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Spotlight on Rosie Girl (Julie Shepard), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Julie Shepard's book,  Rosie Girl !  Read on for more about Julie and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!         Meet Rosie Girl ! After Rosie’s father dies suddenly, her life goes into a tailspin. Not only has she lost her only living parent,...
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Dianna G.
Love the cover. It made me think of high school right away. The synopsis is interesting and tugs on the emotions, but gives away ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 22:16
Aireanna Lesch
I love the synopsis! It sounds like a mystery romance contemporary all mixed into one package. Can't wait to read your debut novel... Read More
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:00
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover, and the synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:27
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Spotlight on The League Of American Traitors (Matthew Landis), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Matthew Landis's book,  The League Of American Traitors !  Read on for more about Matthew and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  The League Of American Traitors ! Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .  When seventeen...
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John
Love the cover, and the synopsis is very informative!
Monday, 26 June 2017 14:48
Dianna G.
The cover is ominous and dark. The summary was interesting, but I felt like there was too much dialogue going on in the excerpt.... Read More
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:47
Anne
Sounds like an exciting story! I like the cover!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 01:46
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Spotlight on The Things They've Taken (Katie McElhenney) Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   The Things They've Taken !  Read on for more about Katie, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       Meet  Katie McElhenney ! Katie McElhenney was born in Philadelphia into a big family of curious kids and patient adults. A voracious reader and unapologetic...
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Dianna G.
I just love the cover. The bird-shaped figure in the water is very cool. The synopsis has me interested! I added it to my wishl... Read More
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:44
Anne
Love the cover and the story sounds exciting!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 01:43
Aireanna Lesch
The cover is very abstract! And the story sounds very funny.
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 11:35
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Emily R King (The Hundredth Queen), 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  Emily R King , YABC's Author of the...
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Christina
This book looks great! Love the synopsis and cover!
Monday, 26 June 2017 13:51
John
Love the cover, and the synopsis is very informative!
Monday, 26 June 2017 14:48
Dianna G.
The cover is beautiful. The synopsis makes me wonder what her power is!
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:43
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Giveaway: KISS ME IN NEW YORK (US & Canada)

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Kiss Me in New York (US and Canada) by: Catherine Rider Release Date: October 3, 2017 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the...
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Aireanna Lesch
The cover and synopsis sound adorable!
Friday, 23 June 2017 14:26
Dianna G.
Look at that cute cover! And who wouldn't love a romantic story where magical snow sets the stage?
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:09
Carissa
sounds great
Monday, 26 June 2017 17:58
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Giveaway: THE LOST CAUSES (US & Canada)

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The Lost Causes (US & Canada) by: Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz Release Date: September 5, 2017 Publisher: KCP Loft About the Book: The Lost Causes are five teens with serious problems and only one thing in common: people have written them off. Now they’re thrown together in group...
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Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds like an epic mystery! I like the cover because it's all dark mysterious.
Friday, 23 June 2017 14:28
Dianna G.
The cover looks so ominous. The synopsis interested me because it must have been a really high profile murder case to get the FBI ... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:08
Sharon C
I agree that the cover of the book appears ominous. I would have to read the book I think to decide if it is appropriate. I do lik... Read More
Saturday, 01 July 2017 09:09
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Spotlight on The Third Book of Ore: Blaze of Embers by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   Blaze of Embers !  Read on for more about authors Cam & Benny, and their book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Cam Baity !   Cam Baity  is an Emmy Award winning animator, and his short films have screened around the world, including at Anima Mundi...
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John
Such a cool design for the cover! And I love spoiled heiresses and naive servant boys!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:25
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and striking. The story sounds really exciting with lots of suspense.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 22:50
Danielle Lynn
I haven't even heard of this series before and I'm surprised since it's sounds amazing. I like the cover but it's a bit simple..... Read More
Friday, 21 July 2017 13:12
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Obsidian and Stars), 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  Julie Eshbaugh , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
The cover looks intense, and I like the idea of a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”!
Monday, 19 June 2017 18:08
Dianna G.
The cover has a cool look, with the contrasting colors. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I like the way the syno... Read More
Monday, 19 June 2017 20:59
Anne
Sounds interesting! I like the color of the cover but the image, not so much.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:27
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: When I Cast Your Shadow (Sarah Porter), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Sarah Porter's excerpt from her new novel,  When I Cast Your Shadow  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Sarah 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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John
The cover looks mysterious! She should have read "The Monkey's Paw"!!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:22
Dianna G.
I had to look twice at the cover...didn't realize no one had their legs in the boots. Cool! The synopsis made me wish I'd put t... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:02
Francisco Nordman
I really liked the cover I found it pretty mysterious. The synopsis is just very good written.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:21
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Hundredth Queen (Emily R King), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Emily R King's playlist from her new novel,  The Hundredth Queen  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Emily and her 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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John
The cover looks magical! A tournament to the death??
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:20
Dianna G.
The cover looks ominous -- that red background, slightly curled hand.... The synopsis reminds me a little bit of the story of Est... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:05
Isabella Wojnarowicz
AHH, it looks and sounds so cool!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:27
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