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Spotlight on Want by Cindy Pon, Plus Pre-Order & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Want by Cindy Pon, Plus Pre-Order & Giveaway!
  Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving th......
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KM
I'm in love with the cover and the synopsis.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:57
John
The cover is cool and I very much liked the synopsis!
Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:57
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Spotlight on Outward Blonde by Trish Cook, Plus Excerpt, Video, & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Outward Blonde by Trish Cook, Plus Excerpt, Video, & Giveaway!

Today we're spotlighting Trish Cook's novel, Outward Blonde! Read on for more about Trish and her novel, plus an excerpt, video, and giveaway!     Meet Trish Cook! Trish Cook is the author of four YA novels: So Lyrical, Overnight Sensation, Notes from the Blender, and A Really Awesome Mess. Her personal essays have ap......
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John
The cover is nifty and this sounds like it might be a good read!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:07
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Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Barry Lyga's novel, Bang! Read on for more about Barry and his novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Barry Lyga! Called a “YA rebel-author” by Kirkus Reviews, Barry Lyga has published seventeen novels in various genres in his eleven-year career, including the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers. His books have been o......
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John
The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
Donia Eskander
The synopsis took my breath away. I'm so excited to read this book! The cover tells you that the book has to do with guns.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:50
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Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Holly Jennings's novel, Gauntlet! Read on for more about Holly and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Holly Jennings! Holly Jennings is a lifelong gamer who has spent innumerable hours playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. She is the author of the Arena novels, including G......
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John
The cover is very cool, and the synopsis gave me a good idea of what the book is about!
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 22:40
Sam
This cover matches the Arena cover! I didn't have to the synopsis to decide if I was going to read this! I LOVED Arena!!! ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:26
Lily M.
These books sounds very good, I haven't read anything like it before.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:14
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Spotlight: The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore, Plus Excerpt!

Spotlight: The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore, Plus Excerpt!
Today we're spotlighting Bryce Moore's book, The Memory Thief! Read on for more about Bryce and his book, plus an excerpt!   Meet Bryce Moore!   Bryce Moore is the author of Vodnik (Tu, 2012). When he’s not authoring, he’s a librarian in Western Maine, where he’s also the current president of the Maine Library Association. He’s been ha......
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Spotlight, and Giveaway: Hearts & Other Body Parts (Ira Bloom)

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Spotlight, and Giveaway: Hearts & Other Body Parts (Ira  Bloom)
Title: HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS Author: Ira Bloom Pub. Date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 352 Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads   A novel of love and monsters.   Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet . . . all three are witches. They ......
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Spotlight on Eerie by C.M. McCoy + Giveaway!

Spotlight on Eerie by C.M. McCoy + Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting C.M. McCoy's novel, Eerie! Read on for more about C.M. and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet C.M. McCoy!    CM McCoy has one pointed ear, a 70-pound puppy that snores like an old man, and a very active imagination. She’s well aware nobody can say or spell he......
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Heidi Wong
The cover makes me feel eerie and gives me light shivers, but the synopsis sounds really good and exciting.
Monday, 06 March 2017 14:17
Caryl Lazo
I've always loved the blend of paranormal and the cover just gives tiny bit glimpse of the mystery covering the story. Seems reall... Read More
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 06:16
Anne
I like the synopsis. I like the graphics on the cover bit I don't like the font.
Friday, 10 March 2017 00:02
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Spotlight on Wildly into the Dark by Tyler Knott Gregson, Plus Sneak Peek, and Giveaway!

Spotlight on Wildly into the Dark by Tyler Knott Gregson, Plus Sneak Peek, and Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Tyler Knott Gregson's poetry collection, Wildly into the Dark! Read on for more about Tyler and his novel, plus a sneak peek, and giveaway!     Meet Tyler Knott Gregson! Tyler Knott Gregson is a poet, author, professional photographer, and artist who lives in the mountains of Helena, Montana. When he ......
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Linda Romer
Wow! Love the poems and the cover! Thank you
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:34
Danielle
I love the format, using a typewriter is perfect and creates a purposeful aesthetic.
Friday, 17 March 2017 17:24
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover! This book sounds like unique poetry that will make me think about life in new ways. I'm going to savour every po... Read More
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:09
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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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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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