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Extra! Extra! is my weekend post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's new on the blog.

I'm on vacation, so I am not linking to Stacking the Shelves @ Tynga's Reviews and to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 

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But if you leave a comment, I'll come check out your post...


It's the last weekend of the July Hot Off the Presses Giveaway! Win a book of your choice up to $15 USD. 

Freebie Friday -- win a finished copy of Earthbound!

Summer of Love Giveaway Hop -- win one of four great new YA books. Enter through Sunday!
And if you are a blogger, don't forget to sign up for Starry Eyed Jen's Road Trip Hop and Candace's Last Hurrah Hop!

This Week's Reviews

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike -- was this new supernatural trilogy a hit or a miss for me?

My first ever Mini-Reviews of Boy on the Bridge and If He Had Been With Me.

New Books!   

 Even though I'm on vacation, I got a few amazing e-ARCS:

Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin Jessica Darling's It List

Thanks so much to Little Brown and Macmillan!

I am the hugest fan of the Curseworker series and can't wait to try Holly Black's new book.
I'm hosting Gabrielle Zevin as part of Authors Are Rock Stars -- so this is perfect timing :)
And I'm reading the Jessica Darling series this summer -- more perfect timing!

What have you been up to? Let me know in comments, and leave a link so I can visit you back.


  1. Still super excited for the Gabrielle Zevin tour-definitely one of my favorite trilogies and I hope the ending is strong!

    Hope your vacation is going well-I'm thinking of you while I labor away at my office :)

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on Holly Black's new book, The Coldest Girl and Coldtown! It sounds amazing. Enjoy your vacation and amazing ARC's.

  3. I loved the Curse Workers Series too, so I am very very excited for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

  4. In the age looks good, hope you enjoy

  5. I just finished All these things I've done and loved it. I don't understand why so many people didn't though.

    Well, tastes differ.

    The other books sound great too.

    Happy reading and have a great vacation!


  6. Whoo, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! I cannot wait for that one to come out. I read the short story years ago and I'm so excited that it's going to be a full-length novel. Holly Black is one of my favorite authors. Hope you love it :)

    Pretty Deadly Reviews

  7. I have the first book from Gabrielle Zevin's series and I need to get to it! I hope you're enjoying your vacation :)

    Jillyn's STS

  8. hope your enjoying your vacation. I really need to start reading Megan's books.

  9. Oh, I am with you on the Holly Black book! Can't WAIT to read Coldest Girl in Coldtown! I also got In The Age of Love and Chocolate! One of my favorite series!

  10. I have the first two books in that Gabriel Zevin series ... actually, I got the second one unsolicited for review, and then BOUGHT the first one. Still haven't started, though I really should!

    I haven't read ANY Holly Black! I saw that one in a publisher's newsletter, but still wasn't sure if I want to try yet ... we'll see!

    Have a good week, Jen!

  11. I can't wait to see what you'll think of TCGiC! hurry up and start reading ;-P

    My Friends Are Fiction

  12. I hoe you're having a great vacation! I'm anxious to see your review on The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I'm curious if it is something I'd like. :)

  13. VERY nice. I'll email you about coldtown this week maybe. :)

  14. Hope the vacation is going well! I really can't wait for your review of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!

    Happy Reading
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/07/new-to-shelves-29-one-where-i-love.html

  15. Super cool! I'm excited to read the new book by Holly Black.

  16. Super excited to read all three of those, especially Coldtown. Awesome haul this week, happy reading! :-)

  17. I just read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin and I LOVED it. Was unsure about this chocolate is illegal dystopian series of hers though I might give it a try now. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds intriguing. Hope you are enjoying your vacation! I somehow ended up with my third summer cold. I haven't been sick in years and now I'm sick in the summer. Weird.

  18. Oooooh. Can't wait to read your review for Coldest Girl!! I haven't read the Curseworker series yet, but Holly Black's Modern Faerie series was fun and her book is the first vampire book that Little Brown has picked up since Twilight. Hearing her speak about the enduring appeal of vampires has quite whet my wanting for that book :D. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as well as the other two e-ARCs you got!

  19. I cannot wait to get to Coldtown. I loved her Curse Workers series so hard! Not a fan of that Gabrielle Zevin series, though. I never connected with the MC, but I did listen to it, and I didn't like the narrator, so that might have something to do with it.


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