First, I want to apologize for my lack of participation in the All Male Challenge Giveaway Hop that started today. On Friday afternoon, central Ohio got slammed with a series of really bad storms and we lost power. We've been without power going on three days now, and we've been told repeatedly it could be another 5-7 days before we're up and running again. I'm not amused by this information. The dogs are even less so. Given that it's about 95 degrees here, it's been a miserable couple of days.
I'm currently borrowing internet from my mother in law to get this post up, but I'm hoping we'll get power back sooner rather than later and I can get back to the blog as scheduled. Because I wasn't able to participate in the hop today (and may be without power for majority of the week), I'm going to go ahead and combine the giveaway I had planned for that with the giveaway I'm hosting when Veronica Rossi stops by the blog on the 23rd, so be sure and pop in then!
I want to send a HUGE thank you to Missie at The Unread Reader for dealing with my frantic texts when my power went out and I realized I was going to be an epically poor event co-host, and for organizing all of these fabulous posts to give you guys all the information you need for the challenge. I'm so excited to get started, I hope you all are as well!
Welcome to second year of The All Male Review Challenge!
This reading and reviewing challenge, co-hosted by Bewitched Bookworms, Books and Things, Supernatural Snark, In the Closet with a Bibliophile and myself, will run the entire month of JULY. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to read as many YOUNG ADULT (YA) books by male authors or featuring male protagonist during the month of July! And yes, books with alternating POVs count, as long as one of the main characters is male. Co-author books count too, as long as one of the authors is male. How to participate: Beginning TODAY, any YA book you read and review by a male author or containing a male protagonist is eligible to be entered into our inlinkz collection. At the end of the month, participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of our Mega AWESOME Prize Packs of books! Throughout the month, we will also have spotlight reviews, special guest posts, author interviews, read-alongs and mini giveaways!
The All Male Review Challenge Schedule:
July 1st-7th: Giveaway Hop
July 2nd: Review Link Up post
July 3rd: Interview with author Katie McGarry and giveaway of Pushing the Limits hosted by The Unread Reader
July 6th: Fairy Metal Thunder read-along, chapters 1-6
July 9th: Male authors roundtable and signed books giveaway hosted by Danny of Bewitched Bookworms
July 13th: Fairy Metal Thunder read-along, chapters 7-13
July 16th: Lish McBride guest post and giveaway of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer hosted by Melissa of Books and Things
July 20th: Fairy Metal Thunder read-along, chapters 14-20
July 23rd: Interview with author Veronica Rossi and giveaway of Under the Never Sky hosted by Jenny of Supernatural Snark
July 27th: Fairy Metal Thunder read-along, chapters 21-27 hosted by Jen of In the Closet With a Bibliophile
July 30th: Interview with author Mike Mullin and giveaway of Ashfall hosted by Jen of In the Closet with a Bibliophile
August 3rd: Announcement of Grand Prize Winners
Prize Pack 1
Partials by Dan Wells
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Zombie Blondes by Brian James
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin
Prize Pack 2
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
The Last Domino by Adam Meyer
Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
Prize Pack 3
Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2) by Mike Mullin
International Prize Pack
Fairy Metal Thunder read-along Prize Pack:
Fairy Metal Thunder (Songs of Magic, #1) Fairy Blues (Songs of Magic, #2) Fairystruck (Songs of Magic, #3) Fairyland (Songs of Magic, #4) Thanks to J.L. Bryan!
Have we got you interested in participating yet? Great! All you have to do is start linking up your reviews of YA books by male author or featuring male protagonists. Remember: the more reviews you link = the more chances you have to win! Let the month of boys begin! Help us get the word out.
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