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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Pitch Dark (Courtney Alameda)

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      Pitch Dark   Read on for more about Courtney, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet  Courtney Alameda !   A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels. Her debut...
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I want to read a number of books by Courtney Alameda; thanks for the opportunity to win this book & get started on that goal! --K... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:02
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Tempests and Slaughter (Tamora Pierce)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Tamora Pierce's  Tempests and Slaughter Read on for more about Tamora, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet Tamora Pierce !   Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult...
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I read my first novel by Tamora Pierce last year, and I'm very eager to try more! Thanks for the opportunity to win! --Kara S... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:51
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Where I Live), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener , author of  Where I Live .   Read on for more about Brenda and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Brenda Rufener !   Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist. She is the author of Where I Live ,...
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Kara S
The cover is striking next to the type style/font/color of the title, and the understated background couples with those brightly t... Read More
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:48
Dianna G.
This book is #1 on my need-to-read list of February releases. I'm a middle school teacher and have seen first-hand how many stude... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:07
Precious J Hernandez
This book seems like a beautiful story and I can't wait to read it.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:35
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Giveaway: WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS (US Only)

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What the Night Sings (US Only) by: Vesper Stamper Release Date: February 20, 2018 Publisher: Random House Children's Books About the Book: Vesper Stamper offers an artistic and literary triumph in What the Night Sings, a lushly illustrated novel about a teen Holocaust survivor who must come to terms with who...
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Kara S
The cover would not catch my attention, but the engaging storyline more than makes up for it -- to say nothing of the great review... Read More
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:12
Sally Bridges-Stanbrough
I like the cover and the synopsis is intriguing!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:47
Emily
This book sounds beautiful!
Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:47
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Spotlight on This Heart Of Mine (CC Hunter), Plus Guest Post, & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting CC Hunter's   This Heart Of Mine !  Read on for more about CC, her book, an guest post and giveaway!             Meet  CC Hunter ! C.C. HUNTER is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author Christie Craig.  She is lives in Tomball, Texas,...
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wendy rinebold
I am dying to read this and I love the cover. I have had this on my TBR list forever.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:52
Dianna G.
WOW. I have chills after reading the author's comments! This cover is attractive, but the book summary really got my attention.... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:01
Melanie Bracco
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 26 February 2018 17:44
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Spotlight on Everlife (Gena Showalter), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Gena Showalter's   Everlife !  Read on for more about Gena, her book, an excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet  Gena Showalter ! Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of many fantastical, romantic novels and series for adults and younger...
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Dianna G.
How have I missed this entire series? It sounds amazing. I especially was drawn by the beautiful, mysterious cover.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:03
Mindy
I love this cover, and the synopsis sounds great
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:53
Precious J Hernandez
Love the cover, reminds me of Under the Dome.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:19
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Featured Review: Unearthed (Amie Kaufman)

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About This Book:  When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to...
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Author Chat with Carolyn Cohagan (Time Next), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Carolyn Cohagan ,  author of  Time Next.   Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!       Meet  Carolyn Cohagan ! Carolyn Cohagan is an award-winning author, women's activist, and founder of Girls With Pens, a creative...
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Kara S
While the cover didn't impress me much, the synopsis -- especially the particular gender-related themes suggested therein -- reall... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:41
Courtney Gendreau
The cover is simple, which I usually am not a fan of, however, this one is quite pretty. IT sounds like an amazing read too which... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:14
Penny Olson
The cover is stark and simple. The synopsis has me totally intrigued.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:51
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kim Liggett (Heart Of Ash), Plus Giveaway!!

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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  Kim Liggett , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Kara S
The cover clearly communicates the genre of the novel, and the synopsis is compelling -- two qualities this newer release shares w... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:22
Dianna G.
What a stunning cover on both books! I am interested in reading this because the summary was captivating.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:10
Delia Chavez
This cover is stunning. The book sounds really interesting.
Friday, 09 March 2018 04:51
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Author Chat with Russell Ginns, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Ruseell Ginns , author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Seret Plans .   Read on for more about Russell and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Russell Ginns !     RUSSELL GINNS is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs,...
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John
What a fun cover! Funny scenario with the inheritances!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:05
Brenda T
Adorable cover and now I'm really curious about the red umbrella.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:01
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and fun and makes me want to read this book. The synopsis promises mystery and puzzles which are my favorite ... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 14:52
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