YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Crowns of Croswald (D.E. Night), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a excerpt for D.E. Night's The Crowns of Croswald as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about D.E. Night and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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Fay Tannerr
The cover is beautiful and this book sounds amazing!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:01
John
Hmm, the cover indicates this involves crowns, and the synopsis indicates this involves magic!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:02
Dianna G.
Love the summary; it sounds like a fascinating world! I wish Castle Plum was on the cover.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:32
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Seraph Black Series (Jane Washington), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a playlist for Jane Washington's Seraph Black Series as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jane and her novels! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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The covers look stunning and the synopsis sounds interesting! ... Read More
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Irma Jurejevčič
I'm in love with both. I so can't wait to read this series.
Friday, 14 July 2017 10:12
Rocio Molina
Looks like a great series! Nice covers!
Saturday, 15 July 2017 19:50
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: How To Make A Wish (Ashley Herring Blake) Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for  Ashley Herring Blake's How To Make A Wish  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Ashley and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
The cover is innovative, and the synopsis tells a crackin' good yarn!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:49
Dianna G.
Adorable cover, very instagram-ish. The summary makes me wish I'd taken this book on vacation with me.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:26
Tiffany Engler
I love the cover, it reminds me of a good summer! I am in love with the storyline!
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:18
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Little Monsters (Kara Thomas), Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an excerpt from Little Monsters as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Kara and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize !...
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Danielle
I read a sampler from the library and loved this!!! It had a lot of mystery and tension!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:31
John
The cover is innovative, and the synopsis tells a crackin' good yarn!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:50
Dianna G.
Really liked the cover! The summary is interesting, but I didn't like the F bomb in the excerpt.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:25
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YABC Summer Scavenger Hunt (Round 2) starts TOMORROW July 9th!!

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Here at YABC, we are excited to announce the 2nd round of our Summer Scavenger Hunt, which will begin this Sunday, July 9th, at NOON EST and will close Sunday, July 23rd, at NOON EST.   You might be wondering what this entails, and we're here to give you all...
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It's so hard to choose ONE book I'm most excited to read from the scavenger hunt. I *think* it's Roar by C. Cormack but there are... Read More
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"Which book in the Scavenger Hunt are you most excited about winning?" Oh, do I get to win all of them?--that would be great! "L... Read More
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Tiffany Engler
It's so hard to say which one I'm more excited to win. But for right now? What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:59
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Featured Review: One Wish Away (Djinn Empire #1) by Ingrid Seymour

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About This Book: ** Aladdin meets Twilight ** A secret. A choice. A curse. Romance is overrated. Marielle has had it with boys, especially afterher vile ex. That is until Faris comes along with his deep, dark eyes andtantalizing secrets. Inevitably, he draws her in, even though she's been warnednot...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Fragile Chaos (Amber R Duell)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Amber R Duell's Fragile Chaos!   Read on for more about Amber, an interview and a tour-wide giveaway!                  Meet  Amber R Duell !   Amber R. Duell was born and raised in...
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This cover is stunning and I love the idea of this book!
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Spotlight on Freefall by Joshua Bellin, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Joshua Bellin's novel  Freefall.  Read on for more about Joshua and his book, plus a chapter reveal and giveaway!   Meet Joshua Bellin ! Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short)....
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The cover looks very imaginative! The story sounds very creative!
Friday, 07 July 2017 17:16
Dianna G.
I like the sci-fi cover. The summary makes me think of The 100.
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I really find this book interesting! Isn't there a movie coming out with a plot slightly similar to this? The cover looks very int... Read More
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Featured Review: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

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About This Book: 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on...
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What's Hot in KU

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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 a spotlight on our favorite KU hits was our logical next step in sharing the book love. Check us out on Thursdays.

Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited libraryand for purchase on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

Perfectly Oblivious (The Perfect Series Book 1)

by Robin Daniels

Cameron Bates (Cam) could have almost any girl at Franklin High School…except for the one he wants. Unfortunately Bebe seems to be immune to his flirty charm and good looks, which means one of two things: a) she’s completely oblivious to how he feels, or b) she’s just not into him. If that’s the case, declaring his love would be disastrous for their friendship.

