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Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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FIREBIRD SERIES by Claudia Gray Today we're super excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, the first book in the FIREBIRD series, releasing in paperback on November 3, 2015. Before we get to the excerpt, here's more about the books in the series! About the...
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Lillian Lozada
The 1st chapter was enough to pull me in! I can't wait to start reading this series ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:25
shelby
The first chaper makes me want to continue to read the rest of the book!!
Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:42
Cameron
I WANT MORE. That's all
Saturday, 31 October 2015 14:11
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GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the new GOOSEBUMPS film featuring R.L. Stine and all of his monsters.  
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What is Your Book Fate?

What is Your Book Fate?
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  What is your book fate—What book has changed your perspective, your heart, your life?    Author  Lisa Papademetriou, wants to know what book has changed your perspective, your heart, your life. Answer in the comments below, and on social media using # MyBookFate. One winner will be chosen to receive...
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Liana Allgeyer
I'd have to give that honor to Jodie Piccoult's Nineteen Minutes. It's abut a school shooting, and is probably even more relevant ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:16
shelby
A book that changed how I looked at life is definitely Animal Farm by George Orwell. It gave deeper meaning to government and the ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:34
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Giveaway: The Toymaker's Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith (US Only)

Giveaway: The Toymaker's Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith (US Only)
THE TOYMAKER’S APPRENTICE by Sherri Smith Release Date: 10/13/2015   About the Book A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author making her middle-grade debut Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is...
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Agustina Gonzalez
I love it!
Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:56
Emily Miller
Love the cover and the book sounds great!
Sunday, 01 November 2015 18:48
Linda Romer
The Toymakers Apprentice sounds like a great story! I love a good re-telling and the cover is awesome ♡ Thank you
Monday, 09 November 2015 14:57
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Giveaway: Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory Funaro (US Only)

Giveaway: Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory Funaro (US Only)
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Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory Funaro Illustrator: Vivienne To Release Date: January 5, 2015   About the Book Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master. All of that changes the day...
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shelby
chimney sweep
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:25
Emily Miller
a chimney sweep
Sunday, 01 November 2015 18:45
Linda Romer
A chimeny sweep! Thank you ♡
Monday, 09 November 2015 06:51
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Giveaway: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (US Only)

Giveaway: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (US Only)
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FALLING KINGDOMS and REBEL SPRING by Morgan Rhodes Release Date: 12/11/2012 (Falling Kingdoms); 12/3/2015 (Rebel Spring)   About the Book FALLING KINGDOMS: In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface. As the...
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Christina Hapner
I really love the cover! It's so pretty! I really excited to read this book! I've been wanting to read another fantasy book and le... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:01
Lillian Lozada
The cover is stunning & me wants! lol The synopsis hooked me in and I'm sure this will be a fantastic YA Fantasy ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:07
Amy Hart
The cover immediately drew me in. The synopsis is intriguing, and makes me want to know more!
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:12
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Giveaway: Unspoken by CC Hunter (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Unspoken by CC Hunter (US & Canada Only)
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UNSPOKEN: A Shadow’s Falls After Dark Novel (#3) by C.C. Hunter Release Date: October 27, 2015   About the Book Unspoken truths will be revealed-and they will change everything--in this dazzling final chapter of the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy! Della Tsang is facing the toughest fight of her life-and the...
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Elissa
I love the cover, it's so Della after she was reborn it makes me think of everything she has over come so far and yet to come. An... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 21:12
Susan T.
I love all the purple tones on the cover! I think this story is a love triangle that I'll be okay with! ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:18
BookFanatic
I love every single cover a shadow falls book gets, there all gorgeous with the different colors and backgrounds. Along with the a... Read More
Thursday, 22 October 2015 23:05
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Giveaway: Awakening by Catrina Burgess (US Only)

Giveaway: Awakening by Catrina Burgess (US Only)
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Awakening by Catrina Burgess Release Date: 10/07/15     About the Book In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge. Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she...
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Emily Miller
The book sounds great and I love the cover!
Sunday, 01 November 2015 18:40
Linda Romer
Awakening sounds awesome! The cover is amazing ♡ Thank you
Friday, 06 November 2015 19:12
Lily K
The cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis sounds fascinating.
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:29
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Giveaway: Wicked Reads from Penguin Teen (US Only)

Giveaway: Wicked Reads from Penguin Teen (US Only)
WICKED READS Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski (9/22/2015) The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle (8/18/2015) Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett (9/22/2015) Survive the Night by Danielle Vega (7/14/2015) The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe (9/15/2015)   About the Books Nightfall: On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t...
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Lillian Lozada
Stephen King's The Shining
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:03
Krys
I'm probably too old for it now but my favorite Halloween read, which I came across again recently and had to buy, is Scary Storie... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:12
Liana Allgeyer
My favorite Halloween read would have to be the Dead Is the New Black series by Marlene Perez.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:09
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Giveaway: Stalking Los Angeles by Tom Berquist (US only)

Giveaway: Stalking Los Angeles by Tom Berquist (US only)
Stalking Los Angeles  Finding courage and love in the madness by Tom Berquist Release Date: Oct. 16, 2015 About the Book Reggie is tormented by his domineering father to shed the old Indian ways. Forced to leave his country home, he hates the city and his new school, where he is...
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shelby
I love the skyline view of the city on the cover. The book sounds extremely interesting, I like how Reggie's ancestry is mixed int... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:22
Linda Romer
Stalking Los Angeles sounds great! The cover is awesome ♡
Friday, 06 November 2015 15:30
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