This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I went to another epic book event with my mom this week! This time it was the annual YA Literature Conference at Anderson’s Bookshop, which featured 30 amazing YA authors. I’m working on a recap now, so watch for it next week.
I got three days of writing in on my new(ish) WIP, so that was a win. I also read ALL of the September discussions (yeah, I know, it’s almost the end of October—but progress is progress). And … now I’m behind on replying to comments and commenting back. So, basically, catch up with one blog thing, fall behind on another. I don’t think there’s any solution to that problem, so … yeah.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Listen to Your Heart, Warcross & Wildcard, Girls Like Us
- Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel – Tour Recap
- Things I Didn’t Know About Publishing (And Things I Know I Still Don’t Know) Let’s Discuss
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for 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.)
- October 21st – Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature‘s Birthday
My mom and I bought some books at the YA Lit Conference, but I’ll put those in my recap post. Watch for it, coming later this week (there will also be a giveaway).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Chana and Malka Give us Their (Hilarious) Top Ten Ways to Make More Time for Reading
- Vicky gives us 50+ Amazing Asian Protagonists
- Check out Be Your Own Mentor, a program that helps you learn, revise, and get query-ready on your own.
- Sofiya Pasternack is putting together a list of 2019 Debut Novels
- Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra talks about Why You Should Give Audiobooks Another Chance Even If You Think You Dislike Them
- Krysta @ Pages Unbound Reviews asks Where Are the Realistic Male Characters in YA?
- Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf asks if you’ve read these 10 Essential Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
- Kathy @ Books & Munches is hosting Remember November 2018, where you reevaluate all your 2018 goals
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 ONE GIANT LEAP by Heather Kaczynski to receive a holographic character art print and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 10/22)
- Pre-order KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive enamel pin. (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India)(ends 10/22)
- ***Pre-order THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS by Laura E. Weymouth (or buy it from a local bookseller during release week) to receive a handwritten thank you note, a signed bookplate, and a little Weymouth Manor lavender. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 10/27)
- Pre-order THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer L. Armentrout to receive THE PACKAGE, the first Daemon and Kat bonus scene in several years, and The Darkest Star inspired nail polish. (INT)(ends 10/29)
- Pre-order ODD(LY) ENOUGH by Carolanne Miljavac to receive access to 6 FREE downloads: 2 Bookmarks, The First Chapter, an Inspirational Print, and 2 Original Carolanne Poems. (INT)(ends 10/29)
- Pre-order THIS CRUEL DESIGN by Emily Suvada to receive an ‘Unravel the Secrets’ Postcard, a Signed Bookplate, and a Signed Bookmark. (INT)(ends 10/29)
- Pre-order LOVE FOR TWO LIFETIMES by Martina Boone to receive a signed bookplate, a limited edition original art card with calligraphy by Jodi Meadows, and an exclusive letter for the reader. (US) Or a digital art version of the art card, a digital version of the letter and a digital copy of Jodi’s hand-lettered calligraphy of a poem from the book. (INT)(ends 11/1)
- Pre-order EMPRESS OF ALL SEASONS by Emiko Jean to receive a swag pack. (US only)(ends 11/2)
- ***Pre-order SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson to receive an exclusive map print featuring the world of Skyward, signed by Brandon Sanderson! (US only)(ends 11/5)
- ***Pre-order NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty to receive a free short story from Liane Moriarty! (US only)(11/5)
- Pre-order GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan to receive an egg necklace, bookmark, and signed bookplate! (US only)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order NO BORING STORIES! by Julie Falatko to receive a cute pencil and notebook. (ends 11/5)
- Pre-order KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES: FLASHBACK by Shannon Messenger to receive two limited edition Iggy postcards, a Flashback print, and a signed bookplate! (CAN only)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order FROZEN REIGN by Kathryn Purdie to receive a limited edition art card with quote, a signed and personalized bookplate, and a set of 3 bookmarks. (INT)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order MAMMOTH by Jill Baguchinsky to receive a bookmark, an autographed bookplate, two stickers, and a postcard with a thank you from the author. First 75 will also receive a handmade paleontology-themed keychain and a set of buttons.(INT)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order UMBERTOUCHED by Livia Blackburne to receive a Signed bookplate, a Signed bookmark, a Signed Zivah and Dineas art print and an alternate ending, emailed to you. (Plus, magnetic bookmarks in the US)(INTL)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order ARCHENEMIES by Marissa Meyer to receive the Renegades Trilogy Character Art poster! (US only)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX by Julie Daw to receive a signed bookplate, enamel pin, quote sticker and bookmark. (US only)(ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order THE ADVENTURE ZONE: MURDER ON THE ROCKPORT LIMITED by Clint and Griffin McElroy to receive a digital version of a print based on the cover (plus you’ll be entered to win one of 1000 actual prints) AND an exclusive recording of the live show from the McElroys NYC Book Launch! (US & CAN)(ends 11/7)
