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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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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hello, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE GREAT HUNT by Wendy Higgins, releasing March 8, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Wendy:   Thank you so much for stopping by the YABC site to check out THE GREAT...
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Isabel @ Tween2TeenBookReviews
I love Wendy so much! The cover is gorgeous and I've read the synopsis a million times!
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:09
Amy Hart
I love the cover. The synopsis is very engaging!
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:23
Lori
Gorgeous cover and the summary has really piqued my interest.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:57
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Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set

Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set
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  It has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. To celebrate, YABC is helping to continue to spread the love!   For the next few months, we will continue to celebrate Rick Riordian and the amazing world he's shared with us over the...
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Annabeth Chase
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:09
Andi Bolyard
My favourite memory is when Tyson is "claimed". Oh, the feels.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:35
TM Corbett
My favorite moment from Percy Jackson is when Percy is claimed by his father
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:25
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Trust Me by Romily Bernard + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Trust Me by Romily Bernard + Giveaway (US Only)
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We're chock-full of cover reveals this week, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TRUST ME by Romily Bernard, releasing March 22, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Romily:   Hey YABC readers!! So excited to be here! Huge thank...
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Stephanie Ward
I absolutely LOVED the first two books in the series and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. I think the cover is gor... Read More
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 22:05
Rachel Patrick
RED RED RED I LOOOVE it.
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:26
Shelia Powell
I absolutely love the use of trust throughout the entire cover. It grabbed my attention right away! I wish the synopsis pulled us... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:09
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Down With The Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Down With The Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn + Giveaway (US Only)
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Happy Tuesday, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DOWN WITH THE SHINE by Kate Karyus Quinn, releasing April 26, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kate:   Hi YABC! I am so excited to share the cover for DOWN...
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Baillie Puckett
Not only does this cover look GORGEOUS, but it sounds really fun to read! Can't wait!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 14:53
Sabrina
I will ready anything Kate writes, but this sounds so freaking good!!!
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:35
Shannon Mizikoski
This cover is GORGEOUS! I love the sound of the book too- so unique, I definitely haven't heard of anything like this before! Can'... Read More
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 21:11
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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!       Modern-day Toronto:  A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher’s mother. When Becca opens it, she’s sent...
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