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Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)

Giveaway: Weightless by Sarah Bannan (US Only)
Weightless by Sarah Bannan   Release Date: 6/30/2015   About the Book When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she's immediately welcomed by the school's cliques. She's...
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Shannon Mizikoski
This book sounds so, so good. I love the topics that it covers, because man, high school can be so tough. The cover seems perfect ... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:24
Hannah Kane
The cover is lovely -- and the synopsis sounds so real, like something one would actually experience in high school. Can't wait to... Read More
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:29
Agustina Gonzalez
The cover is so lovely! I know this is going to be one of those books that its going to make me cry. I just know! I'm excited to k... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:11
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Giveaway: While You Were Gone by Amy K. Nichols (US only)

Giveaway: While You Were Gone by Amy K. Nichols (US only)
While You Were Gone By Amy K. Nichols Release Date: August 4, 2015   About the Book An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue, and together they learn to stand up for what's right in the gripping conclusion to the half sci-fi half romance Duplexity duology. Told...
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Shannon Mizikoski
This series sounds amazing! I am always intrigued by a good time travel story, and I love that this one delves into the philosophy... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:28
Heba Bakry
This series looks and sounds amazing!! The cover is just stunning and the synopsis just makes me want more!
Monday, 20 July 2015 15:38
BookFanatic
Everything is gorgeous! Especially since it involves time travel!... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2015 00:11
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Giveaway: Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (US Only)

Giveaway: Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (US Only)
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PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud Release Date: July 21, 2015     About the Book Erica Silverman was abducted at the age of four. She was snatched outside of her kindergarten and never seen again. Violet was adopted by her con artist father for a single purpose: to become...
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Jodi Gallegos
Wow. I'm definitely intrigued. I love a story with a good grift
Friday, 17 July 2015 12:32
Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is incredibly unique, and I like it! The synopsis sounds fabulous too, I cannot even imagine being in that kind of situa... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 22:26
Agustina Gonzalez
It' so exciting!
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:17
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ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The latest MARVEL film hits theaters this weekend. Kristin and Clint of the Nerd Riders hit the streets to give their review of ANT-MAN.  QUESTION: If you could be super small for a day what would you do?
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Welcome, everyone, to another great cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas, releasing April 19, 2016 from Delacorte/Penguin Random House. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kara and Krista Marino, her editor:   Kara Thomas:  ...
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Shannon Mizikoski
Love the cover- nice and creepy And the synopsis sounds fabulous. I like that it's definitely a mystery, but there could be all ... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 23:10
Susan T.
The cover is really cool and I love a good mystery, especially with an unreliable narrator!
Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:41
Julie Gray
LOVE the cover! It reminds be of a Lichtenstein work of art. The synopsis had be right from the start. I cannot wait to read th... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2015 20:48
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Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt

Author Top 5 with Will Mabbitt
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  Today we welcome Will Mabbitt to YABC! Will's new book, The Unlikey Adventures of Mabel Jones , is filled with fun, fantasy, and an otherworldy adventure! In honor of Mabel Jones, Will is sharing more about his book, the top five steps to writing cliff-hanging chapters, AND a giveaway!     ...
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BookFanatic
The entire Mortal Instrument series. After every book there would be a cliff hanger at the end, and if that isn't bad enough since... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 23:19
Dan Denman
Catching Fire had a pretty good cliffhanger. Katniss was rescued by District 13, but Peta was captured by the Capitol.
Saturday, 08 August 2015 12:56
YABC
The biggest cliffhanger I've read has been in The Bone Clocks, I don't wanna give to much detail but holy jeez I was literally in... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:43
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Giveaway: Map to the Stars by Jen Malone

Giveaway: Map to the Stars by Jen Malone
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  Here at YABC, we're thrilled to be revealing a giveaway  of Jen Malone's standalone,   Map to the Stars !     Meet Jen Malone. Jen Malone writes books for tweens and teens. She is a former Hollywood marketing exec who once spent a year traveling the world solo, met...
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Coleen
Cant wait to read it
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:05
Devin Murphy
Eh, I think the cover is mediocre. The font is clearly trying to sap off the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars, which, while no... Read More
Saturday, 18 July 2015 17:37
Susan T.
He doesn't get a facial. He has a foot treatment with those little fish that eat off the dead skin!
Sunday, 26 July 2015 15:47
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman + Giveaway (International)
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  Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman Release Date: October 13, 2015 Before we get to the exclusive excerpt, here's a note from Kate:   Hi YABC! I'm thrilled to share with you an excerpt from my newest book, out in October. DARKTHAW, the sequel to WINTERKILL, continues the story of Emmeline,...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
The excerpt is well written and has definitely piqued my interest. I am looking forward to reading this book.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:06
Carina Olsen
Ahhh, I love this excerpt Thank you all so so much for sharing. rgeous looking sequel.... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 18:54
Carina Olsen
Uhm. This was my full comment: Ahhh, I love this excerpt Thank you all so so much for sharing. Sigh. I adored book one oh so much... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 18:55
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room...
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Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)

Giveaway: Paper Towns by John Green (US Only)


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PAPER TOWNS 20th Century Fox In theaters July 24, 2015 About the Film Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking...
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Brittany Young
The Fault in Our Stars is probably my favorite.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 01:43
Emma Morian
So far, Looking for Alaska is my favorite John Green book, next to Paper Towns, of course. I like how even though Pudge memorizes... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:04
Nika Lofton
Having read all his books and the ones that he co wrote, I would have to say Paper Towns is my favorite. It is the most relatable ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:25
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