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It's National Novel Writing Month: Check out This Short List of YA Novels Featuring Writers





It's officially NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month! If you're a writer, or if you just love books and writers, like we do—check out this short list of YA novels featuring teen writers!     1. Final Draft by Riley Redgate       Laila Piedra doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, and definitely...
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Featured Review: The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)

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About This Book: No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths...
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Featured Review: Swamp Thing: Twin Branches (Maggie Stiefvater)

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About This Book: #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater (the Raven Cycle series) and artist Morgan Beem unearth the primal power of memory and how it twists the bond between two brothers. Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Not Our Summer by Casie Bazay + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Not Our Summer by Casie Bazay, releasing 5/11/2021 from Runnng Press/ Hachette! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share the cover of my debut novel, NOT OUR SUMMER, with you...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, nice cover!
Friday, 30 October 2020 12:40
John Clark
I agree the cover is great!
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Spotlight on The Haunting of Beatrix Greene (Serial Box)

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GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH  ‘THE HAUNTING OF BEATRIX GREENE’  AVAILABLE TODAY ON SERIAL BOX   NYT Best-selling Author Rachel Hawkins Leads the Writing Team for the Historical Horror Series Available for Reading and Listening     WHAT: Grab your hot cocoa, turn on the fireplace and immerse yourself in...
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Giveaway: Whispering Pines (Heidi Lang/Kati Bartkowski) ~ (US Only)

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Whispering Pines (US Only) by: Heidi Lang / Kati Bartkowski Release Date: September 1st, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books       About the Book: A young boy and girl who must protect their small town from otherworldly forces threatening to destroy it. Rae’s father vanished without a trace—and Rae...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, nice cover!
Friday, 30 October 2020 12:41
Andrea Cerda
The cover!!!! Looks like a good read!
Friday, 30 October 2020 13:47
Chiara Jucha
Love this cover!
Monday, 02 November 2020 11:52
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Featured Review: Fae's Prisoner (Melissa A. Craven and M. Lynn)

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About This Book: Griffin O’Shea is a traitor. It’s what those outside the prison realm called him when he chose the wrong side in the war of the fae queens. Now, he is the only person in the entire fae world who remembers his dark deeds. The moment Griffin crossed into...
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It's Live! Cover Reveal + Giveaway (US Only): Enduring Freedom by Trent Reedy & Jawad Arash

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Enduring Freedom by Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy, out 5/18/2021 from Algonquin Young Readers! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the authors: The soldier on the cover of Enduring Freedom reminds me of the first American I ever...
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I'll be eagerly awaiting this one.
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 19:24
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Featured Review: The Mirror: Broken Wish (Julie C. Dao)

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About This Book: Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She's heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and...
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Waiting on Wednesday ~ October 28, 2020

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Lillian’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    Fae’s Promise Author:  M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven Expected publication:  unknown Griffin O’Shea is trapped. Again. His prison...
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