Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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 Mary Watson

hitting shelves March 6th, 2018
from  Bloomsbury
Thrilling and atmospheric, this lyrically written YA debut about feuding magical families is perfect for readers of Maggie Stiefvater.Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family's enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good. 

In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment—as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness. Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions to its absolute end. Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must decide whether or not to gamble on the spell and seal the Augurs’ fate.This captivating fantasy from an award-winning author is perfect for fans of The Raven Cycle and Wink Poppy Midnight.

My thoughts:  Does this not sound amazing??  Magical families, elusive spells, and I know many who will be excited about the Raven Cycle comparison, but I'm more excited to see it likened to one of my favorites, Wink Poppy Midnight! :D

What book are you eagerly anticipating this week?

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

WILDMAN: A Roadtrip Fueled by Supporting Libraries!!

So I want to share this awesome event going on!! Debut author J.C. Geiger, whose book WILDMAN comes out June 6th, is taking a cross-country road trip and he's made it completely interactive. He's tweeting and instagramming the whole thing. The coolest thing is that he's letting his readers control how far his adventure goes! He travels 5 miles for every pre-sale of Wildman, AND he travels 1 mile for every donation to the American Library Association---a great way to support your public libraries so you know I'm all about this idea!!  Check out the details here!

Follow along with his trip at:


Perfect for fans of The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, WILDMAN (On Sale June 6, 2017follows the journey of one boy, Lance Hendricks, who thinks he knows what life has in store for him after graduation, only to uncover within himself tension between who he has been, and who he wants to be. This heartfelt debut explores the relationship between identity and place, the power of being seen, and the speed at which a well-planned life can change forever.

When Lance’s ’93 Buick breaks down in the middle of nowhere, he tells himself Don’t panic. After all, he’s valedictorian of his class. First-chair trumpet player. Scholarship winner. Nothing can stop Lance Hendricks. But the locals don’t know that. They don’t even know his name. Stuck in a small town, Lance could be anyone: a delinquent, a traveler, a maniac. One of the townies calls him Wildman, and a new world opens up.

He’s ordering drinks at a roadhouse. Jumping a train. Talking to an intriguing older girl who is asking about his future. And what he really wants. As one day blurs into the next, Lance finds himself drifting farther from home and closer to a girl who makes him feel a way he’s never felt before—like himself.

JC GEIGER has eaten the beating heart of a snake, been deported from a full-moon party, and spent a short time locked in a Bolivian prison. He also writes fiction. His short works have appeared in the pages of Murky Depths and Horror Garage, and on stage at The Second City in Chicago. J.C. now writes, teaches, directs, and performs in the Pacific Northwest, where he can often be spotted behind the wheel of a 1993 Buick Century. It still runs like a dream. Visit him online at and on Twitter @jcgeiger.

Good luck, J.C.! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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 A.C. Gaughen

hitting shelves January 2nd, 2018
from  Bloomsbury
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae--mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed--a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.

My thoughts:  That COVER. Gorgeous. Drool. Starry-eyes.  Now onto that story! I haven't read this author before but I know plenty who loved the Scarlet series. And I love Elemental stories, so there's that :)  The only thing I side-eye in this is the possible "choice between two brothers" aspect.  I can handle a love triangle once in while, but when it's between siblings I just can't.  So here's hoping that's not a thing here.  Other than that, this sounds amazing! :D

What book are you eagerly anticipating this week?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Umberland by Wendy Spinale {review}

by Wendy Spinale
♦publisher: Scholastic
♦release date: May 9th, 2017
♦hardcover, 275 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: Everland, book 2
♦source: ARC from publisher for honest review
Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn't exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in to lead, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus's origin: an extinct poisonous apple.

Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters. Leaving Pete in charge of the survivors, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she'll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.

But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there's no apple to be found there?

Review: After falling in love with the world of Everland last year, I couldn't wait to dive back in with Umberland, especially after learning that not only would the entire fantastic Peter Pan crew be returning, but they would be joined on this adventure by the characters from Alice in Wonderland!! Now, if you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you know what a huge lover of all things Alice I am. So this was very exciting news indeed! And this sequel did not disappoint---another dark adventure with familiar threads of the old stories plus a fantastic steampunk twist.

