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Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!

Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!
Need a Valentine's Day date idea? Grab your significant other (aka Beautiful Creature) and head to the theater to see the movie adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bestselling book which hits theaters nationwide TODAY! Here's a look at the trailer: Here's a taste of what you can expect from...
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Looking for a Storybook Romance this Valentine's Day?

The Reece Malcolm List
Hooked
Love is All You Need
Falling for You
Salvation
Wicked Jealous
Such a Rush
Temptation
My Life Next Door
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Feeling the love this Valentine's Day? Here's a list of some contemporary romance reads to get inspired about future loves to come, or find ways to make your relationship a literal storybook romance. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding Hooked by Liz Fichera Love is All You Need by Deb...
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Sasha Shamblen
I loved my life next door, I havent read the rest
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:36
Sasha Shamblen
i really like all of these covers
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:37
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Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!

Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!
One and Only Ivan
Splendors and Glooms
Bomb
Three Times Lucky
In Darkness
Aristotle and Dante
Code Name Verity
Dodger
The White Bicycle
The American Library Association just had its midwinter conference in Seattle. Monday brought some big award reveals, so if you're looking for a suggestion or two on a new book to read, check out one of these recent award winners! John Newbery Medal Winner: The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine...
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Sasha Shamblen
Code Name Verify looks really good
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:39
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Interview with Lisa M. Basso, Author of A Shimmer of Angels

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Lisa M. Basso, author of A SHIMMER OF ANGELS. Here's what she had to say.   1. I really love how we get into Rayna's world.  You don't just use the almost stereotypical it-must-be-schizophrenia angle.  The scenes in SS Crazy felt very real.  My...
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Meet Our Editors: Megan Kelly

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, 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...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Parks and Rec! YES! I may or may not be completely in love with Ben. ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:14
YABC
I LOVE Ben. He's such a hot nerd. ;-)
Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:19
Anatea
Oh, I loved 21 Jump Street!!
Friday, 25 January 2013 17:46
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YABC Mailbox - January 2013 (International Giveaway)

YABC Mailbox - January 2013 (International Giveaway)
It's here! The January YABC Mailbox video!  We got a ton of books in over the holidays. Then I made this video. Then we got in a ton more right after I uploaded this. Drat! They'll definitely be showcased next month.  We have a special guest star in this video! Jodi...
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Vivien
I gifted The Poison Tree and The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly. Also, Twelve by Justin Cronin. I was gifted Stolen Night by Rebecca Maiz... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:34
Kate
My sister got me The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I can't wait ... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:44
YABC
I got Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and gave Edwards' The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles as well as Riordan's Mark of Athena... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:45
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Book Boys Under the Mistletoe - Who's Your Book Boy Crush?

Book Boys Under the Mistletoe - Who's Your Book Boy Crush?
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What's better than curling up with a favorite book during the holidays? Curling up with your favorite book boy crush! I asked my staff which book boy they'd like to meet under the mistletoe this year, and here are their picks. After you read theirs, I want to know  yours !...
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YABC
OH! Thank you so much for including Pennington!! I love him
Friday, 21 December 2012 14:08
YABC
Daemon from The Lux Series!
Friday, 21 December 2012 17:58
YABC
That's not a picture of Daemon fromnLux. Its his brother. That was him on the cover of the novella Shadows.
Sunday, 23 December 2012 23:12
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Quiz: Which DEFIANCE Character Are You?

Quiz: Which DEFIANCE Character Are You?
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Amber McKinney
I'm Quinn!
Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:15
Heather
I'm Quinn too!
Sunday, 23 December 2012 22:39
Roshane
I'm Quinn as well ;
Sunday, 30 December 2012 09:33
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Giveaway: Miss Fortune Cookie (International)

Giveaway: Miss Fortune Cookie (International)
Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy. It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts...
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Vivien
Carpe Diem!
Thursday, 06 December 2012 17:35
MrsErica Beaton
I once got a fortune cookie that foretold safe and worldly travels just days before leaving on a European vacation. ... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:23
Casog
"The weather is wonderful." Now that is not a fortune, that is a random conversation starter... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2012 01:24
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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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A Thousand Questions
 
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Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender...
 
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Second in a new series about a bright and determined...
 
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There's a chill in the air and frost on the...
 
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Disney’s classic animated films come to life in the latest...
Fence: Striking Distance
 
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The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and...
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell
 
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The Glass Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #2)
 
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Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1)
 
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Finding Balance
 
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Be a Voter!: 450 Stickers for Democracy
 
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I Believe In You
 
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Breathless
 
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A Thousand Questions
 
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"A THOUSAND QUESTIONS is a heartfelt contemporary middle grade that transports the reader to Pakistan. Mimi is 11 years old..."
My Skull Possession
 
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"My Skull Possession is a book which seems to be scaring people to death. Brighton wants to find out the..."
 
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"Beautiful book. This book is beautiful inside and out. That's the first thing a reader will notice. The artwork is..."
 
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"So cute, and just in time for Christmas! This book had me at bears. From the front cover in,..."
 
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"So much fun. Disney Block is a board book for any age of Disney fan. Whether you're with a kid..."
Fence: Striking Distance
 
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"FENCE: STRIKING DISTANCE is a charming YA contemporary fiction that takes place at a boys' boarding school. We follow different..."
Crossing Lines
 
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"Reviewed for YA Books Central And engaging story about how our differences shape our worldview. ..."
Focused
 
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Horrid
 
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"After Jane's father sudden dies, Her mother, Ruth, ends up moving them across the country. They move into her mother's..."
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell
 
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"PIRATE NELL'S TALE TO TELL is a charming picture book about Nell, who has always dreamed of being a pirate...."
Be a Voter!: 450 Stickers for Democracy
 
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"BE A VOTER! is a delightful collection of stickers that encompass the power of voting, the democracy, and the reasons..."
I Believe In You
 
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"I BELIEVE IN YOU is a delightfully encouraging book with bright colors and a charming story. While the main text..."
The Oracle Code
 
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"THE ORACLE CODE visits Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl and Oracle) in her teens after an accident that paralyzes part of..."
The Glass Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #2)
 
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"THE GLASS QUEEN is an intense and fantastically written fairytale retelling of Cinderella. In the kingdom of Enchantia, fairytales are..."
The Kingdom of Back
 
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"Marie Lu’s The Kingdom of Back is an historical fantasy based on real-life talents, Wolfgang Amedeus Motzart and his sister,..."
Meanwhile
 
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"'Meanwhile' by Jason Shiga is a graphic novel adventure that will remind readers of the types of books in which..."
Fisher- Price Fun in the Jungle: Explore, Touch, and Feel
 
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"FUN IN THE JUNGLE is an adorable board book great for infants and young toddlers who are exploring the world..."
Glitter Globes: The Night Before Christmas
 
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"THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS modifies the original poem to be more modern and easily understood by young children. The classic..."
Twisting Minds
 
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"The story: At seventeen, Claire Harper’s life has taken a turn for the worse – her mother..."
Breathless
 
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"BREATHLESS is a book about change, secrets, and the aftermath. Claudine (Claude) is about to graduate high school, and she..."