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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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Finding Camp Half Blood and More!

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   I still can't believe it has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to discover the magic of Camp Half Blood all over again and now...
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Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
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  Today we welcome Kris Dinnison to YABC! Kris's new book, You and Me and Him will make it's debut July 7th! This contemporary read follows the style of both Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, and we can't wait to read it! But until then, Kris is sharing a little bit...
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Lucy Magat
One of the songs on the playlist for "You and Me and Him?" is One Way or Another by Blondie ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:10
Shannon Mizikoski
Love is a Battlefield
Friday, 10 July 2015 18:28
Audrey
All of Me by Billie Holiday
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:07
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