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What's New in YA--August 3, 2015

What's New in YA--August 3, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--August 3, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--August 3, 2015
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Contributed by Karen Sandler   Riveting page­turners with lots of twists and surprises are so much fun to read. They’re the ones that keep you up late at night, on the edge of your seat with each new revelation. The excitement of suspenseful thrillers can steal your breath when the main...
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If You Liked Cruel Beauty...

If You Liked Cruel Beauty...
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  Contributed by Samantha Randolph, Staff Reviewer   Cruel Beauty  is hands down one of my all time favorites. I’ve spent a whole chapter of my thesis working with it, and I just fall in love with it more every time I read it. My favorite part of the story? The...
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Oh the Thinks You Can Think About Dr. Seuss!

Oh the Thinks You Can Think About Dr. Seuss!
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager      Today is the day for a brand new book. So stay awhile and have a look. We promise there's more in this post as well. But those are things we cannot tell.   Okay, that is silly, we know you know, too....
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MARY M.
If I got a pet it would be a cat.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 22:21
Nicole Sender
I'd love a puppy!
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:26
Jenny D
I would get a kitty!
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 18:57
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What's New in YA--July 28, 2015

What's New in YA--July 28, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best...
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YABC Book Haul - July 2015

YABC Book Haul - July 2015

Hey, YABCers! This month we celebrate the birth of the chosen one, Harry Potter. And we celebrate the only way we know how...with a book haul! Enjoy the awesomeness. Happy birthday, Harry. 
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Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway

Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  Today we welcome Celeste Ng to YABC! Celeste's book, Everything I Never Told You , has been released in a gorgeous new paperback edition! Ng's is a novel filled with family, responsibility, culture, and the struggles presented when all three combine. Celeste is sharing a few things with us today...
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Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
Friday, 31 July 2015 17:04
Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
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Maria
She did four drafts.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 17:55
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Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl

Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl
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  Today we welcome Patrice Kindl to YABC! Patrice's new book, A School for Brides , is filled with five girls (of a marriageable age) and no men for miles! This modern take on the Regency novel will leave readers dazzled an delighted. Patrice is sharing a few things with us today:...
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Lucy Magat
I would probably fail if I find myself at a school for brides since I'm only 14.
Friday, 24 July 2015 14:11
Nicole
I am absolutely positive that I would fail....miserably
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:00
rebecca
i would probably be expelled lol... Read More
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What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.   After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of...
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Giveaway: Resonance by Erica O'Rourke (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Resonance by Erica O'Rourke (US & Canada Only)
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RESONANCE by Erica O'Rourke Release Date: 7/21/15   About the Book This highly anticipated sequel to DISSONANCE takes place in a world where alternative universes are created each time a decision is made in “real life.” Teen Del is a Walker, which allows her to pass through these worlds, maintaining harmony...
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Susan T.
She hates fish! I wonder if she means eating them or as a pet too! ... Read More
Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:37
Nicole
She hates emoticons
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she hates emoticons... Read More
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