This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
As much as I wish all of the things in my April 1st Sunday Post were true, alas, they were not. Sorry if I had you excited about my pretend book deal there for a minute. I hope someday I can actually make that announcement (maybe minus the part about killing off my main character in my MG—I’m guessing that wouldn’t go over well). If you didn’t read yesterday’s April Fools’ Sunday Post, go check it out. I’m hoping some of my “creative” pre-order deals and giveaways will give you a laugh!
I didn’t want to let you guys miss out on the actual news for this week, though, so I’m doing this little follow-up.
First off, hope you had a wonderful Easter if you celebrate! We had a nice relaxing day.
On Saturday, I took my two older kids (and my mom) to see Love, Simon! I’m really happy that the movie did the book justice and we all really enjoyed it!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- In Her Skin by Kim Savage: Review & Giveaway – Last chance to enter to win two of Savage’s books!
- March Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your March wrap-up posts here!
- March Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – Find out what you might have missed on the blog in March
- April Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- My April Fools’ Sunday Post
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.)
- April 1st – The Book Disciple‘s Blogoversary
- April 3rd – Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought‘s Birthday
- April 3rd – Wanda @ booklovercircumspect4‘s Birthday
- April 5th – Chapter Break‘s Blogoversary
- April 5th – Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA‘s Birthday
I got this surprise in my mailbox (well, okay, on my doorstep) this week. I’ll confess that I hadn’t heard of Page Street Publishing or The Queen Underneath, but a little searching convinced me that this is a book I’ll love!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Cam @ Camillea Reads speaks very openly and honestly in her post: LET’S TALK ABUSE AND RAPE IN YA FANTASY
- Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf made this fantastic Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Book Bloggers
- Love this letter Laura @ Boats Against the Current writes to herself as a new blogger!
- Check out Janine @ Random Ramblings from a Book Lover’s new bookish tattoo she got for her birthday!
- Michelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings gives us What Your Bookshelves Say About You
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 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 WINTER GLASS by Lex Hillyer to receive character cards, bookmarks, pins and a signed bookplate! Plus, you’ll have the chance to enter to win more. (ends 4/9)
- Pre-order BEYOND A DARKENED SHORE by Jessica Leake to receive a PDF of a brand-new chapter that is ONLY available by preordering. Plus a chance win more. (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 BIG GUNS by Steve Israel to receive a signed bookplate. (ends 4/16)
- ***Pre-order STAY SWEET BY Siobhan Vivian to receive a t-shirt, enamel pin, autographed bookplate and personal thank you card! (ends 4/23)
- 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 THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager to receive a signed bookplate. (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE by Christina June to get an exclusive bonus chapter and Tilly’s Guide To New York City. (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order THE OUTCAST by Taran Matharu to receive a pack of Summoner Trading Cards! (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 FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE by Sandhya Menon to receive an art card with custom character art, a signed bookplate, a bookmark and a sticker. (ends 5/11)
- 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 THE WORLD OF LORE: WICKED MORTALS by Aaron Mahnke to receive an exclusive enamel pin inspired by the book! (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 LITTLE DO WE KNOW by Tamara Ireland Stone OR reserve it at your local library to receive an autographed, limited edition bookplate, two signed bookmarks and a chance to win the grand prize! (INTL) (ends 6/4)
- ***Pre-order THE BRINK OF DARKNESS by Jeff Giles to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (Open to some INTL) (ends 7/9)
- 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 – Last chance to enter to win a book from my Make Me Read It list!
- March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway – Last chance to link up your March discussion posts here!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Enter to win Penguin Teen’s April new releases!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett or a chance to win The Beloved Wild by Melissa Ostrom
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR
- Alyssa @ Eater of books is doing a #diversereads giveaway!
- Head over to Writer Writer Pants on Fire for a chance to win an ARC of RIDE ON by Gwen Cole
- P.S. I Love That Book is also celebrating their 3rd blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to With Love for Books for a chance to win Books by Sarah Morgan, Tea, Chocolate, Mug, Cookie Tin & Candy or a Signed hardcover copy of Flower Moon by Gina Linko and
- 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!