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Winner's Announced! 2014 YABC Choice Awards

  First of all, thank you SO MUCH for casting your votes in the 2014 YABC Choice Awards! Be sure to click on the books or author photos below to find out more about the winning book or the other books by that author.  Here are your 2014 YABC Choice... Continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

  An Ember in The Ashes Author: Sabaa Tahir Release Date:  April 28, 2015  from Razorbill     About the Book   Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his... Continue reading
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Trust Me, I'm Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer + Giveaway (International)

  Hey, YABCers! Ready for the first cover reveal of 2015? Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TRUST ME, I'M TROUBLE by Mary Elizabeth Summer, releasing October 13, 2015 from Delacorte Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Mary Elizabeth:   Greetings... Continue reading
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hello, YABCers! Can you believe January is almost over? We have another great reveal for you today! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON by Christine Norris, releasing May 21, 2015 from Curiosity Quills. Before we get to the cover, here's... Continue reading
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Giveaway: Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky (US/Canada)

  Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky Releases: 2/10/15 from Candlewick   About the Book   Jack Bell has an unusual gift—or curse, depending on your point of view. And he’s not the only one. In Utopia, Iowa, anything can happen.   For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just... Continue reading
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul ~ January 2015

  Happy New Year, YABCers!  Check out our latest haul, combined goodies from December and January. Sooooo many amazing releases in here!                                and picture books!           What a haul, right? That's... Continue reading
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Giveaway: The Originals - The Rise by Julie Plec (US & CAN)

Book’s Title:  The Originals: The Rise Author’s Name: Julie Plec Release Date: Tuesday, January 27     About The Originals: The Rise Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're... Continue reading
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Giveaway: Invaded by Melissa Landers (Intl)

Book’s Title: INVADED     Author’s Name: Melissa Landers Book’s Release Date: February 3, 2015     About Invaded Cara always knew life on planet L'eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L'eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left... Continue reading
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Nerd Riders Drive Through Movie Review - Into the Woods - #YAMovieDay


  Lucky us! Two Drive Through Movie Reviews in a week! Today the Nerd Riders, Clint and Kristin, let you know what they thought about INTO THE WOODS. I love love love this play and I can't wait to see this film!  Check out their review below, this let us... Continue reading
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The 2014 YABC Choice Awards ~ Voting now open!

  Hello again YABCers! Welcome to our annual YABC Choice Awards!  As always, here are the 2014 titles nominated by our in-house editors. These are our favorites of the year, the ones we couldn't put down, the ones with sequels we're dying to read, the ones that left us aching... Continue reading
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