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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Hundredth Queen (Emily R King), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Emily R King's playlist from her new novel,  The Hundredth Queen  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Emily 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 looks magical! A tournament to the death??
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:20
Dianna G.
The cover looks ominous -- that red background, slightly curled hand.... The synopsis reminds me a little bit of the story of Est... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:05
Isabella Wojnarowicz
AHH, it looks and sounds so cool!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:27
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Call (Peadar O' Guilin), Plus Playlist & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Peadar O' Guilin's Playlist as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Peadar and his 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 is eerie, and the story promises to be the same!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:11
Dianna G.
I love the cover. Very cool! The synopsis reminds me of Series of Unfortunate Events just a little bit.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:12
Delaney
Omg that cover is so creepy cool! And this book sounds really creepy good haha.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:54
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Gretchen McNeil), Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Gretchen McNeil's playlist for her novel,  I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Gretchen and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a...
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John
The cover is very original, like the title! But who would actually want to go to M.I.T.?
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:08
Dianna G.
If only teens could realize that high school is so forgettable. The cover is fine.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:21
Delaney
This book sounds awesome and that cover is ADORABLE.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:52
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Beast Is An Animal (Peternelle Van Arsdale), Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Peternelle Van Arsdale's playlist for her novel,  The Beast Is An Animal  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Peternelle 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
I love the atmospheric cover, and I know this book to be an intense fable-like thrill ride!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:32
Dianna G.
This cover is chilling! I'd be officially spooked out, standing in that forest. The summary is a little too informative -- I'd r... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:37
Patrick Peek
The cover looks amazing! Based on the synopsis this book would be perfect, can't wait to read.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:57
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Paper Hearts (Ali Novak), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Ali Novak's playlist for her book,  Paper Hearts  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Ali and her book! 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 romance itself! The synopsis suggests more of the same!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 14:57
Dianna G.
Cute cover, very high school. The summary gives away too much information, though.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:03
Courtney
The cover is so cute, and the synopsis is nice. I would like to read this book.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:05
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Follow Me Back Blog Tour, Plus Playlist & Giveaway!

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As a writer, music plays a huge part in my creative process. Every book has a playlist that I listen to obsessively, repeating the same songs over and over. When I’m drafting, I’ll spend hours wandering around my town with my earbuds in, zoning out to lyrics as I make up...
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Meigan
I am so dang excited for this book. I keep seeing lots of chatter about it, and seeing "Wattpad sensation" makes me think I need t... Read More
Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:36
Delaney
This book sounds so awesome. And that cover is pretty cool too!
Monday, 12 June 2017 13:23
Mindy
The cover is so gorgeous. It's what drew me in. And the synopsis sounds really good
Friday, 16 June 2017 21:10
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The Scattering Playlist

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The Outliers Playlist I listen to music constantly when I am first working on a book. It helps me find the characters’ emotional space and to connect with their world. Sometimes a song will feel so exactly right for a moment, or a scene, or a theme I am trying to...
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This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value o... Read More
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 04:02
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Author Guest Post with Mimi Cross

Author Guest Post with Mimi Cross
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  Hey YA Books Central, thanks for having me on the blog. I came to novel writing by a seriously circuitous path. I’m a singer songwriter, but after my son was born I was completely happy singing to my audience of one. I pretty much stopped performing and took what turned...
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For some sweet gift card giveaways, check out https://muxme.com.... Read More
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