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Giveaway: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (US & Canada)

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The Center of the Universe (US and Canada) by: Ria Voros Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A gripping mystery about the gravitational force between mothers and daughters. Grace Carter’s mother — the celebrity news anchor GG Carter — is everything Grace is not. GG...
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Sara Zielinski
I think this book has a great cover.
Friday, 12 April 2019 14:48
Kylie
This book cover is gorgeous! I am looking forward to devouring this one!
Friday, 12 April 2019 16:37
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis very intriguing. This book is going on my to read list.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:08
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Giveaway: ALWAYS SMILE (US & Canada)

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ALWAYS SMILE (US & Canada) by: Alice Kuipers Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A tribute to the life and legacy of extraordinary teen Carley Allison. Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer...
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Emily
I know this book will make me cry but I want to read!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:36
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover which is perfect for this inspirational book.
Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:12
Dan Denman
The book cover grabs your attention. This story sounds powerful and emotional.
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:01
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Giveaway: CARMILLA (US & Canada)

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Carmilla (US & Canada) by: Kim Turrisi Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: An adaptation of Shaftesbury’s award-winning, groundbreaking queer vampire web series, Carmilla. Newly escaped from the stifling boredom of a small town, college freshman Laura is ready for her first great adventure. But...
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John
Vampires certainly end stifling boredom!
Friday, 05 April 2019 21:31
Emily
This looks like my kind of book!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:33
Jenny Meyer
Another Carmilla giveaway? Well if I don't win this one I'll probably buy a copy for my birthday ... Read More
Friday, 12 April 2019 01:20
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Giveaway: CARMILLA (US Only)

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Carmilla (US Only) by: Kim Turrisi Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: An adaptation of Shaftesbury’s award-winning, groundbreaking queer vampire web series, Carmilla . Newly escaped from the stifling boredom of a small town, college freshman Laura is ready for her first great adventure. But...
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Larkin Van Dyke
I absolutely love the book cover and I think the synopsis does a really good job of describing the plot without giving any spoiler... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 18:08
Amy Bernal
LOVE IT ALL!! I honestly have not heard about this book before. I am looking forward to reading this. Everything about this book i... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 22:10
Soraia
I love the cover. Been a fan of the webseries for a long time!! What I love is that the synopsis has no spoiler yay! But still is ... Read More
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:09
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Giveaway: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (US Only)

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The Center of the Universe (US Only) by: Ria Voros Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A gripping mystery about the gravitational force between mothers and daughters. Grace Carter’s mother — the celebrity news anchor GG Carter — is everything Grace is not. GG is...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is pretty and the storyline sounds interesting. I particularly like the words "the gravitational force between mothers a... Read More
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:35
Kara S
Speaking of gravitational forces, the mystery surrounding the protagonist's parent's whereabouts/possible abandonment of her is ir... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:41
Hannah
Such a cute cover
Sunday, 02 December 2018 22:51
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Giveaway: ALWAYS SMILE (US Only)

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Always Smile (US Only) by: Alice Kuipers Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A tribute to the life and legacy of extraordinary teen Carley Allison. Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and...
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Debra Branigan
I love the portrait on the cover and the title. The story is so important for young people (really all of us) to read. Thank you f... Read More
Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:49
Aireanna Lesch
I watched a movie about her on Netflix and was so moved. I would definitely like to read this book and learn more about her life. ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:42
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and the synopsis sounds emotional and inspirational.
Thursday, 13 December 2018 14:27
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Giveaway: ME AND ME (US Only)

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Me and Me (US Only) by: Alice Kuipers Release Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: KCP Loft About the Book: It’s a perfect day for Lark’s dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark’s birthday. Everything is just right...
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Candice Gigous
The cover has an eerie feeling. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Saturday, 06 October 2018 06:48
necole
Wow!!! This book is intriguing … A split decision that can alter someone's life forever with a twist .. sounds like a great read .... Read More
Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:45
Debra Branigan
Your cover is interesting and will grab YA readers. I find your synopsis interesting.
Monday, 15 October 2018 19:39
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Giveaway: THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE (US & Canada)

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The Last Wish of Sasha Cade (US & Canada) by: Cheyanne Young Release Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: KCP Loft About the Book: Raquel’s lifelong best friend, Sasha, has just died of cancer, and Raquel is overcome with grief … until she discovers that Sasha spent her final weeks planning an...
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Tiffany Engler
I think this cover is so cute. I also think this book is going to be heartbreaking ... Read More
Friday, 05 October 2018 07:45
Debra Branigan
The cover is pretty. I think this books sounds emotional and intriguing at the same time.
Monday, 15 October 2018 19:55
M.A. Briones
The cover is so fresh and happy. The book sounds so intriguing, im curious now about the plot
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:23
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Giveaway: THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW (US & Canada)

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The Leading Edge of Now (US & Canada) by: Marci Lyn Curtis Release Date: September 4, 2018 Publisher: KCP Loft About the Book: A sexual assault survivor seeks to find her truth, face her truth and speak her truth. Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor....
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Renee Moore
Beautiful, love the water color art work. I would love the chance to read this.
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:26
Dianna G.
The cover is so pretty! I'm not sure about the synopsis, mostly because it seems to use the influence of the Me Too movement.... Read More
Saturday, 08 September 2018 00:39
Kara S
I find the themes involved in this story tremendously compelling, and the cover is eye catching.
Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:26
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Giveaway: KISS ME IN PARIS (US & Canada)

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Kiss Me in Paris (US & Canada) by: Catherine Rider Release Date: September 4, 2018 Publisher: KCP Loft About the Book: Serena Fuentes won’t waste one moment of her whirlwind trip to Paris. She has it all mapped out, right down to the photos she will take, and the last thing...
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Renee Moore
Cute cover, sounds fun!
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:21
Marisa Fort
Love, love, love the cover! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:54
Candice Gigous
The cover is sweet. The synopsis is great. I liked the other book, Kiss Me in New York, by this author duo and this book sounds j... Read More
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:54
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