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Author Chat with Mariko Turk (The Other Side Of Perfect), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Mariko Turk author of The Other Side Of Perfect.  Read on for more about Mariko, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Mariko Turk ! Mariko Turk  teaches writing and rhetoric classes and works as a writing tutor at the University...
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Keia
I read an ARC of this and loved it!
Friday, 21 May 2021 15:10
Melanie Bracco
Love the cover, this story sounds very good!
Thursday, 03 June 2021 16:16
Kayla
This cover is so pretty
Friday, 04 June 2021 22:26
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Top 5 Things To Love About Chicago! + Win a Copy of The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy (Mary Winn Heider) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy  by Mary Winn Heider.  Read on for more about Mary and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Mary Winn Heider ! A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:33
Melanie Bracco
Sounds really good, and love the cover!
Friday, 02 April 2021 19:04
Chiara Jucha
This looks funny!
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:28
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Author Chat with Syed M Masood (More Than Just A Pretty Face) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Syed M Masood author of More Than Just A Pretty Face. Read on for more about Syed and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Syed M Masood !          Syed M. Masood grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and now...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, looking forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 11:47
Keia
I read an arc of this and loved it!
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:54
Victoria Scott
Sounds like a book both my daughter and I will enjoy!
Friday, 24 July 2020 21:43
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Spotlight on B*Witch (Paige Mckenzy/Nancy Ohlin), Plus Guest Post!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight B*Witch (Paige McKenzy/Nancy Ohlin).  Read on for more about Paige & Nancy, plus a guest post!         Meet  Paige McKenzy & Nancy Ohlin !        Paige McKenzie  is a millennial hyphenate: a  New York Times  best-selling author, YouTuber, actor, influencer,...
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Author Chat with L.C. Rosen (CAMP), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with L.C. Rosen author of CAMP. Read on for more about L.C. and his book, plus an giveaway.       Meet L.C. Rosen !             L. C. Rosen, also known as Lev Rosen, has written several books for adults and children,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks interesting, looking forward to reading it.
Monday, 25 May 2020 12:45
Keia
I've been excited to read this since it was announced it will be a movie on HBO Max.
Friday, 29 May 2020 14:27
Jamie Snyder
This book looks and sounds amazing! I am also very excited that it is also in production to be a movie on HBO Max. This will be a ... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2020 13:21
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Christine Lynn Herman (The Deck Of Omens), 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 Christine Lynn Herman , YABC's Author of...
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Shannon Mizikoski
I really enjoyed The Devouring Grey and have been SO looking forward to the sequel! Love the cover of Deck of Omens, too, they go ... Read More
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 21:01
Abigail Lowry
Loved the Devouring Grey; can't wait for the sequel!!
Saturday, 25 April 2020 20:46
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very exciting. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 07:20
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Emily Lloyd-Jones (The Bone Houses), 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 Emily Lloyd-Jones , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Emily
This book has been in my radar for a while! I love this cover
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 18:41
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Ellen Goodlett (Rule), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Ellen Goodlett (Rule) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Ellen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Ellen Goodlett ! Ellen Goodlett writes science fiction because otherwise she would spend her days plotting to take over...
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Debra Branigan
The cover will attract the YA readers that would be interested in this genre and the storyline is interesting. Good luck with the... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:36
Tiffany Engler
I love love love this cover! Can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:54
Kara S
The cover and title work together to clearly convey information about the plot -- specifically, that a tale of royal court intrigu... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:36
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Elly Blake (Fireblood), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Elly Blake (Fireblood) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Elly, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet Elly Blake ! Elly Blake is the NYT bestselling author of FROSTBLOOD. After earning a BA in English literature,...
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John
"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:51
Lily M.
My favorite books were from Juliet Marillier, it has been a while since I've read her books but I still really enjoyed them ?... Read More
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:34
Candice Gigous
Some of my favorite books as teen were from the Sunfire Romance series, an older series of books that I would find at used booksto... Read More
Sunday, 29 October 2017 04:28
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Elly Blake (Fireblood), 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  Elly Blake , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Olivia F
I love this cover and series- so excited to see it continued!
Monday, 25 September 2017 12:17
Amanda Scheel
The cover is GORGEOUS. One of my favorite covers in a series of all time. And the synopsis sounds incredible. The first book was a... Read More
Monday, 25 September 2017 16:08
John
The cover has flames! I am glad this sequel is action-paced--I would like to read both books!
Monday, 25 September 2017 19:40
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