Monday, July 1, 2013

"What's New" July YA Releases & Giveaway

Guys, I am melting. MELTING.  I am not a fan of the heat, and here in Northern CA we're smack in the middle of heat-wave-HELL.  It was 104 today.  It's suppose to be 110 tomorrow, and 112 the next!! Ugh, ugh. ugh. Ready for Fall already.  I want to sit on my front porch and read but I can't even breathe out there!

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 June's giveaway was: Tina!  Congratulations! :D

  July 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!

Blurred by Tara Fuller
Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock
Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine
Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa
Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu
This is WAR by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker
This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter
Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
The Twice Lost by Sarah Porter
Vortex by S.J. Kincaid

Shallow Pond by Alissa Grosso

Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees
Life’s a Witch by Brittany Geragotelis
Only Ever Always by Penni Russon
Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier
Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
Who Needs Magic? By Kathy McCullough
Zom-B Angels by Darren Shan

45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

Belladonna by Fiona Paul
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy
No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz
Perfection by JL Spelbring

Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards

Contaminated by Em Garner
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Extremities by David Lubar
The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith
How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
Shadows of Glass by Kassy Tayler
Starglass by Phoebe North
Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell

All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford
Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael
Bubble World by Carol Snow
The Cruisers: Oh, Snap! By Walter Dean Myers
Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe by dan Poblocki
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
Love Disguised by Lisa Klein
Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Torn by David Massey

(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 July release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends July 31st, 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. Oh wow, and I thought it was hot here in Texas! Yesterday, it was 104 degrees, but it's not as hot today. I'm hoping we get some rain though because we haven't had even a sprinkle of rain for about three weeks now. =(

  2. I want to read All Our Pretty Songs; it sounds haunting.

    Drink lots of water and stay in the shade if you can! :-)

  3. Wow, so hot! It's been hot on and off here, weather is so unpredictable. So many books to look forward to this month! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. +JMJ+

    Thank you for the giveaway! I'm entering for Dangerous Girls. =)

    It has been a week since you published this post, so I hope the temperature in your area is much better!