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Author Chat with Melissa de la Cruz (Gotham High), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melissa de la Cruz author of Gotham High. Read on for more about Melissa and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Melissa de la Cruz!           Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher's Weekly,...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks awesome, looking forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 12:16
Davianna Nieto
The book cover looks super cool and the synopsis makes me want to read it even more!
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 23:22
Brittany
Looking forward to this! Love art style choice, too!
Monday, 20 April 2020 11:57
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Author Chat with Tracy Wolff (Crave), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tracy Wolff author of Crave. Read on for more about Tracy and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Tracy Wolff!           Tracy Wolff Tracy Wolff is the New York Times and USA Today  bestselling author of sixty-four...
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Alyssa Susanna
I keep hearing about this book! It's everywhere! I took a break from the vampire fiction since Breaking Dawn, but I am quite excit... Read More
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:16
Brittany
This cover reminds me of the Twilight series covers.
Monday, 20 April 2020 11:56
Colleen Burns
I've heard so much about this book lately! I love the cover and how it looks like the Twilight book covers
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 18:29
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Author Chat with Jake Martinez (The Mixtape To My Life), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jake Martinez author of The Mixtape To My Life. Read on for more about Jake and his book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Jake Martinez!           Jake Martinez is a former South Texas resident who has found...
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ariana pham
Thanks for writing such a great article, I stumbled upon your blog and read a few posts. I like your writing style y8 game... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 04:06
Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this! And of course I love Justin's affinity for 80s music!
Monday, 30 March 2020 16:18
Abigail Lowry
I got to read an ARC of the book and it was incredible; I definitely recommend reading it.
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 13:43
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Author Chat with Victoria Lee (The Electric Heir), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Victoria Lee author of The Electric Heir. Read on for more about Victoria and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Victoria Lee!         Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years...
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Delia Chavez
The book sounds really good. The cover is nice.
Saturday, 04 April 2020 20:44
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching and the book sounds exciting.
Thursday, 09 April 2020 17:21
Penny Olson
The cover is striking and the story sounds like a great combination of fantasy and dystopian.
Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:23
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Author Chat with J. Albert Mann (The Degenerates), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with J. Albert Mann author of The Degenerates. Read on for more about J. Albert and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet J. Albert Mann!        J. Albert Mann is the author of several middle grade and young adult...
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Lauren
The diversity of the girls and their tell-take expressions and body language really make this cover something else. I truly enjoy ... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:50
Victoria Scott
This story sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 23 March 2020 22:33
Colleen Burns
This book sounds absolutely amazing!
Friday, 27 March 2020 17:21
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Author Chat with Susann Cokal (Mermaid Moon), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Susann Cokal author of Mermaid Moon. Read on for more about Susann and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Susann Cokal!        Susann Cokal  is the author of  The Kingdom of Little Wounds,  a Michael L. Printz Honor...
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Lauren
This beautiful cover is truly a work of art. The storyline promises great adventure and a journey of self-discovery from a unique ... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:36
Rayne
The cover is gorgeous, judging by the synposis, I think I'm going to love this one! It seems like such a unique plot and I live fo... Read More
Friday, 27 March 2020 14:20
Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great! looking forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 13:11
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Kathryn Purdie (Bone Crier's Moon), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Kathryn Purdie , YABC's Author of the...
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Lindsay
This cover is EVERYTHING! It's gorgeous!!
Monday, 16 March 2020 21:33
Lauren
The artwork for this cover is such a good choice to represent the characters. I’m interested in reading how this matriarchal socie... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and powerful. This book will be a page-turner for sure.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:32
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Author Chat with Ally Carter (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Ally Carter author of Winterborne Home For Vengeance and Valor. Read on for more about Ally and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway.         Meet Ally Carter!       Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and diplomats. She...
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Victoria Scott
My daughter would love this! Thank you for sharing!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:46
Zachary Snyder
The book looks awesome, looking forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:50
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching. The book sounds so much fun to read.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:31
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Author Chat with Jenny Lee (Anna K), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jenny Lee author of Anna K. Read on for more about Jenny and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway.         Meet Jenny Lee!             Jenny Lee is a television writer and producer who has worked...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very captivating. A diverse Anna Karenina retelling set in New York sounds awesome.
Saturday, 07 March 2020 07:42
Victoria Scott
What an awesome retelling! I can't wait to read it!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:42
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!
Monday, 09 March 2020 11:40
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Author Chat with Sara Hosey (Iphigenia Murphy), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sara Hosey author of Iphigenia Murphy. Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Sara Hosey!            Sara Hosey holds a PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and...
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Lauren
The cover has a bit of a phoenix/rising from the ashes vibe. It will be interesting to learn about all the different stories behin... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:53
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover. This book is high on my want to read list for the emotional and realistic nature of the plot.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:47
Penny Olson
I love the bright cover. The story sounds emotional and inspiring.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 12:02
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