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What's New in YA--January 5, 2016

What's New in YA--January 5, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!      The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson’s bestselling Defy series! At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is...
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YABC's Best Books of 2015

YABC's Best Books of 2015
















































































Our mission at YABC is to connect readers with their next favorite book. All year long, our staff reviewers read early review copies of children's books, middle grade, and YA. They post reviews and recommend books for the audiences that will love those titles. In 2015, our reviewers posted over 400...
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Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016

Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016
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    On the Freedom of the Borderlands  by Shannon Gibney     One humid August afternoon many years ago, a 12­ year ­old girl huddled in the corner of a staircase, weeping. She was waiting for her parents to come home and comfort her, although she didn’t know if they...
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Giveaway: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence (US Only)

Giveaway: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence (US Only)
The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence   Release Date: 1/5/2016 About the Book Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately....
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The cover is super cool. Is it intentional that the rock ledge the boys are standing on looks like an eagle's head, or is it me be... Read More
Saturday, 02 January 2016 15:16
Sky
This cover is absolutely gorgeous and the book sounds amazing. Definitely need to read this!
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Fia
What do you think of the cover & synopsis? I love the cover, and how the art really suites the title and the sub, "THE SKELETON T... Read More
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:17
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Giveaway: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: War of Chaos: Volume 2 by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen (US & UK Only)

Giveaway: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: War of Chaos: Volume 2 by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen (US & UK Only)
The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: War of Chaos: Volume 2 by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen 11/13/15   About the Book Stig and his friends Arn and Baits head out of the city of Chelldrah-ham on a mission to Polandrea. Their task is to determine whether the battling Bach creatures still pose a...
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Danger
Saturday, 02 January 2016 13:17
Stephan von Clinkerhoffen
Happy New Year YABCers! If you go to Amazon and look inside book on page 2, you will find the answer to the question for more fre... Read More
Saturday, 09 January 2016 10:34
Fia
What does the mother Jeswit sense? The mother Jeswit senses danger, indeed!
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:54
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Giveaway: Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz (US & Canada Only)
SANCTUARY BAY by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz Release Date: January 19, 2016   About the Book When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing...
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The cover looks so eerie... I love it. The synopsis sounds really interesting and reminds me of the show House of Anubis. I'm real... Read More
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Susan T.
Boarding schools are always such a great setting for creepiness! The cover is totally eerie and really fits the story!
Monday, 04 January 2016 21:34
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Giveaway: Dead Ends by Erin Lange (US Only)

Giveaway: Dead Ends by Erin Lange (US Only)
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Dead Ends by Erin Lange 1/26/16   About the Book Dane Washington doesn’t think he’s a bully. Some guys just need to be put in their place. But Twain High doesn’t see it that way, and Dane is on the brink of getting kicked out of school – until the boy...
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Fia
Have you ever met someone who completely changed the way you see the world? Yes, I have. In 2014 I met my cousin. Before I met hi... Read More
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:56
Kelly Fulton
thank you for this opportunity to win a book for our library
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Giveaway: Alistair Grim's Aquaticum by Gregory Funaro (US Only)

Giveaway: Alistair Grim's Aquaticum by Gregory Funaro (US Only)
Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum by Gregory Funaro Illustrated by Vivienne To Release Date: January 5, 2016 About the Book When Grubb, an orphan and runaway chimney sweep, entered the wondrous world of the Odditorium, his life changed forever. Apprenticed to the mechanical marvel's strange proprietor, Alistair Grim, Grubb unfortunately must settle...
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Odditorium
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Fia
To what mythical realm do Grubb and Alistair Grim travel in this book? In this book, Grubb and Alistair Grim travel to Odditoriu... Read More
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:16
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer Reveal

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer Reveal

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  If you're like us here at YABC, you've swooned over Mr. Darcy more than a few times, and you've also read countless tales of zombies. Maybe you even read the culmination of these two glorious things in  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.      Either way, we're excited (okay obsessed)...
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Love Letters to Literature #5

Love Letters to Literature #5
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  Dear Neil Gaiman,   I think the best thing I’ve learned from reading your books, is how powerful storytelling can be. Of course, being a writer, I know how important stories are. But there are times in my own writing that I forget how magical and memorable it can be...
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