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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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  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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Spotlight on How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway






Today we're spotlighting Ann Redisch Stampler's novel,  How To Disappear!  Read on for more about Ann, her novel, a chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!     Meet Ann Redisch Stampler!   Ann Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began, as well as half a...
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shelby
the little sample has got me hooked already!
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 23:01
Kara S
I am a mystery/thriller junkie and would love to read this! Thanks, Kara S
Saturday, 18 June 2016 16:27
Linda Romer
How to Disappear sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:26
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Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!

Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!
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  Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!     Meet , Lindsay Ribar !   Lindsay Ribar lives in New York City, where she works in book publishing by day and writes YA novels by night. She attends far too many concerts, watches far too...
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