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Featured Review: The Ugly Teapot (Fred Holmes)

Featured Review: The Ugly Teapot (Fred Holmes)
About This Book:   Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world. To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed...
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Author Chat with Ted Staunton (The Seven Prequels Boxset), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Chat with Ted Staunton (The Seven Prequels Boxset), Plus Giveaway!!
Today we're excited to chat with Ted Staunton,  author of The Seven Series!  Below you'll find more about Ted, his books, plus a giveaway!         YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? When you trace “inspirations” for a book you always come up with an odd mix of seemingly unrelated junk that...
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Story Starters: Origins

Story Starters: Origins
Hello, and welcome to the third week of our September Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!  Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of the month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired by...
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Spotlight on Terra Soul (S.J. Abraham), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Terra Soul (S.J. Abraham), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting S.J. Abraham's novel, Terra Soul!  Read on for more about S.J. and his novel, an excerpt, and giveaway!       Meet S.J. Abraham!! As a child raised in the Southwest United States on the border of one of the largest oil fields in the country, S.J. Abraham was a lonely...
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Anne
I'm not into the cover but I think this will be a fun read!
Saturday, 24 September 2016 05:34
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Featured Review: The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

Featured Review: The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
About this book: The powerful story of two teenagers finding friendship, comfort, and first love in the days following 9/11 as their fractured city tries to put itself back together. On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window...
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Bloomsbury USA Blog Tour and Author Chat with Danielle Paige (Stealing Snow), Plus Giveaway!!

Bloomsbury USA Blog Tour and Author Chat with Danielle Paige (Stealing Snow), Plus Giveaway!!
          Today we're excited to chat with Danielle Paige,  author of Stealing Snow!  Below you'll find more about Danielle, her book, plus a giveaway!       YABC:   Who is your favorite character in the book? Aside from Snow, I am in love with the River Witch, Nepenthe. Think the Little Mermaid’s daughter. Like...
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Stephanie Alexander
Im loving fairy tale retellings at the moment, because of the clever twists and plays on the original. This one does not disappoin... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:41
Tiffany Engler
I haven't read a fairy tale-type read and I'm looking forward to reading this
Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:14
Candice Gigous
Cool cover. As a fan of fairy tale retellings, I am looking forward to this one.
Sunday, 25 September 2016 09:36
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Featured Review: Radical (E.M. Kokie)

Featured Review: Radical (E.M. Kokie)
  About This Book:   Determined to survive the crisis she’s sure is imminent, Bex is at a loss when her world collapses in the one way she hasn’t planned for. Preppers. Survivalists. Bex prefers to think of herself as a realist who plans to survive, but regardless of labels, they’re...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy + Giveaway (US Only)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy, releasing July 4, 2017 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emily: The idea for THE DISAPPEARANCES began when I imagined magic as a glittering dust...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The book sounds quite intriguing! ANd I love the cover, it's a great blend of eerie and pretty!
Friday, 23 September 2016 01:34
Tiffany Engler
The book looks so interesting, almost in a scary kind of way! From reading the synopsis I can tell I'll love this one!
Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:04
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What's Hot in KU

What's Hot in KU
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Featured Review: Courage in Patience: A Story of Hope for Those Who Have Endured Abuse by Beth Fehlbaum

Featured Review: Courage in Patience: A Story of Hope for Those Who Have Endured Abuse by Beth Fehlbaum
About this book: After six years of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse from her stepfather, 14-year-old Ashley finally finds the courage to reveal the painful details of her experiences with her mother, who refuses to acknowledge the problem and turns her back on her daughter. After confiding in her teacher—the only...
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