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Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway

Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway
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Today we welcome a literary giant to our midst! Jay Kristoff (who really is a giant at 6' 7") joins us today for a fun interview about his newly released book, STORMDANCER .      Thank you for joining us on YABC today! First off, can you tell us a little...
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Stéphanie
Great interview. I can't wait to read Stormdancer. I've pre-ordered my copy but it hasn't come in yet.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:09
MG Buehrlen
Oh, glad to hear it! Be sure to let us know what you think here on YABC once you've read. ... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:09
Kelley
What makes this book such a must-have is that I've heard it's a well-written, complex story. I can't wait to dig in to this book!... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:59
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Cover Reveal: Solstice by PJ Hoover

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Today we get to share in the honor of posting PJ Hoover's cover for SOLSTICE! But before we get to the SHINY that is below, here's a quick word from PJ: Hey YA Books Central readers! So I have this YA book coming out next June (I know, it seems so...
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An Interview with YABC!

An Interview with YABC!
Check this out! Mindy over at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire interviewed me about YABC today. I talk to her about how YABC started, and I give fledgling bloggers and writers some advice.  Thanks, Mindy, for having me on the blog!   http://writerwriterpantsonfire.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-boa-with-mandy-buehrlen-of-yabc-books.html          
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SECONDS AWAY and SHELTER Giveaway (US Only)

SECONDS AWAY and SHELTER Giveaway (US Only)
About  Seconds Away When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth...
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Tricia Copeland
This book sounds like one that my students would love to read. Me too, actually!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:38
YABC
This book looks great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:43
YABC
The book sounds interesting.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:39
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Speechless Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Speechless Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
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Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret. Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast – and nearly got someone killed. Chelsea has taken a vow of silence – to learn to keep her mouth shut and to stop hurting anyone else. Speechless...
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Jill
I find the concept for this book absolutely fascinating!!!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 11:41
YABC
I've heard a lot about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:01
YABC
I borrowed an ARC of this awhile ago and really enjoyed. Would love to have my own copy! Thanks for the chance to win!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:36
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Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
After the death of her mother, Wendy is attempting to fill her mother’s shoes and discovering that the prospect is far more difficult than she ever imagined. Learning that she is part of a powerful and ancient family of Reapers that her mother had forsaken is just the first surprise –...
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Tricia Copeland
The Little House on the Prairie series affected me the most in that they showed me a strong female character.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:47
YABC
The Harry Potter series definitely had a great impact on the person I am today! Thanks for this giveaway ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:48
YABC
The Disney books
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:29
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Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)

Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)
After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut. Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life -- failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s...
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Tricia Copeland
His name is Pinscher. Thanks!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:54
YABC
Pinscher
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:34
MrsErica Beaton
Pinscher
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:31
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Ready Player One Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Ready Player One Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans...
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Sam
Labyrinth the movie!!!!!! I love how David Bowie looks in the film!!!! XD In fact David Bowie is my fav thing of the 80s!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:59
YABC
the 1980's fashion
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:36
MrsErica Beaton
The kids TV shows: Fraggle Rock, Smurfs, Punky Brewster, etc. ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:35
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The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)

The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)
In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again.  For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day.  Marjorie has...
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YABC
The Sweet Valley High books
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:37
MrsErica Beaton
I loved some of the classics, especially Catcher in the Rye.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:37
YABC
Definitely The Hobbit
Saturday, 01 September 2012 21:50
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SILVER: Return to Treasure Island Giveaway (US Only)

SILVER: Return to Treasure Island Giveaway (US Only)
A rip-roaring sequel to  Treasure Island —Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved classic—about two young friends and their high-seas adventure with dangerous pirates and long-lost treasure. It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's  Treasure Island :  Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast...
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YABC
I think I would be too curious not to! Thanks for hosting the giveaway ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:53
YABC
Yes
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:38
MrsErica Beaton
Like Jaime G., I think my quest for answers would get to me.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:39
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