Australian YA Bloggers - October Newsletter
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Whoa! What a huge month November is for new releases. Series finales and new series beginning, there's something for every young adult lover this month.

If you're looking for a new read, why not try our swap or giveaway group post here. New and used titles, ARC books and more. We're all about sharing the book luuuurve.
Stay classy bloggers,
Your Aussie YA Mod Squad 
November Birthdays
It's a massive month for Aussie bloggers and readers with a bevvy of group members celebrating birthdays.
Happy birthday girls!
Bookish Insider News
  • Our queen of writing and all things books, JK Rowling, will be releasing the backstory for Dolores Umbridge on Halloween! Check it out at Pottermore.
  • Tarver's point of view from These Broken Stars is now out as a free novella! Click here to download This Night So Dark.  
  • Morganville Vampire fans rejoice - the official series is out on Youtube this week! Check out the Geek & Sundry channel here.
  • Did you get the chance to attend the Between The Covers YA Party last month? If not, check out the list of Harper Collins' recommended reads
  • The Mortal Instruments didn't do too well in the cinema, so it's now becoming a TV show! No release date yet.
  • As if one copy of The Hunger Games isn't enough, new neon limited editions are now available! It says it's limited to UK only, but we found them on Book Depository
Book Club Reads

September & October
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
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Book Club Challenge

November brings in a new set of challenges! This two-month period features challenges like "a book with an 'x' in the title" and "a book set in space".

The end of the year is nigh and there's the hint of a giveaway in the air! Make sure you read as many books as possible to maximise your chances of winning, keeping in mind that you can still complete any leftover challenges from previous months too (many people seem to have forgotten about the Sep/Oct contemporary bonus challenge!)

It’s not too late to join in on the fun!
Here’s the page with the full list of Nov/Dec challenges.
Here’s the page to plan out your books.
And here’s the page to report your challenge books (this page also has challenge and giveaway rules)
Blogger Spotlight: terre rit à fleurs
Jocie, 19 from Queensland
Check out Jocie's Blogger Spotlight here!

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Upcoming Events

Speculating on SpecFic
November 14th and 28th  @ 7:00 pm on Twitter
 #OzYaChat to join the fun!
Book Launch
Calling bloggers and social media junkies. Leigh Hutton is hosting a blog launch for the second book in the Go Girls Chronicles, Jump Girl. If you want to participate, sign up HERE. Jump Girl is out on the 22nd of November.
Author Event
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Double Book Launch

21 November 2014 at 6:30pm
Dymocks Melbourne
234 Collins St
Book your tickets via email

Amie and Jay will be at Dymocks together launching their highly anticipated books: This Shattered World (Amie Kaufman) and Endsinger (Jay Kristoff)

Check out Amie's titles on Goodreads
Check out Jay's titles on Goodreads
Author Event
Robin Hobb

24 November 2014 at 7:00pm
Dymocks Melbourne
234 Collins St

Check out Robin's titles on Goodreads

Exclusive Interview with Laini Taylor
Spoiler Edition

As you may have seen in the Australian YA Bloggers October Newsletter, during Laini's recent visit to Australia, we were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with her (interview can be found here). 

There was more to this interview
- spoilery questions were asked, and spoiler-filled answers were given. But reader beware, only venture here if you've read the whole Daughter of Smoke & Bone series! 

Click here to read the Exclusive Spoiler Edition of the interview with Laini Taylor! 
Bookish Clips, Trailers and Teasers
MOCKINGJAY: PART 1 IS ALMOST HERE. Look at that trailer! It's absolutely fantastic. Hop along to cinemas November 20, because the movie promises to be fabulous. Can't wait? Check out various previews and TV spots here, here and here.
Fan of the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine? Did you know that there's a webseries based on the books which debuted on October 27? Well, you do now! Check out the trailer here.
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Mod Squad 

Jeann    Kelly
Joy      Nara

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November New Releases
Australian Publishers


Sean Williams
Allen & Unwin


The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
Walker Books


The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Michelle Hodkin
Simon & Schuster


Neal Shusterman
Simon & Schuster


Jessica Shirvington
November 1st
Harper Collins


A Thousand Pieces of You
Claudia Grey
November 1st
Harper Collins Australia


Ally Condie
November 6th
Penguin Teen


The Walled City
Ryan Graudin
November 11th
Hachette Australia


The Deliquents
Criena Rohan
November 19th
Text Publishing


Jump Girl
Leigh Hutton
November 22nd


Aimee carter
November 25th
Harlequin Teen


Girl Online
Zoe Zugg
November 26th
Penguin Teen


Jonah from Tonga
Chris Lilley, illustrated by Tim Costello
November 26th
Allen & Unwin

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