Monday, October 15, 2012

The Evolution of Mara Dyer: Madly In Love Blog Tour + Giveaway


I'm beside myself with excitement this morning as today marks the launch of the Madly in Love blog tour celebrating the release of Michelle Hodkin's astoundingly brilliant follow up to last year's The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. The Evolution of Mara Dyer releases on October 23rd (who's been looking forward to that date since they reached the last page of Unbecoming? This girl.) and to ratchet up your anticipation to an unprecedented degree, twelve blogs are going to share a variety of teasers from Evolution, all of which focus on the relationship between the oh-so delicious Noah Shaw and our troubled Mara. In addition to the teasers, each blog will feature a couple questions posed to Michelle to create an ongoing interview week to week, providing even more kindling for your anticipatory fires.

Be sure and visit each participating blog between October 15th and 30th to not only get your Mara and Noah fix, but also for your chance to win a finished copy of the book and some very cool secret swag. The full tour schedule as well as the giveaway details can be found below!

And now I give you your first taste of the Noah and Mara awesomeness that is to come on this tour:

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“Should I go? I asked.

His hand was still on my face, and his touch was impossibly soft. “You should.”
I wasn't about to beg. I broke away from him and reached for the door.

“But don't,” he said, right when I touched it.

INTERVIEW, PART I

In Evolution, as well as the extra scene you posted, we get to see a little of what it’s like inside Noah’s head. What’s your favorite part of writing from his point of view?

His voice is so different from hers; it's more poetic, I think, and more dramatic, too. I like that what he thinks so rarely aligns with what observers (including Mara) think he's thinking. He's surprising. Tricky. That's my favorite thing about him.

If Noah could describe his relationship with Mara using only the title of a piece of fiction, what would that title be?

Noah's answer: Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson (can't help it.)

Mara's answer: Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov

My answer: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie


THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
 
She can’t.
 
She used to think her problems were all in her head.
 
They aren’t.
 
She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
 
She’s wrong.
 
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

More information on Michelle and her books can be found here:

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SCHEDULE

Monday, October 15th - Supernatural Snark
Tuesday, October 16th - Mundie Moms
Wednesday, October 17th - The Book Swarm
Thursday, October 18th - Refracted Light Reviews
Friday, October 19th - Dazzling Reads

Monday, October 22nd - Candace's Book Blog
Tuesday, October 23rd (release day) - Bookish Type Reviews
Wednesday, October 24th - Page Turners
Thursday, October 25th - Pure Imagination
Friday, October 26th - Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, October 29th - Books and Things
Tuesday, October 30th - Alice Marvels

GIVEAWAY

I have one finished copy of The Evolution of Mara Dyer to give away as part of this tour as well as some undisclosed swag made of win. To enter, please just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck everyone!


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63 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for this book! :)

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  2. I LOVED the first book. One of my top books from last year. I was so bummed that they didn't have any ARCs of this at ALA, but then I saw what Michelle had posted about what was missing from the ARC, and I was almost glad I didn't get the ARC. I can't wait to read this book.

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  3. I really should read that first book Strange things going on

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  4. So, SO excited for this! Especially now that I know we'll get to see inside Noah's head a bit. That should be interesting!

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  5. The teaser is fanfu.. I mean brilliant and so good that you have to excuse my french.
    I can't wait to read this book!!! *excited*

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  6. I love that he is more poetic than her--usually it is the other way around. Great interview! Good luck everyone!

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  7. ooh. I love that he's poetic! Really makes reading a book interesting!! Can't wait to start this series!
    = Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  8. Eeee I need this book now! The ending of The Unbecoming was devastating. I can't wait to find out what happens next. Thanks for the teaser & for the giveaway!

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  9. Man, I feel like I'm really missing out. I've yet to read book 1. Must fix that soon!

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  10. I have been dying to read this book. Thanks to all for the awesome giveaway. Julierupert@gmail.com

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  11. So excited for this book. I love the fictional titles that the characters chose. Especially Noah's.

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  12. Dying! Can't wait to get my copy. I have so many questions waiting to be answered.

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  13. This sounds goood. I love the cover. So very striking.

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  14. Everyone loved the first book. I own it, but still haven't read it yet. After I met the author I became very intrigued when she revealed how she got the idea.

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  15. I absolutely can NOT wait until this book is finally released ! The waiting has been torture !!!!