The story is once again told in alternating view points between three of the characters: Alyssa, Pete, and Jack, though my favorite new face has to be  Maddox Hadder. Pete, while brimming with boyish charm and bravery in book one, is full of broodiness and self-doubt this time around, and while that is understandable with the grim turn of events and the weight of protecting the Lost Kids on this shoulders, I admit it was hard to take how brooding and angsty he was, especially how hard he was on Doc. The world around them is crumbling and it puts a definite strain on Gwen and Pete, so there was not a happy or romantic tale this time around for them.  

The main storyline revolves around Alyssa and Maddox, as they venture off to a mysterious and dangerous labyrinth to find an elusive poison apple (hm...a big hint, maybe, on what fairy tale the next book will be inspired by? :D) that is their last hope in fighting the now mutated Horologia virus. While Maddox definitely starts out as a shady character, as they fight to survive the dangers of the labyrinth, Alyssa finds out he is much more than she originally took him for, both on the surface and in his buried past. I was so drawn in to their part of the story.

While I really loved this one as a whole, I couldn't help but feel the three storylines going on were a little disjointed. Pete and Gwen are on the brink of war at Alnwick, Alyssa and Maddox are battling the labyrinth, and Jack and Hook are also in the labyrinth, but they almost feel like theirs was such a small part of the story that it didn't add much. It wasn't bad, and it's definitely not what I would call second-book slump because everything is going on is individually very exciting, but it's more a sense of waiting to see everything come together.  There were a few more things that point to Snow White being the ispiration of the third book (though there's been no definite word on that), so that's exciting!! 


Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme park (so she's very familiar with the world of make believe). Everland was her debut novel. Wendy lives with her family in the San Fransico Bay Area.


Purchase Umberland:
 Indiebound   •  Amazon  •  Book Depository

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {191}

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)

So first off, guys, quick announcement!  It appears that after 7 years of my domain name auto-renewing with no issues, it's suddenly expired and sold out from under me. :( I'm trying to find out what happened and see if there is anyway to get it back, but until then, Stories & Sweeties will be here at it's original address of 

Okay, onto the haul! This is two weeks worth of lovely things that have come my way!
From Trade:
Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather
Thanks so much for trading with me, Amanda! :D

Macmillan Fall Releases:
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore 
Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl 
Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley 
Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin
My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

Finished copies from HarperCollins:
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Looking for Group by Rory Harrison
Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes

From Little Brown:
Crazy House by James Patterson

SO I got quite a mixed bag of stuff these past weeks! A majority of this was unsolicited and I always tend to have mixed feelings about receiving unsolicited stuff. Sometimes its a great way to find stuff I might never have considered adding to my tbr, sometimes its a total miss for me. Super excited to have a finished copy of Eliza and Her Monsters, though, and Wild Beauty GAHHH so excited for that one. I was super excited to find a trade for Haunting the Deep (it may be morbid but I tend to love stories surrounding the Titanic). And some of these, like Kids Like Us, were not really on my radar before receiving them but I'm actually eager to check them out now that they've landed in my lap! :D

The Weekly Nutshell
So I know I've been a bad blogger lately. I've been insanely busy with work and end of school stuff for my little (not so little wahhhh) guy, and etsy stuff.  This most recent blow of losing my site name has gotten me thinking that maybe its a sign? For a long time I've been asking myself if the blog is the right direction to keep going in---I love it, I do, but I've been eeking out less and less time for it.  Plus the way things are now, the way the community is changing, seems to divide things up so extensively---things have to be split or shared to every media, blog, twitter, Instagram, etc.  Sometimes it makes more sense to me to pick one or two that seem to be best for getting the word out about what books I'm excited about, and  sometimes I think that maybe a blog isn't the most efficient way to do it anymore. And then, on the other hand---I love blogging and putting out the new release list, and writing my  rambly reviews LOL, and matching recipes to books, and find hidden gems to feature for my WoW posts haha---I would really miss that. After 7 years of blogging (7 years, guys!!:D), it would be a hard thing to let go of. So I go back and forth and round and round. I'd be curious to hear what you guys think. Have you fellow bloggers ever felt this way? Are blog readers still eager to visit a blog daily and read them? Where do you mostly get your book news from? What makes you most excited about a book: an instagram post? A giveaway? A review? I'd love to know! 

