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Author Of The Week: Chat with Sara Raash & Kristen Simmons (Set Fire To The Gods), 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  Sara Raasch , YABC's Author of the Week!...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it! Love the cover.
Monday, 03 August 2020 12:52
Andrea Cerda
YES!!! I really want to read this book!!!
Monday, 03 August 2020 15:08
Shilo Quetchenbach
The cover and the synopsis both sound really cool. I loved These Rebel Waves / These Divided Shores and am looking forward to this... Read More
Monday, 03 August 2020 22:08
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Author Chat with Kristen Simmons (Scammed), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kristen Simmons author of Scammed. Read on for more about Kristen and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Kristen Simmons!    KRISTEN SIMMONS is the author of the Article 5 series,  The Glass Arrow ,  Metaltown,  and  Pacifica .  She...
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Alex Colpitts
Reminds me a bit of Netflix thumbnails for some reason
Thursday, 06 February 2020 08:24
Colleen Burns
This book looks amazing! I don't much care for the cover though, I tend to like ones with illustrations more than real people thou... Read More
Saturday, 08 February 2020 16:54
Lauren
What an interesting trio on the cover. I like how the tables may be turned in this storyline, and she might not be fighting for th... Read More
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:42
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Pacifica (Kristen Simmons) Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Kristen Simmons Pacifica  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kristen 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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John
It looks and sounds highly oceanic!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:20
Kara S
The cover is pleasing, and the synopsis is spellbinding! Thanks for this chance -- K
Friday, 06 April 2018 16:21
Penny Olson
The cover is stunning and the story sounds intriguing.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:04
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kristen Simmons (Pacifica), 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  Kristen Simmons , YABC's Author of the...
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Recent Comments
John
Judging by the cover, they need to build a new pier! Sounds like a pretty scary, intriguing tale!
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 23:52
Delia Chavez
This book sounds interesting and the cover is pretty
Friday, 09 March 2018 05:04
Kara S
I was drawn in by the image and synopsis shown when I first saw this novel here on YABC and now I'm determined to read it! ... Read More
Saturday, 10 March 2018 13:59
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Kristen Simmons (Pacifica), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Kristen Simmons  (Pacifica)   as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Kristen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet Kristen Simmons ! Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN....
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Olivia F
This rafflecopter is flat/not clickable, as an FYI!
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:34
Lily M.
? Pirates and the Sea and a mystery ? sounds good to me ?
Friday, 13 October 2017 23:06
Jen
My favorite book that I read as a teen? Sadly, my teen years were filled with honors and AP coursework, so the only thing I think... Read More
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:08
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