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Author Chat with Renee Ahdieh (The Beautiful)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Renee Ahdieh author of The Beautiful.  Read on for more about Renee and her book!         Meet Renee Ahdieh! New York Times  bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans...
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Featured Review: Perfectly You (Robin Daniels)

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About This Book: Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove...
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Giveaway: SOPHIA VIOLET and THE FIERY ORB (INT)

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  Sophia Violet and the Fiery Orb by: Evangeline Greene Release Date: August 14th, 2019 Publisher: Independent   About the Book: Just when fourteen-year-old Sophia Violet thinks her life can't get any weirder, her entire world turns upside down. In a few short weeks, she goes from being an awkward teenager...
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Author Chat with Dahlia Adler (His Hideous Heart), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Dahlia Adler author of His Hideous Heart.  Read on for more about Dahlia and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Dahlia Adler! Dahlia Adler is an Associate Editor of mathematics by day, a blogger for B&N Teens, LGBTQ Reads, and Frolic...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ September 11th, 2019

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.                 *Olivia's Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)   Fireborne (Rosaria Munda)   Author: Rosaria Munda Expected publication: October 15th,...
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Featured Review: Tiger Queen (Annie Sullivan)

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About This Book: From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous...
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Featured Review: A Match Made in Mehendi (Nandini Bajpai)

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About This Book: Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift." But Simi is...
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Giveaway: BENEATH and BENEATH: HORIZON DIVIDED (Maureen Miller) ~(US Only)

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Beneath and Beneath: Horizon Divided (US Only) by: Maureen Miller Release Date: March 6th, 2019 Publisher: Maureen Miller   About the Book:   Beneath   From USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen A. Miller comes this young adult adventure that will plunge you deep into the Atlantic Ocean.      It was Stella...
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Author Chat with Tim Wynne-Jones (The Starlight Claim), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tim Wynne-Jones author of The Starlight Claim.  Read on for more about Tim and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tim Wynne-Jones !   Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, Blink...
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What's New In YA ~ September 10th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic...
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