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Featured Review: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Featured Review: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
About this book: When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Life Fantastic (Liza Ketchum) Plus Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Life Fantastic (Liza Ketchum) Plus Giveaway!!!
  Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE LIFE FANTASTIC by Liza Ketchum, releasing January 1, 2017 from Merit Press, F+W. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Liza: Dear readers, Open The Life Fantastic and step into a time machine.  You will...
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Spotlight on Shadow of a Girl (Shannon Greenland), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway

Spotlight on Shadow of a Girl (Shannon Greenland), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway
Today we're spotlighting Shannon Greenland's novel, Shadow of a Girl! Read on for more about Shannon and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   A Note From Shannon Greenland: I’ve heard authors talk about the “book of their heart” and I used to think that was such a hokey thing to say until I...
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Tiffany Engler
The cover is super cute!! Definitely looks like great book to read!
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:58
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Author Chat with Lorie Langdon (Gilt Hollow), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Chat with Lorie Langdon (Gilt Hollow), Plus Giveaway!!
  Today we're excited to chat with Lorie Langdon,  author of Gilt Hollow!  Below you'll find more about Lorie, her books, plus a giveaway!     YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? The idea for Gilt Hollow was sparked by a news story I saw about a teenage boy who was on trial for...
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The cover is so eye catching, I could definitely see myself reading this one!
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:08
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ September 28, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday ~ September 28, 2016
  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine  and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.           *Beth's Choice* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC)     Nemesis (Anna Banks) Author: Anna Banks Book: Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication: October 4th, 2016...
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Author Chat with Patricia Harman (Lost On Hope Island: The Amazing Tale of the Little Goat Midwives)!!

Author Chat with Patricia Harman (Lost On Hope Island: The Amazing Tale of the Little Goat Midwives)!!
  Today we're excited to chat with Patricia Harman,  author of Lost On Hope Island: The Amazing Tale of the Little Goat Midwives!  Below you'll find more about Patricia and her books!       YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   I am a midwife, storyteller and a grandmother. Put that...
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Spotlight on Like a River Glorious (Rae Carson), Plus Chapter 1 & 2 Sneak Peeks & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Like a River Glorious (Rae Carson), Plus Chapter 1 & 2 Sneak Peeks & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Rae Carson's novel, Like a River Glorious! Read on for more about Rae and her novel, plus chapter sneak peeks, and giveaway!     Meet Rae Carson! Rae Carson is the New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and historical fiction, including the Girl of Fire and Thorns series and the Gold Seer Trilogy, which have won multiple...
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Featured Review: Falling Over Sideways (Jordan Sonnenblick)

Featured Review: Falling Over Sideways (Jordan Sonnenblick)
  About This Book:    It's not easy being Claire. (Really.)Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List!!

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List!!
  Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!    ...
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Spotlight on When the Moon Was Ours (Anna-Marie McLemore), Plus Excerpt!

Spotlight on When the Moon Was Ours (Anna-Marie McLemore), Plus Excerpt!
Today we're spotlighting Anna Marie McLemore's novel, When the Moon Was Ours! Read on for more about Anna Marie and her novel, plus an excerpt!       Meet Anna Marie McLemore! ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and grew up in a Mexican-American family. She attended University of Southern...
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