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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein + Giveaway (US Only)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein + Giveaway (US Only)
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Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein Release Date: April 21, 2015 Before we get to the exclusive excerpt, here's a note from Lori:   Hello YABC readers! I’m thrilled to be here as part of the Summer of Jinn Blog Tour. The beach is my happy place, and reading at the beach...
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Agustina Gonzalez
This excerpt is really interesting!
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:41
Sky
I've been looking for new stuff outside my normal favourite genres to read and this sounds super good!
Sunday, 26 July 2015 00:40
Alica
Yay for Jinns!
Monday, 27 July 2015 15:07
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MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, along with a couple of special guests give their thoughts...and (very bad) impressions of... MINIONS.  BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!! Question: If you were going to become the world's greatest villain, what would be your greatest crime?
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Sydney
My greatest crime would be stealing every YA book in the world and keeping it for myself. Whenever a new one would come out, I'd m... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:59
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Jinni Wars Series by Amber Lough + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Jinni Wars Series by Amber Lough + Giveaway (International)
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THE JINNI WARS by Amber Lough Before we get to the exclusive excerpt from THE FIRE WISH, here's a note from Amber:   Have you ever had a dream that that burrowed like the roots of a weed into your veins?   My dream was of a book—one that I had...
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Lindsey Kleinjan
Great excerpt - I would love to keep reading. This seems like a good mix of some different cultural aspects and fantasy!
Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:02
Aurore BUON
I love the cover ^^ it's like a tale from Arabian Nights ^^ it's sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance! Have a nice day... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:49
Agustina Gonzalez
I really like this excerpt; a new series I need to get my hands on ... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:32
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath + Giveaway (International)
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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US by Ami Allen-Vath, releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ami:   Today is the day. I’m super excited to finally share my cover...
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Lindsey Kleinjan
Nice looking cover - the synopsis sounds interesting. I'm excited to read how this all turns out. Looks like some very serious i... Read More
Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:06
Aurore BUON
I love the colors of the cover ^^ The synopsis sounds very interesting ^^ Thanks for the chance! Have a nice day
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:46
Devyn. B
The cover is very interesting but I think that the synopsis gives away a little too much for my liking. Sorry buts that's my hones... Read More
Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:10
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I Spy A Giveaway--T.A. Maclagan's New YA Spy Thriller

I Spy A Giveaway--T.A. Maclagan's New YA Spy Thriller
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    Books can show us visions. Have you ever found your mind beginning to imagine the characters you meet within the pages? Have you experienced a film projector of scenes in your head as you read about the girl who travels to the fifth dimension, or the boy who’s trying...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: How It Ends by Catherine Lo + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: How It Ends by Catherine Lo + Giveaway (International)
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We have another great cover reveal for you, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW IT ENDS by Catherine Lo, releasing June 7, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Catherine:   Hi YABC!...
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Janet B Taylor
Oh I am SOO excited to read this! We've all had BFF's. And we've all had issues w/said BFFs. But I'm betting none of us have dealt... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:04
Erin L. Schneider
Look at how pretty this is!!! Oh so much love for this cover!!! I can't wait to add this one to my bookshelves!
Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:36
Lindsey Kleinjan
Seems like something YA's can relate too - beautiful cover!
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:58
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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!     When high school senior Kelsey’s identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn’t know about the tragedy is Michelle’s boyfriend, Peter,...
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Giveaway: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch (US & Canada Only)
DAMAGE DONE by Amanda Panitch Release Date: 7/21/2015     About the Book Family can be a real killer. DAMAGE DONE is a gripping YA debut about a girl trying to escape the past. In this deliciously disturbing, heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller, the truth hurts. Before the incident, Julia Vann had a...
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Lucy Magat
The cover really caught my eye. I am very intrigued by the sypnosis. ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:28
Rachel Patrick
I find the cover interesting, and I like the colors! I love that it's a thriller because those are such fun. One of my friends LOV... Read More
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:21
Lindsey Kleinjan
Sounds like a gripping story! Interesting cover.
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:52
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Maurene Goo   Maybe it’s because Comic Con is around the corner, or just the general languor that settles in when it’s hot—but summer always makes me want to crack into a good graphic novel and just completely escape. So here are my personal recommendations for some great...
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Giveaway: 5 Seconds of Summer: All Exposed by Mick O'Shea (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: 5 Seconds of Summer: All Exposed by Mick O'Shea (US & Canada Only)
5 Seconds of Summer: All Exposed by Mick O’Shea Release Date: 10/07/2015   About the Book They've toured with One Direction and scored international super-hits in more than 50 countries across the globe but 5 Seconds of Summer are more than just another boy band. Like the guitar gods they worship,...
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Emily
The cover is simple, which I like. The synopsis sounds very interesting, and it sounds like a good way to learn even more about th... Read More
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:05
Diana Billig
I think the cover is simply intriguing, with the picture of the band and font of the title. The synopsis makes the band sound very... Read More
Monday, 06 July 2015 03:54
Daniela Laurel
The cover for this book is a normal photograph that still manages to give the reader an idea of the personality of the boys. The s... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 02:00
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