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Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS

Press Release--Dytopian YA Comic Series DENTS
LINE WEBTOON ANNOUNCES DYSTOPIAN YA COMIC SERIES ‘DENTS’ FROM ACTRESS BETH BEHRS   Comic Written and Created by  Two Broke Girls  Star Beth Behrs and Broadway Actor Matt Doyle to Launch Exclusively on LINE Webtoon March 2016   LOS ANGELES,  February 23,  2016  – LINE Webtoon  ( http://www.webtoons.com ), the popular...
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What's New in YA--February 23, 2016

What's New in YA--February 23, 2016














  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Would you risk your life to save your best friend? Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods...
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Spotlight on The Cure by Tania Hagan, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Cure by Tania Hagan, Plus Giveaway!



Hello YABC readers! I’m so happy to be here with you today! So, what exactly is The Cure ? It’s a Dystopian tale with an unusual theme. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been anything quite like it. The events in this book don’t happen after any long struggle, or...
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john rodgers
can't wait to try this book
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:17
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When Real Life Informs Fantasy by Chloe Jacobs

When Real Life Informs Fantasy by Chloe Jacobs




  Writing Mylena: How Real Life Informed My Fantasy World I’ve always been a big outdoorsy person. From my humble beginnings as a little girl growing up near the Rockies in Alberta, to a teenager heading out for long weekends at our local campground with my best friend’s dad’s camper –...
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john rodgers
i hope i win this
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:18
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The Librarian's Corner--February 22, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--February 22, 2016











  February is designated Black History Month, and we've selected a list of fantastic books to celebrate diversity and African American history! You'll find everything from historical and urban fiction to contemporary, romance and poetry. These books would make great choices for a public or school library display or book club,...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for GEORGIA PEACHES AND OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT by Jaye Robin Brown, releasing August 30, 2016 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jaye: Hey there YABC readers! Guess what time is it? Show time!...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is basically too adorable. I looooove it! And the synopsis sounds like it will be a great combination of emotions, and c... Read More
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 20:57
shelby
There are so little books that talk about same sex love, so that automatically intrigues me a lot! The cover is also very very cut... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:27
Andrew
Love this design + various fonts! Excited for a cute summer LGBT read.
Thursday, 03 March 2016 22:54
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Giveaway: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Giveaway: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


  Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Release Date: January 5, 2016 Publisher: Tor Teen   About the Book On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as...
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Amber Dunigan
This looks like just the book I've been looking for. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!
Friday, 19 February 2016 23:32
Eddie
The book cover is nice but the story is even better
Sunday, 21 February 2016 08:08
Sky
I've been loving on this book for a long time, I read a sneak peek awhile back and it was amazing! Can't wait to read more of it.... Read More
Monday, 22 February 2016 17:21
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Giveaway: What Lifts You by Kelsey Montague

Giveaway: What Lifts You by Kelsey Montague


  What Lifts You by Kelsey Montague Release Date: February 23, 2016 Publisher: Harlequin   About the Book Step into the world of Kelsey Montague in this coloring book... Famed for blending street art and social media, Kelsey Montague creates wild and whimsical large­scale murals that beg passersby to step into...
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Amber Dunigan
Love the wings theme. Gorgeous!
Friday, 19 February 2016 23:37
Linda Romer
Kelsey Montagues drawings are beautiful ♡ I just recently got into these Adult coloring books and ai love it. Thank you
Monday, 22 February 2016 22:30
Katie
Artwork is beautiful!
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:55
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Giveaway: Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

Giveaway: Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr


  Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr Release Date: March 1, 2016 Publisher: HarperCollins   About the Book Lilywhite Abernathy—just Lily, to the very few in her inner circle—is a criminal. Her father’s “unconventional” business has meant a life of tightly-held secrets, concealed weaponry, and a strict code. Lily knows her...
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Gabrielle
I love the cover and the book sounds awesome!! Thank you for the chance to win!
Friday, 19 February 2016 16:46
Cali M.
I love the cover. I love Melissa's Wicked Lovely series and I can't wait to read this new book; thank for the giveaway. ... Read More
Friday, 19 February 2016 19:43
Linda Romer
Seven black diamonds sounds great ♡ and the cover is fantastic! Thank you
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:34
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Giveaway: In Real Life by Jessica Love (US and Canada)

Giveaway: In Real Life by Jessica Love (US and Canada)


In Real Life by Jessica Love Release Date: March 1, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin   About the Book Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know...
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Linda Romer
If I had the chance to meet someone I follow online it would be an Author. My favorite Sci-fi Author Jacob Whaler ♡ Thank you... Read More
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 17:26
Shannon Mizikoski
This is hard! I want to say some of the blogging friends that I haven't met yet, but I could not narrow it down to just one. Nor c... Read More
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 20:58
alyssa
Meet someone who i follow online.... Most likely it would authors that talk to me online too!
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:08
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