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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 9

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
Entered! Hope I win!
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:18
John
"The Evil Princess Vs. the Brave Knight" looks like fun!
Monday, 09 December 2019 19:12
Sandy
What a great collection! I loved Melissa Samo's first novel, so I can't wait to read her new one. Dear Martin got me rattled and... Read More
Sunday, 15 December 2019 22:15
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Giveaway & Review: This Is Not That Kind Of Book (Christopher Healy)!

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This Is Not That Kind Of Book (US Only) Written by: Christopher Healy Illustrated by: Ben Mantle Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Publisher: Random House BYR       About the Book At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old...
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Zachary Snyder
I think the cover looks great and does a great job of explaining the premise of the book. I hope I win a copy as I think my twins ... Read More
Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:07
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Giveaway: Oh, The Places You'll Go! (Theodor Seuss Geisel) ~ US Only

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Oh, The Places You'll Go!  by: Theodor Seuss Geisel Release Date: January 22nd, 1990 Publisher: Random House BYR   (US Only)       About the Book: Dr. Seuss's perennial bestseller is always a perfect gift for graduates of all ages! With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss address...
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John
I own a take-off on this, but I know the original will be much better!
Friday, 19 April 2019 17:05
Alyssa Annico
One of the best!
Saturday, 20 April 2019 06:08
Sharon C
I love Dr. Seuss's books. This particular book is hopeful and encouraging. With so much bad news, we all need encouragement that e... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 09:56
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Tempests and Slaughter (Tamora Pierce)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Tamora Pierce's  Tempests and Slaughter Read on for more about Tamora, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet Tamora Pierce !   Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult...
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I read my first novel by Tamora Pierce last year, and I'm very eager to try more! Thanks for the opportunity to win! --Kara S... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:51
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Featured Review: Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) (Marie Lu)

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About This Book: Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city's elites are being executed...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jessica Cluess (A Poison Dark and Drowning), 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  Jessica Cluess , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Susan Light
I cannot wait to see where the story takes Henrietta.
Monday, 18 September 2017 20:06
John
The cover has a floral element. The book sounds seductive yet explosive.
Monday, 18 September 2017 21:35
Dianna G.
I haven't read the first book, but I think I'd like this series and would have to share it with my daughter. The cover is beautifu... Read More
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 20:09
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