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Weekly Roundup (4) + Book Haul! (vlog)


It’s been two weeks since my last vlog. Two wonderful weeks of #winning!!

THANK You to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the review copies received this week. Also a HUGE thank you to Lisa Burstein, Elizabeth Richards, Diana Peterfreund, Gina Damico, Susanne Winnacker, HarperTeen, YA Books Central, Sourcebooks Fire, IceyBooks, Penguin USA and Colleen Houck for all the items won/gifted! Whew!

Blog Links Mentioned in this Video:

Books Mentioned:

For Review:

Scorch by Gina Damico (ARC)
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (ARC)
The Suburban Strange by Nathan Kotecki (ARC)
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen (ARC)
Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens (ARC)


Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein (Paperback)


The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (Signed)
Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck (UK Version, Signed)
Die for Me by Amy Plum (Paperback)
Until I Die by Amy Plum (ARC)
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

+ LOTS of Swag!

Bloggers Mentioned in this Post:
Hafsah from IceyBooks and YA Books Central


Weekly Roundup (3) + Book Haul! (vlog)


Tonight (and TOMORROW) I will see Colleen Houck, author of the beyond epic Tiger’s Curse series, since she is visiting two local Barnes & Nobles here in town. Oh YEAH! I will take the credit for her being here, too, thank you very much. In any case, please bear with me as I am totally “tiger’d out” in the video below

THANK You to HarperCollins, Flux Books and HarlequinTeen for the review copies received this week. Also a HUGE thank you to Lisa Burstein, Leanna Renee Hieber, Claire Loiuse and to Madison Louise for having a birthday!

Blog Links Mentioned in this Video:

Books Mentioned:

For Review:

Blackwatch (Wintercraft #2) by Jenna Burtenshaw (ARC)
Defiance by C.J. Redwine (ARC)
Silver by Talia Vance (NetGalley)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (NetGalley)


Tiger’s Curse (Self-Published) by Colleen Houck
Tiger’s Quest (Self-Published) by Colleen Houck
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (Paperback)


In Honor by Jessi Kirby (From Won Amazon Gift Card)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis + Swag Pack (Signed, thanks to Leanna Renee Hieber)

Bloggers Mentioned in this Post: Claire from Claire Reads

Winner Announcement + Twitter Giveaway!

Today we have a number of exciting news to announce. First, the winner of the ARC of Starters by Lissa Price. Second, we have two Kindle giveaways that you DON’T want to miss. And third, we’re holding a Twitter-only giveaway this Thursday night that will be FULL of fantastic prizes!

First thing’s first: Who won the Starters Giveaway? Let’s find out!

StartersThe winner of the ARC of Starters is…

Jennifer Bielman

Congratulations! I have already notified you by email and will get your prize out to you shortly.

And if you didn’t win, don’t worry! Check out the AMAZING giveaways we have in store for you this week, including a Twitter-only giveaway…

Making the Grade is currently participating in not one but TWO Kindle Fire Giveaways! Those giveaways are linked below. I recommend that you enter both to increase your odds of winning!

A Twitter-only Giveaway Announcement:

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 17 at 9:00pm EST, Making the Grade will be holding a FLASH GIVEAWAY on Twitter. I held one of these giveaways a couple months back when we reached 300 followers and it was a great success. I am pleased to announce that we have now reached over 2,000 followers on Twitter!! Woah! Can you believe it? I am humbled by the following that this blog has obtained in such a short amount of time. To celebrate, I will be giving away ARCs, swag, finished copies, etc. (i.e. an ARC of Dreamless and signed bookmarks for Gretchen McNeil’s Ten, and even more great surprises!)

But you can’t win if you don’t join us! So make sure that you’re following Making the Grade on Twitter and  join us there this Thursday, May 17 at 9:00pm.