Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March First Books: Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

Every Wednesday in March, I’ll be blogging about first books to help celebrate the release of Bridget Zinn’s novel, POISON, which released March 12. Since my book isn’t out yet, I’ll be talking about first books by other authors. I’ll also be giving away books! Tune in each Wednesday to learn about a great book and possibly win your own copy. 

The giveaway has ended. The winner is Jennifer!

This week I'm talking about the middle grade novel, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung.


GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES stars Vincent Wu, the number one fan of Captain Stupendous. In Vincent's world, superheroes actually exist, and Vincent isn't a superhero, he's just a fan. Well not JUST a fan. He's the number one fan! He and his two friends know everything about Captain Stupendous ... except his identity. Vincent is more than just a superhero fan. He's a regular kid with two good friends who has a crush on Polly Winnicott-Lee. Unfortunately, Polly doesn't know Vincent or his friends exist, or at least that's what Vincent thinks. When Captain Stupendous needs help fighting the new super villain, Vincent, his friends, and Polly, have to team up to help him. Will they prevail? Will Professor Mayhem defeat Captain Stupendous and take over the town? Will Vincent and Polly become friends? Will Vincent get up the nerve to ask Polly on a date? Find the answers to these questions and more when you read the book!

This book was hands down my favorite read last year. It's not often that I want to go live in the world of a book, I mean ACTUALLY go live there. I wanted to live in this world, and I totally wanted to be Polly Winnicott-Lee. (Polly is so cool!) If you haven't read this book, what are you waiting for? A superhero, a super villain, three cool geek boys and one awesome girl = a recipe for a great book!

GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES is Mike Jung's first book. He's also in two anthologies, DEAR TEEN ME which came out in 2012, and BREAK THESE RULES, which comes out this year. Pick up his novel or the anthologies at your favorite bookstore or library. Mike is currently writing a new book, and I can't wait to read it! Learn more about the author on his website.


Want to win a copy of this week’s book, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung? Fill out the form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note: This is the first time I'm using Rafflecopter for a giveaway. Not sure if this will work better or worse than drawing names out of a hat. If I do it again next week, it works better, if not, then not.

Speaking of giveaways, the winner of WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN by Jodi Moore is: Rena!


Why am I posting about first books this month? If you're an author or illustrator of books, you know the anticipation of seeing your book in print. You prepare for the day it releases and want to shout about it to the world because you’re so excited! Unfortunately, Bridget Zinn isn’t here to celebrate the release of her first novel, so authors and illustrators are celebrating for her. Learn more about Bridget and her novel POISON on her website. On March 27th, I’ll talk about Bridget’s book and give a copy away to a lucky reader! For Bridget's blog tour schedule, click here. Bridget's book is now out in stores! Find POISON at your favorite bookstore or library. 

Legal Stuff about the giveaway: Void where prohibited. The book, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, was bought by me for the giveaway.

23 comments:

  1. What a great way to celebrate Bridget's book. :)
    GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES sounds like a really fun read!

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    1. It is a fun read! Don't forget to fill out the form if you want to enter to win!

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  2. Good work for the beautiful angel, Bridget.

    And I have an age-appropriate customer for Mike's hilarious book! ('Cause I ain't partin' with mine, girl!)

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    1. Ha! I feel the same way about my copy :)

      Don't forget to fill out the form if you want to enter to win!

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  3. I've been meaning to pick this up for ages, it looks super fun. :D

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    1. It is super fun :) Thanks for entering!

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  4. I am so excited to read both of these books! Thanks for the great post!

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  5. What a great contest! I like Rafflecopter because it's easy to use. I already have the book but I'll tweet the contest for you!

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    1. It's my first time using Rafflecopter. Happy to hear you used it and like it. Thanks for tweeting the contest!

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  6. Wow, what a great idea! I have a 10yo who I know would love this! (And if I don't win, will get it anyway.) Thanks for first-book love in the spirit of Bridget's debut!

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    1. Thanks for entering, Jennifer! I hope the 10yr old you know loves the book!

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  7. I love rafflecopter and will never go back! I also love Mike's book and so did my boys!!!! Hoping to win a copy for their elementary school!

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    1. Another vote for Rafflecopter and for loving Mike's book. Yay! Thanks for entering, Kim!

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  8. I need to order a copy of this for my school library, since it was so much fun! Thanks for running the giveaway.

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    1. I hope the kids at your school love the book!

      Don't forget to fill out the form if you want to enter the giveaway!

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  9. I have a copy of the book (although I haven't read it yet - my husband is reading it now, and it will be my turn soon), so if I win, I'll donate this copy to the school library :)

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    1. Oh, and I'm following your blog via email now. I think I was following via GFC before, but I've never really figured out how to use that effectively, so I added the email follow :)

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    2. Thanks for entering and following and tweeting, Veronica! :)

      Don't forget to fill out the form to enter the giveaway!

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  10. I loved this book, too! And would love to have a copy to share with my eight-year-old, who can't quite read it to himself yet.

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    1. I hope your eight-year-old loves the book too! Thanks for entering :)

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  11. Woo-hoo! So excited! (And so is the 10 year old!!!) Thanks so much! :)

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