Monday, May 2, 2016

MMGM Links (5/2/16)

Okay seriously--HOW IS IT MAY?

And how is LET THE WIND RISE out in the world?

And how is LODESTAR still not done?


Right, but Shannon-panicking aside, here are the MMGM links:
- Jess at the Reading Nook is talking about CURIOSITY HOUSE: THE SCREAMING STATUE along with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Suzanne Warr is cheering for RUNAWAY TWIN. Click HERE to see why.
- Sue Kooky is throwing down THE COPPER GAUNTLET. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Greg Pattridge is staying up late for THE NOCTURNALS: THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS. Click HERE to see what he thought.  
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is spending TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE. Click HERE to see what she thought.    
- Reading Violet has A POCKET FULL OF MURDER. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is raving about BOOK SCAVENGER. Click HERE to find his review.  
Dorine White is featuring THE EMERALD RING. Click HERE to read her review!
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

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. I know, right?! The year is going by so fast! Before you know it, it's going to be summer! And then November will come! And then Lodestar will come! :-) Thanks for the MMGM's.

  2. Thanks for all the great links! Before I run off to investigate them all, just wanted to add mine. This week I'm featuring LOST IN THE BACKYARD by Alison Hughes - a fun wilderness adventure!

  3. If only I could find a TARDIS for you....Doctor?! Where are you when I need you?!


  4. I feel your How is it May pain! Life, it requires a seatbelt.

    Best of luck with your deadlines and thanks for the links!

  5. Super sorry to bug you-this probably isn't a very helpful question-but do you have a date for the Launch Party of Lodestar?

    1. The Launch will be Nov 1 at the Montclair B&N (and for anyone seeing this who's then going to ask 10,000 event related questions--that is the full extent of my knowledge on my fall events. I know my publicist scheduled the B&N Montclair for 7pm. I know I will be touring after that. I don't know where to--nor do I have any say over where it will be. First I have to finish writing the book, then they will work on tour details.)

    2. Dear Mrs.Shannon,
      YOU ARE MY MOST FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER, wait no beyond that!!!! I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Ahem, would you please excuse my enthusiasm lol. :D


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