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Spotlight on Crossing the Line by Ellen Wolfson Valladares, Plus Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Crossing the Line  by Ellen Wolfs Valladares!  Read on for more about Ellen and her book, plus an interview, excerpt, & giveaway!    Meet Ellen Wolfson Valladares!       Ellen Wolfson Valladares is an award-winning writer/author, workshop facilitator, community volunteer, and mother. A native Floridian,...
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Dianna G.
I love this type of story. The cover is kind of spooky!
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:57
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:08
Marisa Fort
The cover is intriguing and the synopsis sounds so amazing!
Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:27
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Author Chat with Teri Polen (The Gemini Connection), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Teri Polen , author of  The Gemini Connection .   Read on for more about Teri and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Teri Polen !     Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The Walking Dead, Harry Potter , and...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds intriguing.
Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:59
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is dark and fits the synopsis. I love the idea of twin boys and the connection between them.
Sunday, 01 July 2018 12:35
Kelly G
The cover is interesting and the synopsis definitely has me interested in this one.
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:50
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Author Chat with Tamara Ireland Stone (Little Do We Know), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Tamara Ireland Stone , author of  Little Do We Know .   Read on for more about Tamara and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Tamara Ireland Stone !   Tamara Ireland Stone writes young adult and middle grade novels. Her New York Times...
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Olivia F
So excited for this one! Already on hold at my library!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:50
Tiffany Engler
I love her books! And I am in love with this cover!!!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:24
Dianna G.
Honestly, the cover was the #1 reason I even looked at this book. It's stunning. The summary makes me even more interested. Who h... Read More
Saturday, 02 June 2018 17:55
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Mayfly (Jeff Sweat)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Jeff Sweat's  MAYFLY Read on for more about Jeff, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Jeff Sweat !   Jeff Sweat has made a living from words his entire career, starting out as...
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Author Chat with Gennifer Choldenko (Al Capone Throws a Me Curve), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Gennifer Choldenko , author of  Al Capone Throws Me a Curve .   Read on for more about Gennifer and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Gennifer Choldenko !     Gennifer Choldenko  was the youngest in a family of four kids, where her...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is eye-catching and the synopsis sounds fun!
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:06
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and matches this series. I think this next book will also be exciting to read. Love them all so far.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:31
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Nothing Happened (Molly Booth)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Molly Booth's    Nothing Happened   Read on for more about Molly, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                         Meet  Molly Booth !   Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about...
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Author Chat with Henry Turner (Hiding)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Henry Turner , author of  Hiding .   Read on for more about Henry and his book!         Meet  Henry Turner ! Henry Turner grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, in Roland Park, where he attended public school. He was always interested in...
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Author Chat with Chris Babu (The Initiation), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Chris Babu , author of  The Initiation .   Read on for more about Chris and his book, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Chris Babu !   Chris Babu has always had a thing for young adult books. He's also a math and science...
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John
The cover looks atmospheric! I just want to know, if there are underground trials our young hero must go through, will he come ac... Read More
Thursday, 03 May 2018 22:14
Kayla
Awesome cover that definitely grabs my attention! Love the synopsis...sounds like my kind of book!!
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 10:24
Precious J Hernandez
I'm a huge fan of Dystopian/Post-apocalyptic works so this sounds so great! love the cover!
Monday, 14 May 2018 12:27
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Author Chat with Matthew Brandt (The Boy from the Forge), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Matthew Brandt , author of  The Boy from the Forge .   Read on for more about Matthew and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Matthew Brandt !   Debut novelist Matthew Brandt provides an unflinching and realistic look at coming-of-age on the working...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds emotional.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:14
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Author Chat with Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Plus Giveaway!

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Global bestselling middle grade series SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT returns to the US this May!   Today we're excited to chat with Derek Landy , author of  Skulduggery Pleasant .   Read on for more about Derek and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Derek Landy !     Derek Landy lives...
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John
The cover looks intense, and our heroes sound like a good combo!
Thursday, 26 April 2018 22:05
Julie Daniels
Omg this sounds so amazing! I've seen and heard about the Skullduggery Pleasant series for ages but haven't really looked into it ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:55
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover, and it sounds like a good read!
Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:27
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