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Blog Tour: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

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In this intensely romantic novel from Swoon Reads, Maddy falls in love with her skating partner—who is also the boy next door. To learn more about The Boy Next Door, check out the blog tour, where there will be reviews, giveaways, guest posts, and more!

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Starry-Eyed Revue

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Quote Roundup: Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Lailah by Nikki Kelly came out on 10/7/14. Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain that these quotes from the book will convince you to read it.lailahquote10 lailahquote9 lailahquote8 lailahquote7 lailahquote6 lailahquote5 lailahquote4 lailahquote3 lailahquote2 lailahquote1Share these quotes on social media with #Styclar, get Lailah today, and let us know which quotes are your favorite.

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Get Ready for Winter 2015 YA!

With 2014 coming to a close, 2015 is right around the corner. And that means TONS of new books are about to come out. Learn more about them below, and enter to win paperback copies of The Boy Next Door, Save Me, and Unremembered, and The Rule of Three: Fight for Power, The Ghosts of Heaven, and I’ll Meet You There here.

theboynextdoor3dThe Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Maddy Spier’s been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well?

Gabe’s relationship with Maddy is vital. He can’t imagine skating with anyone else, and together they have a real chance at gold–maybe even making it to the Olympics! So he’s decided to think of her as a sister. After all, family is forever, but he’s never dated anyone for more than two weeks.

Then their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, and everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?


SaveMe3dSave Me by Jenny Elliott

Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.

So when she learns David’s interning as a teacher at her school, Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft & is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend.

Cara has lost her best friend, discovered her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?


fightforpower3dThe Rule of Three: Fight for Power by Eric Walters

After sixty-six days of a catastrophic global blackout, life in the suburbs is not what it used to be for Adam and his fortified neighborhood of Eden Mills. Although an explosive clash has minimized one threat from outside the walls, Adam’s battle-hardened mentor, Herb, continues to make decisions in the name of security that are increasingly wrenching and questionable. Like his police chief mom and others, Adam will follow Herb’s lead. But when the next threat comes from an unexpected direction, nobody is ready for it. And someone is going to pay the price—because of Adam’s mistakes and mistaken trust.


theghostsofheaven3dThe Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place.


illmeetyouthere3dI’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.


unchanged3dUnchanged by Jessica Brody

So many secrets are buried within these compound walls.

I used to be one of those secrets.

After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget.

But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech’s new product line—a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public—Sera’s mind starts to rebel. She can’t stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in.

As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it’s a choice that may cost her everything she’s ever loved.

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End 2014 with an Ending Series!

Several of our series ended in 2014. If you haven’t finished these series yet, why not end the year with them? Learn more about them below, and enter to win all of them today.

RUIN-AND-RISING-3DRuin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.


ofneptune3dOf Neptune by Anna Banks

Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.


savagedrift3dMonument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

It’s over.

Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!

Or is it?

For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O’s and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid—along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake—joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

In Monument 14 Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?


unraveled3dUnraveled by Gennifer Albin

Autonomous. Independent. Dangerous.

They tried to control her. Now she’ll destroy them.

Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world, and now Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a terrible price. As the Guild manipulates the citizens of Arras, Adelice discovers that she’s not alone, and she must let go of her past to fight for mankind’s future. She will have to choose between an unimaginable alliance and a deadly war that could destroy everyone she loves.

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Start a Series to End the Year!

This year, we released the first books in TONS of series from our authors. Learn more about them below, and enter for a chance to win them all here.

thekissofdeception3dThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles.


tirlabyfire3dTrial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.

In Josephine Angelini’s Trial by Fire, what makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.


The Winner's Curse by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone.

Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


mortaldanger3dMortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

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.


vault-of-dreamers-3dThe Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding — and what it truly means to dream there.


brokenhearts3dBroken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?

When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.

Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?

Katie Finn hits all the right notes in this perfect beginning to a new summer series: A Broken Hearts & Revenge novel.

