The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Author Chat with Nicole Melleby (Hurricane Season), Plus Giveaway!

4059195_20190506-192335_1



  Today we're excited to chat with Nicole Melleby author of Hurricane Season.  Read on for more about Nicole, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Melleby ! Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
What a beautiful Van Gogh-style sky on the cover!
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 20:37
Nancy Hernandez
It really is beautiful.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds emotional and fun to read.
Monday, 03 June 2019 20:05
  754 Hits
  5 Comments

Author Of The Week: Chat with Breeana Shields (The Bone Charmer), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1



Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Breeana Shields , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
Living with two opposed futures--bummer!
Monday, 06 May 2019 20:39
Emily
I love this cover so much!!!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:00
Jessica Cashen
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds great
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:35
  1054 Hits
  15 Comments

Author Chat with Christine Dore Miller (Forgiven Are The Starry-Eyed), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

45016360




  Today we're excited to chat with Christine Dore Miller author of Forgiven Are The Starry-Eyed.  Read on for more about Christine, plus an interview!         Meet Christine Dore Miller ! Christine lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and their two children. She works full-time...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Emily
This book looks like it will be emotional! I really love this cover
Monday, 06 May 2019 11:01
Erin
This cover draws me in fantastically. Upon reading the synopsis I realize that it is a book I think many teenagers and adults will... Read More
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:03
Sandy
The cover is what drew me to this giveaway- it looks mysterious and the use of only the two contrasting colors is fabulous. I like... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:44
  4454 Hits
  10 Comments

Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (NEXUS), Plus Giveaway!

37971411



  Today we're excited to chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings, authors of NEXUS.  Read on for more about Sasha & Lindsay, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings ! Sasha Alsberg  is the #1  New York Times  bestselling co-author of  ZENITH:...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
Oh, nos! There is a death in the book! Why did you have to spoil it for me?!
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:07
Lily M.
I'm excited for this book ??
Monday, 06 May 2019 23:47
Carrie Edmunds
The cover is stunning and the synopsis makes me want to read it.
Friday, 17 May 2019 23:54
  1164 Hits
  8 Comments

Author Chat with Swati Teerdhala (The Tiger At Midnight), Plus Giveaway!

9780062869210



  Today we're excited to chat with Swati Teerdhala author of The Tiger At Midnight.  Read on for more about Swati, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Swati Teerdhala ! Swati Teerdhala is a storyteller at heart. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.S....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kylie
This cover is fierce!
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:56
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Monday, 29 April 2019 08:38
Lily M.
I'm excited for this book ??
Monday, 06 May 2019 23:48
  3822 Hits
  10 Comments

Author Of The Week: Chat with Amalie Jahn (The Next To Last Mistake), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1




Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing Amalie Jahn,  YABC's Author of the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kylie
This book's synopsis really resonates with me!
Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:00
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while now!
Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:36
Melanie Bracco
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds good!
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 16:36
  999 Hits
  11 Comments

Author Of The Week: Chat with M Lynn (Golden Curse), Plus Giveaway!

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1



Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing M Lynn,  YABC's Author of the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds great!
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:18
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching and powerful. I think the synopsis sounds exciting.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:54
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful. This sounds like a great Rapunzel retelling.
Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:20
  860 Hits
  4 Comments

Author Chat with Michael Moreci (We Are Mayhem), Plus Giveaway!

41210490



  Today we're excited to chat with Michael Moreci author of We Are Mayhem.  Read on for more about Michael, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Michael Moreci ! Michael Moreci is a comics author and novelist. His current comic series, Wasted Space, has been hailed as one...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
I've been meaning to find a novel about ragtag misfits!
Saturday, 13 April 2019 08:48
Danielle Hammelef
The action-packed cover matches this exciting novel's premise.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:47
Dan Denman
The cover is colorful and cool. This sounds like a good science fiction adventure.
Friday, 10 May 2019 10:49
  959 Hits
  5 Comments

Author Chat with Joseph Moldover (Every Moment After)!

