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Featured Review: Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan

Featured Review: Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan
About This Book:   Fifteen-year-old Mina Clark lives in a future Manhattan that is ruled by extremists. Girls aren’t allowed to get an education, they need permission to speak to boys, and all marriages are negotiated by contract. But Mina’s grandmother has secretly been teaching her to read, leading Mina down...
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Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA

Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA
DAN BROWN’S INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER  THE DA VINCI CODE  TO BE ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS RANDOM HOUSE US AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE UK CHILDREN’S DIVISIONS TO PUBLISH YOUNG ADULT ADAPTATION OF DAN BROWN’S  THE DA VINCI CODE  IN FALL 2016 Young adult edition to release in the UK on  September 8  and in...
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Interview with Sashi Kaufman, The Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature, Plus Giveaway!

Interview with Sashi Kaufman, The Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature, Plus Giveaway!
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    YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? SK: I was surprised by how much drinking and smoking pot my characters do as part of high school. I guess that was a part of my high school experience though I never thought of myself as a heavy...
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Author Chat with Darcy Woods

Author Chat with Darcy Woods


YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   DW: When I began researching to write  Summer of Supernovas,  my working knowledge of astrology was pretty much: "Cancer is feely and Taurus is bullishly stubborn." So  I was completely blindsided by the sheer complexity of the zodiac! Then the panic really...
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Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday
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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.         Kayla's  choice for Waiting On Wednesday ( Blog Manager for YABC ) A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir   Author:...
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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Books
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
The Great Hunt
Reign of Shadows
An Ember in the Ashes
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy)
Throne of Glass
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1)
The Shadow Queen
Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's FIRST Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting  a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!!     The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for  all the fun details...
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Featured Review: Summer Days and Summer Nights, Edited by Stephanie Perkins

Featured Review: Summer Days and Summer Nights, Edited by Stephanie Perkins
About this book: Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the...
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What's New In YA ~ May 17, 2016

What's New In YA ~ May 17, 2016
The Crown's Game
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
The Problem with Forever
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Devil and the Bluebird
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Marked
Places No One Knows
Circle of Jinn
Silence Is Goldfish
Eternity's Wheel
Gena/Finn
Razorhurst
Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family
Time Zero
Love Charms and Other Catastrophes
Damage Done
100 Days of Cake
Girl Against the Universe
Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful  new releases!     Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from...
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Featured Review: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Featured Review: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
  About this book: Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from debut author Evelyn Skye. Vika...
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The Librarian's Corner--May 16, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--May 16, 2016






Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of  June   to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. I've selected some of the best,...
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