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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
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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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Giveaway: When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach (International)

Giveaway: When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach (International)
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  When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach   Print Release Date: 3 September 2013 (US/Canada) / 5 September 2013 (UK) eBook Release Date: 3 September 2013 (worldwide)     About the Book Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life...
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Katrina Pierce
The title sounds very historical fiction and the cover screams romance!
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:44
Ashley Ferguson
I love the title and the cover is awesome too! If I were to judge this book by its cover, I would bet that it's going to be incred... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:10
Vivien
The title is what caught my eye!
Thursday, 18 July 2013 18:40
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Five Blog Topics Readers Want from Authors

Five Blog Topics Readers Want from Authors
What do readers want to see from authors on their blogs and social media feeds?  That's the question I posed to YABC's Twitter audience this past week. They gave some great answers, which I'll post below. Overall, I saw a trend for the same five topics over and over.  Here they...
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Kathryn Lynn Frank
Yep this is exactly what I want from authors! I also like when an author recommends a book they enjoyed or they give a link to a... Read More
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 20:01
Alicia Chin
Definitely all stuff I love seeing on author blogs, especially the first one. I love finding out that I have things in common with... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:15
Kate
I definitely agree with the personal tidbits. I love learning about authors' favorite TV shows (Friday Night Lights FTW!), seeing ... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:39
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Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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Wreckless by Bria Quinlan Release Date: 6/12/13       About the Book   Wreckless…Where obsession and rebellion collide.    Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day....
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Viviana Ortiz
Well for the book playlist LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING - Kris Allen OR Like a teen's spirit - Nirvana
Friday, 12 July 2013 17:49
Jen
While I am not a huge country music fan, I do have my moments and Kenny Chesney always helps. SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a favorite of ... Read More
Sunday, 14 July 2013 08:58
Heather
I have read this book and loved it!!! I would love a paperback copy for my shelf! hmmmm, my parents were really strict in high sc... Read More
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:17
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Giveaway: More Than Enough by Crissa-Jean Chappell (International)

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MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH by  Crissa-Jean Chappell Release Date: 1/8/2014 ISBN: 9780738736440   About the Book …about a teen boy whose dad is Miccosukee and whose mom is English—making him ‘one hundred percent nothing’ – who is determined to figure out where he belongs and who he belongs with…   About the...
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Viviana Ortiz
I think is stick ball
Friday, 12 July 2013 17:57
Anastasia
Stick ball!
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:27
Danielle Schneider
Stick ball
Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:04
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Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal and giveaway?  Of course you are. Who am I kidding?  This week's cover reveal comes to you from Mindee Arnett, and we'll let her tell you all about it. Take it away, Mindee!   Hello YABC! So happy to be here for the...
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Bonnie
I love it! Love how well it ties in to the story and matches with the first cover! Love the silhouettes... very nice. Can't wait f... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:20
Kierra
I ADORE it!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:26
Emily
I think it's a perfect complement to the first cover. I LOVE the colors!!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:27
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