Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! 52

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Extra! Extra! 52

Extra! Extra!

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

I'm linking to Stacking the Shelves @ Tynga's Reviews and to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 

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Giveaways!
It's the last few days to enter the June Hot Off the Presses Giveaway! Win a book of your choice up to $15 USD. 

Freebie Friday -- we're back to the big stack o'books format. Check out the choices and tell me what's on your summer TBR pile.


Reviews You Might Have Missed:
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West -- I love the 80s classic Pretty in Pink. Did this read alike measure up?

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey -- did this Celtic-Gothic mash-up thrill me? 

Truly Madly Deadly by Hannah Jayne -- serial killer on the loose -- am I cheering or jeering?

New Books!

The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford (August 1, 2013, Scholastic)
I am such a huge fan of this author and am so excited about this book -- the main character is a teenager on study abroad in Russia in 1982.

Replica by Jenna Black (July 16, 2013, Tor Teen)
I enjoyed this author's Faeriewalker series and am interested to see what she does with a sci-fi premise.

More Than This by Patrick Ness (September 10, 2013, Candlewick)
I have never read the Chaos Walking series (I've been meaning to -- I swear) but I'm excited to try this!

Exciting Announcement!

Scared of what will happen when Google Reader rides off into the sunset on Monday?



Don't worry! Along with Candace from Candace's Book Blog and Jen from Starry Eyed Revue, I'm hosting a series of themed Summer Giveaway Hops.



Sign-ups for bloggers who want to host a stop on the hop will start Monday on all our blogs -- and the giveaway hops themselves will start July 22.

What's new with you? Tell me in comments, and leave me a link so I can visit you back :)

38 comments:

  1. More than this looks good. I also haven't read The chaos walking series (yet) Enjoy your new books! :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I am hoping to get to the Chaos Walking series sometime soon!

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  2. I haven't been able to follow any of my fav blogs without google, except the ones I subscribe to. Not a fan of feedly or bloglovin...

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    1. I actually like Bloglovin, now that I've got it all set up the way I want.

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  3. The Boy on the Bridge sounds fabulous and I know how you like Jenna Black. I actually saw Replica somewhere and thought of you. ;) I'm so glad you're doing some hops! I'll be looking to sign up for at least one of them. I'm off to read your reviews that I missed this week...

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. I'm reading Replica now and … hmmmm. We'll see.

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  4. I really want to read Replica. I liked the Faeriewalker series too. The Boy on the Bridge sounds awesome too. Enjoy!

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  5. I'm very anxious to see what will happen when Google Reader is done-I did transfer everything to feedly AND Bloglovin' but I guess I'm nervous I didn't do it right? We'll see...

    Love the look of The Boy on the Bridge-what a unique setting! I don't think I've ever seen another YA set then and there.

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    1. Yes, I'm curious to see what will happen…. at least we're all in this together :)

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  6. Nice haul. I know that GFC is dead now. So hoping that Bloglovin is a better alternative. Replica and Boy on The Bridge sound interesting. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. I like Bloglovin and there are other good alternatives. Trying to be positive - change can be good :)

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  7. The Boy on the Bridge looks like an interesting read, and the cover is super cute. Bloglovin has been a good alternative for me, and I actually check it more than I did my google reader. Happy reading :)

    My StS

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    1. I agree -- Bloglovin is a really convenient way to read blogs. I'm happy with it!

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  8. I really want to read More Than This. I loved the Chaos Walking Trilogy. You should check it out!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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  9. The Boy on the Bridge has such a cute cover, and it sounds really good. I love your button for the Summer Giveaway Hops...I'll be back Monday! :-)

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    My Book Haul

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    1. Great -- so happy and hope you can join at least one of the hops!

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  10. Your books are all new to me - I hope they're all great reads!

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  11. Google is making a mistake getting rid of google reader. They should have just left it hanging around, even if they were never going to update it.

    Have a good rest of the weekend!

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    1. Yeah, it is a little weird that they feel the need to get rid of it, but I'm guessing they want to get us all onto Google +

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  12. Great book haul! The Boy on the Bridge looks really good. Enjoy the books!

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  13. Haven't heard of boy and bridge but sounds good. Hope you enjoy

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  14. Great haul. I would love to get Jenna Blacks new book. Enjoy your new books.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  15. Great haul Jen. The Boy on the Bridge looks really good and I can't wait to see what you think!

    Happy Reading
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/06/new-to-shelves-27-pretty-sly-buttons.html

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  16. Nice haul. Happy reading :)

    follower via bloglovin

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-45.html

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  17. I'm really interested in The Boy on the Bridge. There isn't a lot of YA set abroad, and even less set in Russia. The new culture will definitely breathe fresh life into the genre. Also, Christina from A Reader of Fictions said it's supposed to be especially heartbreaking. Can't wait to see what you think :)

    Bekka
    Pretty Deadly Reviews

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  18. I love the sound and look of The Boy on the Bridge, I hope you review it! The rest of these are new titles to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    My Sunday Post

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  19. OMG you have More Than This!!!!!! I put in a request on Netgalley and have my fingers crossed I get accepted! And I'm excited about this blog hop you girls have developed! :)

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  20. I haven't read the Chaos Walking series yet either. I also loved Jenna Black's Faeriewalker series so I'll have to check out Replica. Happy Reading!

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  21. Everyone says I need to get to the Chaos Walking series, too. Hopefully, we'll both love More Than This and will immediately have to pick up the series. :)

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  22. "the main character is a teenager on study abroad in Russia in 1982."

    Uh, SOLD. What an awesome and fresh premise:)

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  23. Great haul! I'm so jealous that you got More Than This!
    -Scott Reads It

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