Monday, November 7, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday -- MAY B. by Caroline Starr Rose

I had something else planned for today, and then Random House surprised me last Wednesday by posting my guest blog post a little earlier than they'd originally scheduled it.  About a month or so ago, they kindly asked me (as a bookseller) to blog about ANY upcoming book in the Random House family I wanted to blog about. And no, I didn't get paid for it!

So for this MMGM, please go to Random Acts of Reading to read my review of MAY B. by Caroline Starr Rose (coming January 10, 2012 from Schwartz & Wade, 9781582463933, $15.99, for ages 8 to 12). 

And in a few weeks, I'll be interviewing Caroline, along with other Apocalypsies!  Stay tuned for that.

Caroline Starr Rose
You can visit Caroline on her website, Caroline by line.  She even has a wonderful new book trailer for MAY B.  Go to this post to see it!

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday is the brainchild of Shannon Whitney Messenger. Other regulars include (but are not limited to):

Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming
Myrna Foster at The Night Writer
Sherrie Petersen at Write About Now 
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles
Brooke Favero at Somewhere in the Middle
Deb Marshall at Just Deb
Barbara Watson at her blog
Anita Laydon Miller at her middle grade blog
Michael G-G at Middle Grade Mafioso
Pam Torres at So I'm Fifty
Ms. Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads
Danika Dinsmore at The Accidental Novelist
Jennifer Rumberger at her blog 
Akoss at Nye Louwon--My Spirit  

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  1. Loved your review. I'm not a fan of books in verse either but am excited to read Caroline's book.

  2. This is one I am really looking forward to reading. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Hi Natalie! And thanks.

    Deb, it's definitely worth reading!

  4. I am excited to read this one! And just slightly jealous that you already have.

  5. I have May B. on my Kindle and can't wait to read it. I plan to do my review + a guest post closer to her release date. :-)

  6. Thanks for the review! I'm looking forward to this one.

  7. You're welcome, Caroline!

    Ah, sorry, Barbara! Hope you get to read it soon.

    Hi Shannon. Sounds like quite a few of us are reviewing MAY B. That's great for Caroline and for the book!

    Hi Myrna. Hope you get to read it soon.

  8. Awww I loved your review.
    I didn't know there are MG books written in verse. Boy! do I have a lot to learn.
    I think I have it on my goodreads but I'm going to make sure I do because your review made it that much more appealing to me. :)

  9. I've never been drawn to novels in prose (although I did read Love That Dog when it first came out, if that counts, and thought it was adorable).

    This is odd b/c I have an MFA in poetry, write poetry, and teach poetry. Perhaps it's just the idea of narrative poetry I'm not drawn to.

    In any case, I've decided to at least give on of these books a try, so I'll make it this one. :-)

  10. Thanks, Akoss!

    Danika, I hope you do give it a try. And how interesting that you're a poet but are not drawn to narrative poetry.

    And, sure, Love That Dog counts!

  11. Oh, I can't wait for this book to come out. I love reading stories set on the early American prairie. Great review!

  12. Can I just say, I heart this cover. HEART it. That's with a capital H. Great review Joanne. I'm excited to read this.

  13. I've heard great things about the book. :D

  14. Hi Jennifer! Less than two months now.

    Haha, Brooke. Yes, it's an excellent cover. I'm so happy for Caroline.

    Hi Stina! And it deserves everything you've heard.

  15. Caroline is one of my fellow Project Mayhemmers and I'm really excited for this book release!

    Off to read your review on the other site.

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