Monday, January 19, 2015

MMGM Links (12/19/15)

*crawls out of the deadline cave to say* Here's your  MMGM links! *hopes they're right* *has been up till 4am every night* *stumbles away*

- Rachel at What Rachel Wrote joins the MMGM fun with a feature on DEAD END. Click HERE to welcome her to the group. 
- Mark Baker is spotlighting THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS. Click HERE to see what he thought.
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post on writing sequels and an ARC GIVEAWAY of THE INQUISITOR'S MARK. Click HERE for details. 
- Katie Fitzgerald is sharing THE MEANING OF MAGGIE. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- The Bookworm blog is fangirling for ARTEMIS FOWL. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Jenni Enzor is commemorating Martin Luther King day with features on her favorite middle grade Civil Rights era books. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Greg Pattridge is taking sides on the BATTLE OF DARCY LANE. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Dorine White is highlighting new 2015 books about Martin Luther King Jr.. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE SECRETS OF TREE TAYLOR. Click HERE for details.   
- Sally's Bookshelf is sharing BECAUSE THEY MARCHED: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America. Click HERE to read her review. 
Andrea Mack is gushing about ALL FOUR STARS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Claire Caterer is revealing the cover for THE WAND AND THE SEA. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.

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 it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!

*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.


  1. Wow - these links look great! Thank you. Can't wait to go exploring!

    I didn't get you my link in time, but this week I'm featuring Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel.

  2. Thanks, Shannon, for all the links and for doing this each week. By the way, you might want to check in on Deb Marshall, Shannon O'Donnell, and Pam Torres. They all seem to be on hiatus.

  3. thank you Shannon!

  4. Didn't email my link in this week, but… a review of Fish in a Tree! :)

  5. I'm pretty sure that my 3-week countdown for the NEVERSEEN book cover just officially ended. I don't think I can wait to much longer Shannon!

  6. Do you ever read FanFiction, let me just say that some of the KOTLC fans can get really... really creative! Most of the people on Wattpad that are writing these are like 13-15 I myself am writing a KOTLC FanFlic (Lunch With Sophie) Even though in my opinion it is the most unread story on the history of the universe (Doctor Who Fan here!!!).... I also have and Instagram account... @this_opportunity THANK YOU FOR INSPIRATION SHANNON!!! JUST FINISH EVERBLAZE CAN'T WAIT FOR NEVERSEEN


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