Monday, October 23, 2017

MMGM Links (10/23/17)

Holy cow--we are two weeks away from NIGHTFALL's launch--how did that happen?!?!?

Before I begin panicking about all the things I still have to do before I leave for tour, I have a few super important updates for you guys.

First--the NIGHTFALL pre-order giveaway has been posted! Click HERE to find out how that works and if you qualify for the free swaggish goodies--and click HERE for the form you need to fill out to claim your swag.

Also, just like in the past, the amazing Changing Hands Bookstore is offering an enhanced swag pack for anyone who orders NIGHTFALL from them before my event on 11/6/17. Click HERE to learn more about it.

ALSO, also--the first chapter of NIGHTFALL has now been posted online. Go HERE and click "read an excerpt of NIGHTFALL." (it was a little buggy over the weekend, working better on computers than mobile devices, but hopefully that will get fixed today).

Phew--I think you guys are caught up for now, so on to MMGM!
- Jess at the Reading Nook has a feature on PAYBACK ON POPLAR LANE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL.  Click HERE to learn more.
- Susan Uhlig has a double feature. Click HERE to see what she thought about THE FIRST LAST DAY. And click HERE to read her review of THE SOMEDAY SUITCASE. 
- Children's Books Heal is spotlighting MARI'S HOPE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Greg Pattridge is feeling FRAZZLED. Click HERE for his review.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending CRENSHAW. Click HERE to see why.
- Andrea Mack is buzzing about ZINNIA AND THE BEES. Click HERE to read her review.
- Sue Kooky has chills for THE EMPTY GRAVE. Click HERE for details.
- Boys Rule! Boys Read! is launching their World Series of Reading contest. Click HERE for details.
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.  
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- 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.


  1. WHY! The exerpt was so good! (But annoying too)

  2. loved the excerpt! can't wait for the rest of the book!


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