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SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

TEEN DETECTIVE POISED TO BRING TEENS TO ART MUSEUMS --AND TO BENDEL’S, BLOOMINGDALES AND CLARINS COSMETICS     Bringing young children to an art museum is easy -- parents just decide to take them along. Expecting teens to go is another story. But current museum initiatives are looking to change all...
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What's New in YA--March 8, 2016

What's New in YA--March 8, 2016

















  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Radical by E. M. Kokie + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Radical by E. M. Kokie + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RADICAL by E.M. Kokie , releasing September 13, 2016 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from E.M.: Hello, YABC! I'm excited to share the cover for my new novel, RADICAL. This book has...
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E.M. Kokie
Thanks for helping me celebrate the cover reveal, YABC!
Monday, 07 March 2016 13:15
Kara S
This sounds like a really unique read; I always like the Candlewick-published books I choose to read. This sounds like it has a r... Read More
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:39
Gabrielle
Mysterious cover. Sounds promising
Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:55
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Saying Yes to Life"



Saying Yes to Life--Francisco X. Stork When I started writing The Memory of Light I wanted to keep in mind three things. First, I wanted to write about a young girl whose life is fairly normal. There’s no obvious or recent trauma in Vicky Cruz’ life. There’s no abuse or bullying...
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Giveaway: Railhead by Philip Reeve (US Only)

Giveaway: Railhead by Philip Reeve (US Only)

Railhead by Philip Reeve Release Date: April 1, 2016   About the Book The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy...
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Kara S
I've read some good reviews of this book. I think the synopsis and especially the cover are quite striking -- they command attent... Read More
Saturday, 12 March 2016 04:27
Gabrielle
Really liking the cover. Sounds interesting
Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:52
Linda Romer
Wow! Railhead sounds awesome ♡ looking forward to reading this book. The cover is great! Thank you
Sunday, 20 March 2016 10:49
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Giveaway: Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins (US Only)

Giveaway: Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins (US Only)

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins Release Date: May 17, 2016   About the Book Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy.  Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
The cover is so fun! I love everyone at the watering hole. I really love some of the contributing authors so I'm really excited ab... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 18:28
Jennifer Lancaster
I can't wait to read this. I really liked My True Love Gave to Me
Saturday, 05 March 2016 17:31
Kara S
All I needed to know from the cover was the list of amazing authors whose work is featured in this collection -- I'm psyched! Tha... Read More
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:22
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Giveaway: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (US & Canada Only)

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell   About the Book In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her eccentric father left behind, and the...
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Krys
I love this cover, it's absolutely gorgeous. The soft colors and the shadow silhouette are so beautiful and eye catching. The syno... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:00
Amber Dunigan
I love this! I love books that mix fiction and non fiction. The cover is gorgeous I'd definitely pick this one up to check it out... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:10
Kathleen Pasqualini
You had me at Bronte! Also I'm loving the color combination used for the cover.
Friday, 04 March 2016 18:30
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Giveaway: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (US & Canada Only)
THE HIDDEN TWIN by Adi Rule Release Date: March 22, 2016   About the Book For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room within a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of the great volcano,...
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Amber Dunigan
Beautiful cover and interesting sounding story, I'm definitely hooked.
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:26
Sarah-Ann Cassell
I loved Adi Rule's first novel, so I can't wait to read this one too! Her lyrical, breathtaking descriptions are sure to please! I... Read More
Saturday, 05 March 2016 17:57
Kathleen Pasqualini
I think the cover is beautiful. There's something magical about it.
Saturday, 05 March 2016 23:35
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March 2016 Book Haul

March 2016 Book Haul

OMG! Sooooooooo many books! The TBR pile for Spring Break is full! Which books are you drooling over?
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Author Chat with Ava Jae, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Ava Jae, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Ava Jae: I sort of surprised myself by writing Beyond the Red, to be honest. When I first got the story idea it was so huge and the idea of building an entire planet and multiple cultures and histories from the...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I love the cover and I'm really looking forwards to this book. Also Ava is so nice. I had fun tweeting with her during an author c... Read More
Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:45
DIANELLYS GUERRA
Based on the cover and sypnosis I think this book will be filled with action. Im looking forward to reading it.
Monday, 07 March 2016 10:05
Hannah
The synopsis sounds really interesting.
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 01:46
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