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Spotlight on Price of Duty by Todd Strasser, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Price of Duty  by Todd Strasser!  Read on for more about Todd and his book, plus a guest post about the "Forever War" & giveaway!    Meet Todd Strasser!       Todd Strasser is the author of many award-winning YA novels, including The Wave, Give...
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Janell Goode
love the cover and the synopsis....we have a retired military member in my family asnd this is awesome.
Monday, 23 July 2018 10:53
Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 30 July 2018 23:43
Kara S
The cover doesn't seem to do justice to the serious thematic content and the quality of the writing from what I've heard...but it ... Read More
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 05:18
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Spotlight on Tell Me No Lies (Adele Griffin), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Tell Me No Lies  by Adele Griffin! Read on for more about Adele, plus a guest post, and giveaway!          Meet  Adele Griffin ! Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want...
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Olivia F
I love this cover- so perfect for a novel set in the 80s! Definitely adding to my TBR!
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:47
John
The cover looks busy, with unusual colors! It sounds like an interesting portrait of friendship and high school!
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:12
Dianna G.
I like books about the 80s so that's what drew me to this book. The cover is funky!
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:27
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Spotlight on Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy  by Tiffany Schmidt!  Read on for more about Tiffany and her book, plus a guest post & giveaway!    Meet Tiffany Schmidt!     Tiffany Schmidt grew up in Massachusetts, where she split her childhood between the library and the...
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Dianna G.
So fun! Book boyfriends are one of the reasons I pushed my daughter to read...I wanted her to see what the good guys are like, an... Read More
Friday, 08 June 2018 22:34
Lily M.
This book sounds cute
Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:44
Delaney
This cover is adorable and this book sounds awesome!
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:02
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Spotlight on Amal Unbound (Aisha Saeed), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be a part of the blog tour for  Amal UnBound  by Aisha Saeed! Read on for more about Aisha, plus a guest post, and giveaway!              Meet  Aisha Saeed ! Aisha Saeed also wrote Written in the Stars, and is a Pakistani-American writer, teacher,...
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Olivia F
Absolutely love this gorgeous cover and definitely want to read this one!
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:50
John
The cover looks gorgeous! The story of indentured servitude sounds alarming!
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:30
Marisa Fort
Love the beautiful colors on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:02
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Guest Post: Invaluable's Shakespearean Insults For Every Situation

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Fans of Shakespeare know well that April 23rd is an important holiday to celebrate his literary achievements, as this is the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death. William Shakespeare leaves behind a rich legacy including writing 37 plays over the course of two decades. Whether you love Shakespeare or suffered to...
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Spotlight on Antipodes by Michele Beacon, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Antipodes  by Michele Beacon!  Read on for more about Michele and her book, plus a packing list for your trip through Antipodes & a giveaway!    Meet Michele Beacon!   Michele Bacon  writes novel-length fiction for young adults and older adults. When she’s not writing, she’s...
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John
Good cover, and it sounds very New Zealand!
Thursday, 05 April 2018 21:17
Kara S
The cover is beautiful but is not evocative of the synopsis in particular. That's no problem because I can relate to the protagon... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 02:03
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing! I love NZ!
Monday, 09 April 2018 18:57
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Brightly Burning (Alexa Donne), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Alexa Donne's Brightly Burning  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexa 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.
Another Jane Austen fan here! Also love haunted houses - so a haunted ship is just as good! Lovely cover, that purple really sta... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:56
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If you include Harry in your books then I already love you! As you said, CLASSIC!
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:59
Kara S
I love the way this story is in conversation with other works of literature as well as being an original novel in its own right, o... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:06
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Chemistry Lessons (Meredith Goldstein), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an guest post from Meredith Goldstein's Chemistry Lessons  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Meredith 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...
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Dianna G.
The cover is adorable! Love the info about the tootsie rolls. I was drawn by the summary because my daughter has talked about goin... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:06
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Chemistry, chocolate, YA romance AND AN AWESOME COVER.... what else do you need to attract the reader?!! ... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:04
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and perfect. I love the synopsis and this will be fun to read.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:46
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an guest post from Jenn Bennett's Starry Eyes  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jenn 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...
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Tiffany Engler
I think the cover is cute and cozy and I feel like it's going to be similar to Romeo and Juliet.
Monday, 19 March 2018 12:12
Brooke Goldetsky
I adore this cover! It's so warm and romantic! This book makes me want to go camping! Jenn is a contemporary Goddess so i'm SO so ... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 22:20
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WHO CAN HATE CAMPING!!?? Love the cover! Love the synopsis!!... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:09
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Guest Post: Banned Books

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Whenever a book is banned, suddenly everyone wants to get their hands on it. Maybe it’s the controversial appeal, but there is always something exciting about reading banned literature, likely because it is so hard to get a banned. In fact, according to the American Library Association, only about 10% of...
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