The Official YABC Blog

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

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Adib Khorram (Darius The Great Is Not Okay), Plus Giveaway!

Darius

37506437
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Today we're excited to chat with  Adib Khorram (Darius The Great Is Not Okay) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Adib, his novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Adib Khorram !    Adib Khorram is an author, a graphic designer, and a tea...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
I can't wait to meet Darius and hear his story. I love the allusion to his roots in the title.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:05
Kara S
The cover is unique, and the synopsis commands my attention because of my great interest in fiction that references Middle Eastern... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:58
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:23
  1314 Hits
  6 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People), Plus Giveaway!

PeopleKillPeople




Today we're excited to chat with  Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Ellen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Ellen Hopkins ! Ellen Hopkins is the award-winning author of 20 nonfiction books for children, four novels...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
necole
The cover is awesome and so unique wow, very creative. I love the synopsis … I want to know he killed who and who purchased the gu... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:00
Debra Branigan
The cover is absolutely perfect. I am excited about the synopsis and cannot wait to read this book.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:44
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:41
  2446 Hits
  11 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Kim Baccellia (Crossed Fire), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7207
Kim Baccellia
37368159
Crossed Fire (Crossed Series #2)

Today we're excited to chat with  Kim Baccellia (Crossed Fire) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Kim, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Kim Baccellia !   Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
Love the cover which will grab YA readers. Synopsis sounds interesting. Good luck with the novel.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:22
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:26
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds original and fun to read.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:52
  1167 Hits
  5 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Cynthia Hand (The Afterlife Of Holly Chase), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7194
Cynthia Hand
33843251
The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Today we're excited to chat with  Cynthia Hand (The Afterlife Of Holly Chase) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Cynthia, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Cynthia Hand ! Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
necole
A interesting twist on a classic tale. Ghosts and Christmas and Scrooge told from one of the ghosts perspective, I am ready to rea... Read More
Saturday, 13 October 2018 08:40
KM
I really like Cynthia Hand's writing, so I'm curious about this one.
Saturday, 13 October 2018 14:20
Debra Branigan
I look forward to reading your novel and discovering your "Scrooge" of a character. Cover is a bit dark and I am not so sure will ... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:29
  1155 Hits
  16 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Ellen Goodlett (Rule), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7214

37946451
Rule (Rule, #1)

Today we're excited to chat with  Ellen Goodlett (Rule) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Ellen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Ellen Goodlett ! Ellen Goodlett writes science fiction because otherwise she would spend her days plotting to take over...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
The cover will attract the YA readers that would be interested in this genre and the storyline is interesting. Good luck with the... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:36
Tiffany Engler
I love love love this cover! Can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:54
Kara S
The cover and title work together to clearly convey information about the plot -- specifically, that a tale of royal court intrigu... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:36
  1087 Hits
  10 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Katya de Becerra (What The Woods Keep), Plus Giveaway!




Today we're excited to chat with  Katya de Becerra (What The Woods Keep) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Katya, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Katya de Becerra ! Katya de Becerra was born in Russia, studied in California, lived...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
I am so excited about reading this one. Good luck with the publicity and thank you for highlighting it.
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:10
Kara S
The cover is outstanding, and the synopsis tells me this storyline is the kind that keeps me engaged as a reader. Thanks for the ... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:25
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:53
  1096 Hits
  10 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7188

25752041
Royal Bastards (Royal Bastards, #1)

Today we're excited to chat with  Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Andrew, his novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Andrew Shvarts ! Andrew Shvarts is a writer of novels, short fiction, and video games. He works at Pixelberry Studios...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
The title will attract YA readers, not so much the cover. However, the synopsis sounds very good.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:59
M.A. Briones
The title is attention grabbing and i love the synopsis i am stoked to read this
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:17
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:51
  964 Hits
  8 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Michelle Lynn (Golden Curse), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7222




Today we're excited to chat with  Michelle Lynn (Golden Curse) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Michelle, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Michelle Lynn !        M. Lynn has a brain that won’t seem to quiet down, forcing her...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tiffany Engler
This cover kind of reminds me of Repunzel! I love it!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:59
Debra Branigan
Gorgeous cover and the synopsis sounds fantastic!
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:15
Maggie Hubbe
I am a sucker for fairy-tale retellings so I already know I will love this!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 14:20
  1195 Hits
  9 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Martina Boone (Love For Two Lifetimes), Plus Giveaway!

IMG_7224
Martina Boone
41459519
Love for Two Lifetimes

Today we're excited to chat with  Martina Boone (Love For Two Lifetimes) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Martina, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Martina Boone ! Martina Boone is the award-winning author of the YA romantic Southern Gothic Heirs...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
The cover is beautiful and hints at the storyline inside. This sounds like a wonderful story.
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:22
Kara S
While I really dislike the cover, I find the synopsis -- particularly the fact of the protagonist investigating matters of family ... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:20
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:47
  1035 Hits
  9 Comments

Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Tyler James Smith (Unstoppable Moses), Plus Giveaway!

