This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I had two different writer groups this week (one for SCBWI and one at my local library) and now this weekend I’ve been participating in WriteOnCon, which is an online kidlit (YA and under) writing conference. I’m in awe at the pure amount of content in this conference. If you’re a writer or interested in writing, you should definitely check it out because it’s super reasonably priced and you can access all of the sessions for the next week. I spent almost all day Friday on the site, and every spare minute yesterday on it and I’ve found so many of the sessions really helpful.
Tomorrow’s my birthday, and my husband got me a new iPhone, so I’m super excited to play with it! I also think my pictures will be a lot better with this new phone. We shall see!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Firestarter, The Lonely Ones, We Come Apart and The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up
- Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry: Review, Giveaway & McQuerry’s Top Ten Addictions
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.)
- February 11th – Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Birthday (Yep, just ME! I’m all alone this week)
I bought some books this week, but I didn’t get pictures yet, so I’ll post them next week.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- The cover and some details of Five Dark Fates have been released!!
- May @ Forever & Everly talks about The Lack of Blogger Appreciation
- Chuck Wendig shared this hilarious Twitter thread with writing “advice” in response to some (very bad) advice that’s been given in the Twitter community lately.
- Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall talks about The Value of Teen Voices in the Book Blogging Community
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 COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART by Faith Erin Hicks to receive an art print! (US/Can only)(ends 2/11)
- Pre-order BLOODWITCH by Susan Dennard to receive two exclusive Witchlands creature enamel pins! (US & CAN)(ends 2/11)
- Pre-order WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan to receive an exclusive and inspiring poetry poster featuring excerpts from the book! (US & CAN)(ends 2/14)
- Pre-order IMMORAL CODE by Lillian Clark OR request it at your library for a chance to win one of three tote bags and annotated ARCs! (INT)(ends 2/19)
- Pre-order SECRET IN THE STONE by Kamilla Benko to receive a signed bookplate, a Unicorn Quest coloring bookmark, and a cover poster of the UK edition of the book. (INT)(ends 2/19)
- Pre-order THE CLOCKWORK DRAGON by Jack Buckles to receive an All Forms Must Be Completed pen, a bookmark, eight stickers, and FOUR secret society challenge coins. (US only)(ends 2/20)
- ***Pre-order WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Tehlor Kay Mejia OR request it from your local library to receive one character card of your choice and you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order WARRIOR OF THE WILD by Tricia Levenseller to receive a quote magnet, a signed bookplate and a download of the first chapter of the book with annotations by the author. (US or INT)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yaros to receive a FREE signed & personalized paperback of GIRL IN LOVE, an upcoming, exclusive release co-written by Jay Crownover and Rebecca Yarros as well as a signed, personalized, The Last Letter bookplate. Open to the first 300 submissions. (US only)(ends 2/25)
- 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 FOUR DEAD QUEENS by Astrid Scholte to receive an exclusive Welcome to Quadara Pin from your favorite region. (US only)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order AN AFFAIR OF POISONS by Addie Thorley OR request that your library purchase it OR let her know you are a teen reader who cannot pre-order to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and 3 limited edition character art cards. (INT)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order LADY SMOKE by Laura Sebastian to receive a phone wallet! (US only)(ends 2/28)
- Pre-order THE FEVER KING by Victoria Lee OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a sticker, a flair pin (US only), and character art cards. (INT)(ends 1/31 for pre-orders, 2/28 for library requests)
- ***Pre-order CHRYSALIS by Brendan Reichs to receive a Project Nemesis book bag. (US only)(ends 3/4)
- ***Pre-order WITHIN THESE LINES by Stephanie Morrill to receive a digital poster, an exclusive video, a “Behind The Book” story, and a Reader’s Guide. (ends 3/4)
- Pre-order YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT by Laura Silverman to receive one of four different magnetic bookmarks designed as the characters. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order THE SHADOWGLASS by Rin Chupeco to receive a limited edition tea sticker and a Bone Witch series pin. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order THE FAIREST KIND OF LOVE by Crystal Cesari to receive a bookmark featuring a quote, a sticker set featuring logos from the series, a cover-art postcard, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends3/4)
- Pre-order SEVENTH GRADE VS. THE GALAXY by Joshua Levy to receive a signed copy and an exclusive poster. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order A QUESTION OF HOLMES by a signed, personalized copy, plus an exclusive illustrated print. (INT)(ends 3/5)