Bianca Barnes (Bebe) has a huge problem: the universe hates her. Every time she admits feelings for a boy, he ends up falling for her sweet, popular, and beautiful sister Beth. To avoid a broken heart, Bebe has sworn herself to secrecy. Nobody can know how she feels about Cam…Ever!

Neither person wants to confess their feelings, but the universe has its own plan. Out of the blue, Bebe is courted by a secret admirer. Cam has to step up his game and Bebe has to make a choice. Play it safe and accept the affections of her mystery man or challenge fate and take a chance on the boy she loves.

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All The Things We Lost (River Valley Lost & Found Book 1)

by Kayla Tirrell

After her mother’s death, eighteen-year-old Katie finds herself in a town she never thought she'd see again. Lost in turmoil and sadness, a ray of hope shines brightly when she comes face to face with Julian for the first time in years.

However, he isn’t the same boy she left behind. Reserved and covered in bruises, everyone in River Valley avoids him. Rumors of his activities run rampant.

Despite his cold attitude toward her and her own sadness, Katie can’t keep her thoughts from straying to her childhood friend.

Julian is barely keeping it together. He’s the sole provider for his family after his dad leaves. His dreams to go to college are ruined. Even his relationship with his older brother leaves its mark.

But, Katie’s back in town and is stirring feelings in him he thought were lost forever.

Can they find hope and love in each other, or will the struggle to survive their desperate situations prove too much?

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Accidental Heiress

by Emily Evans

Nathaniel Rawlings never loses.

Maddie Hart always comes in second.

When their paths cross, it happens… Maddie’s luck holds true. She ruins his plans. What’s the big deal? Plans fail.

Only this time it is a big deal.

Rawlings has put up a priceless family heirloom as a scavenger hunt prize. He risked it because he knew, absolutely positively, that he would win.

That was before he met Maddie.

Partnered together, they’ll race across Europe, dodge betrayal, and ultimately learn the true meaning of priceless.

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The Diary Of Madison Brown

by S J Crabb

Meet Madison Brown, a hardworking Sales Rep who thinks that life at her age is all about experiences. She lives with her best friend Ginge, an Air Stewardess, whose boyfriend is none other than Rock God, Tommy Carzola of the rock band Crash & Burn.

This year however, Madison decides that her New Years Resolutions must mean something and it is time to change her life.

Will she find True Love, get the promotion at work, not impulse buy and above all be kind to Cardigan Darren, her neighbour?

This book takes us through this life changing year for Madison, Ginge and Cardigan Darren. However all is not plain sailing in the pursuit of happiness and Madison finds herself in a predicament. Can she combine business and pleasure and have it all? Will Cardigan Darren ever forgive her for finding Love and how will he cope when his life changes forever. Can Ginge carry on following her boyfriend around the world and what is the secret that he is keeping from her?

There are many other characters that influence their lives along the way, and this proves to be the year to change all of their lives forever. However are they ready for the change that is inevitable?

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Fraternize (Players Game Book 1)

by Rachel Van Dyken

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.

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The Practice Boyfriend

(The Boyfriend Series Book 1)

by Christina Benjamin

Practice makes perfect...or so she thought.

Nobody likes Cody Matthews, including Cody Matthews. And why should they? He got his high school girlfriend pregnant and then almost killed them both while driving drunk. That’s why he’s perfect for Hannah. She’d never fall for someone like him.

Hannah Stark is a high school senior with a resume of straight A’s. She’s never stepped a toe out of line. But that’s also why she’s never had a boyfriend. While all her classmates are counting down the days until graduation, Hannah is dragging her feet. She can’t believe she’ll be leaving her adolescence behind without ever taking a chance to be wild and free. That’s why she’s set her sights on Harrison.

Harrison Cohl is everything Hannah wants to be. Gorgeous, wealthy, popular and wild. He’s also notorious for the legendary masquerade ball he throws every year. And this year Hannah is determined to be invited. And have Harrison as her date.

Her plan is crazy. But she’s convinced she just needs a little practice to make her high school résumé perfect.

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Four Doors Down

by Emma Doherty

Becca McKenzie is just trying to make it through her senior year of high school. She has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend but Ryan Jackson, the bane of her existence, keeps popping up everywhere.

