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Giveaway: GOODNIGHT, BOY (US Only)

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Goodnight, Boy (US Only) by: Nikki Sheehan Release Date: August 8, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld About the Book: A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC’s home ever...
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John
The cover design is cool, but the book's kennel theme is disturbing!
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:54
Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover and this book sounds emotional and real. It addresses a very serious topic....
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:19
Nancy Hernandez
I just know im going to cry and the cover its kinda dark.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 20:51
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Giveaway: THE CIRCUS (US Only)

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The Circus (US Only) by: Olivia Levez Release Date: June 13, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld Publications About the Book: Willow has staged runaways ever since she was a little girl. But why? She has everything a young person could want: a rich daddy, clothes, money, a pony and a place at a...
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John
The cover looks fresh and fun, and this sounds like a good book!
Friday, 02 June 2017 20:21
Dianna G.
I love the cover, especially the colors. Very bright and eye-catching. The synopsis started out great, but I feel like it gives ... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:34
Gabi Eisenberg
The cover seems a bit childish, but the synopsis is the type of book I like to read. So the cover seems not very coherent with the... Read More
Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:02
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Giveaway: BIRDY FLYNN (US Only)

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Birdy Flynn (US Only) by: Helen Donohoe Release Date: May 9, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld Publications/Rock the Boat About the Book: “Birdy is a complex, compelling creation. A terrific debut.” —   Sarah Waters, bestselling author of The Paying Guests Birdy Flynn carries secrets. There is the secret of Birdy’s dead grandmother’s...
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John
The cover design is very new and refreshing, and the synopsis makes it sound like this is a book I can understand!
Friday, 05 May 2017 21:33
Dianna G.
Just by looking at the cover, I wasn't expecting the story to be as heavily emotional. It sounds really interesting.
Monday, 22 May 2017 20:36
Penny Olson
The cover design is really compelling. It sounds like a story that needs to be told.
Sunday, 04 June 2017 23:55
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