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Meet Our Editors: Jason Gallaher

Jason Gallaher HeadshotThere are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we......
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome that Jason loves middle grade fantasy. Me too. Looking forward to his reviews.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:55
YABC
I do too! And he's reviewed quite a few that I've never heard of. Like Destiny, Rewritten? Totally have to have that.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 19:52
Sasha Shamblen
Alright I love Mean Girls and I see why you wouldn't be able to relate to American Girls, I loved them but I read them with this l... Read More
Thursday, 28 March 2013 22:48
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Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE

Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE
I'm a huge fan of The Embrace Series and was really excited to have the opportunity to interview Jessica Shirvington! Here are her answers. Make sure to check out the EMBLAZE giveaway at the bottom of the post!   1.  I love the scenes where you show how Violet struggles with her......
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome interview. I loved hearing how much Jessica had plotted out of the series when she wrote her first book. I read about her ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:36
Sasha Shamblen
i like this interview. Emblaze sounds interesting.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:50
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Giveaway: YABC Needs Your Help!

Giveaway: YABC Needs Your Help!
Hey YABCers, I need your help! Here's why: The YABC Prize Shelf is tired of wasting away in Nowhere, Michigan all alone with no one to talk to. Sure, every now and then I take photos of it, like this: ...and maybe stroke the bindings and such, but that hasn't been......
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Sasha Shamblen
Will definately be doing this soon
Monday, 11 March 2013 15:31
YABC
Thank you, Sasha. Can't wait to see your photo.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:58
Meagan Cooke
What a great opportunity from Ford! And Hey - I'm in Michigan too!!! I would love to see the YABC bookmobile tooling around town. ... Read More
Friday, 15 March 2013 17:11
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Cover Reveal: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Nothing like a cover reveal to start your week off right. This week we have Gena Showalter's THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS!  Remember how awesome the cover for ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND was? Well the sequel is even better. Not lyin.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Gena: When......
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YABC
THIS Cover Rocks!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Looking forward to it releasing. -FranJessca
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:07
YABC
I love the cover! I like the cracked mirror, it kind of reminds me of the different ways she sees herself when attacking the zombi... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:10
Stephanie (Go Flash Go)
It makes me curiouser and curiouser about the book!
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:11
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Giveaway: The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan Crewe (US/Canada)

Giveaway: The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan Crewe (US/Canada)
The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan CreweRelease date: Feb 12, 2013   First, the virus took Kaelyn’s friends. Then, her family. Now it’s taken away her home. But she can't look back—the life she once had is gone forever.  A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island community and spread ......
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YABC
a syntome of the friendly flu is fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:51
YABC
One syntom if fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:52
Courtney Gendreau
fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:46
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Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)

Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)
Operation Oleander by Valerie O. PattersonRelease date: March 5, 2013 Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is d......
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Sam
Oleander grows in Florida her hometown and in Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:51
Stacy
Because it grows in her hometown and where her father is serving
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:47
Bella Cote
Because it only grows in Florida, her home town, and Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 18:20
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Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)

Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)
ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith Release date: March 7, 2013 First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall.    After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the......
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Courtney Gendreau
sounds like a dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:41
Vivien
dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:36
Brooke
Dystopian. I've already had this on my TBR list. =)
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:05
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Giveaway: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (US/Canada)

9781402268465-PRWith its combination of a high-adrenaline storytelling, engrossing character development, and a richly imagined mythology, the EMBRACE series has won legions of fans, critical acclaim, and has led to its adaptation into a television series with the CW Network, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. Now, the hotly ant......
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Courtney Gendreau
the cover is beautiful!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:37
Vivien
It's fabulous!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:34
Breana M.
The cover is awesome, I love the blue. ... Read More
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:41
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Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)

Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)
We're excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Andrew Fukuda, author of THE HUNT and THE PREY. Afterwards, enter to win a copy of THE PREY from St. Martin's Press! Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, Andrew Fukuda is half-Chinese, half-Japanese. After earning a bachelor's degree in history......
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Samantha Martin Hiatt
I think this was a really thought out interview and I learned a lot about the author!
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:58
Vivien
Great interview! I'm really eager to read Prey ... Read More
Friday, 01 March 2013 17:05
Courtney Gendreau
It was a great interview!!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:34
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Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)
Calling all fans of THE ARCHVIED by Victoria Schwab! Today we're bringing you the cover reveal for the sequel, THE UNBOUND! And let me just get this out of the way right now: It's LOVERLY. And dark. And haunting. And pretty much everything I like in a cover.  Just sayin. For......
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Vivien
It's fabulous!!!
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:03
YABC
SO BEAUTIFUL. *_* I don't think the wait until January has every looked so daunting...
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:03
YABC
I love this cover! The smoke forms her face! Awesome... Read More
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:24
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