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YA Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

‘Tis the holiday season at last, and you’ve prepared by stocking up on hot cocoa, unpacking all your comfiest sweaters, and pre-planning thoughtful gifts for each of your literarily-inclined loved ones…. right? Maybe not quite. If you’re like us, and find that you’ve fallen a bit behind on your holiday shopping (we’re betting you’re all set on the cocoa and comfy sweater front), no need to fret just yet. We’ve lined up some perfect gift ideas that will work for YA-loving family and friends alike:

The Kiss of DeceptionIs your loved one adventurous? Restless? Hard to control? Then Mary E. Pearson’s The Kiss of Deception is perfect! A little magic, a little plotting, and a little romance makes this book difficult to put down. In it, main character Princess Lia lacks the magical gift of Sight that society expects her to have. To escape the façade that her parents perpetuate, she flees her home and an arranged marriage – only to come face-to-face with both an assassin and the prince she spurned.

A Little Something DifferentFor the romantically-inclined, try Swoon Reads original, Sandy Hall’s A Little Something Different. This book details the epic romance between two college students – so palpable that no one can deny its existence, even when the couple isn’t technically together – from 14 different character’s perspectives.

Staying Strong: A JournalDemi Lovato isn’t just a star – she knows exactly how hard life as even a normal young woman can be. Her book Staying Strong is a #1 New York Times Bestselling collection of the daily affirmations and words of hope and wisdom that have kept her going through even her darkest times. Consider picking up the companion book, Staying Strong: A Journal as a stocking stuffer as well. The notebook’s blank, ruled pages are peppered with inspirational quotes selected by Demi herself to encourage young readers to write down and work through their own personal journeys, just as Demi has.

Trial by FireJosephine Angelini’s Trial by Fire is a wonderful blend of romance and adventure. Main character Lily Proctor’s allergies abound in her hometown of Salem, but she has bigger problems when she suddenly finds herself in a different, alternate Salem – where demonic creatures roam and women reign. Her alternate ego, Lillian, becomes her foe. What is Lily to do when she is literally her own worst enemy?

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Do You Want to Win Books?: December Sweeps News

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If you want to win our YA titles as beautiful (often signed!) hardcovers and advance copies months before the books come out, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, subscribed to our Teen E-Newsletter (you can signup here), checking in with this blog, and looking out for our Goodreads giveaways.

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend     I'll Meet You There

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It’s #CyborgMonday!

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This Monday isn’t really Cyber Monday. It’s #CyborgMonday!

#CyborgMonday is in honor of Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, who started Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. We’ve got the day filled with awesome exclusive content, cool new features, a Twitter Chat with Marissa and much, much more! See below for some of the awesome that is already happening and be sure to keep in touch with us on social media as more things are revealed!

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#CyborgMonday 2014 Sweepstakes!

It’s #CyborgMonday! We have TONS of things coming at you today, but one of the things you can do RIGHT NOW is enter the #CyborgMonday 2014 Sweepstakes!

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

  • Follow MacTeenBooks on Instagram.
  • Post a picture inspired by the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and answer the question “Why would you join the resistance and stop Queen Levana?”
  • Be sure to include hashtags #Fairest and #CyborgMonday and tag @MacTeenBooks in your post.
  • Post your picture between 12:00AM EST on December 1, 2014, and 11:59PM EST on December 1, 2014.

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  • One hardcover copy of Fairest
  • One Fairest poster

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So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Instagram and enter now!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 13 and older as of the date of entry.  To enter, you must: “Follow” MacTeenBooks on Instagram; post a picture inspired by the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and answer the question “Why would you Join the Resistance and stop Queen Levana?” You must include hashtag #Fairest and the hashtag #CyborgMonday and tag @MacTeenBooks to participate in the Sweepstakes, beginning at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) December 1, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 PM ET December 1, 2014. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.  Please see full details and official rules below. Sponsor: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010. When you enter this promotion, you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram.  Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

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Download These E-Book Deals for #BlackFriday!

Happy Black Friday! Whether you’re braving the crowds or hiding out at home, we have some e-book deals for you. You can download five different titles for only $2.99 each and entire series for one discounted price!

Download e-book deals here.

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