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Author Chat with Katy Loutzenhiser (If You're Out There), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Katy Loutzenhiser author of If You're Out There.  Read on for more about Katy, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Katy Loutzenhiser ! Katy Loutzenhiser is a graduate of Bowdoin who studied screenwriting and improv with Chicago’s prestigious Second City...
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John
What a wonderful cover! And funny, engrossing books are my favorite kind!
Monday, 04 March 2019 15:30
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a page turning story.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:17
Madeline Tebo
Love the cover! And sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:38
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Featured Review: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine)

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About This Book: Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property,...
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with CJ Redwine (The Blood Spell), 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 CJ Redwine,  YABC's Author of...
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Brianna Peterson
This cover is GORGEOUS! The pumpkin is a great subtle nod to Cinderella. I am also happy to realize this is a standalone novel, as... Read More
Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:38
Sethia
I love thus cove, so gorgeous!
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:43
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis makes me want to read more. I really enjoy fairy tale retellings and I am looking forward to this ... Read More
Saturday, 16 February 2019 05:19
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Spotlight on Hush Little Bunny (David Ezra Stein), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Hush Little Bunny  by David Ezra Stein.  Read on for more about David and his book plus an giveaway!           Meet David Ezra Stein ! David Ezra Stein is the Caldecott-Honor illustrator and author of Interrupting Chicken, Dinosaur Kisses, I’m My Own Dog, and many other...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is cute and sounds like a sweet one. Good luck with pretty picture book.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 16:29
Maggie
This sounds so sweet and the illustrations are lovely!
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:58
Alyssa Annico
Looks and sounds adorable!
Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:10
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Spotlight on Circle Of Shadows (Evelyn Skye), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Circle Of Shadows  by Evelyn Skye.  Read on for more about Evelyn and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Evelyn Skye ! Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the CIA, she not-so-secretly wishes she was on So You...
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Sethia
I can't wait to read this book! Love the cover and the tittle!
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:15
Tiffany Engler
Love the cover! I've been dying to read this book!!
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:29
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis makes me want to read more. The Crown's Game was a great book and I looking forward to this one.... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 09:32
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Spotlight on The Field Guide To The North American Teenager (Ben Philippe), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Field Guide To The North American Teenage  by Ben Philippe! Read on for more about Ben, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Ben Philippe ! Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and an MFA in Fiction and Screenwriting from the...
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Debra Branigan
Unique cover and storyline. I think this will be a fun read!
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:59
Jayda
The cover is really unique and the story sounds intriguing!
Saturday, 12 January 2019 19:04
Shaina Steinherz
I thought at first that the book really was spiral-bound, which would have been really cool, but even though it isn't, it's still ... Read More
Saturday, 12 January 2019 20:22
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with CJ Redwine (The Traitor Prince), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  CJ Redwine (The Traitor Prince) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about CJ, her novel, plus a giveaway!           Meet  CJ Redwine ! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels,...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is great and the synopsis sounds amazing. Fantasy is in high demand in my home. We can't wait to read this.
Monday, 15 October 2018 18:29
M.A. Briones
I HAVE SEEN THIS SO MANY PLACES! tHE COVER LOOKS AMAZING! THE SYNOPSIS IS SO INCREDIBLY INTRIGUING!!! CANT WAIT!!!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:45
Marisa Fort
Love the cover! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:24
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Sara Raasch (These Rebel Waves), 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  Sara Raasch   , YABC's Author of the...
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Kara S
The cover is in high style, and the plot sounds like it is full of the kind of drama I love!
Friday, 10 August 2018 18:18
Marisa Fort
Love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Sunday, 12 August 2018 12:58
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis draws me in for more. Sounds like an amazing read.
Friday, 17 August 2018 08:35
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: SCREAM ALL NIGHT (Derek Milman)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Derek Milman's    SCREAM ALL NIGHT   Read on for more about Derek, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                   Meet  Derek Milman !   Derek Milman was born in New York City,...
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