Book Blast & Giveaway! Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce Publication date: June 20th 2017 by Walden Pond Press Category: Middle Grade Genre: Adventure, Humor *Purchase links support this blog Award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce returns with another one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe. Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That’s important when you have a grandfather who is constantly forgetting. And it’s even {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark

The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark Publication: May 2nd, 2017 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Adventure, Fantasy *Purchase links support this blog When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year-old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world” where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man. With the aid {Read More}

Excerpt & Giveaway! Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb

Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb Publication: November 1st 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Historical *Purchase links support this blog Return to the magic of Burnett’s classic tale with a brand-new character as she discovers a very secret garden. It’s 1939, and the occupants of the Craven Home for Orphaned Children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall, a fancy manor in the English countryside, to escape the Blitz. Emmie would hardly call the orphanage “home,” but {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Curse of the Boggin by DJ MacHale

Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale Series: The Library #1 Publication: September 6th 2016 By: Random House Books for Young Readers Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts *Purchase links support this blog Enter the Library, where no one knows how the stories end . . . and finding out will be terrifying. There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories—stories that ended too soon. It’s a place {Read More}

Excerpt & Giveaway! McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant

McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant Publication: October 11th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog It’s 1936, and nearly twelve-year-old JAMES ELLIOTT is a bellhop at McGrave’s Hotel, there a year since the night his parents died while on a spy mission into Nazi Germany. JAMES craves a goodbye message from his parents, but is distracted by troublesome guests who require his help. Assistance with locating a missing and priceless mummy, wrangling mutant spiders, and attaching {Read More}

#16DABash I am Drums by Mike Grosso

I am Drums by Mike Grosso Publication: September 6th 2016 by Clarion Books Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Music *Purchase links support this blog Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn’t know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school’s music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people. But drums sound all the time in Sam’s head, and she’d do {Read More}

#16DABash Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Publication: July 12th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary (Friendship & Social Skills) *Purchase links support this blog A feel-good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body. Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her {Read More}

#16DaBash The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Squee! Another fabulous middle grade book. I love MG! The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti Publication: September 6th 2016 by Mighty Press Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog Eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is never bored. In fact, she has curiosity and adventure in her blood. She spends her time running science experiments, practicing Spanish, and daydreaming about exotic landscapes. But Thelma gets more than she bargained for when a strange woman sells a jewelry {Read More}

#16DABash Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown

I must say that I am DYING to get my hands on a copy of this debut novel by Jennie K Brown! I love when I discover an author who has totally original ideas and knows how to execute them. Don’t disappoint me now, Jennie. 😉 Ok, let me show you what I’m babbling on about…. Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown Series: Nova Kids #1 Publication: September 13th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic *Purchase {Read More}

Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy #zOctober2015

Welcome to the 3rd annual zOctober event hosted here on My Book Addiction! I’m super thrilled to have so many fabulous authors on the blog, as well as so many incredible fans stopping by to see what’s new in the zombie world. Thank you to everyone for being here!! Let’s welcome our next author…. Deadly Delicious by K. L. Kincy Publication date: August 6th 2015 by Curiosity Quills Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Zombies *Purchase links support this blog Twelve-year-old {Read More}

UTOPiAcon 2016 – Meet the Official Bloggers!

I must interrupt this awesome zOctober day to bring you an equally awesome post about… well, ME! Lol… and the rest of the UTOPiAcon bloggers! Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about the bloggers that bring you ALL the information about UTOPiAcon! Don’t forget to click the links at the bottom to head on over to the other UTOPiAcon blogs! What you do for work outside of blogging? I am a logistics account manager for Con-way {Read More}

Release Day Giveaway! Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School) by Jen Calonita

Flunked by Jen Calonita Series: Fairy Tale Reform School Publication date: March 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale *Purchase links support this blog Would you send a villain to do a hero’s job? An exciting new twisted fairy tale series from award-winning author Jen Calonita. Full of regret, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia. {Read More}

Book Review: The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski

The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski Series: The Dirt Diary #2 Publication date: July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade (10 – 14) Genre: Contemporary Source: eARC from NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Rachel never thought she’d fight for the right to clean toilets, but she has to save her mom’s business. Nothing can distract her from her mission – except maybe Whit, the cute new guy in cooking class. Then she discovers something about {Read More}

Review: The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann

The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann Publication date: June 3rd, 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog For Grace and her four best friends, magic is just harmless fun—until it’s not… Things have gone wrong for Grace, Jenny, Rachel, Adie, and Una. Very wrong. A freak snowstorm stranded the whole school, the history teacher’s gone bonkers, and their notebook has taken {Read More}

ARC Review: Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Jenna McCarthy and Carolyn Evans

Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Jenna McCarthy and Carolyn Evans Publication date: May 6th 2014 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy Source: eARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog For Maggie Malone every day is Freaky Friday with the help of her very special new boots When Maggie Malone’s Aunt Fi gives her a pair of used, scuffed, plain brown boots for her birthday, she’s less than {Read More}