TMG Updates + summer giveaway

May 8, 2014 2014, giveaway, news + updates, site annoucements, Wendy 123

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Hello friends! We have to apologize for being a bit quiet around here recently. Between trips and jobs and such, we’ve been a little busy offline, but we haven’t forgotten you! We have a box of summer-themed books to give away, but first, some Midnight Garden news and updates.

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Kate and I did a fun podcast with Matt Debenham from What Are You Reading? We chat about balancing our responsibilities as bloggers, sex in YA, middle grade books and movies, and sooo much more. Matt owns a gorgeous house (that used to be a church) on Prince Edward Island as well, so Anne fans can listen to my trying to be cool while internally jumping up and down with excitement.

I just got back from Portland, and I can’t wait to share some of the bookish adventures I experienced.

Kim has started working in her local library! She’s already spreading her love of Sarah J. Maas to more people. She’s also headed to BEA this month, so be sure to say hi to her if you’re going. If you’re nice, she might give you one of our pretty blog bookmarks, too. :)

Kate is swanning about in Paris, where she wrote her last fabulous review. We’re hoping she comes back with lots of photos and stories we can all swoon over.

We’re also sad to report that K has decided she’s too busy to blog any longer, so after two years we’re saying goodbye to her. I still reread some of her reviews because sometimes they’re just as beautiful and moving as the books she’s written about, so we’re going to miss her a great deal. She’ll still be around on Twitter and GoodReads, so it’s just goodbye in an official capacity, though! Tonya will be taking over hosting our monthly discussions again as well.

Since we’re down a couple of reviewers and trying to do some behind the scenes stuff, we’re woefully behind on responding to comments and visiting our blog friends, but hopefully we’ll be back on track soon.

Also, that semi-secret project we told you about that we’re working on with some authors? We’re releasing that in June, so look for that then.

Don’t forget to enter to win the two awesome L.M. Montgomery sets! We hope you’ll join us for this month’s classic YA readalong A Wrinkle in Time as well; we’ll be discussing the book here on Friday, May 30th, 2014.

Plus we’re announcing our next TMG blog tour soon as well!

Other links of note:

Our friends over at Great Imaginations are inviting you to submit praise of your fellow bloggers to their “Burn Book!” Such a cute idea, and a great way to promote a positive atmosphere in the blogging community.

Author C.J. Redwine is also asking for donations of books appropriate for an 8-year-old who will be bedridden for six weeks following surgery. I’m sending off 10 middle grade books to him along with some swag, and I hope you’ll contact her if you are also able to help.


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box of summer giveaway

Box of Summer YA Giveaway

We also thought it’d be fun to share a box of vacation-y YA books with you to get you started on the summer season! The books all have beach/lake settings that will definitely put you in the mood for flip flops and bathing suits and ice cream. I’m ready to lie around and read in the sun, aren’t you?

The box includes:

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Nantucket Blue and Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Miriko Tamaki

The links will take you to GoodReads, where you can learn more about each book.

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment below telling us why you’re excited to read any of these titles. One US or Canadian resident (aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission) will win all four books. See entry form for complete rules. Good luck!

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Our thanks to Macmillan Teen, Penguin Teen, and Disney*Hyperion, who provided the advance and finished copies for this giveaway.

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123 Responses to “TMG Updates + summer giveaway”

  1. Blair Rickert

    I’m very sad K is leaving. I remember her when I was around the blogosphere two years ago (and I have since rejoined under a different name and as in a mostly spectator position).

    I really love summery YA. My family owns a lakehouse, so when I come home for the summer it’s a lot of fun to just sit out by the dock and read. It’s really the perfect setting, especially for books like Huntley Fiztpatrick’s. :)

  2. Chenise J.

    I read Nantucket Blue last year and absolutely loved it and I’ve been dying to read it’s sequel ever since! Also, I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books, of course I should probably get around to checking them out asap.

  3. Andrea G

    Yeah, summer reads! This One Summer is a book I can’t wait to read, I’ve been hearing only good about it. And I would like to try Huntley Fitzpatricks’ new book because I liked her writing in her first book.

  4. Katie F

    After reading through most of the Song of Fire and Ice books, I’m in desperate need of a light beach summer read!

