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Playlist for Compulsion by Martina Boone + iTunes Gift Card Giveaway! (US & CAN)

Playlist for Compulsion by Martina Boone + iTunes Gift Card Giveaway! (US & CAN)











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Compulsion          by Martina Boone Release Date: 10/28/14   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage...
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Melissa H.
They find things that have been lost! I absolutely adore this book. It now has a permanent place on my 'favorites' shelf
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:06
Susan T.
The Watson gift is to find lost things.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 20:19
Sandra Lam
The Watson gift is the ability to find things
Thursday, 02 April 2015 21:19
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Giveaway: Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach (US only)

Giveaway: Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach (US only)
New in Paperback! Gabe Johnson Takes Over By Geoff Herbach (Previously Titled Fat Boy Vs. the Cheerleaders) A YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Sourcebooks Fire ● April 7, 2015   About the Book From “one of the most real, honest, and still funny male voices to come around...
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Chapter Reveal: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Chapter Reveal: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio Release Date: April 7, 2015   About the Book When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love...
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Melissa H.
Their parents dated when she and Darren were in 7th grade! haha
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 12:12
Susan T.
Their parents dated!
Thursday, 02 April 2015 20:24
Jackeline Gonzalez
their parents dated
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 23:59
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hi, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR by Leah Scheier, releasing September 1, 2015 from Sourcebooks. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Leah:   Welcome to the cover reveal for my second novel, YOUR VOICE...
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Susan T.
I like the cover although she does look sad. I guess with a boyfriend with a mental illness she should be!... Read More
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:37
Jackeline Gonzalez
I love the cover and synopsis.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:03
Delia Chavez
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds really interesting
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 05:22
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YABC Book Haul - March 2015

YABC Book Haul - March 2015

We are super excited! The March 2015 YABC Book Haul is here! Over 100 books of pure awesomeness.  This month, Clint from the Nerd Riders is hosting along with his special guest, Loki. What are your favorite titles in this month's YABC Book Haul? Let us know in the comments below.
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Mark Luetkemeyer
May I register?
Monday, 23 March 2015 01:41
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INSURGENT - Drive Through Movie Review

INSURGENT - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and this one is HUGE! YA lovers all over the world have been eagerly awaiting the big screen arrival of INSURGENT. Does it live up to the hype? Here's what the Nerd Riders think.  QUESTION: You are Divergent, but only in two Factions. What two...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I would choose the faction that had BEEF.
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:51
Clint Redwine
You'll need to stand in line for 20 minutes.
Friday, 20 March 2015 14:00
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Strike by Delilah S. Dawson + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Strike by Delilah S. Dawson + Giveaway (US Only)
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  Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for STRIKE by Delilah S. Dawson, releasing March 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Delilah:   If you've seen the HIT cover, you know that it's utterly unique and hard to...
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Andrew Patterson
EXCUSE ME WHILE I FLAIL AT THIS AMAZINGLY AWESOME COVER AND I WANT THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME AND BY DELILAH WHO IS EPIC! I t... Read More
Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:42
Shannon Keith
Fabulous cover! I can't wait for this to be released!
Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:58
Desteny Hawkins
The cover is what hooked me in.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:26
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Giveaway: Public School Superhero by James Patterson (US Only)

Giveaway: Public School Superhero by James Patterson (US Only)
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PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts Illustrated by Cory Thomas In stores March 16, 2015   About the Book In this story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world, James Patterson brings his bestselling "Middle School"-style humor and sensibility to an urban...
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Jackeline Gonzalez
Kenny is a stainless steel super power defender
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 23:59
Dan Denman
Kenny is Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak
Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:41
Nadine S
He's stainlezz steel.
Sunday, 19 April 2015 08:26
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An Ember in the Ashes - Character Trailer and Giveaway!

An Ember in the Ashes - Character Trailer and Giveaway!

On April 28th, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES will hit the shelves of your local bookstore. The staff at YABC are super excited about this story! Here's a peek at the synopsis:   I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.   THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE...
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CINDERELLA - Drive Through Movie Review

CINDERELLA - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS******* Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, share their thoughts on the highly anticipated Disney live action film CINDERELLA.      QUESTION: If you could ask for one thing from your Fairy Godmother, what would it be?
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Clint Redwine
Thanks so much! We have a blast doing these reviews. :-)
Saturday, 21 March 2015 19:45
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