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Featured Review: Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi

Featured Review: Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi
About this book: Family. It’s always been a loaded word for Maude. And when she is given a senior photography assignment—to create a portfolio that shows the meaning of family—she doesn’t quite know where to begin. But she knows one thing: without the story of her birth mother, who died when...
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Author Chat with Tom Pollock, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Tom Pollock, Plus Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Tom Pollock,  author of The City's Son! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Tom and  his book, plus a giveaway!   YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   Tom Pollock: London. It's so fabulously evocative. There’s a particular experience of walking through the city...
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Dominique Cobb
I'd like to read this book because the cover looks amazing and the plot looks very interesting!
Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:38
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About PROJECT EARTH with Julie Hammerle, Plus Giveaway!

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About PROJECT EARTH with Julie Hammerle, Plus Giveaway!
Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Project Earth   Yes, The Sound of Us is about a girl who goes to opera camp for the summer, but it’s also the story of a girl who’s a huge TV geek. Her favorite show is a long‐running sci‐fi drama called...
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Dominique Cobb
I'd like the paperback book of Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch! I already have and read Perfected by her and would love the sequel ... Read More
Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:44
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Story Starters: Best of June

Story Starters: Best of June
Hello, and welcome to our Best of June Story Starters post! Each week in July we will be bringing you something to get those creative juices flowing!    Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE has worked so far:  -For the first three weeks of this month, we posted a writing prompt,...
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Spotlight on Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black, Plus Giveaway!
  Today we're spotlighting J.Patrick's Black's novel, Ninth City Burning. Read on for more about J. Patrick Black, his novel, plus a giveaway!   Ace is thrilled to present NINTH CITY BURNING—the first book in an epic science fiction series from debut novelist J. Patrick Black—which is gearing up to be one...
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Featured Review: You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Featured Review: You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
  About This Book:      Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside...
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Author Chat with Nina Berkhout, (The Gallery of Lost Species), + Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Nina Berkhout, (The Gallery of Lost Species), + Plus Giveaway!
  Today we're excited to chat with Nina Berkhout,  author of The Gallery of Lost Species!  Below you'll find our interview, plus a giveaway!     YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   A dictionary word of the day that I received in my inbox one morning. The word was...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Aftermath by Clara Kensie + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Aftermath by Clara Kensie + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for AFTERMATH by Clara Kensie, releasing November 15, 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Clara: Hello, YABCers! I’m thrilled to show you the cover of AFTERMATH, my dark, ripped-from-the-headlines contemporary novel...
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Dawn Fulton
Awesome cover!!! Can't wait until the book comes out!!!
Thursday, 23 June 2016 22:57
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Featured Review: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash

Featured Review: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
About this book:   Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy... Archie and Veronica... Althena and Noth... ...Graham and Roxy? Graham met his best friend, Roxy, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago, and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her...
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Author Chat with Michele Bacon, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Michele Bacon, Plus Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Michele Bacon,  author of Life Before! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Michele and  her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Michele Bacon: I was stunned by how much I changed during the process. I wrote the first draft...
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Linda Romer
I think Life before sounds like an interesting story ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 23 June 2016 22:00
Dianna Gardenhour
I'm so very curious to find out Xander's secrets!
Thursday, 23 June 2016 23:41
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