Macmillan’s fifth annual Fierce Reads tour took place October 3–8 in libraries and bookstores across the country, with appearances by YA authors Mitali Perkins, Caleb Roehrig, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Jennifer Mathieu. The six-city tour kicked off at Main Street Books in St. Charles, Mo., drawing hundreds of fans. Since its launch in spring 2012, the Fierce Reads tour has featured more than 30 YA authors. See highlights from this year’s tour here.

The 2017 Fierce Reads authors check out each other’s latest novels at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Ga. (From l.): Caleb Roehrig, Mitali Perkins, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Jennifer Mathieu.

Perkins and McLemore strike a pose at the Spencer Road Library in St. Peters, Mo., during an event hosted by Main Street Books.

McLemore signs a copy of Wild Beauty at the Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin.

The full Fierce Reads lineup discusses their work with moderator Christa Desir (center) at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Ill. (From l.): Mathieu, McLemore, Perkins, and Roehrig.

A fan gets in the Moxie spirit at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Ill.

Roehrig chats with readers at the Texas Teen Book Festival.

The gang poses for a selfie at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Ga.

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