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Monday, November 7, 2016

I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil / Blog Tour: Meet Toile/ Giveaway #ImNotYourManicPixieDreamGirl

Welcome to today's stop in the blog tour for, I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil. I am so thrilled to feature Gretchen's newest release on the blog today. Today's stop features an introduction to Toile, and a GIVEAWAY! First, here's a little bit about the book:


By: Gretchen McNeil
Published by: Balzer & Bray
Released on: October 18th, 2016
Purchase from: Harper CollinsAmazon | B&N
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From acclaimed author Gretchen McNeil comes her first realistic contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger’s The Duff and Morgan Matson’s Since You've Been Gone.

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend Jesse dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win Jesse back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine.


Beautiful and effervescent, Toile Jeffries breezed into Fullerton Hills and seamlessly became part of the inner crowd. There is no ignoring Toile --- Bea found out the hard way when her boyfriend Jesse took notice of the new girl!

Here are some facts about Toile.

-She collects crazy, fashionable hats.
-She moved to California from Hawaii.
-Tennyson is her favorite poet.
-She dislikes math.
-She sings and surfs.

Bea is convinced that something is off about Toile, but is it just her jealousy talking? Find out for yourself!


Enter for a chance to win a copy of I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by sharing your answer to the question in the comments and/or on social media (with these hashtags)

Who is your favorite “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” character from a movie or book — why?



Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, a writer, and a clown. She is also the author of Get Even as well as Ten, which was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and an ALA Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth and was nominated for Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012 by Romantic Times. Gretchen blogs with the Enchanted Inkpot and is a founding member of the vlog group the YARebels.

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Cassandra Clare Returns to Book Con in 2017 #BookCon #TheBookCon

Mark your June 2017 calendars! It was announced last week that Cassandra Clare would be returning to Book Con this year (2017). Also joining her is, Marissa Meyer, Shannon Hale, Danielle Paige, Jenny Han, Dan Brown, and more. Check out the list, which is still being added to, here

Book Con is yearly event takes place at the end of BEA. If you love YA, it is definitely worth checking out. There's always a slew of fabulous YA authors, TV and movie personalities/actors/actresses, and more, who are there. Plus there is so much to do, and fellow readers to connect with. 

Find out more about Book Con 2017, which will be back in NYC, here. Tickets go on sale on NOVEMBER 16th! They will go fast.

Shadowhunter Fan-Art / Mundane Monday #292 #Shadowhunters

Happy Mundane Monday Shadowhunters! It's been awhile since we've shared a fanart post, and there's been a lot of awesome Shadowhunter fan art lately. Check out some of the most recent artwork Cassandra Clare has shared on Tumblr

I've said this many times before, but I think the Shadowhunter fandom some of the most creative fans. I LOVE this fanart, which Cassie shared here. It captures Jace & Clary perfectly. 

”His mouth was hot and dry, his skin burning as she ran her hands up his neck
to cup the sides of his face. She tasted fire and char and blood on his mouth and wondered if he tasted the same thing on her. “Trust me,” she whispered against his lips….”

Okay, it’s been a while, but i’m back with a new fanart from The Mortal Instruments!

Clary & Jace - City of Heavenly Fire
Lovely, I don’t think I’d seen this before…

I can't make a fanart post without featuring my favorite Shadowhunter, WILL! This art was shared by Cassie, here.

“One must always be careful of books,“ said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices
• Digital Inktober n°18 : Will Herondale •

@hannazahir hope you like it ;)

Shadowhunters in the Wild West?! Yes please! Check out what Cassie Clare, and artist Cassandra Jean said about these pics, here:

I suavely asked (shouted) for @cassandraclare to give me some family names of Shadowhunters who would be out in the wild west! (she decided to humor me) 
So meet Rocío, Velez and Crosskill! Hunting down a hellhound on the plains!
I love this alternative universe.

Set #16: Shadowhunter Cowboys
I think one of my favorite ideas about the concept of @cassandraclare‘s Shadowhunters is that they’re all over the world all of the time since the Crusades. I know the books take place in modern America/Victorian England but there are multiple mentions of Shadowhunters from everywhere else. 
And if I can’t have Shadowhunters on horseback in the wild west chasing down rogue werewolves and dozing at campfires, ignoring the summons of the Council and being generally petulant and ornery, then what’s the point! Tell me that was a thing!!  
Ok, yes.

shortest of the western trio.
Specialty: Tracking and Riding
Ingredients: 50% Enthusiasm, 30% Curiosity, 20% Secrets
Horse: Grulla Blanket Appaloosa 
Crosskill // Velez //  Rocío

Be sure to check out Cassie Clare on Tumblr! There is a lot more Shadowhunter fanart featured on Cassie's Tumblr page, here