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MacTeenBooks Recommends: August

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 recommendations for fans of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, and How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.

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Quote Roundup: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre came out on 8/5/14! 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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Share these quotes on social media with #MortalDanger, get Mortal Danger today, and let us know which quotes are your favorite!

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Read an Exclusive Short Story from Ann Aguirre!

Remember when we said we’d release an exclusive short story from Ann Aguirre if Ann reached her pre-order goal for Mortal Danger? Well, you pre-ordered, and now we have the short story for you! Learn more about “The Girl in the Gray Sweatshirt” below and read it here.

Before their deal – the one they strike in Mortal Danger – Kian and Edie are connected. But Edie doesn’t know that. She’s a girl in a gray sweatshirt, a girl who believes no one notices her, and no one cares. But Kian does. He just can’t show her how much. Yet.

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Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre is available now!

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Do You Want to Win Books?: August 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.

This month, you could win:

Lailah     The Island of Excess Love

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Join the Mortal Danger Readathon!

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre came out on 8/5/14! Since we know you loved Ann Aguirre’s Razorland Trilogy, we wanted to make sure you started her new series. So we’re hosting a Mortal Danger readathon in August! Join in if you’re a series newbie or re-read Mortal Danger with us if you’ve already read it. Here’s how it works:

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Step 1: Locate a copy of Mortal Danger. You can read the first chapter here.

Step 2: Read the book with us from Monday, August 11 to Sunday, August 24. That gives you two weeks to read!

Step 3: Track your progress by posting text and pictures of the page you’re reading, chapter you’re on, and quotes from the book on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Use the hashtag #ReadMortalDanger.

Step 4: Win! Anyone who joins the readathon from August 11 to August 24 by tracking his or her progress as outlined in Step 3 will be entered to win a complete set of the Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, and Horde), and a Elite Squad badge.

We can’t wait for all of of you Ann Aguirre fans to discover her new series and for newbies to find out just how wonderful Ann’s writing is.

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Mortal Danger Blog Tour: Author Blog: Tour Madness by Ann Aguirre

We are so happy to have Ann Aguirre on the blog today (the publication day of Mortal Danger! (Happy Book Birthday, Ann!)) as part of the Mortal Danger blog tour. Without further ado, here’s Ann:

annaguirre_photoLast year, I thought I was on the road a lot. But then 2014 happened.

Things were pretty quiet in the first quarter, but the madness started in May. First I went to Portland for World Horror Con, where I was lucky enough to have pizza with Kami Garcia and her husband. I also hung out with some PacNW and Canadian friends I rarely get to see. With that fun under my belt, I flew off to New Orleans for RT. I had a great time, hung out with romance writers I don’t get to see elsewhere, and met with my awesome fans, signed a lot of books, too. That was like ten days in May.

For a short while, I went home, but at the end of May, I headed off to BEA, where I signed more books, met awesome people, and had a great time with Megan Hart, AKA Em Garner in her YA guise. It was early June when I got home.

To make it more challenging, I still have two books to write this year, one of those is in progress. I also have another book to revise. So that’s three books in various stages of production. The rest are all edited or revised, though I may have proofs coming in as I go into the busiest part of the summer.

Onward, dear readers. On June 27, I went to Nayarit (near Puerto Vallarta) for a weekend with my family. We were home a day, and then we hopped on a plane to spend three weeks in the UK. Mind, this was a family vacation, but I had a book to write, too. So I had to balance sightseeing with word count and not sacrificing family time and memories to my work. Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track.

On July 22, I parted from my family, who flew home to Mexico. I had a solo flight to NYC, a stopover basically. The next morning, I was off to LA for the Fierce Reads All-Star event with Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, and Marissa Meyer. After that, I had an appearance at Comic-Con on July 25 in San Diego. Remember, I haven’t been home since July 1.

I get to sleep in my own bed for a few nights, then I’m on the road again. August 5-10, I’m touring for of Mortal Danger. I love meeting readers and I love signing books. But sometimes it’s pretty overwhelming. I may be touring at the end of August, too, though nothing has been finalized. And I’m definitely on tour with Fierce Reads in September (Sept 16-24).

Other writers are probably better about getting work done while they’re traveling, but I’m a creature of habit. Like a hobbit, I perform best on my own turf and changes to my routine and environment really mess up my productivity. So I’m not sure how I’m going to get everything done this summer. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried. But fear lies to us. It convinces us we can’t handle certain challenges, and that in turn makes our world smaller. Edie is definitely brave, trying to slay her own demons in Mortal Danger. So I won’t let worry win. I’ll go out into the big world, even though it frightens me. After all, the more practice you have falling down, the better you are at standing up again.

What risks have you taken lately?


Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre is available now!

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The Fall 2014 Fierce Reads Tour Dates Have Been Unlocked!

You tweeted, liked, and hearted, and now the Fall 2014 Fierce Reads tour dates have been unlocked! It’s time to start planning when you’ll be able to see Ann Aguirre, Caragh M. O’Brien, Marie Rutkoski, Gennifer Albin, Nikki Kelly, Jessica Brody, and Marissa Meyer and get signed book plates from Josephine Angelini and Lish McBride. See the tour dates below, and learn more about Fierce Reads here.

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Blog Tour: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

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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
MacTeenBooks


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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 three 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. And one is a retelling of Aeneid. Learn more about these titles below, and be sure to get them on your to-read lists!

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On Sale:
8/5/14

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.

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On Sale:
8/26/14

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!

theislandofexcesslove3dThe Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
On Sale
: 8/26/14

In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.

This companion to Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins, this time using Virgil’s epic Aeneid as her guide. A powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block’s beautiful language and inspiring characters.

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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
Sampler Giveaway: THE FAIRYLAND SERIES
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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