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Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)

Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)
“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of...
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MrsErica Beaton
As a history teacher, I've been talking with my students about the parallels between the past and today. We notice similar trends ... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:37
Lauren Giova Dixon
Polluted and over-populated!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:35
YABC
Very crowded like New York City!!
Friday, 02 November 2012 15:19
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Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)

Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)
DUST LANDS: REBEL HEART By Moira Young     About  Rebel Heart   Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.” It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue...
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Jonathan
Love this series! The cover is awesome!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:18
YABC
I think I like the original cover for Blood Red Road the best, but these new ones aren't bad. They look more like mainstream YA co... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:02
YABC
Excited for this! I loved Young's world-building in Blood Red Road, and I'm hoping the history is explained more elaborately in th... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:37
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Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (US Only)

Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (US Only)
About The Lost Prince Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a...
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Sam
I LOVE the cover! Its the best in the Iron Fey books! I love the strange design on the guys body!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:48
YABC
I was so shocked when I saw this cover bc I still think of Ethan as a little boy. I guess he's grown up now! Can't wait to read it... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:25
Natalie Aguirre
I love this series and can't wait to read this. I'd love to get on the list to get Julie's ARCs.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:17
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Giveaway: Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (US Only)

Giveaway: Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (US Only)
In book two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind. Now in paperback! In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam....
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MrsErica Beaton
I couldn't get the link to work for the trailer! Can you help out?
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:39
Wendy Railey
I couldn't get the link to work either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfQOojvkc3E try this video This is a great trailer! I so... Read More
Friday, 02 November 2012 19:59
Jasmine L. Albitos
Willow's gift is that she can look into people's future, hopes & dreams and their sorrows & regrets with a simple touch. Thank yo... Read More
Saturday, 03 November 2012 18:30
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Giveaway: Feed by MT Anderson (US Only)

Giveaway: Feed by MT Anderson (US Only)
Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid...
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MrsErica Beaton
They went "on a Friday, because there was s**t-all to do at home." This opener always seems to pull my students in as readers.... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:41
Lauren Giova Dixon
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Friday, 02 November 2012 11:39
Wendy Railey
They went on a Friday due to some stuff they had to do at home. haha Mrs. Beaton - I'm sure it does. What better way to get stude... Read More
Friday, 02 November 2012 20:03
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Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!

Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!
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For Day 4 of the ROOTLESS Blog Tour, I give you my review of ROOTLESS: I didn't know what to expect when I first cracked open ROOTLESS. I knew a few things about the book - that it was about a young nomad, Banyan, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where...
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Natalie Aguirre
Sounds like a great book. So excited to be a part of Chris' blog tour.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:51
Lauren Giova Dixon
Sounds like my kind of crazy too!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:42
Lauren Giova Dixon
Chris, are you a big fan of post-apocalyptic books? If so, which one is your favorite?
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:44
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Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)

Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)
Rootless by Chris Howard
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Today we're kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! 14 days of exclusive interviews, vlogs, and music downloads, plus each day gives you a chance to win ROOTLESS swag! (Details about the giveaway below.) I had the privilege of reading ROOTLESS several weeks ago, and the book has stuck with me ever...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Heck yes, Cowboy Bebop as an inspiration! This takes my excitement and ramps it up! I looked through the inspiration board on Pint... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
Christina Franke, Staff
Oh and for a question....what's your favorite Bebop episode?
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
YABC
I don't really have a question for Christ at the moment, but I want to say that ROOTLESS is fantastic. I'm so, so excited about it... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 17:47
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)
Charmed Vengeance
Today is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than to share the delicious steampunk cover of Suzanne Lazear's CHARMED VENGEANCE with you? Before we get to the steampunk goodness, here's a message from Suzanne: Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share with you the cover for CHARMED VENGEANCE, the...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is AWESOME. Totally steampunk adventurous. Definitely makes me want to read it!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:11
YABC
Love the cover! It's awesome!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:29
YABC
It's awesome, Suzi!! What a great, great cover!! Charlene Sands
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:48
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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alicia marie
I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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We're so pleased to share the cover for  April Genevieve Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea . It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year!  But before we show you the pretty, here's a message from April: Hey there, YABC. Here be the cover...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is flipping gorgeous. I LOVE the font. Creepy and romantic and unsettling all at the same time.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:11
YABC
I've loved April's synopsis since I first read it a while back, and this haunting, beautiful cover just seals the deal. I must hav... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:24
YABC
The cover is freaking amazing. I'm in awe.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:36
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