06 May 2012

Galaxy Gazette! Issue #2 (May 6, 2012)

 Hey guys! Welcome to another issue of the Galaxy Gazette! :) GG is inspired by Sophie's Monday News and the In My Mailbox meme by Kristi. Even though I'm not participating in IMM anymore, a few bloggers pointed out it's only right to credit Kristi since many of these new memes are all IMM inspired. (Including mine!)

My Book Haul for This Week

If you click on the image, you'll be led to the Goodreads page.

Darkness Comes This Way by Pixie Lynn Whitfield 
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Taste by Kate Evangelista
One Moment by Kristina McBride
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

I won DCTW in a Twitter contest last night! I'm super duper excited to read it. :) I also found some treasures of my own (Bloodlines and Finnikin!) If you know me, you know I've been craving a good YA epic/high fantasy book and Finnikin definitely fits my needs! ♥ CUTB was on sale for about $2.99 and one of my Twitter friends highly recommended it, and it was just $3 so what was I going to lose?

As you all may have noticed, I got an extra ARC (paperback) of One Moment. I'm not sure if I'll be giving it away or trading it. For all you excited contemporary fans who want to read this book at any cost, fill out the trade form below and maybe we can work something out! :)

What's Happening Across the Blogger Galaxy?

  • Book Brats have a discussion on sex in YA literature. I really liked reading their discussion (which is called Talking Points) and it was insightful. It's probably not meant for those sixteen and under, because of the language they use. Also, fans of Halo, it's recommended you don't read this.

  • Cindy, my forever awesome bloggy friend, is having three giveaways to celebrate her blogoversary! You can win one of three amazing prize packs: the romance prize pack (ooh la la~), paranormal prize pack, and the foreseen prize pack (which has THIS IS NOT A TEST!!) Go enter guys! :D

  • Hilda at Catch the Lune is having a giveaway of her own! It's called The Red String of Fate giveaway, and you can win awesome prizes like TIR, Sweet Evil, Insurgent, and more! Get at her giveaway, people! ;D

Be on the Lookout for Some Shooting Stars Across the Book Galaxy!

City of Lost Souls (TMI #5) by Cassandra Clare [May 8th, 2012]
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock [May 8th, 2012]
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis [May 8th, 2012]

Last but not least...

I have a new header and a button! :DDD Woohoo! Many many thanks to the amazing designer named Amelia. She's a rockin' designer who makes amazing graphics for FREE! ♥ She also did The Book Barbies' header and button! Get at my new button, y'all ;)

Amelia's also taking requests right now, I highly recommend you check her out! ;D

P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway celebrating my near 200 followers :) It's out of this world! Win IMMORTAL RULES, Masque, and more! ♥ It's also absolutely INTERNATIONAL (granted The Book Depository ships to your country!) Click the button below to enter!

9 lovelies:

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

Your new header IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!! Amelia did SUCH a good job, I'm IN LOOOOOVE with it ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ After I saw your tweet I was consonantly updating your blog trying to see if you added it :D I also won Darkness Comes This Way, we should read it together!! I would trade One Moment with you, but I already have an egalley//: hopefully you can find someone! I can't wait to see what you think  Cracked Up to Be, it's been on TBR shelf for moooonths. Richelle Mead's VA series is one of my all time FAVORITES but I haven't read Bloodlines yet (I'm waiting until The Golden Lily comes out so I can read them together) I was so surprised when you mentioned my blog, oh my god, girl, you just MADE MY DAY!! thank you so much (':
Happy reading♥♥

Natalia Belikov said...

OH MY GOD!! read Finnikin of the Rock asap! is SO FREAKING AWESOME!! The best YA fantasy book ever written!!!

Thnx for stopping by =)
 happy reading! XOXOXOXO

Dazzling Reads★  

Teresa said...

That is such a gorgeous header! Such a great designer Amelia is :D

Sophie said...

As I already told you, I love your header! Onto the books... You really haven't read Bloodlines yet? It's a MUST! Really, I can't resist more Adrian goodness. Gosh. I want The Golden Lily!

I also got One Moment. I hope it's as good as it sounds (and not too creepy, please >.<). And I've also heard many good things about Cracked up to Be. I'll be waiting for your review! <3

Heeeey, nice section! I really like it, since I don't go out of my blogger "comfort zone" much and I end up missing amazing articles like this one. Thanks for sharing!

Gianna (Books to Infinity) said...

Awww Raquel<333 Shmankssss! I've yet to read CUTB, I'll probably devour it this weekend? And no problem, your blog is worth mentioning! :D ,

Gianna (Books to Infinity) said...

Thanks! :) Isn't she just awesome?

Gianna (Books to Infinity) said...

Thanks Sophie :) And no, I haven't D; I was hesitant on reading it because what if it's not as good as the hype says it is? I'll read it soon since I love me some Adrian time xD

Thank you :D GG was inspired by you, girly <33

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Looks like you will be having a pretty awesome giveaway!!! :)  All those books are <3 worthy but I've only read Sweet Evil and The Immortal Rules!

You only now have Bloodlines? I hope you've already read it because Golden Lily will be out next month and you totes need to read it! Golden Lily...is my <333333!

Gianna said...

Thanks for the shout out :D Did I tell you I love your new header/button? They are amazing ^-^

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