This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Right now, I’m at the SCBWI Marvelous Midwest Writing Conference!! I’ll post an update next week to let you know how it is!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Hurricane Season, Release, Grim Lovelies and Story Genius
- April 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
- May 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
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.)
I signed up for the tour for Planet Earth Is Blue, which sounds like it’s going to be an incredibly heartwarming read. Watch for my review (and a giveaway), which will go up next week!
Soul of the Sword is the second book in Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox Series. I must read all things written by Kagawa. Secrets of a Fangirl was an impulse download. I saw a post listing the tour schedule for it and noticed Fangirl in the title. I have a Connect 5 that I’m working on about Fandoms, so I went and read the description. The rest is history. 🙂
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I’m afraid I didn’t manage much blog-hopping this week! Next week I’ll be back to it.
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 DARK SHORES by Danielle L. Jensen OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and an exclusive art print featuring Marcus and Teriana. (INT)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order SHOUTING AT THE RAIN by Lynda Mullaly Hunt to receive a classroom pack that includes a discussion guide, tote bag and poster. (US only)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order HOT DOG GIRL by Jennifer Dugan OR request it from your local library to receive a set of six vinyl character wall stickers. (INT)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF by Tom Ryan to receive a bookmark, postcard, signed bookplate and a surprise gift (the gift was announced to be an illustration of a scene through a vintage lens, that pays homage to the classics of the thriller genre, re-imagining them to include LGBTQ rep). (US & Can)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order FINALE by Stephanie Garber to receive a Deck of Destiny. (US only)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order ASK ME ANYTHING by Molly E. Lee to receive a Girl Coder bracelet by Arie & Co., a signed bookmark and a magnet. You’ll also be entered to win a HUGE grand prize. (INT)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order ROMANOV by Nadine Brandes to receive Nadine’s exclusive annotated notes from Romanov chapters and a downloadable recipe card from the book. The first 20o preorder submissions also receive a watercolor Romanov bookmark, a quote sticker, a printed recipe card and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 5/6)
- Pre-order I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason Deaver for a chance to win a book bundle (including books signed by Becky Albertalli and Nic Stone), a non-binary pride book/writing planner, exclusive buttons, a signed poster, AND super secret surprise art by Alice Oseman! (INT)(ends 5/13)
- Pre-order DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS by Nina Moreno to receive a checkout card from Port Coral Library as a bookplate, a bookmark, and a postcard. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! OR request from your local library to receive the postcard & bookmark. (INT)(ends 5/13)
- Pre-order THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE by Sandhya Menon to receive a print, bookplate, and an exclusive key chain! (US only)(ends 5/13)
- Pre-order AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff to receive an exclusive Illuminae Files novella. (INT)(ends 5/14)
- Pre-order BENEATH CRUEL FATHOMS by Anela Deen to receive Deadbolt, a New Adult urban fantasy e-novella and an ocean-fantasy adult coloring book. Plus you’ll be entered to win one of ten character art prints and a grand prize. (ends 5/16)(INT)
- Pre-order KINGSBANE by Claire Legrand to receive a signed bookplate and an enamel pin. If you pre-order from their list of indie bookstores, you’ll also get a sheet of Empirium Trilogy temporary tattoos. (US/Can)(ends 5/20)
- Pre-order GIRL GONE VIRAL by Arvin Ahmadi to receive an exclusive decal pack. (US only)(ends 5/20)
- Pre-order THE MISSING SEASON by Gillian French from The Briar Patch bookstore to receive a signed copy of the book, a morbid lapel pin, a Day of the Dead iron-on skull patch, organic TMS cherry lip gloss, a Halloween wind-up, a TMS postcard, and a sterling silver jack-o’-lantern charm with spooky children’s rhyme from the book (first 20 pre-orders only). (US only)(ends 5/20)
- Request NO PLACE LIKE HERE by Christina June from your local library to receive a set of bookish stickers, a signed bookmark, and an entry to win a signed set of Christina June’s 3 books to be donated to your favorite classroom. (INT)(ends 5/20)
- Pre-order THE ISLAND by Jess Rothenberg to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, an invitation postcard, and a sticker. (ends 5/27)
