January 22, 2015

"10 Random Things" + Giveaway: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall!
Today I have a "10 Random Things About Me" guest post from Maggie & a giveaway for a hardcover copy of her book!

The Conspiracy of Us
Author: Maggie Hall
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance--perfect for fans of Ally Carter

Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.
To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family--but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with. 

***10 Random Things About Maggie Hall***

  1.  I have at least 50k words of cut material from CONSPIRACY.  (Including some slightly-more-than-PG-13-rated stuff I had to tone down.) ;)
  2. I spent a year from 2014-2015 traveling around the world with my husband. Some of the funniest/most interesting things we did: visit a Cat Cafe in Tokyo (where you pay an entrance fee to play with cats), go on a silent meditation retreat for 5 days in Thailand, march in the gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, get food poisoning for nearly a month straight in China. (Okay, that wasn’t so much funny…)
  3. I was in a sorority in college. (Kappa Alpha Theta!)
  4. I used to work at a bookstore as an events coordinator. 
  5. Even though I travel a ton, I’m scared of flying. 
  6. I love dressing up, and go all out for Halloween and Summerween (Halloween in the summer, which our friends have put on for years) every year. One of my favorite costumes was Vampire Harry and Hermione with my husband. 
  7. I have never broken a bone. (knock on wood…)
  8. For years when I was little (age 2-8 or so) I refused to wear anything but dresses. I think I’m slowly reverting to that now…
  9. I was president of the band in high school. I played the flute. (I wasn’t very good.)
  10. I am always cold. I am wearing a coat and gloves inside my house as I type this. (Fingerless gloves ftw!)
maggiehall*About the Author*
Maggie Hall is a traveling, decorating, champagne-drinking, USC-football-watching YA author. She is currently traveling the world for an indefinite amount of time with her husband, which means right at this moment, she might be on a beach in Thailand, drinking wine in Paris, or anywhere in between.
Her debut novel, a YA international thriller, is coming from Putnam/Penguin in 2015.

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  1. I'm the same with the flying thing! I just really hate the feeling in my stomach when departing and arriving!
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG

  2. Lisa MandinaJanuary 22, 2015

    The fact that she has 50,000 words that were cut from the book left me with my mouth hanging open! That's how many words I barely got done for NaNoWriMo. Wow!!!

  3. I have been reading such positive buzz about this book! Thanks for the great spotlight!

  4. Bethany MacielagJanuary 22, 2015

    cannot wait to read
    great giveaway

  5. Les JohnsonJanuary 22, 2015

    I would love to visit the Cat Café. Sounds like a lot of fun! The book sounds really good. Can't wait to read it!

  6. Robbie BauldreeJanuary 22, 2015

    I enjoyed the 10 things about Maggie Hall. Enjoy life while you can.

  7. Christina_KitJanuary 22, 2015

    Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE how she traveled in real life and how she's into dresses!!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location
    outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much :)

  8. Anita YanceyJanuary 22, 2015

    It sounds like it is packed with action, and I love reading about secret societies. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  9. Enjoyed Maggie's random thought and find Summerween an interesting idea!

  10. Katiria RodriguezJanuary 22, 2015

    Love the 10 random things about the author I heard about this book a couple of weeks ago and I never read a book about secret society before it really peeked my interest and it looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  11. Rachael (The End of the ChapteJanuary 22, 2015

    I've heard of this book, and now that I've read more about it I'm super excited to read it! It sounds so good! Also, I love that you did a random 10 with the author :D I really like learning more about the people behind the books.

  12. Hannah ClarkJanuary 23, 2015

    Book sounds great!! Thanks for the giveaway<3

  13. I keep hearing great things about this book! Excited to read it! By the way, I'm ALWAYS cold too! :)

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!! very excited to be able to read the book. I loved your confessions, My dream is to go to Tokyo someday

  15. I loved reading the ten random things about Maggie Hall! And her book sounds AMAZING :)

  16. Ahhh! I have to visit the Cat Cafe in Toyko! It sounds adorable. Can't wait to read this one!

  17. Lakin HigginsFebruary 01, 2015

    I would love to travel like that, it sounds like she has had a lot of amazing travel experiences! Go flutes - that's what I play too! I'm really excited to read this book:)


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