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YABC Superstar of the Month

YABC Superstar of the Month




YABC is a big site with a lot of moving pieces. We wouldn't exist without the tireless efforts of our incredible staff of volunteers. Our volunteers read and review books, post giveaways and cover reveals, format book graphics for our social media sites, and much more. YABC is a fabulous community...
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Interview with Sabaa Tahir

Interview with Sabaa Tahir
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    Interview with Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes Contributed by Hannah Hudson, YABC Staff Reviewer     The King’s English hosted a wonderful event, “Sabaa Tahir in Conversation with Ally Condie,” on May 4 th . Nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, the local...
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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 nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers...
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Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Hi Nicole! You book has been added to the list! Happy Book Birthday!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:06
Jaime from Two Chicks On Books
Summer of The Oak Moon by Laura Templeton. Month9Books is the publisher.
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:43
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Summer of the Oak Moon has been added to the list! Thank you for the recommendation!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:06
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Live Chat with Ally Carter

Live Chat with Ally Carter
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  There is an exciting event for Ally Carter fans taking place this upcoming  Tuesday!  Scholastic will be hosting a LIVE video chat with the  New York Times  bestselling author of the Heist Society and Gallagher Girls series alongside some special guest stars. Did you love Ally's book All Fall Down...
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - Drive Through Movie Review

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - Drive Through Movie Review

********** NO SPOILERS**********   The Nerd Riders are at it again! This time they give you their review of one of the biggest comic book films in Hollywood history.  Which Avenger would you want to be?
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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!       Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this sophisticated adventure series by the cocreator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery,...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
Trouble From the Start by Rachel Hawthorne comes out today! A cute YA novel reminiscent of the Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry s... Read More
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 14:45
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you, Emily! I just added it to the list!
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 17:26
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April 2015 Book Haul!

April 2015 Book Haul!

Hey YABCers!  Our office was innundated with fabulous kidlit, middle grade, and YA books this month! (Including an audio book and a graphic novel.) Check out our book haul below and tell us which books look the most interesting to you!   
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ryan Bartlett
Last Year's Mistake and Eden West both look amazing. They are on my must read lists.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:30
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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!       From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen.   Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart...
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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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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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