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Cover Reveal: Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac + Giveaway (US Only)

Cover Reveal: Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hey YABCers! It's time for another cover reveal, this time from Tu Books . Check out what they have to say about KILLER OF ENEMIES by Joseph Bruchac:   Hi YABC! I’m Stacy Whitman, the publisher and editor of Tu Books. I’m so happy to introduce the cover of Joseph Bruchac’s...
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Katrina Pierce
This cover is pretty badass!
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:19
Vikki
I love Joseph Bruchac's books & look forward to Killer of Enemies (whether I win a copy or have to get it on my own). Steampunk as... Read More
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:18
Vivien
The cover is great! The synopsis definitely reeled me in!
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 18:19
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Giveaway: INFINITYGLASS Book Birthday Prize Pack (US Only)

Giveaway: INFINITYGLASS Book Birthday Prize Pack (US Only)
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About INFINITYGLASS  (Egmont USA, August 6, 2013, $17.99 HC)   The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.   The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers — ­have uncanny abilities to...
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Vivien
I just adore this series. I've been waiting for the conclusion for so many months!! Eep!
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:12
Alyssa Susanna
OMG! Infinityglass! I feel like it was just yesterday that I read Hourglass. I haven't read Timepiece yet, though ooooo, Caleb I ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:12
Robin Davis
This looks like an amazing series. I've added it to my TBR list! The reviews are great! I have kids ages 7-17 and these books lo... Read More
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:17
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Cover Reveal: OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Guys, this cover today is soooo PRETTYPRETTY. You know I'm a sucker for gorgeous lighting on a cover and this one is simply breathtaking. Major props to the cover designer of OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord.  But before I show you what I'm talking about, here's a message from Emery:...
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Vivien
I really do love the cover!!
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:37
Jenna DeTrapani
I think this is one of the more gorgeous covers I have seen this year. Not to mention, the synopsis is intriguing. I am already pu... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 14:52
Michelle
I love the cover! And I've been crazy excited to read OPEN ROAD SUMMER since I came across it on Goodreads. Congrats, Emery!... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 14:57
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Giveaway: Uncle John's the Haunted Outhouse Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (US Only)

Giveaway: Uncle John's the Haunted Outhouse Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (US Only)
Uncle John's the Haunted Outhouse Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! Bathroom Readers' Institute Release Date: August 13, 2013   About the Book What do you get when you cross a classic scary story such as “The Tell-tale Heart” with Uncle John’s trademark sense of humor? You get “The Tell-tale Fart” (Pee-uw!)....
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kristin sims
he ate the dentist
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 01:13
Julie Link
the dentist
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:21
BJ Gaskill
The Dentist
Monday, 12 August 2013 15:28
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Giveaway: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (International)

Giveaway: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (International)
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Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell Release Date: October 1, 2013 (Amulet Books/Abrams)     About the Book Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list...
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Sandra Lam
Rebel is afraid of being ordinary
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:57
Vivien
Afraid of being ordinary.
Friday, 02 August 2013 18:11
Darith Ly
“I’m afraid of being ordinary.”
Friday, 02 August 2013 19:35
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Giveaway: How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story by Philipp Mattheis (US/Canada)

Giveaway: How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story by Philipp Mattheis (US/Canada)
How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story by  Philipp Mattheis Release Date: July 23, 2013   About the Book Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers skateboarding at the park and dreaming about the time when they’ll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of...
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Stephanie Tullis
I so want horses too.
Friday, 02 August 2013 13:51
Maggie Reid
Hmmm..... I want to say I will do something good and noble like with it, like donate it to a charity.....but, the truth is, I woul... Read More
Friday, 02 August 2013 10:23
Stephanie Tullis
If I stumbled upon a fortune, I would pay off all my student loans, build my dream house with a stable full of horses, purchase th... Read More
Friday, 02 August 2013 13:51
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Giveaway: Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear (International)

Giveaway: Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear (International)
Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear  Release Date: August 8, 2013     About the Book In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock's relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V's mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the...
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Beth
A botanist.
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:54
Andrew Patterson
A Botanist
Friday, 02 August 2013 12:22
sarah elizabeth
a botanist!
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:12
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Giveaway - Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan (International)

Giveaway - Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan (International)
Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by  Jenny T Colgan Paperback Release Date: June 13, 2013   About the Book "Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire..." On a windswept northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders...
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Beth
11
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:51
Beth
Oh! Crud, just realized I didn't answer the first question.. Favorite doctor: Tie between David Tennant and Tom Baker.... Read More
Saturday, 31 August 2013 19:38
Duks Castro
David Tennant by far my favortie!!! Matt Smith is the 11th doctor!
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:46
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Cover Reveal: HEXED by Michelle Krys + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: HEXED by Michelle Krys + Giveaway (International)
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Hey YABCers!  Been a busy summer so far, and we haven't had a cover reveal in a while. I thought I should remedy that today with the help of Michelle Krys and her book HEXED. Sound good?  Good.  Before we get to the reveal, here's a message from Michelle:   Hi...
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Brandy Allard
OMG I love this cover! It's absolutely gorgeous! I adore the colour scheme and the light. So fun!
Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:07
Hazel @ staybookish
That cover is perfection!! Just so lovely!!
Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:17
Whitley Abell
I love the cover! It's so earthy, which to me is great. I've been seeing a lot of witchcraft in YA lately, but the elemental natur... Read More
Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:23
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Interview with House of Secrets Author Ned Vizzini + Giveaway (International)

Interview with House of Secrets Author Ned Vizzini + Giveaway (International)
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I recently got the chance to chat with Ned Vizzini, coauthor of newly released House of Secrets , about life, storytelling, and his new TV series Believe on NBC. Check out what he had to say!   Ned Vizzini is the New York Times bestselling author of young-adult books  It's Kind...
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Marlene Moss
Love the drawings for House of Secrets - would love to read it. I'll keeping my eyes out for Believe too.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 18:32
Danielle Schneider
I really like the drawings as well. They really make the story even more intriguing.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 18:58
Crayton Young
It's very interesting that he co-wrote Teen Wolf. it's such a great show.
Sunday, 21 July 2013 17:10
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