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Press Release: Three New Harry Potter Books

Press Release: Three New Harry Potter Books



This is the year of Potter! While we still have the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to look forward to, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, which will be making its debut in November, tthere will now be three new ebooks!  ...
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Press Release: An Ember in the Ashes Series

Press Release: An Ember in the Ashes Series
SABAA TAHIR TO PEN TWO MORE BOOKS IN CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ‘AN EMBER IN THE ASHES’ SERIES Book three scheduled for publication in 2018 New York, NY –  August 16, 2016  – Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, has acquired  books three and four in Sabaa Tahir’s critically-acclaimed,...
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Release Day & Spotlight on Day Zero, (Kresley Cole)

Release Day & Spotlight on Day Zero, (Kresley Cole)


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  Today on the blog YABC is excited to share  Kresley Cole's new release, Day Zero!! Below is more info about Kresley Cole, her new book, and an excerpt from Day Zero!         Lethe Castle Day 0 Of course hers would be the last icon to fade. The...
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Things We Loved About Harry Potter!!

Things We Loved About Harry Potter!!



The staff at YABC are all huge fans of Harry Potter and are really enjoying this month of celebrating all things Harry Potter!! Today the staff has offered their choices for "Things We Loved About Harry Potter!" Check out our choices and then comment your choices below!!! We look forward to...
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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
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I looking forward to read It Ends With Us, This Savage Song, and one not on here, The Raven King.
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