Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Madly in Love Tour with THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin + a Giveaway!


Let me tell you a little story. I read and fully enjoyed THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER. (No, that's not the story.) I then took Mara to school with me, where it sat quite happily on the bookshelf in my classroom along with many other wonderful books for a short amount of time. Then Varsha picked Mara up and took her home.

And came back to school later that week, begging for THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER (which doesn't release until Oct. 23). Luckily for Varsha, I'd won a Simon and Schuster Facebook contest (yahoo!) and just happened to have an ARC of Mara's next tale sitting on my to-be-read bookshelf. Garnering promises not to slobber all over my pretty and completely unread ARC, I passed EVOLUTION to Varsha.

Who came back the next day (you know how big that book is? Holy cow, Varsha!) and proclaimed it even better than the first book. She's very sad she has to wait until sometime in 2013 for THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER. 

Even though I'm only half way through Mara's EVOLUTION, I have to agree with her. Which makes me even more excited to be a part of this tour!

A little shivery quote to whet your appetite for Mara (don't forget to enter to win a copy of EVOLUTION and some swagalicious swag at the end of this blog): 



Michelle's Interview Part III:

If Noah and Mara’s relationship was the sole focus of a book, what might the
tagline for it be?

Who would you kill for?

After the Mara Dyer trilogy is completed, what genre do you think you’ll tackle
next?

I think it's safe to say I'll be sticking with YA, and I have many, many ideas.

All I have to say to that is YAY!

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren't.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?




At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, her first novel which is available now. The sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves October 23, 2012, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves Fall 2013. Michelle currently lives with her three pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life.

Tour Schedule:

Monday, October 15th - Supernatural Snark
Tuesday, October 16th - Mundie Moms
Wednesday, October 17th - The Book Swarm
Thursday, October 18th - Refracted Light Reviews
Friday, October 19th - Dazzling Reads

Monday, October 22nd - Candace's Book Blog
Tuesday, October 23rd (release day) - Bookish Type Reviews
Wednesday, October 24th - Page Turners
Thursday, October 25th - Pure Imagination
Friday, October 26th - Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, October 29th - Books and Things
Tuesday, October 30th - Alice Marvels


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23 comments:

  1. So can't wait to read this one! Loving the interview.

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  2. I know how Varsha feels. I've been holding on to series until I can read all the books at once.

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  3. Cool interview and THAT teaser . . . boy oh boy I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  4. Wasn't that a great teaser?! One of my favorites:) Thanks so much for being a part of the tour Mary! Hurry up and read so we can have a chat about what happens, and of course, Noah:)

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  5. thanks for a great post and excerpt! I've been dying to read this series :)

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  6. I have the first book and it's still UNREAD! I need this one so I can do a readathon!!! So excited!!!!

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  7. Ugh these books are made of angst and shivers! I love it, but it frustrates me to no end as well! Such is the life of a fangirl...

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  8. I'm glad you are loving the second book, I never got around reading the first :P

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  9. That was such a great story, I want to find out what it is all about. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I hav'nt read the first book yet, but I'm glad to hear that you like this series!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

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  11. OMG! I cannot wait for the second book!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  12. I absolutely LOVE Michelle for writing this series! <3 I LOVE The Unbecoming! I cant wait to read The Evolution!! <3

    Thank you so so much for this giveaway! <3

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  13. I AM IN LOVE WITH MICHELLE. HEAR THAT, MICHELLE...I LOVE YOU :)
    ALSO, NOAH. I'M VERY MUCH LOVE WITH HIM AS WELL. I CANNOT PROPERLY EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR THESE BOOKS SO I JUST WON'T DRIVE YOU INSANE WITH MY "ASDFGHJK".
    SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY! <3

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  14. I really want to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  15. I can't believe you let a student take one of your books home with you! I'm...flabbergasted. I make my students wash their hands before I even let them look at my books.

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  16. Seriously can't wait! I don't even know what to expect from this book, but I know it will be as amazing as the first!

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  17. Varsha is very lucky to have you around with all your pretty books!
    I'm DYING to read this so I am very glad release day is nearly here! I just need to make sure I'm caught up on my must-read books so I can read it straight away!

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  18. I haven't read Michelle Hodkin's books yet, but WANT TO! :)

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  19. I love that your kiddo at school loved it! It warms my little heart when I see the next generation devouring books left and right! Go Teachers who support reading :) Go Varsha for being a reader!

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  20. Amazing post! Im SO happy Michelle is thinking to stick with YA! she does it so wonderfully =9 These books are some of my favorite (and Noah, OH NOAH!! how I love him!!)
    ANyawys, thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! yay!

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  21. So excited to hear Michelle is sticking with YA =) It really is the superior genre lol Can't wait to read Evolution!

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  22. I am also sitting on the first book eagerly awaiting this release so I can read them back-to-back. I am too impatient to wait between books.

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