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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SUFFERING TREE by Elle Cosimano, releasing June 13, 2017 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Elle: Hello, YABC!    About six years ago, I chaperoned a school field trip to a...
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Brenda
Hello! That cover is stunning. I think it expresses perfectly the synopsis of the book. And besides, the choice of colours and th... Read More
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:30
Kristen Joiner
The cover is very pretty. Also a man climbs out of a grave under a tree, that's all I had to hear. Sounds interesting.
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:43
Anne
The cover looks creepy! I love it! I can't wait to read the book. It will be great, I'm sure!
Thursday, 01 September 2016 07:02
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What's New in YA ~ August 30, 2016

What's New in YA ~ August 30, 2016








Are you wondering what's new in  YA  today? Check out these  wonderful  new  releases!   Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart...
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Featured Review: Recoil (Joanne Macgregor)

Featured Review: Recoil (Joanne Macgregor)
  About The Book: When a skilled gamer gets recruited as a sniper in the war against a terrorist-produced pandemic, she discovers there’s more than one enemy and more than one war. The Game is real. Three years after a series of terrorist attacks flooded the US with a lethal plague,...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump"



Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump by  Rahul Kanakia   Recently a friend of mine, Ferrett , was talking about the upcoming release of the third book in his excellent urban fantasy trilogy , and he was like, I'm thinking of doing less promotion for this book, because, well, with...
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Author Chat with Skip Brittenham (Between Worlds), Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Skip Brittenham (Between Worlds), Plus Giveaway!



  Today we're excited to chat with Skip Brittenham ,   author of Between Worlds !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Skip , and his  book,  plus a  giveaway !     Author of BETWEEN WORLDS G.P. Putnam’s Sons; August 30, 2016     YABC:  Why did you write...
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Kristen Joiner
So basically be careful what you wish for. Also I love the tree on the front of the book, that's what caught my attention.l... Read More
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:39
Anne
This is different! A book and an app working together for the ultimate reader's experience. Would love to read and try the app!... Read More
Thursday, 01 September 2016 20:03
Dianna G.
This sounds like something my students would really love. They enjoy interactive experiences through videos and sites that correla... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 21:52
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor), Plus Giveaway!!



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  Katharine McGee , YABC's Author of the Week!! Katharine...
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Dianna G.
I love the idea of a non-dystopian non-utopian book. Looking forward to reading The Thousandth Floor!
Monday, 29 August 2016 21:40
Kristen Joiner
I read about this on another blog and it said simply that if you liked Gossip Girl you will like this and I thought ok I want to r... Read More
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:38
Anne
I am so excited for this book! I like the idea of a futuristic New York City and the cover is just so pretty!
Thursday, 01 September 2016 19:59
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Featured Review: Kook by Christopher Vick

Featured Review: Kook by Christopher Vick
About this book:   A heart-pounding love story that grips like a riptide, and doesn’t let go… Fifteen-year old Sam has moved from the big city to the coast – stuck there with his mum and sister on the edge of nowhere. Then he meets beautiful but damaged surfer-girl Jade. Soon...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Redux by A.L. Davroe + Giveaway (US/International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Redux by A.L. Davroe + Giveaway (US/International)



Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for REDUX (Tricksters #2) by A.L. Davroe, releasing March 21, 2017 from Entangled Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from A.L. and the cover for the first book, NEXIS, for reference: Hello everyone!  My name is...
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Anne
Cover is very sci-fi, but I don't think the font is too eye-catching. I would still love to read those books!
Thursday, 01 September 2016 19:58
Linda Romer
The tricksters series sounds great ♡ I love both covers. Thank you
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 21:02
Candice Gigous
The synopsis is interesting and the cover is wonderful. This series sounds like a great read.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:38
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4th Year Anniversary Celebration for the Release of The Defiance Series by CJ Redwine!! Plus Giveaway!!

4th Year Anniversary Celebration for the Release of The Defiance Series by CJ Redwine!! Plus Giveaway!!












Defiance (Defiance #1)
Deception (Defiance, #2)
Deliverance (Defiance, #3)
Hi YABCers! 4 years ago today my first book hit the shelves. It feels like longer! It's crazy to think that since DEFIANCE came out on 8/28/12, I've published a novella, three additional full length novels, hit the NYT's list, sold in 6 other countries, and have both an anthology and...
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Ayanami Faerudo
The covers and intriguing descriptions make you want to get the books and read!
Sunday, 28 August 2016 19:07
Brenda
Hello! I don't understand why I didn't know about this book until now... it looks amazing! What I find more intriguing about the ... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 19:14
Sheyna
I've been meaning to read this series for ages. I have friends who really love it. The covers are lovely. But word of mouth has be... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 23:04
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Featured Review: Smoke (Dan Vyleta)

Featured Review: Smoke (Dan Vyleta)
  About The Book: England. A century ago, give or take a few years."  An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue...
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