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Spotlight on The God Game (Danny Tobey), Audio Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The God Game  by Danny Tobey.  Read on for more about Danny and his book, an audio excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Danny Tobey!      Danny Tobey is a fifth-generation Texan. He went to Harvard College, Yale Law School, and UT Southwestern medical...
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Dianna G.
The cover is very cool, reminds me of a James Patterson novel. I've heard good things about this book, and very interested in the... Read More
Friday, 10 January 2020 22:40
Brittany Colpitts
Interesting! Reminds me of isekai animes.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 08:02
Shannon Mizikoski
This sounds SO good! I have heard great things already, and I am so excited. The cover fits perfectly, too! Thanks so much for the... Read More
Saturday, 18 January 2020 16:31
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Spotlight on Echoes Between Us (Katie McGarry), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Echoes Between Us  by Katie McGarry.  Read on for more about Katie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Katie McGarry!     KATIE MCGARRY is an award winning and critically acclaimed young adult novelist. The author of Only a Breath Apartand...
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Angel Lambert
Omg I'm so excited for this one!!
Monday, 06 January 2020 17:10
Tammy VanScoy
I love McGarry's books. Her stories always grab and pull me in quickly. Looking forward to reading this one.
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 14:03
Brittany Colpitts
So excited for this! The cover is absolutely stunning!
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 08:02
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Andrew Fukuda (This Light Between Us), 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 Andrew Fukuda , YABC's Author of the...
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Brittany Colpitts
Sounds like an interesting read!
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 08:01
Alex Colpitts
Love this cover. Looks awesome.
Sunday, 19 January 2020 08:18
Penny Olson
The cover is inspiring and the story makes history real by involving relatable characters.
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:23
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Beth Rodgers (Welcome To Chanu-Con!), 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!!         Meet Beth Rodgers, YABC's Author Of The...
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Spotlight on Infinity Son (Adam Silvera), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Infinity Son by Adam Silvera.  Read on for more about Adam and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Adam Silvera!    Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of What If It’s Us, They Both Die at the End,...
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Caitlin Haines, Indie Assistant Blogger, Staff Reviewer
Ahhh I can’t wait for Infinity Son!!! It’s one of my most anticipated books of 2020!
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:51
Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this! I'm a big fan of his books!
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 15:37
Nicholas
This sounds really cool! I've been looking for some more good urban fantasy! Can't wait to read Emil and Brighton's story!
Monday, 23 December 2019 17:50
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Giveaway: Thunder Bay Press Presents a Spellbinding Harry Potter Crochet Kit in Partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products ~ (US Only)

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Harry Potter Crochet Kit (US Only) by: Lucy Collin Publisher: Thunder Bay Press       About the Book: Create adorable yarn figures of “the boy who lived” and his friends with a 76-page instruction book featuring step-by-step instructions to make 12 amigurumi dolls, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby, Hagrid, Dumbledore,...
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Zachary Snyder
This looks awesome! If I win I will definitely learn how to crochet!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:37
Lindsay
This looks so fun!!
Monday, 16 December 2019 22:16
Victoria Scott
My daughter has been learning to crochet and LOVES Harry Potter - this is so cool!
Friday, 20 December 2019 15:28
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 12

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
These books look great! Hope I can win the Chanukkah book!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 12:21
John
Great books for people looking for pirates and penguins for Christmas!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 18:18
Jeana Kwiecinski
Omg The Golden Compass! Such a wonderful read. I would love to share that and read all of the others.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 15:14
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Author Chat with Rayya Deeb (Seneca Element), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rayya Deeb author of Seneca Element. Read on for more about Rayya and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Rayya Deeb! Rayya Deeb is a Virginia Tech Hokie, born in London, England and raised in Northern Virginia. She lives in...
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Debra Branigan
I absolutely adore this cover art, but I am actually more interested in the premise of the story. This sounds very exciting and su... Read More
Monday, 16 December 2019 21:38
Brittany Colpitts
Sounds really good. Added to my Goodreads TBR
Sunday, 22 December 2019 07:03
Alex Colpitts
This cover is sweet!!
Friday, 27 December 2019 21:59
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Spotlight on Welcome to Chanu-Con (Beth Rodgers), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight  Welcome to Chanu-Con!  by Beth Rodgers .  Read on for more about the inspiration behind this new comic, some fun facts about Chanukah, and some of the illustrations by Howard Fridson, plus a giveaway!   8 Facts of Chanukah 1. Chanukah (also called the Festival...
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Zachary Snyder
The book looks awesome, hope I can win this to read to my twins!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:14
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds intriguing as I will learn about a new faith.
Sunday, 05 January 2020 11:09
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 11

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
These books look great, hope to read them!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:16
Dianna G.
The Deceivers is the one I want to read the most, though all 3 look good.
Saturday, 14 December 2019 20:45
Debra Branigan
I would love to read The Deceivers out of this intriguing bunch. Thank you for the opportunity for all three.
Monday, 16 December 2019 21:18
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