So let me set the scene for you. It's pre-BEA in NYC this past May and I'm moderating a panel at the Teen Author Carnival featuring debut authors. Michelle Hodkin is on the panel. She reads an excerpt from MARA DYER. I'm captivated from word one. The voice! The language! The serious hotness of Noah Shaw!!
I immediately knew, out of all the books I picked up at BEA, I was going to read MARA DYER first.
Right after BEA, Daniel and I went to Argentina, and I read MARA DYER on the ferry ride over to Uruguay. This book rocked my world. It's atmospheric, thrilling, believable despite the paranormal happenings, and it features my favorite YA boy of the year: Noah Shaw. (He's up there with Peeta on my all time list, so you know that means something.)
There's a murky scene near the end featuring alligators that caused a bit of twitter uproar a while back that we like to call #gatorgate - and in honor of #gatorgate, I wore my MARA DYER t-shirt to the Nuremburg Zoo and got this photo with a gator. (Actually a caiman ... but shhh don't tell!)
I am so, so excited about getting a copy of the MARA DYER hardcover and rereading the book so I can hang out with Mara (NOAH) again. If you want a chance at winning a free *signed* hardcover, why not join the Mara Madness scavenger hunt? Each blog on the tour (21 stops) has a clue. The clues will be letters that spell out an important line from the book. Even if you haven't read the book you should be able to piece it together! The last day to solve the clue and enter for cool prizes is Sept 30th.
You can find the full tour schedule here. That way you can get all the clues. Once you have the line from the book figured out you can go here to enter the giveaway. And here is my clue: