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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Reunited (Colleen Houck)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Colleen Houck's  Reunited Read on for more about Colleen, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!   Meet  Colleen Houck !   New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction,...
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Danielle Lynn
Great interview! I love the pink on the cover too! ?❤ I've been wanting to read this for a while and this made me all the more ex... Read More
Monday, 31 July 2017 12:27
danielle
Yes! I loves these books! Egyptian mythology is my favorite!! I'm so excited!!!
Monday, 31 July 2017 18:22
John
Sounds like some ancient Egyptian derring-do! Thanks for the post!
Monday, 31 July 2017 21:14
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Spotlight on The Way It Hurts (Patty Blount), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   The Way It Hurts !  Read on for more about Patty, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet Patty Blount ! PATTY BLOUNT grew up quiet and invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice writing smart and strong characters willing...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and this book sounds so good!
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:04
KM
I love Patty Blount's books.
Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:03
Aireanna Lesch
The cover is interesting enough, and I like the synopsis!!
Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:05
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Giveaway: SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART Prize Pack (US Only)

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Serafina and the Splintered Heart (US Only) by: Robert Beatty Release Date: July 3, 2017 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Prizes and sampling provided by Disney-Hyperion About the Book: About the Serafina Series Set in the magical Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Robert Beatty’s #1 New York Times best-selling series stars the fierce,...
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John
I think the cover is very lively! I think the book sounds like fun!
Friday, 28 July 2017 17:50
Aireanna Lesch
This series sounds sooo cool!!! I love it! The cover is great too!... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 19:56
Dianna G.
I love the idea of this series. Can't believe I haven't read it yet, have been to the Biltmore Estate several times. The cover is... Read More
Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:14
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Spotlight: In 27 Days by Alison Gervais, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Alison Gervais's novel  In 27 Days.  Read on for more about Alison and her book, plus an excerpt!   Meet Alison Gervais !     Alison Gervais joined the website for aspiring writers, Wattpad, her  sophomore year of high school, and In 27 Days followed a...
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Aireanna Lesch
OMGG!! I remember reading this on Wattpad years ago!! This book was amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading it on actual book ... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 19:53
Lily M.
I like the water color effects going on ... Read More
Saturday, 05 August 2017 04:37
Maya Le-Pedroza
I like the cover, and the story sounds intriguing
Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:53
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Spotlight on Mirror Me (Tara St. Pierre), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Tara St. Pierre's novel  Mirror Me.  Read on for more about Tara and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!         Meet  Tara St. Pierre ! Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration....
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Tasha
I think the cover is really pretty and the book sounds really interesting! ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:31
Aireanna Lesch
I really like the cover! It definitely goes with the title and synopsis! This is such a cool idea for a story!! ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:21
Dianna G.
The cover has a chilling factor! I like the summary and the excerpt.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:27
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Spotlight on First We Were IV (Alexandra Sirowy), Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Alexandra Sirowy's novel  First We Were IV.   Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet Alexandra Sirowy ! Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young adult thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker Award® Nominated THE...
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Fay Tannerr
Love the cover and the synopsis!
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:08
John
The cover looks very smoky. Regarding the synopsis, I hate the idea of initiates being herded. How cruel!
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:00
Dianna G.
The synopsis makes me feel prickly....secret societies are kind of creepy! Love the cover. The roman numerals gives the title a s... Read More
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Chelsea Bobulski (The Wood), Plus Giveaway!

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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  Chelsea Bobulski , YABC's Author of the Week!! Chelsea...
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John
The cover looks so natural, but then there's this poisoned wood in the book!
Monday, 24 July 2017 21:04
Dianna G.
Love the cover. It takes such a beautiful object and makes it creepy! The summary makes me want to read this right now!... Read More
Monday, 24 July 2017 22:24
Anne
I love the creepy cover! Sounds like a good read!
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 22:29
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Giveaway: GOODNIGHT, BOY (US Only)

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Goodnight, Boy (US Only) by: Nikki Sheehan Release Date: August 8, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld About the Book: A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC’s home ever...
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John
The cover design is cool, but the book's kennel theme is disturbing!
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:54
Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover and this book sounds emotional and real. It addresses a very serious topic....
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:19
Nancy Hernandez
I just know im going to cry and the cover its kinda dark.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 20:51
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Spotlight: Ember Burning by Jennifer Alsever, Plus Author Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Jennifer Alsever's novel  Ember Burning.  Read on for more about Jennifer and her book, plus an interview, excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Jennifer Alsever !     Jennifer Alsever lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, her boys, and her dog Max. The Trinity...
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Tiffany Engler
I am in love with this cover!
Friday, 21 July 2017 14:49
Angela Z.
The cover is captivating and I'm already in love with the book!
Friday, 21 July 2017 17:15
Dianna G.
Lovely cover - the colors are beautiful. The summary is oh, so sad. What caught my attention was the question on the cover.... Read More
Friday, 21 July 2017 23:32
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for STORMCASTER by Cinda Williams Chima, releasing April 3, 2018 from Harper Teen . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Cinda: Readers, I am so excited to share with you a cover that makes my heart...
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Melissa Bailey
Very exciting! I knew it would be Evan from the title, but it's nice to get a visual on him. I am a little disappointed that he's ... Read More
Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:15
Nouf
I absolutely love the cover! Evan looks so close to how I pictured him - but better - I love the well dressed pirate look! This co... Read More
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:47
John
The cover is bright and cheery, and the story promises fantasy!
Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:55
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