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Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka

Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka
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  Today we welcome Catherine Linka to YABC! Zinka's soon to be released sequel to A Girl Called Fearless , A Girl Undone ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  Divergent and An Ember in the Ashes . The next installment in The Girl Called Fearless series will make...
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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 you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen. Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for...
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The Notorious Pagan Jobes by Nina Berry from Harlequin Teen! http://www.amazon.com/Notorious-Pagan-Jones-Nina-Berry/dp/0373211430... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:04
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:05
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thanks so much, Dani!
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Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign

Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign
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  Do you remember that book that changed your life as a reader, or maybe just your life in general? You do? That’s great!        Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, have started a campaign called BOOKS AREN’T DANGEROUS . For every picture of...
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TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

**********NO SPOILERS************ The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their thoughts on the new Disney film TOMORROWLAND.    QUESTION: If you could go to an alternate universe what would you want to see there?
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May 2015 YABC Book Haul

May 2015 YABC Book Haul

Hey YABCers! Once again, our office has been innundated with books, books, and  more BOOKS! We've run out of shelf space which can only mean one thing .... it's time for the May Book Haul! Enjoy the video and let us know in the comments which books you can't wait to...
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I saw a few good ones. Woof, bug battles and Alive for starters. Although I would take any of the teen titles! ... Read More
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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!       A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this...
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The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
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    The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival-- TBF 2015 Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Here at Young Adult Books Central, we LOVE YA! Fortunately for us, The Greater Rochester Book Festival held at Nazareth Collge devotes itself to showing their love of YA too.   ...
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PITCH PERFECT 2 - Drive Through Movie Review

PITCH PERFECT 2 - Drive Through Movie Review

******** NO SPOILERS******* The Nerd Riders saw a sneak peek of PITCH PERFECT 2 and are here to give you their review! Are you Aca-ready?
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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!       In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to...
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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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