  5. Jillian

    I love summer reading, and these books look like great beach reads!

  6. Natasha

    I am interested in reading these books because I love summer reads and these all sound amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Rachel

    It’s hard to keep up with the blog and life, right? I hope Kate has a lovely time in Paris. I’m going back next year. I’ve never been to Portland, except for landing there in a stopover, but I go to Seattle at least once a year and that coast is just gorgeous. The town is amazing as well. I can’t wait to see how Portland compares, Wendy. Thanks for all the updates, ladies.
    Rachel recently posted…Review: Sun-Kissed by Laura Florand

  8. Alyssa

    All these books seem really. What I thought was true I have been wanting to read for such a long time. I can’t wait for summer to sit outside and read.

  9. Sara Bernate

    I’m going to Colombia during the summer, and it would be amazing to have books to read since I will be staying over at my grandparents house (did I mention they have no internet?).

  10. Courtney

    I really like YA contemporary romance! Especially in the summer–they make great beach reads :)

  11. Faye Chow

    I haven’t read a lot of summer-ish books, but those all seem really interesting! I really want to read them!

  12. Emily D

    These look like perfect summer reads! I want to say I even tried to win one of the Nantuckets on Goodreads recently! Thanks for the perfect second chance to win!

  13. Katy Herndon

    I love summer reads and each of these look particularly interesting in their own ways (especially the Nantuckets). I’m needing some new books to give me the reading bug since life has gotten so busy lately!
    Katy Herndon recently posted…Manatees Are The Best

  14. Lucy

    I’m with Thomas- kudos on all your awesome work TMG team! Life has been getting in the way of my online presence lately but please know you’re all tops with me.

    My reading has been heavy lately and these light beach reads would go perfectly with our unseasonably hot weather. I especially want to checkout the Nantucket series- I keep hearing good things! And I have an egalley of This One Summer but think that would be better experienced in book form :)

    Thanks for the awesome summerlicious giveaway!
    Lucy recently posted…Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin Audiobook Review

  15. Thomas

    Congrats on all of the restructuring within this blog – I feel like it’s so big and prominent in the blogosphere and the fact that you guys are able to keep it running while working with a crew of people is so impressive. I won’t get sappy but I feel like The Midnight Garden does so much for the YA community online, even if I’m not that big a part of it. Anyway, I’d love to win this summer set because I really need more light-hearted books to read this summer! I’m doing a research project on eating disorders in which I’ll read memoirs of those who have recovered from them, so reading lighter books like these will balance that out I think.
    Thomas recently posted…Fear, No More

  16. Rebecca

    I would love to win these! I’ve been looking for some nice summery reads, and these seem wonderful. I’m especially looking forward to What I Thought Was True – I’ve read good things about Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books, although I still have yet to read My Life Next Door.

  17. erinf1

    best wishes to K and to you all on restructuring. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! These all look awesome :)

  18. starryeyedjen

    So much news in this post! First, sorry to see K go…that’s sad, but at least she’ll still be around. :) Also, I’m still beyond excited to hear about your super-secret project! Just tell us already! :D Welcome back, ladies, and I hope you all have a fabulous summer!
    starryeyedjen recently posted…Our Favorite Summer Reads and Recs

  19. fishgirl182

    I can’t believe that summer is almost upon us. Where did this year go? Hoping to get some summer reads lined up for the coming months. Haven’t read any of these authors but have heard good things about all of them. And I wish I was going to BEA. Hope that Kim has a great time.
    fishgirl182 recently posted…The Bout of Books Read-a-thon

  20. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Wow, you have all been very, very busy, Wendy. It’s sad that K won’t have time to blog with you anymore, but I can also understand her. It’s hard to do everything we need and want to do, and blogging is a very time-consuming hobby. Good thing she won’t disappear off the internet completely, though.
    I hope Kate is having a great time in Paris! If you talk to her, please let her know that the Abbey Book Store is just as exciting as the Shakespeare Company one… the owner is Canadian, and he’s awesome at finding people exactly what they’re looking for :)
    I need to listen to your podcast, I would be squeeing inside as well, if I was sitting in a converted church – I bet it was beautiful.
    Have a fantastic week, and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Review: The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) – Richelle Mead

  21. Jayvee De Castro

    To be honest, I have tried getting ARCs of these books, but with fail! Summer related books are relaxing and they make me feel happy and contented.

