Meagan Spooner
Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

2017-11-06T11:42:38-05:00

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!
"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

2017-11-06T11:44:34-05:00

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."
One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

2017-11-06T11:48:19-05:00

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!
With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

2017-11-06T12:09:41-05:00

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.
Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

2017-11-06T12:13:28-05:00

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.
Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

2017-11-27T09:17:02-05:00

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.
With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.

Booklist (Starred Review)

2017-11-27T10:01:57-05:00

Booklist (Starred Review)

With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.
This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.

VOYA

2017-11-27T10:05:07-05:00

VOYA

This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.
Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.

VOYA Magazine, starred review

2017-11-27T10:27:43-05:00

VOYA Magazine, starred review

Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.
An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?

Children's Literature

2017-11-27T10:29:04-05:00

Children's Literature

An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.


Marie Lu

2017-11-27T15:17:04-05:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:18:24-05:00

VOYA

Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

In My Mailbox… ARCs! (Or, Meg Scares a UPS Guy)

ARCssssssssss! Yeah, so I actually got them about two weeks ago. But because my cover hadn’t gone live yet, I couldn’t very well show off my BEAUTIFUL galleys without giving away what the cover of SKYLARK looked like. A few friends suggested masking the cover with a fake book jacket, but in the end I just decided to wait. There was plenty of other exciting news to share with you guys, like the new title for my collaborative novel with Amie, THESE BROKEN STARS.

So, without further ado, the story of How I Got My ARCs!

When the package first came in with the ARCs, I was literally out the door on my way to have lunch with some friends. I knew that the ARCs were on their way, and so when I saw the UPS truck I just had this moment of “OH MY GOD, they’re in there.” So I actually ran down the three flights of stairs from my apartment and across the apartment complex and sprinted over to the truck, managed to gasp out my last name, and the UPS guy, being appropriately suspicious of this sweaty, wheezing, random person, was all “ID?” so I had to run back and get my driver’s license and so forth, and by the time I actually had the package in my hands and tore it open, all I could do was sit there on the sidewalk gasping “ohmigodohmigodohmigodohmigod…”

I’m pretty sure the poor UPS guy thought I was having some kind of breakdown, because eventually he came over to ask if I was okay. So I basically told him my life’s story (still gasping, but more from hyperventilation now than sprinting everywhere) and he was all “Oh, that’s exciting!” While secretly thinking, I’m sure, that he needed to be ready to call the nice people with the butterfly nets.

Luckily, I was having lunch with my awesome writer friends Caroline Richmond and Lynn Colt, who, being writers themselves, were very understanding of the fact that I spent much of the lunch in a daze, staring in adoration at my handbag, where I’d tucked a copy after making it from the sidewalk to my car. After reassuring the UPS guy I was in (mostly) full possession of my mental faculties.

Anyway, once I got home from lunch, I ran around taking about ten thousand pictures of my book. It took me over a dozen tries to get a reasonable picture of myself with an ARC, because my smile was SO wide, and SO maniacal, that I seriously looked like I was about to devour someone’s soul. No wonder the poor UPS guy was freaked out.

(Yes, that’s lime-green nail polish. It was right after St. Patrick’s Day, what do you expect?)

Since then I’ve had a little time to get used to being able to hold my book in my hands. Not enough time, though, clearly–because I still get a weird jolt every time I pick it up and realize that that’s my name on the cover. I brought a couple of copies on a ski trip with a bunch of my old high school friends, and they all read it (most in one or two days!) while we were there. It was unbelievably trippy to look up from doing crossword puzzles in the living room of our cabin and see multiple people with their noses buried in MY book. Unbelievably weird.

I’m just thankful that this whole process has so many little milestones. Some are bigger than others, but if they all happened at once, I’m pretty sure our poor writer brains would just explode. There’s the first manuscript request. The first offer of representation. The first editor wanting to see more. The BOOK DEAL. The first time you talk with your editor. The first time someone you don’t even know approaches you about how much they liked your book. Being done with revisions. With line edits. With copy edits. With final pass pages. There’s the first time you hear who your cover designer is, and you frantically look up every cover they’ve ever done and try to picture yours. The first time you SEE YOUR COVER. The first time you’re asked to write a blurb for someone else’s work. Meeting your publicist. Going to conferences.

Holding your book in your hands.

Not gonna lie, guys. It’s pretty cool.

“In My Mailbox” is a feature originally created by Alea over at Pop Culture Junkie, and is now hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. This is not a true IMM, but a (loving!) spoof, given my total excitement over the books that arrived in MY mailbox. 😛

Note: If you are a book blogger, reviewer, bookseller, librarian, etc., and you would like to request an advance reader copy of SKYLARK, please do NOT contact me. Please contact the lovely Elizabeth Dingmann, publicist at Lerner Books. Alternately, you can apply for an e-galley on Net Galley, which may be quicker and easier!

Reminder! There are a ton of ways for you to get your hands on a copy of SKYLARK right now. For one, you can head over to The Story Siren and check out SKYLARK’S cover reveal, and enter to win one of three ARCs! You can also enter my Twitter contest, where all you have to do is retweet the contest and it enters you to win a pre-order of SKYLARK, which is due out Oct. 1. You can ALSO enter Amie’s and my contest to celebrate the new title of our collaborative novel, THESE BROKEN STARS–one of the prizes is a pre-order of any 2012 debut book, including SKYLARK if you so choose!

Plus, keep an eye on the super awesome Pub(lishing) Crawl Blog. There may well be a BRAND NEW opportunity to win an ARC of Skylark next week!

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2 Responses to “In My Mailbox… ARCs! (Or, Meg Scares a UPS Guy)”

  1. Kat Zhang says:

    Omg, Meg. That cover’s even more gorgeous “IRL” than on the screen!! That UPS guy will have a story to tell his kids when you become all famous 😉

  2. Jayjay Atanacio says:

    Now isn’t that a story? I think i’ll faint if this ever happens to me! Skylark looks so SHINY!!! Can’t wait for it 😉

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