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Australian YA Bloggers - August Newsletter
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Thanks to subscribing to the Australian YA Bloggers newsletter. We hope you enjoy our August edition! 

Have an event or a blogger meet up, want to dazzle us with an opinion piece or have a suggestion? Email your submissions to: australianyabloggers@gmail.com

 
Stay classy bloggers,
Your Aussie YA Mods.
Goodreads Group Update
  • Read and discuss the hilarious Southern paranormal read, Rebel Belle
  • What are you reading in August? Create your August Monthly Reading Plan to help keep track. 
  • We discussed the mind blowing psychological thriller, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart here
  • Chat to us about the latest Sydrian feels on our Silver Shadows thread
Competitions


Hachette, in conjunction with Girlfriend Magazine, are giving one lucky winner a chance to become a reporter for the event. For your chance to win the VIP pass of a lifetime, check out the Girlfriend website for details.
Bookish Insider News
  • HarperCollins have acquired the rights to the eagerly anticipated Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Check out the announcement that set our Twitter feeds alight here.
  • HarperCollins have also released their new website for all things young adult. 
  • Text Publishing has announced that Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story is coming to a stage in March 2015. Tiny Cooper being the lovable character from David Levithan's Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
  • Join the Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas book blitz on August 14.
Book Club Challenge

Hello! This is Nara with your monthly Book Club Challenge update. So, for July/August, we had challenges centred on two exciting releases: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Challenges for this two-month period include: a book with a protagonist whose name is difficult to pronounce, a book with an element based magic system and a book with a green cover!

Remember, there’s also a giveaway, with any books read for the challenge adding entries- the more you read, the better your chances of winning a book!

Currently, on the leaderboards:
On 6 points, we have Kelly from Diva Booknerd
On 8 points, we have Bec from Readers in Wonderland
Aaand on 11 points, Jeann from Happy Indulgence

(A reminder to participants: remember to report your book in the reporting page! Otherwise they won't be included in my tally!)

It’s not too late to join in on the fun!
Here’s the page with the July/August 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)

Enjoy!
Blogger Spotlight: Behind The Pages
Gina, 20 from South Sydney, NSW
 
Check out Gina's Blogger Spotlight here! 

Want to be featured? Submit your answers to australianyabloggers@gmail.com
Upcoming Events


Speculating on SpecFic and
The Bookish Manicurist
August 7th and 21st @ 7:00 pm on Twitter
 #OzYaChat to join the fun!

Check out the Melbourne Writers Festival on from
August 21st - 31st.
Visit MWF for more information
Featuring Meg Wollitzer on the 23rd of August. Meg's October release Belzhar is set to be one of the books of 2014 and all ticket purchasers will receive an eCopy via Netgalley with thanks to Simon and Schuster.

Love YA Festival - Saturday 6th September
12pm - 5pm at the Brisbane Square Library. The celebration of Young Adult Fiction for teen readers and fans of YA, with Laini Taylor, Sean Williams, Amie Kaufman, Diana Sweeney & more. 
Check out Brisbane Writers Festival for more info.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Bloomsbury, September 1st

Follow Sarah's UK tour and check out her Throne of Glass Facebook page
for the latest news.
Book Videos
Check out this series of Q&A videos from Joe Abercrombie, author of Half a King, including the inspiration for the book and whether he's going to be writing other books in the Half a King universe.
The second If I Stay movie trailer has been released! Really, all we can say about that is #feels. If you're looking for more movie clips, here's a featurette titled Best Day, here's the Prologue and here's the first trailer. If I Stay will open in cinemas in Australia on August 28.
Who are we?

We are a group of Aussies who share a passion for YA books. 

Our Goodreads group was founded in April 2014 with book sales, events, giveaways, publisher insights and a space for us to chat.
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Jeann
Happy Indulgence 
@Jeannius88
Kelly
Diva Booknerd 
@divainpyjamas
Joy
Thoughts By J 
@JoyLu
Nara
LookingForThePanacea 
@NaraPanacea

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Book Club Reads
Month: July / August
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Click here to join the discussion
August New Releases
Australian Publishers
The Raven's Wing
Frances Watts
Harper Collins Australia
eRelease August 1st
Add to Goodreads
Solitare
Alice Oseman
Harper Collins Australia
Released August 1st
Add to Goodreads
For lovers of Fangirl
 
The Young World
Chris Weitz
Hachette Australia
July 29th
Add to Goodreads
Boy 21
Matthew Quick
Hachette Australia
August 12th
Add to Goodreads
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Stephanie Perkins
Usborne/HarperCollins
August 14th
Add to Goodreads
The Graveyard Book
Volume 1:
A Graphic Novel

Neil Gaiman
Bloomsbury Australia
August 1st
Add to Goodreads
The Rapunzel Dilemma
Jennifer Kloester
Penguin Australia
August 27th
Add to Goodreads
Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsiad
Harlequin Australia
August 1st
Add to Goodreads
Book Expo Australia
Sydney Showground,
Olympic Park in Sydney
30 - 31st August 2014. For more information, visit:
Book Expo Australia
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