    I’m from the Philippines, but my Aunt lives in Nevada, so maybe, if ever I win, I can send you her address thru email. Thank you!

    • Wendy Darling

      Popping really quickly to say thank you for letting us know about the broken links, Lark! Grrr, WordPress, grrrr! I’ve fixed them both, so hopefully those will work out for you again.

      Sorry I’ve been so MIA lately, on top of everything else I had some family business pop up last Friday, so my head is kind of spinning right now. Fingers crossed things will be back to normal and I’ll be by to visit soon, though!

  22. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    You all have been busy! Congratulations to Kim on the library job, and slightly envious best wishes to Kate in Paris! Farewell to K; I know you’ll miss her.

    I’m definitely intrigued by this mysterious project you refer to! I’ll be watching this space to see what it is. And I’m looking forward to the Wrinkle in Time re-read — which reminds me, I need to pull out my copy and re-read it. I think I’ll save it up for a stormy afternoon or evening; we’re sure to have one before May 30!
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  23. Stephie

    These books sound great to curl up with on a towel at the beach! Or maybe just in bed after an eventful day. I can’t wait until the school year is over and I can snuggle up with some love stories and summery reads! The Nantucket series sounds like something I can relate to, while This One Summer interests me a lot because of its graphic novel style.

    In the meantime, I’ll be keeping myself busy with exam prep. Just a tip for any students having trouble falling asleep, reading textbooks puts me to sleep every time! ; u ;

  24. Sashana

    I’m interested in this giveaway because you simply can’t kick off summer without a decent stack of contemporaries at hand!

  25. Gabby

    The way that I think of summer is like one of those vintage themed photos, and a warm, fuzzy-felt kind of atmosphere and memory. And it’s a nice memory to have, and it’s also one that I kinda get when I’m reading books. To read a book about talking place in the summer—something that now that I think about it, I haven’t read—would be what I think is an enjoyable experience. And since it’ s’more than one, it won’t just be one good book memory.

  26. Amy

    all of the books listed are on my tbr list and I’m looking forward to reading them.

  27. Emma

    These books look really great and I have heard good things about them, so it would be great to win them!

  28. Holly J

    These books have been on my to-read list, this is an awesome giveaway!

  29. Nadia

    Aw, I’m going to miss K :( Her reviews are always so beautiful! She has made me want to read all of the books she has reviewed haha.

    I understand everyone being busy, it sounds like you are all doing good which is what’s important! Congrats to Kim! And I’m jealousssssssssss of Kate, Paris wow!

    I have yet to listen to the podcast, bu I will hopefully do it soon :D

    Keep up the great work ladies. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Wendy Darling

      IIII know. Her reviews were sometimes heartbreakingly beautiful. I’ve read the ones she wrote for MONSTROUS BEAUTY and LIESL AND PO (both for GoodReads, since I’d already swiped them for our blog) again and again and again. Thank you for leaving her a sweet note.

      I hope you enjoy the podcast! It was fun to do. Just put it on in the background when you’re surfing online or something, hah.

  30. Larissa

    It sounds like you ladies have big things planned for this blog and I can’t wait to see everything unfold c: I’m particularly intrigued about how y’all are working with authors on something. It’s all very mysterious with the promise of something grandiose.

    All of you also seem to be quite the travel bugs. I actually may have the opportunity to go to France next year, so I can’t wait to hear everything about Kate’s adventures. I can speak French so going to France and actually using that would be super neat. I’ve also never been to France or Portland. New places excite me so I hope I actually can go there someday. I’m going to Vegas tomorrow so that should be fun c:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love reading in my hammock in the sun with a glass of lemonade. The perfect summer reads make this even more enjoyable. I’ve never actually read any of the books in the giveaway, so I’m very much intrigued.
    Larissa recently posted…Review: To All of the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before by Jenny Han

    • Wendy Darling

      GRANDIOSE. Yes. You might say that. :D (Now I’m wondering if I am teasing this thing too much, hah. But I refuse to believe it! It is as awesome as I say!)

