Friday, January 30, 2015

First Impressions Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

 First Impression Reviews is a new feature here at Stories & Sweeties where I give my first thoughts at 50-100 pages into a book. For a details about this feature, go here!

where I'm at: pg 86

first impressions:  A Wicked Thing immediately drew me in with an intriguing idea for a retelling: what if Sleeping Beauty woke up not week or months after falling asleep but 100 years.  Her entire world is gone, her family dead, and the strange family who woke her now think they own her and that she will bring magic back into the world for their benefit.  Its definitely an interesting twist on the classic tale.

Aurora seems like a strong character, but it takes a while to see that come through because she is set so off balance by being thrust into a world that is completely new to her…rightly so. At where I'm at, we're just started to see a little of her strength of character coming through as she gains her bearings and starts to realize what these harsh people really expect of her. I'm really liking her character and the things she doing to stand her ground so far.   Right now, there are few she seems to be able to trust and more than a few shady characters, including the king, definitely the queen, and this sleezy prince that has just shown up. The prince who woke her is a bit of an awkward turtle and its hard to say if he is clueless or just seriously misled,…but he's sweet enough I guess.  Aurora sneaks out and meets a few townspeople and one in particular of interest :). Not sure if this will turn into a love triangle, but hopefully not.  There is one character that has vaguely been thrown in to the mix and by her name, I have suspicions of who she might be, but would hope the plot is not that predicable in the end.  

A good start,….I’m definitlely, though cautiously, intrigued.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly {review}

by Marcy Kate Connolly
♦publisher:Harper Collin's Children's Books
♦released: February 10, 2015
♦hardcover, 432 pages
♦intended audience: MG/YA
♦source: from publisher for honest review
The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.

And what he knows will change Kym’s life.
Review: The spellbinding fairy tale that is Monstrous is so many things: delight and horror and discovery and heroism.   From the very first page, we’re taken into Kymera’s world.  The storytelling feels like reading her daily journal, starting with the day she wakes up from the dead and going day by day as she rediscovers the world around her.  She’s been reanimated by her father from her own head and bits and pieces of other dead girls, along with a long barbed tail, inky black wings, and the eyes of a cat---all things she will need to carry out the mission he has intended her for. 

Kymera is a fun character---sweet, brave, inquisitive with a childlike innocence that comes from just being “reborn” into the world. She gets her ideals from her father and from the classic fairy tales she pours through. Like the heroes of her stories, she sets out, intent to save the girls of Bryre.  The only things she knows of the world is what her father has shown her, but she soon discovers the meaning of deceit, evil, revenge, and love.  She goes from having so much pride in pleasing her father, in her mission, and in the things she can do with her various non-human parts to finding out how alone she is and the ugly truth about how the rest of the world sees her.  She learns some hard lessons and finds the strength to rise above all that to truly be the person she wants to be. Such great character growth. She also meets a few friends along the way that provide some really heartfelt moments as she finds her way.

The writing is beautiful and haunting but there were times that I found the pacing a little slow. Still, a gorgeous story overall. This one gets pretty deep and dark at times, both in content and in theme---I really felt this straddled the line between MG and YA. So much heartbreak and triumph and beauty---and a magical bittersweet ending that felt in true fairy tale fashion.  

Find MarcyKate Connolly online: Website  •  Twitter  •  Facebook

Purchase Monstrous:  Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.  
by Lauren DeStefano

 hitting shelves September 1st, 2015 
from Bloomsbury USA
Pram Bellamy is special—she can talk to ghosts. She doesn’t have too many friends amongst the living, but that’s all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix.

Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram’s power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.

My thoughts:  Because it's Lauren DeStefano. I cannot wait to see what her wild and twisted imagination brings to MG. :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {114}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

I was away on birthday vacation last week :) So this haul is for the past two weeks:
For review:
Novice by Taran Matharu (!!! So excited!!)

Many thanks to Macmillan, Harper Collins, and Bloomsbury for these lovelies!

The Weekly Nutshell: 

{Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Another Day
 {Thursday}  Review: When by Victoria Laurie
{Friday} Cover Story

Everyone have a great couple of weeks?  Hubby and I had birthdays last week (his is the day before mine), so we ran away to the beaches of Monterey Bay, one of our favorite places to escape to. :) So so pretty there and such yummy places to eat!  This week I read When and I'm finishing up Storm Siren (I had to stop reading it to get When in for a deadline...which I hate to do but it was ok since When was a fun quick read). Next up is Save Me and either When My Heart Was Wicked or A Wicked Thing...or maybe Beastkeeper. LOL will have to let my mood decide!  Oh but it all may be completely derailed when I get my hands on Fairest this week! I'll be running to the store on Tuesday to get my grabby hands on a copy!! 

