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Spotlight on Reign Of The Fallen (Sarah Glenn Marsh), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Sarah Glenn Marsh's   Reign Of The Fallen !  Read on for more about Sarah, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Sarah Glenn Marsh ! Sarah Glenn Marsh has been an avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a...
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Tiffany Engler
In love with this cover! This book sounds so amazing!!!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:23
John
I think the cover looks creepy and intriguing! I'd like to learn more about this book!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 17:11
Kathleen Pasqualini
I absolutely adore this cover and this author! I can't wait for this book!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 22:01
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Tara Sim (Chainbreaker), 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  Tara Sim , YABC's Author of the...
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John
The cover is in keeping with those of earlier volumes! I hope our heroes do well on their "dark and dangerous journey"!
Monday, 08 January 2018 19:34
Kristi Housman
I love this cover so much! I've really been wanting to read these books.
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 14:52
Precious J Hernandez
I have yet to read Timekeeper but based on review, I’m excited to read both of those. The covers are gorgeous.
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 23:14
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Blog Tour: Author Chat with Amanda Hocking (Between the Blade and the Heart), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Hocking , author of  Between the Blade.   Read on for more about Amanda and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Amanda Hocking !       Amanda Hocking is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times...
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Marisa Fort
I love the colors on the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Friday, 26 January 2018 17:21
Emily
I love this cover! Amanda hockings writing is great!
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:39
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover, especially the colors. The synopsis sounds amazing.
Friday, 02 February 2018 14:55
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Author Chat with Claire Hartfield (A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Claire Hartfield , author of  A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919.   Read on for more about Claire and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Claire Hartfield !     A lifelong Chicagoan, Claire heard stories of the 1919 race...
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Dianna G.
While I might have skipped based on the cover, the synopsis really caught my attention. I've never heard of that event in history ... Read More
Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:47
Kara S
My ignorance of this history, my sense of its importance, immediately compel me to make this a must-read. Great description offer... Read More
Sunday, 07 January 2018 15:19
Alyssa Annico
This looks really like a really intriguing nonfiction entry for secondary students.
Friday, 12 January 2018 08:28
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Giveaway: BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (US Only)

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Batman: Nightwalker (US Only) by: Marie Lu Release Date: January 2, 2018 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers About the Book: The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city’s elites are being taken out as their mansions’ security systems...
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Julie
I'm neutral on the cover, but the story sounds fun!
Friday, 05 January 2018 05:25
Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover and I absolutely love the Legend series! I'm hoping that this is just as amazing!!
Friday, 05 January 2018 13:26
Precious J Hernandez
I love it all and I can’t wait! Marie Lu’s writing is amazing and I’m excited to experience it again with something as beloved as ... Read More
Saturday, 06 January 2018 05:27
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Author Chat with Jennifer Castle (Together at Midnight), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer Castle , author of  Together at Midnight.   Read on for more about Jennifer and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Jennifer Castle !     Jennifer Castle is a mom, smartass, geek, and the author of the YA novels The Beginning of...
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Dianna G.
I have this added to my Goodreads list after seeing it on Reading Lark's blog. The cover is cute, and I love the synopsis.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:21
Precious J Hernandez
The cover is adorable and that synopsis makes me want to turn back time to NYE.
Saturday, 06 January 2018 05:30
Mindy
I love this cover! And the synopsis sounds great!
Saturday, 06 January 2018 15:19
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ December 2017

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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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Dianna G.
I have always loved fonts, so the covers with interesting font details and colors tend to catch my eye.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:20
Emily
I’m excited for so many of these books!
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 21:04
John
None of the covers really sweep me away, but "Here, There Everywhere" has the coolest design.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 23:14
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Author Chat with Amanda Searcy (The Truth Beneath The Lies), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Searcy , author of  The Truth Beneath The Lies.   Read on for more about Amanda and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Amanda Searcy ! Amanda Searcy earned a BA from New Mexico State University and an MA in human...
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Julie
I like the cover pretty well, and the synopsis sounds really exciting!
Friday, 05 January 2018 05:19
Precious J Hernandez
I love a good thriller. Pretty excited.
Saturday, 06 January 2018 05:39
Kara S
Cover is the best of the season, IMHO, and I have been looking forward to this as a must-read for this year since fall! Thanks fo... Read More
Sunday, 07 January 2018 15:49
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Author Chat with Lyndsay Ely (Gunslinger Girl), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lyndsay Ely , author of  Gunslinger Girl.   Read on for more about Lyndsay and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Lyndsay Ely ! Lyndsay Ely is a writer and creative professional who currently calls Boston home. She is a geek, a...
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Olivia F
For some reason, I can't view the giveaway link?
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:00
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Fixed!
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 13:26
Olivia F
Thanks so much! This book looks awesome!
Thursday, 04 January 2018 07:47
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Spotlight on Busted (Gina Ciocca), Plus Top 5 & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Busted  by Gina Ciocca, plus an Top 5 & giveaway!        Meet  Gina Ciocca ! Gina Ciocca graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English, but in her mind, she never left high school. She relocated from Connecticut to Georgia, where...
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Aireanna Lesch
This sounds like a super interesting read! I really like the cover!... Read More
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:46
Emily
This sounds really interesting!
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:58
Precious J Hernandez
I love that it reminds me of Veronica mars.
Saturday, 06 January 2018 05:45
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