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Giveaway: Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson (US Only)

Giveaway: Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson (US Only)
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PLACEBO JUNKIES by J.C. Carleson   Release Date: 10/27/15   About the Book 17-year-old Audie doesn't view medical trial participation as a temporary means to an end. She's one of the young CVs--Career Volunteers--who work pharmaceutical trials to their advantage. There are nasty side effects, but on the whole Audie's life...
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Kara S
I've learned to trust my own judgment and have luckily never been tormented with that particularly condescending remark. There is... Read More
Monday, 12 October 2015 22:04
Agustina Gonzalez
I tell pretty much anything to my family and best friend. I can't recall once that I have to them that I have felt paranoid. I'm a... Read More
Saturday, 17 October 2015 00:07
Liana Allgeyer
I'm told that I'm being paranoid after every time I watch a scary movie. I haven't been right yet, so here's hoping that trend con... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:34
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Giveaway: Eye of the Ninja by DM Marlowe (International)

Giveaway: Eye of the Ninja by DM Marlowe (International)
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Eye of the Ninja by  D.M. Marlowe Release Date: October 1, 2015   About the Book Blink—and you’ll miss her. Mei Barrett has been hiding all of her life. Raised in solitude by her beloved father, she’s been trained to fight, to adapt, to defend. She couldn’t prevent his death, however,...
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Sky
a thick, oversized edition of Sherlock Holmes tales.
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:22
Kari Wallman
Sherlock Holmes
Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:47
Susan T.
She uses a thick, oversized edition of Sherlock Holmes tales!
Monday, 05 October 2015 21:22
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Giveaway: Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles (US & Canada)
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Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles Release Date: October 1, 2015   About the Book Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old, Sophie Harkness, is an Immune — a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world, more than half a century ago....
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Sky
Haven!
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:19
Kari Wallman
Haven
Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:53
Susan T.
Haven
Monday, 05 October 2015 21:25
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Giveaway: It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J Schmitt (US & Canada)

Giveaway: It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J Schmitt (US & Canada)
It’s A Wonderful Death  by Sarah J. Schmitt Release Date: Oct 6, 2015   About the Book Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the...
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Sky
The cover is perfect! I love the colour scheme and the font. As for the synopsis, it's definitely interesting and peaks my interes... Read More
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:16
Susan T.
RJ sounds like a really fun character! I love the cover too!
Monday, 05 October 2015 21:31
Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is just fabulous! It's one of my favorites of the year! As for the synopsis, it sounds SO fun and unique, I am excited t... Read More
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 21:56
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Giveaway: Rise of the Sidenah by C.M. Story (US Only)

Giveaway: Rise of the Sidenah by C.M. Story (US Only)
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Rise of the Sidenah by C. M. Story Release Date: 9/24/15   About the Book Adrienna Vedica longs to build the creatures living in her imagination. One day, she hopes to sculpt them out of stone, creating great statues like those that guard the Celany village. She doesn’t understand why everyone...
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Agustina Gonzalez
Nuana
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:58
Heather Kipf
Nuana
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:20
Linda Romer
The creature's name was Nuana, sounds like a great story.♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:57
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Giveaway: Paint My Body Red by Heidi Kling (International)

Giveaway: Paint My Body Red by Heidi Kling (International)
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Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling Release Date: 11/2/15   About the Book They think I'll be number seven. Unlucky number seven. Dead teenager number seven. With the rash of suicides at my school, I've been shipped off to my dad's Wyoming ranch for “my own safety.” My mom...
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Vivien
Back to her dad's ranch in Wyoming!
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 21:10
Tammy VanScoy
Her dad's ranch in Wyoming.
Friday, 23 October 2015 19:54
Kara S
Out in Wyoming at her Dad's ranch.
Saturday, 24 October 2015 07:27
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Giveaway: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (US Only)

Giveaway: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (US Only)
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Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus Release Date: October 6, 2015   About the Book Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on the right track or...
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Cameron
SUMMER!! The plot and the cover are amazing. I need this book in my life!
Monday, 05 October 2015 18:01
Candace Bullington
Summer
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:13
Dorma Gallop
Summer
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:20
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Giveaway: Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman (International)

Giveaway: Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman (International)
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Darkthaw by Kate Boorman Release Date: Oct 13, 2015   About the Book DARKTHAW Council has fallen. The Thaw has arrived. The world outside Emmeline’s fortification awaits. Urged on by her dreams, Emmeline sets out with new friend Matisa and her beloved Kane, venturing into exhilarating wilderness, into freedom, into the...
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Sky
I've been wanting to read this for awhile! I love the cover and synopsis!
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:13
Oscar M
The cover was amazing and the synopsis was interesting for me.
Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:00
Susan T.
I am really excited for this one! I wonder what the unimagined horrors are! The cover is a touch creepy too which I love.
Monday, 05 October 2015 21:35
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Giveaway: Until Beth by Lisa Amowitz (International)

Giveaway: Until Beth by Lisa Amowitz (International)
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UNTIL BETH Author/Illustrator:  Lisa Amowitz Release Date: 9/29/15   About the Book Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees...
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DJ
This has so many questions floating in my mind on the premise alone. Whether I win or not, I'm definitely reading this!
Friday, 02 October 2015 16:04
BookFanatic
Honey colored with blue tips at the start of the book.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 22:08
Melissa Noecker
Honey colored with blue tips
Friday, 23 October 2015 19:39
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Givaway: A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick (US Only)

Givaway: A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick (US Only)
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A FROZEN HEART by Elizabeth Rudnick In stores October 6th   ABOUT THE BOOK Told in alternating chapters from both Anna's and Hans' perspectives, A Frozen Heart takes a sophisticated look at events of Frozen, exploring the couple's backstories, motivations, and doomed relationship.   ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elizabeth Rudnick has written...
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Hannah Carlton
My favorite character is Anna.
Friday, 02 October 2015 17:18
Jennifer Lancaster
Olaf! He's will be my fav always.
Saturday, 03 October 2015 18:15
Sky
I've honestly never watched Frozen.
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:11
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