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Spotlight on Crazy House (James Patterson), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  James Patterson's book,  Crazy House ! Read on for more about James and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  James Patterson ! James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s...
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John
I'm not so sure about the cover's colors, but this might be a fun book!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:37
Lily M.
You know, I've never read a James Patterson book, so this would be cool to get a chance at checking one out. I also like all the c... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:56
Dianna G.
The cover distracts me....I would like it better if it only had a creepy house on it. The synopsis really sounds great, though.... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:19
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Author Chat with Emily R King (The Hundredth Queen) Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Emily R King, author of  The Hundredth Queen.   Read on for more about Emily, her book, an exclusive excerpt, plus a giveaway!         YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? As cliché as it may be, I had...
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John
The cover is certainly appealing, and the synopsis provokes and intrigues!
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:53
Julie
I really like the cover; the red colors on it are so pretty! I like the synopsis as well. It sounds like it could be a really exci... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:09
Lily M.
I'm loving the cover and the synopsis tells me that I will enjoy this book ?
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:52
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Umberland (Wendy Spinale)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Wendy Spinale's    Umberland   Read on for more about Wendy, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet Wendy Spinale !     I must admit, I have lived an extraordinary life and...
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Penguin Young Readers Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Flame In The Mist (Renee Ahdieh)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Renee Ahdieh's Flame In The Mist !   Read on for more about Renee, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Renee Ahdieh !     Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University...
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Fay Tannerr
This was great! Thanks for the excerpt.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:39
Fay Tannerr
The cover is beautiful and Flame in the Mist sounds like an exceptional read!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:42
Heidi Wong
The cover is stunning and beautiful. The synopsis makes me eager to read the book right now.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:46
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Spotlight on Riptide Summer by Lisa Freeman, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Lisa Freeman's book,  Riptide Summer !  Read on for more about Lisa and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Lisa Freeman ! Lisa Freeman is the author of RIPTIDE SUMMER (May 9, 2017) and HONEY GIRL (2015), both from Sky Pony Press. She grew up amidst...
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John
The cover is very "teen," and the synopsis does not disagree with that!
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:15
Shelly Hart
Looks and sounds good!
Friday, 19 May 2017 21:08
Amie Lambert-Gaudet
Terrific cover. Instantly makes you nostalgic for teen summers. ... Read More
Monday, 05 June 2017 11:34
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Author Chat with Alys Arden (The Romeo Catchers), Excerpt and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Alys Arden, author of  The Romeo Catchers.   Read on for more about Alys, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!      YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?  New Orleans. New Orleans is imagination running amuck, not just because of...
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John
The cover has some bluish shades to it. The synopsis makes it sound intriguing!
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:23
Ashley Kemp
I'm way too excited for this sequel!!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:29
Lily M.
I think the cover is very pretty ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 07:20
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Spotlight on How to Be a Supervillain by Michael Fry, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Micahel Fry's book  How to Be a Supervillain.   Read on for more about Michael and his book, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Michael Fry ! Michael Fry has been a cartoonist for over 30 years, and is the co-creator and writer of the Over the...
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John
The cover looks quite comical! And the book sounds quite comical!
Friday, 28 April 2017 22:05
Shelly Hart
Sounds good! Love the artwork! Nice cover!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 22:12
Dianna G.
The cover is adorable! Many students in my class would enjoy this book. If I win, it will go on my class bookshelf.
Monday, 22 May 2017 20:03
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Spotlight on Outward Blonde by Trish Cook, Plus Excerpt, Video, & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Outward Blonde by Trish Cook, Plus Excerpt, Video, & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting  Trish Cook's novel,  Outward Blonde !  Read on for more about Trish and her novel, plus an excerpt, video, and giveaway!     Meet Trish Cook ! Trish Cook is the author of four YA novels: So Lyrical, Overnight Sensation, Notes from the Blender, and A Really Awesome Mess....
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John
The cover is nifty and this sounds like it might be a good read!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:07
Shelly Hart
Sounds great! My daughter would love this!Cute cover too!
Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:36
Megan Coppadge
I had a really bad interaction with a raccoon when I was little so honestly the raccoon on the cover freaks me out. I just want to... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 20:23
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Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!





Today we're excited to chat with  Jessica Park, author of  180 Seconds ! Read on for more about Jessica and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write 180 Seconds?   Given that I’m on Facebook so much, I can’t help...
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Tiffany Engler
Looks so good! I'm excited for this book!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:40
John
The cover was colorful, the synopsis fresh and new!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:02
Julie
The cover is nice, and I think the story sounds really cute and fun.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:53
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Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting  Barry Lyga's novel,  Bang !  Read on for more about Barry and his novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Barry Lyga ! Called a “YA rebel-author” by  Kirkus Reviews , Barry Lyga has published seventeen novels in various genres in his eleven-year career, including the  New...
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John
The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
Donia Eskander
The synopsis took my breath away. I'm so excited to read this book! The cover tells you that the book has to do with guns.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:50
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this book. Based on the synopsis, this book is important to read for everyone. Unfortunately, this situat... Read More
Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:38
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