Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"What's New": January New Releases & Giveaway!

Happy 2014, Everyone!!
It's a fresh start and I'm finally getting back to my little spot on the web. I've truly missed it and I'm glad to be back on my feet after a few health set-backs.  January is looking to be a fantastic month, with my 4 year blogoversary coming up (wha???), my birthday just around the corner, and look at that amazing list of new releases!!  Publishers more than make up for the December slow-down with all those lovely new titles---so many I'm looking forward to!

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 November's giveaway was: Maria! Congratulations! :D

January 2014 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Anyone But You by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler
See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne
Timebound by Rysa Walker
Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie

Alliance by Mark Frost
The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey
Birthright: Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan
Defy by Sara B. Larson
Diamonds and Deceit by Leila Rasheed
The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski
Double Digit by Annabel Monaghan
Enders by Lissa Price
Erased by Jennifer Rush
Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Fugitive X by Gregg Rosenblum
Game Slaves by Gard Skinner
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
Love Reborn by Yvonne Woon
Luminary by Krista McGee
Neverwas by Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed, and Tucker Reed
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Passionaries by Tonya Hurley
Phoenix Island by John Dixon
Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown
Shadowplay by Laura Lam
The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christpher
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
Unhinged by A.G. Howard
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds and Michael Frost
Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Zom-B Gladiator by Darren Shan

Delusions by Laura L. Sullivan
Hero Worship by Christopher E. Long
More Than Good Enough by Chrissa-Jean Chappell

In Dreams by Erica Orloff

Bird with the Heart of a Mountain by Barbara Mariconda
Going Rogue by Robin Benway
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs ♥!!!
Stormbringer by Shannon Delaney
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe
Vitro by Jessica Khoury

Avalon by Mindee Arnett
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
Face of Death by Kelly Hashway
Fake ID by Lamar Giles
The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
Sorry You’re Lost by Matt Blackstone
The Witch is Back by Brittany Geragotelis

Fragile Spirits by Mary Lindsey
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison
Beware of Boys by Kelli London
Breathe of Yesterday by Emily Bold
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy
18 Truths by Jamie Ayres
Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins
The Garden Gate by Christa J. Kinde
Heart Beat by Elizabeth Scott
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard
Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
No Place by Todd Strasser
The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver
Soulmate by Kate Kaynak
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew

Minder by Michele Jaffe

(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 January release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends January 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. I already checked out The Impossible Knife Of Memory from my library on Tuesday so maybe it was released early or my library jumped the gun. There's so many great books being released between January & February, I can't wait!

    1. Yup, it looks like they might have put it out a bit early! Lucky for you! :D I hope it's a good one! I agree---February will be awesome, too!

  2. Wow. 4 years? Time flies doesn't it? Happy almost anniversary!

    1. It definitely does...especially this last year it seemed to go by so fast! Thanks, Juju!

  3. Happy New Year <3 Thank you for yet another amazing giveaway :)

    1. Thanks, Carina! You're most welcome, I enjoy doing this giveaway every month! :)

  4. Happy New Year and Happy Blogiversary! My sequel, 18 Truths, comes out on Jan. 28th :-) Also, the last installment of Veronica Rossi's trilogy comes out the same day: Into the Still Blue. Have you read her books? Very awesome series . . . I hope it ends well!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! I've added both! No, I haven't read Rossi's series, but I did hear that they were good!

  5. Happy almost blogiversary. I can't believe my first visit was in 2011 . I think

  6. Happy New Year and almost Blogaversary!

    I am really excited to read Into the Still Blue!