Monday, March 30, 2015

Lies I Told Blog Tour! 10 Random Facts about Michelle Zink!!

Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Lies I Told by Michelle Zink!  Michelle was one of the first authors I read that really got me hooked on YA, and I've been a fan ever since! Read on to find out more about her latest book, learn 10 fun facts about her, and enter to win an awesome Lies I Told Prize Pack!

What if, after spending a lifetime deceiving everyone around you, you discovered the biggest lies were the ones you've told yourself?

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.

But it’s all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines' biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught...including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.

Perfect for fans of Ally Carter, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Gail Carriger, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.


Michelle Zink: 10 fabulous facts!

  1. I was born in Northern California and spent most of my adolescence in Southern California.
  2. I’ve lived in eight different states, and until the house I live in now, had never lived in one place longer than three years.
  3. I’m secretly addicted to a game/app called Covet.
  4. The fact that this is a fashion game and I spend 80% of my time working in pajamas is an irony not lost on me.
  5. Cats.
  6. I cry easily in movies (and even commercials) but will fight valiantly to make sure no one sees me doing it.
  7. I’m a bit of a foodie, but I rarely measure anything. This results in recipes with instructions like, “Then you just throw some balsamic in there…”
  8. I’m not a great everyday friend. I forget birthdays and generally just drop off the earth for long periods of time. But if you need me, I’m there.
  9. Prophecy of the Sisters, my first published book, was my fifth complete project (aka Keep Writing).
  10. I’m a huge movie junkie and see at least one movie every Friday with my teenagers. Whoever is with us gets to hear our post-movie analysis. Whether they want to or not. ;)

Michelle Zink is the award-winning author of six published novels and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels and a Booklist Top Ten YA novel. It was also on the Lonestar List, New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, is the recipient of the Best Villain Award from the Teen Read Awards, an award won in competition with Lord Voldemort. Michelle’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and published in over twenty countries. She lives in New York in an old converted barn with too many teenagers and too many cats.


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Michelle has put together a fantastic prize pack for each tour stop, including a signed finished copy of  the book, a peacock pocket mirror, and a bookmark!! UM...can I enter my own contest??? hehe...
•Open to US/CAN mailing addresses
•Ends 4/13/15

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  1. I'm so excited for this story! The synopsis is so juicy and I can't wait to see where the story goes :D

  2. I can't wait to read this book! Sounds like a great thriller!

  3. I've read a previous book by Michelle and really enjoyed it so will definitely be keeping my eye out for this one! Sounds rather intriguing.

  4. Liz @ Planet PrintMarch 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Really looking forward to reading this book! And it was great to find out more about Michelle as well, I'd love to watch a movie every week! Though no-one likes to join in with my post-movie analysis :P.

  5. I am excited for this book! I love heist stories like Ally Carter's books! Those were so fun! Something always goes wrong when a male crush is involved! It's sounds really fun!

  6. I love the facts. Especially #5. Lol.

    I have yet to read a Zink book, which is crazy, since I own, like, 2 of her books. Lies I Told sounds super intriguing...maybe I'll read this one and it'll trigger my reading of the other two!

    P.S. Becky, your blog is the cutest. I'm a new follower :)

  7. The summary had me very excited to read this. It sounded unique and grabbed my attention. Thank you for the giveaway. Congrats to Michelle on the book.

  8. Gorgeous post Becky :D Love this guest post by Michelle. <3 So awesome. I haven't read any books by her yet, but I'm curious :) This one do sound pretty amazing ;p Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3

  9. Super excited to read lies I Told! Thank you

  10. ooh. I like the story, it sounds interesting.

  11. If this is anything like Ally Carter's Heist Society I'm in!

  12. Fun post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I somehow hadn't read the synopsis for this, but it sounds awesome! I love heisty books! I so love that one of the facts is simply "Cats." :)

  14. I'm so excited for this book! The synopsis is great and I love the cover!

  15. I am really excited to read this book. It sounds so good!

  16. super excited! Can't wait.

  17. Missy Brown TeelApril 6, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    I love Michelle, and I really love her books! I cannot wait for this book to come in my mail tomorrow!

  18. I can't wait to read this ! Love Michelle Zink :)

  19. I am really excited, can't wait!!! Love Michelle's writing!!