This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I’m writing this post from the last swim meet of the season (for us—my kids aren’t championship swimmers). It’s an outdoor meet, so being on my computer in the sun is sort of challenging. Hopefully this post won’t be riddled with typos!
This week I’ve been working on a second edit of a YA paranormal called Acceptance. I always love seeing what an author comes back with after that first edit—it’s exciting to see a book transform! 🙂
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally: Review of the Final Hundred Oaks Hurrah!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Upside of Unrequited, The Unlikelies, Dead Ed in My Head, and Bang
- The YA “Perfection” Trope & Today’s Pressures on Teens: Let’s Discuss
- June Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
Next week on FYFA:
- Blitz Event & Giveaway for RITA “Best First Book” Finalists
- The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan: Review
- What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum: Review
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Megan @ Book Birds won the latest Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up giveaway, and she chose Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares
- Danielle H won The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, you can always fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)
SO SORRY TO BE LATE WITH THIS FIRST ONE SINCE I DIDN’T POST LAST WEEK! MAKE SURE TO HEAD OVER THERE (Wendy even has a giveaway going!)
- July 13th – Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews‘ Birthday
- July 14th – TeacherofYA’s Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
- July 15th – Michelle @ Life Among the Pages‘ Birthday
- July 15th – Morgan @ Remembered Deservedly‘s Birthday
I joined the tour for The Dragons of Nova, but first I need to read The Alchemists of Loom. I’ve only read one of Kova’s books so far, but I’ve been meaning to read more, so this seemed like a good opportunity! Same goes for Renee Carlino (except I actually haven’t read any of hers yet—but I’ve definitely been meaning to!). I’m excited to be joining the tour for Wish You Were Here!
And then I received this intriguing book in the mail: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares. With a title like that, how can you go wrong?
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase talks about The Issues People Have With #OwnVoices
- If you live in or near Michigan, you might want to check out the Rust City Book Con happening at the beginning of August.
I’m now putting these in order of release date to make it easier on myself (and you, I think). Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!
- Pre-order WHO’S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh and receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark and a postcard. (ends 7/10)
- Pre-order BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME edited by Ameriie (with stories by authors like Marissa Meyer, Victoria Schwaab and more!) and receive an exclusive notebook and pencil set and a bookplate signed by Ameriie. (ends 7/10)
- Pre-order SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS by Susan Mallery and receive a free PDF of chapter 1 with notes from the author! (ends 7/10)
- Pre-order THE DRAGONS OF NOVA by Elise Kova and receive swag. The more pre-orders, the more swag will be unlocked! (ends 7/10)
- Pre-order WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico and receive a bookmark, a magnet, and a 4″x6″ print of Damico’s original hand-drawn sketch of the spaceship’s schematics. (ends 7/11)
- Pre-order PRAYING FOR GIRLS by Teri Lynne Underwood and receive a free printable. (ends 7/12)
- Pre-order THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell and receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, and a temporary tattoo. (ends 7/17)
- Pre-order IN 27 DAYS by Alison Gervais and receive a bonus chapter! (ends 7/24)
- Pre-order CRYSTAL BLADE by Kathryn Purdie and receive a high-quality map print, a bookmark, an autographed and personalized bookplate, and a download link for the song Purdie wrote and recorded for Burning Glass. (ends 8/15)
- Pre-order WARCROSS by Marie Lu and receive “Life After Legend” an exclusive short story set after the events of the Legend Series (ends 9/11)
- Pre-order TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive pouch! (ends 9/4)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- ALA Annual Event Recap (& Giveaway!) – Still time to enter to win a signed copy of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart!
- July Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Finding Wonderland for a chance to win a Kasie West ebook
- Head over to Girl Plus Books for a chance to win one of five signed copies of UNTIL IT FADES by K.A. Tucker
- Wendy over at Falconer’s Library is celebrating her second blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to Tales of the Ravenous Reader for a chance to win one of 5 Copies of Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win a $500 gift card for your local library
- Megan over @ Book Birds is celebrating her 1st blogoversary and she’s giving you a chance to win a book from TBD to celebrate! (INT)
- The Bookkeeper’s Secrets is doing a year-long giveaway!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!