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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Teen Mystery Inspired by Real-Life World Cup Disappearance: Soccer Trophy Mystery by Fred Bowen, Bestselling Series Celebrates 25 Yrs


YABC is excited to announce that this Fall, award-winning author and  Washington Post  KidsPost Sports Columnist ("The Score") Fred Bowen is back with more soccer action—and a new mystery—in Soccer Trophy Mystery (Peachtree Publishing; 9/1/21; ISBN: 978-1-68263-078-5; Hardcover $16.99; Ages 7-12; 144 pages), the newest addition to the popular tween  Fred Bowen...
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DC Comics Blog Tour: Author Chat with E. Lockhart (Whistle), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with E. Lockhart, author of Whistle! Read on for more about E. Lockhart and her book, plus a giveaway!             Meet E. Lockhart !   Chandler Baker lives in Austin, TX with her husband and toddler where she also works as a corporate...
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Featured Review: My High School Quarterback Boyfriend by Kylie Key

About This Book: Falling for the boy next door? No. Definitely not. Can’t happen. Won’t happen... Tanchia There’s no time to enjoy senior year With training for track and keeping top grades, the pressure to succeed is constant Especially when you live in the shadow of your older sister who is...
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Featured Review The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

About This Book: Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of...
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Featured Review Forestborn by Elyane Audrey Becker

About This Book: A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend in Elayne Audrey Becker's Forestborn, first in a new fantasy series with a timeless feel. TO BE BORN OF THE FOREST IS A GIFT AND A CURSE....
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Hawthorne Legacy), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing  Jennifer Lynn Barnes , YABC's Author of...
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Katelyn Burns
I love the cover and how it matches the first book's cover so well! I can't wait to read this sequel since I absolutely loved The ... Read More
Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:49
Loved the first book so much! I can't wait for this one
Saturday, 11 September 2021 21:06
The first book was amazing, I cant wait to read more
Monday, 13 September 2021 09:50
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Author Chat with David Levithan & Jennifer Niven (Take Me With You When You Go)!


Today we are chatting with David Levithan & Jennifer Niven, authors of Take Me With You When You Go! Read on for more about David & Jennifer and their book!             Meet Jennifer Niven & David Levithan !                ...
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Giveaway: Robber Girl (Franny Billingsley) ~ (US Only)


  Robber Girl Author: Franny Billingsley Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: September 14th, 2021           About the Book A brilliant puzzle of a book from the author of  Chime  and  The Folk Keeper  plunges us into the vulnerable psyche of one of the most memorable unreliable narrators...
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Author Chat with Shawn Sarles (Mary, Will I Die?), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with Shawn Sarles, author of Mary, Will I Die? Read on for more about Shawn, his book, and giveaway!             Meet Shawn Sarles ! Shawn Sarles is the Indie Bestselling Author of CAMPFIRE and the forthcoming novel MARY, WILL I DIE? (out...
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Andrea H
Ahhhh! That book cover is so creepy. I love it. I love all creepy and scary things. This sounds like a great read for October. I'm... Read More
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 13:47
Jeana Kwiecinski
That cover is so fantastic and spooky! What a perfect read for Halloween season!
Thursday, 09 September 2021 16:57
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Author Chat with Adele Griffin (All Pets Allowed: Blackberry Farm 2), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with Adele Griffin, author of All Pets Allowed: Blackberry Farm 2! Read on for more about Adele, her book, and giveaway!         Meet Adele Griffin !   Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of  Tell Me No Lies  and  Be True to Me , as...
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