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  16. can't wait to read it!!!

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  17. So excited for this book. Ahhh!

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  18. Mara Dyer is one of my favorite books! Can't wait to read Evolution! Thank you Michelle for creating these wonderful gems!

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  19. I can't wait...can't wait...can't wait to read this book!

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  20. great way to launch a book tour, well done jenny!!!

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  21. Cant wait to read this book, first one was great!

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  22. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

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  23. Seriously! How can we not love Noah!!!!! *sigh* He's awesome and Just love him so sooooooo much!
    Thanks for putting so much afford in this tour, you rock!

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  24. Oh my gosh was an awesome teaser you just shared with us Jenny! It makes me even more eager to pick up the first pick (I know I still can't believe that I have!) I need to meet Noah asap! ;)

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  25. October 23rd can't come fast enough!

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  26. Noah is one of my favorite YA boys ever. EVER!!! I can't wait for more! :)

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  27. This is fun. Thanks for asking me to be a part of it!

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  28. Jenny!!! I need moreee! Gah. It had to end there didn't it. I wonder what happens next. ;)

    I'll definitely be following the tour!

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  29. I am so curious to see where this goes! Great contest!

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  30. I can't wait for this one! Heading over to check out those songs! Super excited!

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  31. I wasn't a huge fan of The Unbecoming... and I don't even remember finishing it, but I did love Noah, so perhaps I'll pick this one up. Awesome post though, Jenny! :D

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  32. Yay! Thank you. :D I have yet to read the first one, but I've heard great things about it. :D

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  33. I am so F*cking excited for this book. Noah...that's all I have to say. I cannot wait!

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  34. I can't wait for this book!!!! I'm sooo excited! :D

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  35. I'm so excited for this book! And inside Noah's head? I can't WAIT!

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  36. I just re-read Unbecoming and now I'm dying for Evolution! More Noah Shaw please!!!!!!

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  37. I just read this book and loved it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The second is better than the first!!

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  38. I still haven't read the first book in this series. I should change that ASAP since I've heard how hot Noah is. Interesting questions, Jenny :)

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  39. I am so freaking excited for this book (and of course Noah)! I love this teaser!

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  40. Love that tour banner! Good luck in the upcoming days.

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  41. Ahhh! The quotation! I am just waiting not ver patiently to read this!

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  42. LOVE Noah, love the quotation, love Mara and Michelle is a genius:)

    Thank you all for this awesome post:)

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  43. Great post and fantastic giveaway! I can't wait to read this book. :D

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  44. Thanks so much! This sounds great

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  45. thanks for a great post and congrats to Michelle on the newest release! I've been dying to read these books :)

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  46. I've heard so much about these books, I really need to start reading them. Thanks for having the giveway!

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  47. Thanks for the little teaser from the book! It sounds so amazing and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for this awesome giveaway - I would love to win!

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  48. I have been waiting for this book since I finished The Unbecoming! I love Mara. And, Noah....*swoon*

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  49. Thanks Michelle for Noah Shaw & this incredible series! Dying until the 23rd!!!

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  50. Great interview! I've heard great things about this book and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  51. Can you believe I've never read my copy of Mara Dyer? I saw her at a book signing. She signed a piece of notebook paper for me to put in my book. But the book is so tantalizing, I'm saving it for...I don't know what. I know it's awesome. I'm not afraid of disappointment. I'm afraid if I read it, I won't have anything else awesome to read until sequels come out. So I'm holding out. And now, the sequel is out. So now I have to decide if I allow myself the pleasure of reading Mara or I hold out? Yes, I do love to torture myself.

    Heather

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  52. So awesome—love the bookish descriptions. I should describe all my relationships with books. Excellent interview Jenny! :)

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  53. I am so excited for this book! I loved the first one and have been dying for the second and cant wait to see what happens! Thanks for the giveaway! gootsie_2004@hotmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I have been wanting to read this series for a while now. It is on my tbr list. tore923@aol.com

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  55. I love the quotes and bits by bits part of the author interview :)

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  56. I love the pieces of fiction Noah chose, those are some great questions!

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  57. I'm really excited for this and thank you so much!

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  58. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share with us. I am really looking forward to this read :)

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  59. I am so excited for this book!!!

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  60. this book is gonna be so awesome!

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