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breathless reads 2012 tour

Due to the exciting news mentioned in this post, I am spending a lot of this spring at home. While there is no place I would rather be, it also means I’m in the mood for some armchair traveling and vicarious living.

Luckily for me, Penguin Teen is having the Breathless Reads 2012 Tour (I was a participant in the Breathless Reads 2011 Tour and had a wonderful time). You can find more information on where and when the Breathless Reads 2012 events will take place here. And a digital sampler of all the Breathless Reads titles (including MATCHED!) here.

Check out the tour info and see if they are coming to a city near you! But even if not, never fear. You can armchair travel with me here on the blog.

For the next couple of weeks, I’ll have guest posts by authors Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, Marie Lu, and Jessica Spotswood–all fellow Penguin Teen authors who are on the tour this year. Because the tour last year took us to one another’s hometowns, I thought that, for our armchair travels, I would ask the authors to select their favorite place and take us on a “tour” during the interview. (I also had this idea because of how much fun I had going on a virtual road trip with Rob Wells during the CROSSED blog tour this past November.)

So,come back to read about these authors and their favorite places. And guess what? Penguin Teen has graciously offered to let me give away copies of these authors’ books, and also some Breathless Reads posters!

The first interview/giveaway will be tomorrow, with Marie Lu, the author of LEGEND. See you then! (And I hope your Valentine’s Day is wonderful!)




+ comments (7)
  • Rosalyn
    February 14, 2012

    I just finished reading Legend last night! I’ll definitely have to check back for the interview.



  • Nadine
    February 14, 2012

    THis is such a wonderful plan! I’ve never heard of the Breathless Reads tour, but this seems right up my alley! Looking forward to the interviews and paper adventures. πŸ™‚



  • Ali
    February 14, 2012

    These all look like great books I’ve heard a lot about and will have to read when I get the ones I already have on my shelf done!



  • Ashley
    February 14, 2012

    First I want to say congrats on the baby girl!!! That is so cool & so much fun!! As far as the adoption thing I think it’s great and hope to be an adoptive parent myself in the near-ish future! So I was wondering when the next book in the Matched series will come out or if the release of another book is not even on the map at this time due to your new bundle of joy. I really enjoy this series although I have to say that Crossed is my face so far, and I hope that the so try continues soon…preferably with more action scenes. πŸ™‚ Thanks!



  • Susan Morgan Jones
    February 15, 2012

    Hi Ally,
    Just to let you know that Matched has been shortlisted for the Wandsworth ( London, UK ) schools FAB award. Students in secondary schools have gathered together to vote for the best teenage fiction of 2011 and you are in the Top 6! We will have our awards event on March 22nd 2012 and I will let you know the result πŸ™‚
    We so wish that the Breathless tour was in the UK as our students would love to meet you and hope that you will visit soon. Best Wishes from your avid readers in Wandsworth.
    Susan, co-ordinator, FAB AWARD πŸ™‚



  • Jen
    February 16, 2012

    I was sad that I wasn’t able to make it out to Andersons yesterday for the tour but I’m so glad you are doing the armchair travel!!



  • Ronni
    February 17, 2012

    While I am sad that I had to miss the Chicago stop, I am not sad for WHY. (I was at Disney World.) Seems like a great bunch of authors though. πŸ™‚




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