16 June 2016

BETWEEN THE NOTES + Friends Bookmark Giveaway

It's June 16, my official "bookiversary" (it's exactly one year since Between the Notes came out). I'm hosting a fun giveaway this week of bookmarks. 


From left to right, that's:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
Fiona by Meredith Moore
How it Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes
The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
Sky scraping by Cordelia Jensen
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
For the Record by Charlotte Huang
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers

I've read many of these books and loved them... others are on my TBR pile! Here's a closer look at their beauty:

You can enter on Twitter or Instagram. I have twenty sets of bookmarks, so will award ten winners on Twitter and ten on Instagram. (Enter both places told double your chances!)

Contest ends at midnight EST on June 23. The winners will be announced the following day.

Good luck!

01 June 2016

Happy Bookiversary! Celebrating my debut year with some favorite books of 2015...

My first bookiversary is coming up on June 16! (That's the one-year anniversary of the release of Between the Notes.) To celebrate, I'm hosting a book giveaway with author friends! 

To enter, go to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and retweet or comment by June 6 for a chance to win all seven books. Tag a friend for an additional entry, and triple your chances of winning by entering on all three social media outlets! 

Here's a little snippet of the Goodreads descriptions for each of the featured books, which are some of my favorites of 2015. I absolutely adored all of these books, in very different ways. Thanks to these fabulous authors for participating in my bookiversary celebration!

Fans of John Green and Matthew Quick: Get ready to die laughing. Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom. Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, furious, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.

by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. 

A captivating and profound debut novel about complicated love and the friendships that have the power to transform you forever, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby... Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school... Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

THE ONE THING by Marci Lyn Curtis
Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal. Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory... Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future... before she loses everything she has grown to love.

Poignant and provocative, Marcy Beller Paul’s debut novel tells the story of an intoxicating—and toxic—relationship that blurs the boundary between reality and fantasy, love and loyalty, friendship and obsession.

NOTE: This giveaway is open internationally! Tell your friends!