The Official YABC Blog

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

Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Smailholm (C.L. Williams), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

48056134._SX318_20200316-182615_1




Today we're excited to share the trailer for Smailholm ! Read on for more about author C.L. Williams, and her book, plus the trailer & giveaway!     Meet C.L. Williams ! Claire Williams lives in Cheshire with her husband Howard and children Ava and Henry. She is proud to be...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Victoria Scott
This story sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Monday, 23 March 2020 22:34
Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great! looking forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 13:11
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while!! I loveeee this cover!
Saturday, 04 April 2020 15:08
  1565 Hits
  7 Comments

Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

BloodSpell_HC_C-1





Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
Continue reading
  1011 Hits
  0 Comment

Trailer Reveal: Asylum 54.0 by Nadège Richards, Plus Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2018-02-02-at-11.57.06-AM



Today we're excited to share the book trailer for  Asylum 54.0  by Nadège Richards!  Read on for more about Nadège and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Nadège Richards! Nadège Richards is the author of the Bleeding Heart Series and the Bionics Saga, and currently attends college for her BA in...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Irma Jurejevčič
Ah, the cover - love it. And I can not wait to read this story, sounds amazing!
Friday, 09 February 2018 10:54
Marisa Fort
Love the colors on the cover! The book sounds so interesting, can't wait to read!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:17
Hannah
Striking cover and the synopsis sounds great!
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:40
  2264 Hits
  6 Comments

Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen), Plus Giveaway!

MercyRule

Today we're excited to share the trailer for Mercy Rule!

Read on for more about author Tom Leveen, and his book, plus the trailer & giveaway!

 

 

Meet Tom Leveen!

Tom Leveen is the author of nine teen novels, including his most recent titles Hellworld and Shackled; Zero, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013; and Sick, a YALSA Quick Pick 2014. He is a former high school teacher, a rocking and frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and an advocate against teen bullying and suicide. Tom lives and writes full-time in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter 

 

 

 

Meet Mercy Rule!

Danny’s parents yanked him out of art school, his real school. Now he’s starting sophomore year at the public high school. The only good thing about this school is Cadence, a cute freshman who loves punk rock. But even meeting her can’t make up for all the crap he gets from the meat-head athleaders.

Brady just wants to get out. Go to college, play football, maybe reach the NFL. He definitely wants to stop waiting for his deadbeat mother to get it together. It all adds up to a lot of stress. So who can really blame him when he and the football team turn their aggressions on the new freak?

Coach turns a blind eye to his players’ infractions—because this year, they’re going to States. But maybe if Coach had paid more attention, he could have caught it before it all happened. Maybe it could have been avoided.

Maybe.

With quick cuts between a large cast of unforgettable characters, and razor-sharp plotting, Tom Leveen takes readers on a countdown to an inevitable, horrifying act. This gripping novel offers an intense, smart perspective on the tragic, toxic mindsets behind the celebrated American sport and the monsters it creates.

 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

~ Exclusive Trailer Reveal ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercy Rule

By: Tom Leveen

Publishing Date: February 20th, 2018 

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

 Three winners will receive a copy of Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen) US Only

 

*Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*

  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

Continue reading
Recent Comments
Dianna G.
The cover didn't stand out to me until I read the synopsis. When I realized it was supposed to be a scoreboard, it made sense. T... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:15
Hannah Ens
Looks pretty interesting, I like the dark/light contrast of the cover and the subtle sports/scoreboard look.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:02
Precious J Hernandez
Based on the synopsis, I can tell we’re in for an intense read. Definitely seems like a book worth reading with some important the... Read More
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:09
  4160 Hits
  13 Comments

Book Trailer Reveal: Skavenger's Hunt by Mike Rich

skavengers-hunt



Today we're excited to reveal the book trailer for Skavenger's Hunt by Mike Rich! Read on for more about Mike and his book!   Meet Mike Rich!     Mike Rich is a screenwriter best known for films like  The Rookie ,  Radio , and  Secretariat . His first movie was ...
Continue reading
  2729 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Earthweeds by Rod Little, Plus Interview & Book Trailer Reveal!

Screen-Shot-2017-10-04-at-7.47.09-AM



Today we're excited to spotlight  Earthweeds  by Rod Little, plus an author chat, and book trailer reveal!      Meet Rod Little!       Rod Little has written for two dozen science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazines over the past two decades. He has also written two novellas for the Wayward...
Continue reading
  1938 Hits
  0 Comment

Press Release: Book Trailer for Rick Riordan's The Ship Of The Dead!

28006120


Hello Riordan Readers! The newest Rick Riordan release,  The Ship of the Dead , Book 3 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, hit shelves yesterday – PLUS a hilarious new  book trailer  just released! We hope you'll check out the new trailer! Share the  Book Trailer Follow...
Continue reading
  2450 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Paula Stokes (Ferocious & Vicarious), Book Trailer, & Giveaway!