- Pre-order SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson and Penguin Young Readers will donate $1 to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. (INT)(ends 3/11)
- Pre-order BEWARE THE NIGHT by Jessica Fleck OR or request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, a sticker with quote, and a glass fish. Plus a chance to win more! (INT)(ends 3/11)
- ***Request ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST by Sarah J. Carlson from your local library to receive a signed custom bookplate, a postcard featuring pictures of Northern Ireland, and stickers featuring lyrics from Fiona and Danny’s favorite band, Fading Stars. You’ll also be entered to win other giveaways. (US/Can)(ends 3/11)
- ***Pre-order THE WAKING FOREST by Alyssa Wees OR request it from your library to receive a bookmark, sticker, and signed bookplate! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 3/12)
- ***Pre-order BLOODLEAF by Crystal Smith to receive a branded notebook and map of Achleva. (US/Can)(ends 3/12)
- Pre-order WINTER WAR AWAKENING by Rosalyn Eves to receive an enamel pin designed by the author, a signed book plate designed by the author, and a set of bookmarks. (ends 3/18)
- Pre-order TO BEST THE BOYS by Mary Weber to receive an email download including a labyrinth maze, a playlist, bookish Rhen Paper Doll, and a new STORM SIREN NOVELLA ebook. (INT)(ends 3/18)
- Pre-order THE NEXT TO LAST MISTAKE by Amalie Jahn OR request it at your local library to receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate (first 25). After those first 25, there will be giveaways! (US only)(ends 3/18)
- Pre-order THE LAST VOYAGE OF POE BLYTHE by Ally Condie to receive an exclusive deluxe leather bookmark. (US only)(ends 3/25)
- Pre-order ONCE & FUTURE by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to receive a signed bookplate, a lenticular bookmark, and a mini-poster of all the characters. (US only)(ends 3/25)
- ***Pre-order A PLACE FOR WOLVES by Kosoko Jackson to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (US/Can)(ends 3/25)
- ***Order SWAP’D by Tamara Ireland Stone OR request a hold at/check out a copy from your local library to receive a custom PopSocket, signed bookplate, bookmarks, and stickers! (ends 3/31)
- ***Pre-order WHITE ROSE by Kip Wilson OR request it at your local library to receive a bookmark and a sticker. You’ll also be entered to win other prizes. (INT)(ends 4/1)
- 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)
- Pre-order THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves to receive a signed bookplate. (US/CAN only)(ends 4/1)
- Pre-order DEFY ME by Tahereh Mafi to receive a customized Shatter Me eyeliner set! (US only)(ends 4/1)
- Pre-order WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOLUME 35 and receive a FREE digital edition of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 25. (ends 4/8)
- ***Pre-order THROUGH THE WHITE WOOD by Jessica Leake to receive a bookmark and character art printed on a postcard-sized card. (INT)(ends 4/9)
- Pre-order AN ANATOMY OF BEASTS by Olivia A. Cole to receive an enamel “who’s the beast” pin. More goodies are available if you order the first book as well or if you order from an independent bookstore. (ends 4/15)
- Pre-order BRIEF CHRONICLE OF ANOTHER STUPID HEARTBREAK by Adi Alsaid to receive a personalized, autographed postcard from the author’s travels. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON by Mary Fan OR request it from your library to receive a signed postcard, a magnet, and a red envelope containing a mystery prize. (INT)(ends 6/20)
- Pre-order SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim to receive exclusive art, an official bookmark and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 7/29)
- Pre-order MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS by Dusti Bowling to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, & bonus story. (ends 9/16)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @tonyaleeh is giving away The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess
- @NicoleMHewitt (ME!) is giving away ANY BOOK YOU WANT!
- @Dusti_Bowling is giving away an awesome swag pack (including a tote) for In the Life of a Cactus.
- @booksandmunches is giving away any one of the books mentioned in her list of fantasy favorites 2018.
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January Wrap-Up Round-Up, the February Discussion Challenge and Giveaway, and my 6th blogoversary giveaway! The giveaway for Between Before and After is also still going on.
- Head over to Waves of Fiction for a chance to win Always by Sarah Jio, The Winters by Lisa Gabriele, Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz and Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble
- Head over to Rajani LaRocca’s site for a chance to win A PREORDER OF A 2019 PITCH WARS MG DEBUT!
- Head over to Emmy Laybourne’s website for a chance to win a signed set of ALL her books (including RANSACKER) and MUCH more!
- Lots of blogs participating in the February Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott.
- Head over to Fiction Fare for a chance to win one of 20 His Fair Assassin character card sets
- Head over to Here’s to Happy Endings for a chance to win Lady Smoke.
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win The Book of Dreams by Nina George!
- 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!