- Pre-order WITHIN AND WITHOUT by Deborah Maroulis to receive a bookmark, a signed postcard, 2 stickers, and a ceramic pin. (INT)(ends 5/27)
- Pre-order BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT by Sara B. Larson to receive signed bookmarks from both books in the series and a signed bookplate. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize giveaway. (INT)(ends 5/28)
- ***Pre-order THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN by Isabel Sterling OR request it from your local library to receive a set of exclusive character stickers! (INT)(ends 6/3)
- Pre-order THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen to receive a themed beach tote! (US only)(ends 6/3)
- Pre-order STORM AND FURY by Jennifer Armentrout from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed book, bookmark and Book Beau bag. (INT)(ends 6/9)
- Pre-order MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey to receive an enamel pin. (US/Can)(ends 6/11)
- ***Pre-order I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE by Kristina Forest to receive a Chloe and Eli 5×7 print, a Chloe enamel pin, and a bookmark. OR request it from your local library to receive the print and bookmark. (US only)(ends 6/11)
- Pre-order THE PAPER & HEARTS SOCIETY by Lucy Powrie to receive an official membership pin. (US/ROI)(ends 6/12)
- Pre-order HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (House Edition) by J.K. Rowling via the Bloomsbury website to receive an exclusive house pin badge. (UK/ROI or AU/NZ only)(ends 6/12)
- Pre-order SOMETHING LIKE GRAVITY by Amber Smith to receive a special swag bag (think: bookmarks, stickers, pins, and more!). (ends 6/17)
- ***Pre-order THE LEMON SISTERS by Jill Shalvis from Mysterious Galaxy bookstore to receive a luggage tag featuring the book’s cover art! (ends 6/17)
- Pre-order THE EVIL QUEEN by Gena Showalter to receive a golden apple necklace! (US/Can only)(ends 6/24)
- Pre-order SWITCHBACK by Danika Stone to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark and postcard. Plus you’ll be entered to win other goodies! (INT)(ends 5/27) PLUS there’s a library only giveaway (scroll through the thread to see the pic with details! (INT)(ends 6/28)
- 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 HEART OF BARKNESS by Spencer Quinn to receive a digital copy of “Upper Story.” (US/Can)(ends 7/1)
- Pre-order CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT by Brigid Kemmerer to receive a signed bookplate, and an email containing exclusive bonus content set in the Letters to the Lost/More Than We Can Tell universe. Plus, 1 Grand Prize Winner will have a character named after them in a future published book, to be decided between you and Brigid! (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand)(ends 7/1)
- Pre-order WANDERERS by Chuck Wendig to receive an exclusive pin! (US only)(ends 7/1)
- Pre-order THE LAST WORD by Samantha Hastings OR request it at your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a sticker, and a vintage-style handkerchief. (INT)(ends 7/8)
- Pre-order ME, MYSELF, AND HIM by Chris Tebbetts to be entered to win a t-shirt (one will be given away for every 10 pre-orders) and a grand prize. Also, for every pre-order $1 will be donated to Pride Center of Vermont. (US only)(ends 7/8)
- 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 THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed/personalized copy, a bookmark, and special SWAG. (ends 8/12)
- Pre-order MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS by Dusti Bowling to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, & bonus story. (ends 9/16)
- Pre-order HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling via the Bloomsbury website to receive an exclusive Goblet of Fire tote bag. (UK/ROI)(ends 10/7) OR (AU/NZ)(ends 9/18)
- Pre-order CALL DOWN THE HAWK by Maggie Stiefvater from specified bookstores to receive a signed limited edition bookplate (I believe it features Maggie’s art?). (INT)(ends 11/4)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the April Wrap-Up Round-Up and the April or May Discussion Challenge and Giveaway. Plus, you can enter to win an annotated copy of THE BOY WHO STEALS HOUSES!
- Lots of blogs participating in the May Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win The Cliff House
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win Three books from her ARC/Books for Trade shelves
- Katie McGarry is giving away signed copies of the Pushing the Limits series, the Thunder Road series, Say You’ll Remember Me and Only a Breath Apart.
- Follow some authors on BookBub and be entered to win a $350 Amazon gift card!
- Writers, head over to Teaching Authors for a chance to win THE MAGIC WORDS by Cheryl Klein
- Head over to Alyssa Carlier’s website for a chance to win Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
- 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!