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Author Chat with Luanne G. Smith (The Vine Witch), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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The Vine Witch
  Today we're excited to chat with Luanne G. Smith author of The Vine Witch.  Read on for more about Luanne and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!          Meet Luanne G. Smith!   Luanne G. Smith is the author of THE VINE WITCH, a historical fantasy...
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Debra Branigan
I love this book already! Witches, wine, French setting, what more could one ask? The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds so... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:06
jacqueline garcia
Witches and France? Two of my favorite things. I adore the cover !
Sunday, 27 October 2019 01:32
Renee Moore
Lovely cover!
Saturday, 02 November 2019 16:41
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Author Chat with K Eason (How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with K Eason author of How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse.  Read on for more about K Eason and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet K Eason! Eason is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, where she...
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John
This book will really help anyone having to deal with unscrupulous ministers and foolish princes!
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:07
Debra Branigan
The cover is perfect as the title is out there for all to be intrigued. The synopsis sounds great and I can't wait to read this on... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:01
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis sounds intriguing and unique.
Sunday, 03 November 2019 17:58
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Author Of The Week: Renee Ahdieh (The Beautiful), Exclusive Excerpt, 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  Renee Ahdieh , YABC's Author of the...
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Tiffany Engler
Love this cover!!!
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 08:25
Debra Branigan
A second chance for this beautiful and exciting book. Thanks.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:55
Katherine mate
Thanks for sharing this post.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 01:39
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Author Chat with Sarah Jean Horwitz (The Dark Lord Clementine), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Jean Horwitz, author of The Dark Lord Clementine.  Read on for more about Sarah and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Sarah Jean Horwitz! SARAH JEAN HORWITZ grew up next door to a cemetery and down the street from an...
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Debra Branigan
The book cover is interesting. The synopsis sounds like a great read for your intended young readers.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:49
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover! The synopsis sounds super fun.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:01
Penny Olson
The cover looks fun and I like the idea of a 12 year-old evil overlord.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:54
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Giveaway: The Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh) ~ (US Only)

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The Beautiful (US Only) by: Renee Ahdieh Release Date: October 8th, 2019 Publisher: Penguin Random House       About the Book:  In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read another vampire book!!
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 08:23
Heidi
I love the look of the cover. I love anything to do with vampires so this is definitely on my list.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:50
Debra Branigan
The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds fantastic. Best wishes on the novel.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:46
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Spotlight on A Time Traveler's Theory Of Relativity (Nicole Valentine), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight A Time Traveler's Theory Of Relativity.  Read on for more about Nicole, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Valentine !   Nicole Valentine ( https://www.nicolevalentinebooks.com/ ) earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is nice and will attract your readers. I love the premise and cannot wait to read this one. Best wishes.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:38
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis, however, sounds so much fun to read with time travel, high-stakes, and suspense.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:15
Penny Olson
The cover is eerie. The time travel synopsis sounds interesting and thought provoking.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:29
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Author Chat with Shamim Sarif (The Athena Protocol), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shamim Sarif, author of The Athena Protocol.  Read on for more about Shamim and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shamim Sarif! Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter, and director. She lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their...
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Heidi
I love the cover. I already started reading a sample of the book and can't wait to read the rest of it.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:50
Debra Branigan
The cover is intriguing the premise is very exciting. I can't wait to read this one! Best wishes on your new release!
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:34
Candice Gigous
The cover is dramatic. The synopsis makes me want to read more. Sounds like an awesome read.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:43
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Giveaway: The Tyrant's Tomb (Rick Riordan) ~ (US Only)

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The Tyrant's Tomb (US/Canada Only) by: Rick Riordan Release Date: September 24th, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion   About the Book:   In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying. It's not easy being...
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Debra Branigan
The series continues with a great cover and an exciting adventure. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:14
Danielle Hammelef
The action on the cover matches the exciting synopsis.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:10
Penny Olson
The cover is dynamic and the story sounds like another exciting adventure in a great series.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:23
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Oddmire 2: The Unready Queen (William Ritter), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Unready Queen by William Ritter, releasing June 2nd, 2020 from Algonquin Young Readers!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   I am so excited for this book to exist....
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Debra Branigan
The cover is fantastic and the synopsis creates the idea of a great adventure with lots of drama and suspense. Best wishes to the ... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is interesting. The synopsis sounds fun and promises an action-packed read.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:07
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and the story sounds action packed.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:06
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Spotlight on The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat (Tracey Hecht), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat.  Read on for more about Tracey Hecht, an guest post, plus an giveaway!    The Grow & Read Early Reader series was created under the supervision of reading specialists to help children develop confidence for success in reading...
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Alyssa Annico
These look and sound really cute! Great for reluctant readers :... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00
Debra Branigan
Interesting covers for your young readers. These are interesting reads for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing.
Friday, 11 October 2019 19:20
Victoria Scott
These books look adorable!
Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:13
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