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Giveaway: STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only)

Giveaway: STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only)
STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only) by Chris Colfer Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.   About the Book From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame. Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of......
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Fay Tannerr
I think the cover looks great and the synopsis sounds very interesting
Saturday, 18 March 2017 13:34
Alison
I really like the cover. It's cool how the desert scene is reflecting in the sunglasses. It sounds like a cool book! I love roa... Read More
Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:09
John
Both the cover and the synopsis make me want to learn more! Kudos!
Monday, 20 March 2017 18:27
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Giveaway: MAID OF THE KING'S COURT (US & Canada)

Giveaway: MAID OF THE KING'S COURT (US & Canada)
MAID OF THE KING’S COURT (US & Canada) by Lucy Worsley Release Date: March 14, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book In the vibrant, volatile court of Henry VIII, can even the most willful young woman direct her own fate and follow her heart in a world ruled by powerful m......
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John
Both the cover and the synopsis make me want to learn more! Kudos!
Monday, 20 March 2017 18:27
Julie
The synopsis sounds intriguing. I like court stories. And the cover is nice.
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:11
Susan T.
I love anything Henry VIII and Tudor related so I'm excited for this one! I really like the cover, she looks a bit guilty of somet... Read More
Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:32
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Giveaway: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (International)

Giveaway: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (International)
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (International) by Russell J. Sanders Release Date: March 21, 2017 Publisher: Harmony Ink Press   About the Book In the era of the Woodstock Festival and the Stonewall Riots, 1969, Dewey Snodgress is in high school in Fort Worth, Texas. He might be far from many......
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John
Both the cover and the synopsis make me want to learn more! Kudos!
Monday, 20 March 2017 18:27
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Giveaway: SCI-FI JUNIOR HIGH (US Only)

Giveaway: SCI-FI JUNIOR HIGH (US Only)
Sci-Fi Junior High (US Only)   by John Martin and Scott Seegert Release Date: February 21, 2017 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books   About the Book   Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That's a lot of laughs! Kelvin Klosmo......
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John
I thought the cover was intriguing, and the synopsis more so!
Monday, 13 March 2017 18:15
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Giveaway: CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL DISASTER

Giveaway: CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL DISASTER
Confessions of a High School Disaster (US Only) by Emma Chastain Release Date: March 7, 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse   About the Book In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love i......
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John
The cover has a strong graphic sense, and I enjoyed reading the synopsis!
Friday, 03 March 2017 22:26
Susan Light
Love this. I cannot wait to read it!
Sunday, 05 March 2017 15:47
Kristy Petree
I love the cover - kind of has an "old school" vibe to it. The story sounds awesome (very nostalgic for me!!). Thanks for the ch... Read More
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:38
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Giveaway: FROSTBLOOD (US Only)

Giveaway: FROSTBLOOD (US Only)
Frostblood (US Only) by Elly Blake Release Date: January 10, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.   About the Book The Frost King will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her......
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John
The cover has a strong graphic sense, and I enjoyed reading the synopsis!
Friday, 03 March 2017 22:26
Shannon Mizikoski
The synopsis sounds so good, I have heard great things about the book! And the cover looks like it fits the book quite well, I am ... Read More
Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:33
Heidi Wong
The cover is just simply beautiful and I think the synopsis shows the potential this book has.
Monday, 06 March 2017 14:10
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Giveaway: READY, SET... BABY! (US Only)

Giveaway: READY, SET... BABY! (US Only)
Ready, Set… Baby! (US Only)   Written by Elizabeth Rusch Illustrated by Qin Leng Release Date: February 7, 2017 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers   About the Book Parenting magazine writer, award-winning children’s book author, and mother of two Elizabeth Rusch distills her experience as a parent and a journalist int......
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John
I think the cover is delightful! And the synopsis reveals the kind of hard-hitting book that this is!
Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and fun. the synopsis sounds fun too with the promised humor.
Sunday, 19 March 2017 09:03
Nancy Hernandez
The cover is cuuuute. I like the synopsis sounds fun.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:17
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Giveaway: THE REMNANT (US Only)

Giveaway: THE REMNANT (US Only)
The Remnant (US Only) by Laura Liddell Nolen Release Date: February 9, 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins   About the Book There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive. It’s the final days of earth, and sixteen-year-old Char is right where she belongs: in prison. With her cri......
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Cat
I really like the synopsis of the book. It draws me in and I'd really love to read this book. the cover matches the book fairly we... Read More
Saturday, 18 February 2017 15:47
John
The cover was intriguing, and the synopsis added more details!
Saturday, 18 February 2017 21:14
Kristy Petree
The synopsis sounds really interesting! I love the cover as well, intriguiging and mysterious. Thanks!
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:46
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Spotlight Post + Giveaway: GUARDIAN OF SECRETS (US Only)

Spotlight Post + Giveaway: GUARDIAN OF SECRETS (US Only)
Guardian of Secrets (US Only) by Brenda Drake Release Date: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Publishing   About the Book Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens. Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that bet......
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Danielle
I love the starbursts on the cover. I had never heard of this series before, and the synopsis hooked me immediately. I added both ... Read More
Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:58
Susan Light
I love how the cover matches the first. I cannot wait to start this series.
Saturday, 11 February 2017 20:04
Anne
I love the cover and the synopsis! This will be a good read!
Monday, 13 February 2017 19:49
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Giveaway: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD (US Only)

Giveaway: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD (US Only)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (US Only) by Shannon and Dean Hale Release Date: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Marvel Press   About the Book Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue......
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KM
This looks absolutely adorable!
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:42
John
I think the cover and synopsis brought new insight into a book about a squirrel girl
Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:08
Sandy S
A lot of the kids at school are reading these and telling me how good they are. I haven't read any of them but I love that they ar... Read More
Monday, 13 February 2017 18:15
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