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Author Chat with Leslie Landis (Chendell: A Natural Warrior)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Leslie Landis author of Chendell: A Natural Warrior.  Read on for more about Leslie and an interview!         Meet Leslie Landis ! Leslie Landis has done many different things. She has been a teacher, a financial planner, a bank trust officer,...
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Author Chat with Kathi Appelt (Angel Thieves), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathi Appelt author of Angel Thieves.  Read on for more about Kathi, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kathi Appelt ! Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling The...
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Dianna G.
I was surprised by the ocelot in the book summary. That's a new one for me! Lovely cover.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:26
Kristine Hall
The cover is intriguing, but then you read the book description and it's like WHAT?! How could I not want to read this?
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:38
Kylie
This book is so intriguing! I am looking forward to it greatly!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:41
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Author Chat with Stephanie Marie Thornton (American Princess), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Stephanie Marie Thornton author of American Princess.  Read on for more about Stephanie, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Stephanie Thornton ! Stephanie Marie Thornton is a high school history teacher and lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter....
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Emily
I love books about presidents kids. This sounds really good.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:54
Victoria Scott
When I click the link, it says Rafflecopter is over?
Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:18
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Author Chat with Shivaun Plozza (Tin Heart) , Plus Giveaway ~ (US Only)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Shivaun Plozza, author of Tin Heart .  Read on for more about Shivaun and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet Shivaun Plozza ! Shivaun Plozza has published short fiction, poetry, and essays, and works as an editor. Frankie, her...
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Gina
Sounds good! It's got to be hard writing about something you know, but at the same time, it makes it THAT much more relatable to ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 20:36
John
I keep expecting the book to be about pizza, but heart transplants sound more serious!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:52
Dianna G.
I was so surprised to see this was about a girl who had a heart transplant. Sounds like she's such a normal girl, just wanting a ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:24
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Author Chat with Justin Reynolds (Opposite Of Always), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Justin Reynolds author of Opposite Of Always.  Read on for more about Justin, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Justin Reyolds ! Justin A. Reynolds has been a pest control operator, night security guard, steel mill janitor, NASA intern, salesman...
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Kylie
Sarah Henning recommended this book on Instagram and then I saw that it has a special release at Target! Very excited to read!!!... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:38
Dianna G.
I love the cover. It's lighthearted and makes me think of friendship. I wish the summary didn't have so much info, though!... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 20:32
Colleen Burns
I really like the cover and the book sounds interesting.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:05
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Author Chat with Katy Loutzenhiser (If You're Out There), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Katy Loutzenhiser author of If You're Out There.  Read on for more about Katy, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Katy Loutzenhiser ! Katy Loutzenhiser is a graduate of Bowdoin who studied screenwriting and improv with Chicago’s prestigious Second City...
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John
What a wonderful cover! And funny, engrossing books are my favorite kind!
Monday, 04 March 2019 15:30
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a page turning story.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:17
Madeline Tebo
Love the cover! And sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:38
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Author Chat with Day Leitao (Kissing Magic) , Plus Excerpt & Giveaway (International)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Day Leitao, author of Kissing Magic .  Read on for more about Day and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet Day Leitao ! Day was born in Brazil and has always loved to write stories. She has a...
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Amina Ibrahim
I liked the blurb but the Excerpt just stole my heart (I'm not exaggerating). Just from the excerpt, I an shipping Karina and Sian... Read More
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 00:49
Irma Jurejevčič
I cn't even praise this cover enough, I love it! And the synopsys... I can't wait to read it.
Friday, 15 March 2019 11:36
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing! I think the synopsis sounds exciting.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 12:22
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Author Chat with Victoria Lee (The Fever King), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Victoria Lee author of The Fever King.  Read on for more about Victoria, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Victoria Lee ! Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years as a vegetarian before...
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Recent Comments
John
Viral magic and technopathy is a real problem! This book will be most instructive!
Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:16
Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 13:19
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Sunday, 03 March 2019 09:59
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens), 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 Astrid Scholte,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Astrid...
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John
Dreaming about sitting in a horse-drawn carriage when a futuristic silver car flies past does sound cliche! So very cliche! But ... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:37
Dianna G.
I've heard so many good things about this book! The summary is interesting, but it's honestly the cover that draws me in.
Monday, 25 February 2019 20:05
Brianna Peterson
What a regal cover! This sounds like a unique twist on the typical fantasy with murder mystery thrown in!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 22:30
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Author Chat with Frost Kay (Rebel's Blade), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Frost Kay author of Rebel's Blade.  Read on for more about Frost, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Frost Kay ! USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession....
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is powerful and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Friday, 15 March 2019 18:26
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:03
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and brave. This book sounds like an exciting adventure.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:21
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