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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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The Planet Thieves: Tour Stop & Giveaway!

The Planet Thieves: Tour Stop & Giveaway!

Today, we’re pleased to be kicking off the official blog tour for The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos! As a big fan of the author’s False Memory, I was very eager to read his first middle grade sci fi adventure, which follows a 13-year-old cadet named Mason Stark, who is aboard the space ship Egypt when it’s attacked by an alien race called the Tremist.When the ship’s captain is killed, and with most of the crew out of commission, Mason must find a way to rescue the survivors–and to find out why the aliens attacked in the first place. This book is described as “Star Trek meets Rick Riordan,” and I can tell you that the first reference at least is dead-on. From the language to the situational danger to the physical setting and items, Trek fans will find that this world seems like one they’ve visited before. While some… Read more »

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Q & A with Dan Krokos

Q & A with Dan Krokos

It’s always great to find new male YA authors, particularly those who create strong, thinking heroines. If you’re a fan of science fiction thrillers, False Memory will definitely take you on an exciting ride full unexpected twists and turns. Author Dan Krokos chats with us today about his impressive debut, as well as the sometimes-bumpy road that new authors have to face in today’s world of social media.     About False Memory TMG: Hi Dan, congratulations on your novel. I really enjoyed the fact that the book is such a smart thriller, touching on everything from gene therapy to brain wave manipulation. What was the genesis of this story? How long did it take you to write it? DK: I had the first kernel of the story back when I was writing my third manuscript. It was an urban fantasy about a new kind of magic that gave people… Read more »

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False Memory: review

False Memory: review

False Memoryby Dan Krokos Of the many young adult science fiction novels that have been released recently, False Memory stands out as an extremly fun, solidly entertaining debut. This action-packed, suspenseful story follows Miranda North, a teenage girl who wakes up without any memory of who she is. Before long, she discovers that her unusual ability to release a painful pulse of energy is the reason why she’s being relentlessly pursued…and the reason why her life, as well as the lives of many others, is now in danger. From brain wave manipulation to rogue agents to a tonally genuine romance, this book includes a lot of different elements, and manages to present them all in a surprisingly engaging way. The author understands how to balance tension and levity, as well as how to up the ante both physically and emotionally as the story builds to its climax. It’s rare to find… Read more »

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