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Giveaway: The Princess & the Pony by Kate Beaton (US Only)

Giveaway: The Princess & the Pony by Kate Beaton (US Only)
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THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY by Kate Beaton In stores June 30th   About the Book Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the...
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Dandi D
This looks like a book my nieces would really enjoy reading!
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:46
Maxine
I have heart pretty amazing things about Kate Beaton for years, and this sounds really fun!
Monday, 20 July 2015 22:32
Maxine
This cover reminds me, too of Adventure time, but it has its own authenticity. It looks super cute and fun!
Monday, 20 July 2015 22:35
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Giveaway: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (US Only)

Giveaway: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (US Only)
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The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson   Release Date: 6/30/15   About the Book Summer, 1989: Sixteen-year-old Dionne Braithwaite and her younger sister Phaedra have just arrived in Bird Hill in Barbados. Sent from Brooklyn by their mother after she can no longer care from them, the sisters...
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Denise
Original eye-catching art.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 09:09
eulalia tadlock
Valuable comments ! Apropos , if your company has been looking for a OPM OF-306 , my family saw a blank form here https://goo.gl/u... Read More
Sunday, 01 May 2016 19:01
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Giveaway: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber (US Only)

Giveaway: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber (US Only)
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Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber Release Date: June 2, 2015   About the Book “I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to...
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Sierra Faith
I would want telekinesis to be my new power!
Sunday, 05 July 2015 15:08
brittany
if my elemental power was taken from me, i'd want to be able to read minds. that sounds like a fair swap to me. ... Read More
Monday, 06 July 2015 12:56
BookFanatic
Defininity to shapeshift, because then I could fly or be a wolf or anything at all.
Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:18
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Giveaway: Paperweight by Meg Haston (US Only)

Giveaway: Paperweight by Meg Haston (US Only)
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PAPERWEIGHT by Meg Haston   Release Date: July 7, 2015   About the Book In the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls, this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss. Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And...
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BookFanatic
Everyone who has read this book has told me amazing things about it, I can't wait to read it.
Monday, 06 July 2015 17:03
Audrey
The cover is absolutely gorgeous and is what first drew me to the book. When I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to get myself... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:41
Allana
The cover is really cute and simple, which contrasts the story of the book. The synopsis is also intriguing, especially that it's ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:28
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Giveaway: Wanted Series by Erin Johnson (US Only)

Giveaway: Wanted Series by Erin Johnson (US Only)
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About the Books   WANTED: Grace and the Guiltless (Book 1) by Erin Johnson Release Date: August 1, 2014 As the first book in the new young-adult series Wanted, Grace and the Guiltless is an edge-of-your-seat, gripping thrill ride. Set in the Wild West, the book piggybacks on the success of...
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Rachel Patrick
This is the first time I've heard of these books, but oh my gosh, they sound GOOD. I love how there's this new trend of westerns i... Read More
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:06
Jennifer Y.
Bounty hunter By the way, I have ALWAYS loved western books, movies, & tv shows, so I am so glad I discovered these books! I defi... Read More
Friday, 10 July 2015 23:55
Agustina Gonzalez
bounty hunter
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:47
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Giveaway: Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Brambles (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Brambles (US & Canada Only)
Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Brambles Release Date: October 1, 2015     About the Book Becoming Darkness is a dark, action-filled tale set in an alternate twenty-first century in which Hitler won World War II, our modern technologies never evolved, and the Nazis’ terrifying reign still continues. A genre mash up...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
Sophie lives in Haven
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:02
Carrie Artrip
Sophie lives in Haven.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 13:40
Agustina Gonzalez
She lives in Haven.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:39
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Giveaway: Alive by Chandler Baker (US Only)

Giveaway: Alive by Chandler Baker (US Only)
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ALIVE   by Chandler Baker Release Date: June 9, 2015     About the Book Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive. Determined to embrace...
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Claire Wycoff
I think that the cover and synopsis are great! It really seems like an amazing book.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 02:14
Hannah
Very artistic cover and a chilling synopsis
Sunday, 05 July 2015 12:07
Kristine Hall
This looks like a great book and unique premise! Love the cover!
Sunday, 05 July 2015 13:45
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Giveaway: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (US & Canada Only)
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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia Release Date: May 19, 2015     About the Book Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to...
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Hannah
I would likely never leave the house to be honest. I would be afraid of messing up and ruining things.
Sunday, 05 July 2015 12:00
Hannah
I would likely never leave the house to be honest. I would be afraid of messing up and ruining things.
Sunday, 05 July 2015 12:00
Audrey
I would make sure I was always with someone, and talk to them about what was happening to see if they would be able to confirm for... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:32
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Giveaway: Minus Me by Ingelin Rossland (US Only)

Giveaway: Minus Me by Ingelin Rossland (US Only)
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MINUS ME by Ingelin Røssland, translated by Deborah Dawkin Release Date: July 13, 2015     About the Book During a diving competition Linda discovers that she has a rare heart condition and is told that her only hope of surviving is a heart transplant. Sensitive, introspective, and intelligent, Linda refuses...
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Agustina Gonzalez
The love how the cover is so mysterious. By reading the synopsis I can tell its going to be an unique story
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 23:21
rebecca
really goofd
Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:31
BookFanatic
The synopsis has me wanting to know more about the character mentioned named Njal and of the story itself. Also, i have nothing to... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:02
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Giveaway: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (US & Canada Only)
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Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn Release Date: June 9, 2015   About the Book From the Morris-Award winning author of Charm & Strange, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves. When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked...
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Devyn B.
The synopsis was nicely detailed but still didn't give to much away. The cover is intriguing and draws in the reader.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:46
Devyn B.
The synopsis was nicely detailed but still didn't give to much away. The cover is intriguing and draws in the reader.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:46
Lucy Magat
I love how the cover has a touch of blue the sypnosis sounds great!... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:42
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