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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Spring 2019, Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round One)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!             In Saskia’s world, bones are the source of all power. They tell the future, reveal the past, and expose secrets in the present....
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Dianna G.
I want to read The House Children.
Friday, 29 March 2019 12:35
John
I'm very much wondering about "Sky Without Stars"!
Friday, 29 March 2019 21:37
Kacie
I'm excited for Finale. I'm also curious about The Bone Charmer. ... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2019 21:53
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Giveaways: BEASTLY PUZZLES (US Only)

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BEASTLY PUZZLES (US Only) by: Rachel Poliquin Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Kids Can Press   About the Book: A truly one-of-a-kind book. What animal is made up of three billiard balls, five feather dusters and dinosaur feet? … An ostrich, of course! In this book, young readers are asked...
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John
Cool animals should make for beastly puzzles!
Friday, 05 April 2019 21:32
Jana Leah
This book looks really cute. I know my niece will love it.
Sunday, 07 April 2019 12:16
Penny Olson
The cover is really cute. This book sounds like a lot of fun.
Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:54
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Since We Last Spoke), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener author of Since We Last Spoke.  Read on for more about Brenda, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Brenda Rufener ! Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of WHERE I LIVE, which Bustle...
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John
Beautiful and endless love is okay, I guess. I'd rather read a good book.
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:23
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:19
Colleen Burns
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting
Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:29
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden, releasing September 3, 2019 from KCP Loft!   First, a message from the authors!     This cover was a long time coming...in fact, after countless versions of it, we landed back...
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Crista cast
The cover looks great.
Monday, 01 April 2019 16:04
John
Sounds like an interesting techno-thriller!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:01
Candice Gigous
The cover is unique and has a techno vibe. The synopsis makes me want to read more. I am looking forward to this one.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:41
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Spotlight on Eyes On Me (Rachel Harris), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Eyes On Me  by Rachel Harris.  Read on for more about Rachel and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Rachel Harris ! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door...
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Kylie
I love these contemporary romance reads. They always give me the feels!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:13
Emily
This cover is adorable!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:00
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is super cute and the synopsis sounds like one I'm going to enjoy cheering these characters on.
Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:26
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Author Chat with Melissa Ostrom (Unleaving), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melissa Ostrom author of Unleaving.  Read on for more about Melissa, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Melissa Ostrom ! Melissa Ostrom is the author of The Beloved Wild. She teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New...
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John
Victim-blaming seems to be the all-American sport. Ugh.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:57
Kylie
We need more books that help young people cope with sexual assault.
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:16
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a dramatic and thought-provoking read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:43
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Rose Capetta/Cori McCarthy (Once & Future), Plus Giveaway!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy,  YABC's...
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Asia
This book sounds so interesting!
Monday, 01 April 2019 07:49
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:06
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty and cool. The synopsis is very captivating. This book is on my to read list. I really like the idea of a King ... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:50
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The F Word (Redefining Me, book 1) by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE F WORD (Redefining Me, Book 1), by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven, releasing June 13, 2019 from Midnight Hour Studio! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the authors: Hello YABCers! Welcome to the exclusive...
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Erin
I love this cover and the cute play on words! I am looking forward to read this book to find out more about the accident and the w... Read More
Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:27
Lisa Mandina
Love the cover, I always love cupcakes! This sounds like my favorite kind of story.
Monday, 25 March 2019 20:01
Emily
This cover is so cute and I really want to read this!
Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:42
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Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
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Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston, releasing October 1, 2019 from Disney Hyperion! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi! I’m so excited to share the 10 BLIND DATES cover with you! The team...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
This cover is beautiful and the synopsis is great. I can't wait to read this one!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:33
Tonya Oswalt
Love the cover, very cute! Good choice of colors! The synopsis is intriguing! Different from what I'm used to from this author, bu... Read More
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:24
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover! It sounds like a great book!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:04
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