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Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
After the death of her mother, Wendy is attempting to fill her mother’s shoes and discovering that the prospect is far more difficult than she ever imagined. Learning that she is part of a powerful and ancient family of Reapers that her mother had forsaken is just the first surprise –...
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Tricia Copeland
The Little House on the Prairie series affected me the most in that they showed me a strong female character.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:47
YABC
The Harry Potter series definitely had a great impact on the person I am today! Thanks for this giveaway ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:48
YABC
The Disney books
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:29
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Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)

Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)
After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut. Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life -- failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s...
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Tricia Copeland
His name is Pinscher. Thanks!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:54
YABC
Pinscher
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:34
MrsErica Beaton
Pinscher
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:31
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Ready Player One Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Ready Player One Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans...
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Sam
Labyrinth the movie!!!!!! I love how David Bowie looks in the film!!!! XD In fact David Bowie is my fav thing of the 80s!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:59
YABC
the 1980's fashion
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:36
MrsErica Beaton
The kids TV shows: Fraggle Rock, Smurfs, Punky Brewster, etc. ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:35
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The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)

The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)
In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again.  For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day.  Marjorie has...
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YABC
The Sweet Valley High books
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:37
MrsErica Beaton
I loved some of the classics, especially Catcher in the Rye.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:37
YABC
Definitely The Hobbit
Saturday, 01 September 2012 21:50
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SILVER: Return to Treasure Island Giveaway (US Only)

SILVER: Return to Treasure Island Giveaway (US Only)
A rip-roaring sequel to  Treasure Island —Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved classic—about two young friends and their high-seas adventure with dangerous pirates and long-lost treasure. It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's  Treasure Island :  Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast...
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YABC
I think I would be too curious not to! Thanks for hosting the giveaway ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:53
YABC
Yes
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:38
MrsErica Beaton
Like Jaime G., I think my quest for answers would get to me.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:39
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Defiance Release Blog Tour

Defiance Release Blog Tour
  Happy book birthday to CJ Redwine's DEFIANCE!  We're so happy to be a part of this blog tour because we are HUGE fans of DEFIANCE. Don't believe us? Just take a look at our staff reviews ! And the reader reviews are glowing as well. Rightly deserved! We can't get...
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Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout

Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout
  YABC recently got the chance to interview Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of  The Covenant  and  Lux Series ,  Cursed , and the forthcoming  Don’t Look Back . Check out her answers to our questions below!   Thank you for joining us on YABC today!  You are one busy lady and...
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YABC
3 Jennifer! Gret interview!!! I have yet to read anything by Rachel Vincent... maybe I should fix that ... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 15:31
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Trailer Tuesday: Entice Teaser

Trailer Tuesday: Entice Teaser
Dangerously exciting, darkly romantic – the teaser trailer for the next book in Jessica Shirvington’s  Embrace  series is here! In  Entice , the war between Exiles and Angels is on—and Violet Eden is wanted by both sides.  Living a secret life as a warrior protecting innocent human lives isn’t easy. Knowing...
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Skylark Giveaway (International)

Skylark Giveaway (International)
Win a signed copy of SKYLARK by Meagan Spooner! Vis in magia, in vita vi.  In magic there is power, and in power, life.  For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected...
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YABC
I want to win a copy of Skylark because the story sounds awesome and I've heard fantastic things about it from my friends ... Read More
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:01
YABC
This book sounds very intriguing and I love dystopian YA!
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:37
Jill
I'm interested because it sounds like a more mature version of The Giver and I loved that book!
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 17:05
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Innocent Darkness Giveaway (International)

Innocent Darkness Giveaway (International)
Win a copy of INNOCENT DARKNESS by Suzanne Lazear!   Noli Braddock and her best friend V’s incident with a flying auto have landed them in a heap of trouble. And when Noli is sent to a spirit-squelching reform school in San Francisco, she’s sure that her rebellious adventures are over....
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Sam
Air Court Earth Court Fire Court Water Court and the Dark Court! I think i would want to be in the Dark Court or the Water Cou... Read More
Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:59
YABC
High Court Dark Court Air Court Earth Court Water Court Fire Court I think I would like to be part of the Air or Dark Courts. I ha... Read More
Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:22
SpunkiiReader
Air Court Earth Court Fire Court Water Court High Court Dark Court I would be a part of the Air court... Read More
Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:47
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