Book Madness CHAMPION! #BookMadness17

First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came around and voted, entered all of the giveaways, and were just generally awesome humans during the month of March. I appreciate every single one of you. These two characters were consistently the most popular every round, and I was so excited to see how the championship would play out.

But, it’s time to officially announce that the Book Madness 2017 champion is…

LILA BARD!

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Congrats to Kath from @kath_reads on getting your character crowned the winner. You defended her beautifully with the most amazing photos. I’m tipping my hat to you!

If you’re new to Book Madness, check out the first round and all of the characters that made it so close here!

Book Madness Round 6! #BookMadness17

Hello everyone! Sorry this is up a bit later than normal. But… I’m happy to announce that the final two #BookMadness17 contestants are… Inej and Lila! It was a close round once again, but these two have always had an incredible amount of support throughout. Voting will close on Thursday, March 30 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Who will be the Book Madness 2017 champion? It’s up to you all!

Congrats to our winners from last week, Gabriella who won the ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP, Alora who won the signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING, R.E. Johnson who won the LAST TO DIE swag, and Tina at @FantasticBook for winning the ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS.

VOTE FOR YOUR CHAMPION BELOW!

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Book Madness Round 5! #BookMadness17

When I thought last round’s votes were close, I had no idea what was coming for this round. It seriously switched every time I looked at the poll. So, even though these are the four characters that have made it on to this round, all of the characters in Round 4 gave it their all. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the last round! After Round 5 voting closes on March 26 at 11:59pm Central Time, we will be one step closer to crowning the winning character! Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome swag this week!

Our giveaway includes an ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP by Katie A. Nelson, swag from THE LAST TO DIE by Kelly Garrett, a signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana Gallagher, and an ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett.

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Congrats to our winners from last round, Mor for winning the One of Us is Lying ARC, Courtney Haas for winning the A Dash of Dragon ARC, Delaney for winning the ARC of SPEAK EASY SPEAK LOVE,  and TheresaJSnyder for winning the swag from THE DISAPPEARANCES.

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

Book Madness Round 4! #BookMadness17

Hello friends! I can’t believe we have made it to the Elite 8 of Book Madness! One thing’s for sure- you are a passionate group of character-loving humans and I am so glad to be a part of this community. Now, who will make it on to the Final 4?! It’s up to you! Voting closes on March 20 at 11:59 pm Central Time. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome prizes!

The giveaways for this week include an ARC of ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus, an ARC of SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George, an ARC of A DASH OF DRAGON by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski, and swag from THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy.

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Congrats to last week’s giveaway winners, Jessica G (starfire820) for winning an ARC of WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM,  Amy Janjgava for winning an  ARC of THE TRAGICALLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF KIT DONOVAN, Suzanne Cattanes for winning the swag from POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST, and GraceMaczei for winning the ARC of THE BLACK WITCH!

VOTE BELOW!

Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Book Madness Round 3! #BookMadness17

LOOKING FOR ROUND 4 VOTING? It’s right here.

Hello everyone! I can’t believe we are down to the Sweet 16 of characters. It was honestly SO close up until the end, the last few spots were changing around by the hour. But, as the clock struck 11:59 last night, the 16 chosen ones are below. For Round 3, you have until March 15 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time to vote. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for being a loyal voter through all of these rounds! There are some big ones today, including…

An ARC of THE BLACK WITCH by Laurie Forest, an ARC of WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM by Natalka Burian, an ARC of  THE TRAGICALLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF KIT DONOVAN by Patricia Bailey, and swag from POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST by Meg Eden.

Enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to our giveaway winners from last week, Bella K, who won the ARC of FOLLOW ME BACK, Brittany G Reads who won the ARC of CHEESUS WAS HERE, and Tania Elizabeth who won the ARC of WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE!

Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Books, Cats, and Coffee)

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Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Blank Slaters)

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Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Angelic Reader)

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Bri’s Book Blog)

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Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (That Book Gal)

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Book Madness Round 2! #BookMadness17

LOOKING FOR ROUND 4 VOTING? It’s right here.

Wow! What an amazing turnout for Round 1 of Book Madness! This community is amazing, and I am truly honored to host this event to celebrate all of our favorite fictional characters. The competition was tough to move on to Round 2, especially in the last few hours, but take a look to see which of your favorites stayed, and which were sadly bumped out. Even if your character got bumped this round, stick around and play! Anyone can enter to win the GIVEAWAYS no matter if you’re a participant or voter. Voting for Round 2 ends on March 10th at 11:59 pm CST.

The giveaways for this round include an ARC of WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE by Jennifer Honeybourn, an ARC of CHEESUS WAS HERE by J.C. Davis, and an ARC of FOLLOW ME BACK by A.V. Geiger.

Enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to the Round 1 giveaway winners, Frankie Brazelton who won the Brooding YA Hero swag pack, KayleighWynne Didion who won the WAIT FOR ME swag pack, and Megan from Ocean Full of Book for winning the signed copy of SOULMATED.

VOTE BELOW and check out all of the characters who made it to Round 2!

Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Books, Cats, and Coffee)

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Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery (Mostly YA Lit)

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Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Blank Slaters)

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Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer (The Shy Books)

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Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Finn from Traveler by L.E. Delano (Across the Bookiverse)

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Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Angelic Reader)

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Kady Grant from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Geronimo Reads)

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Kourtni Reads)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (A Myriad Of Books)

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Legolas from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien (The Nocturnal Fey)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Mare Barrow from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Forever Bound by Books)

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl (The Literary Llama)

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Bri’s Book Blog)

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Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade (The Nerdgirl Review)

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Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones by George R. Martin

Sherlock from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (That Book Gal)

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Vin from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson:

Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Tamaraniac)

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Welcome to #BookMadness17!

