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March 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Okay, so this is silly, but I’m still so ridiculously giddy over all the graphics Alex made for us. Inserting our new Monthly Book Release one above makes me soooo happy because this is the first official time I get to use it. *happy dance* Anyway — what’s kind of depressing is that we’re soon […]

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February 27, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Magan - Thanks, Maggie! 🙂 We appreciate your compliments so much! You’re the sweetest! xoxox

February 27, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Magan - Right, Alexa? So many good ones, not enough time! 🙂

February 27, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Alexa Y. - As always, your monthly post has reminded me that there are a TON of great books that I want to read during March! Now if only I had a Time Turner so I could get to them all…

February 27, 2013 - 12:13 am

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - I love the graphic. Seriously, this is one of the prettiest blogs out there. Thanks for this handy dandy list! 🙂

February 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Cynthia - So many great books coming out this month. I cannot wait for Requiem!!

February 24, 2013 - 8:14 am

Bella - March looks like a very good month for book releases! :] I’m really excited for The Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Going Vintage, and Poison. Thanks so much for sharing!

February 23, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - So Magan I can totally understand why you’re so excited to use that graphic, because it is ridiculously awesome. I am still in awe of your gorgeous blog design, even though I’ve visited your blog so much since it was redone. But it never fails to blow me away!

But anyways, I’m pretty much dying for Requiem as well. I plan to completely blow off ALL homework that day, and just spend the night reading. I want no disturbances.

I’m also pretty excited for Mila 2.0 and The Murmurings! Both sounds fabulous.

Thanks for sharing, Magan! <3

February 23, 2013 - 11:35 am

Jessica - Sweet Green Tangerine - Oh my gosh, SO stinkin excited for Requiem. Thanks for sharing all of these. 🙂

February 22, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Annie - The books sound amazing, and I love all the covers! They’re brilliant! I’m so excited for Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, it sounds great!

February 22, 2013 - 4:37 pm

elena - I’m excited for Let the Sky Fall and Poison! Like you already know, I’m soo curious to see what you’ll think of Requiem.

February 22, 2013 - 10:39 am

Magan - Bookworm, there’s just no end in sight for all the awesome. Really, so, so many good things coming! My husband will flip if he finds out how many I *want* to buy! 😉

February 22, 2013 - 10:38 am

Magan - Ginger! It’s still March! I feel a little like a fraud because I haven’t read the other two books. I know, I know! 🙁

February 22, 2013 - 10:37 am

Magan - Ugh, LENA! I’m not sure how I forgot this. Well, yes I do. It was 1:00AM when I was putting this list together. Thanks for the heads up — I added it to the list!

February 22, 2013 - 9:54 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - LOVE this post, but my bank account hates you! Goodbye savings, hello goodies! I’m seriously excited about GOING VINTAGE and REQUIEM. Tsk, tsk, tsk, Magan, you forgot THINGS I CAN’T FORGET. March 1st, yo!

February 22, 2013 - 9:51 am

Ginger @ GReads! - There’s a pretty important book coming out in March that didn’t make your list: CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare. Or at least I think it’s coming out in March, unless they changed the date AGAIN lol.

February 22, 2013 - 9:11 am

Bookworm1858 - So I was hoping that March would be a slower month after all the great releases of January and February but I was wrong. There are just so many amazing books and I’m sad because I know I can’t get to them all 🙁

Magan: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody Publication Date: July 3, 2012 Pages: 352 Target audience: Young Adult. Keywords: A-list celebrities, Inheritance, Daddy Issues Format read: Borrowed from my local library. Summary: Lexington is forced to work 52 jobs, assigned by her father, to prove she’s worthy of the inheritance she will be given if she successfully completes […]

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November 22, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Alexa - I thought this book was really cute! I was surprised to see that there was certainly a lot more to it than just the whole DCOM vibe of these 52 crazy jobs that she had to do. I enjoyed it quite a lot, and am glad you did too.

November 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Kim @ Curious Tales of Modern Lore - Thank you for this review! I have been contemplating checking it out as a light read, but I have to admit that I tend to stay away from really girly, drama-filled titles. That being said, it seems that Lexi actually turns out to have some depth and growth, which I thoroughly enjoy seeing. I look forward to reading it.

November 22, 2012 - 5:00 am

VeganYANerds - Ha! Lexi sounds like an interesting and unlikeable character but that is all the more impressive if you ended up liking her! I’ll be sure to check this out Magan!

November 21, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I have to admit, I rolled my eyes after reading the summary and thought that I’d give this one a miss, but your review actually made me give the book a second thought. It reminded me of a book that I read earlier this year (the title’s escaping me, but it’s written by the girls who wrote The Nanny Diaries), which was about a similarly spoiled starlet. Although I wasn’t enjoying the book that much, I couldn’t put it down either — for the same reasons, I supposed, that I ALWAYS reach for the trashy magazines in the grocery store line-up … “What has Britney/Lindsay/etc. done NOW?!?” It’s so bad, and so terrible, yet we just can’t turn away and we want more of the drama and the melt-downs and the craziness =P

November 21, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed this one as well, Magan! I’ve been a huge fan of Jessica’s ever since I met her at a book festival. She is SO awesome and nice! But anyways, I loved how I could relate to someone who I thought was so unrelatable at first. It’s amazing how the author managed to bring some quality and relatable-ness into someone who is such a… brat. And I definitely enjoyed the daughter-father relationship that added some depth into this book.

Fantastic review Magan! <3

November 21, 2012 - 9:57 am

elena - This looks like a fun book! It is impressive when an author can take an unlikeable character and make them more relatable. I’ll try to see if they have it at my library next time!