Have a great week, everyone! :D

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cover Story

Some recent cover reveals:

by Shalanda Stanley
Knopf BYR, Sept 8 2015

Danielle L. Jensen
Angry Robot, June 2, 2015

by Suzanne Young
Simon Pulse, November 2015

by Lori M. Lee
Skyscape, March 10, 2015

by Sandra Waugh
Random House, September 22, 2015

by Betsy Schow
Sourcebooks, June 2, 2015

by Michael Harmon
Knopf BYR, August 4, 2015

by Charlotte Huang
Delacorte, November 10, 2015

And last but not least, two pre-publication cover changes:

I like these better that the original covers that came out for these two.  Lots of fun variety of covers this year, that's for sure! I love the cover for STICK. :D And I love how The Infinite and Hidden Huntress match their first books so well!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When by Victoria Laurie {review}

♦by Victoria Laurie
♦publisher: Disney-Hyperion
♦release date: January 13th, 2015
♦hardcover, 336 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦trade show 
Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.

Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?

Review:  When is a page-turning murder mystery with a morbidly fun (is that a thing?) paranormal twist.  When reading a story about a person who can see death dates, it definitely begs the question, would you want to know? But this story touches more on what people do with that information once they have it. 

Maddie is a sweet kid, weighed down by the darkness of her gift and the guilt that she could have stopped her father’s death if she’d only known what the dates meant.  She wants nothing more than to someday help someone avoid an early death just by telling them their date, in hopes that they are extra careful driving that day, or get themselves to the doctor, or stay in to completely avoid whatever it is that takes their life. If only just to prove that a date can change—because she’s never seen one do it.  But her most innocent, helpful intentions suddenly go horribly wrong.

I think this would be perfect for younger teens, there’s no language that I can recall and Maddie and Stubby actually came across as a little younger than 16 to me, especially Stubby.  They had such a sweet friendship that gets tested to its very limits and had me rooting for them both to come out of the awful situation they found themselves in unscathed. They faced challenge after challenge with their classmates and teachers bullying, a caring but cocky uncle, her alcoholic mother, and two exceptionally unfair and cruel FBI agents.   The adults around Maddie were all unlikable to me, except for her kindly neighbor, Mrs. Duncan and one other surprising turnaround character that I ended up loving by the end.

The main issue I found with this one was the way the investigation played out and how the agents working on the case and almost every adult in Maddie’s school were made out to be so cruel and villianous to the point of being unrealistic. And everyone seemed to own the same shoes!  :)  The killer left a shoeprint that the cops used as evidence and it seemed everyone up for suspicion wore that same brand!  There were definitely some things that required some suspension of disbelief.  Still I couldn’t fault it too much ---hey, we often have to do that with TV shows, too lol---and the fast-twisting mystery made this a super quick and entertaining read.
Find Victoria Laurie online:  Website  •  Twitter  •  Facebook

Purchase When:  Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
by David Levithan

 hitting shelves August 25, 2015 
from Knopf Books for Young Readers
In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author  of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

My thoughts:  Every Day was amazing, one of my favorites (here's my review). So now it's Rhiannon's turn to tell the story and I am so excited!

Friday, January 16, 2015

First Impression Review: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

 First Impression Reviews is a new feature here at Stories & Sweeties where I give my first thoughts at 50-100 pages into a book. For a details about this feature, go here!

where I'm at:  pg 120

first impressions: I’ve been dying to read this one for ages, and of course, that always comes with a little bit of cautious worry that a book won’t live up to expectations. But at 120 pages in, this is how I’m feeling toward this one: Storm Siren is the first book in a long time to make me want to hiss at anyone who tries to interrupt my reading time. LOL

Right off the bat you can see that Nym is fierce. But as the story goes along, you see that she is also funny, head-strong, frightened, and so remorseful for the people she has harmed with her wild uncontrollable powers. When she is offered the chance to learn to control them, she jumps at it, no matter how twisted the person behind the offer of help seems to be. Adora, her new “owner” is definitely a piece of work—still no telling which way this crazy character will go. But Nym finds new friends in the snarky, hilarious Breck and her overly confident and flirtatious brother, Colin. Then there is Eogan, the mysterious man charged with helping her learn to control her powers. The attraction there is getting both more heated and dangerous.

