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Author Chat with Nadine Brandes (Fawkes), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to chat with Nadine Brandes , author of  Fawkes! Read on for more info about Nadine, an interview, and an excerpt!       Meet  Fawkes ! Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to...
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Spotlight on Bone's Gift (Angie Smibert), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Bone's Gift  by Angie Smibert!  Read on for more about Angie and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!          Meet Angie Smibert ! Angie Smibert is the author of several young adult books, including Memento Nora, The Forgetting Curve, and The Meme Plague, numerous nonfiction...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:46
wendy rinebold
This sounds like a very interesting and different story. I like the cover and I am curious about the yellow shirt.
Friday, 04 May 2018 21:54
Dan Denman
I like the cool and colorful book cover. Bone sounds like a good character. I am excited to read this story that sounds mysterious... Read More
Sunday, 06 May 2018 13:54
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Radical Element (Jessica Spotswood), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Jessica Spotswood's The Radical Element  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jessica and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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John
Well-designed cover, and it sounds like this has a variety of viewpoints!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:25
Kara S
The cover is just stunning, and I am so excited about the subject of this short story collections -- to say nothing of all the gre... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 04:04
Delaney
The cover is super pretty and I’m excited for more badass ladies!
Monday, 09 April 2018 15:55
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Unfortunates (Kim Liggett), Plus Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Kim Liggett's The Unfortunates  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kim and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand...
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John
It looks and sounds like quite the thriller!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:24
Kara S
The cover doesn't add much to my interest, but the excerpt was awesome!
Sunday, 08 April 2018 04:57
wendy rinebold
This sounds incredibly exciting and I love the cover!
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:27
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Dive Smack (Demetra Brodsky), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Demetra Brodsky's Dive Smack  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Demetra and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize...
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John
I suppose the cover is symbolic, and this isn't a fantasy. Sounds interesting!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:24
Kara S
The cover manages originality and suggests an excitement exposition of the plot described. More convincingly, the excerpt shows t... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:02
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and symbolic and goes well with this exciting and suspenseful synopsis.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:48
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Anger Is A Gift (Mark Oshiro), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Mark Oshiro's Anger Is A Gift  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Mark and his novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
It looks and sounds like a pretty tough tale!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:23
Kara S
The cover works well with the synopsis, and the synopsis sounds impressive! ... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:12
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this book and the synopsis sounds emotional, powerful, and important for everyone to read as we all have ... Read More
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:46
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Price Guide To The Occult (Leslye Walton), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Leslye Walton's The Price Guide To The Occult  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Leslye and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
Gorgeous cover, and it sounds interesting!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:22
Kara S
The cover is very memorable and stylish; the book itself sounds so good that I've had my eye on acquiring a personal copy for many... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:14
Candice Gigous
The cover is very eye-catching. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like an exciting read.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:05
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Love Songs & Other Lies (Jessica Pennington), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Jessica Pennington's Love Songs & Other Lies  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jessica and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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John
It looks and sounds quite realistic!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:20
Delaney
This book sounds like so much fun! And the cover is so pretty!
Monday, 09 April 2018 15:50
Penny Olson
The cover doesn't really excite me but the story sounds really good.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:01
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girl At The Grave (Teri Bailey Black), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Teri Bailey Black's Girl At The Grave  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Teri and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
It looks and sounds eerie!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:19
Penny Olson
The cover is creepy and atmospheric. I love the connection between present and past in the story.
Sunday, 08 April 2018 00:12
Kara S
The cover is gorgeous, and the protagonist's confrontation with her mother's murder should make for a bona fide pageturner!
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:25
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Author Chat with Gae Polisner (In Sight Of Stars), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Gae Polisner ,  author of  In Sight Of Stars.   Read on for more about Gae and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!           Meet  Gae Polisner ! GAE POLISNER is the award-winning author of The Memory of Things (Nerdy Book Club...
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Kara S
The cover is nothing to write home about, as it were -- IMHO -- but the story excites my interest. Moreover, it commands my respe... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:18
Hailey Joseph
I love the sunflowers on the cover; they seem symbolic. The storyline sounds very interesting and like something I would really en... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:22
Marisa Fort
Love the color contrast on the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:23
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