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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: I Never (Laura Hopper)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Laura Hopper's  I Never !   Read on for more about Laura Hopper, an interview and a tour-wide giveaway!                    Meet  Laura Hopper !   Laura Hopper has worked in the film industry...
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John
I believe that any book that talks about a high-school romance and calls the male love object "Luke" has its finger on the pulse o... Read More
Thursday, 02 November 2017 18:32
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Author Chat with Patrick Hodges (Pawns:The Wielders of Arantha Book One), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Patrick Hodges , author of  Pawns: The Wielders of Arantha Book One.   Read on for more about Patrick and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Patrick Hodges !   I currently live in Arizona with my wife, Vaneza. After years of writing for...
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Danielle Hammelef
I loved meeting my best friends in high school but hated the uniforms.
Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:11
Penny Olson
I miss seeing friends who I haven't seen in a while but I don't miss the cliques and the lack of perspective.
Sunday, 26 November 2017 23:45
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Hillary Monahan (The Hollow Girl), 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  Hillary Monahan , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Eerie cover! And "green healers"?--sounds spooky!
Monday, 30 October 2017 20:25
Dianna G.
This cover is absolutely perfect. Love the darkness, the font, and the creepy trees. Awesome! The synopsis is unlike any other ... Read More
Sunday, 12 November 2017 20:03
Emily
I have been interested in this book since I first heard of it! I love this cover
Monday, 13 November 2017 21:33
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Author Chat with Bruce Hale (Invasion Of The Scorp-Lions), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Bruce Hale , author of  Invasion of the Scorp-Lions! Read on for more about Bruce and his book, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Bruce Hale ! Bruce Hale ( www.brucehale.com ) is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to read. He has written or illustrated...
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John
The cover looks very fierce! The book sounds fierce!
Monday, 30 October 2017 20:24
Penny Olson
The cover is exciting and fun. The synopsis reflects the cover. This looks like a book that will get kids reading.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:03
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and shows so much action. The synopsis sounds fun to read and mysterious.
Friday, 24 November 2017 10:35
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Beth Rodgers (Freshman Fourteen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Beth Rodgers (Freshman Fourteen) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Beth, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Beth Rodgers !   Beth Rodgers is an author, editor, and college English instructor. She started writing as a...
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Danielle Hammelef
My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:43
Penny Olson
I liked the Handmaid's Tale, To Kill and Mockingbird and Brave New World.
Monday, 13 November 2017 00:23
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Amy Foster (The Rift Frequency), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Amy Foster (The Rift Frequency) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Amy, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Amy Foster !   Amy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner,...
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John
"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:57
Lily M.
Wow look at that cover, it screams powerful ? must read it ? my favorite book as a teen was Daughter of the Forest ??
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:14
Candice Gigous
As a teen I really enjoyed Sarah Dessen's Keeping the Moon and This Lullaby.
Monday, 30 October 2017 06:07
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Erin Summerill (Ever The Brave), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Erin Summerill (Ever The Brave) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Erin, her novel, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Erin Summerill !   Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in...
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Olivia F
I had a lot of favorites, but maybe On Fortune's Wheel!
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:08
Shannon Mizikoski
My favorite, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club... Read More
Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:04
John
"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:55
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with   Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Francesca, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Francesca Zappia !     Francesca Zappia is the author of the books Made You Up and Eliza and...
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Lily M.
This books seems super cute ?
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:37
Emily
Such a cute cover and this books sounds awesome!
Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:02
Bekah
Another one of my fave series as a kid was the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:03
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Michelle Bryan & M Lynn (Prophecy Of Darkness), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Michelle Bryan & M Lynn (Prophecy Of Darkness )   as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Michelle, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Michelle Lynn ! M. Lynn has a brain that won’t seem to quiet...
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Lily M.
Wow that cover really got my attention ??
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:32
Nina
My fave book was the twilight serie's by Stephenie Meyer
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:55
Danielle Hammelef
My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:11
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Joanne MacGregor (The Law Of Tall Girls), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Joanne MacGregor (The Law Of Tall Girls) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Joanne, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Joanne MacGregor !   When not writing, Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist in private practice...
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Lily M.
Aw this seems like its going to be a cute book, something I need to read right now ?
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:19
Kelly G
My favorite book as a teen was Leftovers by Laura Weiss.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:20
Danielle Hammelef
My favorite book as a teen was Little Women.
Friday, 10 November 2017 14:20
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