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Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)

Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)
Weightless by Sarah Bannan   Release Date: 6/30/2015   About the Book When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she's immediately welcomed by the school's cliques. She's...
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Shannon Mizikoski
This book sounds so, so good. I love the topics that it covers, because man, high school can be so tough. The cover seems perfect ... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:24
Hannah Kane
The cover is lovely -- and the synopsis sounds so real, like something one would actually experience in high school. Can't wait to... Read More
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:29
Agustina Gonzalez
The cover is so lovely! I know this is going to be one of those books that its going to make me cry. I just know! I'm excited to k... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:11
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ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The latest MARVEL film hits theaters this weekend. Kristin and Clint of the Nerd Riders hit the streets to give their review of ANT-MAN.  QUESTION: If you could be super small for a day what would you do?
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Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt

Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt
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  Today we welcome Will Mabbitt to YABC! Will's new book, The Unlikey Adventures of Mabel Jones , is filled with fun, fantasy, and an otherworldy adventure! In honor of Mabel Jones, Will is sharing more about his book, the top five steps to writing cliff-hanging chapters, AND a giveaway!     ...
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BookFanatic
The entire Mortal Instrument series. After every book there would be a cliff hanger at the end, and if that isn't bad enough since... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 23:19
Dan Denman
Catching Fire had a pretty good cliffhanger. Katniss was rescued by District 13, but Peta was captured by the Capitol.
Saturday, 08 August 2015 12:56
YABC
The biggest cliffhanger I've read has been in The Bone Clocks, I don't wanna give to much detail but holy jeez I was literally in... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:43
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room...
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Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)

Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)


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PAPER TOWNS 20th Century Fox In theaters July 24, 2015 About the Film Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking...
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Brittany Young
The Fault in Our Stars is probably my favorite.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 01:43
Emma Morian
So far, Looking for Alaska is my favorite John Green book, next to Paper Towns, of course. I like how even though Pudge memorizes... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:04
Nika Lofton
Having read all his books and the ones that he co wrote, I would have to say Paper Towns is my favorite. It is the most relatable ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:25
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Joanne's Journey Through Comic Con

Joanne's Journey Through Comic Con
  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley     Preview Night! Preview Night at Comic Con is a sight to see. What started off as a casual evening preview of the showroom floor has turned into a jammed pack night of exclusives and giveaways. It is an all around fun night to look...
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MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, along with a couple of special guests give their thoughts...and (very bad) impressions of... MINIONS.  BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!! Question: If you were going to become the world's greatest villain, what would be your greatest crime?
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Sydney
My greatest crime would be stealing every YA book in the world and keeping it for myself. Whenever a new one would come out, I'd m... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:59
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     When high school senior Kelsey’s identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn’t know about the tragedy is Michelle’s boyfriend, Peter,...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Maurene Goo   Maybe it’s because Comic Con is around the corner, or just the general languor that settles in when it’s hot—but summer always makes me want to crack into a good graphic novel and just completely escape. So here are my personal recommendations for some great...
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Author Top 5 with Julia Durango

Author Top 5 with Julia Durango
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  Today we welcome Julia Durango to YABC! Julia's new book, The Leveller ,  is a fast-paced story that launches readers and characters into a vitural-reality gaming world! We can't wait to read it! But until then, Julia is sharing a little bit about her, the book, and the top five...
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Ashley
Super lame answer, but I'd love to live in the original Sim City game for Nintendo. ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:51
Claire Wycoff
I would probably live in one of the sims games since you don't have to fight for your life or anything.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 02:24
Hannah
I would love to live in a Lego Harry Potter game they are so ridiculously fun
Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:56
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