REACHED Gets a Paperback Release on November 19

The third and final book in Ally Condie’s MATCHED trilogy will soon be available in paperback!

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REACHED will be released in paperback on November 19! You can pre-order your copy now via Amazon at a 40% discount!

To celebrate, Ally Condie will be making her first book tour stop in New Mexico!

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MATCHED: Upcoming Ally Condie Events

Matched author Ally Condie has a couple of great events coming up!

First, she’ll be speaking and signing at the Boise Public Library in Boise, Idaho on August 15th! The event will begin at 2pm and is free to all visitors.

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Ally will also be featured at YALL Fest 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina on November 9th! The event, held annually by fellow authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, is a celebration of Young Adult literature featuring 50 top authors, 25 of which are New York Times Bestsellers (including Ally!)

Most panels are free, however there is a $7 fee to attend the Keynote Speaker event and a $6 fee to see the infamous Author Smackdown challenge. You can buy those tickets here.

Ally Condie’s panels at YALLFEST will not be announced until late October.

News About the 2013 Victory Tour!

Only ten days way form the convention, and its important to make sure that everyone is registered.

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Registration is only $10. Participation includes music listening/discussions, session viewing/participation, authors interviews/Q&A as well as musical viewings.

The series that will be taking part in this convention are The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, and Matched. Authors able to be interviewed are Ally Condie, Lauren Oliver, V. Arrow, and Mark Oshiro. There will also be a period of time where all recored sessions will be available after the live convention.

There will also be some session leader availabilities if you are interested.

Be sure to register in time!

Ally Condie’s First Event of 2013

Ally Condie has taken to Facebook to announce her first event of 2013: She’ll be taking part in the Orem Writes: YA Writers author panel with Rob Wells and Jen Nielsen!

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Here are the details:
Thursday, January 10th
Orem Public Library
Orem, UT
7 p.m.

There will be no formal sale or book signing at the event, but as Ally mentioned in her Facebook comments “…I’m sure if you came up to me with books after I would be unable to say no. 😉 “

Lots of Links from Ally Condie

If you didn’t know, REACHED has been doing increasingly well since being released just about 2 weeks ago. Ally Condie, our awesome author, took to her blog to post some links to articles, reviews, etc. Check them out below!

In case you missed it MTV.com posted the official Reached playlist!

Amazon has named REACHED as one of the best books of 2012 for Kids and Teens. It’s currently #1 on the list!

Entertainment Weekly posted a review of Reached.

“There’s no shame in crying at the end.”

There will also be an interview with Ally in the November 23rd issue of the magazine (the one with Star Wars on the cover).

USA Today featured an article on the series.

 Author Ally Condie says a “casual conversation about marriage” with her husband, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, triggered the most popular series of books for teens since The Hunger Games.

John Green, author of The Fault In Our Stars, mentioned Reached in a tweet and on a Tumblr blog post (Ally mentioned that she’s a fan of his work).

 

Seventeen and Just Jared Jr. both chose REACHED as their book club pick.

We could never imagine our free will being taken away or having our lives pre-planned for us or having arranged marriages come back into style.
-JJJ

Penguin Teen (publisher of the series) did an author spotlight of Ally.

What’s your favorite thing about your book? I like the endings of each of the books in the series. It’s fun to take a character to a specific point in their journey and have that sense of arrival
and also that something new might be on the horizon for them.

Also, just a reminder, Ally is on a book tour for REACHED right now. Check out the schedule here to see if she’ll be in your city soon.

Make sure to check out Ally’s blog posts here for her personal and book-related updates!

Ally Condie Thanks Fans

Ally Condie posted a great Thanksgiving message on her blog along with a lovely photo from her tour stop at Anderson’s in Naperville, Illinois!

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Photo credit: Cayt O’Neal.

I want to thank all of you wonderful readers for your supportive emails, comments, tweets, etc., this past week. They are always great, but this week they’ve been especially supportive, and I am so grateful. Being in the public eye is not an easy thing for me and you make it easier/less scary. You make it possible. I know it is a big investment of time to read a book/series, and I appreciate it more than I can say that you would be willing to give your time to these books and characters.

And for those of you taking the time to post reviews on your blogs, or on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.–that’s an additional amount of time taken, and I am VERY grateful for that too.

Also, word-of-mouth cannot be overestimated–when you take the time to tell someone about a book you love (whether it’s mine or not!) that does the reading community and us as a culture a great deal of good. You’re letting people know that books and stories are worth their time.

THANK YOU.

Thank you for your wonderful stories and inspired writing, Ally! We hope you’re enjoying your book tour!

“ONE MORE WEEK! AND ANOTHER STAR! AND WILLIAM SHATNER”

As promised, we have another new blog post from the wonderful Ally Condie. Just one more week until the release of the much-awaited conclusion to the trilogy, REACHED! This week she gives a briefing on her upcoming Reached tour (see here for dates) and tells us about some starred reviews of REACHED. She also says that she will be revealing the official playlist for REACHED one week after the book’s release (20th November).

If the series is good enough for William Shatner (‘s paper cutout) then it’s good enough for anyone, right? ;)

You can read the starred review by Publisher’s Weekly here and the full review from Kirkus here.

See the entire blog post here and make sure to check out more on Ally’s blog.