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Book Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone

Book Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone

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Compulsion by Martina Boone Coming October 28th Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson had been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some...
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YA Authors as YAs: The AdriAnne Strickland Edition + Giveaway (US only)

YA Authors as YAs: The AdriAnne Strickland Edition + Giveaway (US only)
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  Welcome to the latest  YA Authors as YAs  interview ! Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens....
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Chaos by Sarah Fine + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Chaos by Sarah Fine + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  This week's cover reveal is here! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CHAOS by Sarah Fine, releasing   October 7, 2014 from Skyscape/Amazon Children's Publishing . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sarah:   Hey there, everyone! I am beyond excited to...
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Gianna Marie
Cover is amazing. Makes me look forward to reading the final installment even more. Seems like the wait has been an "eternity". ... Read More
Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:37
Sarah Fontenot
The cover is fantastic - it has me intrigued! I can't wait for this book to be released. I read the others over the summer and t... Read More
Thursday, 07 August 2014 17:53
Alyssa Susanna
I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the cover! Definitely my favorite of the three - though I love love LOVE the other two covers! The entire serie... Read More
Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:27
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Giveaway: Twyning by Terence Blacker (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Twyning by Terence Blacker (US & Canada Only)
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Twyning Author’s Name: Terence Blacker Book’s Release Date: 9/9/14     About the Book In a harsh and dangerous world, a rat and a boy must each choose their way as their fates become inextricably linked. Efren is a young rat, unnoticed and timid among the kingdom of rats living in...
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Sandra Lam
A jockey
Friday, 01 August 2014 16:54
Susan T.
He wanted to be a jockey!
Saturday, 02 August 2014 19:12
Dylan Calvert
A jocky!!!!
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:51
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Giveaway: Monstrous Affections - An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Monstrous Affections - An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (US & Canada Only)
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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales Author’s Name: Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (editors) Book’s Release Date: 9/9/14   About the Book Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume. Predatory kraken that sing with...
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Sandra Lam
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Friday, 01 August 2014 16:57
Susan T.
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories ... Read More
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Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich & Strange Stories
Saturday, 16 August 2014 23:33
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Giveaway: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (US Only)

Giveaway: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (US Only)
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Book’s Title: Storm Siren Author’s Name: Mary Weber Book’s Release Date: August 19, 2014   About the Book In a world at war, a slave girl's lethal curse could become one kingdom's weapon of salvation. If the curse - and the girl - can be controlled. As a slave in the...
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Charlotte
It's an amazing book guys! Read it!
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:40
Sarah Zane Kellar
I wouldn't want a power like that. It seems that they always are forced to be used for evil.
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:52
Katie Reynoso
I CAN NOT wait to get this book!! 1. For myself! and 2. For My girls!! I am SUPER proud of my great friend Mary and her accomplish... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:57
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Giveaway: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (US & Canada Only)
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Book’s Title: Let’s Get Lost Author’s Name: Adi Alsaid Book’s Release Date: July 29, 2014   About the Book Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her...
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Sandra Lam
I've been on plenty of road trips and it's definitely not my idea of a fun vacation.
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:39
Sarah Zane Kellar
I've never been a huge fan of road trips. I always get cramped and tires. Plus I find it hard to read when I'm in a car.
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:43
Charlotte
The only road trip I was on was when I moved from GA to CO. I was quite bored for a lot of the time, but I really enjoyed the chan... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:46
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Giveaway: The Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan (US Only)

Giveaway: The Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan (US Only)
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Book’s Title: The Fog of Forgetting Author’s Name: G.A. Morgan Book’s Release Date: July 17, 2014   About the Book Move over, Narnia. The journey to Ayda has begun. The journey to Ayda begins when five children sneak out for a quick boat ride on a summer day. Engulfed in a...
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HMS Cavalier is attacked by a French battleship
Saturday, 16 August 2014 23:31
Rachelle
The HMS Cavalier, has been shot with a cannon by a French battleship.
Sunday, 17 August 2014 23:03
Natalie
The HMS was attached by a French battleship.
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:30
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Giveaway: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou (US Only)

Giveaway: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou (US Only)
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HOMEROOM DIARIES by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou In stores July 21, 2014   About the Book In James Patterson's first highly illustrated "diary fiction" story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while. Margaret...
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Shannon Cortazar
In answer to the giveaway question. The top-selling detective series would be referring to the psychologist Alex Cross. Which, by ... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 12:20
Miranda
His top-selling detective series is the Alex Cross Series. My Mom loves that series. She keeps trying to get me to read it, and I ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 19:01
Sarah
Alex Cross
Friday, 15 August 2014 23:41
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Welcome to another great cover reveal, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for EARTH & SKY by Megan Crewe, releasing   October 28, 2014 from Razorbill Canada/Amazon Skyscape . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:   Hello YABC! I'm thrilled that...
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sabina edwards
love the cover and this is the type of book I read
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:21
Sandra Lam
I love the cover! The purple background was the first thing to catch my eye.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:21
Jen Kentfield
This cover is gorgeous! I've been looking forward to reading this book since Megan announced it. Sounds thrilling and I love a goo... Read More
Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:00
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