This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I totally reorganized my bookcases yesterday! (And my closet, but who cares about that?) I was going to add some pictures here, but then I decided I’d give them their own post because my hours and hours of work deserve more attention. (And I need post ideas lately. LOL!) SO, check in Wednesday if you want to see pics. You’ll get a tiny preview in the Book Haul section, though. 🙂
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Children of Blood and Bone, Dread Nation and The Walking Dead Graphic Novels
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, it’s easy! Just fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)
- May 1st – Bunnita @ Worth Reading It?‘s Birthday
- May 3rd – Cat on the Bookshelf‘s Blogoversary
- May 3rd – Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books‘ Birthday
- May 4th – Kaitlin Michelle @ Vivacious Hobo‘s Birthday
- May 5th – Latte Nights Reviews‘ Blogoversary
I received The Storm Runner from Disney! I’m really excited about this one! (And don’t my Book Haul pics look so much prettier with my new bookshelves?)
I bought some books for my daughter Danielle for her birthday from Book Outlet, and of course, I had to get myself up to $35 for the free shipping. Such a tough life! I was intrigued by the concept of Because You Love to Hate Me. And I am now finally the proud owner of a Paula Stokes book (you can see my post about that here): Girl Against the Universe. I’m excited about If You’re Reading This because I’m doing that workshop with Trent Reedy in June, and lots of you had good things to say about Hello, Universe. Finally The Afterlife Academy was basically an impulse buy based on the cute cover and the very low price that helped me get to $35. (I mean, I looked it up on Goodreads too, but…)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Head over to Brittany’s Book Rambles to read a fun character advice column! This one is Nikolai from The Crown’s Game.
- Rebeccah @ The Pixie Chronicles talks about avoiding writing problematic books.
- Head over to Leave a Mark Auctions and bid on an ANNOTATED Copy of Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson. Your donation will go to a great cause!
- Check out AJ @ Read All the Things’ hilarious fantasy titles — Top Ten Tuesday: I’m The Best Fantasy Book Author Ever!
- Check out what Laura @ Boats Against the Current has to say about how blogging has helped her!
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 ALCATRAZ ESCAPE by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman to receive a signed map. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order BOOKISH BOYFRIEND by Tiffany Schmidt to receive a handwritten note (decorated by the Schmidtlets) and a set of stickers. (US Only)(ends 4/30)
- Pre-order SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES by Lisa Brown Roberts to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark and a Princess Leia sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 4/30)
- Pre-order HELLO COLOR by Rachel Mae Smith to receive downloadables—lock screen, computer background design, printable design. (US Only)(ends 4/30)
- Pre-order MANFRIED THE MAN by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow to receive three phone lock screens. First ten will also receive an enamel pin and sticker sheet. (US, UK, CAN Only)(ends 4/30)
- Pre-order A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (US, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, NZ Only) (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager to receive a signed bookplate. (US Only)(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! (US Only)(ends 4/30)
- Pre-order ONLY HUMAN by Sylvain Neuvel to receive an exclusive Kara Resnik dog tag! (US Only)(ends 5/1)
- Pre-order LAST SHOT: A HAN AND LANDO NOVEL to receive exclusive artwork featuring the character of your choice. (UK ONLY)(ends 5/3)
- Pre-order PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy to receive pre-order swag. (INTL)(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! (INTL)(ends 5/7)
- Pre-Order THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Maureen Goo to receive a Graphic Companion to I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a Signed Bookplate, a Food Truck Pin, and a Bookmark. (US Only)(ends 5/7)
- Pre-order BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank to receive a custom designed invitation and cocktail recipe. (ends 5/14)
- 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. (US Only)(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. (US, CAN Only) (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. (INTL)(ends 5/11)
- Pre-order ONYX & IVORY by Mindee Arnett receive an exclusive short story. Also, every participant will be entered to win one of up to fifty sets of character cards. (INTL) (ends 5/14)
- Pre-order WAR STORM by Victoria Aveyard to receive an exclusive tote bag. (UK ONLY)(ends 5/14)
- Pre-order RIDE ON by Gwen Cole to receive a character postcard, a cover postcard, a bookmark and a signed bookplate. (INTL)(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. (INTL)(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 (US Only)(ends 5/28)
- Pre-order THE WORLD OF LORE: WICKED MORTALS by Aaron Mahnke to receive an exclusive enamel pin inspired by the book! (US Only)(ends 5/28)
- Pre-order SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson to receive an exclusive notebook! (US Only)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order BRUJA BORN by Zoraida Córdova to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. Also, possibly, a magical Brooklyn map, an enamel pin and a set of character cards. (US, CAN Only)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (US, CAN Only)(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 REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir to receive an Ember Series swag pack and enter to win a reading survival basket! (US Only)(ends 6/11)
- Pre-order THE BRINK OF DARKNESS by Jeff Giles to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (Open to some INTL) (ends 7/9)
- Pre-order THE DARKEST LEGACY by Alexandra Bracken to receive an enamel pin. (INTL)(ends 7/11)
- Pre-order NYXIA UNLEASHED by Scott Reintgen to receive a signed postcard featuring one of four favorite characters from the Nyxia series. (US, CAN Only)(ends 7/16)
- Pre-order KILL THE FARM BOY by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne to receive a themed 4 button set! (US Only)(ends 7/16)
- Pre-order CATWOMAN: SOULSTEALER by Sarah J. Maas to receive a cat-tastic PopSocket! (US Only)(ends 8/6)
- 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. (INTL)(ends 7/24)
- Pre-order MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud to receive a set of Mirage-inspired nail polishes and a signed bookplate. (US Only)(ends 8/27)
- Pre-order ALL THE WANDERING LIGHT by Heather Fawcett to receive an exclusive world map, a signed bookplate, a bookmark and two stickers. (INTL)(ends 12/3)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to The Novel Knight for a chance to win the Entire SUMMONER Series!!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win A Prom to Remember
- Enter to win Penguin Teen’s May Releases!
- Enter Read It Forward’s their Favorite Reads of April!
- Head over to Writer Writer Pants on Fire for a chance to win an ARC of MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win Branded and Hunted
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win one of 10 “I love books” USB Flash Drives or a signed copy of The Fall of Grace & a signed copy of Die for You.
- Ezrah @ I Heart Romance & YA is celebrating six years of blogging (plus her birthday!) with a giveaway of a book of your choice!
- Head over to Literary Meanderings for a chance to win one of two copies of Now a Major Motion Picture
- Lots of blogs participating in the April 2018 New Release Giveaway!
- 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!