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Giveaway: VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (US Only)

Giveaway: VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (US Only)
VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (US Only)   Written by Ann Marie Pace Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Release Date: April 4, 2017 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the Book When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night. With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan......
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John
I love the cover art's sense of mood and mystery, and the synopsis was inspired!
Friday, 07 April 2017 20:33
Lily M.
These books seem cute, I have a niece who is starting to read, I think she would enjoy these ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:52
Alyssa Annico
This looks like a really cute series!
Friday, 14 April 2017 10:18
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh + Giveaway (US Only)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for REBEL SEOUL by Axie Oh, releasing September 2017 from Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Axie: Hi YABC! Thank you so much for having me here......
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John
I love the cover art's sense of mood and mystery, and the synopsis was inspired!
Friday, 07 April 2017 20:33
Linda Romer
Rebel seoul sounds great and I love the confident cover. Thank you
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:12
Jennifer Lancaster
Pacific Rim meets Korean action dramas - I'm sold! My half Korean side is gidding with joy on what it's about. The cover I'm not s... Read More
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:52
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Sneak Peek + Giveaway: LETTERS TO THE LOST (US and Canada Only)

Sneak Peek + Giveaway: LETTERS TO THE LOST (US and Canada Only)
Letters to the Lost (US and Canada Only) by Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: April 4, 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury   About the Book Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.......
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John
The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
KM
I've been waiting for this book for so long. ... Read More
Friday, 07 April 2017 18:30
Tiffany Engler
Looks so good!!!!
Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:50
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What's Hot in KU

What's Hot in KU
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought......
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Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Bang by Barry Lyga, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Barry Lyga's novel, Bang! Read on for more about Barry and his novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Barry Lyga! Called a “YA rebel-author” by Kirkus Reviews, Barry Lyga has published seventeen novels in various genres in his eleven-year career, including the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers. His books have been o......
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John
The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
Donia Eskander
The synopsis took my breath away. I'm so excited to read this book! The cover tells you that the book has to do with guns.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:50
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Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Fine, author of Beneath the Shine! Read on for more about Sarah and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   1. What gave you the inspiration to write the book? This book is a futuristic (and very loose) retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a 1905 no......
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The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
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Press Release & Exclusive Excerpt: One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake)

Press Release & Exclusive Excerpt: One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake)
Exclusive Excerpt on EW.com If you haven’t yet discovered the remote and magical island of Fennbirn, get ready. Three Dark Crowns, a YA fantasy novel about triplet sisters who must battle it out for the crown and right to rule their homeland, debuted last September and spent seven weeks on the NYT bestseller list. The b......
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Featured Review: The End of Our Story by Meg Haston

Featured Review: The End of Our Story by Meg Haston
About This Book: Meg Haston's romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations. Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each o......
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Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!

Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!
Today we're excited to hear from Scott Seegert, author  of Sci-Fi Junior High!  Below you'll find more about Scott,  his book, plus a review!   In describing the “Jimmy” line of books that are being produced under the aegis of James Patterson, the foreward to your new book says that kids do the best job of mak......
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Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Holly Jennings's novel, Gauntlet! Read on for more about Holly and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Holly Jennings! Holly Jennings is a lifelong gamer who has spent innumerable hours playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. She is the author of the Arena novels, including G......
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John
The cover is very cool, and the synopsis gave me a good idea of what the book is about!
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 22:40
Sam
This cover matches the Arena cover! I didn't have to the synopsis to decide if I was going to read this! I LOVED Arena!!! ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:26
Lily M.
These books sounds very good, I haven't read anything like it before.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:14
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