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Featured Review: Fracture (Melanie Hooyenga)

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About This Book:   When seventeen-year old Biz wakes up from surgery after helping catch a kidnapper, she thinks she’s lost her ability to flicker—travel back in time eighteen hours—but she soon discovers her ability is stronger than ever. And so are the mind-blowing headaches. But flickering isn’t the only thing...
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Featured Review: Faded by Melanie Hooyenga!

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About This Book: Biz didn’t think life could get worse after the tragic events that surrounded her last flicker, but when she accidentally flickers on her eighteenth birthday after doing shots of vodka—she’s forced to face the consequences of her actions in a way she never imagined. When an anonymous email...
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Featured Review: The Edge Rules by Melanie Hooyenga!

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About This Book: Being a bully isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sixteen-year old Brianna had everything she wanted: money to ski all over the world, underlings to do her bidding, and parents who gave her every freedom—as long as she played by their rules. But when she’s busted shoplifting...
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Featured Review: The Trail Rules by Melanie Hooyenga

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About This Book: Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. Well, almost. When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Melanie Hooyenga of the United States, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome Melanie Hooyenga from Michigan ! She's here to share her novel  The Slope Rules   as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Melanie and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway and the event Grand...
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Featured Review: The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga

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About This Book: Fifteen-year old Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys, so when she meets Blake, a hot snowboarder who sees her for more than her aerials on the slopes, she falls fast and hard. But their romance can only last as long as vacation. Or so she...
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