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Author Chat with Emily Duncan (Ruthless Gods), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Emily Duncan author of Ruthless Gods. Read on for more about Emily and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Emily Duncan!        EMILY A. DUNCAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints. She works as a youth services librarian...
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Madeline Tebo
I loved Wicked Saints, can't wait to read this!
Monday, 13 April 2020 13:27
Sam
I enjoyed Wicked Saints! I want to know what happens between the protagonist and the new antagonist!
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 23:53
Lindsay
I loved Wicked Saints! I'm so excited for the sequel!!
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Author Of The Week: Emily Duncan (Ruthless Gods), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Emily Duncan , YABC's Author of the...
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Madeline Tebo
I loved Wicked Saints! Can't wait to read this!
Monday, 13 April 2020 13:18
Lindsay
Wicked Saints is so good! I can't wait for the sequel
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Brittany Colpitts
Ahhhhh, can't wait for this one!
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Spotlight on Jack Kerouac Is Dead To Me (Gae Polisner), Plus Guest Post!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Jack Kerouac Is Dead To Me (Gae Polisner).  Read on for more about Gae plus a guest post!         Meet Gae Polisner !    GAE POLISNER is the award-winning author of  In Sight of Stars, The Memory of Things, The Summer of...
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I love the author photo in the water, very cool!
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Spotlight on Foul Is Fair (Hannah Capin), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin.

 Read on for more about Hannah and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway! 

 

 

 

Meet Hannah Capin!

       

Hannah Capin is the author of Foul is Fair and The Dead Queens Club, a feminist retelling of the wives of Henry VIII. When she isn’t writing, she can be found singing, sailing, or pulling marathon gossip sessions with her girl squad. She lives in Tidewater, Virginia.

 

 

 Website * Twitter * Instagram

 


 

 

Meet Foul Is Fair!

Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.

Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.

 

 

AmazonB & N * Indiebound

 

 

 

 

~ Excerpt ~

 

For every girl who wants revenge

 

The primary thematic material of Foul is Fair centers on sex- ual assault (not depicted), rape culture, and violence. Addi- tionally, the book includes an abusive relationship, a suicide attempt, and a brief scene with transphobic bullying. For a more detailed description of sensitive content, please visit hannahcapin.com/foulisfair.

 

 

 

Sweet sixteen is when the claws come out.

We’re all flash tonight. Jenny and Summer and Mads and me. Vodka and heels we could never quite walk in before, but tonight we can. Short skirts—the shortest. Glitter and high- light. Matte and shine. Long hair and whitest-white teeth.

I’ve never been blond before but tonight my hair is plati- num. Mads bleached it too fast but I don’t care because tonight’s the only night that matters. And my eyes are jade-green to- night instead of brown, and Summer swears the contacts Jenny bought are going to melt into my eyes and I’ll never see again, but I don’t care about that, either.

Tonight I’m sixteen.

Tonight Jenny and Summer and Mads and me, we’re four sirens, like the ones in those stories. The ones who sing and make men die.

Tonight we’re walking up the driveway to our best party ever. Not the parties like we always go to, with the dull-duller- dullest Hancock Park girls we’ve always known and the dull-

 

 

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duller-dullest wine coolers we always drink and the same bad choice in boys.

Tonight we’re going to a St Andrew’s Prep party. Crashing it, technically.

But nobody turns away girls like us.

We smile at the door. They let us in. Our teeth flash. Our claws glimmer. Mads laughs so shrill-bright it’s almost a scream. Everyone looks. We all grab hands and laugh together and then everyone, every charmed St Andrew’s Prepper is cheering for us and I know they see it—

for just a second—

—our fangs and our claws.

The first thing I do is cut my hair.

But it isn’t like in the movies, those crying girls with mas- cara streaks and kindergarten safety scissors, pink and dull, looking into toothpaste specks on medicine cabinet mirrors.

