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Spotlight on Ink In The Blood (Kim Smejkal), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Ink In The Blood  by Kim Smejkal.  Read on for more about Kim and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kim Smejkal!      Kim Smejkal  lives with her family on Vancouver Island in Canada, which means she's often lost in...
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Author Chat with Terry Lynn Johnson (Dog Driven), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Terry Lynn Johnson author of Dog Driven Read on for more about Terry and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Terry Lynn Johnson! Terry Lynn Johnson, author of Ice Dogs, Sled Dog School, and the Survivor Diaries series, lives in...
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Brittany Colpitts
This reminds me of a movie I watched as a kid, but I can't remember the title for the life of me. Anyone know what I'm talking abo... Read More
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 08:30
Alex Colpitts
Looks good! Adding to my TBR
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 12:56
Debra Branigan
As a big fan of Gary Paulsen and Jack London, I look forward to reading this. It sounds quite adventurous.
Thursday, 05 December 2019 17:39
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Spotlight on Only Ashes Remain (Rebecca Schaeffer), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaeffer.  Read on for more about Rebecca and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rebecca Schaeffer!   Rebecca Schaeffer was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. Her itchy feet took her far from home....
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Lily M.
I'm exited to check out this book ?
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:22
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Crystal Smith (Bloodleaf), 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 Crystal Smith,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Poor Aurelia having to choose between a life of relentless, empty luxury and skullduggery and a life of freedom!
Monday, 04 March 2019 15:28
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is captivating. Sounds like an exciting and romantic read.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:14
Brianna Peterson
What a beautiful cover! It really drew me in. I also love fairy tale retellings, so this should be a great story!
Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Robin LaFevers (Courting Darkness), 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 Robin LaFevers,  YABC's Author of...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Dying to read this book!
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:48
Julie
I like the cover a lot. The black, gold, and silver color scheme is really eye-catching. The story sounds amazing! I love stories ... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 01:51
Debra Branigan
The cover is very attractive and the story sounds very interesting. Good luck with your book.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 16:52
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Erin Summerill (Once A King), 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 Summerill , YABC's Author of the...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is regal and the storyline sounds very intriguing. I am looking forward to reading this book. Good luck with this one!... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:17
John
I like the elegant cover, and this sounds like another good book in this fantasy series!
Monday, 03 December 2018 17:59
Davianna Nieto
I think the cover is very regal and silvery and the synopsis piques my interest.
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:32
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Megan Shepherd (Grim Lovelies), 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  Megan Shepherd , YABC's Author of the...
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Davianna Nieto
Eek this cover is gorgeous! The synopsis also sounds really thrilling.
Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:41
Debra Branigan
This cover is fantastic. Ihave heard nothing but great things about this book. I can't wait to read it.
Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:42
Hannah
Gorgeous cover and the synopsis sounds amazing
Monday, 12 November 2018 00:44
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Rebecca Schaeffer (Not Even Bones), 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  Rebecca Schaeffer , YABC's Author of the...
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Renee Moore
This book sounds great!
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:38
Kara S
The cover shows and the synopsis tells that this novel is the kind I really enjoy!
Saturday, 08 September 2018 02:19
Natalie Simpson
This book sounds sooo cool! I know I’m going to read it wether or not I win.
Saturday, 08 September 2018 12:18
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Empress Of All Seasons (Emiko Jean), Plus Giveaway ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Empress Of All Seasons  by Emiko Jean, releasing November 2018 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BYR!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emiko: Hello YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for EMPRESS OF...
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John
I like the Japanese textile on the cover! I approve of reading about empresses!
Friday, 01 June 2018 21:59
Adreana
Beautiful cover! And it sounds so intriguing. I can't wait to read this one ... Read More
Saturday, 02 June 2018 13:48
Ainslee
This sounds like such a great book
Monday, 04 June 2018 13:15
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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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