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Giveaway: The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst (US & Canada Only)
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The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst Release Date: June 2, 2015   About the Book In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following...
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Mandy
Love Book Giveaways! This book sounds so good! Fingers crossed... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2015 19:16
Lillian
I love how the cover and synopsis are similar with the representation of two separate intertwined stories.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:57
Kushnoda
The book seems very interesting, it has a lovely cover and im really excited to get my hand on it!! *finger crossed*
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 20:02
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Giveaway: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen (US & Canada Only)
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Alias Hook   by Lisa Jensen Release Date: 5/5/15     About the Book With a slight nod to Wicked, veteran film critic Lisa Jensen trades Oz for Neverland and reimagines one of Great Britain’s most beloved children’s classics in her ingenious novel now in paperback, ALIAS HOOK (St. Martin’s Griffin; May...
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Lillian
Yes, the disney movie Maleficent managed to do it. It's nice to see the motivation behind the villains and to know a backstory.... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:22
John Phan
Villains can definitely be understood as long as they have a strong and valid motivation for what they do.
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:54
Shenoda
yes they can
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 17:48
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Giveaway: Run To You Series by Clara Kensie (International)

Giveaway: Run To You Series by Clara Kensie (International)
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The Run to You Series: DECEPTION SO DEADLY and DECEPTION SO DARK by Clara Kensie Release Date: May 1, 2015     About the Book DECEPTION SO DEADLY: Originally  published as the Run to You serial parts 1-3: First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm. Deception So Deadly is the complete...
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Clara Kensie
Hi Sara! Thanks for the heads up about the bad link! It seems there was a closing parenthesis at the end of the link that shouldn'... Read More
Friday, 05 June 2015 11:09
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
We apologize for the broken link. It's fixed now! (And the chapter is AH-MAZING.)
Sunday, 07 June 2015 13:51
Ayanami Faerudo
Monroe.
Friday, 19 June 2015 03:38
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Giveaway: Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond (US Only)

Giveaway: Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond (US Only)
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LOIS LANE: FALLOUT    by GWENDA BOND     Release Date: MAY 1, 2015     About the Book   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 1, 2015) – Iconic DC Comics character Lois Lane is now the star of a new young adult novel from the Switch Press imprint of Capstone. The first book...
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Lillian
Jack FInch
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:59
Stacy
Jack Finch
Friday, 05 June 2015 15:05
Vivien
Jack Finch
Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:07
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Giveaway: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (International)

Giveaway: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (International)
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Between Us And The Moon by Rebecca Maizel     Release Date: June 30th 2015   About the Book A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with...
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Marissa Rodriguez
Boogie boarding and reading on the beach!
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:42
Lillian
Boogie boarding in the Bahamas
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:05
Miguel
My best beach memory would have to be collecting sea shells with my young brothers!
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 23:06
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Giveaway: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (US Only)

Giveaway: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (US Only)
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A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord Release Date: May 26, 2015   About the Book This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away...
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Lillian
People from different cultures should learn about the other cultures so that they can understand other better and emphasize with t... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:09
Sharon
We need to get out of our little (self-made) boxes and into the bigger world, and learning about and understanding other cultures ... Read More
Saturday, 13 June 2015 14:13
Hannah Kane
People from different backgrounds can understand each other and learn to get along through open, honest communication. It's import... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2015 14:27
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Giveaway: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (US Only)

Giveaway: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (US Only)
Book’s Title:  DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE Author’s Name: Carrie Ryan Release Date: 5/26/2015   About the Book I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge.   In the wake of the devastating destruction of...
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Brianna Barnette
The cover is AMAZING! I love how it doesn't look corny with the female on it. The synopsis sounds like an all around good time. ... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2015 17:42
Leah
I think that the cover is really pretty! The cover up so that everything isn't really what it seems. Like the wave in the back, ... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2015 22:48
Lillian
I love the dress on the cover. The synopsis sounds really interesting. It reminds a bit of titanic, but this sounds much more in... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:12
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3 Minutes With... M.G. Buehrlen

3 Minutes With... M.G. Buehrlen

The Nerd Riders got to hang out with the awesome author of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, M.G. Buehrlen. There were questions asked, questions answered and swords drawn!  
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Bonus Scene: The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)

Bonus Scene: The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)
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The Vast and Brutal Sea by  Zoraida Córdova Release Date: June 2, 2015   About the Book This epic clash of sand and sea will pit brother against brother-and there can only be one winner In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules...
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Stacy
It is entirely possible that I was a mermaid in a past life.
Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:56
rebecca
i was a bird
Monday, 01 June 2015 16:25
Sky
I was most definitely a nomad (most likely from a native american tribe), I've been told many times in my life I have an old trave... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:21
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Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka

Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka
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  Today we welcome Catherine Linka to YABC! Zinka's soon to be released sequel to A Girl Called Fearless , A Girl Undone ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  Divergent and An Ember in the Ashes . The next installment in The Girl Called Fearless series will make...
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