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Spotlight on A Blind Guide to Stinkville, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on A Blind Guide to Stinkville, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Beth Vrabel's novel,  A Blind Guide to Stinkville!  Read on for more about Beth, this novel, the soon-to-be-sequel, a chapter excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Beth Vrabel! Beth Vrabel grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She won a short­story contest in fourth grade and promptly decided...
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Dianna G.
I've never read a book about albinism. Sounds interesting!
Saturday, 06 August 2016 00:16
Linda Romer
A Blind Guide to stinkville sounds like a touching read ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:00
Danielle Hammelef
thanks for the excerpt--I love the characters already and am going to read this author's books. She has a powerful writing voice. ... Read More
Saturday, 27 August 2016 17:11
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Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Lisa Glass's novel,  Air!  Read on for more about Lisa, her novel, a chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!   Meet Lisa Glass! Lisa Glass has always lived a stone's throw from the beach, moving from Plymouth to Swansea‐‐where she took an MA in Creative Writing‐‐and finally to Newquay...
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Sneak Peek: Read the first 3 chapters of Mirage by Tracy Clark + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: Read the first 3 chapters of Mirage by Tracy Clark + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Tracy Clark's MIRAGE, releasing July 5, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!   MIRAGE by Tracy Clark Release date: July 5, 2016 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ...
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Dianna G.
The sneak peek is really surprising!
Sunday, 03 July 2016 23:08
Donia Eskander
I loved the sneak peek and the cover is beautiful as well.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 21:39
Danielle Hammelef
Wow! I'm afraid of falling so I'll never jump from a plane myself --by reading this i get to through the character. Love it!... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 15:21
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Chapter Reveal: Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler + Giveaway (US Only)

Chapter Reveal: Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler + Giveaway (US Only)

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  Author:  Liz Kessler Book:  Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication:  June 14, 2016 Publisher:  Candlewick Press     About The Book:    In her first novel for young adults, New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler tells a story about finding a kindred spirit and becoming your true self. Ashleigh Walker is a...
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Kara S
It has unique and complex thematic content and has been very well reviewed! Thanks, Kara S
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:54
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Spotlight on How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway






Today we're spotlighting Ann Redisch Stampler's novel,  How To Disappear!  Read on for more about Ann, her novel, a chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!     Meet Ann Redisch Stampler!   Ann Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began, as well as half a...
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shelby
the little sample has got me hooked already!
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 23:01
Kara S
I am a mystery/thriller junkie and would love to read this! Thanks, Kara S
Saturday, 18 June 2016 16:27
Linda Romer
How to Disappear sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:26
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Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!

Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!
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  Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!     Meet , Lindsay Ribar !   Lindsay Ribar lives in New York City, where she works in book publishing by day and writes YA novels by night. She attends far too many concerts, watches far too...
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Spotlight on The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer, Plus Giveaway!


Today we're spotlighting Alex Shearer's novel, The Ministry of Ghosts!  Read on for more about Alex, his novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!   Meet Alex Shearer! Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He...
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Danielle Hammelef
I am so excited about this book. I love the unique premise. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I loved The Graveyard book.
Friday, 24 June 2016 19:11
Dan Denman
I love ghost stories and mysteries. I can't wait to read what Thruppence and Tim get into. By the way, I love the name, Thruppence... Read More
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:43
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First Chapter Reveal: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

First Chapter Reveal: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda


Read the first chapter of The Safest Lies   by Megan  Miranda below!     Meet Megan Miranda! Megan Miranda is the acclaimed author of  Fracture, Vengeance, Hysteria,  and  Soulprint.  She was inspired to write  The Safest Lies  after reading a study about the way emotions, like fear, are passed down...
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Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from David Levithan and Nina LaCour's YOU KNOW ME WELL, releasing June 7, 2016 from St. Martin's Griffin. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway! YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour, David Levithan...
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Kara S
This is a no-brainer. I've been dying to try David Leviathan's books in light of his excellent reputation as a writer, and I love... Read More
Thursday, 19 May 2016 01:59
Danielle Hammelef
So real--this sneak peek makes me want to read this book now.
Friday, 27 May 2016 21:30
Agustina Gonzalez
I like the sneak peek
Sunday, 29 May 2016 17:45
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Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Mimi Cross's SHINING SEA, releasing May 24, 2016 from Skyscape. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!     SHINING SEA by Mimi Cross Release date: May 24, 2016 Publisher: Skyscape ISBN:  ...
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Eddie Black
The premise sounds very intriguing; it makes me want to read to find out what will happen to the silent girl.
Monday, 09 May 2016 08:17
Linda Romer
Shinning Sea sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:14
Robin Gregory
Beautiful cover! This looks like an interesting story.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:05
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