Saturday, February 1, 2014

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

One month down already in this year.  For me, January already goes by fast, but this year a good portion of my month got sucked down the black hole of a bad cold---first my daughter, then my son, then me.  Fun stuff...NOT.  My poor blogoversary flew by uncelebrated, but I won't let that go for long now that I'm feeling better :D.   Meanwhile, its freaking spring weather already here and I'm feeling a bit robbed of my winter---someone send me just a little rain please!

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 January's giveaway was: Holly! Congratulations! :D

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

Alienated by Melissa Landers
Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier
Cress by Marissa Meyer ♥!
Destination Unknown by Amy Clipston
Ignite Me by Taherah Mafi
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Lessons in Love by A.Destiny and Catherine Hapka
Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
Never Too Late by A. Destiny and Rhonda Helms
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
Rise of the Arcane Fire by Kristin Bailey
Scintillate by Tracy Clark
The Seers by Julianna Scott
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout
Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block
Vengeance by Megan Miranda 

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz

All That Glow by Ryan Graudin
Arcadia Falls by Kai Meyer
Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock
Fates by Lanie Bross
Feral Curse by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Fool's Gold by Philippa Gregory
The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Pieces of Me by Amber Kizer
Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard
Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons
Split Second by Kasie West
Three by Kristen Simmons
The Tinker King by Tiffany Trent
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson
White Space by Isla J. Bick
Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
The Worlds We Make by Megan Crewe

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
Insanity by Susan Vaught
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White 

Third Strike by Heather Brewer

The Academy: Love Match by Monica Seles
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Boy on the Edge by Fridrik Erlings
Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Grandmaster by David Klass
Grim by Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, etc. (story collection)
Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
Lych Way by Ari Berk
Season of Fire by Lisa Tawn Bergren
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Tin Star by Cecil Castellicci
Tremor by Patric Carman
Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
The Well's End by Seth Fishman
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook

Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

(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 February release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends February 28th, 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. My top February pick has to be Ignite Me!

    1. Thanks for mentioning this one, Tammy! When I saw it on the list, for some reason I kept thinking it was another novella for this series! LOL

  2. I hear all the rain is in Florida. I'll see if my mom can send you some. ;)

  3. thank you for this new opportunity to wion. i'm tempted by Fire and flood

  4. Cress :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. I so want to get my hands on Better Off Friends! Sounds cute :)