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Giveaway: Ender's World edited by Orson Scott Card (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Ender's World edited by Orson Scott Card (US/Canada)
ORSON SCOTT CARD EDITS ALL-NEW COLLECTION ON HIS CLASSIC NOVEL ENDER’S GAME Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic that has won not only Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards since its 1985 publication, but also the love of generations of readers. Now Card has teamed up with Smart...
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Vivien
I have read and and am looking forward to the movie adaptation!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:02
Susan Light
Nope, haven't read the book but will definitely see the movie.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 17:19
Kristin
I haven't read this yet but have been meaning to. Definitely have to read it before I see the movie!
Monday, 08 July 2013 14:24
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Giveaway: A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger (US Only)

Giveaway: A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger (US Only)
A Trick of the Light by  Lois Metzger Release Date:  June 18, 2013   Mike Welles had everything under control. He was a good student, an outfielder on the baseball team, a good son, a loyal friend. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they're getting confusing...
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Vivien
Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:00
Viviana Ortiz
Mike's best friend is Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:45
G Donald Cribbs
BF: Tamio Weissberg
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 19:38
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Giveaway: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley (US Only)

Giveaway: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley (US Only)
  PRECIOUS BLOOD   By Tonya Hurley       About Precious Blood   What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?   Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy are three lost girls-each with their own personal demons. These girls meet one...
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Viviana Ortiz
I find this book interesting because of the bond between sisters and I would love to find out what happen between them and Sebasti... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:35
Sam
Ive read The Blessed and loved it!!! So im def interested in devouring this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 05:41
maidenveil
The story sounds interesting. Saints? Wow. I want to read a play on that.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:56
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Giveaway: Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (US Only)

Giveaway: Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (US Only)
Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan Release Date: February 19, 2013 ISBN: 9780062112903   From author Michael Hassan comes CRASH AND BURN (Balzer + Bray; 9780062112903 ; February 19, 2013; Ages 14 and up; $18.99) , a powerful, emotional knockout of a debut novel about the complicated relationship between a profoundly-troubled teenager...
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Kate
Honestly, I think it sounds interesting because it's a "portrait of the modern American teenage male" and many YA books don't focu... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 19:07
MrsErica Beaton
I think what interests me about this book is the social action piece. Namely, that we are all players in life and our actions can ... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:36
Viviana Ortiz
I think I'm interested in this book because it's fresh and I like to know the perspective of guys about life
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:52
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Giveaway: The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman (US Only)

Giveaway: The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman (US Only)
The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman Release Date: April 1, 2012 ISBN: 978-0823423354   In a famous family of exceptionally talented people, fifteen-year-old Claire Walker is ordinary . . . or so she leads everyone to believe. Yet the minute she steps out of line, her parents transfer her to Cambial Academy: the...
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MrsErica Beaton
At first she says, she wouldn’t change a thing, but then she goes on to say that she wished that she had written it all down so ev... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:34
Viviana Ortiz
She says, she wouldn't change a thing but then she says maybe one thing; she would have written all down so everyone would know ho... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:46
Vivien
Wouldn't change a thing except she would have written it all down ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:06
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Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)

Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)
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What's that? Another cover reveal?  Oh yeah, baby.  Today we'll be showing you the cover to Elle Cosimano's NEARLY GONE, coming to you March 2014 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Elle:   Shhhh… come close. I’m going to tell you a secret....
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Vivien
I love the cover!!!!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:08
Heather
Intriguing! Looks like a book I will definitely read!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:18
Joanna
Creeptastic!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:19
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Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)
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It's time for another cover reveal! Today we're revealing ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin, coming your way February 2014 from HarperTeen.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Ryan:   Greetings, YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for my debut novel ALL THAT GLOWS!  ...
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Kierra
This is my first time hearing about this book, but it sounds fantastic AND looks gorgeous!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:11
Katrina Pierce
Freaking gorgeous cover!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:15
Elizabeth Aguilar
The cover is really amazing. The giant font gives it that extra flare of... magic.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:21
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Cover Reveal: MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore

Cover Reveal: MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore
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Happy Friday, YABCers! Here's another beautiful cover on which to feast your eyes — MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore!  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Katherine about her cover:   Hello, YABC and welcome to the cover reveal for my new novel!  I’m an Anglophile and...
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Alyssa Susanna
Ooo, very nice! I like this cover! This sounds like something I would read Congrats on a great cover, Katherine! ... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2013 12:04
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Books to Read with Dad this Father's Day

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I can't thank my dad enough for sparking my book lover tendencies by reading to me before bed each night. He's the reason I'm the book nerd I am today, and couldn't be more encouraging of dads (and moms, too) who want to read with their children. With Father's Day just...
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Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity

Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity
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Last year we did a joint cover reveal for Ellen Oh's PROPHECY and Megan Shepherd's THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER. So when the covers of their sequels came in, we thought we'd do another joint reveal. I can't wait for you guys to see them!   First, here's a message from Megan: Hello...
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Rachel Patrick
AHHHHHHHHH! I haven't read Ellen Oh's books yet, but I read The Madman's Daughter and just ahhhh! I NEED Her Dark Curiosity! I tot... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11
Christa
Both of these covers are gorgeous!! I am especially in love with Warrior. The red really pops
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:14
Jessica
Holy gorgeous covers! I am so excited for Her Dark Curiosity and that cover works so well with the first! And that synopsis! Wow. ... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:21
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