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Featured Review: The Fire in the Glass (Jacquelyn Benson)

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About This Book: London, 1914. Lily's visions could stop a killer... if she'll trust a reclusive aristocrat with her darkest secret. A monster stalks the gaslit streets of Edwardian London, draining the blood of the city's mediums. Lily Albright knows who's next. Lily is plagued by visions of the future she...
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Featured Review: Ravage the Dark (Tara Sim)

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About This Book: Step into an opulent world filled with risk, romance, and revenge and find out whether two unlikely heroes can save the world and stop corruption. For seven long years, while she was imprisoned on a debtor's ship, Amaya Chandra had one plan: to survive. But now, survival is...
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Top 5 YA Fantasy Retellings You Need to Read NOW! + Win a Copy of Sing Me Forgotten (Jessica S Olson) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Sing Me Forgotten  by Jessica S Olson.  Read on for more about Jessica and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Jessica S Olson !    Jessica S. Olson claims New Hampshire as her home, but has somehow found herself in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:39
Katelyn Burns
This cover is gorgeous and I love the synopsis! Can't wait to read it!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:03
Tiffany Engler
Can't wait to read this one!
Monday, 15 March 2021 19:07
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ March 10, 2021

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Lillian’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    The Prison Healer Author:  Lynette Noni Expected publication:  April 13, 2021 Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten...
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Author Chat with Adrienne Tooley (Sweet & Bitter Magic), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Adrienne Tooley author of Sweet & Bitter Magic.  Read on for more about Adrienne, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Adrienne Tooley ! Adrienne Tooley grew up in Southern California, majored in musical theater in Pittsburgh, and now lives in...
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Abigail Lowry
Ah the cover of this book is gorgeous!! The synopsis looks incredible; can’t wait to read!!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:07
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:41
Tiffany Engler
Can't wait to read this one!
Monday, 15 March 2021 19:06
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Featured Review: American Betiya (Anuradha D. Rajurkar)

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About This Book: A luminous story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship. Perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson. Rani Kelkar has never lied to her parents, until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw...
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Author Chat with Debra Green (Violet and the Pie of Life), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Debra Green author of Violet and the Pie of Life.  Read on for more about Debra, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Debra Green ! Debra Green has written many books for children, including the  Silver Pony Ranch  series and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 14:35
Melanie Bracco
Love the cute cover, and the synopsis sounds good!
Sunday, 21 March 2021 17:23
Debra Branigan
The cover is cute and looks great. The synopsis sounds like a solid read for MG.
Thursday, 01 April 2021 14:30
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Spotlight on Perfect On Paper (Sophie Gonzales), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Perfect On Paper  by Sophie Gonzales.  Read on for more about Sophie and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Sophie Gonzales !    SOPHIE GONZALES is a YA contemporary author. She graduated from the University of Adelaide and lives in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 14:35
Tiffany Engler
This book sounds great!
Monday, 15 March 2021 19:04
Asteria
can't wait to read
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 05:21
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Featured Review: Sing Me Forgotten (Jessica S. Olson)

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About This Book: Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house. Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he...
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Giveaway: Zin Mignon and the Secret of the Pickled Pigs Feet (Michael Daswick) ~ (US Only)

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   Zin Mignon and the Secret Of The Pickled Pigs Feet (US Only) Author: Michael Daswick Release Date: September 2019 Publisher: Playa Chica Press       About The Book    11 year old genius Chef Zin Mignon is in a horrific pickle. He’s been kidnapped from Le Cordon Bleu cooking...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 08 March 2021 14:51
Melanie Bracco
Love the super cute cover, and the synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 21 March 2021 17:17
Carolsue Ezovski
The cover is so cute! My son would love this. He's 11 and loves cooking.
Monday, 22 March 2021 01:12
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