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Featured Review: The Caged Queen (Kristen Ciccarelli)

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About This Book: Kristen Ciccarelli’s distinct brand of lyrical, haunting fantasy continues in the companion to her bestselling debut, The Last Namsara. Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Renee Ahdieh. Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. Roa and Essie...
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Featured Review: The Deepest Roots (Miranda Asebedo)

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About This Book:  Contemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship. Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kendare Blake (Two Dark Reigns), 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  Kendare Blake , YABC's Author of...
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Kara S
The synopsis is enticing, and the cover for this book is awesome...I love how the trilogy cover designs are closely related throug... Read More
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:16
Olivia F
So excited for this book, and the cover looks perfect!
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:55
Danielle
I LOVE the covers for this series. Arsinoe is my fave queen!
Friday, 31 August 2018 00:49
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Paula Stokes (Hidden Pieces), 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  Paula Stokes   , YABC's Author of the...
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Kara S
The synopsis sounds very exciting!
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:10
Tiffany Engler
This book sounds so good!
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 09:36
Irma Jurejevčič
I absolutely love the cover and the blurb is so intruiqing! LOVE!
Saturday, 25 August 2018 04:35
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Spotlight on In Another Time (Caroline Leech) Plus Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Caroline Leech's novel,  In Another Time !  Read on for more about Caroline and her novel, plus a exclusive excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet  Caroline Leech ! Caroline Leech is a Scottish writer who moved to Texas for an adventure in 2007. Her debut novel...
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Sandy
I had to do a double take when i saw this cover as the woman on the front reminds me of my cousin when we were growing up so natur... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 16:08
Shannon Mizikoski
I really enjoyed Wait for Me so I am so excited to read In Another Time! I love how the covers really get the feel of being back i... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 19:50
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:49
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Special Author Chat with Amy Plum (Neverwake) & 7 Teen Writers, PLUS Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Amy Plum , author of  Neverwake and 7 Teen Writers!   Read on for more about Amy and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!         Meet Amy Plum! Amy Plum is the author of the international bestselling DIE FOR ME series,...
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Kristi Housman
I love these covers and both books sound so good!
Monday, 30 July 2018 17:22
Marisa Fort
The covers are beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:02
Kara S
The covers are not striking to me, but the plot and the characters sound AMAZING.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 05:03
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Erin Bowman (Contagion), 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 Erin Bowman , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Olivia F
Intriguing cover and summary! I like the sold title of Dark Planet also, but Contagion is also interesting/fitting!
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:25
Kara S
The cover is good, and the synopsis draws my strong interest. Plus, I've been wanting to read this author's work for some time! ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:28
Delia Chavez
The book sounds really intriguing. Cool cover. Thanks for the chance!
Monday, 09 July 2018 22:18
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jessica Leake (Beyond A Darkened Shore), 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  Jessica Leake , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
The cover tells me there will be some dark magic! The synopsis tells me our heroine has an unearthly ability!
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:45
Haley
Between this book and Sky in the Deep, I'm predicting a Viking obsession in my future ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:09
Olivia F
FYI, this links to the Postively Izzy giveaway, but I am so excited to read this book! The cover is amazing, and I feel like it's ... Read More
Thursday, 26 April 2018 08:12
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Featured Review: The Final Six (Alexandra Monir)

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About This Book: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population...
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Author Chat with Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End)!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Adam Silvera, author of  They Both Die At The End.   Read on for more about Adam and his book!       Meet Adam Silvera ! Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked in the publishing industry as a...
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