Monday, December 1, 2014

What's New? December YA Release List & Giveaway

Aaaand, I'm back :) Wow, I missed this blog during the month of November!  NaNo was a fun experience, but I'm glad to be back to reading and blogging!  And its holiday time again, my dears!! Hope all my state-side friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and not too many were left with Turkey belly! :D  I love this time of year...hopefully I'll have my Christmas decorations up by today in our yard. I love the lights and sweets and holiday wishes and the music!!! As for the books, the list is always a little shorter as the publishing world slows down for the month, but there are still some great titles 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 giveaway was: Caroline F.! Congratulations!!

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

Ticker by Lisa Matchev

Black Knight by Christopher Pike
The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset 
Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
High Stakes: A Jack Doyle Mystery by John McEvoy
Pretty Little Liars: Vicious by Sara Shepard 
Ravencliffe by Carol Goodman
Seduction by Molly Cochran 

The Number 7 by Jessica Lidh 

Boundary by Heather Terrell
For Real by Alison Cherry
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
King Dork Appoximately by Frank Portman
The Night House by Rachel Tafoya
No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas
Zodiac by Romina Russell
The Celestine Sword by M.E. Cunningham
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Transcendent by Lesley Livingston
We Should Hang Out Some Time by Josh Sundquist 
Winter Falls by Nicole Maggi

After Us by Amber Hart
Ignite by Sara B. Larson
Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli
Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass

 (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 December release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends
Decemeber 31st, 2014 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older.
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through
•Extra entries can be earned by commenting on
November or December reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout December whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points!     
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Hi. <3 Thank you for yet another amazing giveaway :D You are the best Becky. I would love to win so many of these books, hih. :) But ack! I really, really hate the new rafflecopter :( it is ugly, and I'm having issues entering :p aaaand.. I have to login with my Name/Email every single time. It sucks, lol. Anyway. You are awesome. <3

  2. I agree! I don't like the new rafflecopter look either and I'm sorry it's giving you some trouble! :( I'll see if I can find anything out about the new format. I know they were tweaking it just last week. Sorry!

  3. So many amazing books to read and so many from my TBR list! I wish I could have them all lol Or buy them all, but I'd be broke in a second. Anywho, thank you Becky for the amazing giveaway! You're so generous to share this with your followers :)