28
Tyler James Smith
37638114
Unstoppable Moses

Today we're excited to chat with  Tyler James Smith (Unstoppable Moses) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Tyler, his novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Tyler James Smith !      Tyler James Smith attended Western Michigan University and after a stint as a mailman,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kara S
The synopsis sounds uniquely good, and the cover is attractive and appropriate to the type of tale it represent, IMHO. Also, ever... Read More
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:34
Debra Branigan
Your synopsis sounds excellent and would easily attract YA readers, but the cover will likely not have the same impact. The story ... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:37
KM
I haven't heard about this book, but I'm excited for it.
Monday, 22 October 2018 18:07
  1227 Hits
  8 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Baseball Baby
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
This original board book series, which begins with America's favorite...
I Am Not a Penguin
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
This hilarious story of a pangolin with an identity crisis...
Sam Can't Sleep
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
When Sam can’t sleep, he decides to ask all the...
Welcome to California
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to California! We're glad you're here! Introducing a new...
The Other Side of Perfect
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
For fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary H.K. Choi, this...
Zoom: Dinosaur Adventure
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Join Jasmine and Jamie as they travel back in time...
Let's Pretend Fire Station
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
It's a busy day at the fire station! Chldren can...
Rosa Loves Dinosaurs / A Rosa Le Encantan Los Dinosaurios
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Let's find out which toys Rosa and her friends are...
Things That Go (I Can Learn)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Travel by land, sea, and air in this bright and...
Welcome to Florida
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to Florida! We're glad you're here! Introducing a new...
Indivisible
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
This timely, moving debut novel follows a teen's efforts to...
Homer on the Case
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Celebrated author and illustrator Henry Cole returns with a page-turning...
The Thingity-Jig
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
This jovial frolic through the city and woods celebrates ingenuity...
The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting...
The Sacrifice of One
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Who would want to execute my brother? ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same...

Latest Member Reviews

Baseball Baby
 
5.0
"BASEBALL BABY is a delightful board book about baseball. The book begins with heading to the park to play baseball..."
I Am Not a Penguin
 
4.0
"I AM NOT A PENGUIN is a silly picture book that manages to teach young readers about pangolins. A pangolin..."
Sam Can't Sleep
 
4.5
"SAM CAN'T SLEEP is a fun picture book read that introduces the concept of nocturnal animals. It's nighttime, and all..."
Welcome to California
 
4.0
"WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA is a fun picture book of facts about the state. It covers topics from the state capitol..."
The Other Side of Perfect
 
4.3
"THE OTHER SIDE OF PERFECT is an engrossing YA contemporary about loss, grief, moving on, friendship, and sisterhood. Alina has..."
Zoom: Dinosaur Adventure
 
4.5
"ZOOM: DINOSAUR ADVENTURE takes the reader on a journey to the time of the dinosaurs. Jamie and Jasmine are going..."
Let's Pretend Fire Station
 
5.0
"LET'S PRETEND FIRE STATION is a delightful peek-through board book about firefighters. The book features pictures of children, firetrucks, and..."
Rosa Loves Dinosaurs / A Rosa Le Encantan Los Dinosaurios
 
3.5
"ROSA LOVES DINOSAURS/ A ROSA LE ENCANTAN LOS DINOSAURIOS is a fun bilingual board book about a love of dinosaurs...."
Things That Go (I Can Learn)
 
5.0
"THINGS THAT GO is a delightful lift-the-flap and peek-through exploration of vehicles. In three sets of pages with flaps, die-cuts,..."
Welcome to Florida
 
4.3
"WELCOME TO FLORIDA is a fun touristy picture book about the state of Florida. The book goes through some of..."
Indivisible
 
5.0
"INDIVISIBLE is a heartfelt and riveting YA contemporary about family, feeling different, and immigration in the US. Mateo is a..."
My Last Summer with Cass
 
5.0
"“A good friendship is like a work of art.” Megan and Cass have been friends forever. Their..."
The Lightbringer: Through the Elder Stone
 
5.0
"The Lightbringer plays on that classic trope of light vs dark, but in a fresh way with unheard of magical..."
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch
 
5.0
"Eva Evergreen is a young witch about to embark on her Novice Quest. As the daughter of one of the..."
Homer on the Case
 
4.5
"HOMER ON THE CASE is a delightful middle grade mystery, featuring unlikely detectives. Homer, a homing pigeon, and Lulu, a..."
The Thingity-Jig
 
5.0
"THE THINGITY-JIG is a fun picture book read about invention and friendship. Although all his friends are asleep, Bear feels..."
The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)
 
5.0
"THE PRISON HEALER is a stunning and captivating YA fantasy read. This book takes place in a prison, Zalindov, which..."
 
5.0
"There were so many things I really liked about this book. The case of the missing girls was obviously the..."
Bridge of Souls (City of Ghosts #3)
 
4.0
"What worked: This is a satisfying conclusion to City of Ghosts series. Engaging characters, fast-paced plot, and spooky magic woven..."
This is Your World
 
5.0
"THIS IS YOUR WORLD is a lovely picture book that introduces the world and the importance of taking care of..."