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Diversify Your Shelves--"A Girl Like Me"

Diversify Your Shelves--"A Girl Like Me"






"A Girl Like Me"--Zetta Elliot       When I was a child, my mother warned us against playing with Ouija boards. I had no idea what a séance was, but I knew what horoscopes were and those were forbidden, too. My Afro‐ Caribbean father rarely spoke about his childhood in...
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Spotlight on Falcon Flight by Azalea Dabill, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Falcon Flight by Azalea Dabill, Plus Giveaway!




  Today we're putting a spotlight on Azalea Dabill's novel,  Falcon Flight . Read on for more about Azalea, her novels, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!     Meet Chronicle Book One: Falcon Heart! Murder, sacrifice, vengeance ... compassion and an adventure beyond fear. Slavers steal first­daughter Kyrin Cieri from medieval...
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I'm really confused. When I visited your 'YA and Kids Books Giveaways page, I clicked on the link to the giveaway for 'Falcon Lig... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2016 22:24
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Curse of the Moon by Beth Trissel + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Curse of the Moon by Beth Trissel + Giveaway (Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CURSE OF THE MOON by Beth Trissel, releasing May 4, 2016 from Wild Rose Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Beth: Hey guys! Beth Trissel waving to the gang at YABC! I'm psyched to...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful--I love wolves and the moon in all of its stages.
Friday, 27 May 2016 21:06
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Featured Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Featured Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
About this book: Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell...
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Featured Review: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Featured Review: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
About this book: In this smart and enthralling debut in the spirit of The Weird Sisters and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family's long-rumored secret estate, using clues her eccentric father left behind....
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Author Chat with Wendy Spinale, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Wendy Spinale, Plus Giveaway!


YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Wendy Spinale: I think the thing that surprises me most whenever I write any story is that I may start a story thinking the characters are one way, but as I go along they develop into something entirely different. For example,...
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Renee Rousseau
I was intrigued by both the cover and how many actual glasses of wine! (or bottles?)
Friday, 29 April 2016 14:25
Kathleen Pasqualini
This book sounds amazing! I love the cover and can't wait to dive into it.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:36
Linda Romer
I think Everland sounds great and the cover is amazing ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 12 May 2016 15:08
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Featured Review: Into the Dim by Janet Taylor

Featured Review: Into the Dim by Janet Taylor
About this book: When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. And she's alive,...
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Takeover Post with Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd, Plus Giveaway!

Takeover Post with Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd, Plus Giveaway!






What are we going to do tonight, Megan? Same thing we do every night, Megan. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Yeah, yeah...I have to get up early tho. Then let’s TRY TO TAKE OVER YOUNG ADULT BOOKS CENTRAL. Victory will be ours! That’s right. Do not try to adjust your...
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Megan Miranda is my favorite YA author, and I've enjoyed reading Megan Shepherd's books before abd have been meaning to get into t... Read More
Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:08
Linda Romer
I think both books sound great ♡ I would enjoy reading these books. Thank you
Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:30
stephanie bondlow
I love books of intrigue and can't imagine how suspenseful this book is. I also can't imagine not leaving a house for 17 years. Th... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:35
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Featured Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Featured Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
About this book: The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what...
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Featured Review: Girl Last Seen by Anne Greenwood Brown & Heather Anastasiu

Featured Review: Girl Last Seen by Anne Greenwood Brown & Heather Anastasiu
About this book: Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then she launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren...
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