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Author Chat with Teri Polen (The Gemini Connection), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Teri Polen , author of  The Gemini Connection .   Read on for more about Teri and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Teri Polen !     Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The Walking Dead, Harry Potter , and...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds intriguing.
Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:59
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is dark and fits the synopsis. I love the idea of twin boys and the connection between them.
Sunday, 01 July 2018 12:35
Kelly G
The cover is interesting and the synopsis definitely has me interested in this one.
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:50
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Author Chat with Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Chad Sell , author of  Cardboard Kingdom .           Meet  Cardboard Kingdom !   Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids...
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Author Chat with Kristina Perez (Sweet Black Waves), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Kristina Perez , author of  Sweet Black Waves .     Read on for more about Kristina and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Kristina Perez ! Kristina Pérez is a half-Argentine/half-Norwegian native New Yorker. She has spent the past...
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Kara S
This is a "you had me at hello" cover (see film Jerry Maguire for reference) -- as in love...I know this is right for me (not as i... Read More
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 17:50
John
If only Jane Eyre had known to wear a big romantic white (or baby blue) dress! Tristan and Isolde, look out, there's a new hot co... Read More
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 21:46
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Sounds like a great book!!!!
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:35
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Renee Ahdieh (Smoke In The Sun), 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  Renee Ahdieh , YABC's Author of the...
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Kendra
I've been wanting to start this series for a while! It sounds really interesting!
Monday, 04 June 2018 21:12
John
I like the smokey dragons on the cover! Good luck to Mariko in pulling back the layers of deception!
Monday, 04 June 2018 22:19
Haley Jones
I love love the cover!! Glad the paperback one matches this one!
Monday, 04 June 2018 22:21
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Author Chat with Callie Bates (The Memory of Fire), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Callie Bates , author of  The Memory of Fire .   Read on for more about Callie and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!   Meet  Callie Bates !     Callie Bates  is a writer, harpist and certified harp therapist, sometime artist, and...
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John
The cover is very fiery! The excerpt is full of crazy dingbats, which I'm sure is intentional and I'm just too limited to underst... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2018 21:58
Kara S
I loved the reviews I've read of this author's last book, and the excerpt really got my attention here! Plus, I like how this boo... Read More
Sunday, 03 June 2018 11:19
Ainslee
what a stunning cover, i love it!
Monday, 04 June 2018 13:22
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Author Chat with Tamara Ireland Stone (Little Do We Know), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Tamara Ireland Stone , author of  Little Do We Know .   Read on for more about Tamara and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Tamara Ireland Stone !   Tamara Ireland Stone writes young adult and middle grade novels. Her New York Times...
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Olivia F
So excited for this one! Already on hold at my library!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:50
Tiffany Engler
I love her books! And I am in love with this cover!!!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:24
Dianna G.
Honestly, the cover was the #1 reason I even looked at this book. It's stunning. The summary makes me even more interested. Who h... Read More
Saturday, 02 June 2018 17:55
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Thomas Paine and The Dangerous Word (Sarah Jane Marsh)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Sarah Jane Marsh's    Thomas Paine and The Dangerous Word   Read on for more about Sarah, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet  Sarah Jane Marsh !   Sarah Jane Marsh is...
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Author Chat with Liesl Shurtliff (GRUMP: The Fairly True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Liesl Shurtliff,  author of  GRUMP .     Read on for more about Liesl and her book!         Meet  Liesl Shurtliff ! LIESL SHURTLIFF (@LieslShurtliff) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and just as Snow White had seven dwarves, Liesl had...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Andrew Shvarts (City Of Bastards), 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  Andrew Shvarts , YABC's Author of...
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John
The cover looks very purple! Sounds like it is a tale of privilege and woe!
Monday, 28 May 2018 22:11
Kara S
The cover is particularly fabulous, and the synopsis has my interest hooked.
Sunday, 03 June 2018 12:09
Marisa Fort
Love the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:39
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Author Chat with Jeff Sweat (Mayfly)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jeff Sweat , author of Mayfly!   Read on for more about Jeff and his book!   Meet  Jeff Sweat !   Jeff Sweat has made a living from words his entire career, starting out as an award- winning tech journalist for InformationWeek magazine and...
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