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Featured Review: The Sky Above Us (Natalie Lund)

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About This Book: From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash. The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and...
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Featured Review: Poison Priestess (Lana Popovic)

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About This Book: Book 2 in the Lady Slayers series, about French murderess and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin In 17th-century Paris, 19-year-old Catherine Monvoisin is a well-heeled jeweler’s wife with a peculiar taste for the arcane. She lives a comfortable life, far removed from a childhood of abject destitution—until her kind...
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Walls by L.M. Elliott + Giveaway ~ (US Only)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Walls by L.M. Elliott, releasing 7/27/2021 from Algonquin Young Readers!     Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hey YABC, welcome to the cover reveal of WALLS! The art designers at Algonquin Young Readers created such...
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Author Chat with Amalie Jahn (Phoebe Unfired), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amalie Jahn author of Phoebe Unfired.  Read on for more about Amalie, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Amalie Jahn !   USA Today Bestselling author Amalie Jahn is the recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the...
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Featured Review: Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good (Nancy Werlin)

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About This Book: A buttoned-up overachiever works overtime to keep her inner nerd at bay—failing spectacularly—in Nancy Werlin’s hilarious and heartfelt return to contemporary realistic fiction. Planning is Zoe Rosenthal’s superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this:...
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Author Chat with Ena Jones (Six Feet Below Zero), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Ena Jones author of Six Feet Below Zero.  Read on for more about Ena, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Ena Jones ! Ena Jones is the author of Clayton Stone series, about which  Kirkus Reviews  raved "What really makes...
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Simulated (Calculated #2) by Nova McBee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Simulated (Calculated #2) by Nova McBee, releasing 5/13/2021 from Wise Wolf Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for SIMULATED!  ~ Nova McBee Ready? -- -- -- --...
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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, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Sarah Jean Horwitz ! SARAH JEAN HORWITZ  grew up next door to a cemetery and down the street from...
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Featured Review: Fate Calling: A Fantasy Romance (Lindsay Grace)

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About This Book: A cursed fae prince. A lonely human lass. A magical bond that can't be broken... Aislinn... All Aislinn Morgan wants is to live a peaceful life with her sister in the beautiful highlands of Scotland. When a hike on the Isle of Skye goes horribly awry and the...
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Check out this AWESOME Giveaway from Beauty and the City YA Novel Chapter Magazine!

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Beauty and the City YA Novel Chapter Magazine! Beauty and the City is a contemporary love story about Milan, a young glamorous model who is hiding her disability even as she rises in popularity. Met with an internal moral dilemma, Milan finds herself at a crossroads. She wants to be the...
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