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What's the deal, Banana Peel? (July Edition)


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Ready, set, go! 

So, after scouring the blogosphere and all of its YA sub-areas, I've finally managed to compile a decent sized list of freebies to partake in. If I were you, I'd get a move on, as some of these won't last too much longer!

Dark Parties by Sara Grant - Ends July 15, 2011
So Much Pretty, Leverage, Cool Kids, The Queen of Bee of Bridgeton - See individual forms for deadlines
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter - Ends July 12, 2011
Virtuosity by Jessica Martines ARC + Swag - Ends July 22, 2011
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw - Ends July 22, 2011
Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby - Ends July 22, 2011
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - Ends July 11, 2011
Legend by Marie Lu - Ends July 17, 2011
Mystery Box Giveaway (8-10 books) - Ends July 31, 2011
Win a combo of 2 popular YA titles - N/A deadline
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer ARC - N/A deadline

Win a couple of MG fantasy novels - Ends July 28, 2011
Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers - Ends July 31, 2011
Minder + Adversary by Kate Kaynak - Ends July 20, 2011
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer + Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Ends July 20, 2011
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon ARC - Ends July 14, 2011
Poseur by Rachel Maude - Ends July 14, 2011
Beautiful Beings by Kailin Gow - Ends July 17, 2011
Twisted by Gena Showalter ARC - Ends July 17, 2011
Mystify by Artist Arthur - Ends July 17, 2011
Jenny Han Giveaway - Ends July 31, 2011
Win one of eight books for Skye's blogoversary - Ends July 31, 2011
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer + Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz - Ends July 31, 2011
Favorite by Karen McQuestion - Ends July 13, 2011

Current/Upcoming Tours

{by Teen Book Scene)

July 5, 2011

Sirensong by Jenna Black
Reviews: Fiktshun - 5 stars
Starry Sky Books
The Book Addict - 4.5 stars

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
Reviews: Mundie Moms - 3.5 stars
The Reading Zone
A Cupcake and a Latte - 4 stars
Books Ahoy - 4 stars
July 12, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Reviews: Wastepaper Prose
Cari's Book Blog - 4 stars
Sit Here and Read

Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Reviews: Eli Squared - 43.5/50 stars
Sandra the Nook Worm - 5 stars
Books with Bite - 4 stars
Nori's Closet

Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
Reviews: Bibliophile Brouhaha
Annette's Book Spot - 3.5 stars
Des Absurdites

Starstruck by Cyn Balog
Reviews: All About {n} - 2 stars
Reader Girls - Liked it
Book Hounds - Loved it
Lost Believing - 4 stars

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Reviews: Fiendishly Bookish - 4.5 stars
A Little Sun Shy - 4 stars
Teenage Reader - 5 stars

Wildcat Fireflies by Amber Kizer
Reviews:  A Cupcake and a Latte - 4.5 stars
The Readiacs 
Book Passion for Life - 4 stars

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
Reviews: Zoe's Book Reviews
Tina's Book Reviews - 3 stars
Poetry to Prose - 3 stars
Sophistikatied Reviews

Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Reviews: Genre Go Round Reviews

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
Reviews: Dear Author
The Sparkle Project - 5 stars
Early Nerd Special

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt
Reviews: Bananas for Books
YA Bibliophile
Annette's Book Spot - 4 stars

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Reviews: Anna Reads
Rhapsody in Books - 4 stars
Presenting Lenore
Eve's Fan Garden

July 19, 2011

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
Reviews: Candace's Book Blog - 4 stars
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf - Grade A
Children's Review

Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Reviews: Makeshift Bookmark
La Femme Readers - 4 stars
Tattooed Books

Pearl by Jo Knowles
Reviews: Book Loving Mommy - 3 stars
Parental Book Review - 4 stars
The Reading Housewives of Indiana - 4 stars

The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

July 21, 2011

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Reviews: YA Librarian Tales
Slightly Bookish - 4 stars

July 26, 2011

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Made of freaking awesome!
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Reviews: A Good Addiction - 5 stars
Bookalicio.us - 4.75 stars
Poetry to Prose - 4 stars

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young
Reviews: Steph the Bookworm - 3.5 stars
The Book Scout - 4 stars

Alex Van Helsing by Jason Henderson
Reviews: Seattle Pi
Lavender Lines
Girls in the Stacks - 3.5 stars

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
Reviews: Ece Red - 3 stars
Children's Review

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Reviews: Confessions of a Book Addict - 4.5 stars
The Book Bind
Moonlight Book Reviews


Julie Kagawa just announced that she will be hosting a live chat in which fans will be able to win some really cool stuff and talk about The Iron Knight. Read all about it here.

And that's it for this month's What's the Deal, Banana Peel? Did you find it helpful? Smack me, good-naturedly, with your thoughts!


Small Review said...

Thank you!! Now I'm off to go enter for giveaways! :)

A. Knight said...

Glad to help!

ZoeRainDasher said...

Whoa.. this post is pretty cool. All the release dates in one place.. Whoa. Isn't the guy on the cover of The Iron Knight handsome?

I'm trying to list all the book giveaways like you do except on Twitter.

A. Knight said...

Thank you! I'm glad it's helpful to you. And That Guy is pretty cute!

Good luck! And I wish you tons of patience! I get a headache doing it. *lol*

Thanks for stopping by!