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Weekly Roundup (2) + Book Haul! (vlog)

Yay! New books!! I love this time of week so that I can share my excitement over the most current books and bookie things with you! I am starting this new weekly post, appropriately titled Weekly Roundup. In this vlog I share the latest news on the blog, as well as the books received. So let’s get started, yes?

So I got a new webcam. There is a learning curve, guys. I think it’s a massive improvement over my old videos. Any issues you see below is due to user error. I should probably read the manual… Thank you to Simon Audio, Harper Teen, Kensington Publishing, Harlequin Teen and Bloomsbury Children’s Books for the review copies received this week.

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Books Mentioned:

For Review:

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London (Final Copy)
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna (ARC)
Changeling by Phillipa Gregory (Audiobook)
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Audiobook)
Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins (NetGalley)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (NetGalley)
Otherkin by Nina Berry (Netgalley)

Purchased:

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Signed)
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Signed)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Signed)
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Weekly Roundup (1) + Book Haul! (vlog)

Yay! New books!! I love this time of week so that I can share my excitement over the most current books and bookie things with you! I am starting this new weekly post, appropriately titled Weekly Roundup. In this vlog I share the latest news on the blog, as well as the books received. So let’s get started, yes?

Hooray for going to awesome author events and finally meeting Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi! That’s right. I went to their Into the Future Book Tour stop in Miami last weekend!! (Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Tor Teen, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Saundra Mitchell and Sarah Nicolas for the items I received this week.) Also a correction: Where I mention the “Changeling” series by Kristin Cashore, I really meant the Graceling series. Oops.

Blog Links Mentioned in this Video:

Books Mentioned:

For Review:

Revived by Cat Patrick (Final Copy)
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze (Final Copy)
Wake by Amanda Hocking (ARC)
Changeling by Phillipa Gregory (Chapter Sampler)
The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (NetGalley)
Dark Companion by Marta Acosta (NetGalley)

Won:

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell (Signed)
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell (Signed)
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

Purchased:

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Signed)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Signed) + Swag!
Bitterblue by Kristine Cashore
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Switched by Amanda Hocking

Audiobooks from Library:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Blogs mentioned in this video: YA Rebels and @Sarah_Nicolas.

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop Winner!

This past week, Making the Grade is took part in the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop, which was hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. Here on the blog, we offered up an ARC of ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis. This was our first giveaway using Rafflecopter!! If I may so myself, I much prefer it over our old Google Docs “form” method for taking entries.

And now we have a winner to announce!

EnchantedThe winner of the
ENCHANTED ARC is…

Holly Wright

Congratulations! Please email me at imakethegrade (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so that the prizes may be mailed to you. You have 72 hours to respond before I select a new winner.

And if you didn’t win, don’t worry! TONS of new giveaways, author interviews, book news and more are on the schedule. Continue to follow Making the Grade so you don’t miss out!

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