The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

44416826



  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
  618 Hits
  5 Comments

Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

fontre



  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
  613 Hits
  3 Comments

Spotlight on The End Of The World & Beyond (AVI), Plus Excerpt!

Avi_EndofWorld_hc_jkt_HR
Avi


Today we're excited to spotlight The End Of The World & Beyond  by AVI.  Read on for more about AVI plus an excerpt!           Meet AVI ! Avi is the author of many books for young readers including  Catch You Later, Traitor,  the Newbery Medal novel Crispin:...
Continue reading
  516 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Thief Of Cahraman (Lucy Tempest), Plus Giveaway!

ThiefofCahraman-Cover



Today we're excited to spotlight  Thief Of Cahraman  by Lucy Tempest.  Read on for more about Lucy and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Lucy Tempest ! With one foot in reality and the other one lodged firmly in fantasy, Lucy Tempest has been spinning tales...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Belinda Clemons
this book sounds so good I love the concept and really hope to be one of the lucky winners
Saturday, 09 February 2019 17:44
Julie Holden
Gorgeous cover; love the gold framing! Really want to read this!
Friday, 01 March 2019 08:54
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and I really like the premise.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 14:18
  698 Hits
  3 Comments

Spotlight on Acadia Files (Katie Coppens), Plus Guest Post!

5






Today we're excited to spotlight The Acadia Files by Katie Coppens! Read on for more about Katie, plus a guest post!           Meet Katie Coppens ! Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award winning middle school teacher and the...
Continue reading
  496 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

39863269



Today we're excited to spotlight  Only A Breath Apart  by Katie McGarry.  Read on for more about Katie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Katie McGarry ! Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Dianna G.
I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today -- it's so cute and dreamy. I love books with paranormal themes like this. Def... Read More
Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:05
Debra Branigan
Your cover is lovely and your storyline will attract your readers. I can't wait to read this one. Good luck with your novel.... Read More
Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!! Can't wait for this book!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:04
  647 Hits
  8 Comments

Spotlight on R. Caine High School: Books 1-3 (Victoria Danann), Guest Post & Giveaway!

rcaine
Victoria in the Park with George


Today we're excited to spotlight R Caine High School: Books 1-3  by Victoria Danann! Read on for more about Victoria, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Victoria Danann !     Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Instagram           Meet R. Caine...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both really fun and dramatic.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and will capture the attention of YA readers. I read a middle school novel along the same lines (Gods sen... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 15:45
Erin
Oh WOW!!!! This sounds like a crazy cool concept for an incredible series!! I am so anticipating reading these books!! This would ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:22
  461 Hits
  5 Comments

Author Chat with J Mercer (Triplicity), Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with J Mercer (Triplicity), Plus Giveaway!



  Today we're excited to chat with J Mercer author of Triplicity .  Read on for more about J Mercer and her, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  J Mercer ! J Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
The cover fits perfectly and the storyline is intriguing. Would like to read this one.
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:31
Christy DuBois
I like that the synopsis gives me enough information to be interested in reading this book yet doesn't give anything away. It soun... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 01:39
Jayda
The cover is so simple yet unique, and the story sounds amazing.
Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:59
  803 Hits
  7 Comments

Author Chat with Carey Anne Farrell (Forward March), Plus Giveaway!

FM




  Today we're excited to chat with Carey Anne Farrell author of Forward March .  Read on for more about Carey and her book, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  Carey Anne Farrell !   Carey Anne Farrell writes, teaches, makes music, and co-hosts the podcast Go...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Dianna G.
I love that this is a book about BAND kids. Adding it to my daughter's Christmas list right now!
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:39
John
What a fun cover! I expect this book will teach me all there is to know about marching bands!
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:30
Debra Branigan
The cover is very nice. The storyline will attract your YA readers. Good luck with the novel.
Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:34
  798 Hits
  7 Comments

Spotlight on The XY (Virginia Bergin), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

XY



Today we're excited to spotlight  The XY  by Virginia Bergin.  Read on for more about Virginia and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Virginia Bergin ! Virginia Bergin is the author of H2O, which The Horn Book Magazine called “Inspiring.” She lives in Bristol (UK). Visit her...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Emily
This sounds so good!!!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:16
  896 Hits
  1 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

