Cover Reveal for THE HIDDEN CODE!

We announced not long ago that we have a new P.J. Hoover book in the pipeline for Fall 2019, and now we have the cover and blurb to share with you! Eleven years ago, Hannah Hawkins’ parents disappeared while traveling abroad. Presumed dead, Hannah and her uncle are shocked when a letter from her mom arrives right after Hannah’s sixteenth birthday. By piecing together cryptic hints from the note and other clues left behind, Hannah…

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Feeling Blue?

Lots of people get the blues during the wintertime, particularly in January when the holidays are over and things go back to “normal.” I am one of those rare people who enjoy the winter months. The cold and the rain bring me new life and energize me. I also read a lot more during the winter due to the weather, so that probably helps a lot, too. Going off the blue theme, I’ve compiled a…

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New P.J. Hoover Book Coming in 2020!

The news is out via Publisher’s Weekly, so we can share it officially: We have a new P.J. Hoover book coming in 2020! The very first book we ever acquired and published here at CBAY was P.J.’s debut novel The Emerald Tablet, which is part of The Forgotten Worlds trilogy. The Emerald Tablet recently celebrated its 10th birthday with us, so it’s very fitting that we were able to secure another book with P.J. Homer’s Excellent…

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Guest Post with Moire Ain Plus a Giveaway!

In case you missed it, Dragon Bonded, the latest novel from Kath Boyd Marsh, came out earlier this month. We love this book and are so excited to see it out in the wild and to share it with you! In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon…

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Happy Book Birthday to DRAGON BONDED!

A very happy book birthday to Dragon Bonded by Kath Boyd Marsh! We’re so excited to be able to share this book with you and hope you love it as much as we do!   In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon Primus, Hazel has had her…

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Des[s]erted Reads: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Des[s]erted Reads is a blog feature here at CBAY Books where we highlight an unread book on our bookshelf and pair it with a dessert recipe! Our Des[s]erted Reads feature this month is Bloodlines by Richelle Mead!   Bloodlines by Richelle Mead April 2011, Pengin Group Years spent unread on bookshelf: 7.5 years Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve…

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Spooky Reads for Halloween

Growing up we didn’t celebrate Halloween much. We’d sometimes dress up, but we lived in the country so Trick-or-Treating wasn’t really an option. While I’m not necessarily a huge fan of scary/horror films I do love a good spooky read. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite spooky YA reads! Let me know your favorite spooky YA/MG reads in the comments.   The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan In Mary’s world there…

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Happy Release Day to Uncertain Summer in Paperback!

One year ago we welcomed Uncertain Summer by Jessica Lee Anderson into the world. And now, today, we welcome the paperback version of Uncertain Summer!     For decades, something has lurked in the swampy lakes of East Texas. When a TV show offers a million dollars to the person that can provide conclusive proof of the creature, Everdil, her brother, and two friends form a team to snap a picture of Bigfoot. But tracking…

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What Muggles Can Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book

We wrote a blog post earlier in the week that talked about our recent visit to LeakyCon and the panel we lead titled, “What to Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book.” We split the discussion into two parts, one part was what wizards can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book, the other was what muggles can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book. Today we’re going to…

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What Wizards Can Read While Waiting for the Next Harry Potter Book!

We recently had the pleasure of leading a panel at LeakyCon where we talked about books we can read to fill that Harry Potter sized hole in our hearts. (For those unfamiliar with LeakyCon, it’s a yearly Harry Potter convention.) Being a huge Harry Potter fan with two Harry Potter tattoos, that hole in my heart is rather large. We split them into three categories: Younger readers, chapter books, and teen. We also talked about…

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