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Author Chat with Marlene Perez (Forward Into Darkness)!

Author Chat with Marlene Perez (Forward Into Darkness)!
Today we're excited to chat with Marlene Perez, author of Forward Into Darkness!.  Read on for more about Joanne and her novel!         YABC:  Love your world building that is complete with hybrids, mystery, and secrets. What inspired you when coming up with this world? A long time ago, I......
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Plum (Dreamfall), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Plum (Dreamfall), Plus Giveaway!!
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 Plum, YABC's Author of the Week!! Amy Plum is the author......
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Brenda
Hello! I'm answering the question for the giveaway of this book: I think the cover is perfect. Blue is my favorite color, to begi... Read More
Monday, 24 April 2017 19:07
Delaney
I'm sooooo excited for this book! It sounds so awesome and the cover is so creepy and cool!
Monday, 24 April 2017 20:12
John
The cover is eerie and spooky. The synopsis rocks!
Monday, 24 April 2017 21:05
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Author Chat with Joanne O'Sullivan, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Joanne O'Sullivan, Plus Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Joanne O'Sullivan, author of Between Two Skies. Read on for more about Joanne and her novel, plus a giveaway!   1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I went to college in New Orleans, so I was concerned about what happened to the region......
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John
The cover has a colorful, retro look! The story sounds timeless!
Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:19
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls), Plus Giveaway!!
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 Nicole Castroman, YABC's Author of the Week!! Nicole was lucky enough to......
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John
I especially like the ship in the bottle cover, and these sound like exciting books!
Monday, 17 April 2017 20:25
Susan Light
Love how the covers match!
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:38
kim p
I like the first cover the best. It definitely gives me a great idea what type of book this is. And I also agree it's great that t... Read More
Saturday, 22 April 2017 13:33
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Author Chat with Estelle Laure, Plus Giveaway

Author Chat with Estelle Laure, Plus Giveaway
Today we're excited to chat with Estelle Laure, author of But Then I came Back! Read on for more about Estelle and her novel, plus a giveaway!   YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   I was trying to write a love book and it wasn't coming together the wa......
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John
The cover makes it appear that this will be an exciting book, and the plot certainly sounds like it!
Friday, 14 April 2017 21:02
Kristy Petree
I love both the cover and the synopsis. The cover is gorgeous with the contrast of bright lettering on black and white flowers. ... Read More
Friday, 21 April 2017 01:01
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Author Chat with Claudia Gray, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Claudia Gray, Plus Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Claudia Gray, author of Defy the Stars! Read on for more about Claudia and her novel, plus a giveaway!   YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?   CLAUDIA GRAY: I feel like such a traitor picking one of my two leads over the ot......
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John
The cover was colorful, the synopsis fresh and new!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:02
Susan Light
Love the cover and this book sounds phenomenal!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:03
Jen
This sounds amazing and utterly addicting! And the the cover is so pretty!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:05
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Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Jessica Park, author of 180 Seconds! Read on for more about Jessica and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write 180 Seconds?   Given that I’m on Facebook so much, I can’t help but see many vir......
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Tiffany Engler
Looks so good! I'm excited for this book!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:40
John
The cover was colorful, the synopsis fresh and new!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:02
Julie
The cover is nice, and I think the story sounds really cute and fun.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:53
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Mindy McGinnis (Given To The Sea), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Mindy McGinnis (Given To The Sea), Plus Giveaway!!
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 Mindy McGinnis, YABC's Author of the Week!! Mindy McGinnis is the Edgar-Award......
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Heidi Wong
The cover is simply beautiful and the synopsis is extremely intriguing.
Monday, 10 April 2017 15:38
KM
I love Mindy McGinnis, so I'm sure this will be amazing.
Monday, 10 April 2017 21:06
John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis equally so.
Monday, 10 April 2017 22:00
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Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Fine, author of Beneath the Shine! Read on for more about Sarah and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   1. What gave you the inspiration to write the book? This book is a futuristic (and very loose) retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a 1905 no......
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The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
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Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!

Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!
Today we're excited to hear from Scott Seegert, author  of Sci-Fi Junior High!  Below you'll find more about Scott,  his book, plus a review!   In describing the “Jimmy” line of books that are being produced under the aegis of James Patterson, the foreward to your new book says that kids do the best job of mak......
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