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Blog Tour: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre


Mortal Danger is the first book in the Immortal Games Series, a new series by Ann Aguirre, the New York Times– and USA Today–bestselling author of Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, and Horde). To learn more about Mortal Danger, check out the blog tour, where there will be reviews, giveaways, guest posts, and more!

Sunday, July 27
The Midnight Garden

Monday, July 28
Bevy Bibliotheque

Tuesday, July 29
Chapter by Chapter

Wednesday, July 30
Birth of a New Witch

Thursday, July 31
Two Chicks on Books

Friday, August 1
Rainy Day Ramblings

Saturday, August 2
Wondrous Reads

Sunday, August 3
Alice Marvels

Monday, August 4
Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

Tuesday, August 5

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MacTeenBooks Recommends: July

We know that you love reading, and we do, too. But sometimes you read a book and you’re just not sure where to go from there. MacTeenBooks Recommends is here to help!

This month, we have a recommendation for fans of Wither and the rest of the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.


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Quote Roundup: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo came out on 6/17/14! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain the words from the book will convince you to read it.


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In-House Love: My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal came out on 6/10/14. Today, we have Digital Marketing Associate Stephanie M. talking about just how much she loves it.

Why I Decided to Read the Book: Not going to lie: I decided to read My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal because of the absolutely amazing cover. Beth C. did an absolutely amazing job with this cover. I love how the girl is distorted on the front and not distorted but faded to blue on the back. I also wanted to read this book because it sounds like my favorite kind of book: contemporary with a touch of something that couldn’t really happen. Think Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

What I Liked About the Book: The main reason why I liked My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal is that it did what I hope all books will do for me: It pulled me in immediately and would not let me go. In the first chapter, the main character, Cassidy Haines realizes that she is dead. But she has no idea why. The book then alternates between Cassidy’s life as a ghost and her life before she died (another thing I love in books: two different timelines), as Cassidy tries to figure out what (or who(!)) killed her. I was glued to the pages as the mystery unraveled, and I totally did not see that ending coming!

My Favorite Character Is: It is very rare that my favorite character in a book is the main character, but that tells you just how much I like Cassidy. I really emphasized with Cassidy as she was remembering the last month or so of her life. Cassidy was dealing with a lot of issues that I believe we all go through: friendships falling apart, confusing romantic relationships, problems at home. I liked seeing how Cassidy dealt with these issues and how she learned to accept her actions.

My Favorite Scene Was: My favorite scene is at the very beginning of My Last Kiss. It’s actually the prologue. In the prologue, we learn of Cassidy’s first kiss. Cassidy is with her friend, Ethan, and they are talking about their first kisses. Cassidy tells Ethan that she has been kissed before, but she’s lying. Her first kiss happens right then with Ethan. It was the perfect first kiss story.

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Mark Your Calendars: August

July is just about to end, and that means that if you haven’t started getting excited about the books we have coming out in August, you really should get on that! This August, we have two very different books coming out. One is all about how far revenge can go in a world filled with secret societies, ghosts, and demons. One is about a couple who meet in college and how they fall in love—told from 14 other perspectives. Learn more about these titles below, and be sure to get them on your to-read lists!

mortaldanger3dMortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It’s a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turn from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind.

alittlesomethingdifferent3dA Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
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The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel—an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints.

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together.Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You’ll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall’s quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!

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Quote Roundup: My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal came out on 6/10/14! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain the words from the book will convince you to read it.


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See MacTeenBooks Books and Authors at San Diego Comic Con!

It’s July, and that means it’s almost time for San Diego Comic Con in sunny California! MacTeenBooks will at the show from Wednesday, July 23 to Saturday, July 26. See our full schedule below to see what books you’ll be able to grab and which authors you’ll be able to meet.

