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

Adventures in YA Episode 004: New Releases for the Rest of the Year

In this episode of Adventures in YA will talk about our most anticipated new releases for the rest of the year.

What Kristin Read:
Love, Lucy
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
P.S. I Still Love You
A Thousand Pieces of You

What Krstin Is Reading:
Kissing in America
I’ll Give You The Sun
Ash & Bramble
Walk On Earth a Stranger
The Clasp

What Sara Read:
Proof: The Science of Booze

What Sara Is Reading:
The Wicked Will Rise
The Winner’s Crime

September New Releases

Sara and Kristin:
Walk on Earth A Stranger
Six of Crows

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
I Crawl Through It

Vengeance Road
What We Saw
Sweet Temptation
Library of Souls
Your Voice Is All I Hear

October New Releases

Sara and Kristin:
The Rose Society
Carry On

Happily Ever After
A Song for Ella Grey

A Madness So Discreet

November New Releases

Sara and Kristin:

Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Hotel Ruby

Manners & Mutiney

December New Releases

Frozen Tides
Their Fractured Light

Other Books Mentioned:
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Ask the Passengers
The Grisha Series
The Young Elites
The Program
The Beast of Cretacea

Adventures in YA Episode 003: Auto Buy Authors

In this episode of Adventures in YA we talk about some of our favorite auto buy authors. We also confess some of our awkward fangirl moments and respond to a listener comment.

Authors Mentioned:
Julie Murphy
Maggie Stiefvater
David Levithan
Jennifer L Armentrout
Becky Wallace
Jenny Martin
Meredith Moore
Mary Pearson

What Sara’s Reading:
The Wicked Will Rise
Proof: The Science of Booze

What Kristin’s Has Read:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Heart of Betrayal

What Kristin Is Reading:
These Broken Stars
I’ll Give You The Sun
Love, Lucy
A Thousand Pieces of You
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Kristin’s Auto Buy Authors:
David Levithan
Stephanie Perkins
Anna Godbersen
Kiera Cass
Matt de la Pena
Michelle Hodkin
Andrea Cremer

Sara’s Auto Buy Authors:
Gail Carriger
Rachel Hawkins
Julie Murphy
Jennifer L Armentrout
Leigh Bardugo
Rainbow Rowell
Richelle Mead
Sarah Dessen

Adventures in YA Episode 002: Summer Reading

In this episode of Adventures in YA we talk about summer reading. We go over what’s on our to be read list for the summer and give you some recommendations on books and series we think would be great summer reads.

Texas Teen Book Festival

Authors Mentioned:
Julie Murphy
Sarah Addison Allen

Books and Book Series Mentioned:
Princess of Thorns
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The Night Guest
Six of Crows
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The Fault in Our Stars
Since You’ve Been Gone
Anna and the French Kiss
Meant To Be
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
The Summer I Turned Pretty
I’ll Give You the Sun
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Heart of Betrayal
Love, Lucy
Side Effect May Vary
The Storyspinner
Code Name Verity
Openly Striaght
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Eleanore and Park
Let’s Get Lost
Bone Gap
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
My Life Next Door
Open Road Summer
Second Chance Summer
Vampire Academy
Grisha Trilogy
Mara Dyer Trilogy
The Sweet Trilogy
Syrena Trilogy
Harry Potter

Adventures in YA Episode 001: We Love YA

In this episode we introduce ourselves and talk about why we as adult love to read YA

Websites Mentioned:

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Authors Mentioned:

Barbara Cartland
Beverly Cleary
David Levithan
Leigh Bardugo
Marissa Meyer

Books Mentioned:

Sweet Valley High
Baby Sitters Club
Sweet Valley Twins
Hunger Games Trilogy
Harry Potter
Eleanor & Park
Twilight Saga
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Grave Mercy
The Lux Series
Scorpio Races
The Raven Boys
The Lunar Chronicle
The Grisha Trilogy
The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Hello and Welcome to Adventures In YA!

Thank you so much for visiting our website.

Adventures In YA is a podcast where we will be discussing our love of all things young adult literature. Our first podcast will go live July 7, 2015 and we will be uploading episodes the first and third Tuesday of each month.

We love listening to podcast about books and reading but felt there was a gap in podcast about young adult books, so we decided to fill that gap. We are adults who read YA but we hope that anyone of any age will enjoy this podcast. Our hope is that you find this show fun and informative. We also hope that by the end of each show you have a list of new book recommendations to add to your ever growing to be read list. Questions or comments? Have an idea for future shows? Please feel free to leave a comment or use the Contact Us page to send us a message. You can also email us directly at adventuresinyaATgmail.com.

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