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Author Of The Week: Chat with Leife Shallcross (The Beast's Heart), 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 Leife Shallcross,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
I love the cover! Even beasts should have pretty things!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:34
Dianna G.
This is a unique spin on a retelling -- would love to read it. The cover is gorgeous.
Monday, 25 February 2019 20:03
Madeline Tebo
I love fairytale retellings! And this cover is gorgeous!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 13:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens), 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 Astrid Scholte,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Astrid...
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John
Dreaming about sitting in a horse-drawn carriage when a futuristic silver car flies past does sound cliche! So very cliche! But ... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:37
Dianna G.
I've heard so many good things about this book! The summary is interesting, but it's honestly the cover that draws me in.
Monday, 25 February 2019 20:05
Brianna Peterson
What a regal cover! This sounds like a unique twist on the typical fantasy with murder mystery thrown in!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 22:30
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Giveaway: BEST BABYSITTERS EVER (US Only)

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HMH Books is partnering with YA Books Central for this Giveaway!   Best Babysitters Ever (US Only) by: Caroline Cala Release Date: February 5, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers   About the Book: A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club...
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sam
My advice would be to network and always bring your A-game.
Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:57
John
"What's your best tip for a budding entrepreneur?" Be born rich!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:35
Erin
My advice for a budding entrepreneur is to never underestimate the power of marketing! ❤ Join local free business groups, rotary c... Read More
Friday, 01 March 2019 18:19
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Author Chat with Frost Kay (Rebel's Blade), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Frost Kay author of Rebel's Blade.  Read on for more about Frost, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Frost Kay ! USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession....
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is powerful and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Friday, 15 March 2019 18:26
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:03
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and brave. This book sounds like an exciting adventure.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:21
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Author Chat with James Riley (The Revenge Of Magic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with James Riley author of The Revenge Of Magic.  Read on for more about James, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet James Riley !   JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once...
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Spotlight on The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Tesla Legacy  by KK Perez.  Read on for more about KK and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet KK Perez ! K. K. Pérez is a half-Argentine/half-Norwegian native New Yorker who has spent the past two decades living in Europe and Asia. She...
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John
There is no Einstein! There is no Edison! There is only Tesla!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:33
Shannon Mizikoski
I LOVE the sound of this book- the genetic bit seems so completely fascinating!!
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:17
Candice Gigous
The cover is unique. The synopsis is very intriguing. I am looking forward to this book.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:13
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Tricia Levensellar (Warrior Of The Wild), 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 Tricia Levensellar,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Tricia...
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Lauren
This looks so fun! I’m excited to read it!
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:05
John
Water beasts sound scary! Should be good!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:32
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is stunning and powerful. The synopsis sounds action packed.
Saturday, 02 March 2019 10:25
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Author Chat with Anne Ursu (The Lost Girl), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Anne Ursu author of The Lost Girl.  Read on for more about Anne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Anne Ursu ! Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, named one of the best books of 2011 by School Library Journal, Publishers...
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John
It sounds like there might be some magic in this!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:03
Danielle Hammelef
I love, love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing and intriguing.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:14
Dan Denman
I like the colors and images in the book cover. This sounds like a fun and mysterious adventure.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:05
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Author Chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan (To Night Owl From Dogfish), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan author of To Night Owl From Dogfish.  Read on for more about Holly, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Holly Goldberg Sloan ! Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in...
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John
I like an exuberant novel as much as the next person!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:57
Emily
this story looks so cute and I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 11 March 2019 15:52
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and eye-catching and bright. The synopsis sounds exciting.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:20
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Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
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Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
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