Saturday, June 21, 2014

Giveaway: The Fever -- Megan Abbott

Release Date: June 17, 2014
Published by: Little, Brown
Source: Tandem Literary

The Fever -- Megan Abbott | Goodreads

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.

A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire,The Fever affirms Megan Abbot's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation" (Laura Lippman).

Y'all are in for a treat today. I wish I had gotten the chance to read and review this book -- it looks really interesting and I've heard such great things about Megan Abbott's writing -- but alas I'm moving soon and didn't think I could get to it in time. However, that means that one of you will have the opportunity to read this lovely book!

This giveaway is US only, but I hope that all of you will consider checking out The Fever.


"An unforgettable inquiry into the emotional lives of young people... It's also a powerful portrait of community, with interesting echoes of The Crucible...Abbott may be on her way to becoming a major writer."--Booklist, Starred Review

"Thrilling...a gripping story fueled by razor-sharp treachery, jealousy, hormones, and the insecurities of teenage girls."--Publishers Weekly

"The book to beat... in the "Is it the next 'Gone Girl'?" sweepstakes."--Janet Maslin, New York Times 

"The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's stunning novel... Abbott expertly ratchet[s] up the suspense...nothing should be taken at fact value." --Kirkus, Starred Review

"THE FEVER is deliciously, page-turningly 'no, no, leave me alone, I'm almost done!' Abbott nails both the reality of being a teenage girl and the hyper-reality of memory." --BookRiot

"No one understands the social dynamics of teenage girls better than Megan Abbott...settling into THE FEVER, one realizes that Abbott is setting a rhythm, one that's measured and paced with the brilliance of one of the best living mystery writers." --Grantland


Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award-winning author of six previous novels. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Detroit Noir and Queens Noir among other places. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. She lives in New York and recently served as the John Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Currently, she is working on the screenplay for her novel, Dare Me, soon to be a major motion picture.


June 17, 7:00pm ET | Book Court | Brooklyn, NY 
June 18, 7:00pm ET | WORD with Julia Fiero | Brooklyn, NY 
June 20, 7:00pm ET | Brookline Booksmith with Stona Fitch | Brookline, MA 
June 22, 3:00pm ET | Nicola's Books | Ann Arbor, MI 
June 23, 7:00pm ET | Barnes and Noble | Troy, MI 
June 24, 5:00pm ET | Square Books | Oxford, MS 
June 25, 6:30pm CT | Murder by the Book | Houston, TX 
June 26, 7:00pm CT | Book People | Austin, TX 
July 1, 7:00pm MT | Poisoned Pen with Jeff Abbott | Phoenix, AZ


  1. Megan Abbott became an immediate favorite of mine after Dare Me. You should definitely check that one out. I haven't yet gotten the opportunity to read this one though but hopefully soon! :)

  2. This sounds awesome! I know that this sounds sort of weird, but books based around creepy things like this.

  3. it looks and sounds intriguing ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. I was actually really excited about this one. It sounds creepy and strange and right up my alley. You rock for the giveaway!

  5. I'm so excited about this book! I read Dare Me and it is one of my favorites so I'm eager to read anything else by Megan Abbott.

  6. I've seen this book around everywhere lately it. I want to see for myself how it is and see what the buzz is about :)

  7. I really love zombie media and, while this isn't that, contagion stories carry some similiar elements that I love. Hope the move is going well!

  8. You know, I hadn't heard of this until this week, and now it's practically EVERYWHERE. And I'm interested, but I'm not entering because who knows when I'll actually have time to read this, and I'd rather someone who REALLY wants to read it get the chance. :D

  9. There's a HUGE amount of buzz about this book, so I'm super excited to check it out and see what I think of it!
    P.S. I like the new blog layout :)


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