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Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!



Greetings, YABC! Today we are beyond pleased to welcome Michaela DePrince, author of Taking Flight . Her inspiring memoir offers insights into the life of a professional ballerina—but it’s the challenges she has overcome all throughout her young life that makes her story so remarkable. Michaela was kind enough to answer...
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Gabrielle
Very intriguing.
Friday, 11 March 2016 07:29
Hope Tsai
Oh my goodness! I am BEYOND excited for this book. I've loved Michaela ever since I saw her in First Position. I can't wait to rea... Read More
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:21
Angela Blount, Staff Reviewer
This was an excellent read. I highly recommend!
Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:54
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard, releasing January 10, 2017 from Abrams. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from A.G.: Hi, YABC! Thanks so much for having me over to reveal the cover for ROSEBLOOD! I’m very excited...
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Stacee
This cover is gorgeous!! Nathalia does such amazing artwork. I can't wait to read this new book!! Thanks for the opportunity!... Read More
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:06
Sabrina
I'm so excited for this book you have no idea
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:07
Kami
I love your covers Anita!
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:30
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Press Release--New Book Label & Book Series Launch

Press Release--New Book Label & Book Series Launch
  Former BIG TIME RUSH Manager Michael Cammarata Announces Book Label Launch and Flagship Book Series Release Random Occurrence Books releases ‘Ascension: The Indigo Project’ NEW YORK, NY ( March 9, 2016 ) – Michael Cammarata is thrilled to announce the launch of his publishing company, RO Books, and his new...
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SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

TEEN DETECTIVE POISED TO BRING TEENS TO ART MUSEUMS --AND TO BENDEL’S, BLOOMINGDALES AND CLARINS COSMETICS     Bringing young children to an art museum is easy -- parents just decide to take them along. Expecting teens to go is another story. But current museum initiatives are looking to change all...
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What's New in YA--March 8, 2016

What's New in YA--March 8, 2016

















  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"



Saying Yes to Life--Francisco X. Stork When I started writing The Memory of Light I wanted to keep in mind three things. First, I wanted to write about a young girl whose life is fairly normal. There’s no obvious or recent trauma in Vicky Cruz’ life. There’s no abuse or bullying...
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Giveaway: Railhead by Philip Reeve (US Only)

Giveaway: Railhead by Philip Reeve (US Only)

Railhead by Philip Reeve Release Date: April 1, 2016   About the Book The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy...
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Kara S
I've read some good reviews of this book. I think the synopsis and especially the cover are quite striking -- they command attent... Read More
Saturday, 12 March 2016 04:27
Gabrielle
Really liking the cover. Sounds interesting
Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:52
Linda Romer
Wow! Railhead sounds awesome ♡ looking forward to reading this book. The cover is great! Thank you
Sunday, 20 March 2016 10:49
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Giveaway: Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins (US Only)

Giveaway: Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins (US Only)

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins Release Date: May 17, 2016   About the 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...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
The cover is so fun! I love everyone at the watering hole. I really love some of the contributing authors so I'm really excited ab... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 18:28
Jennifer Lancaster
I can't wait to read this. I really liked My True Love Gave to Me
Saturday, 05 March 2016 17:31
Kara S
All I needed to know from the cover was the list of amazing authors whose work is featured in this collection -- I'm psyched! Tha... Read More
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:22
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Giveaway: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (US & Canada Only)

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell   About the Book In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel, 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 only the clues her eccentric father left behind, and the...
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Krys
I love this cover, it's absolutely gorgeous. The soft colors and the shadow silhouette are so beautiful and eye catching. The syno... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:00
Amber Dunigan
I love this! I love books that mix fiction and non fiction. The cover is gorgeous I'd definitely pick this one up to check it out... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:10
Kathleen Pasqualini
You had me at Bronte! Also I'm loving the color combination used for the cover.
Friday, 04 March 2016 18:30
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Giveaway: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (US & Canada Only)
THE HIDDEN TWIN by Adi Rule Release Date: March 22, 2016   About the Book For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room within a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of the great volcano,...
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Amber Dunigan
Beautiful cover and interesting sounding story, I'm definitely hooked.
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:26
Sarah-Ann Cassell
I loved Adi Rule's first novel, so I can't wait to read this one too! Her lyrical, breathtaking descriptions are sure to please! I... Read More
Saturday, 05 March 2016 17:57
Kathleen Pasqualini
I think the cover is beautiful. There's something magical about it.
Saturday, 05 March 2016 23:35
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