the relatively small list of books that were pubbed in December, January is here to pretty much take our breath away!! :D

First off, the winner of December's giveaway was: Chen!! Congrats, Chen!

January Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK by Betsy St. Arhant
Irises by Francisco X. Stork
The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Walker
The Statistical Probability of Love by Jennifer E. Smith

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Alienation by Jon S. Lewis
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Charmfall by Chloe Neill
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cracked by K.M. Walton
Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes

Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucy Klauss
International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams
Pretty Little Liars: Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Lilah May's Manic Days by Vanessa Curtis
Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler
Run: A Subject Seven Novel by James A. Moore

Fangtastic by Lucienne Diver
Shadow's Edge by Maureen Lipinsky

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

First Date by Krista McGee
Jessica Rules the Darkside by Beth Fantasky
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Halflings by Heather Burch
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Immortal Longings by Diane Dekelb-Rittenhouse
In Darkness by Nick Lake
Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani by K.E. Payne
Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey
Tempest by Julie Cross
The Vampire Diaries: Stephan's Diaries: The Asylum by L.J. Smith

Getting Somewhere by Beth Neff
Truth by Julia Karr
Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo
Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M. James
Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
Havoc by Jeff Sampson
Life Eternal by Yvonne Woon
Mesmerize by Artist Arthur
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky
Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

Destiny & Deception by Shannon Delaney
The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Lenobia's Vow by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
New Girl by Paige Harbison

The Survivors by Will Weaver
Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

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

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a January Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on January 31st, 2012.
• 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. Eeep, can't wait for The Statistical Probability of Love - sounds so cute! ^_^

  2. Thanks for the giveaway Becky :) !! There are lots of books releasing in January that I'm dying to read !
    I've already ordered The Gathering Storm and Darkness Falls and I'm currently reading an ARC of Fracture .. I'm very excited about The Alchemy of Forever and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight !!
    Thanks again ;)

  3. I can't wait to read A Million Suns.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

  4. thank you very much great giveaway!

  5. So many great books coming out. Thanks for the chance.

  6. SO many fabulous books to choose from!

    Thanks for the chance to win one.

    New follower.


  7. So many great books to choose from! Fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

  8. I really want to try a John Green book, so I'm ditching Incarnate *gasp* and picking The Fault in Our Stars :)

  9. So many great books to choose from this month. Thank you so much for the giveaway.