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Giveaway: The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman (US Only)

Giveaway: The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman (US Only)
The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman Release Date: April 1, 2012 ISBN: 978-0823423354   In a famous family of exceptionally talented people, fifteen-year-old Claire Walker is ordinary . . . or so she leads everyone to believe. Yet the minute she steps out of line, her parents transfer her to Cambial Academy: the...
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MrsErica Beaton
At first she says, she wouldn’t change a thing, but then she goes on to say that she wished that she had written it all down so ev... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:34
Viviana Ortiz
She says, she wouldn't change a thing but then she says maybe one thing; she would have written all down so everyone would know ho... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 20:46
Vivien
Wouldn't change a thing except she would have written it all down ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:06
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Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)

Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)
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What's that? Another cover reveal?  Oh yeah, baby.  Today we'll be showing you the cover to Elle Cosimano's NEARLY GONE, coming to you March 2014 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Elle:   Shhhh… come close. I’m going to tell you a secret....
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Vivien
I love the cover!!!!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:08
Heather
Intriguing! Looks like a book I will definitely read!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:18
Joanna
Creeptastic!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:19
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Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)
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It's time for another cover reveal! Today we're revealing ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin, coming your way February 2014 from HarperTeen.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Ryan:   Greetings, YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for my debut novel ALL THAT GLOWS!  ...
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Kierra
This is my first time hearing about this book, but it sounds fantastic AND looks gorgeous!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:11
Katrina Pierce
Freaking gorgeous cover!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:15
Elizabeth Aguilar
The cover is really amazing. The giant font gives it that extra flare of... magic.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:21
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Cover Reveal: MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore

Cover Reveal: MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore
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Happy Friday, YABCers! Here's another beautiful cover on which to feast your eyes — MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore!  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Katherine about her cover:   Hello, YABC and welcome to the cover reveal for my new novel!  I’m an Anglophile and...
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Alyssa Susanna
Ooo, very nice! I like this cover! This sounds like something I would read Congrats on a great cover, Katherine! ... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2013 12:04
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Books to Read with Dad this Father's Day

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I can't thank my dad enough for sparking my book lover tendencies by reading to me before bed each night. He's the reason I'm the book nerd I am today, and couldn't be more encouraging of dads (and moms, too) who want to read with their children. With Father's Day just...
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Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity

Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity
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Last year we did a joint cover reveal for Ellen Oh's PROPHECY and Megan Shepherd's THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER. So when the covers of their sequels came in, we thought we'd do another joint reveal. I can't wait for you guys to see them!   First, here's a message from Megan: Hello...
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Rachel Patrick
AHHHHHHHHH! I haven't read Ellen Oh's books yet, but I read The Madman's Daughter and just ahhhh! I NEED Her Dark Curiosity! I tot... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11
Christa
Both of these covers are gorgeous!! I am especially in love with Warrior. The red really pops
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:14
Jessica
Holy gorgeous covers! I am so excited for Her Dark Curiosity and that cover works so well with the first! And that synopsis! Wow. ... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:21
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Ten Reasons You Should Go To BEA

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Ten Reasons You Should Go To BEA   1. Because I said so. I'm kidding! But seriously, you should listen to me because I'm smart, I know stuff and I am the one holding all the cupcakes. ;)    2. The Book People you get to meet FOR REALS! After two...
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Kelsey Slemp
Wow..... That does sound like fun. Why wouldn't they put a door on the bathroom?
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:31
Sasha Shamblen
I really want to go. Probably not next year but when I go to collage yes I will be going
Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:56
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Cover Reveal: TAINTED by A.E. Rought + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: TAINTED by A.E. Rought + Giveaway (International)

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  Time for another fabulous cover reveal! This time we have the pleasure of revealing A.E. Rought's TAINTED, the sequel to BROKEN .    It's gor-ja-mous. Simply lovely. Ready to see it? First, here's a message from A.E. Rought:   Hi YABC! My name is A.E. Rought, and I’m bouncy-puppy thrilled...
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Vivien
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:05
Danielle D
Love the cover, it's a great contrast to the red from the first book
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:45
Heliose Gwen Bajao
The cover is really gorgeous! I really love it.
Friday, 07 June 2013 05:36
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Giveaway: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (International)

Giveaway: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (International)
DOON by  Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon Release Date: 8/20/2013 ISBN: 139780310742326   Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps...
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Michelle Quinlan
It is based loosely on the musical Brigadoon Have a great day!... Read More
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 16:31
Kayla
Tis loosely based on Brigadoon
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 17:05
Vivien
Brigadoon!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 17:09
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Giveaway: The Taker by Alma Katsu (US/Canada)

Giveaway: The Taker by Alma Katsu (US/Canada)
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The Taker by  Alma Katsu Release Date: Mass Market Paperback - February 2013   True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .   On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening...
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Guadalupe Barajas
Awesome
Monday, 03 June 2013 16:14
Courtney Gendreau
Awesome!!!
Monday, 03 June 2013 21:12
Kayla Card
St. Andrew, Maine Thanks for the giveaway!
Monday, 03 June 2013 22:10
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