Loving the world building so far, lots of different creatures and powers and politics---and do I detect a hint of steampunkery?? Just a hint, mind you, a glimpse of airship, a run-in with a bitey little mechanical animal--- but I do love a bit of steampunk. And I had no idea I'd find it in this story!  The main story is building around a brewing war and the part Nym will play as a rare female Elemental. I am loving this so far.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand {review}

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
by Cynthia Hand
♦publisher: HarperTeen
♦release date: February 10th, 2015
♦hardcover, 400 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦source: from publisher for honest review
There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

Review: As much as I loved Cynthia Hand’s debut paranormal series, and as much as I am not a contemporary fiction reader, I think that this is my favorite book of hers so far. So beautifully done but in a way that feels like a snapshot out of the life or a normal teen.  It’s an incredibly touching story that sends us reeling through a girl’s journey of grief, guilt, and trying to move on.

Alexis is in her senior year of high school, half-way to the graduation finish line when her life is turned upside down by her brother’s suicide.  Before, her greatest worry was getting into MIT’s elite mathematics program; now she’s faced with overbearing sympathy from those around her, a mother that is drinking her pain away, her absent father that she and Ty used to face together for their weekly awkward dinners, and an overwhelming guilt that she could have stopped her brother from taking his life. The story is told alternately through journal entries that her psychologist is requiring her to do, and in her first person perspective. I thought the journal entries were a perfect way to really get inside her head, interject backstory and important memories, and see how her character grows and heals through the months after Ty’s death.

All the character development really stood out for me.  Every one of them, even side characters, felt really genuine, a group of kids you might find in any high school. It showed how everyone had their own ways of dealing with grief, trying to be there for each other, and moving on.  Another thing I loved about this is that the romantic interest is not described as drop-dead-gorgeous, perfectly sculpted body and features with every girl in school after them…he’s smart, funny, a little awkward, real. Alexis writes how on their first kiss, their glasses collided :D. And Alexis herself, she’s snarky, understandably angry, brilliant, lulls herself to sleep by counting prime numbers. I really enjoyed all of these characters.  

There is a little bit of a ghostly vibe going on, as Alexis starts to see Ty everywhere, but is it real or is it her mind playing tricks? Cynthia Hand somehow manages to tackle this sensitive and all-too-real subject, while magically not giving us a story that feels all-out depressing.  With that said, I will admit that the last 20 pages, along with the author’s note at the end, had me crying buckets.

I loved this story from start to finish; it’s a touching, heartbreaking and, in the end, hopeful look at surviving grief and finding a way to heal. 

Find Cynthia Hand online: Website  •  Twitter  •  Facebook

  Purchase the book:  Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.  
by Anna McKerrow

 hitting shelves March 15, 2015 
from Quercus
Danny is a fun-loving 16-year-old looking for a father figure and falling in love with a different girl every day. He certainly doesn't want to follow in his mum's witchy footsteps.

Just as his community is being threatened by gangs intent on finding a lucrative power source to sell to the world, Danny discovers he is stunningly powerful. And when he falls for Saba, a gorgeous but capricious girl sorceress, he thinks maybe the witch thing might not be such a bad idea...

But what cost will Danny pay as, with his community on the brink of war, he finds that love and sorcery are more dangerous than he ever imagined?

Wickedness and passion combine in this coming-of-age adventure.

My thoughts:  Witches, love, and a British male protagonist...that's all I need to know :) As with some Quercus titles, I'm not sure if this one is getting released in the US, but if not, thank goodness for BookDepo!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {113}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

My haul of happiness:  
as recommended by Morgan---who says bloggers don't sell books?? :D

For review:
Epic happy dance!! I can't wait to see what happens after that incredible ending in Perfect Ruin!!
The happy dancing excited for this one!
Eeep! So. much. happy dancing!! This book is definitely one of my most anticipated of 2015!  The ARC came with the final cover art inserted inside,
 like so:
And all that happy dancing was a timely calorie burner, because I also received this beauty for review:
 Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw
I adore Williams-Sonoma cookbooks. So much yumminess and always the best food photography around.  I don't review cookbooks here, but I take on a few for the publication I write for.  But I will tell you now, every single recipe within looks amazing. Daughter has already said she wants us to bake our way through it, Julie & Julia style. :)  

Many thanks to Penguin, Scholastic, & Simon & Schuster for the review books!

