Read Along Summer Challenge & Giveaway: The Disasters by M.K. England

Crushed on by kelly, on June 14, 2019, in Blog Tour, Feature, Giveaways / 10 Comments

The Disasters Summer Challenge

Read Along Summer Challenge: The Disasters by M.K. England

The Disasters by M.K. England is a real blast (ha – get it?)! This week we are hosting the discussion for chapters 6- 10, but trust me you have time to catch up and join us. We’ve been big Disasters fans since being on the street team and are thrilled to share with all of you.

We are helping M.K. England celebrate the 6th month anniversary of The Disasters release and you could win prizes just by answering a few questions about the book!


Read Along Summer Challenge & Giveaway: The Disasters by M.K. England

The Disasters

by M.K. England
Published by: HarperCollins
on December 18, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, GLBTQIA+
Pages: 352
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Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.

But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.

They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.



The DISASTERS Read Along


Do a first read or re-read of The Disasters and discuss it with four amazing blogs, with prizes for participation!

JUNE 7: Chapters 1–5 with Utopia State of Mind

JUNE 14: Chapters 6–10 with BookCrushinYOU ARE HERE!!

JUNE 21: Chapters 11–15 with Fangirls Are We

JUNE 28: Chapters 16–22 with Confessions of a YA Reader


Run to your local library or to any bookstore to grab a copy and join us! Just comment on the blogs hosting and input that in the Rafflecopter for an entry into the prize drawing.


Discussion Questions

Feel free to answer just one, or all five, in the comments! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter drawing for a chance to win signed hardcovers and ARCs of MK’s books!

Chapters 6–10

  1. So, how do you think this heist is gonna go?
  2. What do you think of the worldbuilding? Could you see some of Earth’s real future in the details?
  3. Could you forgive and trust Case after what she did?
  4. Do you enjoy books where all the characters meet for the first time in the beginning, or do you prefer books with established friendships and other relationships?
  5. The book’s timeline is very compressed, only about four days total. How does that affect your perception of the pacing and characters? Do you feel like Nax is becoming more captainly?
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Summer Challenges

Other contests you can enter RIGHT NOW:

Spot the Nerd References — THE DISASTERS is peppered with references to other science fiction TV shows, movies, and more. Think you can find them? ENTER HERE. Each correctly-spotted reference is one entry into the prize drawing. Winners will be drawn randomly from everyone who submits. I recommend submitting them as you find them throughout the read-along.

You may find some hints on our previous blog tour post about my favorite Sci-fi pilots!

Photo Challenge — Post a photo of or inspired by THE DISASTERS on Twitter or Instagram any time during the month of June using #disasterspride. I’ll be boosting some of my favorites throughout the month!

Other Activities:

 Instagram Live Chat: Monday, June 17 at 8pm EST (spoiler-free until 8:45pm). Keep an eye on my instagram stories for the few days beforehand to submit questions!

FrenzyPride Twitter Chat: with @HCCfrenzy (HarperCollins Canada) and tons of other LGBTQ+ authors: Thursday, June 27 at 7pm EST

Interviews and Articles: at Ace of Bens – June 21 and Harper Stacks, and more!


About M.K. England

M.K. England is an author and YA librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls the mountains of Virginia home. When they’re not writing or librarianing, MK can be found drowning in fandom, rolling dice at the gaming table, digging in the garden, or feeding their video game addiction. They love Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in their presence. You’ll regret it.

THE DISASTERS is their debut novel. Follow them at www.mkengland.com.




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10 responses to “Read Along Summer Challenge & Giveaway: The Disasters by M.K. England

  1. I do feel quite suspicious of Case, but at this point I feel like she’s now aware of exactly how wanted they are. I also think the characters all being strangers works really well because we get to see how their relationships develop and how that affects their actions.

  2. So, how do you think this heist is gonna go?- I think it will work out but I feel like something bad is going to happen to Zee.
    3.Could you forgive and trust Case after what she did?-Honestly, I would not forgive her whatsoever. I really would not trust her.
    5.The book’s timeline is very compressed, only about four days total. How does that affect your perception of the pacing and characters? Do you feel like Nax is becoming more captainly?-I think given that it is only four days I think Nax is doing the best he can. It must be really stressful to be so young and have all this go on in four days.

  3. Danielle Hammelef

    I think the pacing is one of the best ever in a book. I also love the world and how even though it’s sci-fi, the “tech talk” is for regulars like me.

  4. I loooooove watching characters meet and develop relationships over the course of a book! Preexisting relationships are always great too, but I’d personally always rather watch them get to know each other and develop their dynamics. (And these particular characters especially 😍)
    And I think this book’s pacing is wonderful! It’s really action packed and just works so so well.

  5. John Smith

    “So, how do you think this heist is gonna go?” I think they will find unexpected complications, but will finally succeed by the skin of their teeth!