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Giveaway: BEAST: A TALE OF LOVE AND REVENGE (US & Canada)

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Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge (US & Canada) by: Lisa Jensen Release Date: July 10, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after. They...
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Dianna G.
I love a good retelling! The cover is very iconic.
Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:06
Kara S
The cover is lovely, and I enjoy fairytale-inspired fiction!
Monday, 11 June 2018 10:36
John
I suspect from the cover a rose will be involved! I notice a similarity between this story and "Beauty and the Beast"!
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:52
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Giveaway: The Ruinous Sweep (US & Canada)

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The Ruinous Sweep (US & Canada) by: Tim Wynne-Jones Release Date: June 26, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four...
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John
The cover looks eerie! It all sounds very mysterious!
Saturday, 26 May 2018 20:26
Kara S
The cover is nice, but the synopsis sounds like this will be a pageturner! I'm psyched but a bit surprised by the understated cov... Read More
Sunday, 03 June 2018 12:16
Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds intriguing.
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:36
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Radical Element (Jessica Spotswood), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Jessica Spotswood's The Radical Element  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jessica and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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John
Well-designed cover, and it sounds like this has a variety of viewpoints!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:25
Kara S
The cover is just stunning, and I am so excited about the subject of this short story collections -- to say nothing of all the gre... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 04:04
Delaney
The cover is super pretty and I’m excited for more badass ladies!
Monday, 09 April 2018 15:55
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Price Guide To The Occult (Leslye Walton), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Leslye Walton's The Price Guide To The Occult  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Leslye and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
Gorgeous cover, and it sounds interesting!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:22
Kara S
The cover is very memorable and stylish; the book itself sounds so good that I've had my eye on acquiring a personal copy for many... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:14
Candice Gigous
The cover is very eye-catching. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like an exciting read.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:05
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Giveaway: THE ORPHAN BAND OF SPRINGDALE (US & Canada Only)

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The Orphan Band of Springdale (US & Canada Only) by: Anne Nesbet Release Date: April 10, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: It’s 1941, and tensions are rising in the United States as the Second World War rages in Europe. Eleven-year-old Gusta’s life, like the world around her, is about...
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Kara S
It sounds like a richly wrought novel designed to engage readers of all ages! I'm psyched.
Saturday, 10 March 2018 14:43
John
The cover is lovely and cheery! I hope snaggletoothed Gusta gets the cosmetic treatment she so desperately needs!
Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:51
Lara Maynard
Histfic is my fave genre and I have a special interest in 1940s, so TBR! Cute cover, suggests there's more to learn.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:01
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Giveaway: MY BRIGADISTA YEAR (US Only)

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My Brigadista Year (US Only) by: Katherine Paterson Release Date: October 16, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro’s army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. Nora...
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Alyssa Annico
The cover and synopsis look really intriguing! Bridge to Terabithia is a classic so I'm excited to read this one as well!
Friday, 22 December 2017 07:19
Danielle Hammelef
I think the cover is perfect for the synopsis. This historical fiction novel will be exciting to read as I love to "travel" throug... Read More
Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:27
Penny Olson
I love the bright, hopeful color. The book would be great to read as I don't know much about this time and place in history.... Read More
Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:15
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3rd Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 6

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Welcome to YABC's third annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Alyssa Annico
'Windows' looks really intriguing but I would love to read them all!
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:14
Danielle Hammelef
I'm most excited about Race to the Bottom of the Sea.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:17
Emma Duim
Landscape with Invisible Hand looks so good!
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:58
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Featured Review: Echo After Echo (Amy Rose Capetta)

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About This Book:  Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to...
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Giveaway: YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS (US & Canada)

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (US & Canada) by: Meg Medina Release Date: August 2014 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never...
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Lily M.
It would be cool to get to read this book, I dong get to read book about Hispanic characters that often, I'm Mexican American myse... Read More
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:22
Penny Olson
I like the cover with the locker on it. The story sounds dramatic and really relevant.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:02
wendy rinebold
I love the cover. It makes me immediately interested in reading it.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:10
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Giveaway: Race to the Bottom of the Sea (US & Canada)

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Race to the Bottom of the Sea (US & Canada) by: Lindsay Eagar Release Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Can a clever young inventor uncover a ruthless pirate’s heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the...
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John
The cover is very nautical, and I, too, need to discover pirate gold.
Monday, 11 September 2017 18:29
Alyssa Annico
I love the cover art and I also love the sound of a good adventure story!
Friday, 22 September 2017 05:35
Lily M.
Any thing with pirates sounds good, and I'm liking this cover ?
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:33
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