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What's New in YA--March 22, 2016

What's New in YA--March 22, 2016













Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!   War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the  New York Times  bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. The city is falling out of...
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E-book Sale on THE ORPHAN QUEEN. Limited time offer!

E-book Sale on THE ORPHAN QUEEN. Limited time offer!

Here at YABC, we're huge fans of Jodi Meadows' THE ORPHAN QUEEN, and we can't wait until it's sequel THE MIRROR KING releases in two weeks! So when we heard that THE ORPHAN QUEEN was on a limited time e-book sale, we had to let you know!   Here's a note...
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Spotlight: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule, Plus Giveaway!

  Today we're putting a spotlight on Adi Rule's soon-to-be released novel,  The Hidden Twin . Read on for more about Adi, her novel, an excerpt from the book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Adi Rule! Adi Rule is the author of Strange Sweet Song. She grew up among cats, ducks,...
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Steph Destiny
I love the cover, it promises the story will be full of magic and mystery
Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:50
Linda Romer
Hidden Twin sounds great ♡ I love the cover! Thank you
Sunday, 27 March 2016 20:32
Kimberly
I'm curious to learn what happens.
Sunday, 03 April 2016 18:13
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The Librarian's Corner--March 21, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--March 21, 2016

With April - National Poetry Month! - just around the corner I wanted to highlight some of my favorite novels written in verse. These novels have all different styles and forms of poetry, letting readers explore the written word in new ways. I hope librarians can use these for their displays...
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The Nerd Riders Review the ALLEGIANT movie

The Nerd Riders Review the ALLEGIANT movie

Are you ready to see Allegiant this weekend? Clint and Lauren of the Nerd Riders went to an early screening and made a drive-through movie review for us. Did they love it? Hate it? Want to take Four home for themselves? Find out below!     Are you planning to see...
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Giveaway: Great Falls by Steve Watkins (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Great Falls by Steve Watkins (US & Canada Only)

Great Falls by Steve Watkins On sale 4/26/16   About the Book One brother home from war. The other desperate to save him. A gripping journey together to the river's end. Shane has always worshiped his big brother, Jeremy. But three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken their toll, and...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is fabulous, but it's the synopsis that pulls me in. I think it's really so important to discuss the ramifications of wa... Read More
Saturday, 19 March 2016 21:50
Kara S
This story sounds so exciting; this is a must-read for me! Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:21
Susan T.
I was instantly attracted to the cover because of the canoe paddles! I love canoeing and I think that if your life needs a transfo... Read More
Friday, 25 March 2016 16:04
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Top 5 Experiences That Inadvertently Prepared KC Held to Write HOLDING COURT, Plus Giveaway!

Top 5 Experiences That Inadvertently Prepared KC Held to Write HOLDING COURT, Plus Giveaway!









  1. I spent a summer working in a castle. In college I had a summer internship in textile conservation at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. I also wrote my senior thesis on the castle’s decorative arts collection, so when I wasn’t working on restoring medieval tapestries I got to...
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Kaitlin Gillespie
I loved hearing about your 5 experiences. It was hilarious and I want to hear more about them. (Did getting tasered hurt really ba... Read More
Monday, 28 March 2016 15:41
K.C. Held
Thanks, Kaitlin! Getting tasered was definitely a shocking experience. ... Read More
Monday, 18 April 2016 12:46
alyssa
This book seems soooooooooo funny! and the experiences are funny too! I truly related to working in a castle (well i worked next ... Read More
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:28
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum + Giveaway (US and Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum + Giveaway (US and Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW TO MAKE OUT by Brianna R. Shrum, releasing September 6, 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Brianna: Hey YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for HOW TO MAKE...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is ADORABLE and the story sounds so cute too! Thanks so much for the chance ... Read More
Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:11
Linda Romer
How to make out sounds great ♡ And I live the fun cover! Thank you
Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:12
stephanie bondlow
That is a pretty great cover for coming off of Pinterest! I love the story, and it is so important for young girls to stay authent... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:42
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Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway

Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway



Today we're putting a spotlight on Sarah Alexander's soon-to-be released novel,  The Art of Not Breathing . Read on for more about Sarah, her novel, an excerpt from the book, plus a giveaway!     Meet Sarah Alexander! Sarah Alexander  completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck College with distinction....
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Kara S
I like the combination of the family dealing with grief and a mystery story! Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:17
Linda Romer
The art of not breathing sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:25
alyssa
This seems about moving on about the past, about letting go of he things that holds one back and being free. The cover looks great... Read More
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:14
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Author Chat with Andrea Young, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Andrea Young, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Andrea Young: My latest book was my first book. What surprised me the most was how incredibly fun it was to write it! I would totally get into my characters and their lives and live it while putting it on paper....
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Linda Romer
Finny and the boy from horse mountain sounds great! I would love to read this book ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:15
stephanie bondlow
I love horses and used to ride English style. I really like the description of this book. It sounds wonderful, and I have a heart ... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:35
Tammy Dalley
This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win it
Thursday, 07 April 2016 08:29
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