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Spotlight on Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (John Matthews), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (John Matthews), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway
John Matthews


  Today we're spotlighting  John Matthew's novel,  Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov !  Read on for more about John, his novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!         Prologue HOW I MET HENRY HUNTER The first time I saw Henry Hunter he was hanging by his fingertips from...
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stephanie bondlow
I love the Henry Hunter files already! How fun and intriguing! I love the cover!
Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:21
John
The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.
Monday, 17 October 2016 02:15
Dan Denman
I like the colors and images in the book cover. I think that I will like Henry and Dolf. I can't wait to see what adventures they ... Read More
Friday, 28 October 2016 09:15
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Spotlight on Like a River Glorious (Rae Carson), Plus Chapter 1 & 2 Sneak Peeks & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Like a River Glorious (Rae Carson), Plus Chapter 1 & 2 Sneak Peeks & Giveaway!


Today we're spotlighting  Rae Carson's novel,  Like a River Glorious !  Read on for more about Rae and her novel, plus chapter sneak peeks, and giveaway!     Meet Rae Carson ! Rae Carson is the  New York Times  bestselling author of fantasy and historical fiction, including the  Girl of Fire and Thorns...
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Anne
Sounds like a great sequel and I love the cover!
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:59
Caity Dooley
I've seen this book like everywhere lately and the cover just doesn't get old. Sadly this series hasn't made it's way off my tbr l... Read More
Sunday, 02 October 2016 01:27
Linda Romer
Like a river glorious sounds great, I think the cover is beautiful ♡ Thank you
Monday, 03 October 2016 10:52
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Spotlight on Something in Between, Plus Interview, Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Something in Between, Plus Interview, Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting  Melissa de la Cruz's novel,  Something in Between !  Read on for more about Melissa and her novel, plus an interview, excerpt, and giveaway!   YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?   MELISSA DE LA CRUZ: Definitely Royce. I think I’m more of a Royce than...
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Fay Tannerr
I love the cover! It's so cute. The synopsis sounds interesting. I would definitely read this book.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:54
Anne
A book about Filipino immigrants? Yes, please! Great cover, too.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:16
Tiffany Engler
The cover is super adorable! I would definitely give this book a read!
Friday, 30 September 2016 07:28
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Spotlight on Pirates & Shipwrecks and Survival (Tom McCarthy), First Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!!

Spotlight on Pirates & Shipwrecks and Survival (Tom McCarthy), First Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!!

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Survival: True Stories
  Today we're excited to share an exclusive  chapter reveal of Pirates & Shipwrecks by Tom McCarthy. Below  you'll find  more about Tom ,  his  book,  plus a  giveaway !         An excerpt from Pirates and Shipwrecks   Introduction Terror on the High Seas   Arrrrrrgghh! Imagine you’re...
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Eddie Black
So excited about anything pirate-related! Just bought Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman last Saturday, and loved Pirates! by Celia ... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:06
Anne
I like both the cover and synopsis.
Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:04
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy both covers and find the artwork excellent. I've always been fascinated by stories of survival (I even occasionally watch ... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:19
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Spotlight on Ghosts In The Machine (Richard Farr), First Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!!

Spotlight on Ghosts In The Machine (Richard Farr), First Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!!



  Today we're excited to share an interview with Richard Farr, author of Ghosts In The Machin e !  Below  you'll find  more about Richard ,  his  book,  plus a  giveaway !     YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? A good story often has the...
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Linda Romer
The Babel series sounds great ♡ I would love to read these books. Thank you ♡ I think the cover is awesome.
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:19
Dianna G.
I have some science-math loving students who would eat this book with a spoon. Love the amazing themes and theories that it encomp... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 21:55
Eddie Black
We were just talking at the BostonTeenAuthorFest the other day about how there are too few YA sci-fi books, so it's exciting to se... Read More
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:32
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Spotlight on Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!






















Today we're spotlighting Hannah West's novel,  Kingdom of Ash and Briars!  Read on for more about Hannah, her novel, a chapter excerpt, plus a giveaway!   Meet Hannah West! Hannah West has swooned over fantasy and fairy tales since before she wrote her first story about a runaway princess living on...
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Kristen Joiner
I think this book sounds fantastic. It's got magic, dark themes, it just sounds great.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 23:36
Kara S
This is a new YA release I am looking forward to more than almost any other! I keep getting more psyched! Thanks! -- Kara S... Read More
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:23
Cassandra Carpio
I really need to read this! It sounds like an amazing adventure awaits!
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 20:12
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Spotlight on A Blind Guide to Stinkville, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on A Blind Guide to Stinkville, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Beth Vrabel's novel,  A Blind Guide to Stinkville!  Read on for more about Beth, this novel, the soon-to-be-sequel, a chapter excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Beth Vrabel! Beth Vrabel grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She won a short­story contest in fourth grade and promptly decided...
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Dianna G.
I've never read a book about albinism. Sounds interesting!
Saturday, 06 August 2016 00:16
Linda Romer
A Blind Guide to stinkville sounds like a touching read ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:00
Danielle Hammelef
thanks for the excerpt--I love the characters already and am going to read this author's books. She has a powerful writing voice. ... Read More
Saturday, 27 August 2016 17:11
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Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Lisa Glass's novel,  Air!  Read on for more about Lisa, her novel, a chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!   Meet Lisa Glass! Lisa Glass has always lived a stone's throw from the beach, moving from Plymouth to Swansea‐‐where she took an MA in Creative Writing‐‐and finally to Newquay...
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Sneak Peek: Read the first 3 chapters of Mirage by Tracy Clark + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: Read the first 3 chapters of Mirage by Tracy Clark + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Tracy Clark's MIRAGE, releasing July 5, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!   MIRAGE by Tracy Clark Release date: July 5, 2016 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ...
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Dianna G.
The sneak peek is really surprising!
Sunday, 03 July 2016 23:08
Donia Eskander
I loved the sneak peek and the cover is beautiful as well.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 21:39
Danielle Hammelef
Wow! I'm afraid of falling so I'll never jump from a plane myself --by reading this i get to through the character. Love it!... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 15:21
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Chapter Reveal: Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler + Giveaway (US Only)

Chapter Reveal: Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler + Giveaway (US Only)

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  Author:  Liz Kessler Book:  Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication:  June 14, 2016 Publisher:  Candlewick Press     About The Book:    In her first novel for young adults, New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler tells a story about finding a kindred spirit and becoming your true self. Ashleigh Walker is a...
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Kara S
It has unique and complex thematic content and has been very well reviewed! Thanks, Kara S
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:54
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