Okay fine, it came out in November. But I’ve been busy!


I’m so, so very proud of this book (which has *just* been chosen as a 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers by the American Library Association!!!), and I hope you’ll check it out.




“Dark, twisty, and thrilling.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die


“A delicious and fast-paced read! This one kept me up way past my bedtime!” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’


“[A] swiftly paced blend of mystery and psychological suspense.”—PW


“Addictive . . . sure to appeal to fans of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars.”—Booklist


“Not your typical dying teenage girl story.”—SLJ

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Dead Girls Society comes out in just two months (#%$#$%$!!!!!), and to celebrate, I’m holding a pre-order giveaway!


Submit your pre-order receipt to michelle.k.krys@gmail.com and you will receive:


  • A personalized invitation to join The Society


  • A code to access exclusive DGS content online


  • An incredible DGS poster (pictured below)


  • And a DGS bookmark!  (also pictured below)





*Open internationally


*Offer ends November 8th at 11:59pm EST


*You can pre-order from any U.S. or Canadian retailer (B&N, Amazon, Chapters, indie bookstores, etc). Simply screenshot your receipt or forward it to michelle.k.krys@gmail.com


*When you send your proof-of-purchase please also send the preferred mailing address where you would like your goodies sent.


*The poster is 11X17 full bleed on glossy poster paper. It will be shipped flat and folded. When you submit your proof-of-purchase please indicate whether or not you would like the poster and the bookmark signed.


*Please don’t share the code for the exclusive content with anybody else!


*If you would like to receive a DGS bookmark free, contact michelle.k.krys@gmail.com to receive the address where you can send a self-addressed stamped envelope.


*That’s it, dudes!


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Dudes. I’m so excited to share these blurbs for DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY. Julie Murphy and Danielle Paige are some of my favorite authors. I’m thrilled and honored that they liked my dark little book!



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Heads up for any bloggers, librarians, booksellers, or the like who are interested in my upcoming November release DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY–it’s now on Netgalley! Go forth and request!



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DUDES. I have been sitting on the amazing cover for my November 2016 release DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY forever. Today, I finally, FINALLY get to share it with you! Delacorte really outdid themselves this time. The pic below is just a sneak peak–follow this link to check out the full cover and read the official jacket copy!



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It’s been way too long since I posted anything here. I wish I had a good excuse, but it’s pure laziness. I’m sorry.


But! I have updates. I’ve been hard at work on my next novel, DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY, which releases November 2016. The cover reveal is scheduled for December 4th and I think you guys are going to be BLOWN AWAY. It’s seriously that good. Advance release copies should be coming out around that time too, so you’ll want to watch out for it on Edelweiss and Netgalley late December.


I’ve also been putting the finishing touches on a new YA novel which is VERY, VERY different from anything I’ve ever written. It’s a psychological thriller in the vein of WE WERE LIARS meets GIRL, INTERRUPTED. Quite dark and serious. I love it so, so much. I think you will too.


What else?


I recently enjoyed a writing retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado with 30 other YA authors, and I had (predictably), the best time ever. Below are some photos of the retreat, as well as a panel that Amy Tintera, Julie Muprhy, Natalie C. Parker, E.K. Johnston and I did at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver. (There are signed copies of CHARMED at the Aspen Grove location for anyone who is interested!)



My editor sister, Kiersten White, and the lovely Emery Lord!


From left to right: me, Natalie C. Parker, Len Vlahos, Julie Murphy, Amy Tintera, E.K, Johnston.


Me, Julie Murphy, & Amy Tintera (forever roomies!), and the retreat house in Breckenridge, which was GORGEOUS.


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Second books are notoriously hard to write, and CHARMED was no exception. But all of the hard work and struggle were worth it, because I’m exceptionally proud of how this book turned out. And now it’s finally out in the world! I hope you guys love the book as much as I do. I can’t wait for you to see what Indie and Co. are up to now.


