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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--August 3, 2015

Contributed by Karen Sandler   Riveting page­turners with lots of twists and surprises are so much fun to read. They’re the ones that keep you up late at night, on the edge of your seat with each new revelation. The excitement of suspenseful thrillers can steal your breath when the... Continue reading
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If You Liked Cruel Beauty...

  Contributed by Samantha Randolph, Staff Reviewer   Cruel Beauty is hands down one of my all time favorites. I’ve spent a whole chapter of my thesis working with it, and I just fall in love with it more every time I read it. My favorite part of the story? The... Continue reading
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae + Giveaway (US Only)

Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae, releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ava:   Hi YABCers! I’m so psyched to be here sharing the cover for my... Continue reading
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Yearbook by Carol Masciola + Giveaway (US/Canada/Europe)

Hi, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola, releasing November 18, 2015 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Carol:   I’m so delighted to show off the cover of my novel, The Yearbook, which... Continue reading
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Oh the Thinks You Can Think About Dr. Seuss!

  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager      Today is the day for a brand new book. So stay awhile and have a look. We promise there's more in this post as well. But those are things we cannot tell.   Okay, that is silly, we know you know,... Continue reading
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What's New in YA--July 28, 2015

  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are... Continue reading
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YABC Book Haul - July 2015


Hey, YABCers! This month we celebrate the birth of the chosen one, Harry Potter. And we celebrate the only way we know how...with a book haul! Enjoy the awesomeness. Happy birthday, Harry.  ...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hello, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET by Tara Sullivan, releasing February 23, 2016 from GP Putnam's Sons/Penguin Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Tara:   Hi YABC!  I’m so excited to... Continue reading
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Giveaway: Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred (US Only)

FOREVER FOR A YEAR by B.T. Gottfred In stores July 7th   About the Book When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one... Continue reading
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Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway

  Today we welcome Celeste Ng to YABC! Celeste's book, Everything I Never Told You, has been released in a gorgeous new paperback edition! Ng's is a novel filled with family, responsibility, culture, and the struggles presented when all three combine. Celeste is sharing a few things with us today... Continue reading
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