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Penguin Teen Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Nemesis (Brendan Reichs)

Penguin Teen Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Nemesis (Brendan Reichs)
Today we're spotlighting Brendan Reichs's novel, Nemesis!!  Read on for more about Brendan, his novel, a excerpt, and a giveaway!         Meet Brendan Reichs! Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in......
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Julie
I thought this post was pretty good. Nemesis sounds interesting.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 23:59
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Blog Tour & Excerpt: Well That Was Awkward (Rachel Vail)

Blog Tour & Excerpt: Well That Was Awkward (Rachel Vail)
Here at YABC, we're thrilled to be hosting an excerpt of Rachel Vail's new novel,  Well That Was Awkward, as part of the book's blog tour!       Meet Rachel Vail! Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people. As a theater lover, Rachel sees and reads......
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Spotlight: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Gena Showalter's novel, Lifeblood! Read on for more about Gena and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Gena Showalter!   Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark ......
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John
I think the covers are intriguing! And the synopsis indicates that these books are quite adventuresome!
Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:17
Heidi Wong
I think the covers are nice and they connect well with each other. I think the synopsis is interesting and it pulls me in.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:44
Shannon Mizikoski
LOVE the covers of both books, and I think they compliment each other so well, but are unique enough too. And the synopsis sounds ... Read More
Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:40
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Changes in Latitudes (Jen Malone), Plus Excerpt, and Extra Giveaway!

YABC Scavenger Hunt: Changes in Latitudes (Jen Malone), Plus Excerpt, and Extra Giveaway!
Today we're excited to share Jen Malone's excerpt from her novel, Changes in Latitudes as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Jen, her novel, and an extra giveaway! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the Grand Prize!......
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What's your favorite trip? What was your worst trip?
Sunday, 05 February 2017 14:06
Jen Malone
After college, I spent close to a year backpacking around the world, so does a 10-month trip count as one? If so, THAT, of course!... Read More
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:12
alyssa
Who's the rock star in the tour bus when you were in labor with your twins?
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:33
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Spotlight on Unfolding (Jonathan Friesen), Plus Exclusive Excerpt!

Spotlight on Unfolding (Jonathan Friesen), Plus Exclusive Excerpt!
Today we're spotlighting Jonathan Friesen's novel, Unfolding!  Read on for more about Jonathan, his novel, and an exclusive excerpt!       Meet Jonathan Friesen! I had the perfect life.I was the grade-school star and the teacher’s pet. The world revolved around me and I suspected it always would. If you ask most people a......
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Stephanie Plotkin
I just read this and I loved it! Will be reviewing it on my blog! @TeacherofYA
Sunday, 05 February 2017 11:56
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Spotlight on Ever the Hunter by Erin Summerill, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Ever the Hunter by Erin Summerill, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Erin Summerill's novel, Ever the Hunted! Read on for more about Erin and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Erin Summerill! After completing a B.A. in English, Erin had aspirations to knock out the next great American novel. Her mom always taught her to dream big. Well writing proved......
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Stephanie Plotkin
I love the cover and synopsis and this book (and the author) are fantastic!! @TeacherofYA
Thursday, 29 December 2016 15:57
Susan Light
Sounds like my most favorite kind of book!
Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:18
Tiffany Engler
Everything about this book screams "fantastic"
Friday, 30 December 2016 09:07
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Spotlight on The Queen (C.J. Abedi), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Queen (C.J. Abedi), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting C.J. Abedi' novel, The Queen!  Read on for more about C.J. and her novel, plus a excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet C.J. Abedi! Colet and Jasmine Abedi are a sister writing team that dreamt up the world of FAE together…                             COLET ABEDI Colet has been an entertainment i......
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John
The cover was wonderfully energetic, and the synopsis was very well worded.
Thursday, 08 December 2016 18:58
Maggie
I love both so much! I love this trilogy and am excited to see how it ends!
Monday, 12 December 2016 00:30
Anne
Sounds like an exciting series!
Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:57
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Spotlight on Rush (Sara Bennett Wealer), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Rush (Sara Bennett Wealer), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Sara Bennett Wealer's novel, Rush!  Read on for more about Sara, her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet Sara Bennett Wealer! Sara Bennett Wealer lives in Cincinnati with her husband, daughters, and a houseful of pets. Her first book, RIVAL, is published by HarperTeen.   Website * Twitter * Facebook * Instagram......
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John
Splendid cover.! Splendid synopsis!
Monday, 14 November 2016 21:23
Kelly G
Love the cover and it sounds like such an interesting read!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 15:16
Nancy Hernandez
I really like the cover and im curious about the story.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 17:47
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Spotlight on The 13th Continuum (Jennifer Brody), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on The 13th Continuum (Jennifer Brody), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Jennifer Brody's novel, The 13th Continuum!  Read on for more about Jennifer and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!       Meet Jennifer Brody! Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The book is a G......
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Anne
Love the cover! It sounds like an exciting read!
Saturday, 29 October 2016 13:00
Linda Romer
The 13th continuum sounds great! FANTASTIC cover ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 29 October 2016 23:11
Anne
I like the matching covers. Story sounds good!
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:55
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Spotlight on Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting C.C. Hunter's novel, Midnight Hour! Read on for more about C.C. and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet C.C. Hunter! C.C. HUNTER is the author of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series. She lives in Spring, Texas where she's at work on her next novel.     Meet Midnight......
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John
Intriguing cover and synopsis.
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 23:53
Jessie Chan
The cover seems very interesting and looks very pretty. It makes me wonder on why the girl is running. The synopsis is very intere... Read More
Monday, 14 November 2016 19:08
Candice Gigous
The beautiful cover has a mystical feeling. The synopsis is very intriguing. Love the Shadow Falls series.
Sunday, 20 November 2016 15:45
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