      I would love to be able to travel more often–I used to go abroad every summer as a teenager, but it’s been ages since I did that regularly, apart from our trip to Australia a year or so ago. YOU ladies are quite the travelers, too! You and Celine both in Italy, Mel in Asia, and now Vegas and possibly France as well! Hope you have a good time in Sin City. Don’t tell anyone, but Kate and I will probably be there for ALA next month as well. :)

  31. Jennifer

    I’m really excited about checking out What I Thought Was True. Keep up the great work here; I love reading all your guys’ reviews!

  32. Michelle Lee

    I’ve been looking forward to reading these books and I’ve heard many people saying they enjoyed reading it! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

    • Wendy Darling

      These titles are getting good buzz, aren’t they? I hope you get a chance to read them soon, one way or another!

  33. S. G.

    Contemporaries and summer? It’s to good to be true! :) Thank you guys so much for hosting this giveaway!

    • Wendy Darling

      Sure thing! Glad you were able to enter the giveaway. We’re chatting about some of our favorite summer reads next month on the blog as well.

    • Wendy Darling

      I love those kinds of daydreams. *sigh* Remember what it was like to be young and have nothing much you had to do during the summer? I guess I’m thinking more of grade school, because I had jobs as a teenager, but still. You’re right, the promise of romance and exciting outings are always there.

    • Wendy Darling

      Aw, it’s so sad K is leaving, but I’m hoping we’ll still get to see her online from time to time. Always sad when a good reviewer hangs up her hat.

    • Wendy Darling

      I love it when we get a bunch of summery-themed books–this year there seem to be a good number of choices to take on vacation!

  34. Heather King

    This wonderful post has me so excited for summer! I’ve heard great things about these books and they are all on my wish list. Paris! How amazing! I would love to get back there! (No exotic vacation for me this summer. Luckily, I will be in Nashville for UtopYA this June because who doesn’t love a great book convention? Lol:) Have a fabulous summer, ladies! We will miss you, K.;)

    • Wendy Darling

      Oh, I’m sticking to the US this year too, so we’ll hold down the U.S. fort, Heather. ;) Now I have to look up this UtopYA convention, though–I’ve never even heard of it! It sounds promising, though.

      And thank you, hope you have a great time at that convention, too!

  35. jpetroroy

    After such a long winter, it’d be so wonderful to curl up with books like these. I’ve heard such good things about Fitzpatrick’s books.

    • Wendy Darling

      Oh, YOU’RE the other human who hasn’t read MY LEFT NEXT DOOR yet! I thought I was the only one, hah. We will both have to rectify that soon.

  36. Vivien

    GAH I want to go to Paris again. It’s absolutely stunning! Actually, right now I’d love to go on any trip. Road trips are fun!!!!
    I’m definitely looking forward to this uber secret project!!
    Summer titles really are some of my favorites to read. They suck you in and make you want to be apart of their world!! Plus, they’re all contemporary, which has been one of my favorite genres lately. I’ve been finding a lot of enjoyment there. What I Thought Was True is the one I’m most looking forward to reading.
    So bummed that K will be leaving you guys, but I absolutely loved her time while she was here!!!

    Thanks again ladies. You are inspiring :D

    • Wendy Darling

      I haven’t been to Paris since I was eighteen. EIGHTEEN. That is way too long, and I feel like I’ll appreciate it so much more now as a fully fledged (well, practically :D ) adult.

      I actually love road trips, too. That’s our thing now, since Mr. Darling’s birthday and my birthday are both in April, we decided last year that we’d stop buying dumb gifts and go on a road trip/mini vacation each spring. So far we’re really enjoying ourselves.

      Contemporaries are so great to read between all the scifi and dystopians and PNRs, aren’t they? They’re like a breath of fresh air. I hope you get your hands on these soon, one way or another.

      I’m sad K is leaving us too, but we wish her well and hopefully will still see her around from time to time.

      Thanks for stopping by, Vivien! I can’t wait to share this sekret project with you guys!

