The All Male Review Challenge!

Posted 25 June, 2012 by Danny in Challenge, Danny, Meme / 15 Comments

Ever feel like you don’t read enough young adult novels by male authors or featuring male protagonists? Then we have the reading challenge for you!

Get ready for The All Male Revue Review Challenge!

Yes, that’s right, The All Male Review Challenge is back by popular demand. And this year’s challenge is bigger and better than ever because we are kicking off this month long event with a giveaway hop!

But there’s more… Beginning on JULY 1st and running until JULY 31st, any YA book you read and review by a male author or containing a male protagonist is eligible to be entered into our Linky collection. At the end of the month, winners will be chosen for our Mega Hot Prize Packs of books! Plus, throughout the there will be special spotlights on authors who give us the best of boys in books, and each guest post will include a mini-giveaway!!!

The All Male Review Challenge Schedule:

July 1st: GIVEAWAY HOP
July 2nd: Welcome/Review Link up post
July 3rd: Interview with author Katie McGarry and giveaway of Pushing the Limits hosted by The Unread Reader
July 9th: Male authors roundtable and signed books giveaway hosted by Danny of Bewitched Bookworms *
July 16th: Lish McBride guest post and giveaway of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer hosted by Melissa of  Books and Things
July 23rd: Interview with author Veronica Rossi and giveaway of Under the Never Sky hosted by Jenny of Supernatural Snark
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

Note: I am extremely happy to host a discussion panel with 4 amazing male authors: 

  • Dan Wells Author of Partials – YA Dystopian 
  • Jeff Hirsch Author of Magisterium – YA Fantsay (Dystopian?) 
  • Robison Wells  Author of Variant – YA Mystery (SciFi) 
  • Tom Pollock Author of City’s Son – YA Fantasy

I cannot tell how excited I am about this special post! And, we have an amazing giveaway running with this feature, we have a signed books from all the wonderful authors I have the pleasure hosting at the Bookworms! Awesome hu?

We are still pulling together the grand prize packs, but so far…

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
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
Doing It by Melvin Burgess

International Prize Pack
Streamline by Jennifer Lane (e-book. Thanks to Omnific Publishing)
Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe ( (e-book. Thanks to Omnific Publishing)
Ember by Carol Oates (e-book. Thanks to Omnific Publishing)
Breaking Point by Jess Bowen (e-book. Thanks to Omnific Publishing)

Are you excited? I know I am! More details are coming soon, but we wanted to give you time to get your reading list together for July. Remember, only YOUNG ADULT books featuring MALE protagonists or written by male authors will count for this challenge. Books with alternating narrators (POVs) also count as long as one of the main characters is male.

And there is still time to participate in The All Male Review Giveaway Hop! Come on! Giveaway your favorite book boyfriend, you know you want to.

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15 Responses to “The All Male Review Challenge!”

  1. This sounds like fun. I don’t know if I’ll have time to participate, but I’ll have to look through my BEA books and see. I feel like I have so many books to catch up on that focusing on a particular type feels extra challenging, even though I know it’s not really that big a deal.
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    • Oh but, I am sure some of the books you got at BEA will totally count towards the challenge… You don’t have to “just” read those books. I certainly can’t do this myself.
      But, Male Authors or Male POV’s both count.

      So from the Books I remember from BEA:
      Pushing the Limits – Male POV
      Magisterium – Male Author
      Eve & Adam – Male Author


      I’ll think about more :))
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    • Oh no!!! Thank you for asking me to join this fun! Seriously I was super exited when you asked me!!

      Plus, I love our battles over boys .,,or men… or Barron’s ;))) And I love you!!

  2. Oh, this sounds like a lot of fun!!!

    I guess I should have waited a few more weeks to read “Execution”. Do I have to have read the book in July or is it ok to just post the review in July? I’m still working on writing it. 😉

    Either way, I’m sure I should be able to find at least one or two books that would work for the challenge. 😀

    Thanks so much for hosting this!!! Yay for the boys!!! 😛

  3. Kristin

    This should be fun. I participated a couple of years ago and look forward to hopefully finding some new books to read!

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