The Official YABC Blog

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

Author Of The Week: Chat with Megan Shepherd (Grim Lovelies), Plus Giveaway!

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  Megan Shepherd , YABC's Author of the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Davianna Nieto
Eek this cover is gorgeous! The synopsis also sounds really thrilling.
Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:41
Debra Branigan
This cover is fantastic. Ihave heard nothing but great things about this book. I can't wait to read it.
Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:42
Hannah
Gorgeous cover and the synopsis sounds amazing
Monday, 12 November 2018 00:44
  1105 Hits
  9 Comments

Featured Review: Grim Lovelies (Megan Shephard)

37570566
About This Book: Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to...
Continue reading
  521 Hits
  0 Comment

It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)
b2ap3_thumbnail_ACL-cover.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_headshot.jpg
  Hi everyone! It's been a while, but we're back with a new cover reveal! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for A COLD LEGACY by Megan Shepherd  releasing   January 27, 2015 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:   Hello...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Vivien
The cover is bloody gorgeous!!! I need IT
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05
Andrew Patterson
Love the cover! This has been a series I've been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:16
Andrew Patterson
Love the cover! This has been a series I've been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:16
  17775 Hits
  68 Comments

Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity

Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Warrior and Her Dark Curiosity
b2ap3_thumbnail_warrior_front.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_ellen_145.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_HER-DARK-CURIOSITY-cover.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_headshot.jpg
Last year we did a joint cover reveal for Ellen Oh's PROPHECY and Megan Shepherd's THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER. So when the covers of their sequels came in, we thought we'd do another joint reveal. I can't wait for you guys to see them!   First, here's a message from Megan: Hello...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Rachel Patrick
AHHHHHHHHH! I haven't read Ellen Oh's books yet, but I read The Madman's Daughter and just ahhhh! I NEED Her Dark Curiosity! I tot... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11
Christa
Both of these covers are gorgeous!! I am especially in love with Warrior. The red really pops
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:14
Jessica
Holy gorgeous covers! I am so excited for Her Dark Curiosity and that cover works so well with the first! And that synopsis! Wow. ... Read More
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:21
  48427 Hits
  91 Comments

Giveaway: Prophecy and The Madman's Daughter (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Prophecy and The Madman's Daughter (US & Canada)
ellen 118
MSH52WEBsized
IMG 0526 1
IMG 5589 1
Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive a copy of both books, bookmarks, a cell phone key charm, and custom tea! (US and Canada)   About PROPHECY — The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms . . . is a girl with yellow eyes. Kira's the only female in the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Teracia Loretan
gothic england is where id rather live
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:33
Samantha Martin Hiatt
I would have to say lush, gothic, victorian England. Demon infested just does not sound very fun to me!
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:34
Angela Huang
I would have to say Korea because I love their food.
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:38
  14638 Hits
  126 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins--scientist Myles,...
Kai and the Monkey King (Brownstone's Mythical Collection, #3)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
When Kai grows tired of her bookish mum not being...
Astro Kittens: Cosmic Machines (Astro Kittens)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Greetings, my little Astro Kittens! Are you ready to take...
Astro Kittens: Into the Unknown (Astro Kittens)
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Greetings, my little Astro Kittens! Are you ready to take...
All the Things We Do in the Dark
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller...
The Rubicus Prophecy (The Witches of Orkney, #2)
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Abigail has just started her second year at the Tarkana...
Fancy Nancy: Camp Fancy
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Based on the Disney Junior TV show and inspired by...
Rules for Vanishing
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes...
What Makes Us
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving...
Harry Potter Origami
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ever wanted to fold your own Chocolate Frogs? Or play...
By Any Means Necessary
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Heart-wrenchingly honest, fans of Brandy Colbert and Nicola Yoon will...
Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution...
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with...
On the Come Up
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers...
Spin
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Paris Secord's (aka DJ ParSec) career--and life--has come to...
Leah on the Offbeat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best...

Latest Member Reviews

Forgiven Are the Starry-Eyed
 
5.0
"The story: Sheltered high school junior Andrea Cavanaugh believes she hits the jackpot when Josh McMillan, a..."
The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins, #1)
 
5.0
"Witty, clever, and full of mischief, THE FOWL TWINS is a spin-off of ARTEMIS FOWL that easily stands on its..."
Kai and the Monkey King (Brownstone's Mythical Collection, #3)
 
5.0
"KAI AND THE MONKEY KING is an engaging and thrilling installment in the Brownstone's Mythical Collection series. In this book,..."
 
4.8
"This darker and grittier sequel of Issaura's Claws, steers readers on a journey outside the kingdom of Elysia into the..."
Astro Kittens: Cosmic Machines (Astro Kittens)
 
5.0
"An excellent read for children who love machines and/or space, ASTRO KITTENS: INTO THE UNKNOWN takes preschoolers for an unforgettable..."
Astro Kittens: Into the Unknown (Astro Kittens)
 
4.7
"Wish you could teach your toddler about outer space and the basis for science-fiction? If so- or you just love..."
All the Things We Do in the Dark
 
4.3
"ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK is an intensely challenging and thought-provoking read with some magical realism elements...."
The Rubicus Prophecy (The Witches of Orkney, #2)
 
3.5
"THE RUBICUS PROPHECY is an engaging second book in the WITCHES OF ORKNEY series that follows the same friends on..."
Rules for Vanishing
 
5.0
"RULES FOR VANISHING is a deliciously haunting YA horror perfect for Halloween. Told through collected documents, interviews, and texts, this..."
What Makes Us
 
5.0
"WHAT MAKES US is an intriguing story that follows a teenaged boy, his mother (in the past), and his friend..."
Serpent & Dove
 
5.0
"Lou is on the run from her family and she lives a thieving life with her friend Coco. Both of..."
Fancy Nancy: Camp Fancy
 
5.0
"When Dad tells Nancy stories about when he and Mom used to go camping, Nancy knows it's something she has..."
Harry Potter Origami
 
4.0
"Scholastic Inc brings origami and Harry Potter together in this book with fifteen foldable crafts! Each one has a different..."
By Any Means Necessary
 
3.7
"BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY is an engaging contemporary YA that presents some issues very well. The writing is in a..."
On the Come Up
 
5.0
"ON THE COME UP is a fantastic new YA contemporary that handles big issues like racism and sexism. The characters..."
Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
 
3.3
"FIREBORNE is a new YA fantasy that follows two teens, Lee and Anna (Antigone) in alternating points-of-view. Lee and Anna..."
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
 
4.0
"As Middle Grade graphic novel adaptations go, this urban fantasy is above par. The artwork has a bit..."
Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)
 
4.0
"INTO THE CROOKED PLACE is an engaging YA fantasy that follows five characters on a quest of aligned goals- even..."
To Kill a Kingdom
 
5.0
"TO KILL A KINGDOM is a wonderful YA fantasy about a siren and a pirate. Told in alternating points of..."
A Warm Friendship
 
4.5
"A WARM FRIENDSHIP is a story of friendship and loss, celebrating the time that you have together. Squirrel finds Snowman..."