Monday, November 17, 2014

34 Mystery YA Box Giveaway plus New YALit Releases 11/17-11/23

Can you believe there's only one book out this week? It sure is a good one! Since it's a slow week, we're doing a special giveaway.


We're giving away a Mystery Box of recent YA books!!
(released in the last 6 months)

Use the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post to enter.

~The Ladies of AYAP
Martina, Alyssa, Lisa, Erin, Jocelyn, Shelly, and Jan

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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Stolen
by Melissa de la Cruz
Hardcover
Putnam Juvenile
Released 11/18/2014

Nat and her drakon are the last of their kind—sworn to protect what their enemies seek to control—and she’s risked her life for their reunion. But fighting for the majestic Blue meant saying goodbye to Wes, breaking both their hearts. Back in New Vegas, citizens are threatened by the resurgence of magic and declare war on all the marked. Wes and his team travel to the extravagant indoor city of El Dorado looking for his sister, but when they are caught on the wrong side of the RSA’s strict new laws, Wes is forced to do the unthinkable—surrender and rejoin the military's quest to uncover the magical source, the same land Nat is struggling to protect. Now he and Nat find themselves on opposing sides of a war that could potentially destroy what’s left of the world.

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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS


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Revolution
by Jenna Black
Signed Paperback Giveaway
Tor Teen
Released 11/11/2014

Winner - Kimberly Vaccaro

Nadia Lake and Nate Hayes find themselves at the center of a horrifying conspiracy in this action-packed finale of Jenna Black’s SF romance series that began with Replica.

From the author of the Faeriewalker series comes the stunning conclusion to the young adult science fiction thriller series that began with Replica and continued in Resistance.

At the conclusion of Resistance, Nadia Lake and the Replica of her best friend, Nate Hayes, found themselves at the center of a horrifying conspiracy. Framed for murder and wanted by the government, they have no choice but to go underground and seek refuge in the dangerous, gang-ridden slums of the Basement.

Jenna Black brings readers an action-packed final installment that will have them racing to the finish.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Revolution?

My favorite thing about REVOLUTION (at least that I can talk about without giving away horrible spoilers) is how side character Agnes grew and changed throughout the story. When I first introduced her in RESISTANCE, I was expecting her to last only for one book, but then she ended up taking flight with Nate and Nadia. When I was starting REVOLUTION, I was almost looking for a way to get rid of her, because I felt she was something of a distraction. But the more I wrote about her, the more I started to like her and started to see ways that she could take an active role rather than being someone who has to be protected. I loved taking a shy, meek, rule-following girl and making her into a hero.

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The Halcyon Bird
by Kat Beyer
Hardcover Giveaway
EgmontUSA
Released 11/11/2014

Winner - Sara Stevens

For fans of Lauren Kate and Cassandra Clare, a romance with a paranormal streak.

Mia has settled into her life with the Della Torres -- Milan's premier demon-catching family, accompanying them to exorcisms and even learning some way to be useful in the family trade. Then Bernardo comes into her life, handsome, well-mannered, someone who makes her forget her impossible crush on Emilio, her cousin. But always lurking in the background is the demon who possessed Mia once before, and who has not given up on possessing her again--this time for good.

*"Mia has a strong gift for the family trade, which, like the novel's other elements...are portrayed in exquisite, affectionate detail. This one goes to the head of the class." - Kirkus, starred review

"Sets the stage for a thrilling sequel. By the book's close, Mia is armed and ready--she whispers to the demon lurking beyond, 'You'll have to wait. But I'm coming. Believe me, I'm coming.' Readers will be ready, too." - Booklist

"A supernatural novel with a fresh promise, worthy of note." - School Library Journal

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The Name of the Blade
by Zoe Marriott
Hardcover Giveaway
Candlewick
Released 11/11/2014

Winner - Jeanette Green

Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this first book of an epic trilogy from acclaimed fantasy writer Zoë Marriott.

When Mio sneaks the family's katana -- a priceless ancestral sword -- from her parents' attic, she just wants to spice up a costume. But the katana is much more than a dusty antique. Awakening the power within the sword unleashes a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. But it also releases Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, from the depths of time. He helps to protect Mio -- and steals her heart. With creatures straight out of Japanese myths stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life . . . but the love of a lifetime.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Name of the Blade?

