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Happy Sunday Everyone! I am excited to be participating in the Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds. This is my first for 2018, and I already have others scheduled in February and March. I hope that you are excited for the start of 2018 and lots of good books to read. I hope you'll enter more of these contests and also the ones I run every time I post an interview or guest post with a debut or other author. And I have agent spotlight interviews with literary agents with query critique giveaways for aspiring authors. Please take advantage of this all and enter my contests.

I hope you find a book you like for yourself, a family member, or a friend in the choices offered. Don’t see a book you like? You can win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card instead. I hope you'll all enter to win a book or gift card for yourself or as a gift for someone.

So here are your choices. I've got a combination of MG and YA favorites from 2017. I've also included some interesting looking books by debut authors that are coming out in January. If you want an earlier book in any of these series, you can pick that instead as long as it doesn't cost more than the book here. You can find descriptions of these books on Goodreads.

Here are  some Best of 2017:







And here are some January 2018 debuts to check out:




And a follower's new book release.

If you haven't found a book you want, you can win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, all you need to do is be a follower anyway you want and leave a comment through January 31st telling me the book you want to win or if you want to win the Gift Card instead. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, you must leave it in the comments to enter the contest.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. International entries are welcome as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free.

Here's what's coming up:

Tomorrow, Monday, January 15th I have an interview with debut author Elizabeth X.R. Pan and a giveaway of her YA contemporary THE ASTONISHING COLOR AFTER

Wednesday, January 17th I have a Call for Questions for Agent Peter Knapp who will pick questions to answer on Monday, February 5th

Monday, January 22nd I have an Agent Spotlight Interview with Molly O'Neill and query critique giveaway

Monday, January 29th I have an interview with debut author Gwendolyn Clark and a giveaway of her YA fantasy INK, IRON, and GLASS

Friday, February 2nd I'm participating in the For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop

Monday, February 5th I'll have a Q&A with agent Peter Knapp

Wednesday, February 7th I have an interview with debut author Brenda Rufener and a giveaway of her YA contemporary WHERE I LIVE

Hope to see you tomorrow!

And here are all the other blogs participating in this blog hop:


  1. Following via GFC: smurfette/lisa brown
    I would love to win the gift card
    thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. Following via bloglovin. Although several of these books look really good, my tbr pile is higher than my bed so I better choose the gift card.

  3. I am following via email and I would love the Giftcard! Thanks so much for the chance! mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

  4. Following via Bloglovin and GFC
    madhatterx24 at yahoo dot com
    I think I'd choose the giftcard (although Renegades would be a great option for me too -choices, choices!-).

  5. I am following via bloglovin'. There are several of these that I would like to get, but I would choose the gift card.

    jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

    [at symbol]


  6. I would like The Hazel Wood or You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone.
    Dianna -- dedezoomsalot @ yahoo dot com

    Following on Bloglovin - Diannag3

  7. I would choose The Hazel Wood.

    Follow by email: dragonfee64 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/FeeRtheDragon/status/952732809256456193

  8. OH EVERLESS OR RENEGADES, thats the question eh? binabug at gmail dot com https://www.bloglovin.com/@binacedwards i also follow you on the side bar thingy (is that gfc? )

  9. Following via GFC (Leah) and Bloglovin (Leah @ White Sky Project)!
    I would love the GC if I won because I can't decide which book at the moment!!

  10. Subscriber

    A GC would be great thank you.


  11. Empire of storms. Otherwise the card. Btw had a hard time finding url to this blog hop in the email. I had to click on the bookshops thing then I followed the hop here. Not sure if you meant to not have a link to your own site?

  12. So many good books and such a generous giveaway. I will pass. I've won recently. Thanks, though.

  13. Everless - sharwillett2@gmail dot com

  14. Following via emai at gilson.morgane(at)outlook(dot)com
    I'd probably pick Renegades since I haven't had the chance to read it yet!

  15. Thank you for the International giveaway. I loved The Hate U Give from 2017

  16. Follow you via GFC: Edye Nicole.

    I'd like the gift card.


  17. I follow via email (kaliope33atgmaildothu)
    I would probably choose either Blood and sand or Warcross

  18. Thanks for hosting this, Natalie! I'd love to read Winterhouse. I'm following by email angelecolline(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. e-mail subscriber and I would like the gift card

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  20. I follow as Megan S on GFC (megan(dot)clarsach(at)gmail(dot)com) - thank you so much for the giveaway! <3
    I'd love Blood and Sand or Heartless I think.
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/WordsThatStay1/status/952965761261297664

  21. Great book pics! I would like the GC since I've read most of these books!

  22. I would choose You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone for my debut author challenge. I shared on tumblr: http://yesreaderwriterpoetmusician.tumblr.com/post/169741166677/best-of-2017-giveaway-hop

  23. I would like Renegades by Marissa Meyer!! Email follower:


  24. I would have to go with the gift card. I have some books I need to buy for teaching my kids, so I would put it towards that. melindaatwell at hotmail dot com

  25. I'd most likely end up picking the gift card! 😊

    I follow you through bloglovin 😊

  26. I always find new books for my TBR whenever you have a giveaway. This time I added Everless. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. I follow on twitter. I’ll love the Gift card.

