Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Mindy McGinnis (This Darkness Mine), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Mindy McGinnis (This Darkness Mine)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Mindy, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

Meet Mindy McGinnis!

 

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.

 

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter

 

 

 

Meet This Darkness Mine!

 

Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.

But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well—too well—when she doesn’t know him at all?

Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending the chapter of another: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule, or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac.

Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 

YABC:   What book or books were your go-to choice when you were a teen?

YA as we know it didn't exist when I was a teen, so I went straight from middle grade books to Stephen King. Learned a lot, real fast.

 

YABC:  What do you love most about the YA genre?

What I love most about writing for teens is the constant possibilities. Adults tend to lead somewhat static lives, usually moving in the same schedule and staying within the same social circles. Teenage live is much more volatile, for the good and the bad.

 


YABC:   What 3 YA books would you love to recommend to our readers?

MONDAY'S NOT COMING by Tiffany D. Jackson

ANGER IS A GIFT by Mark Oshiro

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anne Marie McLemore

 

This Darkness Mine

By: Mindy McGinnis

Release Date: October 10th, 2017 

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 

 

 

 

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Kara S on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:53

The cover is crisp and conveys quality content of some kind; the synopsis is highly original and compelling! Thanks for the chance to win! --Kara S

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The cover is crisp and conveys quality content of some kind; the synopsis is highly original and compelling! Thanks for the chance to win! --Kara S
Debra Branigan on Monday, 15 October 2018 17:56

I look forward to reading this book. Your synopsis is very intriguing and I like the mature ideas included. The cover fits the story.

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I look forward to reading this book. Your synopsis is very intriguing and I like the mature ideas included. The cover fits the story.
Tiffany Engler on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:35

I love this cover, I've been looking forward to reading this book for a long time!

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I love this cover, I've been looking forward to reading this book for a long time!
M.A. Briones on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:56

The cover gives a sense of a thriller/ spooky feel and the synopsis is gold!

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The cover gives a sense of a thriller/ spooky feel and the synopsis is gold!
Marisa Fort on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:31

Love the cover! So creative! The synopsis sounds amazing!

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Love the cover! So creative! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Dianna G. on Saturday, 27 October 2018 20:54

I want to get this book for my daughter, who plays clarinet. I think she would really like it. That cover is cool.

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I want to get this book for my daughter, who plays clarinet. I think she would really like it. That cover is cool.
wendy rinebold on Saturday, 03 November 2018 20:24

Very interesting sounding plot. I love this author. The cover is great too.

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Very interesting sounding plot. I love this author. The cover is great too.
Renee Moore on Monday, 05 November 2018 17:51

Very creative cover, love the look. Synopsis sounds great too!

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Very creative cover, love the look. Synopsis sounds great too!
Danielle Hammelef on Monday, 05 November 2018 18:26

The cover reflects the creepy synopsis which promises a thrilling read.

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The cover reflects the creepy synopsis which promises a thrilling read.
Penny Olson on Monday, 05 November 2018 23:30

The cover is creepy and so is the synopsis.

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The cover is creepy and so is the synopsis.

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