May YA Releases \\ let’s be honest: we’re only here for ACOFAS

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Hello Book Ravens! 

It’s the last day of the month! Meaning it’s almost time for more new books to be out in the world…and for some unknown reason (*cough* ACOFAS) everyone is really hyped for May.

As per usual, DISCLAIMER: you guys know how I feel about contemporary. This blog is 99% fantasy, dystopian and sci-fi…and therefor so is my list. But if you want to know the contemporaries coming out this month as well then check out this Goodreads list. So that is the main reason why this list is so short.

May releases:

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Bookish Rep Searches \\ tips, advice and what NOT to do

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Hello Book Ravens! 

This post is up a bit late (but still on a Friday, which is something!) because I usually write my posts Thursday night…and totally did not prepare for how exhausted I’d be after Driver’s ED. Turns out, socializing is hard...and by “socializing” I mean sitting in a class not saying a word trying to figure out how the heck a car works and why nobody sat by you

ANYWAY – that time has come around again! A bunch of bookish companies are looking for reps (representatives) on Instagram! And as someone who has entered a lot of rep searches and has some tips, this post seems appropriate.

I have four sections with hopefully somewhat helpful tips, and of course, I will provide a list of companies that are currently looking for reps.

Let’s Discuss:

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The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards \\ my nominations

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Hello Book Ravens! I hope you’re having a good Monday.

For those of you who don’t know, Joce @ Write Through the Night created the Book Blogger Awards last year and it seems like a lot of fun and also a great way to find new book blogs.

Now, there were a lot of categories. I don’t have a nomination for all of them, but when a blogger jumped out at me I made sure to nominate them.

You can nominate people all throughout April, and I would highly recommend checking out the rest of the rules and participating.

My Nominations:

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Renegades \\ Spoiler-Free Review

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Renegades (Renegades, #1)Title: Renegades

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Genre: Sci-Fi \ Dystopian

Format: Hardcover (Signed B&N edition)

Spoiler Review: Coming soon


Synopsis

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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If You Like THIS Story, Try THAT YA Book \\ How to Train Your Dragon edition

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Hello Book Ravens!

It’s Wednesday again, which means you guys got to help me decide what to post! You all decided on an “If you like THIS try THAT” post for this week Not gonna lie, I’m a bit nervous. I’ve never done one of these before.

I wasn’t 100% sure what the “THIS” should be, but then I was admiring Evangeline’s Instagram feed and I was reminded of her love for How to Train Your Dragon…and inspiration struck.

So if you liked the HTTYD movies, here are a few book recommendations for you!

Let’s talk about that:

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Book Post Ideas for When You’re Stuck \\ basically me at the moment

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Hello Book Ravens! How was your weekend? Good? Good.

I cannot express to you how much this post is ME RIGHT NOW. I had so many blog ideas over the weekend and I’ve been staring into space, trying to remember what I had thought of and why I felt like I needed to write them…and I’ve got nothing.

And I figured that some of you might be in a similar situation. So I decided to be a humanitarian, and offer a few ideas that might help everyone out. everyone but me apparently 

Let’s talk about that:

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Sorting YA Protagonists into Hogwarts Houses \\ Katniss Everdeen = Slytherin or Gryffindor?

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Hello Book Ravens!

Every Wednesday I put up a poll on my Instagram and you all get to help decide what my Wednesday post will be. This week we decided on sorting YA characters into Hogwarts houses!

This sounds like so much fun: I chose to stick with the theme of YA protagonists. Some of these were suggested by people on Instagram, and some are my personal favorites. (hint: if you want to participate too, my Instagram is here)

Let’s sort:

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Easy Classics to Read \\ a guide for readers who mostly read YA but want to be “cultured”

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Hello Book Ravens!

I’m going to be honest. The only reason I ever read a classic was that I’m part of a book club that chose classics as a theme.

At which point I realized: classics aren’t hard? At least, not all of them. Turns out there’s more than Jane Austen and Charles Dickens in the literary world.

I haven’t read ALL classics, of course, but I’ve read a lot at this point. So I have a list for those of you who want to be cultured but mostly read YA. We’ve all been there.

Let’s talk about that:

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