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Spotlight on What I Like About Me (Jenna Guillaume), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight What I Like About Me  by Jenna Guillaume.  Read on for more about Jenna and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Jenna Guillaume!         Jenna Guillaume was the editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia, where she wrote about pop...
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Victoria Scott
I love the cover! Sounds great!
Monday, 06 April 2020 21:38
Brittany Colpitts
The little popcorn in her hair is adorable!!
Monday, 20 April 2020 11:55
Anna
Great cover, can't wait to read it.
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 19:39
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Giveaway: We Are The Wildcats (Siobhan Vivian) ~ US Only

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We Are The Wildcats (US Only) by: Siobhan Vivian Release Date: March 31st, 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BYR       About the Book: A toxic coach finds himself outplayed by the high school girls on his team in this deeply suspenseful novel, which unspools over twenty-four hours through six...
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Colleen Burns
This book looks so good!
Thursday, 09 April 2020 17:08
Brittany Colpitts
Very cool, love the art!
Monday, 20 April 2020 11:55
Alex Colpitts
Love this cover.
Friday, 24 April 2020 08:51
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Giveaway: What The Other Three Don't Know (Spencer Hyde) ~ US Only

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What The Other Three Don't Know (US Only) by: Spencer Hyde Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing       About the Book: Will I still be loved if I show people who I really am?   Four high school seniors. Four secrets about to be told.  ...
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Renee Moore
This book sounds great!
Friday, 03 April 2020 18:50
Jeana Kwiecinski
This sounds amazing!
Sunday, 19 April 2020 10:27
Brittany Colpitts
Never heard of this one before now. Added to my list!
Monday, 20 April 2020 11:55
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with April Genevieve Tucholke (Seven Endless Forests), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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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 April Genevieve Tucholke , YABC's Author of...
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Lauren
Wow! What a fantastical synopsis and a unique retelling. The cover really adds to the magic and nature elements of the story.... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:10
Kacie
This sounds like a great book. The green and blue colors really make this cover stand out.
Friday, 03 April 2020 01:32
Renee Moore
Beautiful cover!
Friday, 03 April 2020 18:48
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Spring 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ Round 1 ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         From Morris finalist Len Vlahos comes a contemporary sci-fi story about a boy who might not be human—for fans of Westworld and Black Mirror. Quinn thinks he’s a...
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Susan Light
Aurora Burning
Sunday, 22 March 2020 14:56
Lauren
I’m super excited for What I Like About You and Hard Wired.
Monday, 23 March 2020 12:20
Tiffany Engler
I'm so excited for By The Book!
Monday, 23 March 2020 15:35
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Spring 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ Round 2 ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!             Seventeen-year-old aspiring chef Isabella Fields’ family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents....
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Susan Light
The Midnight Lie
Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:00
Lauren
I’m looking forward to The Girl in the White Van, Kent State, and A Breath Too Late.
Monday, 23 March 2020 12:29
Danielle Hammelef
The Night of Your Life tops my list.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:11
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Author Chat with Jake Martinez (The Mixtape To My Life), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jake Martinez author of The Mixtape To My Life. Read on for more about Jake and his book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Jake Martinez!           Jake Martinez is a former South Texas resident who has found...
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ariana pham
Thanks for writing such a great article, I stumbled upon your blog and read a few posts. I like your writing style y8 game... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 04:06
Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this! And of course I love Justin's affinity for 80s music!
Monday, 30 March 2020 16:18
Abigail Lowry
I got to read an ARC of the book and it was incredible; I definitely recommend reading it.
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 13:43
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Giveaway: A Taxonomy Of Love (Rachael Allen) ~ (US Only)



A Taxonomy Of Love (US Only) by: Rachael Allen Release Date: March 19th, 2020 Publisher: Abrams/Amulet       About the Book: Between having a perfect-at-everything older brother and being teased about his Tourette’s syndrome, Spencer is used to feeling like the weird one. But the moment Hope steps out of...
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Lauren
The font on the cover is really appealing and adorned with nice graphics. I love stories about boys that aren’t all macho but just... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 12:07
Lindsay
Both of these sound so cute and entertaining! I love the covers, major summer vibes!
Monday, 23 March 2020 19:16
Victoria Scott
The covers are perfect! They both sound great! Thanks for sharing!
Monday, 23 March 2020 22:32
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Giveaway: Circus Of Scales (Constance Roberts) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Circus Of Scales (US/Canada Only) by: Constance Roberts Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Indie   About the Book: Ivy and her dragon familiar, Celestia, are bound to the Circus of Scales. People flock from all over the Emerald Continent to watch the pair's death defying act. With the threat of...
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Kacie
I love the cover. The book sounds interesting. I'm excited to read this.
Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:10
Lauren
Circus, dragon, crescent moon... Goodness! this cover really hits on some aesthetic tropes I love! The synopsis is very intriguing... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 12:03
Davianna Nieto
Gorgeous cover and an intriguing synopsis!
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 23:38
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Author Chat with Victoria Lee (The Electric Heir), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Victoria Lee author of The Electric Heir. Read on for more about Victoria and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Victoria Lee!         Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years...
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Delia Chavez
The book sounds really good. The cover is nice.
Saturday, 04 April 2020 20:44
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching and the book sounds exciting.
Thursday, 09 April 2020 17:21
Penny Olson
The cover is striking and the story sounds like a great combination of fantasy and dystopian.
Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:23
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