She doesn't care that they were best friends for years. She doesn't care that their moms are close and therefore she hears more about him that she'd ever care to know. She doesn't care that their mutual friend, Jake, keeps pushing them all to hang out together, and she especially doesn't care that the rest of the school bows down and worships him.

Becca decided years ago that he wasn't worth her time and nothing, NOTHING, is going to change her mind.

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Scarred

By: Joanne Macgregor

Life leaves you scarred. Love can make you beautiful.

Sloane Munster had the perfect life, until she didn’t. Now seventeen year-old Sloane is trying to reboot her life after a serious accident left her badly scarred and emotionally traumatized.

Starting her senior year at a different school, she recognizes Luke Naughton, a swimmer whom she once had a crush on, in her new class. But when she smiles at him, he glares back with revulsion and she’s sure he’s disgusted by her ugly scar. No matter how hard she tries to keep out of his way, life keeps bringing them together and despite misunderstandings and guilty secrets, the chemistry between them sparks. Meanwhile, tensions are mounting at their school where bullying is rife and Sloane is not the most deeply scarred person.

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One Broken Day

by Melissa MacVicar

After a notorious school shooting leaves her a shadow of the girl she once was, seventeen-year-old Lizzie Beringer moves to Nantucket Island. There, Lizzie vows to hide her identity as the shooter’s sister. All her efforts to fly under the radar, however, are complicated by her P.T.S.D. and the attention she receives from two competing boys. While fending off the not-so-subtle advances of popular athlete Michael Wickersham, she must also deal with her growing feelings for her shy lab partner Gage Pike. Gage may act like he’s all wrong for her, but the pull between them is undeniable. 

Under the threat of discovery and the possibility of testifying in a televised trial, Lizzie fights to keep her secrets and start her life over.

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Chasing Polaris

By: Autumn Doughton

"Trust me," he says.

"Trust is a lot to ask of someone you've just met."

"Okay, then take a chance on me."

Imogen Shaw is done with this life, or at least she's done pretending that everything is the same as it used to be. What was once so perfect and uncomplicated is ruined. Her dad, a person she thought could never disappoint her, turned out to be a liar and a fraud. All she cares about now is getting out of town and starting her new life in Boston. Love, she decides as she packs up her room and vows to put all of the hurt behind her, is just a delusion for suckers.

If anybody knows about things falling apart, it's Seth Cavanaugh. With an alcoholic mother and a sister stuck in prison, Seth's gotten used to taking care of himself. He figures he can handle anything life hurls at him because whenever people have let him down, music has always been there to carry him through. But these days even music feels like a stranger, and now Seth is in search of something more.

The setup is simple: A starry night, a scavenger hunt, one unlikely partnership, and two desperate hearts headed for each other on a collision course. In Chasing Polaris, Erica Cope and Autumn Doughton bring you another radiant story about misfits, catastrophic mistakes, and unforgettable discoveries. Simultaneously heart-wrenching and hilarious, Seth and Imogen's journey is one that can't be missed.

A girl.

A boy.

A fragile trust.

Everyone knows that true love is a joke and hearts are made to be broken. But what if Imogen and Seth took the chance anyway? 

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When Our Worlds Collide

by Lindsey Iler

Kennedy Conrad is everything he needs.

Graham Black has two rules in life. Play baseball, so he can get the hell out of Tennessee, and leave your shirt on when you drop your panties.

He’s a typical all-American pitcher with the world at his fingertips. His devilish good looks and charm help him crawl into the beds and hearts of the girls at his high school. With secrets no one knows, he has every intention of running away from his hometown the minute he graduates. Nothing can get in his way. Until poor choices collide him into Kennedy Conrad.

Graham Black is everything she wants.

Kennedy Conrad has her own set of rules. Dance with your whole heart, and make it through each day without being noticed.

She’s sweet and reserved, everything Graham’s not. After one fated night, she can’t stop him from noticing her anymore. She knows there’s a chance of heartache by letting him in. When the unthinkable happens to Kennedy, Graham realizes what he’s been fighting is what causes Kennedy to end up hurt.

Can their love survive one more thing that is meant to pull them apart?

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