We’d like to thank everyone who read and commented on our posts last week. We are so happy to announce the giveaway winners of our anniversary week posts.
Giveaway Winners (all have been randomly selected based on their post number thanks to Random.Org):
- Monday’s Winner of ONE of the following books — “Isla and the Happily Ever After,” “Dorothy Must Die,” “Noggin,” “Say What You Will,” “What I Thought Was True,” “Cress,” “I’ll Give You the Sun, “Ruin & Rising,” “Like No Other,” “Sinner,” “The Winner’s Curse,” “Winger,” and “Grasshopper Jungle” — is: Yun-A
- Tuesday’s Winner of ONE book by any of the following authors — John Corey Whaley, Lish McBride, Ruta Sepetys, Gabrielle Zevin, Laini Taylor, Alex London, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Carrie Mesrobian, Jessica Park or Leila Sales — is: Amy Wallin via Facebook.
- Wednesday’s Winner of ONE of these upcoming novels (we will pre-order for you!) — “My True Love Gave to Me: 12 Holiday Stories” by various authors; “Skink — No Surrender” by Carl Hiaasen; “The Retribution of Mara Dyer” by Michelle Hodkin; “Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future” by A.S. King; and “Talon” by Julie Kagawa — is: our pals at We Heart YA.
- Thursday’s Winner of ANY book we’ve ever highlighted on the blog (have fun researching!) is: Christina March.
- Friday’s Winners of our boxes of books are: Diana’s Box will be sent to Sydney from The Feels Society and Sandie’s Box will be sent to the lovely Tammy from YA Crush
Monday Quotes this week is a collection of quotes that make us want to read these titles from our ever-growing TBR lists even more. We haven’t read them yet, so we’re not sure about the context, but these quotes are compelling enough to bump these books up to the bedside pile.
“Go Ask Alice” by Beatrice Sparks
“I’m not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I’ve gotten from books.”
“The Strange and Beautiful Sorrow of Ava Lavender” by Leslye Walton
“I found it ironic that I should be blessed with wings and yet feel so constrained, so trapped. It was because of my condition, I believe, that I noticed life’s ironies a bit more often than the average person. I collected them: how love arrived when you least expected it, how someone who said he didn’t want to hurt you eventually would.”
“The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith
“But there’s no such thing as a completely fresh start. Everything new arrives on the heels of something old, and every beginning comes at the cost of an ending.”
“Grave Mercy” by Robin LaFevers
“Whenever you are ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours, until Death do us part. Whatever that may mean when consorting with one of Death’s handmaidens.”
“Prisoner of Night and Fog” by Anne Blankman
“You and I are impossible,” she said. “No.” Gently, he brushed the hair back from her face. “We are what’s real and true.”
“Stolen” by Lucy Christopher
“Lets face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can’t get you out of there either. You’re stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels.”