You Made Me a Dad
In this touching celebration of fatherhood, the close bond between...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Cicada
Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam
Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Swap'd
After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
When Karen sprints into Stick Dog’s pipe and declares an...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tin
Tin
In an alternative England of the 1930s where the laws...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ruff vs. Fluff (Queenie & Arthur #1)
From the outside, Queenie the cat and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Yay for Vaycay! (Pug Pals #2)
The pugs are packing their bags! ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Braced
Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Focused
Clea can't control her thoughts. She knows she has to...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Where the Heart Is
It’s the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Because of the Rabbit
On the last night of summer, Emma...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis
In his third book about deception during war, Paul B....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Light Jar
Nate and his mother are running away. Fleeing from an...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Game of Stars  (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)
When the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, smelling...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Martha Tom knows better than to cross the Bok Chitto...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

You Made Me a Dad
 
5.0
"YOU MADE ME A DAD is a charming story of fatherhood, beginning before the child is born through when they..."
Cicada
 
3.5
"CICADA tells the story of working in a corporate job. Cicada is a good employee who works hard and doesn’t..."
Swap'd
 
4.0
" Allie gets tickets to Game On Con because of her previous coding experiences, and wants her friend from coding..."
Tin
Tin
 
4.0
"Christopher is an orphan boy who works for Mr. Absalom, an engineer who creates mechanicals, a 1930s version of robots...."
Game of Stars  (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)
 
4.0
"Kiran has survived her ordeals in The Serpent's Secret, and is back in Parsippany, New Jersey. and is trying to..."
 
4.0
"Martha Tom lives in a town in the Choctaw Nation in 1804, right across the Bok Chitto River from a..."
TBH, Too Much Drama (TBH, #3)
 
4.0
"TBH, TOO MUCH DRAMA is a short book that primarily takes place over texts, but also has some emails, essays,..."
Skeleton Tree
 
4.0
"THE SKELETON TREE is a gripping middle grade novel that will touch your heart. Stanley Stanwright is 12 years old,..."
Enter the Core (Max Tilt #3)
 
4.0
"Max and his cousin Alex are still enjoying the benefits of the serum that has cured Max's mom and his..."
Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug
 
4.5
"HUGS AND KISSES FOR THE GROUCHY LADYBUG features, of course, the iconic character of the grouchy ladybug and which examines..."
Hush, Little Bunny
 
5.0
"HUSH, LITTLE BUNNY is a beautifully reimagined version of the song, “Hush, Little Baby.” Featuring a papa bunny and his..."
Fangs for Everything (Crimebiters #4)
 
4.0
"Jimmy and his friends are back for this fourth and final installment, which starts with a bit of a shocker......"
Summer Babies (Babies in the Park)
 
5.0
"SUMMER BABIES is a fun board book that celebrates summer with babies playing in the park. Using summery colors and..."
Tell Me Everything
 
3.7
"TELL ME EVERYTHING follows Ivy, beginning the summer before her sophomore year. Ivy’s parents are ecologists, and her passion for..."
In the Neighborhood of True
 
4.3
"After her father's untimely death, Ruth Robb's mother uproots her and her little sister from New York City to Atlanta,..."
Emmie and the Tudor King
 
3.0
"What worked: Fast-paced time travel romp through Tudor England. In this case readers find out what would have happened if..."
Fox and the Box
 
5.0
"FOX AND THE BOX is a charming picture book that follows a fox as he/she converts a box into a..."
Lambslide
 
5.0
"LAMBSLIDE is an elegant picture book that follows three little lambs, who are all pretty sure the world revolves around..."
I am a Wonder Woman
 
5.0
"I AM A WONDER WOMAN is a fun and cool activity book which celebrates the amazing things women have done..."
Sun Down, Monsters Up!
 
5.0
"SUN DOWN, MONSTERS UP! introduces the characters of Pitchfork Pines Preschool. This special preschool hosts the children of famous monsters..."