The Official YABC Blog

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

Spotlight on Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan by Jonathan Stokes, Plus Excerpt!

Screen-Shot-2017-11-15-at-8.50.28-AM


Today we're excited to spotlight  Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan  by Jonathan Stokes. Read on for more about Jonathan and his book, plus an excerpt!    Meet Jonathan Stokes!     Jonathan Stokes  is a writer and director who has written screenplays for Fox, Paramount, Warner Brothers, New Line,...
Continue reading
  1702 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on The First Kiss Hypothesis (Christina Mandelski), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

TheFirstKiss




Today we're excited to spotlight  The First Kiss Hypothesis  by Christina Mandelski, plus an excerpt & giveaway!        Meet Christina Mandelski ! Christina Mandelski loves to bring the characters in her head to life on the page. When she isn’t writing, she spends time with her family, working as a...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Emily
Sounds like a cute book!
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 21:03
Precious J Hernandez
Love it. Reminds me of a little like Galgorithm.
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:25
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so sweet and cute. I think this book will be just what I need on a cold winter day to snuggle up and read.
Monday, 11 December 2017 13:06
  3144 Hits
  7 Comments

Spotlight on Alone by Cyn Balog, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2017-10-25-at-11.14.18-AM



Today we're excited to spotlight  Alone  by Cyn Balog, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Cyn Balog!   Cyn Balog is the author of a number of young adult novels. She lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters. Visit her online at www.cynbalog.com. Website | Twitter | Facebook   ...
Continue reading
  2372 Hits
  0 Comment

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Malala's Magic Pencil (Malala Yousafzai)

MALALAS-MAGIC-PENCIL





Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Malala Yousafzai's  Malala's Magic Pencil !   Read on for more about Malala, an excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway!                      Meet  Malala Yousafzai !   Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for...
Continue reading
  3035 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2017-10-24-at-9.10.29-AM



Today we're excited to spotlight  The Beautiful Ones  by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, plus excerpt, and giveaway!    Meet Silvia Moreno-Garcia!     SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the critically-acclaimed author of the novels Signal to Noise - winner of a Copper Cylinder Award, finalist of the British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst, and Aurora awards - and...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
"What do you love and/or miss most about high school--and what don't you or didn't you love?!" First-period art class was OK!... Read More
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:43
Anne
I miss hanging out with my high school friends!
Monday, 06 November 2017 21:21
Hannah
The cover is simple but striking!
Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:31
  2511 Hits
  9 Comments

Spotlight on Last Chance (Gregg Hurwitz), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

3341424_20171017-142034_1




Today we're excited to spotlight  Last Chance  by Gregg Hurwitz, plus an excerpt and giveaway!        Meet  Gregg Hurwitz ! Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 thrillers, including ORPHAN X and THE NOWHERE MAN, as well as the YA novels THE RAINS and its...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Anne
I love all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! They are all my favorites!
Monday, 06 November 2017 21:16
Dianna G.
I loved the Narnia books when I was a teen.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:51
Penny Olson
I liked To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World and The Handmaid's Tale.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 09:59
  1925 Hits
  4 Comments

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Knowing (Sharon Cameron)

THE-KNOWING





Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Sharon Cameron's  The Knowing !   Read on for more about Sharon, an excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway!                    Meet  Sharon Cameron !   Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most...
Continue reading
  1850 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Mary Rose (Geoffrey Girard), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

MaryRose_Cover
Geoffrey Girard










Today we're excited to spotlight  Mary Rose  by Geoffrey Girard, plus an excerpt and giveaway!            Meet  Geoffrey Girard ! Geoffrey Girard writes thrillers and dark speculative fiction. Born in Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey earned a BA in English Literature from Washington College and...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Shannon Mizikoski
Love the cover, looks nice and eerie! I hadn't heard of this one before now, but the synopsis grabbed me immediately- sounds like ... Read More
Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:18
Emily
This sounds good and scary!! Can’t wait to read it
Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:20
Anne
I'd like to read this! I love all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! They are all my favorites!
Monday, 06 November 2017 21:16
  2219 Hits
  9 Comments

Spotlight on The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2017-10-13-at-8.47.14-AM



Today we're excited to spotlight  The Sidekicks  by Will Kostakis, plus author guest post, and giveaway!    Meet Will Kostakis!   Will Kostakis lives in Sydney, where he writes books for teens and the adults who like to read about them. In his native Australia, he’s a critically acclaimed and award-winning author...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Mindy
I like this cover. Based on the synopsis, I feel like this book might make me ugly cry
Sunday, 15 October 2017 18:17
Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is nice, definitely seems to fit with the story. I think this one is going to be FULL of feels!
Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:17
John
The cover looks well-designed, and the plot sounds intriguing!
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:44
  2391 Hits
  5 Comments