  28. I’d love to read “Spin the Golden Light Bulb”. And I’m a follower of your blog!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like either Renagades of the amazon gift card.
    GFC: Cali W.
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Cali_for_ya/status/953052445818568704

  30. Great list of books! I'd love the gift card to pick a book waiting on my wishlist :)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

  31. I would want a gift card for something on my own wish list! ziggymamame at gmail dot com.

  32. I would choose the gift card.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

  33. Following by email at rosiecb77@gmail.com. I'd love I am not your perfect Mexican Daughter.

  34. As I can't choose right now, I'd go with the gift card.
    Thanks for the opportunity! gaby_sama (at) hotmail (dot) com

  35. Don't know why my comment keeps disappearing. Here goes one last time. I follow by email, GFC and bloglovin. Would go for Gift Card.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at ail dot com

  36. I'm following you via email and Bloglovin. I would prefer the gift card. Thank you for the chance!

  37. I'd still love to win The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. I've mentioned the contest on Twitter. monicachess26(@)gmail(.)com

  38. I'd love to win either The Hazel Wood or You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone

  39. friend requested on FB
    I would like the gift card
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  40. Thanks for this chance ! great selection =p!
    I'd love to get Empire of Storms I think ? (if I'm lucky enough ahah)
    (followed by email : pikapikachus(at)hotmail(dot)fr)

  41. I'd rather win the gift card so I can get several books on that list..so many I want!! Thank you!

  42. I'd love the gift card. Thanks!
    GFC- Janhvi Jagtap

    email- justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  43. Follow on Bloglovin - Shelly Peterson
    I would love the gift card.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  44. tweeted giveaway
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  45. I'd like to win Everless. :)

  46. I follow on GFC as Natalie Yarbrough. I would love to win the gift card! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  47. I would like to win the gift card.
    GFC Cricket
    Twitter: @lilcrickit
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

  48. Hope you are doing good lovely. <3 Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway :D Eee. I'm not sure what I would like to get, though. Ack. Maybe The Hazel Wood :D

  49. I would like to win “All the Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater.
    GFC: Valentina Belea
    Shared: https://twitter.com/ValentinaByVy/status/954283492061392897
    E-mail: bv_byby27@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the chance!

  50. I would love to get Tower of Dawn 😊😊 I follow through
    Email: lilyone90@gmail.com
    GFC: Lily M.
    Bloglovin: Lily M.
    Mentioned this giveaway on Twitter 😊

  51. I follow on GFC Laurajj J and also on Bloglovin.
    I shared on my twitter.
    I would love the giftcard and get a new romance to read! We still have lots more snowstorms coming this year! My favorite time to curl up with a good book!

  52. I follow on twitter as Mindfulcat7. I'd love the gift card. Thanks!
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

  53. I'm a email subscriber and I would love the gift card.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  54. I already have a huge pile to read, I think I would prefer the gift card carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  55. Warcross! Thanks. laurenbsalvador@gmail.com

  56. I'd love My Brigadista Year. Katherine Paterson!!!

    I'm a follower, but I have no idea if my email shows up in my profile. ruthgoring[at]gmail[dot]com

  57. I want the Elizabeth Bewley Query Critique Giveaway through January 27th - my tbr pile is already too large! I tried clicking on it but the link just took me back to this page.

    1. Hi Yvona, I just fixed the link and am entering you in the contest. Thanks for letting me know about the problem.

  58. followed you on GFC under adik miftakhur rohmah.
    I'd really love the gift card please

  59. Rebecca Orr following via GFC.
    I would love a copy of Blood Rose Rebellion.

  60. I would love the giftcard. I follow via GFC -Francine A

  61. I'd choose the gift card!
    Following - GFC: BookAttict AND

  62. I am following you on Twitter as @Artists4God and on whatever that "fantastic followers" goes to as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . I'd prefer the Gift Card. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

  63. I'd choose the gift card.

    GFC follower - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  64. Following via GFC, Bloglovin, email, twitter.
    I would choose The Hazel Wood. I keep hearing good things about it. Thanks.

  65. I'd love the amazon GC please
    following via email

    blackcapballistics at gmail dot com

  66. I'd like the gift card, please.
    Following via GFC user - Jana Leah B

  67. Heartless! Thanks for the chance
    stackingmybookshelves @ gmail. com

  68. I'd like to win War Cross
    I follow on twitter as lbandj
    Thanks :)
    petrellinyc-slinky yahoo {dot} com

  69. I've just signed up to follow you via email & shared this giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sea_tea04/status/957787942470131712

    I'd choose the gift card, thank you for the chance!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. I am following via email and Twitter and I would pick the language of Thorns. Thank you for the chance!

  71. I follow on GFC as Jen Barnard and I'd pick the gift card.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  72. I follow via email, Twitter, Bloglovin and GFC. I would prefer a gift card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow Via GFC and Bloglovin. I think I would choose Everless my email is courtneygen12 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  74. So many great choices, but I think I'd choose The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC and Twitter.

  75. Great books to choose from, I would most likely pick either Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman or Everless by Sara Holland.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway! :)

    *following via GFC - Sandra K
    *email - sandra.zg.13 @ gmail.com
    *twitter - https://twitter.com/_Sandra_R_/status/958089864012009472

  76. Definitely would love to win the Gift Card. I follow via GFC Esperanza Garcia Thank you.

  77. Would love to win the gift card! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Following you via Twitter (@amandastovall) .

  78. I would love to win the gift card! Thanks for the chance! 💖
    Following via email: bunnyclem(at)gmail(dot)com

  79. I'd love to win The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! thanks in advance

  80. I follow by e-mail. I'd love to win the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, since I loved her Kat, Incorrigible series! E-mail: teddycavygal at yahoo dot com.

  81. Jerry Marquardt is following on Bloglovin'. Thanks for giving us all a chance for us to win.

  82. I would prefer the Amazon Gift Card. Thanks for offering this.

  83. I follow you on Goodreads, Julie Waldron. I'd prefer the Amazon GC.

  84. Following you on bloglovin (Lubaska) and twitter (mejlik). I would prefer a gift card. Thank you! lubaska at hotmail dot com
    Shared your giveaway on my twitter.

  85. Id love the gift card got my eyes on a couple books actually