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crossed trailer & yalsa top ten & more big news

Awesome news! The official trailer for CROSSED is up, exclusively at ew.com. I am dying to know what you guys think. This trailer is beautifully done and I love it–and I think it’s the perfect transition from MATCHED to CROSSED.

I also have some truly unbelievable news. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten Books. This award means the world to me because MATCHED was nominated by teens, voted for by teens, and ultimately selected by teens across the country as one of their Top Ten favorite titles. As a former high school English teacher, I can’t imagine a more awesome honor than this. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the teens who nominated and voted for MATCHED. I am very grateful and thrilled.

UPDATED 10/28: I have just heard from my publisher that there will NOT be early copies of CROSSED available at the Barnes and Noble event. Still waiting for confirmation on the Book Festival. I am SO sorry/bummed about this. But I will sign any and all copies of MATCHED and also bookplates for you to put inside of CROSSED when it does come out. I also have some fun news for those of you who live in the southern Utah area. I’m presenting at the St. George Book Festival on October 29th and doing a signing afterwards at the Festival, and then again a bit later at Barnes and Noble. But here is the really fun part: I have confirmed with Penguin that they will ship CROSSED a few days early to those two events. So if you come, you can get CROSSED before its release date. This is so exciting for me because I’m from southern Utah and because the Outer Provinces are based on that area, so it’s really fun to talk about the book and see it go out into the world right from where it began, so to speak. More info on these events here and here. (If you click on the second link you’ll have to scroll down in the left sidebar for info on where/when I’ll be presenting.)

We are getting closer and closer–less than two weeks left now! Woo hoo!

+ comments (18)
  • Katie
    October 18, 2011

    I finished my ARC of Crossed over the weekend. Ally, it is SO GOOD. How much longer do I have to wait for the third book? 😉

  • MochaღLatte
    October 18, 2011

  • Jaime
    October 18, 2011

    Wow, ,just wow! I got chills just watching it 🙂 I especially liked the voice over with the poem. Awesome! Can’t. Wait. For. Crossed.

  • christinamm43
    October 18, 2011

    I usually don’t get to excited about book trailers but I looooooved the Crossed trailer! Prob because I loved Matched so much. I cant wait to read Crossed, I pre-ordered my copy yesterday from BN.

  • KayeleenHamblin
    October 18, 2011

    Yay! That’s super exciting!

    Now I need to figure out a way to get to St. George next Saturday!

  • Jenni Elyse
    October 18, 2011

    That’s so awesome! Congratulations!

    The trailer is pretty cool. I like who they cast as Cassia and Xander. Not sure about Ky, lol. But then again, I don’t think anyone could live up to my expectations of Ky.

  • Shari
    October 18, 2011

    Oh why, oh why don’t I live in St. George? Congratus, Ally!!! 🙂

  • Barmy_Bex
    October 18, 2011

    OMG that trailer is soo good, I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. I’m counting down the days. *excited squeal*

    Congrats on the top 10 list – you deserve it.

  • JoshuaWeber
    October 18, 2011

    SOOOOO AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for Crossed and the Matched movie!!

  • Enna Isilee
    October 18, 2011

    THAT WAS AMAZING! I didn’t think I would like it (I rarely like book trailers for the books I love) but that was AMAZING! One more time: AMAZING.

  • Audra
    October 18, 2011

    Ally! That trailer is so perfect! I love the timing of the poem to the actions on the screen, plus seeing the world come to live- the brown plainclothes, the technology, LOVE IT!

  • Jaylene
    October 18, 2011

    MATCHED is amazing! I love it. And there’s going to be a movie for it too? Wow! I am thrilled! To be honest, I believe the movie would never be as good as how the book was. I am super excited to read book 2 and hoping for book 3 to hurry up and come out! I love your books <3

  • OMG!! I cant watch it and Im dying sniff! I want to put it on my blog and is not on youtube! Im dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need Crossed now!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

  • Okie
    October 19, 2011

    Very cool! I enjoyed Matched and am eagerly awaiting finding out what happens next. 🙂

    I must not have been paying attention…I didn’t realize the film rights had been picked up. Congratulations. That’s way cool.

  • Ali
    October 19, 2011

    That’s so exciting. Congrats!

  • Liz Brown
    October 20, 2011

    Wow! I got goosebumps watching that trailer! So excited for Crossed!

  • JessicaLillis
    October 20, 2011

    My Kindle is all fired up and ready!!! Re-reading MATCHED now and your words are even more beautiful the second time around. You are a gifted writer.

  • ♠Jemily♠
    October 21, 2011

    Hello, Ally! I’m Judith, and I’m from Barcelona, Spain. I’m very very disaster of speak english! ^-^’
    Just wanted to say I loved the book, Matched (says in Spanish “Juntos”, which means “Together”), and I am looking forward to the second part!
    Encouragement and many kisses and hugs and hugs and kisses! XD


    (ah, and I’m eleven years old -born in 2000-!)

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