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.