The Weekly Nutshell 
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Shimmer

 Wow, I guess I just sort of fell off the radar this week!  I haven't felt much like blogging; partly for the fact that there is just lots going on in daily life, but if I'm honest it's partly because of all the negative ugliness going on this week regarding Stacey Jay.  She is a favorite author of mine and I happened upon her blog post earlier this week---when I investigated further, I was just shocked at the amount of judgmental nastiness going on in the YA community.   She asked for help from her fans, was completely open about what all donations would be used for, was honest about the fact that she could not afford to write a book without financial backing so without it, she would have to concentrate on things that actually put food on the table, and was completely dragged through the mud for it. I don't get it.  Why people felt they had the right to judge her, accuse her of blackmail or any other devious thing, call her names and threaten to post her home address (huh??) is beyond my comprehension. She reached out to her fans to back a book that she thought they might want to read but was not being picked up by her publisher---something hundreds of authors have done before her.  That's all. Kickstarter works like this: if you don't like the idea, don't donate. End of story.  This kind of negativity just saps me of all will to blog and makes me want to run from the internet screaming.

Anyhoo...sorry for the rant. But that's my two cents. I know I generally stay out of these things, but especially after Stacey's post where she bravely stands up for herself and we see clearly just how hurt she was by all of this, I couldn't help but get it off my chest. 

In other news LOL...
Finished Monstrous this week, and it was dark and lovely :) Full review coming soon. Starting Storm Siren today, yippee!   

Happy reading, everyone! And many happy thoughts---we can't fly without them, right? :D


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.  
by Donna Jo Napoli

 hitting shelves September 8, 2015 
from Wendy Lamb Books
Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl.

Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.

My thoughts:  So curious about this one!  Definitely has a creepy fairy tale vibe though!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {112}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

Here's my haul for last few weeks since I've done one of these posts! :)
For review:
(aka Penguin box of bookish heaven):
These five are pretty much one big squeeeeee! But I'm especially excited for The Wrath & The Dawn, this one is one of my most anticipated for 2015!
Anyone following this series that can recommend? 
On the blog tour for this one in Feb so keep an eye out for that!
My daughter did a major happy dance when she saw this---I'm hoping to binge-read the series sometime soon!
Twisted Fate by Nancy Olson

Many lovely thanks to Penguin, Simon & Schuster, St. Martins, & HarperCollins for these!

The Weekly Nutshell 
{Wednesday} Farewell 2014! Favorites of the Year
{Thursday} What's New: January YA Releases & Giveaway

Hope everyone had a fantastic New Year!!   Around here my son & hubby have been battling the wicked cold & cough, and I've been downing tons of Vitamin C to fend it off. Been working so far!  It is so cold, well, at least for this area so I had to buy myself one of these beauties. :) Faux, of course but soooo soft and warm. ;)  I love Restoration Hardware---my hubbie and kids bought me the coolest steampunk-y bluetooth speaker from there for Christmas and I love it! :D  
So right now I'm still reading Monstrous.  I'm finding its not really a fast read---either that or I'm just really distracted with holidays and stuff. It's still really good, and I'm hoping to finish it this week. Next up is Storm Siren and then Save Me. Need to get back into the groove of reading after all the holiday flurry!
I saw Into the Woods this week, and loooooved it.  BUT  I will say, I can't vouch for if you aren't already a fan of the stage show.  It's been one of my favorites for years so seeing it brought to life on the screen was just amazing!  So fun and such great casting. LOVED. If you saw it and weren't already familiar with the show, I'd love to hear what you thought! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

What's New? January YA New Releases & Giveaway

Happy New Year!!! I hope 2015 turns out to be a fantastic year for all my blog readers. :) So as always January brings this little blog's anniversary (5 years!) and my own birthday (eeek!) and hopefully there'll be some new fun things in the works here at Stories & Sweeties soon!

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: Afsha! Congratulations!!

January 2015 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Who is Mackie Spence? by Lin Kaymer

All the Bright Place by Jennifer Niven

Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
City 1 by Gregg Rosenblum
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Deep Sea by Annika Thor
Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Gone to Far by Natalie Richards
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner
Infected by Sophie Littlefield
Reborn by Jennifer Rush
Save Me by Jenny Elliott
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock
X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Audacity by Melanie Crowder

The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod
Tracers by J.J. Howard


Blackout by Meredith McCardle
Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Killing Time in Crystal City by Chris Lynch
Unmade by Amy Rose Capetta
When by Victoria Laurie

All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Fight for Power by Eric Walters
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Mutant City by Steve Feasey
The Prey by Tom Isbell
Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
Twisted Fate by Nancy Olson
The Web by Megan Chance

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn

Beneath by Roland Smith
Burning Nation by Trent Reedy 
Chaos by Lanie Bross
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd 
Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson
The Empty Throne by Cayla Kluver
The End of Feeling by Cindy C. Bennett
Fairest by Marissa Meyer ♥!
I was Here by Gail Forman
I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil
Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
Woven by Michael Jensen & David Powers King
Zombified by Adam Gallardo

 (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, 2015 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
December or January reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout January whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points!     

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