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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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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
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Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!

Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!










  Today we're excited to spotlight Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers).  Read on for more about Karen, an excerpt, plus an review!          Meet Karen Rivers !   Karen Rivers's books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in...
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Spotlight on Moon Water (Pam Webber), Plus Author Chat, Review & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Moon Water  by Pam Webber.  Read on for more about Pam and her book, an interview, book review, and an giveaway!          Meet Pam Webber!    Pam Webber is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and nursing professor. She is author of the bestselling...
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Featured Review: THE MERCIFUL CROW

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ABOUT THE BOOK:   One way or another, we always feed the crows. A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout...
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Featured Review: DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS


  Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.   But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and...
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Featured Review: Air Awakens


    A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...   The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.   Vhalla has always been taught to fear...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Are You Scared, Darth Vader (Adam Rex)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting a blog tour stop for     Are You Scared, Darth Vader   Read on for more about Adam Rex, an review, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet  Are You Scared, Darth Vader? !   It's midnight and...
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Blog Tour: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, Plus Review!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Marie Lu's book  Batman: Nightwalker .   Read on for more about Marie Lu, her book, and a review! Meet Marie Lu ! Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Vanguard (Ann Aguirre)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Ann Aguirre's  Vanguard Read on for more about Ann, a review, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Ann Aguirre !   Ann Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she...
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Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!

Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!
Today we're excited to hear from Scott Seegert ,  author  of  Sci-Fi Junior High !  Below  you'll find  more about Scott ,  his  book, plus a review !   In describing the “Jimmy” line of books that are being produced under the aegis of James Patterson, the foreward to your new...
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