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Giveaway: Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (US Only)

Giveaway: Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (US Only)
FROZEN TIDES   Author/Illustrator: Morgan Rhodes   Release Date: 12/15/2015   About the Book The plans are laid and the players are determined...but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store.   CLEO: Reeling after a shocking realization about Magnus, Princess Cleo must...
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Michelle McRoberts
I've enjoyed this series so far, and I'm excited for this next installation.
Friday, 18 December 2015 15:57
Hannah Carlton
The synopsis is intriguing and adventurerous. The cover appears exciting and has my curiosity of what lies behind the pages. Defin... Read More
Saturday, 19 December 2015 16:35
Linda Romer
The Frozen Tides cover is amazing ♡ I love it and am looking forward to reading it. Thank you
Saturday, 26 December 2015 08:51
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Giveaway: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (US & Canada Only)
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FIRSTS Author’s Name: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Release Date: January 5, 2016     About the Book Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward...
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Lizet huerta
Synopsis is very interesting and the cover fits it well.
Monday, 21 December 2015 22:58
Linda Romer
Firsts sounds great ♡ and I love the cover! Thank you
Friday, 25 December 2015 21:34
Callie Wyles
I think this cover is cute, with a shyness to it. The synopsis pulled me in, and I really want to read this book now!
Saturday, 02 January 2016 14:47
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Giveaway: Warren the 13th & the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio (US Only)

Giveaway: Warren the 13th & the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio (US Only)
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WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL SEEING EYE WRITTEN BY TANIA del RIO AND WILL STAEHLE, ILLUSTRATED BY WILL STAEHLE Release Date: 11/24/15   About the Book Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride...
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Sunday, 03 January 2016 16:09
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Giveaway: Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi (US Only)

Giveaway: Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi (US Only)
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AUTOFOCUS  by Lauren Gibaldi  Release Date: June 14, 2016   About the Book Family. It’s always been a loaded word for Maude. And when she is given a senior photography assignment—to create a portfolio that shows the meaning of family—she doesn’t quite know where to begin. But she knows one thing:...
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Linda Romer
Autofocus sounds like a great story and the cover is wonderful ♡ Thank you
Friday, 25 December 2015 13:54
Callie Wyles
I think the cover really captures the idea that the synopsis was conveying: that we as people are made up of many different things... Read More
Saturday, 02 January 2016 14:40
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Sunday, 03 January 2016 16:09
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The Shannara Chronicles Trailer

The Shannara Chronicles Trailer

  With less than a month until MTV debuts The Shannara Chronicles, we can't seem to stop watching the trailer for this amazing show! Based on Terry Brooks' book series, this fast-paced, completely fantastical show has us wishing it's 2016 already!          Whether you're trying to find your...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler, releasing June 14, 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ann: Yesterday How to Disappear had a good cover; today it has a great one,...
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Ann Stampler
Thank you, YABC, for hosting this cover reveal!!! Getting a second cover for How to Disappear was amazing, and getting this cover... Read More
Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:22
Ann Stampler
Thanks, Kristy! I think it's awesome, too. The designers at Simon Pulse had several different ideas -- all winners -- but this i... Read More
Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:26
Ann Stampler
Thank you so much, Penny! I was going for intriguing that built to shocking, for reasons that have as much to do with who Nicolet... Read More
Sunday, 20 December 2015 16:03
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No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

******** NO SPOILERS ******** Clint and Kristin of the Nerd Riders were lucky enough to be able to see an early screening of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.  Here is their, spoiler free, review of one of the biggest films of all time.  Which is your favorite STAR WARS film?  Who...
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Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them Trailer

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them Trailer

    Okay, we know the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them trailer made its debut yesterday, but we were just too excited to talk about it then! Here at YABC, we can't wait to return to the wizarding world, and this trailer has us ready to apparate right now! ...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Row by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Row by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE ROW by J.R. Johansson, releasing October 11, 2016 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from J.R.:   I've been waiting months to share this cover and start spreading the...
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This sounds like a real page-turner of a plot -- must read! Thanks! ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 22:19
Linda Romer
The Row sounds exciting and I love the bold cover ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 24 December 2015 15:23
Karen Woodard
It looks interesting and sounds exciting
Saturday, 02 January 2016 02:30
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Author Guest Post with Mimi Cross

Author Guest Post with Mimi Cross
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  Hey YA Books Central, thanks for having me on the blog. I came to novel writing by a seriously circuitous path. I’m a singer songwriter, but after my son was born I was completely happy singing to my audience of one. I pretty much stopped performing and took what turned...
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