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Fierce Reads Summer Tour: Interview and Giveaway

Fierce Reads Summer Tour: Interview and Giveaway

The day before Comic-Con last month, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Ann Aguirre, and Anna Banks went to the Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles for a panel, and I got to interview them (in the employee break room) before the panel started. It had been a crazy week for me–I had a lot of work to get done for a project I’ve been working on for over a year, I was leaving the following morning for the convention, I had a bronchial infection (I wasn’t contagious, but I was taking antibiotics, steroids, and that awesome cough syrup with codeine in it)… and Obama was in town.   If you don’t live somewhere where presidents visit for fund raising, it’s hard to understand how badly having them in town can completely destroy the traffic system, but it’s really something. Major streets along his route are completely shut down,… Read more »

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On Revenge: Mortal Danger tour post + giveaway

On Revenge: Mortal Danger tour post + giveaway

We’ve all been wronged. Maybe even grievously wronged. But how many of us seek justice? Mortal Danger is the story of a girl who does just that, and as part of the book’s blog tour, we’re pleased to welcome author Ann Aguirre back to The Midnight Garden as she tells us the best revenge story she’s ever heard.  Fact or fiction? You decide! The Best Revenge Story Ever by Ann Aguirre I have a friend. Let’s call her Lucy. In college, Lucy dated around a lot. At one point, she was dating five guys simultaneously. But they all knew she wasn’t exclusive with anyone, so it wasn’t shady. She had been unpopular in high school, so college was a whole new frontier, where none of the labels carried over. So she was having a blast her freshman year and who could blame her? By her sophomore year, she was tired… Read more »

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Ann Aguirre on the Razorland "Love Triangle" + Giveaway!

Ann Aguirre on the Razorland "Love Triangle" + Giveaway!

  When I first read Enclave, I was fascinated by the grim, often violent post-apocalyptic setting as well as the Freaks that were an ever-present danger. Deuce is a fierce Huntress whose sole purpose is to provide for her people–but some of the attitudes of her society bothered me greatly, and it wasn’t until I read its sequel that I better understood the world she lived in.  With the final book Horde, I came to fully appreciate the boldness of the choices the author made in starting her story where she did, as well as the themes of honor and sacrifice within a brutal and unforgiving war. I also loved the extraordinary tenderness that blossoms between Deuce and Fade, which is tested by terrible circumstances, as well as by Stalker–a hated figure in the first book who evolved into a complicated character who fully comprehends the mistakes he has made…. Read more »

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