Anyhooo :D Happy reading, everyone! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye {Russian Vatrushka recipe & giveaway}

Hello everyone! Today I'm super excited to be taking part in the blog tour for 
The Crown's Fate!!!

This highly anticipated sequel and finale to The Crown's Game just hit stores yesterday and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and tear through it. The Crown's Game was one of my faves last year and  I must know what happened to Nikolai after that heartbreaking ending!!

So my part in celebrating this amazing book release is, of course, to present you with sweets!! Russian Vatrushka are a traditional tea-time sweet bun filled with cheese and sometimes fruit (which of course, I did both LOL) SO, check out more about the book, try your hand at baking this delectable dessert, and don't forget to enter the fantastic tour-wide giveaway to win a skype session with the brilliant Evelyn Skye and a beautiful tote designed by Evie Seo!

by Evelyn Skye
♦publisher: Balzer & Bray
♦release date: May 16, 2017
♦hardcover, 416 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: book 2, The Crown's Game duology
  ♦my review of book 1: The Crown's Game

Magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake…

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

•Meet the Author•

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. 


Purchase Crown's Fate:
 Indiebound   •  Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Book Depository

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Learn to make
Russian Vatrushka
Russian Vatrushka are sweet filled buns that are just so, so yummy. They are easy to make...time consuming, but easy. Just a lot of steps and they have to proof, not once...not twice...but three times. But, guys,...SO worth the work and the wait. 
Here we go:

You will need: 
For buns:
• 1 cup warm milk 
• 1-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
• 4 tbsp granulated sugar
• 3-1/4 cups all purpose flour 
• 1 egg at room temperature
• 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
• 1/2 tsp salt
For cherry filling:
• 1 lb fresh or frozen cherries 
• 1/4 granulated sugar
For cream cheese filling:
• 8 oz cream cheese
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp vanilla
For crumb topping:
• 4 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
• 1/2 cup flour

Let's begin!
~Pour the warm milk (not hot! You don't want to kill the yeast) into the bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. 
~Whisk in 1/2 cup of the flour and 2 tbsps of the sugar until blended. 
~Let rise in a 100° oven for 20 minutes 

~Remove from oven and whisk in 1 egg, 2 tbsp sugar, the melted butter, and the salt. 
~Using a dough hook on your electric mixer, add the remaining flour one cup at a time. Stop adding flour when the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, even if not all of the flour is added!).  Once the dough no longer sticks to the walls, mix the dough with the dough hook on low speed for 15 minutes. 
~Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and return to the 100° oven to rise for an hour. It should puff up to triple in size.

♦While the dough is proofing, prepare the cheese filling: in a small bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla together until smooth. Set aside. If using frozen cherries, but sure to thaw them. 

~When proofed, turn out the dough onto a non-stick, floured surface. Cut it in half, then in half again, and then again, etc..until your have 16 small balls of dough. 
~Butter a baking pan or cast iron pan (I used cast iron for this). Place the balls of dough evenly spaced in the pan. Using the bottom of a 1/4 measuring cup or a large spoon, press a well into each ball of dough. It is fine if they touch in the pan. :) 
~In each well, put a small amount of cream cheese filling and top with cherries.  Sprinkle a general amount of sugar over cherries. 
~One last proof! Place the filled buns into the 100° oven for 20 minutes. They will look nice and light and puffy. 

~For the crumb mixture, in a small bowl combine cold butter, both sugars, and flour. Cut together with a pastry cutter or your fingers until you get a good crumbly looking mixture.
~In a small bowl, whisk an egg for egg wash. Brush egg wash over each bun. 
~Sprinkle generously with the crumb topping.
~Bake at 360° for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Guys, you'll want to eat these right out of the oven. They are best that way. ;) Seriously, this is what happened about 3 seconds after I took the above picture:
NO regrets. ;P

*recipe altered slightly from Natasha's Kitchen

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Don't forget to stop by the rest of the awesome sites on the blog tour!
Week 1

May 8th: Bookish Lifestyles - Review + Tote Design
May 9th: Brittany's Book Rambles - Interview
May 10th: Alexa Loves Books - Author Guest Post
May 11th: It Start at Midnight - Mini Review + Fancast
May 12th: The Book Buzz - Review 