9781328547279



  Today we're excited to chat with Joseph Moldover author of Every Moment After.  Read on for more about Joseph, plus an interview!         Meet Joseph Moldover ! Joseph Moldover is a writer and clinical psychologist who lives and works in the Boston area. He has written a...
Continue reading
  1058 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Amanda Marin (North To Nara), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

56571196_10156769327922713_4371039700912177152_n




  Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Marin author of North To Nara.  Read on for more about Amanda, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Amanda Marin ! When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
Sounds like a swell dystopian fantasy!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:38
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an awesome read.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:11
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty. The synopsis sounds emotional and suspenseful.
Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:27
  1043 Hits
  6 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Rosenhart Book I 'The Sight'
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
"Be the Legend, Join the Quest" The Rosenhart...
Fabric of a Generation
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
For one teen, life's greatest adventure isn't time travel but...
Close Calls: How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths,...
Imber (Book One of The Thanatos Trilogy)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The locks are failing. The...
Awesome Dog 5000 (#1)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Marty, Ralph, and Skyler might make the ultimate secret combo...
Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in...
The Big Game
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade season to his Super...
Race to the Sun
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect...
Suffragette: The Battle for Equality
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Imprisonment, hunger strikes, suffrajitsu — the decades-long fight for women’s...
Catherine's War
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A magnificent narrative inspired by a true survival story that...
Dangerous Alliance
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older...
Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Twins Stacy and Gina Cavallaro are on rival little league...
The Fountains of Silence
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco...
Dinosnores (Boynton on Board)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
“Honk SHOOOOOO! Honk SHOOOOOO! . . .” ...
Good Day, Good Night
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Now in a sturdy board book format, perfect for little...
TBH, This May Be TMI (TBH, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Told entirely in text messages, the second book in this...

Latest Member Reviews

The Okay Witch
 
4.0
"Moth lives in Founder's Bluff on the east coast, and her town has an annual celebration that celebrations the founders,..."
Cub
Cub
 
5.0
"Cindy finds that middle school in the early 1970s is fairly stressful-- all the cool girls are wearing elephant bells..."
The Ghost in Apartment 2R
 
5.0
"Danny's family lives in a two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. The family has struggled financially, with his filmmaker father doing..."
The Babysitters Coven
 
3.3
"What worked: This is a quirky, humorous at times paranormal where a babysitter's club is really a code name for..."
Close Calls: How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death
 
5.0
"There was a recent Jeopardy! champion who apparently got himself up to speed on many areas of knowledge by reading..."
Roll With It
 
5.0
"Ellie and her mother live in Nashville; her father left when she was young and has another family. Ellie loves..."
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
 
4.0
"Zoe lives in Boston with her mother and stepfather. Her best friend, Trevor, lives next door, but as summer starts,..."
Race to the Sun
 
5.0
"Nizhoni Begay struggles a bit. She manages to embarrass herself on the basketball court, watches out for her younger brother..."
That's What Friends Do
 
4.0
"Sammie and David have been good friends ever since the girls in her class started avoiding Sammie because she didn't..."
Catherine's War
 
5.0
"Catherine is living at the Sèvres Children's Home since both of her parents were taken. It has a progessive school,..."
Speed Demon
 
5.0
"Tim has recently moved to town and is starting ninth grade at Hilton Prep. During gym class one day, his..."
Dangerous Alliance
 
4.0
"Lady Victoria 'Vicky' Aston has a good life. Her older sister is married to a charming Viscount; her family estate..."
Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home
 
4.0
"Gina and Stacy are twins who play for rival baseball teams. This flows off the field into intense and sometimes..."
Dinosnores (Boynton on Board)
 
5.0
"DINOSNORES is another absolutely charming and delightfully ridiculous board book from Sandra Boynton. Here, the dinosaurs get ready for bed,..."
Good Day, Good Night
 
4.0
"GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT follows a bunny on his journey from sun-up to sunset, as he travels around town, plays..."
TBH, This May Be TMI (TBH, #2)
 
4.0
"TBH, THIS MAY BE TMI is the second in a contemporary middle grade series, though it can easily function as..."
I've Loved You Since Forever
 
5.0
"This gorgeous board book celebrates the parent-child bond in an absolutely stunning way. I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER suggests that..."
My Baby Loves Christmas
 
5.0
"Babies and toddlers will love the colorful celebration of Christmas in this delightful board book. MY BABY LOVES CHRISTMAS is..."
Riverland
 
4.0
"RIVERLAND is a riveting and complex middle grade magical realism novel. Eleanor and her sister, Mike (nickname, everyone except their..."
All You Need Is a Pencil: The Totally Sick Sick-Day Activity Book
 
5.0
"THE TOTALLY SICK SICK-DAY ACTIVITY BOOK is exactly what the title describes. There are crossword puzzles, places to doodle, word..."