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Author Chat with Kelsey Josund (Platformed), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kelsey Josund author of Platformed.  Read on for more about Kelsey, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kelsey Josund ! Kelsey Josund is a software engineer and author of sci-fi, cli-fi, fantasy, and new and young adult fiction, including a...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. This book sounds unique and intriguing.
Saturday, 12 June 2021 16:40
Penny Olson
The cover is really cool and the story sounds like an interesting dystopian.
Friday, 18 June 2021 13:22
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Author Chat with Emiko Jean (Tokyo Ever After), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Emiko Jean author of Tokyo Ever After.  Read on for more about Emiko, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Emiko Jean ! When  Emiko Jean  isn’t writing, she is reading. Before she became a writer, she was an entomologist, a...
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Kayla
This is the prettiest cover I’ve seen all year!
Friday, 04 June 2021 22:27
Andrea Cerda
Looks really interesting and the cover is stuning!
Saturday, 05 June 2021 03:20
Asteria
the cover is beautiful I can't wait to read it
Saturday, 05 June 2021 06:49
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Author Chat with Tori Sharp (Just Pretend), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tori Sharp author of Just Pretend.  Read on for more about Tori, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tori Sharp ! Tori Sharp  is a Seattle-based author-illustrator and swing and blues dancer with a BFA in sequential art from SCAD....
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, my niece would love this!
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 11:38
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and this will be an emotional read.
Saturday, 12 June 2021 16:33
Penny Olson
The cover is fun and the story sounds relevant to today's kids.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 00:57
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Indie Superstars with Cait Marie, Author of The Nihryst Series + Giveaway (US + International)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week, staff reviewer, Melissa A. Craven is interviewing our very own Cait Marie, author of "The Lost Alliance: The Nihryst Book 3" Releasing June 16,...
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Author Chat with Jon Robinson (Sunshine and the Full Moon), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jon Robinson author of Sunshine and the Full Moon.  Read on for more about Jon, his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Jon Robinson !    Jon Robinson is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has appeared across ESPN, Sports...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is just okay. The synopsis is unique and intriguing.
Saturday, 05 June 2021 14:27
Penny Olson
The cover reminds of Halloween. The synopsis sounds interesting and original.
Sunday, 13 June 2021 23:30
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This story sounds like a good story with monsters and mystery.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 14:17
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Author Chat with Mariko Turk (The Other Side Of Perfect), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Mariko Turk author of The Other Side Of Perfect.  Read on for more about Mariko, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Mariko Turk ! Mariko Turk  teaches writing and rhetoric classes and works as a writing tutor at the University...
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Keia
I read an ARC of this and loved it!
Friday, 21 May 2021 15:10
Melanie Bracco
Love the cover, this story sounds very good!
Thursday, 03 June 2021 16:16
Kayla
This cover is so pretty
Friday, 04 June 2021 22:26
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Author Chat with Russell Ginns & Jonathan Maier (PUZZLOOIES! A New Solve-The-Puzzle Adventure Series), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Russell Ginns & Jonathan Maier authors of PUZZALOOIES! A New Solve-The-Puzzle Adventure Series.  Read on for more about Russell & Jonathan, their book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Russell Ginns & Jonathan Maier ! Russell Ginns is a composer, game designer,...
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Zachary Snyder
Books look so fun!
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 14:38
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so fun and I love completing and creating puzzles, so this is going to be fun to read and solve.
Saturday, 05 June 2021 14:37
Penny Olson
The covers are really fun. I think kids will really enjoy these books.
Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:49
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Author Chat with Tiffany Rosenhan (Girl From Nowhere), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tiffany Rosenhan author of Girl From Nowhere.  Read on for more about Tiffany, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tiffany Rosenhan ! Tiffany Rosenhan is the debut author of young adult spy thriller, Girl From Nowhere. Her spy skill is...
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Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds really interesting!
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:29
Danielle Hammelef
I really like the cover! This book sounds amazing!
Saturday, 05 June 2021 14:36
Penny Olson
The cover is mysterious. The story sounds very cloak and dagger.
Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:54
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Giveaway: The Secret Starling (Judith Eagle) ~ (US Only)

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   The Secret Starling (US Only) Author: Judith Eagle Release Date: June 8th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US         About The Book    Clara  Starling  lives a life of dull rules, deadly routine, and flavorless meals under her cold uncle's strict regime—until  the  day Uncle disappears, leaving Clara...
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Amanda
This looks soooo good! Can't wait to read it!
Saturday, 08 May 2021 18:33
Zachary Snyder
Book looks awesome! Look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 08 May 2021 22:32
Dan Denman
I like the artwork and design of the book cover. This story sounds like it has mystery and adventure.
Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:48
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Author Chat with Rebekah Crane (Only The Pretty Lies), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rebekah Crane author of Only The Pretty Lies.  Read on for more about Rebekah, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rebekah Crane ! Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young-adult novels, including The Infinite Pieces of Us,...
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