- Pre-order THE RESOLUTIONS by Mia Garcia to receive a tote with a quote from the book, a signed bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 11/12)
- Pre-order PULP by Robin Talley to receive 2 autographed postcards, 2 bookmarks, 1 signed bookplate (personalized upon request), and 1 bonus As I Descended sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US only for swag. Contest open INT)(ends 11/12)
- Pre-order THE STORYTELLER by Traci Chee to receive an engraved bookmark and the chance to win a grand prize. (US only)(ends 11/12)
- ***Pre-order REALM OF RUINS by Hannah West to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 12/3)
- Pre-order DARK AGE by Pierce Brown to receive a free holiday card directly from Pierce, featuring never-before-seen character art! (US only)(ends 12/3)
- 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)
- Pre-order QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS by Cassandra Clare to receive a deluxe Shadowhunter fairytale retelling booklet. Featuring 35 pages of exclusive art and a note from Cassandra Clare. (US only)(ends 12/3)
- ***Pre-order a paperback copy of EVERLESS by Sara Holland to receive a special additional character card for either Ina or Roan.(INT)(ends 12/3)
- ***Pre-order EVERMORE by Sara Holland to receive 1 of 3 Exclusive Character Cards, a signed bookplate, and access to an exclusive online interview with Sara Holland (filled with spoilers and juicy details!). Plus, you’ll be entered to win more. (INT)(ends 12/30)
- ***Pre-order FIRESTARTER by Tara Sim to receive an exclusive poster of Danny and Colton by artist TJ Ryan. (INT)(ends 12/31)
- Pre-order THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden to receive a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 1/7)
- Pre-order EVEN IF I FALL by Abigail Johnson to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, a cloud charm necklace with quote card and a digital copy of the original flash fiction piece that inspired the book. (INTL)(ends 1/7)
- Pre-order SONG OF THE DEAD by Sarah Glenn Marsh to receive a signed bookmark, an 11×17 beautiful map of the world of the Reign of the Fallen series (art by Jessica Khoury), and four new character cards including everyone’s favorite bear, Lysander! (art by Jo Painter) (INTL)(ends 1/21)
- Pre-order THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh to receive an enamel pin. (US Only)(ends 1/21)
- Pre-order KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo to receive an enamel pin! (US only)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon to receive an exclusive signed poster. (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order A QUESTION OF HOLMES by a signed, personalized copy, plus an exclusive illustrated print. (INT)(ends 3/5)
- Pre-order DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He to receive 3 swag items (they won’t be all paper-made–actual items TBD closer to release date). (INT)(ends 4/1)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @edwardanddamon is celebrating her birthday by giving away one book from her most anticipated releases for the month.
- On my blog, you’ll find the October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway,
and the October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway.
- XPresso Book Tours is hosting their Fall in Love With Books Giveaway, with a $100 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs.
- Goddess Fish Promotions is celebrating ten years of serving authors with a $50 gift card!
- Katie McGarry is giving away an Advanced Reviewer Copy of Only a Breath Apart, signed copies of Say You’ll Remember Me, Long Way Home, Walk the Edge and Nowhere But Here
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight is celebrating her 5th blogoversary with a giveaway
- Head over to Sharing Inspired Kreations for a chance to win After the Fire
- Head over to Book Freak Revelations for a chance to win What If It’s Us (both a Twitter giveaway and a Rafflecopter giveaway)
- Lots of blogs participating in the October Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- The Regal Critiques is hosting Spooky October 2018 and giving away a book of your choice!
- Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch is giving away ARCs of Richard Lawson’s All We Can Do Is Wait and Kim Liggett’s Heart of Ash to two Filipino readers!
- Head over to Clean Wholesome Romance for a chance to win a 6 Month Kindle Unlimited Subscription
- Head over to Bookish for LOTS of giveaways!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!