YA Misfits Blog Launch Giveaway

So YOU GUYS! I can’t even tell you how EXCITED I am about this. *Insert drum roll here* TODAY, the YA Misfits are back in school and ready to rock! You’d better get ready for a wild ride!

What and WHO are the YA Misfits, you may be asking yourself? Well…

Once upon a time, a misfit group of YA writers met upon ye ol’ Twitter–a Tomboy, a Bible Thumper, a Rocker, a Science Geek, a Catholic School Defect, a Hippie Chick, an Art Nerd, a Comic Book Nerd, an Overachiever, a Prep, a Foreign Exchange Student, and a Cheerleader. We read for each other, cheered each other on, and laughed at our constant hilarity.

Naturally, we decided it was time to start a blog.

I am SO honored to be part of this group of amazing writers and friends (You’re going to have to stop over at the blog to see which Misfit I am). And I’m SO excited to share our unique perspective on writing YA, life, the universe, and everything. And to kick things off? Well, we have some AMAZING things planned.

First up – the Misfits are giving away a KINDLE to one lucky follower! Yep, that’s right! A freaking Kindle!

And to go with that amazing giveaway, each of the other Misfits is doing their OWN giveaway on their individual blogs – check out the Misfit Intro Post for links to all of them! That’s all 12 of us – and 13 chances for you to win! So what am I giving away? I’m glad you asked.

I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Because yeah, I was going to give away books, and I had my usual commitment issues – there are so many coming out this fall that I couldn’t decide WHICH ONES! So I’m letting you choose your own!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know which book(s) YOU’RE looking forward to (and make sure to include your email). Comments will close at noon on Friday, September 7th and I’ll randomly choose a winner.

I hope you’ll all stop by the Misfits blog and check us out, leave a comment, follow our blog or find us on Twitter. Because really, who wants to fit in when it’s so much fun being a Misfit?





  1. Yay, Jamie! Congrats on the Misfits!

    Book I’m looking forward to: DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT because I want to know what happened to Brimstone!

    • Um… so I totally wasn’t trying to copy you when I posted my answer.

  2. How cool! Congrats to the Misfits!

    I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I’m looking forward to Days of Blood and Starlight.

  3. Books I’m looking forward to, Hidden (HON series), The Raven Boys, Reached, Falling Kingdoms, and Enders.
    Congrats on the Misfits blog 🙂

  4. There are so many coming out!! I’m looking forward to The Diviners, The Raven Boys, The Peculiar… I’m pretty sure there are more. So many books, so little time!!

  5. I’m looking forward to Code Name Verity which is next on my TBR. And I just finished Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood and wish I had the next one ASAP.
    Congrats on the new blog!

  6. I’m looking forward to Crewel, What’s Left of Me, and Origin (which comes out today! everyone go pick up a copy!). 🙂 Loving YAMisfits!

  7. I’m looking forward to the next book in the Hush, Hush series, which doesn’t come out for a while but I can’t wait!

  8. Books I’m looking forward to? Small question, potentially huge answer, but I’ll narrow it down to two today: NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Corrine Jackson’s IF I LIE.

    Thanks for the generous offer and congrats on the new endeavor.

  9. Hmm, SHIFT looks pretty cool and is coming out from Strange Chemisty who I submitted to in April. It’s probably a must=)
    This isn’t YA but I want to reak J.K Rowlings new book too! And a book that came out last month that I still have picked up is the next in the Paranormalcy series. LOVE those books (okay, the first a lot more than the second. Let’s hope the third picks it up a bit)

  10. I’m looking forward to Corrine Jackson’s IF I LIE, EVERY DAY by David Levithan looks really cool, THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater…

  11. Two books just came out today that I really want! BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange and BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond!

  12. I’m looking forward to Unspoken and The Crown of Embers.

  13. Oh dear. A lot of the books I’ve been looking forward to have just recently been published…like last week! Sigh.

    Ok. Flawed by Kate Avelynn or Ten by Gretchen McNeil

  14. Hey Jamie! Great blog! The number one book I’m looking forward to is A Memory Of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been a WOT fan for 17 years, and the series ending is going to break my heart!
    contactamandagardner at gmail dot com

  15. Will definitely check out the new site! Looking forward to so many books this fall. Most of them are coming out this month actually. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. I’m also excited for Rick Riordan’s next Heroes of Olympus book out in October!

  16. The new blog looks great! I’m most looking forward to Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and Mind Games by Kiersten White.

  17. I’m looking forward to Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi. Can’t wait!
    thewordtamer (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Congratulations, Jamie! The YA Misfits launch has been super fun. It’s so inspiring to see all you awesome ladies come together and launch an epic YA writing blog.
    The books I’m most looking forward to would be:
    The Raven Boys – Maggie Stievater
    Ten – Gretchen McNeil
    Just to name a couple.
    Can’t wait for future YA Misfits posts!

    email: samantha.sessoms@gmail.com

  19. Congrats! I’m really looking forward to Destroy Me!

  20. There are so, so many coming out but my top two would have to be Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. SO. PUMPED. 🙂 Email: kayla.m.whaley@gmail.com

  21. Jamie how fun! 😀 In addition to Crown of Embers, I’m actually looking forward to making a dent in my Dusty Bookshelf pile – particularly Maria V. Snyder’s last one and Bitterblue.

  22. Alice in Zombieland and Blackwood are two of the ones I am looking forward too.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. How can you go wrong with books! So many good ones coming! 😉

  24. So so so many good books coming this fall! Really looking forward to The Raven Boys, Ten, and Alice in Zombieland!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  25. Congrats on the new blog! Though there are a lot of books coming out this fall, I am definitely looking forward to The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    heather dot sizemore1 at gmail dot com

  26. Add me to the group of those looking forward to DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT.

    Email: hagergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. I’m looking forward to Karl Pfeiffer’s debut novel HALLOWTIDE. I’ve loved his short stories and the stuff from HALLOWTIDE he’s posted is brilliant.

    email: kristoffersen.rob@gmail.com

  28. Congrats on the collaborative blog. I follow you guys on twitter so I can’t wait for the adventures to begin.
    I’m very impatient to get my hands on STORMDANCER and KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES.

  29. I can’t wait for YA Misfits to start up.
    Here’s my email: emily.mead3@live.com.au
    Here’s the book I’m looking forward to: well, okay, it’s not like it’s really a BOOK. I’m just waiting for the next John Green book, whenever that may be. Love his books!

  30. Some of the books I’m looking forward to the most this fall are Burn for Burn, Ten, and Alice in Zombieland 🙂


  31. I feel unoriginal now, but The Raven Boys and Mind Games are at the top of my list too.

    writingonalimb [at] gmail

  32. I’m really looking forward to reading Origin, Alice in Zombieland, and The Raven Boys (among many more).

    amanda.burckhard (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. Oh goodness, so many books on my wishlist. The Iron Prince, Beautiful Redemption, Prodigy, Clockwork Princess…. and those are just on my preorder list. I won’t even TALK about my Kindle and Hardcover lists.