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Featured Review: Iron Cast (Destiny Soria)

Featured Review: Iron Cast (Destiny Soria)
About This Book:   It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2016! (Middle Grade/Children's Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)

Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2016! (Middle Grade/Children's Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)


























Halloween is such a fun holiday and children all over the world look forward to that special day in October where they can dress up as their favorite character or spooky creature and visit their family and friends for lots of  tricks and treats!   This year YABC has the perfect...
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Nancy Hernandez
Curse of the boggin and Hocus POcus Hotel have the best covers. . I honestly love middle grade novels because of the adventure.... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 19:25
Hannah
All the books look really cool!!! And the covers are beautiful!!
Saturday, 15 October 2016 21:58
Susan Light
Curse of the Boggin!
Monday, 17 October 2016 08:32
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2016! (YA Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)

Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2016! (YA Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)





























It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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Nancy Hernandez
I think I am most interested in Witch town and Beware that Girl sound so interesting. Like the covers.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 19:21
Alisha Sienkiel
I am most interested in Midnight Hour because I love the Shadow Falls series!
Saturday, 15 October 2016 20:40
Maeghan Trail
I've had The Women in the Walls on my Must Read list since before the cover was even released! I can't wait to read it! I've read ... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 23:32
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls (Lauren Karcz) + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls (Lauren Karcz) + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS by Lauren Karcz, releasing July 25, 2017 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lauren: Hi YABC readers! I'm thrilled to be sharing with you the cover of...
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Kara S
I know I'm going to enjoy this read given the thematic content, and the cover would definitely draw my eye in a crowd! Cheers, Ka... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 01:36
Erin Sharpe
This blurb sounds great and I love the cover1
Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:14
KM
The synopsis is so intriguing, and the cover is gorgeous!
Monday, 17 October 2016 14:59
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Author Chat with Yvonne Ventresca (Black Flowers, White Lies) + Giveaway!

Author Chat with Yvonne Ventresca (Black Flowers, White Lies) + Giveaway!
Yvonne Ventresca


Today we're excited to chat with Yvonne Ventresca ,  author  of  Black Flowers, White Lies !  Below  you'll find  more about Yvonne, her  book, and a giveaway!       YABC:   What surprised you most while writing your latest book? I was surprised by how long it took! I wrote...
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Kara S
I am blown away by the originality of this storytelling, which I find very personally compelling. The father-daughter relationshi... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 01:32
Caity Dooley
There haven't been many black and white coloured covers released lately so this cover really popped to me. The synopsis appeals to... Read More
Friday, 21 October 2016 16:43
Emily
I love this cover so much!!!
Monday, 07 November 2016 20:11
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Featured Review: The Catalyst (Helen Coggan)

Featured Review: The Catalyst (Helen Coggan)
About This Book: In a thrilling debut by sixteen-year-old Helena Coggan, a girl with a terrible secret is tested to her limits as her fractured world teeters on the brink of war. Eighteen years ago, a dimensional break ripped open the sky, drawing humans into an ancient conflict. Otherworldly souls rained...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SOMEONE ELSE'S SUMMER by Rachel Bateman, releasing May 9, 2017 from Running Press Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Rachel: Hi, YABC! I'm so excited to be sharing the cover of SOMEONE ELSE'S SUMMER...
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KM
This cover is adorable, and the book sounds like it's going to be a tearjerker. *grabs tissues*
Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:38
Tiffany Engler
This cover is super cute!!! I love it!
Friday, 14 October 2016 06:52
Dianna G.
I love the cover. It looks almost like a painting! The summary sounds really emotional. In my language arts class, I have my st... Read More
Friday, 14 October 2016 23:05
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What's Hot in KU

What's Hot in KU
Kill it with Magic
Sphinx2
Wolf Moon
The other Inheritance
Casquette girls
Nihal of the land
Leftover Girl
in this moment
Under Different Stars
Paladin
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Stephanie Scott
I have the Casquette Girls but haven't read yet. I love the cover ... Read More
Monday, 17 October 2016 23:39
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Featured Review: Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis

Featured Review: Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis
About this book: THE TRUTH DOESN'T ALWAYS SET YOU FREE I've fallen hard for an alien, but he's harboring secrets. Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity. How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future? *** Sadie Owens has been slowly dying...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens + Giveaway (Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS by Courtney Stevens, releasing August 29, 2017 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Courtney: Hello YABC Folks! I am delighted to share the cover of DRESS CODES...
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KM
This sounds like a really cool read, and the cover is beautiful. ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:57
Morelia Garcia
This cover is beautiful! I love seeing a little snippet around the cover. And the synopsis sounds like a sweet, adventurous read! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:32
Bella
I LOVE the cover. It's what caught my attention to the giveaway and the blog post on Twitter. From the snippet and synopsis it sou... Read More
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:06
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