I’m not crying. I don’t BLANKING cry.

I wash my makeup off first. I use the remover I stole from Summer, oily Clinique in a clear bottle with a green cap. Three minutes later I’m fresh-faced, wholesome, girl-next-door,  and you’d  almost never know my lips are still poison when I look  the way a good girl is supposed to look instead of like that little whore with the jade-green eyes.

 

 

The contact lenses go straight into the trash.

Then I take the knife, the good long knife from the wed- ding silver my sister hid in the attic so she wouldn’t have to think about the stupid man who never deserved her anyway. The marriage was a joke but the knife is perfectly, wickedly beautiful: silver from handle to blade and so sharp you bleed a little just looking at it. No one had ever touched it until I did, and when I opened the box and lifted the knife off the dark red velvet, I could see one slice of my reflection looking back from the blade, and I smiled.

I pull my hair tight, the long hair that’s been mine since those endless backyard days with Jenny and Summer and Mads. Always black, until Mads bleached it too fast, but splin- tering platinum blond for the St Andrew’s party on my sweet sixteen. Ghost-bright hair from Mads and jade-green eyes from Jenny and contour from Summer, almost magic, sculpt- ing me into a brand-new girl for a brand-new year.

My hair is thick, but I’ve never been one to flinch. I stare myself straight in the eyes and slash once— Hard.

And that’s it. Short hair.

I dye it back to black, darker than before, with the cheap box dye I made Jenny steal from the drugstore. Mads revved her Mustang, crooked across two parking spots at three in the morning, and I said:

 

 

 

 

 

Foul Is Fair

By: Hannah Capin

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Release Date: February 18th, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Brittany Colpitts
I love the colors on this cover.
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The cover is so bold and colorful, a true statement of the underlying emotion. I'm not sure how I feel about the synopsis. I get ... Read More
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Giveaway: Diamond City (Francesca Flores) ~ (US Only)

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Diamond City (US Only) by: Francesca Flores Release Date: January 28th, 2020 Publisher: Wednesday Books   About the Book: Good things don't happen to girls who come from nothing...unless they risk everything. Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects....
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Brittany Colpitts
I love this cover! Reminds me of watercolor
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:47
Alex Colpitts
This is one of my most anticipated for 2020
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Jeana Kwiecinski
Have to read this one! It sounds so intense! Can't wait!!
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Author Chat with Laurie Faria Stolarz (Jane Anonymous), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Laurie Faria Stolarz author of Jane Anonymous. Read on for more about Laurie and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Laurie Faria Stolarz!   Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series,...
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Dianna G.
Wow, this book sounds really intense. I like the cover! Didn't expect the summary.
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Brittany Colpitts
I've been hearing about this all over social media. Sounds so good!
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Alex Colpitts
Interesting cover. Saw some giveaways for this one on Twitter as well.
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Author Of The Week: Kim Liggett (The Grace Year), Excerpt, 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 Kim Liggett , YABC's Author of the...
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Spotlight on Six Goodbyes We Never Said (Candace Ganger), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Six Goodbyes We Never Said  by Candace Ganger.  Read on for more about Candace and her book, plus an excerpt!         Meet Candace Ganger!    Candace Ganger is the author of Six Goodbyes We Never Said and The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash as well as...
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Spotlight on The Last Hope (Kristie & Becca Ritchie), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie.  Read on for more about Krista & Becca and their book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Krista & Becca Ritchie!   Krista & Becca Ritchie are  New York Times  Bestselling Authors of over...
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Spotlight on Again, But Better (Christine Riccio), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Again, But Better by Christine Riccio.  Read on for more about Christine and her book, plus an excerpt!            Meet Christine Riccio ! Christine Riccio has been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. No one...
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Very excited to check this book out, been watching Christine since 2012 on YouTube, so proud of her ??
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I love how this cover art speaks to the idea of transition or change - and how the transition or change is framed positively, at l... Read More
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