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Spotlight on Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey, Plus Top 5 Amazing Facts About Dolphins & a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean  by Susan Casey!  Read on for more about Susan and her book, plus the top 5 amazing facts about dolphins, and a giveaway!    Meet Susan Casey!   Susan Casey is the author of the  New York Times  bestseller  Voices in...
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Marisa Fort
Love the cover, dolphins are so beautiful! I can't wait to read this book with my son.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:49
Penny Olson
I love the vivid dolphins on the cover. My daughter and I would both like to learn more about dolphins.
Monday, 05 March 2018 00:03
Dan Denman
The book cover is beautiful. This sounds like an informative and fun story.
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 13:29
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Spotlight on Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Broken Beautiful Hearts  by Kami Garcia!  Read on for more about Kami and her book, plus an excerpt and a giveaway!    Meet Kami Garcia!   Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times , USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and...
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Kristy Petree
The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis, well... I'm actually reading this on Kindle right now and it's amazing. Would love to win... Read More
Thursday, 08 February 2018 14:47
Precious J Hernandez
I love that it’s a romance with a little mystery in it. Adore the cover too.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:48
Marisa Fort
The cover is simple, but colorful and eye-catching. The synopsis leaves me wanting more for sure, can't wait to read this book!... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:45
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ January 2018

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway. Check...
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John
"Which January 2018 new cover release is your favorite?" "Unearthed" looks crazy-exciting, and the art is so well done!
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 22:32
Candice Gigous
My favorite cover is for A Conspiracy of Stars. I also really like the covers for Our Dark Stars, Busted, Let's Talk About Love, a... Read More
Friday, 09 February 2018 08:07
Kara S
Lots of must-reads personally -- and good covers too -- but I think the last week of the month features the releases with the most... Read More
Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:57
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Giveaway: THE SIGHT OF DEMONS (US Only)

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The Sight of Demons (US Only) by: Darin C. Brown Release Date: October 6, 2017 Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press About the Book: Hunter Miller sees demons. The terrifying shadows engulf him and everyone he knows—yet nobody else notices their presence. Hunter can’t escape them, so he sets out to understand them....
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Marisa Fort
I like the colors on the cover and how they surround the characters like auras. The book sounds so interesting!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:34
Darin C Brown
Hi, Marisa, You have it exactly right! And it's more than just colors that Hunter perceives.... Best Regards, Darin... Read More
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for the mystical synopsis.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 15:06
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood), 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 Melissa Albert , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
The cover is darkly intriguing. I like the old-fashioned motifs. As for the summary...it already has me wanting to peek inside Th... Read More
Monday, 05 February 2018 19:56
Penny Olson
The cover is like a dark fairy tale. The story sounds amazing.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:53
John
The covers suggests folk tales and legends. And the story has an intriguingly dark sound to it!
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:59
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Spotlight on Wicked Charm by Amber Hart, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Wicked Charm  by Amber Hart!  Read on for more about Amber and her book, plus an excerpt and a giveaway!    Meet Amber Hart!   Amber Hart resides on the Florida coastline with family and a plethora of animals she affectionately refers to as her urban...
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Precious J Hernandez
I love it! Definitely has a mysterious vibe to it. I’ve recently been reading more mystery/thrillers so this is a must read for me... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:12
Dianna G.
I like the cover and title. The summary already has some spookiness - swamps are naturally spooky!
Sunday, 04 February 2018 17:24
Jessica
OOh this one sounds so exciting! I love a good thriller!
Monday, 05 February 2018 16:37
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Author Chat with C.E. Clayton (The Monster of Selkirk Book I: The Duality of Nature), Plus a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat C.E. Clayton , author of  The Monster of Selrik: Book 1:The Duality of Nature.   Read on for more about C.E. and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet C.E. Clayton !     C. E. Clayton was born and raised in Southern California where she...
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Marisa Fort
The cover sets the mood nicely. The book sounds like a lot of fun, love the fantasy and the mystery!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:04
Hannah
Sounds like a good fantasy read!
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:28
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover and it sounds like a fun read!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 13:53
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Love Like Sky (Leslie C Youngblood), Plus Giveaway ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Love Like Sky  by Leslie C Youngblood, releasing November 2018 from Disney-Hyperion!       Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Leslie: Hello, YABC! I’m so excited to share the cover of my middle grade novel, LOVE...
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Danielle Hammelef
I adore the cover and love the message in the synopsis of a strong family.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:47
Penny Olson
The cover is sweet. The story sounds really powerful.
Monday, 26 February 2018 23:15
Nicole Baker
I love the cover! The subtle Shadow is absolutely mind-blowing! It sounds like a wonderful book
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:10
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Spotlight on Lies That Bind (Anastasia Phoenix, #2) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Plus Top 5 Female Spies, & a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Lies That Bind  by Diana Rodriguez Wallach!  Read on for more about Diana and her book, plus the top 5 female spies, and a giveaway!    Meet Diana Rodriguez Wallach!   Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the author of the Anastasia Phoenix series, three YA spy thrillers set...
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Dianna G.
Love this book summary! How have I missed this author before?
Sunday, 04 February 2018 17:25
Dianna G.
Also, YES to Alias. My favorite!
Sunday, 04 February 2018 17:31
Candice Gigous
The covers of both books are really cool. The synopsis is exciting. Both books seem to be thrilling reads.
Friday, 09 February 2018 08:12
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Giveaway: THE CRUEL PRINCE (US Only)

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NOVL is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway! The Cruel Prince (US Only) by: Holly Black Release Date: January 2, 2018 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers About the Book: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about...
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John
"Cruel Characters! Who are your favorite villains, and why do you love to hate them?" Ebenezer Scrooge, because he's in an excell... Read More
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:30
Tiffany Engler
Tatiana in the House Of Comarre` series by Kristen Painter. I just love to hate her honestly. She's pretty cool/crazy!
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:57
Shakeia Rieux
Darth Vader even though he's a villain he has an awesome voice
Friday, 02 February 2018 03:15
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