Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! 18

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Extra! Extra! 18

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Extra! Extra! is my weekly Sunday post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's coming up on the blog.

This Sunday I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and also Sundays in Bed With hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl. Kate is having a giveaway associated with Sundays in Bed. Join us and have a chance to win Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater!

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I'm back online again and happy to be here! Blogging on my phone with limited internet was a real challenge.

What book am I in bed with today?


Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. Click on the cover to go to Goodreads and check it out. I'm not the hugest fan of zombies or steampunk, but I do love alternate histories. I'm enjoying it so far. I have a hunch about who the nefarious necromancer is. We'll see if I'm right...

What's new on the blog?

I extended my Back to School giveaway for one more day. If you haven't entered to win a box of great, brand-new or yet-to-be-pubbed middle grade ARCs and books, including the Spindlers by Lauren Oliver, just click here. I reviewed all the books I'm giving away, so scroll backwards from that post to read them :)

I reviewed Speechless by Hannah Harrington yesterday. Click the highlighted text to check that out.

Congratulations to my amazing blogger friend Jen M from Some Like It Paranormal. As you may know, Jen loves Adrian from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series more than anyone I know.

She and Monica from Cover Analysis  helped Anna Tee from Bursting Bookshelf lead #TeamIvashkov to a nail-bitingly close victory in the YA Sisterhood Crush Tourney. I raise my cherry slushy in a toast to these great Adrian advocates! I love both Will and Adrian, but I'm a sucker for a guy with a sense of humor, so I had to give my vote to Adrian.

What's coming up for next week? So glad you asked!

Monday I'm participating in Book Blogger Confessions, hosted by Karen at For What It's Worth. The topic is: are you embarrassed to admit on your blog that you love a cheesetastic book or hate a literary gem?  Find out my take tomorrow!

Monday I'm also interviewing YA author Alyssa B. Sheinmel, author of the upcoming YA novel The Stone Girl.

Tuesday is Hot off the Presses!

Thursday I review Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (with a recap of Storm, book one in the Elementals series)

Friday: Freebie Friday will be back -- yay!

Saturday: a review of Every Day by David Levithan.

I'm excited --  hope you'll stop by!


45 comments:

  1. I'll have to check back for your review of Every Day. I was really curious about that book. Also, I loved the YA crush tourney. It was so much fun! Something Strange and Deadly was really good. There were some slow parts between the action, but other than that I really liked it. Hope you do too! My STS/Sunday Post

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    1. Love the tourneys. I hope the Sisterhood reconsiders and keeps holding them!

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  2. Looks like you have a great week ahead!

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  3. Looking forward to your review of Every Day! So excited the release is near!

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    1. It's really different. Still thinking about it, which is always good!

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  4. Something Strange and Deadly is my next book to read on my stack from the library. I can't wait for your review!

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  5. I love the cover for Something Strange and Deadly -- so dark! I look forward for your review of Every Day! I had that one from NetGalley, but the font was so tiny that I put it on hold at the library instead.

    Have a great week!

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    1. LOL -- did you see the whole comment chain about small print on my review of Glow?!?

      My font on Every Day was fine -- I just have a lot of trouble with the books I have to get on Adobe Reader. Those are torture!!

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  6. I bet your glad to have the internet back! I hate having to rely on my phone so I feel your pain. I will probably never read Something Strange and Deadly but I do love the cover!

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    1. I am SO glad. There are just some things that the phone isn't good for.

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  7. I heard so many good things about Something Strange and Deadly! Can't wait for next week for blogger confessions! :D

    Mine: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-to-shelves-4.html

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  8. I am so glad you are enjoying Something Strange and Deadly. I don't read zombie books but this is in a class of its own. I look forward to your review.

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  9. As always you've got a ton of awesomeness going on : )

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  10. I would love to read Something Strange and Deadly. Hope you have a good week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=3427

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    1. You too -- I'm heading over to check out your post now!

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  11. Loved Something Strange and Deadly..enjoy. You had a great week on the blog and i look forward to the posts ahead. Have an awesome week and thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks for stopping by -- you are the gracious host as always!

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  12. This is not the second time I am seeing Something Strange and Deadly. I will be checking it out now! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    MY SUNDAY POST

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  13. aww Thanks for the shout out! Team Adrian for the win!!! I knew he could do it! There were some struggles and I had some doubts but I never gave up and victory is ours!!! Plus Will is my nemesis. It is Jem all the way.
    Something Strange and Deadly sounds awesome. I liked zombies so I'm looking forward to it. Every Day was amazing! My review should be up this week. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hmmm. I have to read Clockwork Prince and find out what you have against poor Will!

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  14. Awesome haul!! Something Strange and Deadly sounds amazing!!
    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/stacking-shelves-13-hatchette-book.html

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  15. I read Something Strange and Deadly and liked it, a bit different than most YA out there. The cover is definitely to die for! Thanks for participating and liking up to me!

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    1. It is a nice cover, but I'm not sure it fits the book. I'd prefer something a little more spooky and a little less glam.

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  16. I have Something Strange and Deadly headed my way now! It sounds awesome! Can't wait to see all of your posts next week. :)

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    1. It's tamer than some zombie books, so I hope you like it. The zombie quotient is just fine for me!

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  17. I want to read Something Strange and Deadly too. Prom-dress-clad-girl-on-the-cover aside, I love alternate histories too:)

    Can't wait to read your review of the David Levithan book. I'm such a fan of hi:)

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    1. Okay, I'm glad you mentioned that cover. The girl looks a lot like Britney Spears and she's wearing WAY more makeup than any proper Victorian girl. Yeah, artistic license, or whatever ... but it's bothering me :)

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  18. I hope you enjoy Something Strange and Deadly-I thought the twists and turns were pretty obvious but I still mostly liked the story.

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  19. Oooo! Something Strange and Deadly looks awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

    I'm looking forward to your review on Every Day, it sounds really interesting and I soo want to read it!

    Also, sorry I accidentally entered the giveaway, ugh, my sleep deprived brain missed the US only part. I'm so dumb sometimes >.<

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  20. A fabulous week ahead.

    I don't like zombies at all.

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  21. Ooh, I've been wanting to read Something Strange and Deadly for a long time now. :) And yeah! Congrats to Adrian on winning! I love Will and all, but Adrian got my votes! :)

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  22. Oh, I bet you're right. :) I was, but it still didn't make me any happier about it. Hope you enjoy this one, Jen...I know how you feel about zombies. :P

    And tell Jen M. to stop bashing poor Will. He's been through enough. If anything, she should actually like him after CP. Hurry up and read it, Jen, so we can discuss. :P

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  23. YYYYYAAAAAYYYY ADRIAN. Also, I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on Every Day!!!

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  24. Yay Adrian! I still haven't met him yet, but totes voted for him. :) Can't wait to see what you thought of Every Day!

    Thanks for stopping by our Stacking the Shelves post! Sorry it's taken so long to return the visit ~ Becky & I both started our grad classes again this week so it's been crazy!

    -Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

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