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Author Chat with Sara Hosey (Iphigenia Murphy), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sara Hosey author of Iphigenia Murphy. Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Sara Hosey!            Sara Hosey holds a PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and...
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Lauren
The cover has a bit of a phoenix/rising from the ashes vibe. It will be interesting to learn about all the different stories behin... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:53
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover. This book is high on my want to read list for the emotional and realistic nature of the plot.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:47
Penny Olson
I love the bright cover. The story sounds emotional and inspiring.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 12:02
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Author Chat with Noelle Stevenson (The Fire Never Goes Out), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Noelle Stevenson author of The Fire Never Goes Out. Read on for more about Noelle and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Noelle Stevenson!     Noelle Stevenson is the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator of Nimona and a cowriter...
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Zachary Snyder
The book sounds very interesting! Looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:09
Lauren
I love the idea of a memoir told through both word and image. The cover is very intriguing, with the idea of holding fire.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:48
Abigail Lowry
I'm a big fan of everything Noelle Steveson has created so far, so I'm super excited to read her next book!
Thursday, 19 March 2020 09:57
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Giveaway: The Night Of Your Life (Lydia Sharp) ~ (US Only)

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The Night Of Your Life (US Only) by: Lydia Sharp Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic     About the Book: JJ is having the worst prom ever... over and over again. All year, JJ’s been looking forward to going to prom with his best friend, Lucy. It will be...
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Lauren
What a fun play on a classic trope: Given the to redo a day over and over again until it works out, only the day turns out to be p... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:41
Colleen Burns
I'm in love with this cover!
Saturday, 14 March 2020 17:08
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this fun book. I have to read this book soon as Groundhog's Day is one of my favorite movies.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:45
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Spotlight on We Are All His Creatures (Deborah Noyes), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight We Are All His Creatures  by Deborah Noyes.  Read on for more about Deborah and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Deborah Noyes!        Deborah Noyes  is the author of numerous books for children and adults, including the young...
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Victoria Scott
Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:50
Lauren
What an interesting set of historical fiction stories! The cover really sets the reader up for intrigue and excitement.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:35
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and bright. The synopsis makes this an exciting read for me.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:44
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: But For The Mountains (Erin Riha), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  But For The Mountains  by Erin Riha, releasing June 2nd, 2020 from REUTS Publications!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   Hello, hello! My name is Erin Riha and I’m...
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Lauren
I like the dark colors of the cover, and the artwork is eye-catching. The synopsis is very intriguing! I wonder what's going on at... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:28
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is very cool and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:43
Emily
I love this cover! This sounds so good
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:52
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Spotlight on Transcendent (Jus Accardo), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Transcendent  by Jus Accardo.  Read on for more about Jus and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Jus Accardo!            Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is unique. The synopsis is very interesting. I will have to check out this series.
Saturday, 07 March 2020 07:39
Danielle Hammelef
I love the colors on the cover. The synopsis is intriguing.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:42
Dan Denman
I like the colors and design of the book cover. I think I will like this story and the characters.
Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:30
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Author Chat with Akemi Dawn Bowman (Harley In The Sky), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Akemi Dawn Bowman author of Harley In The Sky. Read on for more about Akemi and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Akemi Dawn Bowman!            Akemi Dawn Bowman  is the author of  Starfish ,  Summer...
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Lauren
The cover is so bright and exciting! Stories about circuses have often piqued my interest, and I wonder how the author handles the... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:52
Danielle Hammelef
I love the explosion of color on the cover. I can't wait to read this book.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:40
Penny Olson
The cover is dynamic and eye-catching. The story is original and dramatic.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:45
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Giveaway: The Combat Codes (Alexander Darwin) ~ (US Only)

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The Combat Codes (US Only) by: Alexander Darwin Release Date: January 31st, 2020 Publisher: Insight Forge Press     About the Book: The Hunger Games meets Ender's Game, infused with a hefty dose of martial arts action. In a world where single combat determines the fate of nations, the Grievar fight...
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ariana pham
Thanks for the valuable information and details you have provided y8 game It was very helpful for me.... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 22:36
Penny Olson
The cover is striking. The synopsis sounds like an interesting mix of martial arts and sci-fi.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:48
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is interesting. The synopsis is unique to me.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:23
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Spotlight on Salty, Bitter, Sweet (Mayra Cuevas), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Salty, Bitter, Sweet  by Mayra Cuevas.  Read on for more about Mayra and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Mayra Cuevas!            Mayra’s YA contemporary #OwnVoices debut SALTY, BITTER, SWEET hits shelves on March 2020. Born and...
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Lindsay
I love books that involve food and cooking! This cover illustration is so pretty
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 18:40
Lauren
What an eye-catching cover with a beautiful illustration. The synopsis is very unique, and I bet the story will be full of mouth-w... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:47
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so pretty. The synopsis sounds amazing.
Monday, 23 March 2020 17:25
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Mindy McGinnis (Be Not Far From Me), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Mindy McGinnis , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
Adding this book to my wishlist right now. We often hike in the Smokies --- this summary caught my attention right away. Love th... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 19:44
Madeline Tebo
I can’t wait to read this! One of my anticipated releases!
Monday, 02 March 2020 20:53
Tiffany Engler
I have loved her previous books, I can't wait to read this one!
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 07:15
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