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Spotlight on Approximately Yours by Julie Hammerle, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Approximately Yours  by Julie Hammerle, plus an excerpt and giveaway!    Meet Julie Hammerle!     Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera,...
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Mindy
This cover is cute, and the synopsis makes it sound like a cutesy bubble gum story ❤
Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:58
Aireanna Lesch
This sounds so adorable!! I feel like it's going to be one of those cute stories that I always go back to! The cover feels like it... Read More
Sunday, 29 October 2017 16:31
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and romantic, just like the synopsis promises.
Friday, 03 November 2017 13:24
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Spotlight on Uncanny (Sarah Fine), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Uncanny  by Sarah Fine, plus an excerpt and giveaway!      Meet Sarah Fine ! Sarah Fine is the author of Beneath the Shine and several popular YA series, including Of Metal and Wishes, The Impostor Queen, and Guards of the Shadowlands. Her adult series include Servants of Fate...
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Aireanna Lesch
This sounds really good! The cover is simple yet elegant. I really like books that are futuristic!!
Sunday, 22 October 2017 21:52
Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both dark and intriguing.
Monday, 23 October 2017 23:19
Lily M.
Can't wait to check this out, looks good ??
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:29
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Blog Tour: Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Jenny Fran Davis's book  Everything Must Go .   Read on for more about Jenny, her book, and an excerpt!   Meet Jenny Fran Davis !       JENNY FRAN DAVIS was born in Manhattan and spent four months...
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Blog Tour: Lone Stars by Mike Lupica, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Mike Lupica's book  Lone Stars .   Read on for more about Mike, his book, plus and excerpt & giveaway!   Meet Mike Lupica !   Mike Lupica has been called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers.”...
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Dianna G.
The cover will be really appealing to middle grades students. My students LOVE Mike Lupica, so I had to enter because I know this ... Read More
Friday, 22 September 2017 23:32
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is emotional and dramatic. The synopsis sounds exciting to read because I love sports stories.
Saturday, 21 October 2017 15:24
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Spotlight on A Messy Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  A Messy Beautiful Life  by Sara Jade Alan, plus an excerpt and giveaway!    Meet Sara Jade Alan!   Sara Jade Alan wrote her first comedy sketch during second grade recess, then cast it, directed it and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then, she has...
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Dianna G.
The cover is really floral -- and after I read the synopsis, I wondered if it was supposed to be a funeral arrangement.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 20:02
John
I believe I see pink and green floral motifs on the cover. "With a femur in her tumor"?--get that femur out of there! The tumor ... Read More
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:11
Lily M.
At first glance, I didn't see the bone into he cover, but the cover is still pretty ... Read More
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 22:33
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Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore, Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Kristin Cashore's book  Jane, Unlimited .   Read on for more about Kristin, her book, an excerpt, and giveaway!   SCHEDULE: Week One: September 11 –  Alexa Loves Books  – Bookish Style Files September 11 –  The Bookiemoji  –...
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Olivia F
Loved Graceling and excited to check out this new title!
Friday, 15 September 2017 13:44
Anne
Sounds like a good story but I don't like the cover that much.
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:05
Tammy VanScoy
This cover is just wow! Need to know what Tu Reviens is.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:57
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Spotlight on The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball  by Dori Jones Yang, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!    Meet Dori Jones Yang!     Dori Jones Yang is a Seattle-area writer with extensive experience making personal connections across boundaries of culture and time. Raised in Ohio, she lived and worked...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover! The synopsis sounds unique to me and I love books with foreign cultures and sports.
Saturday, 30 September 2017 12:51
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Spotlight on The Raven God by Alane Adams, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Raven God  by Alane Adams, plus an excerpt and giveaway!    Meet Alane Adams!     Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens and  The Coal Thief, The Egg Thief...
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John
The cover is gorgeous, and this sounds like an engaging fantasy, with magic!
Friday, 01 September 2017 18:36
Isabella Wojnarowicz
the cover and the book looks so magical!
Sunday, 03 September 2017 15:47
Lily M.
Look how cute that cover looks
Monday, 11 September 2017 06:48
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Spotlight on Glow by Megan E. Bryant, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Glow  by Megan E. Bryant, plus an excerpt and giveaway!    Meet Megan E. Bryant!   Megan E. Bryant has written more than 250 books for children. She lives in the City of Arts and Innovation—also known as Winston-Salem, North Carolina—with her family, where she teaches writing...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is interesting. The synopsis is very intriguing. I like the mix of history, mystery, and romance. Sounds like a great re... Read More
Saturday, 02 September 2017 02:07
Lily M.
This book has such a pretty cover
Monday, 11 September 2017 06:46
Hannah
The synopsis sounds really interesting!
Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:44
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Blog Tour: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin's book  I Hate Everyone But You .   Read on for more about Gaby and Allison, their book, an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin !     Allison Raskin &...
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Emily
Love this cover! It's cute
Monday, 04 September 2017 22:15
Danielle
I love how bright and fun the cover is. And I LOVE best friend stories!
Thursday, 07 September 2017 23:58
Delaney
I'm sooo excited for this book. I want to read it so badly! The cover is adorable and it sounds SO good!
Saturday, 09 September 2017 23:23
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