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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CANNED AND CRUSHED by Bibi Belford, releasing June 6, 2017 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Bibi: You know how peanut butter and jelly is good, but peanut butter and chocolate...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for OF JENNY AND THE ALIENS by Ryan Gebhart, releasing August 1, 2017 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan: Hi YABC! I'm Ryan Gebhart and I'm thrilled to be sharing with you...
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Kara S
Like so many Candlewick published YA novels, this story sounds truly unique! I'm psyched! -- Kara S
Monday, 10 October 2016 16:51
John
The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.
Monday, 17 October 2016 02:13
Eddie Black
Props to a fellow Buckeye for getting a YA book published. Bajar con su propio mal. The cover is super cute and the story sounds... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2016 21:37
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It's Live!! Cover Reveals: The Bounders Series: Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials (Monica Tesler) + Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Cover Reveals: The Bounders Series: Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials (Monica Tesler) + Giveaway!!!





Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Earth Force Rising & The Tundra Trials by Monica Tesler, releasing December 13, 2016 from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Monica:   Hi YABC! I'm so excited to share the new covers...
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Caity Dooley
I think this book would bring back memories of when I vividly read this genre of book. The cover is beautiful and the synopsis int... Read More
Sunday, 02 October 2016 01:47
stephanie bondlow
I love a book with kids as the main characters. The cover gave me excitement!
Sunday, 16 October 2016 21:40
John
The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.
Monday, 17 October 2016 02:14
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Broken World (Lindsey Klingele) + Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Broken World (Lindsey Klingele) + Giveaway!!!



Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE BROKEN WORLD by Lindsey Klingele, releasing August 29th, 2017 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lindsey: Hello again, YABC readers! One year ago, when I saw the cover for my debut novel, The...
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Anne
Love the cover!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:12
Caity Dooley
The cover's so creative! Love, love, love it!!! Can't wait to read this story
Sunday, 02 October 2016 01:42
Sam
LOVE the cover and the synopsis!!!!!
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 04:07
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It's Live!! Exclusive Cover Reveal: Lucky In Love (Kasie West) + Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Exclusive Cover Reveal: Lucky In Love (Kasie West) + Giveaway!!!

Kasie West

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West, releasing July 25, 2017 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kasie: Hello, YA Books Central Readers! I’m so excited that you get to see the cover I’ve been...
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Tiffany Engler
The cover is so cute! Definitely a book I'd love to read!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 09:39
samantha anselmo
I love Kasie West books! The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read it!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:33
Stacee
I love all of Kasie's covers, but this one might be my favorite. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a copy!!... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:51
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Life Fantastic (Liza Ketchum) Plus Giveaway!!!

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Life Fantastic (Liza Ketchum) Plus Giveaway!!!



  Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE LIFE FANTASTIC by Liza Ketchum, releasing January 1, 2017 from Merit Press, F+W. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Liza: Dear readers, Open The Life Fantastic and step into a time machine.  You will...
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Anne
I like the cover. I think it goes well with the synopsis.
Saturday, 01 October 2016 06:01
Caity Dooley
The cover looks absolutely amazing as I've always been a fan of lights in general and the synopsis is great
Sunday, 02 October 2016 01:34
Linda Romer
The life fantastic sounds great ♡ the cover is awesome! Thank you
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:51
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy, releasing July 4, 2017 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emily: The idea for THE DISAPPEARANCES began when I imagined magic as a glittering...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The book sounds quite intriguing! ANd I love the cover, it's a great blend of eerie and pretty! ... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 01:34
Tiffany Engler
The book looks so interesting, almost in a scary kind of way! From reading the synopsis I can tell I'll love this one!
Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:04
Eddie Black
The cover is creepy but not in an off-putting way--more in a "tell me more!" kind of way. I like any story that has to do with ra... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:29
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It's Live!! Double Cover Reveal: Into the Dim (new paperback cover!) and the sequel, Sparks of Light, by Janet B Taylor + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Double Cover Reveal: Into the Dim (new paperback cover!) and the sequel, Sparks of Light, by Janet B Taylor + Giveaway (Intl)





Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate a double cover reveal! INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor is getting a new paperback look, releasing April 11, 2017, and we're also revealing the cover for the sequel, SPARKS OF LIGHT, releasing August 1, 2017, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt . Before...
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Julie Daniels
I'm fangirling so hard right now! I've been checking this site all morning since I saw on Janet's Twitter last night that the cove... Read More
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:26
Janet B Taylor
Aww!! Thank you so much, Julie!! The second I saw the necklace and earrings, I knew I had to get them for this giveaway! They just... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 06:46
Julie Daniels
Oh and I love the cover for the paperback of Into the Dim as well! I'll be adding that to my collection as well when it comes out!... Read More
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:29
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Ultimatum (K.M. Walton) + Giveaway (US & Canada Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Ultimatum (K.M. Walton) + Giveaway (US & Canada Only)



  Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Ultimatum, releasing March 7, 2017 from Sourcebooks Fire. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from K.M. Walton:     Hello, YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for ULTIMATUM. I have spent wayyyyy too much...
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Caity Dooley
I love this cover so very much and because this book have multiple POV's I find that this will be a much more interesting read un... Read More
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:26
Tiffany Engler
The cover is so cute and I'm excited to read the book because the synopsis is fantastic.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:47
Dianna G.
My kids love to play Rock Paper Scissors. That's the perfect way to symbolize sibling rivalry and ways they solve it. The summary... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 21:40
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NOTEWORTHY by Riley Redgate, releasing May 2, 2017 from Abrams/Amulet. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Riley: Hello, YABC! I'm Riley. I'm so psyched to be here to reveal the final cover for my sophomore...
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Caity Dooley
The cover and the synopsis both really intrigue me and the cover caught my eyes, as I believe that the number one way to attract r... Read More
Friday, 09 September 2016 00:09
KM
I love the covers of both Noteworthy and Seven Ways We Lie. Seven Ways We Lie might be a little more eye-catching though.
Sunday, 11 September 2016 22:00
Kara S
I love stories about ambitious, goal-oriented teens very much -- not enough books like this I know of! Cheers, Kara S
Monday, 19 September 2016 15:43
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