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Spotlight on The Athena Protocol (Shamim Sarif), Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif! Read on for more about Shamim, plus a guest post!           Meet Shamim Sarif ! Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film director. Her new book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female contemporary action...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Shelby Mahurin , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Author Chat with Kendare Blake (Five Dark Fates), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kendare Blake author of Five Dark Fates.  Read on for more about Kendare and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kendare Blake ! Kendare Blake is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series. She holds an...
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phamyen
Great info. I love all the posts, I really enjoyed, I would like more information about this, because it is very nice., Thanks for... Read More
Friday, 23 August 2019 22:39
Lily M.
I'm so excited for this book ???
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:18
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Since We Last Spoke), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener author of Since We Last Spoke.  Read on for more about Brenda, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Brenda Rufener ! Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of WHERE I LIVE, which Bustle...
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John
Beautiful and endless love is okay, I guess. I'd rather read a good book.
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:23
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:19
Colleen Burns
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting
Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:29
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Meagan Spooner (Sherwood), 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 Meagan Spooner,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
That Guy of Gisborne does sound like a good villain!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:50
Dianna G.
Retellings are fun, and this is bound to be a good one. Love that cover! The colors are so vibrant.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:31
Jen
Her covers are always gorgeous but this one is absolutely breathtaking!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:24
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Author Chat with Shelley Sackier (The Antidote), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shelley Sackier author of The Antidote .  Read on for more about Shelley, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shelley Sackier ! Shelley Sackier is the author of The Freemason’s Daughter (HarperCollins 2017), Dear Opl (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2015), and the...
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Debra Branigan
Pretty cover and intriguing storyline. Good luck with your novel.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 19:18
Colleen Burns
The cover is beautiful and the story sounds very interesting!
Sunday, 10 February 2019 11:06
Maggie
Sounds interesting! And the cover is beautiful!
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:46
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Crown Of Oblivion (Julie Eshbaugh), Plus Giveaway!

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Crown Of Oblivion  by Julie Eshbaugh, releasing November 2019 from HarperTeen!       Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:     Hi YABCers! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for CROWN OF OBLIVION!...
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Ellie Hopkins
I love the cover! The description is giving me slight Throne of Glass or Hunger Games vibes in the sense that there's a competitio... Read More
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 10:16
Jessica Chillcott
I love it. Can’t wait for this book
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 10:26
Irene
I'm beyond thrilled for this book! I loved Julie's Ivory and Bone and series and I can't wait to read more of her writing! This ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:22
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kayla Olson (This Splintered Silence), 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  Kayla Olson , YABC's Author of the...
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Kara S
The cover is simple but attractive. The synopsis sounds thrilling and seems to provide a lot of opportunity for unique and rich c... Read More
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:42
Hannah
Simple cover but it catches your attention
Sunday, 02 December 2018 23:18
Davianna Nieto
I love love love this beautiful pink cover and the synopsis sounds epic! I loved The Sandcastle Empire so I have faith that Miss O... Read More
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:14
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Author Of The Week: Chat with The Lady Janies (My Plain Jane), 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  The Lady Janies , YABC's Author...
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Grace
Love this series! This cover is just as cool as the first book, and I can't wait to pick it up! The synopsis also sounds very inte... Read More
Monday, 11 June 2018 17:45
Kathleen Pasqualini
I adore the cover and I'm so excited for this Jane to tell her story!
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:07
Carrie Higa
My Lady Jane was such a fun read; looking forward to enjoying My Plain Jane!
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:15
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Victoria Aveyard (War Storm), 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  Victoria Aveyard , YABC's Author of the...
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Olivia F
Can't wait for this book! Loved the earlier ones and this one looks like it won't be any different!
Monday, 07 May 2018 12:44
Dianna G.
One of my students was asking me today if I could get a hold of this book for her. She has loved this series. I'm having a hard ... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 21:11
John
The cover crown looks very scary and decorative! And Cal clearly needs to work on his character!
Monday, 07 May 2018 21:17
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