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Author Chat with Ally Carter (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Ally Carter author of Winterborne Home For Vengeance and Valor. Read on for more about Ally and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway.         Meet Ally Carter!       Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and diplomats. She...
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Victoria Scott
My daughter would love this! Thank you for sharing!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:46
Zachary Snyder
The book looks awesome, looking forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:50
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching. The book sounds so much fun to read.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:31
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Spotlight on Sting (Cindy R Wilson), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Sting  by Cindy R Wilson.  Read on for more about Cindy and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Cindy R Wilson!            Cindy began creating worlds as a kid, entertaining her siblings with spontaneous ghost stories before...
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Lauren
The cover feels dark and foreboding, and the story sounds like a suspenseful, fresh take on Robin Hood.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:01
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the retelling of Robin Hood sounds exciting and suspenseful.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:30
Penny Olson
The cover is dark and dramatic. The story sounds action-packed and suspenseful.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 12:38
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Author Chat with Jenny Lee (Anna K), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jenny Lee author of Anna K. Read on for more about Jenny and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway.         Meet Jenny Lee!             Jenny Lee is a television writer and producer who has worked...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very captivating. A diverse Anna Karenina retelling set in New York sounds awesome.
Saturday, 07 March 2020 07:42
Victoria Scott
What an awesome retelling! I can't wait to read it!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:42
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!
Monday, 09 March 2020 11:40
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Author Chat with Sara Hosey (Iphigenia Murphy), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sara Hosey author of Iphigenia Murphy. Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Sara Hosey!            Sara Hosey holds a PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and...
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Lauren
The cover has a bit of a phoenix/rising from the ashes vibe. It will be interesting to learn about all the different stories behin... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:53
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover. This book is high on my want to read list for the emotional and realistic nature of the plot.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:47
Penny Olson
I love the bright cover. The story sounds emotional and inspiring.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 12:02
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Giveaway: The Night Of Your Life (Lydia Sharp) ~ (US Only)

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The Night Of Your Life (US Only) by: Lydia Sharp Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic     About the Book: JJ is having the worst prom ever... over and over again. All year, JJ’s been looking forward to going to prom with his best friend, Lucy. It will be...
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Lauren
What a fun play on a classic trope: Given the to redo a day over and over again until it works out, only the day turns out to be p... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:41
Colleen Burns
I'm in love with this cover!
Saturday, 14 March 2020 17:08
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this fun book. I have to read this book soon as Groundhog's Day is one of my favorite movies.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:45
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Author Chat with Akemi Dawn Bowman (Harley In The Sky), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Akemi Dawn Bowman author of Harley In The Sky. Read on for more about Akemi and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Akemi Dawn Bowman!            Akemi Dawn Bowman  is the author of  Starfish ,  Summer...
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Lauren
The cover is so bright and exciting! Stories about circuses have often piqued my interest, and I wonder how the author handles the... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:52
Danielle Hammelef
I love the explosion of color on the cover. I can't wait to read this book.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:40
Penny Olson
The cover is dynamic and eye-catching. The story is original and dramatic.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:45
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Giveaway: The Combat Codes (Alexander Darwin) ~ (US Only)

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The Combat Codes (US Only) by: Alexander Darwin Release Date: January 31st, 2020 Publisher: Insight Forge Press     About the Book: The Hunger Games meets Ender's Game, infused with a hefty dose of martial arts action. In a world where single combat determines the fate of nations, the Grievar fight...
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ariana pham
Thanks for the valuable information and details you have provided y8 game It was very helpful for me.... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 22:36
Penny Olson
The cover is striking. The synopsis sounds like an interesting mix of martial arts and sci-fi.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:48
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is interesting. The synopsis is unique to me.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:23
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Spotlight on Salty, Bitter, Sweet (Mayra Cuevas), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Salty, Bitter, Sweet  by Mayra Cuevas.  Read on for more about Mayra and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Mayra Cuevas!            Mayra’s YA contemporary #OwnVoices debut SALTY, BITTER, SWEET hits shelves on March 2020. Born and...
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Lindsay
I love books that involve food and cooking! This cover illustration is so pretty
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 18:40
Lauren
What an eye-catching cover with a beautiful illustration. The synopsis is very unique, and I bet the story will be full of mouth-w... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:47
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so pretty. The synopsis sounds amazing.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:25
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Mindy McGinnis (Be Not Far From Me), 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 Mindy McGinnis , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
Adding this book to my wishlist right now. We often hike in the Smokies --- this summary caught my attention right away. Love th... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 19:44
Madeline Tebo
I can’t wait to read this! One of my anticipated releases!
Monday, 02 March 2020 20:53
Tiffany Engler
I have loved her previous books, I can't wait to read this one!
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 07:15
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Spotlight on I Hate You, Fuller James (Kelly Anne Blount), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight I Hate You, Fuller James  by Kelly Anne Blount.  Read on for more about Kelly and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kelly Anne Blount!           USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has...
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Dianna G.
This cover is adorable! I read a lot of thrillers, so this would be a good change of pace for me.
Friday, 28 February 2020 22:21
Lindsay
This cover is so cute! It really speaks to my sweet-tooth soul
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 18:41
Lauren
What a lighthearted, fun, and inviting cover! The synopsis gave me some "Ten Things I Hate About You" vibes. The romantic pair see... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:32
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