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Is YA Doing For Readers What Literary Fiction Can't?--Kenneth Nichols

Is YA Doing For Readers What Literary Fiction Can't?--Kenneth Nichols

  Young Adult and Destroying the Literary Echo Chamber by Kenneth Nichols   I read Lauren Prastien’s “An Apology to My Friends Who Love YA” with great interest; for the past few years, I have expended a great deal of my creative energies writing Young Adult work. (I’m shopping a novel...
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Spotlight on How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay, Plus Giveaway!




Writing  How Willa Got Her Grove Back  (my first book in the Creative HeArts series) was so much fun because I got to combine my three great loves: web series,  Pride & Prejudice , and hanging out with my best friends. That’s right. The three other writers in the series (Tera...
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Gabrielle
I'm excited to read 10 things Sloane hates about tru
Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:10
Kathleen Pasqualini
I'm excited to read both!
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:31
Jennifer Y.
These books look and sound like such fun reads. Look forward to reading them!
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 20:15
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Scavenger of Souls by Joshua David Bellin + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Scavenger of Souls by Joshua David Bellin + Giveaway (International)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Scavenger of Souls by Joshua David Bellin, from Margaret K. McElderry Books, which releases on August 23, 2016. Before we get to the covers, here's a note from Joshua: Hi YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for SCAVENGER OF...
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Kimberly Vanderbloom
I adore this cover. I'm a huge fan and this cover is perfect for the series
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:22
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is intense, especially the determined look upon the girl's face. It absolutely matches the synopsis and tells me so much... Read More
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:18
Michelle Willms
I love this author! The cover goes wonderfully with the synopsis. The synopsis sounds great to pick up where the last book left of... Read More
Thursday, 25 February 2016 19:19
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It's Live!! Cover Reveals: Powerless (#1) and Relentless (#2) by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveals: Powerless (#1) and Relentless (#2) by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveals for RELENTLESS by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs, releasing June 7, 2016, as well as the tradepaper cover for POWERLESS, from Sourcebooks Fire. Before we get to the covers, here's a note from Tracy and Tera: Tera Lynn Childs:...
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Gabrielle
Cool cover. Sounds like a great book
Saturday, 12 March 2016 22:09
Kaitlin Gillespie
I really love both of the covers. Especially the second. It feels like they're going into the unknown but they have each other and... Read More
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:01
Linda Romer
Powerless and relentless sound awesome and the covers are great ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 14:25
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The Tipping Point: Is Pressure Pushing Youth Too Far?--Alexandra Egi

The Tipping Point: Is Pressure Pushing Youth Too Far?--Alexandra Egi


We all know that If you pressure cook an egg, it’ll crack. But what happens when you pressure cook a 19‐year old girl, who seemingly had the world? Madison Holleran was a student at the University of Pennsylvania and she was a star track and field athlete. Even while achieving great...
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Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS

Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS
LINE WEBTOON ANNOUNCES DYSTOPIAN YA COMIC SERIES ‘DENTS’ FROM ACTRESS BETH BEHRS   Comic Written and Created by  Two Broke Girls  Star Beth Behrs and Broadway Actor Matt Doyle to Launch Exclusively on LINE Webtoon March 2016   LOS ANGELES,  February 23,  2016  – LINE Webtoon  ( http://www.webtoons.com ), the popular...
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What's New in YA--February 23, 2016

What's New in YA--February 23, 2016














  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Would you risk your life to save your best friend? Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods...
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Spotlight on The Cure by Tania Hagan, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Cure by Tania Hagan, Plus Giveaway!



Hello YABC readers! I’m so happy to be here with you today! So, what exactly is The Cure ? It’s a Dystopian tale with an unusual theme. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been anything quite like it. The events in this book don’t happen after any long struggle, or...
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john rodgers
can't wait to try this book
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:17
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When Real Life Informs Fantasy by Chloe Jacobs

When Real Life Informs Fantasy by Chloe Jacobs




  Writing Mylena: How Real Life Informed My Fantasy World I’ve always been a big outdoorsy person. From my humble beginnings as a little girl growing up near the Rockies in Alberta, to a teenager heading out for long weekends at our local campground with my best friend’s dad’s camper –...
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john rodgers
i hope i win this
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:18
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The Librarian's Corner--February 22, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--February 22, 2016











  February is designated Black History Month, and we've selected a list of fantastic books to celebrate diversity and African American history! You'll find everything from historical and urban fiction to contemporary, romance and poetry. These books would make great choices for a public or school library display or book club,...
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