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Takeover Post with Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd, Plus Giveaway!

Takeover Post with Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd, Plus Giveaway!






What are we going to do tonight, Megan? Same thing we do every night, Megan. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Yeah, yeah...I have to get up early tho. Then let’s TRY TO TAKE OVER YOUNG ADULT BOOKS CENTRAL. Victory will be ours! That’s right. Do not try to adjust your...
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Kara S
Megan Miranda is my favorite YA author, and I've enjoyed reading Megan Shepherd's books before abd have been meaning to get into t... Read More
Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:08
Linda Romer
I think both books sound great ♡ I would enjoy reading these books. Thank you
Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:30
stephanie bondlow
I love books of intrigue and can't imagine how suspenseful this book is. I also can't imagine not leaving a house for 17 years. Th... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:35
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Incognita by Kristen Lippert-Martin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Incognita by Kristen Lippert-Martin + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for INCOGNITA by Kristen Lippert-Martin, releasing October 1 , 2016 from Lerner. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kristen: Hey, guys,  At long last I can show you the cover for INCOGNITA, the sequel to TABULA...
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Linda Canniff
I have been waiting for so long for this book! The cover is on fire! Thank you for this stellar giveaway, too!
Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:25
Susan T.
I love the cover! It looks dangerous but she also looks a bit vulnerable too!
Friday, 06 May 2016 19:45
Holly Bryan
Yeah! I love this cover! The tattoo is awesome :-) I really quite enjoyed the first book and I'm eager to see how the story progre... Read More
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 22:34
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Featured Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Featured Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
About this book: The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles + Giveaway (Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BENEATH WANDERING STAR S by Ashlee Cowles, releasing August 18 , 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ashlee: Thanks so much for checking out Beneath Wandering Stars ! If you appreciate...
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Eddie Black
The cover is lovely and eye catching but I'm more excited about the story. With so many people knowing someone or related to some... Read More
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:25
Kara S
This seems like a unique story -- it's not a typical trope, but I don't think the soldier brother element is a gimmick to differen... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:16
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover--it looks like the kind of artwork my art student daughter would love too.
Saturday, 21 May 2016 14:55
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Featured Review: Girl Last Seen by Anne Greenwood Brown & Heather Anastasiu

Featured Review: Girl Last Seen by Anne Greenwood Brown & Heather Anastasiu
About this book: Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then she launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren...
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Author Chat with Mike Jung, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Mike Jung, Plus Giveaway!


YABC :  Do you have a mantra that gets you through the drafting phase??   Mike Jung: I don’t have anything like a frequently stated mantra, but I do occasionally think of something a writer friend said to me when I was struggling to complete my first-ever attempt at a full...
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Kara S
This sounds like just the kind of quintessential diverse read I'd expect from an author with a deep-seated interest in the product... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:20
Daniela Garcia
This book looks incredibly promising and it is the kind of book I wish I'd had read as a young readier. Not only does it signify r... Read More
Friday, 20 May 2016 21:49
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover--the fish's face says it all! This book is exactly the kind I love to read. I'm so glad you introduced me to it. ... Read More
Saturday, 21 May 2016 14:52
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Blog Tour: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Blog Tour: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi


  Today we're excited to part of Roshani Choksi's blog tour for her novel,  The Star-Touched Queen . Read on for more about Roshani, her novel, an excerpt, author Q&A, plus a giveaway!       What/Who were your biggest inspirations for the characters in The Star‐Touched Queen? Which character in...
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What's New in YA--April 26, 2016

What's New in YA--April 26, 2016


















Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!         Timothy Brennan is seventeen and miserable; life unravels by the day. Driven to the brink of suicide, a fae creature intervenes and together, they discover there is more to Timothy than anyone knew....
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Featured Review: Alight by Scott Sigler

Featured Review: Alight by Scott Sigler
  About this book: “If it’s war they want, they messed with the wrong girl.” M. Savage—or Em, as she is called—has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their...
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Giveaway: Rules of the House by Mac Barnett & Matt Myers (US Only)

Giveaway: Rules of the House by Mac Barnett & Matt Myers (US Only)



RULES OF THE HOUSE by Mac Barnett and Matt Myers In stores May 3, 2016 Ages 3-5   ABOUT THE BOOK Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time—especially "Don't pinch."  So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy...
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Eddie Black
So nice to see a graphic novel once in a while! Regular novels are great but there just aren't enough graphic novels. I'm a visu... Read More
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:22
Renee Rousseau
Great synopsis! Now I have to know what rulebreaker soup is! I wonder is it is anything like Stone Soup?
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 22:08
Sharon C
Nice cover and seems like a cute age appropriate story.
Thursday, 12 May 2016 15:00
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