Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! 45

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Extra! Extra! 45

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is my weekly post featuring any and all exciting blog news.

I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by the lovely Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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Happy Sunday! Hope you're looking forward to a great week ahead.  First off....

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VOTE in the YA Academy Awards!

Inspired by the real Oscars tonight, we're having our own YA awards show. TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Best Leading YA Guy of 2012, Best Leading YA Girl of 2012, Best Supporting Characters, and more!

Voting ends tonight at 9 pm EST. I'll be watching the real Academy Awards at 7pm EST on ABC!

But please vote -- don't let your favorites get left out in the cold! Voting will also give you a chance to win one of the books that inspired our winners. The Rafflecopter is right below the voting stuff.

If you haven't checked out the Pinterest board featuring your suggestions for what our nominees should wear, you can do that here. You can submit a look by leaving me a link to a webpage, Pinterest board or Polyvore collage in comments.

Current Giveaways:

Well, there's the one above. And...

Hot Off the Presses -- you can win a great YA new release!


New Books:  

Last week, I forgot to highlight the great books I got on Edelweiss and NetGalley. Here's what I've loaded onto my Kindle in the last couple of weeks...

Click on any cover to find out more or add to Goodreads.


This Is What Happy Looks Like Game by Barry Lyga Rotten by Michael Northrup

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith - I loved Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so I am so excited to read this. Thanks, Little Brown!

Game by Barry Lyga. You might remember how much I loved I Hunt Killers. Thanks, Little, Brown!

Rotten by Michael Northrup. I enjoyed Trapped by this author, and also heard him speak at a conference. And I love dogs. Thanks, Scholastic!


All below are from HarperTeen -- thanks so much!

Reboot by Amy Tintera Parallel by Lauren Miller Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Parallel by Lauren Miller

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Some of last week's reviews:

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi -- this love triangle is the worst ever!!!!

Mind Games by Kiersten Miller -- what twist was I hoping to see in this one?

This past week's winners:

Rachel won For the Love of Swoon giveaway and chose Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Bea won Hot Off the Presses and chose Pivot Point by Kasie West

Upcoming Reviews:



Requiem by Lauren Oliver -- with a giveaway!

Plus The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson and Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

What's new with you this week? Tell me in comments. Leave a link so I can visit you back!

24 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for the Oscars tonight-I just adore award shows! And of course I'm eager to find out who is winning in our YA awards.

    Looking forward to your review of Eleanor and Park (I loved it!)

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  2. Very excited for the Oscars and for the YA Academy Awards winners!

    Can't wait to hear what you think of Eleanor & Park! :-)

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  3. Amazing haul like always Jen! Ooh! Born of Illusion and Severed Heads, Broken Hearts! Ooh! And I can't wait to watch the Oscars! Ohh and I can't wait to stop by your review of This Is What Happy Looks Like and I just go the Indigo Spell :))

    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-to-shelves-17-one-with-indigo-spell.html

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  4. Oooh, This is What Happy Looks Like! I really hope it is as good as expected. I pre-ordered a copy already. lol Can't wait to hear what you thought about Requiem this week. :)

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  5. Today I'm hoping to finish Variant and then start Serephina : )

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  6. I got parallel and reboot too. Both of them look good! I'm getting a bit behind with reviews though, need to spend a week in bed just reading!

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  7. Nice haul. They are all one that I am really wanting to read this year. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  8. All those Harper Teen books have been high on my wish list. Esepecially Parallel. Just looks so good! My Stacking The Shelves post

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  9. Born of Illusion and Parallel look really good I hope you enjoy them <3

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  10. Yay! Requiem! I cannot WAIT to read that one ... it's one of my favourite series!

    I also really want to read This is What Happy Looks Like ... it looks like such a sweet book. :) AND I still have to read her other book ... I'm so behind!

    Hope you have a good week -- and enjoy all your books!

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  11. Sweet! Not sure if I want to read Requim. I'm scared to see how it will all go down.

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  12. I have Parallel and Reboot as well and can't wait to read them. Hope you enjoy!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  13. Nice haul, and I am curious about Reboot, my review of Requiem will post soon. I hope you have a delightful week and ya you linked up! The Sunday Post

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  14. Oooh. I pre-ordered This Is What Happy Looks Like since I loved her first one. Reboot, Parallel, and Born of Illusion are all on my tbr. I should pick up Requiem from the library soon. So looking forward to reading it! I skipped your Mind Games review because I'll be reading and reviewing that soon and didn't want to read your review yet. :) I have a couple of reviews this week and some books I'm reading that I'm excited about! Have a great week!

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  15. Great haul! I'm so excited about TiWHLL. Severed Heads, Broken Hearts looks good, too. Enjoy, Jen!

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  16. Born of Illusion looks so creepy- love it! ;) Parallel and Reboot too! Congrats to all the winners, and I can't wait for your review this week!

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  17. Dying to read This Is What Happy Looks Like! I've got it pre-ordered. Lots of great HarperTeen books on Edelweiss! I got a bunch of them too. Super excited for Parallel, Transparent, and Reboot. Curious what you thought of Requiem. I did not like the ending as I was expecting but it's growing on me. I didn't like Lena's back and forth. But it was a pretty exciting book.

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  18. Oooh, you got some great e-galleys. I really need to read I Hunt Killers. Seriously, everyone has loved this book!

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  19. So looking forward to reading This is What Happy Looks Like! I've got it pre-ordered. I still need to read I Hunt Killers. I really thought I'd have that one read by now. *sigh* :-)

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  20. Great haul!! You got a lot of great sounding books!! Can't wait to see your reviews!

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  21. You've had a great week! I can't wait to see what you think about Parrallel and This is What Happy Looks Like :)

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  22. Ahhhh... This Is What Happy Looks Like AND Game????? I can not wait to hear what you think of both of these... as different as they will be.

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  23. Ohhhh...Born of Illusion! Really want to read that one and I love the cover of it AND Transparent:)

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