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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Sandcastle Empire (Kayla Olson), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Kayla Olson's excerpt from her new novel,  The Sandcastle Empire  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kayla and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
I'm not sure if I like fronds on green covers--but anything can happen after a revolution!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:20
Dianna G.
This cover does not catch my attention at all. However, the summary is exciting!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:46
Patrick Peek
I love the color green so of course I love this cover. I picked this book on my blog recently as one I want to read.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:07
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: This Darkness Mine (Mindy McGinnis), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Mindy McGinnis's guest post as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Mindy 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 very slashing, and it sounds thrilling and chilling!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:17
Dianna G.
The summary is awesome! Added it to my TBR list right away. I don't think I expected such a powerfully charged story based on th... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:52
Patrick Peek
The cover is not my fav, but the book synopsis sounds like something I cannot wait to read.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:16
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Thunder: An Elephant's Journey (Erik Daniel Shein) Plus Interview & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an interview with Erik Daniel Shein, author of Thunder: An Elephant's Journey  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Erik and his 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 has a blue elephant, and I think elephants figure in the plot!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:15
Francisco Nordman
I like the cover it looks like a movie poster. and the story sounds amazing!
Friday, 23 June 2017 00:41
Courtney
This sounds like such a cute story. I would certainly like to read it. I find the cover very fitting for the novel's plot.
Friday, 23 June 2017 02:23
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Library Of Fates (Aditi Khorana), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Aditi Khorana's excerpt from her new novel,  The Library Of Fates  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Aditi 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
I love the cover and the title! And now the idyllic kingdom is rocked! For shame!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:12
Dianna G.
The cover is beautiful. I like the summary, though I'm already confused with the hard-to-pronounce names.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:55
Patrick Peek
The cover looks magical! Can't wait to read this, I'm intrigued!
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:28
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Refuge For Masterminds (Kathleen Baldwin) Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Kathleen Baldwin's excerpt from her new novel,  Refuge For Masterminds  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kathleen and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
The cover is very romantic! And Napoleon is the ruler!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:09
Dianna G.
What a dreamy cover --- I wouldn't normally look twice because it looks like the type of book I normally avoid like the plague. T... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:57
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It really conveys the suspense and romance of the story.
Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:05
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Suffering Tree (Elle Cosimano), Plus Deleted Scene & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a deleted scene from Elle Cosimano's new novel,  The Suffering Tree  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Elle 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
I love the cover--it definitely says "tree"! And a mysterious inheritance--wowza!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:03
Dianna G.
Amazing cover. I like the hidden messages it gives! I'm really interested in the Salem witch trials and this summary reminds me o... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:01
Delaney
This book sounds cool and the cover is neat too!
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:43
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Paper Hearts (Ali Novak), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Ali Novak's playlist for her book,  Paper Hearts  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Ali and her book! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand...
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John
The cover is romance itself! The synopsis suggests more of the same!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 14:57
Dianna G.
Cute cover, very high school. The summary gives away too much information, though.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:03
Courtney
The cover is so cute, and the synopsis is nice. I would like to read this book.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:05
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Spotlight on The Syndicate (Timewaves #1) by Sophie Davis, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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  Today we're spotlighting  Sophie Davis's book,  The Syndicate !  Read on for more about Sophie and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Sophie Davis ! USA Today Bestselling Author of a dozen books in three series, "Sophie Davis" is in fact a pseudonym for two best friends, roommates,...
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Danielle Lynn
I love the cover. Looks like a time warp / worm hole right over their intended destination. So cool! The synopsis sounds intense.... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 07:22
queenofreads
Oh I actually read the first book in the series! I loved it!! This looks like a new cover too, and it's gorgeous ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:07
Penny Olson
I really like the cover. It incorporates the idea of time travel well. This whole series sounds really exciting.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:25
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Author Guest Post with Amber Garza, Plus Giveaway!

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Hi! I’m Amber Garza, author of romantic fiction. I write mostly young adult contemporary novels, but I also have a few adult suspense/thrillers out as well. They all have romance as their central theme though. What can I say? I’m a romantic at heart. I love the rush of that first...
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Marlyn Diaz
Sounds like a good one! I read Amber's Unexpected Love trilogy and I loved it so I can't wait to read this one. Hopefully soon!... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 20:25
Mindy
I love this cover and the synopsis sounds really cool
Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:52
Aireanna Lesch
Cute cover! Love romance YA!!
Saturday, 08 July 2017 10:45
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Author Guest Post with Larissa C. Hardesty, Plus Giveaway!

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Top 5 Page-to-Screen Kisses Hi everyone! Thank you so much to YABC for having me today! My book, Kiss Me, Kill You, is about a girl who finds out the hard way that kisses can be deadly. Because there’s LOTS of kissing in my book, I thought it would be fun...
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Dianna G.
This sounds perfect for my daughter and me....we're Supernatural fans. I don't love the cover. Would prefer something less graph... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 22:39
Courtney Gendreau
The cover isn't really my cup of tea, but the book sounds great and that is what really matters.
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:59
Carissa
sounds really good
Monday, 26 June 2017 17:55
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