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Author Of The Week: Chat with Brandy Colbert (Finding Yvonne), 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  Brandy Colbert   , YABC's Author of...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:08
Kara S
The cover got my interest, and the plot has so much that keeps it! I am especially interested in the father-daughter relationship... Read More
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:50
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds exciting and exactly the kind of book I love to read.
Friday, 24 August 2018 18:44
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Giveaway: THE CRUEL PRINCE (US Only)

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NOVL is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway! The Cruel Prince (US Only) by: Holly Black Release Date: January 2, 2018 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers About the Book: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about...
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John
"Cruel Characters! Who are your favorite villains, and why do you love to hate them?" Ebenezer Scrooge, because he's in an excell... Read More
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:30
Tiffany Engler
Tatiana in the House Of Comarre` series by Kristen Painter. I just love to hate her honestly. She's pretty cool/crazy!
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:57
Shakeia Rieux
Darth Vader even though he's a villain he has an awesome voice
Friday, 02 February 2018 03:15
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Giveaway: NEVERMOOR (US Only)

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Prizes for this giveaway provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers! Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (US Only) by: Jessica Townsend Release Date: October 31, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers About the Book: A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed...
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Crista cast
I love the cover for this book and the story sounds very good and adventurous .
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:44
Linda Leonard
Love the cover! It reminds me of something out of a cirque du soleil show.
Thursday, 07 December 2017 07:24
Precious J Hernandez
Love the cover and the synopsis definitely seems like something my middle grade niece will be interested in reading.
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:50
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Featured Review: Expelled (James Patterson)

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About This Book: A secret Twitter account An anonymous photo Everyone is a suspect Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous--until someone posted The Photo that got him and three other students expelled, their futures ruined forever. But who took the picture, and why are they being targeted? To uncover...
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Featured Review: Fireblood (Elly Blake)

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About This Book: All hail the Fire Queen. Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south...
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