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Featured Review: The Verity (MJ Lawrie)

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About This Book: My name is Scarlett. My job is to kill. And I'm damn good at my job. Fifty years ago, a series of catastrophic disasters ended modern civilisation as we knew it. When the world was on the brink of starvation, a pill made to save us instead turned...
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Author Chat with Jillian Cantor (The Code For Love and Heartbreak) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jillian Cantor author of The Code For Love and Heartbreak. Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Jillian Cantor !       Jillian Cantor  has a BA in English from Penn State University and...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:59
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Author Chat with Rebecca Elliot (Pretty Funny For A Girl) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rebecca Elliott author of Pretty Funny For A Girl. Read on for more about Rebecca and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Rebecca Elliott !       Rebecca Elliott is an author and illustrator. She earned a degree in philosophy...
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Book looks great! I look forward to reading it!
Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:11
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Waiting on Wednesday ~ September 30, 2020

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Samantha’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    A Curse of Roses Editor:  Diana Pinguicha Expected publication:  December 1, 2020 Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical...
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Featured Review: Finding Balance (Kati Gardner)

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About This Book: Jase Ellison doesnt remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and one when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his real...
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Giveaway: Dear Baby (Paris Rosenthal/Holly Hatam) ~ (US/Can Only)

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Dear Baby (US Only) Author: Paris Rosenthal Illustrator: Holly Hatam Release Date: September 29th, 2020 Publisher: Harpercollins       About the Book: From #1 New York Times bestselling team Paris Rosenthal and Holly Hatam comes a sweet and inspiring love letter written to the special baby in your life! A...
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Book looks great, my twins would love it!
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 14:36
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Featured Review: Breathless (Jennifer Niven)

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About This Book: From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places, comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life--sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all. Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is focused on...
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Author Chat with Kristin Cast (The Key To Fear) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kristin Cast author of The Key To Fear. Read on for more about Kristin and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Kristin Cast !      KRISTIN CAST is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:09
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very captivating. I really enjoy Kristin Cast's other books and I am excited about this one.... Read More
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 14:08
Andrea Cerda
I love dystopian books, so I'm already intrigued with the character now, i want to read it, like the cover BTW
Thursday, 01 October 2020 14:22
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What's New In YA ~ September 29th, 2020

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Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends—literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life...
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Featured Review: Of Thorns and Beauty (Robin D. Mahle and Elle Madison)

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About This Book: You think you know the tale as old time, but you’ve already got it wrong. There never was a beauty and a beast, only a girl who was both. And that girl was me. Zaina will never be free. She's forced into an arranged marriage to Viking King...
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