The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Cover Reveal: These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar + Giveaway (International)
b2ap3_thumbnail_These-Gentle-Wounds.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_helene1_.jpg
Ready for this week's cover reveal? You know we are! Today we're revealing Helene Dunbar's THESE GENTLE WOUNDS, available May 2014 from Flux. But before we get to the goods, here's a message from Helene:   Hi YABC readers. I’m Helene and thanks for making the dream of sharing the cover for...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Sarah Lindsay
The cover is nice, not my favorite. But the story is very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:41
Meryl Krieger
I like the glow of the sunlight - it brings out the essential optimism of being young and "standing up".
Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:41
Vivien
The cover really caught my eye!
Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:40
  11253 Hits
  100 Comments

Cover Reveal: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine + Giveaway (International)
b2ap3_thumbnail_MetalWishes.Jacket-1.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_Fine-62.jpg
  And now it's time for our regularly scheduled broadcast...er...cover reveal!  Today we're revealing Sarah Fine's OF METAL AND WISHES, available August 2014 from McElderry/Simon & Schuster. Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Sarah:   Hi YABC readers! My name is Sarah Fine, and I’m the author...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Alexa
Ahh! The cover is gorgeous! I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds amazing! ... Read More
Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:07
Leonor Antunes
I really like the cover. If very simple but at the same time it makes us curious. It's like the veil is between us and the story (... Read More
Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:09
Kathy
The cover is quite soft, and pretty. It's also haunting, and really beautiful. Super excited to read it!
Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:14
  10496 Hits
  67 Comments

Cover Reveal: Allure (The Hoodoo Apprentice #2) by Lea Nolan + Giveaway

Cover Reveal: Allure (The Hoodoo Apprentice #2) by Lea Nolan + Giveaway
b2ap3_thumbnail_Allure_500.jpg
a1sx2_Thumbnail2_Lea-Nolan.jpg
Hey YABCers! Today, we're celebrating the cover reveal of Allure , the sequel to Lea Nolan's Conjure , coming October 1st from Entangled Teen!   Praise for Conjure "Richly filled with exquisite imagery, a compelling story, and a strong, smart heroine, Conjure will keep you up way past your bedtime." ~...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Lea Nolan
Thanks so much Jen and everyone at YABC for helping to unveil ALLURE to the world! You're the bestest!!! ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:03
YABC
You are most welcome!
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 20:30
  3767 Hits
  3 Comments

Cover Reveal: Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor + Giveaway (US/Canada)
b2ap3_thumbnail_WICKEDLITTLESECRETS.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_karataylor.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_1_29_PrepSchoolConfi8BF92D.jpg
Hey everyone! It's been awhile since we had a cover reveal. I thought today would be a great day to fix that. Today we're revealing WICKED LITTLE SECRETS, the sequel to PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, by Kara Taylor!  Here's a message from Kara: Nice to meet you, YABC! My name’s Kara Taylor,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Jenea Whittington
I love the cover! Can't wait to read it!!!
Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:53
Stacee
I love the new cover!! PSC was one of my favorites for the year and I can't wait to see what is in store for Anne!! Thanks for th... Read More
Thursday, 22 August 2013 19:24
Kendra
They look so cute and so fun! Love them and can't wait to read the books ... Read More
Saturday, 24 August 2013 21:54
  9533 Hits
  28 Comments

Cover Reveal: Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac + Giveaway (US Only)

Cover Reveal: Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac + Giveaway (US Only)
b2ap3_thumbnail_KoE_cover.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_Bruchac-7.jpg
Hey YABCers! It's time for another cover reveal, this time from Tu Books . Check out what they have to say about KILLER OF ENEMIES by Joseph Bruchac:   Hi YABC! I’m Stacy Whitman, the publisher and editor of Tu Books. I’m so happy to introduce the cover of Joseph Bruchac’s...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Katrina Pierce
This cover is pretty badass!
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:19
Vikki
I love Joseph Bruchac's books & look forward to Killer of Enemies (whether I win a copy or have to get it on my own). Steampunk as... Read More
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:18
Vivien
The cover is great! The synopsis definitely reeled me in!
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 18:19
  10885 Hits
  15 Comments

