Saturday, September 1, 2012

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

Fall is almost here!! Yaaaay! :D My absolute favorite season...the weather cools, the leaves get all gorgeous, the Halloween decor comes out, and the rest of the holidays are just around the corner. September gives us book lovers one more reason to celebrate---this month is EPIC for book releases. Seriously, insanely epic. Pay special attention to the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 24th---and try your best not to drool. ;)

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 August's giveaway was: Demitra ! Congratulations! :D

September 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!

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Drama by Raina Telgeimeier
The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
A Soldier's Secret by Marissa Moss
Undead by Kristy McKay

34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues
After Hello by Lisa Mangum
Be my Enemy by Ian McDonald
Beneath the Glitter by Elle & Blair Fowler
Betrayal by Gregg Olsen
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
Blink Once by Cylin Busby
Blood Forever by Mari Mancusi
The Book of the Night by Pearl North
The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Butter by Erin Jade Lang
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Dead is a Killer Tune by Marlene Perez
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Entice by Jessica Shirvington
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
I Swear by Lane Davis
Immortal Lycanthropes by Hal Johnson
Island of Silence by Lisa McMann
Losing It by Erin Fry
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Origin by Jessica Koury
Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts
Shift by Kim Curran
Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Surviving High School by M. Doty
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, & Romance edited by Ekaterina Sedia (collection)

The City's Son by Tom Pollock
Henry Franks by Peter Adam Salomon
Redemption by Veronique Launier
Silver by Talia Vance
Skyship Academy: Crimson Rising by Nick James

Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery
Beyond by Graham Mcnamee
Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
Call the Shots by Don Calame
Come August, Come Freedom: the Bellows, The Gallows & The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau
Crusher by Niall Leanard
Daylight Savings by Edward Hogan
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Flesh and Bone by Jonathan Maberry
Hanging By A Thread by Sophie Littlefield
Hidden by Sophie Jordan
Island of Doom by Arthur Slade
Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley
Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
The Secret Circle: The Hunt by L.J. Smith
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Sons of the 613 by Mike Rubens
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Dead Cat Bounce by Nic Bennett
Josie Griffin in Not a Vampire by Heather Swain
Lindsey Lost by Suzanne Phillips
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Glass Heart by Amy Garvey
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse
Seconds Away by Harlan Coban
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette by Biance Turetsky
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Max Paetro

Alchemy by K.J. Wignall
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Blessed by Tonya Hurley
The Blue Door by Christa Kinde
Covet by Melissa Darnell
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Flock by Wendy Delsol

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
How to Rock Breakups and Makeups by Meg Haston
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegan
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman
The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini
Scorch by Gina Damico

The Turning by Francine Prose
Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin

(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 September release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends September 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. So many good releases this month! I'm really excited to read Ten by Gretchen McNeil. I read Rage Within recently and loved it!

  2. Yay, this is going to be a great month. So many great new books will be out and I have already preordered some of them.

  3. Tons of fab books this month! Thanks so much for the giveaway :).

  4. I love fall too! My favorite time of year. I hope to visit my sisters in Ashville next month . . . it's the best place in America for the season:-) And it finally cools off enough in Florida during October to break out the fire pit at night and read some great books to my daughters.

  5. Ahhh!! Alice in Zombieland! And Vessel! Can. not. wait!

  6. I'm really excited for Ten by Gretchen McNeil, and I love the cover!

  7. I'm crazy to read The Raven Boys and Vessel! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to reading Vessel, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, and The Crown of Embers!