FFBC: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummmings + GIVEAway

Hey Everyone,

Today we have the honor of hosting author Lindsay Cummings 
and her much talked about book 

Read down below to get to know Lindsay and her book and enter to win 1 of your own! 

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: June 10th 2014
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An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

The Fear Trials (The Murder Complex 0.5)
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release Date: May 27th 2014
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Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson's father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons' houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.

Lindsay Cummings is the 20-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX, as well as its sequel, coming 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, coming Fall 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.

Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, can’t get enough of her two pesky German Shepherds, wolf cub, and two horses. She's still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts--it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @lindsaycwrites.

This is the hardest question ever! I have so many favorites. Obviously, I love THG and Harry Potter, Divergent, Legend by Marie Lu…but I am also a sucker for The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, anything by Ray Bradbury, Gary Paulsen…too many!!

It’s a tossup between The Walking Dead (Daryl is my man) and Firefly

Probably all 8 Harry Potter movies! And Remember the Titans makes me cry every time, even though I hate football.

Freebird! Or Babe I’m Gonna Leave You by LedZep.

I really love Cici’s Alfredo Pizza. YUM

Peeta. So much love for Peeta. 

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.” – Delirium by Lauren Oliver.


I actually already got to meet him!!! It was Gary Paulsen, whose book HATCHET really got me started on my love for survival stories. I fangirled so hard when I met him, and I said “Gary I wrote a book and it’s getting published” and his response was a cuss word and a smile. Amazing.

Never be afraid to be who you are! Also, always fangirl in public. Always.

Hi Lindsay! We are really happy to host you in our FFBC. We are super excited to have the Murder Complex and the Prequel Fear Trials as part of our FFBC. 

Thanks for having me!

The Murder Complex is set in the futuristic Florida Everglades, and is told in spit points of view between Meadow and Zephyr, two teens who are struggling to survive in a world where every night at dark, hundreds of murders happen. 

I carried a knife with me while writing it. And now I always do!

Fierce, loyal, terrifying, deadly…teenager.

All the fight scenes! I fly through those because in my head, I see them as shots on a big screen. I just love picturing it, and it always gets me so excited!

Meadow would be Saoirse Ronan, Emily Kinney (Beth from The Walking Dead), or Teresa Palmer. Zephyr would be Max Irons!

FULLY ALIVE by Flyleaf! It’s perfect!

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  1. My favorite weapon huh? Are we talking against humans or the supernatural? lol I think a gun of some kind - you don't have to get in too close and it can blow your head off. ^_^ I don't think I can pick a song until after I read the book.

  2. I would want something like a bow and arrow, that I could shoot from afar so I did not have to be close up to the violence! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. If I was trained to kill or defense myself I would choose something deathly but also easy to hide. A small dagger perhaps. Maybe I have to know first if I am good with knives.
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway, the story sounds really good!

  4. The Bow and arrow would be my weapon of choice.... Re use and make your own ammo..... and I love using it! Thanks for the giveaway and I cannot wait to read the Murder Complex!

  5. I would want my hands as my weapon of choice!

  6. I would say a sword but I don't think I have that kind of coordination

  7. Sumirai sword. Think Michone from the walking dead and a dagger in my boots for short range. No I haven't thought this one out all *avert eyes*

  8. I'm not much of a killer. I'd use a sniper rifle and do it from a safe distance.

  9. I guess I'd want an assault rifle...hmm, never really thought about it!

  10. Something small... a dagger I guess? A gun would work too haha.

  11. Probably a bow and arrow- hunger games style
    Or maybe poison, more subtle :)

  12. A bow and arrow or maybe a sword.

  13. (This is Darith L.)

    It would be bows and arrows! :D

  14. I just want to let you know that the link for @GinaScarcella on Twitter says sorry this page does not exist! I just wanted to let you know so you can fix it! ;)

  15. I would definitely us a sword, there is something elegant and strong about it! It seem like if I was not a coward and I was trained I would us something that I could us in combat like a sword!

  16. If I was trained to kill, my weapon of choice would be a sword.

  17. A machete would be my weapon of choice if I were a trained killer.

  18. I would have to choose a flamethrower

  19. some cool Throwing knives? although I don't have great aim, so probably not a good choice lol!

  20. omg so excited for this book!

    i would choose a gun!


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