Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the hosts and schedule for Makiia Lucier's A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR Blog Tour.

The tour runs for two weeks, from March 3rd-7th and March 10th-14th, and consists of reviews, interviews and guest posts.

There will also be a tour-wide giveaway for a signed copy of the book. So be sure to stop by for a chance to win.

We can't wait for A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR to release on March 4th and for the tour to begin on the 3rd.

But until then, here are your hosts...

The Tour Hosts

Week One

Mar. 3rd - Reading Lark - Guest Post
Mar. 4th - Falling for YA - Review + Interview
Mar. 5th - Such a Novel Idea - Review
Mar. 6th - Parajunkee - Guest Post
Mar. 7th - Fantasy Book Addict - Guest Post

Week Two

Mar. 10th - Bookish - Interview
Mar. 11th - Amaterasu Reads - Review
Mar. 12th - Songs and Stories - Review + Guest Post
Mar. 13th - The Cover Contessa - Guest Post
Mar. 14th - Kindle and Me - Review

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The Book on Tour

Author: Makiia Lucier
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
A deadly pandemic, a budding romance, and the heartache of loss make for a stunning coming-of-age teen debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu.

For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode--and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call.

As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?

Riveting and well-researched, A Death-Struck Year is based on the real-life pandemic considered the most devastating in recorded world history. Readers will be captured by the suspenseful storytelling and the lingering questions of: what would I do for a neighbor? At what risk to myself?

An afterword explains the Spanish flu phenomenon, placing it within the historical context of the early 20th century. Source notes are extensive and interesting.

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