Saturday, June 30, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Over You

Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Tour Type: Weekend Getaway (4-5 Bloggers)

After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

- HarperTeen - 304 pages - RD: August 21st, 2012 -

Thanks to Sarah for donating this ARC!

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Kayla - NC
2. Chelsey - NC
3. Aly - FL
4. Joy - LA
5. Mikayla - TX

Thursday, June 28, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: The Unnaturalists

The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Tour Type - Road Trip (6 bloggers)

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.


- Simon & Schuster BFYR - 320 pages - August 14th, 2012 -


 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Lauren - TN
2. Marla - TN
3. Cassi - KY
4. Kat - VA
5. Jayla -SC
6. Sandra - GA

Monday, June 25, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: The Forsaken

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

- Simon & Schuster BFYR - 384 pages - July 10th, 2012 -

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour.

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

  ARC 1:

1. Cassi - KY
2. Christina - LA
3. Ashleigh - FL
4. Sandra - GA
5. Kayla - NC 

ARC 2:

1. Lamecia - TX
2. Mikayla - TX removed herself from tour
2. Amanda - TX
3. Katie - TX


Friday, June 22, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Defiance

Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Tour Type - Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.


- Balzer + Bray - 416 pages - RD: August 28, 2012 -


 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Sarah - FL
2. Ashleigh - FL
3. Candice - AL
4. Mikayla - TX
5. Shalena - TN
6. Jessie Marie - VA
7. Laura - TN
8. Dorothy - FL

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Decatur Book Festival


The lineup for the Decatur Book Festival was announced yesterday! If you missed it here just a few authors scheduled to be there:

Meg Cabot, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Maureen Johnson, Jessica Khoury, David Levithan, Sarah Maas, Erin Morgenstern, Melissa Walker, and Kenneth Oppel.

You can see the full author list and all the info at the Decatur Book Festival website.

It's sure to be fun, like always. I already have my room booked! Are you going?

Photo credit: Decatur Book Festival

Monday, June 18, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Skinny

Skinny by Donna Cooner
Tour Type: Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.

But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.

With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.

- Scholastic - 272 pages - October 1st, 2012 -

Thanks so much to Heather for donating the ARC!

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

   *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Jessie Marie - VA
2. Gilly - GA
3. Christina - LA
4. Karen - TX
5. Lamecia - TX

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Counting Backwards

Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
Tour Type - Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

 Three weeks ago I tried to run away from home. Now all I want is to go back.

When troubled Taylor Truwell is caught with a stolen car and lands in court for resisting arrest, her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility. Sunny Meadows is anything but the easy way out, and Taylor has to fight hard just to hold on to her sanity as she battles her parents, her therapist, and vicious fellow patients. But even as Taylor struggles to hold on to her stubborn former self, she finds herself relenting as she lets in two unlikely friends-Margo, a former child star and arsonist, and AJ, a mysterious boy who doesn't speak.

- Atheneum Books for Young Readers - 279 pages - RD:  August 14th, 2012 -


 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour.

*TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Lamecia - TX
2. Katie - TX
3. Shalena - TN
4. Mandi Kaye. - NC
5. Laurie - FL
6. Reagan - NC

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer/Fall ARCs Touring Soon

We have A LOT of fabulous ARCs going on tour soon. Below is just a tease of some of the titles we have coming up:
Touring from June-August


We hope seeing these covers has gotten you all excited about our upcoming books and of course there will be others too! Just a reminder this is not a sign up post. Each title will have their own sign up coming soon!

Big thanks to all the bloggers who have donated ARCs for our tours. You are one of the reason we are able to keep this whole thing going!

Have an ARC you would like to donate? Please email us at SouthernARCTours(at)yahoo(dot)com

If you're new to the site and would like more info about the tour, guidelines can be found here.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Wake

Wake by Amanda Hocking
Tour Type - Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

Lose yourself in the magic of Watersong, an unforgettable new series about two sisters who nearly lose their lives - and their loves - when they fall under the spell of three beautiful but deadly sirens.

First in a four-book paranormal romance YA series from bestselling author, Amanda Hocking.


- St. Martin's Press - 309 pages - RD: August 7, 2012 -

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Dorothy - FL
2. Ashley G. - AL
3. Candice - AL
4. Katie - TX
5. Danie - OK
6. Marla - TN
7. Jennifer -SC

Monday, June 4, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
Tour Type: Weekend Getaway (4-5 Bloggers)

Since Girl of Nightmares is the second novel in this series I'm not going to post the synopsis since it might contain spoilers. Besides you already know if you want to read this one or not.

- Tor Teen - 304 pages - August 7th, 2012 -
 
Thanks to Kate for donating this ARC!

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Jackie - TX
2. Kristina - TX
3. Karis - GA
4. Sarah - FL
5. Shelley - FL

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Tour Type: Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life.
Then one of the contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

- Bloomsbury - 416 pages - August 7th, 2012

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Candice - AL
2. Heather - FL
 3. Mandi Kaye - NC (Removed herself from Tour)
3. Jennifer - SC
4. Jessie Marie - VA
5. Laura - TN
6. Amy - TX
 
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