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Spotlight on This Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on This Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin, Plus Giveaway!
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  Today, we're spotlighting This Song Is Not For You .  Laura Nowlin's new release brings readers into the world of bands, music, and love. Read on for a sneak peek of this book and a chance to enter the giveaway!       But first, meet Laura.  Laura Nowlin holds a...
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Shadowhunters Trailer Reveal

Shadowhunters Trailer Reveal


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  Do you remember the last time Cassandra Clare's fantastic world was translated to film? In one week Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments will make its tv debut on Freeform, formerly ABC Family @ 9/8c.    If you're like any of us here at YABC you devoured Clare's books, and were maybe...
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Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer

Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer
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  So what happens when two authors write two completely different books with the same title? Well that's what we're going to find out today!   Kelly Fiore and Brigid Kemmerer are each releasing novels titled Thicker Than Water , and they've interviewd each other for YABC! Read below for more...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Thankfully the authors' names and ISBN numbers are different, so all should be well. Duplicate titles aren't all that rare, though... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 21:59
Susan T.
They seem like two very different books and yet the title fits for both of them so that's kind of neat!
Sunday, 17 January 2016 17:28
Kara S
What a fascinating literary enterprise! I love it!
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:32
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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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Callie Wyles
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!
Monday, 04 January 2016 01:37
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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Sally Guyatt
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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Ianah
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
Saturday, 02 January 2016 20:13
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Sunday, 03 January 2016 16:10
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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For some sweet gift card giveaways, check out https://muxme.com.... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2016 16:10
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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