Monday, April 1, 2013

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

April already!! I'm ready for showers and flowers and SPRING!  I hope it goes by slowly, before the hot of summer hits.  Not ready for that.  We had our first major April storm yesterday, and of course we got caught in it driving to Easter dinner.  I love the rain much more when I'm snugly on my couch with a book in lap, cup of tea on the side table next to me, and I can watch it pour down from my window.

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 March's giveaway was: Isabel! Congratulations! :D

April 2013 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!

Adorkable by Sarra Manning
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Rotten by Michael Northrop
That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard

The Collector by Victoria Scott
Dark Triumph by Robin Lafevers
Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells
Fearless by Cornelia Funke
Hunted by Ednah Walters
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
If the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Light by Michael Grant
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
Prophecy Girl by Cecily White
Rise by Anna Carey
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
What We Lost by Sara Zarr

Nameless by Lili St. Crow
White Lines by Jennifer Banash

Moonset by Scott Tracey
Renegade by Amy Carol Reeves
The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
Dead River by Cyn Balog
Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Mojo by Tim Tharp
Nine Days by Fred Hiatt
Revenge of the Not-So-Pretty Girl by Carolita Blythe
The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer
Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon
Zom-B City by Darren Shan

Breath by Jacki Morse Kessler
Cameron and the Girls by Edward Averett
Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting
Furious by Jill Wolfson
Game by Barry Lyga
The Grass is Always Greener by Jen Calonita
Liberator by Richard Harland
Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
Nicolas Dane by Melvin Burgess
Taken by Erin Bowman
True by Hilary Duff
Ultimate Betrayals by Brittany Counoyer

The After Girls by Leah Konen
The Symptoms of my Insanity by Mindy Raf

A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk

Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
Crush by Nicole Williams
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
The Elite by Kiera Cass
Exile by Rebecca Lim
The Hidden Deep by Christa J. Kinde
How Zoe made her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sara Strohmeyer
Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abbey McDonald
Manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen
The Marked by Inara Scott
Natural Born Angel by Scott Speer
Nobody's Secret by Michaela MacColl
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
The Rules by Stacey Kade
The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, & Mallory Reaves
Spirit's Chosen by Esther Freisner
Truth or Dare by Ella Monroe
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman

Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
Belonging by Karen Ann Hopkins
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
Defriended by Ruth Baron
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Identity Theft by Anna Davis
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
The Loop by Shandy Dawson
One Plus One Equals Blue by M.J. Auch
The Program by Suzanne Young
Sketchy by Olivia Samms
Survivor by James Phelan
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
The Ward by Jordana Frankel

(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 April 30th, 2013 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. I'm so excited for Dark Triumph ! Grave Mercy was such a surprise favorite !

  2. Thanks for the giveaway Becky! I always look forward to entering each month. The book I'm most excited for would probably be The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa! :D

  3. I hadn't heard of most of these, but now I'm excited for The Rules and That Time I Joined the Circus.

  4. I'm so overwhelmed. I can't wait to look for some of these.