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Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5

Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5
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Today we welcome Jodi Meadows, author of THE ORPHAN QUEEN and the INCARNATE trilogy, to the blog. She's giving us her top five reasons why she loves fantasy. We love fantasy too (especially Jodi's new book THE ORPHAN QUEEN, which is basically Batman meets Game of Thrones with some swoon thrown...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
A+ gif use here!
Sunday, 15 March 2015 17:46
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Giveaway: City Love by Susane Colasanti (US Only)

Giveaway: City Love by Susane Colasanti (US Only)
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City Love by Susane Colasanti Release Date: April 21, 2015   About the Book Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the...
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BMSLibrarian
Sadie from #citylove must have the New York is my Boyfriend bag! My students love Susane Colasanti books! So excited for this on... Read More
Friday, 06 March 2015 12:06
Agustina Gonzalez
sadie
Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:11
Hayley Gessner
Sadie!
Monday, 16 March 2015 12:12
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Giveaway: As White As Snow by Salla Simukka (US Only)

Giveaway: As White As Snow by Salla Simukka (US Only)
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  As White As Snow by Salla Simukka Release Date: March 3, 2015   About the Book The heat of the summer sun bakes the streets of Prague, but Lumikki’s heart is frozen solid. Looking to escape the notoriety caused by the part she played in taking down Polar Bear’s crime...
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Riihimäki
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:11
Kathryn
Riihimäki
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Olivia Williford
Riihimäki
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:14
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Giveaway: Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves by Ann Angel & Various Authors (US & CAN Only)

Giveaway: Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves by Ann Angel & Various Authors (US & CAN Only)
  Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves Written by: Ann Angel Kerry Cohen Louise Hawes Varian Johnson erica l. kaufman Ron Koertge E. M. Kokie Chris Lynch Kekla Magoon Zoë Marriott Katy Moran J. L. Powers Mary Ann Rodman Cynthia Leitich Smith Ellen Wittlinger Release Date: 3/24/15  ...
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Katie
The other short story collection is The Ghosts of Kerfol
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 22:24
Jackeline Gonzalez
The Ghosts of Kerfol
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:15
Julie Waldron
The ghosts of kerfol.
Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:32
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THE DUFF - Drive Through Movie Review

THE DUFF - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders just saw an early screening of THE DUFF and are here to give you theirYA review.  Question: Would you rather be a DUFF or the DUFF's friend?     
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US Only)
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  Hi, YABCers, and welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin, releasing October 6, 2015 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan:   Hello YABC-ers! Welcome...
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Brynne
Everything about this book sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:04
Alyssa Susanna
I like the cover! And I'm three for three with Graudin's published books, so I'll give this one a shot Thank you!... Read More
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:06
Alise Vu
The cover alone would have made me want to read the book, but I love the setting for this book!
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:30
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015
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Happy February, YABCers!  Here are the latest releases we got in our mailbox this month. Which books are you stoked to read?                               ...and picture books :)                
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Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)
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  READ BETWEEN THE LINES by Jo Knowles Release Date: March 10, 2015 Candlewick Press   ABOUT THE BOOK Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly...
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Christine Henderson
A basketball thrown too hard in P.E. broke Nate's finger.
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:02
Brynne
He gets hit with a basketball thrown too hard in gym class. Ouch.
Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:31
MaCaila Sharp
a basketball is thrown too hard at him in gym glass
Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:50
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne + Giveaway (International)
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Hey, everyone! We have another gorgeous cover reveal for you! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DAUGHTER OF DUSK by Livia Blackburne, releasing August 4, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Livia:   Hi YABC! I'm so excited to share...
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Melissa H.
The cover is amazing!!! I don't read synopsis'.....I love not knowing what a book is about when I start it. I'm guilty of pick boo... Read More
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:08
Jessica Boehret
Love the cover! So gorgeous. Plus, ya know, I have an affinity for purple. Admittedly, I haven't read The Midnight Thief yet, so... Read More
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:35
Kim Waters
Looks & sounds so good! :-) Really loving the purple!
Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:38
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SEVENTH SON - Drive Through Movie Review

SEVENTH SON - Drive Through Movie Review

*****No Spoilers***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, have been busy seeing all of the new YA-friendly movies that have come out in the last few days.  Today they give their review of the new fantasy movie, SEVENTH SON, based on THE LAST APPRENTICE book series .  QUESTION: If you could...
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