Saturday On The Shelf: Print Book Haul (January – April 2017)

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday!

For those of you who don’t follow me (Deanna Lynn) on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I thought I’d post a few photos of my recent print book hauls. The largest majority of these books were purchased by me, whether online through Amazon or at a local or semi-local brick and mortar store (Wal-mart, Barnes & Noble, Independent Bookstore), but some of these books are ARCs I received for upcoming reviews or book wins from a couple of online contests (Publisher, Author, Facebook). I have four times this print book haul for e-book purchases and ARCs for review (which some are e-book duplicates for the ones here) but for now, I’ll focus on the print books.

This is a long post, so bear with me please. Also, if I’ve read and reviewed the book here on the blog, I included my link to it.

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Review: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp

292 Pages

Release Date: January 5th, 2016


Publisher/Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: Teen/YAYA Contemporary


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Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun…

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

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Special Event: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Giveaway

Readers! I’m here to tell you about another awesome giveaway that the folks over at Sourcebooks Fire are doing for the Marieke Nijkamp January 2016 young adult book, This Is Where It Ends.

Kirkus reviews calls it…

“[A] compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism… This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted.”


This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp

292 Pages

Release Date: January 5th, 2016


Publisher/Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary


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Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun…

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


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Amazon | B & N | IndieBound | Books-A-Million | iTunes

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We’re giving away custom “TIME WAS OURS” lanyards, and the chance for one lucky person to win a Polaroid Digital Instant Print Camera!

There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1 – If you pre-order a copy of This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, submit your name, mailing address, email address, and order confirmation number via the Rafflecopter widget below or email to publicity@sourcebooks.com.

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway here!

2 – If you have not pre-ordered a copy of This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, you may enter the giveaway by printing your name, mailing address, email address and the phrase “This Is Where It Ends” on a standard-size postcard and send to: Publicity, c/o Sourcebooks, Inc., 1935 Brookdale Rd., #139, Naperville, IL 60563.


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authorbio

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits.


Special thank you to Sourcebooks Publicity for contacting us and letting us know about this awesome giveaway.

Book Spotlight: Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway, Buy Links)

Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame’s young adult DIMIY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.

Did I Mention I Love You?

Book One in the DIMILY Series

by

 Estelle Maskame

441 Pages

Release Date: December 1, 2015

*Available Now!*


Publisher/Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teen/YA | YA Romance | YA Contemporary
Series: Did I Mention I Love You Series


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Love is everything but expected.

Eden Munro came to California for a summer of sun, sand, and celebrities- what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers; a dad she hasn’t seen in three years, a stepmonster, and three stepbrothers.

Eden gets her own room in her dad’s fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother. Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He has angry blue eyes and an ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She’s never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pulls her into their world of rule-breaking, partying, and pier-hanging

And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t…


Praise for Did I Mention I Love You?

“Readers will root for them, like they would with Edward and Bella—the mutual attraction and need for one another is palpable. It rings of passion, excitement, and first love.” –VOYA Magazine

“An edgy young adult romance with dark layers” –The Examiner

“A believable coming-of-age story and an unconventional romance, set against a present-day California summer… . The fallout of divorce, the insidiousness of substance abuse and family secrets, and especially the pangs of first love drive this emotionally resonant tale.” – Publishers Weekly

“Written in first person, Maskame’s trilogy opener is an excellent portrayal of a teenage girl’s life in the 21st century. Eden has to adjust to her blended family, try to feel pretty, be body conscious, and make friends, all while falling in love for the first time. She is someone all young people can relate to…Romance fans will be captivated by Eden and her journey to finding herself and true love.” –School Library Journal


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Giveaway News! This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (ARCS up for grabs!)

Readers! I’m here to tell you about an awesome giveaway that the folks over at Sourcebooks Fire are doing for the Marieke Nijkamp January 2016 young adult book,
This Is Where It Ends.

Kirkus reviews calls it…

“[A] compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism… This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted.”


This Is Where It Ends

Marieke Nijkamp

292 Pages

Release Date: January 5th, 2016


Publisher/Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary


this is where it ends book cover

Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun…

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


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Amazon | B & N | IndieBound | Books-A-Million | iTunes

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Sourcebooks Fire is giving away advance copies of This Is Where It Ends along with chalk boards & chalk. Read on to find out more about this really cool giveaway.

We invite you to read This Is Where It Ends and use the chalkboards to express how this book made you feel. Feel free to use words – even a single word – or pictures. Was there a certain character that spoke to you? Were you left speechless and angry? We want to know – and SEE it on your board. Snap a photo and share it on the Tumblr site for the book, or any of your social networks. Please tag all posts with #thisiswhereitends #sourcebooksfire.

