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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: The Pros Of Cons (Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for     The Pros Of Cons   Read on for more about the authors, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Alison Cherry,  Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman ! I grew up in Evanston, IL,...
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Giveaway: RED SISTER (US Only)

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Red Sister (US Only) by: Mark Lawrence Release Date: February 27, 2018 Publisher: Ace About the Book: At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But...
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Dianna G.
This sounds really good! Love the stunning cover. The summary gives me the impression of a Roman setting. Adding this to my Goo... Read More
Monday, 26 March 2018 20:27
John
A dramatic cover for a dramatic-sounding book!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:24
Julie
I'm neutral on the cover, but the synopsis sounds really good!
Friday, 30 March 2018 02:47
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Author Chat with Lauren Magaziner (Wizardmatch), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lauren Magaziner , author of  Wizardmatch .   Read on for more about Lauren and her book, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Lauren Magaziner !       Lauren Magaziner grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and is a proud graduate of Hamilton College....
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John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:27
Ellie O'Keefe
The cover caught my eye, and the talk of "intersectional feminism" sold me. Definitely adding to my TBR list.
Monday, 26 March 2018 13:26
Davianna Nieto
The cover is adorable and the synopsis is very interesting!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:14
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff's  Obsidio Read on for more about Amie & Jay, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff !   Amie Kaufman  is the New York...
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Kara S
I fell in love with this series just a few chapters into Illuminae. Reading the third book is obviously a must! Thanks everyone ... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:38
Candice Gigous
Illuminae Files sounds like an exciting series. Can't wait to read them all.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 05:20
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Author Chat with Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Liz Kessler , author of  Emily Windsnap and the Fall of Forgotten Island .   Read on for more about Liz and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Liz Kessler !     Liz Kessler is the author of the  New York Times  best-selling...
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Dianna G.
I'm so thrilled there's a new Emily Windsnap title! My daughter loved this series SO MUCH when she was entering 5th grade, and ma... Read More
Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:27
John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:25
Davianna Nieto
That cover is absolutely stunning and the synopsis has me excited to continue the emily windsnap series!... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:05
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Top 5 Things You'll Need For the Butthead Invasion by Jerry Mahoney (Buttheads From Outer Space), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the top 5 things you'll need for the butthead invasion from Jerry Mahoney, author of  Buttheads From Outer Space !  Read on for more about Jerry and his book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Jerry Mahoney!       Jerry Mahoney is the author of the...
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John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:30
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Author Chat with Leander Watts(Meet Me In The Strange), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Meet Me In The Strange  by Leander Watts! Read on for more about Leander and his book, plus an excerpt and a giveaway!        Meet Leander Watts ! An avid musician, Leander Watts has played and sung for decades in a wide variety of...
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John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:36
Marisa Fort
Love the colors on the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:23
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and in my favorite colors too, just like a rock poster. The synopsis promises a fun read with music, suspen... Read More
Monday, 16 April 2018 15:10
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Witch's Blood (Katharine & Elizabeth Corr), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Katharine & Elizabeth Corr's The Witch's Blood  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about the Corrs and their novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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Dianna G.
Since this is the final book, I definitely felt like I missed something when I read the summary. It motivates me to go back and re... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:53
Edit~A
I've heard a lot about the series, but have never read the books yet!
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:57
Candice Gigous
The cover is great with the colors and leaves. The synopsis is very interesting. The series sounds like an exciting read.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:55
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Brightly Burning (Alexa Donne), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Alexa Donne's Brightly Burning  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexa 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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Dianna G.
Another Jane Austen fan here! Also love haunted houses - so a haunted ship is just as good! Lovely cover, that purple really sta... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:56
Edit~A
If you include Harry in your books then I already love you! As you said, CLASSIC!
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:59
Kara S
I love the way this story is in conversation with other works of literature as well as being an original novel in its own right, o... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:06
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: For A Muse Of Fire (Heidi Heilig), Plus Top Ten List & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an top ten list from Heidi Heilig's For A Muse Of Fire  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Heidi 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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Dianna G.
The cover is stunning, all that fire makes it very vivid. I was surprised by the action described in the summary. This is a book ... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:59
Edit~A
Definitely got me interested at Asian, and then French too... 1 continent two sides of different cultures, I am looking forward to... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:02
Kara S
I'm a bit of a pyro-phobe, so the visuals on this cover don't grab me. That said, the fact that this author can find similarities... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 08:45
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