Monday, January 28, 2013

Young Adult Giveaway Hop

Young Adult Giveaway Hop

January 29th - February 4th

Co-hosted by BookLove101 and IAmAReaderNotAWriter

As both a writer and fan of young adult books, I'm pretty excited about this giveaway. Because I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just one book I want to give away, I decided instead to have the prize be an Amazon giftcard so that you can choose from any of the great books below, or your own favorite young adult book. These books below are just some of my most recent favorite young adult books, purely my opinion and nothing else - and in no parituclar order. It would be impossible for me to put them in a "favorite" order. So, without further ado, here are some of my recent great finds in this great genre.
Dissidence by Jamie Canosa: This is truly a great book from one of my favorite authors. I think Jamie is supremely talented, and this dystopian novel is one of the best I've read. Her main character is smart, sarcastic, and tough. The two guys she has to choose from are both completely appealing in completely different ways.
Souls in Peril by Sherry Gammon: I fell in love with this book the first time I read it. Which is kind of odd for me since I'm usually a sucker for more romantic stories. Still, there was something so fantastic about Max and JD and the relationship they are forced into forging. Their story is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.
Flat Out Love by Jessica Park: Another book with quirky characters who wormed their way into my heart. Matt became an immediate favorite character of mine because of his geekiness. His t-shirts are to be envied. Little Celeste is someone I want to hang out with, and Julie was pretty cool. A definite must-read.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover: I admit I debated about putting this one on here. It's not one of my most favorite books, but still, I enjoyed it enough to feel it merits mention. One of the things I loved most about this book is the quirky (notice a theme here?) little bothers of Layken and Will. Adorable. Cute love story with some fun poetry thrown in.
Our Own Worst Enemies by Jamie Canosa: I know, this is the second book of Jamie's I've mentioned, but I'm completely in love with this one. It's a short story from the Screams in the Night anthology. It's a love story and a zombie story (both of which I'm a fan). But don't presume to think you have any idea how this one goes or ends. You don't. This is probably the best short story I've ever read. I seriously love it.
Insight by Jolene Perry: This is a great story about a girl named Micah who's afraid to touch others because of the visions she gets when she does. She's sure she's always going to be alone until she meets the charming Landon. Not just a sweet love story, this has voodoo and shadows and other menacing things. Can't wait for the sequel!

Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan: This one is a sequel (to Fractured Light). I really, really liked the first book. This sequel is even better. Llona is back, as is (sigh) Christian. *Pause while I get dreamy over Christian.* Okay, I'm back. I think I like this one better because Llona knows who and what she is a little better and comes across stronger. Fantastic read.
The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson: This one had to be included because it's probably my all-time favorite series of YA paranormal/dystopian novels. Max is another wonderfully sarcastic chick who's tough as nails. Fang is another boy to completely sigh over (how could he be anything but with a name like that?). A few annoyances here and there in the series when Max and Fang are apart, but otherwise well worth the investment - both time and money - to read.
Unlocked: A Love Story by Karen Kingsbury: The hero of this particular book happens to be autistic - severely autistic. As in can't-communicate-at-all autistic. And yet, it's a love story as the title claims between Holden and his childhood friend, Ella. Very sweet, honest, and unforgettable book.
What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor: Heartbreaking story of the consequences of teenage drunk driving made sweet by the many people who rally around Jake - including his longtime crush Samantha. Definitely makes you think twice about being grateful for all the people you have in your own life.
Alright, I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you'd like to get to the good stuff, like the contest. If you can order from, you can enter. I'll email the winner the gift card. I hope you check out these books (links on the titles and at the bottom of the Rafflecopter), and whether you choose one (or a few) of these with your card, or an entirely different YA book, I wish you happy reading!

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  1. That's a great list of books, I wouldn't be able to chose a favorite from that one either. Thank you for your wonderful giveaway!

    1. I know, tough one right? Good luck in the contest!

  2. Thank you for the chance to win... Too many choices. :)


  3. There are so many YA books that I have heard wonderful things about, I don't know which one I would choose. Some of my favorites are Poison Princess by Kresley Cole and The Better To Bite by Cynthia Eden. They are both ones that I have read recently and am anxiously awaiting then next installment of each! :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!