This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I started working with three critique partners this week! It’s funny because I’d tweeted about my search for a CP with no luck—but then suddenly, almost ten days later, three people contacted me. We’ve exchanged a few chapters and it seems like all three CPs are going to be a great fit!
And yesterday, I went to see Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on tour for Obsidio. They’re incredibly entertaining! Watch for a recap of the event and a giveaway of a signed copy of the book (or two!).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- A Wrinkle in Time: A Spoiler-Filled Comparison of Book Vs. Movie
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Lake Silence, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Deception So Dark and Some Kind of Happiness
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.)
- March 18th – AJ @ Read All the Things‘ Birthday
- March 21st – Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews‘ Birthday
- March 22nd – Emma @ Words And Peace‘s Birthday
- March 22nd – JJ @ This Dark Material‘s Birthday
- March 22nd – Tia @ Read It Write Now‘s Birthday
- March 23rd – Girl Plus Books‘ Blogoversary
- March 23rd – Sophie Reads YA‘s Blogoversary
I’m doing the blog tour for In Her Skin by Kim Savage. Really looking forward to reading this!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight gives us this fun Quiz of Quotishness
- Bee @ Novel Ink tells us about how her priorities have changed since her hiatus
Listed in order of release date. 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 ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan to receive an enamel pin, a signed print of an original painting, a bookmark print (carved & letterpressed), and a vinyl sticker with book quote. (ends 3/19)
- Pre-order OVER RAGING TIDES by Jennifer Ellision to receive a signed bookmark (plus, Jen will be donating 50% of her pre-order proceeds to Everytown for Gun Safety). (ends 3/19)
- ***Pre-order HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender to support the cause of MG LGBTQ books and you’ll be entered to win signed copies of three brand new Middle Grade releases! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman (or send Penguin a postcard) to get a copy of IF I STAY or JUST ONE DAY! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order FAILING UP by Leslie Odom, Jr. to receive a limited edition print signed by Leslie Odom, Jr.! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order IN HER SKIN by Kim Savage to receive a laptop decal and to be entered to win a custom-made Eponine Funko, as well as a Kindle Paperwhite! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order NOTHING BUT SKY by Amy Trueblood to receive a signed bookmark, signed bookplate and character stickers. Plus you’ll be entered to win a prize packs! (INT)(ends 3/26)
- Pre-order LOST CROW CONSPIRACY by Rosalyn Eves to receive a fridge magnet with a quote from the book (featuring one of the author’s illustrations), a temporary tattoo, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (ends 3/26)
- ***Pre-order STORMCASTER by Cinda Chima to receive a signed bookplate, bookmarks, tattoos, and other goodies. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order AS SHE FADES by Abbi Glines to receive an exclusive coffee mug. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland to receive stickers and 2 of 5 color and send postcards (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order SOMETIMES YOU FLY by Katherine Applegate to receive a signed deluxe art print. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order SCOURGED by Kevin Hearne to receive an Iron Druid fan kit—including an exclusive art print, signed by the author! (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order STARRY EYES by Jenn Bennett to receive an exclusive signed bookplate (w/Jenn’s artwork!) and other swag. (ends 4/2)
- ***Pre-order THE CROOKED CASTLE by Sarah Jean Horwitz to receive a signed bookplate and your exclusive first class ticket to Rinka Tinka’s Roving Wonder Show! (AKA a limited edition bookmark). (ends 4/9)
- ***Pre-Order THE FLASH: JOHNNY QUICK by Barry Lyga and receive a limited-edition poster. (ends 4/9)
- Pre-order ACE OF SHADES by Amanda Foody to receive three bookmarks with exclusive art inspired by the City of Sin, a signed bookplate, and a bonus quiz revealing which gang of New Reynes you’d claim as your own. (INT) (ends 4/9)
- Pre-order THE DIMINISHED by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson to receive one of the 6 character cards, a bookplate, a bookmark, a postcard and a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! (ends 4/9)
- ***Pre-order SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young to receive a bookmark, Breathe Fire sticker, and a signed bookplate, plus the chance to win more! (ends 4/16)
- Pre-order LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli to receive a signed postcard with a scene from the book that Becky drew and painted. (INT)(ends 4/23)
- Preorder A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order ONLY HUMAN by Sylvain Neuvel to receive an exclusive Kara Resnik dog tag! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy to receive pre-order swag. (ends 5/6)
- Pre-order THE GIRL & THE GROVE by Eric Smith to receive a signed mini poster, hand stamped seed paper bookmarks, a signed, hand stamped bookplate, three leaf charms, and other surprise swag from previous books! (ends 5/7)
- ***Pre-order MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma to receive a pin, sticker, bookmark, over-sized postcard with a mega list of Bollywood movies, and a mini bookplate. (ends 5/14)
- Pre-order FURYBORN by Claire Legrand to receive a signed bookplate and (limited) map of Avitas and a limited edition set of Furyborn character trading cards. You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize. (ends 5/21)
- ***Pre-order LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber to receive a custom set of playing cards with four unique suits and a signed bookplate. (ends 5/28)
- ***Pre-order LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff to receive a collectible print featuring an original illustration of a map of the Grande Ol’ Yousay (ends 5/28)
- Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order NYXIA UNLEASHED by Scott Reintgen to receive a signed postcard featuring one of four favorite characters from the Nyxia series. (ends 7/16)
- Pre-order ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY by Rosamund Hodge to receive a signed bookplate, and a print of one a portrait of one of the four main characters. (ends 7/24)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- February 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Make Me Read It Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a book from my Make Me Read It list!
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: 5-Star Review & Giveaway! – Enter to win one of three finished copies of the book!
- March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway – Link up your March discussion posts here!
- Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win!
- A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)
- It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Reading Teen for a chance to win MORE THAN WE CAN TELL by Brigid Kemmerer
- Head over to With Love for Books for a chance to win Books by Sarah Morgan, Tea, Chocolate, Mug, Cookie Tin & Candy
- A couple other giveaways on With Love for Books: Signed hardcover copy of Flower Moon by Gina Linko
- and a Hardcover copy of Everless by Sara Holland
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win a SOFI SNOW/SHILO SNOW Prize Pack
- Check out the All About Diversity Blog Hop!
- AJ @ Read All the Things is celebrating her birthday a little early with a giveaway!
- Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books is celebrating her 6th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- And Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger is celebrating her 3-year blogoversary with a few different giveaways!
- Lots of blogs participating in the March New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Alyssa Carlier’s blog for a chance to win Reflection (A Twisted Tale) by Elizabeth Lim (which is a Mulan retelling).
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!