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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…

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…

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…

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…