Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Links and March Fantasy Roundup



I can't believe it's April, aka my birthday month, already. When Lili and I came up with the plan for March Fantasy Month, I was SURE I'd be able to get to all the books! But I totally failed. I still plan to read all my challenge books at some point, but March just became too crazy. Here are the reviews I did get to:

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Best book of the month: Graceling
Book that was the most fun: The False Prince
Biggest surprise: Dark Star
Biggest disappointment: Prophecy

To find out what Lili thought of her challenge books (she managed to get through a whole lot more them than I did), follow her here.

Onto Monday Links!

On the blog:

I only posted two non-MFM things on the blog this week:

a Literary Public Service Announcement for The Year of Secret Assignments and

Insta-Love: An Insta-Turn Off, in which we debate the merits of literary insta-love (you should probably be able to figure out my opinion on the matter by the post title).


Around the interwebz:

A New Way for Gay Characters in YA (via The Atlantic Wire)

Amazon Buys Goodreads: What does it mean for authors and readers/ (via Huffpost Books)

Book-related April Fool's Day pranks (via Huffpost Books)

Fascinating Photos of Famous Authors as Teenagers (via Flavorwire)

10 Terms to Describe the Anatomy of a Book (via Mental Floss)

11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos (via Mental Floss)


Giveaways:

Check out the amazing IMPOSTOR (SLIDE #2) giveaway on Jill's blog!

 Enter to win an April/May YA book release at Forever 17 Books as part of her Blogoversary celebration! (Int)

 Wanna win a new release YA book? Click to enter Book Nerd Reviews I'ntl Giveaway - ending April 30th 

 I'd love to win a mysterious box of awesome YA reads from Books and Wine

 Celebrate Books and Swoons 1 Year Blogversary!

Win a personalized copy of Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

 Enter this awesome Jennifer Lynn Barnes giveaway and win a couple books :)

 Discover "fragile, earnest little hearts" in love. ♥ Win a signed copy of ELEANOR & PARK at The Midnight Garden! ♥

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