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Extra! Extra! is my weekly post featuring any and all exciting blog news.

I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by the lovely Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer


What happened on the blog this past week? A lot!


Hot Off the Presses
Interested in winning Just One Day by Gayle Forman? Of course you are. You can enter here.

Bad Boys Giveaway Hop
Find out about my fave bad boys and win your choice of bad boy books!

Freebie Friday: YA Trends I'm Ready to Break Up With
Read about some of the YA trends my blog readers and I are ready to break up with.

Giving away a choice of great Dec/Jan ARCs and fall finished copies.

Reviews of:

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Find out why I thought this broke the dreaded dreaded middle-book-in-a-trilogy mold...

Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick
I expected a mystery, and got something completely different!

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
An unusual main character and boarding school setting set this contemporary apart.

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Was this gritty contemporary a hit or a miss for me?

New Books -- yay!

So I was in the right place at the right time on Twitter  -- which never happens to me--

and I snagged a copy of Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein. Yay!  I loved Pretty Amy, the companion book to this one. Huge thanks to Heather from Entangled Publishing! I can't wait to read this.

Then, my blogger friend Heather of Flyleaf Review sent me this. Thanks so much!  I have never read a book about golf and ... hey, I'm ready to try one.

Then, mysterious supernatural forces have been sending me my Waiting on Wednesday books. Here's another one -- Strands of Bronze and Gold. Thanks to Random House for letting me read this retelling of Bluebeard.

Finally, I was excited to get approved for Rules: Paper Doll Project by Stacey Kade. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion!

How was your week? Let me know in comments and if you leave me a link, I'll check it out!


  1. I'm really excited for Strands of Bronze and Gold so I am going to be on the lookout for your review! I JUST added Pretty Amy to my TBR. I forgot I read the synopsis this week for the first time and thought it sounded really good. :)

  2. I can't wait to see what you think of RULES! I've had my eye on it for a while!

  3. You know I've only read 7 books so far this year, but they've all been good, and a couple have been really good-could-be-2013-all-time-favorites. I FINALLY read and finished Scorpio Races, and loved it. And I'm listening to Amber House on audio and it's wonderfully spooky!

  4. Oh, I got Strands of Bronze and Gold AND Dear Cassie as well! I'm really excited about them both!

  5. I'm still plowing through my review copies! picked up quite a few freebies on kindle this week though :)
    Hope you enjoy all your lovely books!

  6. Ooo, I cannot wait to read Dear Cassie! and I adore Hooked - really great story!
    Great wrap-up, enjoy your new reads :)

  7. so many good books! I can't even get through one book this week!

  8. Great haul. I am excited to start The Rules soon... Hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  9. I got Dear Cassie, too! I'm excited to read it, loved Pretty Amy. I'm very curious about Hooked, as well. Enjoy!

  10. I'm very, very excited about Strands of bronze and gold! Happy reading :D


  11. Amazing week here Jen! You are so lucky to recevie Dear Cassie from that tweet! I really have to read Pretty Amy and hope you had a great week!

    I can't wait for Strands of Bronze and Gold too!
    Happy Reading!
    My new To Shelves: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-to-shelves-11-this-s-word-pretty.html

  12. The Rules by Stacey Kade?? *jealous* ;) Great haul and happy reading!

    My Showcase Sunday post

  13. I just read Hooked this weekend-it reminded me a lot of Pushing the Limits and I actually really loved all the golf stuff even though I hate watching that sport.

    I also got Strands of Bronze and Gold and am so excited-I adore fairy-tale retellings!

  14. Gah, I'm SO excited to start Strands of Bronze and Gold...I really hope it's good, I would LOVE an awesome Bluebeard retelling. Cheers, Jen!

    1. Ha -- I called him Blackbeard. I hope it was just this once. I need more sleep!


  15. Nice haul this week! Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your reviews. My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  16. I like what you say at the bottom of the upcoming reviews. Makes it intriguing

  17. A lot did happen. I always like to know about new books thanks.

  18. You do have tremendous luck with your WoWs. Me, not so much. I totally got shut down on my latest one. But I did get Strands of Bronze and Gold, which was a WoW a few weeks back, so there's that. :)

  19. I have a copy of Strands of Bronze and Gold too and can't wait to dig in. I loved your review for The Tragedy Paper. Happy reading!

  20. I keep seeing Dear Cassie I am going to have to look into that one. I hope you enjoy your haul!


  21. I totally loved your topic for this week's Freebie Friday! :) And wow, love the books you got- especially The Rules. I've been dying to read that one!

    Week in Review, January 13

  22. Rules, Hooked, and Letters to Cassie all sound great!

  23. I can not wait for you to review Project Paper Doll!!!!!!!


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