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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Tor Maddox: Unleashed by Liz Coley + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Tor Maddox: Unleashed by Liz Coley + Giveaway (International)
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Hi, YABCers, and welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TOR MADDOX: UNLEASHED by Liz Coley, releasing May 1, 2015 from LCTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Liz:   Hi YABC! I’m thrilled to introduce you to Tor...
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Audrey Greathouse
I like the color scheme for the cover, and that is one doggone cute dog! It's kind of simple though, and I have no idea what Tor i... Read More
Sunday, 03 May 2015 14:30
Juliana
Got to be honest... I find that the cover could have been so much better, in terms of both the concept and Photoshop techniques. T... Read More
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 21:10
Laurel
I love the colour scheme of the cover, the pink is very eye catching. I like the socks Tor has on, she gives off a young and hip v... Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:11
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MTV Movie Awards Recap

MTV Movie Awards Recap








Last night was a big night for YA book-to-movie adaptations at the MTV Movie Awards! Check out how many categories we won: MOVIE OF THE YEAR:    BEST KISS:   BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Dylan O'Brien The Maze Runner BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE:   BEST HERO: Dylan O'Brien The Maze Runner   BEST ON-SCREEN...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
So last night was the first night in forever that I didn't watch the Movie Awards, AND OF COURSE it would be the night that Dylan ... Read More
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:14
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen + Giveaway (US Only)
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  Hello, YABC! We've got a special reveal for you today! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE by M.G. Buehrlen, releasing April 14, 2015 from Diversion Books. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from M.G.:   Howdy, YABCers! ...
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Katherine Locke
This is AMAZING. It looks so good!
Friday, 10 April 2015 12:03
Caitlin
I'm so excited for the new cover!! It's breathtaking.
Friday, 10 April 2015 13:12
Sarah Kang
The cover design is so intriguing and the colors and sparkles grab your attention to read the synopsis, which is equally as intrig... Read More
Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:38
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Starflight by Melissa Landers + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Starflight by Melissa Landers + Giveaway (International)
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Hi, YABCers, and welcome to the second cover reveal of the week! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for STARFLIGHT by Melissa Landers, releasing February 2, 2016 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Melissa:   Hey, YABC! Thanks for joining me...
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Ashli
I love this cover and think the gold foil will really make it stand out. So pretty!!
Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:13
Lucy
The cover is to die for, I am 100% a sucker for a good cover and I would read a book regardless of what the synopsis says if it ha... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:32
Claire Danby
Wow! Stunning cover! Can't wait to find out what Planet X has on it
Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:39
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Trailer Reveal: Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby + Giveaway (US Only)

Trailer Reveal: Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hello, YABCers ! We're bringing you a different kind of reveal today! Today we're super excited to celebrate the trailer reveal for THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby, releasing April 21, 2015 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the trailer, here's a note from Jessi:   Hi YABC!  ...
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Lia
From the trailer (which looks like a movie trailer btw; beautiful shots!), the book seems heart wrenching. So excited for this one... Read More
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:30
Andrea H
The trailer is lovely. I really liked the music.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:50
Vivien
It's beautiful! Cannot wait to read it.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 16:33
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Author Top 5 with Fonda Lee

Author Top 5 with Fonda Lee












Today we welcome Fonda Lee to YABC!  Fonda’s newly released book ZEROBOXER (Flux/Llewellyn) is high-action science fiction novel that releases this week. Since all authors want their books to find the right readers, Fonda has compiled this handy quiz to help you determine if you are the sort of person who...
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Diversify Your Shelves With WNDB!

Diversify Your Shelves With WNDB!
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Columnist: Maurene Goo   It’s very exciting to write the debut post for this new series of diversity recs for YABC! As a member of We Need Diverse Books and as a YA author who started this entire journey because I wanted to see books that reflected something close to my...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I need ALL of these books!
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:21
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Giveaway: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (US& CAN Only)

Giveaway: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (US& CAN Only)
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Shadow Scale By Rachel Hartman Release Date: March 10, 2015   About the Book In her Morris Award-winning and New York Times bestselling debut, Rachel Hartman took our breath away with an utterly original alternative-medieval world full of dragons, Seraphina. This novel took the literary world by storm with 8 starred...
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Susan T.
I love that they can fly! It would be awesome to fly on the back of a dragon!!! ... Read More
Thursday, 02 April 2015 19:07
Zakiya Ahmed
I love how they can sometimes have special elemental powers, such as ice, fire, ect.. These are powers I would like to have as wel... Read More
Friday, 03 April 2015 15:32
Jackeline Gonzalez
the fact that some can breathe fire
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 23:59
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Giveaway: The Originals - The Loss by Julie Plec (US & CAN)

Giveaway: The Originals - The Loss by Julie Plec (US & CAN)
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The Originals: The Loss by Julie Plec Release Date: Friday, March 31   About the Book After a hurricane destroyed their city, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson have rebuilt New Orleans to even greater glory. The year is 1766. The witches live on the fringes in the bayou. The werewolves have...
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Melissa H.
I've actually never seen it before
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:26
Susan T.
I do watch it. So many cute boys! Thank you for the giveaway.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 20:12
Sara
Yes, it's one of my favorite shows!!
Monday, 06 April 2015 02:48
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Giveaway: Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Intl)

Giveaway: Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Intl)
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Where the Staircase Ends     by Stacy Stokes Release Date:  April 14, 2015   About the Book After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an...
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Melissa H.
A key-scratched heart and initials...I
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 13:28
Trista Roddick
I J scratched by a key
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:44
Trista Roddick
I heart J
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:45
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