LOOKING FOR ROUND 4 VOTING? It’s right here. 

The time has finally come to start this year’s BOOK MADNESS! All of our participating bloggers have chosen incredible characters that you all know and love. Now, it’s time to get them to the next round. Voting for Round 1 of Book Madness will close on March 5 at 11:59 pm CST. You can vote for up to 5 characters per round. On the evening on March 6th, I will make a blog post and video to announce who has made it into Round 2.

By voting you’re eligible to be entered for PRIZES! This week’s giveaways include a swag pack from the hilarious Brooding YA Hero account (which is being turned into a book!!) run by Carrie Ann DiRisio, a tote bag full of WAIT FOR ME swag from Caroline Leech, and a signed copy of SOULMATED from author Shaila Patel (US only). Come back for each round of voting for some new awesome giveaways each time!

Enter the giveaway here:  Giveaway is closed.

Be sure to check out everyone’s blog posts, videos, or Instagram photos below! I love all of your passion for fictional characters.

Aelin from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (Books, Cats, and Coffee)

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Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery (Mostly YA Lit)

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Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Blank Slaters)

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Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

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Charleston Smith from Hell on Heels by Anne Jolin (Living Within Fiction)

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Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Clark McCallister from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (Legenbooksdary)

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Daemon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Emi from Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Finn from Traveler by L.E. Delano (Across the Bookiverse)

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Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Angelic Reader)

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Jerry Renault from The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier:

Jest from Heartless by Marissa Meyer:

Kady Grant from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Katy from the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Geronimo Reads)

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Kourtni Reads)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (A Myriad Of Books)

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Legolas from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien (The Nocturnal Fey)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Lily Bloom from It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (The Graduated Bookworm)

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Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Lysandra from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas:

Mare Barrow from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Forever Bound by Books)

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl (The Literary Llama)

Maya from The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Lia’s Bookish Obsession)

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Miel from When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie Mclemore

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nimona from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Bri’s Book Blog)

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Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade (The Nerdgirl Review)

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Ruby Daly from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Twirling Pages)

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Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones by George R. Martin

Scarlett from Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile)

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Sherlock from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Steris from the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson:

TenSoon from the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson:

Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (That Book Gal)

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Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Haunted By Books)

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Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (Bibliophile Soprano)

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Vin from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson:

Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Tamaraniac)

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Yotsuba from Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma:

 

 

Book Madness is BACK! #BookMadness17

I loved hosting Book Madness so much in 2016 that I decided to make it bigger and better than ever in 2017 bringing in BookTubers, Bookstagramers, and Book Bloggers in on the fun! I’m SO close to having 64 bloggers signed up to participate and that honestly blows my mind. This community is epic awesome and I’m so glad to be a part of it.

In a nutshell, Book Madness 2017 is a chance for participating bloggers to gush about their favorite characters. Every few days there will be a new round of votes throughout the month of March to narrow all 64 of those characters down to one ultimate champion. Just like last year there will be prizes for viewers/voters and the bloggers participating! They will range from bookish trinkets, swag from 2017 debut authors (and possibly some ARCs!), Book Depository books for our international friends, and an Amazon card for our winning blogger!

VOTE HERE: bit.ly/bookmadness17

Here’s what the schedule will look like:

March 1: Opening Day! Vote to your heart’s content for your favorite characters

March 5: Voting closes for round one at 11:59 pm CST

March 6: Round 2 is Announced! (32)

March 10: Voting for Round 2 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 11: Round 3 is announced! (16)

March 15: Voting for Round 3 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 16: Round 4 is announced! (8)

March 20: Voting for Round 4 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 21: Round 5 is announced! (4)

March 25: Voting for Round 5 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 26: Round 6 is announced! (2)

March 30: Voting for Round 6 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 31: WINNER IS ANNOUNCED! Prizes galore awarded!

There’s still time to enter to participate! Reach out to me on my contact form page and I would love to have you as a Blogger, BookTuber, or Bookstagramer who freaking loves fictional characters! 

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YA Books Released January 24, 2017!

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It’s time to wish another group of books a very happy book birthday! Out of the eight YA books being released today, SIX of them are debuts! I hope you are all celebrating accordingly.

As always, if you want to see me chat through each of the books, click on my face below. If you’d like to explore the books on your own, click on the covers down below.

Soulmated by Shaila Patel

After the Fall by Kate Hart

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

The Outs by E.S. Wesely

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Stone of Power by Kimberly Riley

The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Margot and Me by Juno Dawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soulmated by Shaila Patel
After the Fall by Kate Hart
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Outs by E.S. Wesley
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Stone of Power by Kimberly Riley
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
Margot and Me by Juno Dawson

YA Books Released January 17, 2017

YA Books Released January 17, 2017!

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It’s about that time– time for me to wish a very happy book birthday to the YA books released this Tuesday! This is an uncharacteristically small batch of releases (with no debuts?! Gasp!) The books out today still sound great.

If you want to explore the books on your own, I have photos and links down below. If you want to hear me talk about each of them, click on my derpy face blowing out a candle on a cupcake below.

History is All You Have Left of Me by Adam Silvera

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History is All You Have Left of Me by Adam Silvera
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt