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Spotlight on The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer, Plus Giveaway!


Today we're spotlighting Alex Shearer's novel, The Ministry of Ghosts!  Read on for more about Alex, his novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!   Meet Alex Shearer! Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He...
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Danielle Hammelef
I am so excited about this book. I love the unique premise. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I loved The Graveyard book.
Friday, 24 June 2016 19:11
Dan Denman
I love ghost stories and mysteries. I can't wait to read what Thruppence and Tim get into. By the way, I love the name, Thruppence... Read More
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:43
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First Chapter Reveal: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

First Chapter Reveal: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda


Read the first chapter of The Safest Lies   by Megan  Miranda below!     Meet Megan Miranda! Megan Miranda is the acclaimed author of  Fracture, Vengeance, Hysteria,  and  Soulprint.  She was inspired to write  The Safest Lies  after reading a study about the way emotions, like fear, are passed down...
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Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from David Levithan and Nina LaCour's YOU KNOW ME WELL, releasing June 7, 2016 from St. Martin's Griffin. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway! YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour, David Levithan...
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Kara S
This is a no-brainer. I've been dying to try David Leviathan's books in light of his excellent reputation as a writer, and I love... Read More
Thursday, 19 May 2016 01:59
Danielle Hammelef
So real--this sneak peek makes me want to read this book now.
Friday, 27 May 2016 21:30
Agustina Gonzalez
I like the sneak peek
Sunday, 29 May 2016 17:45
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Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Mimi Cross's SHINING SEA, releasing May 24, 2016 from Skyscape. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!     SHINING SEA by Mimi Cross Release date: May 24, 2016 Publisher: Skyscape ISBN:  ...
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Eddie Black
The premise sounds very intriguing; it makes me want to read to find out what will happen to the silent girl.
Monday, 09 May 2016 08:17
Linda Romer
Shinning Sea sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:14
Robin Gregory
Beautiful cover! This looks like an interesting story.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:05
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Sneak Peek: The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from MG Buehrlen's THE UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALEX WAYFARE, which released April 26, 2016 from Diversion Books. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!   THE UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALEX WAYFARE by MG Buehrlen...
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Eddie Black
I met the author at the YA Lit fest in Kentucky last November. She was very sweet :0) I love the premise of these books, and I'... Read More
Monday, 09 May 2016 08:10
Linda Romer
The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare sounds fantastic ♡ looking forward to reading this book. Thank you
Friday, 13 May 2016 20:50
Kara S
I am digging it -- thanks so much for giving me the chance to discover this great new book! I don't know how much I'd be missing ... Read More
Thursday, 19 May 2016 02:31
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First Chapter Reveal: The Taming of the Drew by Stephanie Kate Strohm + Giveaway (US/Canada)

First Chapter Reveal: The Taming of the Drew by Stephanie Kate Strohm + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to reveal the first chapter of Stephanie Kate Strohm's THE TAMING OF THE DREW, releasing April 5, 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the chapter, here's a note from Stephanie: Hi, YABC!  I’m so excited to share the first chapter of The...
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Linda Romer
The Taming of the drew sounds great ♡ I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:34
shelby
The first chapter makes me want to read more and more of this book!
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 20:25
Susan T.
That totally cracked me up! I now can't get Dueling Banjos out of my head. Lol! This book sounds totally fun and hilarious! ... Read More
Thursday, 07 April 2016 17:39
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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FIREBIRD SERIES by Claudia Gray Today we're super excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, the first book in the FIREBIRD series, releasing in paperback on November 3, 2015. Before we get to the excerpt, here's more about the books in the series! About the...
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Lillian Lozada
The 1st chapter was enough to pull me in! I can't wait to start reading this series ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:25
shelby
The first chaper makes me want to continue to read the rest of the book!!
Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:42
Cameron
I WANT MORE. That's all
Saturday, 31 October 2015 14:11
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Jinni Wars Series by Amber Lough + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Jinni Wars Series by Amber Lough + Giveaway (International)
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THE JINNI WARS by Amber Lough Before we get to the exclusive excerpt from THE FIRE WISH, here's a note from Amber:   Have you ever had a dream that that burrowed like the roots of a weed into your veins?   My dream was of a book—one that I had...
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Lindsey Kleinjan
Great excerpt - I would love to keep reading. This seems like a good mix of some different cultural aspects and fantasy!
Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:02
Aurore BUON
I love the cover ^^ it's like a tale from Arabian Nights ^^ it's sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance! Have a nice day... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:49
Agustina Gonzalez
I really like this excerpt; a new series I need to get my hands on ... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:32
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Chapter Reveal: Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount + Giveaway (US Only)

Chapter Reveal: Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount + Giveaway (US Only)
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Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount Release Date: August 4, 2015   About the Book Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t...
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Shannon Mizikoski
It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10
Amanda Julia
It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken
Friday, 15 May 2015 15:48
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It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken.
Monday, 18 May 2015 17:55
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Chapter Reveal: The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen + Giveaway (International)

Chapter Reveal: The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen + Giveaway (International)
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The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen Release Date: March 26, 2015 Before we get to the chapter, here's a note from Laura:   Hi, YABC! I’m fired up about sharing my first chapter with you today. The Ark is about a young convict trapped in prison on the last day of...
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Acacia hary
The description of the book you share is quite good. I will definitely read the book you share. Temple run... Read More
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