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MTV Movie Awards Recap

MTV Movie Awards Recap








Last night was a big night for YA book-to-movie adaptations at the MTV Movie Awards! Check out how many categories we won: MOVIE OF THE YEAR:    BEST KISS:   BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Dylan O'Brien The Maze Runner BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE:   BEST HERO: Dylan O'Brien The Maze Runner   BEST ON-SCREEN...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
So last night was the first night in forever that I didn't watch the Movie Awards, AND OF COURSE it would be the night that Dylan ... Read More
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:14
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Author Top 5 with Fonda Lee

Author Top 5 with Fonda Lee












Today we welcome Fonda Lee to YABC!  Fonda’s newly released book ZEROBOXER (Flux/Llewellyn) is high-action science fiction novel that releases this week. Since all authors want their books to find the right readers, Fonda has compiled this handy quiz to help you determine if you are the sort of person who...
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Diversify Your Shelves With WNDB!

Diversify Your Shelves With WNDB!
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Columnist: Maurene Goo   It’s very exciting to write the debut post for this new series of diversity recs for YABC! As a member of We Need Diverse Books and as a YA author who started this entire journey because I wanted to see books that reflected something close to my...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I need ALL of these books!
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:21
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YABC Book Haul - March 2015

YABC Book Haul - March 2015

We are super excited! The March 2015 YABC Book Haul is here! Over 100 books of pure awesomeness.  This month, Clint from the Nerd Riders is hosting along with his special guest, Loki. What are your favorite titles in this month's YABC Book Haul? Let us know in the comments below.
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Mark Luetkemeyer
May I register?
Monday, 23 March 2015 01:41
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INSURGENT - Drive Through Movie Review

INSURGENT - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and this one is HUGE! YA lovers all over the world have been eagerly awaiting the big screen arrival of INSURGENT. Does it live up to the hype? Here's what the Nerd Riders think.  QUESTION: You are Divergent, but only in two Factions. What two...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I would choose the faction that had BEEF.
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:51
Clint Redwine
You'll need to stand in line for 20 minutes.
Friday, 20 March 2015 14:00
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An Ember in the Ashes - Character Trailer and Giveaway!

An Ember in the Ashes - Character Trailer and Giveaway!

On April 28th, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES will hit the shelves of your local bookstore. The staff at YABC are super excited about this story! Here's a peek at the synopsis:   I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.   THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE...
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CINDERELLA - Drive Through Movie Review

CINDERELLA - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS******* Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, share their thoughts on the highly anticipated Disney live action film CINDERELLA.      QUESTION: If you could ask for one thing from your Fairy Godmother, what would it be?
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Clint Redwine
Thanks so much! We have a blast doing these reviews. :-)
Saturday, 21 March 2015 19:45
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Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5

Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5
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Today we welcome Jodi Meadows, author of THE ORPHAN QUEEN and the INCARNATE trilogy, to the blog. She's giving us her top five reasons why she loves fantasy. We love fantasy too (especially Jodi's new book THE ORPHAN QUEEN, which is basically Batman meets Game of Thrones with some swoon thrown...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
A+ gif use here!
Sunday, 15 March 2015 17:46
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THE DUFF - Drive Through Movie Review

THE DUFF - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders just saw an early screening of THE DUFF and are here to give you theirYA review.  Question: Would you rather be a DUFF or the DUFF's friend?     
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015
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Happy February, YABCers!  Here are the latest releases we got in our mailbox this month. Which books are you stoked to read?                               ...and picture books :)                
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