The Official YABC Blog

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

All the latest news and info regarding YABooksCentral.com

YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ (US Only)

b2ap3_large_BuzzWorthy-Books

































Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         Lark Espinoza could get lost in her music—and she’s not so sure anyone in her family would even care to find her. Her trendy, party-loving...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Christer Saimon Perez
Ruinsong by Julia Ember. (theengineerisreading@gmail.com)
Saturday, 28 November 2020 19:01
Keia
I really want to read Sasha Masha and Here the Whole Time!
Saturday, 28 November 2020 20:13
Lynn Pallaske
I need to catch up in the Trylle World, but so excited for The Ever After by Amanda Hocking.
Saturday, 28 November 2020 21:19
  244 Hits
  5 Comments

Rockstar Book Tours, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Smartest Kid In The Universe (Chris Graberstein) ~ (US Only)

THE-SMARTEST-KID-IN-THE-UNIVERSE



  I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE by Chris Grabenstein Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE   Author: ...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Simone
Middle Grade books always have the best concepts!
Sunday, 29 November 2020 14:19
  210 Hits
  1 Comment

What We Are Thankful For in 2020

YABC Thankful post
Book Cover for The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea
Book Cover for Kingdom of Yesterdays
Book Cover for The Cruel Prince
Book Cover for The Faithless Hawk
Book Cover for Winter, White and Wicked
Book Cover for Sanctuary
Book Cover for The Elements of the Crown
  2020 has been full of ups and downs, mostly downs. It's hard to escape the realities of what is facing us today: a worldwide pandemic, 1.4 million deaths globally, countries on lockdown. As the States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving today, it becomes even harder to recognize what we are thankful...
Continue reading
  200 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Kimberley B Jones (Our Friendship Matters)!

55252588._SY475_



  Today we're excited to chat with Kimberley B Jones author of Our Friendship Matters. Read on for more about Kimberley and her book!       Meet Kimberley B Jones ! Kimberley B. Jones is a small country girl from St. George, SC. She followed her heart in college writing...
Continue reading
  243 Hits
  0 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday ~ November 25, 2020

b2ap3_large_unnamed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Kim’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    The Ballad of Ami Miles Author:  Kristy Dallas Alley Expected publication:  December 1, 2020 A teen girl on a...
Continue reading
  197 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Kaja Blackley (Maggie MacCormack and the Witches' Wheel)!

Maggie-frontcover_300dpi-cmyk



  Today we're excited to chat with Kaja Blackley author of Maggie MacCormack and the Witches' Wheel. Read on for more about Kaja and his book!       Meet Kaja Blackley !   Kaja Blackley, born in Canada, spent many of his formative years in New York City — an...
Continue reading
  351 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Lynn Wallace (The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

Cover-Design-S_20201121-233437_1



  Today we're excited to chat with Lynn Wallace author of The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You. Read on for more about Lynn and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Lynn Wallace ! Lynn Wallace is a born-and-raised Texan. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Monday, 23 November 2020 12:20
  289 Hits
  1 Comment

Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Julia Ember (Ruinsong), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1


A picture containing drawing, guitar

Description automatically generated

Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Julia Ember , YABC's Author of the Week!...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Monday, 23 November 2020 11:40
Shilo Quetchenbach
This looks amazing! Can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 11:34
Amanda
I can't wait to read this! It's been on my TBR for quite a while. LOVE the purple cover!
Friday, 27 November 2020 18:51
  314 Hits
  4 Comments

YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ November 23, 2020

b2ap3_large_Current-Reads



Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
Continue reading
  226 Hits
  0 Comment

Featured Review: Clown in a Cornfield (Adam Cesare)

41rwzJm-amL
About This Book: In Adam Cesare’s terrifying young adult debut, Quinn Maybrook finds herself caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress—that just may cost her life. Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don’t...
Continue reading
  342 Hits
  0 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From beloved children's author and illustrator Tony Ross, comes a...
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
As her grandmother's health declines, a young girl begins to...
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
San Solano, Texas, is a quaint town known for...
Sing Like No One's Listening
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
A moving YA debut about a talented young singer...
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first book in an epic and romantic YA...
The Good Girls
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this...
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface,...
The Camelot Betrayal
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from...
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about...
Special Delivery
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A lovely book to share with children in an expecting...
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hundreds of irresistible, reusable, and collectible stickers to mix, match,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle...
Winter Light
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue...
Talent
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sandee Mason is convinced her life will change if she...
WITHIN THE FOLDS OF A SWAN'S WINGS
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
What if the one element that has always defined you...
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Maeve’s strangely astute tarot readings make her the talk of...

Latest Member Reviews

Speechless
 
4.7
"this story is amazing! i have a project for honors english 10, and this is a great story to chose..."
I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
"I DON'T WANT TO WASH MY HANDS is a picture book about the need for frequent hand washing. The little..."
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
"DANCE LIKE A LEAF is a beautiful book about grief and loss of a loved one. A young girl loves..."
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3
"THE BITTERWINE OATH is a YA fantasy and light horror read. Nat is the descendent of the girl who put..."
Heart Sister
 
4.8
"The story: When Emmitt’s twin sister Minnie dies in a tragic accident, it cripples not only him..."
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
"INCREDIBLE ANIMALS is a fascinating collection of animals by special skills, including clever camouflage, devoted parents (such as penguins), and..."
Special Delivery
 
4.0
"SPECIAL DELIVERY is a delightfully silly picture book. A little duck is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her baby brother...."
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
"EYELIKE STICKERS: TRAINS is an unbelievably cool collection of stickers. These 400 stickers include many photographs of trains, as well..."
 
4.3
"If your expecting the same type of books that you’ve been reading in this series, you’d be wrong. This whole..."
The Kinder Poison
 
5.0
"From start to finish I absolutely adored this story. The opening scene was so much fun to read while Zahru..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
"HEIRESS APPARENTLY is a YA rom-com with deep themes that make it such an engaging and captivating read. Gemma is..."
The Good Girls
 
4.0
"THE GOOD GIRLS is an enthralling read. The book begins after the disappearance and seeming murder of the police chief's..."
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
"Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet at her school. What starts off as curiosity,..."
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
"DANGEROUS SECRETS: THE STORY OF IDUNA AND AGNARR is a great MG/YA fantasy romance. Based on Frozen, this book tells..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
4.0
"When Ellie is completely humiliated by her best friend an crush, she decides the best way to escape her jeering..."
Mastery of Earth (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3)
 
5.0
"Oh the feels this book gave me. Davi's officially back but still not really? His memories are all over the..."
The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising, #2)
 
4.7
"THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL continues Guinevere's story as she seeks to find her footing in a world that keeps throwing her..."
Loveboat, Taipei
 
4.7
"WHAT I LOVED: Ever’s pushy parents have already gotten their way by making her apply to medical school, but..."
Glass Princess
 
5.0
"This second entry was good, well technically fifth. I am really glad that the story picked up right after the..."
The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea
 
5.0
"THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA is a lush, beautiful, and romantic fantasy that follows Flora, now living as..."