Blog Tour: Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

alex-rider-never-say-die



Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Anthony Horowitz's book  Never Say Die .   Read on for more about Anthony, his book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!     Meet Anthony Horowitz !     Anthony Horowitz  ( anthonyhorowitz.com ) is a world-renowned screenwriter for film...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
The cover is energetic, the books sounds exciting!
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:39
Danielle Hammelef
The cover shows action and fits this exciting synopsis well.
Friday, 10 November 2017 14:17
Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are all about non-stop action. Looks fun!
Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:05
  3373 Hits
  3 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of...
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author...
PJ Masks Save Lunchtime!
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko save a lunchtime birthday party in...
Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely...
Dangerous Play
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A fierce team of girls takes back the night in...
Shatter City
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
When the world sees Frey, they think they see her...
If You Miss Me
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A healing story of loss and love, this beautiful picture...
Learning about the Garden with Sleeping Beauty (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Roses were very dangerous for Sleeping Beauty―that everybody knows. But...
Squirrel Do Bad (Trubble Town, #4)
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From the author of the “Pearls Before Swine” comic strip...
Playing the Cards You'reDealt
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ten-year-old Anthony Joplin has made it to double digits! Which...
Discovering the Underground with Snow White (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
There are not only dwarves in the underground. This hidden...
Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
This luminous picture book tells the fascinating true story of...

Latest Member Reviews

21 Questions: A Novel
 
3.0
"21 QUESTIONS by Alexandria Rizik is a YA coming-of-age novel about Kendra Dimes and Brock Parker, high school students who..."
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
 
5.0
"WOMEN IN SPORTS is a fantastic and inspiring board book about female athletes. The book begins and ends with powerful..."
PJ Masks Save Lunchtime!
 
3.5
"PJ MASKS SAVE LUNCHTIME! is a cute picture book based on the TV show. Gekko, Catboy, and Owlette are excited..."
Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
 
3.0
"LALA'S WORDS is the story of a young girl who loves spending time with some plants and speaking to them...."
Dangerous Play
 
4.3
"DANGEROUS PLAY was a challenging read that confronts the problematic treatment of women and girls and the authorities that overlook..."
The Woodlander: The Arrival of Fate
 
4.0
"Leo is set to become the new Woodlander and when she learns that magical creatures exist, her entire world changes..."
Shatter City
 
4.0
"SHATTER CITY by Scott Westerfeld is the second book in the IMPOSTERS series. It begins with Frey stuck inside Shreve..."
If You Miss Me
 
5.0
"IF YOU MISS ME is a beautiful picture book about loss, love, and grief. Charlie loves to dance, and she..."
Learning about the Garden with Sleeping Beauty (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
4.7
"LEARNING ABOUT THE GARDEN WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY is an intriguing combination of fairy tale and nonfiction facts about gardens. On..."
Squirrel Do Bad (Trubble Town, #4)
 
3.0
"SQUIRREL DO BAD is an entertaining graphic novel about the consequences of small actions. The book begins with Wendy the..."
Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle #3)
 
4.0
"Myrtle's small English village is like many who seem to suffer from far too many murders, especially for the late..."
Playing the Cards You'reDealt
 
5.0
"Anthony "Ant" Joplin is in his last year of elementary school (where his aunt is principal-- not at all awkward!),..."
Discovering the Underground with Snow White (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
3.7
"DISCOVERING THE UNDERGROUND WITH SNOW WHITE contains the fairy tale of Snow White along with fold open pages that detail..."
Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand
 
4.0
"After the separation of Pakistan from India, Nek Chand moved from Pakistan to India. Even though he left, he missed..."
Bisa's Carnaval
 
5.0
"BISA'S CARNAVAL is a colorful and delightful celebration of Carnaval and family. Bisa loves Carnaval and is happy to show..."
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
 
5.0
"REDEMPTOR is a stunning conclusion to an atmospheric and imaginative YA fantasy duology. Picking up where the first book left..."
Dark and Shallow Lies
 
5.0
"What I Loved: Dark and Shallow Waters is raw and utterly compelling as Grey returns to her second home in..."
Imposters
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."
Our Way Back to Always
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."
Count to LOVE! (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book)
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."