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

YA Books Released January 10, 2017

YA Books Released January 10, 2017!

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It’s that time again– the time where I get to wish a wholehearted happy book birthday to the amazing YA novels released today! There’s a great mix of debuts and returning authors today, so take a peek around and see what catches your eye!

Book covers are down below with links to more information. If you want to hear me chat about each book, click on the video with my face below 🙂

 

You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

Frost Blood by Elly Blake

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Rose Blood by A.G. Howard

Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker

Beheld by Alex Flinn

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley

The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

The Alchemist of Loom by Elise Kova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
Frost Blood by Elly Blake
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker
Beheld by Alex Flinn
Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett
Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

YA Books Released January 3, 2017

YA Books Released January 3, 2017!

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Have you ever thought to yourself, I wonder which YA books are being released today? Well, you’re in luck. I’m here to give you a year of celebrating the book birthdays not only of debut YA books (though they get an extra special dance party) but books from your favorite authors releasing book 2, 3, 10…

If you want to see me chat a bit about each book coming out today, check out the video below! If you’re looking to explore the books on your own, I’ve got pretty book pictures and links if you scroll a little further.

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Goranll

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh

Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson

Lost Girl by Merrie Destefano

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Flower by Elizabeth Craft & Shae Olsen

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Wayfarer (Book 2 in the Passenger Series) by Alexandra Bracken
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Flying Lessons and Other Stories, Edited by Ellen Oh, creator of We Need Diverse Books
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
The Cursed Queen (Book 2 in the Imposter Queen Series) by Sarah Fine
Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
Lost Girls by Merrie Desefano
Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shae Olsen
The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

Book Madness Championship!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 4, the championship! Vote for your favorite characters in round 4 until Thursday March 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to win the whole shebang! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Book Madness Round 3!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 3! Vote for your favorite characters in round 3 until Monday March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to the championship round! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Book Madness Round 2!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 2! Vote for your favorite characters in round 2 until Sunday March 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to round 3! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

 

Welcome to Book Madness!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness! Vote for your favorite characters in round 1 until March 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to round 2! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Liam Stewart from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Nimona from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

#PitchWars Mentee Bio

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Hello there! You seem to have stumbled upon my pimped out bio. Whether you’re a #PitchWars mentee, mentor (*waves frantically*), or my mom, I’m glad you’ve taken a second out of your day to get to know me.

Here’s the lowdown:

1. I am a senior English major at the University of Iowa.
2. Jamie Frasier is everything.
3. I play clarinet in the marching band (and am actually in official band camp mode this week, hence the delay on the bio. And yes, we do say “that one time at band camp.” )
4. I openly fangirl on my YouTube channel about any and all genres of books.
5. I despise coffee (gasp) and am horribly addicted to Diet Coke.
6. I hate making bios.

Here is a fun “get to know me” video from my YouTube channel if you’d like something more in-depth.

Now that you know the basics, here is a bit more about my manuscript. They say to write what you know, so for the past year I have written and polished a manuscript about a girl going through her freshman year of college. Some things that complicate the deal: my MC, Danielle’s mother is a “college psychic” who helps high school students find their dream college. Danielle did not make it into her dream school after failing an English course. School starts in two weeks and her mother is still under the impression that she is headed to OSU.

THE BIG F is entered as a New Adult Contemporary Romance and I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing community. Even if my manuscript is passed on, I have met so many absolutely amazing people in the process who make it all worth it.

Fun fact: there is a college psychic in my hometown who helped my sister find her perfect school in New York. She had an article written about her in USA Today calling her the “Teen Whisperer.” Naturally, I had to write something including the coolest/strangest job ever.