Monday, April 2, 2012

What's New: April YA Releases & Giveaway!!

April!! Well, they weren't kidding about April Showers. I've been dying to get out and plant some pretty flowers and get my herb garden going for the season, but no...we've had rain and rain and more rain. Today was the first clear day for awhile. Sigh. On the other hand---rainy days make for a great excuse to sit on the couch and read all day long with a cup of hot chocolate. :)

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!

First off, the winner of March's giveaway was: Leanna @ Daisy Chain Book Reviews. Congrats, Leanna!!

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

Above by Leah Bobet
Cat Girl's Day Off by Kimberly Pauley
Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson
The List by Soibhan Vivian
Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Black Heart by Holly Black
The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Immortal City by Scott Speer
The Marked by Inara Scott
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Belles by Jen Calonita
The Book of Blood and Shadows by Robin Wasserman

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Crater by Homer Hickman
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo
Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile by James Reese
Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Losers in Space by John Barnes
Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand
Though Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin by Joseph Delaney
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Liberator by Richard Harland
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats

All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers
Ascend by Amanda Hocking
Blood Born by Jamie Manning
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman
The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Purity by Jackson Pearce
Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
Spirit's Princess by Esther Friesner
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Zero by Tom Leveen

The Right and the Real by Joelle Anthony
Seven Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker

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

Giveaway Details:
One winner will win a YA April Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends May 1st, 2012
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through

I've switched it up a bit this month and am using rafflecopter, so there are some extra entries if you want them! I'd love to hear some feedback on this---do you prefer rafflecopter or the google doc entry form?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Yay! Thanks so much, Becky! I emailed you with my choice. :)

  2. April is such a great month. There are so many new books coming out that sound interesting.

  3. Thank you so much! There are so many great books to choose from.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Lots of awesome reading coming this month. :)

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I much prefer rafflecopter as it's much easier :)

  6. I love your monthly giveaways Becky :) !! They are so so awesome because I can always check out the new releases and your favourites among them !!
    Thank you so much ! Hugs ..

  7. Rafflecopter is good cause it remembers that you've entered. Thanks!

  8. April really did bring a lot of great new releases. But May brings Insurgent and City of Lost Souls, so excitement continues. ^^ Great giveaway!

    Aleksandra @ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

  9. You are too magnanimous (my word for the day)! Thank you so much for you hosting this giveaway..and all the other ones you do as well!