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What is The Selective Collective?

The Selective Collective originated as a Friday feature called Casting Call where we all talked about some of our favorite books and set out to pick who would be our dream cast. We had so much fun with Casting Call – reading new books, casting our favorite books, sending massive emails to gush – that we decided to form an actual book club so we could all read the books at the same time and discuss them! We thought this would be a great opportunity to pick up new books as well as help promote these awesome reads and the authors who wrote them. For each book that we read, each of the five blogs involved will feature a different part of the novel — a book review, Author Q&A, discussion questions, From Page to Screen, and a rotating “freebie” post which most often is some kind of discussion post inspired by the book and/or author. We also frequently have a giveaway of the book we’re reading providing we are given an extra copy for giveaway purposes from the publisher.

Who is a part of The Selective Collective?

Sandie and Diana (Teen Lit Rocks), Tee (YA Crush), Daphne & Kristina (Gone Pecan), Candice (The Grown Up YA), and of course me (Brittany, The Book Addict’s Guide).
We also have a Facebook page and you can follow us on Twitter (@SCBookReviews)!

What does The Selective Collective read?

We read young adult (and some new adult) fiction. Lately it’s been mostly contemporary romance because those seem to be the books that almost all of us agree on! We’re open to several other genres such as paranormal, dystopian, and fantasy as well.

PAST SELECTIVE COLLECTIVE READS

OCTOBER 2012
The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block
Finished hard cover copies provided to us to review by St. Martin’s Press
All posts live on October 31, 2012

Review (Tee @ YA Crush)
Author Q &A + Giveaway  (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Casting Call:  Who would you cast in The Elementals? (Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks)
General Discussion/Book Club Questions (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Discussion: The Elementals: A Perfect Example of New Adult  (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

NOVEMBER 2012
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
ARCs provided to us by Delacourte Books for Young Readers
All posts live on November 14, 2012

Casting Call (Tee @ YA Crush)
Round Table: Book Club discussion (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Opposites Attract in Meant To Be (Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Author Q&A with Lauren Morrill and Meant To Be giveaway! (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Meant to Be Review (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

DECEMBER 2012
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
Finished hardcover copies provided to us by Knopf Books for Young Readers
All posts live on December 31, 2012

Feature Post: Books Work Place Relationships (Tee @ YA Crush)
Review (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Casting Call (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Round Table: Book Club Discussion (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Author Profile + Giveaway (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

JANUARY 2013
Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Finished paperback copies provided to us by Simon & Schuster
All posts live on January 9, 2013

Author Interview: Abby Grahame & Giveaway! (Tee @ YA Crush)
The Fashion of Wentworth Hall (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
“Round Table” Book Club Discussion (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Review: Wentworth Hall (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Casting Call (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Finished hardcover copies provided to us by Simon & Schuster
All posts live on January 23, 2013

“Round Table” Book Club Discussion (Tee @ YA Crush)
Casting Call: Level 2 (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
The Edgy Girl & Good Guy Romance (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Author Q&A and Giveaway: Lenore Appelhans/Level 2 (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Review: Level 2 (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

FEBRUARY 2013
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook 
ARCs provided to us by Harper Teen
All posts live February 25, 2013

Casting Call: Nobody But Us (Tee @ YA Crush)
Author Profile & Giveaway! (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Review: Nobody But Us (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Road Trip-themed Books (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Round Table Book Discussion (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
ARCs provided to us by St. Martin’s Press
Tentative post date February 20, 2013

Review: Eleanor & Park (Tee @ YA Crush)
Round Table: The SC discusses Eleanor & Park (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)Author Interview with Rainbow Rowell & Giveaway (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Casting Call: Eleanor & Park (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
The Music of Eleanor & Park (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

Dualed by Elsie Chapman
ARCs provided to us by Random House
All Post Live March 1st, 2013

Dualed & Dystopian Societies (Tee @ YA Crush)
Review: Dualed (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Casting Call: Dualed (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Round Table/Book Club type questions: Dualed (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Author Q&A and Giveaway (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

MARCH 2013
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt 
eGalleys approved via Bloomsbury
All posts live March 14, 2013

Interview with Lindsey Leavitt (Tee @ YA Crush)
Candice Goes Vintage! (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Roundtable: The SC talks about Going Vintage! (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Review: Going Vintage(Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Casting Call: Going Vintage (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

The Murmurings by Carly Anne West
ARCs provided by Simon Teen
All posts live March 29, 2013

Casting Call: The Murmurings (Tee @ YA Crush)
Q&A with Carly Ann West & giveaway! (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Ghosts All Around Us (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Review: The Murmurings (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Round Table: The SC talks about The Murmurings! (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide) 

MAY 2013
The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
eGalleys approved via Entangled Teen
All posts live May 2nd, 2013

