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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girls Made Of Snow and Glass (Melissa Bashardoust), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a playlist for Melissa Bashardoust's Girls Made Of Snow and Glass as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Melissa and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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John
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
Love the cover AND the title. As for the summary, retellings are fun -- I would enjoy this book, I think.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:00
Danielle
The cover is stunning. And I love the family dynamics in the story!!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 21:39
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie and Bash (Candace Ganger), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Candace Ganger's Playlist  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Candace 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 !      You...
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John
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
While the cover does not wow me, I think the summary is funny. That would have been me unknowingly "being bad" in a nerd shirt.... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:30
Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds great! I like the cover. It reminds me of an older book cover like from the 50s! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:01
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Blight (Alexandra Duncan), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from  Alexandra Duncan's Blight  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexandra 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
It took me a moment to realize the cover was a field. I thought it was a blue sweater. The summary really caught my attention --... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:33
Aireanna Lesch
Interesting cover! The synopsis sounds really interesting! I remember learning about GMOs and how they are negatively affecting th... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:22
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: In 27 Days (Alison Gervais), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for  Alison Gervais's In 27 Days  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alison 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...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:07
Dianna G.
Great cover- lots of movement and color! I liked the summary, too.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:20
Tiffany Engler
I am in LOVE with this cover!!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:49
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girl Out Of Water (Laura Silverman), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from  Laura Silverman's Girl Out of Water  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Laura 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 ...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Dianna G.
I'd probably pass on this book if I saw it in a bookstore due to the bland cover. However, the summary is good. Reminds me of a ... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:16
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! It's so cute! Looks like a great summer read ... Read More
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:12
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a playlist for Kendare Blake's One Dark Throne as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kendare 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...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Dianna G.
Very cool cover! Dark and dramatic. I like the summary, although I haven't read any of the series yet so it doesn't quite make s... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:14
Danielle
This is so exciting!!! I really loved Three Dark Crowns, and can't wait to read One Dark Throne!
Monday, 10 July 2017 22:18
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: All The Ways The World Can End (Abby Sher), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an playlist from Abby Sher's All The Ways The World Can End as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Abby and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
The cover is innovative, and the synopsis tells a crackin' good yarn!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:49
Dianna G.
Cool cover with interesting graphic details. I like the summary and wonder if she has a disorder?
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:37
Aireanna Lesch
I really like this cover. Interesting synopsis. I am also curious on whether she has some sort of disorder.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:51
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Seraph Black Series (Jane Washington), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a playlist for Jane Washington's Seraph Black Series as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jane and her novels! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand...
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Fay Tannerr
The covers look stunning and the synopsis sounds interesting! ... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:09
Irma Jurejevčič
I'm in love with both. I so can't wait to read this series.
Friday, 14 July 2017 10:12
Rocio Molina
Looks like a great series! Nice covers!
Saturday, 15 July 2017 19:50
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: How To Make A Wish (Ashley Herring Blake) Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for  Ashley Herring Blake's How To Make A Wish  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Ashley and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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John
The cover is innovative, and the synopsis tells a crackin' good yarn!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:49
Dianna G.
Adorable cover, very instagram-ish. The summary makes me wish I'd taken this book on vacation with me.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:26
Tiffany Engler
I love the cover, it reminds me of a good summer! I am in love with the storyline!
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:18
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Blog Tour: Serafina and the Splintered Heart Playlist

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Today we're excited to be part of the Serafina and the Splintered Heart Blog Tour !  Read on for more about the author, Robert Beatty, his book, plus a playlist inspired by his new book!     Meet Robert Beatty ! ROBERT BEATTY lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with...
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