  37. Ashley Cavell

    Wow, so many exciting happenings! Congrats on the new job! Such a great box full of summer fun. Sad to say that I have never heard of these, but that’s what I love about your blog. Introducing me to new things as well as reminding me of things I love – like A Wrinkle in Time. Very excited about the discussion at the end of the month.

    Happy almost summer!
    Ashley Cavell recently posted…A Mate’s (Weak) Bite

    • Wendy Darling

      Aw, thanks Ashley! We’re just returning the favor, we hear of so many awesome books from our blogging friends, too. I’m happy to hear you’ll be joining us for A WRINKLE IN TIME–I’m hoping to start it next week, so maybe I’ll see you around on the #tmgreadalong Twitter hashtag before the end of the month!

  38. Amanda

    I am dying to read the Nantucket books — I have heard such good things! This is a fabulous giveaway — I’d love a new stack of books for summer!

  39. Carina Olsen

    Trips? I AM JEALOUS. Sick and tired of being at home all the time, lol :) ACK! So jealous of Kim going to BEA. Norway is too far away. Wishing I could go there so bad. <3 Have fun Kim :D And Kate! PARIS! I am so jealous. Hope you are having an amazing time :) And Wendy. So excited to read more about what you did in Portland. <3 Wishing I could visit all the places. Agh. I'll miss you K! Hope you'll be happy with non-blogging as well, hih :)

    Pfff. Behind on blog comments. I love how often you comment on my blog, Wendy. <3 You are the best! Thank you. <3 :)

    Secret project with authors? JEALOUS. I cannot wait to know more about it :D June is so far away, though.. Also, thank you for the giveaway. <3 (Despite the fact that I can't enter, since I live in Norway, lol :D But you are awesome for giving away books. <3)
    Carina Olsen recently posted…Review: Blackbird by Anna Carey

    • Wendy Darling

      Isn’t it wonderful Kate is in Paris?! I’m excited for her, and I’m excited for Kim’s BEA outing as well. My little Portland adventure is modest in comparison, but I enjoyed it IMMENSELY.

      Hah, I’ve been a terrible blogging friend. I got around a little bit this week, but I’m very behind and I feel awful about it. Thank you for being such a good friend to us here all the same, even when we’re quieter than usual.

      You will loooove our secret project. :D That is a promise.

    • Wendy Darling

      I’ve missed visiting you and getting my weekly dose of half-naked men! I just had some family stuff pop up as well, this spring is really kicking our butts. May/June is busy for all of us, too, what with BEA and ALA and all kinds of other stuff going on.

      I’m SO happy you and Kim will get to meet, though! Two of my favorite people. :)

    • Wendy Darling

      Oh yes, last winter was tough on pretty much everybody except us here in California. This summer will feel well earned!

    • Wendy Darling

      I always forget you guys have the opposite weather from us in Australia! But but but–maybe summer books will transport you, even if it’s cold outside? Do you get snow where you are? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen photos of winter in Australia, it’s always sun and koalas in all the travel brochures.

      CAIT YOU WILL LOVE OUR SECRET PROJECT. I guarantee it. I am antsy because I wanna share it nooooow.

  40. Brenda

    Sounds like you all have been very busy. The Podcast was fun to listen to, I forget who liked Liesel and Po (I think it was Wendy) one of my favorites too. Congrats on the library job, pursuing all the covers when volunteering is my highlight. Hope you enjoy it. I’m looking forward to hear more about the secret project in June too. I’m not entering the giveaway, I have a few MG’s to finish and I’m working on my review of A Wrinkle in Time to get ready for the discussion.

    • Wendy Darling

      So, so busy, Brenda–I haven’t even had time to catch up on our Anne discussion or to visit everyone who posted Anne reviews yet, either. But I will, I promise! I enjoyed hearing what everyone had to say so much.

      I’m excited for WRINKLE as well–also a bit nervous, since I haven’t read it since I was a teenager. It’s one of Kate’s favorites, though, so hopefully our discussion will be fun.

      And yes, the L&P lover is me! That was my favorite book the year it came out. Thanks for listening to the podcast as well, I’m glad you enjoyed our giggly book discussion. He was a really great interviewer, so warm and engaging, which always helps.

