A Winner + Other News!

The winner of Kate Kaynak's Minder is Karen! Congrats, Karen! I just sent your address to Kate, so you should be receiving the book soon. Hope you enjoy it!

Didn't win? Well, there's still time to enter my Mostly Good Girls and Tyger Tyger giveaways, and you can always buy your own copy of Minder.


In other news, did you know that Egmont USA announced recently that the e-book of THE DARK DIVINE by Bree Despain will be available for $2.99, from October 25 through November 22—wherever e-books are sold?

I absolutely LOVED this book (my review can be found here), so I highly, highly suggest you consider buying this book if you haven't read it yet or have an e-reader! It's well worth the money, plus you'll have plenty of time to catch-up before the sequel The Lost Saint is released on December 28th!


Also, have you heard about the new YA Novel Discovery Contest? If not, here's all the info you need to know.
Have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day?

Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent?

No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win both exposure to editors, and a reading of your manuscript from one of New York’s TOP literary agents Regina Brooks.
To find out more info (including how to enter, what you can win, etc.!), head on over here. I really hope some of you consider entering! :) 


Further more, have you heard about Scholastic's new social network? It's called You Are What You Read, and it sounds really cool. Here's some more info about it in case you interested:

Through You Are What You Read, readers from around the world, including more than 130 famous “Names You Know,” will explore connections with each other, discover new books, and talk about the great reads of their lives. After logging into You Are What You Read via Facebook or Scholastic.com accounts, users can:

•Discover new books through an interactive web that shows how users’ Bookprints are connected
•Find and connect with users across generations and from around the world to see the books in their Bookprints
•Compare their Bookprints to those of the participating "Names You Know," and find out if they share a book in their Bookprint with famous athletes, award-winning entertainers, world-renowned scientists, or iconic business leaders
•"Favorite" other books they like and check out what similar users enjoy reading
•See which books have been chosen as Favorites from around the world Share a book in the real word through Pass It On, which encourages users to give a favorite book to a family member, a friend, or even a complete stranger.
•Coming Soon: Users can join ongoing conversations about books and Bookprints in "Book Buzz," a live feed of comments, news, and reviews.

You Are What You Read also features a separate community for young readers that provides kid friendly information about books and other activities.
Here's the link to my profile if you want to add me as a bookmate. :)


Lastly, have you seen this book's cover yet?

Isn't it awesome?! I think so. I can't wait to read it not only because it's by one of my favorite authors but it's the much anticipated sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes, one of my favorite YA books ever! April 2011 could you get here any quicker?! :)

Oh, and last but not certainly not least I just finished this book:

It's one of the best books I've read this year. It's so raw and messed up, but yet so AMAZINGLY AWESOME. (Though, aren't the best always that way?) My review will be posted in late December, but until then pre-order it. It's well worth your money!


  1. Congrats to Karen!!
    OMG I didnt know there was a sequel to 13 Little Blue envelopes.
    Thats awesome and I havent heard of the Fall For Anything book.
    But if you say it is good, I am totally adding it to my TBR list! XD

  2. Happy Halloween! Come join the superstition game on my site @ http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/

  3. i seriously can't wait to read Fall for Anything!! im so jealous you got to read it alreadyy! ugh, december, come quicker!

  4. Ah! I'm so excited about Maureen Johnson's latest! I'm definitely going to have to use it in an upcoming WoW post! :)

  5. Congrats, Karen! I'll send you your book tomorrow. I hope you like it!
    - Kate


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