03 October 2016

{Giveaway} The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

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By Jade Chang
Release: October 4, 2016

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together

Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.

Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

· One of Entertainment Weekly's Most Anticipated Titles of 2016

· A Fall 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

· A Publishers Lunch Fall 16 Buzz Book

· A The Millions Most Anticipated Book

· One of Library Journal’s “Five Big Debuts” for Fall 16

27 September 2016

{25 Things About} Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless

By: Me My Shelf And I | 27 September 2016 at 9:52 AM | | | | | | 1 Comment so far


I couldn't be happier to be on the tour for Kami Garcia’s THE LOVELY RECKLESS. Aside from being given the opportunity to read the book early, I was also able to conduct one of my favorite kind of interviews with Kami. It’s something you used to see a lot on MMSAI, and now I reserve  for special occasions – like this one!

While you are here, be sure to check out the AMAZING Pre-Order Giveaway opportunity at the bottom of the page! Thanks for stopping in, and remember to chat away in the comments for Kami to see!

About The Book


Kami Garcia
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 384

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption…

Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad―an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him . . . and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.

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Praise For The Lovely Reckless

"Kami Garcia turns up the heat with The Lovely Reckless! The Fast and the Furious meets Romeo and Juliet, with a romance guaranteed to get your pulse racing.” ―Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

"The Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" ―Anna Todd, Internet Sensation & New York Times Bestselling Author of the After Series

The Lovely Reckless has everything I hope for in a book. Packed with the perfect blend of suspense, drama, romance, and heart, Kami Garcia has truly topped herself.” ―Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of November 9

“A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself―all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” ―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series 

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{Giveaway + Book Birthday} The Fever Code by James Dashner


Can you believe it – it’s finally here?! I know you are as excited as I am to read THE FEVER CODE by the amazing James Dashner.

Today is THE FEVER CODE’s book birthday (as if I have to remind you of that) but the presents are for you! Do you want a finished copy of THE FEVER CODE?  Well, it just so happens that’s exactly what I and my friends over at Delacote have for you!!


One Winner will get a finished copy of THE FEVER CODE by James Dashner
Must be 13+ to enter | Ships in US only.

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About The Book


The Maze Runner 0.6
Author: James Dashner
Pages: 304
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Once there was a world’s end.

The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.

Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.

Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.

The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.

Now there are secrets.

There are lies.

And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.

This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.

All will be revealed.

A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming.


*image at top of post, credit to Hypable

23 September 2016

{Movie Review} The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today

By: Me My Shelf And I | 23 September 2016 at 11:46 AM | 2 Comments so far

Our Review
The MMSAI Kids have come to realize that when a package arrives it’s usually filled with awesome goodies they get to help me review. Early last week when this amazing treasure chest arrived from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Tiny MMSAI Spawn was super excited.


I barely got the package open before she was ripping items out and squealing with happiness, immediately donning the eye patch and the princess crown and asking 567,987 times in five minutes if she could watch the movie.

I’d like to point out that in order to get this photo of the kit all together I had to bribe the Tiny MMSAI Spawn and nearly lost a few fingers. I just want to make sure everyone understands the danger in blogging.

Tiny MMSAI Spawn is a big princess fan, and an even bigger music fan which makes THE SWAN PRINCESS: PRINCESS TOMORROW, PIRATE TODAY an all around perfect fit for her. Aside from the adorable tale of Princess Alise, bored of her family traditions and wanting some adventure in her young life, there’s bonus Sing-A-Long material! A Sing-A-Long people, who doesn’t love those?!

For once Tiny MMSAI Spawn sat quietly and watched, wearing her Pirate/Princess gear and using her adorable design your own telescope.

The MMSAI family will definitely be looking into the other SWAN PRINCESS movies in the franchise.



About The Movie

With her parents away for the summer, fun-loving, young Princess Alise must spend her time with Queen Uberta, training to be the perfect, proper royal...But what she really wants is to become a swashbuckling pirate! Princess Alise sets sail with Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob the frog and Speed the turtle on a bold, high seas journey filled with amazing adventure, danger and discovery. After a shipwreck leaves the brave crew stranded on a wild, mysterious island, they meet Lucas, a young boy who has been living in seclusion. Now the faithful friends must work together to escape the island and the ferociously hungry creatures that dwell there.

22 September 2016

{Spotlight} Kook by Christopher Vick

By: Me My Shelf And I | 22 September 2016 at 7:58 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!

KOOK tackles controversial issues in YA.

KOOK came out in the UK earlier this year, and was chosen by the Guardian  as their “Teen Book Club Read.” Author Chirstopher Vick recently wrote an essay, on why we shouldn’t protect teenagers from controversial issues in fiction.


About The Book

A deftly and sparely written love story, KOOK is told by 15-year-old Sam, recently arrived from the big city to a cottage by the sea. The last time he was here was when he was four, when his father drowned in a storm.

Sam knows about physics and weather and how waves form – but none of that can prepare him for what lies in store over the coming months, or for falling in love with Jade, the mixed-up surfer girl next door, and with surfing itself.

But Jade is driven by an obsession: finding and riding a legendary huge wave, pictured in a 1916 postcard, that no one has yet discovered.

As the autumn wears on, the story barrels forward with the force of a deep-water wave, towards a heart-breaking conclusion…

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About The Author

CHRISTOPHER VICK lives in Bath with his family. He works for a whale and dolphin conservation charity, is a graduate of Bath Spa MA program in children’s writing and is a keen surfer. He has been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places around the world to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. And to surf…

19 September 2016

{Movie Giveaway} Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children


From the second I heard that not only was MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN was being made into a movie, but that Tim Burton would be directing, I have been over them moon with excitement!

My friends over at Fox Home Entertainment share my excitement and we want to pass on the opportunity to be among the first to see it in theater!

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in theaters September 30

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson

Directed By: Tim Burton

Rated PG-13

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One (1) winner receives:

· $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters September 30
· Movie Tie-in Book

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