This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Between homeschooling and an editing project I’m currently working on, my week was packed! But I still found time to attend an Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver event with my mom to celebrate her birthday. Very fun!
On the 11th, NetGalley is featuring me on their blog for their YA Blogger Spotlight! Make sure you check it out!!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Review & Giveaway (Plus My Invictus Haiku)
- Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!)
- September Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (with a Make Me Read It Twist)
For those of you who are really observant and noticed that I said I was going to be posting about YA Brooding Hero this week, it’s still coming! I saw that the official release date got pushed back to October 17th, so I decided to post that day.
Next week on FYFA:
- Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller: Review & Giveaway
- The Knowing by Sharon Cameron: Review & Giveaway
- The 16th Academy by Spencer Yacos: Review & Guest Post
- Anniversary post for Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Nothing new this week.
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 8th – It Starts at Midnight‘s Blogoversary
- October 9th – Jillian @ Jillian’s Books‘ Birthday
- October 13th- Mara @ Mara Was Here‘s Birthday
- October 14th – Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog‘s Birthday
I pre-ordered One Dark Throne and got these awesome playing cards. I requested that my local library purchase YA Brooding Hero and got pre-order goodies because of that too! (Read Carrie DiRisio’s post about why library pre-orders are so important and request from your library too! Since the release got pushed back to the 17th, you still have time to get the fun swag!)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Cait @ Paper Fury tells us How To Outline Your Novel (Without Biting Your Own Head Off)
- Make sure you check out this year’s Shattering Stigmas event, which puts the spotlight on mental health in YA.
- Sophie @ Books Like Wolves tells us why she thinks Bloggers are the most honest of the species.
- Summer Haikus by S.J. Pajonas is free on Amazon today ONLY! Steph updated it a bit and took out the naughty bits, so I can now officially recommend this to my YA readers. It’s a great story with themes of love, friendship and perseverance, and I really can’t recommend it highly enough!
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 BREATHLESS and receive a signed bookmark from the author. You’ll also be entered to win a Kindle Fire 7 and tote bag! (ends 10/9)
- 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 (10/15)
- 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)
- ***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)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- 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)
- Lots of blogs participating in the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop!
- YA & Wine has a few giveaways going on (check her site for even more). Enter to win a hardcover copy of Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, a hardcover copy of Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni and a signed copy of THE FIRE QUEEN!
- 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
- Underlined is doing a Fall Fantasy Sweepstakes!
- 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.
- 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 a New York City Literary Adventure!
- 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!