Monday, June 4, 2012

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

Well hello there! It's been a few days of radio silence here at Stories & Sweeties, and this list is getting up a little late! :D Summer vacation has hit and I'm now the proud mama of a high school graduate! My son also surprised our family by not telling us that he was singing the national anthem at the grad ceremony! It was such a great surprise and I teared up just a bit! So how is your summer so far?? Not too hot, I hope? Half the book community is away at BEA and I am so, so jealous! Although I will be attending ALA in Anaheim in just a few short weeks and I am thrilled to be going for the first time! More on that later...

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 May's giveaway was: Graceful Lily. Congrats! :D

June Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating---whether I can't wait to read them or I just can't wait to have my own finished copy!

Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough
Girl Out Loud by Emily Gale
Grim by Anna Waggener
Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

The Baby Experiment by Anne Dublin

All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
Arise by Tara Hudson
A Bad Day for VooDoo by Jeff Strand
Blazing the Trail by Deborah Cooke
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey & Jane Hodson
Elemental by Emily White
Ghost Crown by J. Gabriel Gates
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
Keeping Secrets by Alyson Noel
A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley
Messy by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Mirage by Kristi Cook
Monument 14 by Emma Layborne
Now by Morris Gleitzman
Stunning by Sara Shepard
Seize the Storm by Michael Cadnum
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knuttson
Surrender by Elana Johnson
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
Transcendence by CJ Omololu
Zombie by JR Angelalla

Adventures of Lilli & Zane: The Golden Flute by Catherine Lanigan
The Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
Crazy by Amy Reed
Fear by Charlie Higson
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diane Peterfreund
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation by Fred Lit Yu
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
Riese: Kingdom Falling by Ryan Coppe & Greg Cox
Run the Game by Jason Myers
The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler
Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
My Life in Black & White by Natasha Friend
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Stronger by Michael Carroll
Tokyo Heist by Diann Renn
The Vindico by Wesley King
Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price

Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Just Flirt by Laura Bowers
The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound by Heather Brewer
Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
The Wild Queen: Days & Nights of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolyn Meyer

Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Between the Line by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw
Bound by Erika O'Rourke
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
False Covenant by Ari Marmell
A Midsummer Tight's Dream by Louise Rennison
One Moment by Kristina McBride
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young

(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 June Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends June 30th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these awesome releases

  2. What a beautiful surprise, having your son sing the national anthem at the graduation ceremony!! I would have teared up, too <3

  3. I'm jealous of everyone at BEA too! Loads of great books releasing this month, thanks so much for the chance to win one :).

  4. oh boy oh boy oh boy! I want Golden Lily!

  5. awesome giveaway...wish i win...

    thanks a lot..

  6. My summer has definitely not been too hot so far! We're experiencing a rainy summer in Ireland!

    I'm so excited for Flirting in Italian and The Golden Lily this months. <3

  7. This is such an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for hosting! There's also a lot of books I want on this list!

    New follower


  8. A lot of awesome June releases thanks for the giveaway too!

    new follower

  9. thx u for the giveaway...GBU ^^


  10. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  11. Thank you for the giveaway!

    My GFC Follower name is Megan @Reading Away The Days. I couldn't put it on the form :)