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Spotlight on Dragonwatch: Master Of The Phantom Isle (Brandon Mull), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Dragonwatch: Master Of The Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull.  Read on for more about Brandon and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Brandon Mull!   Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter,...
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Giveaway: BENEATH and BENEATH: HORIZON DIVIDED (Maureen Miller) ~(US Only)

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Beneath and Beneath: Horizon Divided (US Only) by: Maureen Miller Release Date: March 6th, 2019 Publisher: Maureen Miller   About the Book:   Beneath   From USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen A. Miller comes this young adult adventure that will plunge you deep into the Atlantic Ocean.      It was Stella...
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The cover has an eeriness to it that draws you in wanting to know more. It sounds like a great book to share with my kids and gran... Read More
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 23:03
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Author Chat with Tim Wynne-Jones (The Starlight Claim), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tim Wynne-Jones author of The Starlight Claim.  Read on for more about Tim and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tim Wynne-Jones !   Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, Blink...
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Author Of The Week: Guest Post with Jodi Meadows (When She Reigns), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing Jodi Meadows , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Spotlight: BELOW THE MOON interview + giveaway (International)

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Today, we're thrilled to welcome Alexis Marie Chute to YABC! Alexis is the author of BELOW THE MOON, and we sat down with her to ask a few questions. Check out her book and the interview, and then be sure to enter the giveaway below!   ABOUT THE BOOK:  Ella Wellsley...
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Sounds like a terrific read. Cover is artistic although it does not give much of a hint as to what the story entails. Thanks fo... Read More
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:02
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Spotlight: THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON interview + giveaway (US & UK)

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Hello, YABCers! Today, we're excited to introduce you to a new-to-us fantasy author. See below for information on THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON, read an interview with author John Tarrow, and be sure to enter the giveaway!   ABOUT THE BOOK:   Abandoned and alone, thirteen-year-old Joe’s world is shattered when...
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Author Chat with Barbara Dee (Maybe He Just Likes You), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Barbara Dee author of Maybe He Just Likes You.  Read on for more about Barbara and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Barbara Dee ! Barbara Dee is the author of several middle grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Off Script by Kate Watson + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  OFF SCRIPT by Kate Watson, releasing January 21, 2020 from Flux/North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Thank you so much for hosting the cover reveal of OFF SCRIPT! I always love...
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I like the cover. It reminds me of Cluleless... I love JA retellings especially modern ones so the synopsis got me!... Read More
Friday, 06 September 2019 17:41
Debra Branigan
Oh, love the cover and your targeted YA readers will too. I love the retelling...the synopsis sounds great.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:19
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I like the cover and the synopsis sounds fun to read.
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Author Chat with Jennifer Armentrout (The Burning Shadow), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer Armentrout author of The Burning Shadow.  Read on for more about Jennifer her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Jennifer Armentrout ! JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, iBooks, and international bestselling author of the Lux...
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Jennifer L. Armentrout is probably one of my favorite authors! I love reading about the luxens
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Spotlight on Moon Water (Pam Webber), Plus Author Chat, Review & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Moon Water  by Pam Webber.  Read on for more about Pam and her book, an interview, book review, and an giveaway!          Meet Pam Webber!    Pam Webber is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and nursing professor. She is author of the bestselling...
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