Maggie Stiefvater Gives Away Bookplates!

Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite YA authors. Her Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy saved weres entirely for me (sorry, Jacob Black).
I liked her Scorpio Races, but I loooooved The Raven Boys. Maggie writes beautifully, and she creates characters that make it hard for me to breathe, know what I mean?

Now, she’s giving away Raven Boys bookplates. With art she creates. I can’t even.

She tweeted directions on how to obtain your own sweet plate, so I’m doing it.

I read The Raven Boys via NetGalley, but I immediately ordered a copy when I finished the galley. For now, here’s my pic of TRB.

I am so excited for the quartet she’s working on.
And I can’t wait for the bookplate and the shiny new hardcover I’ll put it in!



2012 YA Debut Author Challenge: Completed!

Long time, hey?

I can’t believe I haven’t posted here since MAY. I’m a turrible blogger. But! I’m an excellent reader.
I signed up for The Story Siren’s 2012 Debut YA Author Challenge as soon as I heard about it. I love discovering new books and new authors. In the past year or two, I’ve read (and loved) a lot of excellent young adult novels. It’s been a departure from my normal reading list, but I’ve really enjoyed it.

I’m hoping to have time to write posts about each of these books in the future, but for now, goodreads’ 1-5 stars rating system will have to suffice.

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl: 4 stars!

The Peculiars: 4 stars!

The Selection: 3 stars

The Downside of Being Charlie: 3 stars

Seraphina: 4 stars!

Temptation: 3 stars (I was awfully meh about this book.)

Origin: 3 stars



Pushing the Limits: 5 freaking stars ohmygosh I loved it so much



Breathe: 4 stars

Cinder: 3 stars

Crewel: 5 stars!

Skylark: 4 stars (mostly because I loved the Object of Affection so much)



Which new authors have you discovered this year?

Bone. Shadow. Blood. I’m so confused

I was perusing my goodreads TBR list, and I noticed something. Then my head got all spinny.

Check it out:


Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone. One of my very most super favorite books of 2011.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Shadow and Bone. Haven’t read it yet.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

The Book of Blood and Shadow. Haven’t read yet. But, I like this cover more than this one.


And finally, rounding back up to Laini Taylor,

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

The unfinished cover for Days of Blood and Starlight.



You can see, then, how I got a little spinny, yes?