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Author Chat with Amber Smith (Something Like Gravity), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amber Smith author of Something Like Gravity.  Read on for more about Amber, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Amber Smith ! Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last...
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KM
I love Amber Smith's books, so I'm excited for this one.
Friday, 14 June 2019 00:25
KylaMarshall
When I first learned English, I also found it difficult to write a complete sentence. But then, I learned to write through the sty... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2019 21:53
Emily
This looks so good! ❤️❤️❤️
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:13
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Author Chat with Robin D Mahle (The Fractured Empire), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Robin D Mahle author of The Fractured Empire.  Read on for more about Robin, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Robin D Mahle ! The name Robin D. Mahle represents a dynamic husband and wife storytelling team. They've travelled...
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Author Chat with Victoria Aveyard (Broken Throne)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Victoria Aveyard author of Broken Throne.  Read on for more about Victoria plus an interview!          Meet Victoria Aveyard ! Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. Both her parents are...
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Author Chat with Kathy Kimbray (A Shifting Of Stars), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathy Kimbray author of A Shifting Of Stars.  Read on for more about Kathy, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Kathy Kimbray ! Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.​ After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and I absolutely love what this book is about. Can't wait to read it!!
Saturday, 01 June 2019 15:13
Jessica Chillcott
Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this book
Monday, 03 June 2019 09:35
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover and the synopsis sounds so good that I've already 1-clicked this book. I'm so excited to read it. *fi... Read More
Saturday, 08 June 2019 05:14
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Author Chat with Gillian French (The Missing Season), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Gillian French author of The Missing Season.  Read on for more about Gillian, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Gillian French ! Gillian French  is the author of  The Lies They Tell, The Missing Season, The Door to January...
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Candice Gigous
The cover has a creepy and mysterious feeling. The synopsis is captivating. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 09:26
Dianna G.
I love the campy look of the cover -- that tree carving. Synopsis has me curious!
Sunday, 19 May 2019 00:08
Mia
I love the cover!! And the book sounds like it’s about to be a wild ride, so excited to read!
Monday, 20 May 2019 09:33
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jennifer Donnelly (Stepsister), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Jennifer Donnelly , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
This poor ugly stepsister! She sounds interestingly gross!
Monday, 13 May 2019 21:52
Emily
Awww i love books like this! and jennifer donnelly is a great writer!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:32
Julie
The cover is super cool, and the synopsis sounds great!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:57
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Author Chat with Rachel DeWoskin (Someday We Will Fly), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rachel DeWoskin author of Someday We Will Fly.  Read on for more about Rachel, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Rachel DeWoskin ! Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera...
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John
The cover is so unusual and memorable!
Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:25
Jessica Cashen
Synopsis is great and the cover is unique and drew me to the giveaway
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:15
Carrie Edmunds
I found the synopsis interesting and the cover is intriguing.
Monday, 27 May 2019 19:52
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Author Chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole C Kear (The Startup Squad), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole Carr authors of The Startup Squad.  Read on for more about Brian & Nicole, plus an interview, guest post and an giveaway!          Meet Brian Weisfeld ! Brian Weisfeld  has been building businesses his entire life. In...
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Dan Denman
The book cover is colorful and fun. This sounds like a good story of friendship and teamwork.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 13:50
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It will grab my daughter's attention. This sounds like a much needed story about girls and business.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:48
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun and bright cover. This book sounds fun and important for preteens/kids who want to gain independence and earn some ... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:30
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Author Chat with Nicole Melleby (Hurricane Season), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nicole Melleby author of Hurricane Season.  Read on for more about Nicole, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Melleby ! Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh...
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John
What a beautiful Van Gogh-style sky on the cover!
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 20:37
Nancy Hernandez
It really is beautiful.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds emotional and fun to read.
Monday, 03 June 2019 20:05
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Breeana Shields (The Bone Charmer), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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  Breeana Shields , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Living with two opposed futures--bummer!
Monday, 06 May 2019 20:39
Emily
I love this cover so much!!!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:00
Jessica Cashen
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds great
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:35
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