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Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
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  Today we welcome Kris Dinnison to YABC! Kris's new book, You and Me and Him will make it's debut July 7th! This contemporary read follows the style of both Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, and we can't wait to read it! But until then, Kris is sharing a little bit...
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Author Top 5 with Valynne E. Maetani

Author Top 5 with Valynne E. Maetani

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  Today we welcome Valynne E. Maetani to YABC! Ink and Ashes , Maetani's new suspense-filled mystery, has everything needed for a knockout debut!  This novel centers around a mystery involving the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) and Valynne is here to share the top five interesting facts about this group!     ...
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Author Top 5 with Carrie Ryan

Author Top 5 with Carrie Ryan
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  Today we welcome Carrie Ryan to YABC! Ryan's new suspense-filled thriller   is sure to appeal to fans of  Revenge  and  An Ember in the Ashes . Sometimes as book lovers, we tend to forget that behind the words and the pages and the characters, is a writer. But Carrie...
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Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka

Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka
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  Today we welcome Catherine Linka to YABC! Zinka's soon to be released sequel to A Girl Called Fearless , A Girl Undone ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  Divergent and An Ember in the Ashes . The next installment in The Girl Called Fearless series will make...
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Author Top 5 with Sabaa Tahir

Author Top 5 with Sabaa Tahir
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  Today we welcome Sabaa Tahir to YABC! Tahir's newly released debut novel, An Ember in the Ashes ,   is a fantasy adventure that blends some of the most beloved stories such as  The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and  Game of Thrones  into one thrilling read! Here at YABC, we've...
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Author Top 5 with Jenny Martin

Author Top 5 with Jenny Martin
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  Today we welcome Jenny Martin to YABC! Martin's soon to be released debut novel, Tracked ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  The Fast and the Furious and  Firely along with Marie Lu's  Legend  and Veronica Roth's  Divergent . This book will be racing across the finish line...
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Author Top 5 with Django Wexler

Author Top 5 with Django Wexler
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  Today we welcome Django Wexler to YABC! Wexler's newly released sequel to The Forbidden Library , The Mad Apprentice: The Forbidden Library: Volume 2 ,  is a fantasy adventure sure to appeal to fans of  Harry Potter, Coroline, and Inkheart!  Django has given us a list of the top five...
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Author Top 5 with Fonda Lee

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Today we welcome Fonda Lee to YABC!  Fonda’s newly released book ZEROBOXER (Flux/Llewellyn) is high-action science fiction novel that releases this week. Since all authors want their books to find the right readers, Fonda has compiled this handy quiz to help you determine if you are the sort of person who...
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Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5

Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5
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Today we welcome Jodi Meadows, author of THE ORPHAN QUEEN and the INCARNATE trilogy, to the blog. She's giving us her top five reasons why she loves fantasy. We love fantasy too (especially Jodi's new book THE ORPHAN QUEEN, which is basically Batman meets Game of Thrones with some swoon thrown...
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