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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy + Giveaway (Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy + Giveaway (Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DARING THE BAD BOY by Monica Murphy, releasing August 22, 2016 from Entangled Crush. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Monica: Hi, my name is Monica Murphy and I have a confession to make: I've...
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Anita Byars
Love the cover! Can't wait to read.
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 15:29
James Robert
The type of cover where my sister would stop and read about it and put in her cart to go home and read
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 18:58
Magdalena limon-gutierrez
The synopsis sounds intriguing, and hot guy on cover!! Yes very beautiful cover.
Friday, 05 August 2016 14:08
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Chat with Colleen Houck (Recreated), Book Trailer, Plus Giveaway!

Chat with Colleen Houck (Recreated), Book Trailer, Plus Giveaway!



Colleen Houck


  Today we're excited to chat with Colleen Houck , the author of Recreated!! Below  you'll find  more about Colleen ,  her book,  plus a  giveaway !               YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book? I’m rather fond of the Devourer actually. She’s...
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Chat with Alexandra Sirowy (The Telling), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

Chat with Alexandra Sirowy (The Telling), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!




  Today we're excited to chat with Alexandra Sirowy, Author of The Telling! !  Below  you'll find  more about Alexandra, her book,  plus a  giveaway !     What surprised you most while writing your latest book? I started writing THE TELLING a few weeks after my first book, THE CREEPING,...
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Vivien
Which author growing up inspired you?
Friday, 05 August 2016 10:39
Dianna G.
I"m curious about the podcast she mentioned. Is this like an audiobook?
Saturday, 06 August 2016 00:22
Susan T.
From the bio I see that you studied International Relations with a focus on the Middle East. I studied Middle Eastern archaeology.... Read More
Sunday, 07 August 2016 23:31
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Book's You'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Book's You'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card










Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's 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 about this awesome meme!!  ...
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What's New In YA ~ August 2, 2016

What's New In YA ~ August 2, 2016
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  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed. Bestselling...
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Featured Review: P.S. I Like You (Kasie West)

Featured Review: P.S. I Like You (Kasie West)
  About The Book:    What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery? While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Peadar O' Guilin (The Call), plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Peadar O' Guilin (The Call), plus Giveaway!!

The Call
The Call
  Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing  Peadar O' Guilin ,  YABC's Author of...
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Tamara Limestahl
The Call sounds great!
Monday, 08 August 2016 10:31
Linda Romer
Hello Peadar, your book sounds chilling, I would love to read it. Thank you
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 18:47
Kristen Joiner
what do you mean the hunger games meets horror!? Wasn't being forced to fight to the death horrifying enough!? oh I want to know n... Read More
Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:59
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Sneak Peek & Exclusive Excerpt: Recreated (Colleen Houck)

Sneak Peek & Exclusive Excerpt: Recreated (Colleen Houck)


  Today we're offering a sneak peek of Colleen Houck's new novel,  Recreated!! Read on for more about Colleen Houck, her novel, and an exclusive excerpt!!     Meet Colleen Houck !!   New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science...
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Featured Review: Children of Icarus (Caighlan Smith)

Featured Review: Children of Icarus (Caighlan Smith)
About The Book:   Daedelum's children pray for the honor of being chosen to enter the labyrinth, guarded by angels, and the chance to ascend - like Icarus himself - to paradise. But you've read this kind of book before. You know without being told that traveling the labyrinth will not...
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Release Day & Spotlight on Day Zero, (Kresley Cole)

Release Day & Spotlight on Day Zero, (Kresley Cole)


Kresley Cole
  Today on the blog YABC is excited to share  Kresley Cole's new release, Day Zero!! Below is more info about Kresley Cole, her new book, and an excerpt from Day Zero!         Lethe Castle Day 0 Of course hers would be the last icon to fade. The...
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