Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tween Tuesday: Giveaway

Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted here at GreenBeanTeenQueen to highlight great reads for tweens. And this week I have a tween giveaway!!

The Magnificent Twelve: The Call by Michael Grant

About the Book: Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

About the Author: MICHAEL GRANT is nothing like Mack MacAvoy. He travels all over the globe, he has a bit of a sarcastic streak, and he secretly suffers from belonephobia, a fear of needles. Seriously: Do not invite him to a sewing bee. Or a tattoo parlor. Okay, fine, maybe he’s a little like Mack MacAvoy.

Michael is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series and has written a total of 150 books (yes, you read that right: one hundred and fifty). He wrote most of his books with his wife, Katherine Applegate (K.A.), but the action-packed thrillers in the Gone series are all his. As is his newest series, the Magnificent Twelve, in which he delves into his inner (or, some might say, not so inner) child to create Mack, the unlikeliest of heroes. When Michael isn’t busy writing, he likes to travel, stare blankly at the TV, waste hours clicking aimlessly around the internet, listen to rock music and sing along in a nasal voice, complain, and go out to eat.

The book also has an
interactive website that is very cool and worth checking out!

I started reading The Magnificent 12 and it's full of action and humor and I think young tweens will love it!

Want to win a copy?

-Winner must be in the US and have a non PO box shipping address
-Winner must claim the prize within 14 days of contest end date

-Contest ends September 28
-Fill out form below to win

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  1. Great review, fun book! Thanks for doing Tween Tuesday!

  2. Sounds like an interesting series. I haven't heard of it. It does sound very similar to Percy Jackson. I assume it'll draw the same crowd.

    Alison Can Read

  3. I've heard a bit about it and I'm kind of excited to read it! Here's my Tween Tuesday choice.

  4. This looks like an interesting new series! I never got into the Gone series, but this looks much more up my alley. Thanks for hosting the giveaway (and tween Tuesday)!

  5. This looks like an interesting new series for young readers. I'm not much for fantasy myself, but the idea is interesting.

  6. This book has been ALL OVER lately! I definitely need to get my hands on a copy - and then some more copies into the hands of my students! Thanks for helping keep the excitement alive :)


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