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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE LOST GIRLS by Mari Bianca, releasing August 8, 2015. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Mari:   I am so excited to be revealing the cover for THE LOST GIRLS – a project very...
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Rhea
The cover looks really really creepy...and I love it! I'm not too sure about the synopsis, it sounds very mysterious and dark. But... Read More
Friday, 03 July 2015 02:20
Aurore BUON
Gorgeous cover and the synopsis is very interesting ^^ Thanks for the chance! Have a nice day ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:36
Amie Lambert-Gaudet
GORGEOUS COVER - Love the eyes I think the cover of "The Lost Girls" is stunning. The characters eyes are vivid and extremely cree... Read More
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:30
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Author Top 5 with Julia Durango

Author Top 5 with Julia Durango
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  Today we welcome Julia Durango to YABC! Julia's new book, The Leveller ,  is a fast-paced story that launches readers and characters into a vitural-reality gaming world! We can't wait to read it! But until then, Julia is sharing a little bit about her, the book, and the top five...
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Ashley
Super lame answer, but I'd love to live in the original Sim City game for Nintendo. ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:51
Claire Wycoff
I would probably live in one of the sims games since you don't have to fight for your life or anything.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 02:24
Hannah
I would love to live in a Lego Harry Potter game they are so ridiculously fun
Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:56
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Finding Camp Half Blood and More!

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   I still can't believe it has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to discover the magic of Camp Half Blood all over again and now...
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Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
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  Today we welcome Kris Dinnison to YABC! Kris's new book, You and Me and Him will make it's debut July 7th! This contemporary read follows the style of both Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, and we can't wait to read it! But until then, Kris is sharing a little bit...
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Lucy Magat
One of the songs on the playlist for "You and Me and Him?" is One Way or Another by Blondie ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:10
Shannon Mizikoski
Love is a Battlefield
Friday, 10 July 2015 18:28
Audrey
All of Me by Billie Holiday
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:07
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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!       A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with...
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Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  Today we are excited to welcome both Marcia Goldman and her furry friend, Lola, to YABC!  Lola and Tattletale Zeke  is Marcia's third book documenting adventures with Lola, a certified therapy dog!   We wanted to know a bit more about Marcia and Lola so one of our lovely staff...
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Renee Grandinetti
Looks good.
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:26
Stephanie Hughes
Me me me
Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES by Rebecca Podos, releasing January 26, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Rebecca:   Hello, YABC! I’m extremely thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA...
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Jessica Edwards
Can't wait to read it!
Friday, 26 June 2015 14:36
Shannon Mizikoski
LOVE the cover! And I just love that this is so family-focused- VERY refreshing to see! I am excited to read it!
Saturday, 27 June 2015 22:02
Sandra Lam
I really like how simplistic and eye-catching the cover is!
Sunday, 28 June 2015 16:52
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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

******NO SPOILERS****** The Nerd Riders give their review of the latest YA book to movie adaptation.   
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Sword And Verse by Kathy MacMillan + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Sword And Verse by Kathy MacMillan + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SWORD AND VERSE by Kathy MacMillan, releasing January 19, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kathy:   Hello, YA Books Central readers!  I am so excited to share with you the beautiful...
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Alyssa Susanna
I absolutely LOVE this cover! I knew about this book before the cover reveal and can't wait to read it. Fantasy! Wants! Thank you... Read More
Thursday, 25 June 2015 18:45
Megan Elaine Schuyler
Gorgeous cover! Absolutely love the synopsis as well. Definitely will be added to my bookshelf regardless of whether or not I win ... Read More
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:42
Hannah
The cover is amazing and the synopsis blew me away
Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:48
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine + Giveaway (International)

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YABC is super excited to host the exclusive sneak peek of C.J. Redwine's upcoming THE SHADOW QUEEN (Balzer + Bray 2/23/16), and epic fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. The cover was first revealed on EPIC READS, along with 4 other EPIC covers. (Check those out HERE )  ...
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Michella
I really love the twist on the apple being black instead of red. It also stands out against the snowy backdrop. I'm excited for th... Read More
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:39
Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
WOW! This cover is incredible!
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:41
Taylor Knight
I love the cover! It's so beautiful!
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:58
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