Posts Categorized: amie kaufman

This Shattered World: Meet the Characters + giveaway

This Shattered World: Meet the Characters + giveaway

If you’re a fan of Tarver and Lilac from These Broken Stars, I don’t even know how to explain how much you’re going to love the new characters in This Shattered World! This companion story set in the same universe follows the awesome Jubilee Chase and the guy she absolutely, positively should not get involved with, Flynn Cormac. And, well…you know how that goes. ;) I thought Tarver was going to be hard to live up to, but Flynn’s going to win you over fast–but not as fast as Jubilee does, because she’s kickass from page 1. I have a serious girl crush on her and I’m not afraid to admit it. There is so much to say about how the Starbound universe has deepened and expanded in this second book, but the characters are a great place to introduce you to this fantastic story. To kick off the official… Read more »

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YA Authors Read Snarky Reviews

YA Authors Read Snarky Reviews

Ever read a review that made you cringe because you loved the book so much? Well, imagine how the author feels! As bloggers, we can’t constantly be thinking about how an author will receive critical observation, or we’d be so crippled by the thought that we’d never say anything at all–which is entirely contrary to the spirit of citizen reviewing. BUT. There are times when things get so snarky that you do feel bad for the undoubtedly lovely person who put pen to paper, especially if you’ve gotten to know the author online. While many writers choose not to read their negative reviews (or just aren’t admitting it), the savvy ones who do, learn to put this stuff into context and try not to take it too much to heart. But never let it be said that The Midnight Garden allows its guests to rest upon their laurels! We invited… Read more »

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These Broken Stars Tour Kickoff + giveaway: World-building for the Future

These Broken Stars Tour Kickoff + giveaway: World-building for the Future

Welcome to the official kickoff for the These Broken Stars tour! Our readers know we only host tours for books and authors we are crazy about, and I can tell you that in this case we love both the book (here is Kate’s adoring review) and the authors. I met Amie in person when I was in Australia a year ago, where we bonded over our mutual love of YA scifi and other bookish discussions. Now here’s the thing: I rarely seek out real-life author interactions, particularly before I’ve read the book, because it’s inevitably awkward if I don’t end up liking it. BUT I LOVED IT, you guys. Lilac is that girl you wish you could travel with, because she’s independent and interesting and could fix your spaceship if it’s hit by an asteroid. (Well, maybe not an asteroid, but you know.) And TARVER. Tarver is one of the… Read more »

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These Broken Stars: review

These Broken Stars: review

I’ve heard this book described as Titanic in space, and while I suppose that is technically pretty accurate, it really only applies to the first 10% of the story, at which point the crash occurs.  From then on, it’s about two brilliant young people from opposite backgrounds who have to learn to work together to survive alone, marooned on a strange planet that seems to be haunted by the ghosts of their ship’s dead. Lilac is the only child of the wealthiest man in the universe (Which is, by the way, an amount of money that has no comparison in our world.  She’s not Paris Hilton-level rich; her father runs a corporation that essentially controls what goes on on almost every planet.  And he’s single.)  The two of them have been extremely close (not in a creepy way) since the death of her mother, and he’s taught her a great… Read more »

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These Broken Stars: Blog Tour Sign-Up

These Broken Stars: Blog Tour Sign-Up

We’re pleased to announce we’re going to be hosting the official blog tour for These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner! It’s one of the most hotly anticipated titles of the year, and should definitely be on your radar if you’re a fan of scifi thrillers. This title has already gotten a lot of great reviews, which is hardly surprising considering the exciting massive space crash and the swoonworthy romance. I read the book a few months ago and absolutely loved it, so I’m very excited we’re helping to spread the word about it. Tour Details The tour is slated to begin November 11 with at least 10 stops. Participants will receive a NetGalley widget invite, the opportunity for your readers to win cool giveaways, and exclusive content through guest posts, interviews, etc. This tour is currently open to US/Canadian bloggers, but there is also an Aussie leg… Read more »

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These Broken Stars: Cover Reveal + giveaway!

These Broken Stars: Cover Reveal + giveaway!

If you’re a fan of YA science fiction fan, one of the titles you’re probably looking forward to most this year is These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. We’re so pleased to take part in the official cover release for the book, seen for the very first time right here on The Midnight Garden! Drum roll, please…. Isn’t it pretty? I want to reach out and touch those stars and swish those billowy skirts around myself! Read on for a chance to win an ARC of this hotly anticipated book, along with Meg and Amie’s musings on how they came up with that gorgeous title. Title: These Broken Stars Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Release Date: December 10, 2013 Add the book on Goodreads or reserve your copy on Amazon! ———————————————–— Synopsis: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury… Read more »

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