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YABC's Comic-Con 2016 Recap!!!

YABC's Comic-Con 2016 Recap!!!










  * Contributed by one of YABC's fantastic Staff Reviewers ~ Joanne *     ~Comic-Con 2016 Recap~   This years San Diego Comic Con was full of surprises, teasers, and of course long lines and the introduction to the RFID badges.  While to many, this year’s con was one of...
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Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

From the mind behind the  Twilight Saga and the adult novel,  The Host, Stephenie Meyer has another adult book soon to make its debut November 15, 2016!    The Chemist , is sure to thrill long time readers, and new thrill-seekers alike!   Here's a bit more about this new book:...
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YABC Twitter Chat TONIGHT featuring Beth Revis (A World Without You)

YABC Twitter Chat TONIGHT featuring Beth Revis (A World Without You)

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  We are so excited to host Beth Revis, Author of A World Without You,  on the YABC Twitter page TONIGHT at 8 PM EST!!! Come join us and get in on all the fun! Ask Beth questions and check out her responses to everyone else's questions!!         ...
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Press Release: Echoes Wins International Rubery Book Award

Press Release: Echoes Wins International Rubery Book Award
YA Thriller Wins International Rubery Book Award   14 th  July 2016 Echoes  by Laura Tisdall was yesterday (July 13) announced as the winner of the 2016 International Rubery Book Award. It was selected as ‘Book of the Year’ from among this year’s Category winners, which also included works by Annie...
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Press Release: Battlefield Earth

Press Release: Battlefield Earth






This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by GALAXY PRESS, INC. to review this product. The time has come for the  re-release of Battlefield Earth ! Many people are talking about this book, and excitement is running high.  For those...
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Buzzworthy Books - Summer 2016

Buzzworthy Books - Summer 2016
My Lady Jane
A Torch Against The Night
Spontaneous
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This Savage Song
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Black River Falls
Feathers: The Tales Trilogy, Book 2
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With Malice
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
The Head of Medusa (Elementals #3)
It Ends With Us
Beneath Wandering Stars
The Memory of Things
The Possibility of Somewhere
Furthermore
Kingdom of Ash and Briars
The Replacement Crush
One Paris Summer
Goldfish
Afterward
And I Darken
Autumn's Wish
Read Me Like A Book
The Cresswell Plot
Sea Spell (Waterfire Saga #4)
Julia Vanishes (Witch's Child #1)
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)
The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight #2)
There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this summer. Which 30 are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!   1. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows   For fans of The...
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#1 by far -- My Lady Jane #2 Read Me Like a Book #3 With Malice, but I could name at least 4 books I am just as excited about so c... Read More
Saturday, 04 June 2016 02:23
Tammy VanScoy
I looking forward to read It Ends With Us, This Savage Song, and one not on here, The Raven King.
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Daniela
I'm looking forward to a lot of these fantasy books, but my top three would have to be: -And I Darken -A Torch Against the Night -... Read More
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Press Release: Every Moment Counts Challenge

Press Release: Every Moment Counts Challenge



         
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Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE

Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE


MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE In Theaters October 2016     MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.      #MiddleSchoolMovie Site  |  Facebook...
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Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA

Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA
DAN BROWN’S INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER  THE DA VINCI CODE  TO BE ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS RANDOM HOUSE US AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE UK CHILDREN’S DIVISIONS TO PUBLISH YOUNG ADULT ADAPTATION OF DAN BROWN’S  THE DA VINCI CODE  IN FALL 2016 Young adult edition to release in the UK on  September 8  and in...
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Press Release: Marvel Comics Commits to Black Widow Movie!!

Press Release: Marvel Comics Commits to Black Widow Movie!!

YABC is excited to share the news surrounding this awesome female Avenger...... Marvel Comics has committed to a Black Widow movie!!       The official press release is below:   "After years of speculation and pleading from fans, Marvel has finally made the first tenuous moves towards making a Black...
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Yes! I'm super excited for this one! I have been waiting for YEARS!
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