Category Archives: Young Adult Fiction

Summertime Giveaway

So sadly, the end of the summer is drawing near.  Well, it is for me anyways because teachers go back to school at the end of August.  Since I can hear the dreaded sound of  sharpening pencils I decided to have a sweet giveaway.  What am I giving away you might ask?  Well, I am going to give a way the books that mark the beginning in a couple awesome series.  (Since I am beginning a new school year, get it?)  Anyways, here are the books:

1.   Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready with a signed bookmark

2. Signed copy of  Manifest by Artist Arthur

3. Signed copy of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr with a signed Radiant Shadows bookmark

4.  Kiss Me Deadly Anthology (okay I know this is not a first in a series, but it has so many authors I love in it that fall in the YA catagory so I put it in the giveaway)

5.  The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

Those are some great books right?  Well, here is what you have to do to win them.  I have some fun Wicked Lovely swag that play into this contest.  In the picture you see bracelet’s that represent one of the courts from the Wicked Lovely series.  Winter Court, High Court, Summer Court, Dark Court, Solitary Fae or Shadow Court.  For this contest, simply tell me which court you would want to belong to if you lived in the world Melissa Marr has created.  I will pick the winner using random.org and along with all the books/bookmarks you see in the picture I will send you the bracelet for the court you have chosen.  Sound good to you?  Want an extra entry? I will give you a bonus point if you tweet or link to this contest (Twitter, sidebar, facebook, etc. Max 2 links and post the links in with your comment).  The contest will run from now until Friday August 20, at midnight.  So the question now goes to you, what court do you choose?

In My Mailbox

It is Sunday so time for In My Mailbox, a weekly meme started at The Story Siren.  Today’s In My Mailbox is going to be a little longer because I am going to show all of the books I got while at ALA.  I took a picture at the end of each day so I show the pic then put the titles and authors underneath.

Day one (in order from top to bottom):

The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Halt’s Peril (Ranger’s Apprentice #9) by John Flanagan

Banished by Sohpie Littlefield

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

The Secret of Ka by Chrisopher Pike

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Sphinx Queen by Esther M. Friesner

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

Day Two (in order from top to bottom):


Rocks and Minerals by Simon Basher

Dark Song by Gail Giles

The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle

Other by Karen Kincy*

Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund*

Kiss Me Deadly Anthology (click on link for full author list)

Border Crossing by Jessica Lee Anderson

The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi*

Smudge’s Mark by Claudia Osmond

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

7 Souls by Barnabas Miller & Jordan Orlando

Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin & Lisa Brown*

Day Three (in order from top to bottom):

Tithe by Holly Black*

Taurus Eyes by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith*

The Tavernier Stones by Stephen Parrish

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade(there is a great story about this book that I will talk about in a later post)*

Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready*

Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready*

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

Captivate by Carrie Jones*

White Cat by Holly Black*

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black*

The Keeley Brothers Band logo pin (Jeri Smith-Ready had these at her signings and I was so excited because I love Shade and the idea of having a pin for the band from the book is awesome to me)

Day Four (in order from top to bottom):

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Reckless by Cornilia Funke

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

All the books with a (*) are signed

Harry Potter!!

I know a lot of you have probably already seen this but I am still excited about it :)

*Sqee*   I cannot wait, it looks so awesome!!