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Author Of The Week: Chat with Livia Blackburne (Umbertouched), Plus Giveaway!

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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  Livia Blackburne , YABC's Author of...
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Olivia F
So excited for this sequel, and I love the title!
Monday, 05 November 2018 13:04
Debra Branigan
I am excited to read this sequel. I think the title and cover are great. Good luck with the novel.
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 14:07
Candice Gigous
The cover is unique and matches the first book. The synopsis makes me want to read more. I am looking forward to this one.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 08:05
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Author Chat with Rebekah Crane (The Infinite Pieces Of Us), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Rebekah Crane, author of  The Infinite Pieces Of Us . Read on for more about Rebekah and her book, plus a giveaway!          Meet  Rebekah Crane !  Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult novels, including The Upside of...
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KM
I loved The Odds, so I'm excited!
Thursday, 01 November 2018 16:12
Debra Branigan
The cover is very nice and the storyline sounds great. I already like Esther. Good luck with the book.
Friday, 02 November 2018 16:38
Kara S
The cover is unforgettable, and I love that the protagonist of this story has a secret in her past and a gift/passion for mathemat... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2018 03:55
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Author Chat with Julieanne Lynch (Beneath The Lighthouse), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Julieanne Lynch, author of  Beneath The Lighthouse . Read on for more about Julieanne and her book, plus a giveaway!        Meet Julieanne Lynch !  Julieanne Lynch is an author of both YA and Adult novels. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but...
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Debra Branigan
One of the most gorgeous covers I've seen. YA readers will be attracted to this for sure. The storyline sounds suspenseful. It's h... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2018 19:22
Seji
Wow this cover is creepy, but I love it! Also a book about depression is something I would love to read, the story is very interes... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:22
Becky Pennington
Loving this cover! It is creepy great! Can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 19 November 2018 21:53
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Author Chat with Thommy Hutson (Jinxed), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Thommy Hutson, author of  Jinxed .  Read on for more about Thommy and his book, plus a giveaway!      Meet Thommy Hutson!       Thommy Hutson is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, and best- selling author who is considered the foremost authority on A...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:33
Precious J Hernandez
I love mysteries and this sounds amazing! LOVE the cover!
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 04:22
Penny Olson
I like the super creepy cover and story.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:55
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Author Chat with Michelle Kenney (City of Dust), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Michelle Kenney, author of  City of Dust .  Read on for more about Michelle and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Michelle Kenney!     Michelle is a firm believer in magic, and that ancient doorways to other worlds can still be found if...
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M.A. Briones
Dudes, this series sounds legit amazing, and the cover art is gorgeous!XD
Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:23
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover! The synopsys in amazing. I'm so excited to read it.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:44
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:29
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jessica Cluess (A Sorrow Fierce and Falling), Plus Giveaway!

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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  Jessica Cluess , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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M.A. Briones
THIS COVER IS HEAVENLY!!!!!i adore the brightcolors, and ugh, the synopsis. I am so intrigued
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:29
Marisa Fort
I love the colors on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:27
Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is gorgeous! And I have already heard some fabulous things about this one, which is exciting because I get so worried ab... Read More
Monday, 05 November 2018 20:37
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Adib Khorram (Darius The Great Is Not Okay), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Adib Khorram (Darius The Great Is Not Okay) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Adib, his novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Adib Khorram !    Adib Khorram is an author, a graphic designer, and a tea...
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Debra Branigan
I can't wait to meet Darius and hear his story. I love the allusion to his roots in the title.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:05
Kara S
The cover is unique, and the synopsis commands my attention because of my great interest in fiction that references Middle Eastern... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:58
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:23
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Ellen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Ellen Hopkins ! Ellen Hopkins is the award-winning author of 20 nonfiction books for children, four novels...
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necole
The cover is awesome and so unique wow, very creative. I love the synopsis … I want to know he killed who and who purchased the gu... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:00
Debra Branigan
The cover is absolutely perfect. I am excited about the synopsis and cannot wait to read this book.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:44
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:41
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Amy Giles (That Night), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Amy Giles (That Night) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Amy, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Amy Giles !      Amy Giles is the author of Now Is Everything and That Night. She liveson an Island...
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necole
Cute cover that represents two people coming together. I am intrigued to read this story of healing after a tragedy like a shootin... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:06
Debra Branigan
The cover is appropriate for the storyline and YA realistic fiction readers will be drawn to it. I am intrigued as to how you hand... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:12
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:46
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Kim Baccellia (Crossed Fire), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Kim Baccellia (Crossed Fire) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Kim, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Kim Baccellia !   Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her...
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Debra Branigan
Love the cover which will grab YA readers. Synopsis sounds interesting. Good luck with the novel.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:22
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:26
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds original and fun to read.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:52
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