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Author Chat with Gwenda Bond, (Girl In The Shadows), Excerpt + Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Gwenda Bond, (Girl In The Shadows), Excerpt + Plus Giveaway!
Girl In The Shadows


  Today we're excited to chat with Gwenda Bond ,  author of Girl In The Shadows !  Below  you'll find  our interview, an excerpt from Girl In The Shadows ,  plus a  giveaway !       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I’ve always loved stage...
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Cynde Hammond
Hi, Gwenda. This site crashed while I was trying to post my first comment here, so I don't know what will happen this time... He... Read More
Friday, 17 June 2016 17:57
Kara S
This story features and exciting setting, an engaging protagonist, and I enjoyed what I've read of it! Cheers, Kara S
Saturday, 18 June 2016 17:12
Linda Romer
Girl in the shadows sounds great, I would enjoy reading this book. I would like to recommend The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallis... Read More
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 21:21
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Story Starters: Mapped Out

Story Starters: Mapped Out
Hello, and welcome to the second week of our Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!  Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of each month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired by our...
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Featured Review: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes

Featured Review: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes
  About This Book:    The movement is all that matters. For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across the stage. Then her body betrayed her. The change was gradual. Stealthy. Failed diets. Disapproving...
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FINDING DORY - Drive Through Movie Review

FINDING DORY - Drive Through Movie Review

*********** NO SPOILERS *************** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, caught a sneak peek of FINDING DORY and are here to give you their thoughts on the movie.  What is your favorite animated film? 
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Best Books For Father's Day

Best Books For Father's Day









With Father's Day fast approaching, we thought a list of the best books for Father's Day would be perfect!   Books for Dad:   A smooth-talking ex-sergeant, accustomed to an easygoing peacetime military, unexpectedly re-joins the fleet and finds soldiers preparing for the strangest thing—war.The two hundred years’ (and counting) peace...
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Sneak Peek: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

Sneak Peek: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

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  Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Pintip Dunn's The Darkest Lie releasing June 28th 2016 from Kensington Publishing.  Below, you can read the sneak peek and enter the fabulous giveaway! Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Here's...
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Author Chat with Claire Douglas, (The Sisters) Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Claire Douglas, (The Sisters) Plus Giveaway!
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The Sisters
  Today we're excited to chat with Claire Douglas ,  author of  The Sisters !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Claire and  her  book,  plus a giveaway !       YABC:  What inspired The Sisters? My daughter had a set of identical twins as friends and their relationship...
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Kara S
Hello: what compelled you to target your novel to a YA audience (whenever that decision was made in your writing process)? I woul... Read More
Saturday, 18 June 2016 17:08
Linda Romer
The Sisters sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you!
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 17:06
Dianna G.
Why do books sometimes have different titles in the UK and in the US?
Thursday, 23 June 2016 23:15
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Five Books To Read If You Love...Hamilton!

Five Books To Read If You Love...Hamilton!





Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behing HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, has taken American history and updated it for today's generation. The following books have taken their own turn at history in these YA novels!     The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In  My Lady Jane, ...
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Throwback Thursday: The Book That Keeps Giving

Throwback Thursday: The Book That Keeps Giving


*Contributed by Hannah Hudson, Newsletter Manager & Staff Reviewer*   Book nostalgia is one of my favorite feelings of all time. There are a few books that tug at my heartstrings, because of the deep emotions that pull me back to my childhood. THE GIVER by Lois Lowry is one such...
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Featured Review: Local Girl Swept Away by Ellen Wittlinger

Featured Review: Local Girl Swept Away by Ellen Wittlinger
About this book:   All four of the best friends were out on the breakwater together, watching a huge storm come in over the spit of land called Provincetown. Lorna, always their leader, the one who’d made them come out in this terrible weather, was out front, running. Finn, who’d loved...
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