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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girls Made Of Snow and Glass (Melissa Bashardoust), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a playlist for Melissa Bashardoust's Girls Made Of Snow and Glass as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Melissa 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
Love the cover AND the title. As for the summary, retellings are fun -- I would enjoy this book, I think.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:00
Danielle
The cover is stunning. And I love the family dynamics in the story!!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 21:39
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Waste Of Space (Gina Damico), Plus Deleted Scene & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an deleted scene from Gina Damico's Waste Of Space as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Gina 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
Love the cover. It's very cute in a teen-book kind of way. Surprisingly, I could really imagine the synopsis being TRUE!... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:51
Aireanna Lesch
This sounds so cool! I really like the synopsis and cover.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:00
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Truthers (Geoffrey Girard), Plus Top Ten List & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an guest post from Geoffrey Girard's Truthers as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Geoffrey and his 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
The cover is dramatic due to the contrasting colors. I have to admit that I was way more interested in the conspiracy theories th... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:58
Aireanna Lesch
I really like the cover! And this sounds like such a strange and interesting read! I know it is reaching a very sensitive topic...... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:14
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: What I Lost (Alexandra Ballard), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a guest post for Alexandra Ballard's What I Lost as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexandra 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
The cover is an interesting play on words with photography. The chocolate speaks to me! I didn't see a synopsis but the guest pos... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:47
Tiffany Engler
The cover looks delicious! I think this book sounds wonderful and inspiring in every way.
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:35
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Follow Me Back (A.V. Geiger), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from  A.V. Geiger's Follow Me Back  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about A.V. 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Tiffany Engler
The cover is gorgeous!! I've been dying to read this book for the longest time!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:14
Aireanna Lesch
I LOVE the cover! Thought she was wearing a mask at first. The synopsis was quite interesting!... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:17
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie and Bash (Candace Ganger), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Candace Ganger's Playlist  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Candace 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 !      You...
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John
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
While the cover does not wow me, I think the summary is funny. That would have been me unknowingly "being bad" in a nerd shirt.... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:30
Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds great! I like the cover. It reminds me of an older book cover like from the 50s! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:01
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Blight (Alexandra Duncan), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from  Alexandra Duncan's Blight  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexandra 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
It took me a moment to realize the cover was a field. I thought it was a blue sweater. The summary really caught my attention --... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:33
Aireanna Lesch
Interesting cover! The synopsis sounds really interesting! I remember learning about GMOs and how they are negatively affecting th... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:22
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Witchtown (Cory Putman Oakes), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an guest post from Cory Putman Oakes as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Cory 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
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
I'm not entering the giveaway because I already have a copy of this book (YAY) but it is amazing! Love the list of books in this... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:43
Sean Daly
The cover art is emotive and mysterious... The paranormal reads you listed are fantastic-- Can't wait for Witchtown!
Monday, 10 July 2017 19:49
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Roar (Cora Carmack), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an excerpt from Cora Carmack's Roar as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Cora 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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Fay Tannerr
The cover is stunning! And Roar sounds really interesting!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 12:36
John
The cover is fun and fresh, the synopsis more of the same!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:20
Dianna G.
Love the cover, I can almost feel the stormy wind blowing! The summary makes me want to go buy this right now.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:25
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: In 27 Days (Alison Gervais), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for  Alison Gervais's In 27 Days  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  Grand...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:07
Dianna G.
Great cover- lots of movement and color! I liked the summary, too.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:20
Tiffany Engler
I am in LOVE with this cover!!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:49
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