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Love children’s literature? Here is the full schedule for Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group:

Wednesday, July 23

6:30 PM
Giveaway: UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

8:00 PM
Giveaway: THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

Thursday, July 24

10:00 AM
Galley Giveaway: THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh O’Brien
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

12:00 PM
Galley Giveaway: SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

12:00 PM
Marissa Meyer on Fairy Tale Remix Panel
Location: Room 32AB

1:30 PM
Marissa Meyer Post-Panel Signing
Location: AA09

1:30 PM
Leigh Bardugo on End of Series Panel
Location: Room 24ABC

1:30 PM
In-Booth Signing: Ann Aguirre, MORTAL DANGER
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

3:00 PM
Leigh Bardugo Post-Panel Signing
Location: AA09

4:30 PM
In-Booth Signing: Leigh Bardugo, THE GRISHA TRILOGY
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

Friday, July 25

10:00  AM
In-Booth Signing: Marissa Meyer, THE LUNAR CHRONICLES
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

10:00 AM
Ann Aguirre on Vengeance and Villains Panel
Location: Room 32AB

11:30 AM
Ann Aguirre Post-Panel Signing
Location: AA09

12:00 PM
Galley Giveaway: LAILAH by Nikki Kelly
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

1:00 PM
Leigh Bardugo on Veronica Roth Spotlight Panel
Location: Room 25ABC

2:00 PM
In-Booth Signing: Mary Pearson, THE KISS OF DECEPTION
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

4:00 PM
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

5:30 PM
Audio Book Giveaway:  CRESS by Marissa Meyer
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

Saturday, July 26

10:00 AM
Josephine Angelini on Diversity in YA Lit Panel
Location: Room 7AB

10:00 AM
In-Booth Signing: Cecil Castellucci, TIN STAR
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

11:30 AM
Josephine Angelini Post-Panel Signing
Location: AA08

12:30 PM
Galley Giveaway, SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

1:00 PM
Cecil Castellucci on Future Landscapes Panel
Location: 28DE

2:30 PM
Cecil Castellucci Post-Panel Signing
Location: AA09

3:00 PM
In-Booth Signing: Josephine Angelini, TRIAL BY FIRE
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

5:00 PM
Galley Giveaway, THE ISLAND OF EXCESS LOVE by Francesca Lia Block
Location: MCPG Booth #1117

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Quote Roundup: On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor

On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor came out on 6/10/14! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain the words from the book will convince you to read it.


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Enter the Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend Summer Beauty Survival Kit Sweepstakes


The warm days and endless nights of summer are here, and that means it’s the perfect time to lay out on the beach with a good book like the Hamptons-set, revenge-filled Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn. To celebrate what a perfect beach read this book is, we’re hosting a Summer Beauty Survival Kit Sweepstakes!

Believe us, the prizes for this sweepstakes are totally awesome! Here’s what they are:

One grand prize winner will receive:
Ribbon Hair Ties, Makeup bag, Nail polish, Stila Lip Glaze Trio-Read My Lips, Surf spray, Green Tea Blotting Linens, Spray of Sunshine Fragrance Sampler For Her, Broken Hearts Lip Balm, and a signed copy of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

One first place winner will receive:
Nails Inc Summer Collection, Broken Hearts Lip Balm, and a signed copy of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Three second place winners will receive:
Broken Hearts Lip Balm and a signed copy of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn So what are you waiting for? Enter now for a chance to win!That’s not enough for you? Be sure to take the “What Summer Beauty Product Are You?” quiz to find out just what you need to survive the summer.

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn is available now!


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Comment for a Chance to Win My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal came out on 6/10/14! The book starts with the story of Cassidy Haines’s first kiss. We soon learn that Cassidy Haines is dead and that her last kiss might have been with the wrong boy. Crazy? We know! Full of kissing scenes? You bet!

Since we love kissing scenes like the ones in My Last Kiss, we’re giving away five copies of My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal! Want one? Here’s what you do:

1. Think of one of the following:

  • the story of your first kiss
  • the story of your last kiss

2. Share one of the following on social media with #MyLastKiss:

  • the story of your first kiss
  • the story of your last kiss
  • a link to this blog post

3. Leave your first or last kiss story and a link to your social share as a comment on this blog post below.

We can’t wait to read your swoonworthy kissing scenes!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 or older. To enter, fill out entry at by commenting with your first or last kiss story and a link to your social share. Sweepstakes begins online at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on July 14, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 27, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Void outside of the 50 US and DC and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules at Sponsor: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010

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