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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: The Ambrose Deception (Emily Ecton)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Emily Ecton's    Ambrose Deception   Read on for more about Emily, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!             Meet  Emily Ecton !   Emily Ecton is a writer and producer for  Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!...
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John
Sounds like an interesting detective (?) book!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:02
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Spotlight on Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3)  by Brenda Drake!  Read on for more about Julia and her book, plus theimportance of autistic characters in YA, and a giveaway!    Meet Brenda Drake!   Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat...
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Kara S
I don't like the cover much -- I don't like to see people on covers, and I dislike the colors and style. The storyline sounds goo... Read More
Friday, 16 February 2018 21:09
Lily M.
Pretty cover, got my attention right away ??
Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:18
Penny Olson
I like the magical cover. I would love to read this whole series. I like the concept of library jumpers.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:37
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Author Chat with Marie Marquardt (Flight Season), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat Marie Marquardt , author of  Flight Season.   Read on for more about Marie and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Marie Marquardt !   Marie Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social justice...
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Emma McAndrew
The cover is adorable! This sounds like a great light-hearted, yet serious contemporary!
Monday, 19 February 2018 02:35
Hannah
This books sounds great
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:52
Penny Olson
The cover is creative and the story sounds original and important.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:30
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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 (Children's)

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Welcome to YABC's first annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a copy of...
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Alyssa Annico
I love Hamstersaurus Rex!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:19
John
"Which of the books from the Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza are you most excited about?" "Groundhog Day"!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:36
Lily M.
These books look cute, I'm sure my niece would love them ??
Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:21
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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 (YA)

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Welcome to YABC's first annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza!   We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a copy...
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Sandy
There are a lot of great titles in this prize pack. I think the title I am most excited about is The Belles. I have heard such gre... Read More
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:38
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Ohhh it’s too hard to choose just one, so I’ll name two ? I’m the most excited about th me Belles and The Traitor Prince ??
Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:34
Kara S
Several are high on my to-read list; one I haven't seen as much coverage of online (on book blogs) is Three Sides of a Heart -- th... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:15
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Spotlight on Road To Eugenica (A.M. Rose), Plus Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting A.M. Rose's   Road To Eugenica !  Read on for more about A.M., her book, an excerpt, plus an guest post and giveaway!       Meet  A.M. Rose ! A.M. Rose is the author of Road to Eugenica, and writer of young adult novels of all genres...
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Precious J Hernandez
At first glance I thought it was mainly a romance, but considering how much I love sci-fi, fantasy, and such. I love that it has s... Read More
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:33
Courtney Gendreau
I love the colors of this cover! At first, I wasn't sure if this would be my type of read, but after reading the synopsis I am rea... Read More
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:34
Kelly G
I love the cover and the story is so unique and fun.
Friday, 02 March 2018 17:11
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Author Of The Week: Chat with CJ Redwine (The Traitor Prince), 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  CJ Redwine , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Precious J Hernandez
I enjoyed the first 3, but I’ve always been a fan of stories inspired by Prince and the Pauper, so im definitely interested. ANd t... Read More
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:23
John
The cover has a nice crown, and this sounds like another intriguing Redwine read!
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:04
Carina Olsen
Eee, I love this interview so so much CJ is the best person. Hugs. And loved this book so so so much Eee. And it looks so gorgeo... Read More
Friday, 16 February 2018 09:35
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Spotlight on Fade To Us by Julia Day, Plus The Importance of Autistic Characters in YA, & a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Fade To Us  by Julia Day!  Read on for more about Julia and her book, plus theimportance of autistic characters in YA, and a giveaway!    Meet Julia Day!     JULIA DAY lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has...
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Precious J Hernandez
I’ve recently read a book with a main character who’s on the spectrum, it made me so happy knowing they approached it in such a re... Read More
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:40
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, love the colors. The book sounds interesting, can't wait to read!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:02
Hannah
Gorgeous cover and I love that it includes a character on the spectrum
Sunday, 25 February 2018 00:01
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Giveaway - PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT USING THE POTTY (US Only)

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Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty (US Only) Written by: Laura Gehl Illustrated by: Joyce Wan Release Date: February 2018 Publisher: Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux About the Book: Laura Gehl’s comical potty-training standoff will be familiar to young children and beleaguered parents. With a return of her popular and...
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Alyssa Annico
I have the Halloween Peep and Egg book so would love this one too. Cover and synopsis are cute!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:15
Kelly G
This is such a cute sounding story! I haven't read any of these but the synopsis and cover are adorable!
Friday, 02 March 2018 15:18
Penny Olson
So cute and perfect for potty training.
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 00:18
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: The Belles (Dhonielle Clayton)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Dhonielle Clayton's  The Belles Read on for more about Dhonielle, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Dhonielle Clayton !   Dhonielle Clayton (“Dhon” like “Don” or “Dawn”) spent most of her childhood under her grandmother’s dining room table with a...
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Kara S
I am so excited to read this novel -- so impressed with all the stellar reviews! Hate everything about the girly cover except the... Read More
Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:40
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