This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not too much to say about this week. I finished the edit I was working on (Orion by Raeah Wilding AKA Allie Juliette Mousseau)—this one’s an adult novel, which you’ll be able to tell if you click on the link and view the cover. LOL! And I taught classes and graded papers—didn’t have time for much else!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham: A Dual Review with AJ @ Read All the Things!
- Seize Today by Pintip Dunn: Review & Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Long Way Down, Nyxia, Hanna Who Fell from the Sky & My Heart and Other Black Holes
- October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up
Next week on FYFA:
- My October Wrap-Up Post
- November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Team BFF: Race to the Finish! (Girls Who Code #2) by Stacia Deutsch: Review
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Danielle H. won the September Wrap-Up Round-Up Make Me Read It Giveaway! She chose The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I’m reading it now and will send it off to her as soon as I’m done!
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 30th – Upside-Down Books‘ Blogoversary
- October 31st – Nereyda @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist‘s Birthday
- November 1st – All Books Considered‘s Blogoversary
I received this surprise Haven box in the mail from Entangled Teen!
And I got these Girls Who Code books from Penguin Random House. Watch for my review this coming week!
I received a few ebooks in the last two weeks as well. I got Twisted Fate and Chaos in Kadoma Ward from the authors (thank you!). And then I got The First Kiss Hypothesis from NetGalley (thanks, Entangled Teen!) and Now Is Everything from Edelweiss (thanks, Harper!).
I bought The Memory Illusion for research for a book I’ve got percolating in my head…
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Julie Kagawa is going to be putting another set of her adorable dragons on Etsy at 6pm EST on Monday the 3oth. If you’re interested, you have to get there RIGHT when they’re posted because they go like lightning!
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight talks about When Your Brain Betrays Your Books
- Deb @ The Book Stop asks Are the books of Dr. Seuss racist?
- Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek lists 13 Problems With 13 Reasons Why
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 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 KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES: NIGHTFALL by Shannon Messenger to receive a special prize pack! (CANADA ONLY ends 10/31)
- ***Pre-order BONFIRE by Krysten Ritter to receive a signed bookplate and a Bonfire matchbook notepad. (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT by Pete Souza to receive a 10×8 print of President Obama on Air Force One. (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order HEATHER, THE TOTALITY by Matthew Weiner to receive a print of the book cover signed by the author. (ends 11/6)
- Pre-order HAVEN by Mary Lindsey to receive a moon necklace, lavender sachet, bookmarks, and a signed postcard. (ends 11/6)
- 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 FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer and receive an adjustable climber’s knot wristband HANDMADE by the author, along with a sticker, bookmark, and signed bookplate. (ends 11/13)
- 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)
- ***Pre-order YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate with evil eye pattern, and an exclusive short story that catches up with the protagonists five years later. You’ll also be entered to win a themed prize pack. (ends 1/1)
- ***Pre-order NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by Lianne Oelke to receive a signed bookmark, two stickers, and a chance to win much, more more. (ends 11/7)
- ***Pre-order UNEARTHED by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner to receive an exclusive e-short set before the events of These Broken Stars, an autographed bookplate especially designed to go in your book, and a chance to get your name the sequel to Unearthed! (ends 1/8)
- ***Pre-order IRON GOLD by Pierce Brown to receive an exclusive art print featuring the book’s characters! (ends 1/16)
- Pre-order LOLA DUTCH IS A LITTLE BIT MUCH and receive a digital package that includes: Coloring Pages, Paper Puppets, Mini Guided Learning Activities with Lola and much more! (ends 1/29)
- Preorder REIGN THE EARTH by A.C. Gaughen to receive an exclusive map poster. (ends 1/29)
- Pre-order THE CASE FOR JAMIE by Brittany Cavallaro to receive a signed book and exclusive Charlotte Holmes swag. (ends 3/5)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller: Review & Giveaway
- Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!) – Still time to enter to win a signed copy of Ringer!
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Enter to win this month’s NOVLbox from @TheNovl!
- Head over to Rebel Mommy Book Blog for a chance to win Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
- Head over to Metaphors and Moonlight for a chance to win a Copy of BERSERKER by Emmy Laybourne
- It’s Darque Dreamer Reads’ Birthday and she’s celebrating with a big giveaway!
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win A Short History of the Girl Next Door
- Penguin Random House is giving away some Wicked Reads and a Star Wars Prize Pack!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win seven YA stories that are sure to satisfy this Halloween season
- It’s It Starts at Midnight’s four-year blogoversary!! Tell Shannon you love her and then enter her giveaway for (and I quote) “Whatever the Hell You Want (INT)“! (See why I love her so?)
- Also head over to It Starts at Midnight for the Shattering Stigmas giveaway, where Six Winners Will Receive a Mental Health Book of Choice (INT)
- Penguin is giving you the chance to surprise your book club with free books for a year!
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a special Hunting Prince Dracula Prize Pack
- 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!