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SDCC Spotlight Guest Marissa Meyer Talks Heartless and Writing from a Place of Love

SDCC Spotlight Guest Marissa Meyer Talks Heartless and  Writing from a Place of Love


*Contributed by Joanne Mumley*   Marissa Meyer was a Spotlight Guest at SDCC this year. With tons of panels and signings, Marissa was kept pretty busy. YABC is grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to sit down for an interview. Marissa Meyer has an exciting year coming...
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YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ July 2016

YABC Favorite Covers of The Month ~ July 2016





























  Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's Favorite Covers of the Month poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway....
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Dianna G.
To Hang a Witch is my favorite cover from all of these.
Monday, 08 August 2016 21:45
Vanessa Gayle
I love the cover for A World Without You!
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 20:29
Megan Coppadge
The Darkest Hour is the cover that caught my attention the most.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:16
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Author Chat with Kathleen Burkinshaw + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Author Chat with Kathleen Burkinshaw + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Today we're excited to chat with Kathleen Burkinshaw, author of The Last Cherry Blossom !  Below  you'll find our interview, more about Kathleen , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !   Meet THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM !     Yuriko is happy growing up in Hiroshima when it's just her...
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Dianna G.
I'm so interested in reading this book. My mom is Japanese, and I don't know much about her culture. Dianna
Monday, 08 August 2016 21:41
Hannah
This book sounds great!
Monday, 08 August 2016 22:05
Kristen Joiner
I've read many books on World War II but sadly not much on the bombings that ended the war. This sounds like it could be a really ... Read More
Friday, 12 August 2016 00:53
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Featured Review: Run (Kody Keplinger)

Featured Review: Run (Kody Keplinger)
  About The Book:   Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who's not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn't care what anyone thinks. Agnes Atwood has never gone on...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga by R. Queen + Giveaway (US/Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga by R. Queen + Giveaway (US/Intl)





Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DARKCHYLDE: THE ARIEL CHYLDE SAGA by R. Queen, releasing October 31, 2016 from Curiosity Quills Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from R.: I invite you to join us on this dark odyssey about love,...
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YABC
I think the cover is outstanding and synopsis is great. Both have enough intrigue without giving too much away. I followed the Raf... Read More
Sunday, 07 August 2016 20:58
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Hi Cody! Sometimes our readers hit enter too quickly. Just email me your address (cj@yabookscentral.com) and if Rafflecopter draw... Read More
Monday, 08 August 2016 11:36
Richard Oh
This is an awesome contest! Thank you!
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:31
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Giveaway: The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island (US Only)

Giveaway: The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island (US Only)
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island  (US Only) by Dana Alison Levy Release Date: May 10, 2016 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers       About the Book Love the TV show  Modern Family ? Wait until you meet the family Fletcher! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two...
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jess haight
I read and enjoyed the first book in the series, so I am excited to read this one. I like the cover because it looks like a fun b... Read More
Friday, 26 August 2016 20:20
Danielle Hammelef
I love humorous books! This one is different from others I've read so I can't wait to read it.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 16:51
Renee Rousseau
I am intrigued by the promise of wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful!!!
Monday, 05 September 2016 17:56
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Giveaway: Shuffle, Repeat (US Only)

Giveaway: Shuffle, Repeat (US Only)
Shuffle, Repeat (US Only) by Jen Klein Release Date: May 3, 2016 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers     About the Book When Harry Met Sally  for YA romance readers. This opposites-attract love story is perfect for fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han.   June wants...
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Dianna G.
This is so high school. I can absolutely imagine it! Dianna
Monday, 08 August 2016 21:39
Rebecca Moore
I'm a sucker for love stories where the two are reluctantly thrown together!
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:08
Linda Romer
Shuffle, repeat sounds grear ♡ I love the sweet cover! Thank you
Saturday, 13 August 2016 13:37
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Giveaway ~ Recreated (Colleen Houck)

Giveaway ~ Recreated (Colleen Houck)
Colleen Houck

  About The Book:    From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.  Lily Young thought traveling across the globe...
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Daniela
I'm super excited for book two!! I;m a huge fan of her Tiger's Curse series, and I loved Reawakened. Can't wait to see what happen... Read More
Sunday, 07 August 2016 14:09
Hannah
It sounds great!
Monday, 08 August 2016 21:57
Ana Barrios
I haven't read it yet, but I think it is going to be absolutely fantastic and it will be great, just like the Tiger's Curse series... Read More
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 09:16
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Giveaway ~ Tell Us Something True (Dana Reinhardt)

Giveaway ~ Tell Us Something True (Dana Reinhardt)
Dana Reinhardt
Tell Us Something True
  About The Book:    Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . ....
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Dianna G.
I am already kind of disgusted with River. I am not impressed by guys who aren't motivated to be the best version of themselves. ... Read More
Monday, 08 August 2016 21:43
Linda Romer
Tell us something true sounds like a good read. Thank you
Friday, 12 August 2016 09:26
Layla Murphy
Oh gosh this sound sooo good!
Sunday, 21 August 2016 13:08
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Story Starters: You're Invited

Story Starters: You're Invited
Hello, and welcome to the first week of our August Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!    Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of the month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired...
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