Much love,

Michelle <3



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Hexaholics–Check out the official CHARMED book trailer over on Sasha Alsberg’s Youtube channel Abookutpia! This trailer was made by the fantastic Brent McCluskey at Studio B and I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. It really captures the vibe of the book. Let me know what you think!

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Exciting news, Hexaholics!


You may remember that I hinted about an exciting pre-order campaign for CHARMED a while back. Many of you asked if it would involve signed copies. I can now confirm that YES, IT WILL VERY MUCH INVOLVE SIGNED COPIES!




I’ve teamed up with the people at Author-Author.net to offer you signed and personalized hardcovers of CHARMED. If you choose, you can also bundle your order with a signed, personalized paperback of HEXED, which will be mailed out together. Since I like you, you will also receive a CHARMED bookmark.


Further details:


  • This offer is open from today, March 1st , to April 15th, 2015.


  • The offer is open internationally.


  • Orders will ship to readers on or around release day, May 26th.


  • If you want your copies personalized to someone other than the person making the order, please communicate that in your order.


  • Pre-orders are important to a book’s success. Like, lots. So yeah. Pre-order!


There you have it, folks. Click here to order your signed,  personalized copy of CHARMED! And click here to order a bundle of both HEXED and CHARMED, also signed and personalized. And of course, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at michelle.k.krys@gmail.com



Lastly, thanks to Melissa Landers for giving me this fantastic idea, which I essentially completely stole from her. As a sidebar, Melissa’s novel Alienated is soooo good. You should totes read it. MA GOATS.

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If you’re a shameless romance novel addict like me, then you’re always on the lookout for the next book boyfriend to obsess over. Well, look no further. Below are my favorite *romance novels for your reading pleasure this Valentine’s Day.


*More like novels featuring a strong romance plot

*Some are YA. Some are adult. Some are VERY adult (marked with a *)


  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: Hands down the BEST romance novel of all time. Don’t let the size of the book scare you. It’s a must read.

  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: An epic, highly-satisfying, sweeping romance. We’re talking spanning years and continents.

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: Classics aren’t really my thing so I never intended to fall in love with this book. But I did. A lot.

  • Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte: Ditto.

  • Unteachable by Leah Raeder ***: Switching gears here for a hot teacher-student romance. Like, sweltering hot. And sweet, weirdly. And kind of literary? Am I selling this yet? Basically I’m on a warpath to get every person I know to read this book because it’s just that good.

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I’m a sucker for both the rags to riches and underdog triumps tropes, and this Cinderella retelling does not disappoint.

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maass: Love triangle between a badass female assassin, a prince, and the prince’s captain of the guard. How could you not love it? (Unless of course you hate love triangles which pshhh.)

  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: Easily my favorite book last year. ‘Nuff said.

  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: Another favorite from last year. Lots of kissing. Lots of deception. (Gosh someone should just hire me for PR I’m so good at this).

  • The Selection by Kiera Cass: Just plain addicting.

  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord: Road-trip romance with a bit of sweetness and a bit of edge. Read it in one sitting. Still think about it.

  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy: Edgy romance between a hotheaded former cancer patient and the loyal best friend who stuck by her side during treatment, only to get kicked to the curb when she recovered. Fans of flawed characters will eat this up (please tell me this is you because perfection is boring amirite?)

  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles: Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a FUN romance. This one fits the bill. Read all 3 books in the series and enjoyed every one.

  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Maybe you’re in a weird mood this Valentine’s Day? Maybe you want to read about depressing incestuous romance?

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Modern classic YA. If you haven’t read this yet than we can’t be friends.

  • (Bonus!) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Thrilling squealy hot alien romance.


There you have it! What do you think of my choices? What are YOUR favorite romance novels?

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My website is being dumb and not letting me post pictures (how rude!), so here’s an awkward link to tumblr, wherein I recap all the awesome that 2014 held in store for me. Which was a lot of awesome.


Happy New Year!

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People in want of an ARC of CHARMED…good news!


