Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What's New: April YA Release List & Giveaway

April is here! Please, can we get some April showers?? Please? So dry here and allergies are running rampant--we just need a little rain to settle all the pollen in the air. So, exciting month ahead---I'm heading to Texas in a few weeks for two very happy reasons: to attend TLA (their state library conference) and to visit my bestie, Amy, whom I haven't seen since she moved away in July! Eeeee, so excited! :D  So it's going to be a good month. For that, if nothing else LOL. Hoping to get a garden planted, hoping to get more reading done, hoping to do a bit of spring cleaning...all the fun April-type things. :)

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 March giveaway was: Holly! Congratulations!!

April 2015 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!
Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting

Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer
Ask the Dark by Henry Turner
Awakening by Shannon Duffy
Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen & Damon Lindelof
Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong
Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
I am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding
Lies I Told by Michelle Zink
Miles from Nowhere by Amy Clipson
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
Palace of Lies by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre 
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Skandal by Lindsay Smith
Summer by Summer by Heather Burch
The Truth About Us by Janet Gutler
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
When You Leave by Monica Ropal   

Dating Down by Stefanie Lyons

All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Andreo's Race by Pam Withers
Bloodkin by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
Eden West by Pete Hautman
The Fearless by Emma Pass
First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano
Hit by Delilah Dawson
Mapmaker by Mark Bomback & Galaxy Craze 
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart
The Pretty App by Katie Sise
The Prom-Goer's Interstellar Excusion by Chris McCoy
Shredder by Niall Leonard
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan
The World Forgot by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal 

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
City Love by Susane Colasanti
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman 
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
The Decaying Empire by Laura Thalassa
Endangered by Lamar Giles
Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook
Finding Paris by Joy Preble 
Play On by Michelle Smith
The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Still Waters by Ash Parsons
Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby
The Trials by Stacey Kade
Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

Be Not Afraid by Cecilia Galante

The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne
Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Deception's Pawn by Esther Friesner
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson
The Eternity Key by Bree Despain
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan
Fury by Steven James
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks
Invincible by Amy Reed
Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl
Rogue by Julie Kagawa
Rook by Sharon Cameron
The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
Strange Skies by Kristi Helvig
Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne
Watch Your Back by Tracy Bilen

 (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 April release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends
April 30th, 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
March or April reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout April whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points!    
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  1. Gorgeous post Becky. <3 Such awesome books coming out this month :D I am SO EXCITED for just about all of them, lol. <3 Thank you for yet another amazing giveaway sweetie :)

  2. I loved this book too!! I picked it up on a whim but I wasn't sure I was going to like it because the synopsis was really strange! ;) eleonorerigby24(at)yahoo(dot)it

  3. the characters sound interesting