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Season's Readings--Summer Edition

Season's Readings--Summer Edition
  What better way to spend your summer days than with a new book? Here at YABC we are committed to finding the best reads of the season. Lucky for us, we didn't have to look too far. Our fantastic staff of reviewers have helped us compile a list of what...
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Giveaway: Nightborn by Lou Anders (US Only)

Giveaway: Nightborn by Lou Anders (US Only)
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Nightborn by Lou Anders   Release Date: 7/14/15   About the Book Twelve-year-old Desstra is in training to join the Underhand, the elite agents of the dark elves. But her graduation is jeopardized by the betrayal of a teammate. Things go from bad to worse when she is sent on a...
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Hannah Kane
Love the cover! Judging by the synopsis I can't wait to share this book with my library kids. ... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 12:04
Sui Generis
This is one of the best covers I've ever seen! I love it so much! It looks like being stripped away from a HQ/HD animated movie! A... Read More
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 23:50
Agustina Gonzalez
I love the cover Its a great cover for a middle grade book. I haven't read a an adventure book for a long time.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 18:16
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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!       Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to...
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A Conversation with Elena Dunkle

A Conversation with Elena Dunkle
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  Today we welcome Elena Dunkle to YABC! Elena's important memoir, Elena Vanishing   tackles the topic of anorexia over a five-year period. Elena has graciously shared a list of seven warning signs for anorexia nervosa, which we are now sharing with you.    SEVEN WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR FRIEND HAS...
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Kushnoda
They talk about food
Monday, 08 June 2015 18:34
Emma McG
Anorexics talk obsessively/excessively about food.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 01:27
Emma McG
Anorexics talk obsessively/excessively about food.
Thursday, 11 June 2015 01:27
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Author Top 5 with Valynne E. Maetani

Author Top 5 with Valynne E. Maetani

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  Today we welcome Valynne E. Maetani to YABC! Ink and Ashes , Maetani's new suspense-filled mystery, has everything needed for a knockout debut!  This novel centers around a mystery involving the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) and Valynne is here to share the top five interesting facts about this group!     ...
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Author Top 5 with Carrie Ryan

Author Top 5 with Carrie Ryan
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  Today we welcome Carrie Ryan to YABC! Ryan's new suspense-filled thriller   is sure to appeal to fans of  Revenge  and  An Ember in the Ashes . Sometimes as book lovers, we tend to forget that behind the words and the pages and the characters, is a writer. But Carrie...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hi, YABCers! We've got another gorgeous cover reveal for you!  Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE STARS TURNED AWAY by Lisa Maxwell, releasing February 2, 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lisa:   Hi YABC! And welcome to...
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Melissa Hardy
I love the cover! So eye catching!
Thursday, 04 June 2015 12:17
Vivien
I love the cover!! So excited to read this one
Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:13
Alison
The cover is what sold me on this one. Without even reading the synopsis I was caught.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:22
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ADRENALINE CRUSH by Laurie Boyle Crompton, releasing March 15, 2016 from Square Fish. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Laurie:   I am so thrilled that Adrenaline Crush will be released in paperback early next...
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Sui Generis
I love the cover and the synopsis is very interesting!
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 23:41
Agustina Gonzalez
i love the cover, and the story sounds so good. its something I would read ... Read More
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:39
Maranda Hymes
While the synopsis sounds interesting that cover is one of my favorites I've seen! I can't wait to read.
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:14
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
  Column by Brandy Colbert   One of the best parts about the creation of We Need Diverse Books is that while the campaign is so important at getting the word out about the diversity gap in publishing and the myriad ways in which we can help close it, it’s also...
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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!       Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife...
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I just read a great new release, it is called the Dragonfly Guardian by Angela Antaloczy. It is a great story about 18 yr old Ann... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2015 22:44
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