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You can enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway here!

If you’re on Tumblr, you follow the Tumblr page for This Is Where It Ends here


authorbio

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits.


Special thank you to Sourcebooks Publicity for contacting us and letting us know about this awesome giveaway.

Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Nothing Left To Burn

Patty Blount

368 Pages

Release Date: 08/04/2015


Publisher/Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teen/YA | YA Contemporary | YA Romance


I can’t want you. I can’t love you. I’ve got…
24827937From the YALSA and RITA Award-nominated author of Some Boys, a smoldering new contemporary YA about love, loss and finding a place to belong.

Dear Dad,
I promised Matt I’d do this-become a Junior Cadet. That I wouldn’t let you break me down. I know you hate me. Blame me for everything you lost. But that day I lost my brother and my dad. You could never be proud of me, could you? I was too “different.” So, just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m saying goodbye. Maybe someday, you’ll miss me.
Reece

Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through. Then he meets Amanda.

Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home. She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal. And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames.

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Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Jesse’s Girl

Hundred Oaks Series

Book Six

Miranda Kenneally

304 Pages

Release Date: 07/07/2015


PUBLISHER/IMPRINT: SOURCEBOOKS FIRE | SERIES: HUNDRED OAKS
GENRE: TEEN/YA | YA CONTEMPORARY | YA ROMANCE 


One day will change the beat of her heart…

16045315Practice Makes Perfect.

Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?

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Spotlight Tour: The Escape by Hannah Jayne (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

The Escape

Hannah Jayne

256 Pages

Release Date: 07/07/2015


PUBLISHER/IMPRINT: SOURCEBOOKS FIRE | CATEGORY:TEEN/YA
GENRE: YA MYSTERY/THRILLER | YA SUSPENSE | YA CONTEMPORARY


YOU CAN’T RUN FROM FEAR…

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It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb through the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher- disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still missing Adam…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear. No one can escape the truth.

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Cover Reveal: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

Good morning, dear readers! Happy book release Tuesday! Today on the blog, we’ve got a reveal post for the gorgeous book cover of Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins, a release blitz stop for Daisy and the Front Man by Rebekah L. Purdy, and a book review for Opening Up by Lauren Dane.

Until We Meet Again

Renee Collins

336 pages

Release Date: November 3rd, 2015

They exist in two different centuries,
but their love defies time.

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Genre: Teen/YA | YA RomanceYA Time Travel |YA Sci-Fi

Summary: Cassandra is a headstrong teenager craving drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and new stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger named Lawrence shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—in jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history—or risk losing Lawrence forever.


Praise for Until We Meet Again:

Until We Meet Again is tragically beautiful with twists you won’t see coming.”-Martina Boone, author ofCompulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy

“A beach house, a mystery, and time-travel love make Until We Meet Again a romantic, engaging read.”-Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart


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authorbio

Renee Collins grew up on a beach in Hawaii. Sadly, she never met anyone from the past on those shores, but she did go on to get a degree in History, which is almost the same.

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Okay, you guys, how amazing is that cover? Seriously. It’s so beautiful and eye-catching. It makes me want to read the book that much more. It’s just gorgeous!

What do you guys think? Did the cover and summary catch your attention like it did mine?

Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow (An Okie Dreams Top Pick!)


Spelled


Author: Betsy Schow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Page Count: 352 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Teen/Young Adult, YA Fantasy
Release Date: 6/2/2015


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bs_spelled_coverTalk about unhappily ever after. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving Dorthea with hair made up of emerald flames and the kingdom in chaos. Her parents and everyone she loves are stuck in some place called “Kansas.” Now it’s up to Dorthea and her pixed-off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse…before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

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Blog Tour Spotlight: Spelled by Betsy Schow (Promo, Excerpt & Giveaway link)

Spelled

Author: Betsy Schow
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Page Count: 352
Genre: Teen/Young Adult, YA Fantasy
Grade Level: 6-12
Age Range: 12-17
Release Date: 6/2/2015


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bs_spelled_coverTalk about unhappily ever after. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving Dorthea with hair made up of emerald flames and the kingdom in chaos. Her parents and everyone she loves are stuck in some place called “Kansas.” Now it’s up to Dorthea and her pixed-off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse…before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

 * Read on for a excerpt, links to a giveaway, and more details about Spelled *

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Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Some Kind of Normal

By Juliana Stone

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary, YA Romance
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 5/5/2015


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js_somekindofnormal_coverWhat is Normal?

For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves Trevor with no band, no teammates and no chance of graduating. It’s kinda hard to ace your finals when you’ve been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor–those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.

For Everly, normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor’s daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

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