    • Wendy Darling

      I really enjoyed reading ONE SUMMER–the artwork is really awesome. It’d been awhile since I read a graphic novel, but this one was a breeze to flip through.

    • Wendy Darling

      III know, I feel like summery YA needs its own subgenre. I have a GoodReads shelf devoted to “summery” books, but it should be more of a thing.

  41. Brittany T

    These look like the perfect summer beach reads I’m so in the mood for some lighty airy fun romance. I also happen to be going to the beach for a week and need to take them with me since the house has no wifi. Primitive yes but illbe fine as long I have my books.
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    • Wendy Darling

      Beach books at the beach are the best thing! I love listening to waves and feeling the sun when your book has the same setting. Have a great time on vacation, Brittany–pack plenty of books!

    • Wendy Darling

      Lighthearted contemporaries are such nice palate cleansers, aren’t they? I like to read them between scifi or dystopians.

  42. kimbacaffeinate

    So sad you are losing a blogger but life does that sometimes. I wish her happy. Ooo working at the local library sounds fun..all those books. Don’t get lost down the isles Kim. I need to listen to your podcast. Kate I want to be in Paris! Looking forward to hearing about Portland Wendy :)
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    • Kim

      I frequently get lost down the aisles, Kimba. Your warning comes too late alas! I come home with piles of books that I have no time read!!! It’s a problem.
      Kim recently posted…Strange Sweet Song: Review

    • Wendy Darling

      We wish K all the best, too! It’s like losing a family member. But we’ve told her we’re coming to see her in Canada if we ever do a Midnight Garden retreat up in Prince Edward Island.

      And bleh, I just need to get my photos sorted out from Portland. It won’t be nearly as exciting as Kate’s post, but the bookishness will make up for it. :)

    • Wendy Darling

      I know, losing K is bittersweet. *sigh* And on top of everything that’s going on, I now have some family stuff I have to deal with over the next few weeks, too, so I don’t know how I’m going to find the time to read or write reviews. And June is so busy, too! I don’t know whether I’m coming or going! Boooo.

      But the blog stuff is good stuff at least (aside from K leaving), so…hopefully you’ll enjoy the content we do produce.

    • Wendy Darling

      So many people rave about MY LEFT NEXT DOOR–I don’t know how I still haven’t gotten around to reading it! It sounds amazing.

  43. Pili

    Awwww, I’m so sorry to hear that K has decided to stop blogging… but sometimes life gets in the way of blogging!
    I cannot wait to hear about Wendy’s adventures in Portland! And I will be looking forward to hear all about Kim’s adventures on BEA!
    Take you time to get everything in order ladies, but I cannot wait to see the June project finally revealed!
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  44. Ann

    I read Nantucket Blue a few months ago and would like to find out what happens to Cricket next! =)

  45. Melinda Christensen

    I have not read any of these but I like the sound of “Nantucket blue and Nantucket Red. Hopefully if I win they will take me away to some beautiful beach. Sigh!

  46. Louise

    Crossing my fingers! I think these’d make great giveaways for the kids in my teen group (after I get the first look, of course).

  47. Jasprit

    Oh that’s so sad that K won’t be blogging anymore, her reviews were absolutely gorgeous, but at least you’ll still be around on Goodreads and Twitter! Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves in beautiful cities, I hope you’re having a great time in Paris Kate! Also I hope you have a great time at BEA Kim!
    Jasprit recently posted…Laini Taylor event recap

  48. Rachel Bostick

    I read My Life Next Door last year and I absolutely loved it. Any summer themed books never fail to catch my attention because I love this time of the year so much. Thanks for the awesome giveaway by the way!

    • Wendy Darling

      Reading outdoors is my FAVORITE thing, so it’s always awesome to find books that have that kind of setting, too–it makes it seem more like you’re actually in the story!

  49. Heidi D

    I read Nantucket Blue last year and liked it quite a bit. I can’t wait to read Nantucket Red. I’m also a huge Huntley Fitzpatrick fan. My Life Next Door is one of my favorite books. I’ll read anything by her.

    This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for sharing. These books have such lovely covers, too.

    • Wendy Darling

      Just about everyone I know loves MLND, so I need to get on reading that one soon! And yeah, the summery covers really put me in the mood for the beach. :)