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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Twitter Tuesday: Ally Carter's Volume 1 of the Gallagher Girls is Free on iBooks

Just had to post this late-night Twitter Tuesday because the first book in one of our favorite series (Gallagher Girls reviews, GG1/GG2GG3, GG4 and GG5), I'd Tell You That I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You is free on iBooks right now.

Ally knows how to increase the stakes in every single one of the subsequent volumes and she certainly knows how to make your heart beat faster. A lot faster. Tell you what, you might as well get the second book in the series, because there you will meet Zach. And Mundie Moms, you gotta meet Zach.

The final installment of the series, United We Spy will be released on September 17th, and yes, some of us Gallagher Girls are counting down the days!

Our Friends over at @TMI_Colombia Talk About Colombia's Opening Weekend

Our friends over at TMI Colombia sent us information about the opening of City of Bones in their country.

Even with the national strike I’ll go to the pre-premiere

I don´t care if the city collapse or we have a Zombie invasion but I’ll see CoB today

Rain or shine, snow or sleet, with or without the national strike, I’ll be at the Mall for the CoB pre-Premiere

The pre-premiere was in one of the biggest theaters of the city (350 people) and we have some pics of the line thanks to the official account of the movie distributor (@CazadoresCol) and one of the fans Before the movie, the people were extremely worried because of the news. Curfew was imposed on 4 areas of the city and the Shadowhunters didn't know how to go back to their houses. Actually some people couldn't make it for the pre-premiere because of the riots. Some people decided to stay with family or friends and the movie theater was full. Some parents went in with their children and now they want to read the books. The national strikes continues and in some cities the situation is still complicated, but some friends reported that the movie theaters are full, even tough the 1D Movie Premiere was today too ;)
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Hear 'The Midnight Heir' Audio Book and Find Out Who is Reading the 5th Novella!

Hollywood Crush debuted this tidbit of 'The Midnight Heir' audio book. What do you think? They can also tell us who is reading the 5th book! Get ready to squeal...
And then, brace yourself again for the following news: The fifth novella, "Rise of the Hotel Dumort," will be narrated by none other than Stephen Lunsford, who's already known for his acting talents on MTV's very own "Teen Wolf." Who else will whisper in our ears before the "Bane Chronicles" concludes its audiobook extravaganza? When we know, we'll tell you, so keep checking back.

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black, Blog Tour

Hello & Welcome to today's blog tour stop for Holly Black's The Coldest Girl in ColdTown!! This fabulous read that both YA and MG readers alike will love, is out in stores TODAY! I am so thrilled we're able to celebrate Holly's book's release today by interviewing about Aidan, the not so nice character from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. First, here's a little bit about the book: 

By: Holly Black
Published by: Little Brown
Released on: 9/3/13 TODAY
Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Add it to Goodreads

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black

Hi Holly! Welcome back to Mundie Moms. Congratulations today's book release!
Hi, guys!!! Hope you had fun at all the TMI premiere stuff!!!

I did! Thank you so much. It was a blast to there with Cassie. I'm excited to talk to you today about Aidan. How would you describe AIDAN in 5 words or less?
Aidan is selfish, impulsive, kind-hearted, handsome, and not-even-a-little-bit-introspective.

From writing the outline to the story to the final draft, were you ever surprised by Aidan's choices?
I was surprised by the evolution of Aidan's character. I thought that he'd changed in ways that made him honestly villainous, but I didn't realize how much he would hold on to his old self. Aidan's story is kind of tragic, because I don't know that he is going to be very good at being bad and he may have to be to survive.

What's something you've come to admire about your character?
About Aidan? I admire that he's true to himself, through and through. He might apologize for the stuff he's done, but never for the person that he is. He honestly likes himself.

 One of the things we love about your characters, is you make them relatable. You write your characters with flaws and strengths readers can identify with. What do you think feel is one of Aidan's strengths and one of his weaknesses?
Oh, thank you!
I think Aidan's biggest weakness is that he indulges himself, no matter what the consequences of doing so might be down the line. One of Aidan's greatest strengths is that he's not malicious. He fully expects other people to indulge themselves too and doesn't hold any kind of grudge when they manage to get the thing they want at the expense of the thing he wants.

Do you have a favorite Aidan moment or line from your book?
Well, without picking one that's too spoilery, I really love when Tana first sees him after the party at the very beginning of Chapter 3:
Aidan eyes were wide and terrified. He strained against the bungee cords, trying to talk through the tape. Tana couldn't make out the words, but she was pretty sure from the tone that he was begging her to untie him, pleading with her not to leave him. She bet he was regretting that time he'd forgotten her birthday and also the way he'd dumped her via direct message on Twitter and, almost certainly, everything he'd said to her last night. She almost started giggling again, hysteria rising in her throat, but she managed to swallow it down.

What's something we may not understand about Aidan in the book, that you want fans to know about him?
Like a lot of the characters in COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, he has stuff at home, with his family, that he's running away from. He wants something different from what he's grown up with and even though he's not sure how to get it, many of the choices he makes come from a desire to have that different life that he can't quite imagine, but still believes is out there.


Thank you Holly for stopping by and visiting Mundie Moms today! Want to find out more about the book? THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN has already received four (of four) starred reviews! Watch the trailer for it here at and read an excerpt for it on MTV Hollywood Crush

If you're an audiobook fan, check it out here on Soundcloud!
Fans can also pre-order the download via Audible or Downpour!

That's not all! Want to see Holly in person? Check out her list of cities she's coming to this month! YES she's one of our KEYNOTE speakers this year at the Austin Teen Book Festival! I am so excited! Check out here tour dates HERE

Stop back by Mundie Moms in a bit to read my GLOWING review of Holly's newest book.  

The 2nd Installment in The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince Manga is Out Today!

There are a ton of exciting releases today, but this is one Shadowhunter fans have been waiting for! The second installment in The Infernal Devices manga series from Yen Press, CLOCKWORK PRINCE!

You can purchase it at Amazon. Here's a little bit about the book:

Tessa Gray has found friends among the Shadowhunters, supernatural protectors of mankind who possess angelic blood. But Tessa’s new life is threatened when some members of the Clave challenge Charlotte’s leadership and pressure her to resign. If Charlotte is forced out, Tessa will have to leave as well, making her easy prey for the still-at-large Magister! Will and Jem are determined not to let this happen, but sometimes danger comes from where it’s least expected…

Who's picking up there copy?

Cassie Talks to GMA About The Mortal Instruments Series

I absoultely LOVE all the attention Cassie is FINALLY getting for her The Mortal Instruments series. Watch her latest interview which was featured on GMA (Good Morning America).

Cassie, Lily & Jamie Talk TMI Last Month in PA

Check out Cassie, Jamie and Lily's interview during their PA stop for the TMI Movie Mall Tour.

Part 1

 Part 2

Source: TMI Source