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Featured Review: #Murderfunding (Gretchen McNeil)

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About This Book:   WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PANIAC? , the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worry—no one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear . . ....
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Featured Review: #Murdertrending (Gretchen McNeil)

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About This Book:   WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the...
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Author Chat with Gretchen McNeil (#MurderTrending), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Gretchen McNeil , author of  #MurderTrending .     Read on for more about Gretchen and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!           Meet  Gretchen McNeil ! Gretchen McNeil is the author of I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the Don’t...
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Tiffany Engler
I'm not a fan of this cover, but I really do love the concept of this book
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:22
Kara S
The cover is okay, but the synopsis sounds like the story is right up my alley! I love scary stories.
Friday, 10 August 2018 18:22
Dianna G.
The cover made me take a second look. At first I thought all the "cut out" people were the same, but no! The story itself sounds... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 09:08
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: #Murder Trending (Gretchen McNeil), Plus Top Ten List & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Gretchen McNeil's #MurderTrending  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Gretchen and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize !...
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Dianna G.
Wow, this sounds like a powerful story! The cover is simple yet effective, and the hashtag in the title makes it sound very curre... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:13
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Modern life... this is where we are moving... Sounds and looks relevant
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:21
Danielle Hammelef
The cover fits the current times and the synopsis well. The books sounds suspenseful and emotional to read.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:32
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Gretchen McNeil), Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Gretchen McNeil's playlist for her novel,  I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Gretchen and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a...
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John
The cover is very original, like the title! But who would actually want to go to M.I.T.?
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:08
Dianna G.
If only teens could realize that high school is so forgettable. The cover is fine.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:21
Delaney
This book sounds awesome and that cover is ADORABLE.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:52
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Giveaway: Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (US & Canada Only)
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Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil  Release Date: 6/16/2015   About the Book The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor....
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Susan T.
This series sounds like such fun and I love the slightly ominous cover!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:42
Fantasy Angel
The synopsis seems really interesting and I love the cover as well!! Can't wait to read the book!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 16:09
Kara S
I love a good thriller, and the popularity of this author/book suggest this is as good as it sounds! :-)
Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:26
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