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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Girl World: How to Ditch The Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano + Giveaway

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Girl World: How to Ditch The Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano + Giveaway
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Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano Release Date: August 4, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book The guide every girl needs to survive the pitfalls of teen-dom Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than...
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Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)
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THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by KAREN KATCHUR   Release Date: AUGUST 4, 2015   About the Book A haunting story about the destructive power of secrets, The Secrets of Lake Road is an accomplished and gripping suspenseful women's fiction debut. Jo has been hiding the truth about her role in...
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Susan T.
We vacationed in the Pacific Northwest and down the coast to California.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:07
Kara S
The Poconos, oddly enough. Also, Orlando, FL.
Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:04
JackieS
Pismo Beach, CA. We still go most summers.
Sunday, 23 August 2015 19:15
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Giveaway: Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott (US only)

Giveaway: Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott (US only)
Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott  Release Date: June 9, 2015   About the Book   Sometimes the best lessons can’t be taught. High school senior Charlotte, aka Charlie, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her...
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MeMe Smith
The cover is very simple but the synopis is what drew me in, i love age love stories. Especially student and teacher when it's don... Read More
Friday, 07 August 2015 19:47
M'kaela Rogers
The cover was prett cool to me and the synopsis seams very interesting
Friday, 07 August 2015 23:34
Nicole
The synopsis sounds really really great and I have never read a book that has felt with that subject matter before, so I am defini... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:22
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Giveaway: Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler (US Only)

Giveaway: Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler (US Only)
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Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler  Release Date:  August 4, 2015   About the Book   Nothing ever happens on Avery’s grandmother’s sprawling farm, where she and her brother spend the summers. That is, until Avery meets Julian, a city boy with a famous dad whose family is renting a nearby cottage. When...
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Sarah Jude
Oh, this looks so good! The mansion is named Hilliard House.
Friday, 07 August 2015 17:38
Megan Elaine Schuyler
Seems interesting i think id enjoy reading this.
Monday, 10 August 2015 22:37
Lucy Magat
The name of the old mansion on the cover is the Hilliard House. I have always loved mystery/thriller books! ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:15
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Giveaway: Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson (US only)

Giveaway: Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson (US only)
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DREAMLAND  by Robert L. Anderson  Release Date: 9/22/2015   About the Book Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once....
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M'kaela Rogers
If i could enter anyones dreams, it would be my friends because why not
Friday, 07 August 2015 23:29
Jessica Cordero
If I could walk through anyone's dreams, it would be through Stephen King's. As an avid reader of his books and a writer myself, I... Read More
Saturday, 08 August 2015 20:09
Nicole
I would definitely want to walk through my friends dream because I would love to know what goes on inside their heads
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:20
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Giveaway: How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras (US & Canada Only)
HOW TO BE BRAVE By E. Katherine Kottaras Publication Date: November 3, 2015   About the Book Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time...
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Nicole
One way I can be brave is to go out and try to talk to more people....not very good at that....
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:25
Lucy Magat
I think one way you could be brave is to defend someone who is being bullied. I haven't really practiced that but I think it is re... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:04
Susan T.
I don't let fear stop me from trying new things whether it is trying a new food or diving with sharks I go for it!
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:10
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Giveaway: Stone Riders by David Hofmeyr (US Only)

Giveaway: Stone Riders by David Hofmeyr (US Only)
Stone Rider  by David Hofmeyr   Release Date: 7/14/15   About the Book Stone Rider is the stunning debut novel by David Hofmeyr, an inventive new voice on the YA scene. Hofmeyr blends adrenaline-fueled action with character-led romance to offer a rich and vivid picture of a young man's struggle for a...
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Kara S
I think the cover is lame, but the comparisons to similar works in the descriptions point to the literary ambition of the author a... Read More
Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:40
Catherine Devlin
The cover is bold, and certainly catches my eye. I think the synopsis is intriguing, because I am always fascinated by what length... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:36
Karen Mikusak
Nice cover, interesting synopsis.
Monday, 24 August 2015 20:45
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Giveaway: DC Superheroes Origami by John Mantroll (US Only)

Giveaway: DC Superheroes Origami by John Mantroll (US Only)
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DC Super Heroes Origami: 46 Folding Projects for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and More by John Montroll      Release Date: September 1, 2015     About the Book What happens when you combine Batman™, Superman™, Wonder Woman™, and the Justice League™ with the art of origami? You get the most...
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Tricia Jorke
When I was in grade school, there was a girl who transferred into our school. Her family had left the U.S. to do missionary work ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:13
Hannah Kane
We used to do origami in elementary school. Now I tend to lack patience... unless it's something awesome like DC!
Friday, 28 August 2015 17:02
Aimee
Yes I've done origami.
Friday, 28 August 2015 18:43
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Giveaway: Reawakened by Colleen Houck (US Only)

Giveaway: Reawakened by Colleen Houck (US Only)
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Reawakened by Colleen Houck Release Date: 8/11/15     About the Book When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of...
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Cindy
My faorite mythological hero is Atalanta. She was abandoned for being a girl, but in the end she became a wonderful huntress at th... Read More
Sunday, 09 August 2015 21:24
Sky
Bellona was a bad ass!
Monday, 17 August 2015 00:12
Stacy
Since I value wisdom, I have always admired Athena.
Monday, 24 August 2015 16:35
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Giveaway: Awake by Natasha Preston (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Awake by Natasha Preston (US & Canada Only)
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Awake by Natasha Preston   Release Date: 8/4/2015   About the Book Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question—until a car accident causes Scarlett to...
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BookFanatic
The 13th
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:28
yara
The 13th!
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 21:22
Susan T.
It's on the 13th.
Saturday, 15 August 2015 16:26
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