Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blogoversary Day 1: Favorite YA Books

HOORAY! Citrus Reads is now a year old! *throws confetti* In light of this event, I've got books to giveaway and favorites lists to share. First up? Favorite books in YA. I originally intended to list 10, but  I COULDN'T CHOOSE JUST 10. I had to slide in an 11th entry.

Thank you, EVERYONE, for sticking around with me, especially over the past few months when I was busy and had no time to blog. I <3 each and every one of you for your support and shared love of books. I would not have the book collection I have today, if it weren't for all the amazing reviews and recommendations. I would not love YA as much, without this community.

SO, here is my favorites list (with a few 'honorable mentions'). If you're interested in the giveaway, it's listed below.

Favorite YA books since I started blogging (in no particular order): 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Just One Day by Gayle Foreman

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

The Unearthly Trilogy

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Honorable Mentions (Adult, MG, and YA)

*The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand
*A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
*Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
*Divergent by Veronica Roth
*The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder and Scarlet) by Marissa Meyer
*Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Now, the giveaway! I have a total of 6 books, but there will be 5 winners. The books are as follows:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer ARC (possibly signed?)*
Prodigy by Marie Lu ARC (possibly signed?)*
Entice and Embrace by Jessica Shirvington (SIGNED)
The Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (SIGNED)


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (PAPERBACK; SIGNED)

Just enter the rafflecopter below.

*NOTE: A group of authors put together a YA2U tour that includes authors Marissa Meyer and Marie Lu. They are coming to Cookville, which is an 1.5 hr drive. I can't guarantee 100% that I'll be able to go to the signing, but IF I do, I'll get the ARCs signed. If I can't, the winner will just receive the ARC. Please understand that the signature is not a guarantee.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Congratulations! Great picks so many new books that I haven't gotten a chance to read yet but are definitely on my list.

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  2. Congrats Cassie! *throws confetti* Thanks for the giveaway! :D

    -Brad @ BookYAReview

  3. Just wanted to say Happy Blogaversary to my nurse-writer friend :)

    Paula AKA Fiona