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YABC Book Haul - July 2015

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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Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway

Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  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...
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Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
Friday, 31 July 2015 17:04
Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
Friday, 31 July 2015 17:04
Maria
She did four drafts.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 17:55
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Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl

Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl
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  Today we welcome Patrice Kindl to YABC! Patrice's new book, A School for Brides , is filled with five girls (of a marriageable age) and no men for miles! This modern take on the Regency novel will leave readers dazzled an delighted. Patrice is sharing a few things with us today:...
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Lucy Magat
I would probably fail if I find myself at a school for brides since I'm only 14.
Friday, 24 July 2015 14:11
Nicole
I am absolutely positive that I would fail....miserably
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:00
rebecca
i would probably be expelled lol... Read More
Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:50
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What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.   After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of...
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Giveaway: Resonance by Erica O'Rourke (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Resonance by Erica O'Rourke (US & Canada Only)
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RESONANCE by Erica O'Rourke Release Date: 7/21/15   About the Book This highly anticipated sequel to DISSONANCE takes place in a world where alternative universes are created each time a decision is made in “real life.” Teen Del is a Walker, which allows her to pass through these worlds, maintaining harmony...
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Susan T.
She hates fish! I wonder if she means eating them or as a pet too! ... Read More
Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:37
Nicole
She hates emoticons
Monday, 10 August 2015 11:53
Yara Houssami
she hates emoticons... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 21:37
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Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)

Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)
Weightless by Sarah Bannan   Release Date: 6/30/2015   About the Book When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she's immediately welcomed by the school's cliques. She's...
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Shannon Mizikoski
This book sounds so, so good. I love the topics that it covers, because man, high school can be so tough. The cover seems perfect ... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:24
Hannah Kane
The cover is lovely -- and the synopsis sounds so real, like something one would actually experience in high school. Can't wait to... Read More
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:29
Agustina Gonzalez
The cover is so lovely! I know this is going to be one of those books that its going to make me cry. I just know! I'm excited to k... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:11
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ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The latest MARVEL film hits theaters this weekend. Kristin and Clint of the Nerd Riders hit the streets to give their review of ANT-MAN.  QUESTION: If you could be super small for a day what would you do?
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Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt

Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt
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  Today we welcome Will Mabbitt to YABC! Will's new book, The Unlikey Adventures of Mabel Jones , is filled with fun, fantasy, and an otherworldy adventure! In honor of Mabel Jones, Will is sharing more about his book, the top five steps to writing cliff-hanging chapters, AND a giveaway!     ...
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BookFanatic
The entire Mortal Instrument series. After every book there would be a cliff hanger at the end, and if that isn't bad enough since... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 23:19
Dan Denman
Catching Fire had a pretty good cliffhanger. Katniss was rescued by District 13, but Peta was captured by the Capitol.
Saturday, 08 August 2015 12:56
YABC
The biggest cliffhanger I've read has been in The Bone Clocks, I don't wanna give to much detail but holy jeez I was literally in... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:43
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room...
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Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)

Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)


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PAPER TOWNS 20th Century Fox In theaters July 24, 2015 About the Film Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking...
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Brittany Young
The Fault in Our Stars is probably my favorite.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 01:43
Emma Morian
So far, Looking for Alaska is my favorite John Green book, next to Paper Towns, of course. I like how even though Pudge memorizes... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:04
Nika Lofton
Having read all his books and the ones that he co wrote, I would have to say Paper Towns is my favorite. It is the most relatable ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:25
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