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Author Chat with Jenn Bennett (The Lady Rogue), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jenn Bennett author of The Lady Rogue.  Read on for more about Jenn her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Jenn Bennett ! Jenn Bennett is an award-winning author of young adult books, including: Alex, Approximately; Starry Eyes; and The Lady Rogue. She also...
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Author Chat with Suzanne Young (Girls With Sharp Sticks), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Suzanne Young author of Girls With Sharp Sticks.  Read on for more about Suzanne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Suzanne Young ! Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne...
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John
Dark secrets at an academy! This should be fun!
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:48
Dianna G.
This is an amazing cover. Seriously love it! The summary has me wondering what in the world is going on. Definitely want to rea... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 20:32
Mia
AH I love this author and this cover is AMAZING. I cannot wait to read what goes on with the girls at school!!
Monday, 25 March 2019 23:24
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Author Chat with Cory Leonardo (The Simple Art Of Flying), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Cory Leonardo author of The Simple Art Of Flying .  Read on for more about Cory, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Cory Leonardo ! Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when...
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Debra Branigan
Very pretty cover and a heartwarming synopsis. Good luck with your book.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 19:43
Maggie
The cover is adorable and colorful. Sounds like a sweet book.
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:47
John
Good luck to Alastair in finding better environs!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:24
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Jessica Brody (The Geography Of Lost Things), Plus Giveaway!



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Today we're excited to chat with Jessica Brody (The Geography Of Lost Things) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Jessica, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Jessica Brody !      Jessica Brody is the author of several popular novels for teens and tweens,...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and I believe YA Readers will enjoy the storyline. Thank you for sharing the book and good luck with it.... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 16:03
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Makes me want to travel! Can't wait to read this book!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:39
KM
This sounds so cool, and the cover is gorgeous.
Monday, 22 October 2018 18:06
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Featured Review: You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone (Rachel Lynn Solomon)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path...
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Cindy Pon (Want), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Cindy Pon (Want )   as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Cindy, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Cindy Pon !   Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), which was named one of the Top...
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John
"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:47
Lily M.
My favorite book was Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, her books got me into fantasy ??
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:30
Angie
When I was a teen, I loved the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce!
Sunday, 05 November 2017 15:04
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Author Chat with S.M. Parker (The Rattled Bones), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to hear from S.M. Parker , author of  The Rattled Bones.   Read on for more about S.M. and her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet S.M. Parker ! S.M. Parker lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and sons. She works as...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is very creepy and fits well with the synopsis. The synopsis makes you curious for more. I really want to read this one.... Read More
Saturday, 02 September 2017 02:15
Emily
This cover is cool and creepy! And I love the synopsis. Perfect for upcoming october
Monday, 04 September 2017 22:00
Lily M.
ooohhh sounds a little spooky, can't wait to check it out ... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 05:47
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Kiss In The Dark (Gina Ciocca), Plus Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A Kiss In The Dark by Gina Ciocca, releasing March 2018, from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Gina:   Hello, YABC! Four days after gracing the Internet with the cover of my January title, I'm...
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Delaney
This book sounds so intriguing! And that cover is
Thursday, 01 June 2017 18:43
Dianna G.
That cover makes me want to lock my daughter in a closet until she's at least 30. Wowza. The synopsis takes me back to my own hi... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:23
Marcia Woodell
I am loving this cover!!! Sounds like another Amazing read by Gina 8) I look forward to enjoying this story as much as Last Year's... Read More
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:02
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Featured Review: Silent (David Mellon)

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About This Book: For fans of The Book Thief and Raiders of the Lost Ark, this thrilling new novel set during World War I features a girl who must pretend to be a male soldier to save her younger brothers. Adi is an outrider, rejected by both her British father’s and Indian mother’s cultures,...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Blacksouls (Nicole Castroman)

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Blacksouls (Nicole Castroman)



Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Nicole Castroman's    Blacksouls   Read on for more about Nicole, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Nicole Castroman ! Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend...she has...
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