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Friday, September 13
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Chaos- Christine O’Neil

I really enjoyed Chaos by Christine O’Neil. The semi-god plot plays well into my love of mythology while the romance was a bit Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy and who doesn’t love that trope?! I like how much time we spent getting to know and engage with the complexities of Maggie. The friendships in this book with Bink and Libby stand out almost as much as the romance with Mac does and I’m grateful for that balance. Love in all its various forms is the glue that holds this story together and it was lovely to stop and think about that for a while. I found Chaos to be a great start to the series, one which leaves open lots of obstacles to overcome and potential danger to avoid. I’m looking forward to reading more of “Magpie” and Mac as soon as possible!

I should also mention that Chaos is one of two books on the Ember tour, so you may want to check out Dark Days from Jus Accardo as well. These are the first books from Entangled Teen’s new imprint, Ember. If this story is any measure, the books we can expect from them will make us burn with wanting more.

A message from Ember: Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we’ve launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it’s name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O’Neil. Read away!” Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs.

Overall: A-

Thanks to InkSlinger PR you can enter to win a gift basket from Jus Accardo or a prize pack from Christine O’Neil using the rafflecopter here!

Don’t forget to order your copy of Chaos here!

About the Author: 

Christine O’Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn’t terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she’s stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn’t reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she’s probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She’s also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja…or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

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Synopsis of Chaos:

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I’m a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I’m stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all
up in my business, I’m about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there’s this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I’m the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he’s got secrets of his own…and they may just kill us both.

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Thursday, September 1
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The Flatiron!  headed here today to get my computer fixed 
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Stephen Wilkes takes NYC from day to night in one frame 

The Flatiron!  headed here today to get my computer fixed 

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Stephen Wilkes takes NYC from day to night in one frame 

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Sunday, December 5
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This picture makes me happy.  <3 The Flatiron Building and Macmillan, even or especially in the snow, I’m not sure which.
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Michael Magill

This picture makes me happy.  <3 The Flatiron Building and Macmillan, even or especially in the snow, I’m not sure which.

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Michael Magill

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Sunday, September 26
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Pentagon Burned 9500 copies of a Macmillan book!

You read it right, the Pentagon held a book burning last week to destroy 9500 copies, the entire first printing of this book on the war.

Check out the link to Gawker for more. 

Tags:   #i read #macmillan #pentagon #book burning


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Friday, April 30
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Tags:   #evil empire, #penguin, #hardcover, #i read, #amazon #macmillan #ebooks



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Monday, February 22
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Tags:   #macmillan #dynamicbooks #medieval manuscripts



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Wednesday, February 3
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Tags:   #amazon #kindle #macmillan #price war #ebooks



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