The Official YABC Blog

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

Giveaway & Review: This Is Not That Kind Of Book (Christopher Healy)!

44300399._SX318_

This Is Not That Kind Of Book (US Only) Written by: Christopher Healy Illustrated by: Ben Mantle Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Publisher: Random House BYR       About the Book At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Zachary Snyder
I think the cover looks great and does a great job of explaining the premise of the book. I hope I win a copy as I think my twins ... Read More
Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:07
  882 Hits
  1 Comment

Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!

Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!










  Today we're excited to spotlight Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers).  Read on for more about Karen, an excerpt, plus an review!          Meet Karen Rivers !   Karen Rivers's books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in...
Continue reading
  899 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Moon Water (Pam Webber), Plus Author Chat, Review & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

44173891._SY475_20190903-145826_1



Today we're excited to spotlight Moon Water  by Pam Webber.  Read on for more about Pam and her book, an interview, book review, and an giveaway!          Meet Pam Webber!    Pam Webber is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and nursing professor. She is author of the bestselling...
Continue reading
  1013 Hits
  0 Comment

Featured Review: THE MERCIFUL CROW

Image result for the merciful crow
ABOUT THE BOOK:   One way or another, we always feed the crows. A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout...
Continue reading
  597 Hits
  0 Comment

Featured Review: DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS


  Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.   But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and...
Continue reading
  473 Hits
  0 Comment

Featured Review: Air Awakens


    A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...   The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.   Vhalla has always been taught to fear...
Continue reading
  497 Hits
  0 Comment

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Are You Scared, Darth Vader (Adam Rex)

DVBanner








Hello! Today YABC is hosting a blog tour stop for     Are You Scared, Darth Vader   Read on for more about Adam Rex, an review, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet  Are You Scared, Darth Vader? !   It's midnight and...
Continue reading
  707 Hits
  0 Comment

Blog Tour: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, Plus Review!

Batman-Nightwalker-by-Marie-Lu



Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Marie Lu's book  Batman: Nightwalker .   Read on for more about Marie Lu, her book, and a review! Meet Marie Lu ! Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young...
Continue reading
  2074 Hits
  0 Comment

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Vanguard (Ann Aguirre)

VanguardBanner







Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Ann Aguirre's  Vanguard Read on for more about Ann, a review, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Ann Aguirre !   Ann Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she...
Continue reading
  2369 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!

Author Chat with Scott Seegert, Plus Review!
Today we're excited to hear from Scott Seegert ,  author  of  Sci-Fi Junior High !  Below  you'll find  more about Scott ,  his  book, plus a review !   In describing the “Jimmy” line of books that are being produced under the aegis of James Patterson, the foreward to your new...
Continue reading
  2263 Hits
  0 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Dragon Rising: A Mulan Inspired Fantasy
 
4.9 (3)
 
0.0 (0)
Sometimes a battle isn't waged on a bloody field....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Savannah, Georgia is one of the most haunted places in...
Sword in the Stars (Once & Future, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this epic sequel to Once & Future, to...
Perfectly Misunderstood
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Jayden Valdez is an overachieving intellectual. Mike McGinnes is...
Crave
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the...
Golden Arm
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lazarus “Laz” Weathers has always been shy, and his...
Meet Me at Midnight
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
They have a love-hate relationship with summer. Sidney and...
In My Heart
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A working mother reassures her child that even when they’re...
Grandpa's Stories
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
One young girl reflects on a year with her beloved...
The Nest That Wren Built
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to...
Moonwalker
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
So, you want to know about Jack Wilson? Here’s some...
Elysium Girls
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
From a lush, dazzlingly original new voice in young adult...
The Lost Legends
 
5.0 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
A plague. A prophecy. A centuries-long curse. All her...
In the Hall with the Knife
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A murderer could be around every corner in this...
Girls With Razor Hearts
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Make me a girl with a razor heart… It’s...
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire's award-winning, bestselling Wayward...

Latest Member Reviews

In My Heart
 
5.0
"IN MY HEART is a beautiful board book that celebrates the love between mother and child. Delving into the ways..."
Grandpa's Stories
 
4.5
"Both heart-wrenching and soul-soothing, this vibrantly illustrated story is a sort of basic introduction to the concept and impact of..."
The Nest That Wren Built
 
5.0
"THE NEST THAT WREN BUILT is a lovely journey through the process of building a nest to hatchlings who leave..."
When Wishes Bleed
 
4.8
"An imaginative story with a unique world. The Story: Sable is a witch who harbors..."
Elysium Girls
 
4.3
"ELYSIUM GIRLS is an engaging YA historical fantasy/dystopian. In the 1930s, an area of Oklahoma suddenly got cut off from..."
The Lost Legends
 
5.0
"apologize if this is a long review but I have a lot to say. Going into this book, I went..."
Girls With Razor Hearts
 
5.0
"Now that Mena and the other girls have escaped Innovations Academy, they find their past hasn't left them. Mena vows..."
The Lucky Ones
 
5.0
"THE LUCKY ONES is quite an emotional ride. The book follows May and Zach in alternating first person points-of-view. May..."
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
 
4.0
"GIRL, SERPENT, THORN is a YA fairytale retelling by Melissa Bashardoust. The story follows Soraya, a princess who is cursed..."
Meet Me at Midnight
 
4.0
"MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT is a book that reminds readers of all the possibilities and freedom of summer vacation. We..."
Sword in the Stars (Once & Future, #2)
 
5.0
"SWORD IN THE STARS is a satisfying conclusion to a delightful YA fantasy retelling of King Arthur in space! Picking..."
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)
 
4.0
"THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION by Kiersten White is the first book in a YA retelling of the classic Arthurian legend. Guinevere,..."
Crave
 
4.3
"CRAVE is a really engaging new YA fantasy/paranormal romance that follows Grace in the first person. Grace lost her parents..."
I Love You, Daddy (Peter Rabbit)
 
4.0
"I LOVE YOU, DADDY is a sweet book for fathers to share with their young readers. Featuring springy pastels, Peter..."
Morning, Sunshine!
 
4.7
"MORNING, SUNSHINE! is an informative journey through nature and poetry. Each spread features a haiku on the left page and..."
I, Cosmo
 
4.0
"Cosmo is the "big brother" of Max and his young sister Emmaline, and is now 13 years old. He still..."
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation (Charlie Thorne #1)
 
5.0
"Charlie is a twelve year old intellectual prodigy who has uncaring, manipulative parents whom she has escaped by enrolling in..."
Golden Arm
 
5.0
"Lazarus Weathers lives in the Jet City trailer park in Seattle with his mother and half brother, Antonio. He has..."
Ember Queen (Ash Princess, #3)
 
4.3
"EMBER QUEEN is a great conclusion to the Ash Princess trilogy. Picking up right where book 2 left off, Theo..."
Otter: What Pet Is Best?
 
5.0
"'Otter: What Pet Is Best?' by Sam Garton introduces Otter to a variety of pets that he might want, but..."