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Meet Our Editors: Jen Fisher

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There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at YA Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know...
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Interview with Barbara Elizabeth Walsh, Author of THE POPPY LADY

Interview with Barbara Elizabeth Walsh, Author of THE POPPY LADY
  With Memorial Day just around the corner, we here at YABC thought it would be great to speak with an author who has written about military service. Barbara Elizabeth Walsh wrote THE POPPY LADY, which details the story of Moina Belle Michael, a woman who devoted her life to helping...
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Giveaway: Win Dark Days Tour Signed Books!

Giveaway: Win Dark Days Tour Signed Books!
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I got a chance to catch up with these Pitch Dark Days authors and ask them a few questions: Kiera Cass ( THE ELITE ) Elizabeth Norris ( UNBREAKABLE ) Aprilynne Pike ( LIFE AFTER THEFT ) Amy Tintera ( REBOOT ) Check out their answers below, then enter to win...
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Kathryn Lynn Frank
I am DESPERATE to read Reboot!
Monday, 13 May 2013 17:17
Alexa
Unbreakable! I enjoyed Unraveling. Thanks for the giveaway.
Monday, 13 May 2013 17:19
Vivien
Reboot
Monday, 13 May 2013 17:59
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Want more Garrick from LOSING IT by Cora Carmack?

Want more Garrick from LOSING IT by Cora Carmack?
Are you a fan of Garrick and Bliss from LOSING IT by New York Times Best Selling Author , Cora Carmack?  In anticipation of her upcoming release, FAKING IT, (which I've read and is fantastic!) Cora plans to release four different scenes once her pre-orders hit certain number thresholds. ALL FROM...
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Giveaway: The Program by Suzanne Young (US only)

Giveaway: The Program by Suzanne Young (US only)
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  The Program by Suzanne Young ISBN:  9781442445802 Release Date: April 30, 2013   Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child;...
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Joshua David Bellin
This book has an amazing premise, and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Having never experienced clinical depression, it'... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:52
Geraldine Choy
I would definitely keep my emotions!
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:02
Michelle Quinlan
Although there are days that I hate to be "emotional"...I would definitely not give them up!... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:12
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Meet Our Editors: Jill Van Leer

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  There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because...
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YABC
You totally got to see Paul McCartney since you filled out this interview! Woot! And I totally snorted when I saw your most embarr... Read More
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:12
Sasha Shamblen
Hmm, my sister could probably recite all of twilight
Friday, 19 April 2013 18:25
Jen
"It's called an adrenaline rush. You can Google it."
Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:20
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Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)

Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)
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If you've spoken with me about books in the last two months, you've heard me rave about Kathryn Fitzmaurice's DESTINY, REWRITTEN. I was privileged to have the opportunity to send a few questions her way about her inspirations for DESTINY, as well as how her other books, A DIAMOND IN THE...
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Sasha Shamblen
looks and sounds like a book my sister would wnjoy
Friday, 12 April 2013 18:19
YABC
I'll bet the new one is great. I love everything Kathryn has written!
Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:03
Dawn Malone
I'm excited to read this; it's next on my to-read pile. I've heard great things about it!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:08
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Need Some Ideas for Books to Read? YABC is Here to Help!

Prodigy
Skyship Academy
Across the Universe
Seraphina
Graceling
Daughter of SAB
fault in our stars
beginning of after
PERKS OF BEING
Thirteen Reasons
If i stay
BY THE TIME
diary wimpy
timmy failure
origami yoda
lightning thief
colossus rises
keeper lost cities
Running dry on ideas for that next great book to read? Well have no fear! Here are some recommendations for your next read in genres of all shapes and sizes! Sci-fi Adventure If you love the fast-paced action set in a not-too-distant future that sets itself up nicely for a trilogy...
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Sasha Shamblen
I have read some of these mostly in the contemporary section and I do recomend them as well
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:17
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Prepare for the Easter Bunny's Arrival

Biggest Easter Basket
Story of the Easter Bunny
Fancy Nancy Easter
Mater Easter
Splat Easter
Happy Easter Mouse
Happy Easter Curious George
Berenstain Bears Easter
Lilys Easter Party
Duck  Goose Easter
Need a little something to get geared up for all those Easter egg hunts this Sunday? Here's a list of Easter-themed picture books to get you in the Easter mood! The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Jeni Bassett The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen,...
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Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE

Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE
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I'm a huge fan of The Embrace   Series and was really excited to have the opportunity to interview Jessica Shirvington! Here are her answers. Make sure to check out the EMBLAZE giveaway at the bottom of the post!   1.  I love the scenes where you show how Violet struggles...
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome interview. I loved hearing how much Jessica had plotted out of the series when she wrote her first book. I read about her ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:36
Sasha Shamblen
i like this interview. Emblaze sounds interesting.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:50
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