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Featured Review: Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach

Featured Review: Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach
About this book: Taco's mom always said, "Today is the best day of your life, and tomorrow will be even better." That was hard to believe the day she died of cancer and when Taco's dad had to move up north for work, but he sure did believe it when Maggie...
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Drive Through Movie Review

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Drive Through Movie Review

********NO SPOILERS********   The Nerd Riders hopped in their car and went to a sneak peek of the latest MARVEL movie. Here are some of their thoughts on it.  Are you Team Tony or Team Cap? 
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Featured Review: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano

Featured Review: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano
About this book: John "Smoke" Conlan is serving time for two murders but he wasn't the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. A dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke's new home...
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Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from David Levithan and Nina LaCour's YOU KNOW ME WELL, releasing June 7, 2016 from St. Martin's Griffin. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway! YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour, David Levithan...
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Kara S
This is a no-brainer. I've been dying to try David Leviathan's books in light of his excellent reputation as a writer, and I love... Read More
Thursday, 19 May 2016 01:59
Danielle Hammelef
So real--this sneak peek makes me want to read this book now.
Friday, 27 May 2016 21:30
Agustina Gonzalez
I like the sneak peek
Sunday, 29 May 2016 17:45
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Press Release: Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed In Blood

Cameron Monaghan Maddie Hasson Anna Dressed In Blood
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
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  We are so excited to share this amazing news with you regarding the incredible Kendare Blake's young adult series that begins with....  Anna Dressed In Blood Movie rights have been acquired by Fickle Fish Films, which is owned by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer, and the film will star  Maddie Hasson...
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Featured Review: Night Speed by Chris Howard

Featured Review: Night Speed by Chris Howard
About this book: Only those young enough can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous and addictive new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed. Alana West has been trained to use the drug so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power—criminals like...
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Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: Shining Sea by Mimi Cross + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from Mimi Cross's SHINING SEA, releasing May 24, 2016 from Skyscape. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!     SHINING SEA by Mimi Cross Release date: May 24, 2016 Publisher: Skyscape ISBN:  ...
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Eddie Black
The premise sounds very intriguing; it makes me want to read to find out what will happen to the silent girl.
Monday, 09 May 2016 08:17
Linda Romer
Shinning Sea sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:14
Robin Gregory
Beautiful cover! This looks like an interesting story.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:05
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Featured Review: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Featured Review: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
About this book: The first novel in Colleen Oakes’s epic, imaginative series tells the origin of one of the most infamous villains—the Queen of Hearts. This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Alice has not fallen down a rabbit hole. This is a Wonderland where beneath each smile...
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Press Release: Where the Red Fern Grows

Press Release: Where the Red Fern Grows
THIS JUST IN!   BUSTLE is celebrating the release of the  special anniversary edition of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS  (on sale today) with their exclusive feature of the new cover!    Click  here  to read the feature along with a letter from  Newbery  Medal-winning and Printz Honor-winning author Clare Vanderpool...
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Sneak Peek: The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)

Sneak Peek: The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to present a sneak peek from MG Buehrlen's THE UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALEX WAYFARE, which released April 26, 2016 from Diversion Books. Check out information about the book below, the sneak peek, and a giveaway!   THE UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALEX WAYFARE by MG Buehrlen...
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Eddie Black
I met the author at the YA Lit fest in Kentucky last November. She was very sweet :0) I love the premise of these books, and I'... Read More
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Linda Romer
The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare sounds fantastic ♡ looking forward to reading this book. Thank you
Friday, 13 May 2016 20:50
Kara S
I am digging it -- thanks so much for giving me the chance to discover this great new book! I don't know how much I'd be missing ... Read More
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