Believe it or not, I actually have an MMGM for you guys this week!!!! Sadly, it's not because I've had time to read (book 2 is still killing me)--it's because sometimes a book is so special/exciting I'm willing to break my rule and feature it before I've read it because I KNOW I'm going to love every single word .
What book could I possibly be so confident about? THE COUNCIL OF MIRRORS (Sisters Grimm #9) by Michael Buckley:
Here's how the publisher describes it:
In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.
If you've been following my blog for a while you know how very much I love this series (it's one of the reasons I decided to try writing middle grade) and I have been counting down the days until I could finally read the last book (even if it'll be slightly bittersweet knowing there are no more). So imagine my EXTREME GIDDINESS when I discovered that Michael Buckley was signing copies at the LATFOB this weekend, and you can bet I stood in the sun-scorched signing line to get my hot little hands on a copy. (and of course, to thank him personally for blurbing KEEPER)
And I picked up a copy for you guys too--which is why I decided to do the MMGM feature on it early. Sadly, *I* can't read until I finish book 2 (it's going to be my reward!). But I don't think it's fair to make you guys wait just because I'm waging an epic battle with characters who are refusing to cooperate. So, I'm giving it away now--along with the strong, STRONG recommendation that you all pick up your own copies if you don't win (and if you haven't started this series, you need to get on that--stat!) because it's going to be amazing. EVERYTHING Michael writes is amazing. Plus, he did a reading from it at LATFOB and OMG. So. good.
To enter, make sure you leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm pacific time on Saturday, April 28th. I'll draw one random winner and post their names on Sunday, April 29th. International entries welcome.
And for more awesome middle grade recommendations, check out these other MMGMs floating around the blogosphere.
If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)
I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!