Month: September 2015

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy Launch Party Box Giveaway

We have talked about this book and launch party so much we decided to do a little launch party box giveaway. We wanted to do this as a little thank you to all of you who have taken the time to download and listen to our podcast. The response to the podcast has exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much.

And now for the giveaway!


In this box you will be getting:
A signed copy of Dumplin’ By Julie Murphy
A t shirt made for the launch party (size Large)
Heart shaped sunglasses
Dumplin’ and Dolly Parton Pins
A Dumplin’ Sticker
A Magic Eight Ball Pen
and no Dumplin’ party would be complete without a crown!

Enter below for your chance to win. We will announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email  Good luck!

Giveaway ends September 29th, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information only to Adventures in YA. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Adventures in YA Episode 006: Back to (Boarding) School

In this episode of Adventures in YA we talk about books set at schools. Make sure you listen to the end of the podcast for a special announcement!

What Sara Has Read:
The Winner’s Crime (Did it again! Called it by the wrong name!)
The Miniaturist

What Sara Is Reading:
My Life Next Door
Since You’ve Been Gone
Empire of Night
Miss Mayhem
The Accident Season

What Kristin Has Read:
My Life Next Door
The Wrath and the Dawn

What Kristin Is Reading:
The Night We Said Yes
Sum of the Parts
Into The Dim
A Tyranny of Petticoats

Back to (Boarding) School Books:
Finishing School Series
Ember in the Ashes
Stand Off
Anna and the French Kiss
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Hex Hall
Viola In Reel Life
Openly Straight
The Name of the Star
And We Stay
The Mockingbirds
Vampire Academy
Curse Workers
Looking for Alaska
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Harry Potter
On The Jellico Road
The Gallagher Girls
The Raven Cycle

Other Books Mentioned:
The Boy Most Likely
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
P.S. I Still Love You
Your Voice Is All I Hear
Vengeance Road
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Coldest Girl in Cold Town
Lost Stars

Adventures in YA Episode 005: Retellings

In this episode of Adventures in YA will talk retellings in YA.

Website mentioned:
An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings

What Kristin read and is reading
Kissing in America
The Heir
Graffiti Moon
I’ll Give You the Sun
The Clasp
Walk on Earth a Stranger
My Life Next Door

What Sara read and is reading
The Wicked Will Rise
The Summer I Turned Pretty
The Winner’s Crime
The Miniturest

Fairytale Retellings:
The Little Android
Princess of Thorns
Juliet Immortal
Romeo Redeemed
Splintered Series
Court of Thorns and Roses
Lunar Chronicles
Fairytale Retellings Series
Entwined (mentioned towards the end of the show)

Classics Retellings:
Prom and Prejudice
Sass and Serendipity
Mask of the Red Death
The Fall
Man Made Boy
This Broken Wondrous World
The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy
Dorothy Must Die Series
The Clockwork Scarab

Mythology Retellings:
The Goddess Test
Abandoned Series

New Releases:
A Little In Love
Anne & Henry
This Monstrous Thing
A Thousand Nights
A Song for Ella Gray

Other books mentioned:
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Kiss of Deception
Burn for Burn
Not a Drop To Drink
The Young World