Week 2

May 15th: The YA Book Traveler - Trailer + Interview
May 16th: Lost in Literature - Review 
May 17th: Stories and Sweeties - Recipe
May 18thMy Friends Are Fiction - Review + Author Guest Post
May 19th: Paper Fury - Review 

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {190}

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 were all my mailbox treasures this week!
For review:
Odd & True  by Cat Winters
Eeeeeeeeee! When one of your very favorite authors writes a victorian Supernatural-style sister story and it lands on your doorstep, that is definitely worthy of a happy dance! :D
Local-to-me author and a cool looking Scott Pilgrim vibe---so excited for this one!!
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
Gorgeous finished copy---not sure this will be for me, but eager to try it out!
Elizabeth and Zenobia  by Jessica Miller
New friends and ghosts and creepy old mansions---sounds good to me!
The Lie Tree & A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Been wating to try out this author's fantasy--these both look interesting!

Thanks so much to Macmillan and Amulet Books for these!

The Weekly Nutshell
 So my lone post this week was of course my WoW pick, featuring the adorable looking contemp, Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm.  I finished up Umberland, so hopefully my review will be up this week. I started Carmer and Grit and The Best Kind of Magic, both of which are just adorable reads so far. Very excited to continue with both. 

Honestly, guys, not much else to impart this week LOL. Just lots of reading and sewing and working. My department has been "under new management" I guess you could say, and it's been a stressful couple of weeks that I hope will all shake out and settle down eventually. 

I went to Amazon to get some shipping supplies for my etsy shop, and ended up with a trial subscription to Amazon Prime---I've got 30 days, what shows should I be streaming?? Suggestions, please! :D

Happy reading, everyone! ♥

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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 Stephanie Kate Strohm

hitting shelves December 19th, 2017
from Disney-Hyperion
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.
Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.

As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.

My thoughts:  Ok, you guys know I don't read too much contemporary YA, but this sounds just too cute to pass up. I mean, Scotland, family secrets, charming bookish boy (presumably with Scottish accent! ;D).  Sounds good to me! Also, I know it says cover not final, but I hope they don't stray too far from this because it's adorable! 

What book are you eagerly anticipating this week?

Monday, May 1, 2017

What's New: May YA Release List & Giveaway

May already! I feel like I say that every month, but man, this year is just racing by! Soon my little one (ugh, not so little anymore, I guess) will be done with 6th grade and on comes summer vacation! :D I am not ready for the hot weather---today was a pretty good indication, it was the first really warm day and I got a bit of sun at the local Scottish Festival and felt horrible after. Ugh. But I got my cottage pie, english toffee, and shortbread, so it's all good :)  

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 international 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 April's giveaway is Lily!  Congrats!    
May 2017 Releases:

 I've put a little lve by those books that I'm really excited for!

Lois Lane, Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond 
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
Paper Boats by Dee Lastari and Tiffany Tsao
Sucktown, Alaska by Craig Dirkes
The Wishing Heart by JC Welker 

And We're Off by Dana Schwartz 
Avenged by Amy Tintera
Battlemage by Taran Matharu
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Count All Her Bones by April Henry
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Dreamfall by Amy Plum 
Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu
How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier
Love and Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson
The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight
Star Wars Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith 

Countless by Karen Gregory
Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green
One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

Breaker and the Sun by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole 
Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher
Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell
The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge 
The Fortelling of Georgie Spider by Ambelin Kwaymullina
The Girl Who Wouldn't Die by Randall Platt
The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Reaper by Kyra Leigh
Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
Umberland by Wendy Spinale 

Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski

Antisocial by Jillian Blake
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari 
The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye 
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdeih 
Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff
Grit by Gillian French
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
A Million Junes by Emily Henry 
My Future Ex-Girlfriend by Jake Gerhardt
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista
Riptide Summer by Lisa Freeman
Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie
For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Dove Alight by Karen Bao
The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby
The Gauntlet by Megan Shephard
In a Perfect World by Trish Dollar
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin 
The Romeo Catchers by Alys Ardeb 
Wishbones by Virginia MacGregor

Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson 
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia 
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
Monstrous by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Night Magic by Jenna Black
No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts 
Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
When It's Real by Erin Watt

(All links go to Goodreads)
Please feel free to email me if you notice any YA titles missing! :)

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• Contest ends May 31st
, 2017 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older.
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through or up to $20 value.
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any April or May reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout May whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points!
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