Cover Reveal: OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord + Giveaway (US/Canada)
b2ap3_thumbnail_openroadsummer2.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_0227c.jpg
Guys, this cover today is soooo PRETTYPRETTY. You know I'm a sucker for gorgeous lighting on a cover and this one is simply breathtaking. Major props to the cover designer of OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord.  But before I show you what I'm talking about, here's a message from Emery:...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Vivien
I really do love the cover!!
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:37
Jenna DeTrapani
I think this is one of the more gorgeous covers I have seen this year. Not to mention, the synopsis is intriguing. I am already pu... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 14:52
Michelle
I love the cover! And I've been crazy excited to read OPEN ROAD SUMMER since I came across it on Goodreads. Congrats, Emery!... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 14:57
  7847 Hits
  43 Comments

Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
b2ap3_thumbnail_Arnett---The-Nightmare-Affair-2---The-Nightmare-Dilemma.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_Mindee.jpg
Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal and giveaway?  Of course you are. Who am I kidding?  This week's cover reveal comes to you from Mindee Arnett, and we'll let her tell you all about it. Take it away, Mindee!   Hello YABC! So happy to be here for the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Bonnie
I love it! Love how well it ties in to the story and matches with the first cover! Love the silhouettes... very nice. Can't wait f... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:20
Kierra
I ADORE it!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:26
Emily
I think it's a perfect complement to the first cover. I LOVE the colors!!
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:27
  9404 Hits
  60 Comments

Cover Reveal: The Sowing by Steven dos Santos + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: The Sowing by Steven dos Santos + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
b2ap3_thumbnail_The-Sowing-FINAL-COVER-6-13-13.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_dos-Santos-Steven-Head-Shot-50-percent.jpg
  Hey YABCers!    It's time for another cover reveal and giveaway! Today we're revealing the sequel cover to THE CULLING by Steven dos Santos called THE SOWING. Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Steven:       Greetings, YABC! You have all been recruited by the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tori kelley
Your cover looks like it promises another exciting adventure, Steven!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:03
Stacie Ramey
Love the cover!!! And I happen to know it IS an exciting read!
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:09
Micah Dawson
This cover is absolutely amazing! Can't wait for more Lucky
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:30
  6838 Hits
  31 Comments

Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)

Cover Reveal: NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (US Only)
b2ap3_thumbnail_NEARLY-GONE-COVER-official.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_elle-fullheadcrop.jpg
What's that? Another cover reveal?  Oh yeah, baby.  Today we'll be showing you the cover to Elle Cosimano's NEARLY GONE, coming to you March 2014 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Elle:   Shhhh… come close. I’m going to tell you a secret....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Vivien
I love the cover!!!!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:08
Heather
Intriguing! Looks like a book I will definitely read!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:18
Joanna
Creeptastic!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:19
  20061 Hits
  56 Comments

Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (International)
b2ap3_thumbnail_AllThatGlows-pb-c.JPG
b2ap3_thumbnail_photobooth-7.jpg
It's time for another cover reveal! Today we're revealing ALL THAT GLOWS by Ryan Graudin, coming your way February 2014 from HarperTeen.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Ryan:   Greetings, YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for my debut novel ALL THAT GLOWS!  ...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kierra
This is my first time hearing about this book, but it sounds fantastic AND looks gorgeous!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:11
Katrina Pierce
Freaking gorgeous cover!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:15
Elizabeth Aguilar
The cover is really amazing. The giant font gives it that extra flare of... magic.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:21
  38710 Hits
  89 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Zora's Zucchini
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting,...
Libby Loves Science
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Libby loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, a companion...
The Hidden Rainbow
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
All the colors of the rainbow are hidden in the...
The Places We Sleep
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A family divided, a country going to war, and a...
Chasing Starlight
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood!...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Midwestern high school seniors and swim teammates Alli and Brandon...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
True love has never been more deadly in this lush...
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Meena Harris debuts with an empowering picture book about two...
Harvey Holds His Own (The Harvey Stories, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The West Highland Terrier that brought Harvey Comes Home to...
Everything I Thought I Knew
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Across race and time, a magical battle for freedom... ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Grace Richardson is a young mortal woman whose only concerns...