Round Table: The Summer I Became A Nerd (Tee @ YA Crush)
Casting Call: The Summer I Became A Nerd (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Author Q&A: Leah Rae Miller (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
From Zero to Hero (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
The Summer I Became A Nerd: Review (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler 
Hardcover copies provided by Simon Pulse
All posts live May 29th, 2013

Author Q&A: Sarah Ockler (Tee @ YA Crush)
Round Table (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Review (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Casting Call (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Favorite Father-Daughter Relationships in YA (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

JUNE 2013
Ink by Amanda Sun
ARCs provided to us by Harlequin Teen
All posts live June 6th, 2013

Freebie: Two Tickets to Paradise! (More or Less) (Tee @ YA Crush)
Review: INK (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Roundtable: The SC talks about INK! (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Q&A With Amanda Sun & INK Giveaway! (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
INK: From Page to Screen (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

JULY 2013
45 Pounds by K.A. Barson
ARCs provided to us by Viking Juvenile
All posts live July 18th, 2013

Roundtable: Talking about 45 Pounds (More or Less) (Tee @ YA Crush)
Dieting Through the Ages (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Review: 45 Pounds (More or Less) (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
45 Pounds: Page to Screen (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Q&A with Kelly Barson & Giveaway! (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

AUGUST 2013 
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

ARCs provided to us by Abrams
All Posts live August 14th, 2013

Review: The Infinite Moment of Us (Tee @ YA Crush)
Taking TIMoU From Page to Screen (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Freebie! (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Q&A with Lauren Myracle & Giveaway! (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Round Table (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

SEPTEMBER 2013
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

ARCs provided by St. Martin’s Press
All posts live September 23rd, 2013

Rainbow Rowell Interview + Giveaway! (Tee @ YA Crush)
Review: Fangirl (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Casting Fangirl (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Roundtable: Fangirl (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Cath’s TBR List (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

OCTOBER 2013 The F-It List by Julie Halpern
The F-It List by Julie Halpern

ARCs provided by Feiwel & Friends
All posts live October 24, 2013

Casting The F-It List (Tee @ YA Crush)
My Own F-It List (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Roundtable Discussion (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Q&A With Julie Halpern + Giveaway! (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Review: The F-It List (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

Loud Awake and LostNOVEMBER 2013
Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin
ARCs provided by Knopf Books for Young Readers
All Posts live November 27, 2013

Loud Awake and Lost Read Alikes (Tee @ YA Crush)
Round Table (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Author Profile & Giveaway (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Review: Loud Awake and Lost (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
From Page to Screen (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

DECEMBER 2013The Promise of Amazing
The Promise of Amazing by Robyn Constantine
ARCs provided by Harper Teen (Balzer & Bray)
All posts live December 18, 2013

Round Table (Tee @ YA Crush)
From Page to Screen (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Review: The Promise of Amazing (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Movie Moments (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Interview with Robin Constantine & Giveaway! (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

JANUARY 2014Being Sloane Jacobs
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
ARCs provided by Delacourte
All posts TBD

Review: Being Sloane Jacobs (Tee @ YA Crush)
Author Q&A + Giveaway! (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Identity Swapping (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Being Sloane Jacobs: From Page to Screen (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Round Table Discussion (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

FEBRUARY 2014Better Off Friends
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
ARCs provided by Scholastic
All posts live February 19, 2014

Author Q&A and Giveaway! (Tee @ YA Crush)
Review: Better Off Friends (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Casting Call: Better Off Friends (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Round Table: Better Off Friends (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
“Boy friend” vs “Boyfriend” (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

MARCH 2014The Winner's Curse
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
ARCs provided by Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
All posts live March 26, 2014

Casting Call: The Winner’s Curse (Tee @ YA Crush)
Freebie (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Roundtable: The Winner’s Curse (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Interview with Marie Rutkoski + Giveaway! (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
TWC Review (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

APRIL 2014The Winner's Curse
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
ARCs provided by Bloomsbury
All posts live April 30, 2014

Freebie (Tee @ YA Crush)
Round Table: The Chapel Wars (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Author Q&A with Lindsey Leavitt + Giveaway(Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Review: The Chapel Wars (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Page to Screen (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

MAY 2014The Winner's Curse
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
ARCs provided by Random House
All posts live 6/2/14

Roundtable: We Were Liars (Tee @ YA Crush)
From Page to Screen (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
Review: We Were Liars (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
The Long Con” (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Two Truths & a Lie + Giveaway (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

 

JUNE 2014#scandal
#scandal by Sarah Ockler
ARCs provided by SimonTeen
All posts live July 2, 2014

Review (Tee @ YA Crush)
Author Profile + Giveaway (Candice @ The Grown-Up YA)
#scandal and Unrequited Love (Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks)
Page to Screen (Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan)
Roundtable (Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide)

 

JULY 2014On the Fence
On the Fence by Kasie West
ARCs provided by HarperTeen
All posts TBD

All posts TBD

 

 

 

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