Magnificient 12: The Call - Book Contest

In chatting with my nine year old niece recently, I asked her what she wanted most in a book.  She answered "Adventure". 

When my blog was offered a chance to host a giveaway for Michael Grant's recently released Middle Grade Series called THE MAGNIFICENT 12: THE CALL , I jumped at the chance.  Like my niece, I can't pass on a book with adventure and humor. 

Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

For more information about the book and to have some fun, check out the Magnificient 12 webpage:

AUTHOR BIO: MICHAEL GRANT is nothing like Mack MacAvoy. He travels all over the globe, he has a bit of a sarcastic streak, and he secretly suffers from belonephobia, a fear of needles. Seriously: Do not invite him to a sewing bee. Or a tattoo parlor. Okay, fine, maybe he’s a little like Mack MacAvoy.

Michael is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series and has written a total of 150 books (yes, you read that right: one hundred and fifty). He wrote most of his books with his wife, Katherine Applegate (K.A.), but the action-packed thrillers in the Gone series are all his. As is his newest series, the Magnificent Twelve, in which he delves into his inner (or, some might say, not so inner) child to create Mack, the unlikeliest of heroes. When Michael isn’t busy writing, he likes to travel, stare blankly at the TV, waste hours clicking aimlessly around the internet, listen to rock music and sing along in a nasal voice, complain, and go out to eat.

-Winner must be in the US and have a non PO box shipping address
-Winner must claim the prize within 14 days of contest end date

All participants must complete the entry form listed below.  You have until September 22, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PDT to enter the contest.  Though you do not need to comment below doing so will result in additional entry points.  In the comment section, please indicate why you are interested in reading this book or why you like adventure novels.