Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! Hype, Giveaways, Spies and Killers

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Extra! Extra! Hype, Giveaways, Spies and Killers

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.

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


GIVEAWAYS:  I have a couple of great giveaways going!



First, I'm giving away a finished copy of Half-Bad by Sally Green. Open internationally! If you missed the Half-and-Half review of the book I did with Lauren of Love is Not a Triangle, you can check that out here.

Then, it's the last few days to enter the February Hot Off the Presses!  (I know it's March, but the new giveaway starts on Tuesday.)

NEW BOOKS:



I had so much fun joint-reviewing with Lauren that I told her we needed to do it again with another uber-hyped book. So thanks to Harper for allowing me access to an e-ARC of

by Erika Johansen
To be published on July 8

I was going to cut and paste the synopsis, but it's SO freaking long. As is the book. So that link up above leads you to the Goodreads page. 

I'm not the biggest fantasy reader, so I need Lauren for moral support!

BLOG NEWS: I'm working on some themed weeks! I don't usually do things like that, for the same reason that I don't always adequately accessorize in real life: it takes extra effort and coordination. But I'm excited about the theme I'm working on, which is:

SPIES, ALTER EGOS AND SERIAL KILLERS!


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I'm excited. I hope you'll stop by and check some of the posts out!

Have a great weekend and a great week of reading! Leave me a comment so I can visit you back :)

27 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love high fantasy so I was looking forward to reading Queen of Tearling. I had issues with it (especially in regards to the mc) but strangely I enjoyed it overall.

    "SPIES, ALTER EGOS AND SERIAL KILLERS!"
    ^ I like this theme! Looking forward to your posts. :D

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    1. I've definitely seen some mixed reviews, and I'm skeptical because of all the hype. I'm always amused when the pubs announce that something is the Next Big Thing before anyone has even read it yet!

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  2. Very intrigued about this theme, Jen! Sounds pretty badass and I hope it works out well for you! :)

    Aimee @ Read by the Undead

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    1. With serial killers, how can it? Heh-heh-heh.
      Your blog is awesome, BTW. How did I not know about it until now??

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  3. I'm intigued by The Queen of the Tearling now! Off to check it out ☺

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    1. I should have added a link but was in a rush last night. I will add one!

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  4. The Queen of the Tearling looks very interesting. It sounds like something that I would enjoy.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  5. Half Bad is on my wish list. I'm intrigued by its synopsis and the reviews it's already gotten!

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  6. There's lots of hype surrounding TEARLING, but I've heard mixed reviews so far... Still, I plan on reading it because it does sound epic. Happy reading!

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  7. Oh that's cool- I'm so excited for what posts you've come up with! I have this thing for spy books- Two Spies and a Lie and Also Known As, anyone? :) And we need more books with serial killers- the only one I've read was Dear Killer, and it was pretty good.

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  8. Oh gosh...that sounds beyond awesome! I CAN'T WAIT. Though I do agree that theming weeks is exhausting. Last year I did a whole MONTH (stupid, stupid) of giveaways/interviews/games and all that and it was absolutely exhausting. Never again, I told myself while I'm plotting stuff for this year. XD Sucker for punishment. I loved your half-and-half review of Half Bad. That was really clever. :)

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  9. Themed weeks sound fun! I try to do a Halloween themed month in October, but other than that....I'm not really organized enough to do anything else. :) I can't wait to see what you've got going on there!

    SP
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  10. Ohhh I love the idea of theme weeks!! I can't wait to see. Half Bad sounds really good. I am not much of a fantasy reader and have never heard of The Queen of the Tearling. It has a really pretty cover.

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  11. I like the idea for the themed weeks. Enjoy your week, and happy reading...

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  12. Great books Jen! I'm looking forward to your themed weeks, there are always interesting and unique.

    Happy Reading!
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-to-shelves-52.html
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

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  13. Loved that Half and Half review you did :) That theme week you're planning sounds very interesting. I mean, who doesn't love spies? =)
    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post

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  14. The Queen of the Tearling sounds so good! I definitely need to read it ASAP! I hope you enjoy it! Here's my STS: http://unearthlyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-9book-swag-giveaway.html Happy Reading! :)

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  15. Haven't heard of Queen, but sounds interesting

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  16. The Queen of Tearling sounds REALLY good! But I'm a huge fan of fantasy!

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  17. Happy reading and thanks for the giveaway! My STS

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  18. This is my first time seeing The Queen of the Tearling but I'm definitely going to put this on my TBR. I love fantasy novels!

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  19. I have seen The Queen Of the Teraling around. Is it ant good?

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  20. I love the idea of Spies, Alter Ego's and Serial Killers so I will definitely stop by for this.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here

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  21. I haven't heard of The Queen of the Tearling so I'll be looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts and finding out if it's a worthwhile read. I love the idea of a themed week-good luck getting everything arranged!

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