This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Busy week this week. Today is my youngest’s 13th birthday and Friday night was my mom’s birthday! Plus, our church hosted a student worship conference on Friday and Saturday that I helped out with. It was great fun!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your September wrap-up posts here!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of One Dark Throne, Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Before She Ignites & A Crown of Wishes
- September Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – Find out what you may have missed on the blog in September and what my favorite read of the month was!
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Next week on FYFA:
- Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway
- YA Brooding Hero by Carrie DiRisio: Review, Giveaway & Broody’s Top Ten Addictions
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- AJ @ Read All the Things won my August Wrap-Up Round-Up Make Me Read It giveaway! She chose to get me to read Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. I’m reading it right now (so far, I’m enjoying it!) and then I’ll send it off to her. We plan to do a dual review sometime soon, so watch for it!
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.)
- October – I Heart Romance & YA‘s Blogoversary
- October 1st – Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Birthday
- October 1st – Sarah @ Sarah Withers Blogs‘ Birthday
- October 2nd – Rain City Librarian‘s Blogoversary
- October 5th – Ikram @ Ikram Reads a Lot‘s Birthday
I received an ebook of Envy of Angels as a gift for being a Tor newsletter subscriber. Thanks, Tor!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Head over to the #PubforPR site! Agents, authors, and editors are coming together to help #PuertoRico. AUCTION OPENS MONDAY!
- Pamela Nicole @ Reverie Society explains Why ‘Privileged’ Shouldn’t Be Used as an Insult
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!
Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!
- Pre-order AHIMSA by Supriha Kelkar to receive a bookmark, bookplate and mini coloring sheet. (ends 10/1)
- Pre-order HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN ILLUSTRATED EDITION and receive a Knight Bus tote bag (UK & ROI Only. If you’re in AUS or NZ, find the offer HERE). (ends 10/1)
- Pre-order GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford to receive 3 adorable buttons in a green pouch. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order RINGER by Lauren Oliver to receive an exclusive never-before-seen digital chapter from REPLICA. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU by Libba Bray to receive a FREE custom book plate signed by Libba Bray AND a set of three “The Diviners” tarot cards. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman to be entered to win a signed bookplate! (ends 10/6)
- Pre-order GRAY WOLF ISLAND by Tracey Neithercott to receive a book map, character stickers, post card, bookmark, signed bookplate and illustrated character print (first 15 people). Plus, you’ll be entered to win even more! (ends 10/9)
- Pre-order DARE MIGHTY THINGS by Heather Kaczynski to receive a signed DMT bookplate, DMT bookmark, and metallic DMT temporary tattoo. The first 25 pre-orders also receive a sparkly I Believe in Science enamel pin. Everyone will also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 10/9)
- Pre-order TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green to receive an exclusive limited edition notebook! (UK ONLY—ends 10/9)
- ***Pre-order SAM & EVA by Debbie Ridpath Ohi and get a one-of-a-kind hand-painted signed keepsake! (ends 10/15)
- Pre-order BROODING YA HERO by Carrie DiRisio to receive stickers, bookmarks and limited edition postcards. You can even get these pre-order prizes if you request that the book be purchased by your local library! (ends (10/16)
- Pre-order IT DEVOURS! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor to receive a free audio download of chapter two, performed by the one and only Cecil Baldwin! (ends 10/16)
- Pre-order THE EMPRESS by S.J. Kincaid for a chance to win a signed Empress cover, author illustrated THE DIABOLIC and INSIGNIA trilogy, clock, USB hub, fun little magnets, bookmark, pin and quote cards! (ends 10/30)
- Pre-order RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer to receive your choice of a Renegades or Anarchist button pack! (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne to receive a signed bookmark, bookplate, postcard with ROSEMARKED map, a PDF of bonus content emailed to you with a self edit letter Blackburne wrote to herself after the first draft, and an early deleted scene that shows how the book could have gone in a VERY different direction. (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order RETRIBUTION RAILS by Erin Bowman to receive Kate & Jesse — an exclusive novella set after the events of Vengeance Road and only available via this pre-order campaign! You’ll also receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, stickers, a Vengeance Road laptop decal and two Vengeance Road quote cards. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang to receive a swag bundle. Plus the first 150 pre-orders will receive a wish bracelet and buttons as well! (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order THE SPEAKER by Traci Chee (from a participating store) to receive a custom journal emblazoned with the Guard symbol and a quote, a signed bookplate, and three decals designed for each of the groups in THE SPEAKER. (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order THIS MORTAL COIL by Emily Suvata to receive a signed bookmark, a numbered, signed, limited-print bookplate, 2 colorful DNA Origami sheets so you can fold your own DNA models, a letter with exclusive insights and secrets about the world of THIS MORTAL COIL, and a chance to win the grand prize pack! (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD by Elise Kova to get exclusive swag. The more pre-orders that are received, the more swag will be unlocked. (ends 12/4)
- Pre-order MEET CUTE by various authors, including Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton and Katie Cotugno, to receive a set of 6 pins based on the cover! (ends 1/1)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco: Review & Giveaway – Last chance to enter to win the first two books in the series!
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Last chance to link up your September discussions here and enter the giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a special Hunting Prince Dracula Prize Pack
- Underlined is doing a Fall Fantasy Sweepstakes!
- Head over to Bookish for a chance to win a signed copy of If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss and a breakfast prize pack
- Also on Bookish is a chance to win a copy of Alexandra Bracken’s The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding and a spellbinding prize pack.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, Drawing Dragons book and signed art from Nicole Conway, the author of Savage
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a signed 3 book OH SUSANNAH prize pack and a set of 48 colored artist pencils.
- Head over to Girl Plus Books for the cover reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest and enter to win a SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed JLA books & swag)
- Check out the Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway
- Enter for a chance to win a New York Comic Con Books Prize Pack!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win Andy Weir’s New Book: Artemis!
- YA Books Central has a HUGE giveaway of Buzzworthy Books going on!
- Lots of blogs participating in the September New-Release Giveaway Hop!
- 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!