I’m one of 8 authors participating in #showmethemagic, a superfun Halloween contest wherein you can win signed, personalized copies of your favorite witchy YA novels!


To enter, take a pic of yourself dressed up as a witch, upload said pic to Instagram with the hashtag #showmethemagic, and . . .  that’s it! You’re entered to win books from me, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures), Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Cara Lynn Shultz (Spellbound), Brittany Geragotelis (Life’s a Witch), and Valerie Tejeda (Hollywood Witch Hunter)! Also, you get to have fun and be super ridiculous with us. It’s going to be great. Check out Valerie’s website for all the details.


Have fun, dudes and dudettes! I know which witch I’m going to be!



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The votes are in (all 700 of them!), and it’s finally time to announce the winner of the HEXED fanart contest! There were so many amazing entries—seriously, I wish I had 14 ARCs to give away—but alas I don’t. So, the winner, by over 100 votes, is . . . .


Entry #4!




Congratulations! Winner, send me your mailing address, and your signed advance reader copy of CHARMED, audiobook of HEXED, signed bookplate and $25 Amazon gift card will be on their way to you!


Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and look out for another superfun opportunity to win an ARC of CHARMED around Halloween!

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And here they are! The HEXED fanart contest entries. Please review each entry and caption carefully, then vote in the google form below for your favorite. (The voting is anonymous!) Voting will end September 23rd at 11:59 EST, and the winner will be announced on September 24th. One vote per person, please!


Happy voting! And thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. I’m forever grateful for my Hexaholics :)


Entry #1


Entry #2
“So you’re telling me that on the next full moon, I’m going to turn into a witch.”
“Yes.” He nods solemnly. ”You’ll grow a hooknose with a hairy mole at the end, and your hair will turn gray and frizzy– or more frizzy, rather—and your back will grow a hump any camel would envy, and–”
”Be serious for once.”


Entry #3
Pictured: Bishop, Indie in the outfit she wore to the Jay Z concert, Paige, Bianca, Devon, & the Priory. There is the name of the shop that her mother owns and the street address. There is the table Indie lifted with her powers & a candle for when Bishop tricked her that candles help magic. There is also a pack of Virginia Slims which her mother likes, a broom for Indie when she was flying & a pack of Marlboros which Leo smokes. Indie’s life is the book pages and the doorway is her stepping into her new witch life.


Entry #4


Entry #5
“I really love the design of the X on the cover so I thought I’d center it around that.”

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Entry #6


Entry #7

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Entry #8


Entry #9


Entry #10


Entry #11


Entry #12


Entry #13


Entry #14



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Inspired by some hilarious fan art by @indigoblackwood on Instagram (that’s a HEXED fan account, by the way, and you should follow it!), I’m hosting a HEXED fan art competition! What’s the prize, you ask?  An advance reader’s copy (ARC) of CHARMED, which releases May 26th, 2015, plus a snazzy HEXED audiobook and signed bookplate. And because I love you, I’ll also throw in a $25 Amazon gift card.


Contest rules:


  • One entry per person
  • Original artwork only aka no copying or stealing from the Internet, not that any of you lovely people would do that
  • Any media may be used (pen and ink, pencil, crayons, paint, markers, collage, MS paint, etc., etc.)
  • Art must pertain to HEXED in some way. Feel free to caption your image if you think an explanation would help!


Important point: Sure, this is an art contest, but you don’t have to be the best artist to enter. This is a strictly FOR FUN contest. Anyone who’s thinking about entering should. Stickmen are allowed!


Email your entry to michelle.k.krys@gmail.com no later than September 10th, 2014 at 12pm EST. Contest is open internationally. After September 10th, the entries will be posted on my website and voting will open. The voting will be private (probably Google forms) so no one but me will see how many votes each entry gets, in case you’re insecure about that sort of thing like me. The winner will be revealed on September 24th, 2014.


I think that covers everything?


Have fun, Hexaholics!



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Look what I have! Advance Reader’s Copies (ARCs) of CHARMED!!!


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