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Giveaway: The Threads Of Magic (Alison Croggon) ~ (US Only)

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The Threads Of Magic (US Only) by: Alison Croggon Release Date: April 13th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book Pip lives by his wits in  the  city of Clarel. But when he picks  the  wrong pocket, Pip finds himself in possession of a strange dried heart...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 25 January 2021 15:32
Gabby Roberts
I love the cover! Its super cute!
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 01:58
Debra Branigan
I love the cover. The story sounds like a very good read.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:39
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Spotlight on Bump (Matt Wallace), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bump  by Matt Wallace.  Read on for more about Matt and his book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Matt Wallace !   Matt Wallace is a Hugo Award winner and the author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City, the Sin du...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:55
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is bright and eye-catching. The synopsis makes this a must read for me.
Saturday, 13 February 2021 16:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and will catch the eye of young readers. This sounds like a very unique and wonderful story.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:32
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Author Chat with Megan E. Freeman (Alone), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Megan E. Freeman author of        Alone. Read on for more about Megan and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Megan E. Freeman ! Megan E. Freeman attended an elementary school where poets visited her classroom every week, and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:46
Chiara Jucha
I think my students would love this one!
Thursday, 21 January 2021 15:01
Debra Branigan
A lovely cover with an interesting read for young people. Thanks for sharing.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 19:12
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Giveaway: Oddity (Eli Brown) ~ (US Only)

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Oddity (US Only) by: Eli Brown Release Date: March 30th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book It’s the early 1800s, and Clover travels the impoverished borderlands of the Unified States with her father, a physician. See to the body before you, he teaches her, but Clover...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:50
Kiara T.
The cover is really pretty and the story sounds interesting!
Monday, 01 February 2021 10:42
Andrea Cerda
The cover is real art!!! love it!
Monday, 01 February 2021 15:42
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Spotlight on My Name Is Layla (Reyna Marder Gentin), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight My Name Is Layla  by Reyna Marder Gentin.  Read on for more about Reyna and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Reyna Marder Gentin ! Reyna Marder Gentin grew up in Great Neck, New York. She attended college and law...
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Debra Branigan
This books sounds intriguing and its cover is fitting. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, 07 February 2021 21:03
Danielle Hammelef
The cover matches the tone of this book well. I think this will be a unique and emotional read.
Saturday, 13 February 2021 16:24
Penny Olson
The story is important and relevant the cover fits the story.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:06
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Author Chat with B.B. Alston (Amari and the Night Brothers), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with B.B. Alston author of Amari and the Night Brothers. Read on for more about B.B. and his book, plus a giveaway!       Meet B.B. Alston ! B. B. Alston lives in Lexington, SC. Amari and the Night Brothers is his debut middle...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the cover!
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 11:37
Andrea Cerda
the cover is really interesting and looks like a good book.
Monday, 01 February 2021 15:41
Amanda
I can't take my eyes off the cover- so beautiful! This has been on my TBR for a while- can't wait to read it!
Friday, 05 February 2021 18:06
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Brigid Kemmerer (A Vow So Bold and Deadly), 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 Brigid Kemmerer , YABC's Author of the...
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Andrea Cerda
This series is fantastic cant wait to get the 3rd book in my hands!! And ill be so amazingly happy if I get to win the giveaway an... Read More
Monday, 18 January 2021 16:16
Maria Malaveci
They sound amazing! I am always looking for new books to read, and also age appropriate ones for my 12 year old daughter! I think ... Read More
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:02
Simone
I'm so excited for the third book! I'm totally team Grey.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:53
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Author Chat with Bethany Mangle (Prepped), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Mangle author of Prepped. Read on for more about Bethany and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Bethany Mangle ! Bethany Mangle writes young adult contemporary fiction because she refuses to ever grow up. She graduated from Hood College and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Thursday, 14 January 2021 13:08
Andrea Cerda
book look great and interesting!
Thursday, 14 January 2021 18:17
Dianna G.
This sounds like a very unusual coming of age story! The cover made me curious.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 18:54
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Giveaway: Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas) ~ (US Only)

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Concrete Rose (US Only) by: Angie Thomas Release Date: January 12th, 2021 Publisher: Balzer + Bray       About the Book: International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:52
Kiara T.
This book looks great!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:40
Tiffany Engler
I adored The Hate U Give, I cannot wait to pick this one up!
Monday, 18 January 2021 10:02
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Water Child (Ellen McGinty), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Water Child  by Ellen McGinty, releasing March 2nd, 2021 by Ellen McGinty!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   Hello YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for THE WATER...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:52
Dianna G.
This sounds amazing. My kids love anything about Japan, so I will have to get them to read this. The cover is pretty, but I would... Read More
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 21:09
Joan Kim
love this artwork! very calming and gives me balance. On my tbr list
Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:15
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