It's a toss up, really. I adore the Kitsune - those are shapeshifting foxes from Japanese myth who can live for thousands of years and also shoot lightning out of their tails. They're reluctant allies of my protagonist, Mio, and I loved writing about them, their strange fascination with humans, their knotty, snarky politics, and their amazing underground kingdom in the spirit realm. However, there's also a moment in the book which I had to fight quite hard with my editors to keep, in which the heroine grows four inches in about thirty seconds and her pants split, revealing her Hello Kitty underwear. I wanted to show that you can like cute pink underwear and also be incredibly kick-ass. And I did eventually win, and the Hello Kitty underwear stayed. So I'm really fond of that, too.


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Autumn Falls
by Bella Thorne
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Press
Released 11/11/2014

Winner - Brenda Hoffman

With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.

When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way,  is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?


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Stone Cove Island
by Suzanne Meyers
Advance Review Copy Giveaway
Soho Teen
Released 11/11/2014

Winner - Clarisa Ramirez

The Stepford Wives meets Stephen King in this debut mystery: a sleepy New England beach town is wrecked by a hurricane that reveals an unthinkable 30-year-old secret.

When a catastrophic hurricane devastates Stone Cove Island, a serene New England resort community, everyone pulls together to rebuild. Seventeen-year-old Eliza Elliot volunteers to clean out the island’s iconic lighthouse and stumbles upon a secret in the wreckage: a handwritten, anonymous confession to a thirty-year-old crime.

Bess Linsky’s unsolved murder has long haunted the island, and the letter turns the town inside out. Everyone who knew Bess is suddenly a suspect. Soon Eliza finds herself in the throes of an investigation she never wanted or asked for. As Stone Cove Island fights to recover from disaster, Eliza plunges the locals back into a nightmare they believed was long buried.

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Stranger
by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown
eBook Giveaway 
Viking Juvenile
Released 11/13/2014

Winner - Hannah Clark

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town… where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever – an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read – nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Stranger?

Rachel: My favorite thing about Stranger is that, as its review in Kirkus said, it's a "utopian dystopia" - a post-apocalyptic world that you might actually want to live in. Sure, it has little technology, scarce water, giant tarantulas, nosy neighbors, encroaching empires, and killer trees. But it also has telekinetic squirrels, flying cats, illusion-casting rabbits, live music, lavish parties, and really great food. And while some people will be prejudiced against you if you're poor or have mutant powers, there is absolutely no prejudice on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. I'm not sure I'd want to live there, but I'd definitely like to visit. 

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34 comments:

  1. You are awesome!

    thank you so very much :)

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  2. Thank you for holding the giveaway! I am excited for Stolen to come out. I really want to continue with the series. But, now I am sad because of what the synopsis said with Wes leaving and joining the other side again. Now, I need to read this book really bad! Also, I've seen Compulsion in my bookstore but, I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. But, I'll read it soon!

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  3. I've had my eye on the UK edition of this book "Night Itself" for some time and I am SO EXCITED "The Name of the Blade" is coming to the US!!!
    How mysterious, this giveaway is… ^^ Thanks for an awesome blog!

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  4. A mystery box of YA? What a great giveaway to start the week! :)

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  5. Ooh Stolen sounds awesome, but its so lonely being the only release lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Thank you for this great giveaway. :)

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  7. I have heard great things about this book Stolen, Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. You all do the most awesome book giveaways. Congrats to those who won :-)

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  9. Another awesome give-a-away! Thanks for the chance to win mystery books!

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  10. I love this blog and can recommend so many books to my daughters (and myself!) because of it. Thanks for the great giveaways and news!

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  11. Thanks for holding the giveaway! What an awesome idea, a box of mystery books.

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  12. OMG I love this idea since you have all the greatest books!! Thanks guys!!

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  13. I would love to win this giveaway and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  14. thanks for the awesome giveaway! this sounds like it would be a box full of awesome :)

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  15. Always love your giveaways. Thanks again!

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  16. Congrats to all of last week's winners. What a cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love mystery prizes! :)

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  18. Ooh! Love surprises. Can't wait to see what it is.

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  19. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for another fab giveaway! What a fun idea, I wonder which books are in the box!! :)

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  21. A mystery box sounds very exciting :)

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  22. Some interesting books

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  23. Thank you so much for the giveaway! It is weird that there;s only one release this week, but after such a great fall, there had to be some downtime!

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  24. Just received one of the books I won a few weeks ago: The Last Changeling! Thanks so much!!! Can't wait to read it!!! I'm so excited about Stolen being released this week, I loved the first book so much! A mystery box of books EEP!! Thanks so much!!

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  25. Congrats to the winners and thank you so much for this new giveaway! =D

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  26. I'm curious to what books are in the mystery box! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I'm sure they are great! :)

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  27. Fantastic! Can't wait! Thanks so much!

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