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Throwback Thursday: The Unforgettable Death

Throwback Thursday: The Unforgettable Death


*Contributed by Melissa Robles, Staff Reviewer*   I have so many memorable moments in regards to Harry Potter, but I think the one I remember the most is my pain for the death of a certain beloved character in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince .     When I reached...
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Author Chat with Kristina McBride, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Kristina McBride, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with Kristina McBride ,   author of  A Million Times Goodnight !  Below  you'll find our interview, more about Kristinia , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !     YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Kristina McBride: How easily this book...
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Dianna G.
Unfortunately this is a situation that many teens deal with (the photo thing, anyway). It sounds like this book has all the inten... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 00:15
Kara S
This intersection of several popular genres sounds original. I am drawn by the fast-paced thriller tempo of the plot and the exci... Read More
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 14:57
Linda Romer
A million times goodnight sounds great ♡ thank you
Sunday, 31 July 2016 14:01
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Game On by Michelle Smith + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Game On by Michelle Smith + Giveaway (Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for GAME ON by Michelle Smith , releasing August 16, 2016 from Bloomsbury Spark. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Michelle: Hi, YABC! I'm so incredibly excited to share the new cover for GAME ON, book...
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Dianna G.
The book sounds like a sweet story! I don't understand how Eric is dependent upon Bri, but I'm sure it's explained in the book. Th... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 00:01
Shannon Mizikoski
So excited that Game On is coming!! I just finished Play On not too long ago and thought it was FABULOUS, so I am very much lookin... Read More
Monday, 25 July 2016 21:57
Kathleen Pasqualini
This book sounds amazing!!! I love com temps with sports. Also the cover is so cute.
Friday, 29 July 2016 21:09
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Featured Review: The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

Featured Review: The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
About this book:   Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp. She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program....
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Spotlight on Live and Let Psi by D.R. Rosensteel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Live and Let Psi by D.R. Rosensteel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!



Hello, and welcome to the world of the Psi Fighters. Sixteen‐year‐old Rinnie Noelle is a high school student with a secret identity. When she’s not doing homework or studying for a test, she fights the vicious criminals who terrorize her city. With a decade of training in the Mental Arts, Rinnie...
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Dianna G.
The excerpt has me wondering what's going on. You don't often read about a sarcophagus and an altered femme fatale voice in the sa... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 00:03
Hannah
Excerpt sounds very interesting!
Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:16
Linda Romer
I think Live and Let PSI sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you
Sunday, 31 July 2016 07:14
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Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

From the mind behind the  Twilight Saga and the adult novel,  The Host, Stephenie Meyer has another adult book soon to make its debut November 15, 2016!    The Chemist , is sure to thrill long time readers, and new thrill-seekers alike!   Here's a bit more about this new book:...
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Through the Pensieve: YABC & the Month of Harry Potter ~ Gifts for Slytherin!!

Through the Pensieve: YABC & the Month of Harry Potter ~ Gifts for Slytherin!!

  This month will be one devoted to our love of Harry Potter!  We will be featuring everything from book recommendations and gift guides to book reviews and love letters to characters. But what's more, we will be taking a trip back through the pensieve to rediscover the magic of this...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ July 20, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday ~ July 20, 2016
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    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.         *Beth's Choice* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC) Hunted (Hunted #1) Author:  Meagan Spooner Book:  Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication:...
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Featured Review: Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra & Dhoneille Clayton

Featured Review: Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra & Dhoneille Clayton
  About This Book:   June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan’s most elite ballet school. Now they are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one...
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Through the Pensieve: Five Books to Read If You're a Hufflepuff

Through the Pensieve: Five Books to Read If You're a Hufflepuff





Here is a list of five books filled with kind and loyal characters! These are perfect for all of you Hufflepuffs out there reading to find something equally as dedicated!   Hufflepuffs are... Dedicated. Patient. Loyal. True.     Do you believe in magic? Micah Tuttle does. Even though his awful...
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