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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Tricia Levenseller (The Shadows Between Us), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Tricia Levenseller , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
This book summary captured my interest right away -- mostly from Alessandra's plan. Can't wait to read it! Also thinking I NEED ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:02
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 07:13
Lindsay
This book sounds so good!! I love how intricate the cover is!
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 18:38
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Author Chat with Melissa Ostrom (Unleaving), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melissa Ostrom author of Unleaving.  Read on for more about Melissa, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Melissa Ostrom ! Melissa Ostrom is the author of The Beloved Wild. She teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New...
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John
Victim-blaming seems to be the all-American sport. Ugh.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:57
Kylie
We need more books that help young people cope with sexual assault.
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:16
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a dramatic and thought-provoking read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:43
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Nemesis (Anna Banks), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a excerpt from Anna Banks Nemesis as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Anna 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  Grand Prize !...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Aireanna Lesch
Cool cover!! I'm looking forward to reading this book. The synopsis sounded super interesting.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:35
Meigan
The cover is kind of...weird, but I like it. The synopsis completely makes up for the weird cover and I'll definitely be adding th... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:29
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Anna Banks (Nemesis), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Anna Banks (Nemesis), Plus Giveaway!!



  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  Anna Banks , YABC's Author of the...
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Susan Light
This book has been on my TBR pile for a while now. I cannot wait to read it.
Monday, 03 October 2016 19:49
Anne
Not a fan of covers featuring faces but this one works. Story sounds good!
Thursday, 06 October 2016 05:32
Linda Romer
Nemisis sounds like a great story ♡ I think the cover is awesome! Thank you
Thursday, 06 October 2016 21:24
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