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Spotlight on The Vanishing Spark of Dust by Sara Baysinger, Plus Top 5 Alien Stories in Pop Culture, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Vanishing Spark of Dust  by Sara Baysinger!  Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus the top 5 aliens in pop culture, and a giveaway!    Meet Sara Baysinger! Sara was born in the heart of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador where she spent...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful - the colors really pop! The synopsis sounds very exciting and adventurous!
Friday, 26 January 2018 18:16
Emily
The cover is nice but the synopsis sounds amazing
Monday, 12 February 2018 22:58
wendy rinebold
I love the Lux books! Jennifer Armentrout is amazing. This book sounds great too. I wish the giveaway was for a copy!
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:53
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Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg/Lindsay Cummings (Zenith), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings , author of  Zenith.   Read on for more about Sasha & Lindsay and their books, plus a giveaway!     Meet  The Androma Saga !   Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter       Meet  Sasha Alsberg ! Sasha...
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Precious J Hernandez
I wanted to read this book even before I read the intriguing synopsis. If it has to do with space then YES PLEASE
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:57
Kendra
The cover looks pretty, and the synopsis is really intriguing!
Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:16
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool and fitting with space theme. The synopsis draws you in for more. Sounds like an exciting read.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:06
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for Mercy Rule!

Read on for more about author Tom Leveen, and his book, plus the trailer & giveaway!

 

 

Meet Tom Leveen!

Tom Leveen is the author of nine teen novels, including his most recent titles Hellworld and Shackled; Zero, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013; and Sick, a YALSA Quick Pick 2014. He is a former high school teacher, a rocking and frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and an advocate against teen bullying and suicide. Tom lives and writes full-time in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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Meet Mercy Rule!

Danny’s parents yanked him out of art school, his real school. Now he’s starting sophomore year at the public high school. The only good thing about this school is Cadence, a cute freshman who loves punk rock. But even meeting her can’t make up for all the crap he gets from the meat-head athleaders.

Brady just wants to get out. Go to college, play football, maybe reach the NFL. He definitely wants to stop waiting for his deadbeat mother to get it together. It all adds up to a lot of stress. So who can really blame him when he and the football team turn their aggressions on the new freak?

Coach turns a blind eye to his players’ infractions—because this year, they’re going to States. But maybe if Coach had paid more attention, he could have caught it before it all happened. Maybe it could have been avoided.

Maybe.

With quick cuts between a large cast of unforgettable characters, and razor-sharp plotting, Tom Leveen takes readers on a countdown to an inevitable, horrifying act. This gripping novel offers an intense, smart perspective on the tragic, toxic mindsets behind the celebrated American sport and the monsters it creates.

 

 

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Mercy Rule

By: Tom Leveen

Publishing Date: February 20th, 2018 

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

 

 

 

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Dianna G.
The cover didn't stand out to me until I read the synopsis. When I realized it was supposed to be a scoreboard, it made sense. T... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:15
Hannah Ens
Looks pretty interesting, I like the dark/light contrast of the cover and the subtle sports/scoreboard look.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:02
Precious J Hernandez
Based on the synopsis, I can tell we’re in for an intense read. Definitely seems like a book worth reading with some important the... Read More
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:09
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Breeana Shields (Poison's Cage), 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  Breeana Shields , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Dianna G.
To be honest, I'm creeped out about the snakes. But the colors are AMAZING and make the covers really stand out. I love the syno... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:12
Kara S
The cover colors stand out and draw my attention; the synopsis keeps it focused on these books. Cheers, Kara S
Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:16
Anne
Love the matching covers! Can not wait to read both books!
Monday, 22 January 2018 19:49
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Giveaway: MY PILLOW KEEPS MOVING (US ONLY)

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My Pillow Keeps Moving (US Only) by: Laura Gehl illustrated by: Christopher Weyant Release Date: January 2018 Publisher: Viking Books For Young Readers About the Book: Laura Gehl’s new “dog-turned-pillow” page-turner will keep kids giggling. In it, a resourceful dog makes himself indispensible to his unsuspecting adopted person. The perplexed man...
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Erin
I love all of the colors and the cuteness of the cover. The puppy and kitty make me wonder what these 2 are going to end up gettin... Read More
Friday, 12 January 2018 15:11
John
I love the delightful cover, and I dare not read the synopsis or it will spoil the excitements and surprises I know the book will ... Read More
Friday, 12 January 2018 21:02
Alyssa Annico
This looks and sounds adorable! I love anything with cute dogs ... Read More
Friday, 19 January 2018 07:43
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Author Chat with Amy Giles (Now Is Everything), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat Amy Giles , author of  Now Is Everything.   Read on for more about Amy and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Amy Giles !     Amy Giles is a copywriter and has written everything from cereal commercials to animated webisodes to commercial fishing...
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Dianna G.
Oooooh, this sounds like a good book! I love family dysfunction stories, and the cover has an eerie appeal.
Friday, 12 January 2018 22:57
Melanie Bracco
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:31
Kara S
The cover is pretty but doesn't hint at the plot; the synopsis is a doozy though. My imagination is captured. Cheers, Kara S... Read More
Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:08
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YABC Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2018, Plus HUGE Giveaway!!

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There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this Winter.... Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a chance to win some of these buzzworthy books!           The Traitor Prince (CJ Redwine) Javan Najafai,...
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Dianna G.
So many amazing titles to look forward to! I'm always on the hunt for books my teen daughter and I can enjoy together. Belles, Y... Read More
Thursday, 11 January 2018 21:38
John
"Which Buzzworthy Book Of Winter (2018) are you most excited about?" I will say "The Hazel Wood"!
Thursday, 11 January 2018 21:38
Precious J Hernandez
There’s so many I’m excited for! To name a few: Everless, Obsidio, Wish Granted, Wicked Charm, Honor Among Thieves. Truly Devious ... Read More
Friday, 12 January 2018 04:40
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Author Chat with Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Maureen Johnson , author of  Truly Devious.   Read on for more about Maureen and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Maureen Johnson !     Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen YA novels, including: 13 Little...
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Dianna G.
I love the dark, swirling feel of the cover. The summary sounds great. I read a Maureen Johnson story for the first time in "Let ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 20:38
John
The cover is okay. I like the sound of intricately plotted mysteries!
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:33
Precious J Hernandez
I had the pleasure of receiving an e-arc of this novel and OMG HIGHLY recommend it. Diverse set of characters, intriguing mystery,... Read More
Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:37
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Author Chat with Jackson Pearce (Ellie, Engineer), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jackson Pearce , author of  Ellie, Engineer.   Read on for more about Jackson and her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Jackson Pearce ! Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including Sisters...
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John
The cover looks fun, and I'd enjoy seeing the illustrations described!
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:31
Lisa (Dizneeee)
This cover is super kick while being super amazing! I can’t wait to read it with my niece. I think Ellie is going to be a strong f... Read More
Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:54
Lisa (Dizneeee)
Eep! Super cute, not super kick.
Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:55
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Spotlight on A Taxonomy Of Love (Rachael Allen), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Rachael Allen's   A Taxonomy Of Love !  Read on for more about Rachael, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Rachael Allen ! Rachael Allen is the author of 17 First Kisses and The Revenge Playbook. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds cute!!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:19
John
The cover looks playful and fun! I hope the Tourette's Syndrome isn't too serious!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 17:14
Precious J Hernandez
This book sounds adorable and a must read. Spencer seems like a loveable character. Also. LOVE the cover.
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 21:20
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