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I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by the lovely Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Last week I went on vacation. I had all my posts scheduled and had a great week off. Then I came back, and since then, I've been playing catch-up -- 500 tons of laundry, sorting mail, and just generally finding the time to do all the things I would have been doing if I were home.
So … while I did manage to visit some blogs, respond to some comments and even read some books, I'm still feeling a little behind in the blogging department. I'm almost caught up, but thanks for your patience!
What's New On the Blog? New Books!
In the After by Demitri Lunetta (HarperTeen) Releases June 2013
You might be thinking, "Hey, Jen, isn't this book is way too scary for you?" But summer is coming and Teen Snark, a.k.a. my teen reviewing panel, will have some free time. Plus, maybe I'll try it too. With the lights on.
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (Greenwillow) Releases August 2013
I can't believe this amazing fantasy trilogy is wrapping up. If you haven't read Girl of Fire and Thorns and Crown of Embers, you still have time to do that before this comes out!
Find Me by Romily Bernard (HarperTeen) Releases September 2013
My friend Steph from TheFakeSteph.Com pitched this too me as foster child plus hacker plus serial killer. Me: Huh? But it's a mystery. It won the Golden Heart YA Romance award, so there's romance. I think Steph is right: I've got to read this one.
Thank you Harper Teen for approving me for these on Edelweiss :)
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown BFYR) Releases May 2013
I love Sara Zarr's books and am so excited to read this one!
The Originals by Cat Patrick (Little, Brown BFYR) Releases May 2013
Triplet clones! Hoping this one is sort of MILA 2.0 meets The Parent Trap..
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff (Little, Brown BFYR) Releases June 2013
Teen Snark and I have already read this and we have a lot of opinions! Our back-and-forth on this is coming soon!
Thanks to Little, Brown for inviting me to read these on NetGalley!
What Happened Last Week on the Blog?
Fans of historical fiction and ghost stories should not miss this!
Find out why last week was Alien Romance Week...
Can you name the most shoplifted items in America? I can … now.
Jen W -- an international winner -- was picked by Rafflecopter as the winner of the March Hot Off the Presses.
Sabrina (of I Heart YA Fiction) won the Fairytale Giveaway Hop!
Freebie Friday March Clean Out was won by… Cee, Josie and Erin!
What's Coming Up Next Week?
A review of two scary serial killer books: Game (I Hunt Killers #3 by Barry Lyga) and (hopefully) Dead Silence by Kim Derting.
Plus, I'm diving in to my March books, which include Parallel by Lauren Miller and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey!Don't know about you, but I'm loving Bloglovin! You can follow me there by clicking here:
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