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Giveaway: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (US Only)

Giveaway: A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (US Only)
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A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord Release Date: May 26, 2015   About the Book This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away...
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Lillian
People from different cultures should learn about the other cultures so that they can understand other better and emphasize with t... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:09
Sharon
We need to get out of our little (self-made) boxes and into the bigger world, and learning about and understanding other cultures ... Read More
Saturday, 13 June 2015 14:13
Hannah Kane
People from different backgrounds can understand each other and learn to get along through open, honest communication. It's import... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2015 14:27
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Giveaway: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (US Only)

Giveaway: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (US Only)
Book’s Title:  DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE Author’s Name: Carrie Ryan Release Date: 5/26/2015   About the Book I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge.   In the wake of the devastating destruction of...
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Brianna Barnette
The cover is AMAZING! I love how it doesn't look corny with the female on it. The synopsis sounds like an all around good time. ... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2015 17:42
Leah
I think that the cover is really pretty! The cover up so that everything isn't really what it seems. Like the wave in the back, ... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2015 22:48
Lillian
I love the dress on the cover. The synopsis sounds really interesting. It reminds a bit of titanic, but this sounds much more in... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:12
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3 Minutes With... M.G. Buehrlen

3 Minutes With... M.G. Buehrlen

The Nerd Riders got to hang out with the awesome author of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, M.G. Buehrlen. There were questions asked, questions answered and swords drawn!  
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Bonus Scene: The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)

Bonus Scene: The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)
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The Vast and Brutal Sea by  Zoraida Córdova Release Date: June 2, 2015   About the Book This epic clash of sand and sea will pit brother against brother-and there can only be one winner In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules...
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Stacy
It is entirely possible that I was a mermaid in a past life.
Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:56
rebecca
i was a bird
Monday, 01 June 2015 16:25
Sky
I was most definitely a nomad (most likely from a native american tribe), I've been told many times in my life I have an old trave... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:21
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Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka

Author Top 5 with Catherine Linka
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  Today we welcome Catherine Linka to YABC! Zinka's soon to be released sequel to A Girl Called Fearless , A Girl Undone ,   is sure to appeal to fans of  Divergent and An Ember in the Ashes . The next installment in The Girl Called Fearless series will make...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows + Giveaway (US Only)
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Welcome to another fabulous cover reveal, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MIRROR KING by Jodi Meadows, releasing April 5, 2016 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jodi:   Hello, YABC-ers!   I'm beyond pleased to...
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Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde
It sounds so good! I'm currently reading The Orphan Queen and am loving it so far! I can't wait to finish it!
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:16
Kelsey Marie
Oh my gosh its the most beautiful cover I've ever seen!!! I cannot wait to read it!!!
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:33
Ellie Moreton
omigosh the cover is SOOOO pretty! I love it so much! Wow! And the synopsis, I seriously can't wait for this book to be in my hand... Read More
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:53
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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 you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen. Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for...
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Sleepthirsty
The Notorious Pagan Jobes by Nina Berry from Harlequin Teen! http://www.amazon.com/Notorious-Pagan-Jones-Nina-Berry/dp/0373211430... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:04
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:05
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thanks so much, Dani!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:05
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Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign

Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign
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  Do you remember that book that changed your life as a reader, or maybe just your life in general? You do? That’s great!        Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, have started a campaign called BOOKS AREN’T DANGEROUS . For every picture of...
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TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

**********NO SPOILERS************ The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their thoughts on the new Disney film TOMORROWLAND.    QUESTION: If you could go to an alternate universe what would you want to see there?
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hi, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY by Maria E. Andreu, releasing September 1, 2015 from Running Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Maria:   YABC Readers!  I’m so excited to share the paperback cover for...
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Gregory Louis Magbanua
What do you think about the cover and the synopsis? The cover is absolutely gorgeous! The design is amazing and the typography of... Read More
Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:09
Kushnoda
What do you think aboit the civer and the synopsis ? The cover looks very interesting. The book is very colorful and it is a type... Read More
Monday, 25 May 2015 19:31
Mehwish
It's especially intriguing! The font fits well with the rest of the cover. The cover's photo and coloring are beautiful.
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 19:55
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