Blogging Recap: Interviews, Contests & More

Posted October 18, 2014 by Sara 0 Comments

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It has been INSANELY busy here on the blog for the past two weeks. October has seen a lot of new YA books coming out, and that crazy publishing schedule has translated to a pretty crazy blogging schedule over here. We’ve had a TON of content posted over the last couple of weeks, so we wanted to recap everything here in case you missed something — since, frankly, we’re pretty excited about all of it!

So take a peek below, and be sure to click through the links for anything you may have missed and want to check out further!

Contests

The Dungeoneers Cover Reveal Contest

Check out the cover reveal for John David Anderson’s newest middle grade adventure, and enter to win two of his previous books.

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Worst Witch Halloween Giveaway

Enter to win a complete set of all 6 Worst Witch books featuring brand-new covers.

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#AtlantiaBelow Contest

Check out our playlist from author Ally Condie for one of the characters in her new book Atlantia, and enter to win a necklace inspired by the book.

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Exquisite Captive Giveaway

Enter to win one of 23 copies of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios.

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Forbidden Pre-Order Giveaway

Enter to win some amazing prize packs just by pre-ordering Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little.

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Unmarked Ghost-Hunting Writing Contest

Submit your short story for a chance to win Unmarked by Kami Garcia.

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Interviews & Guest Posts

 Sarah Beth Durst discusses Chasing Power

Check out our Q&A with Durst, as we talk about her latest YA novel and what she’s working on next.

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Christina Lauren discuss Sublime

Check out our three-part Q&A with the two ladies behind one pen name, and their first YA novel:

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Teresa Flavin on Spooky Reads

The Shadow Lantern author Teresa Flavin guest posts about what makes a spooky read, and why we like them.

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Reviews

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Chasing Power offers readers the thrill-a-minute adventure they’d expect from Indiana Jones, combined with the powerful storytelling Durst is best known for.

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Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

In the tradition of The Great Gatsby comes a new classic about the tragedy and excesses of the wealthy, though Chelsey Philpot’s Even in Paradise is far more hopeful than any green light at the end of the dock.

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Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

There’s a reason Ann M. Martin is in a class to herself when it comes to writing some of the best middle grade fiction of the last few decades. It’s because she is simply that good, and nowhere is that more clear than in her newest book, Rain Reign.

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Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Serle brilliantly captures the essence of Hollywood today, and all the gossip that goes along with the latest and greatest YA book to movie adaptations. Echoing of entertainment headlines we’ve seen over the last several years, Serle examines the story from an insider’s perspective.

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Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive is fascinating, multi-layered story — with a sinister undertone to each new facet, and a mystery that continues to grow — even as new information comes to light. It’s an enticing mix that makes for a compelling, hard-to-put-down book.

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Unmarked by Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia has masterfully continued her Legion series with a second book that stands up to – perhaps even surpasses – the first book, with Unmarked. The stakes are higher, the dangers increased, and emotions more intense then ever.

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The Fall by Bethany Griffin

The Fall by Bethany Griffin is a chilling re-imagining of an Edgar Allan Poe classic, “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Chronicling the isolated life of Madeline Usher, The Fall shows her unavoidable spiral into madness — haunted as she is by the eerie presence within her family home. The same presence that has haunted the Usher family for generations.

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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

A seductive thriller packed with unexpected twists, engaging characters, and a deadly but beautiful landscape — that’s what you’ll find within the pages of Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick.

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Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez

Kiss Kill Vanish captured my imagination from the beginning — starting with the intriguing premise described in the flap copy, to the first page, wherein our heroine has already made her escape. Her characters pulled me in, and wondering where the story would go next — and how things would be resolved — kept me eagerly reading page after page.

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Features

The Perfectionists Read-Along: Chapters 1-9 + Chapters 10-18

Join the discussion as we read Sara Shepard’s The Perfectionists, and be entered to win a fabulous prize pack!

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Beyond Unmarked: Grimoires + Illuminati & Freemasons

Learn about certain elements featured throughout Kami Garcia’s Unmarked. Then check out highlights from Kami’s Pinterest board for the Legion series.

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Favorite Halloween Picture Books

Check out some of our picks for Halloween reads for kids, and share your picks in the comments.

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31 Spooky YA & MG Halloween Reads

We’ve compiled a list of the 31 spookiest YA and MG books to read for Halloween. What would you add to the list?

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Vote: 2015 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

Let us know which books & series you want to see featured in the 2015 desktop wallpaper calendar.

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