The Official YABC Blog

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

YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ February 2017

YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ February 2017
Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!!   Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
"The Wish Granter" has the best cover of all--very, very beautiful!
Monday, 06 March 2017 22:31
Heidi Wong
The Beast is an Animal is probably my favorite cover.
Monday, 06 March 2017 23:22
Tiffany Engler
I'm in love with the To Catch A Killer cover!
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:35
  2245 Hits
  17 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
  Why do authors choose indie publishing?   What a difference a decade can make. In 2007 Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing, making self-publishing easier and more accessible than ever before. Here we are ten years later and self-publishing has become a viable choice for many authors­––and NOT as a plan...
Continue reading
  1306 Hits
  0 Comment

YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ January 2017

YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month ~ January 2017
Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!!   Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Shannon Mizikoski
SO many pretty choices, but I think Caraval is my overall favorite! It is so pretty and shiny! ... Read More
Monday, 13 February 2017 21:44
Tammy VanScoy
I think Lost Girls is a unique cover. I like Wait for Me for the simplicity. Truthfully the covers this month don't really catch... Read More
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:59
Julie
Caraval is my favorite. It's beautiful!
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:58
  2612 Hits
  21 Comments

Indie Superstars with Kristi K. Hoffman + Giveaway (US Only)

Indie Superstars with Kristi K. Hoffman + Giveaway (US Only)
INDIE SUPERSTAR
Screen Shot 2017 02 13 at 11.01.16 AM
Screen Shot 2017 02 13 at 11.04.38 AM
PID475766 TotalPackageGirl cover 022416 1 1
Welcome to YA Books Central's  "Indie Superstars" column. This monthly event will spotlight the best and brightest of the  indie community. You don’t want to  miss these talented authors This week we are interviewing, Kristi K. Hoffman, M.S., author of  The Total Package Girl: Discover The Ultimate You for Life!     YABC:...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Linda Romer
I think this is a great book for girls. Great cover. Thank you
Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:26
Penny Olson
The cover is really appealing. There is a need for a book like this.
Saturday, 11 March 2017 23:37
Danielle Hammelef
I love the synopsis because every girl needs this book and experiences issues of self-doubt, etc. But, I think the cover should be... Read More
Monday, 13 March 2017 10:20
  3104 Hits
  3 Comments

Diversify Your Shelves--"Rap Saved my Life, Yo!"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Rap Saved my Life, Yo!"


Rap Saved My Life, Yo! contributed by Sonia Patel   Difficult circumstances did not gift me the luxury to write flowery prose. But lack of destitution afforded me the privilege to write about real woes. Mine and those of girls right under your nose. Like Rani in Rani Patel In Full...
Continue reading
  2211 Hits
  0 Comment

YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Caden Armstrong (A Thousand Books To Read)

YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Caden Armstrong (A Thousand Books To Read)
A Thousand Books To Read
Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!       Introducing  Caden @ A Thousand Books To Read , YABC's Blogger Of The Month!!   Check out her...
Continue reading
  2860 Hits
  0 Comment

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
write mount
The Best of Being Indie By Michelle Lynn , Staff Reviewer and Indie Author I’m not going to lie, being an indie author can be disheartening, stressful. Much of the time, we don’t believe we’re good enough. So much hangs on the opinions of others. Our sales might struggle and it...
Continue reading
  1803 Hits
  0 Comment

Indie Superstars with Giveaway!

Indie Superstars with Giveaway!
INDIE SUPERSTAR
sd author photo version 2
Saven
True Calling
Finding Kyler
Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This monthly event will spotlight the best and brightest of the  indie community. You don’t want to miss these talented authors This week, Staff Reviewer, Kelly St Clare has interviewed Internationally bestselling author, Siobhan Davis! YABC: Welcome, Siobhan! You are joining us all the way...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tiffany Engler
All of these books look so good!
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:58
Kara Lauren
I love the covers on all of these and look forward to reading them all!
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:14
John
I thought the covers were clever and different! I thought the synopsis couldn't be bettered!
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:46
  3361 Hits
  17 Comments

YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ December 2016

YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ December 2016
Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!!   Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tiffany Engler
This one is pretty hard as in all of these covers are gorgeous. I would have to say The Secret of a Heart Note ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:27
Kara S
Romina Russell's Black Moon gets more compelling the more I look at it; it's not too surprising to me since I find all of the cove... Read More
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 15:26
Katrina
The Secret of Heart Note or Lock and Mori.
Friday, 06 January 2017 16:44
  2395 Hits
  28 Comments

Diversify Your Shelves--"Half Empty, Half Full"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Half Empty, Half Full"


I write my books in halves. It’s easy to see now, looking back, how I’ve always lived my life in halves. Like night side versus day side, there’s a clear distinction between these two parts of me that sometimes don’t line up, but are ever shifting, fluid, as routine and certain...
Continue reading
  1369 Hits
  0 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Jonathan: Prince of Dreams
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Still recovering from the tragic loss of his mother, typical...
Missing the Beat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The dream job? Check. The best friends? Check....
Meeting the Star
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The spotless reputation? Check. The gorgeous movie star?...
Making the Play
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The school of her dreams? Check. The perfect...
Runaway : Immortals of Indriell
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
They claim her mother died a hero. They...
The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A teen confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his...
Even and Odd
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Even and Odd are sisters who share magic. Lately, though,...
Bee a Good Human: A Pollinators' Guide to a Better Life
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Combining inspiration, humor, and entomology, Instagram artist Ali Beckman (@SoFlyTaxidermy)...
Goodnight, Little Bunny
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Meet Little Bunny on the day that she ventures out...
Flying Over Water
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
N.H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock expertly craft the intersection of...
Rukhsanna Guidroz
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Samira thinks of her life as before and after: before...
Not Now, Cow
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this hilarious picture book, all of the farm animals...
Cucu! en el Mar/Peekaboo! in the Ocean
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Peekaboo! Who's hiding in the ocean? Lift the flap to...
Family Reunion
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this contemporary #OwnVoices tale, a boy is reluctant to...
A Season of Sinister Dreams
 
4.3
 
5.0 (1)
Furyborn meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Falling for the boy next door? No. Definitely not....

Latest Member Reviews

The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
4.3
"THE TRAGEDY OF DANE RILEY is a compelling YA contemporary read about family, grief, depression, and mental illness. Dane is..."
The Shadow War
 
3.3
"What worked: Intriguing mix of Sci-fi with historical set during WWII. There is a lot going on in this engaging..."
Even and Odd
 
5.0
"Even and Odd are sisters born a year apart who share their magical power. Odd isn't thrilled with hers, and..."
Kneel
 
5.0
"Russell and his friend Marion live in Louisiana, and hope to use their skills at football to work their way..."
Goodnight, Little Bunny
 
4.5
"GOODNIGHT, LITTLE BUNNY is an interesting picture book read about a bunny's first trip out of the burrow. Bunny is..."
Flying Over Water
 
5.0
"When Jordyn's mother offers to help Noura Alwan's family settle in Tampa, Florida, Jordyn hopes that it will improve her..."
Rukhsanna Guidroz
 
5.0
"In 2012, Samira and her family are members of the Rohingya people. Because of the oppressive government in Myanmar (or..."
Not Now, Cow
 
5.0
"NOT NOW, COW is a charming and funny picture book about seasonal clothes. The animals are getting ready for each..."
Cucu! en el Mar/Peekaboo! in the Ocean
 
4.5
"CUCU! EN EL MAR/ PEEKABOO! IN THE OCEAN is an adorable bilingual lift-the-flap board book. Each page features an animal..."
Family Reunion
 
4.0
"FAMILY REUNION is a colorful picture book that captures all the joy of seeing family, even when you think you..."
The Little Things: A Story about Acts of Kindness
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
Early One Morning
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
You Are Fantastic!
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
A Season of Flowers
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
City (Wheels at Work)
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
Better Together
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
Smoke and Mirrors: The Heartstone
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."
Clique Here: A Wish Novel
 
5.0
"Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when..."