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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Unfortunates (Kim Liggett), Plus Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Kim Liggett's The Unfortunates  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kim and her novel!   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
It looks and sounds like quite the thriller!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:24
Kara S
The cover doesn't add much to my interest, but the excerpt was awesome!
Sunday, 08 April 2018 04:57
wendy rinebold
This sounds incredibly exciting and I love the cover!
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:27
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Dive Smack (Demetra Brodsky), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Demetra Brodsky's Dive Smack  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Demetra and her 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
I suppose the cover is symbolic, and this isn't a fantasy. Sounds interesting!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:24
Kara S
The cover manages originality and suggests an excitement exposition of the plot described. More convincingly, the excerpt shows t... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:02
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and symbolic and goes well with this exciting and suspenseful synopsis.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:48
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Anger Is A Gift (Mark Oshiro), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Mark Oshiro's Anger Is A Gift  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Mark and his novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
It looks and sounds like a pretty tough tale!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:23
Kara S
The cover works well with the synopsis, and the synopsis sounds impressive! ... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:12
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this book and the synopsis sounds emotional, powerful, and important for everyone to read as we all have ... Read More
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:46
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: #Prettyboy Must Die (Kimberly Reid), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Kimberly Reid's #Prettyboy Must Die  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kimberly and her novel!   And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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John
I love this cover, and it sounds like a hoot!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:22
Delaney
The synopsis hooked me right away and the cover is so cool!
Monday, 09 April 2018 15:52
Penny Olson
The cover says pure action and so does the synopsis.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:08
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Price Guide To The Occult (Leslye Walton), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Leslye Walton


Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Leslye Walton's The Price Guide To The Occult  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Leslye 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
Gorgeous cover, and it sounds interesting!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:22
Kara S
The cover is very memorable and stylish; the book itself sounds so good that I've had my eye on acquiring a personal copy for many... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:14
Candice Gigous
The cover is very eye-catching. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like an exciting read.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:05
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: What I Leave Behind (Alison McGhee), Plus Playlist, & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Alison McGhee's What I Leave Behind  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alison and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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John
Great cover, and it sounds intriguing!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:21
Kara S
The cover is cool and easygoing, and the themes this story deals with are as tough as can be. I respect both and am so excited to... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:21
Penny Olson
The cover and story are very powerful.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:10
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Love Songs & Other Lies (Jessica Pennington), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Jessica Pennington's Love Songs & Other Lies  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jessica 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
It looks and sounds quite realistic!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:20
Delaney
This book sounds like so much fun! And the cover is so pretty!
Monday, 09 April 2018 15:50
Penny Olson
The cover doesn't really excite me but the story sounds really good.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:01
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Pacifica (Kristen Simmons) Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Kristen Simmons Pacifica  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kristen and her 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
It looks and sounds highly oceanic!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:20
Kara S
The cover is pleasing, and the synopsis is spellbinding! Thanks for this chance -- K
Friday, 06 April 2018 16:21
Penny Olson
The cover is stunning and the story sounds intriguing.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:04
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girl At The Grave (Teri Bailey Black), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Teri Bailey Black's Girl At The Grave  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Teri and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
It looks and sounds eerie!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:19
Penny Olson
The cover is creepy and atmospheric. I love the connection between present and past in the story.
Sunday, 08 April 2018 00:12
Kara S
The cover is gorgeous, and the protagonist's confrontation with her mother's murder should make for a bona fide pageturner!
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:25
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Witch's Blood (Katharine & Elizabeth Corr), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Katharine & Elizabeth Corr's The Witch's Blood  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about the Corrs and their 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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Dianna G.
Since this is the final book, I definitely felt like I missed something when I read the summary. It motivates me to go back and re... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:53
Edit~A
I've heard a lot about the series, but have never read the books yet!
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:57
Candice Gigous
The cover is great with the colors and leaves. The synopsis is very interesting. The series sounds like an exciting read.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:55
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