Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3rd Blogoversary Giveaway Winners!

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First of all, We want to thank everyone for joining our giveaway and spreading the word on Twitter! We loved reading your reactions to the stop-motion video we made and your latest obsessions because we share some of them *snickers*. It was all so worth it. You guys rock!! The giveaway ended on Tuesday and I know some of you are excited to find out who the winners are. 

For the book of choice up to $15, the winner is Elisabeth C.!
For the pre-order from our list of upcoming YA releases, the winner is Brittany T.!

I'll be sending out an email to both of the winners shortly and they have 48 hours to respond before I draw new winners.

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered! If you didn't win, don't fret because we have another giveaway going. We have a weekly feature that spotlights debut YA authors and their books! This week, Katrina Leno visited us to talk about her experience of becoming an author. Check out her amazing post and giveaway below.
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Waiting on Wednesday: Trust Me, I'm Lying and Lailah

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Here are my WoW picks this week (click on the title for the Goodreads page):

Trust Me, I'm Lying
Release date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon
Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.

 Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.

But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)
Release date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&NAmazon 
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

Why I'm waiting on these books: Trust Me, I'm Lying caught my attention at first sight, and then I read the summary and it's an auto-add on Goodreads for me. It has mystery and adventure and the MC reminds me of Veronica Mars: witty and badass. Lailah, on the other hand, also has an interesting blurb. I'm very curious as to how the author will offer a fresh take on angel and vampire mythology. Anyway, I want these books now!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment with your WoW link and I'll make sure to stop by your blog!

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