Latest Member Reviews

Zora's Zucchini
 
5.0
"ZORA'S ZUCCHINI is a delightful picture book that explores growing vegetables and sharing with neighbors. Zora is a little bored..."
Libby Loves Science
 
4.5
"LIBBY LOVES SCIENCE is a cute picture book that brings a love of science to all the fun of ice..."
The Hidden Rainbow
 
5.0
"THE HIDDEN RAINBOW is a delightful picture book that combines counting, colors, and nature in a beautiful exploration. Each page..."
The Places We Sleep
 
5.0
"THE PLACES WE SLEEP is a moving middle grade historical that takes place around 9/11. The book is written entirely..."
Dating Makes Perfect
 
5.0
"DATING MAKES PERFECT is a beautifully written YA contemporary romance that had me grinning from ear-to-ear. Winnie has two older..."
Chasing Starlight
 
4.0
"WHAT I LOVED: We think of the glitz, glamorous mega-stars, and classic movies when we think of the Golden Age..."
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
 
3.0
"Paola “Pao” Santiago loves science and hanging out with her best friends, Emma and Dante. She doesn’t love how superstitious..."
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
 
5.0
"KAMALA AND MAYA'S BIG IDEA is a picture book based on a true story about pursuing your goals and doing..."
Harvey Holds His Own (The Harvey Stories, #2)
 
4.0
"HARVEY HOLDS HIS OWN is a contemporary middle grade told from three perspectives: Maggie, Harvey, and Austin. Maggie is starting..."
The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2)
 
4.0
"Alice Proserpine thought she was mostly back to “normal” life after breaking from her story in the Hinterland, but when..."
Ghost Boys
 
5.0
"Jewell Parker Rhodes writes electrifying middle grade stories that pack emotion into every sentence, and GHOST BOYS showcases that skill..."
Everything I Thought I Knew
 
4.3
"What worked: Intriguing plot of Chloe, a seventeen-year-old super-achiever, who ends up collapsing during her senior year in high school..."
Sunshine in the Shadows: Book 2 of the Sunshine Series
 
4.7
"This one is probably the least exciting out of the 3 books, but its lovely getting to know the characters..."
Sunshine Reigns: Book 3 of the Sunshine Series
 
5.0
"This my favourite book of the 3-part series. Sunny comes into her own with a very satisfying ending."
The Adventurers Guild: Night of Dangers
 
5.0
"THE ADVENTURERS GUILD: NIGHT OF DANGERS by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos is the culmination of a Middle Grade..."
And Then I Turned into a Mermaid (And Then I Turned into a Mermaid, #1)
 
4.0
"AND THEN I TURNED INTO A MERMAID is a cute and funny middle grade fantasy that follows Molly. Molly is..."
After the Worst Thing Happens
 
5.0
"AFTER THE WORST THING HAPPENS is a compelling middle grade about dealing with death and loss. Army Morand absolutely adores..."
Hans Christian Andersen: The Journey of His Life
 
4.7
"Like most other people, I grew up devouring Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. His fairy tales are the first stories I..."
Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day
 
4.0
"SHEEP DOG AND SHEEP SHEEP: BAAAD HAIR DAY is a comical picture book about haircuts. Sheep has lovely curls that..."
My Words
 
3.5
"MY WORDS is a cute picture book about language and the power of words. Ava shows the reader how words..."