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Quarterly Literary YA Box Review + Exciting Announcement

Quarterly Literary YA Box Review + Exciting Announcement
Hi, YABCers! Today, I'm thrilled to be reviewing the Quarterly Literary YA Box as well as sharing the announcement for the next box curator! Review *I received a free review box in exchange for an honest review* What I love most about the Quarterly box is the author curations. While there...
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We Need To Talk About Tommy

We Need To Talk About Tommy
by: V.E. Schwab   Publishing is a small industry.    When issues arise involving other authors, I try to make a point of tackling the issue, not the person, in part because it feels like the more productive way, but also in part because it's the safer one. I have...
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Featured Review: Wuthering Heights: A Coloring Classic by Random House

Featured Review: Wuthering Heights: A Coloring Classic by Random House
About This Book:   Bring to life the classic Victorian story of Wuthering Heights and the love affair of Catherine and Heathcliff in this gorgeously detailed coloring book. Intricate linework combines with iconic quotations and gothic scenes to create an evocative book that will inspire creativity and take you on a...
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Giveaway: The Panther Moon, Secret Warrior Series #3 (International)

Giveaway: The Panther Moon, Secret Warrior Series #3 (International)
THE PANTHER MOON, Secret Warrior Series #3 (International) by Beth Trissel Release Date: September 30, 2016 Publisher: The Wild Rose Press   About the Book Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire. But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and...
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Featured Review: Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Featured Review: Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
About this book: Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence. While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveals: The Bounders Series: Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials (Monica Tesler) + Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Cover Reveals: The Bounders Series: Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials (Monica Tesler) + Giveaway!!!
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials by Monica Tesler, releasing December 13, 2016 from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Monica:   Hi YABC! I'm so excited to share the new covers...
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Story Starters: Place Memory

Hello, and welcome to the fourth week of our September Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!  Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of the month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired by...
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Spotlight on I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Gretchen McNeil), First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Gretchen McNeil), First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway
Today we're spotlighting Gretchen McNeil's novel, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl!!  Read on for more about Gretchen, her novel, the first chapter reveal, and a giveaway!       Meet Gretchen McNeil!! Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, a writer, and a clown. She is also the author of Get Even...
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Kim
I love contemporary YA'S and this book sounds perfect! Very fun cover too!
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:32
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Spotlight on Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (John Matthews), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (John Matthews), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway
  Today we're spotlighting John Matthew's novel, Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov!  Read on for more about John, his novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!         Prologue HOW I MET HENRY HUNTER The first time I saw Henry Hunter he was hanging by his fingertips from the windowsill of...
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MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN - Drive Through Movie Review

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN - Drive Through Movie Review

The NerdRiders give their review of the new Tim Burton/Ransom Riggs film.     If you could have a peculiarity what would it be? 
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