Monday, February 29, 2016

MMGM Links (2/29/16)

Hooray for having an extra day this year (can I get like 100 more of them, Universe????) Yep, still drowning in deadlines, so I don't have much time for an update. But I did want to quickly say: come back this Wednesday (3/2/16) if you want to see the cover for LODESTAR! (yes, you will FINALLY get to see the cover. I know you've been waiting oh-so-impatiently. And I think it's safe to say YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!!)

But enough about that. On to the MMGM links:

- Katelyn at Cupcake Katelyn Books is joining the fun with a feature on... *blush* KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Click HERE to welcome her to the group.  
- Biana Grace is ALSO joining the MMGM group and is featuring EVERBLAZE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) *blushes brighter*. Click HERE to welcome her to the group as well. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is inviting everyone to love YOU'RE INVITED. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Sonora at Destined for Weirdness is showcasing THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr is cheering for NANNY X RETURNS and sharing some happy news . Click HERE to read more. 
- Susan Olson is spreading some love for DANGER IN ANCIENT ROME (RANGER IN TIME #2). Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling peaceful for PAX. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Reading Violet is raving about SWITCH. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--AVENGING THE OWL. Click HERE for details.  
- Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles is interviewing author Melanie Conklin and her agent, Peter Knapp--with a very special GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is hunting down THE BLACKTHORN KEY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Faith Hough is interviewing author Roseanne Parry about THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to read more.  
- Katie at Story Time Secrets is shouting out about ME & MIRANDA MULLALY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Patricia Tilton is spreading some love for THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES. Click HERE to see why. 
- Kim Aippersbach has chills for THE FOG DIVER. Click HERE to read her review.  
- Dorine White is raving about ALCATRAZ VS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS. Click HERE to see what she has to say.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is championing MISSION MUMBAI. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

MMGM Links (2/22/16)

Here's the MMGMs for the week:

- Diary of a Wannabe Author is trying to save THE NEPTUNE PROJECT series. Click HERE to see why--and welcome them to MMGM.
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is cheering for THE NINJA LIBRARIANS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is featuring EMMA G LOVES BOYS. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr thinks everyone needs A LITTLE SHOPPING . Click HERE to see why.
- Jenni Enzor is back for an MMGM feature on THE SEVENTH MOST IMPORTANT THING. Click HERE to see what he thought 
- Susan Olson is caught up in THE FREEDOM MAZE. Click HERE to see why.  
- Greg Pattridge is mystified by THE GOBLIN'S PUZZLE. Click HERE for details. 
- Reading Violet is raving about A NIGHT DIVIDED. Click HERE to see why.  
- Sue Kooky is  championing THE STOLEN CHAPTERS. 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. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

MMGM Links (2/15/16)

Another MMGM link round-up!

Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is caught up in the mystery of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some love for FAR FROM FAIR. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is featuring *blush* KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (huge, huge THANK YOU, btw). Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr has an interview with author Joan Holub--and a GIVEAWAY of THE LITTLE PRESIDENT. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten refuses to be quiet about NO TALKING. Click HERE to see what he thought 
- Susan Olson is giving a shoutout to the DINOSAUR TIME TRAVEL BOOKS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Greg Pattridge is raving about THE BLACKTHORN KEY--with a GIVEAWAY Click HERE for details. 
- Reading Violet is *also* gushing about THE BLACKTHORN KEY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Faith Hough is spotlighting THE TURN OF THE TIDE. Click HERE to find her review.
 - Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--ORBITING JUPITER. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Mark Baker is discovering THE SECRET OF THE CAVES. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- 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. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LET THE STORM BREAK--FINALLY IN PAPERBACK!!!

Yes--it's true!

After quite a long delay, Let the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) is finally hitting the world in paperback form!!!!

Even better: it has the stunningly beautiful new cover. I seriously can't stop staring at it:





Even EVEN better? It has this in the back:




Why yes, yes that IS the first THREE chapters of LET THE WIND RISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND LOOK AT HOW PRETTY IT LOOKS WITH THE NEW PAPERBACKS OF LET THE SKY FALL!!!!!!!!













Also: make sure you mark those calendars for 4/26/16, when you'll finally get to read the end of Vane & Audra's story in LET THE WIND RISE. It's getting SO CLOSE!

(Oh, and for those wondering about launch parties and events and whatnot--I promise, I have LOTS of updates on all of that coming in the next month or two--as well as the LTWR pre-order giveaway. Stay tuned!)

Monday, February 8, 2016

MMGM Links (2/8/16)

Here's this week's  MMGM links!

- Reading Violet is caught up in THE WEDNESDAY WARS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Deb Marshall is really digging THE WORLD BENEATH . Click HERE to read her review. 
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is cheering for HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some good luck for JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! is tossing out some love for LEGENDS: THE BEST PLAYERS, GAMES, AND TEAMS IN FOOTBALL. Click HERE for his feature.  
- Suzanne Warr is singing praises for BLUE BIRDS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is rooting for SWEET HOME ALASKA. Click HERE to see what he thought 
- Susan Olson is eager to open THE TRAP DOOR (Infinity Ring Book 3). Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for SOAR. Click HERE to read his thoughts 
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--NANNY X RETURNS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Shari Larsen is revealing the cover for BLUES BONES--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details 
- Dorine White wants everyone to join THE DRAGON OF THE MONTH club. Click HERE to see why. 
- Jess at the Reading Nook is sharing THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Katie at Story Time Secrets is showing some spirit for SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Andrea Mack is raving about JACOB'S LANDING. Click HERE to learn more about it. 
- Sue Kooky is featuring STORY THIEVES. Click HERE to find her review 
- Michelle Mason is *also* spreading some STORY THIEVES love. Click HERE to see why. 
- 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. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

MMGM Links (2/1/16)

Okay, seriously HOW IS IT ALREADY FEBRUARY????  AND HOW AM I STILL WRESTLING SO MANY DEADLINES???

Ahem.

Sorry. Just seriously, where is the pause button? Or the TARDIS??? Or my genie with three wishes????

Ahem again.

Anyway, before I get to the links, I have one quick, exciting piece of news: it was announced today that Keeper of the Lost Cities is nominated for the California Young Readers Medal, which is just... such an amazing honor. The two books it's nominated with sound amazing (and have now been added to my TBR pile) so I'm sure it'll be some stiff competition. But regardless of how it all works out next year, when all the votes are cast, it's seriously such an incredible thing to have my book on this list and to get this kind of support. So thank you California. Thank you thank you thank you!

And...that's enough Shannon-gushing. On to MMGM!

- Reading Violet joins the MMGM fun with a feature on ADVENTURE OF NANNY PIGGINS. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.  
- Deb Marshall is back, with a feature on 8th GRADE SUPERZERO. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Sonora at Destined 4 Weirdness is sweet on A MANGO SHAPED SPACE.  Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Sue Kooky is gushing about THIS JOURNAL BELONGS TO RATCHET. Click HERE to find her review.  
- Jess at the Reading Nook is spreading some good luck for JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Suzanne Warr things GILDED is golden. Click HERE to see why. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is teaching everyone that MURDER IS BAD MANNERS. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Cindy at Cindy Reads A Lot is feeling LOST IN THE SUN. Click HERE for her review.
 - Susan Olson is championing FLIGHT TO FREEDOM: NICHOLAS FLUX AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Click HERE to see why. 
- Patricia Tilton is glad to have found THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY. Click HERE to see what she liked about it. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for RUBY LEE & ME.  Click HERE to read his thoughts. 
- Rosi Hollenbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 
- 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.  



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.