Squeaky Books Newsletter, May 2012
Welcome to May!
Isn't May just a fabulous month? Spring is in full swing, and school is winding down (if it hasn't already ended for some of you). It's the time of year that makes me wax poetic.
 
April was purty crazy, wouldn't you agree? There was the huge Divergent Nation campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who supported Team Amity. I had such fun supporting the peaceful faction (even when things were not-so-peaceful), and I hope you did too!
 
The newsletter is pretty different compared to how it used to be. If you have any comments on the new template, or suggestions on what I could add to make it even better, don't hesitate to e-mail me!
 
Let's look back at what happened in April on Squeaky Books, and then look at what's coming this month!
Books Reviewed in April 2012
 
Starters
by Lissa Price
 
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Starters is a great addition to the dystopia/sci-fi genre! Very similar concept to the TV show Dollhouse (which I loved!).
 
Partials
by Dan Wells
 
Rating:
 
A fairly straightforward dystopia. Great plot and premise that keeps you reading, but no real "WOW" factor.
 
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
 
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Heartbreaking and soul-shredding, Between Shades of Gray is one of the best historical fictions I have ever had the honor of reading.
 
Masque of the Red Death
by Bethany Griffin
 
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I'm not sure I've ever read a book that so utterly defined "atmospheric." Masque of the Red Death isn't perfect, but is most certainly gripping and Poe-esque!
 
 Grave Mercy
by Robin LaFevers
 
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I had high hopes for this book, but in the end it seemed more like an adult novel with too much politics, sexual content, and a confusing world.
 
 
 
Bookish News in April:
April saw the HUGE Divergent Nation campaign, but that's not all!
 
Penguin also announced their Fall 2012 Breathless Reads.
 
Shannon Hale revealed international covers for Princess Academy, and a bunch of her other books. She's having a contest for whoever can first guess the international covers in a post tonight! Good luck!
 
Misty and Ashley had two weeks celebrating fairy tale retellings! I wrote a guest post/giveaway, but there were TONS of other posts that you should most certainly check out. Here's the homepage.
 
Blogger updated their interface. Do you like it? Hate it? I personally think there's WAY too much white.
What you can expect in May:
I'm taking 8 credits in spring, so I'm busy this month and won't have a lot of time to read (stupid differential equations). However, I've got some great books liked up to review including Smoke & Bone, Article 5, and Insurgent.
 
Also, a few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a panel on blogging. I've transcribed the event and I'm going to make a new series of posts that cover all the questions! I hope you like it.
 
As for the rest of the world, it seems like May is a pretty quite month for books. Not many big tours or events going out there. The good news is that there's a TON of events happening in June. Be sure to check your e-mail next month for that news.

Thanks for squeaking with me!
 
Current Giveaways:
 
A signed copy of:
 
Your choice of 1 of 10
fairy tale retellings!
Best book
Enna read in April:
 
Book Enna's
most excited to read in May: 
 
Don't forget to vote for your favorite June releases!
 
 
 
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