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Giveaway: Get MATCHED & Get SWAG! (US only)


  Hello Traders, YABC has gotten word that another challenge has been issued in the battle against The Society. As many of you are aware, The Society is corrupt but Cassia has informed us that there are still people who need to know. The seeds of dissent and rebellion were first...
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YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

  Happy Star Wars Reads Day, YABCers!  As a special treat, we have a guest reviewer here today to tell you about  STAR WARS: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure , coming to a universe near you on October 16th from Scholastic.  When I received this book at the YABC Office, I knew...
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Interested in Joining a YABC Blog Tour? Sign Up Today!

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Meet Our New Tween Reviewer, Zach!

Meet Our New Tween Reviewer, Zach!


At YABC, we're all about giving kids a voice. We believe getting kids talking about books is one of the most valuable things in the world. Being able to articulate how we feel about art, experiences, nature, literature — anything really! — is a master key that opens up a child's...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Yay Zach!! Great job on your reviews.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:18
Jen
Great job Zach!
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:31
YABC
This is all kinds of awesome!
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Cover Reveal: Solstice by PJ Hoover

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Today we get to share in the honor of posting PJ Hoover's cover for SOLSTICE! But before we get to the SHINY that is below, here's a quick word from PJ: Hey YA Books Central readers! So I have this YA book coming out next June (I know, it seems so...
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An Interview with YABC!

An Interview with YABC!
Check this out! Mindy over at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire interviewed me about YABC today. I talk to her about how YABC started, and I give fledgling bloggers and writers some advice.  Thanks, Mindy, for having me on the blog!   http://writerwriterpantsonfire.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-boa-with-mandy-buehrlen-of-yabc-books.html          
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Defiance Release Blog Tour

Defiance Release Blog Tour
  Happy book birthday to CJ Redwine's DEFIANCE!  We're so happy to be a part of this blog tour because we are HUGE fans of DEFIANCE. Don't believe us? Just take a look at our staff reviews ! And the reader reviews are glowing as well. Rightly deserved! We can't get...
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Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout

Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout
  YABC recently got the chance to interview Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of  The Covenant  and  Lux Series ,  Cursed , and the forthcoming  Don’t Look Back . Check out her answers to our questions below!   Thank you for joining us on YABC today!  You are one busy lady and...
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3 Jennifer! Gret interview!!! I have yet to read anything by Rachel Vincent... maybe I should fix that ... Read More
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Trailer Tuesday: Entice Teaser

Trailer Tuesday: Entice Teaser
Dangerously exciting, darkly romantic – the teaser trailer for the next book in Jessica Shirvington’s  Embrace  series is here! In  Entice , the war between Exiles and Angels is on—and Violet Eden is wanted by both sides.  Living a secret life as a warrior protecting innocent human lives isn’t easy. Knowing...
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Trailer Tuesday: This is Not a Test

Trailer Tuesday: This is Not a Test
Want to see one CREEPtastic book trailer? Then look no further than Courtney Summers' latest novel, THIS IS NOT A TEST. See what I mean? CRAZAY SAUCE. Click here to read or write reviews, or purchase this book. Release date: June 19, 2012
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Sounds like a good scary read! Check out Cameo by Tanille for another great read! http://cameonia.blogspot.com/... Read More
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Veronica
Interesting..
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Interesting..
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