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Meet Our Editors: CJ Redwine

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers) here at YABooksCentral.com, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know every reader is different. Every reader's opinion is...
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H.C. Palmquist
Yes, you should watch Game of Thrones, but first, FIREFLY!!!! Also, is that the carousel horse that grandma & grandpa gave us matc... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:28
Christina Franke, Staff
We do NOT have the same taste in movies. Though I also can quote rather heavily from The Princess Bride. :-)
Friday, 07 December 2012 14:25
Jen
I want to visit Europe and I hate green beans too!
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:12
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The 2012 YABC Choice Awards - Vote for Your Faves!


It's time! The YABC Choice Awards are here! Click here to vote!
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Interview with Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue

Interview with  Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue
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  1. Why did you decide to write a YA historical?   The idea for Passion Blue was suggested to me by an editor who'd read one of my other novels--she said she'd always wanted to read a YA historical novel about astrology.   I originally came up with a double...
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October Giveaway Winners Announced!

October Giveaway Winners Announced!





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The October giveaway winners have been chosen! Congrats, everyone!  Don't forget to enter our November giveaways, going on now:  http://yabookscentral.com/component/content/article/25-info/10186-this-months-giveaways   THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin Kayla B. Margaly Amy C. Q.  Alicia M. E.  Andrea D.       CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame Amber M. April B. Erica...
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Margie Cortina
Ooo, I'm so very excited for SpookyGirl! Thank you so much
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:23
Andrea Diaz
I'm excited for The Infects! I've wanted to read this for a while ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 20:44
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Meet Our Editors: Christina Franke

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers) here at YABooksCentral.com, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know every reader is different. Every reader's opinion is...
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Jen
1) This is great! 2) I hate meatloaf too! *high fives you* 3) MAKE an event to wear that Calvin Klein ballgown if you have too! ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 16:45
YABC
I've just seen this site and want to delve into it further.
Monday, 26 November 2012 18:59
YABC
the NOTEBOOK was depressing. I never finished it
Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:40
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Live Author Chat with Darynda Jones This Wednesday!


On Wednesday, November 7th, join us back here for a live chat with Darynda Jones, author of DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR! There will be a trivia contest, as always, with lots of great prizes. Chat starts at 9pm EASTERN. Get your questions ready! <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0b55207878" >Live Author Chat with...
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YABC
Sounds like fun! I LOVED Death and the Girl Next Door and I adore the lovely Darynda Jones! ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:49
YABC
I love you Darynda!!!!
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:45
YABC
What is the history of your own first name?
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:21
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Matched Short Story Contest + Prizes!

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  Hello Traders, Insiders tell us The Rising has been watching and they're impressed with your dedication to their cause. The Archivists, however, still need to proof that you are able to see the true value of the Artifacts we treasure and use for trade. Show your loyalty by going to...
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Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie

Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising is coming.  No one can stop it, not even the Society.  We need to help spread the word of their mission to everyone as quickly as possible!  Here's how you can help: Watch the REACHED trailer. (Team Xander, you WANT to see this.)  Embed the REACHED...
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Rise Up!

Rise Up!
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising needs new recruits to help build up the rebel forces if we're going to take down The Society. Will YOU Rise Up to the challenge?  Go to the Matched Trilogy Facebook page and tell all of your friends to do the same! Be sure to check...
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