PStoke_20171002-155225_1






Today we're excited to chat with Paula Stokes , author of  Ferocious & Vicarious! Read on for more about Paula and her book, the book trailer, and a giveaway!       Meet  Paula Stokes ! Paula Stokes is the author of several YA novels, most recently Ferocious and this is How it Happened. Her...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
The covers look dark and intriguing! I doubt I could live so adventurously!
Monday, 02 October 2017 21:07
Chrisa
Wow. These covers are gorgeous. They have that sci-fi vibe that I love! Awesome! I haven't started the series yet but I'm pretty s... Read More
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 01:04
Kassie
This story sounds intriguing! Sounds so good and the cover totally fits the description ansd I love the cover! I just paid atten... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:59
  3003 Hits
  12 Comments

Trailer Reveal: Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry

sorcery-for-beginners


Today we're excited to share the book trailer   for Matt Harry's book,  Sorcery for Beginners !         And here's more about  Sorcery for Beginners !   All Owen Macready wants is to be an average eighth grader. Then his mom goes to Africa to find herself, his...
Continue reading
  2310 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Robert Beatty), Plus Trailer Reveal & Giveaway!

Serafina





Today we're excited to spotlight Robert Beatty's novel  Serafina and the Splintered Heart! Read on for more about Robert and his book, plus an trailer reveal and giveaway!       Meet  Robert Beatty !   Robert Beatty lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters....
Continue reading
Recent Comments
McKenzie
This seems like an awesome series! I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 03 July 2017 11:22
John
Magical covers, and the series sounds interesting!
Monday, 03 July 2017 18:20
Dianna G.
I haven't read the other books in the series, but I adore Biltmore Estate. The cover is very interesting with an artistic flair.... Read More
Monday, 03 July 2017 21:41
  2810 Hits
  13 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

A Curse of Roses
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an...
I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From beloved children's author and illustrator Tony Ross, comes a...
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
As her grandmother's health declines, a young girl begins to...
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
San Solano, Texas, is a quaint town known for...
Sing Like No One's Listening
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
A moving YA debut about a talented young singer...
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first book in an epic and romantic YA...
The Good Girls
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this...
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface,...
The Camelot Betrayal
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Every summer, they say goodbye. Dorit goes to Tel Aviv...
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about...
Special Delivery
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A lovely book to share with children in an expecting...
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hundreds of irresistible, reusable, and collectible stickers to mix, match,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle...
Winter Light
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fight like a magical girl in this paperback original contemporary...

Latest Member Reviews

Golden Curse (The True Story of Rapunzel)
 
5.0
"This beautiful story is highly enjoyable. The writing flows easily, and the characters feel relatable. The main conflict was interesting..."
The Raven and the Dove
 
4.0
"An intriguing tale of forbidden love as two young lovers fight to stay together. Well written and entertaining. ..."
The Devil's Apprentice
 
4.5
"This was actually a pretty interesting story. At first I really wasn't sure how it was going to go so..."
A Curse of Roses
 
3.7
"A CURSE OF ROSES is an intriguing YA historical fantasy based on a Portuguese legend. The book tackles themes of..."
Speechless
 
4.7
"this story is amazing! i have a project for honors english 10, and this is a great story to chose..."
I Don't Want to Wash my Hands!
 
3.0
"I DON'T WANT TO WASH MY HANDS is a picture book about the need for frequent hand washing. The little..."
Dance Like a Leaf
 
5.0
"DANCE LIKE A LEAF is a beautiful book about grief and loss of a loved one. A young girl loves..."
The Bitterwine Oath
 
3.3
"THE BITTERWINE OATH is a YA fantasy and light horror read. Nat is the descendent of the girl who put..."
Heart Sister
 
4.8
"The story: When Emmitt’s twin sister Minnie dies in a tragic accident, it cripples not only him..."
Incredible Animals
 
5.0
"INCREDIBLE ANIMALS is a fascinating collection of animals by special skills, including clever camouflage, devoted parents (such as penguins), and..."
Special Delivery
 
4.0
"SPECIAL DELIVERY is a delightfully silly picture book. A little duck is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her baby brother...."
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
"EYELIKE STICKERS: TRAINS is an unbelievably cool collection of stickers. These 400 stickers include many photographs of trains, as well..."
 
4.3
"If your expecting the same type of books that you’ve been reading in this series, you’d be wrong. This whole..."
The Kinder Poison
 
5.0
"From start to finish I absolutely adored this story. The opening scene was so much fun to read while Zahru..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
"HEIRESS APPARENTLY is a YA rom-com with deep themes that make it such an engaging and captivating read. Gemma is..."
The Good Girls
 
4.0
"THE GOOD GIRLS is an enthralling read. The book begins after the disappearance and seeming murder of the police chief's..."
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
"Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet at her school. What starts off as curiosity,..."
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
"DANGEROUS SECRETS: THE STORY OF IDUNA AND AGNARR is a great MG/YA fantasy romance. Based on Frozen, this book tells..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
4.0
"When Ellie is completely humiliated by her best friend an crush, she decides the best way to escape her jeering..."
Mastery of Earth (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3)
 
5.0
"Oh the feels this book gave me. Davi's officially back but still not really? His memories are all over the..."