Books on Our Radar & Giveaway: #MurderFunding by Gretchen McNeil

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on July 31, 2019, in Books On Our Radar, Future releases, Giveaways / 1 Comment

The queen of murder is back with the second book in the #MurderTrending series, #MurderFunding. The #MurderTrending series is a dark comedy that hits a little too close to home after the president (a reality TV star) hands the criminal justice system over to a media entity. Murder and injustice ensue on Treasure Island as swiftly “convicted” inmates are hunted down and extravagantly killed while the public watches.

“#MurderTrending is The Hunger Games for the Trump era… Timely, fast-paced, and satisfyingly brutal. This will fly off the shelves of most YA collections.” —Mischa T, Librarian

Yes, it is as insane as it sounds and we.are.here.for.it. Who doesn’t want to upvote a little murder today? In case you’re only now getting in on the action, there will be a read-a-long in September so stay tuned for details! Check out #MurderFunding and join the Paniacs today!

Oh, and if you want to win a paperback copy of #MurderTrending, join Gretchen, Royal Digital Studios, and I on Instagram!

Preorder your signed copy here


Books on Our Radar & Giveaway: #MurderFunding by Gretchen McNeil

#Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)

by Gretchen McNeil
Published by: Freeform
on August 6, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 336
AmazonIndieBound
Goodreads

WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PANIAC?, the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worry—no one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear . . . uh, right?

Seventeen-year-old Becca Martinello is about to find out. When her perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a strange girl named Stef appears to let Becca know that her deceased mom was none other than one of Alcatraz 2.0’s most popular serial killers—Molly Mauler. Soon, Becca ends up on Who Wants to Be a Painiac? to learn the truth about her mom’s connection to Molly Mauler, but things turn sinister when people are murdered IRL. Will Becca uncover dark secrets and make it out of the deadly reality show alive? Or will she get cut?



Books on Our Radar & Giveaway: #MurderFunding by Gretchen McNeil

#Murdertrending (MurderTrending, #1)

by Gretchen McNeil
Published by: Freeform
on August 7, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 352
AmazonIndieBound
Goodreads

@doctorfusionbebop: Some 17 y. o. chick named Dee Guerrera was just sent to Alcatraz 2.0 for killing her stepsister. So, how long do you think she'll last?

@morrisdavis72195: I hope she meets justice! She'll get what's coming to her! BWAHAHA!

@EltonJohnForevzz: Me? I think Dee's innocent. And I hope she can survive.

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.

When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?



About Gretchen McNeil

Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and then she returned to her horror-comedy roots with #MURDERTRENDING (Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2018, ILA 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading list, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, YALSA’s 2019 Teens’ Top Ten nominee) and the sequel #MURDERFUDNING for Disney/Freeform. The series will continue in 2020 with the companion novel NO ESCAPE.

Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, French, Thai, and Czech. Ten: Murder Island, the film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning), Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead, Flipped, I am Number Four), premiered on Lifetime in 2017. GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series Get Even for BBC/Netflix, coming in 2020.

Gretchen is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.




Giveaway

Head on over to my Instagram today to win a copy of #MurderTrending! Then you’ll be all ready to join us for the read-a-long in September!

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GIVEAWAY – How did you first interact with the internet?⁠⠀ . . .⁠⠀ I remember being in 9th grade and hanging out on Yahoo chat rooms with my bff. She had internet at her house so we talked to people all over the world. In 1998, this was a pretty cool thing for us. Thinking back, it's not that surprising that 21 years later, a story like #MurderTrending exists…and it's so close to reality! Of course, there's no one more qualified than Gretchen to write a dark comedy where reality-star POTUS sells the criminal justice system to reality TV…and murder ensues. I’m partnering with @gretchen_mcneil & @royalsocialmedia this week to share a KILLER International #Giveaway! This week we’re celebrating the recent paperback release of #MurderTrending, which Entertainment Weekly called “the buzzy new YA dystopia of the summer!"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 🔪 THE GIVEAWAY: Enter for a chance to win a signed paperback of #MurderTrending & swag pack! (2 Winners: 1 US & 1 International)⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 🔪 HOW TO ENTER: Visit the giveaway landing page (link in bio) & follow the instructions. You must submit your entries via the Gleam entry form (all entries will be verified).⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 🔪 REQUIREMENTS: Subscribe to the author’s newsletter & follow all of the Instagram accounts listed.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 🔪 READ-ALONG BONUS: We’ll be hosting an official #MurderTrending read-along from 9/9-10/4. If you sign up to participate, you’ll get an extra 20 entries!⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 🔪 THE FINE PRINT: Open Internationally. 13+ years. No spam or giveaway accounts. Account must be public so we can verify followings. Ends Mon, Aug 5th at 12:00 pm PT. Winners will be announced no later than Fri, Aug 9th. Disclaimer: This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with Instagram.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #GretchenMcNeil #MurderTrendingTour #RoyalBookTours #RoyalReaders #RoyalInfluencerPod #DisneyBooks #Freeform #LetsTalkYA #YA #Thriller #Comedy #Dystopian #Horror #BookstagramTour #BookstagramTours #Bookstagram #BookNerd #Bookworm #Bookish #TotalBookNerd #YALit⁠⠀

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