Adventures in YA Episode 014: 2015 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are wrapping up 2015 and talking about some of our favorite reads of the year. We also look ahead to 2016 with a challenge to each other and announce the first book for our Quarterly Bookclub.

Books Read:

Sara:
Ink and Bone
The Rose Society
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
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Behemoth

Kristin:
A Tyranny of Petticoats
The Trouble With Destiny
Ten Thousand Skies Above You
The Nest

2015 Wrap Up

Best Book in 2015
*Dumplin
Most Surprising Read of 2015
*Krisitn: Saint Anything
*Sara: Your Voice is All I Hear
Best Series Started in 2016
*Kristin: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
*Sara: The Red Queen and Stoker & Holmes
New Authors Discovered in 2015
*Sara: Jessie Burton
*Kristin: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Favorite Character
*Kristin: Lord Akeldama
*Sara: Tim Mason and Sophronia
Favorite Cover
*Sara: Finishing School Series
*Kristin: The Nest
Best Book Debut You Read in 2016
*Kristin: Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
*Sara: Six of Crows
*Kristin: Gail Carriger Books
Hidden Gems of 2015
*Kristin: Aristotle & Dante and Princes of Thrones
*Sara: The Darkest Part of the Forest
A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2015 but will Read in 2016
*Kristin: Devoted
*Sara: Winter
Most Anticipated Book in 2016
*Sara: Crooked Kingdom
*Kristin: Dark Days Club

Six Book Challenge

Kristin’s Picks for Sara:
*Stolen
*The Realm of Possibility
*All These Things I’ve Done
*Please Ignore Vera Dietz
*Nightshade
*The Truth About Alice

Sara’s Picks for Kristin
*Sea of Shadows
*Vampire Academy
*Falling Kingdom
*Openly Straight
*The Darkest Part of the Forest
*Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
*March: Book One
*The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1

Quarterly Book Club:
*When I Was The Greatest

Adventures in YA Episode 013: Pushing Yourself As A Reader

Adventures in YA Episode 012: First Quarter 2016 New Releases

In this episode we talked about our most anticipated new releases for January, February and March of 2016. We also talk about book news and share what we’ve been reading.

January:

This Is Where It Ends
Passenger
Truthwitch
The Love That Split the World
The Dark Days Club

February:

Starts Above
Unhooked
The Glass Sword
Blackheart
Calamity
Reign of Shadows
Ascending the Boneyard
The Shadow Queen

March:

A Study in Charlotte
The Winner’s Kiss
Wink Poppy Midnight
Yellow Brick War
Half Lost
The Great Hunt

Book News

Morris Awards 2016 Finalist
Goodreads Choice Awards 2015

What We Reads:

Sara

The Sin Eaters Daughter
Waistcoats and Weaponry

Kristin

What I Thought Was True
Blameless
I Am Her Revenge
The Rose Society

Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Twelve: My True Love Gave To Me Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the twelfth and last day of giveaways we are giving away My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
*Fictional Worlds Mug
*Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate Mix

Giveaway ends December 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Eleven: Scorpio Races Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the tenth day of giveaways we are giving away The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
*Lucky Horseshoe

Giveaway ends December 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Ten: Anna and the French Kiss Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the tenth day of giveaways we are giving away Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
*Two Macaroon Paperclips
*Eiffel Tower Necklace

Giveaway ends December 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Nine: The Young Elites Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the ninth day of giveaways we are giving away The Young Elites by Mari Lu!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*The Young Elites by Marie Lu
*Jane Austen Book Quote Tote
*Leather Bound Books Candle

Giveaway ends December 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Eight: Carry On Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the seventh day of giveaways we are giving away Carry On by Rainbow Rowell!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
*Literary temporary tattoos
*Book Lovers Pencil Set

Giveaway ends December 12, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Seven: Mara Dyer Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the seventh day of giveaways we are giving away The Unbecoming Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
*Abyss of the Disheartened Mug
*Ouija Mystifying Mints

Giveaway ends December 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Six: Nimona Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the sixth day of giveaways we are giving away Nimona by Noelle Stevenson!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
*A Book Necklace
*Three bookish buttons

Giveaway ends December 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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