Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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

Holy Moly, it's August already! Was it just me, or did July fly by way too fast. And now it's almost time for school to start again! We start a little early kids go back in just two short weeks! Blows my mind how fast their summer vacation went by!

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 things first! The winner of July's giveaway was: Melanie ! Congratulations! :D

August 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!

Book of Tormod #3: A Templar's Destiny by Kat Black
The Curiousities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff
Far West by Patricia C. Wrede
Four Secrets by Margaret Willey
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki

Debutantes by Cora Harrison
Survive by Alex Morel
The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure by James Patterson

Anastasia Forever by Joy Preble
Auracle by Gina Rosati
Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
Between You & Me by Marisa Calin
Blood Fever by Veronica Wolff
Blood Ninja III: Betrayal of the Living by Nick Lake
Bound to You: Spellbound & See You Later by Christopher Pike
The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
Capital Girls by Ella Monroe
Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle
Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
One Shot Kill by Robert Muchamore
Rift by Andrea Cremer
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
Wake by Amanda Hocking

Burn by Heath Gibson
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell

Blood Crave by Jennifer Knight
Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
The Fallen #4: Forsaken by Thomas E. Sniegoski
False Memory by Dan Krokos
Intentions by Debrah Heiligman
The Kill Order by James Dashner
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Michael Vey #2: Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher
OMGQueer by Katherine E. Lynch and Radclyffe (anthology)
Suck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl
Touched by Cyn Balog
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent

The Rising by Will Hill
SpookyGirl by Jill Baguchinsky
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Life Happens Next by Terry Trueman
Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Smashed by Lisa Luedeke
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

Two or Three Things I Forgot To Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

Reaper by K.D. McEntire

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Ask Amy Green: Love and Other Drama-Ramas by Sarah Webb
Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton
A Certain October by Angela Johnson
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Loise Rozett
The Dark Light by Sarah Walsh
Defiance by C.J. Redwine

The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
Dragons of Winters by James A. Owen
Embers and Echoes by Karsten Knight

Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
Every Day by David Levithan

Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon
Foretold by Carrie Ryan, et al. (anthology)
If I Lie by Corinne Jackson
Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Since You Left Me by Allen Zadoff
Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Starling by Lesley Livingston
The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Johnathan Strahan, et al. (anthology)
Unwholly by Neal Schusterman
Vanquished by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard

(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 August release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends August 31th, 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. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win The Throne of Glass :)

  2. So many awesome books coming out this month!

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  3. Awesome list! It's impossible to choose one book.

  4. AWESOME! Can't wait to read Wake by Amanda. I'm giving away her first book, plus 4 others, on my blog this week if you're interested:-)

  5. There are several books on this list I'd love to get my hands on! Have been anticipating Throne of Glass for a long time now. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  6. Thank you so much for this giveaway! There are so many great books coming out in August. I have my eye on ENSHADOWED!

  7. I can't believe how fast July went! :)

  8. Lots of great August releases! And July did go pretty fast, didn't it? Thanks for the giveaway :).

  9. I'm looking forward to Glitch and Spark.

  10. I'm totally looking forward to False Memory and Blood Keeper!

    I just finished Every Day and it was... different... lol